Wills can also be found in the Register of Deeds. Below is an example of a will found with the deeds. Genesee County, Michigan, also has a separate will book in the Register of Deeds office and that is where the will of Elizabeth Annibal was found.
Genesee Co., MI, Deed
Liber "2" (Will Book), Page 309
28 Oct 1901
Elizabeth Annibal of Richfield Twp, Genesee Co., MI
-Farm in Richfield
-Husband Ira Annibal
-Daughter Nora E. Smith
[Note: Nora Annibal married Oliver Smith on 10 March 1896; Riley Smith and Ira Annibal were the witnesses]
The Annibal family as found in the 1900 MI Census (here).
Elizabeth was living in Davison, Michigan, with her parents, William and Mary, in 1860.
She married Ira Annibal in 1869. Their witnesses were Caleb & Amerett Jordan.
Elizabeth Annibal's death record at the Archives of Michigan site:
1 Nov 1901 - Elizabeth Annibal death record
Buried in Davison Cemetery
F: Wm Lobban b. Scotland
M: Mary Jordan b. England
11/21 Sept 1844
Ira Annibal was listed in the 1850 MI Census, Genesee Co., and was the son of Warner & Narcissa Annibal.
Ira was living with his mother, Narcissa, and step-father, John Beater, in Burton Twp., Genesee County, in 1860.
Ira & E. (Elizabeth) Annibal were living in Mundy Twp., Genesee County, in 1870.
Ira Annibal was living in Atlas Twp. with his second wife, Mary (Snower) Smith, in 1910.
In 1920 Ira was listed as widowed and a patient at the Pontiac State Hospital in Oakland County, Michigan.
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