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Probate Book 5, p. 344-345: There was no Will, just the distribution of the estate.
Meriton Standiford, deceased, Estate of (John R. Standiford, Administrator)
Descendent left no widow, but left ten living children and five grandchildren of a deceased daughter, Emily Marshall, also two grandchildren, being children of a deceased daughter, Ann Richards and all are hereinafter set out and the amount going to each as follows:
Miller Standiford, $20.93; Noah Standiford, $20.93; Melvina Barnes, $20.93; Tebitah Dilley, $20.93; Rodolphus Standiford, $20.93; John R. Standiford, $20.93; Euphomla Sallee, $20.93; Ephraim Standiford, $20.93; Alice Driscoll, $20.93; Sarah Golliner, $20.93; Elvet Marshall, grandchild, $4.18; Lillie Harrop, grandchild, $4.18; Effie Green, grandchild, $4.18; Ollie Drake, grandchild, $4.18; Alice Marshall, grandchild, $4.18; Oma Richards, grandchild, $10.47; Lincoln Richards, $10.47. Total Distribution: $251.14, Signed John R. Standiford.
[Meriton was born December 8, 1817 in KY. He married 1. Nancy (Butler) Ferugson (widow) on October 20, 1836. He married 2. Mary Crane on November 19, 1840. He died March 22, 1902.
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*Contributed by Herman R. Standiford from the records of Grace N. Paris, 1952.
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From DAR Records:
William Standiford; Written 9 Feb 1865; Probated Nov 1865: Heirs: Wife, Nancy; Children: Merriton Standiford, Emily Denny, Lucy Ann Owen, Casander Hubbard, America Standeford, Amanda Melvin Standeford, Lydia Nichols, heirs of son Vincent, heirs of my daughter Betty Walker. Executor: wife, Nancy Standeford.
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White, Joseph; Written 8 Feb 1833; Probated 13 May 1833; Wife Jane, eldest son; otherlegatees: Sarah Williams, the heirs to Elizabeth Williams, the heirs of Polly Hinton, Hannah Standeford, Ephriam Linn, Jane White, Amelia White. Hannah Standeford to have a certain tract of land during her life and same then to go to her children: William, Wesley, John Robison and Joseph Wright (Standeford). Exec. not given. Witness: William Case and Jane Hutchison.
*Note: Vincent Standiford m. JoHannah White October 26, 1826 in Orange Co., IN.
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This Will of William Talbott was obtained from the DAR file of David Standiford. William Talbott was married to David and Frances Ashley Standiford's daughter Sarah (b. August 25, 1795)
Will of William Talbott
In the name of God Amen. I, William Talbott of Putnam County, Indiana being of Sound mind and memory and being desirous of adjusting all my property matters quietly and satisfactorily,
Item First. I devise that at my death that I shall be buried in a Christian manner without ostentation.
Item Second. I appoint Francis Talbott my beloved Son to be my executor and that he shall pay all my just debts.
Item Three. That after the payment of all just debts then that my executor Shall deliver over to my beloved Daughter Mary Cowgill, wife of Elisha Cowgill, the government bonds of five hundred dollars each commonly called then forty bonus that if by accident casualty or otherwise I should not have the Sons at my death, then I direct that Said Mary shall receive their value in money out of my estate.
Item Fourth. I bequeath and direct that after paying off said debt and Said Legacy that all the balance of my estate shall be equally divided between my children except my two children, David S. Talbott and James W. Talbot these two marry heretofore receive their full share.
Item Fifth. I have three children dear viz. Edward a Talbot Betsy Allen Ann, and Marcus S. Talbott and each of Said children left. Children which Said Children so left are my grand children. Now I bequeath to each set of Said Grandchildren, the Share that would have given to Said Deceased children if they were alive.
Item Sixth. I bequeath to each of my beloved children and grand children my blessing and now I commit my soul to the God who gave it. All other wills by me at any time heretofore made are hereby revoked and set aside. This 26 day of March 1869. In witness whereof I here unto set my name and seal.
William Talbott, Senior
The undersigned testify and witness that the above testator Signed his name to the above and fore going will and instrument in our presence and we signed in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other this 26th day of March, 1869. Fred T. Brown, T. B. Farmer.
The State of IndianaPutnam County.
Be it remembered that on 7 day of October 1872 Fred T. Brown , one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of William Talbott Sen late of said count deceased personally appeared before H. C. Priest Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Putnam County in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn by the Clerk of Said Court upon his oath declares and testifies as follows that is to say that on the 26th day of March 1869 he saw the said William Talbott Sen sign his name to the said instrument in writing as ? for his last will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the said William Talbott decare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of said William Talbott Sen. And with his censes attested and subscribed by the said depart and one T. B. Farmer in the presence of said Testator and with presence of each other as Subscribing witness thereto and that the same William Talbott Sen was at the time of the signing and subscribing of same instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age, that is more than twenty years of age) and of sound and deposing mind and memory and not under any coercian or restraint as the said deponet And verily believes and further deponent says not Fred T. Brown sworn to and subscribed by the said Fred. T. Brown before and Henry Priest, clerk of said court of Greencastle the 7th day of October 1872.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto Subscirbers my name and : the seal of said court. H. C. Priest, clerk, State of Indiana, Putnam Co. SS. I Henry C. Priest Clerk of the Putnam Common Pleas Court do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full true and complete copy of the last will and testament of William Talbott Sen late of said county ? and of the testimony of Fred T. Brown one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. This the 18th day of October 1872.
H. C. Priest, Clerk
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