LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DENNIS MOONEY
OF CLINTON COUNTY IOWA
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I Dennis Mooney of the County and City of Clinton in the State of Iowa being of sound mind and memory and of full age do hereby make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all former wills by me made –
First – It is my will that all my just debts be paid.
Second – It’s my will that I be buried in a manner becoming my estate and that the expense thereof be as nearly two hundred dollars as may
be to pay all my funeral expenses.
Third – I give and bequeath unto my niece
Bridget Clark(e)? of Washington township in said Clinton County the sum of one hundred dollars and direct that she be paid said sum out of my estate by my Executor.
Fourth – I give and bequeath unto my niece
Maggie Mooney of said City of Clinton the sum of fifty dollars and direct that she be paid said sum out of my estate by my Executor.
Fifth – I give and bequeath unto
Rev. Father E. J. McLaughlin of said City the sum of one hundred dollars to be used by him in the work of charity and masses as in his judgment may be best and my Executor is directed to pay unto him said sum out of my estate.
Sixth – All the rest and residue of my personal property I give and bequeath unto my said niece
Bridget Clarke to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Seventh – I give and devise the premises on which I now live viz. Lot number forth eight {48} in Block number three {3} n the City of Clinton, Clinton County Iowa with all improvements thereon unto my brother
William Mooney of the City of Sterling, Whiteside County in the State of Illinois and unto my nephew John E. Mooney the of the said City of Clinton, share and share alike unto each an undivided one half and unto them in said shares respectively and the heirs and assigns of each of them forever.
Eighth – I hereby nominate and appoint
John E. Mooney of Clinton, Clinton County Iowa the Executor of this my last will and testament and hereby exempt him from the necessity of giving any bond as such.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth (10th) day of May A. D. 1887.
Dennis Mooney  - SEAL
The foregoing instrument in writing was on this tenth (10th) day of May A. D. 1887 signed and sealed by
Dennis Mooney the Testator therein named in our presence and in the presence of each of us and he at this same time declared the same to be his last will and testament and we now at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other sign our names thereto as attesting witnesses this May 10th 1887.
Peter Scanlon }
Albert R. McCoy } Residing at City and County of Clinton Iowa

State of Iowa
Clinton County
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William Kreim Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County do hereby certify that in this day at the Sept. Term A. D. 1887 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date on the 10th day of May 1887 was duly proved before and allowed by said Court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal Estate of Dennis Mooney late of said County deceased and was by said Court ordered to be recorded as such will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my office in Clinton in said County this 28th day of Sept. A. D. 1887
William Kriem, Clerk - SEAL