Shelby County, State of Indiana
Book 2 ~ Page 136
In the name of the benevolent Father of all I
John G. Adams of Morristown
Shelby County Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1st I give and devise to my son George G. Adams the house and lot
on which I now reside described as follows to wit.
And all the stock household goods & furniture provisions and other goods
& chattels which may be there on or at the time of my decease.
Item 2nd I do hereby appoint Allen P. Wortman
Executor of this my last will
& testament hereby authorizing and Empowering him to compromise adjust
release and discharge in such manner as he may decree proper the debts and
claims due me.
I do also authorize and empower him to retain in his possession the House and
lot (as above described) for the term of five years after my decease in order
that he may pay himself out of the rents and profits of said House and lot the
Mortgage that he holds against me & after the said Mortgage is paid off to
pay any and all money (after paying taxes and for necessary repairs) to my son
George G. Adams. I hereby revoke all former will by me made. In testimony hereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first of August in the year of
our Lord 1886.
John G. Adams
Signed and acknowledged by said John G. Adams as his last will and testament
in our presence the 31 day of August 1886
M. A. Sleeth Temple Ballinger
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
Be it remembered that on the first day of December 1886,
Manuel A. Sleeth one
of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament
of John G. Adams late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before
Thomas S. Jones Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby 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 31” day of August 1886
he saw the said John G. Adams sign his name to 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 said John G. Adams and with his consent attested
and subscribed by said M. A. Sleeth & Temple Ballinger, in the presence of
said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing Witnesses
thereto and that the said John G. Adams 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.
Sworn to and subscribed by the said deponent before me Thomas S. Jones Clerk
of said Court at Shelbyville the 1’ day of December 1886
Thomas S. Jones Clerk
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my
seal of said Court.
Thomas S. Jones
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
I Thomas Jones Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court of Shelby County Indiana do
hereby certify that the within annexed will and Testament of John G. Adams has
been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of M. A. Sleeth
one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Will and
of the Testimony of the said M. A. Sleeth in proof thereof has been by me duly
made and recorded in Book 2 pages 136 of the Records of Wills of said County.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the
seal of said Court on the 1’ day of December 1886
Thomas S. Jones Clerk SCC of S C
Contributed by Barb Huff