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Will of John Cadwell
In the name of the Father and of the Son of the Holy Ghost Amen I, John Cadwell, Communicant Member of the English Branch of the Holy Catholic Church do commend my soul to the keeping of Almighty God my Heavenly Father as unto a faithful Creator washed (as I humbly hope) in the Blood of Jesus Christ & sanctified by God the Holy Ghost. My body I leave to be decently buried in blessed hope of a happy resurrection- I bequeath and leave all my property to my wife Catherine Cadwell during her lifetime and after her decease to my daughter Amelia Cadwell. This is my last will and testament in token whereof witness my hand this twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.
John his X mark Cadwell.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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