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Will of Walter Jessup

Will: 18 Mar 1843.
Probate: 6 Jul 1844.
Executor: Ezra Jessup, son.
Wit: Isaac Jessup, Elkanah Wiley.

Son -Ezra Jessup: 5 dollars over and above what he has received.

Heirs of Hosa Jessup, son: 5 dollars over and above what they have received.

Son -Isaac Jessup: 40 acres lying in Dearborn Co., it being on the SW quarter of the SE quarter of S20 T3 R2W to have and to hold in full possession until he becomes 21 yrs old and then to be in full forever to sell and transfer in fee simple as tho he had a deed; further one mare called Nell, one call sheep, one cow call mule, and 35 dollars worth of lumber.

Daughter -Vansa Jessup: to have one mare call Jinn and one cow and one feather bed and bedding to be given to her when needed; and further when her mother is done with them, one clock and case and one bureau, one corner cubboard.

Wife -Rachel Jessup: to have all other property for the use and support of the rest of the family until the rest of the heirs become of age or needs to divide as hereinafter mentioned and described and further that the said wife to be and remain in full possession of the mantion house and home, so long as she lives or remains a widow, and after said division to draw 1⁄5 part of all the rents and profits so long as she shall be and remain as asforsaid.

The division shall aforesaid to be as follows towit,

Son -John Jessup: 45 acres lying in the SW corner of the NE quarter of S30 T3 R2W to have and to hold in full possession until he becomes 21 yrs of age and then to have full power and authority to sell and convey and to sell as though he had a deed of said land.

Son -Ezra Jessup: 50 acres lying in the NW corner of the NW quarter of S29 T3 R2W to have and to hold in full possession until he shall become 21 years old...

Son -Alvin Jessup: 51 acres to be taken of the west side of the SW quarter of S29 T3 R2W, to have and to hold in full possession until he becomes 21 yrs of age...

Son -Harry Jessup: 20 acres of the SE corner of the NE quarter of S30 T3 R2W, also 28 acres adjoining to it in S29 T3 R2W, to have and to hold in full possession until he becomes 21 yrs of age...

That the personal property remaining in the hand of said wife, at the time of said division of said land between the four last named, be divided among said heirs at her will and pleasure at the time.

In case that either of the last named four heirs should die before he comes in possession of their part as aforesaid, then their share to go to the aforesaid Vansa Jessup, as fully and legally as tho the same had been willed to her in the first place, and under the same restrictions.