I George Stingley of the county of Tippecanoe and 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 intered, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life; and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to intrust me with. I dispose of the same in the following manner to-wit. I direct first that all of my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come to the hands of my executors from any portion of my estate, real or personal.
I also direct that a fair evaluation or appraisement be made, by two judicious neighbors, of all my estate, including my household furniture, and after being signed with their names, that a copy be given to my executor.
I further direct the one bed and beding, one chest and one sorrel roan horse to be given to my son Moses Stingley, also one fire shovel and tongs, also one hatchet, the only one that I own. I further give and bequeath to my son Moses Stingley two cows, the only ones that I own, also one waggon and harnis, the same that he the said Moses Stingley now has in his possession.
I further give and bequeath to my two grandsons, Barnet H. Stingley and George R. Stingley, forty-two acres and forty six hundredth of an acre of land lying and being in the county of Tippecanoe and the State of Indiana and described as follows, being the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section No. eighteen in township number twenty one, north of range number three, west of the lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana.
I further direct that after my decease that all of my personal property that is not otherwise disposed of, be sold at public venue by my executor and after my debts is [sic] paid out of the proceeds thereof, then all the over plus of said money as well as all the cash of which I may dy [sic] possest of be equally divided amonst my heirs, and I hereby make and ordain my worthy son Anthony Stingley executor of this, my last will and testament in witness whereof I George Stingley the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of January in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Eight.
George Stingley (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named George Stingley as his last will and testament in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presents of the above named testator, and in the presence of each other.
S. F. Clark
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