White County Wills

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The Will of Mary E. Frymire on file at the White County courthouse. File T-171, 820.

I, Mary E. Frymire, of Maunie, Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore made by me. Up to this date, I owe no bills.

1. I have paid my funeral bill in advance to Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi, Illinois.
2. I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible from my estate.
3. I give to my daughter, Donna M. James, the sum of $100.00.
4. I give to my daughter, Mary G. Sanders, the sum of $100.00.
5. I give to my daughter, Carrie E. Bryant, the sum of $100.00.
6. I give to my grandson, Ernest James, the sum of $100.00.
7. I give to my granddaughter, Eva Richardson, of sum of $100.00.
8. I give to my grandson, Clarence James, the sum of $100.00.
9. I give to my grandson, Claude James, the sum of $100.00.
10. I give to my grandson, Elvis C. James, the sum of One Dollar.
11. I give to my grandson, Edgar C. James, the sum of One Dollar.
12. I give to my grandson, Everett James, the sum of $100.00.
13. I give to my grandson, Julius James, the sum of $100.00.
14. I give to my son, Loren Morris Frymire, the sum of $150.00.
15. I give, devise, and bequeath the entire remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, to my daughter, Gertie M. Turner, who has taken care of me for many years.

I appoint my daughter, Gertie M. Turner, to be executor of this my last will and testament and direct that they shall not be required to give bond as such executor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of November, 1963, at Carmi, Illinois.

Signed by Mary E. Frymire.
Filed May 17, 1965.
Witnesses: Marilyn Lee Staley and Henry G Walker

Contributed by Susan Frymire Corbus


PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

PETITION OF JOHN N. NULL in the matter of the Estate of L. L. TAYLOR,
deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Hon. J. C. PEARCE Judge of the County Court of White County, in the
State of Illinois .

The petition of the undersigned JOHN N. NULL respectfully represents that L.
L. TAYLOR late of the County of White aforesaid, departed this life at his
residence in said County, on or about the 27th day of October A.D. 1895,
having no last will and testament so far as your peitioner knows or
believes.

And this Petition further shows that the said L. L. TAYLOR died, seized and
possessed of Real and Personal Estate consisting chiefly of:
2 mules, 1 cow, some corn, & Household & kitchen furniture.  Also an
undivided interest in 40 acres of land in White County, Illinois
All of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about Seventy
Dollars.

That said deceased left surviving him NORA TAYLOR his widow, and OSCAR
TAYLOR and ARTHUR TAYLOR (Arthur has since died) his children, as heirs.
That your petitioner (being) requested by the Widow of said deceased and
believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well
for proper management of said estate as for the prompt collection of assets,
by virtue of his right under the Statute therefore prays that your Honor
will grant Letters of Administration to him in the premises, upon his taking
the oath prescribed the Statute and entering into bond in such sum and with
securities as may be approved by your Honor.
                       JOHN N. NULL
Sworn to and subscribed before me A. S. CUSHMAN, Notary Public White Co.
this 25th day of May A.D. 1897.
                                   A. S. CUSHMAN, N. P.

DECREE IN PROBATE TO SELL REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS
STATE OF ILLINOIS White County
        In County Court, August Term A.D. 1897
JOHN N. NULL, Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR, Deceased
Vs.
NORA D. TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR
Petition to Sell Real Estate to Pay Debts

And now comes the petitioner by N. HOLDERBY his solicitor and presents his
petition herein, asking for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased,
described therein, to pay the debts of said deceased, and it satisfactorily
appearing to the Court that the defendants NORA D. TAYLOR and DENNIS O.
TAYLOR have been duly served with summons here  by the Sheriff of White
County at least ten days prior to the first day of the present Term of this
Court and said defendant, NORA D. TAYLOR having failed to appear and plead,
answer or demur to said petition, it is therefore ordered by the Court that
the said adult defendant, NORA D. TAYLOR, not answering be called.  And she being three times solemnly called, came not, nor any one for her but herein fails and makes default; which is ordered to be entered of record and a decree pro confesso entered
against her herein; and it further appearing to the Court that the said
DENNIS O. TAYLOR is a minor and has no Guardian; and the court having
appointed C. G. HOWELL guardian ad Litem for said infant defendant and
afterwards the said C. G. HOWELL as such Guardian ad Litem comes and files
his answer herein, neither admitting or denying the allegations in said
petition contained, but reserving the right of said minor by requiring proof.
And this cause having been brought on to be heard upon the petition herein
taken as confessed by the adult defendant NORA D. TAYLOR which the Court
finds was filed on the 10th day of July 1897; the answer of said Guardian ad
Litem and replication thereto, and the exhibits and proofs and the testimony
of CALVARY COX a witness duly sworn who testified herein in open Court that
he knew L. L. TAYLOR in his lifetime and that he departed this life
intestate on or about the 27th day of October 1895, leaving NORA D. TAYLOR,
his widow and WILLIAM A. TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR his only children and
only heirs at law since surviving that the said WILLIAM A. TAYLOR died
intestate on or about the ___day of ____1897 long since the death of his
father L. L. TAYLOR and that WILLIAM A. TAYLOR was a minor at the time of
his death and left his mother NORA D. TAYLOR and his brother DENNIS O TAYLOR
as his only heirs and that the said DENNIS O. TAYLOR is now a minor and
that the father said L. L. TAYLOR was living on land herein described at the
time of his death.

