Submitted by Jim Shepherd
Transcribed will of Lydia Bosley 1783, Will book 2, pages 186 and 187. (She was the wife of Joshua Kelly Bosley who died about 1841, You can find a record of him in the BLM patent index. Joshua was the brother of my three times great grandfather.)
pg. 186 Will Book 2
Lydia Bosley - Will
In the name of the Benevolent Father of All. I, Lydia Bosley of Warrick County in the State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament. I give, desine, and bequeath to my son, Andrew J. Bosley, and my daughter, Lora Hargrave, all of my personal goods and chattels, consisting of one yellow mare, two milch cows, one two-year-old heifer, one calf, one two-horse wagon and harness, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, all monies on hand, possessions, and all other personal property not mentioned above at date of my decease. I make and appoint ____________ executor of my last will and testament. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of January, 1873. Lydia Bosley, her mark X (seal)
Signed and acknowledged by said Lydia Bosley as her last will and testament in or presence and signed by us in her presence. Wm C Goad, s (seal), Jacob H. Miller, s (seal).
State of Indiana Be it remembered that on the 27th day Warrick County of March, 1873 Wm C Goad one of the suppose Witnesses to the writing and foregoing last will and testament of Lydia Bosley late of said County deceased personally appeared before A. J. Honeycutt clerk of the Circuit Court of Warrick County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the clerk of said Court upon his oath declared and testifies as follows that is to say that on the 7th day of January 1873 he saw said Lydia Bosley sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last will and testament and that this despondent at the same time heard the said Lydia Bosley declare that the said instrument in writing to be her last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of said Lydia Bosley and with her consent attested and subscribed by the same Wm C Goad, Jacob H. Miller in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other as Subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Lydia Bosley was at the time of signing and Subscribing of the said instrument as aforesaid of full age that is more than twenty one years of age and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint as the said despondent verily believes and further despondent says not
Wm. C Goad (seal)
Sworn and Subscribed by the said Wm C Goad before me A.J. Honeycutt clerk of said court at Boneville the 27th Day of March 1873 for attestation whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court (seal)
A. J. Honeycutt Clerk
Lydia Bosley will � Continued�
State of Indiana I A J Honeycutt clerk of the circuit court of Warrick County Indiana Warrick County do hereby certify that the within recorded last will and testament of Lydia Bosley has been duly proved by the testimony of Wm C Goad one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto that complete record of said will and of the testimony of the said William C Goad in proof thereof has been by me duly made and Recorded in book 2 at pages 186 and 187 of the Record of wills of said County
(Seal) In attestation whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed the the seal of said court at Boneville this 27th day of March 1873
Note: In other documents her daughter�s name was spelled Laura.
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