Name: Matilda GILLASPY
Given Name: Matilda
Birth: 7 Jan 1822 in KY
Death: 24 Jan 1873 in Oakland Township, Louisa Co., IA
Burial: Beauchamp Cemetery, Oakland Township, Louisa Co., IA
Matilda died 24 Jan 1873 and was buried in Beauchamp Cemetery, Oakland Township, Louisa Co. , IA, her age listed as 51 years and 17 days. Her will dated 2 April 1872 reads:
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
Title: Matilda Koons Grave Marker
"In the name of God, Amen. I Matilda Koons of Louisa County in the State of Iowa, being o f sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of Life, do make, publish, and do lea ve this to be my last will and testament.
First. After all my lawful debts are paid, the residue of my estate I give and bequeath a s follows -
Item. To my beloved husband Alford Koons all my real estate, for his use and benefit durin g his natural life; and after his death to be divided as follows, among my heirs.
Item. To my beloved son William Koons I give the south west quarter of the south west quart er of section no. fifteen in township no. seventy six of range five west containing forty acr es of land for his own use and benefit, having conveyed to him heretofore other forty acres b y deed.
Item. To my beloved daughter Nancy Price I give and bequeath the sum of ten dollars to be p aid to her after the death of both myself and my husband, she having received forty acres o f land by deed some years ago.
Item. To my beloved daughter Lucinda Kirk I give and bequeath the sum of ten dollars to b e paid to her after the death of moth myself and my husband she having already received fro m me twenty acres of timber land by deed of conveyance, the same being as much value as the f orty acres conveyed to her sister Nancy.
Item. To my beloved son Robert Wilson Koons I give and bequeath forty acres of land the sam e being the south east quarter of the south west quarter of section fifteen and five acres of f the north part of the south seven acres of the north east fractional quarter of section twe nty one all in township seventy six range five. Also one feather bed and bedding and bed clo thing suitable for the same.
Item. To my beloved son Milton Koons I give and bequeath forty acres of land described as f ollows: the north west quarter of the north west quarter of section no twenty two; also two a cres in the north east corner of the north east quarter of section twenty one, also the sout h two acres of the south part of the north east fractional quarter of section twenty one - al l in township seventy six north of range five west. Also one feather bed and bedding and be d clothing suitable for it.
[illegible in margin] is that my children now under the age of majority shall receive the s ame proportion of property as near as may be as the older ones who have already received thei r shares, and that my husband shall enjoy the use and benefit of all the said property durin g his life time and the two youngest, viz. Robert Wilson and Milton to have a home until the y are twenty one years old.
Item. I hereby appoint and constitute my friend Thomas Maxwell of Muscatine County as the e xecutor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my name thi s second day of April A.D. 1872.
Matilda (her X mark) Koons
The above instrument was subscribed by the said Matilda Koons in our presence and acknowledg ed by her and declared by her to be her last will and testament and at her request and in he r presence have signed our names as witnesses and our place of residence opposite our names.
H. A. Keyes - Oakland, Louisa Co., Iowa
Calista E. Carpenter - Oakland, Louisa Co., Iowa"
[Recorded Vol. 1, pages 298-304 in Louisa Co., IA.]
Father: James Fulton GILLASPY b: 1788/1790 in Botetourt Co., VA
Mother: Susan SPENCER b: 1800/1802 in Of Shelby Co., KY
Alfred S. (Alford) KOONS b: 10 Apr 1819 in IN
3 Jul 1839
in Johnson Co., IN
- Alfred KOONS b: 25 Sep 1840 in Oakland Township, Louisa Co., IA
- Matthew KOONS b: 25 Sep 1840 in Oakland Township, Louisa Co., IA
- William M. KOONS b: 21 Nov 1841 in Louisa Co., IA
- Nancy KOONS b: 10 Apr 1843 in Louisa Co., IA
- Wiley KOONS b: 1845 in Louisa Co., IA
- Lucinda KOONS b: 1847/1848 in Louisa Co., IA
- Arthur KOONS b: 1851 in Louisa Co., IA
- Martha J. KOONS b: ABT 1853 in Louisa Co., IA
- Matilda KOONS b: 1855 in Louisa Co., IA
- Louisa KOONS b: 1856 in Louisa Co., IA
- Robert Wilson KOONS b: 11 May 1863 in IA
- Milton KOONS b: 22 Aug 1865 in Muscatine Co., IA