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Will of George D. Jones
Transcribed by Laurie Selpien 
January 24, 2006

Know all men by their friends.

 
 

That I George D. Jones of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, state of Illinois a farmer. Being of sound                     disposing mind and memory do make and freeblish? (Freely) this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath onto my beloved wife Sarah J. Jones in lieu of her dower the farm on which we now reside situate near the town of Opdyke, county of Jefferson, state of Illinois. Consisting of the following described tracts of land, the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ 10 acres 
Sec 17 the SW ¼ of the ¼ of Sec 18 40 acres more or less. The NE ¼ of the NE ¼ Sec 19 40 acres more or less. The NW ¼ of the NW ¼ Sec 20 40 acres more or less and 15 acres of the west side  of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec 18 and all of my lands and property in the town of Opdyke not otherwise disposed of. Also all of the lands bequeathed by me to my sons Isaac N. Jones and Clement L. W. Jones until they become 21 years of age. All of the above described are situated in Town 3 Range 4 County of Jefferson, state of Illinois. My beloved wife to have and hold and have the benefits of all said lands that bequeathed by me to my sons Isaac N. and Clement L. V. Jones which they are to have at age twenty one years – during her natural life, but upon her decease it is to be divided equally between my legal heirs either in land or the value there of. I give to my beloved wife all of the household and kitchen furniture and goods. Three horses and three cows of her own choosing, one wagon, one buggy, one set of wagon harness, one set of buggy harness. A full set of farming implements or as near as such as there is on the farm, enough wheat to last until the next years crop is threshed. All that fat hogs and one sow and five shoats.
 

ITEM 2 I give to my son Lewis E. Jones the following described track of land to wit. The NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec 20 Town 3 Range 4 County of Jefferson, State of Illinois, containing 40 acres more or less value $1000.00. Provided however that said Lewis E. Jones Execute two promissory notes one note due within three years for two hundred dollars the other due within five years for two hundred dollars made Payable to his mother Sarah J. Jones his mother with a legal rate of interest. I also give to my son Lewis E. Jones the following described town lots to wit. Lot 2 in Blk 42, Lot 11 Blk 43, Lot 9 in Blk 44, Lot 6 in Blk 41, Lot 5 Blk 38, Lot 4, Blk 24, Lot 12 Blk 12. All in the Town of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 3 I give to my son Jacob B. Jones the following described track of land to wit. The NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec20 Town 3 Range 4 County of Jefferson, state of Illinois containing 40 acres more or less value $1000.00. Provided however that said Jacob B.. Jones Execute two promissory notes one note due within three years for two hundred dollars the other due within five years for two hundred dollars made Payable to his mother Sarah J. Jones his mother with a legal rate of interest. I also give to my son Jacob B. Jones the following described town lots to wit. Lot 3 Blk 42, Lot 2 Blk 43, Lot 10 Blk 44, Lot 8 Blk 40, Lot 6 Blk 38, Lot 8 Blk 24, Lot 12 Blk 11 All in the Town of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 4 I give to my son Silas W. Jones the following described track of land to wit. The NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec 36  40 acres  more or less and the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼  of Sec 36 containing 10 acres more or less value $600.00 both in Town 8 Range 8 County of Jennings, state of Indiana.  also give  the following described town lots to wit. Lot 4 Blk 42, Lot 7 Blk 44, Lot 8 Blk 47, Lot 4 Blk 40, Lot 7 Blk 29, Lot 6 Blk 22, Lot 8  Blk 47, Lot 4 Blk 40, Lot 11 Blk 11. All in the Town of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 5 I give to my daughter Sarah C. Wilkerson the following described tract of land to wit. The NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of sec 13 Town 3 Range 3 County of Jefferson, state of Illinois containing 40 acres more or less value $600.00 Also the following  described town lots to wit Lot 5 Blk 43, Lot 6 Blk 44, Lot 2 Blk41, Lot5 Blk 40, Lot 8 of blk 29, lot 7 Blk 23, Lot 7 Blk 23, Lot 7 Blk 10 All in the Town of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 6 I give to my daughter Rosey L. Jones the following described tract of land to wit. The NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Sec 19 Town 3 Range 4 containing 40 acres more or less and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec 13 Town 3 Range 3 both in the county of Jefferson, State of Illinois value $1400.00 also two lots in the town of Opdyke with dwellings theron described as follows Lots 5 and 6 in Blk 42 also lot 6 in Blk 43 lot 2 in  Blk 42, Lot 3 in Blk 41, Lot 5 in Blk 40, Lot 8 in blk29, Lot 7 in blk23, Lot 7 Blk 10 All in the Town of Opdyke, County of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 7 I give to my son Isaac N. Jones, the following described tracts of land to wit. The SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of sec 18 Town 3 Range 4 County of Jefferson, State of Illinois, containing 40 acres more or less value $1000.00 and the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of the Sec 36 40 acres more or less and the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec 36 Town 8 Range 8 county of Jennings, State of Indiana 10 acres more or less, Value of both tracts, $600.00. Provided that said Isaac N. Jones is not to have use or control of said tracts of land and annexed town lots, until he arrives at the age of twenty one years. I also give to my son Isaac N. Jones the following town lots to wit. Lot 7 in blk 43, Lot 5 in Blk 42, Lot 4 in Blk 41, Lot 2 in Blk 38, Lot 3 in Blk 24, Lot 6 in Blk 23, Lot 5 in blk 9 all in the town of Opdyke, county of Jefferson, State of Illinois.
 

