Last Will and Testament
William Patterson, deceased
I William Patterson of Jackson Township, Shelby County in the State of Indiana, make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
Item One. I will and bequeath to my daughter Amanda Phillips all my personal property in my residence in Jackson Township, Shelby County, Indiana including household goods, furniture and other effects and also all the cows and hogs on my farm at my death.
Item Two. I will and bequeath to my grandson Willis Patterson all the horses, teams, harness, wagons and agricultural implements possessed by me at my death.
Item Three. All the residue of my property real and personal of which I shall die seized I devise and bequeath to my daughter Amanda Phillips and to my grandson Willis Patterson to be held and enjoyed by them in fee simple but I charge said bequest and devise with the following obligations. I will and direct that my said daughter Amanda Phillips shall pay to my son, George Patterson on the first day of January after my death and on the 1st day of January of each year during his lifetime the sum of Twenty Five dollars and my grandson Willis Patterson shall on the 1st day of August after my death and on the 1st day of August of each year during the lifetime of my said son George Patterson pay to him the sum of Twenty Five dollars.
Item Four. I have made no provision for the children of my son John Patterson nor for my great granddaughter Vera Conover for reasons satisfactory to myself.
Item Five. I authorize my daughter Amanda Phillips and my Grandson Willis Patterson to name and select some proper person to execute the provisions of this Will and request the Court to appoint the person so selected by them and direct that Hord and Adams shall act as the attorneys in the settlement of my estate and in the enforcement of the provisions of this will.
Witnness my hand and seal this 6th day of June 1910.
Signed and acknowledged by William Patterson as his last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us as attesting witnesses at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other this June 6th 1910.
Herbert C. Jones
State of Indiana, Shelby County SS:
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of April A.D. 1912 the 52nd Judicial day of the February Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open court Herbert C. Jones and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William Patterson deceased and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record and in proof of said Will introduces Herbert C. Jones one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court on oath declares and testifys as follows, that is to say, That on the 6th day of June 1910 he saw the said William Patterson 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 Patterson 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 Patterson and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Herbert C. Jones and Louis Hoover in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said William Patterson 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.
Herbert C. JonesSworn to and subscribed by the said Herbert C. Jones before me Otto L. Coyle Clerk of said Court at Shelbyville, Indiana the 3rd day of April 1913.
Otto L. Coyle ClerkWhereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will of William Patterson, deceased is the last Will and Testament of William Patterson 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 Patterson had been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Herbert C. Jones one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Will and of the testimony of the said Herbert C. Jones in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 6 of pages 295-296-297 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 3rd day of April 1913.
( SEAL ) Otto L. Coyle ClerkTranscribed by Barb Huff
Circuit Court of Shelby Co.