WILL RECORD “A”

 

LORING, David, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 2-4)

         Date: 4 April 1838; prob. 28 April 1838, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Isabella; “my three sons,  Nathaniel LORING, John LORING and George LORING . . .; my two daughters, Permelia and Cinthy Ann . . .; my said wife shall have the guardianshp and tuition of my daughters during their minority. . .”

         Exrs: wife, Isabella, and Wm. McGEE.

         Wits: Thomas J. HOLCUM, Thomas N. WHEATLEY..

 

BLACKETER, Norman, of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “A” 4-7)

         Date: 1 Sept. 1840; prob. 24 Sept. 1840, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (not named) . . .; to each of my daughters now single towit, Rachel and Mary (Mary not of age) . . .; to my two sons, Joshua and Thomas B. . . .”

         Exrs: wife and son Everly BLACKETER.

         Wits: Hugh MILLER, William B. MILLER.

 

CULVER, Isaac, of Newcastle twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 7-9)

         Date: 19 May 1842; prob. 4 Mar. 1843, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Permelia.

         Exrs: wife and Selvin P. TAYLOR of Newcastle twp., Fulton Co. Ind.

         Wits: Sanford GORDON, John GORDON.

 

ABBOTT Simeon, of Richland twp., Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “A” 9-11)

         Date: 20 May 1843; prob. 7 Aug. 1843, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Amelia. . .; “Nathaniel ABBOTT, my Father my right to the Salsbury claim. . .; all the corn planted by John CROSSMAN and son . . .”

         Exr: wife, Amelia.

         Wits: Edmund M. JEWETT, Philander H. JONES, George N. JEWETT.

 

WARD, John B., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “A” 11-14)

         Date: 2 April 1844; prob. 6 Aprl 1844, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza A. WARD. . . “To my sister, Mary A. WARD, and to her heirs. . .”

         Exrs: wife, Eliza A. “and my father Ebenezer WARD.”

         Wits: Hugh MILLER, L.N. BOZARTH.

 

BEEBE, Jonathan, of Kosciusko Co., Ind     (WR “A” 15-17)

         Date: 18 Sept. 1845; prob. 6 Mar. 1846, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lucina. . . (and after her death) “to Abaline LAY and heirs (relatioship not show); to the heirs at law of Dinorlius BEEBE (minors). . .; to Joseph LAY or any other suitable person that shall take Marvin INGRAHAM and support him for his labor. . .”

         Exrs: Joseph LAY, John BALL.

         Wits Jacob WHITTENBERGER, Vinal THURSTON.

         Codicil: dated 30 Jan. 1846. Revokes clause concerning Marvin INGRAHAM.

         Wits: Nathaniel G. COGSWELL, Mengis MANLEY and John BALL.

 

HAMLETT, Thomas, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 18-20)

         Date: 22 April 1846 prob. 22 June 1846, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: son, James HAMLETT; Thomas M. HAMLETT, the son of Franklin C. HAMLETT; “to my son, Frankln C. HAMLETT. . .; to my son, Wm. H.H. HAMLETT. . .; to my son, Thomas HAMLETT. . .; to Bartly M. HAMLETT (relationship not given) . . .”

         Exr: Samuel J. HEGE.

         Wits: Job MEREDITH, Selim P. TAYLOR.

 

MARTIN, Thomas, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “A” 20-23)

         Date: 22 April 1846; prob. 22 June 1846, Fulton Co., Id.

         Heirs: “my dear wife (not named). . .; to each of my daughters (not named) . . to my little granddaughter, Ann Elizabeth GREGORY...: To my son (not named)...?

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Hugh MILLER, William S. TRIMBLE.

 

MONTGOMERY, Benjamin, of Fulton Co., Ind. (   WR “A” 24-26)

         Date: (--) Feb. 1846; prob. 29 Sept. 1846, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (not named)...(“to Rebecca MONTGOMERY” was written at the top of the will) ... “to my beloved wife for the purpose of raising the family, and at any time she shall think best may dispose of said Estate taking her third of the proceeds of it and put the rest on interest for the children, to be paid to them as they come of age, each boy to get twice as much as a girl.  The girls to share and share alike... that the two boys Hiram and Henry go to school two years each...”

         Exrs: Friend, Joel MARTIN, and “my beloved wife.”

         Wits: Robert GORDON, Hugh BOWMAN.

 

WARD, Ebenezer, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 26-29)

         Date: 9 Feb. 1844; prob. 10 April 1847, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs, wife, Jane...; “to my three sons, Albert S. WARD, Almon M. WARD and William A. WARD..” (Note: Another son, John B. WARD, was deceased by 6 April 1844 - after this will was written)... “And that their daughter Mary Ann WARD, if she remains single...; I also direct that there be no division of my property during the mnorty of either of my above mentioned sons...”

         Exr: John B. WARD “should he survive me.  If not, I do ordain and make Lot M. BOZARTH Executor, until one of the within mentioned sons comes of lawful age...”

         Wits: Wm. SPENCER, Ely CLIFFERT.

 

.CLIFFERT, El,i of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “A” 30-32)

         Date: 10 Dec. 1847; prob. 16 Feb. 1848, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary; “and to her child should she have any living...”

         Exrs: wife, Mary, and Lot N. BOZARTH.

         Wits: Peter SANNS, Samuel RODEFER.

 

CLAYTON, Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind. (also CLATON) (  WR “A” 32-34)

         Date: 18 April 1849; prob. 8 May 1849, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my daughter Marion W.B. CLAYTON...; my daughter Christena...; all my children until my youngest child shall be of age (then equally divided) between alL my children towit Marion W.B. CLAYTON, Christena M.V. CLAYTON, Elizabeth H.H. CLAYTON, Alexander M.L. CLAYTON, Joseph W. CLAYTON.”

         Exr: Mark B. MOORE.

         Wits: William (his X mark) BALEY, John SHOUP, Noah LANE

 

HOUSEWORTH, Samuel, of Warren Co., Ohio.      (WR “A” 35-38)

         Date: 21 Aug. 1848 prob. 18 Nov. 1848, Warren Co., Ohio; recorded Aug.

(--) 1849, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Maria; “and my brother, Henry HOUSEWORTH...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Peter W. WIKOFF, John A. DODDS.

 

TEEL, William, of Henry twp., Fulto Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 38-41)

         Date” 12 Mar. 1850, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “my beloved wfe (not named) to have possession and profits of real estate in St. Joseph County to support and educate my children... And at her decease (to be divded)...”  Wife to have the guardianship and tuition of his children during their minority.

         Burial: interred in “our common burial groud at Mishawaka.”

         Exr: friend, Enos HOOVER

         Wits: William WAGENER, Daniel KOFFEL, Henry HOOVER.

 

SANDERS, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 41-43)

         Date: 15 June 1850; prob. 27 July 1850, Fulto Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret;  “all my children, namely, Henry SANDERS, David SANDERS, William SANDERS, Edward SANDERS, Stephen C. SANDERS, Anne SANDERS and Lydia SANDERS.”

         Exrs: Son, William SANDERS, and wife Margaret.

         Wits: John C. DILLE, Asa COPLEN.

 

McGARRY, John, of Marshall Co., Ind. (McGAREY, McGARY) (WR “A” 43-47)

         Date: 11 May 1847; Prob. 30 Aug. 1850, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my daughter Jane TROXEL’s heirs, namely, Sylvester, Lovina and Oliver...; unto Franklin GRANT, the son of my daughter Sarah M. GRANT...; unto my daughter Eleanor GORDON; her children...; to my daughter, Fanny BAYLIS...;to my daughter, Patsey PAPEJOY...; to the heirs of Fanny BAYLIS, John BAYLIS, Cyrus BAYLIS, Alfred BAYLIS, Martha Jane BAYLIS...”

         Exr: friend, Selim P. TAYLOR.

         Wits Sanford GORDON, James P. EDWARDS.

         Codicil: dated 21 Nov. 1849, “of Marshall Co., Ind.” alters bequest to Franklin GRANT, bequeathing the same to Sanford GORDON, “if he takes care of me in the last of my life...”

         Wits: Selim P. TAYLOR, John GORDON.

 

STONE, Daniel, of Alleghany City, Alleghaey Co., Pa.        (WR “A” 48-50)

         Date: 22 Sept. 1845; prob. 22 Sept. 1846, Allegheny Co., Pa.; Recorded WB Vol. 6, p. 171, Sept. 28, 1846, same county and state; recorded Fulton Co., Ind. 21 Jan. 1851.

         Heirs: sister, Sarah B. STONE, of same county and state.

         ßExrs: sister, S.B. STONE and Franklin F. EATON (also F.B. EATON_

         Wits: Samuel STEPHENS, Anna Maria STEPHENS (also STEVENS)

 

BABCOCK, Edward, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “A” 50-52)

         Date: (undated); prob. 20 Jan. 1851,, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter Susan J. BABCOCK or to Joshuay BLACKETER her husband...; to my two youngest daughters (minors for clothing, education or sickness) Martheyan BABCOCK (and) Sarah A. BABCOCK...; (farm to be rented out) until my youngest daughter Sarah A. BABCOCK comes of age (or gets merried) farm should be sold...; my three daughters Susan J. BABCOCK and Marthey Ann BABCOCK and Sarah A. BABCOCK...”

         Exr: James R. BABCOCK.

         Wits: O.R. SMITH, Alexander (his X mark) CHAMBERLAN.

         Inventory: Bible to be given to Susan J. BABCOCK; furniture, clothing & books divided between Marthy Ann and Sarah A. BABCOCK.

         Codicil: (undated) “I wish my brother James BABCOCK and James R. BABCOCK to be the guardians of my two youngest daughters.”

 

ROBBINS, Joseph, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   WR “A” 53-56)

         Date: 25 July 1850; Prob. 29 Sept. 1851, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my son Alvin S. ROBBINS...; my son Cyrus ROBBINS...; my son Alfred H. ROBBINS (each given capital stock in store in Rochester owned by testator)...; each of my daughters namely Eliza ORMSBEE, Margaret Jane SHIELDS and Sarah Elizabeth ROBBINS...”

         Exrs: friends, John ROBBINS and Lot N. BOZARTH.

         Wits: John ROBBINS, K.G. SHRYOCK.

         Codicil: dated 17 Jan. 1851, revokes executors and appoints his two sons, Alvin S. ROBBINS and Alfred H. ROBBINS, and makes some changes in bequests.

         Wits: K.G. SHRYOCK, J. M..EDWARDS,,

 

WORRELL, Eliza, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 57-58)

         Date: 5 Jan. 1852; prob. 12 Apr. 1852, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my brother Nathaniel...; my mother and Abigeal WILLIAMS and Catharine WILLIAMS...”

         Burial: “tombstones for my deceased husband and for myself.”

         Exr: Abel C. HICKMAN;

         Wits: Milton H. WILLIAMS, Nancy WILLIAMS.
STROSNIDER
, Ellis, of Fulton Co., Ind.     WR “A” 59-61)

         Date: 3 April 1852; prob. 28 May 1852, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved wife, Margarth STROSNIDER (also Marget, Margret)...; my son, Ellis STROSNIDER...;; my daughter, Elisabeth STROSNIDER...; my daughters, Francis & Lewisa STROSNIDER, that the land and all the property that remains (be sold and equally divided) among my beloved children, namely: Jacob STROSNIDER, Mariah NELLANS, Lucinda NELLANS, Elisabeth STROSNIDER, Francis STROSNIDER and Louisa STROSNIDER...; to my beloved grandson Frinly STROSNIDER...”

         Exr: friend and nephew Robert MAREDITH.

         Wits: John C. DILLE (also DILLY) and John D. HIGHWAY.

 

SIPPY, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “A” 62-63)

         Date: 7 Mar. 1852; prob. 18 June 1852, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heir: wife, An Elizabeth SIPPY, Lots No. 55 and No. 75 in the Town or Village of Newark. (Note: Newark now known as Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John BALL, Mary J. BALL.

 

WILSON, Rebecca, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 64-66)

         Date: 17 May 1852; prob. 18 June 1852, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs:  “to my daughter Jane MILLER (land in Grant Co., Ind.) ...  To my grandson Henderson MILLER when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one...; to my daughter Rachel TORRENCE...; to my daughter Mary Ann STEWART...; to my daughter Eliza BAKER...; to my daughter Lucretia GUTHRA...; to Sarah RICHARDSON (not identified)...{

         Exr: friend, William M. VANMETER, of Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: George W. HOLLENBACK, Thomas S.            HOLLENBACK.

 

STARLING, Lyne, of Franklin Co., Ohio.  (Also STURLING)       (WR “A” 68-121)

         Date: 31 Mar. 1847; prob. 24 Nov. 1848, Franklin Co., Ohio; recorded 4 Aprl 1854, in Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to the children of my late niece Susan RAMEY..:  To Edmund STARLING, son of my brother, Thomas STARLING...; to John HOLLOWAY, William HOLLOWAY, Rebeca STITES, Sarah TAYLOR and Lucy Ann ATKINSON, children of my sister, Anne HOLLOWAY (real estate in Territory of Iowa, and states of Missouri and Illinois)...; to the four elder children of my niece, Sarah TAYLOR, by William MARSHALL...; to the eldest son of my niece, Susan RAMEY, later of Henry County, Virginia... and to all the other chldren of my said niece Susan RAMEY...; to Mariah CAMPBELL and Lucy DAVISON, daughter of my brother William STARLING...; to my nephew William S, SULLIVANT (also SULIVANT) all the notes, claims, which I hold against him, either in my own right individually, or as Administrator of Lucas SULLIVANT, deceased... (and also to said nephew, lands in Marion and Crawford Counties in Ohio) to hold the same, however, s trustee for the sole and exclusive enefit of the four younger children of he said Willim S. SULLIVANT...; to each of said younger children of my said nephew, William S. SULLIVANT, now living (not named)...; to Jane NEIL, the eldest daughter of said William S. SULLIVANT...; to my nephew, Michael L. SULLIVANT (lands etc. In Madison & Pickaway Counties, Ohio, as trustee for benefit of the children of Michael L. SULLIVANT)...; to each of the daughters of my nephew, Joseph SULLIVANT...; to the eldest daughter... To the second daughter...; to the third daughter...; to the fourth daughter...  (John W. ANDREWS appointed trustee in place of William (L.?) SULLIVANT...; to the three sons of my nephew Joseph SULLIVANT (real estate in Franklin Co., Ohio, farm known as the Carlisle Tract, occupied by one FINKS)...;to Lucas SULLIVANT, eldest son of my nephew Joseph SULLIVANT...  (Also) to the other two sons of the said Joseph SULLIVANT (the three sons were minors with William L. SULLIVANT appointed trustee, and John W. ANDREWS alternate trustee)...; to William DAVISON and Edmund DAVISON, sons of my sister Jane DAVISON (lands in Indiana)...; to James SMITH, eldest son of John A. SMITH, of Highland Co., Ohio, half of farm In Hardin Co., Ohio, called Wild Cat Lodge, and lands adjoining)...; to Starling PRICE, eldest aon of John W. PRICE, of Highland Co., Ohio (the other half of all lands devised to the said James SMITH)...; to William STARLING, eldest son of Lyne STARLING, Jr., of the city of New York, and to Sullivant STARLING, the youngest son of the said Lyne STARLING Jr., and to Edmund STARLING, grandson of my brother Edmund, and to the eldest son of my late niece, Susan RAMEY, and William MARSHALL son of my niece Sarah TAYLOR... Also to said William STARLING, Sullivant STARLING, Edmund STARLING (grandsons of my brother Edmund) and to the said eldest son of my late niece Susan RAMEY and the said William MARSHALL (land in Logan and Union Cos., Ohio, as tenants in common, minors)...; to my niece, Jane SMITH, wife of John A. SMITH, of Highland Co., Ohio... To the daughter of my said niece Jane SMITH...; to my niece, Ann PRICE, wife of John W. PRICE, of Highland Co., Ohio...; to each of the daughters of my said niece Ann PRICE, as follows: to her eldest daughter...; and to the remaining daughters...; to each of the daughters of Lyne STARLING, Jr., of the city of New York...; to the eldest daughter...; to the other dau...; to William STARLING, John Madison STARLING & Edmund STARLING sos of my late brother William STARLING (lands in Henry, Paulding, VanWert, Wood, Ottawa, Liucas & Defiance Counties, Ohio; also lands in Michigan)...; to William STARLING and Charles STARLING, sons of my brother Edmund STARLING, my Conger Farm (in Franklin Co., Ohio, with descriptions of other areas given),,, to Madison STARLING, as trustee... For the support of the family of Samuel STARLING, brother of the said Madison STARLING, and to pay over to each of the children of the said Samuel STARLING, when of age...; to my sister Lucy BELL...; to Starling LOVING and William LOVING, children of my niece Susannah LOVING...;` to Mary CARTER, eldest daughter of Dr. Frank CARTER, of Franklin County, Ohio...; as trustee for the benefit and support of my nephew William McDOWELL...; to my brother, Thomas STARLING...; to Sally STARLING and Susan STARLING (daughters of my brother Edmund STARLING) (bank stock in Kentiucky)...;to Lyne STARLING, son of my brother Edmund STARLING...; to Edmund STARLING, grandson of my brother Edmund STARLING...; to William STARLING, son of Lyne STARLING, Jr., of the city of New York...; to Starling SULLIVANT, son of Joseph SULLIVANT...; to Sullivant STARLING, son of Lyne STARLING, Jr., of New York...; to John Madison STARLING, my nephew of Franklin County, Ohio...; to James SMITH, son of John A. SMITH, of Highland Co., Ohio...; to Starling PRICE, son of John W. PRICE, of said Highland Co., Ohio...” Michael S. SULLIVANT to execute and deliver a full release of all claims or demands upon the testator, either as administrator of “his father Lucas SULLIVENT, deceased, or otherwise against my estate...”

         Exr: John W. ANDREWS, of Franklin Co., Ohio; or Joseph R. SWAN, of Franklin Co., Ohio.

         Wits: E. W. GWYNNE, F. STEWART, Wray THOMAS.

         Codicil #1: dated 7 Aug. 1847.  Changes in legacies to the eldest, second and third daughters of Michael S. SULLIVANT; to Mary CARTER, dau. of Dr. Frank CARTER; to the eldest dau. of his nephew William STARLING a son of his brother Thomas STARLING, of Henry Co., Va.; to the children of Lyne STARLING Jr., and of Joseph SULLIVANT, and to the children “of my niece Siusan RAMEY (excepting Peter R. RAMEY her eldest son) and to said eldest daughter of my nephew William STARLING son of my brother Thomas STARLING...” and to the legacy “of the eldest daughter of my nephew William SULLIVANT by his present wife, shall be paid... of the next younger child of the said William SULLIVANT, being hs second child by his present wife... The next younger child of the said William SULLIVANT, being his third child by his present wife...” Legacy to Jane NEIL is revoked; additions & changes conderning Edmund STARLING, grandson of brother Edmund, also William and Sullivant STARLING sons of nephew Lyne STARLING, Jr., also Starling SULLIVANT a son of Joseph SULLIVANT, also John Madison STARLING a nephew, also James SMITH a son of John A. SMITH, also Starling PRICE a son of John W. PRICE, also John MARSHALL and William MARSHALL sons of niece Sarah TAYLOR, also nephews William and Edmund DAVISON, also nephews William and Charles STARLING sons of brother Edmund STARLING; also Peter R. RAMEY son of niece Susan RAMEY; Executor is directed to invest in stock of the Little Miami Railroad, from Cincinnati to Spring Field, or the stock of the Madriver & Lake Erie Railroad Co.; bequest to Line STARLING, nephew, son of brother Thomas STARLING.

         Wits: W.E. GWYNNE, F. STEWART

         Codicil #2: dated 27 Dec. 18487.  Concerning the “other children of the said Susan RAMEY excepting the eldest son...” mentions each of the three eldest, the next younger child, and the next younger child.  Change in the bequest to the eldest dau. of nephew William STARLING, a son of his brother Thomas STARLING; and revoes the devise of the Carlisle tract (to the three sons of nephew Joseph SULLIVANT); change in payment to Starling SULLIVANT, son of Joseph SULLIVANT; makes bequest to the Ladies Benevolent Society of the city of Columbus; change in the devises of the lands lying in Union, Logan and Hardin Cos., Ohio; bequest to the youngest son of John A. SMITH of Highland Co., Ohio.

         Wits: E.W. GWYNNE, Wray THOMAS, F. STEWART.

         Codicil #3: dated 30 June 1848.  Land in Madison County to be sold and part of the proceeds paid to eldest son of nephew Joseph SULLIVANT when he becomes 21 years of age.  Bequests made to Sally STARLING and Susan STARLING, daughters of brother, Edmund STARLING.  He requests executor to assist in repairing the family burial place of his late brother-in-law, Lucas SULLIVANT, in Franklinton, and to erect any additional monument therein.

         Wits: Wray THOMAS, Francis CARTER.

         Codicil #4: dated 3 Sept. 1848.  Reduction in bequests to William DAVISON and Edmund DAVISON, and an additional bequest to “the son of Doctor HUGHES, the said son being a grandchild of my sister Jane DAVISON, and named after his grandfather, Elas DAVISON.” Additional bequest made to William STARLING and Charles STARLING, ons of his brother Edmund STARLING, land in Logan & Hardin Counties, excepting the lands before devised to James SMTH and Starling PRICE.

         Wits: Francis CARTER, J.R. SWAN.

         Codicil #5: dated 20 Oct. 1848.  Payment to be made to the eldest son of his late niece Siusan RAMEY, and requests his executor appoint a suitable guardian for all the minor children of hs niece Susan RAMEY.

         Wits: Wray THOMAS, F. STEWART.

         The last will and codicils was produced in the Franklin Common Pleas Court, State of Ohio, Oct. Term, 1848 Inov. 24).  Subscribing witnesses Eli W. GWYNNE, Francis STEWART, Wary THOMAS, Francis CARTER and Joseph R. SWAN.

 

SMITH, Hugh “C”, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 123-125)

         Date: 28 Feb. 1853; prob. 21 Mar. 1853, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “my beloved wife (not named) so long as she remains my widow...” Wife to be guardian of the children (not named) until they are of age 21.

         Exr: Ephraim SMITH, Sr.

         Wits: William McPHEETERS, John A. HUST.

 

RADER, Philip, “late of Fulton County, Indiana,     (WR “A”125-128)

         Date: 29 Oct. 1853; prob. 15 Dec. 1853 at Dayton, Montgoery Co., Ohio; recorded at Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., 4 April 1854.

         Heirs: “to my children, namely, Cynthia JULIEN, Mary PEARSON, Catharine JENKINS, Andrew RADER, Henry RADER, Julien RADER & Bethany STEPHENS... (Also) te heirs of my daughter Henrietta FENTRISS... The heirs of my daughter Eliza Jane BALL... To my son David and my daughter Barbara RADER... to my son Philip RADER...”

         Exrs: son, Philip RADER, and friend Alexander CURTIS.

         Wits: Henry YOUNT, James HALL, Walter D. JAY, Henry WAYMIRE, John FURNAS, John MARTINDALE, Solomon YOUNT.

 

HOUSE, George, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind  (WR “A” 129-130)

         Date: 5 Jan. 1854; prob. 17 July 1854, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife Mary...  But on her decease or marriage (to the children and their heirs)...:

         Exr: Wife, Mary.

         Wits: John McCONNEHEY, Philip KRIDER.

 

SROUFE, Lewis, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 131-133)

         Date: 31 Aug. 1844; prob. 10 Mar. 1855, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah (land in Fulton Co., Ind., described) after her death) “unto my daughter, Louisa Ann SROUFE... unto my oldest son, John SROUFE, one Bible; unto my second son, Amos SROUFE, one Rifle Gun...”

         Exr: wife, Hannah (SROUFE).

         Wits Joseph WILLIAMS, Jerome HOOVER, John CRIST, George SROUFE.

         Codicil: (undated) “Alcan SROFF my grandchild.  I hereby certify that my grandchild, shall have 40 agers of this plase after his grandmother’s deth, if she has need to sell it.  Amos (SROUFE) the rest.  Rote by the order of the Old man SHROFF himsef.” Witnesses state that the above codicil was signed and witessed by them “sometime in the fall of the year 1854” and that it was the intention of the testator to dispose of the 80 acres expressed in the will, instead of having it descend to the heir Louisa SROUFE, as follows: “One-half to Amos SROUFE, and the other half to Alvin SROUFE (alias LANN) after the death of said Hannah SROUFE...”

         Wits: John CRIST, Joseph WILLIAMS, Jacob ALSPACH.

 

DAVIS, Thomas, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 134-135)

         Date: 27 Nov. 1854; prob. 12 Mar. 1855, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah “so long as she remains my widow... My oldest son Israel DAVIS... Also I give John DAVIS (not identified)... Also I give my daughter Millison WILLSON... And to Elizabeth FLEMNING (not identified) and her heirs... To Martha Ann CRIS (not identified)...  Also I give Ann HEATH (not identified)... Also I give Mary Jane ...  Balance to be equally divided between the five younger children, namely: Isair, Thomas, Charles, Hannah and Sarah Jane...”

         Exrs: (not named)

         Wits: S.P. TAYLOR, Samuel ZARTMAN.

 

SHRYOCK, John J. of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 136-140)

         Date: 2 April 1855; prob. 16 April 1855, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Louisa (lot No. 22, Original Plat, town of Rochester; “I give to my two sons, John William SHRYOCK, and Charles Fileman SHRYOCK (real estate to be sold and proceeds placed at interest until the majority of the eldest son, for use of the children; and mentions a contract made by the testator with one Chauncy CARTER, of Cass Co., Ind. for described land)”

         Burial: ;;; portion /// “of not less than sixty dollars shall be expended by my executors in procuring the execution of a suitable monument at my grave to be of marble material, the Compass & Square indicating my connection with the Masonic Fraternity...  I also direct that sufficient sum of my means by expended in procuring tombstones to the grave of my child now buried, and inclosing the lot on whch my remains are to be interred; enclosed by cast iron posts set at suitable distances from each other with rought iron chains to extend from post to post....  I also donate twenty-five dollars to be paid whenever my brother, K.G. HRYOCK, shall pay an equal amount for the purpose of erecting a proper monument at the grave of my deceaed father.”

         Exrs: brother, Kline G. SHRYOCK, and Louisa E. SHRYOCK

         Wits: L.J. LOVELAND, William H. DALISON.
SCHMUTZ
, Mathias WR “A” 140-141)

         (Note: Written in a foreign language, probably German, appears to be witnessed by: Mathias MADARY, Peter MADARY and Eduard MEDARY.)

         Date: (not dated) Recorded 21 Aug. 1855, by N.L. STEARNS, J.P., witnessed by A.F. SMITH, Clerk, by M. DANZIGER, Ms. Dep.

 

BIDLEMAN, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “A” 142-144)

         Date: 21 Feb. 1853; prob. 22 Nov. 1855, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved wife, Barbara BIDLEMAN... At the death of my wife Barbara BIDLEMAN, that George W. McCARTER take the farm, fpr sox jimdred and ninety dollars... and the money to be paid equally amongst the children, except Mary BAKER’s share which is to be paid to her and her children...”

         Exrs: son-in-law, George W. McCARTER and Dudley H. WELLS.

         Wits: D.H. WELLS, Joel H. DAVIS.

 

REED, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “A” 144-147)

         Date: 9 Dec. 1853; prob. 10 Jan. 1856, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Whereas heretofore I have given my son Mathew M. REED a certain tract or parcel of land, being the land which he afterwards sold to a Mr. HATCH; and also, to my son Daniel a certain tract of land now owned by heirs (he being deceased) this devise and gift to them to be in full for their legacy of my Estate... to my daughter, Margaret WRIGHT... To my daughter Nancy OSBORNE, wife of Josiah OSBORNE, and Sarah EMMONS, wife of William EMMONS (farm on which testator lived, described)...” Nancy Osborne and Sarah Emmons were each to pay a specified amount to Margaret WRIGHT “my eldest daughter and wife of James WRIGHT,” within two years after the decease of testator.

         Exr: David R. PERSHING.

         Wits: L.N. BOZARTH, Samuel S. NEWELL.

 

SMITH, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 148-149)

         Date: 16 Oct. 1855; prob. 17 Mar. 1856, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “all my property I bequeath to Isaac A. SMITH (not identified) (property in Rochester and elsewhere)

         Burial: “my body be interred in the burying ground at Rochester.”

         Exr: Isaac A SMITH.

         Wits: Jonathan ROBBINS, Ambrose TANNER.

 

MEREDITH, Job, of Fulton Co., nd. (WR “A” 150-154)

         Date: 23 Oct. 1854; prob. 18 Apr. 1856, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs:   “that my wife Mary (land on which testator lived, described)... To herself and her son Job Lewis MEREDITH)... Provided further that my son Job Lewis shall be sufficiently schooled... that the heirs of my two daughters, namely, Rebeca and Temperance (be paid a sum of money when they become of age) that my two sons Ambrose and Peter P. MEREDITH be each of them paid... that my daughter Mary be paid (money from mill rent)... that my daughter Elizabeth shall be paid (money from mill rent).:   Son, Job L. MEREDITH, upon becoming twenty-one years of age, to have the whole control of the saw mill for his own use.  Son, Ambrose MEREDITH appointed Guardian for his son, Job L. MEREDITH.

         Exrs: sons, Ambrose MEREDITH and Peter P. MEREDITH.

         Wits: William DUNLAP, Moses NELLANS

 

KINDALL, Ewell, of Marshall Co., Ind. (Also KENDALL)           (WR “A: 156-157)

         Date: 29 July 1855; prob. 24 Oct. 1856, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: Hiram KINDALL, Harrison KINDALL and Melinda GRIFFIN forty dollars each “for waiting on me while sick.  Doshia VEAL is paid for keeping Sophia KENDALL up to the first day of January 1856 (and is to be paid) thirty dollars a year for keeping the said Sophia KINDALL, commencing on the first of January 1856... Balance of the money is to be divided equally betwee my heirs, towit: Maria BUSAN, Doshia VEAL, Hiram KINDALL, Harrison KINDALL, except enough to keep the said Sophia KENDALL as long as she may live...”

         Exr: Miles C. SMITH.

         Wits: M. L. SMITH, John KENNETT..

 

KEEL, Thomas, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “A” 158-161)

         Date 9 Nov. 1856; prob. 22 Nov. 1856, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Anna; “to my son William KEEL... To the children of Gashum NORRIS, decs’d, and Sarah Ann, his wife, late Sarah Ann BROWN... (children’s) names being, Martha, Henry C. and Alfred NORRIS.. to them I bebequeath.this instead of my daughter, Sarah Ann, their mother (children all minors)... To my grandson Thomas B. KEEL, son of David & Adassa KEEL... To George KEEL, son of the above named David & Adassa KEEL...  To my son Elisha B. KEEL... To my son John KEEL... Also, to my daughter Sarah Ann NORRIS, late Sarah Ann BROWN.. Also to Adassa, formerly Adassa KEEL, wife of David KEEL, dec’sd...”

         Burial: Testator requests a rombstone to be placed at his grave, and also one at the grave of his first wife Martha KEEL.

         Exr: George O. KEENE, of Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: George O. KEENE, James S. HARPER.

 

HEGE, Lucy, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “A” 161-163)

         Date: 13 Oct. 1857; prob. 7 Dec. 1857, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to her four chldren: George W. HEGE, Elizabeth M. EMMONS, Sarah Ann EMMONS and Nathan S. HAGE;... my eldest daughter Elizabeth M. EMMONS... Second and youngest daughter Sarah Ann EMMONS... My youngest son Nathan S. HAGEE... my eldest son George W. HAGEE...my son George (to) raise and educate my son Nathan...”

         Exr: son, George.

         Wits: Wm. McMAHAN, Covington CORNELIUS.

 

REID, Matthew M., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (also Mathew M.) (WR “A” 164-167)

         Date: 7 Mar. 1858; prob. 26 Apr. 1858, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife (not named); mention children (not named) “as fast as any of our children shall have come of age...”

         Exr: (not named) Wife to manage the property.

         Wits: Hugh MILLER, Anson H. MERICK (also MERRICK)
PRATT
, Margaret, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 168-169)

         Date: 1 Aug. 1858; prob. 10 Aug. 1858, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “appoint Wlliam STURGEON... Guardian of my son George PRATT, and Mary Ann PRATT.”

         Exr: William STURGEON.

         Wits: Martin STURGEON, Moses P. MEREDITH.

 

HUDKINS, Lemuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “A” 170-171)

         Date: 15 June, 1858; prob. (Date not shown)

         Heirs: “to my beloved father, Bennett HUDKINS (real estate and personal property)... to Rebecca MARTNEY (real estate).”

         Burial: “my father to procure two decent sets of Tomb Stones and put them up at the graves of Isaac HUDKINS my brother and his son, in Barber County Virginia.  Also two decent set of Tomb Stones, I wish him to put up at the grave of Luther HUDKINS and Rebecca HUDKINS, in the County of Fulton & State of Indiana.”

         Exr: father, Bennett HUDKINS.

         Wits: Thomas W. BARNETT, of Fulton Co., D. HUDKINS, of Fulton Co., E.A. COLLINS, of Fulton Co.

 

HOLDSTOCK, James P., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 171-175)

         Date: 15 Mar. 1852 prob. 16 Apr. 1859, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs wife, Margarett; “to my four chidren now living, viz Enoch, Elinor, Esther Ann & Eunice ...  To my daughter Elinor, wife of David MOW... To my daughter Esther Ann, the wife of Esrom HEWS... And to my youngest daughter Eunice (unmarried minor)..:

         Exrs: wife, Margaret and son, Enoch.

         Wits: William STURGEON, Hugh STURGEON, Melissa A. STURGEON.

 

BARRETT, Abner, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 174-175)

         Date: 11 Apr. 1859; prob. 20 Apr. 1859, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Olivia; “my two sons, Arthur BARRETT and Isaac BARRETT (real estate & personal property)... (and to) each of my other children towit, Esther

HARMASON, Emma HARMASON, Jemima MORRIS, Rosanna PERRY, Elizabeth PERRY, Epsy ELKINS, Jacob BARRETT, James BARRETT, John BARRETT and Samuel BARRETT...”

         Exr: friend, John Q. OLIVER.

         Wits: Chas. L. WHITE, Sidney KEITH.

 

HUDKINS, Bennett, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “A” 176-177)

         Date: 4 June 1859; prob. 8 July 1859, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 5 July 1859, at his residence, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son Felix A. HUDKINS (land bought of Searing MARSH and personal property and bonds)...  Felix HUDKINS to pay to Theodore ROMINE my grandson, son of my daughter Polly (when at age 21)... To my two sons John C. HUDKINS and Alexander HUDKINS (land adjoining Daniel HUDKINS, formerly belonging to Lemuel HUDKINS... My son John HUDKINS is to pay to my son Burlington HUDKINS...  Also Alexander HUDKINS is to pay Burlington HUDKINS... (Also) that Felix, John & Alexander HUDKINS pay my son Richard HUDKINS (in eight years)...”

         Burial: “put up four set of tombstones one for myself and three for those already deceased.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Phinehas (Phineas) PHILLIPS, Jacob BLASSER.

 

STRONG, Catharine, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “A” 178-180)

         Date: 9 Feb. 1856; prob. 12 July 1859.

         Proof: died 5 July 1859, at residence, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to John STRONG, deceased, my eldest, or to his survivors... Also, to Daniel STRONG my fourth son,,, The rest of my beloved children shall share equal... Which are eleven in number except my eldest dotter Polley DEWEY (executor to pay her portion) to her eldest son & my grandson ... which is by name Jacob MILLER.”

         Exr friend, Jacob WHITTEBERGER.

         Wits: John WHITTENBERGER, B.S. CLEVENGER, Jacob PENTZ, J.P.

 

SICKMAN, Philip, of Montville twp., Medina Co., Ohio     (WR “A” 181-184)

         Date: 1 Feb. 1857; prob. 11 Oct. 1858, Medina Co., Ohio; recorded 22 Oct. 1859, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah (farm in Montville twp., Medina co., Ohio).. To my son Peter SICKMAN... To my daughter Margaret TONEY... To my daughter Katharine HARSH... To my daughter Selina SICKMAN... To my son Daniel SICKMAN... and to my daughter Hannah SICKMAN... The remainder of my heirs towit, my sons John SICKMAN, Barnhart SICKMAN, Henry SICKMAN and Jonas SICKMAN... (Balance equally divided among) all my heirs, towit: Peter SICKMAN, Margaret TOWNEY, Barnhart SICKMAN, Henry SICKMAN, Katharine HARSH, Jonas SICKMAN, Mariah HUNKER, Salena SICKMAN, Daniel SICKMAN and Hannah SICKMAN.”

         Exr: brother, John SICKMAN, of Wayne Co., Baughman twp., Ohio.

         Wits: Sidney CULVER, John M. COLE.

 

BIXLER, Peter, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “A” 185-187)

         Date: 26 Nov. 1859; prob. 3 Apr. 1860, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth. (To his wife) “all my land I own in Fulton Co., Ind., in Union township... (also) land in Stark Co. I think North Bend tp. Ind., adjoining land of Martin LOCK, Esq on the south, and Mr. MOYERS on the west... Mentions stock held under firm of BIXLER & HECKART)... (After wife’s decease, all bequests to) my beloved daughter Lovina intermarried with Peter HECKART and to their legal heirs...”

         Exr: son-in-law, Peter HECKART.

         Wits: Benneville STAMM, John ZELLERS, James BOOTH.
McCARTER
, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “A” 188-189)

         Date: 6 Sept. 1860; prob. 3 Oct. 1860, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 11 Sept. 1860.

         Heirs:   “to my sons, James and Samuel (real estate)...to my son William and my daughters Jane DAVIS and Mary Grace (real estate)...”

         Exr: Jacob CAMERER.

         Wits: Thomas SHELTON, Nicholas W. SHELTON, E.R. SHELTON.

 

LARGE, John, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 190-191)

         Date: 21 Nov. 1860; prob. 14 Dec. 1860, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 23 Nov. 1860.

         Heirs: wife Jane.   Property to remain undivided until daughter Sarah Ellen is of age, and then to be divided equally “amongst my children.” Will not to be probated until “my youngest child Sarah Ellen is of age.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Kennedy WHITMAN.

 

ULTZ, George, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “A” 192-195)

         Date: 25 Feb. 1859; prob. 27 Mar. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 12 Mar. 1861, in Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife Catharine ULTZ (farm, described)... to my grandchldren Samuel CROSSGROVE and Catharine CROSSGROVE, heirs of James CROSSGROVE of Pennsylvania... To my gradchildren Susanah ROHRBACK or her heirs... To my daughter Susanah CROSSGROVE wife of Wllliam CROSSGROVE... To my daughter Rachel HOFF or heirs... To my grandchildren, heirs of my son John ULTZ, deceased...”

         Exr: Beneville STAMM.

         Wits: Jacob WUNTZAL (also WENTZELL), Jonathan SMITH.

 

HOOVER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 196-201)

         Date: 7 Aug. 1860; prob. 16 April 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 11 April 1861.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah... “So my son, Eli HOOVER (land described)... (also) to my daughter Sarah McINTYRE, wife of Richard McINTYRE (land, described)... (If Sarah dies without lawful issue, lands go to) William & Alma HOOVER, children of my son Eli HOOVER... To my daughter Marny HOOVER (land, described)...”

         Exr: son, Eli HOOVER.

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Archibald H. MdDONALD.

 

WILEY, Robert, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “A” 202-204)

         Date: 29 (----) 1861; prob. 8 Aug. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca... “Four equal parts...  And that each one of my children (subject to wife’s dowry)...”

         Exrs: “my three oldest children, namely Newton, G. Washington and Milton WILEY.

         Wits: George W.  LEAR, Nelson TRUE.
SHAFFER
, Christian, of Fulton Co., Ind. (also SHAFER)   (WR “A” 205-208)

         Date: 18 Mar. 1861; prob. 10 & 18 Sept. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (not named)... (lands, described)... and whereas my said wife is now insane it is my will (executor to be guardian)...  It is my will that as my said heirs (not named) become of age (twent6-one years) they shall each receive...”

         Exrs: William HILL, Samuel HOOVER (or alternate) James D. CALLAHAN.

         Wits: James D CALLAHAN, Francis B. HUFF.

 

HEGE, George W., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 209-210)

         Date: 25 Aug. 1861; prob. 23 Sept. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife Sarah A. HEGE, and my infant son, Alonzo Ozeda HEGE (real and persoal property)...”

         Exrs: frend, Alvin L. ROBBINS and Sidney KEITH.

         Wits: Franklin M. ORR, Charles M. REID.

 

NEWTON, Luther, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 211-213)

         Date: 19 Sept. 1861; prob. 14 Oct. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died (--) Sept. 1861.

         Heirs: wife Elizabeth... “My son Calvin NEWTON ten dollars to be paid in twelve months after my departure... After the death of my dear companion, I hereby give unto the natural born heirs of my son Calvin NEWTON all my real & personal estate...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Wm. TOWNSEND, W.H. TROUTMAN, George McCARTER.

 

KESTER, Phebe (Phoeba), “formerly StCLAIR, of Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (WR “A” 214-216)

         Date: 2 Sept. 1861; prob. 22 Nov. 1861, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto my beloved adopted daughter Sarah Jane St.CLAIR (property in Akron, Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., and in Pulask Twp., Pulaski Co., Ind.)’

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Ephraim McCLARY, John YOUNT.

 

REAM, John P., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “A” 217-219)

         Date: 6 Dec. 1861; prob. 14 Aprl 1862, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died in United States Army at Bardstown 16 Mar.1862.

         Heirs: mother, Catharine AULT (personal property and one-half of real estate)... “To my brother Abraham REAM, Lydia A. REAM and Mary A; BALL, my two sisters or their heirs (one-half of real estate)...”

         Exr: Robert M. POLLOCK

         Wits: Robert M. POLLOCK, Peter REAM, of Fulton Co., Ind.

 

COPPOCK Abraham, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “A” 220-222)

         Date: 12 Dec. 1862; prob. 7 Jan. 1863, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 13 Dec. 1862.

         Heirs: wife (not named) homestead farm in Fulton Co., Ind, until youjgest child Ida Evaline COPIC becomes 18 years of age.  Bequests to “my eldest dau. Mary.. My dau Rebecca Garnett... My son Seth COPICK..to William B. COPICK (not identified).. To Bryant OLDHAM (not identified... To Jesse OLDHAM (not identified)... To Sarah Ann CARROLL (not identified)...(balance equally to) “my younger set of children, towit: Dereck Munroe COPICK, Margaret Elorabeth COPICK, James Henry COPICK, Robert Fremont COPICK and Ida Evaline COPICK.”

         Exr: Sidney KEITH, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: Thos. W. BENNETT, Union (Twp.) Fulton Co., Ind., John CARROLL, Harrison (Twp), Cass Co., Ind., John HUMES, Jr., Wayne (Twp.), Fulton Co., Ind.

 

WEBER, Nathaniel, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 223-226)

         Date: 14 Mar. 1862; prob. 30 Nov 1863, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died (--) (--) 1863.

         Heirs: wife, Susan (real estate).. “My oldest son Lafayette (real estate)... To my on Charles F. WEBER (real estate)... To my only infant daughter Clara WEBER...”

         Exr: Jacob WEBER.

         Wits: Hugh MILLER, George W. ORR.

 

SANNS, George, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 227-230)

         Date: 8 Feb. 1864; prob. 21 May 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Mary (one third of my property real & personal... To my children (remainder (to Maria EMMONS, wife of William EMMONS... To Sarah WHITMAN wife of Isaac WHTMAN... To my son, Henry SANNS... To my yougest son, George SANNS... To my otdest son, John SANNS...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Joseph J. DAVIS, William OSGOOD.

 

SHEARER, Christian, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “A” 231-236)

         Date: 10 Mar. 1863; prob. 25 May 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 19 Ma6 1864 in Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my two grandchildren Elorabeth REMENSCHNEIDER and Ralph REMENSCHNEDER (mnor) children of my daughter Priscilla REMENSCHNEIDER deceaed (home farm in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)... in no event shall Michael REMENSCHNEIDER, the father of my said two grandchildre have any control or maagement... (Exr. to manage property until   grandchildren become of age; or if they die wthout issue, then (to) the ENGLSH METHODIST CHURCH, otherwise known as the ALLBRGHTS...”

         Exr: friend, Ezekiel OVERMIRE.

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Elisha L. BENNETT.

 

HUDKINS,. of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 237-239)

         Date: 19 Mar. 1864, in Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.; prob. 6 June 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 9 April 1864.

         Heirs: “all my real estate to my broter Washngton G. HUDKINS... (Except rents etc.) which my mother (not named) is to have her life time and Phineas PHILLIPS (personal effects)...”

         Exr (not named) “said Phillips is to settle up all my funeral expeses.”

         Wits: Isaiah SLICK, Thomas WILSON

         Codicil: dated 9 April 1864.  “My continued illness causes me to have my brother, Washington G. HUDKINS, pay Phineas PHILLIPS...” Witessed at 10 oclock A.M.)

         Wits: Isaah SLICK, W.G. HUDKINS.

 

WALTERS, Washington, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind         (WR “A” 240-244)

         Date: 29 May 1864; prob. 17 June 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 3 June 1864 in Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary (real estate)... “Appoint Michael W. WALTERS, guardian of my children (not named).”

         Exr: Michael W. WALTERS.

         Wits: Michael WALES, William L. KOONS.

 

TAYLOR, Phebe, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 245-248)

         Date: 24 Jan. 1863; prob. 23 June 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof died 5 May 1864.

         Heirs: “to Thomas C. BROWN and Mary BAY and Cordetia KERR... To my niece Celiscia FARRINGTON, and Mary Jane HILL each an addition of one hundred dollars more than an equal dividend of Jacob PEAR,, Dorothy FREAR (John N. TAYLOR my nephew) and to my nephew Abner HINDMAN, and to the heirs of Daniel TAYLOR each (land in Fulton and Pulaski Cos.)...”

         Exr: Jacob PIER, of Miami Co., Ind.

         Wits: Joseph SELLERS, Jacob PIER.

 

LEAR, George W., farmer, Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 249-251)

         Date: 3 Aug. 1864; prob. 1 Sept. 1864, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heir: wife, Nancy, “both personal and real..”

         Exr: wife, Nancy.

         Wits: David LOUGH, Milton WILEY.

 

GRABILL, Eveline, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 252-253)

         Date: 18 Apr. 1865; prob. 18 Apr. 1865, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: “death occurred on the 8th day of the present month”

         Heirs: “at the last sickness ... declare and say ... following is the substance of what she then declared in our presence... her boy Solomon GRABILL... Lucinda LAWRENCE... The remainder of the children towit: Soloman, William, Lydia Ann and Francis now living on the farm..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wots: James J. BRYAN, John POWNALL.

 

RISEBERGER, George, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “A” 254-256)

         Date: 11 Dec. 1865; prob. 26 Dec. 1865, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “to the heirs of my nephew, George RISEBERGER. Jr., (income unti they become 21 years of age, then real estate) to be George RISEBERGER’s forever... to my nephew John RISEBERGER.. to my nephew George HICTE... to my niece Margaret RISEBERGER...”

         Burial: “erect a large & good marble tomb stone over my grave..”

         Exr: George RISEBERGER, Jr.

         Wits: Frederick HOFFMAN, Solomon ZARTMAN, Michael WELLER.

 

MOORE, Mark B., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 257-259)

         Date: 5 Mar. 1850; prob. 7 June 1866, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “my widow)_ (not named).

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William CROSSGROVE, David LOUGH.

 

KESLER, Ulrich, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “A” 260-262)

         Date: 19 June 1866; prob. 30 Oct. 1866, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret... “to my daughter, Anna STUMP... to my son, John M. KESLER... to my daughter, Mary Ann PRESTON... to my son, Joseph KESLER... to my daughter, Lucinda BRYANT... to my daughter, Louisa THORNBURG, to my son, George W. KESLER... As I... obtained by my wife... all property belonging to me and it shal be returned to her & her heirs...”

         Exr: James M. CLARK.

         Wits: Nathan ZOLMAN, Isaac BARKMAN.

 

MILLER, Hugh, of Fulton Co., Ind  (WR “A” 263-273)

         Date: 30 Oct. 1866; prob. 9 Apr. 1867, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife Phebe, to my son James and my youngest son John (home farm)... But until my youngest son John arrives at the age of 21 years the said premises shall always be considered as a home for my unmarried children... (Until that time, the farm to be worked by) my son(s) Samuel, James and John... (the proceeds to be used) by themselves, their mother and Mary MILLER while she may remain single... (horses to Samuel & James, both minors)... all my children viz: Susanah McCARTER, Silas MILLER, Gavin MILLER, Maria LACKEY, Emily AGNEW, Louisa DOWNEY, Mary MILLER, Samuel MILLER, James MILLER and John MILLER.. to Susannah (real estate and cash)...to Silas (real estate and cash)... to Maria LACKEY (cash and real estate) “to the fence on the west side of Elizabeth BRAMAN’s barn & orchard...”) to Gavin (real estate)...  to daus. Emily

AGNEW, Louisa DOWNEY and to my wife (real estate) in Rochester)... to dau. Mary, (real estate in Rochester) on which Sarah CAFFYN now lives... to son Samuel (real estate)...”

         Exr: “I hereby appoint Daniel AGNEW and Silas MILLER as assistants to my wife n carrying out these provisions...”

         Wits: Everly BLACKETER, Alexander LACKEY.

         (Exhibit “A” signed by testator 30 Oct. 1866, shows the amounts the heirs have each received up to Oct. 24, 1866, including the amounts willed to them & to be charged to them as so much of their respective shares.  Conditons of the will accepted by Phebe MILLER)
ALLEN
, Andrew, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “A” 274-279)

         Date: 18 Aug. 1867; prob. 18 Sept. 1867, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah A. ALLEN (for the benefit of) “my children who are unmarried... Tll my youngest child shall become of full age of twenty-one years.” Wife to live on and manage Fulton Co., Ind. Farm deeded to him by George GOSS until the youngest child is 21.  “all my children now living towit: my daughter Mary I. LOUDERBACK, and my sons George W. ALLEN, James M. ALLEN and my daughter Celitia ALLEN, and any child or children which may be hereafter born...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, William RIPPINGER.

