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 Samuel Shigley

Samuel Shigley

Birth
USA
Death 28 May 1877 (aged 73)
USA
Burial Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 143888690 · View Source
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The following was sent by find-a-grave contributor "Amy",
from Marie Crowe Noah:

CONTESTING A WILL - Special Dispatch to Chicago Tribune, LAFAYETTE, IND., March 16,(1880)

---Samuel Shigley an old resident of Tippecanoe county, made his last will and testament in 1874, and it was supposed to dispose of his property to suit himself, if no one else. He gave to Mrs. Harvey Westfall and Mrs. John Westfall the bulk of his property, then variously estimated at from $20,000 to $25,000, to be theirs after his death, which occured two years later. Today proceedings are progressing in the CIRCUIT COURT of this county to set aside the old man's will and have a new distribution of property, the litigants being two grandchildren of Shigley, sons of his daughter, Mrs Miller, and his son, Fred Shigley, now both deceased.

SOURCE: The Chicago Tribune, March 17, 1880, Lafayette, Indiana - Suit over Will-- October 23, 1881

The celebrated will contest of Miller and Shigley, of Shelby Township, vs. Mrs. Harvey Westfall and Mrs. John Westfall, their aunts, is set for hearing at Frankfort tomorrow. About $30,000 is involved. The defendants came into possession of the property through the death of their father, Samuel Shigley, in 1877, his will so decreeing. In so doing, young Shigley and Miller, grandchildren of the old man, were left out in the cold, their parents being dead. The will dispute was made some two or three years before Shigleys death, but, as then plaintiff's claim, at a time when the old gentleman was unfitted by reason of age to properly understand what was going on. Both sides have employed eminent lawyers, and there promises to be a very warm scramble ere either party lets go. About a score of witnesses have been summoned, and the case is expected to last at least one week.

SOURCE: The Cincinnati Inquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 24,1881



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  • Created by: JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY
  • Added: 18 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 143888690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Shigley (25 Aug 1803–28 May 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 143888690, citing Armstrong Chapel Cemetery, Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY (contributor 48167061) .