Brunswick County NC Genweb

Will of John G Grisset, 1858
Contributed by Jim Lang
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Brunswick County, North Carolina Will Record Book, Page 17
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John G. Grisset, 28 Sep 1858
No 82 State of North Carolina
Brunswick County

I, John G. Grisset, a resident of the County and State aforesaid now in my eightieth year, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit

Item I I direct that my body be decently interred in the family graveyard at the Ivy plantation where Isaac Generette now lives.

Item II I give and devise to Geo W Gause, son of Wm R Gause, Fifty acres of land, to be laid out so as to include the plantation where Wm R Gause now lives, to him the said George W Gause, his heirs and assigns forever

Item III I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah Ann Grisset, one bedsted one feather bed and necessary furniture therefore also Fifty dollars in money to be paid her by my Executors hereinafter named

Item IV I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Martha M Kethan, now the wife of Moses M Kethan, the sum of Five Dollars, to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named

Item V All the rest and residue of my lands, tenements and hereditaments not herein before described, consisting in part of my homestead Danford? B? Sunimon? and Stosepan Island tracts of land. My negro slaves Virgil Shade and Joe, my horses, cattle, hogs and stock of every kind, with all my household and kitchen furniture - I give and devise unto my grandson John B Gause, his heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns absolutely no fee Simple forever, hereby declaring that it is my will and desire, that my grandson John B Gause foresaid Shall enjoy the residue of my estate aforesaid

Item VI I hereby declare, nominate constitute and appoint my trusty friends John St Brook and Robert M McRackin as my Executors to carry into effect this my last Will and Testament, in accordance with the tenor hereof, and with the laws of the State of North Carolina - Hereby utterly revoking all other wills by me at any time made

In testimony whereof, I the said John G Grisset have here unto set my hand and seal this 28th day of September AD 1858.

(Signed) John G Grisset

Signed, sealed and declared in our presence by John G Grisset to be his last will and Testament who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses

(Signed) D R Bennett
(Signed) Joel Reeves