Will of Daniel Snepp (Sen)
Shelby County Probate Court
Book 3, pages 233 - 235
I, Daniel Snepp (Seniour) of Shelby County in the State of Indiana do hereby make the following disposition of such worldly effects as it hath pleased the Almighty God to intrust to my charge.
Item 1. I do hereby will bequeath and give unto my beloved wife for and during her natural life and in lieu of all statutory provisions and in lieu of all provisions by law as my widow, my home farm supposed to contain 139 acres (one hundred and thirty nine acres) in section 19 11 north of Range 6 East in said County. I also give and bequeath to my said wife, Mary, Absolutely such of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire, also my Phoeton (buggy); also one horse, such as she may desire and may select from those left by me at my death. Also one cow, such as she may desire and may select from those left by me at the time of my death. Also as many and such as she may desire and select from the hogs left by me at my death: also such family supplies and provisions as may be on hands at my death for the consumption of the family: also sufficient grain and hay to supply her stock until crops shall be gathered for her provision: and also the sum of Sixteen Hundred dollars in cash payable from the first moneys that shall come into the hands of my executors. Six Hundred of which shall be in payment and in lieu of that sum heretofore held by me from her.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my children George W. Snepp, William R. Snepp, Elizabeth J. Shaver, John E. Snepp, and Joseph Snepp each an undivided one sixth part in value and to my grandchildren Mary Isley, Toiley Aley, and Georgia Isley each an undivided one eighteenth part in value of all my Real Estate in fee simple subject to the life estate of my wife Mary in the lands described in the above item of this Will, as provided and bequeathed to her in said item, and subject to the charges hereinafter named, and as to all of said lands of which I may die seized, except said lands, the life estate in which is above devised. To my said wife I do hereby direct my executor to sell on such terms as they may deem most advantageous and on distribution of the proceeds of such sale or sales together with the personally for distribution on final settlement of their trust I direct to be divided in the proportion above given among my children and grandchildren each of my children first being charged with the amounts of their respective notes to me and by me paid, as the same accompaning this will, except that all unpaid interest accrued upon any of said notes to this date shall not be so charged but is remitted and each of said notes shall from the date of this will be calculated to draw six per centum as interest, and I do hereby charge against my son Joseph the sum of Eight Hundred dollars, which shall be calculated as drawing six per centum as interest from this date. Each and all of the sums is charged to be reckoned as advancements against the several children who appear to be so indebted. If any real Estate so directed to be sold and my personal Estate shall be insufficient to cancel said several obligations and equalize my said several children and grandchildren, upon the basis aforesaid, such balance as shall remain shall be charged against his or her interest in the said lands known as my home farm named in the first item of this will.
Item 3. I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons George W. Snepp and John E. Snepp executors of this my last will and testament. I do hereby revoke all former wills and unexecuted gifts by me heretofore made.
In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name this August 30th AD 1887.
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