ROBERTSON COUNTY JACOB GRIMES WILL Proven Nov 1825
In the name of God Amen. I JACOB GRIMES of ROBERTSON COUNTY and
State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind
and memory blessed by Almighty God for the same do make and pulish
this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First that is to say after my just debts are paid I give and bequeath
unto my beloved wife, MARY GRIMES, 120 acres of land situated and
lying in the County of Robertson and state aforesaid being part of a
600 acre tract I bought of ________(left blank) Rodgers and which
includes the dwelling house together with all the improvements also
part of another tract which I bought of Benjamin KING adjoining the
premises before described supposed to contain 30 acres be the same
more or less.
I so also give and bequeath unto my son, DANIEL GRIMES 160 acres of land--
it being a part of the aforesaid 600 acres which is to be laid off on
the NorthWest part of said tract so as to include a spring and improvement
near the NorthWest boundary line.
I also give and bequeath unto my two younger sons, HENRY GRIMES and
FREDERICK GRIMES one horse each, also 160 acres of land each, being
part of said 600 acres to be laid off in such manner that HENRY GRIMES
lot will join the before described premises of MARY and DANIEL GRIMES.
I also give and bequeath unto ADAM GRIMES 63 3/4 acres of land ajoining
the before recited premises and being part of the tract I bought of
I give and bequeath unto my daughter, SARAH GRIMES the sum of $20 in
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, PHEBE GRIMES, one cow and
$30 in money.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, ELIZABETH, wife of John PEW,
the sum of $5 in money.
In order that no unhappy differences or misconstruction may arise
between the legatees who have received their proportionable part of
my estate and those herin provided for by the several bequests before
inscribed and written, I give the following reason and explanation
for the small legacy being annexed to their respective names (that is
to say) my daughter, MARY, wife of JACOB SMITH, my daughter, KATY,
wife of FREDERICK TURNER, my daughter, EVE, wife of HENRY DARR (DORR)
deceased and my two sons, GEORGE and JACOB GRIMES have each
received their proportionable part of my estate in money, goods and
Also my daughter, MILLY, wife of THOMAS CROSNORE has received her
legacy in part and her husband THOMAS holds my note for the remainder
which is to be paid out of the money owing to me when collected.
Also my daughter, Peggy, wife of JOHN FORD, having received a greater
amount in money goods and chattle than I intended to bequeath unto her
therefore, the notes I hold on her husband, Joshua FORD must be collected
and applied to the discharge of the debts and legacys due my other
But as a further testimony of my regard and affection for these my
children, namely MARY, KATY, MOLLY, EVE, PEGGY, GEORGE and JACOB GRIMES,
I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar each.
And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal
estate goods and chattle of which kind and nature soever I give and
bequest to my beloved wife, MARY GRIMES, whom I appoint sole executor
of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills
by me made.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirty
first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight
hundred and twenty five.
Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named Jacob Grimes
to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our names witnesses in the presence of the testator.
? Williams, W.L. Hudgings, Z. Deshaw?, George G. Brown
Robertson County Court November Term 1825
This last will and Testament of Jacob Grimes Deceased was proven in open
court by the oath of W.S. Hudgings, Z. Deshaw, and George G. Brown
subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded.
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