Gray Nutgrass's will is recorded in the Shelby County, Kentucky, clerk's office, from 1845. There are several references to the Nutgrasses in the Shelby County Clerk's office from the early 19th century. It appears that they left (or lost all their assets
DEATH: Probate BK 15 26
In the name of God amen I Gray Nutgrass of the State of Kentucky and county of  Shelby being sick in body tho of sound and Disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the Uncertainly of human life and being Desirous to Depose of all Wordly 
1st I Desire that my Daughter Frances Wiley & the heirs which She now has shall have eighty acres of Land belonging to me lying & being in Putnam County Indiana adjoining the tract that my Daughter Nancy Cartmill now lives on it being the only part of my 
2nd I Desire that my Daughter Nancy Cartmell have the tract of land belonging to me in Putnam County, Indiana upon which she now lives to her & her heirs forever. Also one bay mare it being the only part of my estate I Desire her to have.
3rd I Desire that my son James Nutgrass have one half of the land upon which I now live of the side upon which he lives for & in consideration of which he is to pay my other children here named that is my Daughter Mary Conly & James Conley her husband, Ha
4th I Desire that my Grandson Gray Conley have my sucking coalt
5th I Desire that my son Harrison Nutgrass have my sorrel ___ ___ coalt
6th I Desire that my Grandson Gray Collins have my sorrel horse and
7th Lastly I Desire that the one half of the land upon which I now live not herein before Disposed of together with all & every Species of stock and property not herein Desposed of be sold & the proceeds of the same together with the money I now have and 
Signed sealed Delivered as ___ for the last will and testament of he above named Gray Nutgrass in the presents of us Att. Stephen I  Phillips; John Ruble; Nathan Salwont (?)
Shelby Court June term 1842
A writing purporting to be the Last will & testament of Gray Nutgrass Deceased was produced to the court whereof __ Nathan Sal_ons & John Ruble two of the subscribing witnesses thereto being sworn state that said writing was signed & acknowledged by said 
Attest: James S. Whitaker clerk Shelby County Clerk