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

Will Book C, Page 527

 Last Will and Testament of John B. Seal

             I, John B. Seal, of the City of Loogootee, in the county of Martin, in the State of Indiana, hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

             First; I will and bequeath $2000.00, to my wife, Alice Seal, and to her successor to have and to hold upon the following trust and purposes. To be invested in such manner as said trustee shall deem best, and that the said Alice Seal shall have the net income therefrom during her natural life. That after the death of said Alice Seal the said $2000.00 shall be kept invested by said trustee as said trustee shall deem best, and the said $2000.00, and the income therefrom held in trust by said trustee until June 7th, 1941. That on June 7th, 1941, the said trustee shall pay the amount in the possession of the said trustee as such trustee to Joseph Seal and Lawrence Seal, my grandchildren, share and share alike or to the survivor, if either of said grandchildren be deceased. That if both of said grandchildren be deceased on June 7th, 1941, that the funds then in the possession of said trustee shall be paid to my son, Bernard W. Seal. That if my said grandchildren and my said son are deceased on June 7th, 1941, then the said trustee shall pay the funds in the possession of said trustee as said trustee to the heirs of Joseph Seal, Lawrence Seal, and Bernard W. Seal, living on June 7th, 1941, share and share alike.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name this 24th, day of May, 1923.

                                                                                    John B. Seal

             Signed by the testator John B. Seal, as his Last Will, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

                                                                                    Leona M. Gill,
WITNESSES:                                                             Alvin Padgett.

State of Indiana, Martin County, ss; 

            Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came, Alvin Padgett, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of John B. Seal, 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 coercion or restraint, and that said testator requested Leona M. Gill and Alvin 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.

                                                                                    Alvin Padgett.

             Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 14th day of September, 1926.

                                                                                    Elmer Harding, Clerk