7 Mar 1837
Vermilion County, IL
I Daniel Kyger of the County of Vermilion and State of Illinois now haveing perfect mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and the certainty of death do now make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
1st - that all my just debts be paid
2d - I give unto my daughter Nancy Sue C. Briggs one dollar
3 - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Kyger thirty-five acres of land of the North end of the East half of the South East quarter of Section 22 and also twenty acres of the North end of the East half of the South West quarter of Section 22 - in Range Eleven W-township No-Eighteen North
4th - I give unto my son John Kyger one dollar
5th - I give unto my daughter Sidney Walton one dollar
6 - I give unto my son James Kyger fifty dollars
7 - I give unto my son Henry Kyger one hundred dollars
8 - I give unto my daughter Brooky Morgan sixty dollars
9 - I give unto my daughter Eliza Sheetz one dollar
10th - I give unto my daughter Maryan Kirkpatrick one dollar
11 - I give unto my daughter Marmaduke seventy dollars
(Note: other sources show Marmaduke as a son. Amount of money is not clear.)
12 - I give unto my son Dan Kyger one hundred and fifty dollars
13 - I give and bequeath unto son Adam Kyger forty acres of land of the South end of the East half of the South East quarter of Section 22, also forty acres of the South end of the West half of the South East quarter of Section twenty two, also sixty acres of the South end of the East half of the South West quarter of Section twenty two all in Range Eleven West township No. 18N.
14th - I give unto my daughter Maminee Kyger one hundred and fifty dollars
AL. Now whereas I have given unto my daughter Hannah Kyger and my son Adam certain tracts of land my will and wish is for them to pay unto my Executor the sum of five hundred and eighty five dollars that is Hannah to pay one hundred and ninety five dollars and Adam three hundred and ninety dollars which will enable my Executor to pay all the sums I give unto my other named children. My will and wish is for Hannah and Adam to pay this money yearly each in proportion to this sum that is one hundred dollars a year until paid. My wish is for all my personal property to be at the disposal of my wife Anna Kyger.
I also appoint my son John Kyger my Executor to this my will now revoking all former wills by me made. Signed sealed and executed in presence of Jacob Brazelton and William Stowers on the 7th day of March in the year of our Lord AD - 1837.
/s/Jacob Brazelton Daniel Kyger (seal)
William X Stowers (mark)
Whereas I Daniel Kyger the above testament have heretofore given my children certain property that now when my will is executed and settled and paid that I have made an equal distribution amongst my children.
Posted: 22 Sep 2009