Last  Will  and  Testament
of
Charles  S. Wright


          I, Charles S. Wright  of Decatur County Indiana, make this my last Will.

Item I.   I give devise and bequeath, to my wife, Lenora Wright, all my estate, real and personal, during her natural life and at her decease, it is my will to give and devise my said estate as follows:

Item II.   To each of my children,  John T. Wright  and  Artie M. McKnight,  I give and devise one third of my said estate, and to my grand children  Pauline Wright  and  Sherman L. Wright  (children of my deceased son  Claude E. Wright), I give and devise the remainder one third of my estate, share and share alike.  If, however, my said children John T. Wright and Artie M. McKnight, or either of them, should die before the decease of my said wife, leaving no children living at the decease of my said wife, then the share of said property above given and devised to such deceased child, is hereby given and devised to my said grand children, Pauline Wright and Sherman L. Wright, share and share alike.

Item III.   I do hereby appoint my son John T. Wright executor of this my last will.
          In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13 day of November 1918.

Charles S. Wright   ( SEAL )



Signed and acknowledged by said Charles S. Wright as his last will, in our presence, and signed by us in his presence.

Lorin A. Jewett
John T. Cuskaden




State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
          Be it remembered that on the 18 day of December, A.D., 1918, the 63rd judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit court in said year, come into open Court Claude R. Henry and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Charles S. Wright, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces John T. Cuskaden one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declares and testifies as follows, that is to say: That on the 13 day of November, 1918 he saw the said Charles S. Wright sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Charles S. Wright declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Charles S. Wright and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said John T. Cuskaden and Loren A. Jewett in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Charles S. Wright 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.

John T. Cuskaden


Sworn to and subscribed by the said John T. Cuskaden before me Gordon Thurston Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana the Eighteenth day of December 1918.

Gordon Thurston   Clerk



          Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Charles S. Wright deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Charles S. Wright deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.

Gordon Thurston,  Clerk


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 Charles S. Wright has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of John T. Cuskaden one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said John T. Cuskaden in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 360 and 361 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 18th day of December 1918

Gordon Thurston, Clerk   ( SEAL )
Circuit Court Shelby County


Transcribed by Linda Bianchi

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