Sorting and Untangling These Jeremiah Jones’s
Jeremiah Jones from Blount Co. Alabama was not the same Jeremiah Jones in Hardin Co. Tennessee. One was in Hardin Co. TN on the 1830 & 1840 Census records and by age categories b. ca 1785, while the Jeremiah Jones of Blount Co. Alabama was on the 1830 & 1840 Blount Co. AL census records indicating his b. ca 1770. He was also not the Jeremiah Jones of Jones Valley. I will try to separate the records that have been so tangled up for so many, many years.
Jeremiah Jones b. ca. 1775 d. possibly 1819 Jefferson Co. AL, of Jones Valley Jefferson Co. AL/originally part of Blount Co. AL wife Eliza Brown, dau of William Brown. Hester is stated as being born in KY and it is likely that this Jeremiah who settled Jones Valley was the same one who came down with brother John "Devil" Jones who settled Jonesborough and cousins Andrew, who stayed a short time then moved to AR and his brother Jolly Jones who settled in Tuscaloosa, AL. Children: Hester & presumed at least 2 more daughters (as per info below in various records).
Jeremiah Jones of Blount Co AL b. ca 1770 VA d. 22 Apr 1847 Blount Co. AL wife Mary Swisher, left his estate (Administered:1861-1864) naming all his children both alive and deceased. It also indicated the number of grandchildren each child had. Children: Nancy, Michael, William, James, George J, Jesse G, Henry S. & Jeremiah (see Estate Papers & Census below).
Jeremiah Jones of Hardin Co.TN b. ca 1785 d. 1846 Hardin Co., TN (will probated 1 Mar 1847-before Jeremiah of Blount Co. had died). left a will naming his wife Esther and some of his children. Children: Elizabeth, Melissa Ann, William, Josiah, Jesse Q, Daniel M, Keziah & George C.(Will & Census records below).
JEREMIAH JONES OF JONES VALLEY, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA/ORIGINALLY A PORTION OF BLOUNT COUNTY
These stories definitely identify one Jeremiah Jones of Jones Valley
BOOK:THE VALLEY AND THE HILLS An illustrated History of Birmingham & Jefferson County" by Leah Rawls Atkins sponsored by Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society , Windsor Publications, Woodland hills, California (no date given)section on "Pioneer Farmers in the Hill Country" paragraph one. . .
"One of the first settlers, John Jones, erected a shanty early in 1815 in the southern end of the valley.By local tradition, the valley received its name from him and his brother Jeremiah.During the territorial period the name "Jones Valley" applied to the entire valley extending from northeast to southwest, and to the areas that became known as Roupe Valley and Murphree's Valley. Since most of the early settlements were in Jones Valley and the hills around the valley, for a number of years the name was also used to refer generally to what would become Jefferson County.
"SKETCHES OF JONES VALLEY, ALABAMA Vol. 2" by Mary Gordon Duffee 1937 in chapter titled "Pioneer Days" page. 224
list names of those who first settled in Jones Valley as John Jones, Andrew McLaughlin, William Prude, Williamson Hawkins, James Thompson, James Nations, Jeremiah Jones and William Roupe. Luther Morgan who came down from TN. at the same time, locating at Blount Springs, soon after his arrival joining Col. David Crockett in his prospecting through the valley to Tuscaloosa.. . Mr. John Smith came in 1816." In this sketch on page 219 states:"When General Coffee's mounted detachment of troops on their invasion of the Creek Indians marched through Brown's Valley and Blountville Valley on their way to Old Town and thence farther southward it enabled the Tennessean an opportunity to view the wonderful beauty and fertility of the region that was afterward known as 'Jones Valley'". . . The United States acquired a right to the country in August 1814, but the whites were not permitted to take general possession until 1816, when John Jones and his brother-in-law Caleb Freyley moved down from Madison County, Alabama, bringing the first immigrant wagon to Blount County.Mr. Jones located at what is now known as Jonesboro, giving his name to it and the world famous Jones Valley. Of this visit in Alabama in the year of 1815, Colonel Crockett writes in page 128 of the same history of his life already quoted" . . ."We passed through a large rich valley, where several families had settled and continued our course till we came near the place where Tuscaloosa now stands. Here we camped, as there were no inhabitants, and hobbled. . . the horses had started to leave us . . . at daylight I started in pursuit of them on foot and carrying my rifle . . . I went ahead all day, wading through creeks and swamps and climbing mountains but could not overtake the horses.. . . from best I could make, had walked over fifty miles. I returned . . when I became sick and could go no further and laid down in the wilderness.Soon Indians came along they signed to me that I would die in the forest . . . a thing I was confoundedly afraid of myself.(they directed him to received and put to bed. I knew but little that was going on for about two weeks, when I began to mend from the treatment of the good woman. She was the wife of Jerry Jones, and she thought I would die anyhow, if she didn't do somethin, so she gave me a whole bottle of "Bateman's Drops" and it threw me into a sweat and I absolutely got well.""Jeremiah Jones, husband of the kind lady brought his family to the valley in 1815 and made his crop; his home was nearly on the present site of Woodward furnace." (more references are made to this family in Crockett's memoriers).