 

McCLURE, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “A” 280-287)

         Date: 10 June 1864; prob. 21 Oct. 1867, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rosanna (life interest in real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., and after her death to) “my youngest son C. Johnson McCLURE... My grandson John F OBLENNS... And my three grandsons Lewis McCLURE, Daniel J. OBLENNIS and Isaac M. OBLENNIS... (Remainder) divided equally among my children: John McCLURE, William McCLURE, Robert McCLURE, Samuel McCLURE, Nancy (QUIVEY?) and Letitia BLODGETT.”

         Exr: son, C. Johnson McCLURE.

         Wits: Eisha L. BENNETT, Sidney KEITH.

         Codicil: dated 20 Oct. 1865.  Changes devise to C. Johnson McCLURE; revokes bequest to grandson Lewis McCLURE; additional bequests to grandsons Daniel J. OBLENNIS and Isaac OBLENNIS.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, John ELAM.

 

LeFEVRE, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “A” 288-291)

         Date 13 July 1868; prob. 29 July 1868, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (farm and timber land)... shall have charge of my daughter Rebecca (now in Pennsylvania.)   I also (give) to my daugher Rebecca (cash) in case my present wife does not get charge of her.” wife, Elizabeth, appointed guardian of the person and property of dau. Rebecca, and of a son, Benjamin Franklin.

         Exr: John G. TROUTMAN

         Wits: Thos W. BARNETT, Fulton Co., Ind., Michael J. BARNETT, Fulton Co., Ind.

 

EBBLING, Wlliam, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “A” 292-294)

         Date: 24 Nov. 1868; prob. 3 Dec. 1868, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Ann EBBLING.  “At the death of my beloved wife Mary Ann EBBLING, I bequeath to each of my heirs equally all that is left: Catherine FRIEDGEN, William GROVER and John EBLING...”

         Exr: wife, Mary Ann

         Wits: Benneville GUISE, Fulton Co., Ind., John MYERS, Fulton Co., Ind.

WILL RECORD “B”

 

POWNALL, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “B” 1-3)

         Date: 28 Dec. 1868 prob. 19 Jan. 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Malinda... “to my son Amos C. POWNALL (when 21 years old)... to my son Alfred S. POWNALL (when 21 years old)... “ (Home farm in Fulton Co.) “except twelve acres sold and conveyed by me to Richard REED and John REED...” Wife to raise and educate “my to infant children of whom she is the mother towit: Matilda POWNALL and Viola POWNALL...”

         Exr: friend, John V. REED.

         Wits: Richard REED, Samuel KLINE.

 

COX, Levi L., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 4)

         Date: 28 Feb. 1869 prob. 11 Mar. 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heir: wife, Margaret.

         Exrs: wife, Margaret, and Eli CARVER.

         Wits: James P. KEMP, Pulaski Co., Ind., Peter S. TROUTMAN & John G. TROUTMAN, both of Fulton Co., Ind.

 

BRAMIN, Elizabeth of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 6-8)

         Date: 7 June 1868; prob. 12 April 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “in case a suit now pending in the Fulton Circuit Court against James A. BRAMIN, shall be decided in my favor, ad the land which I have claimed in my complaint... Confirmed to me or my heirs, then (residue divided between) my four children towit: John W. BRAMIN, Rhoda TOOTHMAN, Martha A. BRAMIN and Elizabeth EVANS... Nothing for “my son James A. BRAMIN (because of) the course he has taken in reference to my property...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Cyrus H. ROBBINS, Sidney KEITH

 

WALLING, Thomas, of Miami Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 9-11)

         Date 30 Mar. 1863; prob 16 June 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son James S. and his wife Delitha (undivided half of farm near Mexico, Miami Co., Ind., a part being conveyed to testator by J.N. LEONARD and wife, by deed April 20, 1849)... to my beloved daughter, Rebecca J. RICHARDSON and her husband, Riley RICHARDSON, the other undivided half of my home farm...”

         Exrs: son, James S WALLING, and son-in-law, Riley RICHARDSON.

         Wits: R.P. EFFINGER, N.O. ROSS.

 

FULTZ, Catherine, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 12-14)

         Date” 21 Feb. 1866’ prob. 31 July 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my two daughters, Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, wife of Runion ARMSTRONG, and Susan GREGSON, wife of Amos GREGSON.  (If Susan predeceases testatir, her share to Elizabeth; or if Elizabeth predeceases testator, her share) to her children...”

         Exr: Benjamin C. WILSON  Wits:   Sidney KEITH, Edward CALKINS.

HURST, Thomas A., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 15-17)

         Date: 5 July 1867; prob. 22 Sept. 1869, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife (not named) real estate... My personal property I leave in the hands of my beloved wife so long as my boys will stay with her and farm the place.  In case they will not stay I wish it sold and the proceeds divided equally among my children towit: John A.HURST, Joel A HURST, Stephen A. HURST, Jane HATHAWAY, Francis HURST, Thomas HURST, Jr., Evaline HURST, Amanda BENNETT, James HURST, Allen HURST William HURST, Mary HURST... I have kept a book account between myself & children- - said account is attested by ThomasW. BARNETT of Fulton Co., Ind.

         Exr: friend, Henry P. BENNETT, Esq.

         Wits: Thomas W. BARNETT, Fulton Co., Ind., John WENRY, Pleasant Grove, Ind.

 

THORPE, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 18-20)

         Date: 1 Feb. 1865; prob. 15 Feb. 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Barbara (real and personal property)...  at her death “to my son Isaac (or if he is deceaed half to his heirs and half to Barbara’s heirs).

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Job W. JOHNSON.

 

WRIGHT, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 21-24)

         Date: 17 May 1867; prob. 1 June 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret, to have all real & personal Estate as long as she is a widow; then divided between her and “my two children Jane PERSCHBAUCHER and Samuel WRIGHT (or their heirs).  Also cash to Alvilda MANN, “a child who is now living with me... Said sum to be paid when said Alvilda shall be married or when she shall attain the age of 21 years & to be paid only in case she shall continue to live in my family and be a dutiful upright girl.”

         Exr: wife, Margaret.

         Wits Sidney KEITH, Joseph L. FOWLER.

 

HARTZ, Adam, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “B” 25-26)

         Date: 18 May 1870; prob. 4 June 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 22 May 1870.

         Heirs: wife, Barbara Ann, all property real and personal as long as she lives - then to be divided.  “To my son Nicholas HARTZ (land in Fulton Co., Ind.)... and to my son Benjamin HARTZ (land in Fulton Co, Ind.)...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: David DECKER, Nicholas HARTMAN.

 

ALLEY, Minor, of Fulton Co., Ind   (WR “B” 27-29)

         Date: 16 Feb. 1869 prob. 25 July 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died Monday, July 18, 1870

         Heirs: “my three children towit: my son Elijah ALLEY, my daughter Nancy P. PARKER, my son Franklin ALLEY... After paying over for each of my four  Edward DOUGLASS, Harmon DOUGLASS, Emma DOUGLASS and Mary Belle DOUGLASS... (to be paid to each as they come of age)... My grandson John Minor ALLEY son of my son John M. ALLEY, deceased (to be paid when he becomes age 21).  Also (pay to) heir or heirs of Sarah Jane MELBOURNE formerly of the State of Virginia now (if living) living in the State of Ohio.”

         Exr: John W. BUTLER, of Miam Co., Ind.

         Wits: Andrew OLIVER, Andrew J. SUTTON, John W. BUTLER, Chris C. PARKER, Elijah ALLEY

 

HAMLETT, William H.H., of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 30-32)

         Date” 17 Oct. 1870; prob. 31 Oct. 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah, (home farm), and at her death, to “my sons Charles J. HAMLETT, Benjamin H. HAMLETT and Simon P. HAMLETT and their heirs... To my daughters Elizabeth CATES, formerly Elizabeth HAMLETT; Sarah E. SMITH, forkmerly Sarah E. HAMLETT; Martilla WARRICK. Formerly Martilla HAMLETT and America J. HAMLETT (an unmarried minro), and to their heirs (land in Fulton Co., Ind...”

         Exr: wife, Sarah.

         Wits: Silas H. FARRY, Joseph BIBLER.

 

RHINESMITH, Charles, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 33-35)

         Date: 20 Oct. 1870; prob. 4 Nov. 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 29 Oct. 1870.

         Heirs: wife (not named), the home farm in Fulton Co., Ind. And at her death “so my sons Oliver RHINESMITH and Charles Edwin RHINESMITH... (The sons to pay to) my son John Lewis RHINESMITH... And to my daughters Mary Ellen RHINESMITH and Charity RHINESMITH and Eliza Catherine RHINESMITH and Matilda RHINESMITH and Julian RHINESMITH...”

         Exrs: William OVERMYER, Peter ARZNER.

         Wits: William OVERMEYER, Peter ARZNER.

         Receipts: “Received Feb. 1855 of Oliver P. and Charles E. RHINESMITH... (Signed) Elijah MILLER & Catharine MILLER formerly Catharine RHINESMITH; Received Oct. 9, 1878 of Chas. Edwin RHINESMITH and Oliver P. RHINESMITH... (Signed) Matilda WALTER, Henry WALTER; Received Feb. 5, 1885 of Oliver P. & Charles E. RHINESMITH.... (Signed) Jula A WILBER, formerly RHINESMITH, Charles WILBER; Recvd July 1884 of Oliver P. & Charles E. RHINESMITH... (Signed) J. L. RHYNESMITH, E.A. RHYNESMITH;; Recvd Feb. 5Th 1885 of Oliver P. & Charles RHINESMITH... Charity CARTER, formerly RHINESMITH, Thomas CARTER; Recvd Feb. 5Th 1885 of Oliver P. & Charles E. RHINESMITH... (Signed) Mary E. CAUL, unmarried, formerly Mary E. RHINESMITH.  Recorded 5 Feb. by Isaiah WALKER, Clerk, Fulton Co., Ind.

 

SMITH, Jacob, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 36-38)

         Date: 2 Sept. 1865; prob. 9 Nov. 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Leah C... “All of my real & personal property one year from the time of my death be sold... my wife and five choldren... My wife Leah S. SMITH.. my daughter Mrs. Martha C. BISHOP and her heirs... to Mrs  Loucinda MEHAPPY and her heirs.. to Mrs. Sarah J. HORN and her heirs.. to Hariett M. MOGLE and her heirs... and to Mrs. Eliza J BEATIE and her heirs...my two grandchildren George E. and Margret J. SMITH - the children & heirs of my son Isaiah G. SMITH now deceased have all ready received their full share of my estate, having in the lifetime of the said Isaiah given to him his full share..”

         Exr: James WARE, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., nd.

         Wits: Samuel McFADEN, Logansport, Cass Co., Ind., David PUGH, Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., Jeremah S. WILLIAMS, Wayune, Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

 

CONRAD, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 39-41)

         Date: 17 Dec. 1867; prob. 28 Nov 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (life estate) then “my heirs as follows: my son, Isaac CONRAD... my daughter Hannah SMITH... the heirs of my daughter Sarah SWAGLER... my daughter Malinda McDONALD... the heirs of my son John. L. CONRAD... my son Nicolas CONRAD... the children of the aforesaid Nicholas CONRAD... my daughter Temperance WILLIAMS... my son William Henry CONRAD... my daughteer Mary An GRABLE...:

         Exr: Abraham McDONALD  (also, Aberham McDONELL), of Cass Co., Ind.

         Wits: George W. CONKLING, Bethlehem, Cass Co., Ind, Isa W. CRIDER, Liberty, Fulton Co., Ind.

 

DAUGHERTY, Andrew J., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 42-44)

         Date 16 Nov. 1870; prob. 30 Nov. 1870, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sara Jane, “all my real & personal property until her death (then equally to) my brother Lyman DAUGHERTY and my sister Almeda DAUGHERTY, and the other half to the heirs of the body of my said wife Sarah Jane should she marry again and have heirs, if not that said half be equally divided between Alva Ervin KOFFEL and Emma E. COFFEL, brother & sister of my said wife.”

         Exr: wife, Sarah Jane DAUGHERTY.

         Wits: Sarah HOOVER, Eli R. HERMAN.

 

LAWRENCE, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 45-46)

         Date: 24 Mar. 1869; prob. 31 Mar. 1871, Fulton Co., Ind

         Witnesses saw “John LAURENCE sign his name to said Instrument in writing” on 24 day of March 1871.  Date cannot be correct, as tombstone shows death date Feb. 6, 1871)

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (real and personal property) and at her death divided “between my children” (not named).

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Daniel AGNEW.

 

SMITH, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 48-48)

         Date: 4 Nov. 1870; prob. 27 May 1871, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Wilmoth.. “My said wife Wilmouth... (real and personal property).”

         Exr: wife, Wilmoth

         Wits: Benjamin Harrison SMITH, John J KUMLER.
MILHOLLEN
, Aron, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 49-50)

         Date: 21 June 1871; prob. 7 July 1871, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “all my property real & personal shall be sold and after paying the honest debts the ballance of the Money Shall be sent to my Mother in Ireland for her support.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Philip FAULSTICH, Simon WOLFLAM.

 

BYBEE, Pleasant, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 51-53)

         Date: 28 Aug. 1871; prob. 11 Sept. 1871, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy (real and personal property) “for her support and maintenance of all my minor children until my youngest child shall arrive at the age of eighteen years... (then to be divided).”

         Exrs: “my son, Cyrus BYBEE, and Nathan BYBEE, my brother”

         Wits: Jery WINBIGLER, Peter BUSENBURGH.

 

BRUCE, Jacob & Hetty, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “B” 54-55)

         Date: 18 Jan. 1871; prob. 25 Jan. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: Jacob R. BRUCE, died Jan. 13, 1872, age 73yr-4mo-5da; Hettie BRUCE, died Sept. 11, 1871, age 64yr & 2da.  Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton Co. Ind, Cemetery Inscriptons, Vol. 3, p. 171.

         Heirs: wife, Hetty... “To my daughter Elisabeth, married to Christian KLINE (or her heirs) Eighty acres (bought of John BRUCE)... Also Eighty acres adjoining the Bruce land and thence on the North side of Peter GUICE land or his heirs now occupied by Samuel JONSON, all of which is being in Pulaski County... The last named Eighty shall not fall to my daughter Elisabeth until after the death of my wife Hetty... my son Benjamin all the ballance of my real estate.”

         Exr: wife, Hetty.

         Wits: William CROSSGROVE, Fulton Co., Ind., William GUICE, Pulaski Co., Ind.

 

SMITH, Aron D., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 56-58)

         Date: 8 Jan 1872; prob. 27 Jan. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved brother George F. SMITH (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) being the home farm of my beloved father Eli SMITH and of my beloved mother Elva SMITH, both of whom are now deceased... and (real estate) conveyed to me by my beloved brother John W. SMITH...” Testator mentions a sale of land by him to George DOWNS.  “To my beloved brother William E. SMITH... to my beloved brother Jeremiah H. SMITH and Royal M. SMITH (remainder)..”

         Exr: brother, Jeremiah H. SMITH.

         Wits: Thomas MEREDITH, C. CORNELIUS.

 

HAGEN, Christopher, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 59-62)

         Date: 13 April 1868; prob. 6 Feb. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “To my beloved (not named)... land lying in the Twp. of Rochester, Fulton Co., State of Ind...  until her death... one-third part of above stated property shall be equally divided between her four children namely: 1. Fredricka SHAFER, 2 Ana SHAFER, 3. Wm. SHAFER, 4. Christian SHAFER.  The remaining two thirds shall be equally divided after my beloved wife’s natural death among my two children 1. Fredrick HAGEN, 2. Sophia TWINGEINEER.  I do not,, neither for me nor for my two children Fred HAGEN & Sophia TWIGEINERS, claim any right or possession whatever of the following property of my wife - House & Lot in Noble Twp., Cass Co., Ind..”

         Exr: Christian FELDER, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: John ROOKER, John L. LIST, Andrea SCHAEFER, all Logansport, Cass Co., Ind.

 

VanTRUMP, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 63-66)

         Date: 1 Aug. 1860; prob. 19 Feb. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs wife, Elizabeth (real and personal property)...  “my two daughters, Caroline A. VanTRUMP and Josephine R. VanTRUMP, who are now minors...” After wife’s death remainder equally divided “amog all my children towit: Josiah VanTRUMP, Reuben VanTRUMP, Daniel VanTRUMP, Abraham VanTRUMP, Calvin VanTRUMP, Jacob VanTRUMP and Caroline A. VanTRUMP and Josephine R. VanTRUMP.”

         Exr: my oldest son, Josiah VanTRUMP.

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, A H. McDONALD.

 

MILLS, Nathaniel J., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 67-69)

         Date: 15 Feb. 1872; prob. 23 Feb. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca... “I give & devise to my son Lewis MILLS (farm, in Fulton Co., Ind.)” Said son to care for his mother... “to my son-in-law Andrew JACKSON...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: A.W. GRAHAM, Samuel ODAFFER.

 

MONTGOMERY, Caleb, of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 71-77)

         Date: 6 Dec. 1869; prob. 5 Mar, 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sally (homestead, in Fulton Co., Ind.) ... to my daughter, Sarah DAVIDSON (cash) and to my granddaughter Sarah FERRELL (legacies to be paid by son, William)... to my son Theodore MONTGOMERY.. to my son Callin MONTGOMERY... to my daughter Elizabeth GREGSON... to my son Levi W. MONTGOMERY (real estate)... to my son Benjamin F. MONTGOMERY (real estate).. to my daughter Amanda GROVES... to each of my grandchildren who were born of my daughter Lousa DAVIDSON (as they severally become of age 21 years)... to my daughter Mahala MEREDITH... to my son William MONTGOMERY (real estate)... to my son Washington MONTGOMERY (real estate)...”

         Exr: wife Sally MONTGOMERY.

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, Clara WALKER.

         Codicil: dated 2 Feb. 1872.  To wfe farmng implements previouly given “to my son Washington, now deceased...” and to son William real estate previously given to Washington.

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, John N. BRYANT.
TOLERTON
, James, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “B” 78-80)

         Date: 6 April 1872; prob. 29 April 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Harriett A. TOLERTON, house and real estate.  Or to be sold and divided equally between “my wife and my son Francis Dallas TOLERTON..personal property shall be sold at private sale by my executor as soon as practicable after my decease except the Millenry Good show case sewing machines... All of which belongs to my wife... (names some items belonging to son, Francis Duglas TOLERTON).. to my mother Mary TOLERTON all my interest as son & heir of Alexander TOLERTON, late of Wayne in State of Ind.  (Interest also in land in Fulton Co., Ohio in payment of a debt to her)...”

         Exr: mother, Mary TOLERTON of Fort Wayne, Indiaa.

         Wits: Charles E. REYNOLDS, Enoch STURGEON.

 

CULVER, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 81-82)

         Date: 29 Sept. 1870; prob. 20 May 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Jane (real estate and persoal property).  Debt owed to John PENCE for a farm lying near said Mr. Pence, to be paid by executor.

         Exr: wife, Mary Jane. Wits: Milo R. SMITH, J. F. FROMM.

 

CLARK, Jonas, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind     (WR “B” 83-86 amd 93)

         Date: 7 Dec. 1869; prob. 25 July 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Sarah (life estate)... “my eldest daiughter Mary Ann TEAGARDEN... my second daughter Phebe TROUTMAN... my third daughter Malinda FOGLESONG... my son James CLARK the homestead... My son Abraham CLARK... (James) to pay to the two minor heirs (boys) of my second son Jonas now deceased (when they become 21 years of age)... My fifth son Jereiah CLARK (real estate and he to pay) my eldest son Reuben CLARK...” (balance to be divided between my two daughters Carolie and Merron CLARK...”

         Exrs: James WARE, S.W. JULIAN.

         Wits:   S.W. JULIAN, James WARE

         Widow’s declaration: “that the said Jonas CLARK departed this life on October 15, 1870...” She refuses to accept provsions of the will, and demands her statutory rights.

         Wits: S. KEITH.

 

BUMBARGER, Susanah, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 87-90)

         Date: 30 June 1872; prob 10 Aug. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs husband, Joseph BUMBARGER.. “He shall have a home with the heirs, and be treated with kindness and consideration by them, and receive a fair & reasonable support at their hands so long as he shall live & remain unmarried... to my son John (part of the farm) he paying to my son William (cash)...  to my son William (part of the farm).. to my granddaughter Jane HILL (part of the farm) when she becvomes 21` years... to my daughter Lucinda BARDON (part of the farm, until her death), after which it shall go to my granddaughter Mary MARTYN.. my two sons William and John to have land recently purchased from Russell and Francis McKEE (described)...”

         Exr: Aaron BEERY, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits William L KOONS, Andrew CROMER.

OSBORN, Thomas J., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 91, 94-97)

         Date: 10 June 1872; prob. 28 Aug. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Jane OSBORNE (real estate in Rochester Twp., and Richland Twp, Fulton Co., Ind.) ..  Jesse MARTINDALE (concerns real estate in Rchland Twp. Deeded by deceaed to Martindale, and note for same)... to my daughter Mary Catharine OSBORNE, now KIRKENDALL (real estate in Richland Twp.).. my intention being that said Martindale possess the undivided 1/3... as deeded to him as his wife’s share of my real estate..” (Note: Jesse L. MARTINDALE m. Louisa E. OSBORNE, 31 Oct. 1858. Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co. , Ind. Marriages 1836-1983.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Wm. G. OSBORN, Vernon GOULD.

 

VanTRUMP, Jno.,      (WR “B” 92)

         Renunciation of bequests in will.

         Notice by widow, Elizabeth VanTRUMP, that she renounces any and all bequests, and elects to take under the statute.  Elizabeth signs with Her X Mark, attested by Cal. VanTRUMP. 29 July 1872

 

ARNOLD, Wm. M., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 98-99)

         Date: 28 Nov. 1872; prob. 11 Dec. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary (real and personal property, and after her death, sold and equally divided) “amongst my children.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Andrew OLIVER, John SWINGENIZER.

 

ELAM, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 100-101)

         Date: 9 Jan. 1873; prob. 31 May 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elisabeth (real and personal property) “and in case it shall not all be required for the support of her want that she will apportion the residue properly among my children at her decease.”

         Exr: “my son, John W. ELAM.

         Wits: Dr. William HILL, S. A. WHITE.

 

DEBOLT, Isreal D., of Fulton Co., Ind         (WR “B” 102-103)

         Date: 24 June 1873; prob 28 June 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: Money for building a church for Yellow Creek Baptist Church... Money for building a church for Christian Church near Bloomingsburgh.. Remainder to be divided equally between “my half sister & three sister: Appolina HAIMBAUGH, Margret JOHNSON, Eurelia PERKINS and Mary Ann ROBBERTSON... Quilt to Appolina HAIMBAUGH... Alice HAIMBAUGH to have my likeness that is in a roud frame... Obed HAIMBAUGH to have my shot gun... Alice PERKINS (to have) my glass lamp... One note book I give to Charles W. HAIMBAUGH and one notebook to Andrew J. HAIMBAUGH.. Eurelia (to) have my book the Life of Christ... Alice HAIMBAUGH (to have) her choice of my two trunks and Alice PERKIS to have the other trunk.”

         Exr: Henry HAIMBAUGH.

         Wits: John HAIMBAUGH, Nathan BYBEE.

         Codicil: dated 24 June 1873.  If either of the churches are ot built, then equally divided with “my one half sister and my three sisters, Appoline HAIMBAUGH, Margret JOHNSON, Eurelia PERKINS and Mary Jane ROBBERTS.”

         Wits: John HAIMBAUGH, Nathan BYBEE.

 

BLACKETOR, Everly, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 104-105)

         Date: 21 June 1873; prob. 1 Aug. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Jane (life estate) “or so long as she may remain my widow.” As each child marries, widow is to give (if possible) the same amount that those who were already married had received at their marriage, which is “to my son, Norman, and... To my daughters Clementine and Pantha.” After wife’s death, proceeds of farm to be used for benefit of “my minor children until the youngest one arrives at the abe of eighteen years...”

         Exr: Dan AGNEW.

         Wits: WW. EVANS, Jacob C. SPOHN.

 

GROVE, John, Sr., of Fulton Co, Ind.          (WR “B” 106-108)

         Date: 12 Aug. 1873; prob 6 Sept. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my two sons Jacob GROVE and John GROVE Jr. (Clothing, beds and bedding)... (Residue in five equal parts) my son Jacob GROVE... my son John GROVE, Jr.... My daughter Elisabeth MEREDITH wife of Robert MEREDITH...my grandchildren, the children of my daughter Nancy SEVERNS wife of Joseph SEVERNS deceased, towit: Jacob SEVERNS, Aaron SEVERNS, John SEVERNS and Sarah BOOSENBURG wife of John BOOSENBURG... and to the heirs of my daughter Mary MEREDITH who was the wife of Isaac MEREDITH, but who is now deceased, her said husband her children towit: Viney BOOSENBURG wife of Peter BOOSENBURG, Matilla SEVERNS wife of Joseph SEVERNS, Rebeca TIPTON wife of George TIPTON, Amira KING wife of Curtis KING, and the grandchildren of said Mary MEREDITH towit: Lugardy TIPTON dau of Isaac TIPTON and his wife Sebilla TIPTON deceaed, said Sebilla having been the daughter of said Mary MEREDITH deceased...” If Lugarda TIPTON died before she married or became of full age, her legacy or the residue of such legacy to go to “her father, Isaac TIPTON.”

         Exr: John BUSH.

         Wits: Taylor JEFFERIES, Isaac BUSENBURG.

 

VANDEGRIFT, Amey, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 109-110)

         Date: 11 Oct 1873; prob. 5 Nov. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “that my son Richard G. VANDEGRIFT be fully paid for his trouble & necessary Expenses for and with me in my last sickness.  (Remainder to be divided among) “my four children in equal shares... my son Richard G. VANDEGRIFT... my son Ezra VANDEGRIFT... my daughter Mary G. (RUDROE?) who resides in the state of Ioway... to my three grandchildren in equal shares being the children of my beloved daughter Aney BACHELOR, deceaed, named as follows Mary J. DAVIS, Gibs BACHELOR, Ezre (?.) BACHELOR...(when age 21 years)...  (Remainder of “bead” clothing) “to my beloved granddaughter Mary J. DAVIS... Large trunk & contents to my daughter-in-law Nancy A. VANDEGRIFT... to my granddaughter Mary J. DAVIS my small trunk & contents.

         Exr: son, Richard G. VANDEGRIFT.

         Wits William CARRUTHERS, James MAXWELL.

 

GOLTRY, Anna, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 111-112)

         Date: 21 July 1873; prob 7 Nov. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “I have heretofore advancements to the following of my children to-wit: Ellen GOLTRY, Lydia A  DAVIS wife of Isreal DAVIS, Nancy REED wife of Martin REED and Sarah J. HOFFMAN wife of George HOFFMAN... (cash) to my son Elon... and to my daughter Lydia Ann DAVIS... to my daughter Nancy REED... To my daughter Sarah Jane HOFFMAN... (Remainder, real and personal property) to my son Ahijah GOLTREY...In case my son Ahyah W. GOLTREY shall not survive me (or die without issue then said share descends to) “my two daughters Lydia Ann DAVIS and Nancy REED.”

         Exr: son, Ahyah W. GOLTRY.

         Wits: Elisha L. BENNETT, Alvin L. ROBBINS.

 

DAWSON, Mary Jane, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 113-114)

         Date: 28 Nov. 1873; prob 10 Dec. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 21 Nov 1873.  (Note: DAWSON, Mary J., wife of John DAWSON, died Nov. 23, 1873, age 34yr-8mo-7da, Fulton Co. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, p. 157, Jean C & Wendell C. Tombaugh)

         Heirs: husband John, “to have an equal share with my said children in all the property of which I may die possessed... To each of my beloved children... William DAWSON, John DAWSON, Lillie Jane DAWSON, and Flora Bell DAWSON..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wit: Emma E. WHITE, Sarah J. DAUGHERTY.

 

CONGER, Lewis B., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 115-117)

         Date: 30 July 1870; prob. 12 Jan. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., purchased from H.F. PARKER in April 1865) “to my grandson John Tyler CONGER (real estate in Pulaski Co., Ind.),,, to my granddaughter Rebeca Elisabeth CONGER (real estate in Pulaski Co., Ind.)... to my son Samuel M. CONGER (life estate, then to his heirs)...  my son Peter M. CONGER and my son Samuel M. CONGER (residue of personal property) share and share alike..”

         Exr: wife, Hannah.

         Wits: Dan AGNEW, Samuel KEELY, Jos. A. MYERS.

 

MOW, Eleanor, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind (WR “B” 118-119)

         Date: 15 Dec. 1873; prob. 14 Feb. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my son Henry F. MOW... my daughter Margret L. MOW... my son Enoch H. MOW... my daughter Esther F. MOW... my daughter Eleaner M. MOW... my daughter Mary E. BACHELOR... Remaining to be divided betwee Eunice F. MOW, Emma E. MOW, Edith R. MOW and my son Adam S. MOW, and my son Henry F. MOW shall have the care of my four last named children...”

         Exr: friend, C.S. HICKMAN

         Wits: Benjamin C. WILSON, James T. DICKEY.

GATES, Samuel H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 120-122)

         Date: 16 Feb. 1874; prob. 28 Feb. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. to be sold and proceeds divided “to my daughter America JEWELL... To my grandchildren the heirs of my daughter Mary MINER now deceased (when they become 21 years of age)... Ballance shall be equally divided between my daughter Mary MINER her heirs Deberah GOODRICH and Almira JEWELL...”

         Exr: Vernon GOULD.

         Wits: Leretta MILLER, M.L. ESSICK.

         Codicil: dated 16 Feb. 1874 “in the afternoon.” Daughter Debrah GOODRICH to hve first “monies received from the sale of my lands... the same to be deducted out of her share...”

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Silas J. MILLER.

 

BRUCE, Abraham, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 123-124)

         Date: 15 Oct. 1873; prob. 5 Sept. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah, “all of my real & personal property.”

         Exr: (not named)

Wits: Samuel SMITH, Eli HOCH, Galen SMITH

 

DUKES, Mary J., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 125-126)

         Date: 12 Aug. 1874; prob. 2 Oct. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children Hester M. DUKES and Charles E. DUKES (real estate in Pulaski Co., Ind. and) “property.in which we now reside situate in Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.. my dear friend Andrew E. DUKES Guardian (of above two children) until they arrive at the age of 21 yrs or until they intermarry..”

         Exr: friend, Andrew W. DUKES.

         Wits: W.T. CLELAND, William TROUTMAN, Hester WARD.

 

WHELAN, Thomas, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 127-128)

         Date: 18 Aug. 1874; prob. 2 Nov. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (mentions his home farm, which is to be sold at her death and devised to) my son Thomas WHELAN.  Thomas to pay to my oldest daughter Johanna... and support my second daughter Nancy during her natiural lifetime, if she remains single...”

         Exr: David McGAUHEY, Kyran WALSH.

         Wits: Kyran WALSH David McCAUGHEY, Michael (LEARTON?)

 

SMITH, Russel H., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 129-130)

         Date: 17 June 1874; prob. 9 Nov. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (life estate, then) “all my property both real and personal to be sold & divided equally among my children (or their heirs)...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isom R. NEW, Andrew OLIVER.
WOODFILL
, Washington, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 131-133)

         Date 23 Nov. 1874; prob. 3 Dec. 1874, Flton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “when my son George G. WOODFILL shall have arrived at the age of 16 years (real estate to be sold, and personal property to be sold, and proceeds divided) among all my children then living to wit: Irene, Sarah C., Rebecca A., Ellenora A. and George G. (to be paid them when they become 21 years of age)... John PENCE guardian of my said childre...”

         Exr: John PENCE.

         Wits: David EDWARDS, Sidney KEITH

 

SMITH, Richmond P., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 133-134)

         Date: 27 Nov. 1874; prob. 11 Dec. 1874, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susanna “all my property both real and personal...”

         Exr: wife, Susanna.

         Wits: C. HECTOR, Enoch STURGEON.

 

DAVIS, Sarah, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 135-136)

         Date: 29 Apr. 1874; prob. 1 Jan. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, James (notes of John W.  DAVIS, Henry FOORE and David FOORE) “my daughter Sena CRIST... to... ... Mahala FOORE.. my daughter Mary FOORE...my daughter Rebecca CRIST... my son Jesse FROME...

         Exr: husband, James.

         Wits: Mahala METZ, Sarah J.McFARLAND.

 

BIXLER, Elizabeth, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 137-138)

         Date: 24 Jan. 1870; prob. 22 Feb. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my son Peter BIXLER... my two daughters named Lydia now the wife of John S. MILLER, Elamina, now the wife of Eli CLARK...”

         Exr: William CROSSGROVE.

         Wits: William CROSSGROVE, Levi ROUCH.

 

McCOY, Isaac N., of Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “B” 139-141)

         Date: 4 Nov. 1870; prob. 6 Mar. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza J. (Real estate Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., but if she remarries she to have 1/3.. “If my children are then of age, the land to be sold...”

         Exr: (wife to settle up the business)

         Wits: J.N. INGRIM, Edward M. McCOY (both of Kewana, Fulton Co., Ind (also called Edward M. McGRAW)

 

ARZNER, Peter, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 142-144)

         Date: 19 Dec. 1874; prob. 13 Mar. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary N. (life estate, then after her death) “divided among my childrem and the children of my said wife by her former husband, said children being named as follows: Frank NEWHART, George NEWHART, Ann EBHART wife of John EBHART and formerly Ann NEWHART, Martha ZIMMERMAN, formerly Martha NEWHART, and now the wife of Valentine ZIMMERMAN, Caroline ARZNER, Mary ARZNER and Catharine ARZNER... And whereas said Caroline ARZNER and Mary ARZNER have each a sum of money at interest which descended to them from the Estate of their deceased mother, which money is now under my control as their guardian... (Not to be paid to her unless for her personal comfort & support)...  no part of her share shall go into the hands of her husband, said John EBHART...”

         Exr: {not named)

         Wits Sidney KEITH, William HARPSTER.

 

ROWDER, Philip, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 145-147)

         Date: 25 Mar 1875 prob 9 Apr. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary ROWDERE... to Eleanor BERRY (for her services in his last illness)...”to my beloved son William H. ROWDER my gold watch and chain.. to my beloved children William H. ROWDEN, Emma J. ROWDEN and Fredrick ROWDEN... Guardian or guardians be appointed for my beloved children... and that the guardian of William H. ROWDERE put him to such a trade as may be of his own choice and choosing.”

         Exr: John W. SMITH.

         Wits: E.R. HERMAN, J.W. BEEBER.

 

WILSON, Telitha, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 148-149)

         Date: 22 Apr. 1875; prob. 11 May 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sons Marion T. WILSON and Joseph McWILSON (real estate) they paying however to Indiana BROWN and to William WILSON..  Marian & J. McWILSON are to pay to Merta O. COPLEN (when she is 18 years old...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, W.A.WARD, William WILSON, Nancy PARCILES.

 

SPOHN, Mary, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 150-151)

         Date: 16 Dec. 1873; prob 11 June 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Jacob C. SPOHN (real & personal property).

         Exr.:  husband, Jacob C. SPOHN

         Wits: Enoch STURGEON, Andrew V. HOUSE.

 

SMITH, James P., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 152-154)

         Date: 24 July 1875; prob. 9 Oct. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved children Ada M. SMITH and Squire D. SMITH (real and personal property)...” Jacob  appointed guardian “of my two children.”

         Burial: “tombstones for my beloved wife Minerva J. SMITH my beloved daughter Elvira SMITH and myself and have the same put up at our respective graves.  And also procure a suitable tombstone & have the same put up at the grave of my beloved babe”

         Exr.: Jacob CAMERER

         Wits.:  Jeremiah H. SMITH, Royal M. SMITH
MASTER
, Polly, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 157-158)

         Date: 23 Sept. 1875; prob. 3 Nov. 1875, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “equally divided amongst my heirs... Mary DEBLER, Lucy Ann DARR, Matilda GOTTSHALL, John MASTER, Christian MASTER and to Nancy FELTY... The share of Mary DIBLER is to be divided amongst her children namely: Feana HOFF, Lucetta ERNSPERGER, Lewis DIBLER, William DIBLER, Daniel DIBLER & Ira DIBLER, and the share of Nancy FELTY is to be divided amongst the GARMAN children, namely:Matilda GARMAN, Lucy Ann GARMAN and George GARMAN....” Money coming to those not of age (males 21 and females 18) to be put on nterest till they are of age.

         Exr: Christian MASTER and Enoch DECKER.

         Wits Lucy Ann DARR, John GREEN.

 

RITTER, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 159-160)

         Date: 8 June 1875; prob. 31 Jan. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my son John RETTER...Joseph BURMBARGER, William and John BURMBERGER...Manda mi doutter all that I have that is if she will tak car of me if I ned it...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wit: Catharine McMICHAEL

 

McINTIRE, Sarah, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 160-161)

         Date: 1 Apr. 1871; prob. 7 Nov. 1873, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Richard “all of my personal and real property...”

         Exr: husband, Richard McINTIRE.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Daniel AGNEW.

 

RITTER, John R., of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “B” 162-163)

         Date: 27 Feb 1876; prob. 21 Mar.l 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lydia A. (Home farm and personal property) “provided if she shall mary again after my death the said property shall fall back to my children John RITTER, Ellen RITTER, Elizabeth RITTER, Dora RITTER and Franklin RITTER... And unto my son Peter RITTER (real estate which mentions the corner of Henry BARNETT and one acre) which I bequeath unto my daughter Anna TALLEY, (and) unto my daughter Lucettie AULT, two dollars.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: G.W. WILEY, William DIBLER, Beneville STAMM.

 

FELDER, Louis, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 164-165)

         Date: 6 June 1876; prob. 17 Aug. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved wife Mina FELDER take the charge of our children... That she should keep (real and personal property)... to act as guardian to the children until they are of age...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Christian L. FELDER, Samuel MILLER, John HAGAN.
URBN
, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 166-168)

         Date: 29 Jan. 1869; prob. 11 Sept. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.  Proof shows “that on the 29th day of Janny A.D 1876 he saw the said John URBIN sign his name..”

         Heirs: wife, Ann E (lot in town of Pleasat Grove and farm in Wayne Twp.., both Fulton Co, Ind.) “in lieu of her dower... as long as she remains my widow... my legal heirs as follows viz, my som John P. URBIN... My daughter Sarah Carolne URBIN... Almeda KUMLER... Catharine E. SHOWLEY... Emanuel J. URBIN...Peter C. URBIN... and the heirs of my deceaed daughter Ester... as soon as they severally become of age. and the heirs of my deceaed daughter Ann Margaret BAIR... as soon as they shall become of age...”

         Gdn: “appoint Henry B. APT guardian of my to sons namely, Emanuel J. URBIN and Peter Henry URBIN, until they severly arrive at the age of 21 years... appoint my son Peter P. URBIN, Guardian of the heirs of my deceased daughter Ester POFF, namely Henry POFF, and Elizabeth S.A. POFF (until he becomes 21 and she becomes 18 yrs)... appoint my son-in-law Daniel SHOWLEY Guardan of the heirs of my deceased daughter Ann M. BAIR namely: John M. BAIR, Juliett E. BAIR, Peter BAIR, Adam BAIR and Isaac Elijah BAIR (until) boys shall severly arrive at the age of 21 yrs and until the said Juliett E. BAIR shall arrive at 18 yrs.”

         Exf: son-in-law, John KUMLER.

         Wits: John KELMER, Joseph BIBLER.

 

WALLACE, John of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 169-171)

         Date: 8 Feb. 1863; prob. 21 Sept. 1876, Fulton Co., Id.

         Heirs: wife Mary C. (life estate)... equally divided between Hugh WALLACE, Mary AKIN, Agnes WILSON, James WALLACE, John WALLACE, Robt. WALLACE, William WALLACE and John GRAHAM, James GRAHAM and Mary C. GRAHAM, heirs of Margaret WALLACE deceased.”

         Exr: “my esteemed neighbors Thomas WILLSON and Edward TONER.”

         Wits: John SHELTON, William T. CLELAND.

 

GAST, Andrew, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 172-173)

         Date: 22 July 1876; prob. 29 Sept. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.

         Exr: David BRIGHT “a farmer *& lives in Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.”

         Wits: Christopher F. HARTER, Alexander CURTIS, George McCLOUD.

 

CULVER, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 174-175)

         Date: 3 Dec. 1876; prob. 11 Dec. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto Permelia D. SANDERS (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)”

         Burial: “Erecting Suitable monuments to mine and my beloved wife’s grave who preced me in death”

         Exr: David C. SWONGER

         Wits: David C. SWONGER, George PERSCHBAUGHER.
ZWINGINISER
, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 176-177)

         Date:   11 Dec. 1874 prob. 19 Dec. 1876, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, “Eve SWINGINISER (real and personal prop.)”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Milo R. SMITH.

 

YOUNG, Ruth, “widow of John YOUNG,” Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 178-179)

         Date: 17 Aug. 1870; prob 15 Jan.1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto Alfred T. JACKSON of said Co. all and singular my personal and Real property... In consideration of his long continued friedship & services to me & because I have no near relatives.. (real estate) is situate in Union Twp. in said Co. of Fulton upon a portion of which I now reside...”

         Exr: Hickman PHILLIPS.

         Wits: C.S. GRAHAM, John C. HUDKINS.

 

BLOSSER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 180-182)

         Date: 29 Nov. 1876; prob. L27 Jan. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Judith “is to live in the one half of the house she occupies now... as long as she remains my widow and after (her) death my son John shall pay... to my daughter Catharine PATTY, and... to my daughter Susan HUDKINS... Unto my daughter Polly HAROLD (real estate) and she is to pay... to my son, Abraham BLOSSER... To my son, William BLOSSER (real estate)... and my son Abraham BLOSSER (real estate)... to my son, John BLOSSER (real estate) excepting the house whare John now lives which is to be removed unto my son Jacob BLOSSER’s land... should my wife take sick my son John must take good care of her... and after her death all that she has shall belong to my son John... and to my son Jacob BLOSSER (real estate)...”

         Exr: sons, John BLOSSER and William BLOSSER.

         Wots: Enoch DECKER, Andrew JACKSON.

         Sworn Statement: attached to one of the above pages, is dated Kewanna, Ind, Dec. 11, 1897, signed Kate PATTY, witessed by T.W. PATTY and A.T. JACKSON.

         Notes: “see Will Record D p. 140 for release of certain real estate devised by this will, subject to lien of Catharine PATTY and Susan HUDKINS, dated Nov. 10, 1902... See Misc. Record #6 p. 384 for Release of certain lands herein.”

 

ARVEN, William A., of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 183-185)

         Date: 1 Sept. 1876; prob. 28 Feb. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Harriet (personal property and life estate) “to my son Martin. my two daughters, Amanda and Alfretta Jane (home and support) during the natural life of my wife or until their several marriages... My right and lawful heirs, Franklin, Sarah CLEVENGER, Martin, Amand and Alfretta...”

         Exr: wife, Harriet A. ARVEN.

         Wits: Thomas H. MERCER, John CARITHERS.
WALES
, Catharine, of Rochester, Twp., Fulton Co., Ind     (WR “B” 186-187)

         Date: 1 Apr. 1877; prob. 14 Apr. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children, Amand Jane WALES, Franklin WALES, Ede WALES, Della WALES and my step children, Susan MATHIAS and Mary C. WOODCOX (real and personal property) equally divided...”

         Gdn: W.L. KOONS “Guardian of my children.”

         Exr: W.L. KOONS.

         Wits: W.L. KOONS, George Riley McKEE.

 

MOON, James W., of Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “B” 188-189)

         Date: 19 Mar. 1877; prob. 26 May 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sharlotte (life estate, real and personal property)... (after her death) divided among my heirs... To George W. MOON the amt Equal to that and that has been paid and charged in my Book against William N. MOON and my daughter Nancy Jane and Mary Ann... to each daughter Nancy Jane and Mary Anne being extry pay for servises rendered after they had become of age...”

         Exr: wife, Charlotte MOON.

         Wits: Allen JUDD, John KUHN, Jacob WHITTENBERGER.

 

ERNSPERGER, Christopher, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 190-192)

         Date: 4 Apr. 1876; prob. 27 June 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Julia A. (Real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind)... to my daughter Cyrenicia NAFE (real estate)... To each of my other children.. Hartley B. ERNSPERGER... to my daughter Caroline BEERY... and to my daughter Cordelia NAFE...”

         Exr: sos, Francis M. ERNSPERGER, Frank B. ERNSPERGER and Hartley B. ERNSPERGER.

         Wits: F.M. ELLIOTT, William TRIBBETT.

 

FINNEY, Olive A., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 193-195)

         Date: 17 May 1877; prob. 3 July 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, George FINNEY (all real and personal property) in lieu of anything that may be due him from me as his guardian.”

         Exr: son, George “even though he should not be of full age at the time of my decease...”

         Wits: Cornelius HECTOR, P.J. BOYER, E.W. FOSDICK.

 

SMITH, Ephriam, farmer, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 196-197)

         Date: 24 May 1869; prob. 11 July 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jennie Emiline (real and personal property) “until the following named children towit: Elizabeth Patton SMITH, Joseph M. SMITH, my two youngest heirs shall arrive at age of 21 years... after which said Joseph M. SMITH on account of being a cripple... Then the remaining 2/3 shall be equally divided between my lawful heirs except Margaret A. SMITH, daughter of William H. SMTH, deceased...”

         Exr: wife, Jennie Emeline SMITH.

         Wits: Elias KENTLAND, M.M. REX.
SMITH
, Luman, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “B” 198-200)     

         Date: 5 Feb. 1876; prob. 3 Aug. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mercy A. (life estate) “my son Charles H. SMITH all the real estate of which I may die (with conditions)... to my daughter Juliett INGRAHAM, wife of George W. INGRAHAM (note on side of page: For value received I hereby assign the Legacy in this will due me and grantee the same... Feb. 19th 1880 to Wm. H. GREEN... Received payment in full of the within legacy of Julia INGRAHAM this Feb. 10, 1881, Wm. H. GREEN)... to each of my grandchildren towt: Anna INGRAHAM, Harriet E. INGRAHAM, George F. INGRAHAM & Lucretia INGRAHAM (when they become 21 yrs of age)... to my daughter Hellen L. BAKER, wife of Sanford H. BAKER... to each of my two grandchildren towit: John H. MILLER & Susannah S. MILLER, children of my daughter, Helen L. BAKER. by her former husband... To my daughter Laura A. SMITH (note: Received... this Feb. 10, 1881, signed Laura Smith ALLEN)... to my son Charles H. SMITH (residue)...”

         Exr: Charles H. SMITH.

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, John ANDERSON.

         (Note: Paper attached to page 198: “Filed June 20, 1881.. Received from Lyman BRACKETT... In full payment of the several legacies... and payable to the children of George A. and Julia INGRAHAM to wit,, Anna, Harriet E., George F. and Lucretia INGRAHAM... and also in full payment of the legacies of John H. MILLER and Susana S. MILLER children of Helen L. BAKER, daughter of said Testator... June 20, 1881.  Julia E. INGRAHAM, guardian of all said children.”)

 

NIXON, Allen, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 201)

         Date: 1 Feb. 1875; prob. 24 Aug. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (real and personal property).

         Exr: wife, Sarah NIXON.

         Wits Isaiah WALKER, Dan AGNEW.

 

MATTHEWS, John, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         WR “B” 202-203)

         Date: (not dated); prob. 5 Oct., 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife all my estate both personal & real on which I now reside while she remains my widow... (then) equally divided among my children when the youngest becomes 21 yrs of age...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Albert D. TONER, A.T. JACKSON.

 

DRUDGE, Eve, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “B” 204-205)

         Date: 7 Nov. 1874; prob. 6 Oct. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 26 Sept. 1877.

         Heirs: “to my stepson Francis Marion DRUDGE (real and personal property)... To my stepdaughter Margaret MEREDITH (now the wife of Job MEREDITH)...

         Exr: stepson Francis Marion DRUDGE.

         Wits: Jonathan DAWSON, Cal VanTRUMP.
 BYBEE, Nathan, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 206-208)

         Date: (not dated); prob. 22 Oct. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Clarisdssa (real estate and personal property) “to my daughters, Nancy C. DAVENPORT, Martha A. MONTGOMERY, Hannah BRYANT and Phoebe SHOEMAKER and my son, Phoebe BYBEE... to my daughters, Cynthia BYBEE and Almeda BYBEE and my sons William H. BYBEER and Levi BYBEE...”

         Exr: “esteemed friend James BLUE, son of Benjamin BLUE, deceased.”

         Wits: Sylvester WEBSTER, Hiram S. BRIGGS.

 

HIGGINS, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 209-211)

         Date: 5 Sept 1877; prob. 31 Dec. 1877, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Leota & Alfaretta FULTS and my son, Wayne ROSE and Elbridge ROSE... to my daughter, Lula Bell ROSE & Lucetta ROSE and Frank HIGGINS my son... (real and personal property to be sold) the share belonging to Frank HIGGINS over to his brother-in-law FORD the husband of Leota FORD... Ford shall take my said son Frank and rear him and use his share of my estate for that purpose...”

         Exr: Francis K. KENDRICK.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Samuel KEELY.

         Codicil: dated 27 Oct. 1877, “all my children shall share alike... Except Lula Bell ROSE, Lucetta ROSE and Frank HIGGINS are each to be paid... ten dollars more... on account of their tender age...”

         Wit:  Milo R. SMITH, Mrs. Leda FORD.

 

HARPSTER, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 212-213)

         Date: 5 Mar. 1875; prob. 21 May 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine (life estate)... “(after her death) my said Real Estate be divided among my said children and Grand children as follows: Sarah BRUER wife of Joseph BUER, Samuel HARPSTER and Benevill HARPSTER, my children, and my grandchild, William STURKEN, son of my daughter, Ellen STURKEN, deceased...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Orange MEREDITH.

 

LYON, Benjamin S., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 214)

         Date: 3 Sept. 1877; prob. 17 May 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.

         Exr: wife Mary LYON.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Michael L. ESSICK.

