Will of Bushrod W. Hughes
I, Bushrod Hughes, of Naperville in the County of DuPage and State of Illinois, do hereby make and declare this my last will and testament, in manner and form following to wit:
First; it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts to be fully paid.
Second; After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah Ann Hughes, all my personal property of what nature, or kind soever, with full power to sell and dispose of the same, at public or private sale, at such time, or times, and upon such terms, and in such manner as to her shall seem best. And from the proceeds of said sales to pay all my just debts, and the legacy hereinafter specified and I further give, devise and bequeath unto her the use, occupation, profits and rent, of all my real estate, with full power to encumber the same by mortgage, or otherwise, to any extent or sum necessary for her liberal and just support and maintenance during her life, and at her death such of the real and personal estate as may remain non-expended by her, I give, devise and bequeath to my children to be divided equally between them share and share alike.
Third; I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah R. Hughes the sum of Two Hundred Dollars in consequence of her care and attention to my aged and much respected mother, Elizabeth Hughes, to be paid by my executrix within a reasonable time after my death.
Fourth & Lastly; I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Ann Hughes executrix of my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth day of May, A.D. 1878.
Bushrod W. Hughes
The above instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed, and published.
Submitted by Mike Johnston