While researching in Indiana a week ago, I found the will of Philip Daily, which appears at the end. Note that one of his daughters is Mary Huckleberry by 20 February 1830. I believe that this is the Mary Wise Daily/Dailey who married Edmund Huckelbury, son of John Huckleberry, and grandson of George Huckleberry/Hagelberger. Her tombstone in Gilead Cemetery (Methodist), Centralia, Grand Prairie Township, Jefferson County Illinois reads: April 27, 1806 - March 8, 1883. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord" The last two lines of the epitaph are now obscur. I think there is a reference of Jn. 10:? at the end, but I could be mistaken. Anyone knowing what those last two lines are, please contact VickisHarp@aol.com Vicki Huckelbury
Early Marriages Book 1 (Clark Co., Indiana); 1781-July 1826; The Filson Club, Louisville, KY; 976.001 J45m2 Vol. 1, pg 4. Philip Dailey; Mary Wise (father said) Valentine Wise bondsman Valentine Wise (Vallentin Weis signature in German) Bond Feb 2, 1786 (the above added words in parenthesis are how the entry actually appears and are not mine)
[The words, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization below are as the original document as much as can be determined by me] [This will exists in the Clark County Courthouse, Indiana and in the Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN library]
The Last Will & testement of Philip Daily I Philip Daily of the Baptist Profession of religion and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and being of Sound mind and descision[?] but poorly in bodily health do publish the following as my last will and testement. In the first place as touching my worldly concerns it is my will that all my debts if any shall be paid and also my funeral expences and Secondly as to my estate of every description both real personal & mixed It is my will that it shall be disposed of in the manner following to wit Item It is my will that the tract of land which I have in number Seventy three (No 73) in the Illinois grant supposed to contain one hundred acres - be equally divided between my two daughters Mary Huckelberry & Charlotte T Boyers - Share alike. Item It is my will that my Beloved wife Mary Daily shall have and receive annually the sum of one hundred dollars in lieu of all dower and to be paid by My Sons David W, Philip & Eli Daily for her Support during her life and to be considered as an annuity to be raised from the estate devised to them by this will. Item It is my will that the home place where I now live which includes all my land in (No 56) number fifty six and a small piece in (No 55) Number fifty five of the Illinois grant be divided equally between my said three sons above named David W, Philip & Eli Daily Subject to the payment of the said one hundred dollars annually to my beloved wife during her natural life for her support as above Said and I request of my two neighborsEz?ra Kemp & John Norris to make an equal devise of said land for my said sons, having requised?__ [a paper fold runs through this last line] the value there of. Item it is my will that my Said wife Mary have libertyin addition to the above devise to her to select at her election Such articles of personal estate to the amount of thirty dollars - Item it is my will that all my estate excepting what is above divised and disposed of which consists of my personal estate and a small tract of land on the Ohio river which I purchased of David Tilferd and deed made by William T/F? HuffSupposed to cotain [contain] fifteen acres - be sold by my executors here after named - for the best price according to law. and after paying my last debts and funeral expence It is my will that it shall be equally divided and paid over to the children of my daughters Catherine Carr (who is now deceased-) and Elinor Appelgate when they shall respectively come to lawful age or marry each one to draw an equal share individually. And also - It’s my will that my Executors pay one dollar to my son Jacob Daily and one dollar to my Daughter Elizabeth Field - for their portions in ful and also one dollar in ful to my daughter Elinor. An Lastly I do appoint My Sons David W. Philip & Eli Daily my Lawful Executors of this my last will and testement hereby revoking all others. As with my hand and Seal this 20th day of february 1830 Signed seald and p??stested in the presence of the witnesses belowPhilip Daily [seal]
Witnessed Benja Fiz???? E Lectioew? W Athon
Who subscribed their names as Witnesses in the presence of this testator and of each other.