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Horatio Hammond Will

Horatio Hammond Will

Identifies Children

  • Amelia Hadley
  • Juliette Simms
  • George M.
  • Francis N.
  • Jehiel P.
  • Lucius J.
  • Cornelius R.
  • Richmond F.

Illinois, U.S. Wills and Probate Records, 172-1999
Knox County
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I Horatio Hammond of the county of Knox
and State of Illinois, being now in the
seventy eighth year of my age, and in
the enjoyment of reasonable good health
and of sound and disposing mind
and while enjoying these blessings
I desire to prepare for the hour of my
death. I therefore make and publish
the following as and for my true
and only last will and testament
That is to say
First, it is my will that my Executor
herein after to be appointed pay all
my just debts and funeral expenses
as soon after my decease, as this interest
of my estate will permits
Second, after the payment of my debts
and funeral expenses aforesaid adn the
costs and charges of settling my estate,
It is my will and I hereby direct that
whatever may then remain of my estate of
whatsoever nature or kind and wheresoever
situate whether real, personal or mixed be
equally divided between my eight chil-
dren, Amelia Hadley, Juli[aeth] Simms, George
M Hammond, Francis N. Hammond, Jehiel [P]
Hammond, Lucius J Hammond, Cornelius
R. Hammond and Richmond F. Hammond

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Share and share alike in equal parts among
them to their heirs and assigns forever,
and lastly, I hereby constitute and appoints
my friend and neighbor John Calvin [Booth]
to be the executor of this my last will and
testament, hereby declaring this foregoing to be
my only true last will and testaments
and hereby declaring all other wills by me
heretofore made entirely null and void.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this first day of
July A.D. 1876
Horatio Hammond (seal)
Signed & sealed in our presence by the said
Horatio Hammond as and for his last
will and testaments this 1st day of July
A.D. 1876
Frans Colton
R. L. Hamamon

State of Illinois
Knox County
In the County Court of said County
In Probate, October Term, A.D. 1879
Personally appeared in open court Francis Colton
and Robert L Hamamon subscribing witness to the foregoing instru-
ment of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of
Horatio Hammond, late of Knox
County, deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each
for himself, that he subscribed his name to the foregoing instrument as the
attesting witness at the request of the said Testator and in his presence, and
in the presence of eac other, on the First day of July
A.D. 1876. That he then and there subscribed his name thereto in their
presence and declared the same to e his last Will and testament; and that the said
Testator at the time executing the same as aforesaid was of full age, of sound mind
and memory, and under no constraint.
Subscribed and sworn to in open Court
Fran Colton
R L Hamaman
this 14th day of November
A.D. 1879
Dennis Clark, County Judge

Oath of Executor
Estate of Horatio Hammond Deceased
State of Illinois
Knox County
In County Court, November Term, A.D. 1879
I do solemnly swear, that this writing contains the true
last will and testament of the within named Horatio Hammond deceased,
so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly execute the same, by paying first the
debts and then the legacies mentioned therein, so far as his goods and chattels will thereunto
extend, and the law charge me; and that I will make a true and prefect inventory of all such
goods and chattels, rights and credits, as may come to my hands or knowledge, belonging to the
estate of said deceased, and render a fair and just account of my executorship, when thereunto
required by law, to the best of my knowledge and abilities, so help me God.
John Calvin Burt
Sworn to and subscribed, this 20th day of
November A.D. 1879, in open Court before me.
John S. [Whiter] Clerk

Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, Horatio Hammond, 14 November 1879; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

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