Will of Stephen Henthorn
Richland Co., Wisconsin
5 Mar 1874
March the 5th AD 1874
My last will and testament.
I Stephen Henthorn of the County of Richland and State of Wisconsin do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First, I direct that my body be decently intered and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life, and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit.
I direct first of all, that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money that shall come into the hands of my Executors from my personal property. I also direct that my wife Sarah have and hold the East half of the south East quarter of section seventeen (17) town 11 Range 2 west, or my late homestead for her own support, if she should survive me all the days of her natural life, and after the death of my wife Sarah I direct that the above described land revert in fee simple to my son George Washington.
I also direct that my son James Madison Henthorn have five dollars from my personal property.
I also direct that the South East fourth of the North East fourth of section twenty (20) town 11 Range 2 west be disposed of at public or private sale after my death.
I also direct that my son Washington Henthorn have five dollars out of my personal property.
I also direct that my son Adam Henthorn have six hundred dollars out of my personal Estate.
I also direct that my son William Henthorn have ten dollars out of personal Estate.
I also direct that my daughter Margaret Ewing have five dollars out of my personal Estate.
I also direct that my daughter Isabel Wheeler have five dollars out of my personal Estate.
I also direct that my wife Sarah shall have and hold in her own right all my personal property and ready money on hand at my death, if any remains, after the above monies are paid, during her natural life, and after her death what remains of my personal estate I direct that it be equally divided between my three sons William Henthorn, Adam Henthorn, and George Henthorn.
I also appoint my own sons Adam Henthorn and William Henthorn to execute this my last will and testament to make such sale of my personal property as shall be deemed necessary to pay my just debts and funeral expenses.
In witness whereof I Stephen Henthorn the testator set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
/s/Stephen Henthorn /seal/
Posted: 22 Sep 2009