Last Will and Testament of
I, Margaret Hill, of Shelby County, Indiana, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First: I direct that my body shall be buried by the side of my father and mother and that my funeral shall not to exceed two hundred dollars.
Second: I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the first moneys coming to the hands of my executor.
Third: After the payment of all debts, funeral expenses and costs of administration, I give and bequeath to my brother, George Hill, one thousand dollars; to my four nephews, as follows: to Ralph Hill, four thousand dollars; to Joseph Hill, two thousand dollars; to John Hill, two thousand dollars and to Richard Hill, three hundred dollars. If there should not be sufficient left of my estate after payment of the foregoing bequests and expenses, to pay to said Richard the sum of three hundred dollars then I direct that Ralph, Joseph and John Hill each contribute equally sufficient to make up said sum of three hundred dollars for said Richard.
Fourth: I direct that Clara Hill and Lora Trible take charge of all my clothing and do with it as they like. I further direct that Joseph, Ralph, John and George Hill divide my furniture between them as they like.
Fifty:[sic] Should there be any of my estate left after payment of the foregoing bequests I give it all to my nephew Ralph Hill.
Sixth: This will shall be read as soon after my death as possible.
Seventh: I nominate H.S. Downey, as executor of this will.
Witness my hand and seal this 27th day of June, 1913.
Margaret Hill seal
Witnesses: -- Annie D'H Stevenson H. S. Downey
We, the undersigned, hereby declare that we saw the testatrix, Margaret Hill, sign the foregoing will, and that she declared it to be her last will and testament and at her request we signed the same as witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other this the 27 day of June, 1913.
H. S. Downey
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
Be it remembered, that on the 27 day of October, A.D., 1915, the 21 judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court Ralph Hill and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Margaret Hill, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces H.S. Downey the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say: That on the June 27th 1913 he saw the said Margaret Hill sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Margaret Hill declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Margaret Hill and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said H.S. Downey and Anna D'H. Stevenson in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Margaret Hill was, at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty-one 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 says not.
Sworn to and susbcribed by the said H.S. Downey before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, the 27 day of Oct. 1915.
( SEAL ) Cecil B. Collins Clerk
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within named annexed Will and Testament of Margaret Hill has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of H.S. Downey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said H.S. Downey in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 67 & 68 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 Indiana, this 27 day of Oct 1915.
( SEAL ) Cecil B. Collins, Clerk
Transcribed by Barb Huff
Circuit Court Shelby County