 

WOOD, Joseph, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            WR “B” 215-216)

         Date: 12 Sept. 1878; prob. 31 May 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (Note: Proof refers to will date of 12 Sept. 1876)

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife... to my daughter Hester Ann WOOD... to my daughter Mary Jane WOOD (late Mary Jane PALMER) (real estate) on which we now reside...”

         Exr: William T. PALMER.  Wits Fredrick PACKER, William BRUMM

SWARTZ, Powell, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 217-218)

         Date: 2 May 1878 prob. 14 June 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Mary WHITE (personal property)... One promissory note made by John GRAFT... Mary WHITE is to keep me during my natural life...”

         Exr: daughter, Mary WHITE, “to pay all the expeses of my illness and of my funeral.”

         Wits: Wickliff S. LOUDERBACK, Henry F. DAY.

         (Note: will “signed in German” appears by testator’s signature.)

 

HARPER, Jane, widow of James HARPER, of Rochester Twp. Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “B” 210-220)

         Date; 27 Feb. 1877; prob. 13 Aug. 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “to my daughter, Elizabeth M. BROOMFIELD, (household goods)... to my daughter, Nancy A. VANDERGRIFF (real estate)... to my daughter Elizabeth BROOMFIELD (real estate, life estate, then) to my grandson William H. BROOMFIELD...”

         Exr: John RICHARDSON, of Randolph Co., Ind.

         Wits: Wm. CARRUTHERS, James MAXWELL.

 

MACHLAN, Elvira, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “B” 221-222)

         Date 14 Apr. 1876; prob. 29 Nov. 1878, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughters Amanda MACHLAN and Margaret HOLOWAY and to my two grandsons Charles E. SIMPSON and George W. GARNER all equally (real estate).”

         Exr: Levi HOLLOWAY.

         Wits: Daniel W. HAMLIN, H.J. SHATTO.

 

THOMPSON, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 223-224)

         Date: 30 Nov. 1878 prob. 23 Jan. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha (life estate, then) “equally divided among my children or their heirs... to my daughter, Ellen... an amount equal to that received by my other children... (Authorizes sale of land if necessary “not previously deeded by me to Lewis STRONG and Townsend BRADSHAW...”)

         Exr: wife, Martha THOMPSON and William DUNLAP.

         Wits: John DUNLAP, Alex DUNLAP.

 

FREAR, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “B” 225-226)

         Date: 13 Feb. 1879; prob. 21 Feb. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Harriet FREAR (personal property during her life) “the farm on which we now reside (life estate)... to my daughter, Corncilla JOHNSON (real estate)... to my daughter, Mary A. FREAR (real estate)... to my son, John W. FREAR (real estate)... to my son, Ira W. FREAR (real estate)...”

         Exr: Chauncy JOHNSON.

         Wits: John N. TOWNSEND, Thomas H. SHELTON.
 TOWNSEND, Joel, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “B” 227-241)

         Date: 7 Dec. 1878; prob. 18 June 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Vesta P. (Real estate)... “to my son, Joel R. TOWNSEND, life estate for him and his wife (real estate)... to my daughter, Lucy A. HARRISON wife of Cyrus S. HARRISON (real estate) heretofore conveyed to me by James WELDAN and wife by deed dated Sept. 15, 1845.  And also... heretofore conveyed to me by Orin REMINGTON and wife by deed dated June 2, 1854... (Above being life estate)... to my son, Ancil B. TOWNSEND (real estate) heretofore set off by Commissioners of the Fulton Comm. Pleas Court to Cordelia A. SQUIRES.  Also... heretofore deeded by William (L.?) SQUIRES now deceased and his wife to John W. SQUIRES... And being the same land heretofore conveyed to me by Elias MAXWELL and wife by deed dated Feb. 15, 1871... to my son, Elah P. TOWNSEND (real estate)... to my son, John N. TOWNSEND (real estate) heretofore deeded to Jasper W. SQUIRES by William J. SQUIRES now deceased and his wife... To the S line of land heretofore deeded to John W. SQUIRES by William F. SQUIRES now deceased and his wife.. my two sons Joel R. TOWNSEND and Ancil B. TOWSEND and my daughter July A. HARRISON take the respective life estates... I have heretofore constructed a ditch straightening and deepening said creek across... to connect with a ditch recently opend by Andrew OLIVER Esquire... to my granddaughter, Mary An TOWNSEND, daughter of my son Joel R. TOWNSEND (when 21 yrs of age)... to all my children to wit: Joel R. TOWNSEND, Ancil B TOWNSEND, Elah P. TOWNSEND, John N. TOWNSEND, Lucy A. HARRISON...

         Gdn: “Executor to act a guardian for said Mary Ann...”

         Exr: son, Elah P. TOWNSEND.

         Wits: A.H. KLINE, William N. CLEVENGER.

         Codicil: dated 21 April 1879... “My son Elah P. TOWNSEND having died since the above will was made and signed... To my beloved wife, Vesta P. TOWNSEND (llfe estate, then) to my Grandson, Charles Park TOWNSEND, son of said Elah P. TOWNSEND, deceased... And I hereby appoint my fried Fredrick PETERSON as sole Executor...”

         Wits: A.H. KLINE, William N. CLEVENGER.

 

BIDDLE, Rebecca, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 242-244)

         Date: 22 Oct. 1875; prob. 24 Jue 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Susan R. BIDDLE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) being a part of the land Set off to me in the final divide & partition of the lands belonging to my late husband, William BIDDLE deceased... to all of my heirs at law (real estate and remainder)...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits Milo R. SMITH, Sidney KEITH.
BRUNK
, Peter F., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “B” 245-247)

         Date: 20 Mar. 1878; prob. 11 Aug. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jane (cash) “at her deise shall go to my four daughters vis, Ellen BROWN, Susan HARRISON, Matilda BRUNK and Jane BRUNK... To my daughter, Ellen BROWN ( (real estate)... to my daughter Matilda BRUNK (real estate)... to my daughter Susan HARRISON (real estate)... to my daughter, Jane BRUNK (real estate)... to my two sons, namely, Joseph BRUNK and Peter BRUNK (real estate), already convened to them) by Deed Bearing date Aug. 25, 1877 in full satisfaction of their share or interest in the Estate of their father Peter F. BRUNK...

         Exr: sons, Joseph BRUNK and Peter BRUNK.

         Wit: Vincent W. CALVIN, George N. McLAUGHLIN.

 

SINGER, John Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 248-250)

         Date: 2 Sept 1879; prob. 6 Oct. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Katharine (real estate, Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) my son William A. SINGER (real estate)... my dau. Mary V. SINGER shall have the homestead. (also authorizes wife to sell real estate in Pulaski Co., Ind.)”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John G. TROUTMAN, Henry B. APT.

         Renunciation: (Note on side of page 249: Widow’s rejecton of provisons of the withn will of John H. SINGER filed Nov.. 6, 1879)

 

MILLER, Joseph, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 251-252)

         Date: 13 Jan. 1879; prob 18 Sept. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “my son, Soloman MILLER, and my son Eliga MILLER, and my daughter, Anna BASS, and my daughter, Emaline ZINK, and my daughter, Polly OVERMIRE, and my son, David M. MILLER, and my daughter Angaline BRYNEY...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Thomas ADEMSON, Reuben STEININGER.

 

CRIPLIVER, Daniel, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “B” 253-254)

         Date: 16 Sept. 1879; prob. 13 Oct 1879, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Christena M. (real estate, life estate, then to) “my son Abriham CRIPLIVER..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Thomas ADEMSON, Jacob BRINEY.

 

GROVE, Oscar, of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “B” 255-256)

         Date: 3 Oct 1879; prob 4 Dec. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “To my beloved wife all my property both Real & personal)... as long as she lives for the support of her & her children..  After death the Estate to be equally divided between my lawful heirs...”

         Exr: wife, Amanda GROVE and Wm. MONTGOMERY.

         Wits: Peter BUSENBURG, Isaac MERIDETH, both of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.
EMMONS
, Jesse, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 257-258)

         Date: 24 July 1866; prob. 4 Dec. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret (real and personal, life estate, then) “to my son, Jesse Brown EMMONS..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Danl AGNEW.

 

AUSMAN, Eli, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “B” 259-260)

         Date: 23 Sept., 1876; prob. 22 Dec. 1879, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Anne (real and personal, life estate, then) to be divided equally between my lawfiul heirs: Elza M. YOUNG, Allac C. BAILEY, Bengiman Franklin AUSMAN, Eli Morris AUSMAN, Mary Jane REED..”

         Exr: B.F. AUSMAN.

         Wits: Edwin R. NICHOLS, Eno DONILY, John H. DANELY.

 

RICHTER, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “B” 261-262)

         Date: 25 Nov. 1873; prob. 12 Jan. 1880, Fulto Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Malinda... “having given to my children... my said wife to have the remainder of all I possess.”

         Exr: wife, Malinda RICHTER.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Isaiah CONNER.

 

STINGLY, Mathias, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “B” 263-265)

         Date: 5 Feb. 1880; prob. 15 Mar. 1880, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: Mathias STINGELIN, died Mar. 6, 1880, at age 51yr-7mo-4da, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, p. 168, Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Elizabeth (personal and real property) “my reason for giving all my personal & real property to my beloved wife above named and not any to my two children namely, Mathias E. STINGLY and Jonas F. STINGLY is because I have full & entire cofidence... that she will support mantain and educate... will not waste, destroy or recklessly or carelessly spend...”

         Exr: wife, Mary E. STINGLEY and Charles BECKER.

         Wits: Henry MYERS, Arnold BEESLER.

 

STURM, Pheby, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “B” 269-270)

         Date: 1 Feb. 1862; prob. 18 Sept., 1880, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Proof: “James WARE one of the subsc. witnesses to the within & foregoing last will & testamt of Phebe TROUTMAN...he saw the said Phebe STURM sign her name by mark to said instrument in writing... and that the said Phebe TROUTMAN...”

         Heirs: husband, Jacob STURM (real estate, Wayne Twp., Fulto Co., Ind., life estate, then) “to be divided Equally between his & my heirs...”

         Exr: husband, Jacob STURM.

         Wits: E.R. NICKELS, James WARE.
GOULD
, Nancy M., “a married woman over age  21 years,” of Fulton Co., Ind.

         (WR “B” 271-272)

         Date: 17 Aug. 1880; prob. 6 Oct. 1880, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Robert GOULD, in trust for the use & benefit of my beloved husband, Dr. Vernon GOULD (residue of all real and peronal property, with authorty to sell any) with the consent of said Vernon... to my beloved niece Mary J. SLATER... to my bekived niece Nannie Belle CARPENTER.. to Hattie E. GOULD and Carrie A. GOULD jointly I give and bequeath my Phaeton... to Charles E. GOULD..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Dora E. RANNELS, Jacob S. SLICK.

 

EWING, John, farmer of Henry Twp, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “B” 273-275)

         Date: 20 Sept 1879; prob. 30 Nov. 1880, Fulto Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Amanda (ncome during her life)... my daughter, Sarah EWING (real estate)... to my daughter, Mary CALENTINE (real estate)... to my son, William C. EWING (real estate)... to Charles EISANHOUR?... when he arrives to the age of 21 years upon the following conditions which is that the said Charles EISENHARM? shall remain with his adopted mother Amanda EWING...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Charles JACKSON, Kline G. SHRYOCK.

 

OBERDORFF, Daniel and Susan, of Mount Vernon, Fulton Co., Ind

(WR “B” 276-268)

         Date: 19 Mar 1880; prob. 7 Jan. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sister Margarett ROACH... For her kindness to us... unto the Logansport Baptist Association (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., unless Exr. needs to sell same)... (life estate to the surviving spouse)”

         Exr: Samuel N. BEATTIE or William L. MARSH, Jr.

         Wits: Peter HUMMER, F.M. BEATTIE.

 

McCLURE, Samuel, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 279-280)

         Date: 17 Jan. 1881; prob. 21 Jan. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife I give & devise all the right in my estate which belongs to her lawfully the balance to be Equally divided between my two daughters Willetta and Hariet Lucinda... to my son John (real estate, and) the sum of 50.00 out of my personal property when he becomes of age...”

         Exr: John TRIMBLE.

         Wits: Lewis GRABER, Phillip BEEHLER.

 

BURNS, Jeremiah, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “B” 281-282)

         Date: 27 Jan. 1881; prob. 8 Mar. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elisabith (real estate, Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. “the farm on which we reside, life estate) “or widowhood...”

         Exr: my son, George A. BURNS

         Wits: William THOMPSON, J.D. BOWER.
DAVIS
, Samuel P., of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “B” 282-283)

         Date: 16 Mar. 1872 (proof says May); prob. 9, Sept. 1872, Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Heirs: wife, Mary Jane “all the proceeds of the farm and she is to keep my son I.J. DAVIS... and after her death ... to my son Ira J. DAVIS... If he does not live to manhood and leaves no heirs) to “Robert MEREDITH’s heirs... to the Yellow Creek Church for the benefit of the Graveyard... to William A. DAVIS... to John M. DAVIS... three equal shares of the ballance... to Lewis DAVIS and Eliza KILMER and Amos O. DAVIS or their heirs.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: George B. STOCKBARGER, John HOLLOWAY, Robert MERIDETH.

 

STERNE. Eugeine. of Peru, Miami Co., Ind.            (WR “B” 284-288)

         Date: 6 Sept. 1880; prob. 5 Mar.1881, Miami Co., Ind.

         Proof: died 1 Mar. 1881.

         Heirs: “to my seven children viz - Emma RAUH, wife of Samuel RAUH of Indianapolis, Marie STERNE, Edwin STERNE, Albert STERNE, William STERNE, Nellie STERNE and Stella STERNE.. as may be 21 yrs... at my death...”

         Exr: “my brother, Gustav R. FRIES, of Cincin. Ohio, my brother-in-law Albert LEVY also of Cin. Ohio and Millan (also Milton) HOFFHEIMER husband of my niece Marie SPRINGER also of Cincin Ohio...”

         Wits: John MITCHELL, Harvey J. SHIRK, Harry (Harvey?) (F. or W.) STROUSE.

WILL RECORD “C”

 

BUMBARGER, Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 1-2)

         Date: 25 Dec. 1880; prob. 4 Apr. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to John BUMBARGER & William BUMBARGER who are my sons (real and persoal property) which I may own...”

         Exrs: William and John BUMBARGER.

         Wits: Michael ESSICK, Andrew CRAMER.

 

LINKENHELT, Ida E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 3-4)

         Date: 1 Jan. 1881; prob. 10 May 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husbad, Louis R. (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind) “raise maintain & Educate my said two children Harry N. and Alfred F. LINKENHELT.”

         Burial: “buried in the Odd Fellows grave yard Rochester Indiana at the side of my Babe.”

         Exr: husband, Louis R. LINKENHELT.

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, A.C. HEPHERD, John W. SMITH.

 

SUMMERS, Fredrick, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 5-6)

         Date: 2 Apr. 1881; prob. 11 June 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wite (real estate, life estate)... to my beloved mother Masenty? SUMMERS the Sum of ten Dollars.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: James D. CALLAHAN, Isaac N. CLARY.

 

FARIGHAN, John, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “C” 7-8)

         Date: 4 July 1881; prob. 9 July 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Equally divided between my two children Mary FARIGHAN and George FARIGHAN.,.”

         Gdn: Timothy COAKLY, of Rochester Indiana “he take entire charge of my Estate & the children...”

         Exr: Timothy COAKLY.

         Wits: Ella KERNS, Stam? NORTH, Timothy COKELY, George FARAGAHN, Molly? FARAGAHN.

 

ROHRER, Martin, of Union Twp., Fulton Co, Ind.  (WR “C” 9-11)

         Date 21 Apr. 1881; prob. 24 May 1881, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs wife, Alice (cash or real estate)... residue “to be equally divided between & among my two daus. and son vz - Mary Francis ROHRER, Lucy Ellen ROHERE and John Elmer ROHRER... (Also bequest to) “my daughter Nancy Jane BROWN... to my son Daniel ROHRER.”

         Exr: David LOUGH, Jr.

         Wits: James HARRIS, Isaac GARBISON.
CRIPE
, Hial, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 12-13)

         Date: 7 July 1880; prob. 6 Aug. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah... lands inherited by me from my father’s estate Abriham CRIPE, first lot of land as divided by John PENCE and L.W. SHELTON commissioers... and also (real estate) being my share in the widow’s dower of my father’s Estate... (life estate), then to be Equaly divided among my children namely - Edny M. DOWNS, Elias CRIPE, Sarah M. BABCOCK, Charles A. CRIPE, Joseph E. CRIPE, Milla M. CRIPE, Clark M. CRIPE.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William McMOHN, Martha BRAYMAN.

 

CRANE, Sally, of Laporte Co., Ind   (WR “C” 14-15)

         Date: 4 Jan. 1871; prob. 2 Sept 1881, Fulton Co., Ind. (Proof shows will witessed 4 Jan. 1871, but will shows it was witnessed 4 Jan. 1870)

         Heirs: “my four children, Polly AUSTIN (alias COLLIER), Asa K. PLANK, Almira WILSH and Daniel M. CRANE...”

         Buria: “Good durable & appropriate Tombstone on my grave and that of my late husband...”

         Exr: son, Asa K. PLANK, “now of Rochester, Ind.”

         Wits: William E. HIGGINS, D.C. ALEXANDER.

 

BALL, Arretta, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “C” 16-17)

         Date: 8 May 1878; prob 10 Sept. 1881, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved daughter, Elisabeth E. WRIGHT...”

         Exr: daughter, Elisabeth E. WRIGHT “and her husbad John B. WRIGHT.”

         Wist: Joseph MACHLAN, Rufus

 

McCLOUD, George, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 18-19).

         Date: 13 Dec. 1881; prob. 12 Jan. 1882, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Laura McCLOIUD, my Grand daughter and child of my son, George McCLOUD, decsd... to my daughter, Fanny WHITTENBERGER, wife of Daniel WHITTEBERGER... to my daughter, Sarah TERRY, wife of Samuel S. TERRY... to each of my daughters, Fanny WHITTENBERGER, Mary WHITTENBERGER and Sarah TERRY...”

         Exr: Frank H. TERRY.

         Wits: Jacob S. SLICK, Ollie BURTON.

 

FELIX, Daniel, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 20-23)

         Date: 31 Mar. 1878; prob. 18 Jan. 1882, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grandchild, Matilds JORDAN... to my two grandchildren, Elisabeth and John Buffington ROBISON.. to my two grandchildren, Sophia and William HAMEL... my two grandchildren, Lovey and Rebecca FELIX (when of age)... my daughter, Rebecca GRAINEL... my daughter, Katharine HAVELAND... my daughter, Elisabeth RANS...(Exr to sell real estate in Union City, Ind. and in Portland, Ind.”

         Exr: Daniel F. RANS.

         Wits: Michael SINNOTT, John HERROLD, James WARE.

         Codcil: dated 16 Dec. 1879, Portland, Ind. Prob. at Portland, Jay Co., Ind. 3 Feb. 1882. “Elizabeth RANTS shall have... and at her death equally divided between the chldren of said Elizabeth towit: Daniel, Elizabeth and Anna RANTS.”

         Wits: John W. HEADINGTON, Jesse J.M. LaFALLETT.

 

KIRK, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 24-26)

         Date: 27 Aug 1880; prob 14 Feb. 1882, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife (real and personal property)... to each of my three oldest children, Orange L., Mary E. & Nancy E....to my five youngest children, Ella, Leonard, Lillie B,, Charlie and Benjanie E. respectively until each shall be sixteen years old...”

         Exr: Francis M. DAY.

         Wits: David STUDEBAKER, Virgil BUCKINGHAM.

 

BARNETT, Thomas W., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 27-28)

         Date: 31 July 1882; prob. 9 Nov. 1882, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John J. CARTER, F.H. GRAHAM.

 

COWAN, Joseph, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 29-30)

         Date: !8 Sept. 1882; prob. 5 Apr. 1883, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sos, William COWAN, Joseph COWAN and James COWAN (real estate in Fulton Co, Ind.).. (they are to pay) my daughter Susan RITTENHOUSE...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Thomas K. HOUGHTON, Amasa JOHNSON.

         Receipt: Susan RITTENHOUSE acknowledged receipt of money on 10 Mar. 1885 from “William COWEN, Joseph COWEN and James COWEN my brothers,”... Recorded 6 Oct. 1885.)

 

WIDEMAN, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 31-32)

         Date: 11 June 1883; prob. 13 Aug. 1883, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: (real estate in Fulton and Kosciusko Cos., Ind. to be sold)...divided “as follows: to my daughter, Barbara L. NICHOLS and all the balance equally... Grant RICKEL son of Hannah RICKEL decsd, Sarah D, BRIGHT, William H. WIDEMAN, Julia ENGLE, Mary J. NYE, John A. WIDEMAN and Rachel A. WIDEMAN...”

         Exr: John C. MEREDITH.

         Wits: John HART, John M. KESLER.

 

CURTIS, Alexander, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 33-34)

         Date: 4 Mar. 1881; prob. 3 Nov. 1883, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Give Nancy BURNS, my daughter... remainder into two equal parts.. my son James CURTIS, and if he is dead to his children, and give the other half to my three grand daughters, the children of my daughter Sarah who was the wife of Wlliam D. WHITTENBERGER (or their heirs)...” (real estate in Fulton Co. Ind.)

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Andrew STRONG, Milo BRIGHT, Abner THOMPSON.

BURTCH, William, “of the age of 62 years” of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “C” 35-37)

         Date: 14 Nov. 1883; prob 10 Jan. 1884, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “my two sons Marcellus and Frank C. BURTCH are to take possession of my farm on which I now reside situate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind... and hold the same in trust during the life time of myself and wife... At the death of myself & wife they are to pay to Ella E. WALKER or her children... also to Cora E. STALEY or her children.. and to Joseph BURTCH my son...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Wm. J.B. FENNIMORE, Samuel E. CHAPIN.

         Codicil: dated 5 Dec. 1883. “sold & conveyed on this day 20 acres of land to my son Joseph BURTCH... Therefore my two sons Marcellus & Frank BURTCH are relieved from the payment of any Sum to said Joseph BURTCH...”

         Wits: W.J.B. FENNIMORE, Samuel E. CHAPIN.

 

KISINGER, Christena, of Kosciusko Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 38-39)

         Date: 4 Apr 1881; prob. 29 Aug. 1884, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Wlliam E. WOOD, the only survivig heir of my daughter, Barbara WOOD... my son, Samuel KISINGER..my dau., Mary HECKATHORN...my son, Jacob KISINGER...my dau., Elizabeth SCOTT..my dau., Catharine LAUR...my dau., Amy McINTIRE...my dau., Sarah BLUE...my son, Henry KISINGER..my dau., Margaret SWATZLANDER...”

         Exr: Frederick McSHERRY.

         Wits: Frederick McSHERRY, George H. BRIGHT.

 

DAWSON, Emma M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “C” 40-41)

         Date: 11 Aug. 1884; prob. 3 Sept. 1884, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Charles (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. and personal property).

         Exr: husband, Charles DAWSON.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Rose CULVER.

 

FREAR, Mary Ellen, of Buffalo, Erie Co, New York.          (WR “C” 42-45)

         Date: 6 Aug. 1884; prob. 10 Nov. 1884, Erie Co., NY.  “Now appear the petitioner, John W. FREAR, by William M. TEFFT his atty, also appears James C. BEECHER? Esquires Special Guardian of Emma JOHNSON, Emma FREAR, Grant FREAR, Flora FREAR, Ella FREAR and all other infrants heirs...”

         Heirs: “to my nieces Victoria ROUGH and Emma JOHNSON...to my dear sister, Cornelia JOHNSON...to my niece, Flora FREAR...to my nephew, Grant FREAR...to my niece, Emma FREAR..and to Alla FREAR...to my dear brother, John W. FREAR...”

         Exr: Isum R. NEW, “of Liberty Township, Fulton Co. & State of Ind.”

         Wits: Charles A. BLOOMER, Buffalo, Erie Co., N.Y., William M. TEFFT, Buffalo, Erie Co., N.Y. Surrogate Court.
SHOWLEY
, Samuel, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 46-50)

         Date: 12 Dec. 1883; prob. 20 Nov. 1884, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Ann M. (real estate and personal property, life estate) “remainder over to go unto my beloved son Daniel SHOWLEY...unto my grandchildren (children of my daughter Sarah A. ROUCH deceased) as follows towit: to Della ROUCH...to Emery ROUCH...to Lincoln ROUCH...to John ROUCH..to Samuel ROUCH...to Daniel ROUCH..the above beuests to be paid by my said executor (after wife’s death)..unto my beloved son Jacob SHOWLEY & his wife Eliza SHOWLEY (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind. Life estate)...should the said Eliza SHOWLEY outlive the said Jacob SHOWLEY and marry again, her issue by a second husband or any subsequent husband shall not take any of the lands herein devised (with remaider) to the children of the said Jacob SHOWLEY.”

         Trustee: son, Daniel SHOWLEY (to carry out above).

         Burial: “in the Grave Yard known as the Goss or Salem Grave Yard, Liberty Twp., in Fulto Co., Ind...”

         Exr: son, Daniel SHOWLEY.

Wits: John W. SMITH, Jeremiah H. SMITH.

         Notes: “Recv’d Apr 7, 1891 of Daniel SHOWLEY Executor of Est. of Samuel SHOWLEY, Dec’d...I being at this date of legal age..(signed) Dan (W.?) ROUCH...Recd Oct.1, 1890 of the Execution of the Will of Samuel SHOWLEY...and paid out (to) Lincoln, John & Samuel ROUCH (signed) Emanuel T. REED...On Dec. 2 1890 I rrecvd for Della and Emery ROUCH of Daniel SHOWLEY Executor...and on this April 7, 1891, I recvd...for said Della and Emery in full of legacies under this will...(signed) George ROUCH, Guardian.”

 

LOWE, Benjamin, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 51-55)

         Date: 6 Sept. 1884; prob 20 Jan. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret H. (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) “to my son, James B. LOWE..to my son, John C. LOWE, the farm on which he now resides sitiuate in Marion County in the State of Missouri...to my daughter, Anna M. SPADE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) on which she now lives...more particularly described in a Deed from James S. WILDER & wife to Benjamin LOWE...to my daughter, Margaret E. STROCK(cash)...to my daughter Sarah C. LOWE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) except an acre deeded by Eli RUSSELL & wife to William McMAHAN...”

         Gdn: wife, Margaret H. LOWE, “for my said son, James B. LOWE.”

         Exr: wife, Margaret H. LOWE.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Amy A. COOPER.

 

MASTELLER, Catharine Mariah, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “C” 56-59)

         Date: 23 Dec. 1884; prob. 26 Feb. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my dearly beloved daughter, Arretta Belle...to my beloved son, Tully Wilson...to my beloved son Clarance...to dau.-in-law, Rehama MASTELLER, the beloved wife of my son Clarance B....to my dear little Grand daughter, Orpha MASTELLER, the little daughter of my son Clarance B...to my beloved son, Herbert D...to the beloved wife of my son Herbert D., Sallie MASTELLER...to my dear little Grandson, Ralph MASTELLER, the son of my son, Herbert D...to my beloved dau., Leanora MILLER...to my dear little grandchildren, the children of my daughter Leanora MILLER, I give and bequeath the followng: to Clara...to Manda...to Elsie the small old picture of my deceased husband’s Mother & Sister, and to Hugh and Samuel..to my dear old mother I will and bequeath the two crayon pictures of herself and of my deceased father as long as my mother, Sarah A. RITTERS, shall live (then) to my beloved sister, Rebecca DOANE...to my beloved sister, Margaret SNYDER...to my sons, Tully W. and Clarance B....and to all of my five children, Leanora, Herbert D., Clarance B., Tully W., and Arretta B...”

         Exr: “my beloved nephew, Calvin K. BITTERS.”

         Wits: Henry DITMIER, Timothy B. HENDERSON, both Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

 

HUDTWALCKER, Horatio Deane, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 60-61)

         Date: 14 Mar. 1884; prob. 2 Mar. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Henrietta (real estate and personal property, life estate, then) “to my children, Herman and Emel HUDTWALKER, and Thusnelda PERMOLLIER...”

         Exr: son, Herman.

         Wits: Christopher C. WOLF, Milo R. SMITH.

 

MORGAN, Timothy, of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 62-63)

         Date: 16 July 1884; prob. 2 Mar. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (real and personal property, life estate, then) to be equally divided among my legal heirs.”

         Exr: William THOMPSON.

         Wits: George H. BRIGHT, William THOMPSON.

 

BLOOM, Elizabeth, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 64-65)

         Date: 1 Apr. 1885; prob. 29 Apr. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved sister, Catharine YEAGLEY...(or if) I shall out live (her, then) to the surviving chldren of my said sister...”

         Exr: sister, Catharine YEAGLEY.

         Wits: Albert HOOVER, Lawson M. NOYER.

 

COPELAND, Catharine, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 66-67)

         Date: 4 Apr. 1885; prob. 21 May 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Elsie CUNNINGHAM...Jack has 25.00 to which he is to have...Mandy HANSON...Henry PATTENT...Sarah A. POWNELL...Pheby FARRER...George W. JONES...and the remainder to be divided equaly between my three brothers.”

         Exr: brother, George JONES.

         Wits: Thomas J. BISH, Jacob G. SMITH.
BUTLER
, Jane, “formerly Jane HAMLETT widow of Thomas HAMLETT deceased” of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 68-69)

         Date: 28 Nov. 1884; prob. 30 Apr. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son Jesse E. HAMLETT (he to pay one dollar each) to my dau. Matilda A. FISH, my son William F. HAMLETT and my dau Ruth J. HAMLETT...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits Milo R. SMITH, John A. FENSTEMAKER.

 

VanMETER, Hannah, of Fulton Co, Ind.      (WR “C” 70-71)

         Date: 6 June 1885; prob. 22 June 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my dau. Mary R. VanMETER (cash)...(balance) equally divided between all of my children as follows, Susannah D. HOOT, formerly Susannah VanMETER, John VanMETER, Tamazon VanMETER, James VanMETER, Mary VanMETER and Richard VanMETER.”

         Exr: Dr. Vernon GOULD.

         Wits: Emerick GILLETT, James F. KOFFLE.

 

FIESER, Francis, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 72)

         Date: 2 July 1885; prob. 30 Sept. 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John ROBBINS William KRAUSE.

 

BROKAW, Isabel, of Rochester, Fulton Co, Ind.     (WR “C” 73-76)

         Date: 2 Oct. 1885; prob. 12 Nov 1885, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “Sarah BROKAW...and she and my daughter Catharine TERRY (cash)...residue of my property both real & personal to my 8 children... Charles M. NIXON, Pulaski A. NIXON, Alfred C. NIXON, Frank G. NIXON, Catharine TERRY, Dora SMITH, Rosella WEAVER & Sarah BROCAW... (Real estate located in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) unto my beloved dau., Sarah M. BAKER, nothing whatever.”

         Burial: I desire to be buried in the Hoover Grave Yard in Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind at the side of my beloved husband, Welcome NIXON deceased...”

         Exr: Jno. W. SMITH, of Rochester, Ind

         Wits: John R. JOHNSON, Alfred McCARTER, George W. TIPTON, B.T. IVES (B.P. IVES I proof).

         Codicil: dated 2 Nov. 1885. Proven 13 Nov. 1885. “my grandson Rolla BAKER, son of my daughter Sarah M. BAKER, to share equally with my said 8 children...”

         Wits: Nancy BROILLETT, John W. SMITH
MIKESELL
, Philip, of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co. Ind.     (WR “C” 77-79)

         Date: 21 Jan. 1886; prob. 4 Feb. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Orpha (real estate, life estate, then) to my sons Philip A., John W, George W and Enoch H. MIKESELL...to my sons Asa H. and Nathaniel MIKESELL (real estate)...they to pay to their sisters Lavina HAMLET, Hester A. ALMACK and Orpha MIKESELL...”

         Exr: son, Asa H. MIKESELL.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, John KESLER, S. BEVERLY.

         Notes: (on p. 139) “Rochester, Ind. Feby 16, 1888.  We, Lavina HAMLET, Hester A. ALMACK and Orpha RHODES (formerly Mikesell)...acknowledge full payment from our brothers Asa H. MIKESELL and Nathaniel MIKESELL...”

 

BUCKINGHAM, Alvah, of Chicago, Illinois.          (WR “C” 80-87)

         Date: 20 Apr. 1863; prob. 7 Oct. 1867, Muskingum Co., Ohio.

         Heirs wife, Ann (life estate, then) “unto my 4 children, Benjamin H. BUCKINGHAM, Julia Ann COX, James BUCKINGHAM and Elizabeth BUCKINGHAM...the share left to my son Benjamin H. Buckingham shall be paid to him only as the trustee for his children & not otherwise...”

         Exr: sons, Benjamin H. BUCKINGHAM and James BUCKINGHAM.

         Wits James MORGAN, Charles DAVIS.

         Notes: (certificaton, Muskingum Co., Ohio) “Ann BUCKINGHAM wife of said decedent died prevoius to the said Alvah BUCKINGHAM..and that Benjamin H. BUCKINGHAM died previous to the death of said testator...(deposition of James MORGAN)...I am 40 yrs old.  I reside on the corer of Centre Street & Racine Ave. In said City of Chcago.  I well knew Alvah BUCKINGHAM...(depositon of Charles DAVIS)...I am a machinist in the employ of the Illinois Central Railroad Co.  I am 44 yrs. Old.  I live at the corner of Prairie Ave. & 16th Sts in Chicago, Ill.  I was well acquainted with Alvah BUCKINGHAM in his lifetime & lived for some time in hs family in his life time in said City of Chicago in the capacity of a coachman,,,At the time of (the will’s) execution I was in the employ...of Alvah BUCKINGHAM.”

 

McHENRY, Eliza A., of Perrysburgh, Miami Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 88-91)

         Date: 8 Oct. 1884; prob. 2 Mar 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “all my personal & real estate to my children to-wit: Ancil McHENRY, Albert McHENRY, Atwill McHENRY & Mary A. BARR...”

         Exr: William KINDIG, Perrysburg, Miami Co., Ind.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, John HUSTON, Jeremiah H. SMITH.

 

PARSONS, Elijah, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 92-95)

         Date: 6 June 1885; prob. 20 Apr. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Allen B. PARSONS (real estate in Rochester, also Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) to Minnie PARSONS, Ira PARSONS and Charles PARSONS, children of my deceased son, Charles M. PARSONS...to my son, John M. PARSONS (real estate on Main Street, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to Charles M. PRINCE, Cyrus PRINCE, Maria PRINCE and Eunice PRINCE children of my deceased daughter Clarissa Jane PRINCE...to my daughter, Mary M. RICE of Kansas...to Nancy E. RINEHART of Wisconsi (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) to her children...”

         Exr: son, John M. PARSONS.

         Wits: Merritt A. BAKER, Atty, Julius ROWLEY, Atty, Anna WARD, all of Rochester, Indiaa.

 

GREEN, John W., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 96)

         Date: 14 Sept. 1886; prob. 28 Ocrt. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife, R.A. GREEN..Minnie E. MOGLE is to have...Iva L. GREEN and Dora Pearl GREEN (when they become of age)...A.B. GREEN (when he becomes of age)...Besides David OLIVER’s Note of 220.00 which belongs to him indepedet of all claims.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Jacob BOYER, A.G HILL.

 

FELTS, Joel, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 97-99)

         Date: 6 May 1886; prob. 22 Nov. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “my daughter, Mary J. WEIR...in consideration of her many kindness in washng for me and many other favors since the death of my wife...to Ratta Ann RODGERS...to Mary J. WEIR...to Hamton FELTS...to Dallas FELTS...to Lambert FELTS...balance (if any) to said Lambert FELTS, Hamton FELTS, Mary J WEIR & Retta Ann ROGERS,,,one Dollar be paid to Andrew W. FELTS as his full share...(Exr empowered to sell real estate, particularly) the two pieces I own in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind...”

         Exr: son, Lambert FELTS.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, J.C. HUDKINS.

 

STOIUT John W., of Centralia, Marion Co., Illinos.             (WR “C” 100-103)

         Date: 5 Nov 1886; prob. 3 Dec. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Charles STOUT, now at Williston, Potter Co., in State of Penn. All my peronal property consisting of...library, medicines, surgical instruments Office fxtures & furniture & stock in the Building & Loan Assn at Centralia Illinois, and two gold watches one of which shall in no case be sold by my executor...but shall be kept for and by my said Executor given to my said son...”

         Exr: friend, Charles W. JOHNSON, of Fairbury, Livingston Co., Illinois.

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Charles W. CAFFYN.

         Codicil: dated 7 Nov. 1886.  “In case my said son Charles STOUT shall die before reaching the age of 21 years then...to my beloved sister, Sarah CAFFYN. I also give & bequeath to my said sister the gold watch mentioned my general bequest not expressly given to my said son.  The gold watch...expressly bequeathed to my said son I hereby dispose of...to Charles W. CAFFYN of Rochester, Indiana.”

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, James T. GAINER

 

FULTZ, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 104-105)

         Date: 3 Oct. 1885; prob. 14 Dec. 1886, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret Jane (life estate, or until she remarries, then) “to my children to wit: Joseph B., Samuel E., Mary and Sarah FULTZ and Barbara E. KOCHENDERFER and Clarissa SHAFFER my six children...”

         Exr: wife, Margaret Jane.  Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Victor H.

EASTERDAY, John J., of Aubbee. Twp., Fulton Co., Ind..             (WR “C” 106-108)

         Date: 21 Apr. 1886; prob. 27 Jan. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine “during her widowhood (if she remarries or at her death) to my brothers & sisters & the descendants of such as are dead...”

         Exr: wife, Catharine EASTERDAY.

         Wits: Geo. W. RETTINGHOUSE, G.W. OVERMYER.

 

WHITE, Thomas J., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 109-115)

         Date: 19 May 1885; prob. 25 Feb. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brothers & sisters now living (or their heirs)...the brother now lving of my late wife Mrs. Elizabeth M. WHITE deceased & to the lawful issue of my said wife’s two sisters now deceased...I have two brothers now living towit: Francis M. WHITE, John E. WHITE and 2 sisters now living towit: Susanna BROWN wife of John BROWN and Jane S. MARSHMAN widow of Robert MARSHMAN deceased, and I had another sister viz Elizabeth MERRYMAN who was the wife of James MERYMAN said Elizabeth has been dead more than 20 years & she left at her decease an only child a dau. who is now living in the State of Penn. But whose name I cannot now recall...my deceased wife who died several years ago left surviving her no child or children and no father or mother & she died intestate.  She left surviving her one brother James WEIR who is still living, and she formally (sic) had 2 sisters towit: Margaret J. DUDGEON who was the wife of Harrison DUDGEON & who died leaving 5 children...the other sister named Ruth MARSHMAN was the wife of Joseph MARSHMAN deceased and she died many years ago leaving only one child now Elisabeth RUNNELLS said Elisabeth RUNNELLS is still livng...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Sidney KEITH, Ephraim WILSON.

 

SHAFFER, Jacob, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 114-115)

         Date: 30 June 1883; prob. 16 Apr. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: Frances M. (real estate) “to my daughter Elmira M. WALLACE (amount of note signed E. WALLACE, R. WALLACE, to be deducted from her share)...”

         Exr: friend, George A. GRUPP.

         Wits: Jacob S. SLICK, Frank H. TERRY.

 

STEFFEY, Benjamin, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 116-117)

         Date: 21 Jan. 1887; prob. 9 May 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (life estate, or she remarries, then) “divided equally among my living & legal heirs (the farm on which we now reside situate in Fulton Co., Ind.)”

         Exr: Samuel RUSSEL.

         Wits: Thomas HERBAUGH, Thomas J. BLACKBURN.
KEEL
, William H., of Greenoak, Fulton Co., Ind     (WR “C” 118-121)

         Date::24 Apr. 1885; prob. 29 July 1887, Fulton Co.., Ind.

         Heirs wife, Elizabeth (real estate, life estate, then) “to my son, James KEEL (provided that) he pays to the following named heirs of Nancy SMITH my daughter towit: William SMITH and Delilah SMITH...to my son John T. KEEL (real estate)...to my son, Schuyler C. KEEL (real estate)...to the heirs of Martha THOMAS my daughter, namely William THOMAS and Margaret Tacy THOMAS and the heirs of William Henry KEEL my son namely William Henry KEEL and Guy KEEL (real estate, subject to wife’s life estate)...”

         Exr: sons, John T. KEEL and Schuyler C. KEEL.

         Wits: R.A. NEW, Joel BRUBAKER, Israel KIME, Henry HICKS

         Codicil: dated 22 May 1885.  “My son James KEEL to be guardian of Wm.THOMAS and Margaret Tacy THOMAS...and William H. KEEL and Guy KEEL...I do appoint my son John T. KEEL to hold their property described in my last will for their benefits until they become of age...”

         Wits: (same as for will)

         Notes: (pp. 378-380_ “This certifies that a certain legacy and lien on...acres willed by William H. KEEL decs’d to James KEEL...to be paid toWilliam SMITH and Delilah SMITH...has been fully paid...this 17 Sept. 1894 (signed) William H. SMITH, Millie E . SMITH, Deligh GRANDSTAFF, William GRANDSTAFF...Recv’d of James KEEL...part paym’t of a legacy owing to William SMITH and Lilah SMITH...said legacy having been assigned by said William SMITH & Lilah SMITH, to the undersigned William H. COOK of Howard Co., Ind...Know all men...that I, Dillie I. SHAW, of Howard Co., Ind. do hereby constitute and appt. William H. COOK of Howard Co. Ind. my lawful Atty to collect...being a part of a legacy willed by William H. KEEL to Wlliam and Delila SMITH, which was afterwards trans by them to (siged) Dillie SHAW. Notarized Oct. 25, 1894...”

 

GROVE, Rachel, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 122-123)

         Date: 12 Dec. 1885; prob. 19 Aug. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “the balance of my money if there is any left to the Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Fulton County Indiaa for the purpose of geting a Bell and erecting a suitable place for hanging the Bell on the Church...and if any left...the interest to be paid yearly for the support of a minister...bedding and household good to be divided equally between my step children or Jacob GROVE’s heirs.  I give my copper kettle to Amire COPLEN and I want my cow sold and the money give to Clary McCRACKIN.  I want Sylvenia and Mabel GROVE to have the two pictures. I want Mabel to have the one that has the dogs in and Sylvenia to have the one that has the child and lady in.”

         Exr: Henry HAIMBAUGH.

         Wits: Henry HAIMBAUGH, Isaac BUSENBURG.
WAGONER
, Sarah, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 124-125)

         Date: 30 May 1884; prob. 5 Sept. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Serena GOOD, to the children of Nancy MACKLING, my deceased daughter, and to the children of my deceased daughter, Christina LAMBERT...to the children of my deceased son, Hiram WAGONER...”

         Exr: friend and brother, George B. STOCKBERGER.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Susan SHIELDS.

 

TROUTMAN, William, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 126-130)

         Date: “to my daughter, Malinda J. POLK, and her son, Darius T. POLK, in consideration for previous services rendered me & family and for taken care of me in the future while I may be permitted to life: All my real estate (homestead 29 acres in Fulton Co., Ind., also ten acres in Fulton Co., Ind) joining John G. TROUTMAN on the S. & laying W. of William SMITH...proceeds of the sale of my personal property shall be divded equally...between the following named heirs to-wit: James H. TROUTMAN, Elizabeth HATHAWAY, John G. TROUTMAN, Mary DUKES, Harriet HENDERSON and to their heirs.”

         Exr: Andrew E. DUKES.

         Wits: Henry B. APT, James TOBEY.

 

 BLOOM, Mary, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 131-132)

         Date: 29 Mar. 1884; prob. 3 Nov. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (Note: Proof shows her name Mary BLOHM)

         Heirs: husband, William.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Kline G. SHRYOCK, Charles J. STRADLEY.

 

CHAMBERLAIN, Chester, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “C” 133-134)

         Date: 22 Oct. 1887; prob. 7 Nov. 1887, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah C.

         Exr: wife, Sarah C. CHAMBERLAIN.

         Wits: Ida E. NEWCOMB, George W. HOLMAN.

 

BOOTH, Wilson, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 135-136)

         Date: 26 Aug. 1885; prob. 30 Jan. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine (personal property, and at her death cash to) “my daughter, Sarah BOOTH...my son, George Wilson BOOTH...my son John Hiram BOOTH...my daughter, Ida May TAVENDER...my daughter, Emy Gracie BOOTH...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Frederick HOFFMAN, Joel STOCKBERGER, Alvion C. ELLIOTT, Charles JACKSON.

 

MOORE, Mark, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 137-138)

         Date: 16 June 1883; prob. 11 Feb. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Ann Maria.

         Exr: wife, Ann Maria MOORE.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Isaiah CONNER.

LYON, David W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 140-144)

         Date: 26 Dec. 1885; prob. 17 Feb. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah A....”my beloved daughter, Eliza E. SMITH...my beloved daughter, Anna Estella REITER...my beloved daughter, Gertrude A. LYON...I purpose erecting in my life time a suitable dwelling on Lot 436 in Lyon and Kendricks addition to Rochester Fulton Co., Ind   Said lot now owned by my said beloved daughter,,,”

         Burial: “in my lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., and have erected at my grave a suitable family monument on said Lot.”

         Exr: wife, Sarah A. LYON.

         Wits: Christopher C. WOLF, William H. SHELTON, John W. SMITH.

 

ANGERMAN, John F., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “C” 145-146)

         Date: 27 Aug. 1887; prob. 13 Mar. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (property to be sold, proceeds divided into 5 equal parts) “to gradson, Fred HILL; to daughters, Augusta, intermarried with Fred BARNES; Johana, wife of William W. HILL, Enesta, wife of Fred KUHNS; Amelia, intermarried with one KEGLER.”

         Exr: grandson, Fred HILL.

         Wits: Levi S. EMERICK, William WALLACE.

 

SWINGENIZER, Andrew, of Fulton Co., Ind         (WR “C” 147-148)

         Date: 11 Aug. 18867; prob. 16 May 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sophia.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: A.K. PLANK, J.F. COLLINS.

 

KING, Martha, of Aubbee. Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 149-150)

         Date: 18 Nov. 1876; prob. 3 July 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my granddaughter, Ellen KING (real estate & personal property.)”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Samuel DAUGHERTY, Wm. SALES, Henry SHADLE, Charles Wm. BRICKLE.

 

KING, George, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 151-153)

         Date: 22 May 1888; prob. 20 Sept. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my two grandsons, Solomon GIVELER and Samuel GIVELER...to my two sons, Jacob and Josiah and my daughter, Sarah...(real and personal property)”

         Exr: son-in-law, Philip KRIEG.

         Wits: C.T. HARTER, William THOMPSON.

         Notes: Philip KRIEG renounces right to act as Exr., and recommends William J. BEMENDERFER, which is accepted by legatees Jacob KING, Josiah KING, Sarah KRIEG.
FARENBAUGH
, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 154-156)

         Date: 10 June 1886; prob. 22 Sept. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Aurella (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then to become property of children).

         Exr: wife, Aurella FARENBAUGH.

         Wits: J.H. TOBEY, J.C. NYE.

 

NEELY, Peter W, of Prairie Twp., Kosciusko Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 157-158)

         Date: 28 Mar. 1877; prob. 8 Oct 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hester Ann...(The name of the firm of Neely, Brown & Co. to continue as such, & wife to carry on all business in his stead.)

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: S.E. BROWN, John W. ANGLIN, S.D ANGLIN.

 

KOKENDOFFER, Volentine, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 159-160)

         Date: 7 Apr. 1888; prob. 11 Oct. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret (real estate, life estate, then) “to my children to-wit: Mary EMMONS, Catharine BECK, Frank KOKENDOFFER, William KOKENDOFFER, Ella KOKENDOFFER & George KOKENDOFFER...at the happenng of my wife’s death said children...are to pay over to my son Benhard KOKENDOFFER...”

         Exr: wife, Margaret KOKENDOFFER.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Wellington KILMER.

         Notes: “Received full and complete satisfaction of the amount...(signed) Benhart KOCHENDERFER, March 28, 1905.”

 

STEVENS, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 161-163)

         Date: 11 Sept, 1888; prob. 15 Oct. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Bethany...”balance shall be divided equally betwee my children to-wit: Lucinda CUSHMAN, James C. STEVENS, Hezekiah M. STEVENS, Alleba ENYART, Ida CARTER, Arrilla CUSHMAN, Mary STEVENS, Schuyler C. STEVENS, Nellie Stevens BABCOCK...to my granddaughters Effie A. and Ivy STEVENS...to my grandson Archie A. STEVENS...said grandchildren being the children of my son Austin I. STEVENS, deceased...”

         Exr: frend, Augustus SINKS.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Winfield SHAFER.

 

TRAVER, David V., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 164-165)

         Date: 8 May 1888; prob. 30 Oct. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Julia F. “The farm on which we now reside...all my personal property...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Cresswell SADLER, Robert MURRAY.
METZGER
, Conrad, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 166-167)

         Date: 21 Mar. 1885; prob. 2 Nov. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to William METZGER, Louis METZGER, August METZGER, Noah METZGER, my sons..The reason that I do not will anything herein to my beloved son, John METZGER, is because I have heretofore advanced to him his share..purchase of the place on which (he lives)

         Exr (not named)

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, O.F. MONTGOMERY.

 

DUDGEON, Seaborn, of Adams Twp., Cass Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 168-169)

         Date: 1 Nov. 1883; prob. 21 Nov. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah J....”to my friend Jacob BARNHART in trust;;;for the benefit and use of my daughter Margret Jane DUDGEON...to assist my daughter to procure a living...to my children: Mary WOODHOUS, Sarah BLEWBAKE, Wlliam DUDGEON & Eli DUDGEON...”

         Exr: B.F. CAMPBELL, B.F. McKEE.

         Wits: Benjamine T (also F.) CAMPBELL, Robert F. McKEE.

 

DUCKER, Isomar Aldridge, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co.,Ind.

