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Will of William Henry Ellis
By this my last will and testament I Wm. Henry Ellis being at this moment of sound mind but in a low state of body and finding it necessary to make provision for the settlement of my affairs if it please God to remove me from this world do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Helen Ellis all that I die possessed of for her sole benefit and that of my children and I do hereby appoint my brother Robert H. Ellis to be my executor and my said wife Helen Ellis to be my executrix and to carry out these my last wishes.
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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