Last Will and Testament
Ellen McBride, deceased
I, Ellen McBride, a resident of Shelby County in the state of Indiana,
do hereby make, pubish and declare this to be my last will and testament
hereby revoking any and all other wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1. I direct that as soon as possible after my decease all of my debts
and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate by my executor herein after
Item 2. It is my will and I hereby order and direct that as soon as possible
after my decease, my executor, hereinafter named, shall cause to be erected
at the head of my grave and at the graves of my deceased husband, John
McBride and my deceased children, Mary McBride and John McBride, markers, with the proper inscriptions thereon, all of which markers to cost the
aggregate not to exceed the sum of One hundred fifty dollars.
Item 3. I give, devise and bequeath to my son, James McBride, the sum of
Three Hundred Dollars to be paid to him in cash out of my estate.
Item 4. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Shewman, the
sum of Two hundred Dollars to be paid to her in cash out of my estate.
Item 5. I give, devise and bequeath to each of my three children, viz: Anna
Buendert, William McBride and Dennis J. McBride, the sum of one hundred
dollars, said sum of one hundred dollars to be paid to each of them out of my
Item 6. After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses as
provided for in Item one above, and the cost of the markers as provided for n
item two above and the bequests as provided for in items three, four and five
above, I give debise and all of the residue of my estate which shall remain
to my children James McBride, Elizabeth Shewman, Anna Buendert, William
McBride and Dennis J. McBride to have and to hold as their undivide property
share and share alike forever in fee simple.
Item 7. I do hereby revoke any and all other wills by me made.
Item 8. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son-in-law, William Buendert,
as the Executor of this my last will and testament.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of
Anna Buendert. Ellen ( x ) McBride ( SEAL )
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the above named Ellen McBride as her last
will and testament in our presence and signed by us as attesting witnesses
thereto, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other,
this July 2rd(sic) l918.
Everet E. Stroup
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
Be it remembered, that on the 8th day of October, A. D. 1919, the 3rd
judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year,
come into open Court William Buendert and produces in Court an instrument in
writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Ellen McBride,
deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in
proof of said Will introduces Everet E. Stroup 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 3rd day of July 1918 he saw the said Ellen McBride 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 Ellen McBride 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 Ellen McBride and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said
Everet E. Stroup and James Neighbors in the presence of said testator, and in
the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the
said Ellen McBride 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.
Everet E. Stroup
Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said
instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Ellen McBride
deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Ellen McBride, 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
Ellen McBride has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the
testimony of Everett E. Stroup one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that
a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Everet E.
Stroup in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at
Pages 430 & 431 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 8th day of October 1919.
Gordon Thurston, Clerk Circuit
Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen
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