Monday, May 13, 2024

Amanuensis Monday -- 1893 Will of Alonzo C. Seaver (1852-1893) in Cook County, Illinois

 This week's document for transcription is the 1893 will of Alonzo C. Seaver (1852-1893) of Cook County, Illinois in the Cook County, Illinois probate case files.

*  Cook County, Illinois Probate Court Records, Will Book 16, page 337, image 8 of 695:

*  Cook County, Illinois Probate Court Records, Will Book 16, Pge 338, image 9 of 695:

The transcription of this document is:

                                        Alonzo C. Seaver

I Alonzo C. Seaver being of sound mind and memory here-
by make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, here-
by expressly revoking all other wills be me ever made.  1st. 
I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, real, personal and
mixed, including chores in action to my beloved wife Marie
L. Seaver as her sole estate forever.  In so doing I feel
confident however, that she will in every respect nuture,
care for and educate our offspring.  2nd.  I nominate and
appoint said Marie L. Seaver as executrix, and I direct
that no bond with surety, be required of her according to
law.  In witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 21st day of February, 1893.
                                                         Alonzo C. Seaver   {seal}

Signed, sealed, declared and published by the testator in the
presence of us who in the presence of each other and of
the testator, and at his request have subscribed our names
as witnesses this 21st day of February, 1893.
John McDonald, Cashier  Hale Elev. Co.
                                        393 W. Adams
Willis C. Helm    Clerk     Hale Elev. Co. 
                                        4337 Lake Ave.

41 years.
Will proved and admitted to record in open Court this
23rd day of May A.D. 1893.
                                      Christian C. Rohlsaat
                                      Probate Judge
State of Illinois   }
County of Cook  } ss.  In the Probate Court of Cook County -
Filed, proved and admitted to record in open Court this 23'rd
day of May A.D. 1893.
                                    Roger C. Sullivan   Clerk.   

The source citation for this petition is:

Cook County Probate Court, Illinois, Alonzo C. Seaver will, written 21 Februart 1893, proved 23 May 1893; "Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probates, 1772-1999," ( : accessed 12 May 2024); "Cook > Morgan > Record of Wills Books 16-17, 1893-1894; Book 18, 1894, Book 16,  pages 337-338 (images 8-9 of 695); Original data is from Illinois County, District and Probate Courts filmed by FamilySearch.

This will record is a Derivative Source (because it is a court clerk's handwritten record), Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the will of Alonzo C. Seaver of Cook County, Illinois, written on 21 February 1893, and proved in Cook county Probate Court on 23 May 1893.  

Alonzo C. Seaver (1852-1893) was born 18 October 1852 in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of John Coolidge and Ann M. (Crane) Seaver.  He died 30 April 1893 in Chicago, Illinois.  Alonzo married Marie L. Smith (1854-1894) on 16 September 1874 in Boston, Massachusewtts.  They had one child:

*  Bertha Frances Seaver (1875-1949), married 1901 Charles B. Richards (1853-????).

I am a 7th cousin 3 times removed to Alonzo C. Seaver, with our common Seaver ancestor being my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683). 


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Read other transcriptions of records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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