Jacob Grimes Will Proven 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 
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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