Last Will and Testament
Know all men by these presents, that I Dora Denny being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make and declare the following as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills at any time heretofore made by me.
Item 1: I will and direct that all my just debts of every kind be first paid by my executor hereinafter named out of any of my estate that may be made available for that purpose.
Item 2: I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved son John H. Denny all the rest and residue of my Estate, real and personal, of whatever kind and wherever situate, except my household goods and effects which I shall own at the time of my death, and such household goods and effects I give and bequeath to my three children Oscar Denny, Lora Wilson and John H. Denny, and I will and direct that each of my said children shall share in said personal property and I will and direct that my said daughter Lora Wilson shall make said division of said household goods and effects among my said Three Children and make the distribution of the shares thereof and the articles thereof as she may select to my said two sons and herself, as in her discretion and judgement she may deem best and proper.
I have made no other provision in this Will for my two children Oscar Denny and Lora Wilson and have made the above provisions herein for my said son John H. Denny because said older children Oscar and Lora are married and doing for themselves and my said son John H. Has and is living with me and has been and is the principal source of my support and maintenance and will continue to do so.
Item 3: I hereby nominate and appoint my said son John H. Denny as the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 26th day of May, 1915.
Dora Denny ( Seal )
The foregoing instrument is this day signed, and declared by the above named Dora Denny to be her last Will and Testament in our presence and is hereto signed by us in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request as attesting witnesses thereto.
This May 26th, 1915.
Albert F. Wray
Thomas H. Campbell
State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
Be it remembered, that on the 22 day of December, A.D., 1915 the 69 judicial day of the Oct Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court John H. Denny and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Dora Denny, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces Albert F. Wray 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 26 day of May 1915 he saw the said Dora Denny 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 Dora Denny 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 Dora Denny and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Albert F. Wray and Thomas H. Campbell in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, are subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Dora Denny 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.
Albert F. Wray
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Albert F. Wray before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana, the 22 day of Dec 1915.
Cecil B. Collins Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Dora Denny deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Dora Denny deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk
State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Dora Denny has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Albert F. Wray one of the subscribing witnesses whereto, that a complete record of said will, and of the testimony of the said Albert F. Wray, in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 84 & 85 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 22 day of Dec 1915.
Cecil B. Collins Clerk (Seal)
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Linda Bianchi
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