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Guthrie Will

Jefferson County Indiana
Probate records, 1811-1940

Probate order book v. E May 1837-May 1842

Book E p. 521
In vacation cond

The State of Indiana
Jefferson County SCT
January 8 1842

Be it remembered that on this day
personally appeared Anderson C. Guthrie the executor named
in the last will and testament of William B. Guthrie deceased
and produced sail will for proof, which was duly proven
by the oath of Andrew Spear one of the subscribing witnes
ses thereto which will and proof reads as follows to wit,
State of Indiana South Hanover March 17th 1841,
The last will and testament of Wm B. Guthrie,
First, I commit the keeping of my soul to God, likewise the
care of my family to their kind preserver, I desire my
five children that live with me to have all my beds
and bedding and an equal division of the same to have
and have alike and my son Anderson C Guthrie to have
ten dollars in order to make up his bed good that he
received since he was married. I bequeth to my
daughter Eliz Jane Guthrie, my sorrel Tom horse and
side saddle and bridle for value recvd from her since
she was the age of twenty one years except fifteen dollars
she must pay to her sister Rebecca Ann for aiding her
in nursing her brother Barton Guthrie in his last illness.
I desire my son Wm F Guthrie to have half the interest
of my estate until he is of age, in order to pay for schooling
and clothing – I desire my household and kitchen furniture
to be reserved from sale until my youngest child is of age
in order that my family may be furnished for housek
eeping I desire when my youngest child that lives to
the age of twenty one year arrives I desires a division of
all my real and personal estate among all my children
both sons and daughters to have and have alike I
desire my son Anderson Guthrie to execute my will
with the aid and counsel of Williamson Dunn Senr or
some attorney at law, in confirmation of which I set
to my hand and seal this seventeenth day of March
one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Wm B. Guthrie (seal)
test Williamson Dunn
     Andrew Spear

The State of Indiana
Jefferson County Sct
Be it remembered that on this
day personally appeared
before me the undersigned clerk of the Circuit and ex
officio clerk of the probate Court of said County Andrew
Spear one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will
and testament of William B Guthrie late of said County
deceased who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that
said William B Guthrie acknowledged the signing and
sealing of the written and foregoing instrument of writing
as his last will and testament to this deponent and one

Jefferson County Indiana
Court Order Book E page 522

one Williamson Dunn and that he said Andrew
Spear with one Williamson Dunn subscribed the
same as witnesses in the presence of each other
and in the presence and at the request of the said
William B Guthrie. This deponent further say
he verily believes the said William B. Guthrie was,
at the time he mad and executed said paper as
his will of sound mind and capable of disposing
of his property by will, and that he did publish and
declare the same to be his will, and further saith
not
Andrew Spears

Subscribed and Sworn to, be before me this 8 day
of January Ad 1842
[JMHTaylor Clk]
And afterwards to wit on the 12 day of January
in said year came the said Anderson C Guthrie
and prayed that letters testamentary may be
granted him on the Estate of said William B.
Guthrie decd. and the said Anderson C Guthrie
entering into bond in the penal sum of three
thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs
with John Lefaber, Nathaniel Rowhinson and
John Carothers as his securities and having taken
the oath in such cases mad and provided letters
testamentary are granted him on said Estate in
due form of law, subject to the confirmation or
avocation in due form of law
Attest
[Thos H Taylor Clk]

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Jefferson County Indiana
Court Order Book E page 526

The State of Indiana
Jefferson County

February Term 1842

At a Probate Court begun and
held at the Court house in Madison in an dfor said
county on Monday the 14 day of February 1842 it
being the second Monday in February in said year
according to law
Present: The Honorable William
Hendrick, Jr the Probate Judge of said county

The Court now here approve the proceedings of the
Clerk in vacation in granting letters Testamentary
and administration of the following estates, to wit

To Anderson C Guthrie Testamentary on William B. Guthrie

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Jefferson County Indiana
Court Order Book Vol. E page 537

February Term 1842
Anderson C. Guthrie
exr
William B Guthrie decd
The said Executor filed an inv
entory of said estate

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Jefferson County, Indiana
Court Order Book F page 137

August Term 1843

Anderson C Guthrie
exr
William B Guthrie Decd
Comes the said Exeuctor and made
partial settlement of said Estate as follows to wit
ext dd
To Balance due the Estate on Settlement at February
Term 1843 (page 76)   $296.18

Exr Ct
By amount paid George Logan note to wit $15.00
By amount paid George Logan, account    $10.50
By amount paid John Holmes note         $ 2.00
By amount paid for making out deed      $  .25
By amount paid Nancy West for dress     $ 1.00
By amount paid Eliza Jane Guthrie       $ 6.50
By amount paid Eliza Jane Guthrie       $ 3.75
By amount paid William Guthrie          $ 1.00
By amount paid Thomas D [Bering]        $ 5.72
By amount paid James A McKee            $ 4.00
By amount paid Tilly H. Brown           $ 1.70
By amount paid John Crothers            $ 9.68 3/4
By amount paid Jos C Emerson            $ 4.17
By amount paid Dr H Morrison            $ 2.75
By amount paid John Corningae           $35.55
By amount paid Rebecca H Guthrie        $16.00
By amount paid Eliza Jane Guthrie       $14.00
By amount paid clerk fees on this day   $ 2.03 1/4 – 140.25
Bal due the estate                       $154.93 1/2
all of which is ordered to be recorded and in accordingly done

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Jefferson County Indiana
Court Order Book F page 555

February Term 1846
Feby 9 1/46

Anderson C Guthrie
exr of
William B Guthrie decd
Comes said executor and makes
settlement of said estate as follows, to wit
Exd dr
To amount due estate on settlement at August term
1843 page 137  $154.93 1/2
By amount paid, E J Guthrie        $14.50
By amount paid, King & Reid        $ 2.55
By amount pait B H C Lodge         $ 1.82
By amount paid B F C Lodge         $ 3.32
By amount paid E S Ayres           $ 1.50
By amount paid James Wooley        $  .75
By amount paid Lyle  Glass         $11.00
By amount paid John Dumont         $ 4.75
By amount paid Joseph G Norwood    $ 2.50
By amount paid John Prigle         $ 2.66
By amount paid John Marsh          $ 2.70
By amount paid John Pugh           $ 1.79
By amount paid John Pugh           $ 3.30
By amount paid John Pugh            $ 1.20
By amount paid James [McMillan]    $ 2.44
By amount paid J. H. Carpenter     $14.62
By amount paid E J Guthrie         $25.05
By amount paid Clerk fees to date  $ 3.16 1/4 $106.16 1/4
Balance due the estate             $48.77 1/4
all of which is allowed and ordered to be recorded