the last  Will  and  Testament

Ephraim Redenbough

Know all Men by These presents:  That I,  Ephraim Redenbough, of the town of Blue Ridge, County of Shelby, State of Indiana, being of Sound mind and memory, do make and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.

First:  My will is that all my just debts, funeral expenses and a Three Hundred Dollar ($300.00) monument be placed at my burial place, be fully paid and satisfied out of my estate by my executrix hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

Second:  I give and bequeath, to my wife, Ella C. Redenbough, all my property and effects, of whatsoever nature and kind, including the real estate, personal property, moneys, notes, accounts, etc. that I may die seized and possessed of in this or any other state. Lastly:  I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Ella C. Redenbough of this town of Blue Ridge, County of Shelby, State of Indiana, to be the sole executrix to serve without Bond of this my last will and testament.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of June, A.D. 1911.

( Seal )   Ephraim Redenbough.

The above instrument , was at the date thereof declared to us, and each of us by Ephraim Redenbough, the testator therein mentioned to be his last will and testament and he at the same time acknowledged to us and each of us, that he had signed and sealed the same as his free act and deed, and we and each of us believe said testator to be of sound mind and memory at the time of so acknowledged the same, and we therefore at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses:
( Seal )   Thomas E. Goodrich
( Seal )   Erastus W. McDaniel

( Seal )
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS:
          Be It Remembered That on the 14th day of February, 1912, Erastus W. McDaniel, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and Testament of Ephraim Redenbough late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath declared and testified as follows; that is to say: That on the 1st day of June 1911 he saw the said Ephraim Redenbough sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Ephraim Redenbough declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time, at the request of the said Ephraim Redenbough and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Erastus W. McDaniel and Thomas E. Goodrich in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Ephraim Redenbough 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 mind and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not.
Erastus W. McDaniel

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Erastus W. McDaniel before me, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville the 14th day of February, 1912.

In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.

Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen

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