LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LEMUEL BICKNELL HOLMES

born:   16 Nov 1804
died:   23 Jun 1891

     I, L. B. Holmes of Keokuk County Iowa, being of lawful age, and sound mind, make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all previous wills by me made.

     1. I will and bequeath that all my lawful debts be paid. That
        my funeral expenses be paid and that decent monument be
        placed at my grave.

     2. I will and bequeath that my daughter Maggie Robison have one-
        sixth part of my estate.

     3. I will and bequeath to my son George Holmes one-twelfth part
        of my estate.

     4. I will and bequeath to my son Clarkson E. Holmes ten dollars.

     5. I will and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Amanda Holmes one-
        sixth of my estate, less ten dollars.

     6. I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Fagen one twelfth of
        my estate.

     7. I will and bequeath to my daughter Emma Brink one-sixth of
        my estate.

     8. I will and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Horning one-sixth
        of my estate, to be held in trust for her benefit by
        Theodore Robison and paid out by him for her benefit as his
        judgement may dictate, and in case of his death or inability
        to act that the District Court of Keokuk Co., Iowa appoint
        a suitable person to act in his stead. And further, in the
        event of the death of said Eliza Horning the property to
        descend to her children.

     9. I will and bequeath to my grandson Alvin Holmes one-sixth of
        my estate.

    10. I nominate and appoint Theodore Robison as executor of this
        my last will and testament, March 1st, 1888.



ESTATE OF L. B. HOLMES    DECEASED JUNE 23, 1891    WIDOW  NO         


  Heirs at Law       Date of Birth        Residence       Remarks

Margretha Robison   January 22, 1846   Oyton City, Utah  one-sixth
   (Maggie)

George Holmes       January 11, 1850   Deep River, Iowa  one-twelfth

Clarkson E. Holmes  May 4, 1851        Talleyrand, Iowa  ten dollars ($10.00)

Amanda Holmes       October 23, 1861   Talleyrand, Iowa  one-sixth less $10.00

Mary Fagen          January 22, 1853   Talleyrand, Iowa  one-twelfth

Emma Brink          June 10, 1854      Talleyrand, Iowa  one-sixth

Elisa Horning       June 8, 1856       Talleyrand, Iowa  one-sixth

Alvin Holmes        December 14, 1869  Loretto     Bres  one-sixth


Real Estate

  Description                     Sec.   Tp. or
                                  or Lot Blk. Range Acres
N.E.4                               33    75    10   160

E.2 N.W.                            33    75    10    80

S.3/10 S.W. N.W.                    34    75    10    12

N.19a N.W. S.W.                     34    75    10    19

S.W. 7a N. W.28a S.W. N.W.          34    75    10     7


STATE OF IOWA    I, J. Peter Mersch administrator of the estate
Keokuk County    of L. B. Holmes deceased, on my oath do say that
                 the foregoing statement of the names, ages, residence,
                 & c., of the heirs of said Estate is correct, as I
                 verily believe, SO HELP ME GOD.   J. Peter Mersch 

Subscribed and sworn to before me by said J. Peter Mersch this 5th of Oct. 1891.
                       F. L. Goeldicer   
                       Deputy Clerk      

The L. B. Holmes signatures on the following two pages are copies from the last will and testament of L. B. Holmes.


     The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by Lemuel B. Holmes in our presence, and he, at the same time declared the same to be his last will and testament; and by his request we signed our names thereto as witnesses, both in his presence, and in the presence of each other.
James D. Gray
John H. Vastine


     I, L. B. Holmes of the county of Keokuk and state of Iowa being of sound and disposing mind and of full age, making this addition to my will heretofore made.  I desire that my real estate shall remain unsold and in charge of my executor, who shall rent the same to the best advantage he may have the opportunity of doing, and apply the proceeds as the other portions of my personal property for the term of ten years unless he shall be able to sell the same for the sum of thirty dollars ($30.00) per acre sooner.  In that case he may sell as soon as he has an opportunity to realize thirty dollars per acre and divide the same as specified in the will to which this is a supplement.   My personal property I desire distributed in accordance with said will as soon as the Executor may see fit.  May 19th, 1888.
L. B. Holmes



     The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by L. B. Holmes in our presence and he at the same time declared the same to be a supplement to his last will and testament and they together constituted his last will and testament, and by his request we signed our names thereto, as witnesses, both in his presence and in the presence of each other.
James D. Gray, Keokuk Co., Iowa
John H. Vastine, Keokuk Co., Iowa


     I, L. B. Holmes of Keokuk Co., Iowa, being of full age and sound and disposing mind make this addition to my former will: I desire to change so much of my former will as relates to my bequest to my daughter Eliza Horning, in which will I bequeathed to her, property to be dealt out according to the judgement of my son-in-law Theodore Robison as her needs require.   I hereby declare as my wish that she receive her share the same as my other heirs.   I further declare it as my will that in case my son-in-law Theodore Robison shall not wish to act as executor of my will that John Horning shall be appointed in his place. May 2, 1891.
L. B. Holmes

     Signed in our presence and at his request.   Signed by us in his presence as witnesses, this 2nd of May 1891.

M. Mohland
James D. Gray