Will Book Of Stoddard County, Missouri, Book B, Pages 102-104
Last Will and Testament of Allen Alsup
In the name of God, Amen, I, Allen Alsup of the County of Stoddard and State of Missouri, being of sound mind and having demonstrated to me daily the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of Death, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
First: I will and bequeath that all my just debts be paid including my funeral expenses by on Executrix hereinafter appointed as soon as convenient after my death.
Second: I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter, Martha R. Aslin, the wife of John B. Aslin, one dollar to be paid by executrix hereinafter appointed twelve months after my death.
Third: I give and bequeath to my son, William A. Alsup, one dollar to be paid by my executrix hereinafter appointed twelve months after my death.
Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son, James A. Alsup, one dollar to be paid by my executrix hereinafter appointed twelve months after my death.
Fifth: I give and bequeath to my wife Drucilla C. Alsup, all the rest and residue of my property of every description real, personal or mixed the Real Estate described as follows, to wit: (description and location of property}, situated in Stoddard County, Missouri during her natural life or so long as she remains my widow, and after her death or marriage, I desire that my property of every description, real, personal or mixed be equally divided between my six youngest children to wit: Peter Alsup, Christina Alice Alsup, Thomas Warren Alsup, Martha Ellener Alsup, George Washington Alsup, and Maranda Ethel Alsup.
Sixth: I do hereby appoint Drucilla C. Alsup, my wife sole executrix hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 24th day of August A.D. 1883.
Signed: Allen Alsup
Signed and declared by the above named Allen Alsup to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who as his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witness thereof:
Witness: W. E. Almond
Witness: W. A. Harper
PROOF OF WILL, PROBATE COURT RECORDS
State of Missouri}
County of Stoddard} In the Probate Court
Be it remembered that on the 17th day of September, A.D, 1883, before me, J. R. Williamson, Clerk of the Probate Court held in and for the County and State aforesaid, W. E. Almond and W. A. Harper, both of the County of Stoddard, in the State of Missouri, who are the subscribing witnesses to the annexed Will of Allen Alsup, deceased, and being by me first duly sworn, depose and say that the said Allen Alsup, the testator subscribed the same in their presence and published and declared said Will or Instrument of writing to be his last Will and Testament and that at the time of signing the same, he the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and more than twenty-one years of age and that said deponent attested said will as witness thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of the testator and of each other and at the request of the said testator.
Signed: W. E. Almond
Signed: W. H. Harper
Sworn to and subscribed before me, J. R. Williamson, Clerk of the Probate Court, this 17th day of September A.D. 1883
Will proved by the Court on the 17th day of September A.D. 1883