On 7-28-2003, I recieved a copy of a Last Will and Testament of Alexander McKelvy where he mentions his wife, Elizabeth and no other members of his immediate family. IE: no sons, daughters or etc.
My office in Will No. 3, page 114.
Given under my hand and the seal of said office this 25th day of October A. D. 1830
John M. Snowden
Truly recorded January 12th 1832
” The people of the State of Illinois.
To all, to whom these presents come. Greeting. Know ye, that whereas Alexander McKelvy of the County of Randolph and State of Illinois died intestate as it is said on or about the month of November A. D. 1831 having at the time of his decease, personal property in this state, which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same; to the end therefore that said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein, we do hereby appoint Elizabeth McKelvy of the County of Randolph and State of Illinois administrix of all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Alexander McKelvy at the time of his decease; with full power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts wheresoever the same may be found in this state; and in general to do and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be required of her by law.
Witness James Thompson Judge of Probate in and for the said County of Randolph at his office in Kaskaskia this 25th day of February A. D. 1832, James Thompson, Judge of probate
Truly recorded February 25, 1832 James Thompson.”