Last Will and Testament
Alice Margaret Pile
Book 7 Pages 278-279
I Ann Margaret Pile of Shelbyville, Shelby County, 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 at any time made.
Item One. I hereby direct that my executor shall as soon after my death as the same can be done without injury to my estate pay all my just debts, including my funeral expenses, doctor bills, and expenses of my last sickness.
Item two. I direct that my execulor shall pay to my Grandchild, Jesse Rapp Pile, daughter of my deceased son Henry Pile, the sum of One Hundred and fifty ($150.00/100) Dollars, to make her equal with my children now living.
Item Three. I direct that my executor shall sell all the real estate that I may own at the time of my death, wherever the same may be situated, without an order from the Court, and that he shall convert all my personal estate into cash and that after paying all my just debts, funeral expenses, doctor bills and expenses of my last sickness as provided in item
one, and after paying to Jesse Rapp Pile the bequest as provided in item two, and after paying the costs and expenses in settling my estate, I direct that the residue of my estate shall be divided among my five children, Mary Jane Pile, Joseph Pile, William Pile, Phoebe Elizabeth Crawford, Katherine Alice Meloy, and my Grandchild Jesse Rapp
Pile, daughter of Henry Pile deceased, share and share alike.
Item Four. It is my request that the Shelby Circuit Court shall appoint Carl Meloy my grandson, guardian of my daughter Mary Jane Pile, if he shall be twenty one years old at the time of my death, the said Mary Jane Pile being one of the beneficiaries under this will and being a person of unsound mind.
Item Five. I hereby nominate and appoint A. E. Lisher executor of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9 day of May 1916.
Ann Margaret Pile
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by Ann Margaret Pile as her last will and
testament in our presence, and signed by us at her request as attesting witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other.
Dated this 9 day of May 1916.
A. E. Lisher
STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY, SS:
Be it remembered that on the 15th day of February A. D., 1918 the 35 judicial day of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court A. E. Lisher and produces in court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Ann Margaret Pile, deceased, and now moves the admittance whereof to probate and record, and in proof thereof introduces A. E. Lisher, 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 9th day of May 1916, he saw the said Ann Margaret Pile sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament; and this this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Ann Margaret Pile 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 Ann Margaret Pile and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said A. E. Lisher and Thomas Yates in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Ann Margaret Pile, 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.
A. E. Lisher
Sworn to and subscribed by the said A. E. Lisher before me Cecil Collins, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana the 15th day of February 1918.
Cecil B. Collins,
Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Ann Margaret Pile deceased, is the last will and Testament of Ann Margaret Pile, deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
Cecile B. Collins,
STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY, SS:
I, Cecil Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of Ann Margaret Pile has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of A. E. Lisher one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will and of the Testimony of the said A. E. Lisher in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages 278 and 279 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 15th day (SEAL) of February 1918.
Cecil B. Collins, Clark
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Kathy Ridlen
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