Minerva O'Brien
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 546-547

Last Will and Testament of Minerva O’Brien

 I, Minerva O’Brien, 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 order and direct that all my just and legal debts be paid in full.

 Item 2. I give and bequeath to my daughter Amanda O’Brien all my property, personal, real or mixed of which I may die seized that remains after the payment of all my just and legal debts as directed in Item 1.

 Item 3. I do hereby constitute and appoint George W. Gates of Loogootee, Indiana as executor of this will.

 Witness my hand and seal this the 27th day of August 1924.

Attest to mark, Susan Kidwell.

                                                                                    Minerva (her mark) O’Brien.

The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Minerva O’Brien, as and for her last will and testament, in our presence, who at her request in her presence and the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witness thereto, this August 27th 1924.

                                                                                    Joseph P. Smith.
                                                                                    Henrietta Kidwell.

State of Indiana,
Martin County, SS:

             Joseph P. Smith, being duly sworn on oath says, that Minerva O’Brien, departed this life testate on or about the 21st day of November, 1927, and at the time of her death was a resident of Martin County, Indiana.

                                                                                    Joseph P. Smith

 Subscribed and sworn to before me this December 2nd 1927.

                                                                                    Elmer Harding, Clerk.

 Before the clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County, in the state of Indiana, personally came Joseph P. Smith, subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of writing, who being first duly sworn upon oath deposes and says that Minerva O’Brien, the testator named in the instrument of writing purporting to be her last will and testament, did sign, seal, publish and declare the same to be her last will and testament on the day of the date thereof; that the said testatrix was at the said time, of full age of 21 years and of sound and disposing mind and memory and that she was under no coercion, compulsion or restraint and that she was competent to devise her property. That the said testatrix so signed, sealed, published and declared, the same to be her last will and testament, in manner and form as aforesaid, in the presence of affiant and Henrietta Kidwell, the other subscribing witness thereto, and that they each attested the same and subscribed their names as witness thereto, in the presence and at the request of said testatrix and in the presence of each other.

                                                                                     Joseph P. Smith,

 Subscribed and sworn to before me, in witness of which I hereunto affix the seal of said court and subscribed my name as clerk thereof at Shoals, Indiana, this December 2nd 1927.

                                                                        Elmer Harding, Clerk