Last Will of Rebecca A. Morrison
Know all men by these presents, that I Rebecca A. Morrison of Morristown of Shelby County in the State of Indiana do hereby make and publish this my last will an testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1. It is my will that so soon as possible after my decease, all of my just debts an legal charges be paid out of my personal Estate.
Item 2. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Florence V. Jones the sum o ive Hundred Dollars to be paid to her in cash out of my Estate.
Item 3. After the payment of my just debts and legal charges, and the payment of the five hundred dollars to my daughter Florence V. Jones, mentioned in Item 2 of the will, I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my Estate both real and personal, wherever situated, to my beloved children, Lewis C. Morrison, Florence V. Jones and Stella D. Friday, said children to take the same share and share alike.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of January AD 1893.
Rebecca A Morrison
Signed sealed and acknowledged by the said Rebecca A. Morrison as her last
will and testament in our presence and signed by us, at her request as attesting
witnesses thereto in her presence and in the presence of each other.
Everet E. Stroup
State of Indiana Shelby County S.S.
Be it remembered that on the 3" day of October 1895 the 4th judicial day of the October Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, came into open court Everet E. Stroup and produces in Court an instrument in writing purperting to be the last will and testament of Rebecca A. Morrison deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said will introduces Everet E. Stroup one o 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 31st day of January 1893 he saw the said Rebecca A. Morrison sign her name to said instrument in writing as an for her last will and Testament: and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Rebecca A. Morrison 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 Rebecca A. Morrison and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Everet E. Stroup and Martin Updegraff in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as sucscribing[sic] witnesses thereto, and that the said Rebecca A. Morrison was at the time of 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 Deponent further says that said Testator departed this life on the 30th day of September 1895 and further deponent says not.
Everet E. Stroup
Sworn to and subscribe by the said Everet E. Stroup before me J. W. Poers Clerk o said court at Shelbyville Ind. the 3" day o October 1895.
J. W. Powers Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered adjudged and decreed by
the court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last will of Rebecca A. Morrison deceased is the
last will and testament of Rebecca A. Morrison deceased and is hereby amitted to probate and record in this court.
State of Indiana Shelby County SS
I, J. W. Powers Clerk o the circuit Court of Shelby County Iniana, do hereby certify that the annexed will and testament of Rebecca A. Morrison has been duly admitted to probate and duly proven by the testimony of Everet E. Stroup one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that that[sic] a complete Record of said will and of the testimony of the said Everet E. Stroup in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 3 at pages 231 & 232 of the reord[sic] of wills of said County.
In attestation whereof I. have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Shelbyville Ind. this 3" day of October 1895.
J. W. Powers Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001.
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