submitted by Janice Beazer
State of Indiana, Warrick County, Will Book 4. Page 471.
Last Will and Testament of James H. McCulla, Deceased. Probated: 29 Dec 1908
Boonville, Ind., July 18th, 1907. Know all men by these Presence That I James H. Mc. Culla of Boonville, Warrick County and State of Indiana being in fair health and sound mind do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First, I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Sue L. McCulla to be sole Executrix of this my last will, without bond or hindrance directing her to pay all my just debts and settling up and collecting all claims with full power to act and to pay all my funeral expenses.
Second. I devise and give to me daughter Fannie E McCulla the following described real estate situated in the Town of Boonville County of Warrick and State of Indiana to wit: Commencing at the northeast corner of lot number (22) Twenty Two in the Original plat of the Town of Boonville Ind running south 74 ft and three inches thence west one hundred and forty eight feet thence north seventy four feet and three inches (74-3inc) thence east 148 feet to place of beginning supposed to contain one fourth acre.
Third, I devise and give to my son James F. Mc. Culla the following real estate situated in the Town of Boonville State of Indiana 3 and rods off the west side of Inlot No. forty two original plat to the town of Boonville, Plat Record No. 1 Page No. 15 of the records of Warrick County.
Fourth, I bequeath and give to my wife Sue L. Mc. Culla all of my house hold and kitchen furniture excepting the Piano forte, one dresser, one writing desk and horse harness and trap which belongs to my daughter Fannie E. Mc. Culla.
Fifth, I bequeath and give to me wife Sue L. Mc. Culla all the
balance of my property, consisting of real estate, notes, moneys
accounts merchandise Bank stock and c & c to have and to hold in fee
In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal, and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this 18th July in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and seven (1907). James H. Mc. Culla. (Seal)
The above instrument of two sheets was at the date thereof declared to us by the testator James H. McCulla to be his last will and he acknowledged to each of us that he had subscribed the same and we at his request sign our names as attesting witnesses. F.W. Pelzer, Residing at Boonville, Warrick County, IN
Henry G. Shafer, Residing at Boonville, Warrick County, IN
State of Indiana, Warrick County, SS: Before me, Robert J. Derr, Clerk of the Warrick Circuit Court, personally came Henry G. Shafer, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of James H. McCulla, 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 testator was of full age to devise his property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint; that said testator requested F. W. Pelzer and Henry G. Shafer to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.
Henry G. Shafer
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 29th day of Dec, 1908. Rob't. J. Derr, Clerk
By H. E. Lewis, Deputy
State of Indiana, Warrick County, SS: I, Rob't J. Derr, Clerk of the Warrick Circuit Court, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of James H. McCulla, late of Warrick County, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by Henry G. 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 471, in this office.
Witness my name and the seal of said court, this 29th day of Dec 1908. Rob't J. Derr, Clerk,
By H. E. Lewis, Deputy