Last Will and
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:
I, Fred Hedrick of Shelby County, and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Item 1. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Kesia E. Hedrick all my estate, real and Personal, moneys, rights credits and choses in action, of which I may die possessed, to have and to hold in fee simple.
Item 2. I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Kesiah E. Hedrick executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering her to compromise, adjust, release and discharge, in such manner as she may deem proper, the debts and claims due me. I do authorize and empower her, if is shall become necessary, in order to pay my debts, to sell, by private sale, or in such manner, upon such terms of credit, or otherwise, she may think proper, all, or any part of my real estate, and deeds to purchasers to execute, acknowledge and deliver, in fee simple and further that she shall serve without bond.
Item 3. It is my will and request that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid.
In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand seal this 8th day of October 1904.
acknowledged by said Fred Hedrick as his last will and testament, in our
presence; and signed by us in his presence.
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
Be it remembered that on the 23 day of September, 1916 Vernon C. Patton one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Fred Heddrick late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court, of Shelby County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the said Clerk of said Court, upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say: That on the 8th day of October, 1904 he saw the said Fred Heddrick sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Fred Heddrick declare that the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Fred Heddrick and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Sylvester V. Hinds and Vernon C. Patten in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Fred Heddrick 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.
Vernon C. Patten
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Vernon C. Patten before me, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, the 23rd day of September 1916.
Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal
of said Court.
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Fred Heddrick has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Vernon C. Patten one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Vernon C. Patten in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages 155 & 156 of the record of Wills of said County.
In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville, this 23rd day of September 1916.
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