Henry Norris
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 560

Last Will and Testament of Henry Norris

 I, Henry Norris, a resident of Martin County, Indiana, and being of sound mind 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 One. I order and direct that all my just debts be paid in full.

 Item Two. I give and bequeath to Rev. Father Joseph F. Gerdon, the pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, of Loogootee, Indiana, the sum of Fifty Dollars, to be used in saying masses for the repose of my soul and the soul of my deceased wife.

 Item Three. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susie Smith, all household furniture of every nature beds and bed clothing that I may own at the time of my death and the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in cash.

 Item Four. I give and bequeath to my children, George Norris, Emol [Emil] Norris, Mary Smith, Susie Smith and Ethel Livers the residue of my estate to be taken share and share alike.

 Item Five. I order and direct that all my property personal or real of which I may die seized except my household furniture, beds and bed clothing devised under item number three, by my executor converted to cash that same may be used in paying the above bequests.

 Item Six. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Emol [Emil] Norris as the executor of this will.

             Witness my hand seal this the 14th day of May, 1929.

                                    Henry Norris, Seal.

             The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Henry Norris, 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 14th day of May, 1929.

                                    Louis Norris,
                                    Joseph P. Smith.

State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:

            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 Henry Norris late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on his 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 himself and Louis Norris 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 witnesses thereto.

                                    Joseph P. Smith.

            Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 25th day of June, 1929.

                                    Charles Sherfick, Clerk