INDIANA TRAILS
TRANSCRIBED WILLS OF
HARRISON COUNTY RESIDENTS
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DAVID JENKINS WILL
Date: Sept. 6, 1815


In the Name of God, Amen I David Jenkins of  Indiana Territory, Harrison County, being very sick, an perfect in mind & memory, thanks be to God. Calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament, and as touching (?) such worldly assets wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give demise and dispose in the following manner and form. To Wit: the following property to be sold , one mare, all my carpenter tools, except one hand saw and drawing knife, one foot a___,three augers, and hammer, three planes, one cow and calf, one heifer, all my lawful debts to be paid out of the debts due me and the money arriving from the sale of this property.
First, I give and bequeath to Marion my wife all my property and money arriving from the sale of said property and debts due me, after all lawful debts being paid. I give to her in her lifetime to sell and dispose of at her Will.
I give to my brother Jeremiah Jenkins one half of my Mill, by him being at one half of the expense to keep up said Mill. I likewise constitute make and ordain Cornelius Hall and Malice Merrik the sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament. I hereby disallow and disown all and every other Will and Testament by me otherwise  before named, this and this and no other to be my last Will & Testament in witness whereof  I have hereto set my hand and seal this the sixth day of September, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen. (1815).                            Signed. David Jenkins (seal)

Signed, Sealed and declared by the said David Jenkins as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
Martin H. Tucker, William Scott.

Indiana Territory, Harrison County : Sct.}
23rd October, 1815.
This day Martin H. Tucker & William Scott came personally  before me Richard M. Heth clerk of the Circuit court of said County and made oath that David Jenkins, deceased, signed, sealed published and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be his last Will & Testament to be his act and deed. Whereof I have admitted the same to record in my office in Will Book A. pages 39, 40.
                               Test: R. M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

ISAAC LOFTON WILL
Date: Jan. 23, 1813


In the Name of God, Amen I, Isaac Lofton of Harrison County, Indiana Territory being in my perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it appointed unto for all men over to died do make this my last Will & Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it to me and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a descent Christian funeral at the discretion of my Executors,  nothing ____but at the Great Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God, and as law thence such worldly estate in this I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner, and form.
First, I give and bequeath to Thomas Lofton my dearly beloved son the sum of One Hundred and fifty Dollars, one cow and calf, and with all my household goods, debts and moveable effects , also I give to William Lofton, my well beloved son, One Hundred Fifty Dollars to be collected out of my estate, also to Isaac Lofton, my well beloved son, the sum of on Dollar to be collected out of my estate, also to my beloved daughter Polly I give her and the sum of One Dollar to be collected out of my estate, and I do hereby certify that I have utterly disavowed, revoked and disallow all and any other former Testament will legal bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named will and bequeathed, and notifying and confirming  this and no other to be my last Will & Testament in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and my seal this twenty third, day of January One thousand and thirteen.
                        Signed Isaac Lofton (seal)
Test} Martin Royce

Indian Territory ,Sct.}
Dec. 10, th 1813.
This day Martin Royce came personally  before me Richard M. Heth, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Harrison County, in said Territory, and made oath Isaac Lofton signed , sealed, published and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be his last Will & Testament to be his act and deed wherefore I have admitted the same to record in my office in Will Book A, pages 31, 31,33.
                            Signed, Richard M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

WILL JACOB CONRAD
Date:July 6,1815


In the Name of God, Amen. I, Jacob Conrad, of Harrison County in the Indiana Territory being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory do ordain and establish this my last Will & Testament in form following.  To Wit:

First, After all my just debts are paid I give and bequeath to my wife Caty Conrad, one bed and furniture, one pot, one thirteen gallon kettle, one cow, and one mare to her and her heirs forever.

Second : I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Conrad Jr., and my son-in-law Israel Butt who intermarried with my daughter Mary Conrad One Hundred and Sixty acres of land in the said County and Territory to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.

Third: I give and bequeath to Susan Willis, my sisters daughter Twenty Dollars with six percent interest from the year  1817(?) till paid.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Conrad the balance of my Estate, real and personal, after the Twenty Dollars are paid to Susan Willis to him and his heirs forever and also Sixty Dollars to be paid in eighteen months from the estate to be paid by my son Jacob Conrad and my son-in-law Israel Butt.

Fifth: I give and bequeath to my grandson George Washington Conrad my shotgun to him and his heirs forever.

Lastly I do hereby appoint my son Henry Conrad & my son-in-law Israel Butt my Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills made by me.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of July, 1815.

                            Signed, Jacob Conrad (seal0

Signed, sealed, acknowledged and published in the presence of us who witnesses the same and in the presence of the Testator and each other.
Phillip Wiseman,
 Phillip Luster (?), written in Dutch.

Indian Territory, Harrison County, Sct.}
November term 1815.

Testament of Jacob Conrad, deceased, produced in court and proved by the oath of Phillip Wiseman, and Phillip Luster, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

I Richard M. Heth, clerk of the circuit court of Harrison County, do certify that I have recorded the last Will & Testament of Jacob Conrad, deceased, in my office in Will book A, pages 41 & 42 the 30th day of /December, 1815
                            Signed, Richard M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

JOHN BARNETT WILL
Date; March 22,1815


In the name of God, Amen. I, John Barnett of the County of Harrison and Indiana Territory being in reasonable health and of  sound mind and memory but far advanced in life and knowing that death is the certain  loss of all living, do constitute and ordain this my last Will & Testament (that is to say).

First I do most sincerely recommend both my soul and body to Almighty God that gave it to me. My Body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors and as touching the things that God in his kind proved ___ far graciously blessed me with in this life to give demise and dispose of it in the following manner and form (to wit).

To my beloved son Alexander Barnett, I do give the whole and full amount of the price of the land which is sold in the State of Kentucky.
 
 I do also give to my son-in-law Joseph Hall the sum of five dollars.

And to my son James Barnett the ___ sum of five dollars and further do leave and bestow to Rachel Lawrence & Samuel Lawrence, my grandchildren by William Lawrence the whole amount of a debt due me by William Lawrence, their father.

 The remaining part of balance of my property consisting of movable property, I do hereby give to my affectionate son-in-law Elisha Moore, provided  that so much of the aforesaid estate as may be needed for support during life shall be at the disposal of myself or my beloved wife.

 And I do hereby disclose all former  wills made by me utterly null and void as though such wills had never been in testimony, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd  day of March in the year of our Lord 1815.

                            Signed; John (X) Barnett
                                      His mark

Test;
James Rawlins, William Rawlins

Indiana Territory, Harrison County, Sct.}
This day James Rawlins & William Rawlins, came personally before me Richard M. Heth, clerk of the Circuit Court for said County and made oath that John Barnett, deceased, signed, sealed and published and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be his last Will & Testament to be his act and deed, wherefore I have admitted the same to record in my office in Will book A, pages 43 & 44 this October 25th, 1816.
                        Signed, Richard M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

DAVID HAM WILL
Date:July 16,1817



In the Name of God Amen.   I David Ham of the County of Harrison and State of Indiana, considering the uncertainty of the mortal life and being of sound mind and perfect mind and memory, bless be to God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will & Testament, in manner and form following (that is to say):

First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rhoda Ham, all and singular the Right of Purchase, being Eighty Dollars the first  installment of the North east quarter of Section # 24 in Township n. 4 South of Range n. of east which lot or quarter section was purchased at Jeffersonville the 6th day of November, 1816 together with all my personal estate, goods and chattels of what kind and nature to ___ and remain at her use and disposal during the time she may,  and  shall remain in a widowed state and no longer provided , however that if she the said Rhoda Ham does marry any person after my decease then and in that she shall be and hereby & declared to be entitled to one fifth part of all the above mentioned land, goods, and chattels and no more. The remaining four fifths to be equally divided among my children as follows:
First I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Mahala Ham one fifth part of all the above mentioned land, goods and chattels.
 I also give and bequeath to my eldest son John Lopp Ham, one fifth part of all the land, goods and chattels.
 Also I give to my second daughter Eliza Ham, one fifth part of all the land, goods and chattels.
 And lastly to my youngest son Matthew Ham the remaining fifth part which land, goods and chattels shall and may be devised when the youngest child shall arrives at the age  of twenty-one years.
 I do  moreover hereby appoint my said beloved wife Rhoda Ham sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of July in the year of Our Lord, One thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.

                        Signed, David Ham (seal)

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named David ham to be his last Will & Testament in presence of us who  have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of  testator.
                                                                        Signed, R. M. Heth, Clerk
Andrew Boeman
 John Stonecipher (written in Dutch)
Stephen T. Boeman

State of Indiana, Harrison County
                  This day, Stephen T. Boeman, Andrew Boeman, & John Stonecipher, came personally before me Richard M. Heth, Clerk of the Harrison County Circuit Court, & made oath that David Ham, signed, sealed and published and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be his last Will & Testament, to be his act and deed wherefore I have admitted the same to record in my office in Will Bk. A. pages 46,47,48 the 3rd day of January, 1818.

                        Signed, R. M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

JACOB YOUNG’S WILL
Date: February 27, 1815



In the name of God, Amen.  I, Jacob Young of Harrison County, Indiana Territory, being in perfect health of body & if sound  &  disposing mind and memory, understanding, considering the certainty of death & the uncertainty of  time, thereof
being desirous to settle my worldly affairs & thereby be the better prepared to leave this world, when it shall please God to call, hence do therefore make & publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following, that is to say.

First &  principally I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God & my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors, hereinafter named & after my debts of funeral charges are paid & my wife’s third taken out. I dispose and bequeath as follows:

I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Young, Jacob Young Junior, & my son John Young & my son Abraham Young & my daughter Mary & my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Martin Homes, these five my children equal shares of my  hole estate. 

Whereas my daughter Eve & my son-in-law John Hepart (?) have had their share  of the estate, I do then forgive & bequeath them twenty five cents and no more of the balance of the estate.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute & appoint my son Jacob Young & my son john Young Executors of this my last Will & Testament, revoking & annulling all former wills by me  heretofore made, notifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will & Testament.

In testimony whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and affixed  my seal, this 27th day of February in the year of Our Lord One Thousand, Eight Hundred & fifteen.
 
                            Signed, Jacob Young Senior (seal)

Signed, sealed, published & declared by Jacob Young Senior the above named testator  as and for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Signed; Elijah Greenwell, John Flichner
Jacob Zanourine (?)

