Last  Will  and  Testament

John  A.  Henry

I,  John A. Henry  of Shelby Co.  In the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, and do hereby revoke any and all former Wills and Codicils by me at any time hereto fore make.  

Item One.  I direct that all my just debts including funeral expenses to be paid my Executrix here in after named out of the just moneys coming into her hands after my death.

Item Two.  I give and devise unto my beloved wife Mary E. Henry, the following described Real Estate  in Shelby County in the State of Indiana towit:  Lot Number (4) in Walkerville, (Except the East part thereof which is described as follows towit: --
A part of Lot Number Four (4) in Walkerville, Shelby County Indiana Beginning at a point twelve (we) chains and ninety two (92) links South and three (3) chains and ninety six links West of the North Exit corner of the East half of the South East Quarter of Section Thirty Two (32) in township Thirteen (13) North of Range Seven (7) East: and running thence West Two (2) rods and Eight (8) inches: thence North to the Shelbyville and Rushville Turnpike thence in a North Easterly direction parallel with said turnpike Two (2) rods and Sixteen (16) inches and thence South One (1) Chain and Eighty Three (83) links to the place of beginning. The said real estate herein Willed to be held by her in fee simple.

Item Three.  It is my Will and desire and I hereby direct that my daughters Cora Henry  and  Nora Henry whom I have not seen or heard from since their infancy and whose names I do not now know more particularly shall not take any part of my estate by and under this Will.  It is my further Will and desire that if either or both of my said daughters shall be dead at the time of my death leaving a child or children surviving me, then in this case said Grandchild or Grandchildren shall not take any part of my estate by and under
this Will.

Item Four.  All the residue and remainder of my property and Estate whatever and wherever I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary E. Henry to be held by her absolute.

Item Five.  I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Mary E. Henry to be the Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 19th day of November A. D. 1907.

                                                                 Signed  John A. Henry ( seal )

Joe  M. Keith
Charles Blair

Recorded Book 6
Pages 332 - 334
May 16, 1913

Election of Widow of Mary E. Henry,  Executrix

The undersigned widow of  John A. Henry deceased of Shelby Co. Indiana who said settlement and whose last will and testament have been duly admitted to probate and record in the Shelby Circuit Court of said County and State hereby makes election, as such widow to take and accept the provisions made by said will in her favor in lieu of her statutory right as such widow in and to the personal property and real estate of which her said husband died, signed, and which statutory right in consideration of the provisions of said will by her acceptance as aforesaid is herby relinquished and released.
the 22 day of May 1913                                    Mary E. Henry  ( signed )

State of Indiana       SS.
County of Shelby

On the 22 day of May 1913 personally appeared before the undersigned a Notary Public in and said County and State Mary E. Henry, widow of John A. Henry, deceasal to me will known and having had fully explained to her the contents of the foregoing  instrument, acknowledge that she executed the same as her voluntary act and deed.

Witness my hand and Notary Seal at Shelbyville, Indiana, this the date last above written.

August 13-1913                               Urus  E. Tindall

Transcribed by Wanda

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