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Wood, Thomas

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Last Will & Testament

April 4, 1853

I, Thomas Wood, being weak in body but perfectly sound in mind to declare this to be my last will and testament. In the first place, I bequeath to my son, Hiram Wood, one half of my household furniture and also all the property that he has claimed before this time consisting of three horses, 4 head horned cattle, 3 sheep and 9 hogs. I also give to my son Hiram, all the corn, hay and meat. I also give him as much of the oats as he wants to sow and one half of what remains after sowing. I wish my son Hiram to take whatever money I have on hand or what is due to me and pay off all debts that I own. I give also to my son Hiram, one half of the harness and two plows and side saddle, and one of the the Jeans cloth and one bedstead and coverlid and all the tools and singletree and the two old hives of bees. The remainder of my property I wish divided equally amongst my four sons, Joseph, Nathan, William and Abner, except the wagon which I wish my three sons, Hiram, William and Abner to have between them. I also bequeath to my three grandchildren, W. Jasper, Presley O. and George B. Green, one dollar and to my daughter Nancy, I give two dollars. I wish James Wood and Miles Stubbs to be the executors of this my last will.
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Thomas X Wood
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witnesses: Wiley (his X Mark) Smith
Isaac Wood

State of Indiana) I Joseph Masters, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas Warrick County SS) of said county certify that on the 30th day of March A. D. 1854, the above named Isaac Wood on of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Wood came personally before me and being duly sworn deposes and swears that the above and foregoing will was signed sealed and delivered by said testator Thomas Wood in the presence of said Isaac Wood and Wiley Smith, who attested and subscribed the same in the presence of the said Testator Thomas Wood and the said Isaac Wood further swears that said Testator Thomas Wood was of full age to devise his property and of sound mind and memory and not under coercion or restraint.
Isaac Wood
In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said court at Boonville this 30th day of March A. D. 1854
Joseph Masters
C. C. C. P. Warrick County
State of Indiana, Warrick County SS)
I Joseph Masters, clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County certify that the within last will of Thomas Wood late of Warrick County deceased has been duly admitted to probate that its due execution was this day proven by Isaac Wood whose proofs together with such will have been duly recorded on pages 118 and 119 of the record of wills in our office.

 

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