Shelby  County,  Indiana
Courthouse  Records

James  Young

          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 Powell
Jacob Rice
James X Morris

Shelby County, Indiana Probate Book 1, pages-89-95.
[Three pages of inventory follow the will.]

Sale Bill
17 day November 1829

Some of the names of people who bought articles at the estate sale of James Young:

Washington YOUNG
Matilda MORRIS
William MORRIS
William CHERRY
Neal McCAN

Shelby County, Indiana Probate Book 1, page121.

Transcribed by Donnie, Kokomo, Indiana.

Estate  of
Mary  Young

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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