Orange County, Indiana

Wills


JOHN HARRISON APPLE
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, John Harrison Apple, at this time a resident of Orange County. State of Indiana, and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testatament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

Item 1- I direct that as soon after my death as may be practical my executor hereinafter named, shall pay all my just debts, funeral expenses, expenses of my last sickness, and the costs of administration upon my estate.

Item 2- 1 give, bequeath and devise to my daughter, Mary Ethel Weeks, all my property, real, personal and mixed of every kind and character, and wherever situated, to be hers absolutely and forever.

Item 3- 1 hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter, Mary Ethel Weeks as executrix of this will. My said executrix shall have full power and discretion to do any and all things necessary for .the complete settlement of my estate, including the power to sell at public or private sale, and without any order of court and without appraisement or valuation, any real estate or personal property belonging to my estate not herein otherwise disposed of.

Also, my said executrix shall have power to impound, compromise or otherwise to settle any and all claims, charges, debts on demands whatsoever against or in favor of my estate as fully as I could do if living. It is my will and I direct that my executrix mav sell said property at such times as she may deem best, either at public or private sale, either with or without notice and distribute the proceeds to be derived therefrom among the legatees and devisees in the proportion as herein before set out. and under the terms and conditions herein before stipulated. And 1 do further hereby authorize my said executrix to execute and deliver all necessary deeds and receipts, bills of sale or other instruments of conveyance to make proper conveyance and  transfer of said property in such parts or parcels as she mav deem necessary and for the best interest of my estate.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set av hand and seal this 10th day of September, 1940.

 Signed JOHN H. APPLE (Seal). Witnesses Virginia Sinclair and James L. Tucker. Vol 4, page 526. Probated 3Qth. day of December , 1940.



JOHN L. APPLE
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all: I John L. Apple of Orange County in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item 1st. That all my just debts shall be paid.

Item 2nd. I give and devise to Nancy A. Apple, my beloved wife, all my real and personal property of every description that may belong to me at the time of my demise.

Item 3rd. 1 do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

Item 4th. 1 hereby nominate ana appoint Nancy A, Apple executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th dav of January 1890. Signed JOHN L. APPLE.

Signed and acknowledged by the said John L. Apole in our presence and signed by us in his presence. Josiah Hickman and Thomas B. McDonald. Vol 2, page 403, Probated the 1st day of February 1890.


LILLIE MAE APPLE
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, Lillie Mae Apple of Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item 1- I desire my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Item 2 - I will and give to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge of Orleans, Indiana, one hundred dollars ($100,001 which shall be held as a perpetual trust fund and invested in some safe interest producing securities, which interest shall be used in taking care of the grave lot 123 upon which 1 may be buried in the said Lodge Cemetery in said town of Orleans.

Ites 3- I will and give to my brother Henry C. Heise, one thousand dollars {$1,000.00).

Itee 4- The residue of my estate I bequeath and devise, one-third to my said brother, Henry C, Heise of the state of Washington, and in case he shall die before my demise, then I will, give and devise said one-third interest in the residue of my estate to his two children. Dencil Heise and Dorothy Marro; one-third to Ada P. Johnson and Pauline C. Carroll, children of my deceased brother, Edward Heise, and one-third to Ernest B. Heise, Earl F. Heise and Ray Heise, children of my deceased brother Albert Heise. In case of the demise of my brother Henry C. Heise, before my demise then it is my will and desire that the one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) willed to my brother in Item 3, of this will shall become inoperative, ineffective and cancelled and said one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) shall be added to the residue of my estate and be divided according to item 4 hereof.

I hereby nominate Pauline C. Carroll executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness hereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of September, 1936. Signed LILLIE MAE APPLE (seal),
Witnesses Willis H. Cozzack and Cora C. Cozzack. Vol 4, page 476. Probated the 3rd. day of November 1938.


JENNIE L BAKER
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

Know all men by these presents, that I Jennie L. Baker being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First- It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid in full.

Second- It's my will that my daughter Elva M. Roach be paid the sum of $50.00 for caring for me through my last sickness.

Third- I will and bequeath my husband Alvin B. Baker the sum of $5.00. The residue of my property, which I may have at my death, both real, personal and mixed, I hereby will and bequeath to my children James A. Baker, Emma E. West, Elva M. Roach, Samuel E. Baker, Oaa A. Ferries, Oliie A. Baker, Sarah Ann Crouse, share and share alike.

I hereby appoint my brother Samuel R. Wells sole executor of this my last will and testament, with power to sell property at either public or private sale, provided property at private sale shall not be sold for less than appraised value.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and declared this to be my last will and
testament in the presence of Almighty God and in the presence of James L. Nobiitt and Benjamin F. Edwards subscribing witnesses this 13th day of August 1906. Signed JENNIE L. BAKER. Vol 3, page 281, Probated 10th day of March, 1908.



SAMUEL BAKER
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems


In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I this day make and publish my last will and testament of all my personal estate.

First I want all of mv just debts paid.

Second- And the residue of my property to my wife Martha A. Baker at my death, except one, two year old filly which I now give to my son Elmer T. Baker.

Third- If there be any orcpertv or money left at the death of my wife, then it to be equally divided between sy three sons William F. Baker, Homer S. Baker and Elmer T. Baker.

And I do hereby appoint William F. Baker and Homer S. Baker as my executors of this my last will. In witness hereof I set my hand and seal this 5th day of June 1394 SAMUEL P. BAKER. Witnesses James W. Worrell and Joseph A. Bishop. Vol 3, page 9. Probated 21 June 1894.



Courtesy of Cathy Beard

Alexander Clark’s Will

Orange County Indiana, Will Book 2, Pages 13-14

“In the name of God Amen. I Alexander Clark of the County of Orange and state of Indiana being of sound mind and disposing memory thanks be given to him who rules above and knowing the uncertainty of life and that it is appointed for all men to die Do make declare and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and codicils heretofore made by me and I hereby dispose of that portion of worldly estate which it has pleased the Almighty ruler of the universe to bless me with in manner and form following to wit. 

Item 1st. I desire that my mortal remains be decently interred and that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid and the residue be divided amongst my children as follows to wit. 

Item 2nd. I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Catharine Clark and Deborah Clark all my household and kitchen furniture that they may desire to keep. Also one cow each to be selected by them and if either of the cows have a calf at the time the calf is to go with the cow. Also one horse creature each, which if the same cannot be divided between my two daughters equally said horses are to be sold and the proceeds equally divided. 

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Clark seventy five dollars. 

Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my son William Clark the sum of fifty dollars. 

Item 5th. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elenor Hill wife of Nathan Hill the sum of fifty dollars. 

Item 6th.  I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Clark and my two daughters Catharine Clark and Deborah Clark the real estate which I now own in the County of Orange and state of Indiana to wit a part of Fractional section thirty four (34) in Township two (2) north of Range one (1) west which is the home farm and which has not been heretofore disposed of to Nathan Hill and bargained to William P. Lomax but should the contract with the said William P. Lomax fail and the land bargained to him revert to my estate again it is my desire that the same be considered as a part of the devise in this item and it is my further desire that should my son Samuel Clark return from California and desire to keep the land hereby devised in this item the same shall  vest in him and his heirs forever by paying the said Catharine Clark and Deborah Clark each the sum of nine hundred dollars in cash. 

Item 7. It is my desire and my intention to make all my children equal in this worlds goods and which by the devises above made added to the advancements in money land and other property heretofore made them. I consider I have done and it is further my intention that the devises here made are not to affect any indebtedness which any of my children may be under to me. 

Item 8. It is my further desire and will that all the residue of my estate both real and personal whether in the County of Orange or in any other part of the state of Indiana be sold at public auction by my executer hereinafter named except the crop of corn now growing which I desire shall belong to and remain in the possession and control of the said Catharine Clark and Deborah Clark provided they remain on the home place and desire to keep the same and the proceeds equally divided amongst all my children including every portion of my estate not here otherwise devised. 

Item 9th. And I hereby nominate and appoint my son William Clark and my son in law Nathan Hill my executers to this my last will and testament to carry out the provisions thereof given under my hand and seal this 20th day of July 1853.   Alexander Clark [Seal] 

Signed and sealed in presence of us and by us witnessed at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other.

          Arthur J. Simpson

          Jonathan Lindley 

The State of Indiana

Orange County 

Be it remembered that on this 8th day of August 1853 Arthur J. Simpson and Jonathan Lindley personally appeared in the court of Common Pleas of Orange County before the judge whereof and being duly sworn say that the foregoing will of Alexander Clark deceased was duly executed by said testator That said testator at the time of executing the same was of sound mind and competent to devise his property and not under coercion that said afficants subscribed their names as witnesses to said will in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as witnesses thereto at the request of said testator and further say not.

A. J. Simpson

Jonathan Lindley

 Subscribed and sworn to in open court the day and year last above written.

 

[Seal] Attest Asa M. Black, Clerk and the seal of said court this 8 day of August 1853. Asa M. Black, Clk, CCP Orange County

 
The State of Indiana

Orange County SS

 I, Asa M. Black clerk of the court of Common Pleas of Orange County certify the foregoing to be a full and complete record of the will of Alexander Clark aforesaid and of the proofs and attestations above mentioned attest my hand and seal this 8 day of August 1853. Asa M. Black clk

 




From Will Book 1, Orange County, Indiana
The Will of George Duncan

Courtesy of  Linda Miller
In the name of God Amen! I George Duncan Senr. Of the county of Orange and state of Indiana, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to All mighty God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and publish this my last will and testament in form and manner following viz: After all my just and lawful debs are paid I will and bequeath unto my true and loving wife Elizabeth Duncan all my estate both real and personal to use in any way she may deem most expedient to render herself easy and comfortable during her natural life, and after death, my will is that the residue be disposed of as follows. 1st to Luvinia Vest ninety three dollars. 2d To Sarah Kearby Sixty dollars. 3d To Jane Boon seventy dollars. 4th The remainder or residue if any to be equally divided amongst all my lawful heirs except Polly Holmes, who has heretofore as I consider received a full share, and Fleming H. Duncan who is to receive in addition to a tract of land heretofore deeded to him by me so as to make the courses and distances of said deeded tract of land and addition thereto ____ as follows viz: beginning at the North East corner of the quarter section of land on which I now live and running west with said quarter section line sixty eight poles, thence south varying so as to run parallel with the original section lines to the southern bondary line of said quarter section, thence east with the quarter section line sixty eight poles: thence direct to the beginning: lastly I will my Immortal soul to God who gave it and my mortal body to be buried at the discresion of George Duncan and Fleming H. Duncan, whom I appoint soul executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof the said George Duncan Senr. Hath signed and acknowledged the foregoing to be his last will and testament this 26th of June 1832.
And in the presence of Alexander Wallace
Linzey Duncan      George Duncan
{seal}
The State of Indiana Orange County S__. Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of March 1839 Fleming H. Duncan one of the executors named within produced said will before me in vacation of c____ and proved the same according to law by the oath of Alexander Wallace one of the subscribing witness therefore witness. __________ (the writing is very small and is difficult to read). Tho. V. C______ Clk.



Will Bk 2, p. 440-441-442.  Office of Orange Co.  Recorder 

LAST WILL OF BENJAMIN CARROLL

 At a regular term of the Orange Circuit Court begun and held at the Court House in the town of Paoli Orange County, Indiana, on Monday the 13th day of June 1892, Present Hon. Samuel B. Voyles Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Indiana, and Ex officio Judge of said court.

      Be it remembered that on Wednesday the 22nd day of June 1892, the same being the 9th Judicial day of the June Term 1892 of said court, the following proceedings were had in said court, towit:

       James R. Carroll
      Jesse Clements et al
        2386           vs            To contest probate of will of Benjamin Carroll.
      Rebecca Carroll
      James W. Carroll et al 

      Come again the parties by their attorneys as heretofore, and the court being sufficiently advised upon the verdict of the jury and upon the special interrogatories and answers thereto filed on yesterday, renders the following judgment.

      It is ordered and decreed by the court that the will of Benjamin Carroll, deceased, in words and figures following: 

      Know all men by these presents that I, Benjamin Carroll, of Jackson Township, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, a farmer, being in ill health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.  And as to my worldly estate and all the property real and personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit: 

      First:  My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

      Item:  I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Hickman Carroll, now six years old, eighty acres of my land or the proceeds thereof, said tract of land to be of average value of the rest of my land per acre. 

      Second:  I give and bequeath to my five living children, to wit: James W. Carroll, Benjamin Carroll Jr., Hickman Carroll, Joseph W. Carroll, and Sarah Jane Painter, and their children, all the remaining part of my real estate situate in Orange and Crawford Counties, in the State of Indiana, to have and to hold the same to their several use and behoove forever.

      I devise and bequeath to my following named grand children to wit: Elizabeth Painter, Thomas Clement, Jesse Clement, Polly Clement and Jane Clement, all the children of my daughter Nancy Clement, now deceased, each fifty dollars, to be paid them out of my personal effects by my executors as soon after my decease as they may deem convenient.

      I give and devise to my other following named grand children to wit: Nancy Ann Byers, James R. Carroll, and Letty J. Kimmel, all the children of my deceased son John Carroll, ten dollars each to be paid them out of my personal effects by my executors as soon after my decease as they may deem convenient.

      I devise and bequeath to my other grand child to wit: Sarah Jane Gilpatrick the child of my deceased daughter Betsy Gilpatrick, one hundred dollars, to be paid out of my personal effects as soon after my decease by my executors as they may deem convenient.

      I devise and bequeath to my following named grand child to wit: George Carroll, the youngest son of my deceased son Isaac Carroll, ten dollars, to be paid by my executors out of my personal effects as soon after my decease as they may deem convenient.

      I further devise and bequeath all that my remain of my personal effects after the several amounts are paid to my grand children hereintofore named, to be divided equally by my executors as soon after my decease as they may deem convenient, between my grandson Thomas Hickman Carroll, my sons James W. Carroll, Benjamin Carroll Jr., Hickman Carroll, Joseph W. Carroll, and my daughter Sarah Jane Painter.

      And lastly, I do nominate and appoint William T. Swift and Josiah Whitmire to be the executors of this my last will and testament.

      In testimony whereof, I the said Benjamin Carroll have this my last will and testament contained on one double sheet of legal cap: paper, to which I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and eighty two.

 

His

Benjamin               X                 Carroll

Mark

Signed, sealed and published, and declared by the said Benjamin Carroll as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

Attest:                                         Josiah Whitmire

Attest:                                              John Overlin

Attest:                                              John Dilliard

 

Be and the same is declared probated, and that it was duly executed and the same is in full force and of legal effect according to its tenor as the will of decedent.

      And William T. Swift being the executor of said will, willing to qualify, he is ordered to fill sufficient bond with the clerk in the sum of $16000.00 conditioned according to law, as such executor, and to qualify within 30 days from this date as such executor, and his letters as administrator as heretofore appointed as executor, he must make and fill a full, true and accurate account of all assets received and paid out and on what account, and until his account is so filed, his bond as administrator is not discharged.

      It is further considered by the court that the contestees recover of the plaintiffs (contestants) all their costs and charges laid out and expended. 

     (Record Signed)                                                  Samuel B. Voyles, Judge

 State of Indiana

Orange County         SS:

      I, John A. Lingle, Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for said County and State, hereby certify the above and forgoing to be a full, true and complete copy of the judgment of said court in the above entitled cause admitting said will to probate, as the same appears of record in the office of said clerk.

      In testimony whereof, witness my hand and the seal of said Court, this 7th day of July 1892. 

                                           John A. Lingle, Clerk

                                          Orange Circuit Court.



Last Will and Testament of Edward W. Moore
Courtesy of  Lynda Miller


In the name of the benevolent Father of all> I Edward W. Moore of Orleans in the County of Orange in the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament: Item 1. I give and devise to my beloved wife all my real estate to wit: Lots numbered Twenty three (23) Twenty-four (24) Twenty five (25) Twenty six (26). Twenty Seven (27) Twenty Eight (28) Twenty nine (29) and Thirty (30) and the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the town of Orleans in the county of Orange and the state of Indiana and all the stock. Housefold goods, furniture, provisions and other goods and chattels which may be thereon at the time of my decease, during her natural life (She however selling so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay my just debts)
At the death of my said wife the real estate aforesaid and that part of the personal property remaining on hand, I devise and bequeath equally to my living daughters and son Sarah, Barbara, Martha A. David B. Mary C. and Elizabeth C and the part that would have fallen to my son William now deceased will and devise to his heirs. And that part that would have fallen to my son Edward W. now deceased, I will and devise to his heir and that part that would have fallen to my daughter Clarissa now deceased, I will and devise to her heirs and that part that would have fallen to my son Christopher C now deceased I will and devise to his heirs: Item: I do hereby nominate and appoint my esteemed son-in law Harrison Morgan Executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing him and empowering him to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as he my deem proper the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower him it shall become manner upon such terms of credit or otherwise as he may deem proper all or any part of my real estate and deeds to purchasers to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.
I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 9th day of August A.D. 1886.
Edward W. Moore {Seal}
Signed and acknowledged by said Edward W. Moore as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.
Richard W. Lingle
Charles A Conder
The State of Indiana, Orange County SS: Be it remembered that on the 4th Day of November 1886 Charles A Conder one of the Subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Edward W Moore late of said county deceased personally appeared before me William T. Cicks Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County in the State of Indiana and being duly Sworn by the Clerk of Said Court upon his oath declared and testified as follows is to Say that on the 9th day of August 1886 he saw the said Edward W Moore sign his name to Said Instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the.___(the rest was not clear




From Orange County Will Book 1
Will of Joshua Reed
Courtesy of  Linda Miller


In the name of God Amen
I Joshua Reed of the County of Orange and State of Indiana being weak in body and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and from following (that is to say) 1st After all my just and lawful debts are paid I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal to my three daughters Rachael Phillips, Martha Marts and Mary Mahan, to be equally divided between them, the said Rachael Phillips, Martha Marts and Mary Mahan and last and lastly I assign my immortal soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of Thomas Phillips, Jacob Marts and Peter Mahan whom I hereby appoint sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three
Joshua Reed {Seal}
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Joshua Reed to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator
Alexander Wallace
Asa Burt
Edward Kearby
Be it remembered that at the November Term of the Probate Court of Orange County Indiana AD. 1838 the within will was exhibited by Peter Mahan one of the Executors thereunto named and duly proved the same to the satisfaction of said court by the oath of Alexander Wallace and Edward Kearby two of the subscribing witnesses thereto
Test. Tho. V. Thornton Clk.


Will of John A. Lindley

Book 3
Pages 320 and 321

Dated October 23, 1909
Proved June 26, 1911 

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

(From Paula Lindley-Butler - I read and photographed this will on February 12, 2010.  I will mention, to make it easier to figure out which John A. Lindley this is, that according to his biography from Goodspeed’s - he first married Nancy Hollowell on February 22, 1854 and from that union 8 children were born of which only Isabel, Nathan, Martha, Homer, and Catherine were living at the time the biography was written. He second married Mary C. Hutchler on December 18, 1869 and to them 5 children were born of which only Axum, Lucius, and Rufus were living at the time the biography was written.  In the will it lists his wife Alice, who must be Debora Alice Newlin who he is listed as marrying on November 15, 1900 in the Orange County Marriage Records.  I left spelling of all namess as it was in his biography.) 

Last Will and Testament of John A. Lindley

I, John A. Lindley, at this time a resident of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to by my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

Item #1.  It is my desire that as soon after my death, and as soon as my Executors, hereinafter named, have sufficient funds on hand with which to pay the same, that they pay all my just debts, including the expense of my last sickness and burial, and the cost of the administration of my estate.

Item #2.  It is my desire, and I hereby direct my Executors hereinafter named, that they shall erect a suitable stone at my grave, expending therefor, the sum of One Hundred and no/100 Dollars ($100.00).

Item #3.  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Alice Lindley, in lieu of her rights by descent or otherwise, in my personal and real estate, the sum of Sixteen Hundred and no *100 Dollars ($1600.00), a part or all of which, she may take of my estate, at the appraised value thereof, after the same has been inventoried and appraised by my executors hereinafter named.

Item #4.  All the residue of my estate, both personal and real, I give, device and bequeath to my children Nathan Lindley, Martha Atkinson, Homer Lindley, John Exum Lindley Lucus B. Lindley and Rufus Lindley, share and share alike, subject however to advancements heretofore made by me, which were made to the following named of said children, and in the amounts named after each of said names, to-wit:- To Nathan Lindley the sum of Two Hundred thirty and no/100 Dollars ($230.00); To Homer Lindley the sum of Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($50.00); To John Exum Lindley the sum of Three Hundred and no/100 Dollars ($300.00); To Lucus B. Lindley the sum of Six Hundred and Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($650.00); and to Rufus Lindley the sum of Four Hundred and no/100 Dollars ($400.00).

Page #2 of Will of John T. Lindley. (from Paula Lindley-Butler, this must have been the original page break of the will before it was recorded, however, you can plainly see that this must be a typo where it lists his middle initial as T.)

            Item #5.  I constitute and appoint my sons Nathan Lindley and John Exum Lindley, Executors of this Will, and I request that they procure the service of Will J. Buskirk, Attorney of Paoli, Indiana, to assist them in the administration of their trust herein given.

            Item #6.  I hereby empower said Executors with full power to, after first having my estate, personal and real, inventoried and appraised, to sell and convey said estate, personal and real, at public or private sale, and on such notice and terms as they may deam expedient, without first procuring an order of any court authorizing such sale.  And after they have converted my said estate into cash, I direct them to carry out Item One, Two, Three, and Four of this Will.

            Witness my hand and seal this 23” day of October, 1909, at the town of Paoli, Orange County, Indiana.                                               John A. Lindley, Seal).

 

The foregoing instrument, signed, sealed and acknowledged by said John A. Lindley, as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence and in the presence of each other, at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, this 23rd. day of October, 1909.                                       Mabel L. Buskirk.

                                                                                    George F. Ham.

 
The State of Indiana, Orange County, SS:-

            Be it remembered, That on the 26th. day of June, 1911, George F. Ham one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of John A. Lindley. late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Charles T. Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say;  That on the 23” day of October, 1909, he saw the said John A. Lindley sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament:  And that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said John A. Lindley declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said John A. Lindley and with his consent attested and subscribed b the said Mabel L. Buskirk and George F. Ham in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said John A. Lindley was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty-one years of age), and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not.                  George F. Ham.

Sworn to and subscribed by the said George F. Ham before me, Charles T. Brown, Clerk of said Court, at Paoli, Indiana, the 26th. day of June, 1911.

            In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court.                           Charles T. Brown, Clerk.

The State of Indiana, Orange County, SS:-

            I, Charles T. Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of John A. Lindley has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of George F. ham one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said George F. Ham in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book #3, at pages 320 and 321 of the record of Wills of said County.

            In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Paoli, Indiana this 26th. day of Jen, 1911.

                                                Charles T. Brown, Clerk Circuit Court Orange County.


Will of John T. Lindley 

Book 3
Pages 283 thru 285
Dated January 1, 1908
Proved April 10, 1908, April 30, 1908 

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

(I read and photographed this will on February, 12, 2010. I left all spelling as it was in the document.  I have his first wife as Hester A. Elrod and all children mentioned in the will by her, except Faith, who I have by Rebecca V. Throop. –Paula Lindley-Butler)

The last Will And Testament of John T. Lindley. 

I, John T. Lindley of Paoli Township, in the County of Orange and the State of Indiana do make and publish my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  

Item 1.  It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the expense of my last sickness and funeral expenses of the settlement of my estate be paid out of my personal estate. 

Item 2. I, give and bequeath to my wife, Rebecca V. Lindley the following personal property, to-wit; My carriage and harness, my two bay mares, Fannie and Bird, the two Jersey cows, Grace and Rose, her choice of four black cows, four heifers calves, four small steer calves, three sows, so much of my household goods and furniture as she sees proper to keep, also the binder, wheat drill, Manure spreader and the small two horse wagon, And also eight hundred dollars in money to be paid to her out first money into the hands of my executor. 

Item 3. I give and bequeath to my daughter Faith T. Lindley, my Gray  mare, Stella, The youngest ( Charlie Brown ) heifer calf. 

Item 4. I give and bequeath to my son Raymond H. Lindley the Jersey Cow, called Lillie. 

Item 5. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Benton Lindley, the white cow, called Butter Cups. 

Item 6. I will and direct that the residue of my personal not herein before bequeathed and disposed of be sold at public sale, by my executor herein after nominated and appointed upon such terms as to him sees best. 

Item 7. I will and devise to my two daughters, Anna M. Hudelson and Lulu F. Brown, the following described real estate in Orange County in the State of Indiana; a part witness, Elwood Brown.                                                            John T. Lindley

 Item 7. Continued.

Of Section fourteen (14) and eleven (11) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west bounded as follows;  Beginning at the northwest corner of the north east quarter of aforesaid section fourteen and running thence South 187 rods, thence east 115 rods, thence north parallel with the West line of said quarter section, to the middle of the “Dry Bed of Lost River”, thence down the middle of said Dry bed to the West Line of the South east quarter of the aforesaid section eleven (11) thence north along said line to a point 36 rods north of the south line of said section, thence south 39 degrees West 15.36 rods to a sugar tree marked X, and which is 18 inches in diameter, thence South 35 degrees West 8.28 rods to a stone marked X thence South 5 degrees east 3.24 rods to a beech tree marked X X, 12 inches in diameter thence South 14 degrees east 6.80 to a beech tree marked 6 and 22 inches in diameter, Thence South 14 degrees east, 7 rods to the South Line of said section and thence east along said Line 12.88 rods to the place of beginning, containing 142 acres. more or less. 

Item 8. I will and devise to my daughter Faith T. Lindley, a part of the south west quarter of section thirteen (13) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west bounded as follows.  Beginning at the north west corner of said south west quarter and running thence south 80.80 rods, thence east 63.19 rods, thence north 16 rods; thence east 65 rods to the west bank of the Dry Bed of Lost River, thence north along the West bank of said Dry Bed to the north line of said quarter section and thence West along said line to the place of beginning, containing fifty two (52) acres more or less. 

Item 9. I will and devise to my son Samuel Benton Lindley, a part of the south east and south west quarters of section thirteen (13) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west bounded as follows; Beginning at the south east corner of the north west quarter of said section and running thence east 8.65 rods, thence south 80.80 rods, thence west 47 rods, thence north to the corner of the land herein before devised to Faith T. Lindley, thence north along the West bank of the Dry Bed of Lost River to the north lined of aforesaid south west quarter of said section, and thence east along said line 52 rods to the place of beginning, containing 26 acres, more or less.

And also a part of the north east quarter of section fourteen (14) in the same township and range, bounded as follows, to-wit;  Beginning at the north east corner  of said section, and running thence West 28.75 rods to the “Old Indian Boundary Line”, thence south along said line to the middle of the Dry Bed of Lost River, thence up the middle of said dry bed to the east line of said section and thence north along said line to the place of beginning containing five and one four (5 ) acres more or less. 

Item 10. I will and devise to my wife Rebecca V. Lindley and to my son, Raymond H. Lindley the residue of my real estate net herein before devised and which is described as follows, to-wit; A part of section fourteen (14) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west, bounded as follows, viz; Beginning at the south west corner of the north west quarter of section thirteen (13) in the same township and range, and running thence south 80.80 rods, thence west 66.81 rods, thence north 54.80 rods, thence west 18.44 rods, to the line of the land herein before devised to Anna M. Hudelson and Lulu F. Brown, thence North along said line to the middle of the Dry Bed of Lost River thence up said Dry Bed to the east line of said section fourteen (14) and thence South along said line to the place of beginning, containing one hundred and eighteen acres more or less.  And Raymond H. Lindley is to pay Samuel B. Lindley $550.00 and Faith T. Lindley fifty dollars making $600.00 he is to pay the two of them, to equalize his share. 

Item 11. I hereby nominate and appoint my son Samuel Benton Lindley executer of this my last will and testament with full power to compromise and collect any and all claims due me and with full power to compromise and settle any and all claims that may arise or come up against me estate, and to sell all my personal property not herein bequeathed and disposed of at public sale and upon such terms as to him may seem best.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January  1908 and I hereby show that the above will is written two collered inks and is on two sheets of paper both of which I have signed.

                                                John T. Lindley. (Seal).

Signed by John T. Lindley this first day of January, 1908  in our presence and signed by us in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, And said John T. Lindley said the same was his Last Will and Testament.

                                                Elwood Brown
                                                Bloomer Lane                       Witnesses. 

The State of Indiana, Orange County, Ss;

Be It Remembered, That on the 10th day of April, 1908 Bloomer Lane one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing Last Will and Testament of John T. Lindley late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before John P. Riley Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say, That on the first day of January, 1908 he saw the said John T. Lindley sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his Last Will and Testament; and that this deponent at the same time, heard the said John T. Lindly John T. Lindley declare the said instrument in writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said John T. Lindley and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Bloomer Lane and Elwood Brown in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said John T.Lindley was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.

                                                                                                            Bloomer Lane.

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Bloomer Lane before me John P. Riley Clerk of said Court, at Paoli Indiana, the 10th day of April, 1908.

In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court.                                                                       

John P. Riley, Clerk. 

The State of Indiana, Orange County, Ss;

I, James P. Riley, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of John T. Lindley has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved  by the testimony of Bloomer Lane one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Bloomer Lane in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 3 at Pages of the record of Wills of said County.

In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Paoli, Indiana, this 10th day of April, 1908.

                                                John P. Riley, Clerk Circuit Court, Orange County. 

State of Indiana, Orange County,
                                                            In the Orange Circuit Court, April Term, 1908.

In the matter of the last will and testament of

John T. Lindley, late of Orange County, deceased.

I, Rebecca V. Lindley, widow of John T. Lindley, deceased, do hereby elect to take under the will of my late husband, and do hereby accept the provisions made for me by the terms of said will.                                

Rebecca V. Lindley 

State of Indiana, Orange County, 

Before me, William J. Throop, a Notary Public, within and for said County and State aforesaid, Rebecca V. Lindley, widow of John T. Lindley, deceased, acknowledged the execution of the annexed instrument of writing for the purposes and conditions therein stated; this 30th, day of April, 1908.

Witness my hand and notarial seal this 30th, day of April, 1908.

                                                                        William J. Throop, Notary Public

My commission expires November 18, 1908.


Will of Jonathan Lindley

Book 1 Page 41 - 46
Dated September 22, 1824

Proved April 22, 1828 

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

(I read and photographed this will on February 12, 2010.  I obtained an abstract of a section of property mentioned in this will, which contained a transcript of Jonathan Lindley’s Will.  I noted when there were differences in what they thought a word was then what I thought or could plainly see that it was from the original will.  I will mention that, every time the name Lindley, is spelled in this will, it looks like Lindly, with no e, and even in the transcript from the abstract it says Lindly, all other spelling I left as it was in the will -Paula Lindley-Butler)

           In the name of God Amen

I Jonathan Lindley of Orange County and State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory thanks be given to the divine giver of all good and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die

          Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit

It is my will that I be decently buried in a plain manner and all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereafter named

          Then I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha Lindley the North half of the North West quarter of Section Nineteen in township thirteen North of Range Eight West and the North half of the North East Quarter of Section Twenty four in the same Township and Range Nine West to her heirs and assigns forever and all my household and kitchen furniture my silver watch two horses her choice and two sets of geers

my wagon plows (transcript says planes, but I think it says plows – Paula) and harrow and all my farming tools of Every kind all my stock of cows hogs and sheep and my farme and five hundred dollars in cash all to be at her disposal except one bed and furniture

          It is my will that my Daughter Guli Elma Lindley shall have when she arrives to Lawfull age or marriage which may first happen and farrage and provisions for ____ for that ____

And the plantation wherein I now live and the west half of the South East quarter of Section Eighteen Range One East and town One North and the North half of the North West quarter of Section Seventeen in the same Township and Range and my clock during her natural life and the use of the North West Quarter of Section Eight in Town 1 N R 1 East and my houses & Lots in Paoli numbered Eighty Five and one hundred  and Twelve and the North half of the SE and southwest quarter of thirteen in Town 2 N Range 1 West and East Fraction fourteen containing one hundred acres and Eighty Eight acres of west Fraction Fourteen in the same town and Range until my Daughter Gule Elma arrives to Lawfull age or marriage which may first happen and my Big Bible during life then to Guli Elma Lindley

          Item I will and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Lindley Fraction Three Town One North Range and West containing four hundred and One acres of Land and west Fraction thirty two Five north Range  one West containing Two hundred and fifty seven acres of Land and the said Quarter of Section thirty one in the same town and Range containing one hundred and sixty acres and the north west Quarter of Section Ten in Township four north Range one west containing one hundred and Sixty acres where Simon Rubottom lives to him his heirs and assigns for ever and my clock after my wife’s deceased and one third of Fraction three and thirty four at the mouth Leatherwood containing 566 75/100 to him his heirs and assigns forever

Item I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Catharine McVey the South East quarter of section Six in Town One North Range One East and Fraction Twelve in Town four North Range Two West containing four hundred and Eighty two acres and the N. E. quarter of Section Thirteen in same Town and Range to her heirs and assigns forever and one third part of

Fraction One T.4.NR 2W containing three hundred and fifty nine acres of land forever

Item I will and bequeath unto my son Thomas Lindley the south part of the NE  and NWst Quarter of Section Two in Range one west and town one north containing one hundred and Eighty acres and the South half of the N. Est Quarter of Section Thirteen in Township Thirteen North of Range nine west and the South half of the N. Wst quarter of Seven in Same Town and Range Eight (transcript says Range 2, but I can plainly see the will actually says Eight- Paula) west to him and his heirs and assigns forever

Item I will and bequeath unto my son William Lindley my one half of an undivided claim of Two hundred and twenty eight acres of Land Ole River’ Falls in Fraction Thirty One and Thirty Six in Town twelve north of Range three and four West to him and his heirs and assigns for ever

          Item I will and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Hadley the  North Half of Section nineteen N W quarter of Nineteen Range  Eight West and Township thirteen north and the N half of the N East quarter of Section twenty four in Range nine west and same Township and the north west quarter of Nineteen Town Eighteen North Range nine West and the N Wst Quarter of Twenty Same Town & Range and the N W quarter of Seventeen Township Seventeen North of Range Nine West to her heirs and assigns forever

          Item I will and Bequeath unto my Daughter Deborah Jones the North half of the north East Quarter of thirteen in Township Thirteen North of Range Nine West and the north half of the N. West of Seven in Range Eight (the will plainly says Eight, but transcript says 9 – Paula) west and Same Township to her heirs and assigns forever

          Item I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Braxtan the North East quarter of Twenty four Town Four North of Range of Range Two west to her heirs and assigns forever  (there is a big space here, and then one word which I can’t read, this is the last word on this page.  The transcript doesn’t note this – Paula)

          Item I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Dixon one third of an undivided Right of Five hundred and Sixty Six acres of Land 75/100 in Fraction Three and thirty four Town 4 & 5 North of Range One west to her heirs and assigns forever

          Item I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Queen Esther Clark one third of an undivided right of Fraction Three and Thirty four Town 4 & 5 North of Range One west containing 566 75/100 to her heirs & assigns forever

          Item I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Farlow  ( the transcript shows last name as possibly Parlan, but is plainly Farlow in the will – Paula) one third part of an undivided right of Three of Three hundred and fifty nine acres of Land in Fraction one in Township Four North of Range Two west to her heirs and assigns for ever

          Item I will and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elenor Chambers one third part of an undivided right of three hundred and fifty nine acres of Land in Fraction One in Township Four North of Range Two west to her heirs and assigns for ever

          Item I will and Bequeath to my Daughter Guli Elma Lindley the NW quarter of Eight Town one north of Range one East and the north half of the South East and south west quarters of Thirteen Town Two north Range one West East fraction Fourteen supposed to contain one hundred acres of Land be the same more or less and part of the South East corner of the west Fraction fourteen beginning at the South East Corner of a mulberry to run along the boundary line north to ash James Lindley Corner then west as    fare as will make Eighty eight acres of Land   thence South to old line then East to the beginning and my houses(transcript puts any houses here, I think it says my houses – Paula) and Lots in Paoli Number Eighty five and one hundred and Twelve as soon as she arrives to Lawful age or marriage which may first happen and one hundred and forty acres of Land being part of the SE Quarter of Eight Town One north of Range one East and the east half of the South East quarter of Eighteen and the north half of the N.W. Quarter of Seventeen both in the above Town and range after the death of her mother to her heirs and assigns forever

          Item I will and bequeath unto Rebecca Henly Eighty acres of Land Beginning on the South West Corner of West Fraction fourteen Running North William Marises Corner Stake then East for complement then South to old line thus to the beginning to her heirs and assigns forever

          I will and Bequeath unto William and Jonathan Dix the South East quarter of thirty three in Township five north of Range Two West to be Equally divided between both as to Quantity and sail to them their heirs and assigns forever

          Item I will and Bequeath unto my son Zacharias Lindley Five dollars having deeded his proportion to him some time ago

          My will that the remainder of my Estate be sold and my debts collected and Equally divided between my children namely Zacharias Lindley Hannah Braxton Ruth Farlow Thomas Lindley Elenor Chambers William Lindley Deborah Jones Mary Dixon Catherine Mcvey Queen Esther Clark Sarah Hadly Jonathan Lindley and Guli Elma Lindley share and share alike

          It is my will if I should sell or dispose of any of the property herein bequeathed that the person that it is willed to shall the amount of what it sold for and also it is my will that if I should deed any of the property deeded to any of them it shall bear as their claim unto then that it was bequeathed to 

          It is further my will that my Executors hereafter named shall have full power to Execute and make deeds to all person Lawfully claiming them where it appears that they made payment for the same.

