and Testament of Joseph S. Gootee
I, Joseph S. Gootee, at this time a
resident of Martin County, Indiana, and being of sound and disposing mind and
memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament,
hereby revoking all former wills by me made;
Item 1. I desire that all my just
debts be paid.
Item 2: I give and bequeath unto my
beloved wife, Maggie A. Gootee, all of my property of every nature whatsoever,
real estate, personal property and mixed property, wheresoever located, of
which I may die seized.
Item 3: I constitute and appoint my
beloved wife, Maggie A. Gootee, executrix of this will.
Witness my hand and the seal this
the 2nd day of August 1928, at Martin County, Indiana.
The foregoing instrument, signed,
sealed and acknowledged by said Joseph S. Gootee as and for his last will and
testament in our presence, who, at his request, in his presence and in the
presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, this
the 2nd day of August 1938.
Indiana, Martin County, SS;
Before me, Charles Sherfick, clerk
of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came James L. McGovern one of the
subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Joseph S.
Gootee late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath
says 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 testator was of
full age to devise his property, of sound mind and memory and not under any
coercion or restraint, that said testator requested James L. McGovern and Frank
H. Walker to sign said will as witness thereto, which they accordingly did in
the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 11th day of September, 1929.