Shelby County Indiana Will Book 1, page 637
I Nathan Riggs
of Shelby County in the State of Indiana do make and publish this as my Last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time made.
First: I direct that all my just debts be paid out of any part of my Estate which may be convenient.
Second: I devise and bequeath to my son
Sandford W. Riggs One Hundred Dollars to be paid to him within twelve
months after my death if he shall then be living if not then living then the same shall be paid to his children.
Third: I devise and bequeath to my Daughter
Agnes W. Gray one hundred dollars to be paid to her within twelve
months after my death if she shall then be living, if she is not then living the same shall be paid to her children.
Fourthly: I devise and bequeath to my daughter
Sarah E. Riggs and to her heirs all the residue of my property both
real and personal of which I shall be the owner at the time of my death, and which shall remain after the payment
of my debts and the above named bequests.
Lastly: I constitute and appoint my Son-in-law
James W. Riggs the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Witness my hand and seal May 9th 1873.
Signed published and declared by the said Nathan Riggs to be his last Will and Testament in our presence.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence
of each other.
Daniel M. Burns
The State of Indiana, Shelby County s.s.
Be it remembered , that on the 26th day of February 1883 Daniel M. Burns one of the subscribing witnesses
to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Nathan Riggs late of said county, deceased personally
appeared before Fred H. Chueden Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, in the State of Indiana and being
duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath declared and testified as follows, that is to say; That on the
9" day of May 1873 he saw the said Nathan Riggs sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last
Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time heard the said Nathan Riggs declare the said
instrument in writing to be his Last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same
time at the request of the said Nathan Riggs and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said
Daniel M. Burns and Cyrus Wright in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as
subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Nathan Riggs 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 Daniel M. Burns before me, Fred H. Chueden Clerk of said Court at
Shelbyville the 26" day of February 1883.
Fred H. Chueden Clerk
In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Fred H. Chueden
State of Indiana Shelby County s.s.
I, Fred H. Chueden Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County Indiana do hereby certify that the within
annexed Will and Testament of Nathan Riggs has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the
testimony of Daniel M. Burns one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Will
and of the testimony of the said Daniel M. Burns in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded
in Book 1 at Pages 637 & 638 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
this 26" day of February 1883.
Fred H. Chueden
Clerk Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Frank Gruber