In the name of God Amen, I Andrew Hobson of the township of Danville. In the County of Desmoines and State of Iowa being of advanced age and feeble in health, being of sound mind, do make and publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to day.
first.. Subject to all my just debts, I give and bequeth to my son John C. Hobson, one dollar, to my son Zimri Hobson, one dollor, to my son George M. Hobson, one dollar, to the heirs of my son James R. Hobson I leave one dollar, to my daughter Belinda Melcher, one dollar, to my son Nathaniel W. Hobson, one dollar to be paid within twelve months after my decease.
second.. I give and devise all the balance of my Estate Real and personal of which I shall du seize to my wife Sarah C. Hobson. to be used and enjoyed by her during the time of her natural life. And from and
immediately.. after her decease, I give and devise the same to my son Barnabas Elmore Hobson his heirs and afsigns for for ever.
where of I have here unto set my hand this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty eight.
The above instrument as signed at the date thereof, signed and declared by the said Andrew Hobson as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Thomas (can't decipher last name) residing in Baltimore township Henry county, Iowa
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