Last Will and Testament
I, Everett Haymond, being in full possession of my faculties, and recognizing the beneficience of an All Wise Creator, and that it is given to all men to die, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament; hereby revoking any former wills made by me.
Everett Haymond, deceased
Item First. It is my will and I hereby direct that after my death, that my Executrix, hereinafter named, shall as speedily as possible proceed to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, from the first monies available from my estate, and also to discharge all other duties incumbent upon said Executrix, exercising due care and diligence in performing the same.
Item Second. After the fulfillment of Item First, it is my will, and I devise and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Emma Haymond all my property of whatever description, real and personal and wheresoeve located for her to manage, hold, enjoy and use for her benefit during her natural life, and upon her death said property is to be divided in two equal parts between my two daughters, May K. Haymond and Ruby Fern Haymond, share and share alike.
In the event of the death of either daughter, May or Fern, then the surviving daughter is to receive in addition to her own share, also the deceased sisterís share, Provided the deceased sister leaves no bodily issue as her legitimate heir.
Item Third. I hereby nominate and appoint as executrix of my last Will and Testament my daughter May K. Haymond, and request that my wife Mary Emma Haymond be accepted as good and sufficient bond for said Executrix.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this the 11th day of August, 1916.
Everett Haymond ( Seal )
Signed by Everett Haymond in our presence and by each of us in his presence as witnesses at his request, this the 11th day of August 1916.
William L. McDuffee (Witness)
George R. Carlisle (Witness)
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 27th day of October, George R. Carlisle one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Everett Haymond, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Cecil B. Collins of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, In the State of Indiana, and being sworn upon his oath declared and testified as follows, that is to say: That on the 11th day of August 1916, he saw the said Everett Haymond 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 Everett Haymond 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 Everett Haymond and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said William L. McDuffee and Geo. L. Carlisle in the presence of said testators and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Everett Haymond 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 coercin or restraint as the said deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not.
George R. Carlisle
Sworn to and subscribed by the said George R. Carlisle before me, Cecil B. Collins, Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville, the 27th day of October, 1917
IN ATTESTATION WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed by name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk Shelby Circuit Court
Transcribed by Kathy Ridlen
(The typist of the original will made many strikeovers, misspellings, etc.
This will does not include the Book or Page no. From the date it should be
Book 7, Page 270 - 271 are stamped at the top of the pages. - KR]
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