Will Book C, Pages 507
Last Will and Testament of Rachel Blake
Blake of Martin County Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do make publish
and declare this instrument as my last will and testament
Item 1st. I will and direct at my death that Walter
A. Jones, shall be appointed administrator, without bond to settle my estate.
Item 2nd. I will and direct that at my death said
administrator see to the payment of my debts and funeral expenses out of monies
on hand and erect a stone at my grave not to cost over Seventy five Dollars,
Item 3rd. I will and direct and devise that after all
my debts, funeral expense and stone erected, if there be any monies left, that
it shall be given to my granddaughter, Frona Inman, if I am living with and
making her home my home at my death. And if I am making my home elsewhere said
money shall not be paid to said Frona Inman, but to whomever I am making my
Item 4th. I will and devise to my grandson Reno Blake
Item 5th. I will and devise to my granddaughter Frona
Inman my clothes.
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of October, 1924.
(her mark) Blake.
PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL.
State of Indiana, Martin County,
Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Cornelia
Jones, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and
testament of Rachel Blake, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being
duly sworn on her oath says that she was present at the execution of said last
will; that the same was duly executed, that the time of the execution thereof,
said testatrix was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory
and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testatrix requested this
affiant and Homer Ferguson, to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they
accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each
other in subscribing witnesses thereto.
and sworn to before me, this 22nd day of November, 1924.