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Know all men by these presents that I Tincy Shores of Atlanta in the County of Logan and State of Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First. My will is that my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.
Second. As to the manner of disposing of my remains after my decease, my will is that a flagstone about four inches thick, about four feet wide and about eight feet long shall be placed not exceeding six inches below the surface of the level of the ground for the box containing my coffin to rest upon that there shall be two end and two side flag stones so placed as to rest upon the outer edge of said first mentioned flagstone said end and side stones to be of sufficient hight to be above the top of the box containing my coffin. that resting upon the top of side and end stones shall be placed a marble slab of about the same width and length as the flagstone underneath the box containing my coffin. that on the top surface of said marble slab shall be inscribed my name, date of birth, marriage, and death. that around the outer edge of said marble slab shall be placed a durable wire fence eighteen inches in hight that earth shall be thrown up against said end and side stones as high as the lower edge of the marble slab and top and the slope of the earth so thrown up shall in all directions be at least five feet measuring from the marble slab on top to the surface of the level ground. that all the earth so thrown up around the place of my burial shall be covered with blue grass sod and that two small evergreen trees, one at the head and one at the foot of my grave shall be set in the ground.
Third. I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Charles A Ewing, George Ewing, Olive Miller, Frank Ewing, Albert Musick, Florence Harless and Jennie Pulleybank each the sum of one dollar and no more. the same to be paid to each of them within six months after my decease.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to by son James Shores Eleven hundred dollars. also one bedstead, bed and bedding therefor.
Fifth. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter lot two (2) in block forty (40) in the original town (now City of Atlanta in the County of Logan and State of Illinois. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Mary all of the rest and residue of my household goods and furniture, to have and to hold all of the above real and personal property to her and her heirs forever.
Sixth. All of the rest and residue of my estate real, personal and mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I give, devise and bequeath to my said daughter Mary and my Son Levi Shores. my said daughter Mary to have and to hold two thirds of the same forever. My said son Levi to have and to hold the remaining one third of the same forever.
Seventh. And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said son James Shores to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. and my will is that no bond be required of him by the Court for acting as such executor.
In witness whereof I the said Tincy Shores have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Sixth day of March A D 1880.