Last Will and Testament
In the name of the Benevolent Father of All.
I George Woolley of Shelby County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
Item 1. I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding to my estate and situation in life and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to invest me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner towit: I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come into the hands of my Executor from any portion of my estate either real or personal.
Item 2. I devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary One thousand dollars and in addition thereto a certain tract or parcel of land in Shelby County and State of Indiana described as follows towit: Commencing Thirty eight (38) poles fifteen (15) feet and three inches east of the North West corner of the North West quarter of section number thirty three (33) in township eleven (11) North of range seven (7) east, running thence South thirteen (13) poles, thence east eighteen (18) poles and six-thirteenths (6/13) of a pole; thence north thirteen (13) poles; thence west eighteen (18) poles and six thirteenths (6/13) of a pole to the place of beginning containing one and one-half (1 1/2) acres more or less.
Item 3. I devise and bequeath the residue of my estate as follows towit: One hundred dollars to my daughter Charlotte B. Woolley and the residue to be divided in three equal parts and distributed as follows towit: The one third part to Charlotte B. Woolly in addition to the one hundred dollars and the one third part to Elizabeth Jane McCartney and her children; and the one third part to Joseph F. Woolley.
Item 4. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Joseph F. Woolley executor of this my last will and testament hereby empowering him to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as he may deem proper the debts and claims that may be due me.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March in the year 1883.
George Woolley ( seal )
Signed and acknowledged by said George Woolley as his last Will and Testament in our presence, and signed by us in his presence.
Joseph B. Israel
W. M. Deiwert
State of Indiana Shelby County ss:
Be it remembered that on the 8th day October 1884 the 9th judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year come into open Court Joseph B Israel & W M Deiwert and produce in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of George Woolley deceased and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said will introduce Joseph B. Israel and W. M. Deiwert the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, bring duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows that is to say: That on the 13th day of March 1883 they saw the said George Woolley sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament; and that these deponents at the same time heard the said George Woolley 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 George Woolley and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Joseph B. Israel and W. M. Deiwert in the presence of said Testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said George Woolley 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 deponents verily believe and further deponents say not.
Joseph B. Israel
William M. Deiwert
Subscribed and sworn to by the said Joseph B. Israel and W. M. Deiwert before
me A. J. Gorgas Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville the 5th day of October 1884
A. J. Gorgas Clerk
Whereupon it ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of George Woolley deceased is the last Will and Testament of George Woolley deceased and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
State of Indiana Shelby County ss:
I, A. J. Gorges Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of George Woolley has been admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Joseph B. Israel and W. M. Deiwert the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said Joseph B. Israel & W. M. Deiwert in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 2 at Pages 43-45 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 8th day of October 1884.
A. J. Gorgas, Clerk Circuit
SEAL Court of Shelby County.
Transcribed by Kathy Ridlen
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