Wilkinson County, Mississippi

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JONES, Francis  (Will)  

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In the name of God Amen.  I FRANCIS JONES of Wilkinson County and Mississippi Territory being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory. Recollecting the certainty of
Death and the uncertainty of the time there of do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

Imprimis: I recommend my soul to a merciful and Just God who gave it, in hopes tho the merits of a blessed Saviour to meet Salvation--my body to be decently interred.

Item:  I request that all just debts due me may be collected as soon as Possible after my dissolution, and all just claims against me to be paid, saving a prefferance to the charges of my Physician and funeral expenses.

Item: There by appoint my beloved and trusty brother WILLIAM JONES and my esteemed and worthy friend WILLIAM T. W. CORMICH both of Natchez in the Mississippi Territory to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament; to do act and transact in all my affairs recommending to do Justice to all my friendly creditors;
and if there should be a surplus of Estate after the settlement of all debts, I request that the same may be equally divided between my said beloved Brother WILLIAM JONES and the heirs of my Brother RICHARD JONES, that is to say one equal half to the use of the said WILLIAM JONES and the other half to the heirs of the said RICHARD JONES- and should the said WILLIAM JONES die without an Heir the half of the Estate
bequeathed him will be for the use and benefit of the heirs of said RICHARD JONES.

In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three and in twenty eight year of the independence of the United States of America.   FRANCES JONES
Signed in the presence of us who at the request of the testator have hereunto subscribed our names.
ANDR'W M. CLARY, DANIEL D. ELLIOTT, Dec. 30th 1809.  Personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace of
Adams county, Mississippi Territory DANIEL D. ELLIOTT who being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that the saith,
that the name in the above instrument of writing signed DANIEL D. ELLIOTT is his own proper hand writing and that he was present at the signature.  Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above mentioned.  W. H. BEAUMOTT?

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Mississippi Territory Wilkinson County,  To NATHANIEL EVANS Esquire Whereas FRANCIS JONES late of said county died, but before his death made his last will and Testament, and the Executors thereon named neglecting to con---[writing ran into bound edge of page]  and execute the same, the said Deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of this death, divers goods, rights and credits within the
county and Territory afore--- and we desiring that the goods rights and credits of the said deceased may be will
and truly administered, converted and disposed of, Do hereby grant --- this said NATHANIEL EVANS [in whose fidelity in this behalf we very much confide] full power, by the tenor of these presents, to Administer the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, which to him in his life time and at the time of his death did belong, and to ask, Levy, recover and reserve the same and to pay the debts in which the deceased stood bound, so for forth as his goods, rights and credits, lands Tenniments and Herd*******?, will extend---? according to
their rates and the order of Law; being first sworn to make a true and perfect inventory of said  goods chattles and credits, and to exhibit thee same unto this registers office of the
orphans court of the county aforesaid at or before the expiration of three calendar months from the date here of and
record a true and just account calculation and reconing of the said Administration when there unto Legally required; and we do hereby ordain, depute and constitute you the said NATHANIEL EVANS,  Administrator of all and Singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, with the Will Annexed.
Witness; JOHN COULTER Esquire, Chief Justice of the said Orphans Court the second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.   JO. JOHNSON Register.

NATHANIEL EVANS & ROBERT SEMPLE, bond of  in Wilkinson county of three thousand dollars. NATHANIEL EVANS, administrator for the estate of FRANCIS JONES, deceased.  2 April 1810.

Wilkinson County, MS Territory, Inventory and Accounts,
Volume one.  1808-1816
Microfilm #0877094

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