Same book:page. 223 In a letter received from Dr. Andrew Jones of Amity, Clark Co. Ark. dated Dec. 18, 1886 in references to my sketches of the valley, then being published in the Birmingham Age/Harold he says. "As my ancestors were the settlers of that valley, and gave it its name, . . . The stories of my father and grandfather area yet fresh in my memory about the stirring times in the settlement there. John Jones and Mr. Roupe settled there in 1816. This John Jones was a cousin of my grandfather and wore the uneviable name of "Devil John" to distinguish him from the many others of the same name and because of his wild habits.My grandfather went there in 1817 and lived there six years. Some years after his settlement he was followed by his brother, Jolly Jones who settled near Tuscaloosa and lived and died there.. .I remember to have heard him say that he left Greenville District, South Carolina in the year 1799 and headed a caravan of movers to the southern district of KY and stated there
until 1815 then to Hickman Co. TN thence in 1817 to Jefferson Co. AL.. . .I may add that I was born in Hardiman Co. TN. in 1827 and in 1835 went with the old pioneer to Pontotoc Co. MS. where he died at the age of 64."
As the article on JONES VALLEY clearly identified John JONES and Jeremiah JONES
I believe his grandfather was the Andrew JONES, brother to Jolly JONES who settled in Tuscaloosa, AL. and who werefirst cousin's to Jeremiah and John JONES.
NEWSPAPER: Birmingham News dated Aug. 17, 1967 "Did Your Ancestor aid Crockett?"
" A descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Jones- if one can be found before Friday will get belated thanks for saving Davy Crockett from an unknown illness that could have been fatal . . .
BOOK: George Powell's Description and History of Blount County on Robin Sterling's websitehttp://home.hiwaay.net/~bobwonda/http://home.hiwaay.net/~bobwonda/ Nov. 2006
On the 13th of December, 1819, the southern portion of Blount was stricken off by our State Legislature; and the part cut off, was called JEFFERSON COUNTY; and the line then established, is yet the line between the two counties. Thus, Blount lost Jones' Valley–nearly half its territory and over half its population.
As the Court-House of Blount County before this division, was located in the present limits of Jefferson, the latter County kept all the records of Blount previous to 1820. Since that date, our County records may be found in Blountsville.
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pg 25 if you scroll from the top scrollAGS Quarterly Vol XXX Vol 2Austin, Texas
William Brown and Sarah Bartondau Elizabeth Brown b. 1778 Guilford Co. NCd. 1816-1820 Walnut Grove, Jefferson Co. AL m.Jeremiah Jones and their dau Hester b 1796 KY m Thomas Lovelady 19 1819 Jefferson Co. AL
(Excerpt from "Brown Family of Jefferson Co., AL" by WI and Lucy Brown, published 1930)
Jeremiah Jones purchased land in Jefferson County, AL in 1814 and was there in 1816 census with his wife and 3 daughters. There is a Jones Valley named for him and his family and a Jones Creek there.
