Last Will and Testament
I Piercy Kitchel, of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana, do hereby make
and publish my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all
other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
directed, first, that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid from the
first money that shall come into the hands of my executors from any portion of
my estate. After payment of which I direct that all of my estate, both real
and personal, be sold for cash in hand or on such credit as my executors shall
think most to the interest of those who by this shall be entitled to the
proceeds of the same.
also direct that the net produce of all my estate hereinafter by me directed to
be disposed of, be divided as soon as possible among my children or their
descendants in the following manner and in the following proportions, to wit: To
the descendants of my deceased son, John, I give seven dollars, to my son,
Moses, sixty dollars, to my daughter Lucinda, forty-eight dollars, to my
daughter, Betsey, thirty-six dollars, to my daughter Harriet, five dollars, to
my son, Harvey, sixty-five dollars, to each of my daughters, Cholista,
and Margaret, one hundred dollars. If any remains after the payment of the above
named portions, I direct that it be divided equally between my following
children, to-wit: Moses, Harvey, Betsy, Cholista, Phebe, and Margaret, so that
they shall share and share alike.
in the forgoing will shall be so construed as to effect any right to dower my
wife may have in my estate if she should survive me. The lands that shall hold
as dower during her life shall be sold as quick as convenient after her death
and the proceeds thereof be equally divided between my seven last named children
so that they shall share and share alike.
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this __ day of April,
Piercy Kitchel (SEAL)
and sealed in the presence of:
Fortune Lewis Bailey
into probate April 17, 1848, on testimony of Ira Bailey, one of the subscribing
Contributed by Mary Patricia Sabogal