Monday, February 7, 2011

Will of Carley BASCOM


Will of Carley H. Bascom, Dec’d

Be it Remembered that on this 10th day of October 1889, the last will and testament of Carley H. Bascom, deceased, late of Switzerland County, Indiana  was produced in the Clerks office of the Switzlerland Circuit Court, and due and legal execution thereof proven by Joseph G. Melick, on of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which will together with the proof and certificate of probate thereto attached read in the words and figures following to wit:

I Carley H Bascom of Switzerland County State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me. To wit:

Item First. I give and devise to my daughter, Jennett Bascom, the following described Real Estate situated in Switzerland County, State of Indiana, It being the north west corner of the south east quarter of section thirty three in Township three of range two west. Beginning at the north east corner of said tract on the line dividing the north east and south east quarter of said section, then west on the said dividing line fourteen chains and forty nine links to the north west corner of said quarter, thence south on the line dividing the south east and south west quarters of said section twelve chains and fifty links, thence east on a line parallel with said north line fourteen chains and thirty seven links, thence north twelve chains and fifty links to the place of beginning  containing eighteen acres and give hundredths of an acres of land.


Item 2d I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Robert Bruce Bascom the executor of this my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 1st day of March 1889.
                                                                                    Carley [his x mark] H. Bascom {seal}

Signed and acknowledged by said Carley H. Bascom as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.
                                                                                    Joseph G. Melick
                                                                                    Henry D. Tinkel

State of Indiana, Switzerland County. S. S.
            Before me D B Lee Clerk of the Switzerland Circuit Court, personally came Joseph G. Melick one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Carley H. Bascom late of Switzerland County, Indiana, deceased and being duly sworn on his oath says that he was present at the execution of said last will, that the same was duly executed, that at the time of the execution thereof, said testator was of full age to devise his property of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint that said testator requested affiant and Henry D Tinker to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.
                                                                                    Joseph G. Melick

State of Indiana}
Switzerland County} S.S.

I, D. B. Lee Clerk of Switzerland Circuit Court, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of Carley H. Bascom late of Switzerland County, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by Joseph G. Melick one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have been duly recorded in Record of Will No. 4 Page 326.
            Witness my name and Seal of said Court this 10th day of Oct. 1889.
                                                                        D. B. Lee, Clerk

State of Indiana}
Switzerland County} S. S.
            I, D. B. Lee, Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for said County and State do hereby certify that the above and foregoing contains full true and complete copies of the last will and testament of Carley H Bascom, deceased, together with the proof thereof & certificate of probate thereto attached as the same appear from the original now on file in this office.
                        Witness my hand this 14th day of Oct 1889
                                                                        D. B. Lee, Clerk, SCC

Switzerland county, Indiana, Will Records, Circuit Court, volume 4, page 326-7, Carley H Bascom; FHL microfilm 1310447.

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