Last Will and Testament
Shelby County Probate Court
Book 3, pages 336 - 337
known that, I, Lewis Snepp of Shelby County, Indiana while in
life, health, and vigor of mind, during it proper, do, by this my Last Will and
Testament, dispose of such effects as it has pleased as Allwise Providence to
entrust to me, as follows:
First: I devise to my son Daniel F. Snepp, the following described real estate in Shelby County Indiana, subject to the conditions in this will stipulated, viz: The West half of the South East quarter of section thirty one (31) in Township eleven (11) North of Range six (6) East, containing 80 acres more or less. and also all that part of the North West quarter of said section thirty one (31) which is included in the following boundaries viz:Beginning at the South West corner of said quarter section and running thence East ninety nine (99) rods: thence North sixty four (64) rods and sixteen (16) links: thence West ninety nine (99) rods and thence South sixty four (64) rods and sixteen (16) links to place the beginning, containing forty (40) acres more or less.
Second: I devise to my daughter Elvira A. Quick for and during her natural life and subject to the conditions in the will stipulated the following described real estate, in Shelby County, Indiana, to wit: The North West quarter of Section thirty one (31) Township eleven (11)North of Range six (6) East, excepting forty (40) acres more or less beginning at the South West corner of said quarter section and running thence East ninety nine (99) rods: thence North sixty four (64) rods and sixteen (16) links, thence West Ninety nine (99) rods and thence south sixty four (64) rods and sixteen (16) links to the place of the beginning Also all that part as the North East quarter of said section thirty one (31) which I now own and which lies on the entire West side of said quarter section and containing sixty one and one fourth (1/4) acres more or less.
If the first and of said Elvira shall be living with her as her husband when she departs this life, and shall survive her, I do hereby bequeath to him John S. Quick for and during his natural life and to begin upon the decease of said Elvira, one third (1/3) part in value of the lands in this item described.
Third: The fee simple in and to the land describes in the last (2nd) item I devise, subject to the conditions in this will stipulated, and in equal proportions to such children of such Elvira as shall survive her.
Fourth: I do hereby expressly affix as a condition upon the bequest contained in the last above item (second) that if at any time it shall be made to appear by any or all of the legatees under said item, to the satisfaction of the probate Court of Shelby County, Indiana , That it is for the best interest of all legatees to sell said real estate and the several interests devised (in said item) said court may order such sale, But such sale shall not be made made in any event unless it be upon the concurrent purchase of other lands in which the entire proceeds of such sale shall be invested. And all such proceedings shall be subject to the orders, direction and approval of said court.
Fifth: I do hereby devise my wife, Sarah Snepp all of the personal estate of which I may die seized and do hereby create a charge upon the bequests to David F. Snepp and Elvira A. Quick, in the sum of Two Hundred dollars each per annum, in the favor of my said wife if she shall desire the same from time to time, and if a less sum be desired by her shall be payable to the holders of the subjects of the bequest, in equal proportions.
Sixth: I do hereby revoke and rescind all former wills by me made.
Witness my signature this 27th day of April A. D. 1885
L. J. Hackney, Jr.
Ed. K. Adams
L. J. Hackney
Probated: 3 September
Submitted by: Bruce Greene
11 Jul 2001
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