And it satisfactorily appearing to the Court from the evidence that the said
L. L. TAYLOR departed this life on or about the 27th day of October A.D.
1895, leaving NORA D. TAYLOR his widow and WILLIAM TAYLOR and DENNIS O.
TAYLOR, his children and only heirs at law him surviving, and that the said
WILLIAM TAYLOR departed this life intestate on or about the ___day of 1897
since the death of the said L. L. TAYLOR his father, that said WILLIAM A.
TAYLOR left surviving him NORA D. TAYLOR  his mother and DENNIS O. TAYLOR
his brother his only heirs at law; that the petitioner herein was duly
appointed Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR deceased, and that
Letters was duly granted to him by this Court, bearing date on teh 26th day
of May A.D. 1897 and the Court having ascertained that said petitioner JOHN
N. NULL as aforesaid, has made a just and true account of the condition of
the estate of the said L. L. TAYLOR deceased; and the Court having found the amount of the deficiency aforesaid to be the sum of Three Hundred and Forty-Four and
15/100 dollars, besides interest and costs, and it further appearing to the
Court that the said L. L. TAYLOR died seized of the following described real
estate, situate in the County of White and State of Illinois to wit:

The undivided one half (1/2) interest in the South East fourth of the North
West quarter of Section Nineteen (19)in Township Four (4) South and Range
Eight (8) East.............................

In the White County Court, In Probate
JOHN N. NULL Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR, Deceased
Vs.
NORA D. TAYLOR et al.
Petition to Sell Real Estate to Pay Debts - REPORT OF SALE.

To Hon. JAMES C. PEARCE Judge of said Court:  In the matter of the
application of JOHN N. NULL, Administrator of the Estate of L. L. TAYLOR,
Deceased, of ?all Real Estate, the said JOHN N. NULL Administrator as
aforesaid charged with the execution of the order of sale entered in said
cause at the last August term of this Court would respectfully submit the
following report of his acts and doings under said order.
That in pursuance of said order of sale, he did, on the 18th day of August
A.D. 1897 put up notice of the sale of said Real Estate, in said order
directed to be sold, in four of the most public places in said County of
White to wit:   One at the Post Office at Springerton, one at JOHN
SPRINGER'S store in Springerton, one at Number 7 School House; and one at
near County line near land sold, a copy of whic notice with proof of such
posting is here to attached.  I did on the 18th day of September A.D. 1897
between the hours of 10 o'clock in the afternoon and 4 o'clock in the
afternoon of said day, at Front door of Court House in Carmi in White county in the State of Illinois, offer for sale at public vendue the Real Estate described in said order and decree.

And WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE bid the sum of One Hundred and Sixty Five dollars for the:

Undivided One Half (1/2) interest (More or less) in the South East fourth of
the North West quarter of Section Nineteen (19) in the Township Four (4)
South and Range Eight (8) East in White County, Illinois.

And the said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE being the highest bidder for the said Real
Estate described so sold as aforesaid, the same was struck off to him at the
sum aforesaid.  That thereupon the said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE having paid the
purchase price to wit $165.00 in cash with the 50p interest for the 6 and 12
months, the undersigned executed to said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE a deed of the
said premises, so sold as aforesaid, and delivered the same to him.

All of which is respectfully submitted and an order confirming all the said
acts and doings is hereby prayed for.
                             JOHN N. NULL
Dated Sept 21st A.D. 1897    Administrator of the Estate of
           L. L. TAYLOR
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Here's the second estate record:

State of Illinois, White County
Nov. 29th 1855
SALE BILL of the Personal Estate of JAMES A. TAYLOR, Dec'd.

