Shelby  County,  Indiana
Courthouse  Records

Last  Will  and  Testament  of

Hannah  Palmerton




          In the name of God, Amen. I  Hannah Palmerton of Shelby County and State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament.
Item 1.  I give and devise to my son Harvey Palmerton Forty-four and three quarters acres of land situated in Town 13, Section 12, Range 5 being a part of the S.E. Quarter excepting one acre situated in the South West part belonging to Rockife, All in Shelby County and State of Indiana.

Item 2.  I give and devise to my son Homer Palmerton, all of the remaining part of my real estate situated in Town 13, viz: Eighteen acres of land in the South side of the East half of the N.E. Quarter; Also Seventy-five acres, being the east half of the S.E. Quarter, all in Section 15, Range 5. Also Eighteen acres in the south part of the west half of the N.W. Quarter; also Seventy Six acres being the west half of the S.W. Quarter, all in Section 18, Range 6.-- All in Shelby County and State of Indiana.

Item 3.  I give devise to my Grand daughter Hannah Palmerton daughter of Homer Palmerton, all of my interest in one town lot situated in the town of Reding in Hamilton County and State of Ohio.  Also all of my interest in two town lots situated in the town of Miama in Hamilton County and State of Ohio: also all of my interest in four shares in the Clevtown Bridge in Hamilton County and State of Ohio.---

Item 4.  I give and devise to my daughters Jane Shaw, widow of  Townsend Shaw, and  Hannah Murphey, wife of  James Murphey, and my daughter-in-law, Ermina, Widow of  John Palmerton, all my Personal property to be divided equally among them, giving one third to each,  At my decease, excepting Eighty-five dollare ($85.00) to be taken from the part of Jane Shaw, named above, being for one horse valued at Forty dollars ($40.00) and two Milch Cows with Calves, valued at Forty-five dollars ($45.00), which amount she now receives ---- Item 5.  I do hereby nominate and appoint Homer Palmerton Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such a manner as he may deem proper the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower him if it shall become necessary in order to pay my debts to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such terms of credit or ortherwise [sic] as he may think proper all or any part of my real estate and deeds to purchasess [sic] to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple. I hereby revocke [sic] all former wills by me made, in testimony hereof I have here- unto set my hand and seal, this 13th day of June, in the year of our Lord 1860.
                                                                her
Signed and acknowledged           Hannah  +  Palmerton
by said Hannah Palmerton                       mark

as her last will and testament in our presence; and signed by us in her presence.
/s/ Steffen.J. Lewis
/s/ W.B. Elder      
/s/ David Smith      
Written by me this 13th day of June 1860 and signed in my presence.
/s/ William Harrison


The State of Indiana Shelby County ss:
Be it remembered that on the 16 day of October AD 1862, personally appeared before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County, David Smith and William B. Elder two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, towit, the last Will and Testment of Hannah Palmerton, late of said county deceased, now produced and offered said Will for Probate and Record before me said Clerk, and the said David Smith and William B Elder being by me duly sworn to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth touching the execution of said Will, deposes and says, that the said Hannah Palmerton signed published and declared said instrument of writing to e her last Will and testament in their presence, and in the presence of Stephen I Lewis the other subscribing witness thereto, that they together with the said Stephen I/J Lewis subscribed their names to Will as attesting witnesses thereto in the presence of said Textatrix and in the presence of each other -- that said Testatrix at the time of making and publishing said Will was of lawful age to devise her property towit, over twenty one years of age -- of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint or coercion -- and further says not.
William B Elder /s/
David Smith /s/

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of October AD 1862
Witness     Alonzo Blair Clerk

and the seal of said court at Shelbyville the day and year aforesaid
Alonzo Blair, Clerk /s/


State of Indiana
Shelby County~~SCk

          I Alonzo Blair, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County certify that the within last Will of Hannah Palmerton late of Shelby County deceased has been duly admitted to Probate that its due execution was this day proven by David Smith and William B. Elder whose proofs together with such Will have been duly recorded on pages 88 & 89 of the record of Wills in my office ~~
          In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at
Shelbyville this 16th day of October AD 1862

Alonzo Blair Clerk /s/


Transcribed from the estate papers of Hannah Palmerton, dec'd, filebox 106, settled 1873,
Shelby County Court House, Shelbyville, IN, by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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