Shelby County, Indiana
Be it Remembered that on the Second day of March 1829 - The following will & Testament of James Young deceased.
Filed in Shelby Circuit Court to wit:
In the name of God, Amen, I James Young segnior of Shelby Co., Ind., Farmer, being verry sick and weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding Blessed be God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
Principally and first of all, I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian Like manner at the discreation of my Executors here in after named; and as to such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased Almight God to Bless me in this life. I gave and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit; I give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Polly Young two hundred dollars in Cache, also the mare generally known by the Phillis mare, with a saddle and bridle, one bed and beding and bed sted, the cubboard and cubboard furniture and a Negro girl called Mary also my clock.
I give and bequeath to my son John M. Young the sum of $200..
I give and bequeath to my son James Young the sum of $100..
I give and bequeath to my son Washington Young the sum of $200.00 dollars. A Negro boy the State of Ky. Called George, one bed & bedding and bed sted, the bay mare with a saddle and bridle and the rifle gun, also the farm on which I now live containing 200 acres it being the Same I purchased of Bales Coats & Lewis Van Buskirk. I give and bequeath to my son Washington his heirs and assign forever. Provide however it is to be Expressly understood that my son Washington aforesaid shall give his mother a decent maintenance during her natural life out of the proceeds of said farm or in any other manner that maybe agreed upon between themselves.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Morris the sum of $200.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Pig $200.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsy Morris the sum of $200.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza McCan $200.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Matilda Young $200.00 and also a mare Saddle and Bridle, also one Bed Bedding an Bedsted,
I give and bequeath to Maxmillean Young and Peggy Young children of my son Robert Young deceased the sum of $50.00 each.
And as touching all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate real and personal of what kind or nature so ever the same maybe in Shelby County I Will and Bequeath the same to my wife and children above named the same heirs to be converted into cash by the public vendue(?) in the descression of my Executor and the amount equally divided between my said wife and children above mentioned, provided However the within named Children of my deceased Son Robert shall not be considered as entitled to share of such property or the proceeds there of.
Wife Polly Young and son John M. Young and Azariah Williams and Eramus Powell appointed Executors.
James X Young
Signed in presence:
Erasmus PowellShelby County, Indiana Probate Book 1, pages-89-95.
James X Morris
[Three pages of inventory follow the will.]
17 day November 1829
Some of the names of people who bought articles at the estate sale of James Young:
Wm. G. MORRIS
John M. YOUNG
Hugh S. GATEWOOD
Shelby County, Indiana Probate Book 1, page121.
Transcribed by Donnie, Kokomo, Indiana.
Feb 1839. James M. Young, administrator makes final Settlement of estate of Mary Young, deceased. Legal heirs & widow mentioned and James Young deceased also mentioned.
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