Last Will and Testament
Major, of Fairland, County of Shelby and State of Indiana, do make and
publish this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking any an all wills by me
1. I hereby appoint my friend Dr.
Milton M. Wells executor of this my last Will and Testament.
2. I hereby direct my executor to
erect a monument at my grave and the grave of my deceased husband, Allen
Alfred Major and to place a marker at the grave of my deceased son, Thaddy
Major, both of said Monuments not to cost more than $100.00.
3. After the payment of all my Just
debts and the liabilities against my estate, I hereby will, bequeath and devise
all the rest and residue of my property, both real and personal unto my beloved
daughter Miriam Rose Major absolutely.
4. I hereby appoint my executor Dr.
Milton M. Wells as guardian of my daughter, Miriam Rose Major during her
minority, and I hereby place her in his custody and care, trusting that he will
provide her a home and directing that he give her an education that he deems
advisable and suitable for her position in life.
Testimony Whereof, I Fannie Major have hereunto set my hand this 17th
day of July 1914.
Signed by Testatrix Fannie Major as her last Will and Testament in the presence of we, who, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS
Remembered, That on the 10th day of August 1914 O.L. Williams one of
the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament
of Fannie Major, late of said County deceased, personally appeared before Otto
L. Coyle, 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 14th day of July
1914 he saw the said Fannie Major, sign her name to the said instrument in
writing as and for her last Will and Testament and that this deponent, at the
same time heard the said Fannie Major declare the said instrument in writing to
be her last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was the same
time, at the request of the said Fannie Major and with her consent attested and
subscribed by the said O.L. Williams and Nora Burnsides in the presence of said
testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and
that the said Fannie Major 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
O. L. Williams
and subscribed by the said O.L. Williams before me Otto L. Coyle Clerk of said
Court at Shelbyville the 10th day of Aug – 1914.
In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Clerk Shelby Circuit Court
I, Otto L. Coyle Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within and
annexed will and Testament of Fannie Major has been duly admitted to probate
and duly proved by the testimony of O. L. Williams one of the subscribing
witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of
the said Fannie Major[sic] in proof thereof has been by me duly made and
recorded in Book 6 at pages 489 of the record of Wills of said
Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of
said Court at Shelbyville this 10th day of August 1914.
(SEAL) Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County
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