Indiana Territory, Harrison County Sct.}
Oct. 24th, 1816

This day John Flichner & Jacob Zanourine came personally before me Richard M. Heth, clerk of the circuit court for said county and made oath that Jacob Young signed, sealed, published and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be his last Will and Testament, to be his act &  deed, wherefore I have admitted the same to record in my office in Will bk. A, pages 44,45,46.
                                                                          Signed, R. M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

NONCUPATIVE WILL OF THOS’ DOWNS
Date: July 25,1814


Indiana Territory:Sct}

  This day William Downs, Elias Downs and James Downs came personally before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace of Harrison County in said  Territory and made oath that Thomas Downs, deceased, their father, on his death bed  dictated that it was his wish that his wife Fanny Downs should keep all the property together for the support of the children she then had with her, and for her to do as well by them, (the children), as he did by them that left him, that is, when they left her, she should do as a part by them, as he did when his other children left him, also that the said Fanny Downs, their mother, stated to them on the 20th of July 1814. She did not wish to contest the validity of the foregoing Noncupative Will, but was willing to abide by the same. Witness my hand and seal this 25th day of July 1814.
                                   Signed: Dennis Pennington (seal)

Noncupative Will of Thomas Downs
Harrison County Sct}

I, Richard M. Heth, Recorder of Harrison County Indiana Territory do certify that I have recorded the written will in my office in Will Bk. A. pages 32, the 20th day of August, 1814.
                        Signed: Richard M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

PHEBA WRIGHT’S WILL
Date:August 13,1814


In the Name of God, Amen this thirteenth day of August in the year of Our Lord, one Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen.

I, Pheba Wright of the County of Harrison Indiana Territory being sick and weak in body, but of perfect sound mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is by God appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. (VIZ)

First and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who  gave it to me, trusting in the merrits (sic) of my Savour  (sic) and redeemer Jesus Christ for pardon and remission of my sins at the last day, and my body to the Earth to be decently buried in a Christian like manner.

And  touching such worldly goods as it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with. I give and devise and bequeath in manner and form following. (To Wit).

Item 1st. I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved son Ruben Wright Three dollars, and no more.

Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Wright one young Ewe.

Item 3rd.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Eli Wright all the tools, (viz) bench tools, and weeding hoe, foot adz, bench and saws joumery (?) { these 2 words unknown} , lathe, and tools, grindstone, shoemaker tools, pair _____        and saddle, as also all the young shoats,_________  to shear yearlings.
One  chair & _____ , one bed and furniture, one Dutch oven, and hooks, _____    
shares all the potter ware with the kitchen, the one half of the leather now in the  tan lots.

Item 4th,  I give devise and bequeath  unto my beloved son Joel Wright, one bed and furniture.

Item 5th, I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Wright one bed and furniture.

Item 6th, I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rebekah Wright, one steer, , one _____ {this looks like weather} ,one tea kettle, and flat iron, puterware, Twenty Dollars to be paid to her by Eli Wright out of the money arriving from the sale of the crop now growing, one fourth part of the flax.

Item 7th, I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Wright, one small chest, one pot and hooks, & one hanger, one heffer (sic) calf, one ewe, one lifter, one flat iron, two shackles, one puter dish and bason {sic} & plate and candlestick, and Twenty Dollars to be paid by Eli Wright out of the money arriving from the sale of the present crop.

Item 8th. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Polly Wright, one bed, bed stead and furniture, one little pot.
The same being my beloved sons  and daughters.

Now it is to be understood that there is a crop of wheat hay and oats in the stack and a crop of corn now growing, all of which is for my son Eli Wright after he pays the cash above given to his sisters Rebekah and Elizabeth and giving those of his brothers, and  sisters that choose to live with him one years support out of the same & the son Eli is to have a sufficiency of the hogs for the support of the same for one year, and in addition to what I have given to my son Jonathan Wright, I give one weather, one small bason {sic} & one hoe, as also to my son Ruben in addition to what I have given him, my Geography, as also to my daughter her one fourth part of the flax , the balance of the flax for the use of my son Eli Wright and those of his brothers and sisters that live with him, as also all the property that is not bequeathed is for the use of the said Eli Wright,  and also I give to my beloved daughter Rebekah Wright one pewter tea pot, and my wearing apparel  I give to my three daughters namely Eliza, Rebekah Elizabeth & Polly.     

I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Jonathan Wright Executor to this my last Will & Testament. Annulling and revoking all other Wills hereto fore made by me.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and my seal the day and date above written  (August 13, 1814)

                    Signed, Pheba  (X) Wright (seal)
                                Her mark.
Witnessed:
Signed, sealed in the presence
of Jacob Conrad &  B. Withers

Indiana territory, Harrison County}Sct.
30th day of June, 1815.
This day Jacob Conrad came personally before me Richard M. Heth, Clerk of the Harrison County circuit in said Territory and made oath that Pheba Wright signed, sealed acknowledged and declared the within instrument of writing purporting to be her last Will & Testament, to be her act and deed, whereof I have add the Willed the same to record in my office in the Will Book A. pages, 35, 36,37 and 38.

                    Signed, Richard M. Heth, Clerk
(Contributed by Bonnie Clark)

NATHAN DEAN’S WILL
     Date: Jan. 23,1837



I, Nathan Dean of Harrison County, State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament herby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.  First, I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral expenses be conducted with in a manner corresponding with my estate and cituation in life. And as to such  worldly estate it has pleased God to intrust me with. I dispose of the same in the following manner to Wit:

I direct first that my funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money that shall come into the hands of my executors from any portion of my estate. I also five and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly all my household furniture, of every description, together with all my corn and meat that may belong to me at my decease, for her own private use and benefit, independent of her lawful third part of the residue of my personal estate.

I further give and bequeath to my beloved grandson Daniel Dean the sum of three hundred dollars in money out of the proceeds of my estate to be by my Executors, put at interest, at the best per cent that they may be able to receive, until he the said Daniel Dean shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, provided that he should live to that age, and provided also that if he should not live to that age, then, and in that case, I direct that the aforesaid sum, full with the interest be, by my Executors, paid to each of my heirs surviving heirs in equal shares.

I further give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Dean the sum of one hundred dollars out of the proceeds of my estate, to be, by my Executors, paid to her when she arrives at the full age of eighteen years, and further that the aforesaid sum of one hundred dollars is not to be considered as any part of her lawful right as one of my heirs at law, but that my Executors consider her intitle to her equal part in all the balance of my estate with the rest of my heirs, Exclusive of the said hundred dollars. And I also give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Nancy Langford the Eighty acres of land on which she now resides and to be estimated at  ___ hundred dollars, and be it understood by my Executors as her full shear [share] of my estate, the same having been by me deeded to her in advance before this division amonst [amongst] the balance of my heirs, and I further direct my Executors that after my wife has received her lawful dower in my estate, agreebly  to the foregoing will, that the ballance of my estate be by them equally divided between my four children to wit:  Polly McKenzy (?), Daniel Dean, Summer Dean & Elizabeth Dean, and to effect this my intention. I hereby vest my Executors, with the full power and authority to dispose pf any property, real or personal, of my estate which may remain in their hands after the decease of my wife, should she out live me.

I hereby make and ordain my worthie son-in-law John McKensey(?) and my beloved son Daniel Dean Executors of this my last Will & Testament.

In witness whereof I, Nathan Dean, the testator, have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of January in the year of Our Lord, One thousand, eight hundred and thirty seven.
                      Signed, Nathan Dean (his mark)   seal


Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named Nathan Dean as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other.
                    Signed:    Temple C. Byrn, Sen.
Philip Clipp
Summers Dean X (his mark)
   
State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.
Be it remembered that on this day 12th of April 1837, Temple C Bryn & Phillip Clipp two of the Subscribing witnesses to the will of Nathan Dean, dec’d. __ personally appeared before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the probate court of the county aforesaid to make oath that the within named Nathan Dean, deceased, in their presence, signed, sealed, published and declared the written instrument of writing to be his last Will & Testament for the purposes therein contained and that the said Nathan Dean was at the time of the signing and acknowledging the same of sound mind, memory and understanding.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon the day and year above written.

                        Signed: Henry W. Heth, clerk
                                                                      By Thos. C. Slaughter Jr.

Recorded in the clerks office of the Harrison County Probate Court Will Book B. pages 81, 82, 83, on the 26 day of April 1837
                                                                      Signed, H. W. Heth, clerk.
(Transcribed by Bonnie Clark and Sue Carpenter)


NICHOLAS MILLER WILL
June 6, 1821


This is my last Will & testament I make and bequeath to my three sons, James, Nicholas & Samuel my plantation where I now live, it being the place I purchased from Aaron L. William in Harrison County and state of  Indiana _____ Township and if either of the son dies without issue, his portion of land falls to the other two sons, & if the second son deceases without issue, in like manner, his portion falls to the last one son left. And I will further that my three sons James, Nicholas, & Samuel shall have all the family utensils & have one horse a piece & I will that ____shall have in possession of the plantation during his lifetime & I bequeath to my six daughters to wit:
Janey Archibald (?), Sarah Miller,  Elizabeth Miller, Margaret Miller, and Abigail (?) Bays (?)  and Mary Jane Miller shall ___ after Sarah & Mary Jane Miller their proper ___
part ,with therefore that has been married the balance to be equally divided between the six daughters above mentioned. That is after ___ ___ ____ & I do appoint James & Nicholas Miller as my Executors & I will that they pay all my debts out of my ___ & I will further that James & Nicholas Miller my 2 sons ________ to be made after the death of their mother of all the personal property held & let all heirs take their portion from that ___ & I will that no property be sold at auction.
In testimony  whereof, I set my hand and seal the day and date above written. I signed, sealed in presence of
David A. Killion(?) & Hugh Cole
                        Signed, Nicholas Miller (seal)

State of Indiana
Harrison County {sct}
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of September 1834 the within last Will & Testament of Nicholas Miller deceased was produced before me Henry W. Heth clerk
Of the  probate court of said County and proven by the oath of David A. Killion & Hugh Cole subscribing witnesses thereto to be his last Will and Testament for the purpose of therein mentioned and that the said Nicholas Miller was at the time of his signing, sealing acknowledging publishing and declaring the same of sound mind and understanding.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of my office.
                        Signed: Henry W. Heth, Clerk H.C.C.

(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

RICHARD PYBURN WILL
DATE: MAY 31,1833


In the name of God, Amen.   I, Richard Pyburn of the County of Harrison & state of Indiana, being sick & weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding praise be to God for it & considering the certainty of death & the uncertainty of the time there of & to the end. I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence.
I therefore make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner following: (that is to say)
First, and foremost, principally I commend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God, my creator, hoping for free pardon & remissions of all my sins & to enjoy everlasting happiness in his heavenly Kingdom, through Jesus Christ, my Savior. In the name of God Amen.

