Last Will and Testament
I, Jardin Brison, of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and declare the following to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore made by me.
Jardin Brison, deceased
Book 7 - Pages 263 - 264
Item 1. I give and bequeath all my personal property to my wife, Susie Brison.
Item 2. I direct that all the real estate that I may own at the time of my decease, shall be sold by my executor hereinafter named under the order and direction of the Shelby Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, upon such terms as said Court shall prescribe: That said executor shall first pay from the proceeds of such sale all the debts and liabilities of my estate including the costs and expenses of said sale and the costs of executing this will, and he shall pay over and distribute the residue of such proceeds to my said wife, Susie Brison, to my son, Jardin Oscar Brison and to my step-daughter, Bertha Montgomery, in equal shares. It is my will and intention that the provisions so made for my said wife, Susie Brison, in this item and in Item 1 above shall be in lieu of her statutory allowance of Five Hundred Dollars out of my estate, and in lieu of all her rights in my real and personal estate under the laws of descent of the State of Indiana.
Item 3. I hereby appoint Wilbur W. Isreal as executor of this will.
Witness my hand and seal at the city of Shelbyville, Indiana, this 4th day of October 1917.
Jardin Brison ( SEAL )
The foregoing instrument was signed and acknowledged by said Jardin Brison as
his last will in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of
each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this 4th day of
William H. Isley
State of Indiana,Shelby County, ss:
be it remembered that on the 11th day of October, A. D., 1917, the 10th Judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open
Court Wilbur W. Isreal and produces in court an instrument in writing purporting to be the
last will and Testament of Jardin Brison, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof
to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces William H. Isley one of the
subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn by the clerk of said court, on oath,
declares and testifies as follows, that is to say: that on the 4th day of October, 1917 he
saw the said Jardin Brison sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last
Will and Testament; that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Jardin Brison
declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament, and that the said
instrument in writing was, at the same time at the request of said Jardin Brison and with
his consent attested and subscribed by the said William H. Isley and Laura Rapp in the
presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses
thereto and that the said Jardin Brison 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
William H. Isley
Sworn to and subscribed by the said William H. Isley before me Cecil B. Collins, Clerk of
said Court, at Shelbyville Indiana the 11th day of October 1917.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that said instrument in writing
purporting to be the last will of Jardin Brison deceased, is the last Will and Testament of
Jardin Brison, 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 Jardin Brison, has been duly
admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of William H. Isley one of the
subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said will and of the testimony of
said William H. Isley in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7
at Pages 263 and 264 of the record of wills of said County.
( SEAL ) IN ATTESTATION WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my hand, and
affixed the seal of said court at Shelbyville, Indiana, this 11th day of
Cecil B. Collins
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Kathy Ridlen
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