Last  Will  and  Testament  of 
John  Morgan 
Kennedy

 

I,  John Morgan Kennedy, Sr., of Shelby County, Indiana, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.

Item 1.  It is my last will that after my death all of my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid out of my Estate.

Item 2.  I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Thankful Ann Kennedy, as her sole and absolute property all of my personal property of every kind and description what ever, including notes and chores in action.

In Witness Whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of January 1910.

John M. Kennedy

 

Signed and acknowledged by John Morgan Kennedy, Sr., 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.
Dated January 18th, 1910

A.W. Kennedy
Elmer Bassett

 

State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
            Be it remembered, that on the 24th day of August 1911, Elmer Bassett one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of John M. Kennedy, Sr., 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 18th day of January, 1910 he saw the said John M. Kennedy, Sr., sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament; and that this deponent at the same time, heard the said John M. Kennedy and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Elmer Bassett and Albert W. Kennedy in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said John M. Kennedy, Sr., was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age, (that is, more than 21 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.

Elmer Bassett

 

            Sworn to and subscribed by the said Elmer Bassett, before me, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville the 24th day of August, 1911.

In Attestation Thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.

Otto L. Coyle
Clerk S.C.C.

 

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 M. Kennedy, Sr., has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Elmer Bassett one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said will, and the testimony of the said Elmer Bassett in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at pages 50 & 51 of the Record of Wills of said County.

In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville, this 24th day of August, 1911

Otto L. Coyle Clerk S.C.C.


Election of Widow

 

State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
           To the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana:

I, Thankful Ann Kennedy, widow of John M. Kennedy deceased, do hereby relinquish and renounce all right, claim and preference which I may have to administer upon the Estate of said decedent or to serve as Executor of the Last Will of said decedent and request that Thomas B. Kennedy be appointed as executor of the last Will of said decedent.

  Dated this 24th day of August, 1911

Thankful Ann Kennedy

Transcribed by Linda Bath

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