          I Ordain my Two Sons Thomas and William Lindley my whole and Sole Executors in the State of Indiana and all this Western country and John Newlin my sole Executor in the State of North Carolina ( in the transcript it adds this line that is not in the will - Paula “his proportion to him some time ago”) to Execute and make deeds for all held by me in that State among to any agreement Entered unto by himself or myself and I further give and bequeath unto each of my Executors Fifty dollars for this Services

          I will one hundred dollars to my sister Deborah Newlin  If should outlive myself

          It is my will that my warring apparel (I could tell it looked like warring, but I couldn’t tell what the second word was, apparel is what they had in the transcript –Paula) be divided between my sons and that my Books be divided between all my children

          I do hereby utterly disallow revoak and disannul all and every other testament wills legatees bequeathed and Executors in any wise by me named ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament

          In witness where of I have set my hand and seal this twenty second day of the ninth month in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and twenty four in the presents of

Owen Lindley

Thomas Maris                                                         Jonathan Lindley Seal

Tran Maris

 

The State of Indiana

Orange County

          Be it Remembered that on the 22 day of April in the year 1828 the last Will and Testament of Jonathan Lindley deceased was produced to me Henry ? ? deputy for William ? Clerk of Orange County Circuit Court and ? by the affirmation of Thomas Maris and Tran Maris Two of the subscribing witnesses __________________?

          In Testimony whence of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day _________?  Henry ? ?

                              William ?

(The last section above was not in the land abstract.  It just stated that it was proven by Thomas Maris and Tran Maris  on Apr 22, 1828 and listed William Lindley, Executors of Jonathan Lindley- Paula)


Will of Mary Lindley Deceased
Book 2

Pages 306 and 307
Dated February 12, 1873
Proved October 3, 1878

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

 (I read and photographed this will on February 5, 2010 at the Paoli Courthouse.  I left spelling as it was in the will.  Many words were misspelled, but you can easily figure them out.  I thought it best to copy it exactly.  - Paula Lindley-Butler )

 I Mary Lindley of Orange County and the State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory but knowing the unseranty of lif and the Cerainty of Death and being desirous of desposing of my personal state wich I may have at mi death  I do herby mak and publish this as my, last will and testament and hereby ? all other wills ever maid buy me as follows to-wit I there? first my will and desire is that all my past debts and funeral expenses and the expenses of my last sickness be first paid out of my state.

Item seken it is my will that my executor shall sell of all of mi personal property at publick sale and the money be? Eaqual divided among these herein named

Henry Lindley and William W. Lindley and Joseph Lindley and James E Lindley and Amy Trueblood and Debora Tarr and also one thousand dollars that is in the handes of mi two sons William W Lindley and James E Lindley the Executor of mi ? husband Owen Lindley deceased to be equally divided ? ? herein named Henry Lindley William W Lindley Joseph Lindley James E Lindley my four sons And? Amy Trueblood and Debora Tarr my two daughters or? herein named in my will to be paid to them by my executor of my will herin appointed after the same is sold

I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons William W Lindley and James E Lindley the executors of this my last will and testament with all of the power and authority that I can give them by the force and? affection? of my last will and testament

In whitch whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 12 of February 1873

                                                                   her

                                                            Mary X Lindley

                                                                  mark

Mary Lindley signed the ? ? ? witnessed the same    Samuel Gullett  John T. Lindley

 State of Indiana Orange County SS.

the state of Indiana (this was crossed out) Be it remembered that on this 3rd day of October AD 1878 personally came Samuel Gullett one of the subscribing witnesses to the written and foregoing last will and testament of Mary Lindley late of said county deceased personally appeared before John R. Simpson? Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the clerk of said court upon his oath declared and testified as follows that is to say that on the twelfth day of February AD 1873 he saw the said Mary Lindley sign her name? to said instrument in writing ? and for her last will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Mary Lindley declare that said instrument in writing to be her last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Mary Lindley and with her consent ? and subscribed by the said Samuel Gullett and John T Lindley in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Mary Lindley was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) did of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint as the said deponent verily believes and further? deponent says not

                                                                                    Samuel Gullett

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Samuel Gullet before me John R Simpson? Clerk of said Court at Paoli the 3rd day of October 1878  John R Simpson? Clerk

                                                                        Orange Circuit Court (crossed out)

In ? whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name? and affixed the seal of said court

                                                                                    John R. Simpson? Clerk

                                                                                     Orange Circuit Court


Will of Owen Lindley 

Book 2
Pages 191 and 192

Dated May 26, 1871
Proved August 19, 1871

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

 (I read and photographed this will at the Paoli Courthouse, myself, on February 5, 2010, Paula Lindley-Butler)

I Owen Lindley of Orange County and state of Indiana being of sound mind and memory but knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and being desirous of disposing of my personal real estate which may remain mine at my death do hereby make and publish this as my last will and testament and hereby revoking all other wills ever made by me as follows to wit.

 Item First.  My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses and the expenses of my last sickness be first paid out of the personal estate.

 Item Second.  I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Lindley all my household and kitchen furniture also my Roan mare if said mare is living at my death, if not living then any other horse or mare that I may own at that time which she may choose also one cow & calf her choice which I may own at my death also One Thousand Dollars in money to be used as she may need to be paid her out of my personal estate by my executors herein after appointed in this my will also all the poultry that may be on the place where I now live and expect to die.

 Item Third.  I give and bequeath to Henry Lindley, Joseph Lindley, William Lindley and James Lindley my four sons and to Amy Trueblood one of my daughters Two Hundred Dollars each in money to be paid to them by my executors or retained by them out of my personal estate.

 Item Fourth.  I give and bequeath to  my daughter Deborah Tarr wife of Jonathan P. Tarr Five Hundred Dollars as her full share of my estate both real and personal estate which sum of Five Hundred Dollars to remain in the hands of my executors to be paid out to her as her absolute necessities require to be judged of by my executors and if at her death any portion of said Five Hundred Dollars be left that the same shall go to the children of said Deborah Tarr which sum of Five Hundred Dollars to be raised from my personal property including notes and money if not sufficient in the other personal property.

 Item Fifth.  I give and bequeath to Amy Trueblood one of my daughters the following tract of land in Orange County Indiana to wit.  The North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section Twenty Three (23) in Town Two (2) North of Range one (1) West.

 Item Sixth.  I give and bequeath all the residue of my personal and real which I may own at my death as follows to Henry Lindley Joseph Lindley William Lindley, James Lindley and Amy Trueblood my sons and daughter named above to be equally divided between them after the same is sold as herein after provided and the proceeds of sale to equally divided instead of the land itself.  And I wish desire and I hereby authorize my executors herein after appointed to sell all my real and personal estate which I may have at my death at either at public or private sale as my executors think fit.  This authority to include all the lots that I may have in the town of Orleans Orange County Indiana.  Any and all tracts or personal (personal is crossed out) parcels of land that I may have in Orange County or Martin County Indiana and any other lands that I may own at my death which not otherwise herein bequeathed.

 Item Seven.  I hereby nominate and appoint my two sons William Lindley and James Lindley executors for this my last will and testament with all the power and authority that I can give them by the force and effect of the will and testament of my father William Lindley deceased as far as it refers to my brother Jonathan Lindley if he shall be living at my death.

 In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of May 1871.

                                                                        Owen Lindley [seal]

Signed sealed and delivered (delivered crossed out) acknowledged before us and we acknowledge the same at the tutors request and in his presence and in the presence of each other                                                       John R Simpson

                                                                        John T. Lindley

                                                                        Samuel Gullett?

                                                                        Arthur J. Simpson

The State of Indiana Orange County SS.?

            Be it remembered that on the nineteenth day of August A.D. 1871 Samuel Gullett? and John T. Lindley Two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Owen Lindley late of said county deceased personally appeared before John L? Mcgeritty? clerk of the court of common pleas of Orange County in the state of Indiana and being duly sworn by the clerk of said court upon their oaths and testified as follows to wit. that is to say that on the 26th day of May A.D. 1871 they saw the said Owen Lindley sign his name to said instrument in writing as ? for his last will and testament and that these deponents at the same time heard the said Owen Lindley declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the  same time and place at the request of the said Owen Lindley and with his consent attested? and subscribed by the said Samuel Gullett? John T. Lindley John R. Simpson and Arthur J. Simpson in the presence of said testator? and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Owen Lindley was at the time of signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing? mind and memory did not render? coercion or restraint as the said deponents? verify believe and further deponents? say not

                                                            Samuel Gullett?  John T. Lindley

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Samuel Gullett? and John T. Lindley before me John L.? Mcgerrity? clerk of said court at Paoli this nineteenth day of August A.D. 1871.  In testimony whereof I have here unto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court

                                                                        John L.? Mcgerrity Clerk

State of Indiana

County of Orange SS?

                        I John L.? Mcgerrity? clerk of the court of common pleas for the county of Orange in the state of Indiana do certify this foregoing to be a true and complete record of the last will of Owen Lindley and of the proofs and attestations of Samuel Gullett? and John T. Lindley two of the subscribing witnesses thereto taken in the probate of said will

                        Witness my hand this 19” day of August A.D. 1871

                                                            John L.? Mcgerrity? Clerk


Will of Thomas E. Lindley 

Book 3
Pages 106 and 107
Dated February 26, 1900
Proved March 29, 1900 

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

(From Paula Lindley-Butler- I read and photographed this will on February 12, 2010 at the Paoli Courthouse in Paoli, Indiana.  All of my information on this Thomas E. Lindley shows that he was Thomas Elwood Lindley the builder of the Thomas Elwood Lindley House in Paoli that was deeded to the Orange County Historical Society in 1974 by H. Carl Thompson, great-great-grandson of Thomas Elwood Lindley.  I have seen other people’s family histories where they have taken a Thomas E. and interpreted his middle name as Elwood and attributed him to the Thomas E. that built the house.  They have different children and a different name for his wife than I do. I have him listed as married to Mahala Newsom.  There may have been other Thomas Elwood’s, but I believe that this is the one they talk about as having built the house, due to the fact that in Item 2 he lists his two daughters and one of them is Alma A Thompson.  If anyone has any information that is different than mine, please let me know)

 

Last Will and Testament of Thomas E. Lindley

I Thomas E. Lindley of the County of Orange in the State of Indiana being in feeble health but of sound and distinguishing mind do make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item 2.  I hereby will and devise unto my two daughters Alva A. Thompson and Ada M. Lindley all the real estate I now own to have and to hold in fer? Simple as tenants in ? and in equal share: Upon the following conditions.  They said Alva A. Thompson and Ada M. Lindley are to pay off the note of six hundred dollars given by me and Charles C. Thompson to John Maris? On which there? Is still due something over four hundred dollars.  They are also to pay to my son, their brother Francis T. Lindley two hundred dollars.  They to have the right and privilege to sell and convey or in any other way dispose of said real estate at any time they may desire after my death.

Item 4.  I give and bequeath to my said children Francis T. Lindley Alva A. Thompson and Ada M. Lindley all my personal property which may be left at my death after paying my debts, funeral expenses and expenses of last sickness share and share alike.

I Thomas E. Lindley do hereby sign acknowledge publish and declare this to be my last will and testament this 26 day of February AD. 1900 hereby revoking all former wills by me made

                                                            Thomas E. Lindley (seal)

Signed by Thomas E. Lindley in my presence and by him acknowledged and declared to be his last will and testament and signed by us at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other this 26 day of February 1900

                                                            Laban Lindley

                                                            William J. Throop

The State of Indiana Orange County ss.

Be it remembered that on the 29 day of March 1900.  William J. Throop one of the subscribing witnesses to the ? and forgoing last will and testament of Thomas E. Lindley late of said County deceased personally appeared before Elijah S. Scott Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County in The State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath declared and testified as follows that is to say that on the Twenty sixth day of February 1900 he saw the said Thomas E. Lindley sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Thomas E. Lindley declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same at the request of the said Thomas E. Lindley and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said William J. Throop and Laban Lindley in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Thomas E. Lindley was the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty-one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.                                                      William J. Throop

Sworn to and subscribed by the said William J. Throop before me Elijah S. Scott Clerk of said Court at Paoli the 29 day of March 1900.  In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court

                                                            Elijah S. Scott Clerk

The State of Indiana Orange County ss.

I Elijah S. Scott Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County Indiana do hereby certify that the ? ? Will and Testament of Thomas E. Lindley has been duly( unreadable 5 words) proved by the testimony of William J. Throop one of the subscribing witnesses thereto ? a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said William J. Throop in Proof hereof has been by me duly made and recorded in book 3 at pages 106 & 107 of the record of wills of said County.

In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Paoli this 29 day of March 1900.

                                                            Elijah S. Scott Clerk                                              
                                                           Circuit Court Orange County  


Will of William Lindley


Book 1

Dated December 22, 1835

Proved March 7, 1837

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

[from Paula Lindley-Butler – I cleared up several things from reading this will.  First, many people had her name as Amy, yet in the DAR index for his will it says he mentions his wife Annie.  I don’t believe it says Annie, I believe it says Amie.  Second, most people list a Thomas Samuel as his son, due to this same index of the will.  However, when you read the will you will see that it plainly lists Thomas and Samuel as two separate sons.  Third, the will plainly lists Sally Lee and Amie? Harned (her tombstone says Amy) as two of his daughters, and these girls are sometimes listed as Sarah Lee and Emmy or Annie Harned.  Fourth, it says in the index that his grandson Thomas is mentioned, however it mentions a grandson David, son of Thomas.] ( I read and photographed this will myself at the courthouse on February 5, 2010 )

 
In the name of God amen !  I William Lindley of the county of Orange in the state of Indiana being of sound mind and ? ? memory and that from the course of events all mankind ? die is an evident and undeniable fact, being therefore convinced of the certainty of death and of the uncertainty of the hour of its arrival and in as much as it hath seeming pleased the High Ruler of the universe to bless me in this life with an estate both real and personal.  I do therefore conceive it a duty I owe to myself, my conscience, my posterity to justice and to God to make some legal disposition of all of my estate of whatsoever kind or quality it may consist as follow.  It is my will and desire that all my just debts be first paid at the direction of my executors hereinafter mentioned.  Item – I bequeath unto my wife Amie the farms on which I now reside with all and singular its afo. pertainances thereto belonging or in any-wise appertaining to have & to hold to her and her ? during her natural life also, the household and kitchen furniture eighty head of cattle of her own selection and two head of horses also to be taken of her own option and choice, also fifteen head of hogs and as many sheep which said hogs and sheep may be chosen and transferred to her by my executors also all grain hay & bacon that my be found in my possession? at my decease or of which I may have died legally seized this same shall vest in my beloved wife absolutely and also all the farming utensils also, her said saddle and also the sum of fifty dollars in money and so it understood, that in order to prevent? and difficulty that may arise in relation to the coustruction of the bequeath herein made to my wife, that it is my intention that all the estate that? is conveyed to her shall not be subject to conditions but the same shall vest in her absolutely except so much thereof as relates to the land.  Item -  I give and bequeath to my son Thomas the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him by my executors at my decease or within a reasonable time thereafter.  Item – I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel the sum of fifty Dollars to be paid to him after the manner and direction of the bequest to Thomas.  Item – I give and bequeath unto my son James the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him after the manner and according to the direction immediately preceding this.  Item – I give and bequeath unto my son Owen the sum of fifty dollara to be paid to him after the manner and according to the direction of the bequest to James immediately preceding hereto.  Item – I give and bequeath to my son William the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him according to the manner and direction of the bequest to Owen immediately preceding this, that is to say, the legacy herein bequeathed to Thos., Samuel, James, Owen and William shall fall upon the principle of the legacies to Thomas as it regards the manner and direction of the fragment thereof all of which said legacies and bequeath of the aforesaid five sons when consolidated make the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars in which said sum last aforesaid there shall be an equal dividend when my sons towit: Thomas, Samuel, James, Owen, & William shall take share and share alike.  Item – I give to my sons David and Jonathan the sum of six hundred dollars each and also to each of them a bed with all ? bedding thereto attached.  The ? ? six hundred dollars for each shall be paid by executors to the  trustee hereinafter mentioned and the said bed and necessary bedding to be selected by their trustee hereinafter mentioned.  It is also my will and desire that the land on which I now reside shall at the decease of my wife be sold by my executors on such credits as may ? their discretion think most advantageous to the increase or arising from such sale after the same shall have come into the hands of such Executors shall be ? at interest which said interest arising annually from the purchase money shall ? unto hands of the trustees of the said Jonathan and David, for the ? ? and maintainance of the said Jonathan & David during their natural lives and I  do hereby appoint my Ex, hereinafter named as Trustee for the said Jonathan and David.  Item – I give and bequeath to my daughters, Sally Lee, Mary Lee, and Annie Harned the sum of one dollar each to be paid with a reasonable time after my decease.  Item – I give and bequeath to my daughters Grace Wilkins the interest on two hundred dollars to be paid annually to her and until her son John or her son William shall arrive at the age of twenty-one at which time the said sum of two hundred dollars shall be paid out in ? and fertile lands for the said John and William who shall permit others of the said heirs of the said Grace who may be in existence at the time to enjoy equally with them in the lands to be purchased both in little use and occupancy at which time to wit the coming of age of either of those two sons John the elder and William (at this time the younger) the interest on the said sum of two hundred dollars shall to the said Grace forever cease.  It is my will and desire that all the residue of my estate not herein bequeathed be sold by my executors and the money arising from such sale be equally divided between all my children and that the sum of six hundred dollars each to my sons David and Jonathan be placed at interest for their benefit upon the ? sale of the money arising from the sale of the land as in this will mentioned and in the same manner and the interest only to the same appropriate to their support and maintainance during natural life.  And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my sons Owen and William Lindley and my grandson David Lindley of Thomas Ex. of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal on this 22 day of Dec. 1835- witness

Wm. Smith

David Lindley                                                               William Lindley (Seal)

 
                        Be it ? that on the 7th day of March 1837 the last will and testament of William Lindley dec. produced to me Tho. ? Thomton? clerk of the Probate Court of Orange County Indiana by Owen Lindley one of the executors therein named and proved in due form of law by the oath of David Lindley one of the subscribing witnesses? thereto.

                                                                        ?

                                                                                    Tho. V. ? Thom ?

 

(I left spelling as is in the will, and where it really wasn’t legible, I put a question mark, rather than guessing.  Paula Lindley-Butler)


Will & Testament of Joseph W. Webb
Book 4
Pages 27 and 28

Dated July 12, 1918
Proved July 20, 1918 

Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

(I left all spelling as it was in the will.  I read and photographed this will myself in February of 2010 – Paula Lindley-Butler

          In the name of the benebolant Father of all, I, Joseph W. Webb, of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament twoti:

First: I give and bequeath to my wife, Nellie B. Webb, to have and to hold during her wife all my property of whatever kind, both personal and real.

Second.  I further give and bequeath to my daughter, Aeta (must be typo, her name is Arta below and in Census Records – Paula) A. Webb, on condition that she shall live with and help care for her mother, Nellie B. Webb, during the remainder of the life of the latter, the sum of One Hundred and Fifty ($150.00) for each year of such service, terminating with the death of said Nellie B. Webb.  The above sum to be paid out of my estate at the death of my wife and before any division of my estate shall be made among my other children.  After the above sum shall have been paid to the said Arta A. Webb, she shall share equally with my other children in whatever may be left.

                                                                                                Joseph W. Webb

          Subscribed by the said Joseph W. Webb in our presence and by him to be his last will and attested to by us as such in his presence and in the presence of each other, this 12th day of July, 1918.

                                                                                                Albert L. Braxtan

                                                                                                James A. Lindley ….Witnesses.

 

The State of Indiana, Orange County, ss;

          Be it remembered, that on the 20th day of July, 1918, James A. Lindley, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Joseph W. Webb, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Charles T. Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, ? that is to say: that on the 12th day of July, 1918, he saw the said Joseph W. Webb sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Joseph W. Webb declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Joseph W. Webb and with his consent attested and subscribe by the said Albert L. Braxtan and James A. Lindley in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Joseph W. Webb was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty-one years of age), and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent say not.

                                                                                                James A. Lindley

          Sworn to and subscribed by the said James A. Lindley before me, Charles T. Brown, Clerk of said Court, at Paoli, In iana, the 20th day of July, 1918.

          IN ATTESTATION WHE ROF, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court.

The State of Indiana, Orange County, ss;

          I, Charles T. Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Joseph W. Webb has been duly admitted to probate; and duly proved by the testimony of James A. Lindley, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said will, and of the testimony of the said James A. Lindley in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 4 at pages …. of the record of wills of said county.

          IN ATTESTATION WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court at paoli, Indiana, this 20th day of July, 1918.

                                                                                                Charles T. Brown

                                                                                                Clerk Circuit Court Orange County.

 


 

Will of Humphrey Smith

Courtesy of  Peter & Lisa Smith

In the name of God Amen! I, Humphrey Smith, of Orange County and State of Indiana being weak in body, but of a sound and prefect (sp) mind, memory and understanding - blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:
1st After all my just and lawful debts are paid, I will and bequeath unto my true and loving wife, Abigail Smith during her natural life all my personal property together with the possession and occupancy of the plantation on which she now resides subject to such arrangements as she may heretoafter think most advisable to make with her two sons Jarvis and Caleb Smith.
2nd I will and bequeath unto my son Allen Smith all my blacksmith tools, to have and to hold the same as his own property.
3rd I will and bequeath unto my two sons Jarvis and Caleb Smith all my real estate after the death of their mother, Abigail Smith to be equally divided between the said parties reserving to each their present possession to have and to hold and dispose of the said premises as they or either of them may hereafter deem most advantageous.
4th I will and bequeath unto my daughter Malissa Smith all my household and kitchen furniture after the death of her mother Abigail Smith to have and to hold the same as her own property.
5th After the death of my wife Abigail Smith my will is that all my personal property (not herein particularly named) be sold and the amount thereof equally divided between all my lawful heirs.
Sixth, and last, I will my mortal body to be buried at the discretion of Jarvis Smith and Caleb Smith whom I appoint sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of August and in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty one and in the presence of who are subscribing witnesses.

Humphrey Smith (seal)
John Murray Alexander Wallace
Thomas Murray

The State of Indiana Orange County
Be it remembered that on the 19th day of August 1839, Jarvis Smith and Caleb Smith personally came before me Tho V. Thornton, Clerk of the Probate Court of the County of Orange and proved the execution of the last will and testament of Humphrey Smith, late of said county deceased, according to law, by the oath of Alexander Wallace and John Murray, two of the subscribing witness thereto.
Tho V Thornton, Clerk


Courtesy of  Karla Selseth
Will of Jacob Smith


b. October 29, 1782 in NC. Married Susannah Spoon in Randolph co., NC on June 09, 1807.
"Probate Orange Co., IN
136 - 137 15 Aug. 1825 Susannah Smith ext. of JACOB SMITH estate files inventory as appraised by Jasper Wilson, and Abraham and John Coleclasure. "


 The State of Indiana, Orange County

Be it remembered that on this day the last Will and Testament of Jacob Smith deceased was produced to me William Hoggath (spelling) Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County and proven by the oaths of John Chenowith and Aran Vandiver they subscribing _______________thereto and and ___________to record

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand this 10th day of June 1825.      His signature written.

Which Will reads in the following words and figures towith. In the name of God, amen.

I Jacob Smith of Orange County and State of Indiana being afflicted and weak in body but of a perfect mind and recognition And knowing that it is appointed for all men ________to die and being desirous to settle my worldly concerns do make public and ______this to be my last Will and Testament.

And first is my will and desire that my beloved wife, Shusannah Smith shall have and keep in her possession and subject to her control and disposal during her natural life or widowhood my tract of Land with all its ____ ___ and profits together with all my name hold and kitchen ___ and all my stock of cattle sheep and hogs with all my farming tools and horses.

____I Will and bequeath to my said wife or as _she shall be married to another man that my son Ambrose to have my said Land and to profit the same forever.

and the balance of all my worldly Estate at the death of my said wife or when she shall be the wife of an other man to be sold at publish sale and money to be equally divided between my Daughters Polly Eliza Dilla Lucy and Frances and my son Ambrose in consequence of his having my Land Estate to pay to my said several Daughters as they arrive at the age of eighteen years ___ forty dollars each and I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Shusannah Smith Executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and annulling and ___________of all or any former Will or Wills made or published by me.

In testimony where of I have ______unto _____my hand and seal this 13 day of August 1824

Signed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the ________ _____ in presents of us

John Chenowith

Aran Vandiver


  
WILLIAM R. BARNARD
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I William R. Barnard being in ill health but of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. As to my worldly estate I dispose of as follows. 

1st.- I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Emma J. Barnard the following real estate for her full use and benefit during her life time to wit: Lot numbered 345 and lot numbered 346, all in the town of Orleans, Indiana, and after her death said lots to go to my legal heirs. 

2nd.- I give, devise and bequeath to m y grand daughter Atlis Ferguson the sum of fifty dollars. 

3rd.- I give devise and bequeath to my grand daughter Nancy Jones $25.00. 

4th.- I give devise and bequeath to mv grand daughter Daisy Jones $25.00. 

5th.- I give devise and bequeath to my son Stephan A. Barnard the sum of $50.00. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th dav of August 19Q0. WILLIAM R. (his mark) BARNARD.

 Witnesses Charles P, Mininqer (seal) and Robert L. Johnson (seal). Vol 3, page 11. Probated 4
September 1900.


WENNA ANN BARNETT
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, Wenna Ann Barnett of Orange County Indiana hereby make my last will and testament. 1st.- It is my will
that all my debts and funeral expenses will be by my executor, hereinafter named, paid out of my estate. 

2nd.-I will and bequeath unto my youngest son Oliver Oston Barnett the sua of $200.00. 

3rd.- I will and bequeath unto my son Enoch Barnett the sum of $50.00. 

4th.- I will and bequeath unto my daughter Secca Wilson a feather bed and the sum of $1.00.

5th.- It is my will and desire that all my property, both real and personal shall be sold by my executor
herein after named and the proceeds of such sale and all my estate, after the payment of the above bequest,
sole $25.00 to be used for the purpose of erecting a monument at the grave of my son Jonathan Barnett, shall be divided share and share alike between all the children living at my decease and the heirs of such of my children as are now dead or maybe dead at my decease, shall take the share that such my deceased children if living would share.

6th.- I nominate and constitute John E, Lindley executor of this my last will and testament, this 6th day
of August 1903 WENNA ANN BARNETT (her x mark). 

Witnesses James H. Jones and Bayless Harvey, vol. 3, page 274.
Probated 29 January 1908.


GEORGE THOMAS BRIDGEWATERS
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, George Thomas Bridgewaters, of West Baden, Indiana, being of full age and of sound mind, make this my
last will and testament. After payment of my just debts, and my funeral expenses, which shall not be less than
one hundred dollars, nor more than one hundred and ten dollars. I give, devise and bequeath my estate and
property as fallows, to-wit:

Item 1- I give and bequeath to my brother, Isaac N. Bridgewater, the sum of five ($5.00) dollars. 

Item 2- I give and bequeath to my sister, Elvina M. Lewis, the sum of five ($5.00) dollars. 

Item 3- I give and bequeath to my heirs of my sister, Elizabeth Hickman, the sua of five ($5.00) dollars.

Item 4- I give and bequeath to the heirs of my sister, Lovey M. Elrod, the sum of five ($5.00) dollars.

Item 5- 1 give and bequeath to t h s heirs of my brother, Elias Bridgewaters the sum of five ($5,00)
dollars.

Item 6- I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law, Samira Dishon the sua of one hundred ($100.00)
dollars.

Item 7- I give and bequeath to my sister, Louisa C. Hickman, the sum of seventy ($70.00) dollars.

Item 8- I give and bequeath to Minnie Dixon, the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars. Fifty ($50.00) for her
own use and fifty ($50.00) dollars to be expended from time to time for the purchase of flowers and decorating
the family graves at Abydel, Indiana.

Item 9- 1 give and bequeath to William S. Dixon the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars. 

Item 10- I give and bequeath to my brother-in-law, Charles E. Dixon, all of my estate remaining after the aforesaid bequest have been paid. 

Item 11- I hereby appoint Levi L. Shields of Orange County, State of Indiana, as executor of this will with bond.

In witness whereof, I have signed, published and declared this instrument as my last will and revoking all -other wills by me made heretofore. Made at West Baden, Orange County, state of Indiana, on this the 27th day of November, A.D. 1915.

Witnesses W.T. Charles and James Cassidy. GEORGE THOMAS BRIDGEWATERS. Vol 3, page
377. Probated 21st. day of December 1915.


ISAAC BRIDGEWATERS
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I Isaac Bridgewaters of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, do make and publish this sy last will and testament.

First I give and devise unto my two sons William Bridgewaters and Levi Bridgewaters all my real estate lying and being in said county and state, and being the south east quarter of section fourteen, in township two north of range one east. Also the east half of the south west quarter of the same section, town and range. To have and to hold the same as joint owned farms.

Second I direct that after my death all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my personal property, and if there should be anything remaining, I direct my sons William and Levi Bridgewaters to see and dispose of the same, to convert into monev and divide the proceeds thereof among my children that may be living at my decease, share and share alike. And the heirs of such as may be dead, to have the share that their deceased parents would be entitled to if living, that is the proceeds of such personal property shall be divided petween the following named persons, share and share alike to wit: Louisa Wallace formerly Louisa Bridgewaters; Elias Bridgewaters; Fielding Bridgewaters; Catharine Naisley formerly Catherine Bridqewaters
t h e heirs of Rhoda Roach now deceased, to have the share that their mother would have been entitled to if living, Nancy Roach formerly Nancy Bridgewaters, David Bridgewaters; the heirs of Thomas Bridgewaters to have the share that their Father would be entitled to if living and James Brldgewater.

Thirdly I direct and request my sons William Bridgewaters and Levi Bridgewaters to take charge of my son James Bridgewaters, who is not of sound mind and assist in his support.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of December 1870. Signed ISAAC
(his X mark) BRIDGEWATERS. 

Witnesses- Royal B. Child and William R. Roach. Vol 2, page 233. Probated the 27th day of February 1874.


WILLIAM BROTHERS
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

In the name of God, I William Brothers of Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item 1st I devise and bequeath to my daughter Nancy McCart and her heirs the sum of ten dollars in money.

Itea 2nd I devise and bequeath to my three sons and their heirs, viz- my sons William Brothers, George Washington Brothers and John W. Brothers the farm on which I now reside, situated in the Township of Orleans and containing about one hundred and three acres acre or less, let them and their heirs have and share alike in the farm.

Item 3rd I devise and bequeath to my oldest son William Brothers, my black mare, three years old this Spring, also all of my hogs numbering some eighteen more or less, also one bed and clothing, to him and his heirs.

Item 4th I devise and bequeath to sy sons George Washington and John W. Brothers and their heirs and Lucinda McCullough one bed and clothing each, and if there shall be.

Item 5th I devise and bequeath to my three sons William, George W. and John W. Brothers and t h e i r heirs the remaining beds and bed clothing and furniture or household goods to be divided equally and equitably among them.

Item 6th I devise and bequeath to my son William Brothers and his heirs all of my farming utensils be they many or few.

Item 7th I do hereby nominate and appoint my kinsman W.W. Chisham executor of this my last will and testament, authorizing and empowering him to see that this mv will is carried into effect, and in such manner as he smy deem just and proper.

Signed and acknowledged bv said William Brothers as his last will and testament in presence of us and signed by us in his presence, P'.S. Cossette, Robert H Beswick and Henry Reed. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set mv hand and seal this twenty fifth day of February in the year 1863. WILLIAM (his  mark)
BROTHERS. Vol 2, page 101 Att: 11th May 1863.


BENJAMIN B. BUSICK
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

Be it remembered that I Benjamin B. Busick of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, considering the uncertainty of life, but of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

1st I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza Busick all the property which may belong to me either in possession or expectancy at the time of my decease, To wit; one bay mare and one yearling colt, two beds, two bedstands and the necessary bedding, one cow, one heifer, all my household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils and collars and chains, one cullinary knife and hay, oats and corn, beans and pork, and about six acres of wheat, all of which I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza, her heirs and assigned forever.

And I direct that my said beloved wife as soon after sy decease as convenient, sell and dispose of as much of said property as she may think proper and that from the annuity thereof she pay al! debts that I may owe. And I hereby appoint my said beloved wife Eliza, sole executrix of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I Benjamin B. Busick, have hereunto subscribed my name and set my seal, this eighteenth day
of April, in the year of our Lord, 1844. Signed, sealed and published bv the Testor be his last will and
testament in our presence, who in the presence of the Testor, and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our
names -- H.R. Williamson and John Prossem. Signed BENJAMIN B. BUSICK. (seal) Vol I, page 123. Probated the
2nd day of September 1844.


LUCY A. LAMBDIN
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I Lucy A. Lamodin, being of sound mind and memory, do herby make and publish this my last will and testament. 

Item 1- It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor, hereinafter named, out of any money that may come into his hands, and that he shall pay Mary E. Fitzpatrick the sum of two hundred dollars for her services heretofore rendered as a part of such expenses.

Ites 2- It is my will that Ruth Underwood and William Underwood, children of my brother. Henry Harvey Underwood, deceased, shall receive fifty dollars each.

Item 3- It is my will that the portion of my estate remaining after the provisions of item1 and item 2 are satisfied, shall be divided into four equal parts and distributed as follows: one-fourth to my brother, Thomas J. Underwood, one-fourth in equal shares to the heirs of my sister, Matilda J. Sillua, deceased, one fourth in equal shares to the heirs of brother, Willias A. Underwood, deceased, and the remaining one-fourth, in equal shares, to the heirs of my brother, Benjamin Underwood, deceased. 

Ites 4- It is my will that my executor shall sell the home in Abby Dell, either at private sale or public auction as mmy seem best to him. 

