Will of David Nathaniel Brewer

The will of David Nathaniel Brewer divided his land between children, Mary Katherine Spurling, Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John David Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned in a sale bill totaling $341.33.

I don’t see Daniel Brewer listed. Perhaps a part of the document is cut off? I don’t know. Daniel Brewer was mentioned in the Bill of Sale.

David Nathaniel Brewer b. 1850 in Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, died 1921 Aug 29 in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, married Delana L. Jane Fowler b. 1854 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, died 1939 Nov 4, Oscaloosa, Dade, Missouri (I write of this family in a primary post elsewhere). Their daughter, Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer married Ray Noyes on 1895 May 24 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri.

Thanks to Nancy Benton for the document.

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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT I, David Nathaniel Brewer, of the County of Dade, state of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory, and realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and publish this, my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in manner and form following: I hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Katherine Spurling, ten (10) acres of the northeast 1/3 of SE on fourth of Section Twenty Six (26) (Range 26) except (one acre in the NE corner of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 26, Township 31, Range 26) beginning at South East corner of said description and running twenty (20) rods west, thence eighty (80) north, thence twenty rods east, thence eighty rods south to point of beginning. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jessie Jones ten acres (10) of the NE 1/4 of the SE of Sec 26, Township 31, Range 26, beginning at a point twenty (20) rods west of SE corner of said tract and running twenty rods west, thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to point of beginning.

I bequeath to Walter Brewer 10 acres of the same description beginning at point 40 rods west of SE corner of said description and running 20 rods west thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east, thence 80 rods south to point of beginning. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth James Noyes 10 acres of the same description beginning at a point 60 rods west of the SE corner of said description and running west 20 rods thence 80 rods north thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to a point of beginning. I give and bequeath to Lewis Brewer 10 acres of the following description NW quarter of the SE quarter of Section 26 Township 31 Range 26 beginning at SE corner of said description and running 20 rods west, thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to beginning. I give and bequeath John David Brewer 20 acres beginning at a point 20 rods west of the NE corner of the last description running 60 rods west thence.

Delana L. Brewer is to have the benefit of (illegible) her death, providing the testator die first.

This will not to take effect until death of testator.

And last I hereby constitute and appoint Walter Brewer to be the executor of this, my Last Will and Testament, and request that he be permitted to serve as such with out bond revoking and annuling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my Last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 26th day of August A.D. 1921.

David Nathaniel Brewer (SEAL)

The foregoing statement consisting of 1 pates was at the date thereof, to wit: August 26th 1921, signed and declared by the said David Nathaniel Brewer to be his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

W. M. Bange (?) of Greenfield MO
W. F. Plumb of Greenfield, MO

The will was filed Sept 3 1921 with C. W. Montgomery Judge of Probate

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