It should also be noted in item #6, of the Will, that he died possessed of land situated in Warren County which accounts for a copy of his Last Will and Testament being in the Warren County Deed Book. One should be aware that the county court house of Montgomery County, Missouri has burned twice and a lot of their records destroyed. This Will was not located in the records of Montgomery County.
I Isaac VANBIBBER of the County of Montgomery and State of Missouri, being strong in body and of sound and disposing mind blessed be the Lord for the same do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament. Amen. Hereby revolking and making void all former wills by me heretofore made.
First - It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
Second - I give and devise to my youngest son Alphonso B. VANBIBBER all that tract or parcel of land lying East of Loutre Creek on which I have lived for upwards of twenty years, the middle of the main channel of said Loutre Creek making the western boundry line of said tract of land. The same containing upwards of three hundred acres, be the same more or less, to have and to hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Third - I give and devise to my grandson, Thomas A. ROBERTS son of Martha ROBERTS, deceased, a tract or parcel of land lying and situated in St. Charles County and described as follows: bounded on the East by land owned by the heirs of Joshua DODSON and an old claim of land formerly owned by Samuel WATKINS, and on the West by land originally granted to Micajob CALLAWAY and on the South by land owned by the heirs of Joshua DODSON, on the North by public land or land claimed by some unknown person, the same containing one hundred and seventy eight acres, be the same more or less, the same deeded to me by Alexander McKOSTNEY and his wife comfort to have and to hold the same to the said Thomas A. ROBERTS his heirs and assigns forever.
Fourth - I give and devise to my eldest daughter, now living, Susannah HICKERSON, one negro girl named MARIAH during her natural life and at her death to the heirs of her body.
Fifth - I give and devise to my youngest daughter, now living, Aretta BERT, one negro girl name MARY, during her natural live and at her death the heirs of her body.
Sixth - I give and further devise all the rest and residue of my property real personal and mixed (after my funeral expenses and just debts are paid out of it) consisting of fifty-five acres and a small fraction over, lying and situated in St. Charles County, bounded on the East by Missouri River, on the Northwest and South by land belonging originally to the heirs of William HAYS Sr., deceased, and an undivided half of between three hundred and fifty or sixty acres lying in Warren
E=2>County which said land is now occupied by Thomas TALBOT and Hale TALBOT which said land was purchased by myself and Doct John JONES at Sheriff sale and for which we have the Sherriff's deed and if said land is lost each of the heirs whom it is willed will of course lose their respective shares and all the personal property of which I may die possessed. In my own right, I devise in the following manner: first
one-ninth part to my grandson Thomas A. ROBERTS
one-ninth part to my eldest daughter Susannah HICKERSON
one-ninth part to the five infant children of Fanny COX they being my grandchildren named Van COX, James COX, Ewing COX, Missouri COX, and Alponso COX, it being the share of the mother,
one-ninth part to my daughter Matilda ESTILL,
one-ninth part to my daughter Elgiva DAVIS,
one-ninth part to my daughter Areta BURT,
one-ninth part to my eldest son Isaac VANBIBBER,
one-ninth part to my second son Ewing A. VANBIBBER,
one-ninth part to my youngest son Alphonso B. VANBIBBER.
The above named fifty-five acres and a fraction and the undivided half of the above named land should I ultimately succeed in getting title to the same, and all the above named personal property of which I die possessed to be sold by my son Ewing A. VANBIBBER executor, the proceed to be divided as specified in said Will above.
And lastly - I herby constitute and appoint my son Ewing A. VANBIBBER to be the executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. And I give to my son Ewing A. VANBIBBER the sum of five hundred dollars for his trouble as executor with said amount of money he now has in his hands. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of June A.D.,1840. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above names
Isaac VANBIBBER, Sr. as and for his Last Will and Testament in
presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses to
/s/ Isaac Vanbibber