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Will of William Jones, 1823

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Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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The will of William Jones can be found on Greenville County, South Carolina, Will Book B, page 46.[1] Transcribed by Jason Lee Edwards.

William Jones Last Will & Testament.

In the Name of God, Amen. I William Jones of Greenville District and State of So. Carolina being weak of body but sound of mind and memory, and calling to mind the mortality of the body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament - First I resign my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be Buried at the discretion of my Executors, and as for such Worldly property which it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life, I give devise and dispose of in the following manner. Viz - I want my whole Estate Equally divided among nine of my children - namely - Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth, William, Milley, Solomon, John, Polly, Abner, or their heirs, but in the case of death of any of them, if they can agree and divide it to their satisfaction, but if not then all is to be sold and Equally divided among the above named nine children as aforesaid, as well as my ready money, I want divided as the rest of my Estate, both Real and Personal. I also give and bequeath unto the Heirs of my son, Moses Jones lawfully begotten, Two dollars to each and every one of them, to be paid by Executors out of my Estate - Lastly, I also appoint and constitute my two Sons Richard Jones and Abner Jones my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, disannulling & revoking all former Wills, Legacies, and Bequeaths, ratifying and confirming this, & no other to be my last Will and Testament - Witness my hand and Seal this 27th day of February 1823.

Signed, Sealed, published and pronounced this to be my last Will and Testament

William Jones

In the presence of Joseph Lyon John Bruce Thomas Howard

South Carolina Greenville Dist

By Spartan Goodlett Esq’r Ordinary for said District. Personally appeared John Bruce before me in the court of Ordinary & being duly sworn doth say that he saw William Jones, Sign, Seal, and declare the within writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the Testator was then of sound, disposing mind memory & understanding, to the best of the deponents knowledge & belief, and that he did with the other Subscribing Witnesses, Sign the same at the request of the Testator and in his presence and in presence of each other - Given under my hand & Seal this 15th Sep’tr 1823

S. Goodlett, O.G.D.

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