Last Will and Testament
Mary Kitchel, dec'd
Wm. Colclazier Adm.
Filed April 14th 1854 J. Vernon Clk.
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I Mary Kitchel
of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of life and certainty of death do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First I direct that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the first money that may come to the hands of Executor and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with after the payment of my first debts and funeral expenses I dispose in the following manner to wit. I will and bequeath unto
Mary Colglazier wife of Philip Colglazier Jr. all the property I may die possessed of both real mixed and personal and I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend Jacob Fox Executor of this my last will and testament.
In Witness whereof I Mary Kitchel the testatrix have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 24 day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.
Mary Kitchel her X
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Mary Kitchel in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of each other.
Witness Michael Fox
State of Indiana Shelby County SS
Before me Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County personally came Nixon Fox and being by me duly sworn says he saw and heard Mary Kitchel (who is now deceased) sign seal publish and declare the within instrument of writing as and for her last Will and testament, that he verily believes she was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution, and not under restraint or coercion, that she was of lawful age to devise her property, that he signed his name thereto as a witness in the presence of and at the request of said testatrix and in the presence of Michael Fox the other subscribing witness thereto and further says not. Nixon Fox
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of April 1854.
J. Vernon Clk
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
I Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County do hereby certify that the within will was on the 14th day of April 1854 duly admitted to Probate before me as such Clerk, and that the same together with the proof and examination of Nixon Fox the witness by whom the same was proved, have been duly Recorded in Letters of Administration Book “A” on page 461.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court this 14th day of April A.D. 1854.
J. Vernon Clk.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Wade Dorland