Will   of
Dinah  Major

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.
Dinah Major         (SEAL)            

            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.
H. Avery             Hallack Vanpelt    

            Sworn to and subscribed before me this Thirteenth day of December Eighteen hundred and thirty four.
Sylvan B. Morris     Clerk    

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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