One day out walking the boundaries of his land he ran into William Brown, Jr., his wife's brother.They neither had knowledge of each other’s intentions to relocated in this county.Jeremiah has come from Ga. about the time William Brown, Jr. left TN.Some years after this meeting, Eliza Brown Jones died somewhere near Walnut Grove, their plantation home.
From Affidavit William Frederick Franke in 1930 Re: Descendants and Sketch of William Brown, Sr. Revolutionary Soldier 1760-1853
Affiant further certifies that William Brown, Sr. removed with relatives, from Pittsylvania County Virginia to Guilford County, Norht Carolina, prior to the Revolutionary war and was a resident of said Guilford County, North Carolina, in October, 1777, when he first volunteered for service in the Revolution, and that the following children, at least, were among his issue:
Eliza Brown, born 1778 , who married Jeremiah Jones
John Brown born 1780 North Carolina
William Brown, born 1782 North Carolina
Thomas Brown, born Oct. 24, 1794
Samuel Brown, born 1797 in Georgia,
That, in a company of related families, probably in the fall of 1808, the son William Brown, Jr., set out from Franklin County, Georgia, for this new Country. It is very probable that this group followed the hazardous Cumberland road via-Southwest Poiint in Tennessee and across the Cumberland Plateau that led to Nashville. In 1809 we find him living in Lincoln County, Tennessee and resident with him were a number of Brown families, as also were his wife's relatives, the McCracken family , the Pierce family, and his brother-in-law, Jeremiah Jones, who had married his sister, Eliza Brown. If William Brown, Sr. did not at first go to Tennessee with his son William, he did certainly almost immediately follow him there, and was living with the family of this son William Brown, Jr., during the War of 1812,while the said William Brown, Jr., was away from home taking an active part in the Creek Indian War in Alabama, under Andrew Jackson in the Campaign against said Indians, and that a little later he was to accompany his son to what is now Jefferson County, Alabama.
“That the original census of Monroe County, on file at the Mississippi Capitol at Jackson, Mississippi, and a copy of same on file in the office of affiant, shows that Jeremiah Jones, son-in-law of William Brown, Sr., William Brown, Jr, Jesse Brown under 21, but married and William Brown, Sr., were all residents of what is now Jefferson County, Alabama, in 1816, (later in this file it states this area was at the time Blount County, Alabama) having removed here from Lincoln County, Tennessee. “
*Along with other names it states s-i-l, Jeremiah Jones was called again and again as juror In Circuit Court Records.
That the records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, relative to Jeremiah Jones show: Lincoln County, Tennessee, Court Minutes 1814-1817. Pages 25, 137, 224
Page 25 Indenture Jno Bland to Jeremiah Jones - 42 acres proven by Nathaniel Norwood and Malcomb McCown May 5, 1814
Page 25 Indenture Jno Bland to Malcum McCown 25 acres proven by Nathaniel Norwood and Jeremiah Jones.
That we have already shown that Jeremiah Jones was living in Jones Valley in 1816, and we think as early as the fall of 1815, and we know he preceded his brother-in-law, William Brown, Jr. by some months at least. Jeremiah Jones settled land that is now the heart of the present city of Bessemer, his entry being the Northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 19, South, Range 4 West, and Jefferson County, Alabama. Census of 1816 shows him as over 21, wife over 21 with 3 daughters. One of these Hester Jones, April 13, 1819 marries Thomas Lovelady, consent to same being given in writing by father, Jeremiah Jones. Consent to marriage is of record in Jefferson County, Alabama, Court House, located in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to 1830 Jeremiah Jones removes to Blount County and is living in that county as shown in the 1830 Federal Census. It is held that William Brown, Sr. died at the home of some of his, Jeremiah's children in 1853. Others of the family say he died at the home of his granddaughter Easter Brown, wife John Elliott and daughter of William Brown, Jr. in Limestone County, Alabama, which county adjoins Madison, in which Huntsville, Alabama is located.
later it says that William Brown, Jr. relocated to Jones Valley along with two of his other brother-in-laws William Birks and Thomas Jones (now who is this Thomas Jones???)