I, Richard Pyburn of the county & State aforesaid & being weak in body considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound mind, Bless be Almighty God for that same, do make, publish this my last Will & Testament, manner and form following:
(That is to say):
first I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Pyburn the place we now live on, it being the Northwest quarter section six (?, blurred) in Township #5 South of Range #5 East, containing 40 acres.
I, Richard Pyburn do also give & bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Pyburn all my personable property (that is to say) horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, farming utensils, household & Kitchen furniture, all of the land & property.
I, Richard Pyburn do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Pyburn as long as she doth live & at her death the land and property to be divided equally among my six beloved children now living with me at home. (that is to say), Sally, John, Elizabeth, Fanny Thomas, Wm. & Thomas. With the exception of death of my wife Mary Pyburn. I give and bequeath to my five beloved (note here he only mentions 5 children, where it clearly says six in preceding sentence).
 (that is to say)
First, I give and bequeath to Francis Pyburn one dollar ,$1.00, to  Mary , my daughter I give and bequeath one dollar $1.00,  to my son Richard I give and bequeath one dollar $1.00, ( note he does not mention a Richard in the list of six children above, so one of the sons first or middle name  must have been Richard,) to Nancy, my daughter I give and bequeath one dollar $1.00,  to my daughter Rebecca I give and bequeath one dollar $1.00.
(again take note there is no Rebecca mentioned in foregoing list of children.).
This my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me, made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 31st day of May 1833.
                Signed, Richard Pyburn (seal)

Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named Richard Pyburn to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator.
Witness: Abner Kerr,
B. Make (blurred) & Thomas Burns

State of Indiana, Harrison County :{sct}
I, Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the probate court of the County aforesaid certify that on the 2nd day of March 1835 the above and foregoing last Will & Testament of Richard Pyburn, deceased, was produced before me and proven by the oath of Abner Kerr & Bazil Make (?)  two of the subscribing witnesses  therewith.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon on the day and year last aforesaid.
                    Signed, Henry W. Heth, H.C.C.

Recorded in the clerks office of the Harrison County Probate Court in Will book B. pages 51 -54, April 8th, 1835.
                    Signed, Henry W. Heth. clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JOHN CLINE WILL
Date, May 9th, 1831


In the name of God, Amen.   I, John Cline of the county of Harrison, State of Indiana, being weak in body but of sound  and perfect mind & memory by Blessed God Almighty for the same, do make, publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following: (that is to say)
First it is my will and desire after my decease that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my wife and Executors, herein after names.
I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Ann Cline during her natural life all my personal property, that is all my horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs, & I also give and bequeath into my said wife all my household and kitchen furniture of every dissonfillin (sic) and nature whatsoever and also I give her my said wife my cloak, and my wearing apparel and all my hemp, fleece, linen cloth, wool and all my books that may be on hand at my death.  I also will and direct that my Executors shall sell so much of my personal property as may be necessary to pay all my just debts.  My said wife may direct such property to be sold as she would wish to have sold that is so much as needed to pay my debts aforesaid. I also will and direct that after the death of my wife Mary Ann all the personal property hereby bequeathed unto her shall be sold at public sale by my Executors and the money arising from aid sale to be equally divided among my nine children.
It is to be understood and I will and direct that my two youngest sons namely David & Levi shall each of them have fifty dollars more than their equal share and I also will and direct that all my land I have and hold in the County of Harrison, State of Indiana my said wife Mary Ann shall have and enjoy the rents and profits thereof. She shall have a _____
Give her the use of the dwelling house, and buildings barns and stables during her natural life. And I will and direct that after the death of my said wife all my land shall be equally divided amongst my nine children.
And lastly I hereby appoint Samuel Clark & my wife Mary Ann Cline Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 9th day of May 1831.
                    Signed John Cline (seal)

Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named John Cline to be his last Will & Testimony in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names and in the presence of the testator.
                    Signed. Abraham Rhodes & Isaac Crabill

State of Indiana, Harrison County {sct}
Be it remembered that on the 24th day of September 1835 the above and foregoing last Will & Testament of John cline deceased was produced before me Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the Probate Court,  of said County by Samuel Clark one of the Executors therein named the aforesaid county by the oath of Abraham Rhodes and Isaac Crabill the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last will & Testament of the said John Cline deceased and at the time he signed and acknowledged then published and declared the same.
                    Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

BENJAMIN STEPHEN’S WILL
Date: June 30, 1833


In the name of God, Amen,  Know all men by those present that I Benjamin Stephens of Boone township, Harrison County & state of Indiana, being weak and feeble of body but of sound mind and disposing memory & understanding do hereby publish this my last Will & Testament as follows.

First, That my body be decently buried.

Secondly,   That all just debts be paid.

Thirdly, The residue of my property to which I may be entitled at the time of my death, shall become the property of my wife Nancy Stephens to be disposed of by her as she may deem proper.

Fourthly & lastly,  I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Nancy Stephens Executrix of this my last Will & Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and seal this 30th day of June 1833.
                            Signed, Benjamin Stephens, (seal)

Signed & Acknowledge in the presence of Joseph K. Snyder  & Alford Stephens

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.

Be it remembered that on the 19th day of Aug, 1834, the foregoing last Will & Testament of Benjamin Stephens deceased was produced before me Henry W. Heth Clerk of the Probate Court of the said County by Nancy Stephens, the Executrix herein named and proved by the oath of Joseph K. Snyder & Alford Stephens the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will & Testament of the said Benjamin Stephens above and that at the time he signed, sealed and published and declared the same he was of sound mind and understanding.

Given under my hand in my office the day and year above mentioned.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk
                        Harrison County
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

ANNANIAS DAVID WILL
Date : Apr. 27, 1829


In the name of God, Amen.                  I, Annanias Davis of  Harrison County being sick of body, thence of partial mind and memory, knowing that it is appointed unto man once to die. I hereby make and constitute this my last Will & Testament in form and manner as following.
First of all I commit my soul unto the hand of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my dearly beloved wife Rebecca Davis.

Secondly as touching such thing where within the providence God hath blessed me, I will and bequeath them without reserve or exception to my dearly beloved wife Rebecca Davis to use at her pleasure & bequeath in whatever she pleases.

I hereby ____confirm this as my last Will & Testament utterly disallowing and revoking all other Wills or testaments. In  testimony whereof I have caused my seal to be affixed and have made my mark the 27th day of April 1829.
                        Signed, Annanias Davis (seal)
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us.
Jacob Lopp & William Jones
William S. Heth & Peter staples
John Huffman & John (Cride) ?
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

ARTHUR VANCE SENIOR WILL
Date: June 18, 1830


In the name of God, Amen.           I, Arthur Vance Sr. of the County of Harrison and State of Indiana, being in perfect health of body and of sound and deposing mind and memory and understanding of the time thereof and being desirous to settle worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave his world, when it may please God to call me, hence do therefore make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following. That is to say.
First and principally I commit my soul to unto the hands of the Almighty God & my body to the Earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and after my just debts and funeral charges are paid. I devise and bequeath as follows.
First, I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth during her natural life the house and lot on which we now live. In the town of Corydon, the same being the property purchased by me off John Aydelott, it being a part of lot #57 in said town, together with all my household and kitchen furniture to be used as the same is now used by us for the use of the family.
Second, I give and devise unto my son Robert after the decease of my wife the house and all that part of the lot # 57 in the town of Corydon which I purchased off John Aydelott, the same being the house and lot on which I now live and occupy and also the north half of an out lot ear the town of Corydon which I purchased off Jordan Vegas, together with all and singular the rights, liberties, privileges and appurtances the said Robert and his heirs and assigns in fee simple, except as herein after mentioned.
Third, I give and bequeath unto my said son Robert all the store goods, merchandize, monies, notes, and accounts in or belonging to the store, now kept by him.  Also after the decease of my wife all of my household and kitchen furniture, except 2 feather beds, bedsteads, and bedding and 1 bureau to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary after the decease of my wife 2 beds, besteads and bedding and 1 bureau being the remainder of my household furniture not bequeathed to my son Robert. Furthermore I give and bequeath to my said daughter Mary one hundred dollars ($100) in cash to be paid by my son Robert out of his legacy. One hundred dollars yearly after my death and furthermore I give and bequeath to my said daughter Mary during her natural life land for her own use the front room up stairs in the house in which I now live, but she is not to have the privilege of using the same to any person and after her death to descend to my son Robert.
Fifth, I will and devise unto my son Arthur the South half of an out lot which I purchased off John Vegas in the town of Corydon with all the appurtances as thereunto be belonging or in any way appertaining to him and his heirs and assigns in fee simple.
Sixth, I give and bequeath unto my said son Arthur all the store goods, merchandize, monies, notes, and accounts in or belonging to the store now kept by him and also all monies, notes till bond obligation on accounts which are due and owing to me in the State of Pennsylvania to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.
Seventh, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Leffler one dollar $1.00 in full of her legacy. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann _____ one hundred dollars ($100) in cash to be paid by my 2 sons Robert and Arthur jointly six months after my death in full of her legacy to her and her heirs forever.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my 2 sons Robert & Arthur to be my Executors of this my last Will & Testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me made hereto fore ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will & testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 18th day of June 1830.
                        Signed. Arthur Vance Senior. (seal)

The within and foregoing last Will and Testament of Arthur Vance Senior was signed, sealed and acknowledged and published and declared by the said Arthur Vance Sr. the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
 H. Wm. Heth,      Thomas Reaugh,       John Corbit (?)

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Probate Court: may Term 1838
May 14, 1838
I, Henry W. Heth clerk of the said court of the county and state aforesaid do hereby certify that the within and foregoing last Will & Testament of Arthur Vance Sr. late of said County, deceased was this day produced before the Court and was proved by the oath of  W. Heth one of the witnesses thereto and it ____ to the satisfaction of the court that the said Arthur Vance Sr. at the time of executing said Will was of full age and mind and memory and not under any restraint it ordered that the said will  and _____  be recorded in the recording of the Wills for the probate of said county.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon on the 14th day of May 1838.
                            Signed, H. W. Heth, clerk

This deposition of Thomas Reaugh taken at the office of James Harrison in the city of Louisville and state of Kentucky on the 9th day of June 1838, which deposition is taken to prove the last Will & Testament of Arthur Vance Sr. who died in Harrison County, Indiana. The deponent being of lawful age and first duly sworn deposes and says that he resides in the city of Louisville, Ky., and that on the 18th day of June 1830 at the request of Arthur Vance he said deponent signed his name as a witness to a paper purporting to be the last Will & Testament of said Arthur Vance the said Will has been shown to the deponent and is herewith returned and he the deponent has assured his signature to said Will as a witness aforesaid and he finds that his name was written by him the deponent. Deponent signed his name as a witness aforesaid to the said Will in the presence of said Vance and at his Vance’s request the other 2 witness who subscribed said Will as witnesses was also present as deponent believes the deponent further stated that said Vance was at the time of the signing and execution of said Will of sound mind & deposing memory  and deponent says that the Judgement attached to said Will signed by H. W. Heth, and  John Corbit(?) and deponent contains the truth and is made part of the deposition and further deponent with not.
                            Signed, Thomas Reaugh

State of Kentucky, Jefferson County} sct.
I, James Harrison a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid do certify that the foregoing deposition of Thomas Reaugh was taken, subscribed, for the purpose stated in the caption to the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of June 1838.
                            Signed, James Harrison J.P.

