Isaac Spice Grishaw
(Abt 1750-Bef 1835)


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Isaac Spice Grishaw 1

  • Born: Abt 1750, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
  • Marriage (1): Lettuce
  • Died: Bef 18 May 1835

bullet  General Notes:


Found in the 1810 census of Campbell County, Virginia. Two Campbell County deeds have been located by researcher Mark Cook:

Virginia deeds, page 10:

Page 43. May 5, 1785 from William Harris of C, to Isaac Sprice Grishow of C, for 100 , one certain tract of land of 450 acres of land in C on the West Branches of the main fork of Falling river, and bounded by Jones, Tanner, Powel, Lane. The land was patented to the said William Harris. Signed - William Harris. Wit - none. Recorded May 5, 1785.

Virginia deeds, page 76:

Page 505. Sep 2, 1790 from Isaac Spice Grishow of C, to Thomas Jones of C, for 30 , one certain tract of land of about 100 acres in C on both sides of a west branch of Falling River, and bounded by Jones, Tanner. Signed - Isaac S Grishow. Wit - none. Recorded Sep 2, 1790.

Isaac owned 200 acres, "more or less," which he deeded to John Ratakin for $600 on 23 September 1819, along Bucks Creek, near Barney's Fork, in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

Will of Isaac Grishaw:

This the twenty third day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and twenty eight,

In the name of God, Amen, -- Being Well in body and of good and perfect memory -- thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to recollection, the uncertain estate of this transitory life, and that all Flesh must yield unto Death, when it shall please God to call me, do make and constitute ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form following, revoking annulling by these presents & every Testament and Testaments, will & wills heretofore by me made and declare either by word or writing and this to be taken for my last Will & Testament & no other, -- First, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Saviour, and my body to be buried is my Will to exempt twelve yards square on the land I now reside on, the place I have marked off, I prefer such place to be buried on. And now to dispose of my temporal estate -- I do ordain give and dispose of the same in the manner and form following, towit,

I lend to my beloved wife Lettuce Grishaw the third of my whole estate, during her natural life after my Just Debts are paid I will that my negro Woman Jude have her freedom after my death, and my wife's death, and provided my Negro Woman should have children, heretore, I Will that they should be free also. Now after my wife's death, I Will and bequeath Susan Rattican one Dollar of my estate -- Also I will and bequeath Martha Davidson one dollar of my estate. Also I Will and bequeath William Grishaw One dollar. Also I Will & bequeath Prissilla Acton One dollar. Also I Will & bequeath to Hannah Acton one dollar. Also I Will & bequeath Elizabeth Glass one Dollar. Also, I Will & bequeath Isaac Grishaw on Dollar & the residue of my estate I will and bequeath unto Elizabeth Ratakin & the following grand children, towit, Isaac Acton Lettice Acton & Isaac Grishaw Jun, Jesse Glass, Lettice Asbury Grishaw to be equally divided between them. Also I appoint James Dunn my Executor to the Within named Will.

Isaac Grishaw (seal)


William Williams

Allen Dunn

John Waddle (his mark)

David Estice (his mark)

Shipten Estice (his mark)


Will written: 23 February 1828, Pulaski County, KY, Will Book 3, page 231 1


Isaac married Lettuce.



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