Last Will and Testament of
Owen, of Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana, make and publish this, my last
will and testament, and hereby revoke any and all former wills by me at any
time heretofore made.
Item 1st: I hereby nominate my son, William
Sliger, to be the Executor of this Will.
: Out of the first moneys coming
into the hands of my said Executor he
shall pay all debts justly owing by me at the time of my death, the expenses of
administration of my estate, and erect at my grave a monument to cost not to
exceed One Hundred Dollars.
Item 3rd: I hereby give, will and devise to my
son, William Sliger, to had and held by him in fee-simple, the house and lot
which I own in Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana, being the property conveyed to
me by Harry Michael Cotterman and Addie, his wife, and including
with said lot all improvements thereon; I give and will, also, to my said son
William my china closet and his choice of all carpets owned by me at the time
of my death; and I give and bequeath to my said son William, also, the sum of
Two Hundred Dollars, which he shall take out of the moneys coming into his
hands as Executor of this Will.
Item 4th: I hereby give, will and bequeath to my
children, Millie Redenbeaugh, Charles D. Owen and Ray Owen,
each a feather bed; and, all the residue of my household goods and furniture I
hereby give, will and bequeath to my two daughters, to divide between them
equally as near as practicable in value.
Item 5th: I hereby give, will and bequeath to each
of my four children, Millie Redenbaugh, Leona Meek, Charles D.
Owen and Ray Owen, two hundred dollars ($200.00), the sums to be paid to my
said children, respectively, by my executor, out of my personal property, as
soon as practicable after my death; and I also give, will and bequeath to my
step-daughter, Mrs. Annetie Miller, the sum of two hundred dollars
($200.00) to be paid to her by my Executor as soon as practicable after my
death, out of my personal estate.
Item 6th: I hereby give, will and bequeath my gold
watch and chain (being that heretofore presented to my by my children) to my
daughter, Leona Meek, and charge my said Executor with the delivery of said
watch and chain to my said daughter.
Item 7th: All the rest and residue of my estate
shall be converted into money, as soon as practicable after my death, by my
Executor; and, on final settlement of my estate my said Executor shall divide
all said residue of moneys in his hands into five equal shares, and shall give
and pay over one equal share of said moneys to each of my five children, Viz;
William Sliger, Millie Redenbaugh, Leona Meek, Charles D. Owen and Ray Owen.
Item 8th: It is my express wish and direction that
in case of my son, Ray Owen, shall depart this life before my own death, then
the share in my estate in this will given to him shall be directly to his son, Earl
Owen, or to the legal guardian of said Earl Owen, should he not then have
attained the age of twenty one years.
Item 9th: In case any legatee, devises or beneficiary
under this will shall institute or prosecute, or cause to be instituted or
prosecuted any action to detest or in any way set aside this, my will, or any
part thereof, then and in such case the legacy, devise or benefit hereinbefore
in this will given to such person or persons shall thereby be forfeited and
annulled, and shall revert and inure to the residue of my estate, to be divided
equally among the remaining beneficiaries under this will; and such person or
persons, so contesting this will or seeking to set it aside, shall take and
receive nothing whatever under any provision of this, my will.
Witness of this, my will, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this, the 30th
day of September, 1910.
Jane Owen (SEAL)
On this 30th
day of September 1910, the above named Testatrix, Jane Owen, signed and sealed
the foregoing instrument and declared the same to be her last will and
testament, in our presence and hearing; and, at the time and place, in the
presence of said Testatrix and at her request, and in the presence of each
other, we, the undersigned have hereunto set our names as witnesses to and of
Edward H. Chadwick
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS
remembered, that on the 21st day of October, A.D. 1916 the 18th
judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come
into open Court O.L. Williams and produces in Court an instrument in writing
purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jane Owen, deceased, and now
moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will
introduces Samuel Laughlin 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 30th
day of September, 1910 he saw the said Jane Owen 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 Jane Owen 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 said Jane Owen
and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Samuel Laughlin and
Edward H. Chadwick in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of
each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Jane Owen 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.
and subscribed by the said Samuel Laughlin before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of
said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana the 21st day of September 1916.
Cecil B. Collins Clerk
it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in
writing purporting to be the last Will of Jane Owen deceased, is the last Will
and Testament of Jane Owen 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 Jane Owen has been duly admitted
to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Samuel Laughlin one of the
subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the
testimony of said Samuel Laughlin in proof thereof, has been by me duly made
and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 170 and 171 of the record
of Wills of said County.
Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal
of said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana, this 21st day of October
(SEAL) Cecil B. Collins Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Barb Huff
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