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

       I Thomas Grim of the County of Tyler State of West Va considering
uncertainty of life & the certainty of death & being desirous of
disposing of what worldly goods it has pleased Almighty God to bless me
with during this life I hereby make this my last will & testament in
the following form (to wit) First after my decease & my wife Rachel I
desire out of personal effects all my just debts & funeral expenses
paid Secondly I give of my real estate forty acres to my son Micajah W.
Grim and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at my line corner, corner
to Evans survey & with his line S 74 degrees E supposed to 75 poles to
a ________ in said line maid January 1866 thence a Southern direction
crossing the hill so as to include his house & stable where he now
lives to a White Oak on Amos Riggs run. Thence down said run to my
original line and from that to the beginning with the several lines and
corners thereof and if this does not include the said number of forty
acres the balance is to be taken off a _______ of my land lying between
the Line of Geo. McCullough & Samuel Riggs Beginning at a White Oak
nearest the County road running an equal distance on each line leading
to & from said corner so as to make the said compliment of forty acres
including the piece before described to have and to hold forever
Thirdly The balance of my real estate I give & bequeath to my sons
Thomas Grim & Samuel Grim jointly to them and their heirs forever.
Fourthly & lastly I hereby appoint my sons Thomas Grim & Samuel Grim my
Executors of this my last will & testament In Witness thereof I have
hereunto set my hand & affixed seal this 25th day of January 1866.
Signed and sealed in our presents            Thomas Grim (His mark)
and by his request signed the
same as witnesses declare the
same to be his last will & testament
A. L. Corbly
Daniel McCullough

Tyler County Court June Term 1873; This Last Will of Thomas Grim late
of Tyler County, deceased was this day prosecuted in Court and the
execution of said Will by the said Thomas Grim was fully proven by the
oaths of Andrew L. Corbly and Daniel McCullough subscribing witnesses
to the same and thereupon the said Will was ordered to be recorded as
and for the Last Will and Testament of the said Thomas Grim, deceased.
And on the motion of Thomas Grim and Samuel Grim, the persons named in
said Will as Executors thereof this day approved in Court and made oath
as such Executors and together with Canada Vandegrift their security
entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Two Hundred
Dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is therefore given
them the said Thomas Grim and Samuel Grim for obtaining probate of said
Will in due form of law.
Teste D. Nickman Clerk



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