and Testament of
From the Court Clerk's transcription, found in Book 1, p 296, of Will Records of Shelby County,
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
Jonathan X Parkerson
Signed and acknowledged by Said Jonathan
Parkerson as his last will and Testament in our
presence and signed by us in his
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
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.