I, Curran Pope, clerk of the county court of Jefferson County in the State of Kentucky and keeper of the said office and said county ___that James Harrison says he has signed the foregoing certificate at the time of saying the same and acting Justice of the Peace in and for the said County and Judge of said Court duly commissioned and sworn and that in full faith and credit are due to his official acts as such.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the said seal this 9th day of June 1838 and in the 47th yr. of the Commonwealth.
                            Signed, Curran Pope, Clerk
Recorded in the Clerks office of the Harrison County Court probate Court in Will book B. pages 95,96,97,98 on the 13th day of June 1838.
                            H. W. Heth, Clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)


Charles L. Byrn Sr. Will
Date: June 29th, 1807

I, Charles L. Byrn Sr. of Harrison County in the State of Indiana, do make, and publish this my last Will and Testament by me hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
First. I direct that my body be decently buried and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and condition in life. And as to such as worldly estate it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner.  To Wit:
I direct first of all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall come into the hands of my Executors from any portion of my estate, real and personal.
I also direct that my stock of sheep be any remain on the farm as the property of my beloved wife for her use and benefit wholly and exclusively and I further give and bequeath to my said wife all my household furniture for her use and benefit exclusively.
 I further direct that my wife over any above what I have above any what I have given her already bequeathed her a good and sufficient support out of the profits of the farm on which I now reside during her natural life.
I further direct and give to my beloved wife Jane Byrn the South half of the southwest quarter of section 14 in Township M. South Range four East the line to be run as following. Commencing on the out line of said quarter at the center and running thence East to the creek, thence down the creek to the East line, thence South with said line to the South East corner of said quarter.
I further give and bequeath to my three sons Charles L. Byrn Jr., Temple C. Byrn Jr. and Ranson Byrn the following described land as a joint bequest with the exceptions herein after mentioned. To wit: The North half of the South west quarter four East of section 14 in Township 2 South of Range 4 East to be divided agreeably to the above line dividing said quarter___ to whole of the south east of Section 14 in Range 4 East Township 2 South, except 4 acres of land to include the mill and mill dam.
I give and bequeath as follows to my sons Leason Byrn, Charles L. Byrn Jr. Temple C. Byrn  and Ransom Byrn and my son in law Benjamin Harrison the following conditions to wit:.  That they are to go in equal parts in all the expense in repairing and keeping the works on repairs and also share equal in profits sop long as they may so prefer to hold the mills in partnership, and at any time after my decease the parties jointly interested are at liberty to sell their interest in the mills to each other, as they can agree.
I further give and bequeath to my [looks like my is struck thru with xxx or is it law meaning daughter in law?] daughter Caty (?) the East half of the quarter section on which she now resides. to wit:  Half of which I have hereafter given her husband Benjamin Harrison a deed for preceeding that the said Harrison shall pay to my Executors the sum of $50 for the benefit of m-   - -  personally.
I further direct my Executor to sell so much of my personal property if necessary after my outstanding debts are collected and my just debts are all paid, as will amount to $250, which sum of $250 I give and bequeath to the lawful sons and daughters of my daughter Hannah Williams.
I further give to my daughter Hannah Williams the sum of $52, it being the price of a wagon and $12, in money advanced to her before. [heretofore?]
I further direct my Executors to make sale of my stock of horses, except the sorrel filly which is to remain on the place for the joint benefit of the family in possession of the farm, also all my stock of cattle and hogs, except one cow for the benefit of my wife while she may live.
I further direct that all my farming tools, smith tools, and everything not above directed to be sold, remain on the farm for joint use benefit of my wife and my three sons to whom I have bequeathed the home plantation.
I further direct that after the sale of the property as above directed that the amount of money - - - ving from such sale be by  my Executors strictly and equally divided between all of my six children without reserve.
I further direct that my sons Charles L. Byrn Jr. and Temple C. Byrn Jr. and Ranson Byrn be considered jointly bound to take chare of my wife and see to her during her natural life that she may render her a as comfortable as her condition or her decline of life will admit.
And I further declare and direct that she share of my personal Estate with the other rights? children on the premises the bequeathed to my lawful wife shall be considered in lieu of her dowry.
I hereby make and ordain my 2 beloved sons Charles L. Byrn Jr. and Temple C. Byrn Jr. Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
In witness whereof I, Charles L. Byrn Sr. the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th day of June 1807.
                        Signed, Charles L. Byrn Sr. (seal)
Signed, sealed, published, by the above named Charles L. Byrn Sr. as his last Will & Testament in presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in, in the presence of the Testator and each other.
                   Signed: Phillip Clipp, Daniel Dean, & David Collins
State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Be it remembered that on the 18th day of Nov. 1831, the above and foregoing Will & Testament of Charles L. Byrn Sr. deceased, was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate court of the County aforesaid by Charles L. Byrn Jr. and Temple C. Byrn Jr. the Executors therein named and proven the oath of Phillip Clipp, Daniel Dean, & David Collins, the subscribing witnesses this day to be the last Will & Testament of the said Charles L. Byrn Sr., deceased and that he was at the time of the executing the same of sound mind and memory and understanding.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon the day and year above aforesaid.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk
Recorded in the Clerks office of the Harrison County Probate Court in Will book “B” pages 87,88,89,90 on the 18th day of Nov. 1831
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk H.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)
Transcribed also by Sue Carpenter: (note this is the one and the same Charles Leason Byrn)

DAVID DANNER WILL
Date: August 20, 1833

I, David Danner, of  Mauckport, Indiana, County of Harrison, being mindful of death do make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner following.
First I directly appoint my trusty friend S. F. Jones Executor of this my last Will & Testament. His duty shall be as soon convenient after my decease.  ___ ____ in taking an inventory of my property both real and personal (my real estate consists of the following lots in the town of Mauckport, Indiana. Number 24, 25, 34, and 55, which shall be divided in the following manner: namely, I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah lot # 34 and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging. I also give and bequeath unto my eldest son Joseph lot # 24 & 25. I also give and bequeath unto my youngest son James lot # 55, all my personal property I will to be divided as follows: namely,  I give to my wife Sarah all my household furniture during her lifetime. That remaining at her heath to be equally divided between my two sons Joseph and James, the remainder of my personal property to be disposed of at public sale or as he wishes as my Executor shall deem best, the ___ which I after paying all my just debts and shall be equally divided in 3 parts, except so much as shall be necessary to finish the building, now partly erected on lot 34 for a comfortable residence for my family, one part to be given to my wife the other, two parts to be equally divided between my 2 children, the money to be put to interest and applied to their use and benefits during the time of their non age and further it is my will fir the better maintenance and support of my family and education of my children that my wife Sarah shall have and enjoy all the rents and profits of all my property both real and personal during the time she remains my widow and also during the time my said children are minors.  But, in case my said wife shall die or marry during the non age of my said children, I then give the entire charge management of said children's estate unto the hands of my said Executor to be managed as before directed until they attain unto the age of 21 years.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of August 1833.
                            Signed, David Danner (seal)

Signed, sealed by the said Testator as his last Will & Testament in our presence who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
                            Signed, Henry L. Fabreque
                                  David Bartley

State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.
Probate Court, November term
Nov. 10, 1835.
On this day the last Will & Testament of David Danner, deceased, was produced in open court, and proven by the oath of Henry L. Fabreque one of the subscribing witnesses thereto as the handwriting David Bartley, the other subscribing witness to said Will was also proven by said Henry L. Fabreque and that said David Bartley subscribed his name as a witness of said Will in presence of H.L. Fabreque and that said David Bartley in presence of said H.L. Fabreque and said will was ordered by the court to be recorded in the Will book of the court and that S. F. Jones the Executor appointed to do in said Will having filed in said court in writing that he had declined qualifying on said Will. 
It is therefore ordered by said court that the said Will be annexed to the letters of administrators be hereto granted, on said Estate, Eli Everett & Sarah Danner.
In testimony whereof I, H. W. Heth, hereunto subscribe my name and affixed the seal of our said Court at Corydon on the day and year above written.
Recorded in the clerks office of Probate Court of Harrison County in Will bk. “B” on pages 62 & 63 on Nov. 11, 1835
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

PHILLIP SHUCK WILL
Date: September 6, 1835



In the name of God, Amen.           I, Phillip Shuck Sr. Of the County of Harrison, State of Indiana being sick of body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say: principally and first of all. I give and comment my soul unto the hand of god Almighty who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but the I shall the same again by the Mighty power of God at the general resurrection and as touching such worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give and demise and dispose of the same in the form and manner following.
First that all my just debts be paid
Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Shuck one full and equal third of all my real and personal Estate, that she also have and possess all my personal Estate and that she have and posses one ___(smeared) of all my real estate so long as she remains my widow, except as herein after mentioned.
Also I give my beloved daughter Sarah Shuck of my personal Estate one cow, one bed, and bedding, also the sum of $100 to be raised out of my Estate. Also I give to my beloved sons, Jacob Shuck, Phillip Shuck Jr. John Shuck, Michael Shuck, Landers Shuck and my daughter Eve Beanblossom, Catherine Lepsnow (?) , Elizabeth Winters, Sarah Shuck and my son in law Wm. Jones all and singular my personal estate, also the proceeds of my real estate after the death of my wife Sarah Shuck in the following manner, that the real estate be sold for the best price it will bring and that it be equally divided among my said heirs, portion and portion alike. Except John Shuck, Landers Shuck, to my son in law Wm. Jones, first half of the portion __ of my heirs shall receive including the money advanced by me to them in my lifetime and kept account of by me.
Likewise I make constitute and appoint my son in law Abraham Beanblossom and my wife Sarah Shuck executors of this my last Will & Testament & I do hereby utterly disavow, revoke, disannul all and every other Will & Testament or legacy bequest or executor by me in any will made. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of Sept. in the year of Our Lord One thousand and Eight hundred and thirty five. (1835).
                            Signed: Phillip Shuck. (seal)

Signed, sealed published fornounced (?) and declared by the said Phillip Shuck to be his last Will & Testament who in the presence of each other hereto set our names as witnesses.            Signed:   Henry P. Faith, Elizabeth Sears, Francis J. Kilgore.

