Fountain G. Huffman,
"STATE OF INDIANA
IN THE SHELBY CIRCUIT COURT, SHELBY COUNTY SS DECEMBER TERM, 1883"
"In The Matter of the Estate of Fountain G. Huffman, Dec'd,
St. Clair Ensminger, Executor"
"St. Clair Ensminger as Executor of the last Will of Fountain G. Huffman, deceased, would submit to the court the following report of
his said trust."
"He charges himself with amount of inventory and
appraisement on file in the sum of $701.98, which is the whole amount that has
come into his hands or with which he is chargeable."
"And said Executor asks the following credits as shown
by vouchers filed herewith:"
|"Voucher 1--He claims credit for personal property
turned over to widow |
at appraisement under the will in the amount of
"Voucher 2--Paid J. Pool for monument by order of
"Voucher 3--Paid D. B. Wilson & Son undertakers
"Voucher 4--Paid G. Huffman for articles for deceased
"Voucher 5--Paid A. J. Gorgas clerk costs
"Voucher 6--Paid Love, Major & Morrison, Atty's
"Balance with which he is chargeable is $215.96, and
said Executor shows that by the terms of the will of said decedent, all of his
real and personal property except money on hand and due him was devised to his
widow Hannah Huffman for and during the term of her natural life.
It was further directed in said will that his Executor should loan out
all money on hand and due said decedent and keep the same loaned out during the
lifetime of said widow and pay to her all interest derived therefrom.
And it was furthered directed in said will that after the death of said
widow that said Executor should dispose of his real estate and personal property
and distribute the same according to the terms of said will.
Said Executor shows that he has said funds loaned out as directed by said
will for the benefit of said widow. That
all claims against said Estate have been paid and all demands in favor of said
Estate adjusted. That all costs
have been paid, whereof he asks that this report be approved and that his trust
be continued until the death of said Hannah Huffman, widow of said
St. Clair Ensminger
"Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of
W.C. Morrison, Notary Public
"STATE OF INDIANA
IN THE SHELBY CIRCUIT
SHELBY COUNTY S.S. CT
MARCH TERM 1905"
"Estate of Fountain Huffman, Deceased, St. Clair
Ensminger, Executor, Final Report"
"St. Clair Ensminger as Executor of the last will of
Fountain Huffman Deceased submits the following as his final report of said
"Said executor shows that by his last report of said
trust made to this court on the 30th day of January 1885, and recorded in
Probate Order Book 28 page 513, he was chargeable with a balance in his hands
belonging to said estate of $215.96. That
by the terms of the will of said decedent, said balance was directed to be
loaned by this Executor and the interest arising therefrom should be paid during
her life to Hannah Huffman, the widow of said decedent."
"That said testator also gave to his said wife the
rents that should arise from all real estate owned by him at the time of his
death during her life and directed that after the death of his said wife this
Executor should sell all such real estate and dispose of the proceeds of sale
thereof as in said will provided."
"That at the time of the making said last report by
this Executor, his said trust was by order of this court continued until after
the death of said widow. That said
Hannah Huffman, widow of said decedent, departed this life on the 9th day of
"That afterwards this Executor sold the real Estate
owned by said Testator at the time of his death consisting of Eighty acres of
land situated in Shelby County, Indiana, which sale was reported to and approved
by this court."
"Said executor therefore charges himself with said
balance in his hand as shown by his last report ($215.96).
Amount of charges forward, $215.96.
Said executor also charges himself with amount received on sale of said
real Estate $5,240.00"
Total Charges $5,455.96
"Said Executor claims credit for the following amounts
paid out for and on account of said trust." (Vouchers 1-24 paid from 1886-1904, the total amounting to
Balance For This Distrubution
"Said Executor shows that by Item 5 of the last will
of said decedent he bequested to his grandchildren Hannah M. Lee and
each the sum of six hundred dollars. It
was further provided by said Item that if either of said grandchildren should
die before the death of his wife, leaving no children or descendants of children
surviving her, then the $600.00 bequeathed to each deceased grandchild should go
to the other of such grandchildren. But
it was also provided therein that if both of said grandchildren should die
before the death of testator's wife, leaving no children or descendants, then
said testor willed and bequeathed the sum of $1200.00 at the death of his wife
to his five children, Ira Huffman, William R. Huffman, Fountain J. Huffman,
Gideon H. Huffman, John L. Huffman, share and share alike."
"Said Executor shows that each of said grandchildren
are now living as he is informed of, though he does not personally know such to
be the case. If they are living, he
does not know their present names or addresses. That he has therefore paid said
sum of $1200.00 to the clerk of this court for the use of said two grandchildren
or whoever may be shown to be entitled thereto, and has taken the receipt of the
clerk of this court hereon there for."
"Said Executor shows that by Item 6 of the will of
said testator, he willed and bequeathed at the death of his wife to his son Ira
Huffman the sum of Four Hundred Dollars. That
said Ira Huffman departed this life before the death of said wife of said
testator. That this Executor does
not know the names or residence of the descendants of said Ira Huffman and does
not know to whom said sum of $400.00 should now be paid.
He has therefore paid said sum of $400.00 to the clerk of this court for
the use of the persons who shall be shown to be entitled to receive the same and
has taken said clerk's receipt hereon there for."
"Item 7 of said will said testator willed and
bequeathed to his grand daughter Clara Derringer the sum of $500.00, and therein
provided that if she should die before the death of his wife leaving lawful
children or their descendants, then said $500.00 should go to such children or
descendants, then that said $500.00 should go to the five children hereinabove
named. This Executor shows to the
court that he is informed that said Clara Derringer died before the death of
said testator's widow. He is also
informed that Clara Derringer left a child or children surviving her, but he
does not personally know the facts, or the names or residences, of such
children. He has therefore paid the
said sum of $500.00 to the clerk of this court for the use of the persons who
may be shown to be entitled to the same and has taken said clerk's receipt
hereon there for."
"That by Item 8 of the will of said testator, it was
provided that at the death of his wife, all of the residue of the Estate should
go to the five children of testator hereinabove named, if living, share and
share alike. But it was provided in
said Item that if any of his said five children should die before his said wife
leaving no children or descendants, then his share should go to the others of
said five children share and share alike."
"Said executor shows that all of said five children
are living except Ira Huffman as hereinabove shown. That said Ira Huffman left children surviving him, but this
Executor does not know their names, ages or residences.
He has therefore paid one fifth of said residue amounting to the sum of
$591.35 to the clerk of this court and has taken his receipt hereon there for,
for the use of the children or their descendants of said Ira Huffman or other
persons who may be shown to be entitled to receive the same.
That he has distributed the balance of said decedent's estate to the
other four of his children in equal proportions and files their receipts
therefore as follows:"
"William R. Huffman--1/5 of residue
Huffman--1/5 of residue
Huffman--1/5 of residue
Huffman--1/5 of residue
Total of Balance Distributed
"Said executor shows that said Estate has been fully
administered. That all claims
against Estate and all costs and expenses of adminstration have been paid.
Wherefore he asks that this his report be approved and that he be finally
discharged from his said trust."
St. Clair Ensminger
"Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of
H. G. Morrison
Commissioned to Notary Public to
June 8, 1907"
Contributed by Bob McKenzie