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1846 Will of William A. Jones – Livingston County

William A. Jones is the fourth great-grandfather of my husband.  Unfortunately, I do not know the name of his first wife.  Ritchey descends from his son Thomas who married Rachel Margaret Walker.

This is a fantastic will because it names all the children – and tells us the wife, Mariah Jones, is a second wife.  Why didn’t everyone be so thoughtful?

Livingston County Will Book B, Page 117

In the name of God, amen.  I, William A. Jones, of the County of Livingston and State of Kentucky, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory, for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same manner following, that is to say I give –

1st.  I desire that so much of my perishable property to be immediately sold after my decease and out of the money arising therefrom all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

2nd.  After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife, Mariah Jones, the balance of my perishable property after the above named debts being paid and the tract of land I now live on I give to my wife during her natural life or remains my widow, and at her death or marriage the said tract of land to be equally divided between David Jones and Patsy Allen and Sarah Jones, James Jones and Isaac Jones, Edmond Jones and Elizabeth Jones, all of the above being the children I have by my last wife.

3rd.  I give to Thomas Jones and Jesse Jones and Joshua Jones and Fanny Gazaway and William W. Jones and Olive Barr, six hundred acres of land lying in Trigg County in this state, near the mouth of Little River.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Thomas Jones and my son David Jones executors of this, my last will and testament.  I do not request my executors to give security, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 27th day of December in the year 1846.

William A. Jones

Signed, sealed and published and declared as the last will and testament of the above-named William A. Jones, in presence of us.  Witness, Jesse Wills, Jonathan McCandless, Elisha Biggs.

Kentucky, Livingston County

I, James S. Dallam, Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid, hereby certify that the foregoing last will and testament of William A. Jones was on this day produced in open court and proven by the oaths of Jonathan McCandless and Elisha Biggs, two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Thereupon I have truly recorded the same and this certificate in my said office.  Given under my hand this 1st day of February 1850.

James S. Dallam

William A. Jones, born June 17, 1784, died December 29, 1847.  Landrum Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky.

Deed of David Jones to John Hereford

Prince William County Deed Book E, pp. 248-249

Know all men by these presents that I, David Jones, of Truro Parish in the County of Prince William, Planter, for the sum of fifteen hundred and eight pounds of tobacco to me paid by John Hereford, of the same parish and county, Gentleman, have sold unto the said John Hereford and to his heirs and assigns one feather bed and furniture, one cow and two yearlings, two iron pots, one horse and one colt, two pewter dishes and six pewter plates, one frying pan, two ewes, one table, one small chest and one mans saddle, all which beasts, goods and chattles, I, the said David Jones, unto the said John Herford, will warrant and defend provided always and upon condition that if the said David Jones truly pay unto the said John Hereford, his heirs and assigns, the aforesaid sum of fifteen hundred and eight pounds of tobacco at or before the tenth day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty-one that then everything herein contained shall be void.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the twenty-eighth day of April 1741.                         David Jones

In presence of us Burr Harrison, W. Thompson, Moses Linton and Sampson Darrell

At a court continued and held for Prince William County April the 28th 1741 David Jones acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and it was then admitted to record.