Andrew  Derrickson

Last  Will  and  Testament

Deed Book 61 
Page 232

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            I Andrew Derrickson senr, a Citizen of Shelby County & State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me heretofore made

First   I direct that my Body be decently intered and that my funeral be conducted in a Manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life and as to such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to intrust me with I dispose of the same as follows
I direct first that all my Just Debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys coming into the hands of my Executor from my Estate.

Second   I direct that a decent and respectful set of Tomb Stones be affixed to my Grave and the same be paid for out of my Estate I further direct that in case my beloved wife  Rachel Derrickson  should live after my decease that all my property remain undisposed of for her support during her life time and after her death she is to have a decent & respectful Burrial and all her funeral expenses be paid for out of my property by my executor—and after the above expenses are all paid I give and bequeath all the remainder of my property Real and Personal as follows towit First I give to  Elizabeth Packer  my niece One Hundred Dollars, she is now living in the city of Philadelphia state of Pennsylvania and I also give to my namesake  Andrew P. Barrington  fifty Dollars he also lives in the City of Philadelphia & State of Pennsylvania and the remainder of my property more or less I give and bequeath to  Andrew Derrickson  who is a Son of my half brother  Isaac Derrickson  and further I hereby appoint my friend  William N. Bennett  to settle my Estate and carry out the directions of this will
Signed  Andrew Derrickson      His  X  Mark   (SEAL)

Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Andrew Derrickson senr, as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator and of each other this the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and seventy    April 1st 1870
William W. Brown         Benjamin Hume    

State of Indiana Shelby County SS
            I John Elliott Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Shelby in the State of Indiana do certify the annexed to be a true copy of the last Will of Andrew Derrickson senr deceased late of said county and of the certificate of probate as endorsed thereon and William N. Bennett having duly qualified and given bond as required by law as Executor was duly authorized to take upon himself the administration of such estate according to such will
            Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this seventh day of June 1872
John Elliott  Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas    Shelby County

Recorded June 10th 1876 at 10 o’clock AM        A. W. Robins RSC

Transcribed by Barb Huff
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