Item 5- It is my will that the personal chattels, including household goods, shall be sold by my executor, except what I may dispose of or give away.

I hereby name George G. Campbell, as my executor to carry out the provisions of this will. Signed this
10th day of September 1926, LUCY A. LAMBDIN. Witnesses John . Davidson and Clarence E. Boyd. Vol 4, page
401.
CODICIL — Whereas I, Lucy A. Laabdin, of Abby Dell, Orange County, State of Indiana, having made my last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 10th day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, in and by which I have given and bequeathed to my brother Thomas J. Underwood a legacy in my estate, and since said will was written the sad event of his death has occured. I direct that the legacy as set forth in the will, pass to his (Thomas J. Underwood) legal representative and heirs. I also direct that any other beneficiary mentioned in my will die before the will becomes in force, that whatever particular benefit the will gives, in such event, I d i r e c t to pass to the legal representatives or heirs of the particular heneficary.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set mv hand and seal, this twelfth day of November 1932, LUCY A. LAMBBIN. Probated the 13th day of June 1936.


ALFRED UNDERWOOD
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I Alfred Underwood, being now of sound mind and about to depart this life, make this my last will and testament. 

First- That my beloved wife, Sarah Jane, have and control during her natural life, the premises now owned and occupied bv me. It being forty acres of land, and described as follows - it being the south east fourth of the south west ouarter of section thirty-two (32), in town one and range one west - and also twenty acres joining said 40 acres, being on the west side, together with all  the privileges of the same. All of said lands laying in Orange County and in the State of Indiana. And also all of mv personal effects,
consisting of horses, cattle, farming utensils,  household and kitchen furniture, is to belong to my said wife, Sarah Jane, to have the exclusive rights and control of the same. She paying all of my just debts.

Made at French Lick Springs, in the State of Indiana, this the 11th day of May, 1872. Signed ALFRED (his x mark) UNDERWOOD. witnesses - Samuel Ryan and W..A. Charnes. Vol 2, page 219. Probated the 7th day of December A.D. 1872.



COLUMBUS UNDERWOOD
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I, Columbus Underwood being of sound mind and memory do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills.

Item One- It is my will that all my just debts shall be paid by my wife out of any money or property that amy come into her hands. 

Item Two- It is my will that my wife, Sarah M. Underwood, shall have as hers absolutely, all my property both real and personal that may belong to me at the time of my death. 

Item Three- It is my will that at the death of my wife, my four children, or those who may then be living, shall have the residue of my estate not used by my wife, and if any shall die leaving an heir or heirs of the body, then said heir or heirs, shall have t h e parents part or share.

Ites four- It is my will, that my wife shall at my death, proceed to collect any debts or accounts, bonds
and other assets due me. Signed this 13th day of November 1926, COLUMBUS UNDERWOOD, witnesses Joe A. Hickman
and Thompson Slayton. Vol 4, page 233. Probated the 14th. day of September 1923.


JOHN A  CAMPBELL
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I John A. Campbell of the Village of Orangeville, in the County of Orange, and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking al! wills heretofore made by me.

Item 1- I desire that all my just debts, including the expenses of my last illness and burial, the expenses of the administration of my estate, and all death duties or inheritance taxes, State or Federal, that may be assessed against my estate or against the beneficiaries under my will, shall be paid out of my general estate, and no charge shall be made on account thereof against the beneficiaries under my will. I further will and direct that the minister or other person conducting my funeral be paid ten dollars, and that each of the active pall-bearers be paid five dollars. I further direct that my executor purchase and erect a suitable monument and marker for my grave which shall not be more pretentious than the monuments at the graves of my uncles on the same lot in Ames Cemetery, and that the same shall be done at a cost not less than two hundred fifty dollars, nor more than five hundred and fifty dollars.

Item 2- It is my will and I direct that if any legatee or devisee under this will shall contest its probate, or in any way aid in or be concerned in contesting it, or shall after its admission to probate interfere in anv way either by private act er by court proceeding with my executors, or with the exercise of their discretion in settling my estate, then the bequest or devise to said legatee or devisee shall become void, and is hereby revoked, and shall become a part of the residue of my estate.

Item 3- I give, devise and bequeath to Manson J. Stalker and Neva A. Stalker, his wife, or to the survivor of them, who are at present living in my home, lots number twenty-one and twenty-two in the village of Orangeville, Orange County, State of Indiana, together with the wagon scales, corn crib, light plant, gasoline tank, store fixtures, including scales, cash register, show cases, shelving, calendar clock hanging inside on north wall, coal oil tanks, and desk. Also all household and kitchen furniture and utensils, including china cabinet and china dishes in the sittinq room, silverware, all carpets in use, bedsteads and beds, stoves and
other household furniture, save and except tht following: The parlor furniture consisting of seven mahogany chairs, one mahogany sofa, one small drop-leaf cherry table, one marble top bureau, one marble top table, parlor organ and the quilts in the wardrobe in the sitting room, and it is intended that these exceptions are not to be included in this bequest, but are to be sold as hereinafter provided. This bequest is made upon the condition that the said Hanson J. Stalker and his wife, Neva A. Stalker, or the survivor shall be living in my house at the time of my death, and should the said Hanson J. Stalker and his wife, Neva A. Stalker, or the
survivor, be not living in my home at the time of my death, then this legacy shall lapse and all the property mentioned herein shall become a part of the residue of my estate to be sold as hereinafter provided.

Item 4- 1 give and bequeath to the St. Marys and Elizabeth Infirmary  at Louisville, Kentucky One Thousand dollars ($1,000.00.). This bequest is made in my appreciation of the good care and attention given to my Aunt, Caroline Ncblitt, who was a patient in this infirmary seme years ago, and the very reasonable charges made, prompt me to remember them now.

Item 5- I give and bequeath to the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association for the use and benefit of the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for children of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Five hundred dollars ($500.00). 

Item 6- I give and bequeath to my niece, Mary Lindley and widow of Elmer Lindley in French Lick Township, Orange County, One Thousand dollars ($1,000.00). This bequest is made in grateful remembrance of Mrs. Lindley and her husband who lived on my. farm when he lost his life by fatal burns received when the dwelling burned.

Item 7- I give and bequeath to my nephew. Noble Charles, and my niece, Annie Jones, both of whom reside in French Lick Township, Orange County, each the sum of two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). 

Item 8- I give and bequeath to Van R, Charles and Lawrence Charles, my nephews, residing in French Lick, Orange County, each the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

Item 9- I give and bequeath to George Clyde Campbell, son of George S. Campbell, of French Lick Township, Orange County, mv book case with all of my books, except the large family Bibles.

Item 10- 1 give and bequeath to Martin V. Toliver and Mary Toliver, his wife, ur the survivor of them, the Jacob Ncblitt large family Bible, Mrs. Toliver being a decendant of Jacob Noblitt and resides in Orleans  Township. I give and bequeath to my Uncle, Maxwell C. Campbell, of French Lick Township, Orange County, the largeVan R. Noblitt Bible and the Maxwell Campbell large family Bible, also all of the pictures of my Uncle, Van. R. Noblitt, my Aunt, Caroline M. Noblett and my Grandmother, Sarah Campbell. -Should my Uncle, Maxwell C. Campbell, be not living at the time of my death, then I give and bequeath these items to George G. Campbell of French Lick Township.

Item 11- I give and bequeath to Asa M. Scarlett of Orangeville, Orange County, Indiana, and release and forgive to him the debts and obligations which he owes to me and which are evidenced by promissory notes, which may be owing by him to me at the time of my decease, and I direct my executors to cancel and release said notes and deliver theme to the said Asa M. Scarlett. And 'in addition to the above I give and bequeath to the said Asa M. Scarlett, the sum of One Hundred Dollars (($100.00) in cash.

Item 12 I give and bequeath to Paul N. King and Delia King, his wife, or the survivor of them, of Lawrence County, Indiana, Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). I give and bequeath to George King and Blanche King, his wife, or the survivor of them, of Lawrence County, Indiana, One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). I give and bequeath to Luther Ragsdale and Lorena Ragsdale, his wife, or the survivor of them. One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). I give and bequeath to Opal Stacknouse, wife of Floyd Stackhouse, of Orange County, One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). I give and bequeath to Charles Ramsey and Bertha Ramsey, his wife, or the survivor of them, of Lawrence County, fifty Dollars ($50.00). The beneficiaries mentioned in this item have lived in my home at different times, and these bequests are made in recognition of their kindness toward me. My Uncle, Maxwell C. Campbell, has also lived in my home and his stay therin was most pleasing and many pleasant memories reaain, but I am making no bequest to him for the reason that he is possessed of wealth and is not in need of being remembered in that wav.

Item 13- 1 give and bequeath to Elizabeth Hopper, wife of William Hopper Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

Item 14- I give and bequeath to Barrie Hubbard Norton of Grayson, Kentucky, One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). This bequest is made as a recognition and appreciation of her faithful help while employed in my business and post office during several weeks of my illness, some years ago. 

Item 15 I give and bequeath to William T. Hicks and Laura Hicks, his wife, or the survivor of them, the old time, light finished bureau marked "H" inside the uppper drawer, this being the bureau they so much admired.

Item 16- I give and bequeath to Farwell Rhodes of West Baden, Indiana, my printing office, consisting of presses, type , cases, and other material.

Item 17- I give, devise and bequeath to my half brothers, Wilbur A. Charles and William A. Charles, all of my real estate located and situated in French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana, to be owned and held by them as tenants in common share and share alike.

Item 18- I hereby direct that all of mv real estate and personal property, not herein specifically devised or bequeathed, be sold by my executors, at public sale, save and except all bonds, notes and other evidence of debt, which may be collected or be turned over to my Trustees, as hereinafter provided.

Item 19- I give, devise and bequeath ail the rest and residue of my estate, real and persona! and wherever situated, to the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis, as Trustee, in trust, for the uses and purposes and upon the trusts in this item specifically set forth.
I hereby authorize and direct my said Trustee to receive, hold, manage and control the same, to invest and reinvest the principal and proceeds thereof in United States Government Bonds, Indiana Municipal Bonds or Indiana non-taxable Road Bonds, to collect the same and the income therefrom, and to sell, give options to purchase, assign, exchange and convey the said trust property, to alter and change the investments by selling any of the trust investments and buying other securities from time to tiae upon such terms and at such prices as may seem proper and for the best interest of said trust estate without any order of court; provided, however, that no investments shall be made other than in the bonds above mentioned, and no bond belonging to my
trust estate shall be sold by my Trustee for less than par unless in a great emergency, and only then upon the written consent of the beneficiaries or the order of the proper court, if any or all of the beneficiaries are under guardianship. If there be any uncertainty or question as to whether any part of said trust estate be principal or income, or as to whether any cost, charge, expense, tax or assessment thereon should be charged against principal or income, said Trustee shall have power, in its discretion, to settle and determine such questions.

The Trustee shall apply the entire income of all securities of any time held by it hereunder, to the use of the beneficiary for whom they are held, irrespecive of the price paid for them, or of their market value at any time, it being intended hereby that no part of such income shall be applied as a sinking fund to offset the gradual loss of the premium upon or market value of such securities.
Said Trustees may retain, by way of investment, any property or securities which come into its hands from the Executors of my will without liability from depreciation. 

The said rest and residue of my estate constituting the trust estate herein created, shall be divided into two separate and equal parts or shares, each of which parts or shares shall be treated as a separate trust.Froa one of said equal shares the Trustee shall immediately pay over tomy half brother. Wilbur A, Charles, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be taken from the corpus thereof and the balance of said share or part shall be held for the use and benefit of the said Wilbur A. Charles. Out of and from the other share or part, the said Trustee shall pay over to my half brother, William A. Charles, the sum of Two Thousand Dollars $2,000.00) to be taken from the corpus thereof and the balance of said share or part shall be held for the use and benefit of the said William A. Charles.

The entire net income divided in any year from the respective shares above set out, after payment of taxes, if any, and the expenses of managing the same, including the compensation of the Trustee for its services, shall be paid bv said Trustee in quarterly installments to the said Wilbur A. Charles and William A. Charles. Each to be paid upon their respective shares, during their respective lives. Upon the death of either of said parties, whether before or after my death leaving lawful issue surviving him, such issue shall succeed to the income rights herein provided for each of said brothers, the issue of each brother to succeed to the
rights of that respective parents, share and share alike per stirpes and not per capita, and as each of said children of each of said brothers arrive at the age of twenty-one respectively, he or she shall be entitled to receive from the said Trustee the principal of the trust estate upon which he or she has been receiving the income. If any of said children is over the age of twenty-one years at the time of the death of their Father, or at my death, in case either of my brothers predecease ae, then the Trustee shall transfer and convey to such child his or her share of the principal of the trust estate. Should either of my brothers die before or after my decease without having lawful issue, then the entire trust estate hereinprovided for shall be combined and held by the Trustee as one trust, all to be held by the Trustee for the use and benefit of the survivors of my said brother under and upon the same trusts, terms and conditions, both with respect to the income and principal as are hereinabove provided in regard to each of said parts. Any distribution of the trust estate required under the provisions of this Item say be aade by my said Trustee in Rind - that is to say, in real estate, bonds, mortgages or other securities belonging to the trust estate, according to the absolute discretion of my said Trustee, and at such valuation, except bonds not to be sold less than par, as my said Trustee may establish therefore.

Item 20- I hereby nominate and appoint my cousin, George G. Campbell, of French Lick Township, Orange County, and the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, as executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whEreof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of June, 1926. Signed
JOHN A. CAMPBELL. Witnesses Frank H. Allen and Loyd E. Brown. Vol 4, page 319. Probated 3! January 1933.




JOHN H. CAMPBELL
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

In the name of God Amen. I John H. Campbell of Orange County and state of Indiana being of sound mind and memory and being desirous of making a disposition of my estate, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills ever made by me.

First My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate.

Second I give and bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter Emily to wit: Eddy and Emma Praxton, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars to make them, the said Eddy and Emaa Praxton, equal with my two surviving daughters Polly Ann Simpson and Eliza J. Morley, I having already transferred and made over to them what I consider of the value of fifteen hundred dollars and no more than the amount above named for the said Eddy and Emma.

Third I will and devise that the residue of my estate of whatever kind, whether real or personal, be equally divided into three shares, one share for Polly Ann Simpson, one share for Eliza J. Morley and the other share for Eddy and Emma Braxton equally between them. 

Fourth 1 hereby nominate and appoint (-no naae-) the executor of this my last will and testament and hereby authorize and empower him to sell and dispose of all my property, both real and personal, including my land in the state of Illinois, et either public or private sale as he may think best, calculated to advance the interest of said estate, and when the same is disposed of, either real or personal estate, that my said executor is hereby authorized and empowered to convey the same to the purchaser thereof according to law.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set av hand and seal this 16th day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy two (1872). Signed JOHN H. (his X mark) CAMPBELL (seal). Witnesses- William J. Throop and
John R. Simpson. Vol 2, page 228. Probated the 4th day of August 1873.



ROBERT CAMPBELL
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I Robert Campbell late of Orange County, Indiana, do make and declare this instrument to be my last will
and testament in manner and form following.

First My will and desire is that My tract of land on which I have heretofore resided, be sold by my executor hereinafter named, at public auction to the highest bidder, at such time after my death as my executors mmy think proper, but the sale is to be sold within one year after my decease on these terms, Five hundred dollars to be paid at the time of sale and the residue to be paid in four annual equal installments. And I do hereby authorize and empower my said executors hereinafter named (or the survivor of them if the other shall have previously died or became incapable or disqualified from doing so) to sell and convey said land as herein provided for taking at the time of said conveyance and mortgage on said land from the purchaser thereof, for the payment of the residue of the said purchase money, for said land conditions according to law.

And my will and desire is that the grave yard on the farm on which I have heretofore resided together with four square rods in addition thereto shall not be sold, but shall be and is hereby reserved and set apart for the use and purposes of a family burying ground.

I give and bequeath to my son Robert A.M. Campbell one hundred and fifty dollars of the proceeds of the sale of my said farm (above provided for) to be applied by his guardians hereinafter nased toward boarding, clothing and educating him.
2nd I do hereby appoint my sons John H. Campbell and Samuel Campbelll as guardians of my said son Robert A.M. during his minority.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Taylor one bed, bedstead and bedding. I give and bequeath to my son David M. Caapbell one bed, bedstead and bedding now in their possession. And I give and bequeath to my son Robert A.M. Campbell one  bed, bedstead and bedding, known at this time as my bed . And my will and desire is that all the remaining balance of my estate, of whatsoever name or nature as same may be in or consist of, shall be divided equally among my sons and daughters that are now living and the heirs of my daughters that are dead. That is the heirs of each of my daughters that are dead to inherit their Mothers share.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons John H. Campbell and Samuel Campbell executors of this my last will and
testament, with full power and authority to do whatsoever necessary and proper in the premises. The farm above described in which I formerly resided is part of the north half of the section 19, in township three north, range 1 east.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set. my hand and seal this nineteenth day of February in the year one
thousand eight hundred and forty five. Signed ROBERT CAMPBELL. Attest J.J. Barnett and Robert M. Rankin. Vol
1, page 125.




SAMUEL CAMPBELL
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In the name of God, Amen, I Samuel Caapbell of the County of Orange, and the State of Indiana, being of sound aind and memory and considering the uncertainty of life, do hereby make, ordain, publish and order this to be my last will and testament. That is to say.

1st. After all my lawful debts are paid, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Tanny Caapbell the farm  upon which I now live to have and to hold the same during her life, also all my household and kitchen furniture, my two horse wagon and wagon gears for the same, and one set of plow gears one bay named Snip, and one two year old iron gra y filly, and all my farming tools, one cow and one calf,  eight hogs for pork, and two of my choice sows and pigs; two bee-stands, all the old corn now on hand, and of the growing crop of corn, one field lying immediately east and adjoining the rail road on the one third of a field now rented to Daniel
Fields, with all the oats and hay now on the farm, and seventy-five bushels of wheat, and all money on hand. I give to my two daughters Elizaheth and Mary Jane, each forty dollars, and to my daughter Ann Fields five dollars. 1 give my son Robert, one two year old calf now claimed by him, and one cow to be furnished him by his Mother, also one bed and bedding. I also give to my son John, one last spring colt, the small mares colt, and  to have one years schooling, the same to be paid for out of my estate, and one acre corn, and bed and bedding when he is of age, to be furnished by his Mother.

The above named property given to my daughter, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Ann Fields, Robert and John is to make them equal in my estate, with my sons William, David and Susan Warren who had previously received the same amount.

The remainder of my personal property to be sold by my executer on a four months credit, also a tract of land lying in the state of Illinois being the North West quarter of section 25, in township 15 North, containing one hundred and sixty acres. To be sold within four years after my death at either private or public sale and the proceeds to be equally divided amongst my children. The taxes to be paid on said land out of my estate until sold. I make constitute and appoint my son William C. Campbell to be executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking al! former wills bv me made.
 In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this seventh day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three. Attest — Thoaas Rankin? Jeremiah Rankin and Huffsletter. Signed SAMUEL CAMPBELL (seal). Vol 2, pg 15. Att: 20th August 1B53.



ELIZABETH CARR
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In name of God Amen, 1 Elizabeth Carr, of the County of Orange and State of Indiana being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be the Almiqhty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following (that is to say:)

First I give and bequeath to my sister Margaret Mitchell and her son Ina all the corn that is now growing on this farm, and all the oats. I do also give and bequeath to my niece Emily Carr one of my beds and all the bed clothing and bed stead belonging to the said bed. I also give and bequeath to my nephew Elzy Mitchell ten dollars, I also give and bequeath to my nephew David Campbell (son of Saauel Caapbell) the colt that now sucks my mare.

I do further give and bequeath to my niece Emily Carr my tract of land which lies in Lawrence County, which lies between Jacob Huffstutlers and Isaac Halfacres land supposed to be eighty acres be the same acre or less, to her life time and after her death for my nephew Michael Lindsey to have one hundred dollars out of said land and if the land should be sold after Emily's death for the said Michael to have the first refusal of the same, and my sister Margaret to have fifty dollars out of said land after the said Eailys death. I also give and bequeath to my niece Mary Carr, if alive after her sister Emily's death, fifty dollars out of the above naaed tract of land.

I also give and bequeath to my two nieces Susan Mitchell and Elizabeth B. Campbell each ten dollars out of the above named land after the said deatn of Emily. I also give and bequeath the remainder of said land to my nephew Ina Mitchell after the death of said Eaily Carr. I also give and beoseath to my two brothers Thomas 8. Carr and James Carr and to my two sisters, Polly Lindsey and Sincei Campbell each of them one dollar. And  the residue of property so scon as convenient after my death, I do ordain that it shall be sold and all my debts and expenses, doctor bills and funeral expenses, and if their should be an over plus left after defraying
all expenses of thirty dollars.

I give and bequeath to Margaret Mitchell ten dollars and to Emily Carr and Mary Carr the balance, be the sum what it may, to be equally divided between them. And Samuel Campbell and John Huffstutler, I hereby appoint sole executors to this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments bv me made. In testimony where of I have set my hand and sea! this the 2nd day of Septeaber 1835. Signed
ELIZABETH (her X mark) CARR (seal).  witnesses- David Huffstutler and Robert Cam pbell. Vol 1, page 92
Probated the 27th day of September 1835.


MARTHA CARR
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In the name of God Amen. I Martha Carr of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and being desirous of disposing of what wordly property I may have at my decease, do make and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills ever made by me.

First I devise that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate.

Second I give and bequeath to James Griggs, Pleasant Griggs, Junior Grigis, and Sarah Golliher each one
dollar as their portion of my estate and whatsoever it amy consist of at my decease, to be paid to them by my executor hereinafter appointed.

Third I give and bequeath to Martha E. Hmyden, child of Jane Hayden my daughter, the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid by my executor to the said Martha E Hayden when she arrives at the age of twenty one years, or gets married. But should the said Martha E Hayden die before she gets married or arrives to the age of twenty one years, then and in that case, I will and bequeath to Sarah Golliher the said one hundred dollars to be paid to the said Sarah Golliher, or her heirs in case of the death of said Martha E Havden, before she gets married or arrives to the age of twenty one years.

Fourth I will and bequeath all of the residue of my estate in whatever it amy consist at my decease to
Susan May, my daughter now married to John W. May for her the said Susan May and her heirs forever.

Fifth 1 hereby nominate John W. May my sole Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of August 1862. Signed MARTHA (her X mark CARR
(seal): Witnesses James W. Webb and A.J. Simpson. Vol 2, page 205. Probated the 29th day of April 1872.



MICHAEL CARR
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I Michael Carr of the county of Orange and State of Indiana, being very sick and weak in body, but of
perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto aind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it, and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discression of my executrix, never  doubting that at the general resurrection I shall sees the same again by the mightly power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.

First I give to Betsey Carr. my dearly beloved daughter, (my executrix) the premises where I now live
with all its appertenances. Containing fifty acres of land, more or less, lying and being in the County and
state aforesaid, in town three north, range one east, section thirty, in the abstract of lands appeared for
sale at Jeffersonville, it being part of a tract of land that Aaron Hostetler bought and bounded as per deed in my name, together with all the household and kitchen furniture and ever other piece of property that is mine, and to have and to hold these her lifetime, except $50.00 worth of property to Michael Lindsey, Thomas G. Carr my son one dollar and fifty cents. Polly Lindsey one dollar and fifty cents and James Carr one dollar and fifty cents. Samuel Campbell to have one hundred dollars paid to him in two years by Betsey Carr after my decease. Margaret Mitchell one dollar and fifty cents. The heirs of William Carr, Amanda Carr one dollar and fifty cents, Polly Carr one dollar and fifty cents. Emily Carr one dollar and fifty cents.

1 also hereby utterly disallow and disannul all and every other will or testament made by me. This my
last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of December and year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty six.

Signed MICHAEL CARR (seal). Witnessed by
Benjaain Dephew and William 6. Berry. Vol 1, page 36. Probated the 19th day of February 1827.


JOSIAH H. CHARNES
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1 Josiah H. Charnes of the County of Orange, and State of Indiana being of sound mind make this my last will and testament.

1st.- It is my will that my beloved wife, Millie A. Charnes, have all my property, personal and real
absolute, to dispose of the same in any wa y she may feel desposed, having full right to deed and transfer real estate and to dispose of the personal property (after my just debts and burial expenses are paid, as she may choose during her natural life).

At her death what ever property may be left, or remain not disposed of by her, is to be equally divided
among my children that may then be living.

My wife Millie A. Charnes is to be my executrix, to settle all my debts and liabilities out of court. This
will is to revoke al! former wills aade by me. This will executed on 13th day of May 1892. Signed JOSIAH H. CHARNES, Witnesses Thomas J. Cave and Williaa H. Newiand. Vol 3, page 77. Probated 1st. day of December
1897.



WILLIAM CHASTIAN
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I William Chastian of the County of Orange in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

1st I direct that my body be decently interred and as to such worldly estates as it has pleased God to intrust Be with, I
dispose of the same in the following manner to wit:

I direct first that all my last debts be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money that comes to hand. 1 also direct that James M. Chastian, son of the said William Chastian shall have 40 acres of land it being the South East quarter of the North East quarter of Section 20, in Township 3 North of Range 1 West. And that William and Isaac Chastian, sons of said William shall have 20 acres of land, it being the North West quarter of the South West quarter of the North West quarter of Section 2, in Township 3 North of Range 1 West.

I also direct that sy personal property and money, after my debts are paid, shall be and remain the absolute property of my beloved wife, to raise and school the two youngest boys, and divide among the children as she may think proper.

 WILLIAM (his X mark) CHASTIAN (seal). Witnesses Joel Riggs and Aaron (his mark)
Chastian. Vol 1, pg 139. Alt; 11th day of Deceaber 1847.




WILLIAM CHASTAIN
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In the name of the Benevelent Father of all. I William Chastain of North East township, Orange County, State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

1st: I give and bequest to my two daughters Susan Jane Chastain and Cynthia Ann Pearson (widow of Gavers  Peason) the use and occupancy of the farm on which I now reside, lying in North East Township, Orange County, Indiana, containing eighty acres more or less, without paying rents thereupon, except the keeping of the farm in good and proper order, and repair for cultivation, and when they wish to leave it, the said farm sold at public or private sale as may be deemed best by my executor, and the money to be divided equally amongst all of my children. The heirs of such as are , or may be dead at my decease, to receive the share or portion of their deceased ancestor.

2nd: After my decease I wish my personal property to be all sold, my money loaned out to be collected and divided equally amongst all of my children and the heirs of such as are, or may be deceased to have the share that their deceased parent would have been entitled to if living, except a promissory note for fifty dollars, dated May 19th 1871 bearing four cent interest from date, which I hold on my son John Chastain who died in the state of Missouri, the amount of which note 1 wish to be deducted from the share or portion going to the heirs of the said John Chastain.

3rd: I wish my daughter Susan Jane Chastain to have and retain as her own property - one bed stead, bed and bedding, also one bureau, lounge and side saddle, she having bought these articles herself and paid for them with her own soney.

4th: I empower my executor to set apart a sufficient asount of provisions to support my daughters Susan Jane Chastain and Cyntha Ann Pearson for the period of one year from my decease.

5th: I hereby nominate and make my friend Samuel R. Tegarden exceutor of this my last will and testament. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In testisony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 11 day of March 1885. WILLIAM (his X mark) CHASTAIN. Wit: Castitian U. Trabue and James (his X mark) Warren. Vol 2, page 416. Probated the 11th day of August 1890.





REUBEN CHATHAM
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Know all men by these presents that I Reuben Chatham of Orleans Township, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being in good health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made, and as to my worldly estate, and all the property, real and personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, 1 devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following towit:

1st; My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my exceutor of my estate hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my deceased as shall by him be found convenient.

2nd: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Chatham all my household furniture, horses, wagons, carriages, and harness and also all the other personal property, money and notes, that I may have at the time of my death, to be delivered over to her sole use and benefit and behoof by my executor as soon as convenient after my death, her the said Elizabeth Chatham aforesaid to have and hold the same to her sole use and benefit during her life time. I also qive her the use and benefit during her natural life the south east quarter of section six, in township 2 North of range 1 East, together with the dwelling or mansion, house and appurtenances, stables, barns and out houses situated thereon. All these to be held by her to her sole use and benefit and behoof as long as the said wife Elizabeth Chatham shall live. And at the time of her decease I direct that all my persona! estate left at her decease, together with the lands and houses aforesaid and described herein, shall be divided equally between the following grand sons of mine to wit:

William Vantress, son and heir of Susan Vantress deceased, and John K. Chatham, son of John K. Chatham deceased, they my said grand sons aforesaid to share and share alike in the said personal and landed estate or disposed of as they may direct after the saae comes into their hands as an estate with this understanding, that my son Benjamin P. Chatham shall have one-third of the money arising out of my personal estate, if there be any at the time of said division, and lastly I do nominate and appoint my son Benjamin P. Chatham to be my executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said REUBEN CHATHAM have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 11th day of February in the year of our Lord 1878. Witnesses- Willias T. Spicely, Shadrack B.A. Conder and Samuel Linqle. Vol 2, page 320. Probated the 12th day of Auqust 1880.




WILLIAM B. CHATHAM
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I William B. Chatham of Orange County in the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.  

1st: I direct that my body be decently buried and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life, and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust to me, I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit: 

I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that comes to the hands of my executor from any portion of my estate, after which I give and bequeath all my real estate, real and personal, to my esteemed Father Reuben Chatham of the county and seat aforesaid.

And to effectuate this my intention, I hereby direct my executor with full power and authority to act as I would myself, as if living. And I hereby make and ordain my worthy an esteemed friend William W. Chisa executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I William B. Chatham the Tester have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. WILLIAM B. CHATHAM (seal), Signed, sealed and declared by the above named William Chatham as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed cur names as witnesses thereunto in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other. WILLIAM CHATHAM, signed Henry Tingle, Allen Carr and W. H. Magner. Vol 1, page 33.
Att*. The 11th day of June 1855.





Catherine Chisham
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I Catherine Chisham of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being sound in mind and desiring to 
settle all my business do make and publish this my last will and testament. 

1st: I desire that all my debts shall be paid.

2nd: I give and devise to my stepson Joel A. Chisham all my real estate situated in Orange County, 
Indiana to wit: it being the North half of the East half of the South West quarter of section five (5) town 2  North of Range 1 West, containing thirty-eight (38) acres more or less to have and to hold the same in for simple.

3rd: I give and bequeath all the residue of any estate of every description whether consisting of personal  or real property right credits or moneys, what money is on hand at my death to the said Joel A Chisham and his  heirs.

4th: I hereby appoint W. W. Chisham executor to this my last will and testament. 

On testimony thereof I  have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 6th day of August 1872 in presence of John H. Lindsey and Charles  H. Goldsmith who have witnessed this will at my request. Signed by me in their presence. CATHERINE (her X mark)  CHISHAM. Vol 2. page 271. Probated the 7th day of September 1875.




William Walter Chisham
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In the matter of the last will and testament of William Walter Chisham, late of Grange County, Indiana, 
deceased and the probate thereof.

"In the name of the Benevolent Father of all". I William Walter Chisham of Orleans Township, Orange  County, State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item I I give and devise to my beloved wife in lieu of her interest in my lands, the farm on which we now  reside described as follows to wit: the east half of the north east quarter of section six (6), town two (2)  north of range one east; also the south half of the west half of said north east quarter, same section, town  and range, situated in said Orleans Township in Orange County in the State of Indiana, containing about 120  acres, during her natural life and all the live stock, household goods and furniture, provisions and other goods and chattle which may be thereon at the time of my decease, during her natural life as aforesaid.

At the death of my said wife the real estate aforesaid viz: the Home place, I give and devise to my children Ida M., Oliver T., Anna J. and Dora E., equally. If however, either of my said children should die  before the decease of my said wife, leaving a child or children living at my said wife's decease, his or her share shall go to said child or children of my deceased child.

Item 2  I devise and bequeath to my daughter Ida M, and her heirs and to my son Oliver T, and his heirs, the farm on which John C. Hancock now resides, described as follows to wit: the south half of the north half  of section SI, in township 1 north of Range 1 east, containing 160 acres and situate in Stampers Creek  township, Orange County, State of Indiana. The said tract of land to be divided equally at such time after they shall become of age as they may deem expedient.

Item 3 I, devise and bequeath to my daughter Anna J., and her heirs and Dora E., and her heirs, the farm on which John Marshall  resides described as follows to wit: A part of the south west quarter of section 32, in   township 2 north of range 1 east, containing (154) acres and situate in Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana.  The said tract of land to be divided equally between them as soon as they shall become of age, or as soon  afterward as they may deem expedient.

Item 4 I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved friend and relative James A. Frost Sr., guardian of my  children Ida M., Oliver T., Anna J., and Dora E., until they arrive at the age of 21 years. Said guardian is  hereby enjoined to give my said children a qood English education, and to rear them in habits of industry and  inculcate in their minds as far as may be Christian faith and Charity.

Item 5 I do hereby nominate and appoint James A. Frost Sr., executor of this rmy last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as he may  deem proper the debts and claims due me.

Item 6 I do hereby further instruct and request the guardian of my said children and my executor to supervise and control said farms, to rent them to the best advantage and to superintend their management, and  that when my children shall become of age, if they shall ask for a division of the farms in which they are  respectively interested, to assist them in making a fair division of said farms and that Anna J., and Dora E, be made equal with Ida M., and Oliver I., by the payment of so much money as will make a fair and equal  division as to quantity, quality and improvements of said farms.

I further instruct my executor to sell off such personal effects as my said wife may not want to hold and to pay my debts with the proceeds and to safely loan money that shall come into his hands as executor of my  estate and to pay it out in equal shares to my children as they may become 21 years old.

 I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. !n testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal,  this 28" day of March in the year 1887. Signed WILLIAM WALTER CHISHAM. Signed and acknowledged by said William
Walter Chisham as his last will and testament, in our presence and signed by us in his presence. Harry E Manner and John J Tingle. Probated the 20th day of April 1887.

State of Indiana, Orange County, SS. Be it remembered that on the 20th day of April 1887, John J. Tingle, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of William Walter Chisham, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Mr. N. T. Hick, clerk of the Circuit Court  of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath  declared and testified as follows: that is to say: That on the 28th day of March 1887 he saw the said William  Walter Chisham sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, and that this deponent at the same time heard the said William Walter Chisham declare the said instrument in writing to  be his last will and testament, and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of  the said William Walter Chisham and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said John J, Tingle and  Harry E. Magner in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses  thereto and that the said William Walter Chisham was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said  instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty one years of age), and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coerce or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and  further deponent says not. John J Tingle. Sworn to and subscribed by the said John J. Tingle before me W.T.  Hicks. Clerk of said Court at Paoli, the 20th day of April 1887. William T Hicks, Clerk. Vol 2, page 379.

Probated 20th day of April 1887.



BENJAMIN CHISM
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I. Benjamin Chism, of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being weak in body but of sound mind,  make this my last will and testament to wit;

First- I bequeath unto my wife, Elizabeth Chism, my land, it being the north half of the east half of the  north east quarter of section six, town two north, range one east, in the Jeffersonville District, during her  life time.

At her death, the above described land to be sold and the money equally divided between James Magner,  Urial Chisa's heirs, Nancy Nichols heirs and Francis Brothers heirs. After my debts are settled, from the sale of my personal property, I wish the residue of the money to be  divided as directed in regard to the land,

I appoint my son, William W. Chism, my executor, hereby revoking all former will or wills. In testimony  whereof. I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal, this 30th day of September 1855, BENJAMIN (his x mark)  CHISM. Signed and delivered in the presence of us, Henry Tingle, Catherine (her x mark) Chism and William  Magner. 

