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Crawford Will – Warren County, Indiana

Warren County, Indiana
Will Books

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Indiana Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999
Warren > Will Records, Vol 1-3, 1830-1883; Will records, Vol 4, 1884-1895

Volume 3
Index:
Crawford Nelson C – 49
Crawford Martha – 184

Page 49

State of Indiana
Warren County, ss
Be it remembered that on this 14’ day of June AD 1864
the last will and Testament of Nelsen G Crawford late of
Warren County, deceased, was presented for Probate and
proven by John Briggs, and was duly admitted to probate
and said last will and Testament and Proof thereof reads as
follows to wit

Be It known that I Nelson G Crawford of the County of
Warren and state of Indiana considering the uncer-
tanity of this mortal life do make publish and
declare this to be my last Will and Testament
as follows to wit:
First, I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife
Martha the one third of all my property, both personal
and real in fee simple and also the remainder thereof
during the term of her natural lifetime, saving
and excepting such of my property as is
otherwise disposed of and bequeathed in this
my last will and testament
Secondly, In as much as I have advanced unto my
son James H Crawford and to my son Marion
and to my son William C and to my daughter
Mary E intermarried with Elisha V Briggs, the
sum of one thousand dollars each, I do now
thenceforth give and bequeath unto each and
every one of them the sum of fifty dollars
only, that is to say fifty dollars to each of my
children above named,
Third, In as much as I have advanced unto my daughter
Amanda S intermarried with Harrison H Woodward
who is now deceased, the sum of nine hundred
dollars I do therefor give and bequeath with the
said Amanda S Woodward the sum of one hundred
and fifty dollars in addition to said advancement,
Fourth I do give and bequeath unto my daughter
Celia C Crawford the sum of one thousand and
fifty dollars and I do appoint my said wife
to be the guardian of said Celia C and to have the
care control and education of said Celia C

page 50

and to marriage and control the property herin bequeathed
to her and for that purpose it shall not be necessary
for my said wife to give any bond bur marriage said
Celia C Crawford property herin bequeathed as she
shall think best. And the care maintenance and
education of said Celia C shall be paid out of the
property bequeathed herein to my wife, Martha Crawford
the said Martha exercising her best judgment with
regard thence
Fifth, I do make constitute and appointing John C Lincoln
of Warren County as the lawful executor of this
my last will and testament and I desire him to
pay out of my estate the bequests herein made in
the following order to with: first unto my daughter
Amanda S Woodward the amount herein bequeathed
to her after paying the expences of my funeral and
my indebtedness. secondly unto my daughter Celia C
the amount bequeathed herein to her, and thirdly the
other bequests in the oder he shall think best
Nelson G Crawford
Signed published and declared by the testator
to be his last will and testament in our presence
and we hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses
in the presence and at the request of the testator
and in the presence of each other
March 16, 1864
[Clive] R [Hudson]
John Briggs
State of Indiana
Warren County
Be it remembered that on the 14 day of June 1864
John Briggs one of the subscribing witnesses to the
within and foregoing will and testament of Nelson
G Crawford late of said county deceased personally
appeared before William C Smith clerk of the Court
of Common Please of Warren 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 16 day of
March AD 1864 he saw the said Nelson G
Crawford sign his name to said instrument

page 51

in writing as and for his last will and testament and
that this deponent at the same time heard the said
Nelson G Crawford declare the said instrument to be
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 Nelson G Crawford
and with his consent attested and subscribed by
the said John Briggs in the presence of said
Testator and in the presence of each other
as subscribing witnesses [thence] and that the said Nelson G
Crawford was at the time of the signing and subscribing
of the said instrument in writing aforesaid and 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 deponent verily
believes and further [deponest] says not
John Briggs
Sworn and subscribed by the said John Briggs
before me William C Smith clerk of said court
at Williamsport the 14 day of June 1864
In attestation whereof I have hereunto
subscribed my name and affixed the
seal of said Court
William C Smith

Page 184

State of Indiana
Warren County
Be it remembered that on the 16 day of August
1871 there was filed in the office of the clerk of
the Court of Common Pleas the last will and
Testament of Martha Crawford late of said county
deceased and duly proved & admitted to probate
and said last will and testament reads as
follows to wit
In the name of God Amen
I Martha Crawford of Williamsport Warren
County, Indiana of sound mind and
desposing memory knowing the uncertainty of
life and the certainty of death do make and
publish this my last will and testament
as follows to wit
First I direct that after my decease I be
buried beside my husband the late Nelson
G Crawford and that my burial and
tombstones be according to my circumstances
in life
Second I direct that after my decease all
my just debts and funeral expenses
including tombstones be first paid
Third I give and bequeath to my daughter
Celia C Crawford the sum of three hundred
dollars over and above the bequest
contained in the following items
Fourth after the payment of the last mentioned
bequest of three hundred dollars to my daughter
Celia C Crawford I give and bequeath the
remainder of my property of whatsoever kind
to my children James H Crawford Washington
M Crawford Mary E Briggs Sara
A Woodward and Celia C Crawford they
to [have] equally and alike in the same
Fifth I appoint my son James H Crawford
my executor of this my last will and
testament and request that he will
carry out the same

page 185

witness my hand & seal this 13 day of
September AD 1869
Martha Crawford (seal)
Jas H Bonebrake
H P Downing
State of Indiana
Warren County
Be it remembered that on the 19”
day of August 1871 [Hannas] P Downing one of the
subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing
last will and testament of Martha Crawford late
of said county deceased personally
appeared before Thomas F Bryant Clerk of
the Court of Common Pleas of Warren 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 13 day of September
1869 he saw the said Martha Crawford sign
her name to said instrument in writing as and
for her last will and testament and that
[this] deponent at the same time heard
the said Martha Crawford declare the said
instrument to be her last will and testament
and that said instrument in writing was
as the same time at the request of the said
Martha Crawford and with her consent attested
and subscribed by the said Jame S Bonebrake
& Hermas P Downing in the presence of said
testator and in the presence of each
other as subscribing witnesses thereto
and that the said Martha Crawford was
at the time of the signing and subscribing
of the said instrument in writing as aforesaid
of free 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 deponent
verily believes and further deponent says not
H. P. Downing

page 186

sworn to and subscribed by the said
Hermas P Downing before me Thomas F
Bryant Clerk of said court at Williamsport
the 19 day of August 1871
In attestation whereof I have hereunto
subscribed my name and affixed the
seal of said court
Thomas F Bryant clk