Monday, February 23, 2015

Samuel Moore's Last Will & Testament

Click image to see Samuel Moore's last will & testament

The MPL Indiana Room has the original copy of Samuel Moore’s last will and testament, which is in our vertical files.  The will was executed on July 21, 1888, and filed for probate in Morgan County Circuit Court on March 15, 1889.  The will execution was witnessed by George W. Bass and William H. Ray, and Bass filed the will for probate.

Samuel Moore (1799-1889) founded the town of Mooresville, Indiana, in 1824. The original plat (below) was recorded on February 21, 1825 in the Morgan County Recorder's Office (in Martinsville, Indiana).

Original Plat of Mooresville, Indiana (1824)
Recorded February 21, 1825
(Click image to enlarge)

The MPL Indiana Room has several of Samuel Moore's artifacts on permanent display. Drop by the library to see them sometime.  The Indiana Room is located next to the adult nonfiction stacks, adjacent to the outdoor courtyard.

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