Vol 2, page 79. Att*. the 1st day of November 1858.

 


 

ROLLA  V. CLAXTON
 
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 I, Rolla V. Claxton, of French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, being of full age and sound mind, do make  this my last will and testament. 

First After the payment of my just debts, I give, devise and bequeath to my  daughter, Mabel Claxton, the sum of one thousand dollars. 

Second I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Kate  P. Claxton. the residue of my estate, both personal and real, and of whatever nature, to have and to hold  forever.

Third I hereby appoint my wife, Kate P. Claxton, as executrix of this will. In witness whereof, I have  signed, published and declared this the 15th day of May, 1931, ROLLA V. CLAXTON. Witnesses, Norman B. Mavity  
and E. Earl MacDonald. Vol 4, page 277. Probated the 5th day of July 1934.


GEORGE W CLEMENTS
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I, Georqe W. Clements, of the town of Elon in Jackson Township, of the County of Orange, and State of  Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me made.

Item 1- It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the cost and expenses of my last sickness, death and funeral and the costs and expenses of the settlement of my estate, be paid out of my estate.

Items 2- I give and devise to my daughter, Estie A, Owen, all the real estate, where ever situated, that I may own at the time of my death, to have and to hold so long as she may live and at her death and not before, to go to and to vest in, such children as she mmy have then living and in the children of those who my be dead.

Item 3- It is my will and desire and I hereby direct my executor herein after nominated and appointed, to sell, and dispose of all the residue of my estate, real, personal or mixed, where ever located or situated, and to reduce the same to money, as soon after my decease, as he can do without inconvenience or injury to my estate.

Items 4- 1 give, bequeath and devise to my friend, Anna H. Cox, widow of John W. Cox, of Jackson township, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, In trust one thousand four hundred dollars, ($1400.00) to be received and held by her without bond and without the control of any person or court, and to be used by her in caring for and in education for my two Grandsons, Carl Clements and Jesse E. Clements, children of my son Jesse C, Clements, and having and reposing full confidence in her, I hereby request her to expend said sum of money ($1400.00) in caring for and in giving my said grandsons, a good and practical education, and to endeavor to make good and useful men of them.

And in case of any dispute or conflict of opinion, by or between said Anna M. Cox and any other person, as to what was best for them, then in that and all cases that may come up, the opinion of said Anna M. Cox shall prevail and her decision be final and from which there shall be no appeal. And said Anna M. Cox shall not be required to give and bond or to make any report to any person or court.

And in case that one or both of my said Grand children should die before the full amount of said sum of ($1400.00) has been expended, then the remainder is to be laid out and expended for the use of the other, of if both of them should die before said sum of money is all expended, then in that case, the remainder is to be disposed of by her as she may wish and desire.

Items 5- It is my wish and I hereby direct my executor hereinafter appointed to pay to my said friend, Anna M. Cox, one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) to be a full compensation for h e r , in looking after and caring for and educating my two Grandsons, Carl Clements and Jesse E. Clements, and the same is to be paid to and allowed to her without her filling and claim therefore.

Items 6- After the payment of all my debts and legal liabilities, including the expenses of my last sickness, death and funeral, and the costs and expenses of the settlement of my estate, and the payment of the above legacies, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate, to my daughter, Estie A. Owen, to be hers absolute property, but request her that in case her brother, my son, Jesse C. Clements, should ever return then she is to do by him as she may deem proper and right.

Items 7- I hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law, Clyde Owens, executor of this my last will and testament and in case he declines to serve or fails to act, then I nominate and appoint my friend E.E. Ellis in his place, with full power and authority to sell, convey and dispose of all my property, real, personal or mixed, where ever situated, not herein before devised and equeath, either at public or private sale, with or without notice, and with full power to compromise and collect any and all claims that may be due me or my estate, and to pay, settle and compound any and all claims that may come against my estate.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of July, A.D. 1913. GE0RGE M, CLEMENTS.

Witnesses John W. McCullough and Claude E. Cogswell, Vol 3, page 373, Probated 30th July 1915.


 GEORGE COMPTON
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In the name of the beloved father of all, I, George Compton, do make and publish this my last will and testament. 

Item 1- I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal property by sale or otherwise as my executor may deem best. 

Item 2- I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Eliza  Compton, all of my estate, both real and persona! during her natural life, or as long as she remains my widow.

Item 3- If it should become necessary for my said wife to sell or in any wise dispose of any of my personal  property, for her own maintenance, such as necessary for life, I will that she have that right. 

Item 4- If my  beloved wife, Eliza Compton should marry, I will and devise that she shall have one-third of my property, both 
real and personal during her lifetime, the other two-thirds I will immediately to my beloved children. 

Item 5- At the death of my beloved wife, I will, devise and bequeath al! my real and remaining personal property to my  children to-wit: James C. Compton, Alice M. King, Samuel C. Compton, George F. Compton, William S, Compton,  Annie E. Compton and Lilly E. Compton. 

Item 6- I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Eliza Compton and  my son Samuel C. Compton, executors to serve without bond of this my last will and testament. 

Whereof I have  hereunto set my hand and seal, this 15th day of March, A.D. 1901. GEORGE COMPTON. Witnesses William H.  Rosenbaum and C.G. Rosenbaum. Probated the 1st. day of July 1913.


ROWENA ULA COMPTON
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I Rowena Ula Compton of Orleans, of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills by me heretofore made.

I give, devise and bequeath all my real estate and personal property of whatsoever kind and nature, to  which I am entitled or which I may have the power to dispose of at my death, unto my Mother, Brace S. Compton; absolutely and I hereby appoint her the sole executrix of this my last will, with the direction that she be  exempted from giving any surety or sureties on her official bond as such executrix.

In testimony whereof I, Rowena Ula Compton, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of December  1916, ROWENA 0. COMPTON (seal). Witnesses Mrs. Mary Jenkins and George H. Carter. Vol 4, page 271.

Probated 6th November 1930.


JACOB COOK 
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I make this my last will and testament. I will unto my wife Catherine the right of making one fourth of the profits of the home place her life time if needed, and the right of taking what she pleases out of the  household, and kitchen furniture as long as she lives. 

And I will all the home place to my son Absalom Cook,  being the south east quarter of section twelve in Township #1 south of range West, and the west half of the  south west quarter of section seven, in Township II south of Range II east.

And I will unto my son Abraham Cook one hundred dollars.

And I will unto my son Valentine Cook the west half of the north east quarter of section twelve, in town  one south, and range one west, also one hundred dollars.

And I will unto my daughter Elizabeth Smith one hundred and fifty and also the balance of the effects of  the personal property to be left in the administrator hands for the benefit of my wife Catherine.

And I will unto the minor heirs of Absalom McCabe deceased, five forty dollar notes on William Tarr, or  that amount of money when collected.

And I will unto daughter Polly Underwood the east half of the north east quarter of section #7 in township #1 south of Range one east, and part of the west half of the south east quarter of section six in town  one south of range one east, supposed to be betwixt fifty and sixty acres and also ten acres out of the north  west corner of the north west quarter of section eight in town one south, and range one east, so as to save the  spring.

And I will unto my grandson David A. Bledsoe the balance of the west half of the north west quarter of  section eight in town one south and range one east, and the north east forty acres of the north west quarter of  section eight in town south and range one east.

And I also make my sons Abraham and Absalom Cook my executors and authorize them to make deeds to the  following tracts of land to William Tarr when paid for to wit: The north east quarter of section SI in township  #1 south of range 11 west, and also the south east quarter of the south west quarter of section thirty-six in  township #1 north of range #1 west,  also the following described tract on parcel of land known and designated
as eighty acres and forty eight hundredths, lying on the east side of the north west quarter of the north west  quarter of section #1, in township #1 south of range #1 west. Signed JACOB COOK. Witnesses  G. Wise and  A.J.Simpson. Vol 1, page 136.


ONEY M. COOK
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I, Oney M. Cook, of French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, at this time being of sound mind, memory and
understanding, do hereby make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills  by me at any time heretofore made.

First- I hereby direct that at my death, the expenses of my last sickness and funeral, and all other small debts, except the mortgages on my real estate be paid in full out of a trust fund 1 wish created.

Second- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved adopted daughter Gladys Cook Harris, all of my jewelry,
silverware, sewing machine, dishes and glassware, table linens, jams, radio and all other furniture that she 
wants on the first floor of the Acme Hotel, also all beds and bedding on the second floor of said Acme Hotel,
also all rugs that she wants on the first and second floor of the Acme Hotel, if owned by me at the time of my death, also my automobile.

Third- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved adopted daughter, Gladys Cock Harris, my home and garage  and real estate located on Indiana Avenue, French Lick, Indiana, being lots numbered 55, 70, 54, and 71, of the  William H. Bowles Addition to the Town of French Lick, Orange County, Indiana.

Fourth- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved nephew, George Hobson, a one-half interest in my  property located on Monroe Street, French Lick,

Fifth- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved nephew, Thomas Hobson, a one-half interest in my property  located on Monroe Street, French Lick.

Sixth- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved nephew, George Hobson, a one-third interest in the Acme  
Hotel, located on the east end of Lot number 84 in the H.E. Wells Addition to the town of French Lick, Indiana,  also one-third of the furniture not already disposed of in item two of this will.

Seventh- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved nephew, Thomas Hobson, a one-third interest in said  
Acme Hotel, also one-third of the furniture not already disposed of in item two of this will.  

Eighth- I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved adopted daughter, Gladys Cook Harris, a one-third  interest in said Acme Hotel, also one-third of the furniture not already disposed in item two of this will.

Ninth- Whereas my adopted daughter, Gladys Cook Harris is under the age of 21 years, and my nephews,  
George and Thomas Hobson are inexperienced in business I hereby designate and appoint Clyde Edgell, French  Lick, Indiana, my executor and trustee, of this my last will and testament.

Tenth- Whereas I owe a number of debts and mortgages against certain real estate I own and I have a  number of life insurance policies and certain monies due me, which if not collected during my life, at my death  I wish my trustee, Clyde Edgell, to collect and create a trust fund for the following purposes:

1st- to pay the expenses of my last sickness and funeral. 2nd- to pay the small debts I owe. 3rd- There  is now a mortgage against the Acme Hotel, located on the east end of Lot number 84, in the H.E. Wells Addition,  in the town of French Lick, Indiana, and a mortgage against my real estate located on Indiana Avenue being lots  55, 70, 54 and 71. I pay monthly payments on these two mortgages. If these mortgages are not paid off in full  at my death, then I direct Clyde Edgell to pay out of any balance left after the payment of my expenses of last  sickness and funeral and small debts, and the costs of the administration of my estate, said balance in said trust fund on said mortgages, or mortgage as the case say be. I further authorize my trustee, Clyde Edgell at  my death to take over the management of the above property, vesting in his full authority to collect rents and  income there from, to take care of the payments on said mortgages, or mortgage as the case might be, to pay tax,  insurance and upkeep of said property until said mortgages are paid in full, or if the said Clyde Edgell should  see fit to sell the whole, or any part of the above real estate before said mortgages are paid in full, then I  hereby vest in the power and authority to execute and deliver such deeds or deeds of transfer as he say deem  necessary to pass proper title to same, then he is to pay any balance of said indebtedness on said property so  sold, from the revenue derived from the sale thereof, paying over any balance left, according to item three and  item six, seven and eight of this will. It is understood that said trust fund so created is to take care of  indebtedness. When all of said indebtedness is paid, then the management of said property is to be turned over  by Clyde Edgell to Gladys Cook Harris, Thomas Hobson and George Hobson and said trust hereby terminate and said  trust will then be discharged.

In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set my hand this the 16th day of March, in the year of our Lord  1931. ONEY H. COOK. Witnesses John H. Purkhiser and Eugene Jerette. Vol 4, page 466. Probated the 31st day  of May 1938.


JOSEPH M. COX 
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I, Joseph M. Cox, at this time a resident of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being of sound   and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, revoking all
wills heretofore made by me. 

Item 1- I direct that my executor, hereinafter named, shall as soon after my death as may be practicable, pay my just debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of my last sickness,

Item 2- I have made my home with my nephew, Arthur J, Farlow, ever since the 14th day of October, 1932, and he has refused to accept any pay or compensation from me for the care and attention and board and lodging  he has furnished me, I, therefore give and bequeath to my said nephew, Arthur J. Farlow, a sum of money equal  to fifty cents per day from the 14th day of October, 1932, until the day of my death, and if I should leave his house before my death, it is my will that he should have fifty cents per day for all the time that I shall have stayed with him.

Item 3- All the rest of my property, real, personal and mixed and wherever situated, remaining after the  payment of items 1 and 2 of this will, I give, bequeath and devise to my nephews and nieces, as follows: 

Howard  B. Cox. of Goodrich, Kansas, and Elizabeth Cox, of Canyon, Texas, each an undivided one-eighth (1/8), to  William Jeff Cox, of Paoli, Indiana, and Edith Cox McCoy of Orange County Indiana, each an undivided one-eighth  (1/8, to my nephew Arthur J. Farlow, of Paoli, Indiana, an undivided one-fourth (1/4, to Elizabeth Cogswell  Sweeney, and Edward P. Cogswell, each an undivided one-eighth (1/8, to be theirs absolutely and forever, they to have and hold the same in the proportions above set out, but in case any of my said nephews or nieces shall  predecease me, I give, bequeath and devise any interest of said nephew or niece, to such of his or her issue,  shall him or her survive. And in case either of my said nephews or nieces shall predecease me without having  child or children then surviving, then the interest under this will so given to said nephew or niece. I give,  bequeath and devise to his or her brother or sister surviving.

Item 4- 1 nominate and appoint Arthur J. Farlow of Paoli, Indiana, executor of this my last will and  testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 19th day of March, 1936. JOSEPH  M. COX (seal). Witnesses- Robert L. Holaday and James H. Tucker. Vol 4, page 534. Probated thee 20th day of February, 1941.


WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM
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14th day of July 1833 In t h e name of God, Amen: I, William Cunningham, of Orange County in the State of Indiana, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, or you may say this, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound for this of death being uncertain. Blessed be Almighty God,  for the same. I William Cunningham do make and publish this my last will and testament, m manner and form  following, that is to say:

First- I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Buchanan and Elizabeth Buchanan.  seventeen  dollars in good trade, also my joiners and carpenter tools to him and his son. William Alexander Buchanan, and I also give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Deborah Cunningham, my own home, farm and all the personal property belonging to me, to be divided with the land equal at my death, to remain theirs until the death of my wife, Deborah Cunningham, then the personal property belonging to my wife, Deborah Cunningham, to be divided between my daughters, Anna Cunningham and my daughter, Elizabeth Buchanan, and the land to remain my daughters Anna.

I also give and bequeath to my wife, Deborah Cunningham and my daughter Anna and my daughter Elizabeth Buchanan, a part of legacy, if obtained by law, remaining in the hands of William Chiles and Boon Ingle, living in the State of Kentucky, if obtained, to be equally divided between them above named.

1 hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament, I. Smith and Deborah Cunningham, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above named, in the year 1833, WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, (seal). Witnesses, Lewis Keedy, Caleb Smith and Jefferson S. Hufford. Vol 1, page 102, Probated the 6th day of October 1839.


 

MAE DE LONG
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 I, Mae DeLong, at the time a resident of Marion county, in the State of Indiana, (postal address Rural Route  # 16, Box 580 Indianapolis, Indiana) and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore made by me.

Item 1-I give, bequeath and devise to my husband, Ernest DeLong. 920 West 33rd. Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, an undivided 1/3 interest in all the property, real and personal, that I may own at the time of my death, to be his absolutely. 

Item 2- I give, bequeath and devise to my Father, Edward L. Trueblood, and to my Mother Delia Trueblood, of Orange County, Indiana jointly, and to the survivor of them, all the rest and residue of my property, real, personal or sixed, that I may own at the time of my death, to be theirs absolutely and forever,

Item 3- 1 nominate and appoint Noble Trueblood of Paoli, Indiana, executor of my will. I give to said executor full power and authority to sell for cash or on credit, or partly for cash and partly for credit, at public or private sale, at such time and places and in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions as he shall deem expedient, any and al! property mentioned in this will, and to execute and deliver any and all deeds and other instruments necessary to effect the sale of said property without obtaining an order of court for such sale.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 8th day of March 1938. MAE DeLONG.

(seal). Witnesses Louis Noll and Harvey Hunter. Vol 4, page 532. Probated 24 March 1941.


 

GEORGE DOUGHERTY
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Be it remembered that I George Dougherty of Orangeville Township, Orange County, Indiana, being sound in mind and knowing the uncertainty of life, do make and publish and declare this instrument of writing, to be my last will and testament. 

First- that all my legal and just debts and funeral expenses be paid. 

Second- After such debts and expenses are paid, all of the remainder of the property, both personal and real estate of which I may be seized at my death. I bequeath and devise to my beloved brother William W. Dougherty, to have, hold and control during his natural life. Then I give in fee simple to William C. Dougherty, John C. Dougherty and Robert F. Dougherty, my nephews and sons of William Dougherty, share and share alike.

! hereby name and appoint William W, Dougherty as executor of this my last will and testament, and ask that
he be not required to give bond. Witnesses Louis P. Brown and Asa M. Scarlett, This 14th day of March

1914, GEORGE (his X mark) DOUGHERTY Vol 4. page 356. Probated 6 July 1914.


 

MAHALA E. DOUGHERTY
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I Mahala E. Dougherty of Orange County in the state of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First It is my will and devise that I shall be decently interred, buried, and a neat tombstone placed over my grave after death and all my just debts be paid in full.

Second I give and bequeath to my husband John W. Dougherty all my property and estate of every kind, subject to my request in item 1,

Third it is my will and desire that my husband John W. Dougherty shall execute this my last will. 

In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and subscribed declared this instrument as my will at Orleans. Orange County. Indiana on this eleventh day of September A.D. 1871. Signed MAHALA E. DOUGHERTY (seal). Witnesses- Hoses N, Elrod (seal), Mary E. Hawkins (seal) and Sarah A. Carter (seal). Vol 2, page 193,

Probated the 29th day of September 1871.


WILLIAM R. DOUGHERTY 
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I William R. Dougherty of the town of Paoli and County of Orange and state of Indiana having long been afflicted with bodily disease by which my physical energies have become such impaired, and feeling conscious of the uncertainty duration of my natural or physical life, yet while I am in a perfect and sound state of mind, I feel a desire to make a disposition of my goods, chattels, lands and effects, as I may deem proper therefore to that end I do make this my last will and testament.

I devise, give and bequeath to my two sisters Martha A. Dougherty and Maud S. Dougherty one hundred and sixty acres of land lying and being in the County of Martin, and State of Indiana, the farm as secured to George Windsor by patent from the United States Government, and conveyed by the said George Windsor by his deed to me. I desire the benefit of said land to accrue equally to my two sisters above named,

I am justly and lawfully indebted by note and account to Senior John Dixon in the sum of eighty dollars ($80.00) and I desire my executor to hold the above described land in trust and security for the full payment of said debt, which if not fully and lawfully discharged by other means within a reasonable term for the settlement of such business, then I desire my executor to appropriate said land, or so such as may be necessary thereof to the payment-of said debt, and the remainder if any, to accrue equally to my sisters as above stated.

1 do hereby make appoint and constitute P. Dougherty, my Father, as my executor to make and cause to be mde the faithful and lawful execution of the provisions of the foregoing instrument of writing which I hereby acknowledge and set forth as my last will and testament. 

In witness thereof I hereunto set my hand and seal. This the 4th day of October 1852. Signed WILLIAM R.DOUGHERTY (seal). Attest B. Poison, John Dixon and Dos Dougherty. Vol 2, page 6. Att: the 27th day of November I852.


Martha Edwards
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In the name of God, Amen. I Martha Edwards, of Orleans, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

First- I order and direct that my Executor hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently ma be.

Second- After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath the following disposition of my estate, if sufficient funds remain and if not then in proportion.

3- I give to Oliver Chism the sum of $150.00

4- I give to Ida Craig 50.00

5- I give to Zella Bridgewater 25.00

b~ I give to Virgil Craig 25.00

7- I give to Corda Craig 10.00

8- I give to Helen Cleveland 100.00 and all household goods.

9- I give to Mrs. Arthur Shaw 25.00

10- The remainder of my estate I bequeath to Rosa E. Cleveland.

Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint Rosa E. Cleveland to be executor of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 28th day of February, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty, MARTHA EDWARDS (seal). Probated 29th day of February 1932

This instrument was on the day of the date hereof signed, published and declared by the said testator Martha Edwards, to be her last will and testament, in the presence of us who at her request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses, in her presence and in the presence of each other. George H, Carter and C.R. Moss.

Proof Of Will — Be it remembered, that on the 29th day of February, 1932, George H. Carter, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Martha Edwards, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Blanche L. Hollowell, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say: That on the 28h day of Feb. 1930. he saw the said Martha Edwards sign her name to the said instrument in writing as and for her last will end testament, and this deponent, at the said time, heard  the said Martha Edwards declare the said instrument in writing to be her last will and testament. and that the instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of the said Martha Edwards and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said George H. Carter in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Martha Edwards was at the time of  signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age, that is more than twenty-one of age And of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said 
deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not. Signed George H. Carter.

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Martha Edwards before me Blanche L. Hollowell, Clerk of said Court at Paoli, the 29th day of Feb. 1932. In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court. Signed Blanche L. Hollowell, clerk of Grange Circuit court.

I Blanche L. Hollowell, Clerk of the Orange Circuit court, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of Martha Edwards has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of George H. Carter, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said bill and of the. testimony of the said George H. Carter in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in book I 4. at pages 291-2 of the record of wills of said County.

In attestation thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Paoli, this 29th day of Feb. 1932. Signed Blanche L. Hollowell, Clerk of Orange Circuit Court (seal).


JOHN H. ELLIS 
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Know all men by these presents, that I, John H. Ellis, of the County of Orange, in the State of Indiana, do make, publish, and declare the following to be my last will and testament to wit:

Item 1st.- It is my will and I hereby direct that all my funeral expenses and all doctor bills owing by me at the time of my death shall be paid out of my estate after my death.

Item 2nd.- I further will and devise to my beloved nephew Lawrence Ellis all the remainder of my estate real and personal, and all money on hand at the time of my death.

I hereby nominate and appoint my said nephew Lawrence Ellis executor of this will, dated the 1st day of December 1898. Signed JOHN H. (his I! mark) ELLIS. Witnesses John L. Megenity and Lorenzo 0. Miller. Vol 3,

page 108. Probated 28 April 1900.


JOHN FANCHER
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I John Fancher do will all my property to my beloved wife so long as she lives, both personal property and real estate, all that is left after paying my just debts.

And I want my younger children to have as much as my children that has been set up to keep house for themselves.

And I do appoint my wife as my executor and estal my debts Elizabeth Fancher. And after her death what is left to be equally divided among the heirs of my self and my wife. 

Signed JOHN FANCHER, this 31st day of October 1881. We the undersigned witnesses were present when this was delivered, William Busick and Daniel P.Pierson Vol 2, page 345. 

Probated the 14th day of April 1882.


SAMUEL H  FERGUSON
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I Samuel H. Ferguson, of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament. 

Item 1- I give and devise to my beloved wife, Sarah J. Ferguson, the farm on which we now reside, situate in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, and more fully described as follows, to-wit: The north half of t h e west half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-three (23), township three (3) north, range one (1) east, containing forty (40) acres more or less, in said County and State, during her natural life, and all the stock, household goods, furniture, provisions and other goods and chattels which mmy be thereon at the time of my death, during her natural life as aforesaid, (she selling so much thereof as mmy be sufficient to pay any just debts, if I should die owing any debts). 

At the death of my said wife, the real estate I give and devise to my children William Harrison Ferguson, John A. Ferguson, Viola J, Ferguson and Eliza Ann Jones and their heirs. If however, either of my said children should die before the decease of my said wife, leaving no children at the decease of my said wife, then the share of the said property above descends to such deceased child or children is hereby devised and bequeathed to such of my other children as remain alive and their heirs.

I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony hereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 28th day of March 1907 SAMUEL H. FERGUSON (seal). Witnesses Homer F. Johnson and Oliver W. Stephenson. Vol  4, page 6. 

Probated the 6th day of April 1921.


JOSEPH J. FIELD
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I Joseph Field of Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in the manner following to wit:

1 direct that my estate shall be settled in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana. I nominate and appoint Emmet 0. Lewis and J.A. Frost Jr., to be my executors of this my will.

In witness whereof, I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my will, this 13th day of Mmy 1896. Signed JOSEPH J. FIELD (seal). Witnesses Milton Z. Moore (seal) and Banks Stinson (seal). Vol 3, page 50. 

Probated 18th day of September 1896.


MARGARET FIELDS
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I Margaret Fields do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. viz:

First It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expanses be paid by my executor herein after appointed.

Second It is my will that my personal property, except notes and money be divided equally between my daughters Nancy Mathers and Rachel Lindsey by my said executor.

Third It is my will that my said executor, after smying all debts and funeral and other expenses of my estate divide the residue of my estate, consisting of notes and money, equally between my grand children, Francis Marion Mathers. Margaret Mathers. Henry C Trueblood, Jeremiah W Trueblood, Nancy E Trueblood, Rachel C Lindsey, Joseph F Lindsey and Caroline Lindsey.

Fourth I hereby appoint Theodore Stackhouse executor of this my last will and testament.

Attest my hand and seal this 19th day of August 1866, signed MARGARET FIELDS (seal). Subscribed and acknowledged in our presence and subscribed by each of us in the presence of each other and witnessed by us at the request of said testator, who at the time of subscribing her name think was in her right mind and not under coercion or restraint. Witness our hands and seals this 29th day of August 1866, signed John A Ritter (seal) and Emma Wilson (seal). Vol 2, page 144. 

Att: the 26th day of March 1867.


DAVID FINLEY
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Be it remembered that I David Finley of the County of Orange and State of Indiana have passed a long and healthy life and now do consider myself sound in mind for which I thank the great and all wise benefactor of all mankind. I do now on this twenty-fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, do make, ordain, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament in form and substance by me directed as follows:

First I give and bequeath unto wife Elizabeth Finley all my personal estate of every description, all rents and profits of my farm where I am now, if she may be the longest lived and remains of sound mind, but if she does become incapable of managing her property affairs in a way for her comfort and safety, then my executors shall take charge of the property, rents and profits and apply it to her use and benefit her life time. I further decree that if it is not convenient for me in my life time, to contribute any thing to the education of the nieces of my son Jefferson Finley, deceased: that my executors shall at any time after my death, examine and if there appears to be an over plus of rents, after giving to my wife what she may think proper and sufficient for her support, her mind being reasonable and sensible of what she may need, to apply the over plus to the tuition of the above named heirs at suitable times, until the two girls shall each have two years tuition and served three years, the sum or sums be paid to the teacher for their tuition and not otherwise.

Second I do further make, ordain and decree that after my death and the death of my wife likewise and the youngest heir may become of lawful age, that my executors shall take charge of and sell all the lands I hold at my death either at private or public sale, so as to secure the best price that can be had and the money shall be equally divided and paid over by my executors to the heirs of my son, Jefferson Finley, and which are herein named Josephine Finley, Samuel Finley and Elizabeth Finley, to belong to them and their heirs for ever, if they do not live to have lawful heirs, then it shall be to my heirs and their heirs for ever.

Third I do hereby appoint Cyrus Finley and Joseph Maxwell to be my lawful executors, to do and perform this my last will and testament, in as much as I have equally divided to all the rest of my children. I further give and bequeath to each one of them one dollar.

Fourth I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date written above, Signed DAVID FINLEY (seal). Witnesses- Eliza Jane Maxwell, S.S. Riley and Nimrod Maxwell. Vol 1, page 147. 

Probated the 26th day of September 1848.


WILLIAM A. FINLEY
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all: I William A. Finley do make and publish this my last will  and testament.

First I give and devise to my beloved daughter, Lydia Finley one clothes press and one prided cow and calf.

Second I give and devise to my beloved Cerfe all the residue of the household goods, furniture and provision and other goods and chattles which mAy belong to me at the time of my decease during her natural life.

Third I give to my beloved wife aLL my stock, one cow and seven head of hogs, the residue of my stock and personal property to be sold and after the payment of my just debts, the proceeds to be equally divided between my beloved wife and my daughter Lydia Findley.

Fourth I give and devise equally between my beloved wife and daughter Lydia all my real estate which I may be ceased with at the time of my decease to hold during their natural lives, provided further that at the option of my beloved wife, whenever my said real estate will sell for seven thousand dollars to be sold, and the proceeds to be equally divided between my said wife and daughter Lydia and further devise that my wife have the use of the said real estate to her benefit for the support of my said wife and daughter Lydia and the payment of the taxes on said real and personal estate until the said Lydia Findley arrives at the age of twenty one years or intermarries.

Fifth I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Caroline Finley, guardian of my daughter Lydia Finley until the said Lydia Finley arrives at the age of twenty one years or intermarries, but in case my wife should again marry, her guardianship of said child shall cease and determine again her intermarriage.

Sixth 1 do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife my agent or executor of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering her to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as she may deem proper, the debts and claims due me without taking letters of administration. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. 

In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord I869. Signed WILLIAM A. FINLEY (seal). Witnesses- Thomas H Edwards and Henry Clark Wilfong. Vol 2, page 179. Probated the 5th day of July 1870,


JAMES FISHER
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I James Fisher devise and publish this my last will and testament.

First of all, I bequeath to Amanda Fisher, my wife, one span of good farm horses and harness and wagon and farm implements to carry on agriculture in a husband like manner, if on hand at my death. If not on hand, then to have money to buy the same.

Second- Then after item first is fulfilled, if there is anything left, I want the residue divided equally between Amanda Fisher, my daughter and Henry W. Fisher, James M. Fisher, Neoma D. Fisher.

Third- At t he death of my wife, what she has left to be equally divided between my sons Henry W. Fisher and James M. Fisher and my daughter Neoma Dell Fisher.

Fourth- I also bequeath to my grand-son Charles B. McCoy, one hundred dollars when he becomes the age of 21.

Fifth- Be it known that John F. Fisher, my son and Laura Jackson, my daughter and Clara J. Huffman, my daughter and Miriam E. Montgomery, my daughter, have been paid there full share of my estate.

Sixth- And last of all, I appoint my sons John F. Fisher and Henry W. Fisher as executors of my last will and testament. And I further give my executors power to settle my last will and testament without going to Court further than to have it recorded.

Signed and acknowledged by said James Fisher of his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence. Signed JAMES (his X mark) FISHER. Witnesses E.S. Lemon and James M. Handsan this 17th day of November 1893. Vol 3, page 7. 

Probated the 18 day of June 1894.

 


JANIE FISHER
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 I, Janie Fisher, of the Town of Orleans, Orange County, state of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs while I nave strength and capacity to so do. do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament, that is to say:

Item 1- I direct my executor herein after named to first pay out of my estate all and any of my just indebtedness, this to include any and all expenses of last sickness, funeral and burial.

Item 2- 1 give, will, devise and bequeath to my beloved sister, Emma Marshall, of the Town of Chalmus, White County, State of Indiana, all my real estate including lot numbered ten (10) in the Bradley and Allen addition to the Town of Orleans, Orange County, state of Indiana.

Item 3- I give, will, devise and bequeath to my beloved sister, Emma Marshall, of the Town of Chalmus, White County, State of Indiana, all my personal property of any kind and description, which includes, all stocks, bonds, insurance, monies, notes and household goods, which I mmy own at the time of my death.

Item 4, I constitute and appoint Cusy C. Kemp, of the Town of Orleans, Orange County, State of Indiana, my executor, of this my last will and testament. Witness, my hand and seal, this 12th day of April 1939, at the Town of Orleans, Orange County, State of Indiana. JANIE FISHER (seal). Witnesses Leander W. Wilson and Maggie Wilson. Vol 4, page 483. 

Probated the 24th day of April 1939.


SARAH M. FISHER
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I Sarah M. Fisher of Orleans, in the County of Orange, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and tranutory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

First- I order and direct that my executor, herein after named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

Second- after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, after deducting debts, funeral expenses, as mention in item 1, including all real, personal and mixed property of every kind and nature, to my brother and sisters and to their descendents, per stirpes, that is to say: To the children of my oldest sister, namely Charles Wellman, Wiley Wellman, and May Cloud, to each one-twelfth of such remainder: To the children and grandchildren of my next older sister, namely, to Harry M, Wright and Ora C, Wright, to each one-twelfth of such remainder, and to Carl Fields and Busie Stastny each one twenty-fourth of such remainder: To the only surviving child of my third older sister, namely, Homer Lewis, one-fourth of such remainder: To A.C. (Campbell) Hardman, my brother, one fourth of such remainder to them, and each of them, above named, in the proportion mentioned, and to their heirs, absolutely and forever.

Third- For the purpose of making distribution of my said estate as above provided, I hereby authorize and empower my executors herein after named, or his successor in said trust, t o sell and dispose of any and all of my said estate, real, personal, and mixed, and convert t he same into cash, said sale or sales to be public or private, with or without notice, at such time or times as he may deem best for the interests of said estate.

Lastly. 1 make, constitute and appoint George H. Carter, to be executor, of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking al! former wills by me made. In witness whereof. I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 26th day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred thirty-three. SARAH M. FISHER (seal). Witnesses W.S. Workman, Cleveland Higgin and George H. Carter. Vol 4, page 337.

Probated the 10th day of July 1933.


RUTH FLICK
 
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I, Ruth Flick, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby sake and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made."
Item 1- It is my will that all my just debts be paid out of the first money that shall come into the hands of my executors.
Item 2- It is my will that my executor hereafter named shall take charge of all my property both real and personal immediately after my death and shall proceed to sell same at public or private sale as may seem best for the interests of my estate, and when the entire estate shall be converted into cash, he shall first pay my funeral expenses and other debts as set out in Item 1. together with the cost and expenses of settlement.
Item 3- When mv estate shall be reduced to cash and all valid claims paid, it is my will that my executorshall pay to each of my grand children, who are the children of my deceased daughter Lettie M. Gilliatt, namely Aaron A. Gilliatt, George Gilliatt, Oscar Gilliatt, Enos Rover, Grace Marlett, Ruth Wells and Gladys Gilliatt, to each the sum of one dollar,
Item 4- The remainder of my estate shall be divided equally among my c h i l d r e n  as follows- Jacob T, Flick, George A. Flick, John M. Flick, Minnie P. Williams, Elvira Burton and Elizara Eastridgs. If any one or more of these shall not be living at my death, that share shall go to the heirs of the body.
Item 5- I name my son John M. Flick as my executor herein.

Signed this day of March 1931. RUTH FLICK.
Witnesses Edwin Plummer and William W. Wenninger.
Vol 4, page 436. Probated 29th day of March 1939.


SIMEON FROST
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In the name of God Amen. I Simeon Frost of Orange County and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and being impressed with the uncertainty of life, do make this as my last will and testament hereby forever revoking all former wills ever made by me. And my will is as to my estate as follows.

First I devise that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid by executor hereafter appointed.

Second I devise to my daughter Martha Freeman as follows to wit: Three receipts, one for one hundred dollars dated 19th day of August 1357, one for nine hundred dollars dated 31st December 1859, one for five hundred dollars dated the 10th day of December 1866. Also one note of hand dated the 10th day of September 1866. The first named receipt signed by the said Martha Freeman. The other two above named with note above named, signed by Benjamin Freeman and the said Martha Freeman, all amounting to the sum of sixteen hundred and sixty-six dollars, but no interest is to be awarded or collected, either upon the receipt or notes, the same being advancement made to the said Martha in full of her share of my estate, both real and personal.

