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Will of Nichols, James


Posted By: Volunteer -Sheryl
Date: 3/25/2023 at 07:42:51

Know All Men By These Presents: That I, James Nichols of the County of Fremont and State of Iowa, being of sound mind do make this my last will and testament, revoking all and other wills, Testaments and codicils by me made and do hereby appoint that my goods and chattel lands and tenements be and are hereby disposed to the following persons, viz: first, that Keziah Nichols, my eldest daughter shall receive of my personal property the sum of twenty dollars; also, Cinthia P. Nichols, my second daughter have the like sum of twenty dollars; and Clarisa O. Nichols, my third and youngest daughter also have the like sum of twenty dollars; also, that my son, Nephi M. Nichols also receive the like sum of twenty at or after my decease; and the rest of my estate, both real and personal I hereby give to my good and lawful wife, Polly Nichols, including all claims which I have in the estate I have in the Estate of James L. Nichols, formerly of New York, now deceased and that the said Polly Nichols is hereby empowered to sell or convey the same in the same manner as I myself could do and to sue for and recover all personal goods and chattels and receipts for the same and all real estate to sell, deed or convey in each and all the several premises in the same manner which I myself could do.

In witness whereof, I, the said James Nichols have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this twenty-fourth (24) days of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and said Polly Nichols is hereby appointed my Administratrix.

James Nichols (seal)

Signed and sealed in the presence of Isaac H. Stephenson this 24th day of May, 1851.

Isaac H. (his mark) Stephenson

(entered into Probate October 13, 1851, Fremont Co., Iowa)


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