|The will of Charles Coulter d abt 1834, is transcribed below:|
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Vacation Jan[uar]y25, 1835 [page]236
I Charles Coulter of Washington County of 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 – That the portion of my estate that I have heretofore have[sic] gave to the bloved [sic] sons and daughters which I had by my dear beloved wife Mary at the time they left my home is all I do intend them to have of my estate in any manner whatever, their names here I now have set down that has had their full portion except an addition to my beloved daughter Tabitha B. One dollar – to my beloved son Lemuel One dollar, to my beloved daughter Nancy W. One dollar to my beloved son John One dollar, to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth One dollar to my [be]loved son Gideon One dollar, to my beloved Daughter Patty one dollar, to my beloved daughter Anna Jane One dollar, to my beloved daughter Rodah one dollar, to my beloved son Yewel One dollar at my decease or at the distribution of my property – And as touching my estate now in possession, as it has pleased god to entrust me with, I dispose of the same in the following manner
First I give or bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth all my real estate and personal property by me now possessed to be by her freely possessed and disposed of at her discression so long as she remains my widow except as hereafter mentioned – at her decease or marriage I dispose of in the following manner – First to my beloved son Charles, I give to him the South West quarter of Section No. twenty one No Township one North of No of Range two East where I now live to have and to hold the same forever – as for personal property except for one bed and furniture Trunk and close[sic] which my dear wife Elizabeth is to have if she should marry exclusively of any person and one horse bridle and saddle to go to my son Charles – the balance to be equally divided between my beloved daughters Elcinea and Emily – And I hereby make and ordain my worthy and esteemed wife Elizabeth Coulter and my bloved[sic] son Charles Coulter Junr Executors of this y last Will and testament – in witness thereof I Charles Coulter the Testator have herunto set set[sic] my hand and seal this twenty fourth Day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty four – Charles Coulter seal
Coulter, Charles Will - Salt Lake City Family History Library Film #1306357, Item 2; Probate Record Book B 1830-1837 pg 236
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
|1850 US Federal Census, Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana|
This records shows the family of Robert Stephen Brown and Mary Susanna Smith. The children living in the household ranged from 19 to 5 years old. Robert Stephen, age 50, was called Stephen and he was born in Kentucky. His occupation was farmer. Mary was 46 years of age. Click on the census record to enlarge it and see more information about the family.
|Photo of a photo of Thomas Brown and Julia Ann O'Brien|
This is the only photo I have of Thomas Brown and Julia Ann O'Brien. It's off center and has lines running through it but I'm ever so grateful for the cousin from Indiana who sent it to me! If anyone has another picture of them, I'd love to have a copy.
Thomas and Julia lived in Indiana and, for a short time, Missouri. Thomas died in 1898 and Julia went on to live thirty more years as a widow.