“Jeremiah Jones settled land that is now the heart of the present city of Bessemer, his entry being the Northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 19, South, Range 4 West,Jefferson County, Alabama (Today).Doc # 2669 dated 24 Apr 1820.
Huntsville, AL Land office Register of Certificates. Ledger 127 10/20/1819 Jeremiah Jones was purchaser & his residence was Blount Co., lands in Sec. 15-T19-R4W;
Old Tuscaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants 1821-1855
Jeremiah Jones of Jefferson Co. purchased land in T19-R4W. (year
The 1816 census shows him as over 21, wife over 21, with three daughters. One of these, Hester Jones, April 13, 1819 marries Thomas Lovelady, consent to marriage given by father Jeremiah Jones. This marriage record is on file in Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse.
**This states that Jeremiah Jones moved to Blount County prior to 1830 census.(this is in correct as he had 3 daughters in 1816 census and all the sons that should have been listed are not and they appearin the Jeremiah Jones of Blount Co. AL estate papers where all children both alive and deceased are named andthe Jeremiah of Blount Co. had only one daughter.
Page 137Will Jno Brand deceased whereupon came John Caruthers, William Holt and Jeremiah Jones made oath they were acquainted with hand writing widow Mary Bland, Michael Robertson and John Caruthers are admitted to qualify to executors. (note name Jno Brand spelled that way in this paper and widow Mary Bland so must mean Bland ~Angela)
Page 224 May, 1815, Michael Robertson, Geo. Redding, Jeremiah Jones, William Spradling, John Criner, Jonathan Sandler and George Weaver are appointed to view and lay off and work a road from Fayetteville to Robertson's Mill and Coldwater.
When he died, there was a big family squabble and the will was contested and dragged through court for years was in a court case in Alabama in 1819 when it was still Mississippi territory. record is at Jackson,MS
JEREMIAH JONES OF BLOUNT COUNTY, ALABAMA
Married 1786 Rhea County, TennesseeMary Swisher
MARRIAGE 1786 Knox Co. TN by Parson Reneau. Date and maiden name taken from avadavit given by Mary Jones 21 Aug 1851 Walker Co. AL
CENSUS:1830 Blount Co. AL
Jeremiah JONES1 male 50-60, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 10-15
1 female 50-60,1 female 15-20
CENSUS: 1840 Blount Co. AL
J. JONES1 male 60-70, 1 female 70-80
CENSUS: 1850 Blount Co. ALno listing for this Jeremiah Jones died 22 Apr 1847
CENSUS: 1850 Blount Co. AL
Jas Jones M age 54b. TN,
Jane F age 48b. TN
Jesse M age 18b. TN
Marion M age 16b. TN
Jeremiah M age 14b. TN
Thos M age 12b. TN
Mary F age 84b. MD (mother of James/wife of Jeremiah)
In the 1880 Morgan Co. AL Census
Jesse G. Jones M age 74b. TN father was b. VA mother b. MD(matches Mary in 1850
Narcissa age 68b. TN
WAR 1812 Warrant No. 52.446 Jeremiah Jones Blount Co. AL/now Cullman Co.
Land in Blount County, Alabama present day Cullman
The United States of America To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved September 28, 1850, entitled "An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States, " Warrant No. 52.446 for 40 acres, issued in favor of Mary Jones, Widow of Jeremiah Jones, Private in Captain Preston's Company, Tennessee Militia War 1812.
has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section twenty two in township Thirteen of Range five, West, in the District of lands subject to sale at Huntsville, Alabama containing forty acres. According to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL: which has been assigned unto Lewis V. Musgrove. Now Know Ye, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Lewis V. Musgrove. the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof , unto the said Lewis V. Musgrove, and to his heirs and assigns forever.
