Last  Will  and
Testament   -----      

Ray,  dec'd

Box 74

Filed in open court on
the 4th day of January 1830

        Hiram Alldredge
                  Clerk  P. C. S. C.

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In the name of god amen  I  thomas Wray  of shelby County and state of indiana being very sick and weake in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god  Calling unto mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die  do make and ordain this my laste will and testament that is to say principally an firste of all I give and recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discertion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general rezerrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god & as tuching such worldly astate where with it has pleased god to bless me in this life  I give demise an despose of the same in the following manner an forme   firste I give and bequeath to  Elizabeth Wray  my dearly beloved Wife all my land an houses and all my goods and all my moveable property such as stocks  horses  Cattle  sheep an hogs  I all so give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife  Elizabeth  all the munney that I have by me at this time all so the astate that I have left to my wife  Elizabeth  she shall hold for her safty of mintainance unless she thinks there is more property then is nesceary so that it is Expencieve if so it shall then be in the power of my executor to fall asail and sell such property as my wife Elizabeth shall think proper to give up all so it tis my requeste that  Hutson Ray  and  James Wray  shall

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State of Indiana }} Ss  
Shelby County }} Shelby Probate Court
January Term 1830
          I Hiram Alldredge Clerk of the Probate Court within and for said County Do Certify that on the 4th day of January 1830   Barna Ray  (the witness to the within Last Will and testament of Thomas Ray decd)  Came into open court and made oath that he Saw  Thomas Ray  Sign Seal Publish and declare the within instrument as and for his Last will and testament, that he believed the Said  Thomas Ray  was of perfect Sence and memory at the Execution thereof ----

Hiram Alldredge   Clerk   P. C. S. C.        

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Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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