Last  Will  and  Testament of
Jonathan  Parkerson

From the Court Clerk's transcription, found in Book 1, p 296, of Will Records of Shelby County, Indiana:

     I  Jonathan Parkerson of Decatur County* and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
    1st     I direct that all my just debts be paid out of the first moneys that come into the hands of my Executor arising  out of my personal Estate.
    2nd   I direct give and devise to my beloved wife Mary Parkerson if she should out live me, the use of the farm on which we now reside and also all the personal property of which I may be seized at my demise, for the purpose of raising the minor children and to enjoy Said property both real and personal as long  as She the Said  Mary Pakerson may live, And at her death I direct that the prop-
erty be divided as follows,  I give and bequeath to my two grand Children, daughters of  Emaline Anspach, which grand children are known by the name of Ann Anspach, Martha Anspach Twenty dollars each as their full share of my Estate  And I further direct that my Son  John W Parkerson and my daughter Henry Ett Parkerson, have each the sum of two Hundred and Fifty dollars out of my estate and that after receiving said two hundred and fifty dollars each, that be
equal heirs with the remainder of my children in the remainder of my estate, both personal and Real, So that said John W Parkerson and Henry Ett Parkerson will each have two hundred and fifty dollars more of my Estate than Any of my other Children, and that all of my other children Shall Share and Share alike in my estate leaving the Setting and disposing of the Share of each one of my children to themselves or their Guardians, in case they want to convert any of the property which may come to them, into Money.
    I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
                           In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this
                           19th day of September in the year 1862.               
                                                                                      Jonathan   X   Parkerson         (seal)
       Signed and acknowledged by Said Jonathan Parkerson as his last will and Testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence                                                                                                       
                                                                                          John W Stotsenburg
                                                                                             C. W. Madison
State of Indiana
Shelby County   ss
     Be it remembered that on the 28th day of January A.D. 1871 George W Stotsenburg  one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Jonathan Parkerson late of Said County deceased personally appeared before J. G. Wolf Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County in the State of Indiana

* Jonathan was living in Decatur Co when the will was made and signed in 1862.  When Jonathan died (late 1870 or early 1871), he was living in Shelby Co.

Submitted by Robert Parkison.  Selected portions of the estate papers have also been transcribed.

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