D. Major deceased
S. Major Exec Box 3
Filed in the office of the Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County Ind Decr 13th 1834
S. B. Morris Clerk
In the name of God Amen I
Dinah Major of Morven in the County of Shelby and State of Indiana being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and Testament revoking and annulling any and all will or wills by me at any time heretofore made. I first order and direct that provided I die at Morven that I be buried in the space between the Graves of my late Husband
Arthur Major & his Brother Allin Major. I will and Bequeath to my niece
Dinah Avery and her Brother Thomas Avery the sum of five Hundred Dollars each the said money viz one Thousand Dollars to be put in to the hands of
William O. Little of Shelbyville State of Indiana the interest of said money to be at the rate of six per cent per annum the said interest to be paid yearly by the said Little to their Mother or Guardian he (Little) taking a receipt for the same the principle to be paid to them as follows Five Hundred to each of them that is to Dinah Avery & Thomas Avery when they arrive a lawful age and in case of either of them dying before they attain that age the survivor in that case to inherit the whole and in case of boath of the above named children’s demise before they arrive at lawful age I in such case will and bequeath the before mentioned Thousand Dollars to William O. Little of Shelbyville Ind I will and bequeath to William O. Little of Shelbyville Ind the sum of Five Hundred Dollars and one pair of silver tablespoons marked with the letters T.M.M. I will and bequeath to my sister Hannah Avery and my nephew Stephen Major of Shelby County State of Indiana all of my cows Hoggs Household furniture & house Linen the same not to be sold at publick sale but to be equally divided between the before mentioned
Hanah Avery and Stephen Major I also order that the notes I hold of
Gilbert Brown & John Jacobus Sen. be given up to the respective signers no payment demanded I will and bequeath all the balance and residue of property boath real estate and personal not herein mentioned that I may die in possession of in these United States of America to my nephew Stephen Major of Shelby County State of Indiana to be enjoyed by him forever I also will and bequeath to my Brother
Thomas Major of Granard County Longford Ireland all my right title claim and demand to all my Real Estate in Edgeworthstown in the County of Longford Ireland I also will and bequeath my wearing apperal to whatever female may be living with me during my last illness I also appoint
Stephen Major of Shelby County Indiana to carry my above will and Testament into effect directing him to discharge the first three naimed legacies in good & solvent notes then due which may be in my possession at the time of my demise in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this fifteenth day of August one Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty four.
Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the above Dinah Major as her last will and testament, As Witnesses thereto we have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testatrix and in the presence of each other this fifteenth day of August A.D. Eighteen hundred and thirty four.
Herman Avery Hallack Vanpelt
|State of Indiana || Probate Court of Shelbyville|
Shelby County SS || In Vacation December 13th 1834|
Before me Sylvan B. Morris Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County personally came Hallack Vanpelt and Herman Avery of Lawful age the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will of Dinah Major deceased and being by me duly sworn upon oath Saith that they saw Dinah Major sign seal publish and declare this writing as her last Will and Testament That they believe She was at the time of its execution of sound mind and memory and that they signed their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of said Testatrix and at her request and in the presence of each other.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Thirteenth day of December Eighteen hundred and thirty four.
Sylvan B. Morris Clerk
Transcribed by Barb Huff