Last Will and Testament
Book No. 1 pages 277 to 280
In the name of the benevolent Father of all, I Isaac Lamb of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana, Being of full age and in sound mind and memory make and declare this my last will and testament.
1st It is my will that at my decease my body be decently interred in a way corresponding with my estate.
2nd I direct that all my debts including funeral expences shall first be paid.
3rd I devise and bequeath to my son Isaac N. Lamb fifteen hundred dollars in trust for my daughter Hannah Thompson, said sum to be placed at interest and the interest thereof to be paid to her annually during her life. I also direct that in case that William A. Thompson (the husband of said Hannah Thompson) shall die before my daughter Hannah Thompson, Then I direct that said Isaac N. Lamb shall pay over to said Hannah Thompson the whole amount of said fifteen hundred dollars and such portions of interest that may seem to be unpaid. And in case that my daughter Hanner Thompson shall die before her husband William A. Thompson the said William A. Thompson shall not be entitled to any portion of said fifteen hundred dollars, nor the interest thereof. But the said amount of fifteen hundred dollars shall continue to remain in the hands of said Isaac N. Lamb in trust, or his successor until the heirs of the body of said Hannah Thompson shall each severally arrive at the age of twenty one years, at which time the said heirs of said Hannah Thompson shall be entitled (equally) to said fifteen hundred dollars with all interest due and not taken up by said Hannah Thompson.
4th I bequeath to my daughter Amanda Warner all the house hold goods including books of which I shall be the owner at my death. I also bequeath to the said Amanda Warner, fifteen hundred dollars in money exclusive of the personal property named in the foregoing part of the fourth provision of this will.
5th I also direct and require that my son Isaac N. Lamb pay over to the balance of the heirs named in this will such amount as will be sufficient to fill all the bequests of this will and for such amount paid over, the said Isaac N. Lamb shall be entitled to a credit on such notes I have in my possession and now hold against said Isaac N. Lamb.
6th I also bequest to my son Isaac N. Lamb and my son Joseph Lamb and the joint heirs of my son Daniel McFarland Lamb, the sum of one hundred dollars each in addition to what they have already received. It is also to be understood that such claims or receipts as I may have in my possession against Isaac Lamb or Daniel McFarland Lamb shall not be taken in the account in paying over the above named one hundred dollars.
7th I bequeath to my Grandson Isaac N. Moor, one thousand dollars, also one share of Turn Pike Stock in the Turn Pike known as the Red Buck Pike in Butler County and State of Ohio. It is also to be understood that the claims I hold against the father of my Grandson Isaac N. Moor, shall not be taken into the account in paying over the said one thousand dollars to said Isaac N. Moor.
8th I also bequeath to my daughter Mary Williamson Eight hundred dollars.
9th I also bequeath to my daughter Ruth Ann Pocock Eight hundred dollars.
10th I also direct that when all the foregoing bequests of this will are filled, that all the balance of money remaining on hand shall be equally divided among all my children and Grandchildren so as that the Grand children shall only receive the amount that their parents would have been entitled to in case they would have lived.
11th I hereby nominate and appoint my son Isaac N. Lamb executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I Isaac Lamb have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of December Eighteen hundred and sixty six.
This will certify that I the undersigned paid May the 4" 1867 to Joseph Lamb, to whom is bequeathed in this will one hundred dollars the sum of fifty dollars which is to be deducted out of the one hundred dollars bequeathed to him. Isaac Lamb
The State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
Be it Remembered tat on the 19"day of April A.D. 1870 Peter O. Arnold one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Isaac Lamb, 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, 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 Seventeenth day of December 1866 he saw the said Isaac Lamb sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, and that this deponent at the same heard the said Isaac Lamb 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 Isaac Lamb and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Peter O. Arnold, in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witness thereto, and that the said Isaac Lamb was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age (that is more than twenty on 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 say not.
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Deponent before me, J. G. Wolf Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville the 19" day if April 1870.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS
I, J. G. Wolf Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of Isaac Lamb has been duly admitted to Probate and duly proved by the testimony of Peter O. Arnold one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said Peter O. Arnold in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book No. 1 at pages 277 to 280 of the Record of Wills of said County.
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville this 19 day of April 1870.