Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM JONES
Bourbon County, KY Will Book E, p. 85
In the name of God Amen - The twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord 1813.
I, WILLIAM JONES, of Bourbon County and the State of Kentucky being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament - That is to say principally and first of all I give and reccommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it. And for my body I reccommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the direction of my creator, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate who with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say,
In the first place I give to my son ALLEN JONES the sum of two dollars and to my son-in-law PRESLEY DONALDSON I also give the sum of two dollars. I also give to SALLY KING Daughter of my wife MARY JONES two dollars, and it is my desire and will that after the payment of all my just and lawful debts and the expenses of my funeral that the residue of my estate be divided in manner following between my son WILLIAM JONES and my Daughters NANCY JONES and FRANKY JONES excepting one bay mare and colt which got from NICHOLAS MILNAR and one hundred acres of Land which is in law? for which I have obtained judgment in the circuit court of Bourbon County, it being a part of a claim of five hundred acres of Land patented to WILLIAM McCLANAHAN and deeded by his son THOMAS McCLANAHAN to me as by the Records in the office of the clerk of Bourbon County will more fully appear which bay mare and colt with one hundred acres of the said Land deeded to me by said THOMAS McCLANAHAN I give and bequeath to my son FOUNTAIN PAYNE and his heirs forever. Moreover I constitute make and attain my son WILLIAM JONES the only and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, wills and legacies, bequests and Executors by me in any way before this time named, willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said W. JONES WILLIAM JONES (signature and seal)
as to Will and Testament in the presence of us the
subscribers that is to say -
THORNTON WILSON (his signature)
JOHN GILLOCK (his mark)
JAMES WILSON (his mark)
Bourbon County _____ _____ June Court 1814.
This Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM JONES deceased, was produced into court and proved ascribing to law by the oath of THORNTON WILSON, JOHN GILLOCK, and JAMES WILSON subscribing witnesses thereto and sworn to by WILLIAM JONES the Executor named therein - wherein the same is duly recorded.
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Transcribed by Robyn Collins