State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.
Probate Court, November term. Nov. 9, 1835
On this day in open court by Abraham Beanblossom and Sarah Shuck co Executors therein named and proven by the oath of Henry P. Faith and Elizabeth sears the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded in the Will book of this court.

In testimony whereof I, Henry W. Heth, clerk of said Court have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court in Corydon on this day and year aforesaid.
                    Signed, H. W. Heth Clerk, H.C.
Probate Court: Recorded in the Clerks office of Harrison County in Will book “B” pages 60 and 61 on the 19th day of Nov. 1835
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

ELIAS GOODWIN WILL
Date: Oct. 15, 1835


Be it known to all whom it may concern that I, Elias Goodwin of the town of Lanesville, county of Harrison, State of Indiana being here by the grace of God, of sound min an in enjoyment of my natural facilities being also sensible of the transitory nature of all things and especially of the un certain duration of this mortal life. I therefore for the better regulation of my temporal affairs in case any present afflictions should terminate in my death, ordain and set forth this instrument as my last Will & Testament.
I desire that the carding machine, machine house, and its appurtenances with all my personal property should held for one year from the first day of December ___  ___ and the machines become __ as usual during the next carding season by my oldest son Philo Merrill and his brother George with such apprentices (?) from __ the __ other members of the family as they can afford.
The proceeds of that years business to be appropriated is first to have the support of my family as they need, & secondly for the discharge of all my just debts amounting now to be about five hundred and fifty dollars $550.  But if it be found that there is not enough left at the end of carding season to pay my debts after the support of my family. In that case the Executors may dispose of such personal property as may be deemed advisable for that support purpose or make such other arrangements for the payment as extension ___ of the debts, as they can agree upon.  ___after the 1st day of December next I devise that the Executors and Executrix mutually agree upon such disposition of the machines, machine house and all my personal property not necessary for the use of the family, together with the house and lot as needed and occupied by me in the town of Lanesville aforesaid, as may seem best for the benefit of and interest of my beloved wife and children that the machine property be sold. I wish the house and lot above mentioned sold with ____ the one probably and the sale of the other.
I devise that my Estate be so conducted if possible as to support my family and educate the children.   My eldest son Philo St. Goodwin be brought up to business as he may think best after the next season. But if my brother Philo should not olive to accomplish this object I wish my son then to live with and said his mother and family.
I desire all my family and children to receive as good an education as the circumstances of the Estate and family will allow and that the boys as they become of sufficient age should either be put to business or to a trade to be determined by them having guardianship of them, after giving due weight to the child's preference.
I desire that the Estate remain undivided until my youngest child becomes of age and then if the mother be alive and unmarried she will be entitled to one third and the remainder be equally divided, among the children.  In case my wife Elizabeth should think her happiness be morbid be permitted by marrying again. She will of course do so __  which__. I wish her to receive one third of the Estate as it may be at the period of her second marriage and the remainder to be held for the use and benefit of the children as aforesaid to be divided as before mentioned when the youngest becomes of age.  I devise that my brother Harvey Goodwin and Philo H. Goodwin shall be the Executors of this my last Will and that my wife Elizabeth be jointly united with them as Executrix and in case of the death of either of them I wish then to appoint a successor who shall be created, endowed with full power to act in their place. I now commend my dear wife and children to the protection of Almighty God which ___  ____ soul to the mercy through Jesus Christ the Redeemer.
Signed at Lanesville this 15th day of Oct. in the year of Our Lord, One thousand, eight hundred and thirty five (1835).
                        Signed. Elias Goodwin (seal)
Signed in the presence of David Schwartz & Allen Mather.

N.B. having reconsidered that first of my Will which replies to my son Philo Merrill going with my brother and being brought up with him, not feeling satisfied that he should be taken away to a distant country wish and desire that he continue to remain in this country and aid the family as  I have with the other children and it is my desire also that all the boys should be put to some suitable trade or put in some profitable business on their becoming of suitable age, as the Executors see fit with regard to the sale of the property above named, mentioned in the Will I desire that it be left___ with the Executors as to the time of the sale of said property.
                    Signed. Elias Goodwin Jan. 5,1836
Signed in the presence of David Schwartz & Allen Mather.

State of Indiana, Harrison County }.sct.
Be it remembered, that on this 19th day of July 1836 the within name instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Elias Goodwin deceased, was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate Court of said County and proven by oaths of David Schwartz and Allen Mather the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will & Testament of said Elias Goodwin, deceased, and that he was at the time of executing the same of sound mind, memory and understanding.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon the day and year above written
                        Signed, H. W. Heth, clerk
                        by J. K. Miller
Recorded Dec. 19th 1836
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

DAVID R. KIRK’S WILL
Date May 21,1836
Louisville, Ky.


In case of my decease in this my last Will and Testament I leave all my property to my wife and children, Ann Elizabeth & Robert Bruce Kirk.
                            Signed, David R. Kirk (seal)

State of Kentucky, Jefferson County
At the county court held in Jefferson County at the court house in the City of Louisville on the 6th day of June 1836, an instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of David R. Kirk deceased late of this county was produced in court and proven by the oaths of D__ McGee and Bernard Raverty, subscribing witnesses thereto and there upon the same was established by the court as and for the last Will & Testament said David R. Kirks, deceased and ordered to be recorded.
                            Teste:
                            Signed. Worden Pope, Clerk

I, Worden Pope clerk of the County court of Jefferson County in the State of Kentucky and keeper of the seal of said county court do certify that the above and foregoing is truly copied from the record in my office and from the original Will on file in my office therein.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the county aforesaid this 16th day of June 1836 and in the 55th year of the Commonwealth.

Recorded in the clerk's office of the probate court of Harrison County in Will book “B” page (smeared) the 8th day of Oct. 1836.
                        Signed, H. W. Heth, clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

DORMAN SMITH WILL
      Probate date: Nov. 10, 1838

In the name of God, amen I Dorman Smith being sick and weak of body but of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner following.
I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son Samuel C. Smith 54 100 miles of land running parallel with the Township line being 80 acres, the remainder of my land where I now reside I give and bequeath to my wife Frances during her lifetime and at her death to become my son John B. Smith and his heirs forever, but in case my son John should died without heirs the said remainder parcel of land to go to my youngest daughter Mary Ann __ __ Smith all my personal property after my just debts are paid.
I give and bequeath to my wife Frances M. lots # 31 and 79. I will to be divided as follows the lots on Main Street. I will and bequeath to my son John B. Smith 33 feet front and four back on the front of Main Street. The ___ 33 feet I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann __ __ Smith. The remainder of said lot of parcel of land to be divided into 3 parts, for the 3 oldest children of my son Samuel, named as follows, Samuel, Dorman, to have the first choice John William second choice and the remainder to go to Samuel Larence Hutcheson. My second lot, I will and bequeath to my grandson John W. Chapple 3.3 feet of the southwest corner running 100 feet back to the remain 3.3. feet.
I will and bequeath to my grandson Joseph Chapple the remainder of said lot to be divided as follows, the back end of said lot to Benjamin W. Smith and the adjoining I will to his brother Charles W. Smith & remainder of said lot, I will and bequeath to my grandson George L. Chapple.
                        Signed: Dorman Smith

Signed, sealed and published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have singed our names as witnesses thereto.
Asa S.F. Jones & James B. Spence

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Probate Court, Nov. term: Nov. 10.1838
On this day the last Will & Testament of Dorman Smith deceased was produced in open court and proven by the oath of Asa S. F. Jones one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the handwriting of James b. Spence the other subscribing witness to said Will was also proven by said Asa S.F. Jones that said James B. Spence subscribed his name as a witness to said Will in his presence and said Will as ordered to be recorded in the Will Book “B” of this court.

In testimony whereof I Henry W. Heth clerk of said court have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon on the day and year above written.
                        Signed. Henry W. Heth. Clerk

Recorded in the Clerks office of the Probate Court of Harrison County in Will book “B” pages 64 & 65 on Nov. 10th 1835        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

ELIZABETH HANGER WILL
Date :July 23,1835


In the name of God, Amen.     I, Elizabeth Hanger being of sound mind and memory (blessed be God)  of the county of Harrison, State of Indiana do publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.
 First I desire to be decently buried wheresoever my children and friends may think proper.
Second, that after my funeral expenses are paid as well as my just debts I give unto my youngest daughter Hannah hanger one bedstead, and bedding and one flax wheel.
Third, I give and bequeath unto my son David Hanger all the balance of property of all description as that may be found of which I am at this time possessed or that may remain to me after all claims and account are settled.
Furthermore I order and appoint my friend Craven Lynn of the County of Harrison, state of Indiana, My lawful Executor to execute this my last Will & Testament. Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of July, 1835.
                            Signed, Elizabeth Hanger, (seal)
Signed, sealed in presence of us:
Frederick Hanger & Wm. S. Ayres.

