Last  Will  and  Testament
of
John  H. Snyder



          I,  John H. Snyder,  of Shelby County, in the State of Indiana, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
          Item 1.  It is my will and I direct that all my just debts and the debts of my estate be paid out of my estate by my executor. It is my will that such debts be paid out of my personal property and if for any reason my personal property, shall be insufficient to pay all of such debts, then I request that the beneficiaries under my will provide funds for the payment of the debts remaining unpaid after all my personal property shall have been used for that purpose, the same to be so paid and provided by such beneficiaries pro rata and in the proportions that they shall receive an interest in my said property, to the end that no real estate be sold to pay debts, if the sale of real estate for that purpose can be avoided.
          Item 2.  I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife,  Eliza A. Snyder,  for and during the term of her natural life, all of my property both personal and real remaining after the payment of my debts and the debts of my said estate, and the property is so given in lieu of her interest in my estate under the laws of descent in this State.
          Item 3.  I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter,  Lydia Muck,  the undivided one fourth part in value of all my property, both personal and real to be held and owned by her absolutely and in fee simple, subject only to the provisions of Item 1 of this Will and the Life Estate in said property, given to my said wife in Item 2 of this Will.
          Item 4.  I give, bequeath and devise to my son  Everett Snyder,  the undivided one fourth part in value of all my property, both personal and real, to be held and owned by him absolutely and in fee simple, subject only to the provisions of Item 1 of this will and the life estate in the said property given to my said wife in Item 2 of this will.
          Item 5.  I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter  Alta Shaw,  the undivided one fourth part in value of all my property, both personal and real to be hers and owned by her absolutely, and in fee simple, subject only to the provisions of Item 1 of this will and the life estate in the said property given to my said wife in Item 2 of this Will.
          Item 6.  I give, bequeath and devise the remaining one fourth part in value of my property both personal and real, subject to the provisions of Item 1 and 2 of this Will, and subject to the advancements hereinafter charged, to my son and daughter-in-law  Clarence Snyder  and  Jessie Snyder,  husband and wife, for and during the terms of their joint lives, and if my said son, Clarence Snyder shall survive his said wife, then to him for and during the term of his natural life, and if the said Jessie Snyder shall survive her said husband, then the said property shall go and is hereby given to her and during the terms of her natural life, or so long as she shall remain the widow of said Clarence Snyder, and no longer, and in fee simple title to the real estate and the absolute ownership of the said personal property, shall be vested and the same is hereby given and devised to the child or children, share and share alike, of the said Clarence Snyder, subject to the provisions of Item 1 and 2 of this will and the interests of the said Clarence Snyder and his said wife as in this item of this will provided.  Provided however, that I do hereby charge the said Clarence Snyder Jessie Snyder and the child or children of the said Clarence Snyder with an advancement in the sum of Eleven Hundred ($1100.00) Dollars, on account of money by me paid out for the said Clarence Snyder, and I direct that the beneficiaries under this item of my will be charged with such advancement in the settlement of my estate, and I do hereby further provide and direct that any and all sum or sums that may be hereafter paid by me on account of being surety for said Clarence Snyder or from any other cause for his wife and benefit, if any such sums shall be so paid, be and the same are hereby charged as advancements against the beneficiaries under this item of my will, and shall be so charged and considered in the settlement of my estate.
          Item 7.  I further direct and provide that the personal property given to Clarence Snyder and Jessie Snyder in Item 6 of this will shall be held and used by them without being required to keep and account thereof or to make a report of the use thereof to any court.
          Item 8.  I hereby appoint my son, Everett Snyder as Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
          In Witness and Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the City of Shelbyville, in the State of Indiana, this 15th day of January A.D. 1914.

John H. Snyder       ( SEAL )   


          The foregoing will was signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said John H. Snyder as his last Will and Testament, in our presence, and at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, we do hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses to the signature and execution of the above and foregoing will and affix the initials of our names on the Margin of each page of the said Will for identification of each page thereof.
          This 15th day of January A.D. 1914.

Clarence A. Lowe
George H. Meiks



Stare of Indiana, Shelby County SS
          Be It Remembered, That on the 20th day of November A.D. 1914 the 5th Judicial day of the November Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, came into open Court George H. Meiks and produces in Court and instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John H Snyder deceased and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces George H. Meiks the subscribing Witnesses thereto, Who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declares and testify as follows, that is to say:  That on the 15th day of January 1914, he saw the said John H. Snyder sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and testament, and this deponent at the same time, heard the said John H. Snyder declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the said instrument was, at the same time, at the request of the said John H. Snyder and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said George H. Meiks and Clarence A. Lowe in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said John H. Snyder 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.
George H. Meiks

          Sworn to and subscribed by the said George H. Meiks before me, Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville Indiana the 20th day of November 1914.
Otto L. Coyle Clerk


          Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of John H. Snyder deceased is the last Will and Testament of John H. Snyder deceased and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.

(SEAL)                     Otto L. Coyle   Clerk



State of Indian, 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 H. Snyder has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of George H. Meiks one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said Geo. H. Meiks in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at pages 501-502-503-504-505 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, Indiana, this 20th day of November 1914.

( SEAL )                     Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County


Transcribed by Barb Huff

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