Rachel Blake
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Pages 507

 Last Will and Testament of Rachel Blake

             I Rachel 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, ($75.00)

 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 home with.

 Item 4th. I will and devise to my grandson Reno Blake my trunk.

 Item 5th. I will and devise to my granddaughter Frona Inman my clothes.

             In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of October, 1924.


                                                                                    Rachel (her mark) Blake.


Homer Ferguson,
Cornelia Jones.

State of Indiana, Martin County, SS

             Before me, 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.

                                                                                     Cornelia Jones

            Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 22nd day of November, 1924.

                                                                                                Elmer Harding, Clerk