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PUSHMATAHA COUNTY
Last Will & Testaments

Record of Wills - No. 1
Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
Transcribed by: Teresa Young
No. 485
Page 3, 4 & 5.

WILL OF JACKSON FRAZIER

I, Jackson Frazier, a Choctaw Indian by blood, and residing in Kiametia County, Choctaw Nation, being of full age and sound in mind and memory make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills that I have made heretofore. I give and devise and bequeath all of my estate both real and personal to my sister Mrs. Sina Gibson and her son James Frazier, both of whom are Indians and my nearest relations and reside in Kiametia County, Choctaw Nation. My sister Mrs. Sina Frazier is to have one half of all of my said estate and her son James Frazier is to have the other half.

I want my heirs, the above named parties after my death to pay all that I owe to every ___ that is all just and legal debts, and I here charge my said heirs and the executor of my said estate with the duty of first paying my debts, if any, and the balance both real and personal property to be equally divided between my said above named heirs.

I having full confidence in the integrity and honesty of Eugene Easton of Antlers, I. T., I do by these presents hereby appoint and constitute said Eugene Easton as my Executor to carry out the provisions of this will and I do not desire that he give any bond as my said Estate.

In Witness Whereof I have signed and sealed this instrument and published it as my last will and testament, at Antlers, I. T., this 13th day of July A. D. 1904.

Signed by His Mark 'X'

Jackson Frazier

The said Jackson Frazier at the place and at the date above written signed and sealed the above and foregoing instrument, and published and declared the same to be his last will, and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have written our names as subscribing witnesses.

Signed by:

Fannye Morris

H. C. Johnson

PROOF OF WILL

United States of America

Indian Territory --- Judicial Division

Personally appeared before me E. J. Fannin, Clerk of the United States Court in the Indian Territory and Judicial Division aforesaid Fannye Morris and H. C. Johnson to me well known, who being duly sworn, say: That they are the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Jackson Frazier, deceased, that said instrument was executed at the time, place and by the person therein named; That said Jackson Frazier, the Testator was at the time of signing said instrument upwards of twenty-one years of age and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and that in the presence of both of these affiants he declared it to be his last will and testament and subscribed his name thereto in the presence of both of these affiants; that at the request of said Testator said affiants wrote their names to his said Will in his presence and in the presence of each other; that the subscriptions to the foregoing instrument of writing are genuine and that said instrument which is hereto attached is the identical one that affiants so witnessed and saw the said Jackson Frazier sign.

Signed by:

Fannye Morris

H. C. Johnson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of November 1904.

Signed: E. J. Fannin, Clerk

By Jos. R. Foltz, Deputy.

Filed for record, November 7th, 1904.

E. J. Fannin, US Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF PROBATE

To all persons to whom these presents shall come Greeting:

Whereas the last will and testament of Jackson Frazier, deceased, hath in due form been exhibited, proved and recorded in the office of the United States Court in the Indian Territory, for the Central District at Antlers, a copy of which will is hereto annexed and such will accepted by the Clerk to probate and certificate thereon granted. And it appears that Eugene Easton has been appointed in and by said will to execute the same.

We do hereby authorize him the said Eugene Easton as such executor to collect, and secure all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits which was the property of the said Jackson Frazier at the time of his death in whomsoever hands or possession they may be found, and to perform all such duties and acts as may be required of him by law.

Witness my hand and official seal this the 9th day of November 1904.

Signed by: E. J. Fannin

By Jos R. Foltz, Deputy Clerk

 

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condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believeth in the name of
the only begotten Son of God.

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