Last Will and Testament
William Babb

In the name of the Benevolent Father I  William Babb  of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana Do make and publish this my last will and testament 1st I give and Devise to my beloved wiff in lieu of her Dower the farm on which we now Reside situate in Hendricks Township Shelby County Indiana Containing Eighty acres During her naturl life and all the stocks house hold goods furniture provision and other goods and Chattles which may be thereon at the time of my Decease During her natural life as aforesaid she have over [?] selling so much thereof as may Be sufficient to pay my Just Debts At the Death of my said wife the Real Estate aforesaid I give and Devise to my five sons and two grand Children as follows the Real Estate to Be Divided in six Equal parts  Daniel Babb  one share  Erastus Babb  one chare  Martin P Babb  one share  James Babb  one share  John Babb  one share  Enos Baller  half share  Mariah Baller  half share and their heirs 2nd I give and Devise to my three Daughters  Rebecca Baller  Martha Jane Tucker   Elizabeth Ann Harton   to share Equal in all the personal property that I am seised with at the Death of my said wife Lastly I Do hereby nominate and appoint my Beloved wife Executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and Empowering her to compromise adjust Releas and Discharge in such manner as she may Deem proper the Debts and Claims Due me I do also authorize and Empower her if it shal become necessary in order to paying my Debts to sell By Private Sale as in such manner upon such terms of Credit or otherwise as she may think proper all or any part of my Real Estate and Deeds to purchasers to Execute acknowledge and Deliver in fee simple.

I do hereby Revoke all former wills by me made In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this16th Day of March 1860

Will Babb  /s/

Signed and acknowledged By said William Babb as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.

John Timeney
H. F. Ross      
J. M. Ross    

State of Indiana
Shelby County ss:
Be it remembered that on this first day of August A D 1867 personally appeared before me the undersigned Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County John Timmony and H L Ross two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of writing to wit:  the last Will and Testament of William Babb late of Shelby County deceased, now produce and offer said Will for Probate....

Copied from the estate papers of William Babb, dec'd, filebox 88, Shelby County Court House vault, Shelbyville, IN, by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Will Index       Main Page