Last Will and Testament
I John Hines of Shelbyville Indiana being of sound mind and disposing memory
do make and publish this as my last Will and testament .
Item 1. It is my will that after my death all of my just debts including my
funeral expense shall be paid out of my estate.
Item 2. I will and devise to my beloved son, William Hines my gun.
Item 3. I will and devise to my beloved daughter, Mattie Taylor my melodeon.
Item 4. I will and devise to my beloved son, George Washington Hines my
violin and Fifty Dollars in money.
Item 5. I will and devise to my beloved daughter, Nettie Hines, my silver
Item 6. I will and bequeath to my beloved children hereinabove named at items
2-3-4 and 5 my library share and share alike to be divided by them.
Item 7. I will, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife, Alice Hines, all the
residence of my property, real, personal and mixed of every kind and
description for and during the term of her natural life and at her death to
my beloved children viz: William Hines, Mattie Taylor, George Washington
Hines, and Nettie Hines share and share alike.
Item 8. I hereby nominate and appoint my son George Washington Hines,
executor of my last Will and testament and it is my will that he shall serve
as such with out other compensation than the Fifty Dollars named in item four
In Witness Whereof I heerunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of July 1911.
Witness: Elmer Bassett John X Hines
Signed and acknowledged by John Hines as his last Will and Testament in our
presence and signed by us at his request as attesting witnesses in his
presence and in the presence of each other this 5th day of July 1911.
Frank E. Ray
State of Indiana. Shelby County SS
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of February 1912 Elmer Bassett one of
the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament
of John Hines, late of said County deceased personally appeared before Otto
L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County in the State of Indiana
and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath, declared and
testified as follows, that is to say: That on the 5th day of July, 1911 he
saw the said John Hines sign his name to the said instrument in writing to be
his last Will and Testament, and that the said John Hines 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.
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Elmer Bassett before me Otto L. Coyle,
Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville the 6th day of February 1912.
In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the
seal of said Court.
Otto L. Coyle, Clerk Shelby Circuit Court.
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS:
I, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do
hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of John Hines has
been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Elmer
Bassett and of the subscribing witnesses thereo, that a complete record of
said Will and of the testimony of the said Elmer Bassett in proof thereof has
been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 pages 105-106 and 107 of the
record of Wills of said County.
In Attestation thereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the
seal of said Court, t Shelbyville, this 6th day of February, 1912.
Otto L. Coyle, Clerk Circuit Court of Shelby County.
Transcribed by Pat Lorentzen