Last  Will  and  Testament  of
saac  Sexton

"Will of  Isaac Sexton, Deceased Pleas held at the court house in Shelbyville in and for the county of Shelby in the State of Indiana before the Honorable William H. Sleeth Judge of the Probate Court of Shelby County for the February term in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty five.

Enoch Sexton  Executor of the last will and testament of  Isaac Sexton dec'd

Be it remembered that on the eighth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and forty the last will and and testament of  Isaac Sexton  dec'd was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County in the words and figures following  To Wit:  I, Isaac Sexson  of Shelby County Indiana do make my last will and testament.  First I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the first money collected.  I will and bequeath all my Real Estate and all my personal (estate) property after my debts are discharged to my beloved wife  Hannah  to have her life time for her maintainence.  At her decease, I direct that so much of the estate as shall remain be divided equally between my three orphan Grand children viz.  Louisa Mary* Granville Adkins  and the two orphan boys that I have been raising namely  Isaac  and  James Sexson.  I further direct that the land shall not be sold during her life time unless it be needfull for her support.  And I hereby make and ordain my Wife Hannah and my son Enoch executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I  Isaac Sexson the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 20th day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty. 

(signed)  Isaac Sexson  (Seal)     

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Isaac Sexson as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in the presence of the said testator and in presence of each other

 (signed) John Monroe         
James Jones         
David Jones Sen."

Contributed by Jeffrey Vaillant

* The [Louisa] Mary Adkins named above is my great great grandmother.  Mary's father was  Hargis Adkins.

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