Jeremiah Madden
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Pages 481-482

Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Madden. 

            I, Jeremiah A. Madden, of Martin County, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby declare my last Will and Testament, as follows: That is to say,

It is my Will that all of my just debts be fully and equitably paid; 

I will, give and bequeath, to my beloved wife Alice Madden, all my property, real, personal and mixed remaining after my just debts have been paid.

I do hereby appoint Alice Madden of Loogootee, Indiana, as the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.

             In witness whereof, I, Jeremiah A. Madden, have hereunto subscribed my name, and I do declare the above and foregoing to be my Last Will and Testament, in the presence of Sherman W. Crays and William T. Padgett this the 19th day of December, 1921.

                                                            Jeremiah A. (His x Mark) Madden

             The undersigned do hereby certify that Jeremiah A. Madden, did sign and seal the above instrument of writing and did openly in our presence and in the presence of each other, and in the hearing of each other, declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament. And we do, hereby, in the presence of said Jeremiah A. Madden, and in the presence of each other, sign and subscribe our names in witness of the execution of the foregoing instrument, this the 19th day of December, 1921.

                                                            Sherman W. Crays.
                                                            William T. Padgett.

 Proof of Probate of Will.

State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:

            Before me, Sherman McPherson, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Sherman W. Crays, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last Will and Testament of Jeremiah A. Madden 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 Sherman W. Crays and William T. Padgett to sign said Will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                            Sherman W. Crays

            Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 17th day of April, 1923.
                                                            Sherman McPherson, Clerk