|Last Will and Testament of Ezekiel Porter
of Clinton County Iowa
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|Camanche Clinton County
State of Iowa
March 24th A. D. 1884
I Ezekiel Porter of the County of Clinton State aforesaid do make this my last will and testament.
First – I direct that all my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon after my death as may by them be found convenient.
Second – I direct that a suitable monument be erected at my grave, also a monument in memory of my deceased wife Almira who is buried at Plainvill Connecticut.
Third – I give and bequeath to Sophronia Fenn widow of the late Alfred Fenn of County and State aforesaid all my estate both real and personal that I may be possessed of at my death and do thereby appoint Sophronia Fenn Administratrix of this my last will and testament.
Signed and published as his last will by the same Ezekiel Porter in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence and in the presence of each other have have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
C. E. Roscoe
John P. Hart
State of Iowa }
Clinton County } SS
I William Kreim, clerk of the District Court in and for said County do hereby certify that on this day at the Sept Term A. D. 1888 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date in the 24th day of March 1884 was duly proved before and allowed by said court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of Ezekiel Porter 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 at my hand and affixed the seal of the court at my office in Clinton in said County this 25th day of Sept A. D. 1888.
Seal – William Kreim, Clerk