Will of John Jones, Columbia Co GA
Will Book No. 1, pp. 78-79:
In the name of God, Amen I, John Jones of Wrightsborough Township in the Parish of St. Paul in the Province of Georgia....
IMPRIMIS, I give and bequeath unto my oldest son Richard Jones twenty shillings sterling to be paid in one year after my decease.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Brown ten shillings sterling to be paid in one year after my decease.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Philipina Stanfield five shillings sterling.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Day, five shillings sterling.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son James Jones five shillings sterling, and apprehending him to be Weak in his sense and not capable to manage the affairs of life to advantage, do therefore will and direct my two sons Jonathan Jones and Nathan Jones, to take due and proper care of him, my son James Jones, and supply him with food and raiment he may have real occasion for the necessary support of life out of the lands and estate herein-after bequeathed to them, all the time he can be prevailed upon to dwell with the or either of the.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Jones five shillings sterling.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Anglin, five shillings sterling.
Item: It is my will that my two sons, Jonathan Jones and Nathan Jones, their heirs and assigns forever all my plantation tract and parcel of land whereon I now dwell containing in whole four hundred acres, being in two surveys to be equally divided between them in goodness and quality share and share alike reserving the house and plantation and improvements for my loving wife Mary, to dwell on during her natural life only. I also do give and bequeath unto my above named sons Jonathan and Nathan Jones all my write [sic] and claim to one other tract containing one hundred acres of land situated in the Parish aforesaid adjoining the above mentioned tract is to be equally divided as directed in the other tract, share and share alike and it is my will also that they, my two sons Jonathan and Nathan Jones, doe in consideration of all said lands not bequeathed to them their heirs and assigns take due and proper care of my son James Jones while he can be prevailed upon to dwell with them as above directed, also my will is that if either of my two sons Jonathan and Nathan Jones should die before he arrived at lawful age then the survivors of them shall have possession and enjoy all the above mentioned plantations, tracts or parcels of land.
Item: All the residue and remainder of my estate of whatever kind, quality, nature, or condition so ever, I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I hereby authorize and impower my executor and executrix hereinafter named on receipt of money due for the same to make over, convey, assure and confirm with John Coates his heirs and assigns all that plantation, tract and parcel of land situate at or near Bush River in South Carolina by a deed or deeds good and valid in law.
Lastly: I nominate constitute and appoint my loving friend Daniel Williams executor and my loving wife Mary executrix of this my last will and testament hereby ratifying and confirming the same.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of the 1st month one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one .
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged by the testament in the presence of