Estate  of

William  Green,  dec’d

Jacob Green, Executor

Box 47

Settled 1862
Filed January 19, 1856

Alex Mille’r Clerk

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William Green dec’d


Filed November 16th 1855
Alex Miller Clerk

            In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I William Green of the county of Shelby and State of Indiana do hereby make my last will and testament.

            Item 1st     I will devise that all my property both real and personal be sold at Public or private sale as the Executor of this my last will and testament may deem best and advisable.
            Item 2nd     I will and devise that all just demands against me be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of my property.
            Item 3rd     I will and bequeath to my beloved wife  Rebecca Green  all the proceeds of the sale of my property that may remain after the payment of the Debts owing by me.
            Item 4th     I will and devise that my wife Rebecca Green have the care custody and Guardianship of my son  Frank Green  during his minority.
            Item 5th     I hereby appoint my Father  Jacob Green  the Executor of this my last will and testament granting unto him all the power to settle and arrange my business that I would have if living.

            Witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of October 1855.    /s/  Will Green
Signed in presence of Chancy Butler      /s/ F. M. Cole        

State of Indiana
Shelby County SS

            Before me Alexander Miller Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County personally came Chancy Butler one of the witnesses to the within and foregoing instrument of writing, and being by me duly sworn says he saw and heard William Green (who is now deceased) sign seal publish and declare the within and foregoing instrument of writing to be his last will and testament, that he verily believes he was of sound mind and memory and capable of devising his property at the time of its execution, and not under restraint or coercion, that he signed his name thereto as a witness at the request of and in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of Frederic M. Cole the other subscribing witness thereto, and further says not.
Chancy Butler        
Sworn to and subscribed before me November 16, 1855             Alex. Miller Clerk

State of Indiana
Shelby County SS

            I Alexander Miller Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing will was this day duly admitted to the Probate before me, that the same together with the evidence of Chancy Butler the witness by whom the same was proven, have been duly Recorded in Letters of Administration Book A, on page 589.
            In testimony whereof I have here unto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court this 16th day of November A.D. 1855
J. Vernon  Deputy for    Alex, Miller Clerk C.C.P.S.C.     

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Wm. Green, dec’d

Report  of  sale  of  land

Filed March 12th 1856
Alex. Miller Clerk

To the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County Indiana

            Jacob Green  Executor of the last will and testament of  William Green  late of said county deceased would report and show to said Court that in pursuance of the provisions of the said last will and testament of said testator he died on the 21st day of January 1856, sell at private sale the real estate belonging to said testator at the time of his death towit   The South half of the East half of the North West quarter of section 20 in Township 14 North of Range 8 East in said county containing forty acres to  Milton Kenyon  for the price and cost of eight hundred and twenty five dollars, which was the best price that could be had for said land, that said purchaser paid one hundred and twenty five dollars in hand and gave his note with good Security for the remainder in three equal annual payments waiving valuation laws, which sale he prays may be confirmed.
March 12, 1856 Jacob Green Exec.
Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 12th day of March 1856
                                                                                                 Alex Miller Clk.

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Rec’d of  Jacob Green  Executor of the Estate of  William Green  deceased, one hundred and eighty dollars and 43 cents in full of the balance due us from the said Estate under the will of the Testator March 6th 1862
Rebecca [Stone Green] Swain         Alonzo Swain        

Contributed by Barb Huff

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