Will of Dennis Lily
of Clinton County Iowa
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Transcribers Note:    This whole will is very faint and very hard to read.  I've done my best.
The following is the Record of the Last Will and Testament of Dennis Lily xxxxx (looks like sworn)
In the name of God Amen.
I Dennis Lily of the County of Clinton in the State of Iowa being xxxxx and xxxxx of xx body and of sound mind xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx understanding and counseling xxx in xxxxx of xxxx after and the uncertainty of the time thereof and in the end I xxx xx the better  xxxxxxx to have this xxxx herein  I shall praise God to call me home the xxxxx and  declare this my last Will and Testament in manner lxllxxxxxxx( that is to say , xxxxx and xxxxxxxx I connect my soul unto the hands of my creator who xxxxx xx xxxxxx my body to the earth to be xxxxxly interned.  And as to such worldly  xxxx as it hath pleased God to entrust me I dispose of as hereafter mentioned.
            I hereby xxxx xxxx James Hazlett xx xxxx in the town of Lyons, Clinton County and State of Iowa my executor of this my last Will and Testament.
            After payment of my just debts I dispose of my Real and Personal Estate and xxx mxxxx and nxtis that I now have as xxxxxxx.
Item, the first
            I give and bequeath to my son Patrick Lily, now in California the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my daughter the Anne Rourke, the wife of Patrick (?) Rourke now living in the Township of ?anston ?tanixxxx County in Canada the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my daughter the xxxx xxxxx the wife of Henry xaraxx now living in the Lyons Township in Clinton County and State of Iowa one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my son John Lilly now living in  xxxxxxx, Canada the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my daughter xxxxxxxx Rallins(?) now living in  Hxxxx county  and the state of Illinois the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my son Peter  Lilly xxxxxxx xxxxxxx this time in the xxxxx the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my  Kinn and of xxxxxxxxx son James Lilly now living in the town of Lyons in the County of Clinton and the State of Iowa on one large xxxx of oxen, one xxxx of  xxxxxx, one cow and two calves, one hefer is she can be found also the horse and lot where I know live in case it should be recovered from Dennis Warren being the property which I purchased of same Warren in October A. D. 1852 and for which he refused to give a Warrants deed for on tendering the full amount which he offered to  xxxx which amount was fifty dollars and interest for three months at the rate of ten percent per annum and also all the property I now have all monies xxxxx KC after my xxxxx children shall have xxxxxx what I have left them.
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            I give and bequeath to my son Luke Lilly at home the sum of one dollar.
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            I give and bequeath to my daughter May Dodger(?) the wife xxxxxxx Charles (?) Dodger (?) living in Mxxxxxxx, New Hampshire when heard of last the sum of one dollar.