TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
In the name of God Amen: The third day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, I, Isaac Grimm of Sumner County State of Tennessee, altho weak in body, and of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, at the same time utterly revoking all former wills made by me after all my just debts are paid, I will and desire is that all my property both real and personal shall remain and be kept together on the plantation for the joint use and benefit of wife and my three children, until my son Alexander shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years at which time I will and bequeath to my wife Sarah Grimm the one third part of all land including my dwelling house also the one third part of all my household furniture also one house clock, also the one third part of all my negro property, excepting mulatto woman named Mary during her life; at my wife's death, I will and bequeath to my daughter Margaret E. Grimm, the above named clock, and when Margaret arrives at the age of eighteen years, I will and bequeath to her the above named negro woman Mary, together with the increase from that time, for the only proper use of her the said Margaret and the heirs of her body forever, but in case she should die without issue, then to revert to my two sons, or their heirs.
I will and bequeath to Alexander D. Grimm and Charles J. Grimm, each one writing desk, and when my son Alexander D. Grimm, arrives at the age of twenty one years, my will and desire is that he shall have the one third part of the residue of all my property, both real and personal, and the balance of my property, I wish to be equally divided between my other two children Charles J. Grimm and Margaret E. Grimm, at the death of my wife Sarah Grimm. My will and desire is that all the property willed to her during life shall be equally divided between my three children A. D. Grimm, Charles J. Grimm and Margaret E. Grimm, if any of the negroes should behave badly and become unmanageable
to be judged of by my Executors, then and in that case my will and desire is that my Executors sell such negro and lay out the proceeds in the other property to the best advantage for my heirs. My will and desire is that my three children shall each have a complete English education to be paid for out of the profit arising from the farm, if anything should be made on the farm over and above what will be necessary for the support of my family in a comfortable manner. My will and desire is that my Executors would attend to the sale of such surplus, and appropriate it to the best advantage for the use of my heirs.
At the same time I do appoint Daniel Montgomery and Willie J. Douglass, of Sumner County joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. My will and desire is that my Executors should receive full compensation for their trouble in executing this my last will which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This the third day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Isaac Grimm (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1828.
The last Will and Testament of Isaac Grimm dec'd, was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law, by the oaths of John Soper and Reuben Douglass subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Willie J. Douglass, one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court, and agreed to take upon himself the execution thereof, and together with Reuben Douglass and Norval Douglass, his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond, to the Governor, in the sum of Twenty thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs. Daniel Montgomery, the other Executor named in said last Will and Testament, having appeared in open Court and renounced.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk