Will of Joseph Grisell

January 29, 1867
Will Records, Vol B 1867-1889, Jay County, Indiana pp. 1-2
FHL # 1750180

I Joseph Grisell of Penn Township in the County of Jay and State of Indiana Do Make and publish this My last will and testament in Manner and form Following to wit

After all just Claims against my Estate are Canceled I give and bequeath To my Son Milo Grisell one hundred dollars in Money together with my Trunk and wearing apparell.

I give and devise to My daughter in law Alice Grisell one hundred Dollars in Money together with all and Singular my household Goods and Chattel not other ways disposed of.

After Selling off the foregoing bequest - the balance of My Estate Shall be divided into Seven equal parts or shares one part or share Thereof Shall be divided amongst the Surviving Children of My deceased daughter Elena Lewis one share for My Son Milo Grisell one Share to be equally divided amongst the Surviving Children of My deceased daughter Amy Lewis one Share to my daughter Sarah Ann Lewis together with one red Coverlet and one woolen Quilt one Share for my daughter Hannah Smock together with One red Comfort and calico quilt one Share to My Son Thomas E. Grisell and to the daughter of My deceased Son Joseph W. Grisell Namely Hannah Elizabeth Grisell I give one full and equal Share Together with My Leois Watch all the aforesaid gifts and bequests to the aforesaid persons I give to them and each of them and their heirs Forever And Lastly I hereby nominate and appoint My Son Milo Grisell Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament revoking and Annulling all former Wills by Me Made and ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be My Last will and testament.

Given under My hand and Seal this the 29th of January Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Seven.

Joseph Grisell (Seal)

Executed in the presence of we who at his request Signed as witnesses.

Sylvester Hunt
Hiram B. Grisell

State of Indiana
Jay County    SS

Be it remembered That on the 19th day of Dec. 1867 Sylvester Hunt one of the Subscribing witnesses to the Within and Foregoing last will and Testament of Joseph Grisell late of Said County deceased formally affirmed before D. C. Baker Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Jay County in the State of Indiana And being duly sworn by the Clerk of Said Court upon his oath declared And Testified as follows that is to say: that on the 29th day of January 1867 he saw the Said Joseph Grisell sign his name to Said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the Said Joseph Grisell Declare the Said instrument in writing to be his last will and testament And that the Said instrument in writing was at the same time at the Request of the Said Joseph Grisell and with his Consent attested and Subscribed by the Said Sylvester Hunt in the presence of the Said Testator and in the presence of each other as Inscribing witnesses thereto And that the Said Joseph Grisell was at the time of the Signing and Subscribing of the Said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age {that is more than twenty one years of age} And of sound and Disposing mind and Memory and not under any Coercion or restraint at the Said deponent namely Sylvester and other deponent Say not.

Sylvester Hunt

Sworn to and Subscribed by the Said Sylvester Hung before Me D. C. Baker Clerk of the Court at Portland the 19th day of Dec. 1867.

In Attestation whereof I have hereunto Subscribed My name and Affixed the Seal of Said Court.

D. C. Baker Clerk

Children Mentioned in the Will

Milo (and wife Alice), Elena (Lewis), Amy (Lewis), Sarah Ann (Lewis), Hannah (Smock), Thomas E., Joseph W. (and daughter Hannah Elizabeth)

See also: Samuel Grisell's Will

This file was last updated on 7/14/2004.

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