as transcribed by Cheryl Bell
Warrick Co., IN
Will Book 2, Pages 41 & 42
1 April 1862
In the name of God Amen I Micajah Thompson of County of Warrick and
State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory and considering the
uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain
publish and declare this to be my last will and testament That is to say
for and in consideration of the tender care the good treatment and
support of myself and Catharine Thompson my wife during our natural
lives and a decent interment of our bodies after death and the faithful
payment of all my just and lawful debts I give and bequeath to my two
youngest sons towit Micager Thompson & Thomas Thompson the North West
Quarter of the South West quarter of section No. twenty and the North
East Quarter of the South East quarter of sec No. Nineteen all in
Township No. four South of Range No. Eight West situate in Warrick
County and State of Indiana And also all my personal effects the same
including all both real and personal to be equally divided between them
at the death of their parents as stated above And further to enable them
to meet the demands above stated I now deliver to them all the Estate as
stated above And likewise I make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife
Catharine provided she survives me to be executrix of this my last will
and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made In Witness
whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name And affixed my seal this
First day of April AD 1862.
Micager (his mark) Thompson
The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Micager Thompson in our presents and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at the testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names our respective places of residences.
I.E. McSwane of Warrick Co. Ind
D.W. (his X mark) Thompson of Warrick County Ind
William C. McSwane of Warrick County Ind
James William Thompson of W. C. Ind
The State of Indiana Warrick County ss
Be it remembered that on the 9th day of March AD 1863 William C. McSwane one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Micajah Thompson late of said County deceased personally appeared before me William J. Hargrave Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Warrick County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the clerk of said court upon his oath declared and testified as follows
That is to say that on the First day of April AD 1862 he saw the said Micajah Thompson sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deferent at the same time heard the said Micajah Thompson declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Micajah Thompson and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said William C. McSwane, Isaac E. McSwane, David W. Thompson, James William Thompson in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto And that the said Micajah Thompson was at the time of the signing and subscribing of the said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint as deferent verily believes and further deferent says not.
William O. McSwane
Sworn to and subscribed by the said William O. McSwane before me William J. Hargrave Clerk of said Court at Boonville the 9th day of March 1863 In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.
Wm. J. Hargrave Clerk
State of Indiana
Warrick County ss
I Wm. J. Hargrave clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Warrick
County Ind do hereby certify that the within annexed last will and
testament of Micajah Thompson has been duly admitted to Probate and duly
proved by the testimony of William O. McSwane one of the subscribing
witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Willa and of the
testimony of the said Wm. C. McSwane in proof thereof has been by me
duly made and Recorded in Book 2 pages 41 & 42 of the records of wills
of said County
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Boonville this 9th day of March 1863.
Wm. J. Hargrave
Clerk Court of Pleas Warrick County
By J.S. Moore D.C.
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