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

Will Book C, Pages 549

Last Will and Testament of William M. Seal.

             In the name of God, and the Benevolent Father of all I, William M. Seal, of Loogootee, Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make and declare my Last Will and Testament, as follows, that is to say:

 First: It is my will that all of my just debts be fully and equitably paid.

 Second: I request that the executor of this my last will and testament pay to my daughter,             Agnes Walker, the sum of fifty dollars, and that she be directed to use the funds in payment of masses for myself and the deceased member of my family.

 Third: I will and bequeath to my granddaughter, Gladys March the sum of one dollar.

 Fourth: I will and bequeath to my grandson, Harry Stout, the sum of one dollar.

 Fifth: I will and bequeath the balance of my property, real, personal, and mixed to my six children, namely, Agnes Walker, Loronzo Seal, Lydia Carrico, Chris Seal, Ella Lee, and Flavian A. Seal, and that they share equally.

 Sixth: I hereby appoint Flavian A. Seal of Washington, Davies [Daviess] County, Indiana, as the executor of this my last will and testament.

 In witness whereof, I, William M. Seal, have hereunto subscribed my name, and I do hereby declare the above and foregoing to be my last will and testament, in the presence of WALTER HAYS and FRANK H. WALKER, this the second day of January, 1919.

                                                                                    William M. Seal.

 The undersigned, do hereby certify that William M. Seal, did in our presence, and in the presence of each other, sign and seal this above instrument, of writing, and did openly in our presence and hearing and in the presence and hearing of each other, declare that same to be his last will and testament, and we do hereby in the presence of each other, and in the presence of said William M. Seal, sign and subscribe our names in witness of the execution of the foregoing instrument, this the 2nd day of January, 1919.

                                                                                    Walter Hays,
                                                                                    Frank H. Walker.

            I. Charles Sherfick Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of William M. Seal, late of Martin County, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by Frank H. Walker and Walter Hay, subscribing witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have been duly recorded in records of Wills No. C. page 549. In this office.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of said court this 16 day of April, 1928.

            Charles Sherfick, Clerk Martin Circuit Court.