William  Smith

Box 43
Shelby County Courthouse, 
Shelbyville, Indiana

Abstract  of  Will  of  William  Smith

Wife: Elizabeth Smith

First three children to receive 20.00 each from Elizabeth:
Celia Colvin late Celia Smith
Richard Smith
Sarah Beason
late Sarah Smith

Next five children to receive the estate divided after Elizabeth dies:
Hannah Smith
Elivira Smith
Mary Smith
Jane Smith
John Smith

James Clarke, executor

Signed 13 March 1857

Witnesses: John S. Campbell
Jacob Vernon
William Wood

Recorded 15 January 1858

Abstracted by J. Kathleen Moore

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Estate Bundle
Box 43

Filed January the 4th 1858
Alex Miller Clerk

State of Indiana
Shelby County     SS

            Before me  Alexander Miller  Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County of Shelby personally came  Jacob Vernon  one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and being by me duly sworn says he saw and heard  William Smith  who is now deceased sign seal Publish and declare the said instrument of writing to be his last will and testament that he was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution and not under restraint or coercion that he signed his name thereto
            As a witness in presence of said testator and at his request and in the presence of each other and further says not.
Jacob Vernon                                

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of January A.D. 1858
            Alexander Miller Clerk

State of Indiana
Shelby County SS

            I Alexander Miller Clerk of the Common Pleas Court of said County Certify that the within last will of  William Smith  deceased has been duly admitted to probate that its due Execution was this day proven by Jacob Vernon whose proofs together with such will have been Recorded in Probate Order Book No. 2 page ____
            In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court the 15th day of January 1858 Alexander Miller Clerk (SEAL)
Signed Sealed published and declared by the aforesaid William Smith as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto and in his presence and in the presence of each other.
John S. Campbell         Jacob Vernon         William Woods    

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