{Note:  In the following sale bill, the amount has been cut off and only the
Name of Purchaser and Article Sold are listed.  This was a very hard
document to read and decipher, so I may have misinterpreted some of the
names. }

SAML TAYLOR  - 3 boxes
JOHN MCKINSEY - 1 Bucket
WM P. MCKNIGHT - 1 scine(?)
SAML TAYLOR - 2 tin pans
CHAS TAYLOR - 1 coffee pot
SAML TAYLOR - 1 sett cups & saucers & fork k__(?)
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 spring balance
WM ROSE - 2 Rocket(?) hooks
A. F. UPTON - 1 Rocket hook
B. F. MCGEHEE - 2 books
RICHARD ROSE - 1 Book
A. F. UPTON - 1 Book
WM P. MUSGRAVE - 1 coffee mill
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 tea kettle
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 skillet
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 smooth iron
SAML TAYLOR - 1 razor box & brush
JOHN TAYLOR  - 1 lb & 2 b_? lead
SAML TAYLOR - Cups saucers & glasses
WM P. MCKIGHT - 3 p__? lock
WILLIS MCGILVARY - 1 umbrella
TILFORD TAYLOR - 1 chair
JAS FIELDS - 1 Barrel
DENTON PLUMLEE - 1 ax
SAML TAYLOR - 1 hoe
DENTON PLUMLEE - 1 plow
JOHN MCKINZY - 1 plough
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 plow
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 chain
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 pr chains
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 log chain
SAML TAYLOR - 1 Rifle Gun
GARRISON ROBINSON - 1 wheat garner
STANFOR(?)  JUY(?)/PING?? -  1 wheat garner
JOHN MCKINZY - 1 lot wheat
JAMES SPRINGER - 1 lot oats
JAMES FIELDS - 1 wagon
WM  HYTEN (or HYTER?) - 1 horse
EDWARD BROMLET(?) - 1 bridle
SAML TAYLOR - 1 ladder(?) larder(?)
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
TILFORD TAYLOR - 1 lot oats
JOSHUA ROSE - 1 yoke oxen
JOHN H. CARTER - 4 head hogs
WM C. JAMESON - 1 sow & pigs
WM(?) C. JAMESON - 1 sow & pigs
JAMES POWELL - 1 sow & pigs
WM. L.(?) DENNISON - 2 hogs
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
WM ROSE - 50 bu corn
JOHN TAYLOR - 50 bu corn
WM P. (or Q.?) MUSGRAVE - 50 bu corn
EDWARD BRUMLET - 50 bu corn more or less

State of Illinois
White County
We hereby certify that this is correct sale bill of the goods and chattels
and personal estate of JAS A. TAYLOR, Deceased.
Nov 29th, 1855                    M. A. TAYLOR, Clerk
                                 TILFORD TAYLOR, Crier

Submitted by LaVelda Faull [email protected]


From: "ARLENE CROWFOOT" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]

LDS # 6049157

Fishe # 1

CALVIN FUNKHOUSER

 Appointed executor is John Hunsinger. The only lawful heir towit is
my daughter Maria Funkhouser and that he, John Hunsinger, become her
guardian.

Lease the farm land in sufficient money to pay my debts and for the benefit
of Maria Funkhouser. And when she is eighteen years old she shall receivve what
portion may remain in his hands. Written 17th Apr 1844. Witnessed by
Jeremiah L. Wilson and George M. King. Probated 29 Apr 1844.


From: "ARLENE CROWFOOT" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]

LDS # 6049157

White Co Wills

Fische #1

SAMUEL LICHTENBERGER

His wife is Sophia Louisa Lichtenberger gets land aand half of his estate
to go to the child which she is now pregnant. And When said child is born
and becomes legal age is to receive the same amount. If the child shall not be
born alive then the half bequeathed to the said child shall go to my brothers and
sisters in equal portions. Executor is his brother, Aaron Lichtenberger, 1st
May 1845. Witnesses James Gray and Thomas Mathews. Probated 9 th Mary 1845/

I have written the words just as it is written on the film.


From: "LaVelda Faull" <[email protected]> (LaVelda no longer is able to do much genealogy so please don't ask her questions.)

PETITION OF  AMANDA M. JAMERSON in the matter of the Estate of MAHALA
TAYLOR deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Honorable ORLANDO BURRELL Judge of the County Court of White
County in the State of Illinois.

The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents that MAHALA TAYLOR
late of the County of White aforesaid, departed this life at her home in
said County on or about the 27 day of March A.D. 1882 leaving no last will
and testament as far as your petitioner know or believe.

