Last Will and Testament
I, Treacy A. Baker, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me made.
Treacy A. Baker
Item 1. It is my will that all of my just debts shall be paid out of my estate.
Item 2. It is my will that all of my property, both real and personal shall be sold by the executor of this my will and reduced to cash.
Item 3. I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my husband, August Baker, such share and part of my estate as he would take under the law, viz: the one third part thereof, to be paid to him in cash after my property shall have been sold as provided in Item 2 of this will.
Item 4. I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved children Alonzo Coulson, William Coulson, James Coulson, Albert Coulson and Nora B. Rhodes, share and share alike, all the residue of my property and estate after the payment of my just debts and the costs of administration of my estate and after the payment of the devise and bequest at Item 3 of this will.
Item 5. I hereby nominate and appoint my son, James Coulson as executor of this my last will and testament.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of August, 1915.
Witness: Elmer Bassett Treacy A. X Baker ( SEAL )
Signed and acknowledged by Treacy A. Baker as her last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us at her request as attesting witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other this 12th day of August, 1915.
State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
Be it remembered, That on the 21 day of August 1915 Elmer Bassett one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Treacy A. Baker late of said County deceased, personally appeared before the 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 12th day of August 1915 he saw the said Treacy A. Baker sign his [sic] name to the said instrument in writing as and for his [sic]last Will and Testament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Treacy A. Baker declare the said instrument in writing to be his [sic] last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Treacy A. Baker and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Elmer Bassett in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Treacy A. Baker 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 Elmer Bassett before me, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, the 31 day of August 1915.
In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Cecil B. Collins
Clerk Shelby Circuit 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 Treacy A. Baker has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of Elmer Bassett one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Elmer Bassett in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 46-47-48 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 31 day of August 1915.
( SEAL ) Cecil B. Collins
Clerk Circuit Court, Shelby County
Transcribed by Barb Huff
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