Will Book C, Pages 7-9
William Sims (Seal)
Tomas J. Clinton (Seal)
Be it Remembered, that on the 13th day of February 1896, Thomas J. Clinton one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Phillip Hotz late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before the Judge of the Circuit Court of Martin County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the Judge of said Court, upon his oath, declared and testified as follows: that is to say; that on the 27th day of January 1896, he saw the said Phillip Hotz sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Phillip Hotz declare the said instrument in writing to be his last his last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Phillip Hotz, and with his consent attested
and subscribed by the said Thomas J. Clinton, in the
presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing
witnesses thereto, and that the said Phillip Hotz was at the time of the signing
and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full ages (that
is more than twenty one years of age), and of sound mind and memory, and not
under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and
further deponent says not.
I Geo. W. Gates, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Phillip Hotz has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Thomas J. Clinton, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a
complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Thomas J. Clinton, in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in book “C” at pages 7, 8, & 9 of the Record of Wills of said County.