Last  Will  and  Testament
Joshua  Ensminger

Filed for Record in the Office of the Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County on the 4th day of January 1851 & Recorded in Letters of Administration Book A, on page 443
J. Vernon Clk.

            My Last will and testament Janury the 3rd 1851
I Joshua Ensminger of Shelby County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time hereto fore made.
            First Nancy Catharine Ensminger is to have my bed and beding at my decease. Second I direct that if Joseph Lacy, Isabel his wife takes [care] of me till my decease that they are to have a just Compensation for there Services to be paid out of my money or notes, Third I direct that the balance of my estate if any is to be divided equally among my Six children namely  Andrew Ensminger,  Marthy Pollys heirs,  Hannah Huffman,  Cathrine Hafford,  William K. Ensmingers heirs,  Issabel Lacy, Fourth I direct that the two children, namely  Phillip Ensminger  is to have one dollar,  John Ensminger to have one dollar.
            Fifth I hereby make and ordain my friends James McDuffy and Joseph Lacy executioners of my last will and testament in witness whereof I Joshua Ensminger set my hand and Seal.
Joshua Ensminger his X mark        
        Edmund Lacy
        Nancy Lacy
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
            Before me Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Probate Court of said County personally came Edmund Lacy and being by me duly sworn says he saw and heard Joshua Ensminger who is now deceased, sign seal publish and declare the above instrument of writing as his last will and testament, that he verily believes he was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution and not under restraint or coercion and that he signed his name thereto as a witness in the presence of said testator and at his request and in the presence of Nancy Lacy the other subscribing witness thereto.
Edmund Lacy        

            Sworn to and subscribe before me July 21, 1851
J. Vernon Clk                                    .

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 the 21st day of July 1851, and that a full and complete record of the same has been made together with the proof and examination of Edmund Lacy the witness by whom the same was proved have been recorded in Letters of Administration Book A, on page 443.
            In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal of office this 21st day of July A.D. 1851
J. Vernon Clk                    .

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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