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Thomas P. Jones, 1895

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904

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Know all men by these presents that for the love and affection I Thomas P. Jones entertain for John M. Jones, Isaac A. Jones, Martha H. Woodward my own children I do hereby in my right mind and proper senses make this my last will and testament in the following manner (to wit),
I do hereby give transfer and convey to the said Isaac A. Jones and Martha H. Woodward and their heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece, tract or parcel of land containing by estimation eighty acres more or less, situated in Sumner County, State of Tennessee and described as follows (to wit) Beginning on a stake in A. G. Brigance's north boundary line, running East with said line to a planted rock, thence East to a planted rock George Trauber's North East corner; Thence East to a small hickory; Thence North to a marked chestnut Thence East with a marked line to top of the hill to a small black oak and dogwood; Thence North to a Elm, Thence West to a white oak, Thence North to a planted rock; John W. Bursby's corner; Thence West to a planted rock in Mary Bursby's line; Thence with her line to the beginning: To have and to hold the same unto J. A. Jones and his heirs and assigns forever, excepting a waggon road out, beginning at George Trauber's North East corner, running North to the brink of the hill, thence West the most commonest way out by the walnut gate near the barn, thence down the present road to the public road, out to Martha H. Woodward forever her and her heirs forever, or any persons holding under her or through her hereafter.  And now I. A. Jones is to have the first piece of land on the conditions described and Martha H. Woodward is to have the remainder herein described beginning at George Trauber's North East corner, running South with Trauber's line to a planted rock; Thence East to a planted rock; Thence North to a black oak; Thence West to a large rock; Thence North to a black oak and dogwood; Thence West with a marked line to a chestnut; Thence East to a hickory, Thence West to the beginning,

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estimated at thirty acres, to have and to hold the same unto the said Martha H. Woodward her heirs and assigns forever.  I further give, will and bequeath to the said Martha H. Woodward and her heirs during her natural life for her use and benefit fourteen and one fourth acres, call the Cooley land and some ten acres in woods land and at her death all this Cooley land is to go to Thomas N. Woodward forever, to have and hold the same unto the said Thomas N. Woodward his heirs and assigns forever.  I further covenant and bind myself my heirs and assigns forever to warrant and defend the title to the said land and every part thereof to the said Thomas N. Woodward against the lawful claims of all persons whatever.  This Janry. 15, 1895.  And now the conditions of this will are such that I give John M. Jones (the 20 dollars are marked out forever etc. T. P. Jones) burial expenses are paid out of my estate and the reason I don't give him no more, he has had already more in property and accommodations than one third of my state is now worth, and further I give the said John M. Jones, one hundred and twenty three & 90/100 dollars in a judgement, obtained against him before judge Hermans in Gallatin Tenn. on the third day of December 1877.
I know this debt is out of date but the debt is unpaid and still owing and the justice of it has not run out of date with me and further the said J. M. Jones has had four or five hundred dollars worth in land rents, besides four or five hundred dollars worth in various accommodations in notes and personal effects and therefore I think I have made a fair distribution between the three children, and I want to stand this way forever.
This Jany 15th 1895
                                                                              Thomas P. Jones
Signed in our presence
Attest
T. G. Cunningham
A Parham
P. S.
And again I Thomas A. Jones in my right mind and

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proper senses, do hereby will give and bequeath to Thomas N. Woodward the 2 pieces of land in civil district No. 8 in Sumner County, State of Tennessee on station camp creek one piece of John F. Cooly, the other of Alex Crabb, containing some fifteen acres more or less adjoining the lands of A. Crabb and A. N. Bruck? and others, also I further lease during his natural life to John M. Jones individually, one lot of land No. one lot, known as the John T. Strother lot adjoining the lands of A. Parham, James Cotton and others for his own use and benefit, what time he may live on said lot of land and when he ceases to stay or live on said land there his right ceases forever after, and all the improvements he puts on said lot he does it at his own expenses and when his rights cease on said land the land and improvements, this lot goes to Allen M. Woodward or his heirs forever decend when J. M. Jones rights cease, this 1897.
I. A. Jones marked off and Allen M. Woodward inserted instead.
This July 3 day 1897.
                                                                      Thomas P. Jones
The above date not marked out against T. N. Woodward.
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court August Term Aug. 15th 1899.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thos. P. Jones dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of T. G. Cunningham and A. Parham subscribing witnesses thereto.  Also said will had an addition or codicil thereto which is not witnessed and T. G. Cunnngham and I. A. Jones being duly sworn, deposed and said that they were acquainted with Thos. P. Jones during his life time and also his handwriting and that said codicil to said will is in the handwriting of Thos. P. Jones and his signature thereto is genuine when said will and codicil are ordered filed and recorded as the last will and testament of Thos. P. Jones dec'd.
A true copy
Attest  Harris Brown Clk.


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