Shelby County, Indiana
Will and Testament of
In the name of God the Benevolent Father of All – Amen. I, Margaret Sartle of Shelby County State of Indiana being of Sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form falling:
Item First: I will and direct all my just debts if any and the expenses of my last Sickness and funeral be paid as soon after my decease as conveniently can be done.
Item Second: I give and bequeath to my beloved husband Charles Sartle all of my personal property including all my household goods, and I further give and devise all my right title and interest in and to the following real estate in Shelby County in the State of Indiana to wit: All that part of the west half of the North West quarter (1/4) of Section (3) three in Township twelve (12) North Range (7) Seven East which lies north of the Center of the Cambridge City branch of the Jeffersonville Madison and Indianapolis Rail Road containing (7 25/100) Seven acres and twenty five hundredths of an acre be the same more or less provided nevertheless my husband Charles Sartle survives me, but in the event my said husband dies before I do, then in that event I give and devise and bequeath all my personal property and the said described real estate above as aforesaid to the Beachers Aid Society of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in fee Simple.
Item Third: I nominate, constitute and appoint James A. Sargent Secretary of the Preachers Aid Society of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church or his successor in office to be the Executor of this my last will and testament in full assurance that he will honestly and faithfully execute this my Will and Testament.
Witness my hand and seal this 10th day of March A.D., 1913.
Margaret Sartle X (Seal)
The foregoing instrument was signed, subscribed, sealed, published and declared by Margaret Sartle as and for her will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other and we at the same time at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses of the above instrument on this 10th day of March A.D. 1913.
Wm. Bates ( Subscribed )
Josie E. Bates ( Subscribed )
State of Indiana
Shelby County, SS:
Be in remembered, that on the 24th day of June, A.D. 1915 the 46” judicial day of the May Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court James A. Sargent and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament Margaret Sartle, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces Wm. Bates the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is say: That on the 10th day of March, A.D. 1913 he saw the said Margaret Sartle 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 Sartle 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 Sartle and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said William Bates and Josie E. Bates in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that and that the said Margaret Sartle 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 subscribed by the said William Bates before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, the 24 day of June 1915.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered, and adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Margaret Sartle deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Margaret Sartle deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
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 annexed Will and Testament of Margaret Sartle has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of William Bates one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said William Bates in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 19, 20, 21 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 24 day of June 1915.
Cecil B. Collins Clerk ( Seal )
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Linda Bianchi
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