Will Book C, Pages 532-533
Last Will and Testament of Thomas Williams
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
ITEM 5. I constitute and appoint
Geo. W. Gates executor of this will.
my hand and seal this the 11th day of March, 1921.
(his mark) Williams. (SEAL).
Attest to mark;
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.
PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL:
INDIANA, MARTIN COUNTY, SS:
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.
and sworn to before me, this 8 day of March, 1927.