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Edmund W. Jones
April 28, 1874 - May 3, 1875

In the name of God Amen.  I Edmund W. JONES of the State of North Carolina and the County of Currituck being of sound and disposing mind do make and publish this my last will an testament in manner an form as follows viz

Item 1st  I leave my homestead farm and all thereunto belonging and likewise the woodland that I own in front of Malachi M. MOORE's house laying between said MOORE's land and Elzy. B. MORSE's land situated and laying in the State of Virginia and Princess Anne County and also sixty four and half acres of marsh land laying in Bodey's Island in the State of North Carolina, Currituck County to my wife Mary E. JONES during her life time and after her death I give the said farm and all of the above named land to my two sisters Lydia W. JONES and Georgett JONES to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever.

Item 2nd  I give and bequeath all of my personal property whatever it may consist and all of my notes and open accounts after paying my just and lawful debts to my wife Mary E. JONES to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Mary E. JONES executrix to this my last will and testament made by me revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed dated this the twenty eight day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy four.
            /s/ Edmund W. JONES    Seal

My handwriting can be proven by Colo. Alex SMITH, Calvin B. CASON, Caleb D. WHITE, Dr. L.S. LAND, Caleb W. BEASLEY and John C. CASON also my many other person's three witnesses are sufficient to prove the above made will.
    /s/ E.W. JONES

      

Currituck County    }    In Probate Court
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will of Edmund W. JONES is exhibited for Probate by Mary E. JONES the executrix therein named, who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that she found the said paper writing amongst the valuable papers of said E.W. JONES.
    Henry WHITE, H.B. ANSELL and Elias WILLIAMS being duly sworn, each for himself deposeth and saith, that he is well acquainted with the said E.W. JONES handwriting, having often seen him write and that the said paper writing and every part thereof is in the handwriting of the said E.W. JONES and that he was of sound disposing mind & memory, up to the time of his death, so far as their knowledge extends, and that if he had been of unsound mind & memory they would have known or heard of it.
    /s/ Mary E. JONES
        Henry WHITE
        Elias WILLIAMS
        H.B. ANSELL
Sworn & subscribed to before me this May 3rd 1875
    /s/ A.O. DEY, Probate Judge

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

 

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