Last Will and
I, Abigail Collins, of Shelby county, Indiana
do make this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other wills made by
Item 1st. I will and bequeath to Daisy
Baumgarner daughter of Andrew J. Baumgarner the bed
known as Emma Baumgarners bed.
Item 2nd. I will and bequeath to Frances Scott
one bed to be an average of my bed's. Also one red cow now owned by
me. Also the bay horse owned by me.
Item 3rd. I further direct and will that all of the remainder
of my personal property and all of my real estate to wit:
The east half of the seventy (70) acres off of the north end of the east half of
the north east quarter of Section twenty two (22) Township twelve (12) North of
range six (6) east be sold and that the proceeds together with the money that
may be on hand or owing to me at my death be applied first to the payment of all
my just debts and costs of administration and that the remainder whatever it may
be, be equally divided between my two brothers William W. Baumgarner
and Andrew J. Baumgarner.
appoint Dr. Samuel H. Kennedy of Shelbyville Indiana Executor
of this my last will and testament.
Signed by me in presence of Jeremiah Dugan and Edward
L. Davisson and by them in my presents. This 22" day of
Abigail X Collins
Signed by us in presence of the testator Abigail Collins and in the presence of
each other and by her in our presence.
Edward L. Davisson
State of Indiana
appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the Shelby circuit Court Walter C.
Scott being duly sworn says That he was acquainted with Abigail Collins during
her life time and that on the 22: day of October 1884 at the time that she
purports to have executed her last will and testament signed by her and attested
by Jeremiah Dugan and Edward L. Davisson she was of full age being at that time
more than twenty one years of age and sound and disposing mind and memory and
not under any coercion or restraint and was fully competent to make said will,
That he is acquainted with the hand writing of Edward L. Davisson who is now
dead and has been dead for more than five years and that his signature attached
to said will is his genuine signature and written by him and that of the time of
signing said will as attesting witness he was more than twenty one years of age
and competent as a witness for said purpose.
/s/ Walter C. Scott
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 31st day of January 1898.
/s/ John M Powers Clerk
personally appears Kendall M Hord and being duly sworn says That he now files
with the Clerk of this court what purports to be the last will and testament of
Abigail Collins executed on the 22" day of October 1884 and attested before
Jeremiah Dugan and Edward L. Davisson as witnesses and he further says that both
said Davisson and Dugan an now dead and that he is acquainted with the
signatures of each of said parties and that the signature of Jeremiah Dugan and
Edward L. Davisson are their genuine hand writing and signatures as written by
each of them and at the time of writing the same to wit: October the
22" 1884 they were both over the age of twenty one years of age and
competent witnesses for the purpose of attesting said will and further deponent
/s/ Kendall M Hord
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 31st day of January 1898
/s/ J. M. Powers Clerk
Will Book 3, page 363
Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming