Rebecca Walton married to Absolem Chapman
I am searching for descendents of Absolem & Rebecca (Walton) Chapman. They were in the St. Louis area in the latter 1800's.
I am posting the will of William Walton father of Rebecca, that list children of Rebecca.
Will of William Walton
In the name of God, Amen, I William Walton of the County of St. Louis and State of Missouri being in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain and constitute this my last will and testament (hereby revoking all others that may have been heretofore, made by me).
Insign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth, and my worldly estate I dispose of in the manner following.
After the payment of my just debts, my Wife Mary Walton is to have such portion of the residue of my estate as the I one – would have given her had I died inlestate, to enjoy the same for and during her natural life.
I hereby devise and bequeath the residue of my Estate after payment of debts and deducting the dower as aforesaid, unto the following persons in eight equal portions as follows to wit: One eight there of unto Nancy Walton Widow of my son William, and to her three children, to go to said Nancy and her three children in Equal Parts; and one eight thereof unto each of my children now surviving to wit, John Walton, George Walton, Jacob Walton, Henry Walton, James Walton, Joseph Walton, and Nancy Hawkins.
Thereby give and bequeath to William, John T. Polly, Rhoda, being children of my deceased Son Meshack Walton, the sum of four hundred dollars to be divided equally between them, it being in full of said Son’s portion.
I hereby give and bequeath into Narcepa. Polly M., J Malinda C. Chitesen of my deceased daughter Elizabeth Lukeford, the sum of three hundred dollars to be divided equally between them.
I also give and bequeath unto Marcipa, George W. Thomas and James, the children of my deceased daughter Rebecca Chapman the sum of ten dollars to be divided equally among them (my said deceased children mentioned in the fourth-fifth and sixth articles above having received in their lifetime either the whole or a portion of their equal part of my estate).
On the decease of my said wife Mary I hereby devise said third article.
It is my will that my Executors herein after named in settle with the legatees mentioned in the third article above, shall charge against any of said legatees and devises as a part of their portion already received, any account that I may have in writing against such persons, whether it be for money loaned or property given or for any other thing; or in the case of the widow of the children of my deceased Son mentioned in said third article, any account which I may have in writing against my said Son William.
Also it is my will that any account which I may have in writing against any of my deceased children’s children mentioned in the fourth , fifth, and sixth articles above shall be deducted from the portion that such Grandchild would otherwise have received under the will as his part; and shall also be deducted from the amount herein before enjoined in the same articles to be paid over to the children of the father or mother of such grandchildren.
I hereby appoint my sons Jacob Walton, Henry Walton and James Walton, executors of this my last Will and Testament: making them trustees to the purposes of “this”. Hereby devising and bequeathing to them all my estate, for the uses here in mentioned and vesting in them the title to all my lands and personal property: And give conveyances therefore the proceeds thereof to be held to the uses of this will as declared above. And I hereby give full authority and power to my said Executors, as far as regards the above mentioned devisees and legatees to act in a disontionary manner and exonerate them from all recourse that such legatees and devisees might otherwise have had against them.
Signed Sealed and Published and delivered by the testator as his last will and testament in our presonce who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness in his presence and in the presence of each other a ad at his request the words this will before Execution December the 3, 1823
Attest: Alexander Clark-John Brown Jr.- Thomas Clark
State of Missouri, County of St. Louis. Be it remembered that on this 12th day of April 1826 before me Mony Philip, xxx
Judge of the Probate Court within and for the County of aforesaid personally appeared Thomas Clark one of the subscribing Witness to the forgoing instrument of writing duly proven to be the same person by Joseph Walton and William Hawkins and the said Thomas Clark being by one duly sworn upon his oath declareth and saith that the above and written named William Walton signed and published the or this instrument in writing as his last will and testament and that at the time he signed and sealed the said instrument he the said testor was of sound and disposing mind and that he this said deponent and the above named Alexander Clark and John Brown subscribed their names thereto in presence of the said testor and in the presence of each other as witness to the same at the request of the said testor- Thomas Clark- Sworn and subscribed before one the day and year above written.
M.P. Ledue I. Prob: recorded Booklet A. Page 149(hard to read could be 249)
And following this 12th day of April 1826 of which I certify M.P. Ladue I. Prob.—Note the words “this will” 11th line from bottom per 506 to line xx the original-
Recorded 24th August 1827
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