And this Petition further shows that the said MAHALA TAYLOR died, seized and
possessed of Real and Personal Estate consisting chiefly of 5 cows and 1 two
year old heifer and some household furniture., all of said personal estate
being estimated to be worth about fifty dollars.  That said deceased left
surviving her:

your petitioner and LOUISA POWELL her children and several grandchildren.
That your petitioner (being daughter of said deceased) and believing that
the said estate should be immediately administered, as well for the proper
management of said Estate as for the prompt collection of the assets, by
virtue of her rights under the Statue therefore pray that your Honor will
grant Letters of Administration to her.  In the premises upon her taking the oath prescribed by the Statue, and entering into bond to such sum and with securities as approved by your Honor.

                                     AMANDA M. JAMERSON

State of Illinois
White County
AMANDA M. JAMERSON being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts in
the above petition are true, according to the best of her knowledge,
information and belief. Sworn to and subsribed before me, JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk of the County Court of White County, this 1st day of April 1882.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
WARRANT TO APPRAISERS
Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, Deceased.
State of Illinois
White County
In County Court Term A.D. ___
The people of the State of Illinois to JOHN FOLEY, LEROY NELSON and WHIT
NELSON of the County of White and State of Illinois, Greeting:

This is to authorize you to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate
of MAHALA TAYLOR as the same shall come to your sight and knowledge, each of
you have first taken  the oath hereto annexed;  a certificate whereof you to
return, annexed to an Appraisement Bill of said goods, chattels and personal
estate, by you appraised in dollars and cents; and in said bill of appraisement you are to set down in a column or columns opposite to each art'cle appraised, the value
thereof..

WITNESS,  JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk of the County Court of White County, and
the seal of said Court, 5th day of April 1882.

           JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk, by R. SPICKNALL JR,  Deputy Clerk

OATH OF APPRAISERS
We, and each of us, do solemnly swear, that we will well and truly, without
partiality or prejudice, value and appraise the chattels and personal estate
of MAHALA TAYLOR, deceased, so far as the __shall come to our sight and
knowledge; and that we will in all respects perform our duties as
appraisers, to the best of our skill and judgement.

Subscribed and sworn to, this 8th dayof May A.D. 1882, before me,
JOHN N(?). WILSON, Justice of the Peace
                                        LEROY J. NELSON
                                        WHIT(SEN?) WILSON
                                        JOHN A. FOLEY

------------------------------------------------------------------------APPRAISEMENT BILL
Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, Deceased.
State of Illinois
White County                       In County Court, Term 18 __
An Appraisement Bill of the Goods, Chattels, and Personal Estate of MAHALA
TAYLOR, late of said County, deceased, made by virtue of the annexed warrant
1  one   Cow & Calf                       20.00
1 one    Dry cow                             25.00
1 one    Dry cow (old)                    20.00
1 one    Heifer                           12.00
1 one    Yearling Heifer                  8.00
1 one Bed Bedstead & Bedding  12.00
1 one Bed Bedstead & Bedding   10.00
1 one  Clock                               3.00
7  Seven  Quilts                           5.00
1 one Coverlet  (worn)                      1.00
1 one  Spring Ballance (?)                .10
1  one  Table (worn)                       .30
1  one  Spinning Wheel                   1.50
1 one  Spinning Flax Wheel               .50
1/2   Half    Interest in side saddle     2.00
4  four  chairs (worn)                   .75
1  one  Cooking stone and vessels        5.00
1  one  Wash Kettle                      2.00
1  one  Lot Dishes (assorted)            .60
1  one  Cupboard                          3.00
1  one fine linen(?)                      .20
1  one Hive of Bees                      4.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION

"I, ANDREW T.(?) JOY one of the publishers of the Carmi Weekly Times, a
weekly newspaper of  general circulation, printed and published at Carmi,
White County, Illinois, being duly sworn, on oath say, that the
advertisement hereunto annexed was published in said paper three consecutive
weeks.  The first publication being on the 11th day of April 1882, and the
last publication being on the 25th day of April 1882, thereafter.
Printer's Fees For Publication:   $3.00
                      Cash          .60
                        Balance   $2.40

          ANDREW T(?). JOY

ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE
Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, deceased.

The undersigned having been appointed Administratrix of the estate of MAHALA
TAYLOR, late of the County of White and State of Illinois, deceased, hereby
gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of White County, at
the Court House, in Carmi, at the June term, on the third Monday in June
next, at which time all persons having claims against said Estate are
notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same
adjusted.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make
immediate payment to the undersigned.

