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Sept. 23, 1851 - Nov. Term 1852
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 167-168
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In the name of God Amen, I David JONES of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being sick but of sound mind & disposing memory and mind do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:
Item I give and bequeath to my son Joachim B. JONES the land I purchased from Henry WHITE dec’d one feather bed and furniture and all the property he has in his possession that I gave him before the date of this will to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Cornelius JONES the plantation whereon I now live provided my son Cornelius JONES will pay to my two youngest daughters Ann JONES and Beyancey JONES fifty dollars each, one bed and furniture chamber bed stead one cow and calf which he has now in his possession to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia A. LITCHFIELD one bed and furniture which she has now in her possession to her and her heirs forever also one chest.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth WHITE one bed and furniture one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann JONES one teaster bed and furniture one chest to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Biancy JONES one bed and furniture teaster stead one chest to her and her heirs forever.
Item I leave the ballance of my estate to be sold and after paying my just debts to be equally divided between my daughters namely Julia W. LITCHFIELD, Elizabeth WHITE, Ann JONES and Biancy JONES.
Lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my two sons Joachim B. JONES and Cornelius JONES my executors to this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed seal this 23rd September 1851.
/s/ David [his x mark] JONES seal
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
John B. JONES jurat
Luke WHITEHURST jurat
Currituck County Court - Novr. Term 1852
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of David JONES dec’d was exhibited in open court and the execution of the same was proved by the oaths of John B. JONES and Luke WHITEHURST witnesses thereto in due form ordered recorded and at the same time Joachim JONES and Cornelius JONES appeared in open court and qualified as executors.
Attest: B.T. SIMMONS, CCC
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