Will and Testament
of

Harriet  Major  Sheldon

          I  Harriet Major Sheldon  of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby make this my last Will and Testament, as follows to wit:

Item One:  I give my three stone diamond ring to my grand daughter  Helen Elizabeth Vannoy, daughter of my daughter  Jane Sheldon Vannoy.

Item Two:  I will my diamond pins, bracelet and other rings, to my daughter Jane Sheldon Vannoy.

Item Three:  All the residue of my estate, both real and personal, I will to my beloved Husband Frank C. Sheldon.

Item Four:  I appoint my husband, Frank C.Sheldon, executor of this my last will.
          Witness my hand and seal this 5th day of October 1907.

Harriet Major Sheldon    ( seal )

Attesting Witnesses:
   Charles Major
   H.S. Downey
          We the above named attesting witnesses do hereby declare and certify that the above named Harriet Major Sheldon, who is well known to us, did upon this 5th day of October sign her name above to the foregoing instrument in our presence, and did at the same time declare the foregoing instrument of writing to be her last will; and that we each did sign our names as witnesses, as above, in the presence of said Harriet Major Sheldon and in the presence of each other.

Charles Major                H.S. Downy                 

State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          Be it remembered, that on the 29th day of March A.D. 1915, the 49th Judicial day of the February term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court H.S.Downey and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will andTestament of Harriet Major Sheldon, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record and in proof of said Will introduces H.S.Downey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say: That on the 5th day of October, 1907 he saw the said Harriet Major Sheldon sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament, and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Harriet Major Sheldon declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument, in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Harriet Major Sheldon and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said H.S. Downey and Charles Major in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Harriet Major Sheldon 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 belives, and furthr deponent says not.

H. L. Downey

          Sworn to and subscribed by the said H. S. Downey before me Cecil B. Collins, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana the       day of March 1915.

( Seal )    Cecil B. Collins Clerk

          Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the said instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will of Harriet Major Sheldon deceased,, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.

Cecil B. Collins, Clerk,


State of Indiana, Shelby County,SS:
          I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed, Will and Testament of Harriet Major Sheldon has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of H.S. Downey, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, tht a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said H.S. Downey in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at Pages 558, 559, 560 of the record of Wills of said County.
          In Attestation Whereof, I have hereinto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, this 29 March 1915.

Cecil B. Collins, Clerk, Circuit Court Shelby County.


Codicil

          I, Harriet Major Sheldon, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and having heretofore executed my last will and testament, bearing date the fifth day of October, 1907, do now make, publish and declare this to be a codicil thereto.
Item 1.  I give and bequeath to my grand daughter, Harriet Jane Vannoy, daughter of Jane Sheldon Vannoy, the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executor, out of my personal estate.
Item 2.  I request that my executors herein named be allowed to serve withoutthe execution of any bond on the filing of any appraisement.
          Witness my hand and seal this 6th day of November, 1914.

Harriet Miller Sheldon (seal)

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by said Harriet Major Sheldon as a codicil to her last will and Testament in our presence, who, at her request and in her presence,, and in the presence of each other, have signed our names as witnesses thereto, this 6th day of November 1914.

Ben F. Piatt                  Harry S. Downey.


State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          Be it remembered, that on the 29th day of March, A.D. 1915 the 49th Judicial day of the Feby Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court Harry S. Downey and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be a codicil to the last Will and Testament of Harriet Major Sheldon, deceased, and now moved the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said codicil to said Will introduces Harry S. Downey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say:  That on the 6th day of November, 1914, he saw the said Harriet Major Sheldon, sign her name to said instrument in writing as a codicil to her last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Harriet Major Sheldon declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Harriet S. Downey and Ben F. Piatt in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that said Harriet Major Sheldon 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.

Harry S. Downey


Sworn to and subscribed by the said Harry Downey before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana, the day of March 15.

( Seal )   Cecil B. Collins, Clerk


State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Codicil t Will and Testament of Harriet Major Sheldon has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Harry S. Downey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said codicil to said Will and of the testimony of the said Harry S. Downey in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at Pages 560, 561, 562, 563 of the record of Wills of said County.
          In Attestation Whereof, I have herunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana, this 29 day of March 1915.

Cecil B. Collins, Clerk,                
Circuit Court, Shelby County    (seal)

Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen

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