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Philander Childs
Posted by: Gary Childs (ID *****6566) Date: October 30, 2007 at 11:02:08
  of 2029

I found this information on the Jennings county GenWeb site in Will Book #1.

Lewis Day-will written July 24, 1846- I Lewis Day of the County of Jennings in the state of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First I direct that my body be decently interred that my funeral be conducted in the manner customary in the place where I now reside-as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with. I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit; I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as it can be conveniently done from my personal estate. I also direct that the whole of my estate with personal and real estate except as above named shall be and remain the absolute property of my beloved wife Sarah Day if she shall be living at the time of my death. That she have the full control and all the profits arising from the same for her comfort & support of my family. I direct that the forty acres of kane? lying on the east of my farm be sold and the monies ensuing from said sale be used for the support and I also direct that When my children shall become of age that my property be praised and that two thirds of said estate which remain at that time shall be considered the property of my two boys and one third shall be the property of my girls and all improvements which they make on said property shall be considered as belonging to them in the proportion above named in case they remain on said farm and support their Mother in a manner that shall be conducive to her comfort but should they choose to leave home then I direct that the profits of said farm shall be used for her my wife’s support while she lives and at her decease then said property shall be divided as heretofore named. I also direct that if Philander Child a brother of my wife who has lived in my family from infancy, that should he remain in my family until he is twenty one years of age and is faithful and attentive to the business of the farm and family. I direct that he have comfortable clothing and shall live as the family lives as to food ad shall have fifty dollars in property when he shall be twenty one years old and as much more as my said wife thinks proper to give him. And I hereby make and ordain my wife Sarah Day sole executrix of this my last will and testament.

Phila Eveleth

Jesse Whitcomb

Subscribed and Sworn-April 8, 1857-Solon Russell, Dept. Clekr for Ben F. Lewis,j Clerk

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