Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.
Ohio County Will Book 2, Page 31 In the name of God amen I Lewis Grindstaff of Ohio County and Commonwealth of Virginia being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be to Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I will and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Rozanah all my household furniture excepting one desk and six chairs together with two horse creatures being the choice of my stock also four milk cows the choice of my stock six sheep and sixteen hogs with harness sufficient for waggon or plow to be hers and to continue to be hers during her natural life. After her decease my will and intention is that the household furniture be divided equally to my three youngest daughters. I also give unto my beloved son Moses one young mare with a priviso that he put sd mare to a horse yearly, my will is that my Son Jonathan shall have the first colt and my son Thomas the Second. I also will and bequeath unto my son Lewis seventy four dollars to him by me already paid. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved son Thomas one hundred dollars. Also I give and bequeath unto my three beloved daughters Mary, Catherine and Sabre each one of them twenty five dollars, the aforesaid several sums to be collected & put to interest for their use and delivered to them as they may come of age. The residue of my Moveable property that is not herein Mentioned my will is that it is to be sold at public sale and the balance of the money that is not herein mentioned to be qually not but before I say divided will give to my sons Jonathan and Moses each one out of the aforesaid sum twenty five dollars and then the remainder equally divided among all sons and daughters. If in case there shall be a balance and those that is not of age to receive it as before mentioned when they arrive at age. My will is further that Rozanah my wife shall have full command of my freehold estate that is to say all that my plantation with all the privileges thereunto belonging to be hers and at her command and to continue to be hers til my children is all of age, that is to say in case she continues to be my widow, but in case of her Marrying again shall have the one third of the aforesaid property til the aforesaid time when and after my youngest child comes of age my plantation shall be sold to the best advantage - of which purchase money I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Rozanah the one third to be hers during her life and the remainder of said purchase money I will shall be qually divided among all my sons and daughters And I do hereby appoint John Hover and Richard Campbell my lawful executors to put in force and execute every intention of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this May the 22d in the year of our Lord 1812. Lewis Grindsatff His mark Seal Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Lewis Grindstaff to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed out names as witnesses in the presence of the testator Daniel Campbell John Campbell Edward Ray A true copy of the original which was proven in Court at September Term 1812 by the oaths of Daniel Campbell, John Campbell and Edward Ray the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Teste