Will of America Jane (Lankford) Morgan, daughter of
Joseph Lankford; wife of Reuben Arnold Morgan, submitted by Janice Beazer
State of Indiana, Warrick County, Will Book 4. Pages 4-5
Last Will and Testament of America Jane Morgan, Deceased. Probated: 1 July 1897
I, America Jane Morgan, of Boonville, of the County of Warrick, in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament; that is to say:
I will, bequeath and devise to my beloved son, Alvah J. Morgan, all my estate and property, of every kind and description, which I may own at the time of my death both Real and Personal. He the said Alvah J. Morgan, to have the same infer simple.
My said son shall pay and discharge all my debts.
My said son shall pay to my other son, Charles Morgan, One ($1.00) Dollar; and he shall also pay to my daughter Susan L. McCulla, One ($1.00) Dollar; and also pay to my daughter Sarah Catherine Brown, One ($1.00) Dollar.
The reason why I wish my said son Alvah J. Morgan, above named to have the whole of my estate at my death, with the exception of items two and three, is because of his uniform kindness to me, and care for my happiness and comfort; and the support and love he has rendered and manifested towards me, and which I believe he will continue to render up to my death if he shall so long live; and also the uniform kindness which he rendered to his grandmother (his father's mother) Sally Lankford deceased.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 10th day of December 1895.
(her mark X) America Jane Morgan.
Witness mark. C. M. Heandy
The above Testatrix, America Jane Morgan, signed her name to the above Will in our presence, and we signed the same in her presence, and in the presence of each other, as attesting witnesses thereto as her request this 10th day of December 1895.
John C. Shafer, George M. Shafer, C. M. Heandy.
State of Indiana, Warrick County, ss: Before me, John W. Perigo, Clerk of the Circuit Court, personally came George M. Shafer, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of America Jane Morgan late of Warrick County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath says that he was present at the execution of said last will; that the same was duly executed; that at the time of the execution thereof, said testatrix was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint; that said testatrix requested himself and John C. Shafer and C. M. Heandy to sign said will as witnesses thereto which they accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.
George M. Shafer.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of July 1897. John W. Perigo, Clerk.
State of Indiana, Warrick County, ss: I, John W. Perigo, Clerk of the Warrick Circuit Court, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of America Jane Morgan late of Warrick County, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by George M. Shafer, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have been duly recorded in Record of Will No.4 Page 4 & 5, in this office.
Witness my name and the seal of this Court, this 1st Day of July 1897. John W. Perigo.
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