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He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
~ Yiddish proverb

Many thanks to the volunteers who have diligently scanned or photographed each of the records in Adams County that came from the courthouse and have been stored at the jail for over 20 years.
The documents are being digitized and indexed.
The images for each of the Wills will be posted here.
New wills are periodically being added, so check back often!


Some of these wills will be Election of the Widow (EOW) which means the choice a widow makes between accepting what her husband left her in his will and what she would receive by the laws of succession. Example: the state law in which the husband died would give his widow one-half of his estate by the law of succession (the other half going to the children) if there were no will, but in his will the late husband left his widow only one-quarter of his estate. She can elect to take the one-half.

Updated 6/22/2023

The Adams Co., Indiana INGenWeb genealogy web site is maintained by Margie Pearce and Jim Cox.

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