Deed Book F, p. 267

Last  Will  and  Testament  of
William  Boggs

WILL

          I  William Boggs  of Sugar creek township Shelby county in the state of Indiana do make and publish this my Last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made:  First I direct as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to invest me with be disposed of in the following manner

          To Wit:  I direct first that the Land herein after described be given to my beloved wife  Mary Boggs  during her natural life.

          I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary above mentioned all that tract or parcel of Land lying and being in Shelby county State of Indiana, Sugar creek Township.  Bounded and described as follows beginning on the East line of the North East Quarter of section No twenty four in township No thirteen North of Range five sixty poles south from the North East corner of s[ai]d Quarter section running West one hundred and twenty eight poles thence North ["North" is crossed out] East one hundred and twenty eight poles thence North to the place of beginning.

          I also direct that all my personal estate be at my death the property of the sd Mary Boggs my beloved wife during her natural life.

          I further direct that at the death of my beloved wife Mary the land above described and personal estate above mentioned become the property of my beloved daughter  Lydia Boggs  in consideration of the Love and affection which I bear to her and her comfortable maintenance.

          I also give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter  Jane McPherson  formerly Jane Boggs Two dollars and fifty cents.  Also I further give and bequeath to my beloved son  Joseph F. Boggs  the sum of two dollars and fifty cents, I further direct that the sum of two dollars and fifty cents be given to my Daughter  Sally Morgan  formerly Sally Boggs, as also I do give and bequeath to my two other daughters  Mary Hopper  and  Betsy Morgan  formerly Mary Boggs and Betsy Boggs the sum of two dollars and fifty cents each for the love and affection which I bear to them.  These several sums to be paid at any time when demanded after the death of my beloved wife Mary.

          I further direct that my beloved son  Joseph F. Boggs  be Executor of my Last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal:  this 30th of June 1835.

Signed sealed and deliver in presence of
H Stewart, William H. Manwaring

William Boggs {seal}

Recorded June 4th 1836, Milton Robins Recorder

See Deed Book G Page 624
Source: FHC microfilm 1403459, Shelby County Deed Records
Book G page 624
Proof of the Will of William Boggs,  See Deed Book F Page 267

State of Indiana Shelby County
          Be it Remembered that on the twenty sixth day of October in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Thirty seven Personally came before me Sylvan B. Morris Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County.  William H. Manwaring one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will of lawful age and being by me ( ? ) sworn upon oath says that he saw and heard William Boggs sign seal publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as his Last will and testament, and Now he believes the said Bogges was of sound mind and memory at the time of its execution and that he signed his name thereto as witness in the presence and at the request of the said testator and in the presence of John H. Stewart the other subscribing witness thereto.

William H. Manwaring

Sworn to and subscribbed before me at my office in Shelbyville the day and year aforesaid.

Continued from Book F. Page 268

Sylvan B. Morris, Clerk P.C.S.G. Ind
Recorded Oct. 26th 1837, M. Robins Recorder

Source: FHC microfilm 1403460, Shelby County Deed Records
Submitted by:  Kathryn Young

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