JONES, Jeremiah, Private, Captain James Preston Company. 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry September 1813-January 1814. Commanded by Colonel John Brown; reporting to General George Doherty. The regiment was at Fort Armstrong in November 1813 and at Fort Deposit, probably protecting supply lines. The men were mostly from Anderson, Knox, Roane, and Sullivan Counties. http://www.roanetnheritage.com/research/military/war%20of%201812/01.htmhttp://www.roanetnheritage.com/research/military/war%20of%201812/01.htm
COLONEL JOHN BROWN DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry DATES: September 1813 - January 1814 MEN MOSTLY FROM: Roane, Anderson, Knox, and Sullivan Counties CAPTAINS: Allen Bacon, Hugh Barton, William Christian, William Neilson, Lunsford Oliver, James Preston, John Underwood, William White BRIEF HISTORY: Colonel John Brown commanded two separate regiments at different times during the war. This regiment, along with a unit commanded by Colonel Samuel Bunch, comprised a brigade commanded by General George Doherty of the East Tennessee Volunteer Militia. Accounts of the movement of this regiment show it at Fort Armstrong (late November 1813) and Fort Deposit, which indicate that this unit was probably used to protect the supply lines from East Tennessee. DESIGNATION: East Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen DATES: January 1814 - May 1814 MEN MOSTLY FROM: Bledsoe, Roane, Anderson, Blount, and Cocke Counties CAPTAINS: John Chiles, Charles Lewin, James McKamy, Jesse Rainey, James Standifer, John Trimble, William White BRIEF HISTORY: This was the second regiment that Colonel Brown commanded during the war. With just over 200 volunteers in the unit, they were used primarily as guards for the supply wagons traveling through Creek territory. As part of Doherty's brigade, they were put under the command of General John Coffee at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) where they participated in the fighting. Their line of march took them from East Tennessee through Lookout Mountain, Fort Strother, Fort Williams, and Fort Jackson. Colonel Brown was the sheriff of Roane County at the start of the war.
Mary Jones, widow of Jeremiah Jones Application for War of 1812 Land Warrant
State of Alabama
On this the 21st day of August one Thousand Eight hundred and fifty one.
Personally apeard before me G. H. Croft a Justice of the Peace in and for said county.
Mary Jones aged Eighty six years a resident of Walker County in the state of Alabama
who being duly sowrn accordint to the law
declars that she is the widow of Jeramiah Jones deceasd who was a privet in the company commanded by Captan Prestan in the war with Grate Britan declard by the United States on the 18th of June 1812.
that her said husban was a volinteer from Ray (Rhea) County in the State of Tenasee and served for the term of Three monthes in said war and was honerable discharged at Washington, Ray(Rhea) County in the state of Tenasee.
She further ses that the discharge of hur said husban is lost or mislaid so that sh cannot cum at it.
She further ses that she was maried to the said Jeramiah Jones in Knox County in the state of Tenasee about the year One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty six by on Parson Reno and that hur name before marage was Mary Swisher that hur said husban dide in Blount County in the State of Alabama on the 22nd day of April one thousand Eight hundred and fourty seven and that she is still a widow. She makes this decliration for the purpous of abtaining the county land to wich she mabe entitled under the act past September the 28th 1850.
Mary x Jones
Sworn to and subscribed
before me on the day and
G. H. Croft
Justice of the Peace
State of Alabama
Personaly apeard before me G. H. Croft and acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County William Henson who being duly sworn ses that he has bin aquainted with the within named Mary Jones and hur said husband Jeramyah Jones for some twenty years and that they were living husband and wife at the time of the said Joneses deth and he further ses that the said Mary Jones is still a widow.
William x Henson
Sworn to an subscribed
before me this the 25th of
August 1851. G. H. Croft J. P.
State of Alabama
John Irwin Judge of the Probate Court of the County and State
aforesaid do herby certify that G. H. Croft is a Justice of the peace in and for said said County duly Commissioned that all his official actsa are intitled to full faith and credit and that his Signature above written is genuine. Given under my hand and the Seal of said
County the 28th day of August 1851
John Irwin Judge of Probate
*No Will was found or put up for probate; however the estate was divided years later.
