Will Book C, Pages 547-548
Last Will and Testament of Mary Dunn
I order and direct that all my just debts and liabilities be paid in full as soon after my death as may be regularly be done.
I do hereby give and bequeath to Reverend Joseph F. Gerdon, of Loogootee, Indiana, the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, to be used in the payment for masses for the repose of my soul and the soul of my deceased husband, James Dunn.
I do hereby give and bequeath unto Reverend Joseph F. Gerdon, of Loogootee, Indiana, the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, to be used as part payment of the school debt created by the erection of a school house, if any debt there be at that time, and if not to be used for such purposes as may become necessary in the further erection of school buildings, or in behalf of the St. John’s Catholic School.
I do hereby give and bequeath to Reverend Joseph Clancy, Pastor of St. Mary’s Church of Davis [Daviess] County, Indiana, which shall be in payment for my funeral mass the sum of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars.
I do hereby give and bequeath to the Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor of Indianapolis, Indiana, the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars, which shall be in payment of funeral expense and burial outfit to be furnished by them.
I do now hereby give and bequeath the residue of my estate to my brother, Thomas Bradley and my sister, Katie Bradley, to be taken and held by them share and share alike.
I do hereby constitute and appoint Albert F. Kennedy as executor of this will. I do hereby set my hand and seal this, the twelfth day of January, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Seven.
Mary Dunn, Seal.
The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged, by the said Mary Dunn, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in our presence, who at her request, in her presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, this the twelfth day of January, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Seven.
Before me, Charles Sherfick, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Joseph P. Smith one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Mary Dunn 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 and Bridget Bowers to sign said will as witness thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.
Joseph P. Smith.
Charles Sherfick, Clerk Martin Circuit Court.
State of Indiana Martin County, ss: -
I, Charles Sherfick clerk of the Martin Circuit Court do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of Mary Dunn, late of Martin County, state of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by Joseph P. Smith one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have been duly recorded in Record of Wills No. C., Page 548, in this office.