(WR “C” 170-171)

         Date: 18 Mar. 1885; prob. 8 Dec. 1888, Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (Note: appears to be signed: “J Cemare A. DUCKER”)

         Heirs: wife, Mary C. “all my property...(but if she should remarry, then only 1/3 to her, and 2/3) equally divided among all of my children...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Phillip HOOT, Henry E. BOYD

 

TOWSEND, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 172-173).

         Date” 10 Jan. 1879; prob. 15 Feb. 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Anna (life estate. then) “equally divded with each and all of my children Except Martha Ellen my Eldest Dau. and wife of Moses A. McKEE (sho already received n the year 1865)...”

         Exr: wife, Anna TOWSEND.

         Wits: William THOMPSON, Peter NOYER, Jacob WHITTENBERGER.

 

McCARTER, Lawrence, of Fulton Co., Id.   (WR “C” 174-176)

         Date: 13 Apr. 1888; prob. 14 May 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza A. (life estate, then) “to my beloved children as follows to my daughter, Mary A. McGUIRE...to William R. McCARTER...to my daughter, Sarah CARR...to my daughter, Caroline EASTERDAY...to the childrem of my son Alvin McCARTER, Charles, Lawrence and Edward...to my son, Cyrus...to my son, Franklin P.”

         Exr: son, William R. McCARTER.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, V.S. REITER.

         Notes: Eliza A. McCARTER, widow, accepts provisios of will, siged May 14, 1889.
SLONAKER
, Jacob, of Fulton Co, Ind         (WR “C” 177-178)

         Date: 26 Mar 1872; prob. 18 May 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife (life estate, then) “shall be divided as follows: my son, Isaac...Levi SLONAKER... Martha MOHLER...Margaret Jane and Emily S  SLONAKER, my two grandchildren...whatever part or portion of my estate which may or any amount of money which I may have recd have come into my hands from the estate of Emily SLONAKER shall go to my two grandchildren above named.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: W. SPANGLER, M.R. SPANGLER.

 

WARE, James, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co, Ind.       (WR “C” 179-180)

         Date: 13 May 1889; prob 12 June 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: will signed 13 May 1889, but witnessed 13 June 1889.  Widow elects to accept will 19 Aug 1889)

         Heirs: wife, Mary (life estate, until she remarries,, then) “to my youngest daughter, Dora Eva WARE, the Esta Organ...to my youngest son, Ezra Irvin WARE, my hunters case silver watch.” (no other property mentioned)

         Exr: friend, George GRUPP, of Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: J.W. CARTER, Michael SINNOTT.

 

HAGAN, Frederick, of Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “C” 181-182)

         Date: Nov. 1888; prob. 14 June 1889, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Hannah.

         Exr: son, John HAGAN.

         Wits: George P. KEITH, C.C. WOLF, C.K BITTERS.

 

CAPLE, Amanda G. of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 183-184)

         Date: 18 Aug. 1888; prob. 19 June 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Alfred Z.

         Exr: husband, Alfred Z. CAPLE.

         Wits: Alvin K. MADEFORD, Jacob TATE.

 

GINN, Thomas B., of Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “C” 185-186)

         Date: 30 Mar 1889; prob. 18 Apr. 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan (life estate, then) “to my children, viz: Curtis GINN, James GINN and Dora MITCHELL..”

         Exr: wife, Susan GINN.

         Wits: M.L. PATTERSON, William D. WHITTENBERGER.

         Notes: Susan GINN, widow accepts provsons of will 18 Apr. 1889. (Note: Testator signed “Thomas Benjamin (his X mark) GINN”)

 

WALTERS, James H., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 187-188)

         Date: 27 Nov. 1888; prob. 24 Aug. 1889, Fullton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (real estate, farm on whch reside in Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) to my two sons, George W. WALTERS and Vachel C. WALTERS and my four daughters, Minnie A. WALTERS, Margaret Angeline WALTERS, Annie Edith WALTERS, Ethel Jane WALTERS...

         Exr: (not named) Wits: Christopher HIPP, William THARP.

ARVIN, Martin, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 189-190)

         Date: 26 June 1889; prob. 24 Aug. 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (Note: testator signed “Martin W. ARVIN”)

         Heirs: wife, Caroline C. (Real estate, life estate, then) to my children.

         Exr: Caroline C. ARVIN.

         Wits: Omar (Omer?) D. BEARSS, Virgil S. REITER.

 

RARRICK, Elizabeth “unmarried and the widow of Martin RARRICK,” of Fulton                      Co., Ind. (WR “C” 191-193)

         Date: 8 Feb. 1887; prob. 29 July 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Harriet STEINHISER...to cover expenses of my husband during hs last sickness Also the funeral expenses for him...residue of my real Estate be sold...money to be given to my daughter Harriet STEINHISER and Christian STEINHISER her husband to be divided between my lawful heirs...”

         Exr: friend, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Wits: Christopher CAMPBELL, Oliver CURTIS.

 

HOFFMAN, Jacob, of Akron, Fulton Co, Ind.         (WR “C” 195-197)

         Date: 5 July 1889; prob. 23 Aug. 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Catharine.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, Moses LEININGER, W.N. RICHTER.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 4 Sept. 1889.

 

IRVNE, Archillus, of Tiosa, Fulton Co, Ind.             (WR “C” 198-199)

         Date: 3 Sept. 1889; prob 24 Oct. 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: testator signed will Achillas IRVINE, Jr.”)

         Heirs: sister, Lucinda A. BALL (life estate, then) “to her daughter, Ellen FRASIER.”

         Exr: sister, Lucinda A. BALL.

         Wits: George PERSCHBACHER, Emanuel T.

 

ELEY, Samson, of Fulton Co, Ind     (WR “C” 200-202).

         Date: 27 Aug. 1889; prob. 12 Nov. 1889, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah (real estate “less graveyard” in Fulton Co., Ind.) wife “pay to my children: to my daughter, Lydia F. SHOEMAKER...to my son, Hiram J. ELEY..to my daughter, Lovina J. ROBERTS...to my daughter, Mary O. FLUKE...to my son, Lorenzo D. ELEY...to my daughter, Nancy Belle MOLENHOUR, to my son, Ning ELEY.”

         Exr: wife, Hannah ELEY.

         Wits: William H. EILER, Reuben BATZ.

         Notes: Widow accepts under will 12 Nov. 1889.
CAMPBELL
, John C., of Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 203-207)

         Date: 1 July 1886; prob. 12 Nov 1889, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah M. (life estate, or until she remarries, then) “unto my two sons..Burchard N. CAMPBELL...John W. CAMPBELL.”

         Exr wife, Hannah M. CAMPBELL.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Jeremiah H. SMITH

         Codicil: dated 23 Aug 1889.  Above two sons not to get the property until age 21, and if they are deceased, “divided as follows: to the Home & Foreign Missionary Soc...residue, 1/2 to my sister, Libbie CAMPBELL, 1/4 to my brother, William CAMPBELL, 1/4 equally divided between my three brothers, Daniel W. CAMPBELL, Elix M. CAMPBELL and Frederick A. CAMPBELL.”

         Wits: E.H. MOW, B.F. OVERMYER.

 

OVERMYER, William, of Fulton Co., Ind   (WR “C” 208-213)

         Date: (not dated); prob.  9 Jan. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: proof shows two subscribing witnesses swear they saw testator sign on (--) Nov. 1890)

         Heirs: “to my widow..to my son, Frank OVERMYER (real estate, Fulton Co., Ind.) to pay out to my daughter, Mary, formerly OVERMYER, now the wife of Sidney LEITER..to my son, Amos OVERMYER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my son Chancy OVERMYER the home farm I now occupy...to my daughter, Lillie, formerly OVERMYER, now BABCOCK (real estate)...”

         Exr: Frank OVERMYER.

         Wits: J.W. ZECHIEL, Ben HARPSTER, Olive RHINESMITH, all of Leiters Ford, Flton Co., James WALES, writer.

         Notes: Lucy A. OVERMYER, widow of William OVERMYER who departed this life on Jan. 2, 1890...elects to take under the will 27 Jan. 1890.

 

McELFRESH, Sarah, of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “C” 214-215)

         Date: 15 June, 1889; prob 5 Feb. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my son, Elijah McELFRESH the sum of 100.00 no more (remainder to) my daughters, Mary E. ANDERSON and Nancy HIALL...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John DIAL, Amasa JOHNSON.

 

KING, Jacob, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 216-217)

         Date: 17 Dec. 1888; prob. 28 Feb. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Velinda (life estate, then to) “my 5 children, Jacob Dorman KING, George W. KING, Ada Armenta McGLENNEN, Charles A. KING, Samuel A. KING...to my grandson, Joseph Edward SMITH, who is living with me at present...that Mary E. DRUDGE, my daughter shall be cut off from all claims or legacies...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Albert SHAFER, J.D. BOWEN, William J. BEMENDERFER, all Akron, Ind.
KRAMER
, Christena, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 218-219)

         Date: 14 June 1888; prob. 19. Apr. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note:: proof shows subscribng wits Albert ROGERS & Lawson NOYAR)

         Heirs: husband, Samuel KRAMER.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Herbert A. ROGERS, Lawson M. NOYERS.

 

MYERS, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 220-221)

         Date: 2 July 1890; prob. 30 July 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sister, Catharine MYERS (life estate, then) to Cora WALTERS, the adopted child of mysef and my said sister, Catharine MYERS...”

         Exr: Jacob FOGLE.

         Wits: B.F. FRETZ, E.B. POLLEY.

 

TIPTON, Susana, of near Big Foot, Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “C” 222-223)

         Date: 18 Dec. 1889; prob. 4 Sept. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my youngest sister, Rebecca KING, of Hardin Co., Ohio..to Sharlotta WARD.to Saley ASHTON...to Nancy ROBERTS...(balance) to Rebecca KING...”

         Exr: Peter BUSENBURG.

         Wits: Franklin LONG, Harman L. ANDERSON.

 

SHOWLEY, Anna M., of Plymouth, Marshall Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 224-225)

         Date: 4 Sept. 1885; prob. 1 Oct. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: proof shows attested and subscribed by Levi HEILBREN, John W. SMITH and Jeremiah H. SMITH)

         Heirs: Daniel SHOWLEY.

         Burial: “in the Goss [Salem] Grave Yard, in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., State of Indiana by the side of my deceased husband Samuel SHOWLEY...”

         Exr: son, Daniel SHOWLEY.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Abraham STEFFEY.

 

TAYLOR, Nancy, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 226-227)

         Date: 29 May 1890; prob. 26 Aug. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Frank TAYLOR, about fifteen years of age, and who is now living with me and being cared for by me...That his guardian appropriate money as needed...for his Educatio, & the residue to be paid to him at age of 21 years...to my sister, Mary LATCHAW my wearing apparel.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Lewis ELY, Sue SHANTZ.

 

HEDGES, Margaret A., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 228-230)

         Date: 3 Sept. 1890; prob. 14 Nov. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Celia M. NORRIS (real and personal property...to my son, Amon S. HEDGES, 1.00.”

         Exr: W.V.S. NORRIS.

         Wits: F.A. MARTIN, John V. REED, both Fulton, Ind.
ELLIOTT
, Alaxander W., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 231-233)

         Date: 26 Feb. 1883; prob. 18 Dec. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha . (Personal property and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) “to my son, Francis M. ELLIOTT..to my son, David P. ELLIOTT (real estate)...to my son, Sylvester ELLIOTT (real estate)...to my son, Alferd ELLIOTT (real estate),,,to my daughter, Isabel REED...also a bureau which I have had ever since I kept house...”

         Exr: David P. ELLIOTT.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Charles W. CAFFYN.

 

HARRIGAN, Roger, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 234-235)

         Date: 4 Oct. 1890; prob. 6 Jan. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife...farm on which we now reside situated in twp. of Wayne, Co. of Fulton (life estate, then equally) among my children, Patrick HARRIGAN, Thomas HARRIGAN, Rose HARRIGAN, Elizabeth McLOCHLIN and Jane COOK.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: D.J. MULCHY, A.J. HARRIGAN, John McLOCHIN.

 

FARRY, Silas H., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 236-240)

         Date: 9 May 1889; prob. 21 Jan. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my life is insured in ‘The Odd Fellows Mutial Aid Association of Indiana,’ and by the Certif. of mbrshp no. 1712...dated Dec. 12, 1878...And whereas my three sons, William R. FARRY, Theodore B. FARRY and Austin O. FARRY have heretofore assisted me in paying the assessments...and my said three sons and my two daughters, Mrs. Lucelia E. YOUNG and Viola O. FARRY have agreed to aid me...my children towit: William R. FARRY, Theadore B. FARRY, Austin O. FARRY, Lucelia E. YOUNG, Viola O. FARRY, Roland R. FARRY and Maggie A.J. FARRY...(part of real estate mortgaged) one of them running to Mary BLOHM and William BLOHM jointly...after Jan. 1st 1890...(other) to Charles W. WELCH, payable on Sept. 20, 1891...(wants ins. to pay off morrgages)”

         Exr: sons, William R. FARRY, Theadore B. FARRY and Austin O. FARRY.

         Wits: George I. MILLER, Sidney KEITH.

 

VANMETER, William M., of Fulton Co, Ind.          (WR “C” 241-242)

         Date: (not dated); prob. 6 Mar, 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: proof shows witness saw testator sign will on (--) July 1890.)

         Heirs: “to Revn WILLIAM and wife...for I was a stranger and they took me in and gave me comfort...to the graveyard $5, as I shall be buried there near John CUMLER for him to dispose of as he think best...to Hugh VANMETER one share in the Fair Grounds at Rochester Ind...to my eldest living in Texas County Mssoury 1.00 knowing that he will be pleased and if his mother my widow Rebecca J. VANMETER will get some $8,000.00 or more she will be sure to make him equal with the rest of my children...to my thre daughters, Mary Ann, Jane an Reachel the undivided 120 acres after there Mother is done wth it.”

         Exr: “my worthy & esteemed son, Hugh VANMETER.”

         Wits: Frank H. GRAHAM, Wm. A. FOGLESONG
LAMBORN
, Aaron C., of Richland Twp., Fulton Co. Ind. (WR “C” 234-244)

         Date: 5 July 1884; prob. 20 Mar. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “all my estate real & personal: to Joseph C. LAMBORN, Oliver J. LAMBORN, Lucinda B. ROHRER, Brinton E. LAMBORN, George L. LAMBORN and Hatta LAMBORN, wife of said George L. LAMBORN...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Lewis VAMPNER, Michael M. REX.

 

LACKEY, Osee B. (female), of Fulton Co, Ind.       (WR “C” 245-247)

         Date: 10 Mar. 1887; prob. 6 Apr. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Andrew LACKEY (real estate)...to my son, Jacob LACKEY (real estate) provded that my son Jacob or hs wife shall make any charge for assistance redered me...to my Grandson, Homer LACKEY...to my daughters, Margaret J. SHELTON, Caroline OLIVER, Harriet SHILLNG, Elizabeth A. WOODFILL and Laura M. PRIEST...”

         Exr: son, Jacob L. LACKEY

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Jos. A. MYERS

 

GELBAUCH, Philip, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 248-249)

         Date: 26 Jan. 1891; prob. 23 Apr. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs (real and personal property to be sold) “equally divided among all my children, George W. GELBACH, Philip GELBACH, Levi GELBAUCH, Andrew J. GELBAUCH, Israel GELBAUCH and Catherine E. VANKIRK formerly GELBAUCH...to my Grandson, Lawrence Waldo GELBAUCH one half his mothers Catherine E. VANKIRK’s share in my Estate...(her share to go to him and to her other children) living at the time of her death.”

         Exr: son, Andrew J. GELBAUCH “and my friend Jesse W. CARTER.”

         Wits: David AULT, Noah H. KERSEY.

 

CONGER, Peter M., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 250-252)

         Date: 21 Apr 1891; prob. 4 May 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (real estate)...”to my son, Omer B. CONGER (real estate)...to my daughter, Hannah A. WALLACE...her mother being Elizabeth CONGER...to my son, Peter M. CONGER, Jr....”

         Exr: wife, Elizabeth CONGER.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Jerry E. RAMEY.

 

MOGLE, William H., of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 253-254)

         Date: 20 May 1890; prob. 20 Aug. 1890, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “for service rendered, to Charles W. MOGLE and Minnie J. MOGLE...the Real Estate descrbed in a deed to them dated May 20” 1890...to Harvey E. MOGLE all claims I have paid for him...to beloved wife, Lucy Ann MOGLE and my childrem Harvy L. and Roy W. MOGLE.”

         Exr: wife, Lucy Ann MOGLE

         Wits: P.S. TROUTMAN, Simon WHEELER, Frank L. WAGNER.
BARNETT
, Mary, of Clinton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 255-256)

         Date: 4 Jan 1891; prob. 2 June,1891, Fulton Co, Ind.

         (Note: Certfied copy of will from Clinton Co., Ind., dated 20 Jan. 1891)

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Emma COBLE...residue equally among my five children, to-wit: John, Mitchael & William BARNETT and Sarah CARTER and Emma COBLE..release to my son, Michal BARNETT all claims & notes...”

         Burial: “I be buried by the side of my beloved husband, at the Barnett Cemetery, near Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.”

         Exr: Albert H. COBLE.

         Wits: Oscar W. EMMONS, William R. HINES.

 

POLK, Malinda, of Union Twp, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 257-258)

         Date: 20 Sept 1888; prob. 15 June 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brother-in-law, Andrew E DUKES...farm on which I now live...Union Twp., Co. Fulton State Ind, and known as the William TROUTMAN farm (west of Kewana)...to my granddaughter, Ida DUKES...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: J.W. CARTER, Albert T. JACKSON.

 

PERSCHBACHER, Michael, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 259-260)

         Date: 6 June 1891; prob. 15 June 1891, Fulton Co, Ind

         Heirs: wife, Mariah Alice (real and personal property, life estate, then) “to my children to-wit: Henry Monroe PERSCHBACHER Fredrick Burton PERSCHBACHER, Addie May PERSCHBACHER and Nora Alice PERSCHBACHER...to my stepdaughter, Eldora BATZ...”

         Exr: wife, Mariah Alice PERSCHBACHER and friend, John UMBAUGH

         Wits: Frank B. SHEWARD, George L. UMBAUGH.

         Notes: Widow elects to accept under will 3 Jan. 1893. “The undersiged hereby acknowedges the receipt...this day paid to her by George WEIDNER and Bertha WEIDER..in full payment of a bequest made to the undersigned under the last will of Michael PERSCHBACHER deceased, and as payment of said bequest by Henry Monroe PERSCHBACHER, as bequested in said last will of Michael PERSCHBACHER, as bequested in said last will of Michael PERSCHBACHER..13 July 1938 (signed) Eldora Batz KOCHEDERFER. Witessed by Ray J. BENNETT, attest Kline D. REED. Clerk Cir Ct.

 

TRUSLOW, Mary H., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 261-262)

         Date: 11 Mar. 1890; prob. 4 Aug 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Olevia TRUSLOW...(remainder) to my daughters: Martha A. MILLER, Cleora Alice ROSS and Olevia TRUSLOW each one fourth...the remaining 1/4 to Adron TRUSLOW and Cleora TRUSLOW, children of my son, Wilber F. TRUSLOW...

         Burial: “suitable tombstone for my husband & mysef.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Louis L. CLEMANS B.F. CLEMANS.
PACKER
, Sarah, of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 263-264)

         Date: 29 Nov 1890; prob. 10 Aug. 1981, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Note: Testator first married Jason CANFIELD, by whom she had children three of which were Margaret A. CANFIELD,  Sylvanus CANFIELD and Jacob CANFIELD., Fulton Co., Ind Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 2, Jean C & Wendell C. Tombaugh., p. 106.

         Heirs: “to Margaret BRUMM, my daughter 3..00 per week from Apr. 1st 1890 to my decease...to my children the ballance of my property to be divided equally among them...Executor to erect a suitable monument for Sylvanus, my son, out of his legacy and also monuments for my son Jacobs children out of their Father’s legacy.”

         Exr: Joseph MERLEY.

         Wits: John UMBAUGH, David C. SWONGER, George L. UMBAUGH.

 

BARRETT, Rebecca, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 265-266)

         Date: 29 Jan. 1890; prob. 31 Aug. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Margaret ZELLERS all persoal effects (real estate in Kewana, forerly Pleasant Grove).”

         Exr: William MYERS.

         Wits: William MYERS, David LOUGH, Jr.

 

CALHOUN, James, of Richland Twp, Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “C” 267-269)

         Date: 26 June 1891; prob. 8 Oct. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah Ann (real estate, life estate, then) “to my children, namely: William Martin CALHOUN, John Alpheus CALHOUN, James Jefferson CALHOUN, Mary Elizabeth RALSTIN, Elvira STICKLEMAN, Henry Franklin CALHOUN, Thomas CALHOUN, Emma Florence CALHOUN, Robert CALHOUN, Minnie Alice CALHOUN, Arverta CALHOUN and to my grand children Alvin Cornelius JONES and Pearly Ann JONES.”

         Exr: wife, Sarah Ann CALHOUN.

         Wits: James B. GIBBONS, Henry SULT

 

MEDARY, Peter & Annie, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “C” 270-272)

         Date: 7 June 1865; prob. 6 Nov., 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

                        (“We, Peter MEDARY and Anne” signed Peter and Mathias)

         Heirs: (after funeral expenses paid by son, Mathias MEDARY, balance divided equally to) “each of our heirs.. (Mathias bought farm - 1864, payable) in 12 equal yearly payments of $150...to be paid in equal parts to each of our heirs except himself..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Enos W. BUTLER, Thomas R. BUTLER, A.J. SUTTON, attest.
LANDIS
, Susannah, of Elkhart Co., Ind       (WR “C” 273-275)

         Date: 7 Apr. 1890; prob 24 Dec. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         (Will signed at Huntington, Huntington Co., Ind.)

         Heirs: “to the children of son Elias (deceased): Dallas MARTZ, Charles MARTZ and Harvey MARTZ (my grand children)...to my daughter, Mary..to my son, David...to my daughter, Sarah..to my Granddaughter, Nellie BALL, to my Grandson, Alvin BALL, to my Grandson, Warren EVANS... Residue to be divided into 12 equal shares: (payable to above)...”

         Exr: son, David LANDIS.

         Wits: Revr Silas H. PONTIOUS, Thomas E. JIMISON.

 

CARTER, William H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 276-277)

         Date: 8 July 1891; prob. 28 Dec. 1891, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Priscilla (real estate purchased from Elizabeth CRIPE admx of Estate of Elias CRIPE decsd and the interest of Elizabeth CRIPE as widow on Feb. 12, 1883, also real estate in Rochester, life estate, then) “equally divided among my children...”

         Exr: wife, Priscilla CARTER.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Mrs. H.A. BARNHART

 

ELAM, Elizabeth, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 279-282)

         Date: 17 Aug 1887; prob. 28 Dec. 1891, Valparaiso, Porter Co., Ind. Filed, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, John W. ELAM and his wife, Freelove ELAM (real estate, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)..to my granddaughter, May CAFFYN (real estate), Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my daughter, Mary K. GAINER, wife of James GAINER (real estate, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. Deed dated 27 Mar 1878)...son, John W. ELAM to have the care & custody of devise to granddaughter till she marries or arrives at age of 21 yrs...farm not to be sold unless John W. and Mary K. agree....”

         Exr: John W. ELAM.

         Wits: William JOHNSTON, Mathew TURNER.

         Notes: Feb. 12, 1892.  Jno. W. ELAM declines to act as Guardian or trustee of May CAFFYN, and recommends that Chas. W. CAFFYN, her father, be appointed. Filed in Fulton Co., Ind. 4 April, 1892.

 

KEELY, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 283-285)

         Date: 19 Mar 1886; prob. 14 Jan. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind

         (Note: proof shows “that on the 19 day of March 1866 he saw the said James KEELY sign...”)

         Heirs: wife, Mary (life estate) “or at time of her remarriage to be divided as follows: my son, Samuel...my other son, Anthony W... Residue...shall be divided between all of my children...”

         Exr: wife, Mary KEELY.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, George P. KEITH.
WALKER
, Chancey, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 286-287)

         Date: 13 Nov. 1891; prob 25 Jan. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Willard F. WALKER (real estate)...He shall also pay to my beloved wife, Martha J...He shall also pay to my daughter, Clara M. SLICK...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Frank L. WAGNER, W.E. McLOCHLIN.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will, 23 Feb. 1892.  Acknowledge satisfacton under provisions of will 23 Mar. 1895. (signed) Clara M. SLICK, Herman L. SLICK

 

SAYGER, Moses, of Limestone Co., Alabama         (WR “C” 288-290)

         Date: 10 Mar. 1890; prob. 2 May 1890, Limestone Co., Ala.  Copy to Fulton Circuit Court, 2 Oct 1890.

         Heirs: wife, Polly (life estate, then) “equally between all of my children.  Provided that my beloved Son-in-law, Samuel R. GREENE...shall have custody of my beloved wife Polly SAYGER should she outlive me.”

         Exr: son-in-law, Samuel R. GREEN.

         Wits: D.A. BRADFORD, Wellgelm KLOYTER.

 

BAKER, Philip, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 290-293)

         Date: 28 June 1888; prob 16 Feb. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Anna M. (personal property, life estate, or until she remarries, then) “unto my eight children.”

         Burial: “in the Shelton Graveyard one mile North of Green Oak...”

         Exr: Anna M. BAKER

         Wits: Jno. W. SMITH, Isaiah A. BACON.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will “signed in German” Anna Maria BAKER 8 Mar 1892.

 

PRILL, Mary, “widow of Lewis PRILL” of Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “C” 204-295)

         Date: 16 May 1890; prob 12 Mar. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “To my dear daughter, Angeline PRILL, all the persoal and Real property of any sort & kind...She has iived with me all her life and cared for me and I reconed my Estate when free from Debt but a poor compensation for her services but it is all I have to give.”

         Exr: daughter, Angeline PRILL.

         Wits: Warren HEETER, Elmer E. WIDEMAN.

 

DUMBAULD, Peter C., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 296-298)

         Date: 25 Jan. 1892; prob. 16 Mar. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Lafayette S. DUMBAULD (real estate, and he) to pay my beloved wife, Serena DUMBAULD 75.00 per year as long as she remains my widow...that Cordelia RALSTON shall have..and Angeline SOLOVON...and Delilah TAYLOR...(wife to have estate in real estate in Tioa, or until she remarries, then) to my children...ballance divided between my four daughters namely: Angeline SOLOVON, Almanary GORDON, Cordelia RALSTON, Delilah TAYLOR.”

         Exr: Lafayette S. DUMBAULD and David C. SWONGER.

         Wits: Geo. O. REED, B.F. MACHLAN.

         Notes: widow accepts under will, 16 Mar. 1892, (signed) Syrena DUMBAULD.

 

NEWCOMB, Edwin A., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 200-300)

         Date: 11 Nov. 1891; prob. 2 Apr. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine “the farm on which we now live (life estate, then to be sold) pay to my beloved daughter, Hirriet F. BISHOP...and the remainder...divided equally between my two sons, Henry M. NEWCOMB and Elmer M. NEWCOMB...”

         Exr: Henry M. NEWCOMB.

         Wits: Jacob CAMERER, William KIPLINGER, D.F.COOK, Isaac N. JONES.

         Notes: 28 Oct. 1919 WR “E” p. 582, release of legacy of Harriett F. BISHOP and Silas C. BISHOP.

 

BURKITT, Henry, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co, Ind          (WR “C” 301-303)

         Date: 16 Feb. 1891; prob. 6 May 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (real estate in Marshall Co., Ind. To be sold, and all other Real Estate)...to my beloved children namely: my daughter, Rebecca OVERMYER, my son Levi BURKITT, my daughter Mary OVERMYER, my sons Daniel BURKITT, George H. BURKITT, Ephraim BURKITT and William H. BURKITT and my daughter Lucinda WORKING...and to my beloved daughter Susannah OVERMYER...and to my grandson Austin DRUCKMILLER..”

         Burial: “to be erected at the head of my grave and also to marke the resting placy of my beloved and departed wife, Catherine BURKITT...”

         Exr: William H. BURKITT.

         Wits: Ovid P. OSGOOD, James H. BIBLER.

 

POWNALL, William, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 304-305)

         Date: 14 Mar. 1892; prob. 12 May 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah..”to my son, John Charles Fremont POWNALL..to my son, Isaac Newton POWNALL..to my daughter, Mary Alice POWNALL...to my daughter, Helen Theressa POWNALL...to my daughter, Minerva A. POWNALL.”

         Exr: Levi W. POWNALL.

         Wits: William J. WALTERS, Adam H. KLINE.

 

ALLEN, Obed, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 306-307; 315-316)

         Date: 30 June 1887; prob. 11 July 1892 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J. (real estate in Rochester (town), Liberty and Rochester Twps, Fulton Co., Ind.) “residue both real & personal to my children who shall survive me.”

         Exr: wife, Mary J. ALLEN and son Silas B. ALLEN.

         Wits: Elias H. MUSSER, Milo R. SMITH.

         Note: Wife refuses to take under will 16 Aug 1892.  Witnessed by Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Notary Public.
HOLCOMB
, Mary A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “C” 309-312)

         Date: 21 May 1890; prob. 15 July 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved sister, Catherine J. HOLCOME...to my beloved sister, Hannah M. DuBOIS...to beloved sister Nancy E. GOULD (real estate in Cass Co., Ind.)...to sister, Catherine J. HOLCOME (real estate conveyed to Catherine J. HOLCOME and testator by Philemon WEBER and Nancy J. WEBER, his wife by deed dated Oct 31, 1888)...to my nephew, Howard DuBOIS, Granson of my sister Hannah M. DuBOIS (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) said Howard DuBOIS s a minor only about 4 years old...”

         Exr: “my friends” Hannah M. DuBOIS and Thomas J. DuBOIS and Catherine J. HOLCOME

         Wits: Abel F. BOWERS, Sidney KEITH.

 

TIPTON, Joshua, of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “C” 313-315; 332)

         Date: 27 Aug. 1885; prob. 27 Aug. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (and at her death) “Whereas daughter Hannah HOPPES has already received...and whereas daughter Margaret J. HIDER now deceased has likewise received...and surviving her, her two children to-wit: Clarence A. HIDER and his sister commonly called Nnnie HIDER...to my other children Daniel TIPTON, Thomas TIPTON, John A. TIPTON, Holmes L. TIPTON, James C. TIPTON, Florence A. HAMLET and Alpha S. TIPTON...”

         Exrs: Daniel TIPTON and James C. TIPTON.

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, Christopher C. WOLF.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under the will 24 Apr. 1893.  Witnessed by Enoch MYERS, Notary Public.

 

MARTIN, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 317-318)

         Date: 27 (---) 1888; prob. 6 Sept. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan M.

         Exr: wife, Susan M. MARTIN.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Elias H. MUSSER.

 

OBRIEN, John William, of Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 319-320)

         Date: 6 Aug. 1892; prob. 9 Sept. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sisters, Sarah Jane OBRIEN and Margaret Ann OBRIEN (real estate, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my brother, James Henry OBRIEN (farm, Cheyenne Co., Kans, and he) to have fifty masses said for the repose of my soul & the souls of my deceased brother & sisters.”

         Exr: “my father,” James OBRIEN.

         Wits: Mary Josephine OBRIEN, Fredrick C. WIECHMAN.

 

BRYANT, Catharine, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 321-322)

         Date: 8 Aug 1892; prob. 24 Sept. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to belove daughter, Emma BRYANT all property...to beloved daughter, Mahalla BRYANT the resdue...after the death of my daughter Emma BRYANT.”

         Exr: daughter, Mahala BRYANT.

         Wits: Andrew CURTIS, James M. RILEY

RICHARDSON, Likens, of Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “C” 323-324)

         Date 17 Mar 1892; prob 14 Nov 1892, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “all my property both personal & real...to my following named chidren: Margaret TRUE, nee RICHARDSON; Cynthia A. HARTMAN, nee RICHARDSON; Ida M. KEEL, nee RICHARDSON; Sarah M. MILLS, nee RICHARDSON; Almira C. OWENS, nee RICHARDSON; and to the children of Elzabeth OWENS deceased who was my daughter...The reason I do not provie...for my children, Malissa J. TATMAN, John C. RICHARDSON and Martha J. RICHARDSON, s because I have heretofore made provision..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits Jas. C. SHEETS, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

MATHIAS, John, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 325-326)

         Date 12 Dec. 1891; prob. 14 Dec. 1892, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to beloved wife, Magdalene (as long as she remains widow)”

         Exr: wife, Magdalene MATHIAS.

         Wits Freederick APT, Henry C. RIEMESCHNEIDER.

 

BROWER, Polly, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 327-328)

         Date: 5 Aug. 1889; prob. 4 Mar 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto Susan HOOVER Louisa BOWMAN, Sarah CRAIG, Annie WOOD, Nancy M. McLAIUGHLIN, Rachael WEIR, and my adopted daughter, Alice R. BROWER (formerly AMBOUGER) all of my Estate both real & personal...Provided (they pay) to the Trustees of the Dunkard Church in Wayne Co. Ind. known as the Nettle Creek Dunkard Church...and to the Trustees...Bell Graveyard, in Henry Co., Ind. said sum to be used in aid of building an iron fence around said graveyard...My other children have all been provided for and this will but equalize my estate...”

         Exr: Simon WHEELER.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Amon ENTSMINGER, W.R. FREEL.

         Notes: Simon WHEELER renounces right of Executorship 6 Mar. 1893

 

BALL, Samuel, of Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 329-331)

         Date: 28 Mar 1892; prob. 3 Apr. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lucinda (life estate, then) “to Mary Ann BALL my daughter-in-law and her children, with following exceptions: to Clarissa E. TURNER, my daughter...to F.H. TURNER, my son-in-law...”

         Burial: “I desire to be buried at the Sand Hill Grave yard in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind...”.

         Exr: “my true & trusted friend, David C. SWONGER.”

         Wits: Eld. S. McNEELY, Al JONES.

         Notes: David SWONGER renounces right to act as Executor 8 Apr. 1893.  Lucinda COPELEN, widow of Samuel BALL...says that he died (--) Mar. 1893, and she elects to take under the law and not under the will.  24 Apr. 1893.
BAKER
, John, of Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 333-334)

         Date: 14 Mar. 1872; prob 3 May 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Paul BAKER (real estate), and he) to pay to my son, Benjamin BAKER...and to my son, John BAKER...”

         Exr: son, Paul BAKER.

Wits: Joseph A. MYERS, Chester CHAMBERLAIN, Dan AGNEW.

 

BLAUSSER, Susannah, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 335-336)

         Date: 11 Dec. 1891; prob. 4 May 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved daughter-in-law Hannah BLAUSSER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) provided said Hannah is to care for me during my natural life..,to my beloved daughter, Phoebe R. CRAIG...it is my will and desire that my daughter, Priscilla PLANTZ shall take no share of my estate as I believe that I have already given her an equal share...”

         Exr: Harry BERETHA

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Harry BERNETHA.

 

SHOBE Aaron, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 337-338)

         Date: 16 Mar. 1893; prob. 10 May 1893, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “Having heretofore given to my two sons Isaac N. SHOBE and Edward SHOBE their full share...unto my three grand children James L. NEELY, Stephen H. NEELY and Dora JONES, children of my daughter, Mary J. NEELY, deceased...to my seven children share & share alike...are as follows to-wit: Samuel SHOBE, Jacob SHOBE, Smith SHOBE, David SHOBE, Henry SHOBE, Sarah E. SMITH and Maggie STUKY.”

         Exr: son, Samuel SHOBE.

         Wits: Isaiah KATHERMAN, Albert H. HIGHWAY.

 

SMITH, Squire, of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “C” 339-340)

         Dates: 4 May 1893; prob. 18 May 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “all that remains to be divided equally between Westfall CORBIN and Ruth CORBIN his wife.”

         Atty: “that Wm J.B. FENIMORE keep- this will and after my death submit the same to probate and act as atty of the same...”

         Exr: William DuBOIS.

         Wits: A.H. ROBBINS, R.J.D. PETERS, A.C. ORR.

 

RARRICK, Stephen J., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “C” 341-343)

         Date: 4 June 1891; prob. 23 Aug. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (personal property)... “to my two sons, Schuyler RARRICK and Henry RARRICK...”

         Exr: wife, Sarah RARRICK.

         Wits: Christopher CAMPBELL, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 19 Sept. 1893.  Witnessed by George W. HOLMAN, Notary Pubic.
THOMPSON
, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 344-345)

         Date: 31 Mar. 1887; prob 28 Sept. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah R. “all my property both real & personal (life estate, then) divided equally between my children share alike as follows: my grandchildren Morton JUDD, William JUDD, Viola JUDD, Robert JUDD, Alice JUDD and Lewella JUDD, the children of Lusinda JUDD, deceased, to Wesley THOMPSON, my son, my daughter Hester LININGER, my daughter Margaret BRIGHT, my son Elwood THOMPSON, my daughter Ida KITCHNER?”

         Exr: William BEMENDERFER, or David BRIGHT, or Martin PATTERSON.

         Wits: Abner THOMPSON, Michael L. ESSICK.

 

COPLEN, Isaac H., of Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 346-347)

         Date: 9 June 1877; prob. 4 Oct. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (real and personal property, life estate, or as long as she remains widow, then) to “each of my children herein named to-wit: Melissa A. COPLEN, Franklin M. COPLEN, Perry COPLEN, James V. COPLEN, Sarah E. COPLEN, Jestena COPLEN and Laura E. COPLEN to be paid to them as they shall respectively become 21 years of age...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: James THOMPSON, Daniel MICKEY, Abner WOOD.

 

PENCE, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 348-354)

         Date: 8 July 1891; prob. 24 Oct. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife, Mary E. PENCE, should she survive me...except in case my youngest daughter Della PENCE should be married after my decease...to my daughter Isabel YOUNG and her husband Marion YOUNG (real estate)...I have heretofore made advancements to my son William W. PENCE and to my daughter Isabel YOUNG and to the mother of my grand daughter Carrie WOODFILL, which advancements it is my will shall be in full of all their interest as heirs...to my daughter Christiana STINSON and her husband James P. STINSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my daughter Loretta J. LOWE and to her husband Cornelius LOWE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to Ella CUFFLE and her husband Alva CUFFLE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my daughter Minnie LOWE and to her husband John LOWE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...equally divided among my said daughters the chidren of Mary E. PENCE, to-wit: Christiana, Loretta J, Ella, Minnie and Della.”

         Exr: wife, Mary E. PENCE.

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, Milton O. REES.

         Codicil: dated 8 July 1891.  Since the date of said will...”my daughter Della PENCE has married to John OLIVER..”

         Wits: Isaiah WALKER, Jay SHIELDS.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under the will 20 Oct 1893.  Witnessed by Michael E. ESSICK, Notary Public.
AULT
, Catharine, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 355)

         Date: 6 May 1893; prob. 8 Nov. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my beloved daughter, Lydia A. SIPPEY...to my beloved son, Abraham J. REAM, my German Bible...to my grandson, Sherman C. SIPPEY, my photograph album...to my beloved children, Lydia A. SIPPEY, Abraham J. REAM and Benjamin F. AULT...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, Henry SPERRA.

 

REED, Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 356-358)

         Date: 8 Dec. 1886; prob. 16 Nov. 1893, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lavina “all my property (life estate, then) divided equally between and among my children...”

         Exr: wife, Lavina REED, and son-in-law, Frank REID.

         Wits: Daniel FINLEY, David McCANCE.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 16 Nov 1893.  Notarized by Thusnelde PEEMO”ELER?. 18 Nov. 1893.

 

BEUHLER, Frederick, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “C” 359-360)

         Date: 11 Jan. 1894; prob. 6 Feb. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife Christina BUHLER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then to) my grand-daughter Edeth Elizabeth BEUHLER, and money,,,divided equally among my daughters and grandchildren as follows: to Christina METZGER...to Elizabeth RENCE?...to the heirs of Marie MILLER viz - Alva MILLER, Orvill MILLER, Mattie MILLER, Arthur MILLER and Clainy MILLER...to Katharine MILLER...my son, Fred BEUHLER, to have (life estate of property) devised to Edeth Elizabeth BEUHLER.”

         Exr: Adolph BICCARD, Rochester, Ind.

         Wits: Otis BISHOP, John C. PHILLIPS.

 

OVERMYER, Austin, of Washington Twp. Sandusky Co., Ohio.

(WR “C” 361-362)

         Date: 28 Sept 1889; prob 24 Dec. 1889, Sandusky Co., Ohio.  Certified copy to Fulton Co., Ind 10 Jan. 1894.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Joel BURKETT, John J. WALTERS.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 24 Dec. 1889.

 

CORNELIUS, Covington, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 363-364)

         Date: 14 Feb. 1881; prob. 9 Feb. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (real estate, Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. Life estate, then) to my nephews and nieces they being the children of Richard and Sarah M. ABBOTT their names being as follows: Lafayette ABBOTT, Arthur ABBOTT, Samuel S. ABBOTT, Uctell ABBOTT, Frances ABBOTT now Frances OATS, Josephine ABBOTT now Josephine HOOFAN, Charlotte ABBOTT now Charlotte WOODS, Cyran ABBOTT now Cyran GOODWIN, Hellen or Ellen ABBOTT now Helle or Ellen MANCHAMAKER...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Andrew C. SHEPHERD, Charles J. STRADLEY.

 

SCHINDLER, Paul, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 365-366)

         Date: 6 Feb. 1886; prob. 15 Feb. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “equally divided between...George SCHINDLER, Andrew J. SCHINDLER, Sarah C. ZARTMAN, William SCHINDLER, David SCHINDER, Alexander SCHINDLER, Eliza JOHNSON, Mary CLEAVES, Harriett HOFFMAN and Jacob F. SCHINDLER my children.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William J.B. FENIMORE, R.J.D. PETERS.

 

WALTERS, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 367-368)

         Date: 6 July 1893; prob. 7 Mar. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (real estate, life estate, then) “divide the proceeds...equally amongst my children...Executor to pay to the Missionary Board of the U.B. Church 20.00 each in memory of my son and daughter Samuel W. and Elizabeth WALTERS deceased...”

         Exr: friend, George BECKLEY.

         Wits: F.A. MARTIN, Marion CLEMANS, Attest John F. REED, Notary Public.

 

BARNETT, Nancy, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 369-373)

         Date: 27 Sept. 1892; prob. 10 Mar. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Hannah W. MOW, a daughter now living...to my daughter, Emily MONKS...to my daughter, Matilda OILER...I have three daughters dead: Sarah CLARK, who left surviving her Nellie and Millie (or Willie?), Anna CATES, left surviving her a daughter, Julia, who is now married and taken the name of RUSH, and Armilda ARMSTRONG, leaving surviving her 5 children, 4 sons and one daughters...to said four boys...I devise to each10.00 and no more and to Minnie ARMSTRONG a 1/3 of the residence of said estate...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Henry F. MOW, Rome C. STEPHENSON

         Codicil: dated 10 July 1893. This concerns “Hannah W. MOW, a daughter now living..the four boys and Minnie ARMSTRONG...children of Armilda ARMSTRONG deceased...the share of Nellie and Willia (or Millie?) CLARK...the share of Julia RUSH.”

         Wits: Thusnelde PEEMO”LLER, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

 

COAKLEY, Timothy, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 374-375)

         Date: 20 Feb 1894; prob. 15 Mar 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret (personal property), life estate, then) “to my heirs share and share alike.”

         Exr: Margaret COAKLEY

         Wits: Harry BERNETHA, H.C. CONDON.
HACKETT
, Thomas P., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 376-377)

         Date: 8 Apr. 1889; prob. 27 Apr. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved Neice who has always lived with me from her infancy Hannah M. THARP (real and personal property, life estate, then to) William Thomas THARP, Orvis THARP and such other children of hers who may be the issue of the marriage between the said Hannah M. THARP and her present husband, Benjamin L. THARP...”

         Exr: Hannah M. THARP.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, V.S. REITER.

 

GRAY, James T., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 381-383)

         Date: 10 Oct, 1894; prob. 30 Oct 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emma S. (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind “draw the insurance on the policy carried by me in the Order of the Knights of the Maccabees...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Vernon GOULD, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Notes: Widow elects to accept under will 30 Oct. 1894.

 

PONTIOUS, Levi, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 384-385)

         Date: 13 Jan. 1892; prob. 7 Nov. 1894, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary C. (Life estate, then) equally divided betwee “my children Emeline FLECK, Mary DICKERHOOF, Samantha KAPHER, Solomon W. PONTIOUS, Sarah STEPHEY, William PONTIOUS, Phillip PONTIOUS and Atlaska PONTIOUS.”

         Exr: wife, Mary C. PONTIOUS.

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, Wm. A. PATTERSON.

 

HORN, Joseph J., farmer of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 386-390)

         Date: 14 Sept 1892 at Logansport, Indiana; prob. 24 Nov. 1894, Cass Co., Ind.  Copy filed Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs wufe, Sarah C. (all property she brought to the marriage_ “I have made advancements to my several children as follows: to Jane E. HORN, since PUGH, who died leaving surviving her but one child Flora E. PUGH...to Anna E. HORN, now PINKERTON..to William T. HORN, who has since died leaving two children...to Martha E. HORN, since WILSON, who has since died keaving surviving her but one child Charles H. WILSON...to James M. HORN...to Lovina A. HORN, since WALTERS, who has since died leaving surviving her 4 children whose names are as follows: Charles A. WALTERS, Jesse M. WALTERS, Flora M. WALTERS and Grace P. WALTERS...to my living children and to the children of my deceased children those now living being Jonathan A. HORN, Ann E. PINKERTON, James M. HORN ad Nancy Alice WALTERS.”

         Exr: John F. WILSON, “a farmer.”

         Wits: David D. FICKLE, Anthony F. SMITH.

         Notes: Widow accepts under will 31 Dec. 1894.  Notarzed by Carrie DeWOLF, Cass Co.
LONG
, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 391-392)

         Date: 22 Jan. 1894; prob. 19 Feb. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “I want my son William’s heir Franklin F. LONG to have...and I want my wife Sophia to have 1000.00 and after her death to become the property of my five sons living...Franklin LONG, John LONG, Andrew LONG, Alonzo LONG and Allen LONG.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isaac BUSENBURG, Cyrenus COPLEN.

 

OVERMYRE, Israel, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 393-394)

         Date: 4 June 1894; prob. 1 Apr. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah “all Real Estate & personal property,”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John MILLER, Albert B. KESSLER.  Written by C.A. CONNER.

 

MILLER, Phebe, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 395-396)

         Date: 3 Sept. 1889; prob. 29 Apr. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Emily L. AGNEW...residue...to my children, Silas J. MILLER, Emily L. AGNEW, Louisa MILLER, Samuel MILLER, Hugh Gavin MILLER, James O. MILLER and John L. MILLER...son Samuel share to be held in trust for him by Executor.”

         Exr: Daniel AGNEW.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Louse B. HOLMAN.

         Codicil #1: dated 22 Apr. 1892.  Concerning loans to son James O. MILLER 20 Feb. 1884 and Oct. 1891.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Joseph A. MYERS.

         Codicil #2: “Because of the care and kind attentions I have received at the hands of my son, Samuel, during my feeble and almost helpless condition for several years last past...” dated 12 Feb. 1895.

         Wits: Jos. A. MYERS, Daniel AGNEW.

 

PLUNK, John, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 399-401)

         Date: 23 Dec. 1892; prob 14 May 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine (life estate, then) “to William REAM...to Elzabeth STETSON...to Amanda THOMAS...to Sarah MILLER...to my half brother William MARTIN...to the children of my deceased sister Sarah APPT...”

         Exr: William REAM.

         Wits: A.M. SHIELDS, Ina V. SHULER, J.H. SMITH.

         Notes: William REAM acknowledged payment 26 Apr. 1905.

 

BRIGHT, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 402-404)

         Date: 8 Apr. 1895; prob. 29 May 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mahala (real and personal property, life estate, then) “to my children”

         Exr: William H. BRIGHT.

         Wits: Rudolph N. GAST, Allen L. BAILEY
McMAHAN
, William, of Fulton Co., Ind     (WR “C” 405-407)

         Date: (--) Mar. 1894; prob. 1 July 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, John B. McMAHAN...to my daughter, Christina E. McMAHAN...to my daughter, Louisa M. MYERS...to my son, Wm. W. McMAHAN...to my daughter, Laura V. MOORE...to my daughter, Clara V. McMAHAN...to my grandson, John W. McMAHAN...to my granddaughter Myrtle L. McMAHAN...to my granddaughter, Louisa M. DRAKE...to my grandson, Alonzo J. CARRUTHERS...”

         Exr: son, John B. McMAHAN.

         Wits: Jeremiah H. SMITH, Annie M. SMITH

 

PRICE, George, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 4-8-409)

         Date: 20 May 1893; prob. 17 July 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan (life estate, then) “to my children, Catherine DICKERHOFF and Sarah KROFT...residence...to be divided equally between my children Catherine DICKERHOFF and Sara KROFT and my wife’s children Annie YOUNG, Israel ROYER and Lydia HOFFMAN..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, M. LEININGER.

 

HERBERT, Benedct, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 410-412)

         Date: 6 Mar. 1895; prob. 9 Sept. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Grace Ann.

         Exr: wife, Grace Ann HERBERT.

         Wits: Samuel W. JULIAN, Lewis MULLINS, Ruhama J. THRUSH

         Note: Widow says testator died 14 Aug. 1895, and she elects to take under will 10 July 1896.  Witnessed by Michael L. ESSICK, Notary Public, Fulton Co., Ind.

 

BLACK, Henry, of Akron, Fulton Co, Ind. (WR “C” 413-414)

         Date: 21 June, 1894; prob. 18 Sept. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Rachel (life estate “except my gold watch” to son John R. BLACK) After her death “to my children namely: John R. BLACK, Marrietta STONER, Nancy E. BALL, the heirs of my son James I. BLACK deceased and Maude NELSON daughter of my daughter Emma L. NELSON deceased...to my grandchidren, William H. BLACK, Ida P. BLACK and Effie M. BLACK, children of my son James I. BLACK, deceased.

         Exr: John R BLACK.

         Wits: Christopher F. HARTER, S.A. STRONG.

