Will of
John W. Bradfield
November 25, 1852
Tippecanoe Co., Indiana

Transcribed by Sue Beach, Muncie, IN from a photocopy of the original record, Sept. 1996.   Further information on these individuals is available by contacting Sue Beach.   From Tippecanoe Co., IN Will Book #2, pages 205-206. Transcribed exactly as written; anything questionable is enclosed in brackets [ ]. 
I John W. Bradfield of Lafayette Tippecanoe County Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills of me at any time heretofore made. First I direct that my body be decently buried and my funeral conducted according to my estate and condition in life and as to such worldly goods as I posses, I give and bequeath the same both real and personal and wherever situated to my beloved wife Margaret Ann Bradfield to have and to hole the same to her , her heirs and assigns, in fee simple forever, my real estate consisting of a lot with the appurtenances in the town of Weaton (formerly Granville) and my personalty consisting in Horses, Corn, household furniture and other property. The above property and all other property real or personal I give to my said wife her heirs and assigns forever, subject only to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses out of said property or any part thereof or its proceeds. And I hereby make ordain and appoint my said wife Margaret Ann Bradfield exedutor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I John Bradfield testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of November A.D. 1852.
[signed] John W. Bradfield {seal}

Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named John W. Bradfield as his last will and testament in the presence of us who have at the request of said testator hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other this 25 day of November A.D. 1852.
L.O. Robosson,
Joseph R. Bradfield.
The State of Indiana Tippecanoe County.

On this 30" day of November A.d. 1852 before me Mark Jones Clerk of the Common Pleas Court of Tippecanoe county in said State, personally came Lemuel O. Robosson and Joseph R. Bradfield, the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John W. Bradfield deceased and being each duly sworn to testify to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, concerning the execution of the said last will and Testament of the said John W. Bradfield deceased upon their oaths aforesaid testify as follows to wit: That they saw the said John W. Bradfield in his lifetime (but who is now deceased) sign his name thereto as his last Will and testament and that they each subscribed their names thereto (the said Lemuel O. Robosson by the name and description of L.O. Robosson and the said Joseph R. Bradfield by the name and description of Joseph R. Bradfield) as witnesses in the presence of each other, and in the presence of said John w. Bradfield and at his request, and they further swear that the said John W. Bradfield at the time he so signed said Will as aforesaid was of full age to devise his property, and that he was of sound mind and memory and was not under the coercion or restraint of any person or persons as they verily believe and further say not.
[signed] Lemuel O. Robosson
Joseph R. Bradfield

The State of Indiana
Tippecanoe County

I Mark Jones clerk of the common Pleas court of said County, certify that the within last will of John W. Bradfield late of Tippecanoe County deceased, has been duly admitted to Probate; that its due execution was this day proven by Lemuel O. Robosson and Joseph R. Bradfield whos proofs, together with such will have been duly recorded on pages 205 & 206 of Record Number Two of Wills in our office

{seal} In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court this 30" day of November A.D. 1852
Mark Jones clerk
By O.K. Weakly Dep.

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