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James Crawford Will

The will of James Crawford, husband of Martha Knight, was entered into court records on 12 February 1834 in the Probate Court of Warren County, Indiana.

Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, James Crawford, 5 Sep 1931; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2019.

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Record of

[State of Indiana Warren County

Be it remembered that on the 12th day of February
AD 1834 there was filed in the office of the Clerk of
the Probate Court of said County a will and tes
tament of James Crawford late of said county
deceased which will & Testament and affidvit
or probate anexed thereto reads in the words &
figures following to wit]

β€œIn the name of God amen I James Crawford
of the County of Warren and State of Indiana being at
present of sount and disposing mind and memory
do make and publish this and no to be my last will
and testament in manner and form following to wit
is to say β€” First I give and bequeath unto my
beloved wife Martha the whole of the farm where
on I now live that is to say Eighty acres across the
north end of the quarter section No 21 R8 W T21 N
Together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging
and I do fur : give and bequeath unto her all
the stock and other property belong to said farm
together with all my household furniture all of
which is to be for her use and disposal during her
natural lifetime – And at the death of my
above name wife Martha I then give and bequeath
unto my beloved daughter Celinda the whole of
the above described eighty acres of land whereon
I now live to be for her use and disposal forever
And I do further will and bequeath unto my
beloved son Harvey H Crawford all the south
half of the above named and described quarter
section so soon as he becomes of full and lawful
age to be at his sue and disposal forever – And I
further give and bequeath unto him a young
horse known by the names of Poney to be at his
disposal forever.

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And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved
daughter Polly Swank the East half of SW quar
ter section no five T21N R8West – to be at her
sole use and disposal forever to make her equal with
my daughters Betsey Lincoln and Sally Shanklin
John D Crawford and William A Crawford and
James S Crawford – and I do also give and beque
ath unto my beloved daughter Rebekah all the west
half of the above described section No five T21 N R
8 west to be at her sole use and disposal forever
And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved
daughter Nancy all the East half of the Northwest
quarter section eight T21 N R8W to be at her
sole use and disposal forever β€” And I do more
over give and bequeath unto my beloved sons James
& Harvey Crawford one hundred dollars out of a
note which I hold on Adam Swinehart which
money is to be laid out for an eight acre lot of
band to be equally divided between them both and
be at their disposal forever
And I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no oth
er to be my last will and testament. In witness
whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal
this fifth day of Sepber in the year of our Lord
1831. And I do hereby constitute my Friends Will
iam Pugh and D. D. Hall to be my executors of
this my last will and testament.
James Crawford (seal)
Attest
John C Irvin
James Higgenbottrom
State of Indiana Warren County Sct
Warren Probate Court February Term Ad 1834
Be it remembered that on the 12th day of Februa
ry aforesaid being the third judicial day of the
aforesaid term of the court into open court

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came John C Irvin and James Higenbottrom the
subscribing witnesses to the anexed will and testament
of James Crawford who being duly sworn upon their
oaths say that they saw the said James the testator
sign and seal said will and heard him proclaim
it to be his last will and tesament and that they
verily believe at the time of his doing the same he
the said James was of sound and disposing mind
memory and understanding and that they at that
time subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at his
the said Testators request.
John C. Irvin
James Higginbottrom
Sworn to and subscribed in open court this twelfth
day of February AD one thousand eight hundred
and thirty four
James Cunningham Clerk
By J Kinkennon depty
Recorded the twelfth day of February in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty four
James Cunningham Clerk of the
Probate Court of Warren County Indiana