Third I devise to my son James A. Frost one hundred and fourteen acres of land, it being a part of the north east quarter of section seven, (7), in township two (2) north of Range one (1) east. It being the place on which I live, except five acres heretofore sold and deeded to him, supposed to contain one hundred and fourteen acres, but this will is to cover all my home place now owned by me, whether more or less than the said one hundred and fourteen acres. Also I devise to the said James A. Frost, my son five hundred dollars in gold.

Fourth I devise to each of t h e children of Martha Freeman my grand children by her, fifty dollars to wit. t o  Marv E. Freeman fifty dollars. To Simeon Freeman fifty dollars. Jane Tarr fifty dollars. Elizabeth Scott fifty dollars. James V. Freeman fifty dollars. John Freeman fifty dollars. Francis Freeman fifty dollars. Edmund Freeman fifty dollars. William Freeman fifty dollars. Washington Freeman fifty dollars. And if any of the above named children should die before they come or arrive at the age of twenty one years, the amount here devised is to go and be equally divided  among the survivors.

Fifth I devise to my grand children, heirs and children of Jane Freeman deceased, each the sum of two hundred dollars to wit: Mary E. Freeman two hundred dollars. Martha J.Freeman two hundred dollars. John F. Freeman two hundred dollars. Josephine Freeman two hundred dollars. James Freeman two hundred dollars, Louisa Freeman two hundred dollars, and Simeon Freeman two hundred dollars. I also devise the following additional Item to the said Mary A. Freeman to wit: One hundred and twenty dollars in  gold and bed, bedding and bed stead.

Sixth I devise to my grand children, the children of James A, Frost, each two hundred dollars, one half in gold, the other half in current money to wit. Simeon L.Frost two hundred dollars as above, half in gold and half in n current money. Elizabeth L Frost two hundred dollars in gold and current money as stated above. James A.Frost Junior two hundred dollars in gold and current money as above stated. John M. Frost two hundred dollars in gold and current money as above stated and Henrietta C. Frost two hundred dollars in gold and current money as above stated. Also I devise to the above Simeon L. Frost in addition to the above devise one bedding and bed stead.

Seventh I devise to Elizabeth J, Menaugh two hundred and eighty-two dollars and also a receipt for eighteen dollars dated the 11th June 1360 and signed by the said Elizabeth J. Menaugh, making in all three hundred dollars. To Mahulda Morgan 1 devise three hundred dollars. To John W. Busick two hundred dollars. To Samuel Busick two hundred dollars. These being the children and heirs of Permelia Busick and my Grand children. And if either of the devises mentioned in this item 7 should die before the age of twenty one years, my will is that the amount here devised be divided equally among the survivors.

Eighth 1 devise to my grand daughter Sarah J. Spear, daughter of Nary M. Spear deceased, the sum of five hundred dollars and one bed and bedding and bed stead. But if the said Sarah J. Spear should die before she arrives to the age twenty one. I devise the amount devised to her, to go back to my estate and be divided amongst the residue of my grand children.

Ninth I devise that the residue of my estate (if any) which is left after paying all debts due from se. al! costs, all funeral expenses and all the foregoing bequest be paid over to James A. Frost, my son, as my sole residuary legatee.

Tenth I hereby nominate and appoint my worthy friend William W. Chisham, my sole executor of this my last will and testament, given under my hand and seal this 27th day of September 1867. Signed SIMEON FROST (seal).

Witnesses- Milton S. Cavity A.J. Simpson and John W. Payne. Vol 2, page 214. Probated the 9th. day of October 1872.


GEORGE GARDNER 
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This is the last will and testament of me George Gardner of Orange County in the State of Indiana.

First- it is my will that as soon as practicable after my decease, all my personal property of whatever kind (except notes effects needed and taken by my beloved wife Prudence Gardner, not to exceed five hundred dollars in value on actual appraisement) together with the forty acres of my land described as follows to wit: The south west quarter of the south west quarter of section twenty nine (29) township two (2) north of range two (2) east in said Orange County and State of Indiana aforesaid, shall be disposed of by public sale by my executor hereinafter named and the proceeds applied as follows: 

First - all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid by my said executor hereinafter named, I also give and bequeath to my said wife Prudence Gardner the sum of five hundred dollars, including in that sum the personal affects taken by her at actual appraisement as aforesaid; and one third of the purchase money derived from the sale of the forty acres of land described as aforesaid, for her use and behoof. 

I give and bequeath unto each of my daughters, Julia Ann and Margaret Luanah a new saddle and bridle as l have herefore given to each of my other children. The remainder of said purchase money of said sale and personal estate as aforesaid, I give to each of my children - Cornelius Gardner, Prudence Saforah (wife of William H. Martin) Mary Matilda Gardner. Louisa Catherine Gardner, and Margaret Louinah Gardner, share and share alike; My son Cornelius share to be paid subject to a note I now hold against his for one hundred dollars with accrued interest to the date of settlement - said note and interest to be deducted out of his said share; and the shares of such as are under age or unmarried to be loaned on good security and the proceeds paid each on attaining majority or shall marry, by guardian appointed. 

I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Prudence Gardner the use improvement and income of all the remainder of my real estate not otherwise disposed of, to have and to hold the same for the time of her natural life, or as long as she remains my widow, for her use and behoof and for the maintenance and support of my minor and unmarried children, share and share alike. 

On the decease of my said wife or on her ceasing to remain my widow, my will is that said real estate be disposed of by public auction by my said executor hereinafter named, and the purchase money to be equally divided and distributed among my children hereinbefore named, share and share alike in the order and upon the terms following to wit: - To Cornelius Gardner, his share minus four hundred dollars which I have already given him. To Prudence Saforah (wife of William H. Martin) her share minus three hundred dollars which I have already given her. To Mary Matilda, Louisa Catharine, Julia Ann and Margaret Luanah, each their full share, except that in case either or all of them should marry prior to my decease, any amount I may give them on their marriage shall be deducted from the distributed share of such. 

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Emily, now the wife of Albert Lane of Washington County, Indiana the sum of five dollars to be paid her by my Executor from the proceeds of my personal estate, as soon as possible after my decease. I give Emily no more for the reason that I gave her over four hundred dollars in cash soon after her marriage with said Albert Lane, and have given her other personal property at various times, increasing the amount given her in all to about seven hundred dollars, and I also received an acknowledgment of same in writing, relinquishing claim to any further share in my real or personal estate. 

And lastly, I hereby appoint William M. Greenslade of Livonia, Washington County, Indiana, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made, and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 29th day of September A.D. 1872. Signed GEORGE GARDNER, Witnesses Francis M, Wible,James S. McCullough and John W. McCullough. Vol 2, page 234. Probated the 13th day of March 1874,


HENRY GARDNER 
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I, Henry Gardner of Orange County. Indiana, hereby make my last will and testament. 

First- I give and bequeath to my wife, Polly Ann Gardner, all my property, real and personal and mixed of every kind and description, to have and to hold for and during her natural life. 

Second- At the death of my wife, I give and bequeath to my children, all of my estate enumerated in item S of this Mill. They to have the same in fee simple, absolute in equal shares. 

Third- I hereby appoint James W. Gardner and Ira W. Gardner, my sons, executors of this will, in testimony whereof. I have hereunto set my hand, this 25th day of February 1916. HENRY GARDNER. Witnesses John W. Ferrees and George W.A. McKinney. Vol 3. page 595. Probated 20th day of May 1916.


THOMAS E. GILLUM
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I Thomas E. Gillum of the County of Orange, State of Indiana, do hereby make and establish this my last will and testament. hereby revoking any and all former wills, I hereby authorize and empower George A. Charles and my son Z.T. Gillum to settle up my business, after paving my lawful indebtedness, to divide the balance equally between my two sons, Z.T. Gillum and Lot W. Gillum. Signed THOMAS E. Gillum, 26th November 1905.

Witnesses William F. Smith and J.C. Lashbrooks. Vol 3, page 225. Probated 2nd day of February 1906.


MARTIN HANCOCK 
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I Martin Hancock of Orange County, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and bad health do Here make and publish this my last will and testament.
First- I will and bequeath that my body be decently interred after my death.
Second, I will and bequeath all my personal property of every description to my wife Margaret Hancock. And that she may collect all t h e d e b t s due me and pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of the same, at her own discretion, and as she may deem proper to do in her own way..
Made, signed, sealed and published this January 1863. Signed MARTIN HANCOCK (his x mark; (seal).
Witnesses- Hiram Noon and Charles Manship. Vol 2, sage 100. Probated the 24th day of Hares 1863.


ERNEST HEISE SR. 
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. Amen: I, Ernest Heise Sr,, of the town of Orleans, County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not acting under duress or undue influence of any Person whomsoever, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to smy:

First I direct that my executor, as soon as he may have sufficient funds in his hands, belonging to my estate, shall pay my funeral expenses, my doctor bills and all my just debts. 

Second I give and Bequeath to my grand daughter, Viola Heise Bodenshatz, daughter of my beloved son Herman H. Heise, deceased, the sum of 110.00. 

Third I give and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of every name and nature whatever, (after the payment of the expenses, debts and bequest before mentioned) to the following named children and grand children, in the proportions hereinafter provided viz: (1) one-fifth to my beloved daughter, Emma Ferguson, now of Odon, Indiana. (2) one-fifth to my beloved daughter, Lillie M. Apple, now of Orleans. Indiana. (3) one-fifth to my beloved son. Henry C. Heise of Marton, Washington. (4) one-fifth to the children of my beloved son Edward Heise, deceased, to be divided between them equally, share and share alike. The same being Ada P. Johnson, Jerene M. Hayhall, Lillian Heise Bond and Pauline C. Heise, unto them and their heirs. (5) one-fifth to the children of my beloved son, Albert Heise, Earl F. Heise and Roy C. Heise, unto them and their heirs.

Fourth I hereby constitute and appoint Orville Apple, executor of this my last will and testament, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. Witness my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1923, ERNEST HEISE (seal). Witness Arceis E. Hollowell and Fred L. Shirley. 

Vol 4, page 157. Probated the 8th day of December 1924.


ELIZABETH HOLADAY 
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I Elizabeth Holaday of Orange County Indiana do make and declare the following to be my last will and testament.

 1st.- I bequeath unto Rebecca Spence, my sister, all my personal property of every description, to have and to hold the same after my decease, except what may be necessary to pay my debts, and give me a decent burial.

I hereby nominate and appoint Rebecca Spence, my sister, and her heirs as executrix of this my last will and testament. Witnesses my hand and seal this 4th day of November 1903, ELIZABETH (her x mark) HOLADAY

(Seal): Witnesses John McDonald M.D., John H. Townley and William T. Spence. Vol 3, page 240. Probated 21 July 1906.

 


ROBERT L. HUDELSON
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 In the name of God, Amen: I Robert L, Hudelson, a resident of Orange County, State of Indiana, 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 hereby direct my executrix herein after named, as soon as she may have sufficient funds in hand to pay my funeral expenses and all my just debts.

Item 2- All the rest, residue and remains of my said estate, real, personal and mixed, I hereby give, bequeath and devise to my wife, Sarah E. Hudelson, for and during her natural life, with power to use, sell and dispose of any or all of said residue and remains, if in her judgment it may be necessary for her maintenance and support.

Item 3- I give and devise the remainder in fee simple of all of my estate, real, personal and mixed, after the life estate herein to my said wife, to my two grand children, Hanley E. Elrod and Juanita Chastain, share and share alike, fully persuaded that my daughter Sarah H. Elrod and the other members of her family have already had sufficient advances and are reasonably provided for.

 Item 4- 1 constitute and appoint my grand daughter, Juanita Chastain, executrix of this my last will and testament, In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of July A.D. 1938. ROBERT L. HUDELSON, Witnesses Edward S, Denbo and Henry L. Neil. Vol 4, page 490. Probated 16 June 1939.


MARTHA L. KEITH
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In the name of God, Amen. 1, Martha L. Keith, of Orleans, Orange County, state of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and not acting under duress or under influence of any person or persons, without any feeling other than love and kindness toward all my relatives, and desiring to treat all my brothers alike in the disposition of my worldly possessions, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following: that is to say:

Item 1- I hereby revoke any and all wills by me heretofore made, and I direct that my executor, hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as he shall have sufficient money in hand to do so.

Item 2- I direct that my said executor, shall sell and dispose of at private or public sale, as he shall think best, all my personal property belonging to me at the time of my death, and of the proceeds of said sale, added to my insurance, I direct the said debts and expenses be first paid, and of the rest, residue and remainder - that each of my brothers, Henry Kimbley, Bert Kimbley and Benjamin Kimbley, each receive an equal share, share and share alike.

Item 3- I hereby nominate and appoint Harold A. Tegarden, executor of this my last will and testament, with full power to do all things necessary to carry out the purpose and interest of this my last will and testament as herein expressed: And I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and sea! this 23rd day of July A.D. 1935. HARTHA KEITH.

Witnesses Henry L. Heil and Carrie Brooks. Vol 4, page 390. Probated 30th day of September 1935.


JAMES LEE KIMBLE
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I James Lee Kimble of Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, being of full age and sound mind, make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking ail former wills by me made. After the payment of my just debts, I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property both personal and real and of whatsoever nature, to my wife, Laura V. Kimble. I appoint William E. Ellis of French Lick, Orange County. Indiana, as executor of this will. In witness whereof, I have here unto signed, published and declared this instrument as my last will and testament. JAMES LEE KIMBLE. Witnesses J.H. Neils and E. Earl MacDonald. Vol 4, page 344. Probated 27 November 1933.


 CYNTHIA KIMBREL
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I, Cynthia Kimbrel, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills. Item 1- It is my will that al! my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my children out of any money that may come into their hands from my estate. Item 2- It is my will that all my real estate that I may own at the time of my death, shall go to my five children share and share alike. Item 3- it is my will that all my personal estate, including any money on hand, after paying my  debts and funeral expenses, shall be equally divided between my three daughters, Martha A. Martin, Minnie Gallion, and Miriam Hackney. Signed CYNTHIA KIMBREL this 25th day of February 1937. Witnesses Maude Stalcup and Mrs. Omer Hall. Vol 4, page 506. Probated 5th day of April 1940.



ISAAC KIMBLEY
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To all whom this may concern. Know ye that I Isaac Kimbley of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, taking into consideration the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make, ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say. 

First I give and bequeath to my son John F. Kimbley, his heirs and assigns forever the north east quarter of section number eight in township number two north of range number one east, in Orange County Indiana, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

 Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Tate, her heirs and assigns forever the north west quarter of section number nine in township number two north of range number one east, in Orange County Indiana with the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

 Third I give and bequeath to my son Lafayette I. Kimbley, his heirs and assigns forever, lot in the town of Orleans number one hundred and forty three (143), together with all the appurtenances there unto belonging, situate in said County of Orange.

 Fourth I give and bequeath unto my sons Isaac S. Kimbley and Perry D. Kimbley their heirs and assigns forever the north east quarter of section number thirty one (M E 1/4, sec 31) in township number three(3) North of Range one East, and all that part of the south east quarter of section thirty in the same township and range, containing about three acres which I purchased of Isaac N. Albertson, all situate in said County. And I also give and bequeath unto said Isaac G. and Perry D. all my horses, cattle, hogs, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, of which I may be possessed at the time of my death.

 Fifth I give and bequeath to the children or the survivor of them, of my daughter America Sears, the sum of one thousand dollars in money, to be paid them by my executor hereinafter named, out of any means of my estate, so soon as the same can be realized after my decease.

 Sixth In lieu of her interest in the residue of my real estate, I give and bequeath unto my wife during her natural life, lot number one hundred and forty two'(142), in the town of Orleans in said County of Orange, and all my stock in the New Albany and Sales Railroad Company. And I further will and direct that at her decease, t h e said lot be sold by my executor or administrator, and the proceeds thereof, together with my railroad stock be equally divided among my children, the heirs of such as may have deceased, taking the share of such deceased child, first paying Perry B, Kimbley the sum of eighty dollars, provided I shall not in my life time advance him a horse and saddle.

 Seventh As to the residue of my estate of every description, I will and direct that after the payment of my just debts, the same shall be equally divided among all my children and the heirs of such as may have deceased shall take the share of such deceased child.

 Eighth I hereby appoint my son John F. Kimbley, executor of this my last will and testament to execute the same in manner and form as the law directs. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of February 1855. Signed, sealed by the said ISAAC Kimbley in our presence, who in the presence of said Isaac Kimbley and in presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses at his request, this 10th day of February A.D. 1855 John Baker and Ellen Baker. Vol. 2, page 73. Att: 10th day of September 1858.


MARY A. LASHBROOK
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Know all men by these presents that I Mary A. Lashbrook, of Orange County, state of Indiana, considering the uncertainty of this life, do hereby make and declare this my last will and testament,
 First- I direct my executor, hereinafter named, to pay all my funeral expenses, and all my just debts as soon as can conveniently be done after my decease.
 Second- I give and bequeath to John A. Lashbrook all my property both personal and 
Third- I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint the said John A. Lashbrook executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this twenty-first day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, MARY A. (her x nark) LASHBROOK (seal). Witnesses Phillip A. Cox and William F, Hornback. Vol 3. page 54. Probated 2! March 1890.


 

ELIZABETH LEATHERMAN
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I, Elizabeth Leatherman, of Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament to wit:
Item 1- It is my will and I desire that the executor of this will shall pay all just and legal demands against my estate at the time of my death. 
 Item 2- I will and bequeath to my three grandsons, Frank E. Leatherman, Fred S, Leatherman and Earl Frost, the sum of five dollars each, to be paid out of my estate. 
Item 3- I will and bequeath to my six children namely, Ella Stratton, Lloyd Leatherman, Ellis Leatherman, Iva N. McCoy, Carrie Oldham and Columbia Leatherman, all of myproperty both real and personal, that may remain after paying the items sectioned in items one and two hereof, said six children to share equally except and provided that the executor of this will shall take from said Columbia Leatherman’s share five hundred dollars with interest from the 7th day of October 1902 until the time of my death, and pay the same to said Ellis Leatherman, on account of said Ellis Leatherman having paid a note of five hundred dollars to the National Banks of Orleans for said Columbia Leatherman. 
Item 4- I hereby nominate and appoint Albert Oldham, executor of this will and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 26th day of March 1903, ELIZABETH LEATHERMAN (seal). Witnesses Levi C. Wright and Charles E. Laughlin. Vol 3, page 342. Probated the 13th day of August 1912.


AARON LINDLEY
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I Aaron Lindley of Orange county in the State of Indiana, do make, publish, and declare the following as and for my last will and testament, and I hereby do annul and declare void and of no effect, any and all wills by me at any time heretofore made.

Item1- It is my will and desire that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the first money of my estate that shall come into the hands of my executor herein after appointed.

Item2- I will and desire to my beloved wife, Ann Lindley, during her nature life, my house farm which is known, designates and described on the south part of the north east quarter of section seventeen (17) in township one (1) north of range one (U east, containing one hundred and three (103) acres and part of the south half of the north west quarter of section seventeen (17) in township one (1) north of range one east, containing fifty (50) acres sore or less, and I desire that my wife, Ann Lindley, shall have full and complete control and possession of said lands above devised to her during her natural life, and that at her death the said land above devised shall go to my beloved son. Hiram R. Lindley, in full of- his share of my estate.  And it is my will and desire, and I devise and direct that our son Hiram R. Lindley shall after the death of my wife, Ann Lindley, have and own in fee simple, all of the real estate above devised to my wife Ann Lindley. And 1 further will and devise to my beloved wife. Ann Lindley, all my personal property of every kind, all the household and kitchen furniture, and all the corn, hay and oats, and all the provisions of any and every description, which I may have provided for the use of my family, and which may be on hand and unused at my death, and also I devise to my wife, Ann Lindley all of my stock including horses, hogs, cattle end sheep as she may select from all the stock that I may have at my death.

Item 3- I will and devise to my beloved daughter Ruth A. Holmes the sum of two hundred dollars, to make the advancement of property to be equal to that given to my other children. And I  hereby direct my executor, herein after appointed, to pay to my said daughter, Ruth A. Holmes, said amount of two hundred dollars out of the first money of my estate which may come into his hands after paying the debts and expenses mentioned in item #1 of this will.

Item 4- It is my will and desire, and I hereby direct that my executor shall as soon after my death as convenient, sell either at public or private sale, all the real estate which I may own at my death, and not already devised in this will, and also all the personal property of every description which I may leave at my death, and which I have not already devised in this will. And it is my will and devise and I hereby direct my executor to divide the proceeds of such sales of real and personal estate and such money as I may have on hand for that purpose equally, share and share alike, among and between my children, except my son Hiram B. Lindley to wit: Samuel Lindley, Mary Farlow, Serrrina Jones, John Lindley and Ruth A. Homes.

Item 5- I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son Samuel Lindley executor of this my last will and I hereby authorize, empower and direct my said executor and especially charge him, that he carry into effect and fully execute this my last will and testament, according to provisions and instructions therein contained. In witness where of I have hereinto set my hand and seal, this 10th day of March A.D. 1873. Signed AARON LINDLEY. Witnesses John Megenity and David J. Mavity. 

Vol 2,..page 276. Probated the 11th day of December 1875.


 DAVID LINDLEY JR.
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in the name of God Amen: I David Lindley Jr. being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament. And such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I devise and dispose of in t he following manner (to wit)

1st. I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ruth Lindley all of my real estate that I may be in possession of a t the time of my decease, and that she shall have the use and profit of the same her life time or so long as she remains my widow.

2nd, I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife all of the grain and feed of every description whatsoever, whether severed or to be severed from the land and all of my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry. And all my family utensils of every description, and wagon and gears, and implements of husbandry and tools of every description that I may own or possess at the time of my decease, together with all of the household and kitchen furniture of every description.

3rd 1 will and bequeath unto my beloved wife all the moneys arising from debts due, or to become due, together with that part of my distribution I have of my Fathers estate, not yet received, except such sums as I shall hereafter specifically bequeath. And that she shall pay all my just debts, funeral expenses, expenses of administration et cetra. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Jane Lindley one hundred dollars to be taken from that part of my distributions share of my Fathers estate, not vet received, and which is not to de counted as any advancement to her . I will and bequeath unto my son Oliver Lindley one dollar. I will and bequeath unto my son Ira Lindley one dollar. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Julian Lindley one dollar. I will and bequeath unto William Riley Lindley one dollar. I will and bequeath unto my son Samuel Newton Lindley one dollar, I will and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Hester Ann McPherson one dollar.

I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Ruth Lindley to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament. I do hereby revoke, disannul, disallow all and every other former will, testament or legacy by me at any time heretofore, made or executed.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty five. Signed DAVID LINDLEY JR. (seal) Signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of Henry Holmes. Joseph McPherson, and Hannah Holmes.

Vol. 2, page 41. Att: the 3rd day of October 1855.


HESTER ELLEN LINDLEY 
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all: I Hester Ellen Lindley of Orange County Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testimony.  

Item 1 I give and devise to my beloved children viz: Mary E. Lindley, Charles J. Lindley and Amanda Ellis Lindley the following real estate to wit: to her a part of section thirteen and fourteen in township two north of range one west, situate in Orange County Indiana, and bounded as follows: beginning at an elm tree in Jonathan Lindleys corner, and running west seventy-seven poles to a stake, thence north fourteen poles to a sugar tree Lindleys corner, thence west forty-seven poles to the bed of Lost River, thence down said river to a marked line on the bank of said river, thence west sixty five poles to a sugar tree, thence south sixteen poles to a sugar tree, thence west one hundred and thirty poles to an elm, then south eighty poles to a sugar tree corner, thence east three hundred and fifteen poles to stake in section of thirteen, thence north to the place of beginning. And the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section fourteen and this the north half of the north east quarter of section twenty three in township two north of range one west to there other land containing by computation, one hundred and sixty acres of land, and all other real estate I own, except the part of said real estate not heretofore sold and conveyed by me, to have and to hold said real estate until the youngest one of said children then living, shall arrive to the age of twenty one years, then I direct that the said real estate shall be sold at public sale on such terms as may be for their best interest. And after paying all the expenses of said sale I direct that the money arising therefrom shall be divided equally among said children or the survivors of them. 

Item 2 I devise and bequeath to my said children all the rents and profits arising annually from said real estate, first paying the taxes thereon.  And I direct that said rents and profits be expended in the maintanence and education of my said children, to be expended in such manner as will be to their best interest, it being my will that they receive a liberal education. 

Item 3 I devise and bequeath to my said children all my personal property consisting of beds and bedding, household and kitchen furniture, which my Mother gave to me at the time of, and since my marriage, and such as were bought with money that came to me from my fathers estate, to be disposed of by sale or otherwise, as the executor of this will may think, will be for the best interest of said children. And I also give and devise to said children, all my wearing apparel to be divided among them after my death, and would be most proper according to their age and senior. 

Item 4 It is my will and I hereby make the following qualification to the foregoing provisions viz: that in case of the death of any one or two of my said children without issue, then I direct that the surviving two shall take half and half, or the surviving one the whole of said property, both personal and real. And further should they all die without issue, then and in that case. I devise the same property to my half brothers and sisters. 

Item 5 I then leave my husband nothing because this property was the patrimony from my Father and Mother, and I desire that it shall continue in my relatives. And further my husband has already received more than one third of my patrimony from which I have received but little profit. And it is my wish that my children (and if they should have any) their children shall receive all of my estate when I am done with it. 

Item 6 I do hereby nominate and appoint John A. Hudelson executor of this my last will and testament. 

Item 7 I do hereby nominate and appoint John A. Hudelson guardian of the said Mary E. Lindley, Charles J. Lindley and Amanda E. Lindley, to take charge of and manage the said property for their use and benefit, I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made in testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this 16th day of January A.D. 1861 Signed HESTER ELLEN LINDLEY (seal). Witnesses Joseph Cox and J.F. Pittman, vol 2, page 132. Probated the 2nd day of February 1866.


JAMES H. LINDLEY 
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I James H. Lindley, of the Town of French Lick, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament: hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

Item 1- It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the expenses of my last sickness, death and funeral, together with the costs and expenses of the settlement of my estate, shall be paid by my executrix, hereinafter appointed, out of any money coming into her hands, belonging to my estate, that may be used for that purpose. 

Item 2- It is my will and desire that a family monument be erected at or near the head of my grave, and I hereby authorize and direct my said executrix, to purchase a family monument, and that she cause it to be erected, at or near the head of my grave. Said monument to be suitable to my estate, and to cost not less than three hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, my wife, Anna Wells Lindley, to be the sole judge as to the style kind, and the finish of said monument. 

Item 3- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Anna Wells Lindley, all my books, pictures, jewelry, watches, clocks, silverware, plated ware, heirlooms, family pictures and family relics, as her own individual property, to be retained by her or to be given by her to our dear children, viz: Gladys S. Lindley, Hannah B. Lindley, Lillie E. Lindley, Jim Pearl Lindley and Owen B. Lindley, if she should so desire. 

Item 4- I give and bequeath to my said wife, all my household and kitchen goods and furniture, to be her absolute property. 

Item 5- 1 give and devise to my said wife, Anna Wells Lindley, all my right, title and interest in and to the following described real estate, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana to wit: a part of lot numbered thirty-four (34) in the Town of West Baden, in said County and State aforesaid, and bounded as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a stone in the south line of said lot, situated twenty-one and 25/100 (21.025) rods west of the east line and ninety-one and 88/100 (91.88) rods south of the north line of the northwest quarter of the nortneast quarter of section thirty-four (34) in township two (2) north of range (2) two west, and running thence north ninety-two (92) feet to a stone, thence north 51 west thirty-nine (39) feet to a stone, thence south 117 feet to a stone, in the south line of said lot, and thence east thirty (30) feet to the place of beginning, in fee-simple. 

Item 6- I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife, Anna Wells Lindley, the following described real, personal and mixed property, to have, to hold and to use, during her widow-hood, to wit: (1) Lot numbered nineteen (19) in the Garfield Park Addition to the City of Indianapolis, in Marion County, in the State of Indiana. (2) One hundred and twenty-five (125) shares of the capital stock of the Indiana National Life Insurance Company of Indianapolis. Indiana. (3) Fifty shares of the capital stock The National Underwriting Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. (4) Also ten shares of the capital stock of "The Standard Live Stock Insurance Company" of Indianapolis, Indiana. (5) Also fifty shares of the capital stock of "The United Stone Company" of Bloomington, Indiana, (6) The two policies, which I hold on my life, in the "Aetna Life Insurance Company". One of which is for $2,000.00 and which has run its full term and is now fully paid up, and is self sustaining. The other is for $2,000.00 but which has not run its full term, and which is not yet fully paid up and is not self sustaining. 

Having full confidence in my wife's judgement and feeling satisfied that she will do what is best for our children, I hereby give her full power and authority to sell, transfer and dispose of any or all of said property, the same as if it was her own and with full power and authority to convey the same without any order from any court and to convey said lot numbered "19" in The Garfield Park Addition, to the City of Indianapolis, in fee simple. 

Item 7- I give, devise and bequeath the residue of my property, real, personal or mixed, not herein before disposed of to my said wife, Anna Wells Lindley, to be her absolute property. 

Item 8- I give and bequeath to my beloved children, Gladys S. Lindley, Hannah B. Lindley, Lillie E. Lindley, Jim Pearl Lindley and Owen B. Lindley, my love and affection, together with this my last Fatherly advice, "Be good children, love and obey your Mother, be kind to and love one another". 

I hereby nominate and appoint my wife, Anna Wells Lindley, executrix of this my last will and testament, with full power and authority to sell, transfer, convey and dispose of any and all the property that she deems best and proper to sell and dispose either at public or private sale, either with or without notice, and either for cash or for credit, or in part on credit and part for cash, as she may deem best. 

And I hereby authorize and empower her to collect and receipt for all moneys due me or due my estate, and to adjust and compromise any and all claims due, or owing either to me or my estate, any way she may deem best and proper, and with full power to pay, adjust, compound and settle, any and all claims that may come against me or against my estate, as to her may seem right, and for the best interest of my estate. And without applying to or obtaining any order or permission from any court so to do.

 In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh of February A.D. 1916, JAMES H. LINDLEY. Witnesses William F. Owen and John B. Bedster. Vol 3, page 398. Probated 23rd. day of May 1916.


 

 
CHARLOTTE LINDSEY
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In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I Charlotte Lindsey of Orleans, Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament. 

Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my son, James P. Lindsey, all money that he owes me at my death. 

Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my son, William F. Lindsey, all the money that he owes me at my death. 

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my Grandson, James W. Lindsey, lots number one hundred and thirty three (133) and one hundred and thirty four (134) in the town of Orleans, Indiana. 

Item 4th. It is my will that after my death that lots number one hundred and thirty one (131) and one hundred and thirty two (132) in the town of Orleans Indiana be sold, and the purchase money be equally divided between Alonzo C. Lindsey and Cora L. Lindsey, when they shall arrive at the age of 21 years. 

Item 5th I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter, Mary C. Lindsey, part of the north east quarter of section 1, town 2 north range 1 west, situate in Orange County, Indiana, said tract of land contains thirteen (13) acres more or less. 

Item 6th. I give and bequeath my personal property to my son William F. Lindsey, Alonzo C. Lindsey and Cora L. Lindsey, to be divided equally between them. 

Item 7th. I do hereby nominate and appoint George W. Rice my executor of this my last will and testament, I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of May 1883.  Signed CHARLOTTE LINDSEY (seal). Witnesses George W. Rice and Margaret C. Rice, Vol 2, page 388. Probated the 9th day of August 1888.


  

MARY LINDSEY
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Be it remembered I, Mary Lindsey, of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, but of sound mind and memory, and in hope of blessed immortality through Jesus Christ, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following to wit: 

1st. I direct that as soon after my decease as possible, or convenient, that all my personal property of every name or kind (except such as I have given Polly Carr) shall be exposed to sale at such credit as my executor may think best and that the avails thereof when collected shall be divided equally between my beloved children James Lindsey, Michael Lindsey, Fulton Lindsey, and the children of my deceased daughter Eliza Vontress. To wit: Susan Lindsey Vontress, Samuel Trier Vontress, Elija Lindsey Vontress (i.e.) It is my design that the children of my said deceased daughter Eliza shall have and receive one fourth of the avails of my personal property aforesaid to be paid them when they become of age. 

2nd. I direct that whatever may be coming to me from the estate my late Father Michael Carr, deceased (i.e.) my part of a certain piece or parcel of land lately occupied by Elizabeth Carr, deceased, be sold at the time and place and upon the same conditions, as the other heirs of my late Fathers shall direct, and that the avails thereof when collected, shall be divided between my beloved children aforesaid (i.e.) One fourth to James Lindsey, one fourth to Michael Lindsey, one fourth to Fulton Lindsey, and one fourth to the children of Eliza Vontress aforesaid Susan Lindsey Vontress, Samuel Trier Vontress, and Eliza Lindsey Vontress, to be divided equally among them and to be paid when they become of age. And I direct that what I have given to the children of my deceased daughter Eliza aforesaid (to wit) Susan Lindsey Vontress. Samuel Trier Vontress and E l i z a Lindsey Vontress, both of the avails of my personal and real property, ( ) annually at interest by my executor and the interest to be added annually and that the avails thereof be paid to the said Susan Lindsey, Samuel Trier and Eliza Lindsey Vontress, as they become respectively of the age of twenty one, or marry. 

And I hereby appoint my son James Lindsey Executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof the said Mary Lindsey has hereunto subscribed her name and set her seal this eighteeenth day of January  18??. Signed MARY (her X mark) LINDSEY (seal). Witnesses- Mary Maiden and Jon Proper. Vol 1, pg 87.  Probated the 5th day of March 1836.


CLEYTON LYNCH
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In the name of God Amen: I Cleyton Lynch of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being infirm in health of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God. Calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. In regard to my worldly estate as it hath been pleased to God to help me.  

First My will and desire is that there should be enough personal estate sold to pay all my just debts, and the remainder remain on the farm for the use and support of my family, except such as may be accepted in this will to any of my children.  

Item  I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann Lynch, all my lands during her natural life or widowhood, for the purpose of raising, support, to maintain, and school my children.  

Item  I give and bequeath unto my son John Lynch, one sow and pigs.  

Item  I give and bequeath unto my son William Lynch one sow and pigs. 

Item  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Permelajane Lynch one red heifer that she now claims.  My will and desire is that at the decease of my wife, or expiration of her widowhood, all my lands and property should be sold and the proceeds equally divided amongst all my children, namely James Lynch, John Lynch, William Lynch, Permelajane Lynch, Mary Elmira Lynch, Thomas H. Lynch, Henry P. Lynch and George Lynch. 

I likewise constitute and appoint my truly, trusty friend Samuel Stalcup my executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 10th day of January 1837. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us Henry Hollowell and Matthew (his X mark) Payton, Signed by CLEY'TON (his X mark) LYNCH (seal). Vol 1, page 93.  Probated the 6th day of February 1837.


 

ANNA J. LYND
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In the name of God, Amen: I Anna J. Lynd, of Orange County, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, and not acting under duress or undue influence of any person whomsoever, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:  

Item One- I hereby give, devise and bequeath all my estate, real and personal and mixed, of every nature and kind, of which I may die seized and possessed, to my beloved son, Henry Lynd, in trust however, to be by his taken into his possession, and sold and disposed of as he may deem best, either at public or private sale, upon such notice as in his judgement seems best, at such time or times as he say elect, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to do any and all things necessary to that end: and I hereby direct that out of the proceeds, he shall first pay my funeral expenses and all my just debts, and divide the remainder equally between himself, (the said Henry Lynd) and my two grand children, Clifford Mcintosh and Lynd Mcintosh, he and they each to have an equal share of said residue and remainder to be distributed by said trustee to himself and said grandsons personally, when and as each shall become of the age of twenty-one years.  

