Posted By:Sharon Beesley
Subject:The Will of David Groce b. PA-d. Floyd Co. IN. 1844
Post Date:February 20, 2004 at 19:56:01
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In searching for the whereabouts of my Jane Enlow from So. Indiana, I came across the will of David Groce (Gross). His 2nd wife was a different Jane Enlow (Enslow?). The will (with added commas) follows:
"I, David Groce of Clark County & State of Indiana, being weak of body by reason of affliction but retaining my common reason, for divers good causes do make & publish this my last will & testament in letters & words following...first I give & bequeathe unto my beloved wife Jane Gross $100 in money, the 2 cows that are now giving milch, 3 beadsteads with their beds & beding, all the plate cupboard & kitchen furniture. Together with all the property she brought with her at & about the time we were married, this being expressly understood as a bequeathment made over & above what I am bound to pay her in a certain contract or agreement made & entered into in writing & recorded in the recorder's office in Floyd County State aforesaid.
"Secondly, I give & bequeath unto my grandson David Mcaferty son of my Daughter Sally deceased (first wfie of Abraham Mcaferty) $50 -
"Thirdly, I give & bequeath unto my Children namely Mary Gray, John Gross, Thomas Gross, Isaac Gross, Charity Thomas, Elisabeth Mcafterty & Jane Williams the whole of the ballence or remaining part of my Estate both real & personal of what kind & nature soever to be equal heirs together of the same except my son John Gross who is to receive but the one half of his equal portion, the other or the remaining half I give & bequeath unto his children namely Mary, John, Isaac, & Peter to be equal heirs together of the same. I further appoint my neighbour & friend Sihon S. Prather guardian for the Infant heirs above mentioned to wit David Mcaferty, son of my Daughter Sally, or aforesaid Mary, John, Isaac & Peter, infant heirs of John Gross or aforesaid, & hope he will act for them & in their behalf to keep their respective portions at interest untill they shall respectfully become of age.
"In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand & affixed my seal this 21st day of March in the year of our Lord 184? [1842? 1844?] David Groce"

"I David Gross the signor to the above will & testament being quite feeble in body but of sound mind & memory having this day heard the above will read & having thought upon the subject & after mature consideration for divers good causes as to me appears thought proper to give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Gross & do hereby bequeath unto her over & above the written or above named bequeaths & contract the use & occupancy of the whole of my farm on which I now live containing about 106 acres be the same more or less including the 4 acres bought of my son Thomas Gross together with all my farming utenhals for the term of 4 years after my decease.
"I also give & bequeath unto Luke Enslow & William L. Enslowe the 2 mules that are now on the farm, each one to have the mule now called his, hereby ratifying & confirming the above & within will & testament in all other respects whatsoever.
"In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 18th day of March 1844. David Groce"