Martha Boone
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 508-509

 Last Will and Testament of Martha Boone

             In the Name of the Benevolent Father, I, Martha Boone, formerly Martha Bunt, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being mindful of the uncertainty of life and of the certainty of death hereby make and publish this my last will and testament herby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

             Item First: It is my will and desire that after my decease all my just debts and liabilities be paid.

             Item Two. I will and bequeath upon the conditions herein after set forth to my beloved husband Lucien Boone all the property of which I may die seized, real or personal, including my eighty three acre farm in Halbert Township, Martin County, Indiana, on which I now reside, subject to the following conditions:

            First: That he pay all my just debts and liabilities and the expenses of my last illness and interment.
            Second: That he have same for his own use and control only during his natural life and during the time he remain a widower.

             Item Three: Upon the death of my said husband Lucien Boone, or upon his remarriage after my decease it is my will that all property remaining in his hands which came to him by virtue of this will shall at once descend to and vest in my daughter Addie R. Sullivan or her heirs at law if she be deceased.

             Item Four: I hereby nominate and appoint William J. Strange executor of this will.

             In Witness Whereof I have hereto set my hand this 27th day of January, 1925.

                                                                                     Martha J. Boone.

             Signed and acknowledged by the testator as her last will and testament in our presence and signed by us at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other as attesting witnesses this 27th day of January, 1925.

                                                                                     Maude Smith,

                                                                                    Carlos T. McCarty.


State of Indiana, Martin County, SS: 

            Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Carlos T. McCarty, of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Martha J. Boone, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath say that he was present at the execution of said last will; that the same was duly executed, that at 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 him to sign said will as witness thereto, which accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                                                    Carlos T. McCarty,

             Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 9th day of March, 1925. 

                                                                                    Elmer Harding, Clerk