Last Will and Testament
I James J. Curtis, of Shelby County and State of Indiana,
being of sound and disposing mind, do hereby make, publish and declare this to
be my Last Will and Testament as follows.
I hereby revoke, cancel and annul all former Wills, Testaments and
codicils by me at any time made.
In account of adjustments of the rights of my children this day
made and heretofore made, covering all of items and my Grandchildren, and the
provisions made for them, and in account of the liabilities and undertakings
assumed by James B. Curtis, I hereby give, devise and bequeath to James B.
Curtis of the City, County and State of New York all of my property, real and
personal of every kind and description wherever situated.
I hereby nominate and appoint James B. Curtis of the City, County
and State of New York as executor of my estate and direct that he shall act
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto, subscribed my name and executed this
Will in typewritten form to be witnessed in due form of law this 2nd
day of November 1911.
James J. Curtis
We, the undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument in
writing was signed sealed and declared by James J. Curtis to be his last Will
and Testament in our presence and at his request. We now sign as witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of
each this the 23rd day of November, 1911.
William W. Curtis
Everet E. Stroup
State of Indiana Shelby County SS
Be it remembered that on the 29th day of July 1912 Will W.
Curtis and Everet E. Stroup the subscribing witnesses to the written and
foregoing last Will and Testament of James J. Curtis late of said County
deceased personally appeared before Mr. Otis L. Coyle Clerk from Circuit Court
of Shelby County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the Clerk of
said Court upon their oath declared and testified as follows that is to say That
on the 23rd day of November 1911 they saw the said James J. Curtis
sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and
Testament and than these deponents at the same time heard the said James J.
Curtis declare the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the
request of the said James J. Curtis and with his comment attested and subscribed
by the same William W. Curtis and Everet E. Stroup in the presence of said
testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and
that the said James J. Curtis 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 deponent
Wm W. Curtis
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Wm. W. Curtis and Everet E. Stroup
before me Otto L Colyle Clerk of said Court in Shelbyville the 29th
day of July 1912.
Everet E. Stroup
In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix this
seal of said court.
Otto L. Coyle
Clerk of Shelby C.C.
State of Indiana Shelby County
I Otto L. Coyle Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County Indiana do
hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of James J. Curtis has
been duly admitted to probate and dully proved by the testimony of the said Wm
W. Curtis and Everet E. Stroup is proof thereof has been by me duly made and
recorded in Book 6 at pages 164-165-166 of the record of Will of said County.
In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the
seal of said Court at Shelbyville this 29th day of July 1912.
Otto L. Coyle
Clerk of Shelby Cir. Ct.
Transcribed by Sandra Cassidy