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Daniel Jones
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1775
Death: Sep. 16, 1856
Henry County
Kentucky, USA

Will of Daniel Jones, recorded in November 1856, Henry County, Kentucky:

"In the name of God, amen" I, Daniel Jones of the State of Kentucky, County of Henry, being of sound mind and memory and being fully (impressed?) with the conviction of the uncertainty of human life, and feeling that my demise may be now approaching, and also feeling the (justness?) and propriety of making a disposition of My property in accordance with my feelings and wishes, do hereby declare & make known to all whom it may concern, that this is my last will and testament expressed and evidenced in and by the terms and words as following to wit;

After my funeral expenses are paid I hereby dispose of my property in the following manner, to the Heirs of My Son Squire Jones Deceased I give & bequeath out of Natural love and affection towards & for them. One thousand Dollars in cash, to be equally divided between them. To the Heirs of My Daughter Polly Ann Dillman Decd I give and bequeath one thousand Dollars in cash to be equally divided between them. To the Heirs of My Son James Jones Decd, I give and bequeath one Hundred Dollars each in cash. To my son Isaiah Jones I had heretofore given two Black Boys Anthony and Lewis, worth both Six hundred Dollars, Also cash one Hundred & fifty Dollars, and fifty acres of land worth eighty five Dollars, Making in all Eight Hundred & thirty five Dollars. To My Son Lewis Jones I had heretofore given one Negro Woman Fanny and one Boy Preston worth together Six Hundred Dollars, one Hundred and eighty two acres of land worth five hundred and eighty two Dollars, Making in all Eleven Hundred and eighty two dollars. To my Daughter Nancy Meek I have heretofore given One Hundred and fifty acres of land worth twelve Hundred Dollars, One Black Girl Mary worth three Hundred and cash One Hundred Dollars, Making Sixteen Hundred Dollars. To My Daughter Eliza Ann Green, I had heretofore given One Boy Anderson worth five Hundred Dollars, and one filly worth forty Dollars Making five Hundred & forty Dollars.

"Now after these Several gifts above specified to Isaiah Jones, Lewis Jones, Nancy and Eliza Ann are Made equal out of My property and effects that is to Say, that they shall take equally of My effects, Monies, chattles and that No one Shall have More than an other. I desire and hereby declare, that it is My wish and intention, that My remaining property Not herein specifically divided between My beloved children Isaiah Jones, Lewis Jones, Nancy Meek, Widow of Bazell Meek Decd and Eliza Ann Green Widow of Robt Green Decd.

"And I do furthermore in and by this My last Will & testament Nominate and appoint My Son Isaiah and Lewis Jones to Execute this My Will.

"April 12th 1856 - (signed by Daniel Jones)"

"I Daniel Jones do hereby cancel and revoke so(?) much(?) of my Will dated the 12" as given to my Daughter Nancy Meek an equal portion of My estate and I desire and intend that she shall take and have no more of my estate than is specifically given to her in said Will of said date afs'd and in the property bequeathed & given to her by my last Will of which this Codicil is a part, I desire and hereby make this alteration to Wit" that My Negro Girl, Mary, given to said Nancy in said Will shall go back to or rather remain with and make and form a part of my estate which by the terms of this my last Will latered as above Named, will be divided equally between My Sons Isaiah and Lewis Jones and My Daughter Eliza Ann Green and that she shall take out of my estate three Hundred Dollars, the price named for Mary and in lieu of Mary, and that she shall take her no more out of my estate. My reason for altering my last will and substituting this in relation to my Daughter Nancy is not because I love her less than my other children but because the provision I have made for her by specific gift I regard as sufficient to render her easy during life, especially as she is in feeble health and as I believe she will not long survive me." Item I give & bequeath to my dear wife Elizabeth one Negro Girl Sarah which I intend as independent of the provision which the law makes for her." April 23" 1856.

(Signed) Daniel Jones"
"Witnesses H. Skinner, H. Green"


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hughley Jones (1789 - 1871)
 
 Children:
  Isaiah Jones (1809 - 1871)*
  Squire Jones (1810 - 1849)*
  Nancy Jones Meek (1812 - 1856)*
  James Jones (1814 - 1856)*
  Polly Ann Jones Dillman (1816 - 1850)*
  Louis Jones (1818 - 1900)*
  Eliza Ann Jones Green (1821 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Franklinton Cemetery
Franklinton
Henry County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Genealogy Girl
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24588431
Daniel Jones
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