Will of William S. Walker, Sen.

26 Jul 1890


RECORD OF WILLS, EXECUTORS' BONDS


I, William S. Walker, Sen. of Franklin Township, Washington County, Indiana, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament


I give and devise to my beloved wife, Louisa Walker, all of my property, both real and personal,consisting of household goods, stocks, furniture, provisions and all other goods and chattels, moneys, credits and all my real estate which I may have at the time of my decease, during her natural life.


I further declare that at the death of the said Louisa Walker, my wife, that all of my property shall be sold, except my household and kitchen furniture which I give and devise to my daughter Nancy E. Walker.


I further declare that after all of my just debts have been paid I give and devise to the said Nancy E. Walker Five Hundred dollars the balance to be divided equally between the rest of my children , namely, Mary J. Brim, Thomas B. Walker, Sally A. Smith, James Walker, Elizabeth Williams, William S. Walker, Jun., Martha Meadors, Lucinda B. Elrod, and Benjamin F. Walker.


I do hereby nominate and appoint Eli Elrod Executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise and adjust, release and discharge in such manner as he may deem proper the debts and claims due me, To sell at private sale or in such manner as he may think proper all of my real estate and deed to purchaser to execute acknowle_ and deliver in fee simple. I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me.
In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 26th day of July, A. D., 1890,

William S. his Walker seal
mark

Signed and acknowledged by the said William S. Walker as his last Will and Testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.
Lafayette D. Townsend, Witness
John W. Batty, Witness


AND LETTERS TESTAMENTARY.

"Proof of Will."

State of Indiana,
Washington County, S.S.

Be it remembered, That on the 15th day of December, 1898, John W. Batty one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last Will and Testament of William S. Walker, late of said County, deceased, personally appeared before Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath declared and testified as follows, that is to say: That on the 26th day of July, 1890, he saw the said William S. Walker sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, and that this deponent at the same time heard the said William S. Walker declare the said instrument in writing to he his last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said William S. Walker and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said deponent and L. D. Townsend in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said William S. Walker was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing as aforesaid, of full age (that is, more than twenty-one years of age), and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not.
John W. Batty
Sworn to and subscribed by the said John W. Batty before me, Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk of said Court, at Salem, the 15th day of December 1898.
Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk,

In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk.

State of Indiana
Washington County, S.W.

RECORD OF WILLS, EXECUTORS' BONDS,

I, Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Indiana, do hereby certify that the within annexed will and testament of William S. Walker has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of John W. Batty, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said John W. Batty in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book G at page #316 of the "Records of Wills" of said County.

In attestation whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court at Salem, this 15th day of December, 1898.
Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk Washington Circuit


"Executors Bond and Oath."
Know all Men, That we, Eli Elrod, Eli W. Menaugh and William Rudderare bound unto the State of Indiana, in the penal sum of Two Thousand dollars, for the payment of which we Jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators. Sealed and dated this, the 19th day of December, 1898, The Condition of the above Obligation is, That if the above bound Eli Elrod shall faithfully discharge the duties of his trust as Executor of the last Will of William S. Walker, Sr. deceased, according to law, then the above obligation is void, else to remain in full force.

Eli Elrod. Seal
Eli W. Menaugh Seal
William Rudder. Seal

State of Indiana
Washington County, S.S.

Before me, Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said county, this 19th day of December 1898, Eli Elrod, Eli W. Menaugh acknowledged the execution of the annexed Bond. Witness my hand and official Seal, this 19th day of December 1898.
Samuel A. Roberts, Clerk.
Approved by me, the 19th day of December, 1898.
Samuel A. Roberts
Clerk of Washington Circuit Court


AND LETTERS TESTAMENTARY.

State of Indiana
Washington County, S.S.

I, Eli Eldrod, swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my trust as Exector of the last wil of William S. Walker, Sr. deceased, according to law, so help me God.
Eli Elrod
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 19th day of December, 1898.
Samuel A. Roberts.
Clerk Washington Circuit Court


Transcribed by Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen/1998 Homepage

 

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