In the Matter of the Estate of Septimus Storey, deceased. In Dekalb County County Court. In Probate. Box 746
Oct. 21st., 1918. Will filed and on Nov. 4th., 1918 admitted to probate in open court and ordered recorded.
In the name of God, Amen, I, Septimus Storey of the age of Seventy-eight years, and residing in the Village of Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois, and being of sound mind and menory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say:
First: I direct that all my just debts, including funeral expenses and costs of administration be forest duly paid.
Second: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Storey, the use of all my estate, of which I may die seized and the rents, issues and incomes thereof, for and during the period of her natural life.
Third: At the decease of my said wife, if she survives me, or at my decease, if I survive her, I direct my executors, hereinafter named, to sell and convey all the real estate of which I may die seized, either at private or public sale, or both, as in their judgment they may deem best, and convert the proceeds into cash.
Fourth: Subject to the life use of my beloved wife, aforesaid, I bequeath to my children, share and share alike, all my personal estate. The child or children of any of my children who may be deceased at the time this clause takes effect, are to receive the same share or shares of my personal estate as such parent or parents would have taken if then living; such grandchildren to take per stirpes and not per capita, provided, however that there shall be deducted from the share, which each child of mine, or its descendants, is to receive, such an amount as I may have advanced to such child.
Fifth: I direct my executors, hereinafter named, to so distribute the proceeds of the sale of my said real estate so that each of my children, and the child or children of any deceased child or children of mine, will have received an equal share of my estate, less whatever advancements I may have made to my children respectively. And I give and bequeath the proceeds of the sale of my said real estate to my children, or to the child or children of any deceased child or children of mine, to be divided among them as above herein set forth.
Sixth: I hereby nominate and appoint my sons, John L. Storey and William H. Storey to be the executors of my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all former Wills by me made.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14 day of May A. D. 1917.
Septimus Storey (SEAL)
Oct. 21st., 1918. Petition of John L. Storey and William H. Storey for Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary filed, representing that Septimus Storey died on or about the 12th of October A. D. 1918, testate and seized of real and personal property, said real property valued at about $25,000 and personal property estimated to be worth about $30,000. That said deceased left surviving him Mary Storeey residing at Shabbona, Illinois, his widow, and the following named persons as his only heirs at law and legatees, and their respective places of residence so far as known are as follows: Sarah Greene (daughter), Scranton, Iowa, John L. Storey (Son) Shabbona, Illinois, Charles E. Storey (son) DeKalb, Illinois, William H. Storey (son) Shabbona, Illinois, DeForest Storey (son) Shabbona, Illinois; Lillie Wilson (daughter) Waynesville, Illinois – all of age and all capable of acting for themselves. Pray that Letters may be granted to them. Subscribed and sworn to before the Clerk of the County Court.