Will  of
Jacob  Hill

            I  Jacob Hill  of Shelby county and state of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will & testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First, I direct that my body be decently interred, 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 entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner, towit: I direct, first, that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid as soon after my decease as possible, out of the first moneys that shall come to the hands of my executor from any portion of my estate. I also direct that a fair valuation or appraisement be made by two judicious neighbors of all my personal estate, and after being signed with their names, that a copy of the same be given by them to my executor. And it is my will that so much of my personal estate shall be sold by my executor, as will be sufficient to pay all my just debts. And my executor is to proseed with said sale as the law requires of administrators in sales of their intestates property; and the property necessary to be sold, I leave the selection of the same to my beloved wife Juliann. And it is also my will that the balance of my personal estate and the profits arising from my real estate shall remain and be under the control and use of my beloved wife  Juliann Hill  so long as she remains my widow. And I hereby direct and appoint that my said wife Juliann shall have the guardianship and tuition of my children during their minority, so long as she shall remain Sole and unmarried. And I earnestly entreat the utmost care and attention respectively in and about the education and morals of my said children. And I hereby make and ordain my Friend  Joshua B. Lucas  executor of this my last will and testament.
            In witness whereof I, Isaac Hill, the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-first day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five.
Isaac Hill (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Isaac Hill, as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other.
                James Van Benthusen         Daniel Hawkins his X mark

State of Indiana
Shelby County     SS
            Before me Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County personally came James Van Benthusen and being by me duly sworn on oath says that he saw and heard Isaac Hill sign seal publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as his last will and testament that he was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution and that he said VanBenthusen signed his name thereto as a witness at the request of and in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of Daniel Hawkins the other subscribing witness thereto.
James Van Benthusen

            Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of May A.D. 1845
                                  Jacob Vernon Clerk             By C. Wright Depty.

            Which said will by me duly admitted to Probate and that a full and Complete Record thereof, and the proof and Examination of the said James Van Benthusen the witness by whom the same was proved have been duly recorded in Letters of Administration Book A on pages 85 and 86.
                                                                                                         Given under my hand and seal of the Probate
Courth of Shelby County this ninth day of
May AD 1845 ---
                              Jacob Vernon Clk

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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