Submitted by Joe Jacobs.
Marshall County Will book I, page 346
In the name of God, Amen;
I John Grindle of Marshall County and State of Virginia, Knowing that it is appointed for all men must to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and first, I allow my body to be buried after my decease, and at the discretions of my executors, and my soul I command to God who gave it, and touching the worldly Estate, wherewith it hath pleased the lord to bless me. I give and bequeath the same, in the following form and manner. To my three sons, John, Abraham and Henry, I bequeath all my property under the following conditions(ie). They shall carry on business as usual and provide for their mother and me during our lives, But in case I die first, then they will provide for their mother during her widowhood only. I allow my son John to have one horse and twenty-five dollars, even then Abraham or Henry, And I allow the three to pay my other heirs as follows. To my son Issac, I allow one hundred dollars to be paid within a year after my death. To my son Levi, I allow that after my death, the receipts for money I have paid for him and all accounts I now hold against him shall be given him as his share. To my daughter Elizabeth I allow one cow, bed and bedstead and twenty-five dollars in money, and so long as she assists them as usual, John, Abraham and Henry shall provide for her as she has been accustomed, while she stays. To my daughter Mary I allow a cow, bed and bedstead, and twelve dollars and fifty cents in money, and as she stays with them her brothers shall provide for her the same as Elizabeth. To my daughter Susan, I allow one dollar, the balance of her share has been paid to her daughter Agnes with her consent. I allow my daughter Catherine's children (if they be alive after my death each to have one dollar). I allow all these legacies to be paid in a year after my death, and if John, Henry and Abraham can not agree about dividing the property, Then I allow them to sell it at public sale and divide the money. I also hereby appoint John and Henry to be the executors of this my last will and testament, and I now revoke and dissolve all other former wills and testaments ever by me made. In witness whereof, I set to my hand and seal this sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty one. John Grindle seal
Testa John Moore
West Va., Marshall County Recorders court May term May 13th, 1868. A writing reported to be the Last will and testament of John Grindle (deac) was this day by the oath of Robert Moore one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and the signature of John Moore one of the subscribing witnesses thereto was found by the oath of Joshua Dakan, and is ordered to be recorded and John Grindle and Nancy Grindle the Executors named in said will were duly qualified by taking the oath required by law and together with August Wendel who qualified as to his sufficiently entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $2000.00, conditioned payable as the law directs. Therefore certificate is granted the said John and Henry Grindle for obtaining a probate of said will in due form. And it is ordered that William Mathews, Jacob Mathews and Silas McCuskey be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the personal property of the said John Grindle(deac). A copy testa
Thomas Finn, Recorder