State of Indiana, Harrison County}sct.
Be it remembered that on the 1st day of Sept. 1835 the within name Will and Testament of Elizabeth hanger, deceased was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate Court of said Elizabeth Hanger and proven by the oath of Frederick Hanger & Wm. S. Ayres the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will & Testament of the said Elizabeth Hanger, and that she was at the time of executing the same of sound and disposing mind and memory.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon the day and yr. above written.
                            Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk

Recorded in the Clerks office, Harrison County Probate Court Will book “D” pg.. 54 & 55. the 2nd day of Sept. 1835.
                            Signed, H. W. Heth, Clerk H.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

THOMAS LANE SR. WILL
Date, Aug. 9th, 1835


I, Thomas Lane Sr. of Harrison County, Indiana do make and publish this my last Will & Testament.
First I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my situation in life. As to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of it the same in the following manner.
To Wit,:   I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses b e paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money that shall come to the hands of my Executors from any portion of my estate.
I also direct that a fair valuation or appraisement be made by 3 presiding neighbors of all my personal estate including household furniture and after ___ being signed with their names that a copy of the same be given by them to each of my Executors.
I also direct that all my personal estate be sold by my Executors in a credit of one year the amount thereof secured in such a manner as is usual in like cases to insure the full and punctual payment thereof.
I also direct that the net produce of my personal estate herein before mentioned ordered by me to be disposed of with the exception of #3.00 herein after bequeathed shall be divided one full 3rd part thereof to my beloved wife and the remainder to be applied by her to the purchase of land  at a congrief (?) price so as it will go for my sons John, Greenberry, Davis and Nelson, giving each 80 acres and taking their receipt in full of all right title or claim to any part of my real estate and if said remainder should prove insufficient  to purchase such tract of land for each of them to purchase for as many as it will reach.
 I also direct my beloved wife have full use and benefit of all my real estate during her lifetime and widowhood.
I further direct after the death of my wife that my real estate be sold and a credit of 2 years the price thereof to be well secured according to law. 
And whereas I have made advances in money, land to some of my children in my lifetime, I also direct that be paid out of the proceeds of my personal property to my children Elizabeth Roberts, Nancy West, Thomas Lane Jr. by my former wife one dollar $1.00 each which is to be considered in full of all claims to my estate both real and personal.
I also direct that there be paid out of the proceeds of my real estate to my sons Isaac, Craven, William and Fielding by my present wife one dollar each which is to be considered in full of all claims to my Estate.
I also direct that if my personal property should not produce a sum efficient to purchase 80 acres of land for each of my sons, John, Greenberry, Davis & Nelson then and in such a case such as do not receive such part  are to receive 100 hundred acres each out of the proceed of my real estate.
I also direct there be paid to my daughter Malinda Barnet, Sarah Keller, Elizabeth Barnet, April Anna Lane one hundred dollars each out of the proceeds to my real estate.
I also direct that there be paid to Anna White one hundred dollars which is to be considered in full of all claim to my estate.
I also direct that the residue of the price of my real estate be equally divided between my children, Isaac Lane, Craven Lane, William Lane, Fielding Lane, Sarah Keller, Malinda Barnet, Elizabeth Barnet, Anna Lane, John Lane, Greenberry Lane, Davis Lane & Nelson Lane, share and share alike.
And I hereby make and appoint my beloved wife Anna Lane Executrix and my beloved sons craven Lane & Fielding Lane Executors jointly of this my last Will & Testament.
I hereby direct and appoint that my said dear wife shall have the guardianship and tuition of my children during their minority and in case of her death or marriage during their minority, then I direct and appoint my beloved son Craven Lane shall have the tuition and guardianship of them during their minority, and in case of his refusal, renunciation or death. I will and direct that my beloved son Fielding Lane should exercise said guardianship.
In witness whereof, I, Thomas Lane Sr. the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of August, 1835.                 Signed, Thomas Lane Sr. (seal)




Signed, sealed published and declared Thomas Lane Sr. by the above named Thomas Lane Sr. as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other.        Signed, Joseph K. Snyder & Samuel P. Davidson

State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of November 1983, the foregoing last Will & Testament of Thomas Lane Sr. was produced before me Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the Probate Court of said County and proven by the oath of Joseph K. Snyder & Samuel P. Davidson as the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will & Testament of said Thomas  Lane Sr., deceased, and that he was at the time of executing the same of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said Court at Corydon on the day and year above written aforesaid.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk
Recorded in the Clerks office of the Probate court of Harrison County, Indiana in Will book “B” pages 57 and 58 on the 3rd of November 1835.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk H.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JOHN SNIDERS WILL
Date: May 12, 1825

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Snider of Harrison County, Indiana being of advanced age and weak of body, but possessing a strong and disposing mind do deem it necessary to dispose of all my real estate and personal estate property by making this my last Will & Testament.

To Wit:

First: In the first place I direct that my executors hereafter named shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of my personal property or estate.

Second: I give and bequeath to my eldest son Jacob Snider all that piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid known and distinguished by the North East quarter of section 36 in township 3, South range 2 East, likewise the East half of the northwest quarter of section 36 in township 3 south of range 2 east to him and his heirs forever.

Third: I give and bequeath to my eldest son Jacob Snider 2 cows, 2 sheep, one breeding sow and 6 shoats, to him and his heirs forever.

Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Snider all that piece or parcel of land in the county and state aforesaid known and distinguished by the South West quarter of section 25 in township 3 South of range 2 East, likewise the west half of the North West quarter of section 36 in township 3 south range 2 East to him and his heirs forever.

Fifth: I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Snider 2 cows, 2 sheep, one breeding sow, and 6 shoats _____, one shovel plow, 2 horse collars and 2 pair of draw chains, 2 back bands and 2 belly bands, 2 blind bridles to him and his heirs forever.

Sixth: I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Snider one ___, one shovel plow, 2 horse collars, 2 pair of draw chains two back and belly bands, 2 blind bridles, to him and his heirs forever.

Seventh: I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Snider all that piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid, known and described by the Southwest quarter of section 17, township 4 South of the base line of range 3 East of the meridian line to her and her heirs forever.

Eight: I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Snider, one breeding mare, 3 cows, 2 sheep, one breeding sow, and 6 shoats, 2 good feather beds and bedding for the same, 1 ten gallon kettle, and 1 dutch oven, 1 stir pot, 1 skillet, 2 tea kettles, 1 coffee pot, and a set of cups and saucers and set of plates, 6 pewter plates1 pewter dish, 2 pewter basins, 1 set of table and 1 set of tea spoons, one washing tub, one wooden bucket, a tin bucket and 6 tins, 1 sugar bowl, 1 creamer and sugar to her and her heirs forever.

Ninth: I give and bequeath Elizabeth Mauck, wife of David Mauck, one dollar having heretofore given to her, her share of my property by deed to her husband David Mauck & ____except herein after mentioned.

Tenth: All my real and personal property that I may have at my death except hereto fore mentioned is to be sold and after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and the legacies herein contained are fully discharged and paid off, the balance, if any, the proceeds of sales are to be equally divided between my four children, To Wit: Jacob Snider, Isaac Snider, Elizabeth Mauck & Catherine Snider to them and theirs forever.

Eleventh: All the money which may be due me or which I may have in my possession at the time of my death shall be equally divided between my 4 children, To Wit: Jacob Snider, Isaac Snider, Catherine Snider, & Elizabeth Mauck wife of David Mauck, to them and their heirs forever.

Twelfth: If the proceeds of the sale of my property that I have herein directed to be sold and the money left and due me should not be sufficient to satisfy and pay my debts and funeral expenses and legacies herein contained then I direct that my 4 children before named shall equally pay such sum as will be sufficient to discharge the same.


Lastly: I do hereby constitute and appoint Jacob Snider & Isaac Snider my sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills made by me, declaring this duly to be my last Will & Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and twenty-five. (1825)

Signed, John Snider (seal)


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Snider to be his last Will &Testament in the presence of us who have hereto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other. Signed, James Leslie & John Pitman

State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.

Be it known that on the 25th day of Feb. 1837, the foregoing last Will & Testament of John Snider, deceased, was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate Court of said count and state by Jacob Snider & Isaac Snider the Executors therein named and proven by oath of James Leslie and John Pitman the subscribing witness thereto to be the last Will & Testament of said John Snider, deceased and that he was at the time of executing the same of sound mind and memory and understanding.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon the day and year written last aforesaid. Signed, H. W. Heth, clerk


Recorded in the Clerks office of the Harrison County Probate Court in Will book “B” pages 76,77,78 on the 26th day of April 1837.

Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk H.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)


WESTLY GAITHER WILL
Date: July 3, 1828


In the Name of God, Amen.             I, Westly Gaither, of Harrison County, Indiana.   
Being very weak in body but perfectly sound in mind and memory do make known and publish this my last Will & Testament, in manner and form following:
That is to say.
First,    That my body be decently buried out of my Estate.
Second,   That all my just and lawful debts be paid.  
Third,  I give and bequeath and devise the whole residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife Ellender Gaither to be at her disposal to manage and control as she may think best as long as she continues to be a widow, and if she should marry the whole of the property to remain in her hands, if the Executors should think proper so to do until my heirs Elizabeth Jane, and Mary Ellender and Roenny Eads (these 2 words very blurred, and hard to read), 3 in number become of lawful age, then all that may remain at that time both real and personal to be equally divided among the 3, if living, and if not be divided amongst them that are living. Except my wife’s part, she is to enjoy her lifetime, then to be equally divided amongst my children.
Fourth, I do hereby make and appoint Boone Ellage and my beloved wife Ellender Gaither to be my sole executors to manage and put in fource (sic) this my last Will & Testament as they may think proper.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd day of July, 1828.
                        Signed, Westly Gaither

Witnesses: Ignatius Abell, Henry Grafs, & Eli Gaither

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Be it remembered that on this day personally appeared before me Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the Harrison County Circuit Court, Ignatius Abell & Eli Gaither, 2 of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will, and made oath that the writer Westly Gaither in their presence signed, sealed and acknowledged the within instrument of writing as his last Will & Testament for the purpose therein contained and that the said Westly Gaither at the time of the signing the same was of sound mind and memory.
In Witness whereof I have subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said Circuit Court at Corydon this 4th day of Nov. 1828.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk

Recorded in the Clerks office of the Harrison County Circuit Court, Indiana in Will book “A”, pages 138,139, 140, on this the 7th day of Nov. 1828
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)


WILLIAM SHARP WILL
Date Aug. 6, 1828


I William Sharp of the State of Indiana, Harrison County considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make, publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form to wit:

First, By these presents (sic) I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ruth Sharp all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind and description, 3 head of sheep, 1 cow, and my mare named Fran, which she is to dispose of as she may please. I likewise give her exclusive right to so much of all the rents, profits use and occupation of all my real estate as maybe necessary for her support during her natural life.

Second, I do hereby give and bequeath unto each of my children herein after named the following sums: to wit,
To my daughter Rachel Sinclair five dollars, $5. to my daughter Abigail McCullum five dollars $5., to my son Robert Sharp five dollars $5. To my daughter Hettie Grigsby five dollars $5. to Laura Cursed _ _ _ _ ( name very smudged, can’t read),five dollars $5., to my daughter Chelmelsa five dollars $5. 3 head of sheep, 1 cow, to my son Wm. D. M. Sharp $40.

Third, My real estate after the decease of my beloved wife Ruth shall be divided into 2 equal part, one of which I give and bequeath unto my son Wm. D. M. Sharp to him and his heirs forever. The other half I leave at the disposal of my beloved wife Ruth Sharp in such manner as she in her lifetime may think proper.

Fourth, The balance of my property not herein given away or bequeathed or in any other way disposed of shall be sold for the best price which it will bring by my Executors, the proceeds first to be applied by paying all my just claims against me or my estate, next to pay and satisfy all legacies herein specified to be paid in money and the remainder, if any, shall beat the disposal of my beloved wife Ruth Sharp as she may think proper.

