Elijah  Cartright,  dec'd


Filed February 26th, 1849.
J Vernon


          I  Elijah Cartright of Shelby County Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testamint hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.  First I direct that my body be decenty intered and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to intrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to-wit
          I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come to the hands of my Executors from any portion of my estate real or personal  I also direct that a fair valuation or appraissment be made by three Judicious neighbors of all my said Estate real and personal and after being signed with their names that a copy of the same be given by them to my Executor
          I also direct that all my Estate both real and personal be Sold by my Executor for cash or on such credit as may be considered rite by my Said executor      I also direct that after the payment of all my Just debts and funeral Expenses that the balance of my Estate be disposed of in the forn following to wit that the Sum of five dollars be paid to Each of my Lawful heirs and that the residue be paid to Elijah Cartright Son of  Thomas Cartright provided that said Elijah is living at the time said money is collected and if not then and in that case Said Executor is directed to pay said money to the Father of said Elijah who is a Brother to this said testator and I hereby appoint James B Holmes my Executor of this my last will in witness where of I Elijah Cartright the testator hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of February in the year of our lord Eighteen hundred and forty nine

/s/  Elijah Cartright {{seal}}

          Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Elijah Cartright as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other

/s/  James B Holmes        
/s/  Cumberland Stephens
/s/  Charles Roberts

The State of Indiana
Shelby County ss:
                    Be it remembered that on the 26th day of February in the year 1849, personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the Probate Court of said County, Cumberland Stephens and Charles Robers, and being duly sworn by me duly sworn say they saw and heard Elijah Cartright, who is now deceased, sign seal publish and declare the within instrument of writing to be his last will and testament, that they verily believe he was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution and not under restraint or coercion, and that he was of lawful age to devise his property, and that they signed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other

/s/  Cumberland Stephens
/s/  Charles Roberts        

          Sworn and subscribed before me this 26th day of February A.D. 1849,

/s/  J Vernon  

State of Indiana
Shelby County, ss:
                             I, Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Probate Court of said county, do hereby certify that the within will was duly admitted to Probate before me on this 26th day of February A.D. 1849, And that a full true and complete record of the same together with the proof and examination of Cumberland Stephens and Charles Roberts the witnesses by whom the same was proved is duly Recorded in Letters of Administration Book A. on pages
          In testimony whereof I have herewith Inscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court this 26th day of February A.D. 1849.

/s/  Jacob Vernon

Transcribed from the estate papers of Elijah Cartright, dec'd, filebox 33, Shelby County Court House, Shelbyville, IN, by Phyllis Miller Fleming.

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