|Alexander Neely's Will|
|Clark County IN Will Book E, pages 43-45|
|Know all men by these presents that I Alexander D. Neely of the County of Clark and State of Indiana, being in good health, and in my usual state of mind do hereby make this my last will and testament.|
|First I hereby appoint James Neely my son my Executor. I hereby will to my daughter Elizabeth Snyder, the sum of Two Hundres dollars, in money in be paid to her out of my estate, by my said Executor. I also hereby will to my daughter Lucinda Lewman, Two Hundred dollars in money to be paid by my said Executor out of my estate. I do hereby will my daughter Sarah Stierheim, the sum of Two Hundred dollars, to be paid by said Executor out of my estate. I also will to my daughter Mary Johnson, the sum of Two Hundred dollars to be paid by the said Executor out of my estate. I also will to my son James Neely, the sum of Two Hundred dollars, out of the estate. I do also will my grandson John Williams, the sum of Fifty dollars provided he comes forward and proves his heirship, and it is my will further that my wife Sarah Neely is to be well taken care of and provided for during her narural life and it is my Will that James my Executor, shall see she is provided for properly and in a proper manner.|
|It is also my will that all my funeral expenses be paid by said Executor and whatever balance of money may be over the amount I have herein specified and willed and order I wish and will that my Executor James Neely to have descresionary* power over and to disburse it in a proper manner amongst the members of my family as it would seem right and just,--as withness my hand and seal this 26 day of Octiber 1861.|
|Alexander D. Neely|
Subscribed by the testator in our presence and by us subscribed as withnessed in his presence and at his request Oct. 26, 1861.