Fifth, I hereby appoint my beloved wife Ruth Sharp my sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of August, 1828, by these presents (sic) revoking any other Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me.
                        Signed, Wm. Sharp. (seal)

Attest:
Seth M. Levenworth, John Cole, James VanWinkle, Peter Frake.

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Be it remembered that on this day personally appeared before Henry W. Heth, Clerk of Circuit Court in said state came John Cole & James VanWinkle and Peter Frake, 3 of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will of William Sharp and made oath that the said within named Wm. Sharp in their presence signed, sealed, published and acknowledged the within instrument of writing to be his last Will and Testament for the purpose therein contained and that the said Wm. Sharp at the time of the signing and acknowledging the same was of sound mind and memory of our said Court at Corydon, the 6th day of December, 1828.                Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk

Recorded in the clerks office of the Harrison County Circuit Court in Will book 
(smudged, can’t read) pages 142,143,144, on the 15th day of Dec. 1828.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

Here is my transcribed copy of the Will of William Sharp.  All errors have been corrected.  Items in parentheses are for clarification.

William Sharp’s Will

State of Indiana

Harrison County

NOTE ALONG SIDE OF RECORDED DOCUMENT: William D.M. Sharp’s receipt for his legacy filed with original Will.

I, William Sharp of the State and County aforesaid, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in maner [sic] and form to wit;

First, by these presents I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Ruth Sharpe, all my household and Kitchen Furniture of every kind and descriptions, three head of sheep, One Cow and my mare named Fran which she is to dispose of as she may please.   I likewise give her an exclusive right to so much of all the rents and profits use and occupation of all my real estate as may be necessary for her support during her natural life. 

Secondly, I do hereby give and bequeath unto each of my children herein after named the following sums to wit: 

To my daughter Rachel Sinclare five dollars; to my son Horatio Sharpe five dollars; to my daughter Abigal McCullum five dollars; to my son Robert Sharpe five dollars; to my son Benjamin Sharpe five dollars; to my daughter Hester Grigsby five dollars; to [my daughter] Laura Crecelius five dollars; to my daughter Chelmelsa [m. Crandall Stevens] five dollars, three head of sheep and one cow; to my son William D. M. Sharpe forty dollars. 

Thirdly, my real estate after the decease of my beloved wife Ruth shall be divided into two equal parts, One of which I give and bequeath unto my son William D.M. Sharpe, to him and his heirs forever.  The other half I leave at the disposal of my beloved wife Ruth Sharpe in such manner as she in her lifetime may think proper.

Fourthly, the balance of my property not herein given away or bequeathed or in any other way disposed of shall be sold for the best price which it will bring by my Executrix.  The proceeds first to be applyed[sic] by paying all just claims against me or my estate, next to pay and satisfy all  legacies herein specified to be paid in money and the remainder, if any, shall e at the disposal of my beloved wife Ruth Sharpe as she may think proper. 
 

Fifth, I hereby appoint my beloved wife Ruth my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth day of August Eighteen Hundred and Twenty Eight [6 August 1828] by these presents, revoking all other Wills & Testaments heretofore by me made.

William Sharpe {his seal}

ATTEST

Seth M. Levenworth

John Cole

James Vanwinkle {his mark}

Peter W. Frake {his mark}

State of Indiana

Harrison County} Sct

Be it remembered that on this day personally appeared before me Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the Harrison County Circuit Court in said State, John Cole, James Vanwinkle and Peter Frake, three of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will of William Sharp and made Oath that the said within named William Sharpe in their presence signed and acknowledged the within instrument of writing as his last Will and Testament for the purposes therein contained and that the said William Sharpe at the time of signing and acknowledged the same of sound mind and memory.   

In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribed my name and affix the seal of our said Court at Corydon this 6th day of December 1828.

H.W. Heth, Clerk 

Recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the Harrison Circuit Court Indiana in Will Book, Pages 142.143 & 144 on the 15th day of December 1828.  

H.W. Heth, Clerk

This is a true and accurate transcription of the Last Will and Testament of William Sharp, dated August 6, 1828, signed and attested to on December 6, 1828 and recorded on December 15, 1828.

By Carole St. Clair Grant



WILLIAM MADDEN WILL
Date Apr. 27, 1835


In the Name of God, Amen.  
          
It being appointed for all men once to die and after that the Judgment

 I, William Madden Sr. being of sound mind judgment though weak of body and calling  to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this and no other my last Will & Testament.

First: I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to the grave there to be buried in a Christian burial.

Second: After my debts and funeral expenses and discharges I give and bequeath unto my well and dearly beloved wife Jane madden one third of all my real estate of lands and money to be hers and hers only to give, sell or eliminate of as she in her wisdom may see fitting and likewise and equal share of all my personal estate of money, goods, chattle.

Third: I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Jefferson Madden one third of my real estate and one hundred and ten acres of the Robison Quarter and no more.

Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son James Madison madden one dollar and no more.
Fifth: I give and bequeath to my son Wm. W.H. Madden one third of my real estate and 1 yoke of oxen, and no more.

Sixth: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Madden one equal share of my personal Estate and no more.

Seventh: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth madden an equal share of my personal estate besides a horse, mare and cow, 2 sows and pigs, bed and bedding with the privilege of living at or in the homestead during her single life, without any ___hindrance of wm. W. H. Madden or any one and no more.

Eight: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Cable an equal share of my personal estate and no more.

Ninth: I appoint my well and beloved wife Jane Madden and my good and trusty friend and son in law L. Berry Madden my executors to execute this my last Will & Testament, dated this 26th day of August, 1834.
                        Signed Wm. Madden

Signed and sealed in our presence Adam Douglas & Little B. Madden and Wm. Strain.

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Be it  remembered that on the 15th day of November, 1834, the within last Will & Testament of William Madden, deceased, was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate court of said County and proven by oath of Adam Douglas, Wm. Strain, 2 of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be his last Will & Testament for the purposes therein mentioned and that the said Wm. Madden was at the time of the signing and sealing and acknowledging, publishing and declaring the same of sound mind and understanding.
                        Signed Henry W. Heth, clerk

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of the said Court at Corydon this day and year above written
                        Signed, H.W. Heth, Clerk
                            J.M. Miller D.C.

Recorded in the clerk’s office of the Probate Court of Harrison County, Indiana in Will book “B” pages 46 and 47 this 27th day of Apr. 1835.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JOHN WINDELL’S WILL
Date: Jan. 10, 1837


In the Name of God, Amen.            Be it known and that I ,John Windell of the County of Harrison and State of Indiana, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do think  proper to make this my last Will & Testament in a manner and form following.
That is to say:
First: I will and I bequeath that my wife Catherine shall have 1 bed and bedding and one cloak during her natural lifetime.
Second: I give and bequeath to my 3 daughter’s namely, Catherine, Rachel, and Mary Ann all my beds and bedding that may be on hand at my death, except what is hereby willed to my wife, equally to be divided among them
Third: I also give and bequeath to my five children, Isaac, Catherine, Rachel, Mary Ann and George all my stock of cattle, and all my sheep, hogs and also my 2 mares to be equally divided amongst them five, share and share alike.
Fourth: I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid daughters, Catherine, Rachel and Mary Ann all my kitchen furniture and of all and any description whatever that may be on hand at my death. And my wagon.
I will and direct ___ shall be equally divided among my eight children namely Anthony, Sarah w/o Les (?) Leslie, Isaac, Ephraim, Catherine, Rachel, Mary Ann & George all my real estate or land I now hold to be divided between them eight ascending to the quality of the land by commissioners appointed by the court as the law in such cases provide.
It is my Will and I direct that my son Anthony shall have and hold his share of the land wherefore he now lives on. So as to include the house and barn in his share or portion of land, not taking the house and barn in consideration as he has build or erected them at his own expense.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of January in the year of Our Lord One Thousand, eight hundred and thirty seven. (1837).
                        Signed, John Windell (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Windell to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and each other.
Signed, Abraham Rhodes &
 David F. Blaine

State of Indiana, Harrison County }sct.
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of March 1837 the foregoing last Will & Testament of John Windell, deceased, was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate Court of said County and state and proven by the oath of Abraham Rhodes & David F. Blaine the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will & Testament of John Windell, deceased, and that he was at the time of executing the same of sound mind, memory and understanding.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of our Court at Corydon this the day and year last aforesaid.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk, H.C.

Recorded in the clerk’s office of the Harrison County Probate Court in Will book “B” pages 79 and 80 on the 26th day of April 1837
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk, H.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JOSEPH WRIGHT WILL
Date: August. 9, 1830


In the name of God, Amen.          I, Joseph Wright of Harrison County, State of Indiana being in a sick and low condition but of (Blessed be to God) of sound mind and memory do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will & Testament. In manner and form following, and in the first place do wish all my just debts to be paid as soon as may be convenient after my decease.
And in the second place I do leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine Wright all my estate both real and personal during her natural lifetime for the support of herself and for housing and schooling of my children and at her death then I allow all my estate and personal be equally divided amongst my children which is 6 in number. To wit. Nancy Wright, James Wright, Sandy Wright, and Joseph Wright, and lastly I do hereby appoint Samuel Gilmore Executor of this my last Will & Testament.
In testimony whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of August, 1830.
                        Signed. Joseph Wright (seal)

In the presents (sic) of Samuel Reaugh, John B. McRae, Samuel Pfimmer.

N.B. It is my will  and wish not to make a sale, but for my executor to take as much of my personal property as will pay my just debts without further expense.
                        Signed. Joseph Wright
Witness, S. Pfimmer
 (other name not readable)

State of Indiana, Harrison County}sct.
Be it known that on the 7th day of October, 1820 the within last Will and Testament of Jospeh Wright was produced to me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate Court of said County by Samuel Gilmore the executor therein named and proved by oath of Samuel Pfimmer, Samuel Reaugh and Christopher Shuck, 3 of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the lat Will & Testament of said Joseph Wright, deceased, that at the time of the signing and sealing the same he was of sound mind and memory.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Corydon on the day and year above written.
                        Signed, Henry W. Heth, clerk.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JAMES CARTER WILL
Date: Nov. 8th, 1834


I, James Carter of the County of Harrison, State of Indiana, am weak in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, do ordain ,publish and declare this to be my last Will & Testament in words and form following. To Wit: After all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid.
 I give unto my wife the land on which I now live so long as she shall live, after her death it  shall descend to my sons James and William. James is to have the West half, and William is to have the East half.
I also give unto my wife all my moveable property so long as she lives, after her death it shall be sold or divided equally between my sons James and William. I appoint my friend John Hogan to be my Executor of this my last Will & Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 8th of November, 1834

And further it is supposed that there is a mistake in the land that I sold to Jacob Rentner and there is a part yet belongs to me and if so I wish my Executor to see to it and if there is any I wish him to attend to it, and sell the same and appropriate the proceeds these, to the payment of my just debts.            James Carter (seal)

Attest: Thomas Long & P.J. Bliss (?, part of name cut off)
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JAMES ELLIS LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
Dated: Jan.18th, 1836

I, James Ellis considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, bless be the Almighty God, for the same, do make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, .