                                          AMANDA M. JAMERSON, Admr'x.
JASPER PARTRIDGE, Attorney.


Last Will and Testament of John R. Coulter

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Reed Coulter of the county of White and State of Illinois, being seventy-seven years of age and of sound mind and memory and being desirous to dispose of my worldly affairs while having strength so to do, do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:

1st.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Agness Margaret Pryor and to her heirs assigned the following described real estate to wit:  The West half of the South East quarter of Section Twenty-nine (29) in Township Five (5), South of Range Nine (9) East, and the North East fourth of the South East quarter of said section Twenty-nine (29) of Township Five (5), South Range Nine (9) East.

2nd.  I give and bequeath to my said daughter Margaret Pryor – all of my personal estate of whatsoever kind or character.

3rd.  I give and bequeath to my son James McConl Coulter the sum of Five Dollars to be paid to him by my executrix provided he shall return to this county, or otherwise apply for the same.  It being my opinion that my said son is now dead not hearing from him for several years.

I do hereby appoint my said daughter Agness Margaret Pryor to be my executrix without bond to perform the responsibilities of this will and it is my desire that she shall pay and discharge all of my debts out of the proceeds of my estate or otherwise, and after having fully paid and discharged all just claims against my estate that she shall have the right and authority to use, sell and convey all of my property whether included or enumerated above or not.

In witness thereof I hereunto affix my hand and seal this.

       17th Day of December AD 1877   John R. Coulter

Probated Sept. 16, 1878 Received July 1, 1882

This is a transcription of a handwritten will entered in the Will Book of White Co, IL. Transcribed by Barbara Van Hout.

In the 1850 Census of White County, IL, John R. Coulter is a widower, b. 1800 Ireland, living with James, 1832 PA;  Agnes, 1833 PA;  Joseph, 1836 PA.  Agnes Margaret Coulter was married to Phillip Pryor (Prior) Dec. 5, 1850 White Co, IL.  Phillip Pryor, b. 1829 in TN or IL, died in 1854 in White County, IL.



HISTORY OF WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS  ADDED 10/3/2010

1883

Republished 1997 by the White County Historical Society.

Pages 526 & 527

THE FIRST WILL

The following is a copy of the first will recorded in White4 County,
ante-dating the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union by two
years.

"In the name of God, Amen, I, Needham Stanley, of Illinois Territory, White
County, farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and
memory, thanks be given until God, calling into mind the mortality of my
body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and
ordain this, my last will and testament.

"And first of all, I give and recommend my body to the earth, etc, and my
soul I recommend to the hand of God, etc., and touching such worldly estate
wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and
dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

"Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my beloved son, William Stanley, one
chestnut, sorrel mare, two cows and calves, one rifle-gun, two sows fourteen
shoats, and a pen of corn, at Lucase's Prairie, receiving for my estate
$20.00 thereof.

"Item 2d. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Stanley, one
bay mare, one feather-bed and furniture, one cow, one yearling and two
calves.

"Item 3d. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Matilda Stanley, one
feather-bed and some furniture, one heifer yearling, three plates.

"Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my two daughters, Mary and Hica Stanley,
one feather-bed and some furniture, one cow, and her increase to be equally
divided between them.

"Item 5th. I desire and bequeath and will that the quarter section of land
whereon I now live, be entered immediately after my deceased, with the money
I now have, in the name of, and for my son, Mark Stanley, and that my
beloved wife and my said son Mark may use and occupy the improvement thereon
for the maintenance and support of my family during the widowhood of my said
wife.

"Item 6th. I further desire and will to my son Mark Stanley, three head of
horses, four head of cattle, and thirteen head of sheep, and all my stock of
hogs, and all my farming utensils, and one saddle.

"Item 7th. I desire and bequeath to my said wife, one saddle, one loom, and
all my household and kitchen furniture not heretofore bequeathed.

"I do hereby revoke and disannul all and every other wills or bequeaths by
me in any wise before named, ratifying and confirming this and no other to
be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal the fifteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and
sixteen.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged}
In the presence of Isaac Stanley, } NEEDHAM STANLEY (Seal)
Stephen Stanley }

"N.B. I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Stephen Stanley and Mary
Stanley executors to this my last will and testament."

A codicil follows the above document, signed by Stephen Stanley and Daniel
Boultinghouse, and also an affidavit, signed by James Ratcliff.

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I did this as a lookup for a query on Stanley in White Co, IL. I thought
maybe you might want to add this to the Wills. As far as I know this is the
first will recorded in White Co.

Linda Roberts
 

 


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