 

HEMMINGER, Margaret, “formerly DECKER,” of Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “C” 415-416)

         Date: 15 May, 1893: prob. 17 Sept. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to John E. DECKER all property...Said John E. DECKER is a son of Adam DECKER and resides in Pulaski Co., Ind.”

         Exr: William BAILEY, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: Wm. M. MERCER, Rome C. STEPHENSON.
NcCARTER
, Franklin, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 417-419)

         Date: 7 Sept. 1895; prob. 28 Oct. 1895, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Christian personal property “and all my real estate...subject however to the payment of a note of $45 and interest for 1 year payable to Rheuben McINTIRE signed by myself and David BRYANT as security...”

         Exr: wife, Christian McCARTER.

         Wits: Benjaine F. CARR, Harry BERNETHA.

         Notes: Widow does not accept under will 21 Dec. 1895.

 

NICODEMUS, Joseph, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 420-422)

         Date: 21 Aug 1895; prob. 25 Oct. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret “land on which the house and barn are now situate...all the rest of my property both personal & real shall be divided equally between my children...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, C.C. CAMPBELL.

         Notes: Widow says testator died 13 Oct. 1895, and she elects to take under will.  Witnessed by Michael L. ESSICK, Notary Public, 31 Oct. 1895.

 

BATTS, Reuben, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 423-425)

         Date: 12 June 1891; prob. 29 Nov. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind

         (Note: Grave marker shows Ruben BATZ died Nov. 17, 1895 at age 80yr & 23da.  Fulton Co. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 2, Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 30)

         Heirs: “equally divided among my children as follows to-wit: Catharine LARGE, Sarah KESSLER, Ellen WINBEGLER, Anna HAGGENS, Clara GROVE, Elizabeth JEFFERIES, all my daughters which are married as above indicated, Henry, Isaac and Benjamin Reuben BATTS my three sons...”

         Exr: “my two oldest sons” Henry and Isaac BATTS.

         Wits: John M. MILLER, Melvin H. SUMMEY.  Witness to testator’s mark, John M. MILLER.

         Codicil: dated 25 Aug. 1893.  Provides executors to receive no pay.

         Wits: John MANWARING, Melvin H. SUMMY.

 

WEBER, Philemon B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 426-427)

         Date: 5 Nov. 1895; prob 20 Jan 1896, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy Jane, “entire estate.”

         Exr: wife, Nancy Jane WEBER, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: Sands H. LANE, I.A. DUNLAP, both Battle Creek, Mich.

 

STAHL, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 428-429)

         Date: 24 Apr. 1895; prob. 24 Feb. 1896, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to Ulyses G. NYE and Lillian B. NYE (husband and wife) of Fulton Co., Ind..”

         Burial: “suitable monument erected to me and my husband.”

         Exr: Ulyses G. NYE.

         Wits: Jacob M. ALSPACH, Adelia A, ALSPACH (Addie A.)
SHADLE
, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 430-431)

         Date: 29 Jan. 1896; prob. 25 Feb. 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brother, Frenklin SHADLE (real and personal property)...”

         Exr: friend, Albert J. GINTHER.

         Wits: Benjamin F. OVERMYER, Henry SHADLE.

 

KRIEGHBAUM, Esther A., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 432-433)

         Date: 1 June 1894; prob. 20 Mar 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved grandson...to my beloved children: (Anozy?) HARSH, Lucretia KING and Sarah J. SPENCER...”

         Exr: Arnold CUTSHALL.

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, David R. BALL (Danial R. BALL)

 

INGRAHAM, Anna B., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 434-435)

         Date: 21 Apr. 1895; prob. 27 Apr. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my mother, Julia E  INGRAHAM...to Harriett E. INGRAHAM...All pers. prop. certif of deposits notes etc..to my sister, Lucretia YOUNG and the remainder to be divided equally among my sister Harriett E. INGRAHAM and my two brothers George F. INGRAHAM and Frederick I. INGRAHAM.”

         Exr: mother, Julia E. INGRAHAM.

         Wits: George W. MILLER, Isaac L. BABCOCK.

 

JOHNSON, John, of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “C” 436-437)

         Date: 1 Aug. 1895; prob 1 May 1896, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife Polly (personal and real estate).

         Exr: brother-in-law, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Wits: William T. BERTRAND, Christopher CAMPBELL.

 

BUCKINGHAM, Alvah, of Chicago, Illinois           (WR “C” 438-440)

         Notes: “certify that Ann BUCKINGHAM wife of said decedent died previous to the said Alvah...and that Benjamin H. BUCKINGHAM one of the Executors...died previous to death of said testator..and that James BUCKINGHAM Esqr. Of Fanesville Ohio is now sole executor”...Fanesville, Ohio, 11 June 1889 (See p. 54 herein)

 

HARDMAN, William W.C., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 441-443)

         Date: 28 Apr. 1896; prob 11 May 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah (real estate, life estate, then) “to my son, David Henry HARDMAN...to Ida E. HOLLOWAY...

         Exr: Joseph ARNOLD.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Willia PIPINGER.

         Notes: Widow accepts under will 13 May 1896.  Witness Jesse NEFF.
HECTOR
, Cornelius, of Rochester, Fulton Co. Ind.             (WR “C” 444-447)

         Date: 31 Mar. 1892; prob. 13 May 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J. (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”to my Granddaughter, Belle WALL...to my daughter, Floretta Bell MOORE (real est. Fulton Co., Ind.) In case her present Husband, Charles B. MOORE shall outlive her...my three children viz: Ollie A. HORTON, Frank M. HECTOR and William S. HECTOR..my four children Ollie A. HORTON, Floretta Belle MOORE, Frank M. HECTOR and William S. HECTOR...”

         Exr: sons, Frank M. HECTOR and William S. HECTOR.

         Wits: Arthur C. COPELAND, Omar B. SMITH, Enoch MYERS.

 

MOGLE, Thomas, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 449-450)

         Date: 29 Feb. 1896; prob. 28 May 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: D.W. SIBERT, Frank L. WAGONER.

 

RANNELLS, Alonzo L., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 451-452)

         Date: 25 May 1892; prob. 22 June 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emma L. (Personal and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., life estate, then) to “children of my beloved brother Dr. Winfield S. RANNELLS...to wife (concerns ins. Policy on life of Thomas F. RANNELLS)”

         Exr: wife, Emma L. RANNELLS.

         Wits: Charles D. SISSON J.M. DAVIDSON.

 

MECHLING, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 454-455)

         Date: 12 June 1894; prob. 18 July 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto Solomon WAGONER...unto Mrs. Solomon WAGONER...”

         Exr: John UMBAUGH.

         Wits: Samuel A. UMBAUGH, John UMBAUGH, both Tiosa, Indiana, Isaiah HOLLY, Rochester, Indiana.

 

McMAHAN, Christina E., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 456-457)

         Date: 28 Feb. 1896; prob. 20 Aug. 1896, Fulton Co Ind.

         (Note: proof shows will signed 28 Feb. 1895)

         Heirs: “to my beloved sister, Clara V. McMAHAN.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Jeremiah H. SMITH, Odell SMITH.

 

CARROLL, Bridget, widow, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 458-459)

         Date: 3 July 1893; prob. 7 Sept. 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to son, Patrick CARROLL...to daughter, Mary MARONEY...to son, O.S. CARROLL...to daughter, Catharine KELLEY...to daughter, Anna CARROLL...to son, Simon J. CARROLL

         Exr: Simon J. CARROLL.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Thusnelde PEEMOLLER.
MADORY
, Mathias, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C”. 460-462; 474-475)

         Date: 1 Apr. 1892; prob. 16 Dec. 1896, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.. “To my sons Albert MADORY and Drougott MADORY (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)..to my son, William MADORY (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”

         Exr: son, William MADORY.

         Wits: Lyman M. BRACKETT, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Notes: Widow elects to accept under will 26 Mar 1897.

 

SHRYOCK, Ann D., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “C” 464-466)

         Date: 18 July 1883; prob. 4 Jan. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Kline G. (real estate, life estate, then) “to my two daughters, Mary A. HUGHSTON and Carrie K. SHRYOCK...to pay to Minnie L. SHRYOCK heir at law of my son John F. SHRYOCK...and to Walter Henry SHRYOCK son and heir at law of said John F. SHRYOCK when they arrive at age 21...if John F SHRYOCK becomes disabled...”

         Exr: husband, Kline G. SHRYOCK.

         Wits: J. Henry BARNUM, Emma F. ELGENFRITZ.

 

WENTZEL, Catharine, of Fulton Co. Ind.    (WR “C” 467-468)

         Date: 7 Mar 1895; prob. 1 Feb. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Sarah WENTZEL (real estate...to my four children, namey, Edward WENTZEL Schuyler WENTZEL Catharine MOON and Caroline MISER...to my two sons, Jacob and George..”

         Exr: son, George WENTZEL.

         Wits: David LOUGH, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Notes: Proof shows witness saw testator sign 5 Mar. 1895..

 

EASH, Jonas of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 469-471)

         Date: 22 Dec. 1894; prob. 15 Feb. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sophia...”the farm on which we now reside situate in Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (life estate, or if she remarries, then) divided among my surviving children Emeline POWNAL, Mary J. EASH, Charles EASH, Michael EASH, John EASH and Amelia GOSS”

         Exr: son, Charles EASH.  Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Newton WILEY.

         Codicil: dated 1 Jan 1895. “To my beloved daughter, Jane EASH..”

 

OVERMYER, Lucy A., of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “C” 472-473)

         Date: 5 Mar. 1890; prob. 4 Mar. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my two sons, namely Franklin L. OVERMYER and Clancy OVERMYER...

         Burial: “for the proper lettering of the monument this purchased of Messrs HOFFMAN and GOSS, to be erected at my said husbands grave by removing the present tabulet and placing therein a proper one showing the date of birth, marriage & death...my body shall be buried in the family burial ground in the same manner & Expense as near as may be as my late husband William OVERMYER...”

         Exr: “my two sons, Franklin L OVERMYER and Chancy OVERMYER

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, Fred H. CORNELIUS..

BYRAM, Mary E., of Marion, Grant Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 476-477)

         Date: 1 July 1892; prob. 6 Apr. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “one tenth of all the residue of my estate to the Society of the Seventh Day Adventists of the State of Ind....residue of my Estate..to my son George W. COUNTS and my granddaughter Estelle L. COUNTS.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William L. LENFESTEY, Charles LENFESTEY.

 

BOWER, Hattie A., of Miami Co., Ind.        (WR “C” 478-480)

         Date: 24 Jan 1897; prob. 17 Apr. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to Dessie SHOBE...to John R. HORTON...to Emma HARTER...to C.F HOOVER...to Mary, wife of C.F. HOOVER...to Harrison H. HOOVER...to David & Carrie HOOVER...to Joseph and Elvira HOOVER...to A.N. and Emma HOOVER...to Eliza MURPHY, my sister...to Martha KEPLER, my sister...to Mary HOOVER, wife of H.H. HOOVER...All residue of my Estate be equally divided between my Brothers and Sisters, namely, H.H. HOOVER, David HOOVER, Joseph HOOVER, A.N. HOOVER, A.E. HOOVER and C.F. HOOVER, my brothers, and Martha KEPLER, Eliza MURPHY and the heirs of Elizabeth CLIFTON, my deceased sister...”

         Burial: “in a casket just like that used to bury my deceased husband, Dorman BOWERS, and that a monument just like that one purchaed for the grave of my said husband be purchased and placed at my grave.”

         Exr: friend, William A. PATTERSON.

         Wits: John CHAMP, Will FARRAR.

 

LORD, Narthan L., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “C” 481-483)

         Date: 14 Apr. 1897; prob. 23 Apr. 1897, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: “to Helen A. FITZGERALD (personal property)_ to include my library, the latter to be distributed among her children, as she may elect...to Helen A. FITZGERALD and Nellie L. BARNETT (real estate)...to Carrie . FITZGERALD (real estate)...to William L. FITZGERALD (real estate)...to Hellen A. FITZGERALD, Carrie L. FITZGERALD, William L. FITZGERALD and Nellie L. BARNETT (real estate) they however to pay to Edwin H. FITZGERALD...”

         Exr: Hellen A. FITZGERALD.

         Wits: Perry M. SHORE, Milo R. SMITH.

 

WEBER, Charles F., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 484-486)

         Date: 5 Aug. 1896; prob. 29 May 1897, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Leora (real estate) “in lieu of dower..to my two sons, Lyman B. and Ralph C. (both under 21 yrs, real estate)...”

         Gdn: wife, Leora WEBER, “of my minor children.”

         Exr: wife, Leora WEBER.

         Wits: Alonzo L. LOWE George R. BEARSS.
DAVIDSON
, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 487-488)

         Date: 28 Mar. 1895; prob. 9 July 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy S. (life estate, then) “to my children William A. DAVIDSON, Franklin P. DAVIDSON, Martha Tymanda EMERICK formerly DAVIDSON. Arizona FAUGHT, formerly DAVIDSON, David Turpie DAVIDSON, Robert Lee DAVIDSON and my grandson, William C. DAVIDSON...not forgetting my son, Andrew J. DAVIDSON.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Jeremiah H. SMITH Peter M. BUCHANAN.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 19 Aug 1897, before Milo R. SMITH, Notary Public.

 

BARRETT, Rachael, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 489-491)

         Dates: 22 July 1895; prob 10 July 1897, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my beloved sons, Abner J. BARRETT and Joseph C. BARRETT, and to my beloved daughter, Hester A. COLLINS and Alice LEVEL..to my beloved son, William W. BARRETT (life estate, then) divided equally among my surviving children, unless my said son William should marry & have a child or children as his heirs.”

         Exr: son, Abner J. BARRETT and son-in-law, James F. COLLINS.

         Wits: Michael L.            ESSICK, Leah REAM.

 

BOWER, John A., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 493-494)

         Date: 20 Aug. 1896; prob. 18 Aug. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife, Paulina E. BOWER...to my brother, Josiah BOWER...to my sisters, Cynthia WHITTENBERGER, Sarah WHITTENBERGER and Jane FENSTERMAKER..and in case of the death of Josiah BOWER (said amount to be paid) to Bertha WHITTENBERGER, and in case of death of Cynthia WHITTENBERGER (said amount to be paid to Charles WHITTENBERGER...(testator mentions land owned in Kosciusko Co., Ind. known as the ‘Doctor SUTTON farm.’)...”

         Executor: wife Paulina A. BOWER

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Arthur METZLER.

 

CURTIS, Matilda, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 495-497)

         Date: 25 Apr. 1884; prob. 4 Sept. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my 3 granddaughters, the children of my daughter, Sarah, who was the wife of William D.WHITTENBERGER...to my daughter, Nancy BURNS and

her heirs (wife of George BURNS) the farm lying south of the town of Akron...to my son, James CURTIS and his heirs, all my other real estate being the place where I now live in the town of Akron...”

         Exr: son, James CURTIS.

         Wits: Samuel P. TERRY, Frank H. TERRY
GORSLINE
, John, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 498-499)

         Date: 17 Aug. 1893; prob. 22 Oct. 1897, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susannah (life estate, then) “divided among our legal heirs.”

         Exr: Susannah GORSLINE and “my son” Wm. M. GORSLINE.

         Wits: D.W. SIBERT, John A. BARNETT.

 

HARTMAN, Wesley, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “C” 500-502)

         Date: 11 Sept. 1897; prob. 5 Jan 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife (real and personal property)...to my son Jacob HARTMAN, to Benjamin HARTMAN, Joseph HARTMAN, John W. HARTMAN, Henry J. HARTMAN and Liza FEECE, my children...to my daughter, Mary Ann FEECE, all the notes that I now hold against her or her husband...to my daughter, Rebecca Jane BOWEN, wife of John BOWEN...(Personal property to be sold and) divided equally between Benjamin HARTMAN, Joseph HARTMAN, John W. HARTMAN, Henry HARTMAN and Liza FEECE of (sic) Peter FEECE...(All above take subject to life estate of wife, Sarah HARTMAN).”

         Exr: Samuel JOHNSON and James ALSPAUGH, both Fulton Co., Ind.

         Wits: Oscar JOHNSON, Rinda MOORE.

         Notes: Widow accepts under will 14 Nov. 1899, attested by Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Notary Public.   Jacob HARTMAN, of St. Joseph Co., Ind. Certifies receipt from Samuel JOHNSTON and James ALSLPACH, Exrs. 15 Nov. 1899.  Mary Ann FEECE of Fulton Co., Ind. certifies receipt 22 Nov. 1899.

 

EMMONS, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 503-505)

         Date: 9 Oct. 1893; prob. 18 Mar 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Louisa F. EMMONS (real and personal property, life estate, then) “to my daughters, Margaret J. ANDERSON, Indiana FULTS, Louisa BARKMAN and Melissa UTTER (then the balance) divided between my children to-wit: Jefferson EMMONS, Margaret J. ANDERSON, Indiana FULTS, William EMMONS, Louisa BARKMAN, Finley EMMONS Newton EMMONS and Melissa UTTER...”

         Exr: wife, Louisa F. EMMONS.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Geo. E. HOFFMAN.

 

HECTOR, Mary J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 506-507)

         Date: 28 Dec. 1896; prob. 26 Apr 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grandson, Joseph C. HECTOR...All the resudue in equal parts to my three children viz: Ollie A. HORTON, Belle MOORE and William S. HECTOR...”

         Exr: son, William S. HECTOR.

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Joel STOCKBERGER.
BECKER
, Paul, of Aubbee. Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 508-509)

         Date: 22 Apr 1898; prob. 5 May 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Adeline BAKER (real estate, life estate, then divided between) “my sons and daughters, John and Joseph BAKER and my daughters, Mary and Rose BAKER.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: P.H. WAGONER, William BUEHRLE, both Monterey, Ind.

 

OGLESBY, Charles W., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “C” 510-511)

         Date: 26 Oct. 1895; prob. 17 May 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grandson (----) OGLESBY, whose given name is unknown to me...(residue both real and personal) to Ellen M. RAMSEY, for services which she has in the past rendered for me in [?] my family, on the following terms and conditions...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William MONESMITH Edward (his X mark) BRUGH, F.L. WAGONER witness to mark.

 

BARNS, James W., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 512-513)

         Date: 19 June 1897; prob. 28 May 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca A. (life estate, then) “to my sons and daughters, Albert E. BARNS, Andrew B. BARNES, Samuel Arthur BARNS, Ida M. BARNS and Grace KELLY...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, C.J. LORING.

         Notes: Proof shows will signed 19 June 1898.

 

AITKEN, Robert, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 514-517)

         Date: 20 Feb. 1892; prob 9 June 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary (real estate, town of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind)..”my three daughters towit:   Mary A. RANNELLS, Jennie RANNELLS and Agnes P. WAITE...”

         Exr: son-in-law, Oliver P. WAITE, of Rochester Ind.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, William J. MILLER

 

AGSTER, Jacob, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “C” 518-520)

         Date: 5 Oct. 1896; prob. 11 July 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary..”to my grandson, Loring HOFFMAN, son of Samuel H. HOFFMAN, my gold watch..to my son, Fredrick John AGSTER, all of my wearing apparel, gold spectacles & gold headed cane.”

         Burial: “at Odd Fellows Cem. at Rochester, Ind. and that a suitable monument be erected at my grave for myself and wife.”

         Exr: wife, Mary AGSTER ad son, John F. AGSTER.

         Wits: Henry SPOHN, George J. ZACHMAN.
BRIDEGROOM
, Malinda, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 521-523)

         Date: 21 Oct. 1897; prob. 26 July 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husbad, Leopold (life estate, then) “to my beloved sons Arthur and Floyd, subject to the life estate of my said husband & subject to the legacies of my other children hereinafter mentioned...to my daughter, Mary GREGORY...to my son, William R. BRIDEGROOM...to my daughter, Susan P. LEWIS...to my beloved grandchildren, John, Oliver, Malinda and Earl BARNHART the children of my deceased daughter, Barbara A. BARNHART...to my daughter, Joanna MARTIN...to my son, Thomas J. BRIDEGROOM...”

         Exr: husband, Leopold BRIDEGROOM.

         Wits: Chas. K. PLANK, M.L. ESSICK.

 

KIPLINGER Daniel F., of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 524-525)

         Date: 20 July 1898; prob. 28 Oct. 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary E. (Real estate, Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Exr: wife, Mary E. KIPLINGER.

         Wits: W.A. BANTA John W. SMITH.

 

DAWSON, Maria, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 527-528)

         Date: 17 Aug. 1898; prob. 28 Nov. 1898, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Eda Bell SWARTZ, wife of C.C. SWARTZ, house & lot No. (82)...for care & attention, during my declining years & last sickness...to Lula Marie MELVIN daughter of Charles & Rosetta MELVIN.also one marble top stand, my best bed & bedstead all complete, also one bible one album...and that the said Lula Marie MELVIN shall have a home here on said house & lot...”

         Exr: W.J. BEMENDERFER.

         Wits: J.H. DAY, W.J. BEMENDERFER, Daniel LEININGER.

 

BOWER, Josiah, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 529-531)

         Date: 9 Nov. 1898; prob. 26 Nov. 1898 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sisters whose names are as follows: Cynthia Ann WHITTENBERGER, Sarah WHITTENBERGER and Nancy Jane FENSTERMAKER.”

         Exr: Isaiah CONNER.

         Wits Isaiah CONNER, Julius ROWLEY.

         Notes  Proceedings to set aside will, venued to Huntington Co., Ind.  Jury found testator “was on the 9th day of November, 1898, when he executed the will in question, a person of sound mind”

 

SHEETS, Elizabeth, single, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 532-534)

         Date: 24 Jan. 1888; prob. 17 Feb. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my owen Brother, Alexander H. SHEETS...to my own Sister, Nancy GOLTRY...to my own Sister, Susan CAFFIN...to my own Brother, Aford (T or F.) SHEETS...”

         Exr: not named)

         Wits: A.E. SHEETS, Frank RANNELLS, Andrew C. KRAMER.
DAVIS
, Absalom, of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “C” 535-538)

         Date: 3 June 1895; prob. 14 Feb. 1899, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: “my wife having departed this life and heretofore given my son, John, his full share...to my sons, Schuyler and Elmer DAVIS (real estate)...to my son, Columbus C. DAVIS (real estate)...to my daughter, Mary SLOTTER (real estate)...to my daughter, Celia WHITE (real estate)...to my daughter, Mary Annie McKINSEY (real estate)...to my daughter, Margaret E. MORGAN (real estate) her children, John, Anna and William..  Having some 20 or more years ago deeded my son William DAVIS, 40 acres of land for which I received no pay but took his Note & Mortgage and which Mortgage has been by me canceled of record...”

         Exr: son, John DAVIS.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Frank E. BRYANT.

 

OSBORN, William C., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “C” 539-542)

         Date: 27 May 1898; prob. 24 Feb. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca (real estate, life estate, then) “to my children, Laura OSBORN, Mary OSBORN and Daisy OSBORN...reserving the right & privilege of my son, Robert M. OSBORN, to farm the above described tract...to my son, Charles E. OSBORN...to my daughter, Elnora MORGAN...to Enoch M. McCOY...”

         Exr son, Robert M. OSBORN.

         Wits: John A. DREW, Robert C. OBLENIS.

 

RAMEY, Jerey E., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 543-545)

         Date: 15 Dec. 1898; prob. 27 Feb. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “to my daughter, Alla O. RAMEY...residue of my Estate to my daughter, Rosey Z. RAYMEY...”

         Exr: daughter, Rosey Z. RAMEY.

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, John SHETTERLY.

 

ZWINGENIZER, Eva, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 546-548)

         Date: 23 Dec. 1890; prob. 1 May 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved grandchild, George RENTSCHLER (Personal property and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind....(keep and maintain testratrix during her lifetime)”

         Burial: George Rentschler “after my death shall give me decent and

respectable burial and erect or cause to be erected at my grave a monument similar to that of my late husband, John SWINGENIZER...”

         Exr: Albert MEDARY.

         Wits: Norman BLCKETOR, Sidney B. LUDWIG, P.N. BUCHANAN.
BIGGS
, Margarett, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 549-553)

         Date: 21 Nov. 1891; prob. 22 May 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grandchildren, Minnie WHITE, Scott, BENNETT, and Daisy BENNETT al my property.”

         Burial: “give me a respectable burial & the creation of a tomb stone at the head of my grave like the one now erected at the grave of my deceased husband...”

         Exr: Michael (Y.?) GERRICK.

         Wits: Burton GREEN Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

         Codicile: dated 19 Dec. 1893 “to my grandchildren, Minnie WHITE, Scott BENNETT, Daisy BENNETT, Charles, John, Abner Clyde Jesse, Wilburn Isaac and Maudie THOMPSON and whatever children shall be born to either of my daughters...”

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, W.B. ZELLER.

 

MILLER, Susannah, of Milark, Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 554-556)

         Date: 27 Feb 1899; prob. 30 May 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Sidney E. MILLER (real estate, and he to pay) to my daughters, Nancy Catherine BEMENDOFFER and Sarah Lucinda GRINDLE...to my granddaughter, Ethel BEMENDOFFER I give my organ..my interest in my Father’s Estate to be divided between my children, Sidney E. MILLER, Nancy Catherine BEMENDOFFER & Sarah Lucinda GRINDLE.”

         Exr: William SHINDLER.

         Wits: Israel D. JOHNSON, Joseph McINTIRE both Millark, Ind.

 

HARTMAN, Peter, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 557-558)

         Date: 8 June 1899; prob. 16 June 1899, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Caroline (life estate, or her remarriage, to) “my children and their heirs...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: M.C. LANGENBALUS, William BUEHRLE, both Monterey, Ind.

 

TRIBBETTE, Emma, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “C” 559-561)

         Date: 22 June 1887; prob. 31 July 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (real estate to be sold)..”The gold chain now in my possession, and my gold watch I give...to my son, Oliver A. KEYS...to my daughter, Hattie STALLARD...including any money due me from the Estate of my late husband, William TRIBBETTE, deceased...”

         Burial: “in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. by the side of my deceased husband, Oliver A. KEYS...erect at the graves of myself & said deceased husband a white bronze monument with suitable head & foot stones...”

         Exr: son-in-law, John R. STALLARD.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Jeremiah H. SMITH.
COPELAND
, Earl P., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “C” 562-565)

         Date: 11 Dec. 1886; prob. 2 Aug 1899, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: “divided into 5 equal shares and that my children, all daughters, share equally”

         Exrs: “my brothers,” Arthur C. COPELAND and Elijah COPELAND.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Charles R. STEPHENSON.

         Codicil No. 1.  dated 11 Jan. 1892 “to my daughter, Laura Copelad WATTS, of Atlata, Georgia...a lot in said city of Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia in Land Lot No. 79...I have already advanced to my other daughters since ther execution of said will...”

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Codicil No. 2. dated 17 Jan 1896. (property described in Codici #1 to be held in trust by brother, Arthur C. COPELAND for 15 years)...

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

 

HIATT, Madison W., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 566-567)

         Date: 17 July 1899; prob. 22 Aug. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy R. (real & personal, life estate) “be equally divided between my Lawful heirs.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.E. TRIBBETT, William CLARK.

 

WHITTENBERGER, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “C” 568-570)

         Date: 12 Aug. 1899; prob. 24 Aug 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah...”to my daughter, Orla SAUSAMAN and to her children...(Item 4 concerns tract of land for building a new Akron M.E. Church)...

         Exr: William D. WHITTENBERGER.

         Wits: S.N. SHESLER, Spencer STRONG, L.R. DUKES.

 

McLOCHLIN, Robert, of Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “C” 571-572)

         Date: 10 Jan. 1899; prob. 2 Sept. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “equally divided among my children, towit: Edward, William, John Robert, Mrs. Anna CATON, James, Francis, Ellen, Cecelia, George William, Gabriella and Mary...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Thomas MACKASSY, D.J. MULCAHEY.

 

STEINHISER, Christopher, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “C” 573-575)

         Date: 16 July 1896; prob. 15 Sept. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Harriet (personal and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Exr: wife, Harriet STEINHISER.

         Wits: Herman GIESINGER, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.
KENLEY
, John, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “C” 576-578)

         Date: 1 June 1899; prob. 29 Sept 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catherine (real and personal, life estate, then) “to my children Ollie KENLEY, Melta (Metta?) May KENLEY, Anna Pearl KENLEY, Fretta Grace KENLEY, Mildred Marie KENLEY, John Henry KENLEY...(real estate) shall not be sold or divided untill Fretta Grace KENLEY shall reach the age of 18 years.”

         Exr: Henry MECHLING.

         Wits: Thomas H. MERCER, Henry A. BARNHART.

         Notes: Widow renounces will and elects to take under law 18 Dec. 1899.

 

EMMONS, Finley, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “C” 578-587)

         Date: 7 Apr. 1888; prob. 28 Oct. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza...”I have a loving confidence in my wife and do hereby appoint her guardian of all our minor children..to Orlando EMMONS..to my son, George EMMONS, to Lizzie FELTS, my daughter...to my daughters, Lowrey May EMMONS and Eldora EMMONS and Della EMMONS and Margaret EMMONS.to my son, Hugh Finley EMMONS...”

         Exr: wife, Eliza EMMONS.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Jacob N. RANNELLS.

         Codicil #1.  Date 27 Aug. 1889.  “Having on Aug. 21, 1889 executed a warranty deed to my son, George EMMONS...recorded Aug. 17, 1889 Deed Record No. 20 p. 373...”

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Ed L. ZIES (Zeis?)

         Codicil #2.  Date 27 May 1890.  “I give & bequeath to my daughters Lowrey May EMMONS, Della EMMONS, Eldora EMMONS and Margaret EMMONS (cash and real estate)...”

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, John M. PARSONS

         Codicil #3.   Date 5 Nov 1894.   “To my daughters Lowry May EMMONS, Della EMMONS (now Della GORDON), Eldora EMMONS and Margaret EMMONS...and my son Hughy EMMONS (real estate)...”

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH Solomon ALLMAN.

         Codicil #4.  Date 26 Mar. 1895.  “My daughter Eldora EMMONS has departed this life...”

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Orbra A. MONTGOMERY.

         Notes: Widow accepts under will 28 Oct. 1899.

 

MILLER, Mary R., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “C” 589-590)

         Date: 15 June 1888; prob. 7 Mar. 1895, Fulton Co., Ind.  Recorded 22 Mar 1922, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brother, David S. ROSS, to be paid on tombstone for my father...to my foster daughter, Lulu Dell...money to be put into the hands of her guardian the same to draw lawful interest until she is 21 years old...residue of property to my two daughters, Hattie A. COOK and Martha A. SHADE(L)...”

         Gdn: David S. ROSS, “of my foster daughter directing him to care for her in his own famiy as one of his own children or to procure some good Christian family to care for her.

         Exr: David S ROSS

         Wits: J.W.D. LONG Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

 

WILL RECORD “D”

 

REED, Thomas M., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 1)

         Date: 24 Feb. 1897; prob. 21 Nov. 1899 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Charlotte...”Thomas N.H. KIMBLE...then to my heirs...”

         Exr: “my son,” Andrew K. REED.

         Wits: John V. REED, Geo. W. COOK.

 

EDINGTON, John S., of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   WR “D” 4)

         Date: 7 Oct. 1899; prob. 27 Nov. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary...”to Isaac A. EDINGTON and Jeremiah L. EDINGTON...”

         Exr: wife, Mary EDINGTON.

         Wits: I.L. BABCOCK, Germany, Ind., Robert WALTERS, Leiters Ford Ind.

 

PAULSON, Henry, of Aubbee. Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 6)

         Date: 24 Oct. 1894; prob. 29 Nov. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my sons, William PAULSON, Ludewick PAULSON, Andrew PAULSON, Henry PAULSON...grandson. Han3(?) PAULSON...”

         Exr: friend, Abraham GINTHER.

         Wits: Merritt A. BAKER, F.M. ERNSPERGER, both Rochester, Ind.

 

BUTLER, Thomas C., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 8)

         Date: 3 Mar. 1897; prob. 6 Dec. 1899, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “my niece, Cora DOUGLAS...my niece, Emily MARTIN...my nephew of the State of Kansas, Francis Marion BUTLER...my nephew, Charles DEWESE...my brother, Enos William BUTLER...my sister, Amanda Jane BAILEY...my sister, Mary Ann DEWESE...”

         Exr: Charles DEWESE.

         Wits: Frank H. GRAHAM, Skillman FANSLER.

 

INGRAHAM, Fredrick, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 10)

         Date: 11 Oct 1899; prob. 19 Jan. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Hattie DENNY, formerly Hattie INGRAHAM, my sister...”

         Exr: sister, Hattie DENNY, formerly Hattie INGRAHAM.

         Wits: Harry BERNETHA, Tracy WARNER.

 

WHITTENBERGER, Jacob, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 12)

         Date: 20 Jan. 1900; prob. 14 Feb. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary S. WHITTENBERGER, formerly Mary SHELT...  “to my daughter, Ina M. BRUNDIGE...to my daughter, Ella NOYER...to Cora WHITTENBERGER, widow of my son, Charles L. WHITTENBERGER..to my son, Bruce WHITTENBERGER...”

         Exr: George K. BRUNDIGE.

         Wits: Arnold CUTSHALL, William A. PATTERSON.
TAYLOR
, John S., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 18)

         Date: 12 Aug 1895; prob. 11 Apr. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susannah...”to my son, Charles F. TAYLOR...to my daughter, Amanda T. TAYLOR..”

         Exr: wife, Susannah (Susan) TAYLOR

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, John H. BARCUS.

 

HARPSTER, Samuel, of Richland Center, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 20)

         Date: 22 Dec. 1899; prob. 23 Apr. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my wife, Eliza Jane...”

         Exr: wife Eliza Jane HARPSTER.

         Wits: Joseph BRUCE, Ben HARPSTER.

 

SNEPP, Martin, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 22)

         Date: 7 May 1896; prob. 5 June 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, D.H. SNEPP and his wife...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Frank L. WAGNER, Robert S. LOWNY.

 

STRONG, Albert, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 24)

         Date: 5 May 1900; prob. 7 June 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Agnes L....”to my daughter, Leaf Ella STRONG...to my daughter, Mary Morgan STRONG...to Knights of Pythias and the Knights of the Maccabees of whose fraternity and fellowship I am so proud...”

         Exr: father-in-law, Albert COOK.

         Wits: Isaac W. BROWN, James R. HART.

 

MICKEY, Daniel, of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “D” 26)

         Date: 22 June 1897; prob. 12 June 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Susan E. COPLEN...to my son, Franklin W. MICKEY...to my daughter, Emanilla BENTON..to my daughter, Katie PETERSON...to Ella MICKEY, Mina MICKEY, Howard MICKEY and Margaret MICKEY, my grandchildren, children of my deceased son, William S. MICKEY...to June MICKEY and Harvey P. MICKEY, children of Harvey P. MICKEY, deceased son...”

         Trustee: Alonzo COPLEN, for minor heirs.

         Exr: Franklin C. MICKEY.

         Wits: James A. TERRY, Benjamin F. MUSSER.

 

MYERS, Charles B., Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 28)

         Date: 5 Apr. 1899; prob 25 Sept. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J...”to my son, Frank O. MYERS...to my daughter, Martha A. SHUEMAN...to my son, Charles B. MYERS, Jr....”

         Exr: son, Charles B. MYERS, Jr.

         Wits: J.A. JOHNSTON, C.F. HOOVER, both Akron, Ind.
VALENTINE
, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 30)

         Date: 10 May 1900; prob. 11 Oct 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Henry (life estate, then) “to my children...”

         Exr: Charles E. NEWTON.

         Wits: George K. BRUNDIGE, Ida (Ina?) M. BRUDIGE.

 

SHIELDS, Jesse, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 32)

         Date: 22 July 1897; prob. 5 Nov. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret...”to Jesse L. SHIELDS and Harry SHIELDS, sons of my son William J. SHIELDS...to Fredrick Shields KOCHENDERFER son of my daughter, Clio M. KOCHENDERFER...to my son, Alfred M. SHIELDS (concerning property in Michigan deeded to Walton PATTINSON by Hamilton PHELPS and John RIDLEW in the village of Lawrence)...”

         Burial: “in a plain and suitable style in the old cemetery west of Rochester.”

         Exr: Alfred M. SHIELDS and Jeremiah H. SMITH.

         Wits: Jonathan DAWSON, Odell SMITH.

 

MOORE, Benjamin G, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 38)

         Date: 25 Aug. 1898; prob. 20 Nov 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy...”to my children, Joseph M. MOORE, Flora A. MOORE, Mary B. BURNS, Ella M. DRUDGE and Wilson M. MOORE...to my children, Albert A. MOORE and Laura MOORE...”

         Gdn: wife directed to appoint guardian or trustee for minor children.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Rome C. STEPHENSON Peter J  STINGLY.

         Codicil: dated 22 Oct.1900.

         Wits: Daniel MOONSHOWER, George W. HOLMAN.

 

HOFFMAN, Rebecca, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 42)

         Date: 26 Aug. 1900; prob. 27 Nov. 1900, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children, Clara Edna HOFFMAN, Harley Clayton HOFFMAN and Irs Elmer HOFFMAN..”

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN.

         Wits: W.S. GIBBONS, Edward B. POLLEY.

 

HIATT, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 44)

         Date: 21 Sept. 1899; prob 23 Jan. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to the heirs of Madison W. HIATT, deceased...to Charles W. HIATT, Martha Ellen EDINGER, Louie E. JOHNSON...to the heirs of Eldora D. OVERMYER, deceased...and to Ada A. BARGER...”

         Exr: friend, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Wits: Franklin LEITER, Henry ALTHEIDE.

 

RICHARDSON, Rebecca Jane, of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “D” 46)

         Date: 15 Aug. 1881; prob. 28 Jan, 1901, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Rily (Riley) RICHARDSON (life estate then) to my children...”

         Exr: (not named).  Wits: Milo R. SMITH, J.W. RICKEL.

ZINK, Joseph, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 48)

         Date: 30 Apr. 1891; prob. 5 Feb. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emeline...”to my son, Enoch ZINK, is now 19 years of age...putting him on an equality with his brothers and sisters...whatever shall remain, shall be divided in to nine equal shares, and each of my nine children...”

         Exr: wife, Emeline ZINK.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Codicil #1.   Dated 28 Feb. 1894.

         Wits: Ostinell A. DAVIS, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Codicil $2.  Dated 29 May 1897.

         Wits: Rome C. STEPHENSON, George W. HOLMAN.

 

NICKELS, Sarah E., of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 54)

         Date: 12 Mar. 1900; prob. 11 Feb. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, George W....(to Sarah M. MARSH, David W. NICKELS, Eva E. BOLLES, James K. NICKELS George W. NICKELS Jr....”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John RICHARDS, James MURTHA.

 

VanLUE, James, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “D” 56)

         Date: 26 Jan. 1901; prob. 21 Feb. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Anzanetta WAGNER...to my sons Oliver H. and Francis A. VanLUE...to my daughter, Sulva Jane JOHNSON...to my son, George F. VanLUE...”

         Exr: Oliver H VanLUE.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Charles W. McMAHAN.

 

ZINK, Joseph             (WR “D” 58)

         Notes: Emeline ZINK, widow, accepts under will 26 Feb. 1901.

 

BUSH, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 60)

         Date: 7 Mar 1881; prob 18 Mar. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, William BUSH...to niece, Mary M. HICKMAN...

         Exr: son, William BUSH

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Achilles (and Charles) IRVING

 

McCANN, Rosanna, of Fulton Co. Ind.        (WR “D” 62)

         Date: 5 Feb 1901; prob 16 Mar 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Ellen OBRIEN...to daughter, Mary A. SINNOTT...to son, Joseph McCANN...to son, John McCANN...

         Exr: Ellen OBRIEN.

         Wits: Michael OBRIEN, Alex B. (MIRHAM?), John BURNS.

 

WALTERS, Lena, of Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 64)

         Date: 21 Dec. 1898; prob. 26 Mar. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Harrison.. to son, Ira E. WALTERS...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: P.(B. or M.?) MILLER, M.L. BOWERSOX

TROUTMAN, Phebe, of Sumner Co., Kans (WR “D” 66)

         Date: 25 Feb. 1893; prob. 17 Dec. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “sons and daughters” - Jonas C. TROUTMAN, William C. TROUTMAN, James T. TROUTMAN, Nancy J. LAMBERT, Sarah ROUCH, Ellen SNYDER, Darius TROUTMAN, Ellie M. TILLBURY Michael A. TROUTMAN, and Ezra TROUTMAN...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Charles A. RICHARDSON, Robert L. BEATTIE.

 

TROUTMAN, Darius, of Sumner Co., Kans             (WR “D” 70)

         Date 23 Nov. 1900; prob 31 Dec. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (an heir of Pheba TROUTMAN estate)...to M. TROUTMAN, brother...to Dehlah TROUTMAN wife of M...to William TROUTMAN, brother...

         Exr: M.T. TROUTMAN.

         Wits: William M. DARSETT, Ellen LAWLESS

 

OBRIEN, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 74)

         Date: 4 Dec 1899; prob. 20 May 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.”to Mary R. OBRIEN and Margaret OBRIEN, granddaughters (daughters of Henry OBRIEN, son..”

         Exr: wife, Mary OBRIEN.

         Wits: George HERD, F.L. WAGNER..

 

MILLER, Barbara, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 76)

         Date: 10 Jan 1899; prob. 12 June 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Caroline McKITRICK, whom I raised from a child...to my sister, Clarissa BACON..to Lou (Lon?) MYERS, Mary WOODS and Ed T. MILLER, who are the children of my husband, Jacob MILLER, deceased...”

         Exr: “my esteeed friend” Jacob CAMMER (CAMERER?)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Adda QUICK.

 

SPOHN, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind   (WR “D” 78)

         Date: (--) Mar. 1901; prob. 11 Jul. 1901, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter Mary M. BROWN...to my son, Isaiah SPOHN...to son, Richard F. SPOHN...to son, Ulysses G. SPOHN...to daughter, Amanda MILLER...to son, Sylvester A. SPOHN...to Nellie SPOHN, daughter of Sylvester A. SPOHN...”

         Exr: daughter, Mary M. BROWN.

         Wits: L.P. CONNOR, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

CAPLE, Andrew, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 80)

         Date: 8 Apr. 1896; prob. 9 Aug. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Magdalina.

         Exr: wife Magdalina CAPLE.

         Wits: Jeremiah H. SMITH, Odell SMITH.
COLLINS
, Ethan W., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 87)

         Date: 31 May 1901; prob. 24 Aug. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Julia

         Exr: Sylvester S. COLLINS and Charles W. COLLINS.

         Wits: Samuel J. BARGER, Joseph SMITH.

 

HEETER Adam, of Aubbee. Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 89)

         Date: 15 Sept. 1899; prob. 11 Sept. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Elizabeth EBLING...to son, Levi HEETER...to daughter, Amelia PAXTON...to daughter, Ellen GRAY.to son William HEETER...to daughter, Mary HEETER...to son, George HEETER..

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: F.C. WILSON, Enoch MYERS.

 

HIPP, Christopher C., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 92)

         Date: 4 May 1899; prob. 13 Sept. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Agatha...to daughters, Bertha E. BOYER, Pearl E  PARSONS and Gladys M. HIPP...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Joseph SLICK, A.D. TONER, Jr.

 

ANDERSON, John D. and Mary J., husband and wife, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 93)

         Date: 24 Sept 1901; prob. 15 Oct. 1901.

                        “John D. ANDERSON, late of Fulton County...”

         Heirs: to daughter Tressa H  EASH...to son, William H. ANDERSON (life estate, then) “to his children.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Gilman L. BRUBAKER, Rebecca L. BRUBAKER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

HIZER, Aaron, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co. Ind.      (WR “D” 97)

         Date: 8 July 1899; prob 20 Nov. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Angeline...{to Perry ANDERSON, Myrtle WARE, Pauline WARE, Sarah BRUCE, Nancy WICLICK, and my two daughters, Isabell HIZER and Dora HIZER.  All of the parties...are either children or grandchildren of mine.  And the reason that the rest of my children are not named...I have given them their just share..”

         Exr: Frank L. WAGNER, of Kewanna.

         Wits: E.B. COOK, E.J. BUCHANAN.

         Notes: Will set aside.  See Civil Order Book 6, p. 469.

 

SWARTZLANDER, Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 100)

         Date: 17 Nov. 1894; prob. 2 Jan. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Milton SWARTZLANDER...to son, Levi STAHL...to daughter, Linda ASHEMAN...to daughter, Delilah BARKMAN.

         Exrs: son, Milton SWARTZLANDER

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, James H. BIBLER.

FIESER Catherine, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 101)

         Date: (not dated); prob. 25 Nov. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children, John B. FIESER, Eliza RUNK, Hiram FIESER, James F. FIESER, Henry A. FIESER, George B. FIESER, Alexander C. FIESER and Sena MILLER...and to my grandchildren, the children of my son, Solomon FIESER, deceased, to-wit: Clara FIESER, Nora FIESER, Eva FIESER and Oscar FIESER...to my two other sons, Paul FIESER and Peter...”

         Exr: James F. FIESER.

         Wits: Adolph BICCARD, Milton A. REECE.

 

HOFFMAN, Henry, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 104)

         Date: 4 Mar. 1898; prob. 29 Nov. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Magdalena.

         Exr: wife, Magdalena HOFFMAN.

         Wits: Simeon KROFT, John DICKERHOFF.

 

HIZER, Aaron            (WR “D” 106)

         Notes: Widow accepts under will.

 

ALLEN, Mary J., of Berrien Co., Mich.        (WR “D” 107)

         Date: 8 Oct. 1898; prob. 27 Dec. 1901, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my four children...to my daughter, Mrs. F.W. RICHTER...to Irma RICHTER, daughter of Mrs. F.W. RICHTER...”

         Exr: F.W. RICHTER.

         Wits: Inez M. GAGE, Benj. F. FISH both Niles, Berrien Co., Mich.

 

LATCHAW, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 110)

         Date: 18 Dec. 1901; prob. 23 Jan. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved father and mother...”

         Exr: father, George LATCHAW.

         Wits: Lewis WHITE, John COLWELL.

 

OVERMYER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 112)

         Date: 27 July 1899; prob. 13 Feb. 1902 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan...to son, Schuyler C. OVERMYER...to son Frank OVERMYER...

         Exr: son-in-law, Allie POWELL.

         Wits: Albert J. GINTHER, Benjamin OVERMYER.

 

BRUCE, Mary A. “Formerly Mary A. SPOTTS,” of Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “D” 114)

         Date: 7 Jan. 1901; prob 27 Mar. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my children, John H. BOWMAN, Andrew BOWMAN, Minnie SLICK and Frederick SPOTTS...and Hosley? C. HOFFMAN, Ira E. HOFFMAN and Clara E. HOFFMAN, grandchildren, children of my deceased daughter, Rebecca HOFFMAN..”

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN

         Wits: Charles J. LORING, Loyd TRUE.

RAWLES, Oscar A., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 116)

         Date: 11 Jan. 1902; prob. 21 Apr. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Helen Mariah

         Exr: wife, Helen Mariah RAWLES.

         Wits: John W. MILLER, Albert COLE.

 

ANDERSON, Richard, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 118)

         Date: 8 Jan. 1902; prob. 6 May 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Ann..”my three children...”

         Exr: Andrew J. OLIVER.

         Wits: John V. REED, J.M. MORRIS, both Fulton, Ind.

 

BAKER, Matilda C., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 120)

         Date: 25 Mar. 1902; prob. 7 May 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: ‘to my beloved husband...to Cora Fern BRIGG, my niece, if she be dead, then to her children if she have any... Then to the HEIRBAUGH? of Newark, Ohio.to Sarah FENIMORE...”

         Exr: Susan KEPLER, Elizabeth EWERS and Clarisa BACON.

         Wits: Joseph H. FOUTZ, Delila FOUTZ..

 

NELLANS, Thomas, of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “D” 123)

         Date: 28 May 1895; prob. 30 May 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Maria...”I have eight children living, and one dead who left children, John Newton NELLANS, George NELLANS, Ammi NELLANS, Nackey BOYD, Lavina ROBINSON, Allie NELSON, Mary Elizabeth CLARK, Mack NELLANS...born to the daughter who died, namely Mary Margaret SARBER, John Healy (SARBER?) and Mary (SARBER?)...Ammi NELLANS owns a farm in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and I own forty acres adjoining it.”

         Exr: wife, Maria NELLANS.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Ida FIESER.

         Codicil.  Dated 10 May 1902.  “Appoint my sons, Ammi B. NELLANS and George W. NELLANS, Executors.”

         Wits: Rebecca OSBORN, R.W. OBLENIS.

 

BRACKETT, Margaret, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 127)

         Date: 1 Mar. 1901; prob. 17 June 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heir: “to brother, Peter ZABST...to sister, Mary BARTHOLOMEW...to the children of my deceased brother, George ZABST...to the children of my deceased brother, John ZABST...to the child of my deceased sister, Catherine SHARPY...pay to William DOWNEY, of Rochester, Indiana..”

         Burial: “and cause to be erected at my grave and the grave of my first husband, Jacob J. WEBER..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Elizabeth WARE.

         Codicil: dated 4 Feb. 1902.  “to my niece, Mrs. Elizabeth WARE...to my niece, Mrs. Ida BARKER...”

         Wits: Ben. ZABST, Enoch MYERS.
FOSNER
, Mathias, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 130)

         Date: 22 Jan. 1901; prob 19 July 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Hrirs: wife, Margaret...to grandson, Roy FOSNER...to daughter, Mary C. FOGLE...to grandchildren, Olive M. FOSNER, Lulu M. FOSNER and LeRoy FOSNER...

         Exr: Jacob FOGLE.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Isaac N. JONES.

 

ELLIOTT, Christena, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 132)

         Date: 12 July 1902; prob 22 July 1902, Fulton Co., Id

         Heirs: husband, James B....to son, Alexander W. ELLIOTT...to son, Charles G. ELLIOTT... to son, George A. ELLIOTT...to daughter, Susan R. SWARTSWOOD...to daughter, Jane A. WHITESIDE...to daughter, Elizabeth EMERY and her husband...”

         Exr: son, George A. ELLIOTT.