ITEM 8 I give my son Clement L. V. Jones the following described tracts of land to wit. The N/2 of the W/4 of Sec 19 Town 3 Range 4 County of Jefferson, State of Illinois, containing 80 acres more or less, Value $2000.00 to be his under his control when he arrives at the age of twenty one years. Provided that he gives his promissory note or notes, to his mother if living if not to my Executor for the benefit of my heirs for the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00) Payable within five years at a legal rate of interest secured by a mortgage on the above tract of land. Provided further that Lewis E. Jones and Jacob B. Jones        to have one half of the timber on the west 40 acres above described tract of land. I give also to my son Clement L. V. Jones the following described town lots to wit. Lot 8 Blk 43, Lot 8 in Blk 44, Lot 5 in Blk 41, lot 6 in Blk 40, lot 1 in blk 27, Lot 7 in Blk 22 Lot 4 in Blk 9 all in the town of Opdyke , County of Jefferson, State of Illinois to be his and under his control when he reaches the age of twenty one years.
 

I give to my beloved wife all of my property in the town of Opdyke not otherwise disposed of.
 

ITEM 9 I give to my grandson George Burns Jones, the sum of One Hundred dollars to be kept in interest until he arrives at the age of twenty one years by his father Lewis E. Jones as his guardian. Provided that should he not live to be twenty one years of age the money and accruing  interest to be divided equally between my legal heirs after giving his guardian five percent of the sum for his trouble.
 

ITEM 10 I give to my son Lewis E. Jones whom I appoint Executor of this my last will and testament all of my goods chattel notes and personal property of every kind whatever not otherwise disposed of in this my will, in trust to and for the uses and purposes following. 

The said Lewis E. Jones shall collect and otherwise reduce the same to cash and after paying my debts shall from time to time as money may be realized from said property, loan it out upon good notes well secured by real estate or good personnel security at a legal rate of interest. The interest as it is collected to be paid by my Executor to my beloved wife for her use and benefit during her natural life or as long as she remains my widow. If she should marry, the money to be divided by my Executor equally between my legal heirs provided. Lewis E. Jones my Executor is to pay my daughter Sarah E. Wilkenson the sum of two hundred and thirty one dollars within three years or as he may consider best for her benefit out of any money belonging to my estate at legal interest rate. After the death of my beloved wife all of the lands, moneys and other property reserved for her use in this my will, to be divided equally between my legal heirs. I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me and seal this the Eighteenth day of March A. D. 1879 

George D. Jones as his last will 

Testament and signed by us in his presence 

Lewis E. Jones      WITNESSES

Thomas C. Jones 
 

May 16, 1879

We the undersigned widow and heirs of the late George D. Jones deceased accept this instrument as his last will and testament

Sarah J. Jones widow

Lewis E. Jones

Silas W. Jones

Jacob B. Jones Jr.

Rosie L. Jones

Clement L. V. Jones

Sarah C. Wilkerson heirs.
 
 

State of Illinois

Jefferson County ss In the county court of said county 

In Probate July A. D. 1879

Personal appeared in open court Louis E. Jones and Thomas C. Jones subscribing witness to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of George D. Jones late of said county, deceased who being duly sworn.
 

State of Illinois

Jefferson County ss In the county court of said county 

In Probate July A. D. 1879

Personal appeared in open court Louis E. Jones and Thomas C. Jones subscribing witness to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of George D. Jones late of said county, deceased who being duly sworn according to the law, do depose and may say each for himself that he was present and saw said will signed in the presence of the testator and by his direction and that said testator then acknowledged the said will to be his act and deed and the said witnesses then attested said will in the presence of the testator and at his request and that said Testator was of sound mind and memory of full age and under no constraint at the time he acknowledged said will.

Submitted and sworn to in open court                                                                    Lewis E. Jones 

This 7th day of June A. D. 1879                                                                              Thomas C. Jones

John Hattenfield? County Clerk

By W. H. Smith DC


 
 
 
 
 

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