Will - John Little

The Last Will and testament of John Little. Being low in boddily thought but of sound mind & memory made in his last illness on the 17th day of January A. D. 1837.
1st. This place where house stands in (31) 4 Johns my oxen Cart & guin**? and the filly * the Colt of the old mares is for him.
2nd. the Piece of land in one is Burells. the balance of the property I want kept together for the benefit of my family & not Sold. I want the old Lady to be Chief in Command and keep the Children together as much as possible & when she goes the next oldest in family takes Command then Property to be Equally divided between all that is alive.
Witnesseth: Robert Little
Sarah Little -her mark
Spoken in Presance of Robert Little, John Copeland, Georg Henson(?), Sarah Little and James Copeland.
State of Illinois
John County
This day personally Came the within named *** Robert Little and Sarah Little and made oath to the within will and also that they was Cald on to witness the same and that they believed him to be of sound mind and memory and the same being made in his last illness. And James Copeland also made oath the said will was Commited to writing within ten days in Compliance with the Statute regulating wills and testaments.
In testimony I have herein to set my hand and affixt my Private Seal thare being no Seal of office yet Provided. this 3rd day of February A. D. 1837.
Samuel Copeland
Judge of Probate

Contributed 28 Apr 2002 by Rick Girtman
Source: Johnson County Probate Journal, Microfilm #0965635

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