GRIGG, Samuel (1856)

FROM WILLS, BOOK F. ,VOL.1, MAURY CO., TENNESSEE ,PAGE 113

PROVEN AUGUST TERM, 1856

I SAMUEL GRIGG DO MAKE AND PUBLISH THIS IS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, HEREBY REVOKING AND MAKING VOID ALL OTHER WILLS BY ME AT ANY TIME MADE.

” FIRST, I DIRECT THAT MY FUNERAL EXPENSES AND ALL MY DEBTS BE PAID AS SOON AFTER MY DEATH AS POSSIBLE OUT OF ANY MONEYS THAT I MAY DIE POSSESSED OF, OR MAY FIRST COME INTO THE HANDS OF MY EXECUTOR.

“SECONDLY, I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SONS PATRICK H. AND SAMUEL J GRIGG MY HOME TRACT OF LAND ON WHICH I NOW LIVE, CONTAINING BY ESTIMATION ONE HUNDRED & NINETY FOUR ACRES, AND ALSO IT IS MY WILL THAT MY AFORESAID SONS KEEP TOGETHER ALL MY PERSONAL AND LOOSE PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAKING CARE OF AND MAINTAINING OF THEIR MOTHER , MY BELOVED WIFE. IT IS ALSO MY WILL THAT THE AFORESAID SONS PATRICK H. AND SAMUEL J. GRIGG SHALL TAKE CARE OF MY BELOVED WIFE MARY P. GRIGG AND MY TWO DAUGHTERS, REBECCA AND CATHERINE. IT IS MY WILL THAT THEY ALL LIVE TOGETHER IF POSSIBLE.

“THIRDLY, I WILL AND BEQUEATH TO MY AFORESAID DAUGHTERS REBECCA AND CATHERINE THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH OUT OF THE MONEYS ARISING OUT THE SALE OF THE TRACT OF LAND LYING IN GILES COUNTY, ABOUT ONE HUNDRED ACRES, THIS IS MY WILL THAT THE AFORESAID, MY DAUGHTERS, SHOULD HAVE THE AFORESAID THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS MORE THAN MY OTHER CHILDREN FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THEIR HAVING STAYED WITH ME AND WAITED ON AND TAKEN CARE OF MYSELF & BELOVED WIFE, THIER MOTHER IN OUR OLD AGE. AND IT IS FURTHER MY WILL THAT THE SAID REBECCA & CATHERINE SHALL HAVE AND ENJOY THE ENTIRE USE AND POSSESSION OF MY SMALL TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING ABOUT THIRTY-FIVE ACRES. IT LYING AND BEING IN THIS COUNTY OF MAURY ADJOINING THIS MY HOME TRACT, AS LONG AS THE AFORESAID GIRLS MAY LIVE OR DURING THEIR NATURAL LIVES. THIS I WILL THAT THEY HAVE THIS LAND TO SECURE THEM IN A HOME, IN CASE THAT THEY AND THEIR AFORESAID BROTHERS CANNOT AGREE. IT IS MY WILLTHAT THEY SHOULD AGREE AND LIVE ALL QUIETLY TOGETHER. IT IS MY WILL THAT PATRICK H. & SAMUEL J. GRIGG HAVE THE HOME TRACT OF LAND FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THEIR CARE AND ATTENTION TO US, ME BEING OLD AND INFIRM AND THEY HAVE BEEN DUTIFUL AND OBEDIANT SONS.

“FOURTHLY, IT IS MY WILL THAT JOHN AND AMASA B. GRIGG, MY SONS, BE MADE EQUAL AFTER THEIR ACCOUNTING FOR THE RENTS AND PROFITS OF THE LAND THEY LIVED ON, THE SAID SON JOHN TEN YEARS AND AMASA B. SIX YEARS, THIS ALL MY OTHER CHILDREN KNOW.

” FIFTHLY, IT IS MY WILL AND REQUEST THAT MY SONS JOHN & AMASA B., ISAAC AND JACOB F. GRIGG AND REBECCA AND CATHARINE SHALL SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE, AFTER THE AFORESAID GIRLS SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH, MORE THAN THE REST, IN LUE OF THEIR SCHOOLING.

“LASTLY, I DO HEREBY NOMINATE AND APPOINT P. H. & SAMUEL J. GRIGG, MY EXECUTORS, IN WITNESS WHEREOF I DO TO THIS, MY WILL, SET MY HAND AND SEAL THIS 20TH DAY OF SEPT. 1854.

“SAMUEL GRIGG (HIS MARK AND SEAL)

“SIGNED, SEALED AND PUBLISHED IN OUR PRESENCE, AND WE HAVE SUBSCRIBED OUR NAMES HERETO IN THE PRESENCE OF THE TESTATOR THIS 26TH DAY OF SEPT. 1854. JOHN W. HOWARD, SAMUEL J. STOCKARD, WILLIAM FRY.

“I SAMUEL GRIGG HAVING THIS DAY MADE AND ABOUT TO MAKE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, DO MAKE AND DECLARE THIS AS A CODICIL THERETO, IN ORDER THAT THE FOREGOING MAY BE MORE DEFINITE AND MORE FULLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT MY WILL SHOULD BE, TO WIT. I WILL THAT IN THE FIRST, TO MY SONS PATRICK H. SAMUEL J. GRIGG SHALL HAVE THE LAND INCLUDED IN MY OLD ORIGINAL DEED FROM JOSEPH BRADIN, AND TWO GRANTS OF FIFTY ACRES EACH NO. 283 & 20301 AND THE PLAT MADE BY JAS W. MATHEWS INCLUDING THE AFORESAID AND IN A CONSOLIDATER PLAT WHICH MAKE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-FOUR ACRES, AS SET OUT IN MY FOREGOING WILL.

“LASTLY, IT IS MY WILL THAT I MAY MORE FULLY EXPLAIN AND DEFINE AND DESIGNATE MORE CLEAR THE OTHER LANDS I WILL. THE THIRTY-FIVE ACRES NO. 284 ACRES SHALL BE REBECCAS AND CATHERINES, AS SET IN THE FOREGOING. I WILL THAT THE DEED FROM M. LAURINE & BRIGG AND JOHN WRIGHT TO ME EXECUTED THE 9TH DAY JANUARY 1841 FOR ONE HUNDRED ACRES, IS THE TRACT OF LAND ALLUDED TO IN THE FOREGOING, WHICH MY WILL IS, SHALL BE SOLD AND DIVIDED AS I HAVE SET OUT IN THE FOREGOING WILL. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT THIS CODICIL BE ATTACHED TO AND MADE AND CONSTITUTE TO PART OF MY WILL TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES. THIS 26TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1854.

“SAMUEL GRIGG (HIS MARK AND SEAL)

“SIGNED SEALED AND PUBLISHED IN OUR PRESENCE, AND WE HERE SUBSCRIBED OUR NAMES HERETO IN THE PRESENCE OF THE TESTATOR THIS 26TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1854. JOHN W. HOWARD, SAMUEL J. STOCKARD, WILLIAM FRY.”


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