of Gilbert Vandergriff
and submitted by Jean Kinzalow
Will and Testament of Gilbert Vandergriff dec'd.
Gilbert Vandergriff do make this my last and only will but revoking
that might be proposed to be my will.
- I desire that all my Just debts and burial expenses be paid out
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth all my property
and personal during her natural life and after her death my
that the real estate and what personal property may be left be
sold in some
way to bring the most money and in away ["away" is written
appears in the will] that it will bring the highest price. Then
out of the
proceeds of said sale I desire that my Daughter Sarah
have fifteen Hundred Dollars first out of the proceeds of
I give and bequeath to Polly Ann Doolin Jacob Vandergriff heirs
Scott Jane Brown and Hile Vandergriff the balance of the
said sale of said property to be equely divided Shear and
Jacobs heir [there was no "s"] to be one shear and
- I appoint A Seleen my executor to carry out the conditions of
and to do all and every thing required in the premises and
being read in my hearing I cordialy approve the same this the
of April AD 1877.
am now in my right mind and this is what I always intended to do.
(his mark) Vandergriff
in the presence of us