Will of John J. Trelkeld
I am the County Coordinator of Jennings County, Indiana INGenWeb and am presently transcribing old County Record books in Order Book C dated Nov. 1836-May 1843 is the will and Estate record of a John J. Threldkeld. I am hoping someone is researching his family as I like to have information in case someone inquires about those listed on the web site. The Samuel Read who was his executor was his brother in law-married to his sister Nancy. Here is the will as I transcribed it. I have not posted this book on the web site yet.
JOHN J. THRELDKELD--WILL
In the name of God Amen I John J. Threldkeld being weak in body but enjoying my reason do make this my last will and testament.
It is my will that my body be decently intered and that my debts be punctually paid (though they be few) and after payment of my debts and funeral expenses that my Executors pay to the Trustees of the Vernon Church seventy five dollars to be appropriated by them on the meeting house and I bequeath to my beloved sister Nancy Read my bed and bedding and I desire that A & M Vawter have the property that I received of them and I bequeath to Elder William L Stott $4 four dollars for his labors last year and I bequeath a dress to Martha Vawter of her own choosing and then the remainder of my property to be converted in money and put to interest for the benifit of my beloved brothers George B. and Jesse Threldkeld and to be laid out in their education under the direction of the Georgetown or some other Thological institution and I hope that father will aid in their education but if the refuse to accept of the same and apply it in their education I then bequeath five hundred dollars to my beloved father William Threldkeld and then the remainder I bequeath to the house mission of Baptists except my books and clothes which my executors except ? which is to go to brother Hiram and I appoint my friends Samuel Read and Achilles Vawter my Executors to carry this my will into effect.
Given under my hand this 11th day of Nov. 1834
John J. Threldkeld
In presence of