         Wits: Elizabeth A. THOMPSON, Orbra F.. MONTGOMERY.

 

MILLER, Peter, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 134)

         Heirs: to son, Noah MILLER...to granddaughter, Gladys HARPSTER...to son Abraham MILLER..to daughter, Susanna NAFE...”land purchased of John WALTERS et al..”

         Exr: son-in-law, Eugene NAFE.

         Wits: Arthur METZLER, William C. EWING.

 

VanMETER, Rebecca, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 137)

         Date: 12 Aug. 1902; prob. 17 Sept. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: daughter, Jane VanMETER...daughter, Rachel McCRACKEN..to daughter, Mollie RICHARDSON...to son, Hugh VanMETER...to son, William VanMETER...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C. HENDRICKSON, Martin W. IVEY.

 

FINLEY, Daniel, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 139)

         Date: 8 May 1902; prob 24 Sept. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: son, Marion FINLEY.

         Exr: Rinaldo P. TRUE.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Frank MARSH.

 

BLOSSER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind (         WR “D” 140)

         Notes: Release by Catherine PATTY, Susan HUDKINS,

 

BURCH, Levi, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 141)

         Date: 30 Apr. 1897; prob 22 Nov. 1902, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy M. “She being my second wife...and no children living being born as the result of the marriage...” to daughter, Mary SHIELDS...to daughter, Elizabeth PRENTIS...to daiughter, Sarah BOZARTH...to son Jerome BURCH...to son, Arnold BURCH...to son, John BURCH...

         Exr: Jasper BOZARTH.

         Wits Michael L. ESSICK, Arthur METZLER.

         Notes: Widow elects to take under will 31 Jan. 1903.

 

KROFT, Aaron, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 144)

         Date: 13 Sept. 1900; prob. 16 Apr. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jane A....”my heirs being David F. KROFT, Teri L.HOOVER, Abraham F. KROFT, Roswell J. KROFT, John S. KROFT, Ulysses S. KROFT, Adolph D. KROFT, Anthony W. KROFT, Rosetta S. SEPPY, Rutheford G. KROFT, Dewey McQuiillon KROFT, son of Roswell J. KROFT.”

         Exrs: wife, Jane A. KROFT and son, Abraham F KROFT.

         Wits: Charles F. HOOVER, C.F HARTER.

 

FOSSNER, Margarett, “s single woman,” of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 146)

         Date: 28 Aug. 1902; prob. 22 Apr. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: grandchildren, Olive M. FOSSNER Lula M. FOSSNER (written over “Mary L. FOSSNER”) and Leroy FOSSNER...

         Burial: “monument to mark my grave and the grave of my deceased husband, Matthias FOSSNER...”

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN.

         Wits: Daniel FRAIN, Alfred G. NEERMAN, Molina TROUTMAN.

 

DUKES, Andrew E., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 148)

         Date: 21 Aug. 1886; prob. 25 June 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, E.A. RUMBLE.

 

MOORE, Joseph B., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 150)

         Date: 14 July 1903; prob 12 Aug 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lucy J....mother, Ann. M. MOORE.”residue and remainder to the Board of Trustees of the Citizens Cemetery in Rochester Fulton County...repair the burial lots...Wash MOORE, my father, and Joseph MOORE, my grandfather...”

         Exr: Daniel AGNEW.

         Wits: William REED, Anson H. MERRICK, both Rochester, Ind.

 

HARTS, Benjamin, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 153)

         Date: 29 Sept 1903; prob. 14 Oct. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Almeda J.

         Exr: wife, Almeda J. HARTS.

         Wits, John H. ELLIS, William H. VANKIRK

 

EDDINGER, Peter, of Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 155)

         Date: 18 Apr 1889; prob. 24 Oct. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rody...to son, William F. EDINGER...to son, Charles EDINGER...

         Exr: wife, Rody EDINGER.

         Wits: Angus BROWN, Milo R. SMITH.

RUSSELL, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 157)

         Date: 4 May 1896; prob. 9 Nov. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret...

         Exr: wife, Margaret RUSSELL.

         Wits: Isaiah CONNER, William W. McMAHAN.

 

STURKEN, Caroline, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 159)

         Date: 8 Jan. 1903; prob. 11 Jan. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Frederick...to son, Charles H. STURKEN (life estate0, then) “the children begotten of him...to sister, Amelia CARNEY, of Cass Co., Ind...”

         Exr: Augustus G. SINKS

         Wits: O.F. MONTGOMERY, Michael L. ESSICK.

 

SHRIVER, Jesse, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 161)

         Date: 5 July 1894; prob (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary C...to son, Oliver SHRIVER...to son, Ellias SHRIVER...to son, James SHRIVER...to son, David SHRIVER...to W.J. BEMENDERFER, Trustee, “for the benefit of my grandchildren until the youngest...arrives at the age of 21 years...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, R.C. STEPHENSON.

 

DUDGEON, Nathaniel, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 165)

         Date: 28 June 1893; prob. Dec. 1903, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: Wife, Harriet E....to son, Albertus H. DUDGEON...”to grandchildren of my deceased son, Orton W. DUDGEON; Fred Orton Leo DUDGEON, Nina Odessa DUDGEON, Georgia Ethel DUDGEON, and Nathaniel DUDGEON...”

         Exr: son, Albertus H. DUDGEON.

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, M.A. BAKER, both of Rochester, Ind.

 

STEVENS, Bethany, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 167)

         Date: 28 Sept. 1900; prob. 28 Jan. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Iva STEVENS, Versa STEVENS and Archie STEVENS, grandchildren, children of my deceased son, Austin STEVENS...by their grandfather’s will they received of his estate a larger share than his other heirs...”

         Exr: daughter, Nellie BABCOCK.

         Wits: Isaac W. BROWN, Minnie CHESNUT.

 

CRIST, Catherine, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 169)

         Date: 23 Dec. 1903; prob. 30 Jan 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to five sons and one daughter, George CRIST, Haven CRIST, Jacob CRIST, John CRIST, Joseph CRIST and Mary CRIST..twenty dollars to be paid to the Pastor of St. Ann Congregation...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Witess to mark, Annie LANGANBAHN (in German), John MARBAUGH, Peter A. FOLLMAN, both Monterey, Pulaski Co., Ind.
CAMPBELL
, Christopher, of Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 171)

         Date: 20 Aug. 1901; prob. 13 Feb. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca M...”to son, Barcher B. CAMPBELL...residue equally divided betwee my nine children: Angeline LAMAS, James T. CAMPBELL, John B. CAMPBELL, Charles C. CAMPBELL, Albert A. CAMPBELL, Barcher Band CAMPBELL, Lucretia CAMPBELL, Dottie B. YELTON & Clara N. LEITER.

         Exrs: Rebecca M. CAMPBELL and Albert A. CAMPBELL.

         Wits: John W. SMITH, Elmer F. ABERNATHA.

 

DILLON, Oliver P., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 173)

         Date: 12 Jan. 1898; prob. 12 Feb. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Beulah A...to son, James Thomas DILLON...to daughter Rebecca BABCOCK...to son, William A. DILLON...to son, Lewis Cass DILLON...to son Andrew J. DILLON...to son, Charles DILLON...and to the children of my son, Charles DILLON and Eva DILLON, his wife...

         Exr: wife, Beulah A.. DILLON and William A. DILLON.

         Wits: John ANDERSON, Odell SMITH

         Codicil: dated 29 Oct. 1901.

         Wits: Dell SMITH, Omer B. SMITH.

 

FROMM, J. Henry, Sr., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 177)

         Date: 4 June 1902; prob. 23 Mar. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Fredericka Hellena...”to the following named children of my deceased brother, John F. FROMM: Henry R. FROMM and Frederick FROMM.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Geo. V. DAWSON, D.O. WALLACE, Philip H. GRELLE.

 

SPAUGY, Peter of Akron, Fulton Co.., Ind.             (WR “D” 179)

         Date: 24 Mar. 1904; prob. 4 Apr. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: Wife, Sarah E.

         Exr: wife, Sarah E. SPAUGY.

         Wits: John BERND, Wabash, Ind., Charles F. HOOVER, Akron, Ind.

 

STECKER. Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 180)

         Date: 23 Aug. 1902; prob. 13 Apr. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife...” to son, William STECKER...to daughter, Jennie FISHER...to son, John STECKER...to daughter, Mary JONES...

         Exr: Thomas J. BISH

         Wits: F.H. GRAHAM, John V. REED.

 

STEVENSON, Hetty E., formerly JEFFRIES of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 182)

         Date: 13 Jan 1894; prob. 20 Apr. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Richard...”to my grandson, Cecil Scott SHOEMAKER..which came to me from his grandfather, Joseph JEFFRIES...to Elizabeth JEFFRIES, if at my death she is still the widow of my son, Jarves W. JEFFRIES...between my children: Joseph JEFFRIES, William JEFFRIES, Taylor JEFFRIES, Anna SPENCER, Elmer E. JEFFRIES...and to my grandchildren: Minnie WOOD Frank JEFFRIES, Addie JEFFRIES, Ancil JEFFRIES, Perry JEFFRIES and Leland JEFFRIES, children of my son, Jarves JEFFRIES...”

         Exr: Empson HIGHWAY.

         Wits: Will ZELLER, Orbra MONTGOMERY.

 

SHAFER, Albert, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 185)

         Date: 23 May 1903; prob. 20 Apr. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Allice...to daughter, Eunice Alberta SHAFER (life estate, then) “to her children...Should my wife die before my daughter becomes of age...”

         Exr: wife, Allice SHAFER.

         Wits: Wm. P. CARPENTER, Charles F. HOOVER.

 

LONG, Sophia, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 187)

         Date: 7 Sept. 1896; prob. 17 May 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brothers and sisters, namely Charles UHL, George UHL, Elizabeth SHINE, Catharine SHINE, Rhoda Jane McCUSHIN, Lida PATTERSON, Lucinda WILLIAMS...my husband, Jacob LONG’s heirs have the balance...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isaac BUSENBURG, Cyrenus COPLEN.

 

HEILBRUN, Levi, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 189)

         Date: 25 Mar. 1904; prob. 15 June 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Yetta...to son, Ferdinand HEILBRUN.

         Exr: son, Ferdinand HEILBRUN.

         Wits: Joseph LEVI, Albert LEVI.

 

DEMONT, Kizire, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 191)

         Date: 28 May 1895; prob. 21 June 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Mariar DOSETER, John W. PETTIS, Martha FETTERS, children of mine by Jeremiah PETTIS, now deceased...to Charles PETTIS, Nellie PETTIS, Mary PETTIS, Grover PETTIS, Pearl PETTIS & Charles PETTIS (?), children of my son, Jeremiah PETTIS deceased...balance shall be divided equally among the following children: Charles DEMONT, Roxana HEETER, Alice DEMONT, Ellen ETLING, Philip DEMONT & John DEMONT...my late husband...George A. DEMONT...”

         Exr: Alice DEMONT.

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, Eliza A. SMITH, Flora NORRIS.

 

FLINN, Margaret, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 193)

         Date: 29 Jan. 1904; prob. 27 June 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: nephew, John R. TITUS, of Hillsdale Co., Michigan.

         Exr: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.  Wits: Daniel CASLOW, Clara CASLOW.

 

BURCH, Nancy M., of Athens, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 194)

         Date: 4 May 1903; prob. 27 July 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Celista A. BROUILLETTE...to daughter, Evelyn C. HARTER...to daughter, Solina J. VanLUE...”to the two children of my said daughterL Mamie J. VanLUE and V.Q. VanLUE..”

         Exr: Jasper W. BOZARTH.  Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, John W. SMITH.

DONOVAN, Margaret, of Cass Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 196)

         Date: 28 Oct. 1903; prob . 1, Aug 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Annie OHARE...to daughter, Elizabeth CHRISTOPHESON...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Elizabeth HOMBURG, Geo. W. WALTERS.

 

MOORE, Joseph B.    (WR “D” 198)

         Notes: Acceptance under will by widow, Lucy J. MOORE.

 

FROMM, Henry, Sr.   (WR “D” 198)

         Notes: Election by widow, Fredericka Hellena FROMM

 

BURNS, Bridget, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 200)

         Date: 22 Mar. 1891; prob. 28 Sept. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to resident Priest of St. Annes Catholic Church, Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana...to my children, John BURNS, Mary OBRIEN, Margaret BURNS, Sarah BURNS, Elizabeth BURNS, Julia BURNS & Martin BURNS...”

         Gdn: Mary OBRIEN, “of my daughter Julia BURNS and my son, Martin BURNS.”

         Exr: James COSTELLO.

         Wits: D.J. MULCAHY, Michael SINNOT, John W. COSTELLO, all Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind.

 

RICHARDSON, Jackson, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 203)

         Date: 21 Aug. 1901; prob. 8 Oct. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, William E. RICHARDSON...to son, Christopher C. RICHARDSON...to daughter, Julia Ann MILLER...

         Exr: John W. BLACK.

         Wits: Henry A. BARNHART, Alexander RUH.

 

WISE, Amerette E., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 206)

         Date: 1 Oct. 1904; prob. 7 Oct., 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Nellie M. WISE...to son Clyde L. WISE...

         Gdn: Fred AGSTER “of my aforesaid children should they or either of them be minors...”

         Exr: Frad AGSTER.

         Wits: W.S. SHAFER, Ella METZLER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

BRYAN, James, of Walnut Twp., Marshall Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 208)

         Date: 3 Dec. 188(?); prob. 7 Mar. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza (life estate) “after my wife’s death all my real estate shall be equally divided between my bodily children...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: William McCLURE, William H. BUNNELL, Syl J. HOLLEY, William WHITE.
AGSTER
, Mary of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 210)

         Date: 25 Oct. 1900; prob. 2 Nov. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Elizabeth HOFFMAN...to daughter, Catharine ZECHIEL...to son, John F. AGSTER...

         Exr: son, John F. AGSTER.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, J.H. WARNER.

 

RHODES Fianna, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 212)

         Date: 26 Sept. 1901; prob. 20 Oct. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to each of my living children: Laura B. McMILLAN, Frank RHODES & George HARRINGTON...to Fayetta TROUTMAN, Guy TROUTMAN, Glenzola TROUTMAN and (-----) TROUTMAN, my grandchildren, they being children of my deceased daughter, Catherine TROUTMAN...no part of my estate shall go into the hands of the father of said grandchildren, John G. TROUTMAN, neither shall he be guardian of said grandchildren.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, John SHETTERLY, Floyd J. MATTICE.

 

LONG, Franklin, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 213)

         Date: 14 Aug. 1904; prob. 2 Nov. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Martha A. SLUSSER...to daughter, Mary E. LONG...to wife, Sarah M. LONG...to son, Wilvin R. LONG...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isaac BUSENBURG, Robert ANDERSON.

 

LEVENGOOD,, Frederick, of Wabash Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 215)

         Date: 3 Aug. 1903; prob. 14 Sept. 1903, Wabash Co., Ind.

         Heirs: daughter, Isabelle TUDENRICH “my house and lot in the town of Bruce’s Lake, Fulton County, Indiana...my house in Marion, Indiana...to my son, Stephen LEVENGOOD, my son, Joseph LEVENGOOD, my daughter, Mary DETTEMORE & children of my deceased son, Charles LEVENGOOD.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: J.J. PALMER, Jerome F. WELLMAN.

         Notes: Daniel E. SPEICHER “Admr. With will annexed.”

 

BIGGS, Elizabeth, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 217)

         Date: 25 Mar. 1904; prob. 18 Nov. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Frank SRIVER, all my personal property.”

         Exr: Frank SRIVER.

         Wits: W.H. GRAHAM, Akron, Ind., Grant RICKEL Rochester, Ind.

 

HAGAN, Hannah, of Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “D” 218)

         Date: 27 Jan. 1904; prob. 16 Nov. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, John HAGAN...to Rose HAGAN (John’s wife)...to daughter, Sophia KRATHWAHL...to Theresa SMITH...to Mary LOVETT...

         Exr: John B. McMAHAN.

         Wits: Calvin K. BITTERS, John B. McMAHAN.

AULT, Susannah, aged 72 years, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 221)

         Date: 24 Feb 1899; prob. 7 Mar. 1904, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: husand, Henry...”to my children, Eveline BAILEY, Mary A. ADAMS, Joseph F. AULT and Delila BARCUS..”

         Exrs: (not named)

         Wits: W.J. BAILEY, Joseph F. AULT, Mary ADAMS & Lida BARCUS.

 

FERRAND, Thomas J., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 223)

         Date: 19 Nov 1903; prob. 22 Nov 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sons: John W. FERRAND, William FERRAND, Jefferson FERRAND, James FERRAND, Harvey H. FERRAND, Marquis D.L. FERRAND...to my daughters: Jane SADDLER, Arzilla E. FARLEY, Johanna GLADWELL, Rebecca WILSON...”

         Exr: Rebecc WILSON

         Wits: Martin W. IVEY, John P. RUSSELL.

 

COPELAND, Arthur C., a batchelor, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 225)

         Date: 10 Mar. 1884; prob. 26 Dec. 1904, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: sister, Kate L. GODMAN...brother, Earl P. COPELAND...Arthur P. COPELAND...Guild COPELAND...Earl Percy COPELAND, Howard COPELAND, Elijah COPELAND, & Mrs. Kate L. GODMAN, being my brothers and sister...

         Burial: “by the side of my father and mother in the cemetery at Marion, Ohio or as near there as possible.”

         Exrs: Earl Percy COPELAND, Elijah COPELAND, “and my brother-in-law, Henry C. GODMAN.

         Wits: Chas. W. CAFFYN, James T. GAINER, Isaiah WALKER.

         Codicil #1.  dated 3 Dec. 1894.  “Whereas my brothers, Guild COPELAND and Howard COPELAND and all the children of my beloved sister, Kate L. GODMAN have since died...my brothers, Earl P. COPELAND and Elijah COPELAND and my nephew George D. COPELAND, Executors...my nephews, Foster COPELAND, Arthur P. COPELAND, Howard D. COPELAND...Foster COPELAND, Trustee for my sister, Kate L. GODMAN.”

         Wits: James T. GAINER, Enoch MEYERS.

         Codicil #2. dated 8 Apr. 1895

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, James T. GAINER.

         Codicil #3. date 31 July 1896.  “My nieces, Mrs. Laura C. WATT, of Atlanta, Ga. & Mrs. May C. RUSSELL, of (-----), and their childre.”

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, James T. GAINER.

         Codicil #4. date 12 Aug. 1902, *to my niece, Edith Copeland HOLLOWAY (life estate) then to her heirs...for the heirs of Corrilla Copeland LEWIS...for May Copeland RUSSELL...for Laura Copeland WATTS...Edith Copeland HOLLOWAY...my niece, Leila Copeland SMITH...”

         Wits: Frank H. TERRY, Enoch MYERS.

         Codicil #5. Date 10 Dec. 1904
WALSH
, Kyran, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “D” 249)

         Date: 15 Dec. 1902; prob. 20 Feb. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “..recent death of my beloved wife, Ann WALSH..death of my daughter, Hannah OCONNER...daughter, Margaret McDONOUGH...my little grand daughter, Hannah CONNARRY...to son, James WALSH (80 acres in Harrison Twp., Pulaski Co., Ind.)...StAnes Catholic Church at Grass Creek, Indiana...to son John Joseph WALSH,,,to son, William Walter WALSH...to son, Patrick Ed WALSH..to Ellen WALSH (Patrick Ed WALSH’s wife)...to grandson, John CONARRY, the son of my daughter, Mary Ann CONARY, deceased....to granddaughter, Grace CONARY, the daughter of my daughter, Margaret CONARRY...to Mary CONARY, the daughter of my daughter, Mary Ann CONARY, deceased...to Ed CONARY son of my daughter Mary Ann CONARY, deceased...”

         Exrs: James WALSH, John J. WALSH “and my esteemed friend” Daniel W. SIBERT.

         Wits: George W. RALSTON, John P. RUSSELL, Henry M. WARE.

 

BURROUS, Catharine, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 258)

         Date: 31 Jan. 1905; prob. 14 Mar. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to John Ludewig BURROUS, whom I have cared for from infrancy...to Robert BURROUS, my grandson...to my daughter, Louie REDD..”

         Exr: William B. REDD.

         Wits: Frank BLOOM, Benj. F. DEWALT.

 

PUGH David, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 260)

         Date: 2 Nov. 1904; prob. 31 Mar. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “...the death of my beloved wife, Caroline PUGH, on the 6th day of December, 1902...to my daughter, Levina “Vine” RICHIA (life estate) and at her death reverts back to Carry CLAYBAUGH...to son, William PUGH...to son, Albert S. PUGH..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Kyran WALSH Rea TORRENCE.

 

BOWMAN, Zacharias, of Fulton Co., Id.     (WR “D” 262)

         Date: 6 Nov. 1897; prob. 11 Apr. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Adaline...”she will not take in a family to live with her in her home, though she may take a grandchild of other person as company for her..Edwin BOWMAN, my son, shall be paid fifty dollars in cash...the residue to be divided among all my sons and daughters..”

         Exr: Adam MILLER

         Wits: C.F. HARTER, S.N. SHESLER.

 

BEIK, Otto F., of the age of 52 years, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 264)

         Date: 25 Mar. 1905; prob. 20 Apr. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth...to daughter, Mary BEIK...to son, Frank BEIK...

         Exr: wife, Elizabeth BEIK.

         Wits: C,F, HOOVER, Virgil SHAFER, Both Akron, Ind.
LAHMAN
, Sarah, of Delong, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 266)

         Date: 22 Nov. 1895; prob. 17 Apr. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Simon LAHMAN...to daugher, Mary BUSH...to daughter, Iona HARTER...to daughter, Emma SHOTT..to son, Oscar LAHMAN..

         Exr: son, Simon LAHMAN.

         Wits: Peter A. FOLLMER, John MARBAUGH both Monterey, Ind.

 

REED, John A., a single man, of Fulton Co., Id.       (WR “D” 268)

         Date: 22 Oct 1900; prob. 1 May 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Minta BECKER...to daughter, Bertha OVERMYER...

         Burial: “monument to mark the grave of my deceased wife, Ester REED..”

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN

         Wits: William WRIGHT, Charles BUSH.

 

BEIK, Otto F.,            (WR “D” 270)

         Notes: Widow’s election by Elizabeth BEIK.

 

CALLOWAY, Margaret, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 270)

         Date: 6 Mar. 1905; 19 May 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Rebecca HATCH..to daughter, Mrs  Jay COLLINS..to son, John O. CALLOWAY...to son, Charles A. CALLOWAY...to son, Schyler C. CALLOWAY...to son, James Lincoln CALLOWAY...

         Exr: John O. CALLOWAY.

         Wits: Jeremiah B. HATCH, James M. HATCH.

 

RARRICK, Sarah M., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 272)

         Date: 20 Apr. 1905; prob 2 June 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Martin E. RARRICK...to daughter, Emma S. LOFTUS...to son, Schuyler C. RARRICK...to son, Henry H. RARRICK...to daughter, Alice L. LORING...

         Exr: son, Martin E. RARRICK.

         Wits: Benjamin F. OVERMYER, C.M. SHADLE.

 

HOFFMANN, Catharina, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 273)

         Date: 6 June 1892; prob. 18 July 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Elizabeth PONTIOUS...to granddaughter, Etta HOFFMANN...to son, Philip HOFFMANN...to daughter, Louisa SMITH...to son, Silas HOFFMANN...to daughter, Mary STARR...to daughter, Samantha STEVENSON...to son, Frank N. HOFFMANN...to daughter, Caroline HOFFMANN...

         Gdn: Frank N. HOFFMAN, of granddaughter Etta HOFFMANN.

         Exr: Son-in-law, William K. STEVENSON.

         Wits: William H. DENISTON, Enoch MYERS.

         Codicil: date 20 Apr. 1899. “Children:” Philip P. HOFFMAN, Louisa SMITH, Elizabeth PONTIOUS, Silas HOFFMAN, Mary STARR, Samantha STEVESON, Frank N. HOFFMAN and Caroline HUTCHISON.

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, A.F. BRIGHT.
SLAYBAUGH
, Orlando L., at the age of 52 years, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind

(WR “D”  276)

         Date: 17 July 1905; prob. 7 Aug. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Fannie...to son, Howard SLAYBAUGH...

         Exr: wife, Fannie SLAYBAUGH.

         Wits: H.D. STONER, C.F. HOOVER, both Akron, Ind.

 

ABBOTT, Ora Etta, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 278)

         Date: 23 Aug. 1905; prob. 6 Sept. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, James Edward ABBOTT.

         Exr: F.H. GRAHAM.

         Wits: F.H. GRAHAM, Minton ENYART.

 

SWAN, John W., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 279)

         Date: 8 Sept. 1905; prob 23 Sept. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Maggie A...to Warren M. HUTCHINSON “real estate in Johnson, County, Indiana...”

         Exr: wife, Maggie A. SWAN.

         Wits: Amos WILLIAMS, Lycurgus C. MOON, Rome C. STEVENSON.

 

SPOTTS, Frances W., of Roann, Wabash Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 281)

         Date: 25 Mar. 1903; prob. 14 Sept. 1903, Wabash Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husbad, Lewis ....to daughter, Fay B. BERRY...to daughter, Jean W. SPOTTS...”during minority of my daughers Jean W. SPOTTS & Fay B. BERRY...”

         Exr: husband, Lewis M. SPOTTS.

         Wits: Levi PATTERSON, C.B. RAGER.

 

LAHMAN, Sarah       (WR “D” 283)

         Codicil: date 18 Jan. 1900 “to my grandchildre, Earl G. SCHOTT, (-----) SCHOTT, first name not known, Otis HARTER, Earl HARTER, Trella HARTER, Emerson RUSH, Beth LAHMAN, and such grandchildren as may hereafter be born...”

         Wits: John MARBAUGH, Peter A. FOLLMER.

 

FENTERS, Sarah, of Red Cloud, Webster Co., Nebr.          (WR “D” 285)

         Date: 30 Nov.. 1901; prob. 18 Apr. 1905, Webster Co., Nebr.

         Heirs: son, Fresbee N. RICHARDSON.

         Burial: “and properly interred in Akron Cemetery, beside my husband, Joseph RICHARDSON...”

         Exr: son, Fresbee N. RICHARDSON.

         Wits: Mrs. Ella W. LESTER, Julia MINER of Red Cloud, Webster Co. Nebr, Mary MINER, of Red Cloud, Webster Co., Nebr.
VEDDER
, Emelia, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 287)

         Date: 28 Apr. 1903; prob 27 Dec. 1905, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved son and wife, Gustave and Anna VEDDER...”

         Exr: Gustave VEDDER.

         Wits: Geo. W. FENDER, George S. KISTLER.

 

WIDMAN, Konrad, of Tippecanoe Twp., Pulaski Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 289)

         Date: 7 Apr. 1884; prob. 15 Apr. 1884, Pulask Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rosina...”my beloved children, Sylvester, Mary, John Michael, Casper Joseph, August, Elizabeth, Ambrose Corneiius.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits William BUEHRLEE, Henry S. FANSLER, both Monterey, Pulaski Co., Ind.

 

TOWNSEND, John N., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 291)

         Date: 6 Jan 1906; prob. Feb. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to grandson, Dee Harrold ROUCH...to daughter, Iva TOWNSEND...to daughter, Ora E. ROUCH...

         Exr: Ora E. ROUCH and Iva M. TOWNSEND

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Delbert McCROSKEY.

 

BLACKETOR, Norman, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 293)

         Date: 13 Dec. 1905; prob. 15 Feb. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Francis Edgar BLACKETOR...to son Lennie Earl BLACKETOR...to daughter, Oretta Ellen KEPLER...to son, Willis E. BLACKETOR...

         Exr: Charles W. CAFFYN.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, Martin V. KEPLER

 

NORRIS, Harriet, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 295)

         Date: 11 Jan. 1903; prob. 9 Mar. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Lewis...”to my three children, Pearl NORRIS, Floyd T. NORRIS and Ray H. NORRIS...my two children by a former husband, Clinton B. STRONG and Emma MEREDITH...”

         Exr: husband, Lewis NORRIS.

         Wits: Peter J. STINGLY, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

 

GOSS, Sebastian, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 298)

         Date: 22 Feb. 1902; prob 9 June 1903, Whitley Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to my son, John GOSS...to son Edward GOSS...to son Charles GOSS... to daughter, Angeline LOWE, to daughter, Elizabeth BEATTY...to daughter, Ellen BOWMAN...”to my now ten living children: John, George W., Alfred, William, Jacob, Chares, Edward, Ellen BOWMAN, Elizabeth BEATTY, Angeline LOWE.. (and to grandchildren): Alfred SHOWLEY and Paul BUCKHEISTER, child and grandchild of my deceased daughter, Laura SHOWLEY...”

         Exrs: George W. GOSS and William GOSS.

         Wits: Avenel B. GREEN, John W. SMITH.
BITTERS
, Elizabeth M., formerly RANNELLS, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 301)

         Date: 25 Jan. 1902; prob. 20 Apr. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to grandchildren, Ada RANNELLS and Robert RANNELLS, “children of my son, Lycurgus E. RANNELLS...to my son, Winfield Scott RANNELLS and his wife, Eliza RANNELLS..to my granddaughter, Cora B. RANNELLS..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: A.H. SPENCER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

MILLISER, Silas, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 303)

         Date: 24 Mar. 1906; prob. 5 May 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jane...”equaly between my survivig children...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John COLWELL, Lewis M. LOUGH.

 

RUNNELLS, Martha J., of Richland Center, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 304)

         Date: 21 Sept 1891; prob. 7 May 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my late husband, Ramson (Ransom) RUNNELLS...”to my son, Maurice RUNNELLS...to daughter, Mary BAILEY...to daughter, Maria FLETCHER...to daughter, Sarah ADAMSON...to daughter, Hannah EDGIGTON...to daughter, Iva RUNNELLS...to son, James RUNNELLS...to daughter, Rebecca RUNNELLS...to daughter, Catharine DUDGEON...to daughter, Emelie WISER...to granddaughter, Etta RUNNELLS, daughter of my son Theodore RUNNELLS, deceased...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Jno. W. SMITH, A.B. GREEN, Della HEFFLEY.

 

SPOHN, Jacob C., of St. Louis, Mo.             (WR “D” 306)

         Date: 31 Jan. 1901; prob. 5 May 1906, St. Louis, Mo.

         Heirs wife, Ella J....”to my six sisters and half brother: Catharine ZIMMER, wife of Jacob) subsequently MATERN, Helen HASLANGER, Lidia DEAGLE, Margarette SCHWALM, Caroline LANG, Abraham FRIES...all of whom may be addressed at South Bend, Indiana...Alice K. RULE..”

         Exr: wife, Ella J. SPOHN.

         Wits: E.B. SHULTZ, John R. SHULTZ, Andrew O. GRIMES.

 

KEWNEY, Harriet, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 309)

         Date: 21 Dec. 1903; prob. 3 July 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (real estate in Calhoun County, Michigan)...among my children: John F. KEWNEY, Ozias M. KEWNEY, Ellen M. VonEHERENSTEIN, Horace G. KEWNEY & Leon KEWNEY...”

         Exr: Horace G. KEWNEY.

         Wits: Luther H. BIBLER, James H. BIBLER.

 

FULLER Arthur C., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 313)

         Date: 20 June, 1906; prob. 18 July 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: W.A. BARKER, Joseph W. HOFF.

SMITH, Henry M., of Savannah, Mo.            (WR “D” p.314)

         Date: 4 Feb. 1901; prob. 13 July 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife...” to son, John Wesley SMITH...to daughter, Anna Maria HARTLEY...

         Burial: “that my body be laid by the side of my first wife in the cemetery at Savannah, Mo.”

         Exr: John D. HIGHWAY, of Rochester, Indiana.

         Wits: Willis G. HINE, Robb. L. LIMERICK, Robb. H. McFADDEN.

         Notes: Notice siged by Widow, Priscilla SMITH.

 

BARKER, Isaac R., of Wayne Twp. Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 317)

         Date: 13 Jan. 1902; prob. 14 Sept 1906, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Mary A....to son, J.E. BARKER.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits Hiram ROUCH, D. VanMETER.

 

SMITH, Henry M.      (WR “D” 318)

         Notes: Widow’s election 29 Sept 1906, siged “Priscilla Carter SMITH.”

 

WILEY, Newton, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 319)

         Date: 6 Feb. 1900; prob. 29 Sept 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Francis Gainer WILEY.

         Exr: wife, Mary Francis Gainer WILEY.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

ROBBINS, Alfred H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 321)

         Date: 15 Aug 1902; prob. 13 Oct. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Cornelia G...to daughter, Jennie ROBBINS...to son, Alfred H. ROBBINS Jr....to son, Fred E. ROBBINS...to daughter Eldora BARR...

         Exr: wife, Cornelia G. ROBBINS

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, Windfield S. SHAFER.

 

ENTSMINGER, Amon, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 324)

         Date: 23 Mar. 1904; prob. 9 Feb. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Note: date of probate marked Oct. 31, 1906, ruled out and above date substituted_

         Heirs: wife, Catharine L...to son, Clyde ENTSMINGER...to son, John L. ENTSMINGER..to daughter, Sarah SWORTWOOD...to son, Warren ENTSINGER... to daughter, Addie COPLEN...to son, Henry ENTSMINGER...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John SWORTWOOD, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

ROBBINS, Alfred H.            (WR “D” 326)

         Notes: Widow’s electio 17 Nov. 1906.
SPARKS
, Margaret J., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 327)

         Date: 6 Aug. 1901; prob 28 Sept. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: son, Charles J. SPARKS.

         Exr: son, Charles J. SPARKS.

         Wits: Horace G. KEWNEY, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

GOLTRY, Ahijah, “of the age of 66 years,” of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “D” 328)

         Date: 7 Jan. 1904; prob. 14 Jan. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary E...”to my two children, Clara Mary TIMBEN and Boyd O. GOLTRY...”

         Exr: wife, Mary E. GOLTRY.

         Wits: John GRINDLE, C.F. HOOVER, both Akron, Ind.

 

CAMPBELL, James Y., of Paxton, Ford Co., Ill.     (WR “D” 330)

         Date: 15 Sept. 1902; prob. 31 Oct. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza H....to brother, George CAMPBELL, of Lebanon, Indiana...to brother, William CAMPBELL, of Frankfort, Ind...to James Young Campbell McQUAID and Bruce McQUAID, grandsons of said brother, William CAMPBELL...to Florence WALLACE and Viola HUTCHINSON “daughters of my deceased sister, Hannah Ann,,, my other brothers and sister now living: Robert G. CAMPBELL, of Burlington, Colo., Mark T. CAMPBELL, of Formose, Kans., Millard F. CAMPBELL, of Lebanon, Ind., Sarah J. SELL, of near Frankfort, Ind...”

         Trustee: George W. CAMPBELL.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: (not shown)

         Codicil: date 19 Mar. 1904, by James Y. CAMPBELL, “now of the city of Rochester, Ind.”

         Notes: Widow’s election 31 Oct. 1906.

 

COOK, Eliza, of Liberty Twp., Fulto Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 339)

         Date: 19 June, 1906; prob. 31 Jan. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Note: Eliza COOK, “widow of the late John COOK..”

         Heirs: to daughter, Ella A. KEIM, “and her husband, Samuel H. KEIM, with whom I now reside...to Benjamin F. COOK, a brother to my deceased husband...to my beloved children: Uriah A. COOK, Amos T. COOK, Ella A. KEIM, Sarah E. MURPHY, Noah W. COOK, Samantha J. MURPHY and Oren A. COOK...”

         Exr: William MUSSEMAN, Allen Twp, Miami Co., Ind.

         Wits: Charles WILLIAMS, John F. LAWRENCE.

 

MEYER, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 341)

         Date: 11 Apr. 1905; prob. 12 Feb. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Nanna Christiana MEYER

         Exr: wife, Nanna Christiana MEYER.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, John F. KAUFMAN.
McCAUGHEY
, David E., of Rocheser, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 343)

         Date: 2 Jan 1894; prob. 23 Feb. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Martha Lavina McCAUGHEY...to daughter, Hannah McCAUGHEY...to son, John Edgar McCAUGHEY, to daughter, Margaret Jane ELLIOTT, widow of David ELLIOTT...to son, Joseph Milton McCAUGHEY...to daughter, Clara SMITH, wife of Charles SMITH...to daughter, Mary Elizabeth SMITH, wife of Harvey SMITH...to son, William Henry McCAUGHEY...to son, David Wiley McCAUGHEY...

         Exrs: sons, John Edgar McCAUGHEY and Joseph Milton McCAUGHEY.

         Wits: Milton O. REES, Jay SHIELDS.

         Codicil: dated 18 Aug 1899.

         Wits: Rome C. STEPHENSON, John M. DAVIS.

         Codicil: date 14 Nov. 1902

         Wits: Peter J. STINGLY, Lucile HOLMAN.

 

ZOLMAN, Joseph C., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 350)

         Date: 29 Dec. 1888; prob. 28 Feb. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, O.F. MONTGOMERY.

 

WYLIE, George W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 360)

         Date: 13 Oct 1900; prob. 20 Oct. 1906, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah...”to my two sons, Robert W. WYLIE and Charles C. WYLIE...

         Exr: wife, Hannah WYLIE.

         Wits: Aaron BEERY, I.L. BABCOCK.

         Notes: Widow’s election 19 Oct. 1907.

 

WOLF, Henrietta, of Fiulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 363)

         Date: 27 Nov. 1880; prob. 9 Feb. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved husbad...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Jos. MACHLAN, Jacob MILLER.

 

BISHER, Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “D” 369)

         Date: 15 Oct. 1898; prob. 19 Mar. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary...”to my five children: Jane MILLISER, Emma MONESITH, John BISHER, Maggie DAVIS, May Francis CAHILL.

         Exr: wife, Mary BISHER

         Wits: Samuel PLANTZ, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.
DEAMER
, Aaron, of Talma, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 387)

         Date: 3 Aug. 1906; prob. 30 Mar. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Anna Viola JONES, wife of Charles JONES...to son, William DEAMER...to son, Mainam DEAMER..to son, Arthur DEAMER...to son George DEAMER...to son, Samuel DEAMER...

         Exr: Arthur DEAMER.

         Wits: Edward E. MURPHY, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

LEITER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “D” 377)

         Date: 18 Apr. 1892; prob. 8 Apr. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lydia A... “Equally among my children,, except...Malissa YOUNG, my daughter and her husband, Levi YOUNG...my daughter, Catherine WILSON, her husband, James WILSON...”

         Exrs: wife, Lydia A. LEITER and son, Ulyses LEITER.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, O.F. MONTGOMERY.

 

McCROSKY, Aaron, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 380)

         1 Oct 1887; prob. 18 May 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Charlotte...to Inez OVERMYER, formerly Inez AMLOCK...

         Exr: wife, Charlotte McCROSKY.

         Wits: M.L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

KEESEY, Gideon W., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 383)

         Date: 1 Sept 1906; prob. 31 May 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret...to children: John F. KEESEY, Charles V. KEESEY, William D. KEESEY, Lula SOMMERS, Bertha BURDGE, Walter KEESEY, Gideon KEESEY, Myrte GWYNN, Odie KEESEY and Ivy KEESEY...

         Exr: wife, Margaret KEESEY.

         Wits: Frank NEWCOMER, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Notes: Widow’s election 15 June 1907.

 

SIBERT, Emily, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 386)

         Date: 5 Aug. 1905; prob. 1 June 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my brother, Isaac W. (-----) “ (SIBERT ?)

         Exr: brother, Isaac W. (-----)

         Wits: M. ANDERSON, W.C. HOSMAN.

 

BLOOM, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 388)

         Date: 17 Sept. 1906; prob. 6 June 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, George BLOOM...to daughter, Ella BLOOM...to Stephen BLOOM...to Fannie BLOOM...to Frank BLOOM...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Thos. J. BISH, Grant N. DAGUE.
BUSENBURG
, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 390)

         Date: 26 Dec. 1895; prob. 12 June 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Nancy...to son, David BUSENBURG...to son, Peter Wilber BUSENBURG...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Peter BUSENBURG, Jonathan BUSENBURG.

 

HIZER, Lucinda, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 302)

         Date: 14 Nov 1906; prob. 13 June 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my six children: Susan M. ARMSTRONG, Hiram HIZER, Joseph C. HIZER, Nathan A. HIZER, Anna ACKERMAN, Liucy M. McLAUGHLIN...my two sons, Aaron D. HIZER and John E. HIZER take no part...”

         Exr: Joseph C. HIZER.

         Wits: Charles KELLISON, Julia A. SCHEARER.

 

SHELTON, Margret J. of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 395)

         Date: 12 May 1906; prob. 6 Aug. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: ... Thomas H. SHELTON, husband, deceased...Jennie V. KRATHWOHL, daughter, deceased...to grandson, Melvin Ross KRATHWOHL...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: W.I. RANNELLS, Wm. ZOOK.

 

WALES, Michael, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co. Ind.         (WR “D” 397)

         Date: 16 Mar. 1905; prob. 24 Aug. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susanna...to daughter, Elizabeth KENNELL...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isaac L. BABCOCK, George BUEHLER.

 

MYERS, Wm. J. of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “D” 399)

         Date: 16 Oct. 1905; prob. 6 Sept. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Louisa...{to my four children: Mrs. Ella MILLER, Mrs. Emma BEEHLER, LeRoy MYERS and Allen MYERS...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.K. PLANK, Fred J. IZZARD.

 

KOFFEL, Lucinda Bell, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 401)

         Date: 19 Oct. 1907; prob. 4 Nov. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Lucy Philora MIKESELL, to son, Charles Wilber McMAHAN...to Moris Lester OLIVER...

         Exr: Alvin S. POWELL.

         Wits: Alvin S. POWELL, Jacob SCHINDLER.

 

BEAR, Benjamin F., of Kosciusko Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 403)

         Date: 13 Sept. 1890; prob. 7 Nov. 1907, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca.

         Exr: wife, Rebecca BEAR

         Wits: William H. EILER, Stephen A. THOMAS.
DUKES
, Mary, of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “D” 405)

         Date: 19 Aug. 1903; prob. 6 Jan. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my deceased husband, Andrew E. DUKES...”   to son, Francis Marion DUKES...to “his daughter,” Mary E. FRANKLIN...”to my grandchildren, Ellen BLONN ?, Ora MUSSER, Andrew E. DUKES and Sadie DUKES...to my children: Peter DUKES, Francis Marion DUKES, Mary E. FRANKLIN, Thomas D. DUKES, Ulysses E. DUKES and Charles E. DUKES...”

         Exr: Ulysses E. DUKES.

         Wits: A.R. SPANGLER, J.M. RENO.

 

BEERY, Aaron, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 408)

         Date: 30 Apr. 1907; prob. 8 Jan 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Caroline...to children: James C. BEERY, Charles H. BEERY, Frances L. BERRIER, Franklin L. BEERY and Alpharetta NEFF...

         Exr: son, James C. BEERY.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Newton IZZARD, Levi M. MONTGOMERY.

 

MOORE, Milton H., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 411)

         Date: 28 Nov 1907; prob. 13 Jan. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mahala...to son, Henry H. MOORE...to son, Homer M. MOORE.

         Exrs: wife, Mahala MOORE and son, Homer M. MOORE.

         Wits: John Y. VanMETER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

SMITH, Luman, of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 413)

         Date” 2 Feb. 1906; prob. 18 Feb. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs wife, Almira...to daughter, Ada Edna TROUTMAN... to daughter, Gertrude JACKSON...

         Exr (not named)

         Wits: Ellis E. BLESSING, John L. BYBEE.

 

PUTMAN, Jacob of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 415)

         Date: 27 Apr. 1904; prob. 3 Apr. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my children: Jacob PUTMAN, David PUTMAN, Sarah WYANTS, Kezia, KUHN, Mary ESHELMAN, Margaret J. DAVIS and Lovina E. PUTMAN... (none) to my son, Ira PUTMAN...(none) to my son, James PUTMAN.”

         Exr: David PUTMAN.

         Wits: William ZELLER, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

GOULD, Vernon, Dr., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 417)

         Date: 5 Jan. 1907; prob. 6 Apr. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Dr. Charles GOULD...to Lyman GOULD, grandson, son of Charles...to Emma GOULD, aunt of Charles...to wife, Margaret B. GOULD...to daughter, Hattie STINSON..

         Exr: son, Dr. Charles GOULD.

         Wits: Daniel AGNEW, G.W. HOLMAN.
PORTER
, Benjamin F., of Fulton Co. Ind.    (WR “D” 420)

         Date: 13 May, 1905; prob. 6 Apr. 1908, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: to children: Lucy LOWE, Flora CALLOWAY, Effie BABCOCK, Francis M. PORTER, Bertha DOWNS, Walter C. PORTER and Vernon PORTER...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Aubra F. MONTGOMERY, Wm. ZELLER.

 

VanTRUMP, Jacob, of Mexico, Miami Co., Ind.      (WR “D” 422)

         Date: 19 Mar. 1904; prob. 24 Apr. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lavina...to son, Herald VanTRUMP...

         Exr: son, Herald VanTRUMP.

         Wits: T.H. IRELAND, Perry SHULTZ

 

MILLER, Elijah, of Richland Center, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 424)

         Date: 28 Jan 1902; prob. 15 Apr 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Eliza (Louisa) MILLER...to sons, George W. MILLER, Lewis M. MILLER....grandchildren: Orville MILLER, Alvah MILLER, Martha COOK, Artie E. MILLER, Clemie MILLER.

         Exr: Oliver P. RHINESMITH

         Wits: C. PENDLETON, Michael BURKETT.

 

WALTERS, Margaret E., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 427)

         Date: 16 Aug 1907; prob. 30 Apr. 1908, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: to children: Sarah A. ALBERTS, Emma J. COLLINS, Mary E. KIPLINGER, N. Margaret POWNALL and James A. WALTERS...

         Exr: Homer COLLINS.

         Wits: Joseph SLICK, W.H. GOHL.

 

GOULD, Margaret B., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 429)

         Date: 8 Nov. 1904; prob. 30 June 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to “my youngest daughter,” Edith E. COWGILL...to Grace Wilson HOLMAN, to Margaret K. PLANK.to Louise B. HOLMAN...to Lyman M. BRACKETT...to Mary B. PLANK..”and the children of Rosa B. WILLIAMS: Fred C. WILLIAMS, Marjorie WILLIAMS and Edith B. WILLIAMS...to the children of Charles W. BRACKETT: Mary BRACKETT, Bernice BRACKETT and Ruth BRACKETT their father’s share.I have no reason to believe that he will use his money in a way to make his family or himself comfortable.”

         Exr: J. DAWSON.

         Wits: Jonathan DAWSON, W.W. RICHTER.

         Codicil: date 8 June 1908.  “my deceased dauighter, Rosa B. WILLIAMS...”

         Wits: Arthur METZLER, Mary FULLER.

 

NELLANS, Maria, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 434)

         Date: 20 Nov. 1905; prob. 19 June 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: son, Ami B. NELLANS

         Exr so, Ami B. NELLANS.

         Wits: Mrs. Hannah BRYANT, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 KING, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind     (WR “D” 436)

         Date: 24 May 1906; prob. 15 July 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brother, George KING, and his wife, Sarah A. KING...”

         Exr: brother, George KING.

         Wits: W.H. BAUGHER, Dell HUDKINS.

 

BICKELL, Melissa A. of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 438)

         Date: 2 May 1908; prob. 6 Aug. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “lots I own in Mozart Terrace, Wheeling, W.V....to Merrill H. BICKELL, of Wheeling, W.V...to First Christian Church of Wheeling W.V...to Miss Frances “Fanny” ALLEN...

         Burial: a monument for myself, husband and son...a three piece monument...at Kokomo, Indiana, Crown Point Cemetery..”

         Exr: D.W. SIBERT, W.H. GOHL.

         Wits: Daniel W. SIBERT, Albert I. GILBERT.

 

ROUCH, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 441)

         Date: 18 Apr. 1907; prob. 7 Aug 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susanah ...to sons: Aaron C. ROUCH, Hiram ROUCH, Jonah ROUCH, Jesse F. ROUCH & Ezra ROUCH...to granddaughter, Elizabeth C. ROUCH...to grandson, Alvin OLIVER..

         Exr: Aaron C. ROUCH and Hiram ROUCH

         Wits: George A. SPOTTS, Harry T. MOGLE.

 

KING, Nicholas, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 443)

         Date: 6 June 1905; prob. 14 Aug. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to Rudolph Nicholas GREEN and Hazel GREEN, children of my nephew, Sidney Liuther GREEN...”

         Exr: John UMBAUGH.

         Wits: Isaiah CONNER, Flo COOK.

 

CATON, Martin, of Blue Grass, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 446)

         Date: 28 Apr. 1902; prob. 26 Aiug. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan (life estate) “at the death of my wife...divided among my lawful heirs...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Willard E. NICHOLS, Aaron C. ROUCH.

 

BERRY, Mary M., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 448)

         Date: 13 Nov. 1907; prob. 26 Aug. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to Charles B. GREGORY, Elma J. KING, John R. GREGORY, William W. GREGORY, Minnie May KING, Harriet J. KING, Albert M. GREGORY, Omer O. GREGORY, Reuben R. KING...”payments to said Omer O. and Reuben R. shall not commence until they respectively reach the age of six years...”

         Exr: Elma J. KING.

         Wits: Elizabeth WARE, Rome C. STEPHENSON.
YARLOTT
, Roy F., of Chicago, Cook Co., Ill. “Temporarly residig in San Antonio,                   Texas,”   (WR “D” 450)

         Date 5 Apr 1907; prob. 17 Aug 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grandmother, Elizabeth Jane STEWART, a resodemt of Kewanna, Indiana...to my father, Edward L. YARLOTT and Mary YARLOTT...”

         Exr: Charles E. YARLOTT.

         WITS: Frank J. BOSSHARDT, Charles E. YARLOTT

 

GIBBONS, Mary Lyda, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 452)

         Date: 13 Aug. 1906; prob. 15 Oct. 1908 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to sister, Carrie M. OVERMYER...to brother, Charles M. GIBBONS...to brother, Willliam S. GIBBONS...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Isaiah CONNER, Laura L. ALLEN.

