Last Will and TestamentI, William M. Ensminger a resident of Shelby County Indiana, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
William M. Ensminger
Item 1. I direct, that as soon as possible after my decease, all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.
Item 2. After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses as in item one provided I give, devise and bequeath all of the residue of my estate, both real and personal which shall remain, to my beloved wife, Mary C. Ensminger to have and to hold as her individual property forever in fee simple.
Item 3. I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Mary C. Ensminger as the Executrix of this my last will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of March 1914.
William M. X Ensminger ( SEAL )
Signed, Sealed and acknowledged by the above Willilam M. Ensminger as his last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us the attesting Witnesses thereto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other. This third day of March 1914.
Witnesses: J. M. Ensminger
T. B. Carey
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS
Be It Remembered, that on the 23" day of May A.D.1914 the 18" Judicial day of the May Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court John M. Ensminger, and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William M. Ensminger deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record and in proof of said Will introduces John M. Ensminger, the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say, That on the 3rd day of March 1914 he saw the said William M. Ensminger 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 William M. Ensminger 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 William M. Ensminger and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said J. M. Ensminger and T. B. Carey, in the presence of said Testator and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said William M. Ensminger 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.
J. M. Ensminger
Sworn to and subscribed by the said J. M. Ensminger before me Otto L. Coyle Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville Indiana, the 23" day of May 1914.Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of William M. Ensminger deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Wm. M. Ensminger, deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
(SEAL) Otto L. Coyle Clerk
State of Indiana Shelby County SS.
I Otto L. Coyle, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of William M. Ensminger had been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of J. M. Ensminger one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said J. M. Ensminger, in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 at pages 459-460 and 461 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 Indiana this 23 day of May 1914.( SEAL ) Otto L. Coyle Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County
Transcribed by Barb Huff