Will Book C, Page 518-519
Last Will and Testament of William Ward
I, William Ward at this time a resident of Martin County
Indiana and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and
declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills
be [sic] me made:
Item I. I desive [sic]
that all my just debts be paid.
Item II. I give and bequeath unto Reverend Vincent Dwyer, or
his successory, as paster of St. Martins Catholic Church in Martin County
the sum of fifty dollars and ask that he offer masses for the repose of my soul
and the souls of the deceased members of my family.
Item III. I hereby provide that a monument costing
approximately Fifty dollars be placed at my grave.
Item IV. I give and bequeath unto my brother, Patrick Ward,
the Northwest quarter of the Northeast of Section Number Twelve (12) township
two (2) North Range Five (5) West.
Item V. I give and bequeath unto my sister Mary Anin [sic] an undivided one half interest in
the Southwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of same section.
Item VI. I give and bequeath unto my brother, Cyril Ward, an
undivided one fourth interest in the Southwest quarter of the north east
quarter of same section.
Item VII. I give and bequeath unto my sister Catherine
Clements an undivided one eighth interest in the Southwest quarter of the North
east quarter of same section.
Item VIII. I give and bequeath unto the children of my
deceased sister Nora Clements, an undivided one eighth interest in the South
west quarter of the North east quarter of same section.
Item IX. I desire that in the event I have not sufficient
personal property to pay all the bequests and debts mentioned in the first four
items herein that they shall be paid out of the South west quarter of the North
east quarter above described and that the residue thereof be divided in the
proportions herein provided.
Item X. I desire that in case I have enough personal
property to pay all the obligation herein without disturbing the tract
mentioned in item IX, herein that the residue, if any, shall be paid to my
brother Cyril Ward.
Item XI. I constitute and appoint Patrick Ward executor of
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 9th day of November,
(his mark) Ward,
The foregoing instrument signed sealed and acknowledged by
said William Ward as and for his last will and testament who at his request in
his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands and
seals as witnesses thereto this the 9 day of November 1925.
PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL.
State of Indiana, Martin County,
Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came John T.
Dennigan, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and
testament of William Ward, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being
duly sworn on oath say 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 this
affiant and J. L. McGovren, 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.
and sworn to before me, this 17 day of Novembers, 1925,