Samantha Stiler
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Last Will of Samantha Stiler

            I, Samantha Stiler of Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana, do hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament: - 

            1. I direct that my just debts be paid. 

            2. I will and devise and bequeath all the property of which I may die the owner to my daughter Catherine Stiles. 

            3. I desire that Olive Baker be appointed guardian for the said Catherine Stiles and in the event of the death of said Olive Baker that Pearl Baker be appointed such guardian. 

            4. I hereby appoint Olive Baker executrix of this will. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of April, 1917.

                                                                                    Samantha Stiles.

            Signed by the said Samantha Stiles in our presence and by us as witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other and by her declared to be her last will and testament this 14th day of April, 1917.

                                                                                    Wm. C. Domica,

                                                                                    W.F. Brooks.



             State of Indiana, Martin County, ss.

             Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Circuit Court, personally same William F. Brooks, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Samantha Stiles, late of Martin County, 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 testatrix was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testatrix requested Wm. C. Domica and W. F. Brooks, to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                                                     W. F. Brooks.

             Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 13th day of April, 1926.

                                                                                  Elmer Harding, Clerk Martin Circuit Court