Will Book C, Pages 37-40
Last Will and Testament of Nancy T. Guthridge
I Nancy T.
Guthridge of Martin County in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and
disposing memory, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament,
and I do hereby revoke any and all Wills by me heretofore made.
Having heretofore conveyed to my daughter Mary Sanders, now deceased, certain
Real Estate in Martin County, Indiana with house thereon, containing one-half
acre, more or less and to my son James Guthridge a house and lots in the Town
of Shoals in Martin County, Indiana, and have given to my said son for the
improvement of the said Real Estate, and which has been expended thereon, the
sum of Four hundred Dollars, it is my will and desire that the heirs of my said
daughter Mary take nothing for them of my estate.
It is also
my will and desire that the Real Estate and money as conveyed and given to my
said son James Guthridge stand as his share of my estate, and that no charge be
made against him for any amount of money, I have heretofore given him for any
purpose, which gift I hereby ratify and confirm.
Item 2: I
give devise and bequeath unto my grandchildren Clifford Woods, and Clyde Woods,
the following described Real Estate, situate in Martin County, in the State of
Indiana, to-wit: Lots numbered Twelve (12) and Fifteen (15) in Horsey’s
Addition to the Town of Shoals, (formerly Memphis): And it is desired that the
rents of said property be applied to the education and support of said
children, if sufficient, and if not that the Guardian of said children who are
minors, sell the same as provided by law for that purpose, and that the funds
derived from the proceeds of such sale, be paid to them as by them needed, for
their education and support.
Item 3: If
at my decease, I have any other estate not disposed of it is my will that just
debts and expenses of Administration be paid therefrom, and should there be
anything remaining after paying my debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of
administration, it is my will that the same be given to my grandchildren
Clifford and Clyde Woods, and I do hereby give and bequeath the same to them to
be used for their education and support.
Item 4: I
hereby nominate and appoint my son James Guthridge Executor of this my last
Will and Testament, and request that he accept the trust and carry out the
provisions of this Will.
Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 4th day of December, 1897.
T. Guthridge (Seal)
Signed by the said Nancy T. Guthridge and acknowledged by
her to be her last Will and Testament, in our presence; and signed by us as
witnesses in her presence, and in the presence of each other.
The State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:
Remembered: That on the 26th day of January, 1898, Hileary Q. Houghton one of
the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament
of Nancy T. Guthridge late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before
George W. Gates, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County, in the state of
Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath,
declared and testified as follows, that is to say:
That on the
4th day of December, 1897, he saw the said Nancy T. Guthridge, sign her name to
said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament; and that
this deponent, at the same time heard the said Nancy T. Guthridge declare the
said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament, and that the said
instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Nancy
T. Guthridge and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Hileary Q.
Houghton and James B. Marshall in the presence of said testator and in the
presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said
Nancy T. Guthridge was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said
instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more [than]Twenty-one
years of age,) and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any
coercion or restraint, as the said deponent says not.
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Hileary Q. Houghton,
before me George W. Gates Clerk of said Court, at West Shoals the 26th day of
W. Gates Clerk.
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name,
and affixed the seal of said Court.
W. Gates Clerk
State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:
W. Gates, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County, Indiana, do herby
certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Nancy T. Guthridge has
been admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Hileary Q.
Houghton, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of
said Will, and of the testimony of the said Hileary Q. Houghton, in proof
thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book “C” at pages 37, 38, 39
& 40 of the Record of Wills of said County.
attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal
of said Court, at West Shoals, this 26th day of January, 1898.
Circuit Court Martin County