December 5, 1862
Will Records, Vol A 1846-1867, Jay County, Indiana, pp. 200-203
I Samuel Grisell of Jay County and State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory do understandingly make and publish this my last will and testament in the following manner to wit,
After all my just debts and funeral Expenses are paid I Give and bequeath first to my beloved wife Ann Grisell the entire use of my lands adjoining Camdon on the south being a part of the S. E. Quarter Section 34, T, 24, R, 12, East also part of the N. E. Quarter of same Section during her life time and also to her the use of the whole of lots Number Eleven (11 & 12) and Twelve in Block five in the Town of Camdon fronting on Washington Street in Wilsons Addition.
And 2nd to the heirs of My Deceased Daughter Sabina Wilson, in Addition to Eighty acres of land which I have already Given her by Deed (400) Four hundred Dollars to be Equally divided between them.
3rd to the Heirs of my deceased daughter Martha Hiatt in Addition to Eighty acres of land which I have already Given by deed to her husband Martin Hiatt (300) Three hundred Dollars to be equally divided between them.
4th to my son Amos Grisell in addition to one hundred acres of land which I have already Given to him by deed (25) Twenty five Dollars.
5th to my Daughter Sarah Griffith in addition to Eighty acres of land which I have heretofore deeded to her (400) four hundred dollars.
6th to my daughter Mariah Meredith in addition to Eighty acres of land which I have allready Given by Deed to her and her husband Peter Meredith (200) Two hundred Dollars.
7th to my daughter Lydia Grisell in addition to Eighty acres of land allready Given to her by Deed (400) Four hundred Dollars.
8th to my son Albert Grisell in addition to one hundred acres of land which I have already Given to him by deed Twenty Dollars.
9th to the heirs of My deceased son Hiram Grisell Hiram L. Grisell, in addition to Eighty acres of land which I have already Deeded to his father (150) one hundred and fifty Dollars.
10th to my son Lewis Grisell (116) One hundred and Sixteen acres of My homestead farm which I have already Given to him by deed in addition thereto five Dollars.
11th I will that all My Property both real and personal not otherwise bequeathed be sold without any valuation or appraisal and that after all my bequests heretofore made are paid, that the residue be Equally divided among my Children or their heirs as above named and lastly I I constitute and appoint Milo Grisell and My son Amos Grisell executors of this My last will and testament.
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set My hand and seal this 5th of December AD 1862.
Samuel Grisell (Seal)
Ezekiel M. Hiatt    W. Auyses
Sate of Indiana
Jay County    SS
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of September 1864 Nelson Sawyer and Ezekiel M. Hiatt Two of the subscribing witnesses to this within and foregoing last will and testament of Samuel Grisell late of said County Deceased Personally appeared before Benjamin W. Hawkins 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 their affirmations declared and testified as follows That is to say, That on the 5th day of December 1862 they saw the Said Samuel Grisell declare the Said instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and that these deponents at the Said time heard the Said Samuel 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 Samuel Grisell and with his Consent attested and subscribed by the Said Nelson Sawyer Ezekiel M. Hiatt and Lewis Grisell in the presents of the said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said Samuel Grisell was at the time of signing and subscribing of the said instrument in writing as after said of full age, that is more than Twenty one years of age and of sound and disposing mind and Memory and not under any coertion or restraint as the said deponents verily believe and further deponents say not.
Sworn to and Subscribed by the said Nelson Sawyer and Ezekiel M. Hiatt before my B. W. Hawkins, Clerk of the Court at Portland the 6th day of September 1864.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of Said County.
B. W. Hawkins, Clerk
State of Indiana
Jay County   SS
I, B. W. Hawkins Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Jay County, Indiana, do hereby Certify that the annexed last will and testament of Samuel Grisell has been duly admitted to probate and duly proven by the testimony of Nelson Sawyer and Ezekiel M. Hiatt Two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, that a complete record of Said will and Testament of Said Samuel Grisell in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book A Pages 200, 201, 202, 203, of the records of wills of Said County.
In testimony whereof I have hereto Subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of Said County at Portland this 6th day of September 1864.
B. W. Hawkins Clerk
of the Court of Common Pleas
of Jay County
Filed and Recorded Sept 6, 1864
B. W. Hawkins Clerk
Children: Sabina (Wilson), Martha (Hiatt), Amos, Sarah (Griffith), Mariah (Meredith), Lydia, Hiram, Lewis
See also: Joseph Grisell's Will
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