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
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.
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
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
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,
Attest: - J. W. Duty, Clerk.