IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Jacob Jones Senior, of Franklin Co.,and State of North Carolina, being in perfect health, mind and memory, but calling to mind the mortality of the body and the uncertainty of this present life, and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, do make this my last will and testament in the following manner, that is FIRST I give and recommend my soul into the hands of my creator who gave it to me and my body to the earth to be buried in a plain decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my executor hereinafter mentioned, nothing doubting but of the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the power of the Almighty God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to help me within this life, I give, devise and dispose of it in the following form and manner.
ITEM 1. I give and bequeath unto my son Joshua Jonesthe following Negroes to-wit: Calomus, Amous, Ephraim, Clary, Kemp, Patrick, Mahaly and Hanna already in his possession. Also Judy, Allen, Henry, Bob, Osbern, Silby, Winny, Buffin and Westley unto him, his heirs and assigns forever.
ITEM 2. I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Jones my land and plantation whereon I now live and all my other land not already given away unto him and his heirs and assigns forever; also the following Negroes to-wit: Elsey, Buck, Fill, Willis, Ben, Thursday, Sension, Wilson, Nat, Pol, Kitty, Huldy,Mingo, Charlott,and Mary, and $125.00 to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
ITEM 3. It is my will and desire that the $125.00 that I give to my son Jacob Jones be paid out of my perishable property.
ITEM 4. I give unto my grandson Jacob Jones, son of Council Jones, deceased, the following Negroes to-wit: Milly, Charles, & Young, unto him, his heirs and assigns for ever, their increase to him forever.
ITEM 5. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Allen JonesĄ one Negro boy name Wake already in his possession unto him, his heirs and assigns forever.
ITEM 6. My will and desire is that my set of blacksmiths tools, my stock of horses, cattle and hogs, be equally divided between my two sons, Joshua Jones, and Jacob Jones, also my still, household and kitchen furniture, my plantation utensils of all kinds be equally divided between my two sons Joshua & Jacob Jones .
ITEM. My will and desire is that my old Negro woman Agy is not to belong to any of my children. It is my will that my sons Joshua & Jacob JonesĄ maintain the said old Negro during her life and that she may live with either of them as long as she lives. I hereby nominate and appoint my two sons Joshua & Jacob Jones, my whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have set my hand and seal this 4th day April 1816. Jacob (X) JonesĄ (SEAL) Signed, Sealed and acknowledged mark in the presence of:
Attest: Thomas Lanier Joshua Fowler Edward N. Jones
Returned June 6, 1818.
Jacob Jones Sr. married ?
Council Jones and wife Susanna Denby
Margaret Jones and husband Kinchin Boon Sr.
Kinchin Boon Jr and wife Mary Elizabeth Foster
Frances Ann T. Boon and husband G.W. Mears
Minnie Leamer Mears and husband Jesse William Jobe
P.O. Box 475, 15 Orford
Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada
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