Will of William Pace of Bartholomew Co Indiana, b. Oct 24 1801, d. Dec 27 1876:
LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of WILLIAM PACE, dec'd
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I William Pace of the County of Bartholomew, and State of Indiana, Being of Sound mind and desposing memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. (1) first I will and Bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Pace all my Real Estate and money and all my personal property consisting of horses, cattle hogs sheep farming implements house hold goods furniture provisions chose in action and all and every kind of property that I may have at the time of my death during her natural life. She however selling so much of my personal property as may be sufficient to pay all of my just debts which I wish settled as soon after my decease as can conveniently be done. 2) Second After the death of my said wife Elizabeth I will and Bequeath to my four children James William Pace, George Washington Pace, Mary Ann Pace and Nancy Elizabeth Pace all my Real Estate to share and share alike. But if any one or more of my said children should die before the decease of my said wife Elizabeth leaving a child or children alive of their own boddy then and in that case I give and Bequeath their share to their child or children But if one or more of my said children should die before the death of my said wife leaving no children of their Boddy then I will and Bequeath their share to the survivors of my said four children. (3) at the decease of my said wife I will and Bequeath unto my four children aforesaid the personal property of any and all descriptions chose in action and money that may be hers at her decease each one to share and share alike except twenty dollars that I will and Bequeath to Charllota Pottorff and Jane Christies heirs said Charlotta to have ten dollars and said Janes heirs to have ten dollars to be paid as soon after the death of myself as convenient. My reason for not giving more to said Charlotta and Janes heirs is this I have given all I intend for them to have having given them eighty acres of land each to said Charlotta and Jane besides numerous other gifts. I hereby constitute and appoint William F. Tharp my executor of this my last will and testament here by authorizing him if he should think it necsary to sell enough of my personal property at private sale to pay all my Just debts or any legacy mentioned herein. In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 7 day of January 1874. William Pace SEAL Signed and SEAL in presents of Jesse S. Rogers William Fulton (his X mark) Solomon W. Biddinger
This William probably IS brother to James and Matthew.He would be just old enough to patent land in Bartholomew County in 1823. But he obviously can't be the father of William Pace (b. 1814).