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all my real estate together with my personal property of every description whatsoever. So long as she remains my widow and he to pay all my debts and collect all debts coming to me.

Second, I will and bequeath to my 3 daughters, namely,  Lucy, Huldah, and Nancy when ever they marry or become of lawful age a sum equal to what I have given my other children that are married to be fair by my widow.

Third, I will and bequeath to my youngest son John the following property, that is to say, one young, yellow ___ 2 years old this Spring, and 4 head of young cattle, 2, two year olds and 2, one year olds.

Fourth, I will and order at the death of my or marriage of my wife for my lands together with all the personal property to be sold and the money arising from said sale to be equally divided and given to my children. And I do hereby appoint my son Edward Ellis my sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 18th day of January 1836.
                        Signed, James Ellis (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named James Ellis to be his last Will & testament in presence of us who have hereunto set our names as witnesses in presence of the Testator.
Singed: Robert Brown, Hays McCallen

State of Indiana, Harrison County} sct.
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of March 1836, the above foregoing last Will & Testament was produced before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Probate court of said county by Edward Ellis, Executor therein named and proven by the oath of Hays McCallen one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, it be the last Will & Testament of the said James Ellis, deceased, and at the time he signed, sealed, published, acknowledged & declared the same was of sound mind and memory and understanding.
Given under my hand and seal in the office at Corydon this 21st day of March, 1836.                                Signed, H,W. Heth, Clerk
                            B.J. Slaughter D.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

WILLIAM C. ALBINS WILL
Date: May 9, 1833


In the name of God, Amen.    I, William C. Albins ,of the County of Harrison and State of Indiana, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding praised be to God Almighty for it, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the Time there of, and to the end. I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me. Do therefore make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner following: (that is to say).
First and principally I commend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty god, my creator, hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy his happiness in his heavenly kingdom Throne. Jesus Christ my Almighty Savior in the name of God Amen.
I, William C. Albins of the county and state aforesaid being weak in body, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being sound of mind, bless be to God Almighty for the same, do make and publish this my last Will & testament in manner and form following: that is to say:  First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Polly Albins the place that we now live on, the East half of the Southwest quarter of section 4 in Township 5 South of range 5 East of the land in Jeffersonville District.
I, William C. Albins also give and bequeath to her my wife Polly Albins all my property (to wit) horses, cows, sheep, household and kitchen furniture. My just debts to be paid out of the same, all of this land and property.
I, William C. Albins do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly Albins so long as she doth live and at her death the above named land to be equally divided between my 4 children, Ursula, Henry, Rachel, and John Albins.
This my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all formal Wills by me made. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand, and seal this 9th day of May 1833.
                            Signed. Wm. C. Albins (seal)

Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named William C. Albins to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our name as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.  
Witness: Thomas P. Beswick, Abner Reese, Dennis Albin

State of Indiana, Harrison County}sct.
I, Henry W. Heth of the Probate Court of the County  and State aforesaid certify that on the 2nd day of March 1835, the above and foregoing last Will & Testament of William C. Albins was produced before me and proven by the oath of Abner Reese & Thomas P. Beswick, 2 of the subscribing witness thereto the last Will & Testament of the said William C. Albins, deceased.
In testimony I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon on the day and year last written.
                    Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk Harrison County
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

JOSEPH CANNON’S WILL
Date: June 14, 1837

 

In the name of God, Amen.                I, Joseph Cannon of Harrison County, state of Indiana, being weak in body, and of sound mind, this fourteenth day of June 18, 1837, do
Make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament, as follows, to wit:
First, that my body be buried in a Christian manner and all my just debts be paid, and second I give to my wife Barbary all my property both personal and real to her use and entire disposal for her benefit forever. I also do appoint my wife the Executrix to settle and finally settle all business relative to my estate and keep all the remainder forever.
In presence of witnesses I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.                        Signed Joseph Cannon (Seal)

 Witnesses: Stephen Westfall & John Brown
 State of Indiana: Harrison County: SCT.

Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of June 1838, the above instrument purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Cannon was produced before me Henry W. Heth, Clerk of the probate court of said County and proven by the oath of Stephen Westfall as one of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last Will and Testament of the said Joseph Cannon, Deceased and that at the time of executing the same was of full age and sound mind and memory and not under any restraint.

 In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon on the day and year last written aforesaid.

                                                Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk, H.C.C 

Recorded in the Clerks office of the Harrison County Probate Court

In Will bk. “B” page, 99 on the 25th day of June 1838.

                                                Signed, Henry W. Heth, Clerk F.C.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

STEPHEN SMITH WILL
Date: April  8, 1822

In the name of God, Amen.    I, Stephen Smith of  Sangamon County,  State of Illinois, being weak in body yet of sound memory and understanding do constitute this my Last Will & Testament and desire it should be received by all as such.

Item, I hereby give to my 2 sons Charles and Henry Smith all and singular my personal estate with every increase and advantage of the same for which the said Charles and Henry is to support and decently maintain their mother for the term of her life or during her widowhood and as to my land which I possess at this time it is to be equally

Divided amongst all my children, namely, James, Elizabeth, Peggy and the said Charles and Henry, saving to my wife Nancy her 1/3 part during her lifetime and should I become the owner of any land more than what I now hold, it is to descend to my sons Charles and Henry as it is by  there ___ and industry that the principal part of my property is made and preserved, it is further my will that the said Charles and Henry pay all my debts with the expenses that occur in the management of my estate to which I do appoint them my sole Executors of my personal property & I no wish to commit my soul to God, who gave it, my body must resume to dust, from whence it was taken.

Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of April. 1822.                                 

                                                                                    Signed, Stephen Smith (seal)

Witness: Tho’s McKee, John Smith & Jesse Bivis (?)

 State of Indiana, Harrison County :SCT.
Be it remembered that on this day personally appeared before me Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Harrison Count Circuit court, Jesse Bivis (?) one of the subscribing witnesses to the within will and made oath that the within named Stephen Smith in his presence signed, sealed and acknowledges the within instrument of writing to be the Last Will & Testament for the purpose therein contained and that he was at the time of executing the same of sound mind and memory.

 In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of our said court at Corydon, this 9th day of May 1828.

                                                                        Henry W. Heth, Clerk H.C.C.

 Recorded in the Clerks office of Harrison County Circuit Court Indiana, in Will book “A” pages 132, 133 on the 9th day of May, 1828
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

MARY JENNINGS WILL
Date: March 20 1879

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all.. I Mary Jennings of the County of Floyd in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory  do hereby make, declare and publish this as and  for my Last Will & Testament.

 Item 1. I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved husband Joseph Jennings all of my estate real and personal wherever situated to have and to hold the same unto him and his heirs and assignees absolutely in fee simple.

 Item 2. I hereby revoke all other wills by me at any time made

 Item 3. I hereby appoint my said husband executor of my said will.

 In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 20th day of March

A.D. 1879.
                                                                                      Signed: Mary Jennings (seal)
 

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the above name Testatrix  Mary Jennings in  our presence signed by us, at  her request in her presence and in the presence of each other this 20th day of  March  A.D. 1879.

 Witnesses:  H. John Boyle, Alexander Dowling
The State of Indiana, Floyd County }SCT.

Be it remembered that  on the  21st day of November 1887, Alexander Bowling, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within  and foregoing Last Will & Testament of Mary Jennings late of said County, deceased, personally  appeared before the Floyd Circuit Court in the State of Indiana and  being duly sworn by the clerk of said Court, upon his oath as follows, that  is to say , the said Mary Jennings signed her name to said instrument  in writing as and for her Last Will & Testament, and that this deponent at the same time heard  the said  Mary Jennings declare the said instrument in writing to be her Last Will & Testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of said Mary Jennings and with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Alexander Dowling and one John Boyle in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Mary Jennings was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is to say more than 21 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 verily believes and further deponent says not.                                                                          Signed: Alexander Dowling.

 
Sworn to and subscribed by the said Alexander Dowling before me Henry R.. W. Meyer, Clerk of the Floyd County Circuit court on the 21st day of November 1887.
 In Attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal  of said Court.

                                                                                    Signed: Alexander Dowling.
 State of Indiana, Floyd County} SCT

I, Henry R.W. Meyer, Clerk of the Floyd County Circuit Court of Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed Last Will and Testament of Mary Jennings has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Alexander Dowling one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said will and testament of the said Alexander Dowling proved of thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in records at pages 56 and 57 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 New Albany this 21st day of November, 1887.

                                                                                          Signed, Henry R. W. Meyer, Clerk, F.C.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)

TIMOTHY WHEELER
Date; April 7th, 1820


      In the name of God, Amen. I, Timothy Wheeler of Harrison County and State of Indiana being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, do make this my Last Will & Testament as follows, to wit:
I give and bequeath unto David Young of Harrison County and State of Indiana my saddle, watch ,bridle, saddle bags and wearing apparel, and ten dollars in money and all my property whatsoever except money and obligations for money not above mentioned, and I further give and bequeath unto my brother William Wheeler supposed to be living in Waitsfield in the State of Vermont and his children. To wit:
William Wheeler, Silas Wheeler, Timothy Wheeler, Mehiscabel (?) Wheeler, and David Wheeler the remainder the remainder of my Estate to be equally divided among them, except the said Timothy is to have twenty dollars more than the either of the rest, and I do hereby appoint David Young above mentioned Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all formers Wills made by me.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventh day of April in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty,  Apr. 7th,1820.
Signed, Timothy Wheeler (seal)
 
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named Timothy Wheeler to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Witnesses: George Bently, Alexander Brownlee

State of Indiana, Harrison County }SCT.

Be it remembered that on this day George Bently and Alexander Brownlee came
Personally before me, Henry W. Heth, clerk of the Harrison County Circuit Court and solemnly   affirmed  that Timothy Wheeler Signed sealed, acknowledged  and delivered the within instrument of writing purporting to his  Last Will & Testament .
Given under my hand and seal of the Harrison County Circuit this 13th day of May 1820.
Signed,Henry W. Heth, Clerk H.C.C.
(Note: Transcribed to the best of my ability. Bonnie Clark)



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