Last Will and Testament
I, Anna Collins, a resident of the City of Shelbyville, Shelby
County,Indiana, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will
Item 1. I give, devise and bequeath to my sister Mary Killorin all of the
personal property of which I may die seized, to have and to hold as her
individual property forever.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Killorin the sum of $250.00, to
be used by her, with a like a amount to be furnished by her, for the purchase
of a family monument and proper markers to be placed upon our family lot in
the St. Joseph Catholic Cemertery, adJoining the City of Shelbyville Indiana.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in
the City of Shelbyville Indiana, the sum of One hundred Dollars to be used
for Masses for the repose of my soul, and the souls of my departed relatives.
Item 4. After the payment of the bequests mentioned in items one, two and
three above, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved husbnd, Joseph V.
Collins, all of the residue of my estate of any and all kinds to have and to
hold as his individual property forever in fee simple.
Item 5. I do hereby constitute and appoint my sister Mary Killorin as the
Executrix of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have herunto set myhand and seal this 23rd day of July,
Anna Collins ( SEAL )
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the above named Anna Collins as her last
will and Testament in our presence and signed by us as attesting witnesses
thereto at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other
this 23" day of July, 1917.
William A. Lowden Everet E. Stroup
STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY, SS:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 15th day of September, 1917, William A.
Lowden one of the subscribing witnesses to thewithin and foregoing last Will
and Testament of Anna Collins, late of said County, deceased, personall
appeared before Cecil B. Collins, Clerk of the Circuit Court, of Shelby
County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said
Court upon his oath, declared and testified as follows, that is to say; That
on the 23rd day of September, 1917 he saw the said Anna Collins, sign her
name to said instrument in writing as and for her lasy (sic) Will and
Testament; and that this deponent at the same time, heard the said Anna
Collins declare the said ins rument (sic) 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 Anna Collins and with her consent attested and
subscribed by the said William A. Lowden and Everest E. Stroup, in the
presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing
witnesses thereto, and that the said Anna Collins 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.
William A. Lowden
Sworn to and subscribed by the said William A. Lowden before me, Cecil B.
Collins, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, the 15th day of September 1917.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk Shelby County Court
STATE OF INDIANA, SHEBLY COUNTY, SS:
I, Cecil B. Collins, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do
hereby certify that the witing (sic) annexed Will and Testament of Anna
Collins has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony
of William A. Lowden one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a
complete record of said Will, and of the Testimony of the said William A.
Lowden proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages
257 and 258 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 15th day of September,
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk Circuit Court, Shelby County
Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen
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