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Last Will & Testament

Record of Wills - No. 1
Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
Transcribed by: Teresa Young
No. 1288
Page 11 & 12.


Know all men by these presents that I Willie Willis of Rufe in the Central District of the Indian Territory, United States of America, being in ill health and realizing the uncertainty of death, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First, I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Gracie Willis to be the Executrix of my last will, directing my said Executrix to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, and the legacies herein after given out of my estate.

Second: After the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Gracie all of my entire estate consisting of the personal property, to-wit: Thirty head of stock cattle now on the range in Cedar County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, and about seventy five head of hogs, four head of horses and two mules, two wagons and harness, one Buggy. And I further give and bequeath to my said wife Gracie all my household and kitchen furniture. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Gracie all my entire holdings of real estate situated in the Choctaw Nation and held by me as an allottee of the Choctaw Nation, including that inherited by me by reason of the death of Denison Willis a brother.

I further devise and bequeath to said Gracie Willis my entire estate both real and personal property situated within the limits of the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, giving and granting to the said Gracie Willis full and complete power to dispose of or hold my said estate both real and personal as she may deem best and proper.

In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below on this the 14th day of August 1904.

Signed by Willie Willis


United States of America

Indian Territory, Central District

Signed, published and declared by the said Willie Willis as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, on this the 14th day of August 1904.


J. G. Ball, M. D.

R. L. Foust

T. J. Davis

Filed for record March 21st, 1905.

E. J. Fannin, US Clerk


United States of America

Indian Territory, Central Judicial Division

Personally appeared before me Jos R. Foltz, Clerk of the United States Court in the Indian Territory and Judicial Division aforesaid Central District, Indian Territory, to me well known, who being duly sworn, say: That they are the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Willie Willis, deceased, that said instrument was executed at the time, place and by the person therein named; that said Willie Willis the Testator was at the time of signing said instrument upwards of twenty-one years of age, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and that in the presence of both of these affiants, he declared it to be his last will and testament and subscribe his name thereto in the presence of both of these affiants; that at the request of said Testator said affiants wrote their names to his said Will in their presence and in the presence of each other; that the subscriptions to the foregoing instrument of writing are genuine and that said instrument which is hereto attached is the identical one that affiants so witnessed and saw the said Willie Willis sign.


J. G. Ball

R. L. Foust

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of April A. D. 1905.

E. J. Fannin, Clerk

By Jos R. Foltz, Deputy

Admitted to Probate April 14, 1905.

Executors Record 1, Page 8

E. J. Fannin, US Clerk


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