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WILL OF  JANE E GRANT

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, Jane E. Grant, late Jane E. Kemper, now wife of Roswell Grant, feeling the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life, do make and publish this my will and testament.

1st I give my soul to God from whom I received it, and my body to the grave.

2nd It is my will that after the payment of all just debts and charges that may be against me at the time of my death, that my beloved husband Roswell Grant, have and possess all my separate estate, real and personal, belonging to me as one of the heirs of Caleb Kemper, late of Cincinnati, Ohio, deceased, and also the rents, issues, and profits there accruing after my death, to his whole, sole and absolute use forever, and I hereby give, bequeath and devise to my said beloved husband Roswell Grant all of my real and personal estate of every kind and description so ever that I may be possessed of at the time of my death and that I am now possessed of, and particularly all of my real estate in the County of Hamilton in the State of Ohio, and of all my personal estate in the State of Virginia to hold the same and every part thereof absolutely in his own right, to dispose of at anytime as he may see proper.

3rd I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved husband Roswell Grant, Executor of this my last will and testament.

4th It is my will that my said Executor shall not be required to give bond for the performance or any thing herein required.

In witness whereof, I the said Jane E. Grant , do hereunto set my hand & seal and publish and declare the above and foregoing to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others by one made, this 19th day of January, A. D. Eighteen hundred and fifty three.

Jane E. Grant

Signed by us as Witnesses in the presence of the said Jane E. Grant and of each other and by her request, who at the same time declared the same to be her last will and testament.

John G Marshall

John P Turner

Margaret M Givens

Francis Thompson

Codicil to the foregoing Will.

1st To avoid all mistakes and misapprehensions of what my last will is, I do hereby affirm all & every part of the foregoing will made by me, repeating my wish and desire that the Court before which probate thereof may be obtained shall require neither bond or security of my Executor therein named.

And 2nd I do will & bequeath to my well beloved husband Roswell Grant the real estate purchases by one of Nathaniel V. Wilson & wife, which is held in trust for one by James A. Caldwell as appears by deed of date the 19th of December 1853 and duly recorded in the Clerk’s office of the County Court Kanawha County Virginia Book S; page 228, desiring that at my death the said James A. Caldwell to make to my said husband a deed in fee for the same and to my said husband I also give & bequeath all other property that I may possess of, real, personal & mixed - where ever situate or where ever fund. In witness of all of which, being this day of sound sense & memory, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses I do again set my hand and affix my seal this 27th day of September in the year of our Lord 1855.

The foregoing last will & testament of Mrs. Jane E. Grant with the codicil thereto annexed said will dated the 19th day of January 1853 the codicil dated the 27th day November 1855 was by the said Jane E. Grant, published & declared before us and in the presence of each other to be her last will & testament. And in witness thereof we have in the presence of each other and of said Jane E. Grant subscribed our several names this 27th day of November, 1855.

A W Quarrier

J Ed Caldwell

Jas.. Caldwell

Virginia Sc:

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County the 24th day of June, 1857.

This last will and testament of Jane E. Grant, wife of Rosewell Grant, late June E. Kemper, now deceased a married woman, ….. with a separate estate, together with the Codicil annexed thereto, was this day presented in Court and proved by the oaths of A. W. Quarrier, Joseph Edward Caldwell and James A. Caldwell, subscribing witnesses to said will and also to said codicil, and is ordered to be recorded .

Teste A. W. Quarrier, Clk


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