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Source: Film #1316625, "Will Record 5 Logan County," p. 144

Know All Men by these Presents that I Jacob Judy of the County of Logan and State of Illinois being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

First. It is my will that my executor hereinafter named pay out of my estate all of my just debts and funeral expenses.

Second. All of the rest and residue of my property, Real Personal or Mixed, wherever found or situate I want my executor to sell and by proper deeds convey (all real estate) at public or private sale as he deems best and divide the money among my children Nancy J. Roberts, Eliza Brighton, Lucinda Wilson, Anna Hainline, Martha E. Mountjoy, Henry T. Judy The children of Robert Judy and Mary Armstrong deceased, equally - The children of a deceased child of mine to take a parents share.

Third. I have heretofore given my wife Mary A. Judy the use, rents and profits off of Lots One Five Seven and Eight in Block One in Gills West additon to Atlanta in county of Logan and State of Illinois to have and hold as long as she survives me and that is all I am able to give her and she is to have such rents as long as she survives me. After her death the said lots are to be sold by my executor and proceeds divided among my children and their children who are or may be dead at date of such distribution - the children of deceased child of mine to take a parents share.

Fourth. I nominate and appoint John I. Mountjoy John I. Mountjoy executor of this my last will and I authorize him to use all means necessary to convert all of my property into money as soon as it can be done and divided it as above set forth. My said executor can sign and acknowledge any and all deeds necessary to convert real estate into money on such terms as he deems best.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will this 27th day of May A.D. 1903.

Signed - Jacob Judy. Witnesses - E. L. Mountjoy, J. A. Atteberry Jr.

In Probate on the 1st day of October 1903. Now, on this day comes John I. Mountjoy and presents to the Court a petition, duly verified by affidavit, praying that an instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jacob Judy deceased, now on file in said Court, be admitted to Probate. It appearing to the Court from said petition that the said Jacob Judy died at Atlanta on or about the 22nd day of September A. D. 1903, and at the time of his death resided at Atlanta in the County of Logan and State of Illinois, and that the names of the heirs at law and legatees as set forth in said petition, are as follows, to-wit: Mary A. Judy, widow, Nancy J. Roberts, Eliza Brighton and Lucinda Wilson, daughters; Henry T.? Judy, son; Anna Hainline and Martha E. Mountjoy, daughters; Stephen Judy, Addie Davidson and Maggie Darnell, grand children; Rosa Judy, and Maggie Judy, great grandchildren; James Judy and Forrest Judy and Ruth Judy, great grand children; William Armstrong, Frank L. Armstrong, Bert Armstrong and Roy Armstrong, grand sons and John Armstrong, Nell Armstrong, Bertha Armstrong and Jennie? Campbell, grand daughters. Which petition is filed, and it is ordered by the Court that the 26th day of October A. D. 1903, be set for a hearing on said petition.

Transcribed and submitted by Sue Ridenhour.