Sarah Sweeney
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 562

Last Will and Testament of Sarah Sweeny

             I, Sarah Sweeny, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desirous of making disposition of my worldly goods in such manner as seems to me to be just and proper hereby make and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

 Item One. After my death it is my desire that my mortal remains be given a decent interment, fitting to one in my station of life, and that all expense of my last illness and interment be paid as well as all other just debts and obligations which may be owing by me.

 Item Two. My good friend James Shaw having been of much help to me throughout my recent years and with the promise from him that he will continue so to be during the remainder of my earthly existence; that he will assist me in caring for my property, securing tenants for the same if the same be vacant, and otherwise acting in the place and stead of a dutiful son to me I will and bequeath to him all the property, real and personal, of which I may die seized after the payment of the items mentioned in Item first hereof.

 Item Three. I hereby appoint my said friend James Shaw as executor of this will and testament.

 Attest. Carlos T. McCarty.                 Sarah (her mark) Sweeny

             Signed and published by the testator as her last will and testament in our presence who, at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other hereunto affix our names as witnesses this thirteenth day of November, 1928

 Eva Braun
Carlos T. McCarty

 State of Indiana, Martin County, SS –

Before me, Charles Sherfick Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Carlos T. McCarty one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Sarah Sweeny late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath says that he was present at the execution of said will; that the same was duly executed, that at the time of the execution thereof, said testator was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testator requested Carlos T. McCarty to sign said will as witness thereto, which he accordingly did in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                         Carlos T. McCarty.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 28th day of June, 1929.

                        Charles Sherfick, Clerk.