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Wills of famous Americans
The history books tell the stories of those who had a hand in the making of America, but hundreds of years later, we can look at the final intentions of famous Americans -- many written in their own hand -- through a simple click of the mouse.
Thanks to a 2-plus year undertaking by Ancestry.com, the wills of more than 100 million Americans, spanning a period from 1668 to 2005, have been posted online.
Read on for a few tidbits from the last will and testament of 5 prominent historical figures, from Paul Revere to Harriet Beecher Stowe.