Thomas Grim, Will
submitted by Mike Grimm, Fowlerville, MI
 

Last Will and Testament of Thomas Grim.
        Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Grim of the county of Tyler and State of West Virginia considering the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind and memory do make and declare and publish this my last will and testament.
        First I giv_ and bequeath to my wife Ellen Jane Grim one half of my real property and I desire that her half be struck off the lower end of my place next to the land of C. A. Rigg I also desire that he shall hav_ access to the orchard for fruit which is on the other and upper half.
      Second I desire that the upper half of my place s_all go to my
daughter Mary E. Masters and her heirs.
      Third I desire that my wife Ellen Jane Grim s_all hav_ all of my personal property of every kind.
        Fo_rth I desire that after the death of myself and my wife and after all my debts and funeral expence of myself and wife is paid whatsoever is left s_all go to my daughter Mary E. Masters.
      Fifth I desire that my wife Ellen Jane Grim shall hav_ power to sell and convey any of the real property hereinbefore set apart to her the same as I could if living if she should nead it for her support during her life.
       I do nominate and appoint Geo. W. Davis to be the executor of this my last will and testament.
       In testimony whereof I hav_ to this my last will and testament I hav_ here subscribed ___ name this 20th day of November 1901.
Thomas Grim                        (seal)
       Signed sealed and published by the said Thomas Grim as and for his last Will and testament in presence of us and at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other hav_ subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
J. A. Shuman
S. J. Kendall

Clerk’s Office of the County Court of Tyler County, West Virginia.
October 25, 1905.
        A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Grim deceased, late of Tyler County aforesaid, and filed in said office April 16, 1902 for safe keeping, was this day on the motion of Geo. W. Davis Sr., presented for probate and no person appearing to object to the same, and no person appearing to require that process be issued to summon the parties interested in the probate of said writing, to show cause why the same should not be admitted to record, the County Court not now being in session, the execution of the said writing by the said Thomas Grim was fully proved by the oath of S. J. Kendall who made oath that in his presence and the presence of J. A. Shuman, the other subscribing witness thereto, the said Thomas Grim, signed, sealed and published the said writing as and for his last will and testament; and at the time of executing the same he believes he was of sound mind and disposing memory; was over the age of twenty-one years; and was under no undue influence; that he and the said J. A. Shuman, the other subscribing witness, subscribed the same as attesting witnesses at the same time, in the presence of each other, in the presence of the testator and at his request;
        And thereupon the said writing was admitted to record as and for the last will and testament of the said Thomas Grim, deceased.
Attest: -        J. W. Duty, Clerk.

       

 


 

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