Thomas Williams
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Pages 532-533

 Last Will and Testament of Thomas Williams

             I, Thomas Williams, 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 by me made;

 ITEM 1. I order and direct that all my just debts be paid in full as soon after my death as may be done under the law governing the same.

 ITEM 2. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Agnes Williams the sum of Three Hundred Dollars, to my daughter Rose Williams, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars and to my son Thomas Dellas Williams the sum of Three Hundred Dollars.

 ITEM 3. I order and direct that in event my personal estate is not sufficient to pay my said debts and the bequest set out in item 2, that then and in such event, 10 acres or more if necessary of unimproved land from such real estate of which I may die seized be sold regularly under the statute to make assets for such purpose.

 ITEM 4. I order and direct that after items one, tow [sic] and three of this will have been fully complied with that all the residue of my personal estate and all the remainder of my real estate of which I may die seized shall be given to my children, Harry Williams, Mary Agnes Williams, Rose Williams, Thomas Dellas Williams, Thresia Williams, Charles Louis Williams, Victoria Gootee, Anna Gootee, Irene Bradley, and my grandchild Beatrice McCann, to be had or held in equal proportion and in event of the death of either or any of the above named devisees or legatees prior to the death of this testator, that the interest to which they may be entitled shall revert to their legal heirs at law.

 ITEM 5. I constitute and appoint Geo. W. Gates executor of this will.

            Witness my hand and seal this the 11th day of March, 1921.

                                                            Thomas (his mark) Williams. (SEAL).

Attest to mark;
            Joseph P. Smith.

The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Thomas Williams, as and for his last will and testament, in our presence, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto this the 11th day of March 1921.

                                                                                    J. Eugene Grannan,
                                                                                    Jerome C. Patterson.


                         Before me, Elmer Harding Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came J. Eugene Grannan, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Williams, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on 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 any coercion or restraint, that said testator, requested this affiant and Jerome C. Patterson, 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.

                                                                                     J. Eugene Grannan,

            Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 8 day of March, 1927.

                                                                                    Elmer Harding, Clerk