In the Matter of the Estate of Dexter B. Pratt, deceased. In DeKalb County County Court.
In Probate. Box No. 177
May 4th, 1896 Will filed and May 11th, 1896 duly probated and admitted to record.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:-
I, Dexter B. Pratt of the town of Paw Paw, in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, of the age of sixty-three years, and being of sound mind and memory do make,. publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:
First:- I give and bequeath to my wife Susan R. Pratt all of my real and personal estate, goods and chattels of what nature or kind soever remaining after paying all just debts and funeral expences.
Second:- I appoint my wife Susan R. Pratt sole executrix, without bonds, of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills be me made.
In witness whereof, I have set my hand and seal this eight hundred and ninety two.
Dexter B. Pratt (L. S.)
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Dexter B. Pratt as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Robert F. Hampton, E. Paw Paw, Ills.
Lizzie C. Hampton, E. Paw Paw, Ills.
May 4th., 1896 Affidavit of Susan R. Pratt filed representing that Dexter B. Pratt died on or about April 24th., 1896, testate