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WILL OF JOHN JONES - KANAWHA CO., [W]VA

Date made: 13 September 1836

Date proved: 12 March 1838

Source: Kanawha Co., [W]VA Will Book 1, page 253

In the name of God Amen. I, JOHN JONES of the County of Kanawha and State of

Virginia being of sound mind and  disposing memory do hereby make my last will and

testament in manner and form following that is to say-

First. I commend my soul to God who gave it and desire that my body may be decently

buried.  

Secondly. I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife

Frances Jones for and during her  natural life.

Third. After the death of my wife I will that my executor herein afternamed to pay out of my

estate which may then remain the  sum of one dollar to my son GABRIEL JONES, also the

sum of one dollar to my son of my son WILLIAM JONES, also the  sum of one dollar to

my daughter NANCY HUDDLESTON, also the sum of one dollar to the heirs of my son

LEVI JONES,  and also the sum of one dollar to the heirs of my daughter FANNY

SHELTON, and no more. I have heretofore given to my  said sons GABRIEL, WILLIAM

JONES, THOMAS JONES, and LEVI JONES, and my said daughter NANCY

HUDDLESTON and FANNY SHELTON all of my estate which I intend them or either of

them to have.

Fourth. I also give and bequeath to my three grandchildren, JOHN, EVELINE and EDIN

FUNK the sum of one hundred and  twenty five dollars each, to be paid to them when they

respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years, the portion or share  hereby bequeathed

to such decedents shall go to the survivors to be equally divided among them.

Fifth. I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate real and personal and mixed which

shall remain after the death of my said  wife and the payments of the above legacies and

bequests to my four sons EDMUND, JOHN, HILLARY and BENJAMIN  JONES and

my daughter CYNTHIA SPINKS, to be equally divided among them on condition that they

and each of them will  bring into Hotchpot [?] the sum of money which I have heretofore

given them respectively by way of advancements which are  as follows. I have advanced to

the said JOHN JONES the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars - to the said EDMUND

JONES I have advanced the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars - to the said HILLERY

JONES the sum of one thousand  seven hundred and forty four dollars and to my said

daughter CYNTHIA SPINKS, late CYNTHIA FUNK the sum of one  thousand and nine

hundred and seventy five dollars which I have herein before bequeathed to my three

grandchildren JOHN,  EVELINE and EDIN FUNK who are the children of the said

CYNTHIA SPINKS, and which said three hundred and seventy five dollars is also to be

deducted from the share or portion of the said CYNTHIA FUNK. And lastly I do hereby

constitute and appoint my said son JOHN JONES sole executor of my last will and

testament hereby revoking all other and further wills  or testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day  of

September 1836.

his

Signed by setting his

mark

Signed: John + Jones

sealed, published and declared

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mark

and for the last will and testament

of the said John Jones above named

in presence of us Matthew Dunbar

Wm. S. Hutts

W. M. Estall

Will Hatcher

At a Court held for Kanawha County at the Court house thereof on the 12th day of March 1838 the last will and testament  of John Jones deceased was this day presented in Court and proven by the oaths of William Hatcher and William M. Estill subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.


Submitted by Adina Dyer adyer@nfe.com


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