 

BRINEY, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 454)

         Date: 29 June 1908; prob. 15 Oct 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elvira A. “Until my youngest child, Frank L. BRINEY, becomes twenty-one years of age...to my children, Emma C. SHIREMAN, Carrie L. HENDERSON, Dessie O. BRINEY, Harry C. BRINEY and Frank L. BRINEY.”

         Exr: Melviedore BRINEY.

         Wits: Melviedore BRINEY, I.L. BABCOCK.

 

LONG, Horace C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 456)

         Date: 18 Jan. 1908; prob. 14 Dec. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Adelaide...to daughter, Luella Long FARLEY...to son Elhu LONG...

         Exr: wife, Adelaide LONG.

         Wits: Arthur METZLER, Dell KESSLER, both Rochester, Ind.

 

JONES, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 458)

         Date: 16 Dec. 1908; prob. 31 Dec. 1908, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Ella J. JONES, Gilbert A. JONES and Joel David JONES...having already provided for the children of my deceased daughter...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Rea TORRENCE, Isaac BURNS.

 

SOUTHALL, Anna M., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 460)

         Date: 25 Apr. 1907; prob. 18 Feb. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my only son, Omer SOUTHALL, my farm on which he now resides in Aubbeenaubbee twp...to my only daughter, Ovanda May DILLE...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Elizabeth C. HESS, Ella L. WILLIAMS.
SCOTT
, Mary J., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 462)

         Date: 27 Aug. 1907; prob. 30 Mar. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Luella PEARSON...

         Exr: daughter, Luella PEARSON.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, George A. HILL, M.D., S.C. BAUGHMAN.

 

BAKER, Ananias, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 464)

         Date: 8 Aug. 1900; prob. 2 Apr. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Tamer M..”to my father, Abraham BAKER, of Topnot, Shenandoah County, Virginia...to my mother, Tirzah C. BAKER...to my four children: Indiana V. KILMER, Archibald BAKER, Josephine P. BAKER & Ethel B. BAKER...”

         Exr: wife, Tamer M. BAKER.

         Wits: Frank H. TERRY, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

JAMISON, William, of Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 467)

         Date: 9 Apr. 1909; prob. 30 Apr. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emma...to son, David Lee JAMISON...to Anna JAMISON, “daughter of my deceased son, Jacob M. JAMISON...”

         Exrs: wife, Emma JAMISON, and son, David Lee JAMISON.

         Wits: Harrison W. WYNN, Delbert MECHLING, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

COOK, Albert, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “D” 469)

         Date: 17 May 1900; prob 4 May 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Fannie (life estate) “at her decease it is to be equally divided between my six children...If at my death my daughter, Ethel, is too young to choose her own Guardian, it is my will that her sister, Gertrude, be appointed her guardian...”

         Exrs: Theodore COOK, Gertrude COOK and Roscoe COOK.

         Wits: Martin L. PATTERSON, Frank M. WEAVER.

         Notes: Widow’s acceptance 5 May 1909.

 

HOGAN, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 471)

         Date: 1 Jan 1908; prob. 6 July 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Didemma...to son, Ernest William HOGAN...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John A. BARRETT, Charles COLLINS.

 

CRAIG, John, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 473)

         Date: 23 June 1903; prob. 19, July 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Benjamin F. CRAIG...to son Jasper J. CRAIG...to daughter, Ida V. SHIPLEY...(real estate in Miami Co., Ind.)...to son, Thomas M. CRAIG “and at his death to his children...to my beloved grandchildren, namely: Nettie J. WARD, Claudie KIME, Edna KAY, James G. CRAIG, Zena BICKEL, Alice SHIPLEY, Daniel J. DILLMAN, Franklin DILLMAN, Fannie ZARTMAN, Ida CRAIG and Nevada CONRAD...my blind granddaughter, Dolly CRAIG...”

         Exr: Reuben WHITTENBERGER.

         Wits: C.F. HOOVER, H.D. STONER, both Akron, Ind.

HARTMAN, Hulda, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 476)

         Date: 28 July 1900; prob. 30 July 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Jacob.. “To my children, Ira Melvin ZEIGLER, Joseph E. ZEIGLER, Rosa Pearl ZEIGLER, Daisy Ann ROUCH, Granville Webster ZEIGLER...and my beloved granddaughter, Dolly ZEIGLER..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.J. LORING, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

MYERS, Amos, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 478)

         Date: 25 Aug. 1908; prob. 23 Aug. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife..” to son, Franklin MYERS...” to my other heirs Emma HAMLET, James MYERS & Jesse MYERS...”

         Exr: son, Franklin MYERS.

         Wits: W.H. BAUGHER, Isaac EATON.

         Notes: Widow’s acceptance 27 Aug. 1909, signed Judith MYERS.

 

FENSTERMAKER, Enoch, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 481)

         Date: 9 Sept 1903; prob. 28 Aug. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Julia A...”to my three children, Alpheus M. FENSTERMAKER, Frank L. FENSTERMAKER & Marion O. FENSTERMAKER...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Clara A. BURNS, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

BUTLER, Sarah J., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 493)

         Date: 30 Aug. 1009; prob. 3 Sept. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brothers: Cornelius C. BUTLER, Oliver BUTLER, Harlen BUTLER, and to my sister, Elizabeth EYTCHESON...to my sister-in-law, Louise BUTLER, wife of my deceased brother, William J. BUTLER...”

         Exr: Corneliius C. BUTLER.

         Wits: Joseph HOOVER, Nathaniel PERRY.

 

BOSENBERG, Frederick W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 485)

         Date: 20 Apr. 1909; prob. 13 Sept. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Hrirs wife, Sabitha A.

         Exr: wife, Sabitha A. BOSENBERG.

         Wits: Ostinell A. DAVIS, Charles E. ROBBINS, Dr. I.L. BABCOCK.

 

HULING, Kelsey, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “D” 487)

         Date: 20 Oct. 1909; prob. 5 Nov. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Viola...to daughter, Lillian Glen HULING...to daughter, Helen HULING...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Omar B. SMITH.
WISSLER
, John, of Shenandoah Co., Va.    (WR “D” 489)

         Date: 28 Dec. 1869; prob. 9 Nov. 1909, Fulton Co., Ind.  Probated 9 May 1870, Shenandoah Co., Va.

         Heirs: wife, Hannah...to daughter, Hannah...to daughter, Angelina... “to my four sons, Franklin Heiser WISSLER, Jacob WISSLER, Levi WISSLER and Aaron WISSLER...”

         Exrs: sons, Franklin Heiser WISSLER, Jacob WISSLER, Levi WISSLER and Aaron WISSLER.

         Wits: Levi ERB, Robert W. STONE.

         Notes: Bond signed by Executors, including Aaron WISSLER and Jacob WISSLER, by Mark BIRD his attorney in fact.

 

MORSE, James O. Counsellor at Law, of Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., N.Y.

(WR “D” 493)

         Date: 25 June 1835; prob. 4 Jan. 1838, Otsego Co., N.Y.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife, Mary G. MORSE, Arthur BURTIS, Levi BEARDSLEY & Jeremiah E. CORY...what may remain among all my children & my step daughter, Mrs. Grace E. BURTIS, wife of said Arthur BURTIS...Shares of my children and step child to be alike except that my sons, James O. & Stuart...if my mother shall devise to my daughter, Sarah...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Peter MAYHER, Horace LATHROP, Wm. P. POPE, all of Cherry Valley, N.Y.

         Notes: (Surrogate Court, Jan. 14, 1842, citation “directed to creditors, legatees, next of kin & all persons interested in the estate;” siged by: Sarah M. STORY, wife of Albert G. STORY, James O. MORSE, Oliver A. MORSE (and guardian for) Stewart MORSE, a minor, & Grace E. BURTIS, wife of Arthur BURTI, heirs at law or legatees...further proceedigs..to the dwelling house of the said Mary G. MORSE...(evidence presented and court findigs concering accounting in the estate).

         Admrs: Court appointed Mary G. MORSE, Arthur BURTIS, Levi BEARDSLEY & Jeremiah E. CORY 9 Jan. 1838.

 

BROUILLETTE, Francis J., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 503)

         Date: 10 June 1905; prob. 3 Jan. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Celesta A...to Celina J. VANLEW and her children, Mamie J. VANLEW and Vonnie L. VANLEW...to Dulen BOWERS, “who has been a member of my family for years...to United Brethren Church at Athens, Indiana...to Thomas A. BROUILLETTE, of Vincennes, Indiana...to Bradmore BROUILLETTE, of Vincennes, Indiana...to Charles A. BROUILLETTE, son of James BROUILLETTE, deceased...to Tellie DeUNION, of Cincinnati, Ohio...to the children of Anthony BROUILLETTE, deceased..to Evelyn C. HARTER...”

         Exr: William RANNELLS.

         Wits: Ellen J. RANNELLS, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.
GOSS
, George, of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “D” 506)

         Date: 21 Feb. 1905; prob. 8 Jan. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to daughter Sarah RANK and her husband, John RANK..to my children: Sarah RANK, Silas GOSS, Hiram GOSS, Maria ALSPACH, Rebecca McMAHAN, Angeline BURTON, Mary MARSH & Josephine MARSH..”

         Exrs: “and trustees” John B. McMAHAN, Sylvester ALSPACH, Frank MARSH & Robert MARSH.

         Wits: Wm. ZELLER, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY

 

JAMES, William E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “D” 509)

         Date: 1 June 1901; prob. 19 Feb. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca A.

         Exr: wife, Rebecca A. JAMES.

         Wits: Joseph HARDING, D.D. GINTHER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

WINN, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 511)

         Date: 22 Feb. 1908; prob. 9 Mar. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: daughter, Rebecca H. BRONSON, “to her son,” John Sherman BRONSON...to daughter, Rosetta MARTIN, and “her husband,” Harrison MARTIN..to daughter, Maggie I. ROBBINS...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Milo R. SMITH, N.J. CLYMER.

 

SEARS, Charles, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “D” 513)

         Date: 15 Oct. 1909; prob. 20 Jan. 1910, McLean Co., Ill.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Ellen...”to Joseph P. MYERS, of Ford County, Illinois and Clute FREIBURG, Arrowsmith, Illinois, my farm...in Liberty Township, Fulton County, Indiaa...(also reference to “the McLean County, Illinois farm”)...said trust fund...to my children...as follows: Olive SEARS, George Elmer SEARS, Essie FREIBURG, David Lee SEARS, Charles SEARS, Myrtle SEARS & Grace SEARS...”

         Exr: Joseph P. MYERS and Clute FREIBURG.

         Wits: Robert MEANS, George M. NELSON, both Saybrook, Ill.

 

TRIMBLE, John, of Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “D” 519)

         Date: 3 Aug 1909; prob. 29 Mar. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lydia.”my children and grandchildren: Thomas C. TRIMBLE Clinton D. TRIMBLE, Mattie Trimble EASH, Eunice Trimble REED..to my granddaughters, Louisa CUMMINS and May CUMMINS, children of my deceased daughter, Laura E Trimble CUMMINS...”

         Exr: Clnton D. TRIMBLE.

         Wits: Isaiah CONNER, Kline W. SHORE.
HILL
, John G., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 521)

         Date: 15 July 1909; prob. 1 Apr. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret...to daughter Minnie ROBBINS...to granddaughter, Eva RULE...to daughter, Rosa R. MILLER..to daughter, Tressie M. WARNER...to son, John F. HILL.to son, George A. HILL...”

         Exr: son, George A. HILL.

         Wits: Geo. W. HAYWARD, Perry M. SHORE.

         Codicil: date 7 Jan. 1910.

         Wits: Fred AGSTER, I.L.BABCOCK.

 

KERN, Rebecca, “widow of John M. KERN, deceased, of Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “D” 525)

         Date: 8 Feb. 1910; prob. 6 June 1910, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to Clymina KERN, sister of my late husband...to the Home for Widows and Single Women, or Reading, Pennsylvania...to my brothers, Peter ZERBE, Jacob ZERBE & George ZERBE..and my sisters: Eliza ROGERS and Susanna DAVIS..and my niece, Sarah Eldora Zerbe CLELAND..a cross for the pulpit of the Lutheran Church in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, Indiana...”

         Burial: “tombstone at the grave of my parents and markers at the graves of my brother, William ZERBE, and my sister, Katie ZERBE, and markers at the graves of my brother Emanuel’s children, buried at Richland Center, and also for the straightening up of the Tombstone of my two children at Richland Cemetery and of my child buried at the Liuthera Church in Newcastle Township...at the grave of my late husband, John W. KERN, and myself in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Rochester, Indiana.”

         Exr: George ZERBE and Peter ZERBE.

         Wits: George H. ADAMS, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

ANDERSON, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “D” 529)

         Date: 7 Feb. 1905; prob. 10 June, 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J.

         Exr: wife, Mary J. ANDERSON.

         Wits: William D. RALSTON, Benjamin F. OVERMYER.

         Notes: Widow’s renunciation 21 Feb. 1911.

 

LEITER, Franklin, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 531)

         Date: 30 May 1910; prob. 16 June 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Caroline...to daughter, Ida M. HARDING...

                        “To my younger daughter, Arizona BURKETT...”

         Exr: Caroline LEITER and Isaac BABCOCK

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, D.W. HISEY.

 

ZOLMAN, Jemimah, “a single woman,” of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 533)

         Date: 29 June 1901; prob. 23 June 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Brunson E. ZOLMAN.

         Exr: Asa MIKESELL.  Wits: Wm. B. ZELLER, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

         Codicil: date 16 Aug. 1906.

         Wits: J.H. BIBLER Orbra F. MONTGOMERY;

ZIMMERMAN, Minnie, of Kewana, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 536)

         Date: (--) Apr 1905; prob. 8 July 1910, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Lewis...”then to my brother and sister...if

 any of my said brothers and sisters seek to break or set aside.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Elias V. HUDKINS, Charles C. WISELY.

 

BEALL, Zephaniah, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 538)

         Date: 5 Apr. 1910; prob. 11 July 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jennie A....”to my five children, namely: Minnie May CURTIS, wife of Mahlon CURTIS; Alpharetta KERR, wife of Elmer E. KERR of Marion County, Ohio; Robert Omar BEALL, Fulton County, Indiana; John W. BEALL and Laura May MERRALL, wife of F.K MORRALL, Marion County, Ohio...”

         Burial: “monument to my wife and myself upon our lot in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana, or in the cemetery at our old home in Ohio should my wife select that as our last resting place...monument to the memory of my wife’s mother in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here...”

         Exrs: Jennie A. BEALL and son-in-law, Elmer E. KERR.

         Wits: Omar B. SMITH, Frank H. TERRY.

 

BRUBAKER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “D” 541)

         Date: 24 Oct. 1901; prob. 18 July 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah A....”to my children, William H. BRUBAKER, Eli BRUBAKER, Tillman BRUBAKER, Jacob J. BRUBAKER, Susana MARTIN and Sarah L. LOMAN...to my grandchildren, the children of Samuel S. BRUBAKER, Deceased...”

         Burial: “also a tombstone to my beloved son, Samuel S. BRUBAKER.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

         Codicil: date 25 May 1908. “The children of Samuel S. BRUBAKER are Harry, Claude, Ray and Goldie BRUBAKER and Della SIDMORE, formerly Della BRUBAKER.”

         Gdn: Claude BRUBAKER, gdn of Ray and Goldie BRUBAKER, “the minors.”

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Charles E. EMMONS.

 

SAMPSEL, Paul, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 546)

         Date: 24 Apr. 1909; prob. 23 July 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Amanda...”to my three children, Arthur V. SAMPSEL, Lola M. DELL & Clarence P. SAMPSEL...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: C.C. CAMPBELL, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

HARTS: Nicholas, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “D” 549)

         Date: 26 May 1910; prob. 25 July 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza.

         Exr: wife, Eliza HARTS.

         Wits: John E. DECKER, Albert FAULSTICH.

WHEATLEY, John H., of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “D” 551)

         Date: 9 Mar. 1910; prob. 27 July 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to Thomas N. WHEATLEY, George F. WHEATLEY, Margret J. DuBOISE, Allice GRABLE and Walter S. WHEATLEY. (relationship not shown)

         Exr: Thomas N. WHEATLEY.

         Wits: H.D. DAY, Mc FREELAND.

 

LEASE, Mary E., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “D” 554)

         Date: 22 Feb.1910; prob. 22 Feb. 1910, Cass Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my two children, Henry O. LEASE & Leota Estella CLAYBURN...to my son’s present wife, May S. LEASE...if my said daughter should die before any child of hers becomes twenty-one years of age then I appoint my said son, Henry O. LEASE, Trustee...”

         Exrs: Henry O. LEASE and Leota Estella CLAYBIURN

         Wits: Richard M. COSTELLO, Geo. W. FUNK.

         Notes: (WR “E” 272) Leota Estella CLAYBURN vs Henry O. LEASE, Exr., Mary E. Lease Est., Henry O. LEASE, Harry LEASE, Howard LEASE, Herald LEASE, Homer LEASE, Ruby L. CLAYBURN, Edward E. MURPHY, Gdn. ad litem           for minor defendants. (will set aside)

 

HISSONG, Louisiana, of Allen Co., Ind       (WR “D” 558)

         Date: 21 June 1907; prob. 16 Aug. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “for nursing by Mr. and Mrs. Marion MOW, of Fulton County, Indiana...to Anna NICODEMUS...to my granddaughter, Anna KENNEDY, of #1528 Wall Street, Fr. Wayne, Indiana...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Dr. I.L. BABCOCK, R.C. STEPHENSON.

 

CARITHERS, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “D” 561)

         Date: 16 Jan. 1908; prob. 18 Aug 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah C....”to my six children: Ora NEWCOMB, Charles CARITHERS, Francis O. CARITHERS, Ina RICHARDSON and Fayette CARITHERS...”

         Exr: wife, Sarah C. CARITHERS.

         Wits: Omar B. SMITH, Arthur P. COPELAND.

         Notes: Widow’s election 18 Aug. 1910.

            “The children are Mrs. Ora NEWCOMB, Logansport; Charles, Logansport; Francis, Logansport; Mrs. Ina RICHARDSON, northeast of Rochester, Fanny and Fay at home.” -- The Evening Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, Tuesday, August 9, 1910.
REESE
, George W., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “D” 565)

         Date: 14 May, 1910; prob. 12 Sept. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary L....”to my children..If I should die leaving minor children (wife guardian)...”

         Exr: (not named)     Wits: Alonzo L LOWE, Oliver O. KLIPINGER.

 

MACKESSY, Thomas, of Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “D” 568)

         Date: 1 Oct 1906; prob. 23 Sept 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sister, Ellen REGAN, of Bellinman County Limerick Ireland..to my brother, Maurice MACKESSY...to my brother, Timothy MACKESSY, of Indianapolis, Indiana...to pastor of St. Anne’s Church, Grass Creek, Indiana...”

         Burial: “monument over my grave and that of my wife at the Catholic Cemetery at St. Vincense Church, Logansport, Indiana...for masses, Rev. Edward J. HOULIHAN, Rev. Dennis J. HOGATE, of Notre Dame, Indiana...”

         Exr: “my friend” Patrick J. HOULIHAN, of South Bend, Indiana.

         Wits: Patrick HOULIHAN, John H. DORMAN

 

MOORE, Pearl, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “D” 571)

         Date: 9 Feb. 1910; prob. 23 Sept 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my mother shall have full use of the farm...to my heir, my beloved Harriett Ethel, and will appoint as her guardian my beloved husband, Robert MOORE...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael EASH, Amos T. SANDERS.

            Notes: “Pearl MOORE, Wife of (Robert) Ross MOORE, Mar. 22, 1883 - Mar. 13, 1910.” Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, p 170, by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh.  “Mrs. Roscoe MOORE of the Burton neighborhood, died Siunday afternoon...Besides a husband and daughter, she leaves a large number of relatives.,..” -- The Evening Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, Monday, March 14, 1910.

            Harriett Ethel must be the daughter, Harriett Ethel MOORE. -- Ed.)

 

REESE, George W.    (WR “D” 573)

         Notes: Widow’s acceptance 27 Sept.1910.

 

HULING, Kelsey       (WR “D” 574)

         Notes: Widow’s election 15 Oct 1910.

WILL RECORD “E”

 

WOLF, Christopher C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 1)

         Date: 28 Jan. 1892; prob. 23 Nov. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary C.

         Exr: wife, Mary C. WOLF

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Chas. DILLON.

 

SHEETS, Emily, “aged 65 years, widow of Alfred T. SHEETS,” of Fulton Co.,                Ind.          (WR “E” 3)

         Date: 10 Dec. 1907; prob. 13 Dec. 1910, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to so, Oliver M. SHEETS...”to my daughter, Rhoda CAMPBELL, formerly Rhoda SHEETS...to my two other sons: B.F. SHEETS & .L.L. SHEETS...to Ida NOFTSGER formerly Ida RANNELLS...equally as near possible between my children and Ida NOFTSGER, as I want her to share the same as though she was one of my children.”

         Exr: L.L. SHEETS, B.F. SHEETS and Rhoda CAMPBELL.

         Wits: (not shown)

 

PETERSON, Frederick, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 7)

         Date: 30 Mar 1908; prob. 29 Dec. 1910, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Caroline...to daughter, Sophia M. PETERSON...”to my children and grandchildren...”

         Exr: C.M. BABCOCK.

         Wits: Earl B. SHORE, W.C. EWING.

 

LINE, Esther Jane, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 9)

         Date: 6 July 1908; prob. 23 Jan. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to Lydia D. LINE & Willis H. LINE...”residue to the First Baptist Church, of Rochester, Indiana...”

         Burial: “at the graves of my father and mother, in the Citizens Cemetery, Rocester, Indiana...with the name “Line” on the front...it is the desire that this testator shall be buried north of Sarah...”

         Exr: Henry A. BARNHART.    Wits: Chas A. KILMER, I. CONNER.

 

ROBBINS, Nancy E., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 12)

         Date: 19 Apr 1905; prob. 18 Mar 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to sister, Henrietta WOLF...to niece, Luella E. MATCHETT...no niece, Zaider M. KESSLER...to Earnest L. KESSLER...to Kenneth K. KESSLER...to William L. WOLF...to sister, Angeline IRVINE...to sister, Emeline PALMER...to sister, Elizabeth KILMER...to sister, Harriett RALSTIN.to sister, Cecelia M. DREW...to half-sister, Adeline COLE...to half-sister, Phoebe WHALLEY...to half-brother, Zebina WHALLEY...

         Exr: Henry MECHLING.

         Wits: Maria MECHLING, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY

         Codicil: date 14 June 1906 (changed legatees - Henrietta WOLF is deceased)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, W.S. WOLF.

ZOOK, Edward, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 17)

         Date: 7 Mar. 1911; prob 27 Mar 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary L.

         Exr: wife, Mary L. ZOOK.

         Wits: Dr. J.N. RANNELLS, James H. BIBLER.

 

GILLETT, Marie, of Rochester, Fulton Co, Ind (WR “E” 19)

         Date: 31 Mar. 1911; prob. 13 Apr. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Emrick, (life estate) then 1/2 to First Presbyterian Church, of Rochester, Indiana, and 1/2 to Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN, Executor and Trustee.

         Wits: Omar B. SMITH, Edward E. MURPHY.

 

HORTON, Mary, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 22)

         Date: 3 Aug. 1909; prob. 15 Apr. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to niece, Grace Horton TRACY...”residue to my beloved nieces and nephews and my sister, Elizabeth RIDDLE...”

         Exr: niece, Sarah A. WILLIAMSON.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Margaret I. REES.

 

BEARSS, George R., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 25)

         Date 12 June 1907; prob. 20 Apr. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to brother, Frank W. BEARSS, Trustee, who shall pay interest to son, Daniel R. BEARSS...”then to my wife, Jessie E. BEARSS and to my two chldren, Albert Gresham BEARSS and George McBride BEARSS (until said two children) become twenty-one years of age...”

         Exr: Jessie E. BEARSS.

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

 

PETERSEN, Caroline, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind           (WR “E” 29)

         Date: 2 June 1908; prob. 17 May 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Frederick...to daughter, Sophia M. PETERSEN...”at the death of our daughter, Sophia M. PETERSON, I devise that what is left..equally divided between my children...”

         Exr: C.M. BABCOCK.

         Wits: W.C. EWING, Earl B. SHORE.

 

SHEETZ, John A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 31)

         Date: 12 May 1911; prob. 2 June, 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Ida E. (life estate) then “divded equal among my children namely: Elmer L., Roy O., Ralph W. SHEETS or any child that may be born from our union.”

         Exr: wife, Ida E. SHEETZ

         Wits: I.L. BABCOCK, Luther GREEN.
PORTER
, Francis M., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 33)

         Date: 2 Dec. 1905; prob. 13 June 1911, Fulton Co, Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children, Gertrude ALLEN, Leota BLAKER, Lucy TOBY, Fanne PORTER and Wayne PORTER...”

         Exr: George BLAKER.

         Wits: Geo. W. DuBOIS, M.A. BAKER.

 

OVERMYER, Mary E., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 35)

         Date: 4 Oct. 1906; prob 17 July 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Ambrose B. OVERMYER...residue equally divided among my heirs, namey: Ellen HOSSER, Sarah RARRICK, Enoch OVERMYER, Ambrose B. OVERMYER, Lucy BURNS, Schuyler OVERMYER, Jane COOPER, Mary REINHOLT, Amanda DUDGEON, Eldora FLORA, Emma BABCOCK, Carrie FLORA

         Burial: “monument at the grave of my deceased husband and myself.”

         Exr: son, Enoch OVERMYER.

         Wits Benjamin F. OVERMYER, Fred AGSTER.

 

HALDEMAN, John, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 38)

         Date: 6 Feb. 1911; prob. 25 Aug. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Jennie...”to my two daughters, Mrs. Emma PRESSNALL & Mrs Laura PONTIOUS...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Joseph HOOVER, James H. LOVE.

 

GREEN, William Henry, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 40)

         Date: 9 Mar. 1911; prob. 11 Sept. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary E. (life estate) “at her death...to my surviving heirs...the two children, Myrtle MILLER and William G. GREEN...”

         Exr: wife, Mary E. GREEN.

         Wits: Avenel B. GREEN, Charles O. BURNS.

 

HENDRICKSON, Chrineyance, of Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “E” 43)

         Date: 16 May 1907; prob. 19 Sept. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary C...”to each of my children (except my son, Jacob HENDRICKSON)...”

         Exr: son, Reuben B. HENDRICKSON

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Samuel C. SWARTWOOD.

 

POLLEY, Edward B., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 46)

         Date: 22 Oct. 1908; prob. 3 Oct. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah J...”to the children of my deceased brother, Henry E. POLLEY, and the children of my brother, William K. POLLEY, and Hattie G. MILLER (the former wife of my foster son, Elmer POLLEY, deceased) and Abraham B. CLARK, Elizabeth Ann BURWELL and children of Emma LANE, deceased...to the Trustees of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows...to Trustees of

Trinity Evangelical Church, Rochester, Indiana...”

         Exr: Jacob FOGLE.      Wits: Bryant SHIPLEY, John E. TROUTMAN.

FERRY, Sophia, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “E” 49)

         Date: 22 Aug. 1911; prob. 9 Oct 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Martha FERRY..”residue to my children: Zada WALKER, John E. FERRY, Perry L. FERRY, Martha FERRY..Should John H. FERRY be not living...to his three children, Dorothy FERRY, Hope FERRY and Luella FERRY..Should any of my other children, Zada WALKER, Perry L FERRY, Martha FERRY be not living to the child or children of the person so deceased...”

         Exr: Martha FERRY.

         Wits: Louis SEVERIN, Frank W. GORDON.

 

GOOD, Isaac, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 52)

         Date: 11 Mar 1898; prob. 10 Oct 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah A...”to my daughters, Catharine E. GOOD, Nellie HOLLY and Susan J. THOMPSON...to my children, Ashabel W. GOOD, Alvin H. GOOD, Susan J. THOMPSON and Nellie HOLLY..”

         Exr: Ashabel W. GOOD.

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, Isaiah CONNER.

         Codicile: date 27 May 1911.

         Wits: Julius ROWLEY, Isaiah CONNER.

 

SMITH, Edwin T., of Fulton Co, Ind            (WR “E” 56)

         Date: 3 Aug. 1907; prob. 21 Oct. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Laura V....”to my children: James Herbert SMITH, Amy SMITH and Elsie SMITH...”

         Exrs: Laura V. SMITH ad James Herbert SMITH.

         Wits: Peter M. BUCHANAN, and John E. TROUTMAN.

 

WILSON, Walter R., of Hoopeston, Illinois (WR “E” 59)

         Date: 6 Oct 1911; prob. 21 Oct. 1911, Vermillion Co., Ill.

         Heirs: wife, Anna C...to son, Robert E WILSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind)...to son, Clarence J. WILSON...to daughter, Allie WILSON (property in Hoopeston, Ill)

         Exr: Anna C. WILSON and Robert E. WILSON

         Wits: John R. WALLBRIDGE, Cecil YOUNG.

         Notes: Proof shows: “the 17th day of October A.D. 1911, said Walter R. WILSON departed this life at Hoopeston Illinois.”

 

HANSON, Andrew M., of Paxton, Ford Co, Ill.      (WR “E” 67)

         Date: 6 Mar. 1905; prob 23 Nov. 1911, Ford Co., Ill.

         Heirs: wife, Eva...”my three children Martin HANSON, Helen WESSLUND and Anns S. HANSON (realty in Prospect City, now Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois, and Fulton Co., Ind.)...”

         Exr: Charles ASPERGREN.

         Wits: Chas. ASPERGREN, Fred DANIELSON, S. LUDLOW.

         Notes: “Andrew M. HANSON who was at the time of his death a resident of the County of Ford, State of Illiois, departed this life in the City of Paxton, in Ford County, Illinois, on or aboiut the thirteenth day of September A.D. 1906...left surviving him, Eva HANSON, his wife, and the following named...as his only heirs at law and legatees...Eva HANSON, Paxton, Illinois; Martin A. HANSON, Loda, Illinois; Helen M. WESSLUND, Paxton, Illinois; Anna S. HANSON, Paxton, Illinois.”

 

MYERS, Catherine, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 76)

         Date: 18 Oct. 1911; prob. 24 Nov. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “pay to Allen MYERS $25.00 that being the amount that is owing him...residue to my nieces and nephews and the children of those deceased as follows: To Monroe WALTERS, Jacob WALTERS, Samuel MYERS, Cassie OVERMIRE, Lydia MYERS, Julia HOUGHTON, Sarah LITTLE, Samiuel EASTERDAY, Amanda WEISER and the children of Mollie SCHOLDERS deceased.  The children of Susie TRUE, deceased...”

         Exr: Edward POLLY.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Harry BERNETHA.

         Codicil: date 18 Oct. 1911.  “Edward POLLY having since died, I hereby appoint J. Allen MYERS, of Rochester, Indiana, my Executor...”

         Wits: O.F. BALDWIN, O.A. DAVIS, both Rochester, Ind.

 

HARRISON, Cynthia E., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 81)

         Date: 5 Oct 1905; prob. 13 Nov. 1911, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Agatha BARKER, my house in Kewanna, Indiana...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Emma M. HILL, W.A. BARKER.

 

IRVEN, Harriett A., of Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “E” 83)

         Date: 31 July 1903; prob. 11 Jan. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “between my children: Amanda VABLARICOM, Alfretta VANBLARICOM and Sarah CLEVENGER...and Stella BAKER and Fredrick IRVEN the (two) children of Frank IRVEN, deceased:”

         Exrs: Henry S. VANBLARICOM, William CLEVENGER.

         Wits: Elizabeth STETSON, Michael L. ESSICK.

 

ROGERS, Jonathan P., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 86)

         Date: May 1902; prob 29 Jan. 1912, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susie...”to my son, Manderville ROGERS, my bible (and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind)...to my son, Hobart ROGERS, my rifle, my silver watch and my horse book (and real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my daughters, Mahala Arbell HAY & Etta Malora ABBOTT..”

         Exr: Mandervillle ROGERS.

         Wits: Peter J. STINGLY, Rome C. STEPHENSON.

         Codicil: date 27 Dec. 1910

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, Faye WRIGHT.
VanKIRK,
Eliza A., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 91)

         Date: 7 Oct. 1899; prob. 20 Feb. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Genevieve HARMON...to niece, Martha A. STUBBS...(real estate in Fulton Co, Ind.)...to Jeremiah HARMON (husband of Genevieve).

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, C.J. LORING.

 

FROMM, Lena, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 94)

         Date: 1 Feb. 1912; prob 11 Mar. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: mother, Eliza W. FROMM..

         Exr: sister, Dorothy Fromm GOOD.

         Wits: M.A. BAKER, Marie BAKER.

 

CALAWAY, James L., of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “E” 96)

         Date: 3 May 1909; prob. 15 Mar. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “my beloved wife, Bessie CALLOWAY...”

         Exr: wife, Bessie CALLOWAY.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

DOWNS, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 98)

         Date: 4 Mar 1907; prob. 16 Mar. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan...to son, James M. DOWNS...to son, William K. DOWNS...to daughter, Maude L. LOWE...to daughter, Almeda BLACKBURN...to son, John G. DOWNS...

         Exrs: Susan DOWNS and James M. DOWNS.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Charles E. EMMONS.

 

MILLER, Adam, of West Manchester, Preble Co., Ohio      (WR “E” 102)

         Date: 6 Apr 1910; prob 16 Mar 1912, Preble Co., Ohio.

         Heirs: wife, Lizzie...”said Elizzie MILLER..”

         Exr: wife, Elizzie MILLER.

         Wits: Henry J. TAYLOR, Cash TAYLOR.

 

MYERS, Alice, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 105)

         Date: 11 Dec. 1911; prob 11 Apr. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: son, Ross MYERS..my two daughters, Eva MYERS and Ina MYERS..”money received from Henry CURTNER and used to pay the mortgage in the Henry MYERS estate...residue to my children: Ross MYERS, Ollie BURCH, Clara WENTZEL, Eva MYERS and Ina MYERS...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: F.E. ROUCH, B.F. OVERMYER.
ANDERSON
, Robert, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 107)

         Date: 3 Feb. 1905; prob. 16 Apr 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my foster daughter, Delphia SCRITCHFIELD...to my grandson, Robert E. ANDERSON...to Hulda ANDERSON (now Hulda WAGONER, Burlie ANDERSON, Nora ANDERSON & George ANDERSON...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

BRANDT, Chas. W., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 110)

         Date: 23 Mar. 1912; prob. 8 May 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Alvina.

         Exr: wife, Alvina BRANDT.

         Wits: J.H. BIBLER, Lillian NELLANS.

 

GRAHAM, Nancy A., of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 112)

         Date: 12 July 1910; prob. 14 May 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, William H. GRAHAM.

         Exr: husband, William H. GRAHAM.

         Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Ella J. SPOHN, Margaret F. CLOUD.

 

EBER, Philip, of Fulton Co, Ind.       (WR “E” 114)

         Date: 5 Mar. 1906; prob. 3 June 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth...”equally between my children...”

         Exr: wife, Elizabeth EBER

         Wits: E.S. BARRETT, C.F. HOOVER, both Akron, Ind.

 

KNOWLES, Ann, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 116)

         Date: 25 June 1912; prob. 12 Aug. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to gradson, Walter E. WALSH...”to my three children: John HASEY, Ann WALSH & Francis P. KNOWLES...and Fifty Dollars for masses to be paid to the Catholic Church...”

         Burial: “that I be buried in the cemetery near Logansport, Indiana.”

         Exr: John J. WALSH

         Wits: Joseph SLICK, George RALSTON, John A. BARNETT.

 

BABCOCK, Isaac L., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 119)

         Date: 13 Sept 1906; prob. 23 Aug 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Laura E...”to my children: Ronald L. BABCOCK, Ielda BABCOCK, Marie BABCOCK, Robert E. BABCOCK, Alice BABCOCK, Lawrece I. BABCOCK and my grandchild, Francis BRUGH, daughter of Anna Clide BRUGH, deceased...”

         Exrs: Laura E. BABCOCK and brother, A.E. BABCOCK.

         Wits Merritt A. BAKER, Mary Jane SPARKS.
WILE
, Myer, of Fulton Co. Ind.        (WR “E” 122)

         Date: 1 Dec. 1910; prob. 13 Sept 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emilie...”to my grandchildren born of my daughter, Mattie REIDELSHEIMER, viz: Harold REIDELSCHEIMER...Ralph REIDESCHEIMER... and to my grandchild, born to my daughter, Blanche YUSTER, viz: Josephine YUSTER...to my daughter, Rose E. WILE...at death of my wife...equally among my children...”

         Exr: wife, Emilie WILE.

         Wits: Mrs. Dora KIME, James H. BIBLER.

 

STUDEBAKER, Jacob, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 125)

         Date: 2 Sept. 1911; prob. 16 Nov. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Elizabeth..to my son, Fredy...to my son, Joseph D...to my son, Thomas F...to son, Elbert...to son Franklin...”and my daughter, Anna Belle BUCKINGHAM...”

         Exr: son, Thomas F. STUDEBAKER.

         Wits: F.H. GRAHAM, Pat McMAHAN.

 

WILSON, Annie, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 127)

         Date: 28 Aug. 1911; prob. 23 Nov. 1912, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Pierce...to son, Lester Charles WILSON...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Chloe M. NEERMAN, John E. TROUTMAN

 

LARRIMORE, Thomas, of Allen Co., Ind.   (WR ‘E” 129)

         Date: 10 May 1902; prob. 5 Jan. 1911, Allen Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Julia...”the residue to my children & grandchildren in nine parts...my children and grandchildren receive one ninth each...daughter, Lydia E. GIESEKING...daughter, Cynthia A. McCORMICK...my three grandchildren: Blanche LARRIMORE, Nellie LARRIMORE & Walter LARRIMORE, being the children of my deceased son, Thomas J. LARRIMORE...my two grandchildren, Hugh LARRIMORE & Mrs. Elsie GORDON, children of my son, Levi B. LARRIMORE...daughter, Hannah M. KUNTZ...my three grandchildren, Robert L. LARRIMORE, Rolland J. LARRIMORE & Lloyd LARRIMORE, children of my deceaed son, Eli E. LARRIMORE...daughter, Mary V. CARTER...son, Miles H. LARRIMORE...son, Charles W. LARRIMORE...”

         Burial: “my body to decent burial In my lot in the Eel River Baptist Cemetery of Allen County, Ind...”

         Exr: Mary V. CARTER and Charles LARRIMORE.

         Wits: Samuel F. SWAYNE, Andrew J. MARKEY.

         Codicil: date 23 Jan. 1909.

         Wits: William W. SWAYNE, F.H. DICKMEYER.

 

SINGER Edward F., of Pulask Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 139)

         Date: 17 Mar. 1911; prob. 21 Jan 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Etta..”my daughters, Ola SCOTT and Mable HENDERSON...”

         Exr: wife, Etta SINGER.

         Wits: Harry E. SINGER, Ed X. BAYLES.

BOWMAN, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 142)

         Date: 2 Dec. 1898; prob. 23 Jan 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Amanda J.

         Exr: wife, Amanda J. BOWMAN.

         Wits: Jonathan DAWSON, Jno. W. SMITH.

 

STRONG, Nancy, of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “E” 145)

         Date: 12 May 1902; prob. 17 Feb. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Sidney A.

         Exr: husband, Sidney A. STRONG.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Elenora P. WICKS.

 

SEAMAN, Robert B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 147)

         Date: 14 Feb 1913; prob. 27 Feb. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Martha A..”to my three daughters, Maud T. Seaman MELVILLE, Anna L. SEAMAN & Grace M. SEAMAN...”

         Exr: wife, Martha A. SEAMAN.

         Wits: David S. PLETCHER, Peter M. BIUCHANAN.

 

LUNSFORD, Horace G., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 149)

         Date: 9 July 1912; prob. 3 Mar. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, May SHIDAKER and her children...and appoint Perry GUISE as Trustee to see that my granddaughter, Ethel May SHIDAKER, received a reasonable education....”

         Burial: “see that lots No 17 and north half of lot 52 in Moon’s Cemetery be kept in good shape...”

         Exr: Perry GUISE.

         Wits: Benjamin F. OVERMYER, Frank E. ROUCH, both Leiters Ford, Ind.

 

HOLCOME, Catharine J., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 151)

         Date: 21 May 1890; prob. 4 Mar 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to sister, Nancy E. GOULD (if deceased, to her children or grandchildren)...to sister, Hannah M. DuBOIS (if deceased, to her children)...to sister Mary A. HOLCOME...(real estate) “conveyed to said Mary A. HOLCOME and myself by Philemon WEBER and Nancy WEBER his wife by deed dated October 31, 1888...”

         Exrs: “my friends” Isom R. NEW and Mary A. HOLCOME.

         Wits: Abel F. BOWERS, Sidney KEITH.

         Codicil: date 12 July 1901.  “Notes hold against Lon (Lou?) GRAHAM, T.J. DuBOIS and W.R. DuBOIS...Mary A. HOLCOME, who is now dead...”

         Wits: Ella NEW, O.F. MOTGOMERY
PENDLETON
, Arthur E., of Rochester, Fulto Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 158)

         Date: 10 Oct. 1908; prob. 3 Apr. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to grand-daughter, Irene CHESNUT”to my four children: Curtis B. PENDLETON, Madison Co., Ind; Clinton V. PENDLETON, Fulton Co., Ind.; Nina J. McCLURE, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Oliver PENDLETON, in California...”

         Exr: Curtis B. PENDLETON

         Wits: William E. MOHLER, Charles JACKSON, both Rochester, Ind.

 

SRIVER, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “E” 160)

         Date: 1 Sept. 1911; prob. 24 May 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Caroline...”my five children: Frank SRIVER, Samuel SRIVER, Rachel Jane SMOKER, Elias SRIVER & John SRIVER...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Calvin K. BITTERS, C.A. CAMP.

 

STUDEBAKER, Jacob          (WR “E” 163)

         Notes: Widow’s election 28 May, 1913, signed Mary E.

 

ANDERSON, John D. and Mary J., husband and wife, of Rochester, Fulton Co.,              Ind.            (WR “E” 164).

         Date: 24 Sept. 1901; prob 11 June 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Teressa H. EASH (life estate) “descend to her children at her death...to son, William H. ANDERSON, the house and lot in the suburbs of Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, now in the name of Mary J. ANDERSON...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Tillman D. BRUBAKER, Rebecca J. BRUBAKER, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

YOUNG, Melissa, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 168)

         Date: 25 June 1909; prob. 9 Aug 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Levi...”to my brother, Sidney K. LEITER, of Pulaski County, and my sister, Catherine WILSON, of Starke County, Indiana...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Ellen VAWTER.

 

BEARSS, Jessie E., of Rochester, Fulton Co. Ind.    (WR “E” 170)

         Date: 13 July 1911; prob. 11 Aug 1913, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: to son, Albert Gresham BEARSS...to son, George McBride BEARSS... to Mabel B. WOOD, “and to her two daughters, Jessie and Margaret...”

         Exr: Frank W. BEARSS, of Peru, Indiana and Albert Gresham BEARSS.

         Wits: Darius AULT, Elizabeth WARE, Isaiah CONNER.
ESSICK
, Michael L., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 172)

         Date: 28 June 1906; prob. 27 Sept. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: “to my beloved son, Vivian ESSICK (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind...to my beloved son, Samuel L. ESSICK (real estate in Miami Co., Ind.) being the same lads willed to me by my father, Samuel ESSICK, deceased...to my grandchildren, Zella and Zoe ESSICK..”

         Exr: friend, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

         Wits: Charles JACKSON, Robert B. MARSH.

         Codicil: date 20 Sept. 1909. “to my beloved grandchildren Zella, Zoe and Samuel Luther Trickle ESSICK.”

         Wits: Wm. ZELLERS, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

REES, Margaret, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 177)

         Date: 21 Aug. 1913; prob 15 Oct 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Charles Henry ADAIR, of San Francisco, Calif...to daughter, Mary C. STANARD...

         Exr: daughter, Mary C. STANARD.

         Wits: Eliza A. SMITH, Benj. FRETZ.

 

METZLER Rose, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 180)

         Date: 9 Aug. 1913; prob. 18 Oct. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to sister, Clarrissa REID...to sister, Florence ONSTOTT, wife of James ONSTOTT...to sister, Lavina VanTRUMP (re notes siged by): William R. PATTERSON, William ROUCH, S.M. FETTERLING, I.M. MILLS, George M. CONN, M.O. ENYART, Ike WILE, Kenneth DOWNS, George DuBOIS, Arza GRANDSTAFF, Jesse SHELTON, Harry CHAMBERLAIN, William TEEL, CARTER & ONSTOTT and M. WILE AND COMPANY...”

         Exr: Florence ONSTOTT.Wits: Mintie A. HOLEMAN, C.C. CAMPBELL.

 

WARRAN, Maria, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 183)

         Date: 26 Aug. 1912; prob. 14 Nov. 1913, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my four children, viz: Annie BRIDEGROOM, Rosa SWATSLANDER, Martha POWELL and John WARRAN...to my four grand children, viz: Lula, Evert, Josephine and Edith MIKESWELL...”

         Burial: “my body be interred by the side of my deceased husband’s in Mount Hope Cemetery near Athens, Fulton County, Indiana...monument at the grave of my deceased daughter, Olivia E. MIKESWELL...”

         Exr: “my son-in-law” Orlando POWELL.

         Wits: H.J. THOMPSON, Mary Jane SPARKS.

 

YARLOTT, Edward, of Chicago, Ill.            (WR “E” 186)

         Date: 28 Aug. 1908; prob. 13 Feb. 1909, Cook Co., Ill.  Filed in Fulton Cir. Ct. 11 Dec. 1913.

         Heirs: wife, Nellie...to brother, Leroy YARLOTT...to brother, Chas. YARLOTT, of Logansport, Indiana.

         Burial: “burial lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery located at or near Kewanna, Indiana as near as may be to the burial lot of my father, E.L. YARLOTT...”

         Exr: Nellie YARLOTT.  Wits: W.R. BROWN, Mary YARLOTT.

MEREDITH, James M., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 191)

         Date: 28 Apr. 1909; prob. 8 Jan. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mahala C....to son, Silas MEREDITH...to daughter, Estella L. MEREDIT...to daughter, Ethel L. MEREDITH...

         Exr: Mahala C. MEREDITH and Silas MEREDITH

         Wits: J.H. BIBLER, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

         Codicil: date 16 June, 1913.  “Ethel L. MEREDITH, now ADAMSON...”

         Wits: David BUSENBURG, O.F. MONTGOMERY.

 

NEWCOMB, William K., of Champaign, Ill             (WR “E” 197)

         Date: 20 Nov. 1913; prob. 24 Dec. 1913, Champaign Co., Ill.

                        Filed Fulton Co., Ind 28 Jan. 1914.

         Heirs: to son, Cyrus F. NEWCOMB “all my medical library and surgical instruments..”to daughter, Jessie Ruth NEWCOMB...to son William W. NEWCOMB...to daughter, Pearl NEWCOMB...to son, Thomas F. NEWCOMB... to wife, Eliza C. NEWCOMB (real estate in Champaign Co., Ill)...

         Exr: Eliza C. NEWCOMB and Cyrus F. NEWCOMB.

         Wits: C.L. MAXWELL, A.M. BURKE, both Champaign, Ill.

         Notes: Proof shows: Cyrus F. NEWCOMB, son, Champaign, Ill., Jessie N. ANEY, daughter, Mattoon, Ill.; Pearl N. SHIN, daughter, Mattoon, Ill.; William W. NEWCOMB, son, Dewey, Ill.; Thomas F. NEWCOMB, son, Champaign, Ill.; Eliza C. NEWCOMB, widow, Champaign, Ill.

 

HORN, Dorothy, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 206)

         Date: 22 Dec. 1911; prob 24 Feb. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Christian...”to my beloved children: Cora E. BRYANT, Peter A. HORN, Orlando G. HORN, and my beloved grandson, Fred A. HORN...in trust by Marion HEIGHWAY until Fred A. HORN shall have reached the age of twenty-one years”

         Exr: Marion HEIGHWAY, of Mentone, Indiana.

         Wits: Elmer M. EDDINGER, Frank P. MANWARING.

 

ALEXANDER, Isaac H, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 209)

         Date: 11 Mar. 1908; prob. 6 Mar. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rebecca...”to my children: Ida SOUTHARD, Susan B. THALMAN and Gladis GORDON, the child of my daughter, Mary SMITH...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, John BEECHER.

 

POLLEY, Oliver C., of Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “E” 211)

         Date: 19 May 1910; prob.11 Mar. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, George W. POLLEY...”to my grand-children the children of my said son, George W. POLLEY...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Charles G. WALLACE.
HYDE
, Adolphus W., of Champaign, Ill.      (WR “E” 213)

         Date: 29 July, 1898; prob. 25 Feb. 1914, Champaign, Ill.

                        Fulton Co., Ind. 24 Mar. 1914.

         Heirs: wife, Sophia H...to son, Albert A. HYDE...to my three daughters, Elizabeth C. DERBIN, Peoria A. NEAL & Calla A. ABBOT..”to son, Adolphus B. HYDE...

         Exr: Albert A. HYDE, Adolphus B. HYDE.

         Wits: W.A. HEATH, Edward BAILEY, both Champaign, Ill.

         Codicil: date 10 Apr. 1907.   “...now of the age of eighty-two years...Elizabeth C. HYDE, now the wife of George W. DURBIN (of Fulton Co., Ind...real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)”

         Wits: Fred COLLISON, Edward BAILEY.

 

PERSCHBACHER, George, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 219)

         Date: 8 Nov. 1909; prob. 18 Apr. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha J...to daughter, Harriet E. BONINE (real estate in Rochester, Ind.)...”my several other children are not named...equally between my said children: Lovina E. BAIR, Anna M. KILER, Nora B. HAIMBAUGH, Alma J. SHOBE, Miles W. PERSCHBACHER & Harriet E. BONINE...”

         Exr: Miles W. PERSCHBACHER.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Robert ELLIS.

         Codicil #1. Date 26 Apr. 1910

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, G.W. OVERMYER.

