Last Will and Testament of John Dawson Parnell
of Clinton County Iowa
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In the name of God Amen:
John Dawson Parnell being of sound mind and memory do declare the following to be my last will and testament.

1st.  I give my soul to God and :

2nd.  After all my lawful debts are paid I bequeath all my property to my beloved wife
Malinda P. Parnell during her natural life and remainder to my daughter Mariah Elizabeth Parnell.  In case of the death of my said daughter Mariah Elizabeth without children before the death of my said wife Malinda Jane Parnell then and in that case the remainder to be equally divided between my other children.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 9th day of January A. D. 1874. 
John D. Parnell - seal
ohn S. Maxwell
Wm. H. Irwin

State of Iowa    }
Clinton County } SS
William Kreim, clerk of the District Court in and for said County do hereby certify that on this day at the January Term A. D. 1889 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date in the 9th day of  January1874  was duly proved before and allowed by said court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of John D. Parnell 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 2nd day of January A. D. 1889.
William Kreim, Clerk