Item Two- I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son, Henry Lynd, executor of this my last will and testament, and to carry out the terms and provisions hereof.  And I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of March A.D. 1929. ANNA J. LYND. Witness Arthur L. Lewis of Orleans Indiana and Henry L. Heil of Orleans Indiana. Vol 4, page 352.


 

 
JAMES L. LYND
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

Know all men by these presents, that I James L. Lynd of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament, and do hereby publish the same, and do hereby revoke and annul all former wills by me heretofore made. Now therefore, as to my worldly estate and all the property, real, personal or mixed, of which I shall die possessed, I give, devise, bequeath and dispose of in the manner following. 

Item 1st- I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Millie Lynd, all of my personal property, after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, for her sole use and benefit, so long as she remains my widow, provided that should she at any time cease to be my widow, then anything still remaining in her possession, any of the identical personal property given her by this will, then in that event, such remainder of said personal  property as may be in her possession at such time as she shall so cease to remain my widow, such remainder I give, devise and bequeath to all of my nephews and nieces, except Robert Lynd, and the heirs of Elizabeth Stone, and the heirs of William Vancleave, nothing in this will to be construed to prevent my said wife, while she is my widow, from using and disposing of said personal property in such manner as she may see fit. 

Item 2nd- I also give, devise and bequeath to my said wife, Millie Lynd, all of my real estate of which I shall die possessed, said real estate consisting of eighty-nine acres, more or less, in section 21, township 3 north range 1 east in Orange County, Indiana. I give, devise and bequeath to her all of said real estate, or as much thereof as I shall own at the time of my death, for her own absolute use and ownership in fee simple, so long as she shall remain my widow, with permission to sell and dispose of the same with power to make conveyance of title thereto, provided however, that in the event that she shall at any time cease to be my widow, any part of said land as shall have not been conveyed by her, then her said right to convey, shall cease and all of such of said identical real estate as shall not have been sold by her at such time as she shall so cease to remain my widow. Then such real estate I devise, give and bequeath to be divided equally between my nephews and nieces, except Robert Lynd, the heirs of Elizabeth Stone and the heirs of William Vancleave. 

Item 3rd- Lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife, Millie Lynd, to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof, I James L. Lynd, do subscribe my name and affix my seal to this my last will and testament, as set forth in the three items contained on four (4) sheets of paper to each of which I have signed my name, this 10th day of April 1897. JAMES L. LYND (seal). Witnesses Charles P. Munger and Jonce Monyhan. Vol 3, page 229. Probated 26th day of February 1906.


EDWARD MAGNER
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I Edward Magner of the County of Orange and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament To wit:

 First I give and bequeath to my wife Jane Magner my farm upon which I now reside, being all the part of the north east quarter of section (#32) thirty two in township (#3) three north of range one east in Orange County, Indiana, which lies south of the road leading from Orleans to Livonia.

 And also about eleven acres and a half in the south part of the south west quarter of section (#29) twenty-nine, in township and range aforesaid, to have the use and occupancy together with the profits arising therefrom during her life.  And I also bequeath to my wife all my personal property of whatever kind or nature for her use during her life time.

 At my wife's death it is my will that the land specified in the first bequest shall be soley vertea in my son Lanville M. Magner with this condition, that he shall pay to my son William Henry Magner the sum of ($200) two hundred dollars and to my grandson Archibald Hudelson the sum of ($600) six hundred dollars when he, the said Archibald B. Hudelson shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.  But if the said Archibald B. Hudelson shall die prior to arriving at that age, the said Lanville M. Magner shall pay to each of my sons William Henry and James M., or their heirs the sum of ($200) two hundred dollars.

 Fourth at my wife's death it is my will that my personal property shall be sold, if at that time seems advisable by my executors, either at private or public sale and the proceeds distributed as follows to wit: 

To my granddaughter Emily A. Taggert ($10) ten dollars. To my two grandsons William N. Taggert and Samuel A. Taggert each ($20) twenty dollars. To my grandson Archibald B. Hudelson ($20) twenty dollars and the remainder to be equally divided between my three sons William H., James M. and Lanville M. Magner.

 Fifth And it is further my will that as long as my son William H. Magner shall own or occupy the lands now owned by him and upon which he now resides, he shall have free ingress and egress to area from the same to the public highway over the land specified in the first bequest by the route now traveled.

 I hereby appoint my sons William H. and James M. Magner executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at the County and State aforesaid, this twentieth day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty four. Signed EDWARD MAGNER (seal). Witnesses Andrew Tegarden and James W. Webb. Vol 2, page 129. Att: the 1st day of November 1865.


ELIZABETH JANE MAGNER
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Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Jane Magner of the County of Orange and State of Indiana being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make, ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows - that is to say.

First I command my immortal soul to God who gave it, and my body to be buried in a decent Christian style.

 Secondly as to such wordly affects as it has pleased God to entrust to me, I will and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal to my two sisters, Mary Ann Magner and Martha Sarah Magner, and my two brothers who are remaining at home with my Mother, James H. Magner and Orin M. Magner, to be equally divided among them.  Each to receive one fourth part thereof.  My brother John having left home and disposed of his interest in the land inherited from our Father.  It is not my will that he should not receive any portion of my estate.

 Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of June A.D. 1852 Signed ELIZABETH JANE (her X mark) MAGNER (seal). Witnesses John Baker and Sarah Magner. Vol 1, page 181. Att: 6th day of September 1852.


 

HANNAH A. MAGNER
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Know all men by these presents, that I, Hannah A. Magner, (widow), of Orleans, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.  And as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal, or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose of in the manner following to-wit:

 First My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be by my executrix, paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as may by her be found convenient.  And it is my further will that my said executrix set apart to defray the necessary expenses of a proper disposition of my mortal remains.

 Item 1  I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved son, Leonidas Magner, the sum of eight hundred dollars ($800.00) in money and it is my earnest request that he use said money for the purchase of a home for himself, I also give, devise and bequeath to my said son, Leonidas, certain household articles to-wit: one feather bed, 4 pieces of bedding, the rug now in use on the floor of my north east bedroom, and one Gentleman's chair.

 Item 2  I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved grand daughter, Trece Magner, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) in money.

 Item 3  I give, devise and bequeath to the Presbyterian Church of Orleans, Indiana, the sum of $50.00 in money.

 Item 4  I give, devise and bequeath to my two beloved daughters, Hattie B. Moore and Nelle K. Magner, equally, share and share alike, all the residue of my personal property, consisting of household furniture, musical instrument, moneys on hand, and all said residue of my personal property of every description.  I also give, devise and bequeath to my two daughters last above named, equally share and share alike, all my undivided interest in the following described real estate, to-wit: Lots numbered two hundred forty nine (249) and two hundred and fifty (250), all in the town of Orleans, in Orange County, State of Indiana, together with my undivided interest in the appurtenances thereon contained.

 And lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved daughter, Hattie B. Moore, to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.  In testimony whereof,  I the said Hannah A. Magner, have to this my last will and testament, subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 18th day of April 1907, HANNAH A. MAGNER. Witnesses - Hamilton T. Coakley and Sarah M. Coakley.  Vol 3, page 352.  Probated the 10th day of November 1913.


WILLIAM MAGNER
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:  I, William Magner of Orange County in the state of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 1st. I give and devise to my son William Henry Magner the south west quarter of section five in township two, range one east, and my farming tools, also five head of horses, one wagons gearing, all my cattle except one milk cow.  Also one half of the household and kitchen furniture; also one half of my mechanical tools.

 2nd. I give and bequeath to my son John A. Magner one bed and bedding, also one half of the mechanical tools.

 3rd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Wilson one buggy and harness.

 4th. I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Jane Magner (a widow of Josiah M. Magner deceased) one cow.

 5th. I devise that the west half of the south west quarter of section five, township two, range one east be sold after the expiration of two years, which time it is to remain in the hands of the said William Henry Magner without paying any rent, to be divided equal amongst my grand children who shall be living in the first day of January 1862 share and share equal.

 6th. I give to Mary C. Taggart fifty dollars in cash.

 7th. I give and bequeath unto John A. Magner, the heirs of Josiah M. Magner, Hannah Wilson, Mary C. Taggart, William Henry Magner, all my personal estate, except my wheat and corn which I have on hand to share and share alike.

 8th. I give and bequeath forty dollars to Joseph Hickman to be paid out of the sale of wheat and corn, which William Henry Magner is to sell and pay the said Hickman the sum bequeathed and the balance to be used on the farm for the use of said William Henry Magner.

 9th. I devise that the grave yard on the knoll as the family grave, on the land devised by me to William Henry Magner, and be forever reserved as a place of burial possible monument for the dead. And that a stone wall shall be built around that part which contains the bodies of our own family, I also constitute and appoint Samuel H. Stern and Hamilton Taggart my executors for this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills.  And I authorize them to sell and deed the land I have devised to be sold without any administration and settle all my claims, and pay all my past debts.

 Signed WILLIAM MAGNER (seal). Witnesses John Jennings and James H. Magner. Vol 2, page 47.  Att: 1st February 1856.


 

THOMAS N. MATHERS
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 Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas N. Mathers of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills made by me as to my worldly estate and all the property, real and personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized or possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease.

 I devise, bequeath and dispose of in the manner following, to-wit: First: My will is that all of my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.

 Item 1- I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Lean Mathers (in the event that she shall survive) a life time lease to one-third of my real estate, said one-third to be subject to her own selection.  I also further devise, give and bequeath to my said wife, in the event that she shall survive me, the amount of five hundred dollars in personal property to be selected by herself and valued by disinterested appraisers.

 Item 2- I give, devise and bequeath to my son Theopholus P. Mathers, the sum of three hundred dollars, he having been furnished by me during my life time with sundry amounts in excess of allowances to my other children.

 Item 3- I charge my daughter, Lizzie I. Faucett, with the sum of three hundred dollars, for amounts furnished her during my life time in excess of my other children, after deducting said three hundred dollars from one-seven of the residue of my estate. I give, devise and bequeath to my said daughter Lizzie I. Faucett, the said remainder of one seventh of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 4- I give, devise and bequeath to my son James W. Mathers, a one-seventh part of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 5- I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Amanda C. Laswell, a one-seventh part of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 6- I give, devise and bequeath to my grandaughter Laura J. Carroll, a one-fourteenth part of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 7- I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Grant Carroll, a one-fourteenth part of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 8- 1 give, devise and bequeath to my two grandsons, Edgar and Aras Jenkins, jointly, a one-seventh part of the residue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Item 9- I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson John Carroll, a one-fourteenth part of theresidue of my estate, after items one and two are complied with.

 Instructions- If my wife Lean Mathers, shall not be living at the time of my decease then all parts and amounts as hereinbefore set apart as my bequest to her, shall be added to my general estate and divided among the beneficiaries hereinbefore named, in the same proportions as set forth in the foregoing bequests, also when the life estate of said Lean Mathers shall terminate, then such real estate as she shall have held under this will, shall be distributed in same proportion as set forth in the foregoing bequests.

 Lastly: I do nominate and appoint John F. Laswell, now of Orange County, Indiana, to be the executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof, I the said Thomas H. Mathers, have to this my last will and testament, contained on four sheets of paper, and to each sheet hereof subscribed my name, this 2nd. day of November 1901. THOMAS N. MATHERS (seal). Witnesses Charles P. Collins (sea!) and Charles P. Munger (seal).Probated the 26th day of April 1904.


 

 THOMAS L. MATHERS
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

This is to certify that I Thomas L. Mathers, of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

 First: It is my will that my beloved wife Ann C. Mathers, shall have all her rights in my estate, after my death, that she could have under the laws of the state of Indiana, the same as if this will had never been made.

 Second: It is my will that after my death, that all my just debts, if any, and legal charges be paid out of my estate.

 Third: after my beloved wife shall have her share of my estate, as provided in item first of this will, and after the payment of my funeral expenses, and all of my just debts and legal demands, if any, I do hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the residue of my property to my children - Mary C. Moore, Maria J. Street, Flora Monical, Lucy Murray, Margaret Cowhand and Moses A. Mathers, and my two grand children, Clara Pinnick and Emma Burton, to be divided equally between them, after deducting all advancements.  But before the residue of my property, real and personal shall be divided equally between my said children and grand children, it is my will that the executor of this my last will and testament, herein after named, shall make a complete settlement with all of my children herein named, as to any and all moneys due or owing from them to me, as well as all advancements made to them in money or property, and that any and all such advancements shall be deducted from the part due my said children from my estate, and my executor of this will, shall ascertain any and all advancements either in money or property made to the Father of my grand child Clara Pinnick, or to my said grand child in person, and shall also ascertain any advancements in money, or property made to my said grand child Emma Burton, as well as to the Mother of said Emma Burton, and any and all advancements made to my said grand children, as well as any and all advancements made to the Father of my grand child Clara Pinnick, and the Mother of Emma Burton shall be and it is my will that all such advancements be deducted from the part of my estate that shall go to my said two grand children, so that all of my children, as well as my grand children shall share and share alike. After all advancements have been deducted.

 Fourth: I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry Reed of Orange County, my executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 22nd. day of October 1897 THOMAS L. MATHERS (seal), witness William H. Edwards and A.T. McCoy. Vol 3, page 74. Probated 24th day of November 1897.


MARY A. MATTOX
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I, Mary Mattox, (wife of Francis M. Mattox) of Orange County, Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item 1- I hereby will and bequeath all my property both real and personal to my beloved husband, Francis M. Mattox, absolutely and without any conditions or limitations.

Signed MARY A. MATTOX (seal), this 31st. day of August 188--. Witnesses John C. Lawler and Daniel M. Wible. Probated the 24th day of March 1908.


 

 JOHN K. MAVITY

First  I will that all my debts be paid in full.

 Second  I bequeath to my wife Sarah A. Mavity six hundred dollars worth of my personal property, to be appraised to her by two competent appraisers, selected by the executor of this will, and allow her the current years provisions without charge.

 Third  I bequeath to my wife, Sarah A. Mavity, the sum of $2,000.00 to be paid from the proceeds of the sale of my real estate.

 Fourth  I will that all the remainder of the personal property and my real estate be sold by the executor of this will, and the sums realized be used to pay the bequest to my wife, and in the payment of all my debts of every description and the expense of the execution of this will.

 Fifth  If there remains any sum of money, after all this is done, I will that my executor divide it equally among my heirs.

 Sixth I appoint D.S. Wingler as my executor of this will, dated the 5th day of November 1910.  Witnesses Dr. S.F. Teaford and Shelby X. Cornwell.

Signed JOHN K. MAVITY. Vol 3, page 309.  Probated the 15th day of November 1910.


 

 SARAH M. MAVITY
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, Sarah M. Mavity, a resident of Orange County,Indiana, and being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

 Item 1- It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors, as soon after my death as practicable.

 Item 2- I give and bequeath and devise to my two sisters, Malinda E. Mavity and Martha S. Mavity, all my personal estate and the fee simple of all my real estate, share and share alike.

 Item 3- In making this will, I have not overlooked my brothers Henry S. Mavity and William P. Mavity and my sister Mary E. Newland, nor my nephews and nieces, the children of my deceased brothers John K. Mavity and David J, Mavity, but desire my property, both real and personal to be given to my two sisters, as set out in item 2 of this will because of the fact that they have lived with me and helped maintain said personal property and real estate.

 Item 4- I constitute and appoint my two sisters, Malinda E. and Martha S. Mavity executors of this my will, Witness my hand and seal this 3rd. day of October 1914, SARAH M. MAVITY (seal). Witness Claude Elmer Cogswell and Bayless Harvey.  Probated the 9th day of January 1915.


PARTHENA T. LINDLEY
 Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

I, Parthena T. Lindley of Paoli Indiana, do make, publish and declare the following to be my last will and testament to wit:

 Item 1  I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved sister, Martha J. Osborn, the following

real estate in the County of Orange and State of Indiana to wit:  part of lot number 117, in the town of Paoli, bounded as follows to wit:  beginning at the north east corner of said lot, and running south 116 feet, thence west 65 feet, thence north 116 feet and thence east 65 feet to the place of beginning.

 Item 2  I give, devise and bequeath to my said sister, Martha J. Osborn, all my household and kitchen furniture, and all my other personal property of every description what ever.

 I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved nephew, Emory Osborn, executor of this my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name, this 24th day of September 1900, PARTHENA T. LINDLEY. Witnesses Lorenzo G. Miller and John L. Megenity. Vol 3, page 114. Probated the 1st day of November 1900.


 
SAMUEL LINDLEY
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 This day of November 1877,  I Samuel Lindley of Orange county and State of Indiana being sound in mind and of disposing memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me heretofore made.

 Item 1.  I give, devise and bequeath to my son William A. Lindley the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

 Item 2.  I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Elmira the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

 Item 3.  I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary E. the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars.

 Item 4.  The matters and things set forth in items one and two are additional to the advancements by me heretofore made to the parties mentioned in said items.

 Item 5.  After the payment of the above mentioned legacies, I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Mary J. Lindley all my estate both real and personal in whatever it may consist, or wherever situate at the time of my death, to be by her used and disposed of during her natural life, precisely the same as I myself might do if living.  And giving to my said wife full power to sell, convey, exchange, invest and reinvest the same manner I might do if living.  And to distribute the same by advancements, taking receipts therefore among my children at the marriages of any of said children at any time as to her shall seem proper.

 Item 6.  At the death of my said wife, the property aforesaid, both real and personal, I give, devise and bequeath to my sons and daughters and their heirs equally share and share alike.

 Item 7.  If my said wife should not survive me, then I give, devise and bequeath the property aforesaid, both real and personal to my sons and daughters and their heirs equally share and share alike.

 Item 8.  It is my will and desire that the matters and things set forth in item six (6) and seven (7) be subject to the following conditions to wit: if my said wife should die before my youngest child arrives at the age of three (3) years, then I give, devise and bequeath to said child the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.  If my said wife should die before my child second youngest in age, arrives at the age of five (5) years, then I give, devise and bequeath to said child, second youngest in age, the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars.  If my wife should die before my child third youngest in age arrives at the age of seven (7) years, then I give, devise and bequeath to said child, third youngest in age, the sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars, If my wife should die before my child fourth youngest in age arrives at the age of nine (9) years then I give, devise and bequeath to said child fourth youngest in age the sum of one hundred and fifty ($150.00) dollars. If my wife should die before my child, the fifth youngest in age, arrives at the age of eleven (11) years, then I give, devise and bequeath to said child, the fifth youngest in age, the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

 Item 9, I hereby authorize and empower my said wife to give my children a good English education.

 Item 10. It is my desire that my house and my wife's, be a home for all of my children, as long as said children remain unmarried, provided said children are kindly, affectionate and dutiful, giving reasonable aid and support to their Mother, my said wife, in their natural support.

 Item 11. If my said wife should marry after my death, then I direct that an administration be had upon all my estate both real and personal and that the same be distributed according to law.

 Item 12. In the administration of my estate, I suggest to my wife reasonable recovery and if sufficient for her necessities to use only the interest on notes and other interest bearing instruments.

 Item 13, I hereby appoint my said wife and my brother John Lindley executrix and executor of this my last will and testament.

 Item 14. Having received twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars from my former wife Elizabeth Lindley and having converted the same to my own use, and the use of my family, and during the life of my said former wife, having ingrated the same in safe hands and thought, and having lost the greater part of said twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars, and having used all the means a prudent man could use for the preservation of said twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars, and deeming it not right to account for said twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars in any way, the children of my said former wife being over twenty one (21) years of age, and capable of self support and knowing that the property, both real and personal, which I now have same to use by hard labor, and being desirous and determined to do equal justice between my wife and all of my children, I do now again declare the above to be my last will and testament.

 Witness my hand and seal this 24th day of November 1877, signed SAMUEL A. LINDLEY. Witnesses - Joseph Throop and Ben Stinson. Vol 2, page 346. Probated the 23rd day of May 1882.


SAMUEL T. LINDLEY
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I Samuel T. Lindley of Orange County and State of Indiana, make this my last will and testament.  I give to my wife Eliza Jane Lindley, all my real estate and personal property that may be left, after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid.  At her death, it is my will that what may be left shall be equally divided with my heirs, John E. Lindley and Alice Stout as they may see proper.

SAMUEL T. LINDLEV. Witnesses Leban Lindley and Joseph G. Braxtan. Vol 3, page 225. Probated the 2nd day of December 1905.


 THOMAS LINDLY
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I Thomas Lindly of the County of Orange and the State of Indiana.  In the name of God.  This being my last will and testament, knowing that it is appointed for all men and to die, and being weak of body, but of sound mind.

First  I commit my body to the grave.  Second and that all my just debts be paid.

Third  My will is that my beloved wife Amy Lindly have my home plantation (that is all that lies on the north side of Lick Creek), being part of section three of township one north range one west in the Vincennes District, and also thirty acres that I purchased of Ebenezer Doan, being part of the south east quarter of section thirty five, range one west, town two north in the Vincennes District, adjoining the home plantation. And all my mills and one lot in the town of Paoli number 171 during her natural lifetime, and at her death the above named lands and mills to belong to my youngest son Thomas Elwood Lindly, to him, his heirs, and assignes for ever and likewise. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Amy, the use of the remaining part of the east and north west quarters of section range one west, town one north, that is all that lies on the south side of Lick Creek, and the north half of the south east quarter of section two, town one north, range one west, in the Vincennes District, until William and Samuel arrives to lawful age. And all my stock, household and kitchen furniture, to divide among my children as they come of lawful age or marries.

 Fourth I bequeath to my son John Lindly, the tract or parcel, bought of Ebenezer Doan, that is part of the south east and north east quarter of section thirty five, town two north, range one west, supposed to contain one hundred and fifty nine acres, as will more fully thereby referenced to a deed from said Doan to me and his heirs forever.

 Fifth I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Lindly the north half of the north east quarter of section eleven in town one north of range one west.  And the south half of the south west quarter of section two, town one north, range one west in the Vincennes District, to her and her heirs and assigns for ever.

 Sixth I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Lindly the north west quarter of section thirty three, range one west, town two north in the Vincennes District, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

 Seventh I give and bequeath to my two sons William Lindly and Samuel Lindly the undivided land to west part of the north east and north west quarter of section two, township one north, range one west, which was left to me by will.  And the north half of the south west quarter of section two of town one north of range one west and part of said section two beginning at the north west corner of the south west quarter running north fifty rods, then east to the division line, then south to the open line, then west to the beginning corner, to be equally divided between William and Samuel agreeable to quantity and quality to them and their heirs for ever.  And the balance of the north west quarter of section two, range one west, town one north to be added to the farm plantation for Thomas Elwood Lindly.  And I wish my executors to sell the east half of section twenty seven in town nine north of range four west.  Also the north half of the south east and south west quarter of section thirteen, range nine west and township thirteen north.  And the north half of the south east quarter of section seven and the north half of the south west quarter of eight, town thirteen north of range eight west, which I give my executors whole and sole power to sell the same and divide premises between my wife and children equally.

I do constitute, nominate and appoint my beloved wife Amy Lindly and my brother William Lindly and Silas Dixon, my executors in my last will and testament, this third day of the fifth month in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, Signed THOMAS LINDLY (seal). Witnesses J. Pennington, Jonathan Lindly and John McVey. Vol 1, page 47.  Probated the 22nd day of May 1828.


 
THOMAS LINDLEY

Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Lindley of the County of Orange and State of Indiana being weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be Given unto God.  Calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it was appointed for all men once to die, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, and such wordly estate where with it has pleased God to help me in this life.  I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.

 First  That all my just debts be paid and funeral expenses be paid. 

 I  William bequeath unto my son, Reuben Lindley, one dollar.  I bequeath unto my daughter, Jane Green, one dollar.  I bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Andrew, one dollar.  I bequeath unto Mary Newlin one dollar.  I will and bequeath unto Hannah Cloud one dollar.  I will and bequeath unto my daughter, Eleanor Love, one dollar.  I will and bequeath unto my, son Thomas Lindley, sixty acres of land that I now live on, lying on the east side of the north east quarter, section twenty, town one north of range one east. The balance to be equally divided.  I ordain and appoint John Cloud my sole executor. I do hereby disallow and disanul all and every other form. Testament will devise, bequeath and execute by me in any wise before mentioned whereof hereunto , Whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the twenty third day of the eleventh month in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of David Lindley and Samuel Lindley.

Signed THOMAS LINDLEY (seal). Vol 1, page 78.  Probated the 14th day of December 1835.


MARY M. LYND 
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

This is the last will and testament of me Mary M. Lynd of the County of Washington and State of Indiana, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.  And as to my wordly estate and all the property real, personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit: 

First- My will is that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be by my executor, herein after named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient. 

Second- I give and bequeath unto John S. McPheeters, John H. Vancleave, George H.M. Holmes, Virgil A, Vogles and William G. Workman, trustees of the Livonia Presbyterian Church, Washington county, Indiana, or to their successors in office, the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars, to be paid them by my executor hereinafter named, out of my estate in trust to be invested by them according to their best judgement, or as directed by the members of said Church at a Congregational meeting, of which due notice shall be given, for the use, behoof and best interests and perpetuity of said Livonia Presbyterian Church and I charge my personal estate and if need be so much of my real estate as necessary with the payment of said bequest of five hundred dollars. 

Third- I give devise and bequeath unto my friend Cora M. Dean, a part of the south east quarter of section 31, township 2 north range 2 east, described as follows. Beginning at the north east corner of said quarter section, thence south with the section line 60 poles, thence west with the variation 106 2/3 poles, thence north with said variation 60 poles, thence east with said variation 106 2/3 poles to the place of beginning.  Also 20 acres off of the south side of the north east quarter of same section, township and range, both pieces containing 60 acres, and situate in Orange County Indiana. To have and to hold the same to her for her own use and behoof for ever - Provided, and this bequest is made on the express understanding between said testatrix and said Cora M. Dean that said Cora Dean shall live and minister to the temporal wants of said testarix Mary M. Lynd, as long as she shall live, the latter furnishing the means for that purpose:  And in the event of said Cora M. Dean marrying before the decease of said testarix, said testatrix shall still live with and receive the same care and attention as provided for above. 

Fourth- All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at my decease, it is my desire shall be converted into money by my executor hereinafter named, by public or private sale, and in case of notes on accounts, to collect the same as soon as possible, after my decease, and I dispose of same as follows. I give and bequeath unto my brother James L. Lynd of Orange County, Indiana one-fifth of the whole amount, and after the payment of said one-fifth to said James L. Lynd, I give and bequeath the remainder unto my brother William D. Lynd and my nephews and nieces following viz: Sarah R. wife of Chris Clayton of Orange County Indiana, James L. Lynd, Clara E. Lynd, Ephie S. Lynd, children of said William D. Lynd -- Cornelius H. Lynd and George Lynd children of my brother, George Lynd, deceased. Robert D. Lynd, James W. Lynd, Joseph S. Lynd, Martha S. Lynd, George P. Lynd, Sylvester B. Lynd, Claudius S. Lynd and the heirs of Polly Ann Lewis deceased (they receiving their Mothers share), children of my brother Samuel Lynd deceased; and John H. Vancleave, Margaret A. Mabry, David S. Vancleave and the heirs of Elizabeth Stone deceased (they receiving their Mothers share), children of my sister, Martha Vancleave, deceased, to be paid them share and share alike: It is my will that in the event of the death of any of my nephews and nieces, above named, at my decease, his or their share or shares shall be distributed eqaually among those living, at my decease.

 And Lastly, I do hereby appoint William M. Greenslade of Livonia, Washington County, Indiana as executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Mary M. Lynd, have to this my last will and testament, subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 9th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, MARY M. LYND (seal). Witnesses George W.T. Gardner residing at Livonia Indiana and Fred Knox, residing at Livonia, Indiana. Vol 3, page 118. Probate the 8th day of April 1901.



 MILLIE LYND 
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

In the name of God, Amen. I, Millie Lynd of Orleans, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.  

First- I order and direct that my executor hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

 Second- after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to the heirs of James L. Lynd, deceased, to be divided in accordance to his wish and will.

 Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint ................. to be executor of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this day of July 2nd, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred thirty, MILLIE LYND (seal).

Witnesses - John F. Laswell and Martha E. Laswell. Vol 4, page 309. Probated on the 14th day of September 1932.


 SARAH LYND
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 In the name of God Amen, I Sarah Lynd of Orange County, State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.  That is to say, I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal, of which I shall die seized and possessed, to my following named brother and sisters, James S. Lynd, Rebecca R, Lynd and Mary M. Lynd, share and share alike, or in case only two of these shall survive me, then I give and bequeath to said two, all my said estate both real and personal, share and share alike, or in case only one of these survives me, I give and bequeath to said one, all my said estate both real and personal, or in case no one of those above named survives me, then I give and bequeath to the heirs of my beloved deceased sister Martha Vancleave one equal third part of my said estate both real and personal, to be distributed to said heirs equally, that is to say, share and share alike. And one equal third part of my said estate, both real and personal to each of my beloved brothers Samuel Lynd and William D. Lynd.

 Witness my hand and seal this 27th day of March 1866, SARAH (her x mark) LYND (seal). Signed and sealed by said Sarah Lynd as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and the presence of each other, and at her request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, John A. Ross, William S. Holloway and Margaret A. Vancleave. Vol 2, page 268. Probate the 31st day of August 1875.


 

 WILLIAM D. LYND 
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

To all whom it may concern, be it known that I William D. Lynd, of Stampers Creek, Orange County, Indiana, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. As to my worldly estate and all the property, real, personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized or possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death, I devise and bequeath and dispose of in the manner following, towit:

 Item 1- It is my will that my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid first out of my estate.

 Item 2- It is my will that after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, that all the residue of

my property, including all real estate and all personal property belonging to me at the time of my death, shall by my executor be divided equally between the five persons hereinafter named, to-wit; my daughter Sarah R. Clayton, my son James L. Lynd Jr; my daughter Clara E. Barnard; my son William E. Lynd; and my grandaughter Lora F. Lynd.  It is my will that the said equal divisions be made in such manner as shall be satisfactory to all of said devisees, or if all of said devisees cannot agree to a division of said property without sale, then in that event, it is my will that so much of said property as it is necessary to sell, be sold either at public or private sale, that is if said devisees cannot agree to a private sale of such property, then that the same be sold at public sale and that division be made equally between the said five devisees hereinbefore named or to their legal heirs if any fail to survive me.

 In testimony whereof, I William D. Lynd have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 4th day of October 1897, WILLIAM D. LYND (seal). Witnesses Charles P. Munger (seal), and Willie P. McCoy (seal).  Probated 27 day of June 1904.


ENOCH MILLIS
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 Know all men by these presents, that I Enoch Millis, of the County of Orange Indiana, impressed with the uncertain duration of human life and in the full possession of my mental faculties, do for the purpose of more amply providing for the happenings and comfort of my family when I shall be no more, make, declare and publish my last will and testament in the manner and form following viz:

 First I will and devise that all of my just debts, funeral expenses and charges of administration upon my estate, be paid by my executors out of any monies which may remain on hand at my death, or which may be due me, or to become due to my estate.

 Second I will and devise to my sons Edward Millis and Jacob Millis, all of my land embracing the following tracts viz: lying in and being part of section thirteen (13) and fourteen (14), in the south east and south west seventy seven (77) poles to a stake therein, north fourteen (14) poles to a sugar tree (Lindleys corner) thence west forty seven (47) poles to the bed of Lost River, thence down the same to a marked line on the bank of said river, thence west sixty five poles to a sugar tree, thence south sixteen (16) poles to a

sugar tree, thence west one hundred thirty (130) poles to an elm, thence south eighty poles to a sugar tree, Thence east three hundred and fifteen poles to a stake in section line of thirteen (13), thence north to the beginning, containing by computation, one hundred and sixty acres. And forty acres being the north east quarter of the north east quarter of section (23) twenty third in township two north of range one west, and the north west quarter of the North east quarter of section (23) twenty third in township two north of range one west in the tract first aforesaid, being the tract on which I now live, and the other tract lying adjoining thereto.  To have and to hold the said land to the said Edward and Jacob jointly, and in equal portions, and to their heirs and assigns forever. And should either the said Edward or Jacob die without issue, then to the survivor and his heirs, and assigns forever. And I enjoin that the said land nor any portion thereof shall not be sold or conveyed in any manner whatever until both of my said sons shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years.  Provided however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the said Edward from making an application for a division of the said land so soon as he may as aforesaid, arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and from disposing thereof as he may think proper.

 Third I give and bequeath to my infant daughters Polly, Lydia Ann, Sarah Jane and Hester Ellen, and to the survivor of them, all monies remaining on hand at my death, all monies which are or which may hereafter become due to me by bill, bond, note or otherwise, and all sums which may be realized from the sale of personal property hereinafter directed to be sold, share and share alike, excepting the amount which may be necessary to pay debts, and expenses. And I direct my executor to make sale of the following personal property in such manner and upon such conditions as he may think. - 6 large white horses, 2 heifers, 1 gray mare, 1 man's saddle, 2 steers, two colts, two ploughs and appertenences (reserving the largest and best for my wife) one wagon and hind gears, 4 pair halter chains and collars, all of the sheep (except ten of my wife's selection to be reserved for her) 1 single tree, 1 rat trap, one cleviz, one handsaw, 1 axe, 2 collars, 2 pair hip straps, all of my bacon, except an ample sufficiency for the use of my family during the season. And I also direct my executor to sell at private or public sale (if he should deem it advantageous to do so) all the grain growing, or to grow on a certain rye field east of the bed of Lost River, or make whatever other disposition thereof he may deem best. And the proceeds arising from the sale of said rye, and the said personal property together with the monies bequeathed above, to my said daughters. My executor hereinafter appointed, is directed to piece out at interest, for the benefit of my said daughters equally as aforesaid and the survivors or survivor of them and their respective portions pay over to them as they shall severally arrive at the age of twenty-one years, or upon either of them marrying. And I enjoin it upon my executor that no portion of the said money, save the interest occuring thereon, shall be appropriated to the substenance on education of my said daughters, except in case of special emergency or absolute want.

 Fourth I also will and bequeath unto my wife Susannah Millis, all of my household and kitchen furniture, one roan horse, and all farming utensils except those before enumerated, and all other personal property of whatever kind, nature and description, excepting that portion directed to be sold for the benefit of my said daughters. To have and to hold the same to her own ever absolutely and unconditionally.

 Fifth I will and bequeath to my said wife Susannah, the use and profits of my said farm, and its appertenances during the minority of my said sons Edward and Jacob, upon the conditions following viz: She may take to her own use and benefit one third of the proceeds and profits of my said farm, appropriating the residue to the education and sustenance of my children without distintion, provided however that so soon as my son Edward shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, he shall be authorized to take to his own use one third of the profits of said farm. My said wife having the right to appreciate the remaining two thirds in manner aforesaid.  And provide further that as soon as my son Jacob shall, as aforesaid, become twenty-one years of age, he in like manner shall be allowed to take to his own use, one third of the profits of the said farm.  My said wife retaining the residue for her own use. Provided further that when my said sons, or the survivor of them shall become of full age, they shall set apart to my said wife her dower to her satisfaction, or otherwise provide for her maintainance in an ample and comfortable manner, if at that time my said wife shall still be single, or so long as she shall, so as aforesaid remain unmarried, but should my said wife marry before my said sons, or the survivor of them shall become twenty-one years of age, the right to the proceeds of the said farm shall determine and end upon their becoming, or the survivor of them shall become twenty-one years of age, come into full, complete, and unconditional possession and ownership of the said land. And if my said wife should marry after the said Edward or Jacob, or the survivor shall become of full age, thereupon also my said wife shall cease to be entitled to any provision from my said sons. Provided further that the circumstance of my wife marrying during the minority of my said sons, shall not prevent her from occupying my farm and appropriating the proceeds in the manner aforesaid and subject to the restrictions before imposed.

