Will of Johannes Greim. Rowan Co, NC, 12 May 1796.
Translation from Old German
In the name of God, I Johannes Greim, residing on Abbotts Creek in Rowan County, North Carolina, a farmer. I am weak and sickly but with a good memory for which I thank God. I find it necessary to clear my conscience, not only for myself and my poor soul but also for my heirs. I give my soul to the Heavenly Father and hope he will be pleased with it, and for my body I wish a Christian burial.
Concerning my heirs I herewith make my last will and testament as follows. First of all I leave to my beloved wife Margarette because of all her troubles in my illness all my property, the bed of her choice, also the box with all her clothes, my horse, plus the lady's saddle, plus the spinning wheel. I also give her one of my cows of her choice, also an iron pot of her choice. It is also my last wish that the cupboard with the dishes, plates and spoons shall belong to her. Anything else in the cupboard should not be taken from her.
Second I am ordering that my wife Margarette after my departure if she stays my widow keep all the land until Henry reaches the age of twenty-one.
Third. I am ordering that the land I own will go to my son Henry as his inheritance on the condition that when he receives it Christinia will receive twenty-five pounds.
Fourth I am ordering herewith that all my other belongings that have not been mentioned above will be auctioned off and the money be shared with the three above mentioned heirs.
I am authorizing in this my last testament after my death Michael Myers and Charles Grimes both living on Abbotts Creek and also my wife Margarette as administrators. I am ordering them after my death to act exactly and faithfully according to this document, not to overlook any duty; and I am ordering them in particular to see that my two children if in any way possible not be taken from their mother and will be sent to school and encouraged to learn. I would like to add that my wife be provided for. Before Henry takes over the land he and Christina are to provide for their mother and share the cost equally.
This is my own strong will and last order which I hope will be executed. I enforce it with my signature.
North Carolina, Rowan County
12 May 1796
Witness: George Greim
Margarette Grimes (1750 - ____)*
Henry Grime (1792 - 1844)*
Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39848632
Kathy Merris Mills
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