Samuel Decounter Will
Schuyler County Documents - Last Will
& Testament of
dated 16 Jan, 1917
FIRST - Funeral expenses and debts be fully paid.
SECOND - I hold a note of $8,000.00 given to me by Clarence Luthy
secured by a mortgage on the farm I formerly owned near Ripley. I give
bequeath to Charlotte Bee the interest on the said note to be paid
her so long as she lives.
THIRD - After the death of Charlotte Bee, I give and bequeath to
Clarence Luthy his note for the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars. These
are made in pursuance of an understanding between my late wife and
myself that her heirs should have the proceeds of my farm near
FOURTH - I give and devise to Charlotte Bee and Clarence Luthy
following described real estate situate in the County of
Lots One and Four in Block Five and Lot One in Block Four all in
Larash and Trimble's Addition to the Town (now City) of Rushville.
Part of the NE Qtr of Sec. 36 in T2N R2W of 4
Part of the North Half of the NW qtr Sec. 36
in T2N R1W of 4 P.M.
FIFTH - I have heretofore made ample provision for my daughter Emma
Ridings by deeding to her my farm on which she now resides and it is
wish that she, out of said farm, made such of her children as I have
heretofore provided for, equal to those to whom I have given
SIXTH - I hold a note given to me by Clifford Ridings and Laura J.
Warrington and W. W. Warrington for Six Thousand Dollars and dispose
that as follows: To the children and heirs of my grandson Peter
DeCounter of whom I am informed there are four, I give the sum of
Thousand Dollars. To my grandson Clarence Luthy, I give the sum of
Thousand Dollars. The balance of said note namely Four Thousand
I direct be divided in seven shares as follows: - One share to the
children of my deceased grandson Peter Frederick DeCounter; one share
grandson Clarence DeCounter; one share to my grandson Grover
one share to my granddaughter Susan DeCounter; one share to my
granddaughter Lelia Peterson; one share to my grandson Alonzo
one share to my granddaughter Alta French.
SEVENTH - I hold a note of Clifford Ridings, Laura J. Warrington and
W. Warrington for One Thousand Dollars and dispose of the same as
follows: I give and bequeath to Minnie Cray, wife of James Cray the sum
Five Hundred Dollars.
EIGHTH - I give and bequeath to Ida Eddy the sum of Three Hundred
Dollars and the balance of said note shall go according to the
clause of this will.
NINTH - I give to Charlotte Bee what household furniture I may
and also my horse and buggy.
TENTH - All the rest and residue of the property and estate of which
may die seized I give and bequeath to Charlotte Bee and Clarence
out of rememberance to them for their kindness to me in my
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