         Codicil #2. Date 3 Mar. 1914.

         Wits: Mrs. Anna HOLMAN, William C. EWING.

 

WILEY, Martha E., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 229)

         Date: 26 Apr 1913; prob. 20 Apr. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, William H. WILEY...to son, Harvey A. WILEY..to sister Sarah BOWLLY, of Chicago, Illinois...to brother, Andrew J. MONTGOMERY...”to the following named legatees: Frank, Benjamin, Leila, Melvin W., Nellie M., Ruth E. and Amy WILEY nee WILSON, Pearl McMUNN, Josie B. CONRAD, Merle MURPHY and Edna FERDINAND, George ROSS, Harry & Blanche WILEY and her great grand daughters Pearl MALOY...to my grandson, Frank WILEY...to the children of Harvey A. WILEY...to the children of John R. WILEY...to the children of Ephraim WILEY...”

         Exr: Addison R. SPANGLER, of Kewanna, Ind

         Wits: Thomas W. PATTY, Joseph SLICK.

 

BOWER, Pauline A., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 233)

         Date: 7 Nov. 1902; prob. 9 May 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to niece, Nellie KINDER (real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind... to nephew, Alden K. ASHLEMAN...to sister, Eliza ADAMSON...to nephew, Abram B. ASHELMAN...to niece, Mrs. Helen CASE...”to Maudie HARTER, Clifford HARTER & Chester HARTER, the children of my niece, Mrs. Annis HARTER, deceased...to Florence COPLEN..

         Burial: “my name is inscribed on the tombstone in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Akron, Indiana.

         Exr: William BEMENDERFER, and alternate, Jacob KING.

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY

 

HAROLD, Lewis, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 237)

         Date: 7 June 1911; prob 14 June 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Sarah Alice MOST...to son, Milo HAROLD...to daughter, Elizabeth JONES...to daughter, Louisa K. GOOD.

         Exr: Fletcher STONER, of Akron, Ind.

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, Faye WRIGHT.

 

KEESEY, Isaac H., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 240)

         Date: 16 June 1914; prob. 11 July 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Electra E.

         Burial: “that I be buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Kewanna, Indiana.”

         Exr: wife, Electra E. KEESEY.

         Wits: George E. FINNEY, Almon G. HILL.

 

BROCKEY, Wlliam, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 242)

         Date: 9 June 1914; prob. 30 July 1914, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Lovina...to son, Ben BROCKEY...

         Exr: son, Ben BROCKEY

         Wits: B.F. BARKMAN Jane RUSSELL, A.E. STINSON, M.D.

 

GRAHAM, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 245)

         Date: 21 July 1914; prob. 10 Aug. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to Mattie FOOR...to sister, Dora CURTIS...to sister, Margaret WALLACE...to nephew, Charles M. DAVIS...”and to Bessie WAITE and Charles DAVIS, children of William DAVIS, deceased...and to Jacob GRAHAM and Ella DOWNS, children of Isaac GRAHAM, deceased...and to James GRAHAM and Harry GRAHAM, children of James GRAHAM, deceased.

         Exr: Fletcher STONER.

         Wits: Reuben R. CARR, P.L. FERRY.

 

WAGONER, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 248)

         Date: 28 Oct 1911; prob. 13 Aug. 1914, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: to son, William D. WAGONER..”to my grand sons, John Robert WAGONER, Franklin WAGONER, Herman WAGONER, William WAGONER and Edward Newton WAGONER...”

         Exr: son, William D. WAGONER.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

HARSH, Andrew J., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 250)

         Date: 10 Aug. 1914; prob. 10 Sept. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Emma F.

         Burial: “that I be buried in the lot where my daughter is buried in Grass Creek Cemetery, near Grass Creek, Indiana...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Daniel F. HIZER, William B. HIZER.

PONTIOUS, Abram, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “Ed” 252)

         Date: 11 Sept. 1914; prob. 6 Oct. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rachel...”to my children: Sarah WILCOX, William A. PONTIOUS, John F. PONTIOUS, Irvin PONTIOUS, Noah PONTIOUS, Ambrose PONTIOUS, Elsie MOORE and Lillian POLLOCK...”

         Exr: William A. PONTIOUS and Ambrose PONTIOUS.

         Wits: Reuben R. CARR, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

GREGSON, Margaret Russell, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 255)

         Date: 29 June 1914; prob. 19 Oct. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “unto Susan and Willis BOLLES of Rochester, Indiana, all the remainder...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits Edward E. MURPHY, Timothy MACKESSY

 

THOMPSON, Amanda, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 257)

         Date: 29 Sept. 1902; prob. 22 Oct. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “...the home and ground where I now reside in Rochester...so long as any of my daughters shall remain single without the consent of all of my children and their father, Richard M. THOMPSON, my husband...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Trustees: Harry THOMPSON, Jennie C. & Elizabeth A. THOMPSON.

         Wits: Madge MONTGOMERY, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

EULER, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 260)

         Date: 2 Oct. 1914; prob. 28 Nov. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife...to my nieces and nephews: Lizzie GREEN, Malisa GOOD, Berket EULER Caroline HERBIC, Lizsa WISMAN, Mary STOCKBERGER, Anna PACKER, Ida HAWK, Henry KNAUFF, Koonrad KNAUFF...”

         Exr: Frank P. BEEMDERFER.  Wits: H.C. DAY, T.J. EUER.

 

LEEDY, Manasseh, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 262)

         Date: 16 Oct. 1914; prob. 30 Nov. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret M....to son, Ezra LEEDY..to son, Charles LEEDY....to son, Bertus A. LEEDY...”to my grandchildren: Ledolia BURKETT and Otis BURKETT...”

         Exr: wife, Margaret M. LEEDY.

         Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Eli WYNN

 

PAXTON Mary, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 265)

         Date 14 Aug. 1913; prob. 30 Dec. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: son, Howard PAXTON...to daughter, Lucy SMITH “in the State of Missouri, widow of Oliver SMITH...to daughter, Adella RAMSEY, of Marion, Indiana...to son, Clinton PAXTON, of Mattoon, Illinois...to Mrs. Myrtle METCALF, grand daughter, daughter of Adella RAMSEY...to daughter, Martha EILER, of Rochester, Indiana.

         Exr: Mrs. Myrtle METCALF.  Wits: Frank H. TERRY, A.P. COPELAND.

HISEY, Augustine, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “E” 268)

         Date: 8 Dec. 1914; prob. 2 Jan. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary E....”to my two children: Augustine E. EASH & Florence M. EASH...”

         Exr: friend, Ezra LEEDY.

         Wits: Joseph MANS, Edward S. BAIR.

 

ZARTMAN, Eli, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 270)

         Date: 6 Nov. 1909; prob. 4 Jan. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Luella C.

         Exr: wife, Luella C. ZARTMAN.

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, Faye WRIGHT.

 

CARTER, John J., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 273)

         Date: 4 June 1914; prob. 29 Dec. 1914, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife Sarah E. (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “and I have made it sure that she will get twelve dollars pension from the Government through my service to the U.S. Government as a soldier during the late rebellion...among my six children: Emma R. WILSON, Mary C. BOWSHER, William A. CARTER, James E. CARTER, Amanda S. BURKET, Essie G. LAMBORN...”

         Exr: William A. CARTER and James E. CARTER.

         Wits: (omitted)

 

KESSLER, Isaac A., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 276)

         Date: 12 Jan 1915; prob. 21 Jan 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “and being about to undergo an operation at Woodlawn Hospital...to wife, Mary Elizabeth (life estate) “and at her death, balance to my adopted daughter, Sarah Martha KESSLER and to William L. DONKIN, who has lived with us for many years...”

         Exr: wife, Mary Elizabeth KESSLER.

         Wits: C.C. CAMPBELL, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

ALEXANDER, Rebecca of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 279)

         Date: 11 Mar 1908; prob. 22 Jan 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Isaac H. ALEXANDER.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, John BUCHER.

 

YOUNG, Melissa       (WR “E” 280)

         Notes: Election of widower 11 Aug. 1913, signed Levi YOUNG

 

KING, Joseph W., of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 281)

         Date: 24 Oct. 1914; prob 18 Feb. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Anna S...”to my children: Clyde C. KING, Roy W. KING, Milo S. KING, Gladys L. KING, Kenneth N. KING, Joseph V. KING, & Chris C. KING...”

         Exr: wife, Anna S. KING.

         Wits: Nellie BRYANT, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

ROUCH, Frank S., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 284)

         Date: 22 Nov 1905; prob. 24 Mar. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Edward E. MURPHY, William WRIGHT.

 

HOCHSTEDLER, Eli T., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 286)

         Date: 22 Aug 1913; prob. 27 Mar. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary A....”my children: Laura Ellen VAWTER, Lidia Alice ARMSTRONG, Mary Elizabeth MOSHER, Salem Edwin HOCHSTEDLER, Minnie Daisy VAWTER & Hermie Eli HOCHSTEDLER...should my said wife survive me and not remarry, then, equally among both her children by a former marriage and my children by a former marriage and the children of our marriage, to-wit: Laura Ellen VAWTER, Lidia Alice ARMSTRONG, Mary Elizabeth MOSHER, Salem Edwin HOCHSTEDLER, Minnie Daisy VAWTER, my children by a former marriage; Hermie Eli HOCHSTEDLER, the child by our marriage, and Benjamin Franklin HOBBICK and William H. HOBBICK, my said wife’s children by a former marriage...”

         Exr: wife, Mary A. HOCHSTEDLER.

         Wits: Mrs. William PAULSON, John E. TROUTMAN.

 

HAIMBAUGH, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 289)

         Date: 6 Oct. 1913; prob. 3 Apr. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife..among our children...”

         Exr; (not named)

         Wits: Amanda BAUGHER, Mary M. BAUGHER.

 

BERRY, Benjamin F., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 291)

         Date: 28 Dec. 1910; prob. 5 Apr. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary J.

         Exr: wife, Mary J. BERRY.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Chas E. EMMONS.

 

YOUNG, Jacob, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 293)

         Date: 24 Dec. 1914; prob. 29 Apr. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Elizabeth “then after her death, among the children..”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Chas. E. FLAGG, Peter SAYGER, James H. LOVE, all Akron, Ind.

 

DURKES, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 295)

         Date: 13 Jan. 1914; prob. 22 Apr. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah..”my farm in Rochester, Township, Fulton County, Indiana...to my children, to-wit: Mary S. GREGORY, Catharine KENLEY, Frank DURKES, Minnie Durkes GOTTSCHALK and Henry K. DURKES...”

         Exr: Frank DURKES.

         Wits: Solomon ALLMAN, John E. TROUTMAN.
STEM
, Ira B., of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “E” 298)

         Date: 30 July 1887; prob. 17 May 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Frankaline V...”for minor children, if any, that I may leave surviving me..the children whom I now have, to-wit: William E. STEM, Dora E. STEM, Lealda E. STEM and Norman C. STEM...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Geo. T. MILLER, Sidney KEITH.

 

VANLUE, Omer A., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 301)

         Date: 28 May 1915; prob. 14 June, 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Grace M...to son, Marion J. VANLUE...

         Exr: wife, Grace VANLUE.

         Wits: John B. SHEETS, Henry YARIAN.

 

HARTER, Andrew P., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 303)

         Date: 30 Jan 1913; prob. 18 June 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Evelyne C.

         Exr: “my cousin” John HARTER.

         Wits: Chas. E. EMMONS, Enoch MYERS.

 

SINKS, Augustius G., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 305)

         Date: 3 May 1915; prob. 18 June 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Roanna S....’my three sons: Alva SINKS, Omar F. SINKS & James F. SINKS...”

         Exr: wife, Roanna S. SINKS.

         Wits: Andrew E. BABCOCK, Florence NEFF.

 

TONER, Albert D., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 307)

         Date: 13 July 1903; prob. 25 June 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to the following named persons: Emma E. CLELAND, Ida E. HOWELL, Alice LEITER, Flo M. LEITER and Lucille C. LEITER...”

         Exrs: Ida E. HOWELL and Alice LEITER of Kewanna, Ind.

         Wits: Bertram C. JENKINS, Charles H. STUART.

 

WAGONER, John,     (WR “E” 310)

         Notes: William D. WAGONER vs. John Robert WAGONER, Franklin WAGONER, Herman WAGONER, William WAGONER and Edward Newton WAGONER.  Will set aside.

 

RHINESMITH, Oliver P., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 311)

         Date: 29 May 1911; prob. 29 July 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Flora B....”my beloved children: Mary C. SCHALL, Louella Esther POLLEY and Charles Henry RHINESMITH..”

         Exr: John E. TROUTMAN.

         Wits: Wm. L. WILSON, Chas. G. WALLACE.
YELTON
, David A., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 313)

         Date: 4 Apr. 1914; prob. 6 Sept. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Rosa Bell.

         Exr; wife, Rosa Bell YELTON

         Wits: B.F. OVERMYER, F.E. ROUCH, both Leiters Ford, Ind.

 

LEMON, Henry, of Cass Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 315)

         Date: 18 Mar. 1911; prob. 23 Sept. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary E....”to my children: Mrs. R.M. MATHEWS, Mrs. Lillia M. HARWOOD, Bertha E. LEMON, Mrs. Nina R. REEVES...”

         Exr: wife, Mary E. LEMON.

         Wits: John L. ZOOK, E.H. POWNALL.

 

JONES, Isaac N. of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 317)

         Date: 10 May 1907; prob. 4 Oct. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife...to my beloved children: Emma BARKMAN, Ferry MEREDITH & Ezra JONES...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, F.J. WILLIAMS.

         Notes: Widow’s election 14 Oct. 1915 signed Emma JONES.

 

HARTER, Andrew P.                        (WR “E” 319)

         Notes: Widow’s election 9 Sept. 1915 signed Evelyn C. HARTER.

 

RHINESMITH, Oliver P.       (WR “E” 320)

         Notes: Widow’s election 18 Oct. 1915 signed Flora B. RHINESMITH.

 

HATTERY, Frances P., of Athens, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 321)

         Date: 6 Aug. 1914; prob. 1 Nov. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to sister, Mahala MUSSER.

         Exr: sister, Mahala MUSSER.

         Wits: Robert W. NEWELL, A.E. BABCOCK.

 

CONNER, Isaiah, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind..    (WR “E” 323)

         Date: 25 Nov. 1915; prob. 13 Dec. 1915, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sister, Lucinda A. IRWIN, of Blunt South Dakota...to my wife’s niece, Talitha LINE...to my cousin, Mrs. Ella A. MUSSELMAN, of Indianapolis...to my sister Amanda HUDSON, of Marion, Indiana...to my cousin, Mrs. Adda SOUTH...to my sister, Mary J. GILPIN, of Wabah County, Indiana...to Lucinda A. IRWIN & Mrs. Ella A. MUSSELMAN my private library (not my law library)...to my friend, Mrs. Flo ZOOK, I give my Oliver Typewriter...to my sister-in-law, Lucy CONNER...”

         Burial: “I own a lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester, Indiana...that I be interned on this lot by the side of my wife...”

         Exr: Arthur METZLER.

         Wits: Alexander RUH, Arthur P. COPELAND.
MILLER
, Ella, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 326)

         Date: 12 Jan. 1914; prob. 14 Dec. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, George W....”to my two brothers, Leroy MYERS & Allen MYERS, and my sister, Emma BUEHLER...I am the owner of one house and lot situate in Argos, Indiana...to Ruth GIBBONS and Louise GIBBONS, children of my foster daughter, Lulu GIBBONS...(also real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.),,,ro my step-daughter, Martha COOK wife of Frank COOK, of LaPorte, Indiana...to Clem MILLER, my step-son...to Arthur MILLER, my step-son...”

         Exr: Allen MYERS.

         Wits: Fred TIPTON Phebe R. FRETZ.

 

WENTZEL, Edward, Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 328)

         Date: 10 May 1907; prob. 21 Dec. 1915, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved son, Nathaniel S. WENTZEL (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind)...to my beloved son, Jesse S. WENTZEL (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my grandson, George H. GIFT, who is a son of my deceased daughter, Julia GIFT (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”

         Exrs: Nathaniel S. WENTZEL and Jesse S. WENTZEL.

         Wits Arthur METZLER Horace C. LONG.

 

DIXON, Thomas F., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 332)

         Date: 28 May 1910; prob. 15 Jan. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Celia A.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: J. Oscar MANNING, George W. BREWER.

 

HILL, William, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 334)

         Date: 19 May 1913; prob. 26 Jan. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Ann M. (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “the bookcase containing my medical library and the case containing my theological library....to my friend, William ALLEMAN, of Argos, Indiana...to my son, William A. HILL...residue to my grandchildren, the children of my said son, William A. HILL.

         Burial: “my second wife, Lavina HILL, who is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Rochester, Indiana...my first wife, Barbara Ann HILL in the Pawpaw Cemetery about five miles southwest of Roann, Indiana...”

         Exr: friend, William ALLEMAN, of Argos, Indiana...”

         Wits: Benjamin NOFTSGER, Eoch MYERS.

 

PERSCHBACHER, Martha J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 338)

         Date: 18 Sept. 1915; prob. 17 Feb. 1916 Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to the children of my deceased brother, John TRIMBLE (except Jay TRIMBLE)...to my niece Isabel MORSE, daughter of my deceased sister, Lucinda WESTFALL...to Trustees of Presbyterian Church, Rochester, Indiana...to my step-so, Charles K. PLANK, son of my former husband, Asa K. PLANK, and to my sister, Isabel WOOD (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”

         Exr: William WOOD, husband of my sister Isabel WOOD.

         WitsL Arthur METZLER, Mollie HOFFMAN.
ANDERSON
, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 341)

         Date: 5 Feb. 1916; prob. 18 Feb. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my three daughters, viz: Amy CURRY, wife of Oscar A. CURRY of Cheney, Washington; Bertha M. HOOKER, wife of Joseph E. HOOKER, of Newton County, Indiana; and Elsie GARRARD, wife of William GARRARD, of Fulton County, Indiana...”

         Exr: “my son-in-law, Joseph E. HOOKER, of Newton County, Indiana.”

         Wits: John A. GAERTE, J.F. TETER.

 

MARTIN, James S., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 343)

         Date: 1 Aug. 1912; prob. 23 Feb. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Huldah (real estate in Fulton,, Ind.)...to son, Sidney MARTIN (real estate in Peru, Ind.)...”to my three sons: Stephen L. MARTIN, Thomas E. MARTIN & James E. MARTIN...”

         Exr: Huldah MARTIN and Stephen L. MARTIN.

         Wits: H.E. FRAIN, G.W. CARSON.

 

DUKES, Levi R., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 345)

         Date: 8 Apr 1913; prob. 21 Mar1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my four daughters: Althea, Anna, Elba & Lenora...”

         Exrs “my son-in-law, John E. McKEE and my daughter, Lenora MOTE.”

         Wits: John GRINDLE, Reuben R. CARR.

 

HILL, William            (WR “E” 347)

         Notes: Widow’s electon 21 Mr. 1916, signed Ann M. HILL

 

BUSH, William, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 349)

         Date: 10 Oct. 1890; prob. 22 Mar. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Margaret.

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Wm. W.  MERCER, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY.

 

DUCKER, Mary C., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 351)

         Date: 28 Nov. 1913; prob. 30 Mar. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Amanda NORRIS and to son, Elza D. DUCKER (real) estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) ...”that my daughter and son take care and support, and in the event of death, properly bury one Charley HUDNELL, who has been my charge for many years.”

         Exr: daughter, Amanda NORRIS, and son, Elza D. DUCKER.

         Wits: C.C. CAMPBELL, Dan McINTYRE.

 

MOON, George W., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 354)

         Date: 21 Feb. 1902; prob. 4 Apr. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah J. “at the death of said wife, divided equally between the children...”

         Exr: “my son” Charles W. MOON

         Wits: Michael L. ESSICK, Orbra F. MONTGOMERY
MOORE
, John S., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 356)

         Date: 19 June 1916; prob. 27 June 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “divided among my brother and two sisters, and the brothers and sisters of my deceased wife, Elizabeth MOORE...to Trustees of the United Brethern Church of Grass Creek, Ind...”

         Exr: William H. GOHL.

         Wits: John P. RUSSELL, Isaac E. HENDRICKSON.

 

BROOKS, Job., of Hebron, Porter Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 358)

         Date: 6 Oct. 1915; prob. 16 June, 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, John BROOKS...to my two daughters: Ida PARAMORE & Dora UHLMAN...”

         Exr: William BROWN.

         Wits: M.J. BROWN, Henry HOGAN.

 

BEST, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 360)

         Date: 16 July 1912; prob. 5 July 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sons, John BEST, Frank BEST, George BEST & Albert BEST...to my daughter, Anna Best PLANK...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Albert J. GINTHER, Frank E. ROUCH, both Leiters Ford, Ind.

         Notes: Proof shows: “and said William BEST died in Fulton Co., Ind. June 26, 1916 (signed) Albert J. GINTHER”

 

STAHL, Samuel, of Fulton Co., Ind (WR “E” 362)

         Date: 14 May 1914; prob. 8 July 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Ann...”equally among all my children: Rachel A. LUCAS, Catharine CAPRON, Benjamin Franklin STAHL & Nancy Jane SALES...”

         Exr: “my good friend” Jacob H. KREAMER.

         Wits: Nellie BRYANT, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

AULT, Nellie A., of Cleveland, Ohio.           (WR “E” 364)

         Date: 11 Dec. 1915; prob. 21 Dec. 1915, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.

         Heirs: “residue to my friend, Clarence P. HILLS 1811 East 63rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, in trust...he shall sell my house and lot in Rochester, Indiana...He shall pay for the education of Robert SWINEHART of Rochester, Indiana, a son of my cousin, Nellie Orr SWINEHART...I prefer that Robert SWINEHART shall attend Culver Military Academy...to my friend, Lydia Dwight SMITH, 1811 East 63rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, and to my friend, Harriett S. HILLS (same address)...”

         Exr: “my fried, Clarence P. HILLS (same address).”

         Wits: William T. BAILEY Lakeside Hospital, James H. GRISWOLD, 91 Windermere St.

 

ROBBINS, Jennie H., of Fulton Co., Ind      (WR “E” 370)

         Date: 11 July, 1907; prob. 3 Aug. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: mother, Cornelia G. ROBBINS.

         Exr: (not named)   Wits Omar B. SMITH, Michael SHERIDAN.

MAHLER, Gideon E., of Delong, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 371)

         Date: 24 July 1916; prob. 9 Aug. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha J.

         Exr: wife, Martha J. MAHLER.

         Wits: Clement L. SLONAKER, Peter F. SCHEUER.

         Notss: Widow’s election 27 Aug. 1916.

 

MORTS, David, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 373)

         Date: 11 Apr 1905; prob. 8 Sept. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha E. “at her death to be divided equally between my children: Jesse Ray MORTS & Clara Myrth MORTS”

         Exr: wife, Martha E. MORTS.

         Wits: M.O. ENYART, W.T. RANNELLS.

 

RUSSELL, George W., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 375)

         Date: 31 Aug. 1916; prob. 26 Sept. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Martha C...”at the death of my wife, equally between my daughter Mary Jane HUGHS and Nellie E. VAWTER...”

         Exrs: “my sons-in-law” John VAWTER and John HUGHS.

         Wits: Joseph SLICK, Oliver J. LAMBORN.

 

THOMPSON, Lewis M., of Rossville, Vermillion Co., Ill.   (WR “E” 377)

         Date: 11 Jan. 1901; prob. 15 Apr. 1916, Vermillion Co., Ill.

         Heirs: “to my youngest daughter, Harriet MORROW...antenuptial contract dated June 15, 1891, signed by myself and Belle BALES (who is now my wife)...(real estate in village of Rossville, Vermillion Co., Ill.)...among my daughters, Viola CHAMBERLAIN, Mary ALLEN, Esther GREEN, Lena RAY & Harriett MORROW...to son-in-law, Charles A. ALLEN, of Hoopeston, Ill. (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to my son, John G. THOMPSON...”

         Exr: son, John G. THOMPSON.

         Wits: G.S. SMITH, Charles UMBARGER, Daniel WATSON, Nellie HENDERSON.

         Notes: Proof shows that testator died 2 April 1913 at Rossville, Vermillion Co., Ill.

 

ELY, Lewis, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 389)

         Date: 3 Nov. 1903; prob. 21 Oct. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my daughter, Mary M. KESLER’s two heirs, Linnie D. MURPHY & Earl KESLER..” to son, Elmer ELY...to son, George E. ELY...to daughter, Flora Dell BYBEE...to son, Charles M. ELY..to son, Lewis O. ELY...(sawmill in Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Exr: friend, W.H. BAUGHER.

         Wits: W.H. BAUGHER, Abraham BROCKEY.
REID
, William P., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 391)

         Date: 14 Aug. 1916; prob. 20 Nov. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my sister, Nancy J. STEM (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.), and after her death the remainder shall go to William HOWER, son of my niece Carrie HOWER...to my housekeeper, Jennie OSBORNE (lot in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.), with remainder to her children, viz: Bert HAY, Charles HAY and Ada HAY (said Ada HAY is married but I do not know her husband’s name)...to my niece, Ota PYLE, the sum of ten dollars...to my nephew, Albert REID, the sum of one dollar...(contract with) Lee MONTGOMERY...to Joseph STEM, husband of Nancy J. STEM...residue to the Mexico Orphanage, Mexico, Indiana.”

         Burial: “at the grave of my father, Daniel REID, a monument, in the Old Citizens Cemetery at Rochester, Indiana...monument at the grave of my deceased wife and myself in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Rochester, Indiana...said monuments to be purchased of and erected by Daniel FRAIN, if living.”

         Exr: friend, Frank H. TERRY.

         Atty for Exr: P.M. BUCHANAN.

         Wits: C.C. CAMPBELL, Nellie BRYANT.

 

MOW, Charley Cecil, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 396)

         Date: 22 Sept. 1916; prob. 4 Dec. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Clara F.

         Exr: wife, Clara F. MOW.

         Wits: William BURKETT, Albert A. BURKETT.

 

HIZER, Alfred, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 398)

         Date: 18 May, 1910; prob 12 Dec. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, John E. HIZER...to son, Hiram E. HIZER...”to the balance of my living children, namely: Nathan HIZER, Joseph C. HIZER, Susan ARMSTRONG, Ann ACKERMAN and Lucy McLOCHLIN..they having received by will from Lucinda HIZER, share and share alike of the lands and money I gave to her (my wife) on our separation.”

         Exr: John A. BARNETT.

         Wits: Mary McLOCHLIN, Neal McLOCHLIN

         Codicil #1. date 7 Oct. 1912 “The reason I make no Bequest to my son, Aaron D. HIZER, is that he has at different times received more than my other children...The reason I give to my son, John E. HIZER, the personal property and lands named in my will is that he is keeping and caring for me..The reason I give to my son, Hiram HIZER, the (land) is because I used his money in defending my grandson who was on trial for his life”

         Wits: H.L. HENDRICKSON, T.E. HENDRICKSON.

         Codicil #2. date 14 Jiune 1915. names Hiram L. HIZER and John E. HIZER, alternate Executors.

         Wits: John B. McMAHAN, Charles C. CAMPBELL.
LUNSFORD
, Nellie, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 402)

         Date: 17 June 1911; prob. 10 Jan, 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “divide between my children, Mattie MAHLER, wife of Frank MAHLER, Frank LUNSFORD, William LUNSFORD, Mary BRUCE, wife of Samuel BRUCE, and Linnie OVERMYER, wife of Lincoln OVERMYER...”

         Burial: “and place at the grave of my deceased husband, Peter HENDRIXON, a suitable monument..”

         Exr: “my kinsman, Frank MOON, son of Henry MOON of Fulton County.”

         Wits: Geo. BURSON, Geo. L. BURSON, M.J. BRUCE.

 

JACKSON, Charles, “78 years of age,” of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “E” 404)

         Date: 28 Feb. 1908; prob. 12 Jan. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Catharine.

         Exr: wife Catharine JACKSON.

         Wits: William E. MOHLER, Kelsey P. RICHARDSON.

 

SNAPP, Oswald S., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 406)

         Date: 15 Aug. 1916; prob. 24 Jan. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sophia...to son, Cecil C. SNAPP “promise to give him an interest in the grocery store now owned by me in Rochester...”

         Exr: wife, Sophia SNAPP.

         Wits: Arthur METZLER, Tillie R. COPLEN.

 

MOW, Hannah, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 408)

         Date: 1 June 1916; prob. 27 Jan. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Henry F. (Real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind) “wold and conveyed by Hannah MOW and Henry F. MOW, her husband, to Sarah SHAFER...to my four children: Lillian M. STURKEN, Maud J. STEFFEY, Robert D. MOW and Benjamin R. MOW...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Ostinell A. DAVIS, Beecher A. SWEET.

 

FERREE, John W., of Fulton Co., Ind..        (WR “E” 411)

         Date: 14 Sept. 1916; prob. 14 Feb. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sabitha A. (life estate), “then to my brothers and sisters...”

         Exr: Martin W. IVEY, of Rochester Ind.

         Wits: Minnie IVEY, Vida BARGER.

 

DIXON, John A., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 413)

         Date: 31 Jan. 1917; prob. 27 Feb. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Wilhelmina J.

         Exr: wife, Wilhelmina J. DIXON.

         Wits: Lillian NELLANS, J.H. BIBLER.
ROBBINS
, Cyrus H., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 415)

         Date: 3 June 1907; prob. 12 Mar 1917, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Sarah C...”to my four grandchildren, the children of my deceased son, Cyrus J. ROBBINS...to my children, Alfred D. ROBBINS, Clio M. MOORE, Charles E. ROBBINS, Dora PYLE, William B. ROBBINS, Gertie FULTZ, Minnie MARTINDALE, Della COLE and Roy ROBBINS...”

         Exr: Alfred D. ROBBINS and Charles E. ROBBINS.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Andrew J. DILLON.

 

STURGES, Frank, of Chicago, Ill.     (WR “E” 417)

         Date: 25 Feb. 1893; prob. 6 Feb. 1917 DuPage Co., Ill.

         Heirs: wife, Lillie Lee STURGES...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Oliver H. LEE, Elmhurst, Ill., W.H. MEARS, 1014 Warren Ave., Chicago, C.J. MERRITT, 201 - 36th St., Chicago.

         Notes: Proof shows testator died “on the 23rd day of January, 1907.”

 

SHERRILL, Dana, Clergyman, of Hoopeston, Vermillion Co., Ill. (WR “E” 424)

         Date: 14 Sept. 1910; prob. 27 Apr. 1917, Grundy Co., Ill.

         Heirs: wife, Louvicia Ayres SHERRILL...to Charles SHERRILL, of Lisbon, Ill...”to my sister, Mary, wife of N.S. SHUFELT of Lisbon, Ills. and my sister, Ida J., wife of I.V. CRYDER, of Lisbon, Illinois (real estate in Kendall Co., Ill.)...”

         Exr: wife, Louvicia Ayres SHERRILL and I.V. CRYDER, “her agent.”

         Wits: E.J. BOORDE, Thos. G. ADAMS.

 

SHONK, David, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 427)

         Date: 17 Feb. 1916; prob. 9 May 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Lydia A.

         Exr: Lydia A. SHONK.

         Wits: John McKINNEY, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

HARMAN, Jeremiah H., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 429)

         Date: 27 Dec. 1915; prob. 25 May 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to brother, John H. HARMAN...”to Frank L. STUBBS, all the rest and residue of my estate...”

         Exr: Austin McINTIRE, Delong, Indiana.

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

SHRIVER, Oliver, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 431)

         Date: 5 July 1913; prob. 22 June 1917, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Mary Alice.

         Exr: wife, Mary Alice SHRIVER.

         Wits: Isaiah CONNER, Kline W. SHORE.
McCAUGHEY
, D. Wiley, of Chicago, Ill.    (WR “E” 433)

         Date: 17 Mar 1905; prob. 29 June 1917, Cook Co., Ill.

         Heirs: to sister, Martha L. McCAUGHEY...to sister, Hannah McCAUGHEY..

to John Edgar McCAUGHEY...

         Exrs: William H. McCAUGHEY, Joseph Milton McCAUGHEY.

         Wits: William A. PARCELL, J.A. McCORMICK

 

WHITTENBERGER, William D., of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 438).

         Date” 26 Mar. 1907; prob. 27 July 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs wife, Charlotte....”to my grandson, Thadius BURCH...to my daughter, Daisy MERLEY and to her children...”

         Exr: George W. WHITTENBERGER.

         Wits: Willis E. HOSMAN, M.D. C.F. HOOVER, both Akron, Ind.

 

MOW, Ulyses S.G., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 441)

         Date: 11 June 1917; prob. 6 Aug. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my brothers: David B. MOW, Marion L. MOW & James S. MOW...and to my sisters: Sarah E. WIER and Anna E. LAWSON...and to Clara F. MOW, and her children; Dewey S., Walter A., Helen, Alice, James W. and Harriet...residue to my nephew, Clayton MOW...”

         Exr: Marion L. MOW.

         Wits: Chas. E. GOULD, Omar B.

 

HENDRICKSON, Edwin R., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 443).

         Date: 23 Apr. 1912; prob. 11 Aug. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved wife, Susan HENDRICKSON, the residence property wherein we now live situate in Rochester, Indiana...to my four children: William HENDRICKSON, Elsie SWARTWOOD, Oren M. HENDRICKSON and Glen BARNETT...”

         Exr: Oren M. HENDRICKSON.Wits: B.F. FRETZ, Omar B. SMITH.

 

SHEWMAN, Andrew J., of Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “E” 446)

         Date: 16 Apr. 1914; prob. 14 Aug. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Anna...”after the death of my said wife, to my children, Worthy SHEWMAN, Josie HERENDEEN, Ray SHEWMAN, Charles SHEWMAN and William SHEWMAN...”

         Exr: William SHEWMAN.Wits: Reuben R. CARR, Frank M. PRESSNALL.

 

HENDRICKSON, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 449)

         Date” 30 Mar. 1917; prob. 17 Aug. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs “equally divided among my brothers and sisters that are now living, except that the chidren of my two brothers who are deceased, namely: Chrineyance HENDRICKSON and John HENDRICKSON, and my sister, now deceased, named Maria Hendrickson BAILEY, shall each receive the sum of five dollars...that my interest in the estate of my deceased sister, Ann HENDRICKSON, shall be given to my sister, Sarah J. HENDRICKSON...”

         Exr: William H. GOHL.

         Wits: George W. RALSTIN, W. Clyde ELSTIN.

WRIGHT, John B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 451)

         Date: 24 Sept. 1915; prob. 3 Sept. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, John M. WRIGHT...to daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. McALEXANDER, of South Bend, Ind...to daughter, Nora D. WRIGHT, of Rochester, Ind...to granddaughter, Crystal WRIGHT...to William WRIGHT, of Fulton Co....

         Exr: William WRIGHT.

         Wits: Edward E. MURPHY, Frances E  ANDERSON.

 

GELBAUGH, Levi, of Fiulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E”453)

         Date: 9 Dec. 1916; prob. 13 Sept. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind

         Heirs: wife, Mary Elizabeth...to son, Francis Marian GELBAUGH...to son, Leslie GELBAUGH “and his wife, Talitha GELBAUGH...to my grandchildren: Harrold L  GELBAUGH, Everett V. GELBAUGH and Gresham F. GELBAUGH...to be paid to them when they become twenty-one years of age...my beloved son, Lewis Leroy GELBAUGH, now deceased.”

         Exr: Andrew J. GELBAUGH.

         Wits: Peter J. STINGLY, Merritt A. BAKER.

 

WHITTENBERGER, William D.      (WR “E” 457)

         Notes: Widow’s election 2 Oct. 1917, Mary WHITTENBERGER.

 

CUTSHALL, Catharine E., “formerly HULING, widow of William HULING,” of Akron, Fulton Co. Ind.           (WR “E” 458)

         Date: 15 Oct. 1908; prob. 22 Oct. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my grand daughter, Lillian Glen HULING, who is a daughter of my son, Kelsey, and his deceased wife, Lillian...”

         Exr: Arnold CUTSHALL.

         Wits: G.W. HOLMAN, Faye WRIGHT.

         Codicil: date 4 May 1910.

         Wits: Hubbard STONER, G.W. HOLMAN

 

SIBERT, Lulah T., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “E” 460)

         Date: 30 Jan. 1917; prob 13 Nov. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Dessie H. SIBERT (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...Lewis E. DANIEL, of Kewanna, Ind. Guardian “for my beloved child, Dessie H. SIBERT...”

         Exr: Lewis E. DANIEL.

         Wits: J.M. WASHBURN, Joseph SLICK.

 

GELBAUGH, Levi    (WR “E” 464)

         Notes: widow’s election 15 Nov. 1917.
BOZARTH
, Eliza J., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 466)

         Date: 3 Dec. 1909; prob. 27 Nov. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my children: Francis A. BOZARTH, Clara M. BOZARTH, Marshall A. BOZARTH, Robert N. BOZARTH, Cyrus N. BOZARTH and Wright W. BOZARTH... Cyrus N. BOZARTH Guardian “of Eliza P. BOZARTH, my grand-daughter,”

         Exr: Francis A. BOZARTH.

         Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Wm. ZELLER.

 

GARDNER, Henry C., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 468)

         Date: 25 Aug. 1914; prob. 28 Dec. 1917, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza C....to daughter, Della SHELDON...

         Exr: Fannie GARDNER.

         Wits: Fletcher STONER, Grant SHIMER.

 

MARTINDALE, Angeline, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 470)

         Date: 11 Jan.1910; prob. 5 Jan. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, George B...”to my children: Byron L. MARTINDALE, Adreas A. MARTINDALE, Alta Lee MARTINDALE, Albert MARTIDALE, Oliver P. MARTINDALE, Mary A. FELTY and Clara D. HUDKINS.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Arthur METZLER, Geo. H. WALLACE.

 

ZIMPLEMAN, George, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 472)

         Date: 29 Jan. 1918; prob. 7 Feb. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary Jane...”after my said wife’s death, to Edward WHALEN and Mary (Whalen) ANDERS, children of Thomas WHALEN...”

         Exr: Mary Jane ZIMPLEMAN and Thomas WHALEN.

         Wits: George P. HENDRICKSON, Kewanna, Ind., Charles K. WALSH, Logansport, Ind.

 

DITMIRE, John, of Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 474)

         Date: 5 Nov. 1917; prob. 22 Feb. 1918, Fulton Co. Ind.

         Heirs: “among my brothers, Emanuel DITMIRE, Henry DITMIRE, Benjamin F. DITMIRE and Simon DITMIRE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”

         Burial: “and erect at the grave of my father and mother, my wife and child and myself in the Zion Reformed Church Cemetery in Union Township, Marshall County, Indiana...”

         Exr: “my good friend,” Claude NEWMAN, of Union Twp., Marshall Co., Ind.

         Wits: Nellie BRYANT, Peter M. BUCHANAN.
WAGONER
, John S., of Fulton Co., Ind      (WR “E” 477)

         Date: 26 Oct 1906; prob 4 Mar. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Matilda..”to my sons, Ed C. and Samuel Wallace...my two boys, Charles and Dell... To buy each of my two youngest sons a yearling colt when they are 17 years old...equally divided among all my children Ed. C. WAGONER, Samuel W. WAGONER, Harry WAGONER, Elsie CUNNINGHAM, Charley WAGONER and Dell WAGONER...whatever comes to Elsie CUNNINGHAM it shall be in her own right and in no way for her husband, George CUNNINGHAM...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN William E. MOHLER.

 

McLOCHLIN, George R., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 480)

         Date: 23 Nov. 1917; prob. 7 Mar. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my beloved children, John Edward McLOCHLIN and George Francis McLOCHLIN...Mary MURTHA, Guardian of my children...”

         Burial: “shall see that I am buried beside my wife, Anna McLOCHLIN, at St. Ann’s Cemetery, at Grass Creek, Indiana...”

         Exrs: Mary MURTHA and brother, William H. McLOCHLIN.

         Wits: Anna PINDER, Lucerne, Ind., John F. WALSH, Kewanna, Ind., Charles K. WALSH, Logansport, Ind.

 

BENNETT, Lucinda A., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 482)

         Date: 13 July 1916; prob. 17 Apr. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Schuyler C. BENNETT...to granddaughter, Mellie D. SHINE...to granddaughter, Nettie E. HOESEL...to graddaughter, Mamie B. PETERS...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: L.M. SHOEMAKER, Daniel H. SNEPP, A.P. HARDING.

 

CLYMER, Newton J., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 485)

         Date: 13 Apr. 1906; prob. 25 May 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Leanora A....”divided to her, and to my children...”

         Exr: wife, Leanora A. CLYMER.

         Wits: W.H. TAYLOR, Milo R. SMITH

 

HILL, John R., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “E” 478).

         Date: 27 July 1915; prob. 12 June 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Anna C. (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “having recently contracted the sale thereof in writing to Lewis LEAR..to daughter, Hilda HILL...”

         Exr: Indiana Bank & Trust Compay of Rochester, Indiaa.

         Wits: M.A. BAKER, Faye WRIGHT.
MANNING
, Laurence V. “79 years old,” or Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “E” 492)

         Date: 11 Feb. 1916; prob. 18 June 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, J.O. MANNING...to son, Grant MANNING...to son, Luther L. MANNING (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to daughter, Lillie MANNING...to daughter, Elizabeth SANDERS...to daughter, Ella GARBER...to daughter, Fannie GAUMER...

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Mrs. Kate BROWER, William C. EWING.

 

JOHNSON, Jerome, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 495)

         Date: 10 Oct. 1913; prob. 11 July 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza...to daughter, Glendora...to daughter, Bessie...(real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...

         Exr: “my friend” Hurbert (Hubbard) STONER

         Wits: W.J. BEMENDERFER, F.M. PRESSNALL.

         Codicil: date 9 Feb . 1918.

         Wits: Fletcher STONER, Frank M. PRESSNALL.

 

PRILL, John L. of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “E” 499)

         Date: 18 Feb. 1915; prob. 19 July 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Mary A...”among my children, Flava Irena ELKINS, Adella Melissa E. GARNER, Sylvia Pearl MIKESELL and Leslie Ray PRILL...”

         Exr: wife, Mary A. PRILL.

         Wits: Andrew E. BABCOCK, Florence NEFF.

 

HARTMAN, Benjamin, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 501)

         Date: 22 Jan. 1918; prob. 30 July 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Clara E.

         Exr: wife, Clara E. HARTMAN.

         Wits: John PEEPLES, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

HENDRICKSON, Edwin R.             (WR “E” p. 503)

         Notes: Widow’s election 12 July 1918, signed Susan L. HENDRICKSON.

 

GOSS, Jonas and wife, Mary GOSS, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 504)

         Date: 26 Nov. 1917; prob. 10 Aug. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Martha J. SEYMOUR...to grandson, Harold MOW...”to my beloved sons, Samuel W., Ira D. and Byron C. GOSS...”

         Exrs: sons, Samuel W. GOSS. Ira D. and Byron C. GOSS, alterates.

         Wits: C.C. CAMPBELL, Bruce LOVE.

 

WHITTENBERGER, Mary, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” p. 508)

         Note: 19 Apr. 1917; prob. 20 Aug. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, William...to grandso, Carl TEETER...to grandson, Daniel SLAYBAUGH..”to my son, Jacob TEETER...to my son, Timothy TEETER, who is an invalid.”

         Exr: son, Jacob TEETER.  Wits: Arthur METZLER, Mollie HOFMANN.

POWNALL, Job. V., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 511)

         Date: 11 Aug. 1915; prob. 3 Sept. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to son, Edward N. POWNALL...to son Otis H. POWNALL..to step-son, John R. MYERS...to daughter, Ella May MULLENDORE...to daughter, Mollie A. ALBER...to daughter, Elsa L. POWNALL...to daughter, Carrie O. HILL...to son, Otis H. POWNALL...to son, A. Ray POWNALL...

         Exrs Vachel J. POWNALL and Edward N. POWNALL.

         Wits Isom R. NEW, Peter J. STINGLY

 

MONTGOMERY, Orbra F., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “E” 514)

         Date: 3 Aug 1906; prob. 16 Sept. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Madge F.

         Exr: wife, Madge F. MONTGOMERY.

         Wits: Edward E. MURPHY, Stilla P. BAILEY

 

BRAND, Bertha Hyman, of Cook Co., Ill.    (WR “E” 517)

         Date 6 Aug. 1917; prob. 7 June, 1917, Cook Co., Ill.

         Proof shows she died 27 May 1917.

         Heirs: Willis Henry, husbad.

         Exr: husband, Willis Henry BRAND.

         Wits: Chas. B. ALEXANDER, 522 Belmont Ave., Chicago, Wm. H. HOWARD, 4936 Belden Ave., Chicago, Franklin P. SIMMS, 6629 Yale Ave., Chicago.

         Notes: Proof of heirship: Willis H. BRAND, husband, Samuel M. JOEL, brother, Abraham JOEL, brother, Mathilde CALLMAN wife of Charles CALLMAN, sister, Hattie BLOCK, wife of David BLOCK, Flora HOFFMAN, wife of Emil HOFFMAN, and William BADT, children and heirs of Julia BADT, who was a sister and who died...and John GOLDSMID, Marcus GOLDSMID, Rachel GOLDSMID, Jeanette GOLDSMID, Elizabeth GOLDSMID, Deborah GOLDSMID, Martha GOLDSMID, Rose FOLTZ, wife of Max FOLTZ and Leah GOECKEL, wife of Henry G. GOECKEL, children and heirs of Flora GOLDSMID who was a sister...(real estate at First Addn., Wolf”s Point, Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind.)

 

HARDING, Joseph, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 532)

         Date: 23 July 1907; prob. 31 Oct. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eliza...to son, Walter HARDING...to daughter, Martha TILDEN..to daughter, Sarah ZOOK...to son, Edward HARDING...to daughter, Julia POFFENBARGER...to daughter, Delilah POFFENBARGER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)

         Exr: wife, Eliza HARDING.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, D.E. TROUTMAN.

         Codicil #1. date 21 Sept. 1907.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, D.E TROUTMAN

         Codicil #2..date 19 Dec. 1908

         Wits: John E. TROUTNAN, L.M. MONTGOMERY.

         Codicil #3. date 13 July 1915.

         Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Charles G. WALLACE.

HUDTWALKER, Henrietta, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “E” 538)

         Date: 20 Mar. 1918; prob. 15 Nov. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: (gifts of personal property to following) Mrs. Myrtle THOMAS, Mrs. James DOWNS and Mrs. Clyde ENTSMINGER...residue to Mrs. Clyde ENTSMINGER.

         Exr: Maier LEVI.

         Wits: Kenneth DOWNS, Roy BRUBAKER.

 

RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Henry C., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “E” 540)

         Date: 12 May, 1902; prob. 4 Dec. 1918, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Susan...”to my two sons Harley and Ernest RIEMENSCHNEIDER (real estate)...”

         Exr: wife, Susan RIEMENSCHNEIDER.

         Wits: Philip H. GRELLE D.O. WALLACE.

 

DAVIS, Susanna, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 542)

         Date: 14 Oct. 1913; prob. 30 Jan. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: husband, Harvey Marcellus DAVIS (real estate)...”to my brothers, Peter, Jacob and George (ZERBE)...and to my sister, Eliza RODGERS...to the River Forest Teachers Seminary near the city of Chicago...”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Frank H. TERRY, Peter M. BUCHANAN.

 

HOFFMANN, Philip P., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “E” 544)

         Date: 6 Aug. 1914; prob. 21 Feb. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: to daughter, Nerla A. ROYER..”to my sons, John F. HOFFMANN, Verne S. HOFFMANN, Newton E. HOFFMANN & Ivan O. HOFFMANN...to my granddaughter, Estella HOFFMANN, daughter of my deceased son, Jacob M. HOFFMANN...”

         Exr: John F. HOFFMANN.

         Wits: Enoch MYERS, Charles E. EMMONS.

 

DAY, Joseph H., “at the age of sixty-five years and resident of Henry Township,              Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “E” 516)

         Date: (not dated); prob. 14 Feb. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “to my son, Charles E. DAY and his children (real estate)...balance of my estate to my daughter, Elma E. HALDEMAN, my son, Ray T. DAY, and my son, Guy W. DAY...

         Exr: Charles H. HALDEMAN.

         Wits: C.F. HOOVER, H.D. STONER, both Akron, Ind.

         Codicil: date 16 Sept. 1911.  “Be placed in bank the sum of $50 at interest...to be ued to the keeping of my cemetery lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Akron, Ind.

         Wits: C.F. HOOVER, H.D. STONER.
KELLY
, Elizabeth A “formerly HUGHSTON, at this time a resident of Fulton                 County, Ind.”                (WR “E” 548)

         Date: 28 Dec. 1918; prob. (------), Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: “that no part of my estate be paid or given to either my step-mother, Mrs. Anna EVANS, my half-brother, Edward EVANS, my half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy SWIHART, nor my niece, Mrs. Gertrude MEREDITH.that no part of my estate shall go to my present husband, Andrew T. KELLY, as he and I made ante-nuptial contract...balance of my estate to my sisters, Ella HENDRICK and May CHINN...”

         Burial: “monument at my grave and that of my former and deceased husband, Samuel HUGHSTON.”

         Exr: (not named)

         Wits: Floyd H. GRAEBER, Mary A. SHRIVER, Martin W. IVEY.

 

McCLUNG, Newton A., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “E” 550)

         Date: 23 Aug. 1911; prob. 12 Mar. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Eldora O.

         Exr: wife, Eldora O. McCLUNG.

         Wits: Orbra F. MONTGOMERY, Chas. E. EMMONS.

 

KLINE, Henry N., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “E” 552)

         Date: 17 Mar 1919; prob. 17 Apr. 1919, Fulton Co., Ind.

         Heirs: wife, Tillie...”to my three children, namely: Pearl WILSON, Irvin KLINE and Samuel O. KLINE...”

         Exr: wife, Tillie KLINE.

         Wits: Cassel MASTERSON, John H. COOPER.

 

McMAHAN, John B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “E” 554)