Estate of Jeremiah Jones of Blount County, Alabama 1861-1864
Probate of Jeremiah Jones filed Blount Co. AL began in 1861 and lasted until 1864
1863 July 24-Heirs were identified at Nancy Jones Pickle (Robert S.) &10 children; James Jones (deceased) and 6 children; Jesse Government Jones & 9 children; George J. Jones (deceased) and 6 children; Henry S. Jones(deceased) and 11 children; Jeremiah Jones and 10 children; Michael S. Jones and 3 children; William Jones (deceased). These were said to be all the heirs except for grandchildren which were unknown generally. The land was sold to Cinthy Jones (William) and money divided was $68 and 18 33/4100 dollars to each heir. Land was E1/2 NW 20-12-3.
Deed Book K, p. 304
Jeremiah Jones deceased, estate of and order to sell lands
Probate Court December 2nd 1861
This day comes Jesse Jones the administrator of the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased and files his application in writing and under oath praying for and order to sell certain real estate in said petition described the property of said decedent at the time of his death for division and upon the ground that the same cannot be equally divided among the heirs and devisees of said estate and it appearing from an inspection of said petition that the (? heirs of) deceased are Nancy Pickle, his daughter and her ten children, Michael Jones, his son and three children, James Jones his son and his six children, and William Jones son and his nine children and George Jones his son and six children and Jesse Jones his son and his nine children and Henry S. Jones son of deceased and his eleven children, Jeremiah Jones son of deceased and his ten children.It is therefore ordered that the second Monday in January 1862 (?) hereby appointed a day for hearing the said application and the proof which may exhibited in support of the same.It is further (?ordered) that the notice of the (?sealed) application and of the time above set for the hearing thereof at least forty days before hearing of the same by posting notices thereof at the courthouse door there being no paper published in this county.
State of Alabama
Estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased
To the honorable John G. Gillespie Judge of the Probate Court of said county, your petitioner Jesse Jones administrator of the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased of said county respectfully represents that he was duly appointed administrator of the said decedent (??) and (?composed) of several lots of land being and situated in the county of Blount and State of Alabama, your petitioner further represent that the heirs of the said decedent are Jesse Jones your petitioner and Cinty Jones,Emetine Jones Alias Gambell wife of John Gamble and Matilda Jones Alias Bradford wife of William Bradford, Nancy Jones Alias Pickles and her ten children, Michael Jones and three children, James Jones and six children, Jesse G. Jones and nine children, William Jones and nine children, George Jones and six children, Henry S. Jones and eleven children, Jeremiah Jones and ten children and the residence unknown of most of them.
Your petitioner further states that the lands consist of the following as follows: the West half of the North east quarter of section Twenty-one Township twelve, Range 3 West which said tracts of land are so situated that they cannot be equitably divided among said heirs and devisees - your petitioner states therefore that he believes that the interest of all persons concerned in said land will be best promoted by a sale thereof and distribution of the proceeds among the said heirs and devisees.Wherefore your petitioner prays your honor to appoint some suitable person to act as guardian ad litum to represent and attend to the interest of said minors in this proceeding and that a day be set for the hearing said petition and the proof to be submitted under the (??? Three lines are not clear.)
With the laws (?to) and us in duty bound your petitioner will comply.
Jesse Jones Administrator
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd December 1861
John G. Gillespie P. Judge
JEREMIAH JONES OF HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
1830 Hardin County, Tennessee
2 m under 5, 1 m 40-491 f 5-9, 1 f 5-9, 1 f 10-14, 1 f 15-19, 1 f 40-49
1840 Hardin County, Tennessee
1 m under 5, 1 m 5-9, 2 m 10-14, 1 m 50-59, 1 f 5-9, 1 f 15-19, 1 f 20-29, 1 f 50-59
1850 Hardin County, Tennessee Census
Daniel M Jonesage 21TNGeorge C Jonesage 18TNKeziah Jonesage 17TNMalissa A Jonesage 27 TN (Malician in the will below)Esther Jonesage 50NC
The last Will & Testament of Jeremiah Jones deceased, Hardin County, Tennessee
In the name of God Amen. I, Jeremiah Jones, of the county of Hardin & the State of Tennessee, being in a low state of health. But sound of mind & memory, do make & publish this as my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking & making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First, I direct that my funeral expenses & all my debts be paid, as soon after my death as possible out of any money’s I may die possessed of or may come into the hands of my Executrix.
