Will of Abraham Van Hooser, Sen.

1736-1834

Know all men by these present that I, Abraham Vanhooser, Sr., do herein make my last will and Testament: When my affairs can be settled and all just debts be paid, then I wish my estates equally divided amongst my heirs and when I die I want the Lord to take my spirit to glory and would like my body to be buried at Daniel Reece’s graveyard by the side of Mary, my wife, and leave my son, Abraham Van Hooser, Junr. To settle my affairs and to sell the land if thought inspired and (to be) executor (of) my will. Made and signed this 5th day of June 1833.

Abraham Vanhooser (Seal)

Valentine Vanhooser

Abraham Vanhooser

State of Illinois) The people of the State of Illinois, to all whom

Madison County) these presents shall come greeting:

Know ye, that whereas Abraham Vanhooser late of the County of Madison and State of Illinois died on or about the 30th day of August 1834 as it is said after having duly made and published his last will and testament a copy whereof is hereunto annexed, leaving at the time of his death property in this State which maybe lost, destroyed, or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same & inasmuch as it appears that Abraham Vanhooser, Jr. has been appointed executor in and by the said last Will and Testament to execute the same and to the end that the said property may be preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein and that said will may be executed according to the request of the said testator, we do hereby authorize him, the said Abraham Vanhooser, Jr. as such executor to collect and secure all singular the goods and chattels rights & credits which were of the said Abraham Vanhooser at the time of his decease in whosoever hands or possession the same may be found in this State & well and truly to perform & fulfill all such duties as may be enjoined upon him by the said will. So far as there shall be property and the law charge him; and in general, to do & (next page missing)