Will and Testament of John Moore
And the Proof Thereof by Cyrus Wright
I John Moore of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, to wit:
Item First: I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of estate.
Item Second: I direct that all my property both Real and personal that shall remain after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, Shall be divided equally among my children or the legal heirs of such as may be dead, taking into consideration the advancements which I have heretofore made to them and which I herein estimate as followsto wit:
To Rachel Davis now deceased and to her heirs since her death Thirty Six Hundred Dollars.
To Mahala Wilson Twenty Six Hundred Dollars.
To Elizabeth Hendrickson now deceased and to her heirs since her death Sixteen Hundred and Ninety Dollars.
To Casander Hatton and her Husband Twenty Six Hundred and Thirty Dollars.
To Susan E Hatton Twenty five Hundred and Fifty Dollars
and to my son John A Moore Thrity nine Hundred Dollars.
And which sums as herein estimated and specified by me, I have fixed upon for the purpose of making the division of the residue of my property equal among my children or their legal representatives.
I do hereby appoint my son John A Moore my Executor of this my last Will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal this third day of February AD 1864
John Moore /s/
Signed sealed and acknowledged by the John Moore as his last will and testament in our presence and we both sign our names as witnesses at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other day and date above named ---
Cyrus Wright /s/
Jno C. Green /s/
State of Indiana
Shelby County ss:
Be it remembered that on the 15 day of September 1870 Cyrus Wright one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of John Moore, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before JG Wolf Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas 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 third day of February A.D. 1864 he saw the said John Moore sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testment, and that this deponent at the same time heard the said John Moore 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 the said Testator and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Cyrus Wright and John C Green in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said John Moore 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.
Cyrus Wright /s/
Sworn and subscribed by the said Deponent before me,
JG Wolf Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville
the 15 day of September 1870
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
JG Wolf Clk /s/
State of Indiana, Shelby County, ss:
I, JG Wolf, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of John Moore has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Cyrus Wright one of the subscribing witnesses thereof, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Cyrus Wright in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book No 1 at pages 283-284 of the Records of Wills of said County.
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville this 15 day of September 1870.
JG Wolf, Clerk /s/
Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County
Transcribed from the estate papers of John Moore, dec'd, by Phyllis Miller Fleming.
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