Last  Will  and  Testament
of
Fannie  Major


          I,  Fannie 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 heretofore made.
          Item 1.  I hereby appoint my friend Dr. Milton M. Wells executor of this my last Will and Testament.
          Item 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.
          Item 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.
          Item 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.

          In Testimony Whereof, I Fannie Major have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of July 1914.

Fannie Major

          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.

Nora Burnside
O.L. Williams



State of Indiana, Shelby County   SS

          Be It 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 says not.

O. L. Williams


          Sworn to 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 County.

          In 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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