John Rainey
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Pages 479-480

Last Will and Testament of John Rainey 

            I, John Rainey, of Lawrence County, and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory do hereby make this my last will and testament, hereby expressly revoking all other wills by me heretofore, at any time, made and declare; 

Item I.
            I desire that all of my property both real and personal descend to my heirs according to the laws of the State of Indiana, except that I will that any sums given to any of my children at their majority be deducted from his or their portion of my estate; that is to say I give Frank, Charley, Luther and Harley Rainey, my children, certain sums of money when they became of age and I now desire that any sums so given them be treated as advancements when said estate is distributed.

            Witness my hand this 21st day of July, 1914.
                                                            John Rainey

            The foregoing instrument was signed, declared and published by the Testator, John Rainey, as his last Will and Testament in the presence of the undersigned, who, in his presence and in the presence of each other and at the request of said testator, have signed our names as subscribing witnesses to said will.

            Dated July 21st, 1914.

                                                            E. A. Kern.
                                                            Jesse Kern.

Proof of Probate of Will.

            State of Indiana, Martin County, ss:

            Before me, Sherman McPherson, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Edward A. Kern, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of John Rainey, 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 Edward A. Kern and Jesse Kern to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                            Edward A. Kern. 

            Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 16th day of March, 1923.
                                                            Sherman McPherson, Clerk