Secondly, I give & bequeath my beloved wife Easter all my property, both real & personal during her natural life or widowhood that she may be able to raise & school our children. It is further my will she give each of my sons a Horse, Sadle & Bridle when they arrive at the age of 21 years__
Thirdly, It is my will & desire that my daughter Elizabeth should take charge of my unfortunate daughter Malecian after the death of my wife-during her life, for and in consideration of which charge I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth my negro girl Dinah for the purpose of assisting her to be & remain here during her natural life. Then to descend to her bodily heirs, provided nevertheless should my daughter Malecian die before my wife, then & in that case said negro girl Dinah descend back into Estate to be divided herein after mentioned. Fourthly I will & direct that at the death of my wife Easter that all my children share & share alike.
Fifthly, It is my will & desire that my land be equally divided all my several sons in addition to what I had bequeathed them above. (guess sixthly not microfilmed)
Seventhly and lastly, I do hereby nominate my wife Easter my Sole Executrix.
In witness whereof I to this my last will set my hand and affix my seal this first day of October A.D. 1846. Jeremiah Jones (his seal)
Signed Sealed & Published in our presents and we have subscribed our names here to in presents of the Testator the day and above written. John ?Barham & Alexander Hamil.
Amts. brought Forward $664.75 1/2
Amts. charges for services $28.00
Which shows that there is two hundred & thirty dollars & twenty nine and a half cents in the hands of said adm. All of which is very respectfully submitted to the worshipful county for confirmation. By W.H. Duckworth, Clk. (Page 380)
Amounts of Sales of Estate of Jeremiah Jones, Desc.
1 Breakfast Table & chs. Easter Jones 1.50
1 Bed & Furniture “ “ 10.00
1 Do Do “ “ 10.00
1 Do Do Josiah Jones 16.00
1 Lot Books Easter Jones 2.00
1 Large Dish Josiah Wilkerson .70
6 chairs Easter Jones 1.10
1clock “ “ 6.50
1Rifle Gun Jesse Q. Jones 10.50
1 Lot Castings Easter Jones 3.00
1Large Kettle S.D. ?Nolen? 4.00
1XCut Saw Josiah Jones 6.00
1Hand Mill Robt King paid 1.12
1Loom Easter Jones 1.00
4 Ploughs “ “ 2.00
1 Wagon Moses M. Meck 32.75
1Bee Stand Abel Blankenship 1.75
1 Do Do “ “ 2.10
1 Do Do John W. Robeson 1.10
1 Do Do “ “ 2.35
17 Head Hogs Easter Jones 15.00
1Sorrel Mare & Colt Wm.T. Dovey 17.00
1Sorrel Colt Easter Jones 10.00
1Yoke Oxen “ “ 10.00
1 Cow & Yearling “ “ 8.00
5 First Choice Sheep Abel Blankenship 3.25
1Cow & Calf John ? 10.05
5 Cows & Do. Do. Thomas Blankenship 5.00
I do certify ?------------?
>From Settlement Book “D”, Hardin Co. Tennessee pg 317.8
(Notes of interest from records above Co. & State:)
Jeremiah Jones Settlement Book “D” pg 317.8 Oct. 1 1846
J. Jones - Inventory pg 350
Jeremiah Jones Est. 318 pg 380
William Jones decd. Estate Return pg 303
Jeremiah Jones Will presented for Probate 3/1/ 1847
Josiah Jones Adm. Appointed 12/4 /1865
William Jones (2) Adm. Appointed 11/4/52