 My said wife shall be permitted to any timber necessary for fuel, fencing et cetra, and she may also make such improvements and additions to said farm, as in the opinion of my executor believes calculated to enhance the value thereof. And should the said Edward and Jacob both die without issue, then the said land shall decend upon my said daughters, survivor, or survivors of thems and their heirs, and assigns forever. And in case of the death of both my sons without issue during the minority of my oldest daughter, or at any other time, my said wife if she be then single and unmarried may precure an assignment of Dower to her in due form of law, which she shall hold and enjoy during her widowhood and not longer, in which event my said executor will take charge and control of the residue of land and manage the same to the best advantage of my said daughters, by leasing it out et cetra, and so soon as either of my said daughters shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, she may make forthwith an application for a division of said land according to law, if she thinks proper. And finally it is my will that to whomsoever the said land shall descend to my said wife, so long as she may remain my widow, shall be entitled to a support out of the premises thereof or otherwise.

  I hereby appoint my brother, Nicholson Millis, executor of this my last will and testament, as well as guardian of the estate of my said children (their Mother being permitted to retain the custody of them during their minortity), And I enjoin it upon my said executor to supervise the cultivation of my farm and guard and protect the interest of my said children. And I hereby revoke all wills heretofore made by me.

 In testimony whereof I hereto subscribe my name and affix my seal this 29th day of February A.D, 1836. Witnesses - T.V. Thorton and I.H. Peck. Signed by ENOCH (his X mark) MILLIS (seal). Vol 1, page 82. Probated 14 day of May 1836.


 JAMES L. MILLIS
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 Know all men by these presents that I James L. Millis of the County of Orange and State of Indiana do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament.  And I do hereby revoke and declare null and void any and all wills by me at any time heretofore made.

 First- I hereby direct my executor to be herein after named to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of the proceeds of my estate as soon after my decease as is practical.

 Second- I further direct my executor to cause to be approved and delivered to my wife Maria J. Millis, out of my household and kitchen furniture and personal property to the value of five hundred dollars, said property to be selected by my said wife.  And it is my will that my said wife Marie J. Millis shall take this bequest of five hundred dollars in property as and for the five hundred dollars allowed her out of my estate by the laws of descent of Indiana.

 Third- I bequeath to my said wife Maria J Millis one two year old bold faced brown filly, and direct that she shall keep and use the same for her use as seems the best to her.

 Fourth I bequeath to my oldest son James Harry Millis, my watch.  And direct my said executor to deliver the same to my wife Marie J Millis, to be kept in trust for said James Harry Millis until he shall arrive at the age of fifteen years, then to be placed in possession of said James Harry Millis.

 Fifth- I give and devise unto my wife Maria J. Millis for the use of herself and my children, so long as the said Maria J. Millis shall remain my widow, the following tracts of land - the south west quarter of  section eighteen (18), township two (2) north, range one (1) east, containing one hundred and sixty acres. And south part of south east quarter of section thirteen (13), township two (2) north;  range one (1) west, containing forty acres. And part of the north west quarter of section number nineteen, township two (2) north range one (1) east described as follows; commencing at north east corner of said north west quarter, running thence south thirty rods, thence west to west line of said quarter section, thence north thirty rods, thence west to the place of beginning. I direct that my said wife shall use and have control of the above described lands in this item mentioned for her benefit, and use of herself and my children, and as that so long as she remains my widow, she shall not be required to account to my said children or their guardian for any rents for use of said lands. If said Maria J. Millis shall marry after my death, it is my will that she shall take just such part in the lands in this item mentioned as is allowed to her by the descent and partition laws of Indiana, no more or less, and that the residue of such lands shall vest in each of my children as shall at that time be living, share and share alike.

 Sixth- It is my will that any executor hereinafter mentioned shall sell all of my real estate not mentioned in item fifth of this my will. And I direct my said executor to make and sell at such time, and upon such time as seem to him for the best interest of my estate.

 Seventh- It is my will and I direct my executors to pay to my wife Maria J Millis one third part of the proceeds of all of sale as in item sixth ordered. And one third part of the proceeds of personal that shall remain for distribution after payment of debts and expenses. I further direct my said executor to pay to my friend John A. Hudelson in trust for my children James Harry Millis, Uddie P Millis, William N Millis, Rebecca P Millis and Frank R Millis. The remaining two third parts of the piece of said personal property that remain for distribution. And I direct said trustee to invest said rents in goods and safe securities for the benefit of my children when they arrive at their majority.

 Eighth- I nominate and appoint my friend Henry Reed sole executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal this fifth day of January 1876, Signed JAMES L. MILLIS (seal). Witnesses- William H, Martin and Cornelius Lindley. Vol 2, page 278. Probated the 10th day of January 1876.



NICHOSON MILLIS
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 I Nichoson Millis of the county of Orange in the state of Indiana being of sound mind and disposing memory and being desirous of settling my wordly affairs while I have power to do so, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made that is to say:

 First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebecca Miliis and to my son James L. Millis all my personal property to be held by them jointly and equally, and upon the death of either of them, it is my desire that the same shall go to the survivor.

 Second Of money on hand in bank or due me from any source whatsoever, I give and bequeath to my daughter Keziah H Campbell and to her two sons Arthur J. Campbell and Robert M. Campbell the sum of one thousand dollars for her sole use and benefit during her life, and upon her death to be given to her two sons Arthur J. and Robert M.;  The balance of money on hand, in bank, or due me from any other source whatsoever, to be divided equally between my wife Rebecca and my son James L Millis.

 Third It is my wish and desire that the following real estate, belonging to me shall go to my wife Rebecca and to my son James L Millis, to belong to and be used by them jointly and equally to wit; The south east quarter of the south east quarter of section thirteen (13), town two north and range one west. The North west quarter of section nineteen, town two north and range one east and part of the south east quarter of section

eighteen, town two north and range one east and the south west quarter of section eighteen, town two north and range one east, containing in all four hundred and twenty acres more or less, with this condition that if upon the death of my wife Rebecca, my son James L Millis is living, then he shall take the whole of said real estate, but if upon the death of my wife, my son James L be not living, then it is my desire that the sameshall descend to the children of my son James L Millis to be held by them jointly and equally if there be more than one living.

 Fourth To my beloved daughter Sarah Jane Hollowell and my sons Enoch, Charles D. and John Millis I have bequeathed nothing herein, not from want of love and affection for them but for the reason that I think I have heretofore given them a just and liberal share of my estate.

 Fifth I hereby appoint my beloved wife Rebecca Millis and my son James L Millis executrix and executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and offered my seal this 22nd day of March A.D. 1870. Signed NICHOSON (his X mark) MILLIS (seal). Witness- Thomas B. Brukick (seal); John H. Brooks (seal); and Anna B. Lindley (seal). Vol 2, page 176


 BAILEY MOON
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 Know all men by these presents, that I Bailey Moon of Valene, Orange County, Indiana, considering the uncertainty of human life, and being of sound mind and memory do make, declare and publish this my last will and testament.

 First I give and bequeath unto my son Simon Moon, the undivided one-third of the farm of 160 acres upon which I now reside;  Also of the remainding two-thirds I give and bequeath unto my said son Simon Moon, an interest to the value of $200.00, the same to be laid off and agreed upon by my other legal heirs.

 Second If I should not survive my beloved wife Cyntha A. Moon, I give, devise and bequeath her the residue of my estate, real, personal or mixed, of which I die seized and possessed of, to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, to have and to hold the same during her natural life, and at her death the same to be divided between my legal heirs, the same being my sons, Simon and Joseph, and to the heirs of my deceased son Larkin, each one-third of the remainder after my son, Simon, has been partially provided for as first mentioned above. My son, Simon, to have in excess of the other heirs one-third interest in the farm upon which I now reside, plus $200.00 in value of the remainder of my farm, conditioned that he remain with me and cultivate the farm as he has for a number of years.

 Fourth I do nominate and appoint my son, Simon Moon, to be executor of this my last will and testament this 7th day of July 1900 BAILEY (his x mark) MOON (seal). Witnesses John H. Townley and John McDonald M.D. Vol 3, Page 236. Probated the 15th. day of May 1906.


 DANIEL MURPHEY
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 State of Indiana, Orange County.  Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Murphey of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. After paying my debts.

 First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary and to my son Aaron the use and income of all my land and real estate with their appurtenances lying in the county of Orange and state of Indiana to have and to hold during their natural lives.

 Second I will that after the death of my wife Mary and my son Aaron, that the above named real estate be equally divided among the following heirs (viz)- James N Murphey, Daviel M Murphey, Madalean N Gilmore, Rebecca A Wilkman, Nancy J Murphey, Mary O Mattox and Rachel E Willman.

 Third I give and bequeath to the heirs of Sarah V. McPheeters deceased, five dollars each.

 Fourth I give and bequeath to the heirs of George H. Murphey deceased, one thousand dollars to be equally divided among them, to be paid after the real estate is disposed of.

 I will that my personal estate be all sold except as much as my beloved wife Mary wishes to keep for her own and Aarons use, and that the proceeds thereof be equally divided between my lawful heirs, except the heirs of Sarah V McPheeters deceased, and the heirs of George H Murphey deceased, heretofore provided for.

 I do nominate and appoint my son-law Ephraim M Gilmore to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal in presence of the witnesses named below this 16th day of July 1863. Witnesses William Guthrie; William McIntosh; and Isaac McKinney. Signed DANIEL (his x Mark) MURPHEY. (seal). Vol 2, page 100. Att: the 18th day of August 1863.


JACOB M. NICHOLS
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 I, Jacob M. Nichols of the county of Orange and state of Indiana do make and declare the following to be my last will and testament to wit:

 First  I will and bequeath to my Grandchildren Mary Henry, Thomas Henry, Adeline Henry and Margaret Henry each the sum of five dollars.

 Second 2  I will and bequeath my Granddaughter Elizabeth R. Hill the sum of five hundred dollars.

 Third  I will and bequeath to my children Margaret Griggs, Benjamin F. Nichols and Nancy J. Pipher and their heirs the whole of the residue of my property, real and personal those shall share alike with this exception, as to the share of said Benjamin.  In case said Benjamin shall die leaving no issue of his body, then and in that case the share so willed to him shall go to the said Margaret and Nancy and their heirs share and share alike in said Benjamins property share.

 I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend Theodore Stackhouse executor of this my last will and testament.  Attest my hand and seal this 23 day of October 1865.  Attest  M. Black and Thomas J. Braxtan. Signed  JACOB M. (his X mark) NICHOLS (seal). Vol 2, page 150. Att: the 8th day of Februarv 1868.


 

 
NATHAN NICHOLS

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 In the name of God Amen; I Nathan Nichols of Orange County and State of Indiana, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the fraility of man and knowing that it is appointed unto all men to die. Do make, constitute and appoint this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any will, all wills, and manner of wills heretofore made by me, declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament in manner and form thereafter mentioned.

 In the first place I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body to be buried with decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, hoping through the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ to enjoy a glorious resurrection at the last day.  As to such worldly estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I devise and dispose of in the following manner viz:  After all lawful claims against my estate shall have been discharged, I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Nichols the whole of my estate during her life or widowhood, and at her death, or marriage it is my wish and purpose that it be divided equally amongst my children, namely Simeon Nichols, George Nichols, Silas Nichols, Nathan Nichols, Thomas Nichols. John Nichols, Jenny Nichols, Cyrus E. Nichols, Hugh H. Nichols and William Nichols.

 Lastly I do appoint my wife Nancy Nichols executrix and Thomas Copeland and Sinthran Hollowell as executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness thereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.  Signed NATHAN NICHOLS (seal). Signed, sealed, published and delivered to be the last will and testament of the said Nathan Nichols, in the presents of us William W. Martin, Elijah Atkinson and John Riqney, Vol 1, page 29.


 LUCY A. NICHOLSON
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 I, Lucy A. Nicholson, of Orleans, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

 First:  I order and direct that my executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

 Second:  After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath:  I give to Maud Calvin,  Ben F. Nicholson and Ambrose David Nicholson, share and share alike of the dwelling house and lot number in the Reed subdivision, in the town of Orleans.

 Third:  To Roy Gilbert Sipes,  I give the sum of one hundred dollars.

 Fourth: I give to Laura Johnson, my bookcase located in my dwelling house.

 Fifth: I give the glass and basket of flowers and the table that they are on, to Dessie Walker.

 Sixth: I give the small falling leaf table and Dr. Nicholson's picture to Mary Grimes Brown.

 Seventh:  I instruct my executor to deposit in The National Bank of Orleans, Orleans Indiana, to be held as a perpetual trust fund on interest to care for the graves of Dr. Nicholson and my self, located on the one-half lot of  #160 in Fairview Cemetery.

 Eighth:  I give to the living children of my deceased brothers, C.J. Perkins and Lewis Perkins, the sum of ten dollars each; and to each of my living sisters and brother, namely Jennie James, Della Morgan and George W. Perkins, I give each one hundred dollars apiece.

 Nineth: I give to the Trustees of the Baptist Church of Orleans, to be placed in the building fund, the sum of one hundred dollars.

 Tenth:  The remainder of my estate to be divided into six equal parts, and the six shares to go to the following step children, or their children if deceased. One sixth to the children of Sam Trinkle, deceased; one-sixth to Mesia Hutchinson; one-sixth to Oliver Trinkle; one-sixth to J. Oscar Trinkle; one-sixth to Oma Perkins and one-sixth to the children of Ed. L. Trinkle. deceased.

 Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint Harry Hutchinson, if he will not except, then I wish Irvin Trinkle to be executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 21st. day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred twenty-eight. LUCY A. NICHOLSON (seal). Witnesses Perry L. Johnson and Glenn L. Simmons. Vol 4,  page 564.  Probated the 4th. day of February, 1943.


 CAROLINE NOBLITT
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 I Caroline Noblitt, being of sound mind and memory do make,  publish and declare this to be my last will and testament to-wit:

 First- I appoint my nephew John A. Campbell, of Orangeville, Indiana, executor of my will.

 Second- I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid as soon after my death as practicable.

 Third- I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew John A. Campbell, of Orangeville, Indiana, all of the real estate owned by me in this Orange County, in the State of Indiana, including town lots in the Village of Orangeville, in said County and State; also my store in said village, including all of the merchandise, fire and burglar proof safe, oil tanks, cash register, scales, typewriter, clocks and all store fixtures in said store.  Also all mechanical and blacksmith tools.  Also set of stock scales situated on lot near store.  Also my home in said village of Orangeville, with all of the belongings to same, including household and kitchen furniture, bedding, stoves, organ, silverware, books and all other items that make up the home and in use in same;  also eight thousand and five hundred ($8500) dollars of municipal bonds at par, of his own selection out of the lot owned by me.

 Fouth- I give and bequeath to Mrs. Cordelia Segarsar and Miss Vina Cowherd, who are nieces of my deceased husband, the sum of five hundred (500) dollars each.

 Fifth- I give and bequeath to Byron Y, Cowherd and Jacob W. Cowherd, who are nephews of my deceased husband, the sum of five hundred (500) dollars each.

 Sixth- I give and bequeath to Mrs. Nancy E. True, a daughter of late Hugh Noblitt and niece of my deceased husband, the sum of five hundred (500) dollars.

 Seventh- I give and bequeath to Van R. Charles, son of Wilbur A, Charles, near Abydell, this County, the sum of five hundred (500) dollars to be invested in Municipal bonds by his Father, and kept for him (Van R. Charles) by his Father Wilber A. Charles, until the Van R. Charles becomes twenty-one years of age, when the bonds and interest is to be paid over to him by his Father, who has had charge of same.

 Eighth- After property mentioned in above paragraphs has been disposed of in the ways set forth and amounts mentioned in above paragraphs have been paid out as directed, and the expenses of settling up my estate has been paid, I direct that the remainder of my estate be divided as follows:  I give and bequeath one-fourth part to each of my brothers, James P, Campbell, George W. Campbell and Maxwell.  I give and bequeath one-eighth part to each William A, Charles and Wilber Charles, who are sons of my deceased sister Sarah E. Charles.

 In witness whereof, I the above named testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th. day of January, 1906 CAROLINE NOBLITT (L.S.) Witnesses S.A. Davis and William Dougherty. Vol 3, page 248. Probated the 16th. day of March 1907.



 KATHERINE NUGENT
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 I, Katherine Nugent, of the town of Orleans, State of Indiana, sometimes known as Matilda C. Nugent, do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore by me at any time made.  

 Item 1- I hereby direct that my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts remaining unpaid at the time of my death, together with the expenses of my last illness and burial.

 Item 2- I will and bequeath to the Chistian Church of Orleans, Indiana, the sum of twenty-five dollars.

 Item 3- To my sister, Ellen King, and to Malinda Millis Moore, of the town of Cameron, Missouri, and to each of them, I will and bequeath the sum of twenty-five dollars.

 Item 4- All the rest and residue of any and all monies of which I die possessed, either on deposit in any bank or otherwise, I will and bequeath to George M. Albertson, of the said town of Orleans, Indiana.

 Item 5- All the rest and residue of my property, either real or personal, or wherever situate, I devise and bequeath to my own sister, Ellen King, of Orleans, Indiana and the said Malinda Millis Moon (* spelled Moon one place, Moore in the other) of Cameron, Missouri in equal shares.

 In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 15th day of September 1921, KATHERINE NUGENT, (seal). Witnesses - David A. Porter and Adna L. Harris. Vol 4, page 171. Probated the 4th day of August 1925.


 ALFORD PARISH
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all. I Alford Parish, of Orange county in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item 1- I give and devise to my beloved wife, in lieu of her interest in my lands, the farm on which we now reside, situate in North east township in Orange county in the State of Indiana, containing about thirty (30) acres, in fee simple, all the stock, household goods, furniture, provisions and other goods and chattels which may be thereon at the time of my decease, and three hundred dollars in cash out of which sum of money, it is my wish and will that she pay my funeral expenses and any small debts incurred by my last sickness.

 Item 2- I devise and bequeath to my daughters Addie Sanders of the State of Kansas and Effie Elrod of Orange County in the State of Indiana, to be divided equally with the exception hereinafter mentioned, the farm on which Will and Effie Elrod now resides, situate in Orleans Township in Orange County, in the State of Indiana containing thirty (30) acres. The exception mentioned above being that it is my will that my daughter

Sarah R. Halbert shall have set off to her , that part of lot number fifteen on its north end as she now has fenced off as a horse lot.  The above mentioned farm being included in lots 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21, in Baker and Lingle's plat in the town of Orleans.

 Item 3- To my daughter Sarah R. Halbert, in addition to the above bequest, I wish and will that a fifty dollar note that I hold against her, be turned over to her, without consideration and also the one-half of a note of twenty-five dollars that I hold against Alfred L. Parish and William Halbert, without consideration, these bequests with advancements that I have made her I consider an ample share of my estate. The advancements that I have made her amounts to about $700.00.

 Item 4- To my son Alfred L. Parish, I bequeath the one-half of a twenty-five dollar note that I hold against him. and William Halbert, this bequest with the advancements that I have made him amounting to about $673.00 (in which is included a note against his of $80.00, which I wish turned over to his without consideration) which I deem is an ample share of my estate for him to receive.

 I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made:  In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 7th. day of December A.D. 1897 ALFORD PARISH (seal). Witnesses William H. Merryman and Richard W. Lingle. Vol 3, page 79.  Probated the 28th. day of December 1897.


 WILLIAM N. PINNICK
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 I, William N. Pinick, of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, do make and declare this my last will and testament.

 Item 1- I give, bequeath and devise all my belongs and property, both personal and real estate, to my wife, Jane Ann Pennick. My wife to be executrix of this my last will and testament.

 Signed and sealed this the nineteenth (19) day of April 1889. WILLIAM (his x mark) N. Pennick (seal). Witnesses Joseph N. Morrison, Daniel H. Higqins and Bryant Y. Cowherd. Vol 3, paqe 3. Probated the 10th day of April 1893.


JESSE PIRTLE
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 I Jesse Pirtle of the County of Orange and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.  I direct that my body be decently buried and that my funeral be conducted in a manner decent and becoming with my situation in life and to such estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner towit:

I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible with any money that may come to the hands of my executor.

I also give to my beloved son Bazyabel Pirtle the following piece of land towit: the east half of the south east quarter of section eleven in Township one south of Range one east, 80 acres more or less.

And to my beloved son David Pirtle the following land to wit: the west half of the south east quarter of section eleven in township number one south of range number one east, 80 acres more or less.

And I give to my beloved son John Pirtle the following piece of land towit: the west half of the northeast quarter of section fourteen, in township number one south of range number one east, containing 80 acres, more or less. 

And that my personal estate shall all be sold and be converted into money as soon as convenient by my executor. 

And I give to my daughter Charlotte Moon one hundred dollars.  And to my daughter Sarah Moon one hundred dollars.  And to my daughter Martha Moon one hundred dollars.  And to my daughter Margaret Wells one hundred dollars.  And my daughter Elizabeth Busick one hundred dollars. And to the heirs of Nelson Pirtle Bady sixty five dollars.  And if there should not be sufficient of money of my personal estate, to give to each of the last named heirs the one hundred dollars each, then the said Bazyabel Pirtle, David Pirtle and John Pirtle shall pay equally to my executor to make the five hundred $65.00 dollars as above bequeath. 

And I hereby make and ordain my friend Samuel Stalcup executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Jesse Pirtle, the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of December 1855. Witnesses- William Holaday and James Childres. Signed JESSE PIRTLE (seal). Vol 2, page 45. Att: the 15th day of January 1856.


 JOHN W. POLSON
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 Know all men by these presents, that I John W. Polson of Stampers Creek Township, County of Orange, State of Indiana, realizing the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind and memory, do make, declare and publish this my last will and testament, in the manner following after my decease. 

First Item- I will that all my just and honest debts shall be paid out of my personal property, as soon as practical, should there be any debts at the time of my death. 

Second Item- All the remainder of my property, both real and personal, I bequeath and give to my beloved wife, Mary E. Polson, to have and to hold the same to her for her use and support for and during her natural life.

 Third Item- After the death of my wife, Marv E. Polson, it is my will that all of my property, both real and personal, shall revert to my children, Orville P. Polson,  Estelle C, Polson,  Lois N. Polson, Cald O. Polson, to be equally divided among them, share and share alike.

 Fourth Item- I do hereby appoint my wife, Mary E. Polson, executrix of this my last will and testament in testimony whereof, I have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 19th day of January 1906. JOHN W. P0LS0N (seal). Witnesses Charles S. Patton and Virginia E. Patton. Vol 4, page 360. Probated this 5th day of July 1934.


 
KITTIE MOORE PRATHER
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 I, Kittie Moore Prather, of Orange County, Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils thereto.

Item 1- I direct that my just debts be paid. 

Item 2- I devise and bequeath all the residue of my property, both real and personal, to the children of my deceased husband, William H. Prather viz: Maude B. Hardman, Harold M. Prather, Rowena A. Bixler, Paul W. Prather and Victor C. Prather, share and share alike. Should any said children be deceased, at my death, then it is my will that the lawful issue of such child shall take the share of'such child, had he or she been living.

Item 3- I hereby appoint Victor Bixler, executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 30th. day of January 1931.  KITTIE MOORE PRATHER, (seal). Witnesses H.A. Tegarden and George H. Carter. Vol 4, page 433. Probated the 5th. day of March 1937.


  

LOUISA PRUETT
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 I Louiza Pruett, of the Township of Northwest, County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament to-wit:

First all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be first fully paid. 

Second I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both personal and real, except one desk and one feather bed, to be divided equally between the ten children of my husband towit: Sarah A. Pruett, Mary Kirk, Nancy J. Jones, George W. Pruett, David Pruett, the heirs of John F. Pruett, deceased, William F. Pruett, Mariah E. Freeman, Elbert J. Pruett and Alonzo M. Pruett. The feather bed I bequeath to Elbert J. Pruett and the desk I bequeath to Alonzo M. Pruett. 

Third I nominate and appoint James A. Jenkins to be the executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 23rd. day of January 189?, LOUISA PRUETT (seal). Witnesses William B. Gibbons and George W. Noffitt. Vol 3, page 328, Probated the 27th day of February 1912.


 WILLIAM R. PRUETT
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 I, William R. Pruett, of Ethel, Orange County, Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary papers, heretofore by me made.

 Item 1 It is my will and I hereby direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as the same can be done.

 Item 2 I will and bequeath to my wife, Mary Pruett , the sum of one thousand dollars, in case she survives me, as her full share of my estate. If she dies prior to my death, she shall take nothing.

 Item 3 I give and bequeath to my stepson, Clark Mills, the sum of one hundred dollars as his full share of my estate.

 Item 4 All the remainder of my property, real, personal or mixed, not disposed of in Item one, two, three and five of this will,  I give and bequeath to my children, viz: Thomas Pruett, Davis Pruett, Nancy Pruett Brown, Elijah Pruett, Alice Pruett Apple, Charles E. Pruett and to the children of my deceased children, Amanda Pruett Walls and Levi Pruett, share and share alike. The children of my deceased daughter Amanda Pruett Walls viz: Una Walls, Roy Walls, Howard Walls, Lota Walls, May Walls, Fay Walls, and Grace Walls, shall have the part belonging to their Mother, share and share alike, and the child of my deceased son, Levi Purett, viz:  Iven Pruett shall have the part belonging to his deceased Father.

 Item 5 I direct that as soon as practicable after my death, my executors cause to erecte at my grave, a joint monument for myself and my wife, Mary Pruett, suitable for persons of our station of life.

 Item 6 Any real estate I may own at the time of my death shall be sold or disposed of by my executors in any manner necessary to distribute the proceeds of my estate as provided in this will.

 Item 7 I nominate and appoint my sons Charles E. Pruett and Elizah Pruett executors of this my last will and testament. Dated at Ethel, Indiana, this — day of January 1926. WILLIAM R. PRUETT. Witnesses Alexander Hollen and Lynden B. Roberts. Vol 4, page 235. Probated the 10th. day of September 1928.


 

WILLIAM RIGGS
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 I, William Riggs, of Orange County, in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 First: It is my will that all just debts, if any, be paid out of my estate.

 Second: I will, devise and give all the personal property of all kinds that I may be the owner of, at the date of my death, to my wife, Thirsa Riggs, to be hers during her life time and at the death of my said wife, it is my will that all the personal property, that may be on hand acquired by virtue of this will, shall go and belong to the children of my said wife, by a former marriage, each to share and share alike, and if any of said children should be dead, leaving children, the share of the parent shall go and belong jointly to such children.

 Third: I will, devise and give all the real estate that I may be the owner of, at the time of my death, situated in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, or elsewhere, to my wife, Thirsa Riggs, during her life time, and at her death, it is my will that all of said real estate shall go and belong to my nephew, Samuel Riggs, the son of my brother, Aaron Riggs, to be his property forever.

 In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 26th. day of September 1893. WILLIAM RIGGS. (seal). Witnesses William A. Burton and Willias H. Edwards. Vol 3, page 11.  Probated the 25th day of June 1894.


JOHN A. ROACH
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all: I, John A. Roach, of Orleans Township, in Orange Township, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament:

 Item 1- I devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Amelia K. Roach, the farm on which we now reside, situate in Orleans Township, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, described as follows, to-wit: Lots numbered thirty-three (33) and thirty-four (34), containing 21 and 10/100 acres more or less.  Lots numbered thirty-five (35) and thirty-six (36), containing 21 acres more or less.  Lots numbered forty-five (45) and forty-six (46) containing 20 and 50/100 acres more or less, and lots numbered forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) containing 21 and 57/100 acres more or less.  All of said lots being situated in Frazier, Baker and Lindes subdivision of section number thirty-six (36), township three (3) north, range one (1) west. Also a part of lots numbered thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32) in same subdivision of same section, bounded as follows, towit: beginning at the southeast corner of said lot thirty-two (32) running thence west forty (40) rods and thence north twelve (12) rods, thence to the place of beginning, containing three acres (3) more or less, and all other lands that I may own at the time of my death.  The right, title and interest in and to all my said lands to be vested in her name, and to become her lands absolutely, without any proviso, limitation or reservation whatever,- and all the live stock, household goods, furniture, provisions, and all other goods and
chattels which may be on our residence farm, including all my moneys on hand or on deposit, notes, checks, stocks and bonds of which I may die seized, to be her property absolutely, to use and dispose of as she may desire (she however, selling so much thereof, if found necessary, as may be sufficient to pay my just debts).

 Item 2- To my sons Lawrence A. and George F. Roach, I bestow my Fatherly blessing without partiality, exhorting them ever to walk and act like honest men and love and obey and cherish their best earthly friend - their Mother.  I include this item in this my last will and testament in consideration of the fact that I have already given each of my two sons a liberal portion of my estate, in their raising and in their individual efforts to face the responsibilities of life, and so with unbounded affection for each of them, I deem it right, just and proper that I should give, devise and bequeath my estate, both real and personal, at the time of my decease - to my beloved wife - their beloved Mother - to be her absolute property. This I do in justice to her and a conscious void of offence to them with the final injunction to both my sons, to be filial to their Mother.

 Item 3- I hereby nominate and appoint my wife, Amelia K. Roach, executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering her to compromise, adjust and release and discharge in such manner as she may deem proper the debts and claims due me.  I do also authorize and empower her, if it shall become necessary in order to pay my debts, to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such terms of credit or otherwise, as she may think proper, all or any part of my real estate, and deeds to purchasers to make, execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.

 I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 2nd. day of January 1915, JOHN A. ROACH, (seal). Witnesses John J. Lingle and Thomas J. Raney Senior. Vol 3, page 405.  Probated the 14th day of August 1916.


  

THOMAS R. ROACH
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 I Thomas R. Roach of Orange County Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

 First I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate, and situation in life, and as to such worldly estates as it has pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner.

 I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible, out of the first monies that shall come to the hands of my executors from any portion of my estate, personal or real.  I also direct that my real and personal estate be sold at public sale as soon after my decease as possible, and that the money therefrom, be secured in such manner so as used in like circumstances, to insure the full and punctual payment thereof, and a credit of six months be given on one-half the value thereof, and twelve months on the other half, and when the sum shall have been collected, I direct that Louisa Ellen Harrison shall have five or six dollars, and the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to equally divide, share and share between my children whose names are as follows - Alexis H. Roach, Joseph Roach, Milley E. Bridgewaters, William R. Roach, Hiram Roach, Ruth Thompson.  And I hereby make and ordain my worthy son and son in law William R. Roach and William Bridgewaters, executors of this my last will and testament.

 In witness whereof I, Thomas R. Roach, the testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 9th day of May 1866. Signed THOMAS R. (his X mark) ROACH.  Witnesses- Henry Burton and John P. Burton. Vol 2, page 140. Att: the 6th day of August 1866.


 MARY F. SEARS
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 I, Mary F. Sears, realizing the uncertainties of this life and being in possession of my mental faculties, I wish to hereby make a disposition of my earthly effects, which in that condition.  I hereby in case of my death, do give and bequeath to my Father, William F. Sears, all the property, personal and real, of which I may die possessed.

 Signed this 20th day of October 1900 MARY F. SEARS.  Witnesses Homer Fisher, Charles P. Collins and Charles P. Meninger, Vol 3, page 141. Probated the 5th day of October 1901.


 
PHILIP SHIVELY
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 New Prospect, Orange County. State of Indiana. March the 30 A.D. 1860.  In the name of God Amen.  I Philip Shively of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being in sound and perfect mind: considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and of sound mind and common health, blessed be Almighty God for the same.  Do make and publish this as my last will and testament, in a manner and form following, that is to say.  First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Penelope Shively, one horse and saddle, and bridle and gearing, and farming utensils common to the use of one mare, one cow, five sheep and two hogs, all of her own choosing.  And the pantry belonging to me.  And gardening tools and all of the household and kitchen furniture, with one years provision for her, and the amount of stock above named, (I do also will to my wife Penelope Shively all of my real estate being in Orange County and State of Indiana to wit): the east half of the north west quarter of section twenty seven and also (forty two acres of the north and of the west half of the north east quarter of section twenty seven, town number 2 north of range number 2. And as long as she lives and at her death the above named land and all personal property that remains be equally divided among my children, or their heirs, or if they please, sell them and divide the money to each one equally - to my sons James B, Shively, Mary Picket. Susannah Speer, Jacob Shively, Elizabeth Lane,  William Shively, Angeline Shively, Michael M. Shively, Marthy Shively, the property remaining and effects not willed to my wife at my death.

 First I will that my debts and my funeral expenses be paid and the balance of my personal property be equally divided among my above named children, by piece in valuation, and agreement among themselves, or hire 2 disinterested men who shall divide the property in valuation equally to James B. Shively, Mary Picket, Susannah Speer, Jacob Shively, Elizabeth Lane, Angeline Shively, William P, Shively, Michel H. Shively, Marthy Shively, by lot or by agreement among themselves. I appoint my sons Michael M. Shively and William P. Shively executors of this my last will and testament, or if they be dead, whoever the above named persons may deem.

 I also will to my wife Penelope Shively forty acres of land to have and to hold for her benefit as long as she lives, and at her death to be divided among my above named children equally as before described in this will - it being the south west quarter of the south west quarter of section twenty two (22), town number 2, number 2 north of range nusber 2 west, in the county of Orange and state of Indiana. And hereby removing all former wills in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, this thirtieth (30) day of March in the year of our Lord 1860.

 Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the above named Philip Shively (seal) to be his last will and testament, in presence of the testator.  Witnesses Septimus Tomlinson (seal) and William R. Pinkburn. Signed PHILIP SHIVELY (seal). Vol 2, page 210. Probated the 27th day of August 1872.


NANCY C. SMITH
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, Nancy C. Smith, of Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament. to-wit:

 Item 1- It is my will and desire that at my death, all of my indebtedness, funeral expenses and expense of executing this will be paid by the executor of this will, out of money or property of my estate.

 Item 2- It is my desire and I hereby direct that all property, real and personal, of which I may die seized, except money, notes and accounts, be sold at public sale, by the executor of this will, he to account for the proceeds thereof, as property belonging to my estate.

 Item 3- I will and bequeath to my grandson, Philip Field, one dollar to be paid to him by the executor of this will, which shall be his full share of my estate.

 Item 4- I will and bequeath to my daughter, Lucretia Millis, my bed and bedding, which I now have and use at the home of said Lucretia Millis.

 Item 5- I will and bequeath to my five children, namely, Milas L. Smith; Sarah C. Ross: James E. Smith: Lucretia G. Millis and Jesse F. Smith:, all the remainder of my estate, which shall be divided equally between them.

 In witness whereof, I  hereunto sign my name and affix my seal, this 2nd. day of December 1911, NANCY C. SMITH. Witnesses L.C. Wright and George M. Albertson. Vol 3, page 418.  Probated the 27th. day of November 1916.


 

 
ASHBERRY SPEER
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 I, Ashberry Speer, do make and publish this my last will and testament, that is to say: 

 First- I devise all my just debts and personal expenses paid.

 Second- after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give and devise to my beloved wife, Margaret Speer, during her natural life, all my estate, real and personal.

 Third- Upon the death of my wife Margaret, or upon my death, should I survive her, I will and devise my estate, after the payment of my debts as aforesaid, as follows: to my daughter Malinda Powell, one-fourth thereof, or in case of her death, to her children in equal proportions.  To George W. Speer, son of my son George deceased, one-fourth: To Theodosia, Nancy, Eliza and Margaret, children of my son Thomas W. one-fourth, and to Winfield, son of my son William H. deceased, one-fourth.

 I hereby nominate and appoint Dr. John A. Ritter, Senior, executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 10th day of August 1881.  ASHBERRY SPEER, (seal). Witnesses James M. Andrew and Ben Stinson. Vol 3, page 24.  Probated the 18th day of March 1895.


