Last Will and Testament
of Andrew Ensminger
Will Book 2
Pages 129 & 130
The last will and testament of Andrew Ensminger of Decatur County and State of Indiana
First. I desire to be decently buried and my funeral expenses paid, also all my just debts out of my personal effects as soon as convenient after my death.
Second. I will and bequeath to my wife
Mary Ensminger during her natural life all of my property, after the payments aforesaid, both real and personal to be enjoyed by her. Said property is situated in Rush and Decatur Counties in the State of Indiana, and at her death I will and bequeath my daughter or her heirs
Sarah Ellen Hendricks one hundred dollars. To Anna White
my daughter or her heirs one hundred dollars, and to my grand-daughter Harriet Jane White
one hundred dollars, and the balance to be equally divided amongst my surviving heirs or their children if any, and I hereby appoint Mary Ensminger my wife my Executor during her life and
Elza Rucker to be her successor to carry out the provisions of this will.
Attest: C. H. Madison
Signed in my presence & witnessed this 11th day of September 1867
A. L. Winterrowd N.P.
State of Indiana
County of Decatur SS
Be it remembered that on the seventh day of October A.D. 1867, personally appeared in the Court of Common Pleas of Said County C.H. Madison who being duly sworn, according to law on his oath says that he is an attesting witness to the instrument of writing to which this is attached, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Andrew Ensminger deceased; That he saw the said Testator sign the same, and heard him declare it to be his last Will and Testament. That at the date of the execution thereof, to-wit; the 11th day of September 1867 said Testator was of sound mind and memory, and capable of disposing of his property, and not under coercion or restraint from any person whatever. That said witness signed said instrument as a witness at the request of said Testator, in his presence and in the presence of James King & A. L. Winterrowd who they in the presence of each other, and further saith not. C.H. Madison
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of October A.D. 1867
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Greensburg the State above written.
Ira G. Grover Clerk
State of Indiana
Decatur County SS
I Ira Grover Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County, do hereby certify, that the within annexed last Will of Andrew Ensminger late of Decatur County, deceased, has been duly admitted to probate; that its due execution was this day proven by Coswell H. Madison an attesting witness to he same, whose proofs, together with such Will has been duly recorded in book 2 pages 129 & 130 of the Record of Wills in our office.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Greensburg this Seventh day of October A.D. 1867
Ira J. Grover Clerk
Transcribed by Barb Huff for Bob