Last  Will  &  Testament

Harriet  Shaw

Will Book 2
Page 263

Will and Testament of  Harriet Shaw
And the Proof thereof
Filed January 4, 1923
Gordon Thurston Clerk     Shelby Circuit Court

            I, Harriet Shaw, of Shelby County, State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all former wills made by me.
ITEM 1.         It is my will and I hereby direct that all of my just debts be paid in full by my executor hereinafter named.
ITEM 2.         It is my will and I hereby direct my said executor to erect a monument at my grave provided no monument is erected by me prior to my death that will answer the purpose.
ITEM 3.         I will, bequeath and devise to my sons, William C. Shaw  and  John I. Shaw, all the residue of my property, both real and personal and every kind that is owned by me at the time of my death, share and share alike, and in fee simple.
ITEM 4.         I hereby select and appoint  Robert F. Scott  as Executor of this will to carry into effect the provisions hereof and I direct my said Executor to employ Anderville Shaw as his attorney to aid and advise him in connection with this will.

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand an seal this 25th day of March, 1921
Harriet Shaw

            The undersigned hereby state that said Harriet Shaw signed the above instrument and acknowledged the same to be her last will and we hereby witness her signature to the same at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other this 25th day of March, 1921 A.D.
Wesley Spillman         Robert H. Shaw        

State of Indian, Shelby County, SS:
            Be it remembered that on the 4th day of January, A.D. 1923, the 4th judicial day of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court Robert H. Shaw and produced in court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Harriet Shaw deceased, and now moved the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces Robert H. Shaw one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say: That on the 25th day of March 1921 he saw the said Harriet Shaw sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Harriet Shaw declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Harriet Shaw and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Robert H. Shaw and Wesley Spillman in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Harriet Shaw 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.
Robert H. Shaw        

            Sworn to and subscribed by the said Robert H. Shaw before me Gordon Thurston Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana the 4th day of January 1923
Gordon Thurston     Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court                        

State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
            I, Gordon Thurston Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Harriet Shaw has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Robert H. Shaw, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Robert H. Shaw in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 8 at pages 166 and 167 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, Indiana, this 4th day of January, 1923.
Gordon Thurston,     Clerk of Circuit Court Shelby County                

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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