  
ISAAC N. SPEER

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 Know all men by this instrument, that I, Isaac N Speer of Orange County, and State of Indiana, being a man of full age, and of sound mind, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 First It is my will that my just debts and my funeral expenses be just paid.

 Second After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses it is my will and I do hereby will to mywife, Mary J. Speer to have for her own right forever, all my property of every description that I may own or have any interest in at my death, whether real or personal.

 Third I do hereby appoint my wife, Mary J. Speer the executor of this my last will. Witness my hand and seal this 24th day of June 1884. Witnesses- Thomas B. Mahan and Taylor C. Johnson. Signed ISAAC N. SPEER (seal). Vol 2. page 384. Probated the 1st. day of February 1888.


 

MARY J. SPEER
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 Know all men by these presents.  That I, Mary J. Speer, of Orange Countv, Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, as to my worldly estate and all the property, real, personal or mixed, or of which I shall die seized or possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I give, devise and bequeath and dispose of in the manner following to-wit:

 First- My will is that all of my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors, hereinafter named, be paid as soon after my death as may be convenient.  I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Ellen J. Wolf, the undivided one-half of the 96 acre farm now occupied by my said daughter and family. Further, I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Lizzie Towell, the undivided one-half of the 120 acre farm known as the George McIntosh farm, in southeast township, Orange County, Indiana.

Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my brother. John W. Mahan, to be the executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof, I, the said Mary J. Speer, have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name, this 24th. day of August I905, MARY J. SPEER. Witnesses Charles P. Munger and Rachel E. Mahan. Vol 3, page 431.


 

WILLIAM STANDIFORD
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I, William Standiford of Orange County, Indiana, being weak in body but of sound mind and judgement and taking into consideration the frailty and uncertainty of life, and the certainty of death, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments.

 1- It is my wish and will that my wife Nancy Standiford shall be appointed my sole executor.

 2- That as soon as convenient after my decease my said executor shall proceed to pay my funeral expenses and all my just debts.

 3- After the payment of all my just debts I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy Standiford the whole of my estate whether real, personal or mixed of what kind so ever it may be during her life time, to be entirely in her control and management. And after her death I direct that whatever of my estate may be left unexpended shall then be divided equally between my children, Merritan Standiford, Emily Denny, formerly Emily Standiford, Lucy Ann Owen, formerly Lucy Ann Standiford, Casandra Hubbard formerly Casandra Standiford, America Standiford, Amanda Melviss Standiford share and share alike. And to my son Vincent Standifords heirs and to the heirs of my daughter Betsy Walker, and to my daughter Lydia Nichols - I give the sum of one dollar each as, they have each received the portion I intended to give them. And I further direct that my wife and executor aforesaid, shall be and is hereby authorized to sell the land on which I reside (towit) sixty acres being a part of the south west quarter section seven in township two north of range two east of Orange County where the same can be sold for the sum of fifteen dollars per acre. And in case she elects to sell said land then she is to take one third of the proceeds of the said sale, the remainder to be divided as before directed, Witness my hand and seal this ninth day. of February A.D. 1865.

 Signed WILLIAM (his X mark) STANDIFORD. Witnesses Castitian W. Trabue and Worden H. Wright. Vol 2, page 126. Attest: 12th day of December 1865.


 

ADELE PRINGLE TAGGART
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 I, Adele Pringie Taggart. wife of Thomas D. Taggart, of French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, do make and execute this instrument of writing, and declare the same to be my last will and testatment.

 First- I hereby revoke all former wills, if any, heretofore by me made.

 Second- I direct that my just debts be paid as soon after my death as my executor may find it practical so to do.

 Third- I devise, give and bequeath all my property, real, personal and mixed, and of every kind and character whatsoever, to my beloved daughter, Eva Taggart.

 Fourth- I hereby nominate Thomas Taggart, of the City of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, as executor of this will.

 In witness whereof. I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal, this 29th day of May 1925, ADELE PRINGLE TAGGART. (seal), Witnesses - Norma Sutton Sicks and Ella D. Aubrey. Vol 4, page 263. Probated the 3rd day of July 1930.




GEORGE TRIMBLE
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 I George Trimble of the County of Orange and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 First I give and devise to my beloved brother Thomas Trimble all my right, title and interest in and to the following described land and premises, being a joint owner of the said lands with his to-wit: Being the east half of section seven, township two north of range two east — containing about three hundred and sixteen acres. And also all my interest in and to all the stock, household goods, furniture, provisions and other goods, and chattels which I now own or may own at the time of my decease, he however, paying all my just debts and funeral expenses. Said lands are situated in said county of Orange and state of Indiana.

 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1873. Witnesses- Royal B. Child and Henry Oldham. Signed GEORGE TRIMBLE (seal). Vol 2, page 286.  Probated the 9th. day of October 1876.


 

JANE TRIMBLE
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 In the name of God Amen, I Jane Trimble of the County of Orange, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God!  but being frail in body and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and wishing to dispose of those worldly blessings which it has pleased divine Providence to bless me with, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all other and former wills, and codicils:  I do hereby give and bequeath my worldly estate in the following manner.

 First It is my desire that my executors hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.

 Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Trimble, one bed and bedding.

 Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Trimble, one bed and bedding.

 Fourth I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Trimble, one bed and bedding.

 Fifth I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Martin, wife of Nathan Martin, the sum of one dollar only.

 Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughters Margaret Trimble and Elizabeth Trimble all articles of pot metal, which I may have at my death, and Lastly I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas Trimble and George Trimble, all my other estate, real, personal and mixed of whatever character, whether arising from personal exertions, or from any interest in the estate of my late husband George Trimble, deceased, whether that interest be in money or land, whether that interest be legal interest or equitable interest. I also do hereby nominate and appoint my son, Thomas Trimble my sole executor, of this my last will and testament.

 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty first day of June 1839, Signed, sealed and delivered, and acknowledged before us Thomas Glover and William Glover, Signed JANE TRIMBLE (seal). Vol 1, page 102. Probated the 11th. day of October 1839.


 

 MARGARET TRIMBLE
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 I Margaret Trimble of Orange County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 First It is my wish that all my just debts, including expenses of sickness and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal property if sufficient, and if not, the deficiency to be made from the rents and profits of my land.

 Second I give and bequeath my land or real estate which is described as follows— A part of the north west and a part of the south west quarter of section seven (7) in township two (2) north of range two (2) east in Orange County Indiana, containing sixty three (63) acres more or less to Amanda E. Stratton, wife of William T. Stratton, and her children, for their sole use and benefit.

 Third I give and bequeath to my two brothers, Thomas Trimble and George Trimble each one feather bed, bedstead and bedding. I also give and bequeath to the said Thomas and George my bureau.

 In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th of February 1874. Witnesses-Thomas G. Glover and Henry Oldham, signed MARGARET TRIMBLE (seal). Vol 2, page 342.  Probated the 4th. day of April 1882.


 MOSES TRIMBLE
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 I Moses Trimble of Orange County Indiana do make and publish my last will and testament.

 First I direct that my body be decently interred without much superfluity, and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with, I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.  I also direct that after my death that all the property belonging to me of every kind, shall be divided equally betwixt Janey Jackson Trimble and John Dixon Trimble to wit: stock of all kind; farming utensils and household furniture.   And James I. Trimble to have the south half of the north west quarter.  And John D. Trimble to have the west half of the north west quarter of section twenty of range one west of township one north by James I. Trimble.  And John D. Trimble providing me with a peaceable and confortable living.  I also direct that Jane Belchers children get one dollar and fifty cents among them.  And Isabell Wolfington to have thirty dollars and her living from the farm while she lives single.  And Lucinda Leonard to have three dollars.  And William B. Trimble to have three dollars. And James I. Trimble and John D. Trimble to have all the balance.

 And I hereby ordain and appoint my worthy friends William Marley and William Leonard executors of my will and testament.  In witness whereof, I Moses Trimble the testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal this January the thirtyfirst, one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Signed MOSES TRIMBLE (seal). Witnesses- Blewford Davis and John Bush. Vol 1, page 160.  Probated the I5th day of June 1850.


 SERENAH VANCE
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 I, Serenah Vance, of Orange County, Indiana, make this my last will.  I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property, real and personal as follows, that is to say: 

 First I will and bequeath that after all my debts and funeral expenses are paid, that William H. Noblitt, shall receive two-thirds (2/3) of the amount of cash and notes remaining, and that George V. Noblitt, shall receive one-third (1/3) of said cash and notes.

 Second I will and bequeath to Mary A. Noblitt, wife of William H. Noblitt. my beds and bedsteads, and my clothes chest and bureau.

 Third I will and bequeath to William H. Noblitt, my two cows.

 Fourth I appoint George V. Noblitt, as executor of this my last will and that he be allowed to settle my estate according to the provisions set forth in this my last will, without filing said will in court.

 In witness whereof, I have signed, sealed, published and declared this instrument, as my will.  Dated this 26th day of March 1894, SERENAH (her x mark) VANCE, (seal).  Witnesses Stephen V. Overbey, Elisha M. Jones and Emma J. Agan. Vol 3, page 15. Probated the 1st day of November 1894.


 

 CYNTHAI JANE WALKER
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 I, Cynthai Jane Walker, a resident of Orange County, State of 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.

First: I direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and expenses of last sickness be paid as soon after my decease as practicable.

Second: I give to my daughter, Lula Standiford, my organ and the enlarged picture of my deceased husband.

Third: I give to my son Robert Walker the enlarged picture of mine and my deceased husband, which were taken together.

 Fourth: I give to my seven daughters one quilt each, their names appearinq on the quilt each is to have.

 Fifth: I give, devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named, all my personal property and real estate of which I may die seized, and direct my executor to sell the same at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as shall be to the best interest of my estate, and I desire that all my property be converted into money as soon after my decease as can be done.

 Sixth: After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, and the cost of administration, I direct that all the proceeds of the sale of my said property remaining, together with the proceeds of my life insurance policy and any other money I may have, shall be divided equally, share and share alike, between all of my children, namely James Robert Walker, Ellen Austen, Fannie Jones, George Walker, Sallie Dunlap, Frank Walker, Minnie McCart, Lillie W. Reid, Pearl Taylor, and Lula Standiford.  In the event that any of my said children shall not survive me, then it is my desire that the share that would have gone to such deceased child, shall descend to the children of such deceased child, in being at the time of my decease.

 Seventh: I constitute and appoint Bayless Harvey of Paoli, Indiana, executor of this my last will and testament.  Witness my hand this 6th. day of October, 1917, CYNTHAI JANE (her x mark) WALKER, (seal). Witnesses John W. McCullough and O.H. Hackney. Vol 4, page 222. Probate the 16th day of April 1928.


 EDWARD P. WALKER
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 I, Edward P. Walker, being of sound mind, do herewith make my last will and testament. 

 First: I desire after my just debts are paid, that the remainder of my property be divided between my wife, Hannie F. Walker, and my children, according to the laws of the State of Indiana.

 Second: I desire that Rev. Joseph K. Howard of Livonia, Indiana be appointed administrator of my estate, and also guardian over all the children who are minors at my death.

 Signed by and in the presence of each other, this twenty-first day of November (1894) Eighteen hundred and ninety-four, EDWARD P. WALKER, witnesses J. Matt Lewis and Edward L. Hon. Vol 3, page 110. Probated the 19th. day of June 1900.


 
JOHN WALKER

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 I John Walker of Orange County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth Walker and to my son Joseph R. Walker the farm on which I now reside, being the east half of the south east quarter of section eighteen in township two (2) north of range two (2) east, containing about eighty acres more or less.  Said land is situated in North East Township, Orange County and State of Indiana.  Together with all of my personal property which may be on the farm at the time of my decease.  They paying all my just debts and in case of the death of either Elizabeth or Joseph R. Walker, the survivor to take and inherit all of the above named and described property. I do hereby nominate and appoint George Trimble executor of this my last will and testament.

 In testimony hereof - I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of November in the year eighteen hundred and seventy four.  Witnesses- Samuel R. Tegarden and John A. Hutchinson, signed JOHN (his x mark) WALKER.  Vol 2, page 287.  Probated the 25th day of October 1876.


  THOMAS B. WALKER
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 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all.  I, Thomas B. Walker of the County of Orange, in the State of

Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item 1- It is my will that my estate shall be settled in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana.

 Item 2- I do hereby nominate and appoint Edward P. Walker and Joseph K. Howard, executors of this my last will and testament, without requiring them to give bonds or to execute the same.  I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

 In testimony hereof,  I have hereunto set my hand and seal,  this first day of November, in the year 1889, THOMAS A. WALKER, (seal). Witnesses Homer F. Johnson and John J. Lingle, Vol 3, page 50.  Probated the 10th day of April 1896.


 WILLIAM H. WALKER
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 I, William H. Walker, of Orleans, in the County of Orange, and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament.

 First: I order and direct that my executor, hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conviently may be.

 Second:  After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Martha J. Walker, all the residue and remainder of my property, real, personal and mixed, of every kind whatever, of which I may die seized or possessed, she to own, control and possess said property, and to use the same as she may desire, for her support and comfortable living, with power to sell and dispose of same or any part thereof, as she may desire for her support and comfortable living, she to be the sole judge of what may be necessary for the purpose of her support and comfortable living, and the same to remain and continue as her property during the period of her natural life.  And at her death the remainder and residue of said property remaining unconsumed and undisposed of by my said wife as above provided, I give and bequeath as follows, towit — To Frank C. Walker, one-third of my estate not heretofore consumed by my said wife, less one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars which I give to our grand son William H. Walker Jr, son of Frank C. Walker.

 Third: I give to the heirs of Fred R. Walker, one-third of my estate not consumed by my said wife, as follows- Francis Eloise Walker, Martha Elizabeth Walker, Robert Frank Walker, as they arrive at the age of twenty-five (25) years of age.  Further,  I nominate Ralph E. Walker, as guardian for the minor heirs of Fred R. Walker, under the direction of this will.

 Fourth: I give to Ralph E. Walker one-third of said residue of my estate not consumed by my said wife.

 Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint Ralph E. Walker, to be executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In testimony thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 13th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred twenty-seven, WILLIAM H. WALKER, (seal).  Witnesses E.R. Allegre and Oscar Standiford.  Vol 4, page 218.  Probated the 16th day of April 1928.


HIRAM ELWOOD WELLS
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I, Hiram E. Wells, of French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, do hereby make and declare the following to be my last will and testament. 

First- I direct my executor to pay all my just debts and my funeral expenses as soon after my death as he can reasonably do so without injury to my estate, and I further direct that he pay the same as far as practicable without requiring them to be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court having jurisdiction of the settlement of my estate.

 Second- I hereby empower my executor to sell or barter without the order of any court, all property, real, personal and mixed, which may belong to me, or in which I may have any interest, at the date of my death, or which may in the process of the settlement of my estate come into his hands after my death.  I hereby authorize and empower my executor to execute all deeds, conveyances, releases, asssignments and all other instruments which may be necessary to be executed for the purpose of converting all of my estate into money.  I also authorize him to compound, compromise and adjust any and all claims against and liabilities of my estate as fully as I could do myself if living, hereby confirming upon him, full power to manage and settle my estate in such way and manner and within such time as he may believe for the best interest thereof. Such of my estate as it may be necessary to sell, shall be sold at public or private sale with or without advertisement as to what my executor seems proper.

 Third- I direct my executor to convert my estate into money as expeditiously as may be, without sacrificing any part thereof.

 Fourth- If before my estate is ready for final settlement, there shall accumulate in the hands of my executor a considerable sum of money, not necessary in his opinion, for the payment of my debts and the liabilities of my estate, I hereby direct him to invest the same in United States securities, at the lowest price obtainable, to be by him held until the final settlement of my estate, at which time they shall be turned over to the trustee hereinafter named for the uses and purposes hereinafter set forth.

 Fifth- Upon the final settlement of my estate, I direct that the same shall be equally divided between my four children to-wit: Cora B. Wells, James A. Wells, Harry Wells and Hattie P. Wells, and paid to them and to the trustee herein after named for their use and benefit in following manner to-wit:  My executor shall pay to each of my children Cora B. Wells, James A. Weils, and Hattie P. Wells respectively the one-fifth part of their respective shares and to my son Harry Wells, the one-fifteenth part of his share, after the payment of said sums to my said children, I direct that the remainder of my estate shall be placed in the hands of the Union Trust Company of the City of Indianapolis, in the State of Indiana, which the said Union Trust Company is hereby appointed a trustee for the purpose of executing the provisions of my last will and testament.  It is my will that said trustee shall invest all the money which shall come into its hands from my estate in United States securities, and semi annually pay to each of said children, the net income arising from their respective shares of my estate. And that it shall annually, beginning in one year from the assumption of said trust, pay to Cora B. Wells, James A. Wells and Hattie P. Wells respectively, the one-fourth part of the principal of their respective shares of my estate, and to my son Harry Wells the one-fourteenth part of the principal of his share of my estate.  It is my will that said trust shall terminate as to my children Cora B. Wells, James A. Wells, and Hattie P. Wells, in four years after the final settlement of my estate, and as to Harry Wells, that it shall terminate in fourteen (14) years after the final settlement of my estate.

 Sixth- If my daughter Hattie P. Wells has not arrived at the age of twenty-one years, at the final settlement of my estate, it is my will that her entire interest therein, shall be paid to said Union Trust Company to be managed by it in such manner as will carry out the provisions of item five of this will as nearly as practicable, said trustee is required however to provide liberally for her support and education during her minority. Her marriage before arriving at the age of twenty-one years shall not entitle her to receive any quarter sum from my estate before she arrives at the age of twenty-one years than is in this item of my will provided.

 Seventh  If I shall survive any one or more of my above named children, and such child or children shall not have left his or her surviving living issue at the time of my death, it is my will that his or her share in my estate be paid to my surviving children in manner and form as herein provided.

 Eighth- If after my death and before receiving all or any part of my estate, any one or more of my children shall die without leaving issue, it is my will that so such of his or her share of my estate as shall remain in the hands of my executor or of said Union Trust Company shall revert to my other children equally and be paid to them in manner and form as herein provided.

 Ninth- If any of my children shall die before receiving his or her full share of my estate, leaving him or her surviving living issue, it is my will that so much of his or her share of my estate, as may remain in the hands of my executor, or of said Union Trust Company shall go to the child or children of my deceased child, free from any claim of the surviving husband or wife of my deceased child, and I hereby appoint said Union Trust Company to manage and control the funds of the child or children of said deceased child until such child or children shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and I hereby require said Union Trust Company, if it is necessary to do so, to provide for the support and education of said infant child or children. If any child or children of any one of my deceased children shall die before receiving all or any part of my estate without living issue, or brothers or sisters of my blood, it is my will that what remains of his or her share of my estate shall revert to my surviving children and to the children of such as may be dead.

 Tenth- If said Union Trust Company shall fail and refuse to accept the trust, hereby imposed upon it, the Judge of the Court having jurisdiction of the settlement of my estate, is authorized to appoint a trustee to act in its place. I request said Judge however, before making said appointment to advise with my executor and to give his advise due consideration.

 Eleventh- I appoint James A. Wells and Azon O. Smith executors of this my last will and testament, but if I shall survive said James A. Wells and Azon C. Smith, or if he shall refuse to accept said appointment, I appoint -------- executor of said last will and testament.

 In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament written on these sheets of paper and consisting of eight pages, each page of which is identified by my signature and the signature of the attesting witnesses hereto written upon the margin thereof, on this 11th day of January 1896, H.E. WELLS, (seal), Witnesses Miles Roland, R.V. Claxton and H.F. Davidson. Vol 3, page 164. Probated the 30th day of July 1902.


JOHN R. WELLS
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 I, John R. Wells, of the town of Paoli, in the County of Orange, and State of Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

 Item 1- It is my will and desire that all just debts and legal liabilities be paid, and I hereby authorize and direct my executors to pay all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the expenses of my last sickness and funeral, out of the first monies that come into their hands belonging to my estate.

 Item 2- I give and devise to my dear son, Noah Gray Wells, the house and lot, in the town of Paoli, in the County of Orange and State of Indiana, in which I now live, and which is described and bounded as follows, towit:  Beginning at the corner of the left where the west side of East First Street intersects the south side of Braxtan Street, in said town and running thence west one hundred (100) feet, thence south three hundred (300) feet, thence east one hundred (100) feet, and thence north three hundred (300) feet to the place of beginning, to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

 Item 3- I give and bequeath to my dear son, Eli Jackson Wells, one dollar in cash and my love and affection.

 Item 4- It is my will and desire and hereby direct my executors hereinafter appointed, to sell the residue of my estate, real, personal or mixed, and reduce the same to cash, as soon after my death, as the same can be done without injury to my estate, and to collect all claims due my estate, and to pay all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the expenses of my last sickness and funeral, together with the cost and expenses

of the settlement of my estate, and to pay out and distribute the balance among my children and legatees as follows, to-wit: One-seventh (1/7) to my dear son, William Arcus Wells, and one-seventh (1/7) each to my dear daughters, Rebecca F. Kimmel, Mary M. Wells and Rose A. Brock: one-seventh (1/7) to my dear daughter, Catherine Hudelson and her three children, by her former marriage, viz: William Dunn, Sudie Dunn and Lewis Dunn, to be divided equally between them, one-fourth (1/4) of one-seventh (1/7) of said balance to each of them: oneseventh (1/7) to my two grand daughters, Goldie May Sweeny and Alma Sweeny, to be equally divided between them: and one-seventh to my daughter-in-law Laura A. Wells, wife of my son, Eli Jackson Wells, all of which payments are to be approved by the Orange Circuit Court.

 Item 5- I hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law, William J. Brock and my son, Eli Jackson Wells, executors of this my last will and testament, to serve without pay and without bond, and I hereby authorize them to compromise any claim that may come against my estate, the same as I could do if living, and I authorize and direct them to collect all claims that may be coming to my estate, with full power, to compromise and compound and to receipt for the same, and I hereby authorize and empower them or either of them, to sell and dispose of all property, real, personal or mixed, belonging to my estate, either at public or private sale, with or without notice, and to make and deliver bills of sale for any or all personal property sold, and to make and deliver deeds of conveyance conveying any and all real estate sold by them, or by either of them.

 Witness my hand and seal this 18th day of November A.D. 1910, JOHN R, (his x mark) WELLS, (seal), Witnesses Josiah Hickman and Nettie Boyd. Vol.3, page 316. Probated the 10th day of March 1911.


 
JOSEPH WELLS

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 Be it remembered that heretofor, to-wit: on the twentieth day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, the last will and testament of Joseph Wells was produced to the Probate Court and proven by the oaths of Joseph Athon and John G. Clendium, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and was ordered to be recorded. Which will reads in the following manner and words viz:

 In the name of God. Amen: I, Joseph Wells, of Orange County and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory, but in a low state of body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

 First- I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

 Second- I will and bequeath to my son Isaac Wells, one dollar, and to my son Tacharial Wells, one dollar. To my daughter Charity Freeman, one dollar. To my sons Nathan and Levi Wells, the sum of one hundred dollars, in one note, and eight dollars in another note on Samuel Chambers, with the interest; also to my two sons, Peter and Jonathan Wells, one quarter section of land on the waters of Patoka Creek, in the County and State above named, and to my son Jese Wells, one dollar, and also I will that all my movable property to be equally divided between my four sons, Nathan, Peter, Levi and Jonathan Wells, after my decease, to have and to hold.

 I do hereby appoint Ephraim Doan and Joseph Farlow my sole executors, of this my last will and testament. hereby revoking all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 4th day of September 1823, - JOSEPH WELLS. Vol 1. page 24.  Att: 20th October 1823.


 WILLIAM T. WELLS
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 I. William T. Wells, of French Lick Township, of Orange county, in the State of Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  

 Item 1- It is my will and desire, and I hereby direct, that all my just debts and legal liabilities, including the expenses of my last sickness, death and funeral, be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as the same can be done without injury to my estate or my heirs.

 Item 2- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Wells, so such of my household goods and furniture as she may wish and desire to keep, to be her absolute property, to be selected by her and to be her own choice.

 Item 3- In lieu of her interest in my estate, under the statute, I give and devise to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Wells, during her life time, the following described real estate, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, to wit:  A part of section thirty (30) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west, bounded as follows:  beginning nineteen and eight hundred (19.08) rods, east of the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said section thirty, and running thence north 77 degrees east, 12 rods, 
thence north 32 1/2 degrees west, 66 rods, thence west 2.3 rods, thence north 16 1/2 degrees west, 28.72 rods, thence north 65 degrees east, 16 links, to the bluff, thence in a south easterly direction along said bluff, with the meanders thereof, 30.8 rods, thence east 4 rods, to the edge of the Grade Road, thence in a northwesterly direction along the side of said road, with the meanders thereof, to a point opposite the center of the road leading from the barn lot and which intersects the aforesaid Grade Road, as now located and established, and thence north to the opposite bank of Lick Creek, thence in a northeasterly direction up the bank of said creek with the meanders thereof, to the east line of said section thirty, thence south along said line to the southeast corner of said section, and thence west along the south line of said section to the place of beginning, containing 49 acres more or less.

 And also a part of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one (31) in same township and range, bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at the north line of said section 19.08 rods east of the north west corner of the north east quarter of the north east quarter of said section 31, and running thence south 52.8 rods to a black walnut tree, marked for a corner, thence north 87 rods to a stone, in the east line of said section, thence north along said section line, 48.6 rods, to the north line of said section and thence west along said line to the place of beginning, containing 20 acres more or less.

 Also a part of the northeast, quarter of the same section, bounded as follows: beginning at the southeast corner of said northeast quarter, and running thence west along the south line of said quarter 63 rods and 13 links, thence north 96 rods and 13 links to the aforesaid "Black Walnut Corner", thence east 63 rods and 13 links, to the east line of said section, thence south along said line 96 rods and 13 links to the place of beginning, containing 38 acres more or less. Also ten acres in a northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of the same section, bounded as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of said southeast quarter of said section, running thence south 40 rods, thence east 40 rods, thence north 40 rods and west 40 rods to the place of beginning, containing ten acres.

 Also all that part of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of the same section lying east of the "Abydel, and Unionville Free Gravel Road".  And also a part of the southwest quarter of twenty-one (29) (?? 21written and 29 in figures??) in the same township and range, bounded as follows: commencing at a stone on the north side of the "New Albany and Vincennes Grade Road", and in the west line of said section, running thence north along said line 21 rods to a stone on the south side of the "Big Spring Branch", thence up said branch and parallel therewith 19 rods to the aforesaid "New Albany and Vincennes Grade Road" and thence in a southerly direction along said road to the place of begining: to the use and benefit, and the management and control so long as she may live, with remainder over to our son, Fred Wells.

 Item 4- I give and devise to my son Fred Wells, all of the above described real estate, to him, his heirs, and assigns forever, subject however, to the life estate of his Mother, Elizabeth Wells, and also subject to whatever mortgage there may be on it at the time of my death.  And I hereby make known and declare that my said son and I are partners and that he owns one half of all the live stock, grain, tools, implements, vehicles, farming implements and the money on hand, or on deposit at this time, and which we may have on hand at the time of my death.

 Item 5- I give and devise to my two sons, Arthur Wells and Fred Wells, the following described real estate, in Orange County, in the State of Indiana, to-wit: the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section thirty-one (31) in township two (2) north of range one (1) west.  And also all that part of the northwest of the southeast quarter of the same section, lying west of the "Abydel and Unionville Free Gravel Road", in equal shares and as tenants in common, and to their heirs and assigns forever.  Subject however to the following liens, terms and conditions, viz:  They are to pay their sisters, my daughters, Nora Richardson, Sallie Stone and Fronie Lashbrooks, each one hundred dollars ($100.00), as soon after the death of my wife, Elizabeth Wells, as they can do without injury to themselves. And also subject to the mortgage now on said real estate, or to any one given in renewal therof,  And in case I shall pay off said mortgage, or any part thereof, prior to my death, then in that case, my said sons are, to give to their sisters above named, a sum equal to whatever part of the principal of said mortgages may have been paid at the time of or prior to my death, to be equally divided between my said daughters, share and share alike. And I declare said bequests to my said daughters, to be a lien upon the real estate described in this item, and to bear six per cent interest, from and after the death of my wife until paid.

 I hereby nominate and appoint my son, Fred Wells, executor of this my last will and testament, with full power to sell and dispose of either at public or private sale, with or without notice, any or all property, either real , personal or mixed, that I may have at the time of my death, and which is not disposed of herein before:  And with full power to collect, compound and receipt for any and all sums due, or in which I may have an interest at the time of my death. And with full power, compromise or compound and all claims that may come against my estate, as may seem best and proper to him.

 In witness whereof, I William T. Wells, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of June, A.D. 1914, and I now declare this to be my last will and testament, W.T. WELLS, (seal). Witnesses Samuel S. McIntosh and John W. Cadle. Vol 3, page 420.  Probated the 23rd day of November 1916.


 

 HENRY C. WILFONG
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 In the name of the Benevolent father of All. I, Henry C. Wilfong do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item 1st.- I give and devise to my son John Wilfong, all my real estate situated in the town of Orleans, Orange County and State of Indiana, to-wit: Lots number twelve (12), thirteen (13) and fourteen (14).

 Item 2nd.- I devise and bequeath to my son John Wilfong all my personal property consisting of two horses and harness, one two horse wagon, one buggy, two hogs, all my household and kitchen furniture, one house pattern, corn and hay, wheat and oats and twelve shocks of corn in the field.

 Item 3rd.- I devise and bequeath to my son John Wilfong all money now in my possession and all that is due me on notes or in open accounts that is in my possession.

 Item 4th.- I do hereby nominate and appoint my esteemed friend, Samuel M. Tegarden, guardian of my son John Wilfong until he arrives at the age of twenty-one years.  If the said Samuel M. Tegarden should die before my said son arrive to majority, he surviving my son, then I appoint Emery S. Carr, his guardian during his minority. After the decease of the Samuel M. Tegarden, my said guardians are hereby enjoined to give my son a good English education, and to rear him in habits of industry and inculate upon him as far as may be Christian faith and charity.

 Item 5th.- I do hereby nominate and appoint George W. Murray and Thomas N. Nugent executors of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering them to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper, the debts and claims due me.  I do also authorize and empower them, if it shall become necessary in order to pay any debts, to sell by private sale, or in such manner upon such terms of credit or otherwise, as they may think proper, all or any part of my real estate, deeds, to purchase, to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple.  I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

 In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 16th day of February 1895, HENRY C. (his x mark) WILFONG. Witnesses C.L. Compton and Charles Diehl. Vol 3, page 22. Probated the 9th day of March 1895.


THOMAS WIRES
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 In the name of the Benevolent father of All:  I, Thomas Wires, of Orange County and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 Item 1- I give and devise to my beloved daughter, Minnie B. Durnil, all of my personal property, consisting of household and kitchen furniture and all moneys that I may have on hand at my decease, and all provisions that I may have on hand at my decease, except so such thereof, as may be necessary to pay my burial expenses.  I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Minnie B. Durnil as above stated, all of my property of every description, money on hands and notes that I may have at my decease, except one rocking chair which my son William S. Wires is to have, also one feather bed which is to be divided between my daughter, Dellie B. Pierce and Lillie Wires, each one of them to have one-half of the said feather bed, also one clock which I give to my daughter Dellie B. Pierce.

 I do hereby nominate and appoint my daughter, Minnie B. Durnil, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering her to adjust all debts due me and pay my burial expenses and divide the foregoing articles as aforesaid.

 In testimony here of, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 11th day of June 1900, THOMAS WIRES, (seal). Witnesses John A.J. Freed and Alvin I. Reid. Vol 3, page 204.

Probate the 7th day of June 1904.



 
JOHN WOLF SR.

Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I John Wolf Senior of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, knowing that time is fast fleeting away, that the place that I now occupy will no longer know me no more.  I now make and declare in the presents of God and those witnesses this to be my last will and  testament as follows -- My will is that my body shall be buried in a Christain manner and that all my just debts be paid by my executor hereafter appointed of said. That my personal and real estate be disposed of in the following manner to wit.

 First I will and bequeath to my son James Harrison Wolf the east half of the south west quarter of section nineteen in township number one north of range number two east.

 Second I will and bequeath to my son William Wolf the west half of the south west quarter of section nineteen in township number one north of range number two east. The above described land to belong as described to my two above named sons in fee simple on the following condition — that is that James Harrison Wolf and William Wolf pay two hundred dollars each to be equally divided between my son Nathan Wolf and my daughter Dorinda Arterburn.

 Third I will and bequeath to my son Peter Wolf the north west quarter of the south east quarter of section number nineteen in township number one north of range number two east.

 Fourth I will and bequeath to my son John C. Wolf the south west quarter of the south east quarter of section number nineteen in township number one north of range number two east.

 Fifth I will and bequeath to my son Havey Wolf the north east quarter of the north west quarter of section thirty in township number one north of range number two east.

 Sixth I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Blackburn and to her heirs the south east quarter of the north west quarter of section thirty in township number one north of range number two east.

 Seventh I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Wolf all my household property during her natural life.

 Eighth My will is that all my out door personal property shall belong to my son that continues with me and lives with me at the time of my decease.  And that this my last will may be carried into effect in every particular. I nominate, constitute and appoint William H. Cornwell executor of the same and that he pay out of my estate the expense of the same in testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of July A.D. 1848. Witnesses- Harrison Bobbitt and John Magill. Signed JOHN (his X mark) WOLF. (seal). Vol 2, page 75. Probated the 15th day of June 1850.


 

LUCRETIA J. WOLFE
Transcribed by Dorothea Miskimems

 I, Lucretia J. Wolfe, of Orange County, Indiana do make and declare this to be my last will and testament.

 First I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as possible after my decease, and out of the first money coming into the hands of my exectrix.

 Second I direct my executrix to purchase and cause to be erected at my last resting place, a suitable monument and pay for the same out of my estate.

 Third I direct that any one rendering any services in my behalf shall receive a reasonable fee for said services so rendered and to be paid out of my estate.

 Fourth I direct that my son William F. Foster, shall have full control of all the buildings on the home place and keep the same in good repair and keep them well insured and dispose of any timber for the use of the place only during his natural life.

 Fifth I direct that Stella G. Spears, shall have all my rents and profits after my decease.

 Sixth I direct, after the decease of my son, William F. Foster, that all of my estate shall go to my grand-daughter, Stella G. Spears.

 Signed  LUCRETIA J. WOLFE, (seal), this 10 day of August 1910. Witnesses Charles H. Galloway and Leslie L. McCoy, Vol 3, page 412.  Probated the 22nd day of June 1916.


 ROBERT WILLIAMS

 I, Robert Williams of Orange County, Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, That is to say: 

 First- It is my desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor, hereinafter named.

 Second- I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved son, Josiah Williams, a part of the west half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen (14), in township one (1) north, and range one (1) west, in Orange County, Indiana, containing ten acres, more or less, and described as follows, to-wit:- that part of said west half of the southeast quarter of section 14 in township north and range 1 west, which lies in the southeast corner of said tract, and south and east of a drain or branch which runs from the orchard on said tract and into the branch known as the Lick Branch.

 Third- I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved son, Thomas Williams, all the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal wherever the same may be situated, he, the said Thomas Williams, being charged with the support and maintainance of his Mother, my beloved wife. Mary Williams, in a reasonable and comfortable manner during her natural life, should she survive me.

 Fourth- I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son, Thomas Williams, executor of this will.

 In witness whereof. I have herunto affixed my hand and seal, this 19th day of April 1897.  ROBERT (his x mark) WILLIAMS, (seal). Witnesses George W. Thomas and John H. Gilliatt. Vol 3, page 234.  Probated the 10th day of April 1906.