22 May 1862
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Will Book No. 2, page 452

Transcribed and Submitted by David Lemon


 In the name of God, Amen! I, John Lemon of Tippecanoe County, in the State of Indiana, being of the age of fifty five years, 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.

        1. I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Lemon, all the estate, both real and personal, of which I may die seized: For her own proper use and behoof as long as she shall live, subject however to the bequests hereinafter named.

        2. I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Lemon two hundred dollars, to be paid to her by my executors, when in their judgment it is convenient.

        3. I give and bequeath fifty dollars annually, so long as my wife shall live, to be paid by my executors to the minister in charge of the Lafayette Congregation of the United Presbyterian Church of America.

        4. It is my will that all my estate, both real and personal, remaining after the death of my wife shall go, and I hereby give and devise the same to the "Lafayette Congregation of the United Church of America" to be used by the trustees of said congregation in the support of the Church and the Academy which they contemplate building. And to effectuate this my intention, I hereby vest my executors with the full power and authority to dispose of my real estate in fee simple, in as full and ample a manner, in every respect as I could do myself if living, and I hereby advise my executors to sell my farm, when in their judgment it can be done, and invest the proceeds in the best possible manner so as to secure the object I have in view in this will. The real estate situate in the towns of Kingston and Chauney, is not to be sold by my executors. And I hereby make and ordain my beloved wife Nancy Lemon, and my worthy friend Jesse Andrew, executors of this my last will and testament.

         In witness whereof, I, John Lemon the testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of May A.D. 1862.
                                                                                                                            Jon Lemon (seal)

        Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named, John Lemon, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who have, at his request, hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, in the
presence of the said testator, and in the presence of each other.

        Godlove O. Behm      N. W. Pressly        Jesse Andrew

        The State of Indiana Tippecanoe County. On this 7th day of June A.D. 1862, personally appeared before me William R. Ellis, Clerk of the Common Pleas Court of Tippecanoe County, in said State .[copy illegible]

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