WILLIAM JONES WILL
September 26, 1847
In the name of the benevolent father of all, I William Jones of the County of Jefferson and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
First I give and devise to my beloved wife all my Estate real and personal during her natural life: the personal property to be disposed of by her as she may see proper, excepting the following (To Wit) One bed and bedding, One bureau One Side saddle & one cow which I will and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Jones and one bed and bedding one bureau One Side Saddle and One Cow, which I will and bequeath to my grand Daughter Mary Dash. and at the Death of my beloved wife, I will that my real estate be sold, and that the proceeds arising from the sale thereof be divided amongst my following names heirs (to wit) Hanah Schlidt, Nancy Penic(k)** Rebekah Bell, Ruth Ritaley*, Sarah Jones, Mary Dash and James Penic(k), the proceeds as above to be equally divided amongst
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the heirs above named except my daughter Sarah Jones, which I will one hundred dollars more than either of the other named heirs -- Also I will and bequeath to my grand Daughter Adeline J(ones) two hundred dollars out of the proceeds of the above sale and I do hereby appoint Mark Bell Executor and Sarah Jones (my daughter) Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed and acknowledged by Said Wm Jones as his last as his last Will and Testament in our presents.
John A. Dehaff
State of Ohio Jefferson County
Be it remembered that at a Court of Common Pleas, begun and held at the Court House in Steubenville, within and for Said County of Jefferson, on Monday the 4th day of September A. D. 1848 among other proceedings then ad there had, at Said Court was the following to wit:
In the Matter of the last Will and
Testament of William Jones, Dec'd
This day a paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William Jones, late of the County of Jefferson was brought into Court, and Alexander Sutherland and John A. Dehuff, the two subscribing witnesses to said paper writing, being first duly sworn, and the said paper writing being exhibited to them they each did depose and Say "I saw the said William Jones deceased, sign said paper writing and as for his Last Will and Testament, I signed the same as a witness in his presence and at his request. He the said William Jones deceased, at the time of the signing thereof was of sound mind and memory of the full age of twenty one years, and was under no restraint" And the Court being satisfied that said paper writing had been duly executed published and declared by the said William Jones in his lifetime as and for his last Will and Testament, the same is admitted to probate and together with the foregoing evidence ordered to be, recorded. Thereupon, Sarah Jones the Executrix named in said
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last Will and Testament, came into Court and declined taking upon herself the execution thereof. And Sarah Jones, widow of said Testator appeared in open Court and Elected to take under the Will. Also came Mark Bell, the Executor in said Will named and took upon himself the execution of said last Will and Testament. Bond ordered to be given in the Sum of Six thousand dollars ($6000.). Henry Taggart and John Dehuff was approved of as securities, and George Alban, James Scott, and John Depuy were appointed appraisers of the personal property of said Estate. Ordered that letters Testamentary issue accordingly.
Jim's ancestor is William Jones, whose daughter, Sarah, married James White on 25 April 1852 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. However, our Sarah's mother's was named as Susan Styer and in the Will Sarah Jones was named as William's widow.
It also appears as though Sarah Jones, the daughter, was in the 1880 census with her sister, Hannah Schlidt and therefore wouldn't be our Sarah (Jones) White:
1880 IA Census Marion, Knoxville
Henry SCHLIDT Self M W 78 EUROPE Farmer GER GER
Hannah SCHLIDT Wife M W 76 PA PA PA
Sarah E. SCHLIDT Dau S W 35 OH EUROPE PA
A. HUFFMAN SonL M W 45 VA Farmer PA VA
Anna E. HUFFMAN Dau M W 39 OH EUROPE PA
Sarah JONES SisterL S W 50 OH PA PA
Note: Henry Schlidt and Mrs. Hannah Dash (of Washington Co., PA, per Henry Schlidt's bio) were married in Jefferson Co., Ohio, on 12 March 1839.
*Ruth Riteley's husband was Joseph per the 1860 Census
1880 OH Census, Jefferson, Steubenville
Rachel HUNTER Self W W 35 OH WV PA
Ira L. HUNTER Son S W 14 OH OH OH
William F. HUNTER Son S W 12 OH OH OH
Mary B. HUNTER Dau S W 10 OH OH OH
Mark BELL Father M W 80 WV IRE IRE
Rebecca BELL Mother M W 70 PA PA PA
Mary BELL Sister S W 40 OH OH OH
**Nancy's husband was Jacob Penick per IGINow I know who was not our William Jones.....
From Early Settlers of Kinderhook on the Pike County, IL, GenWeb:
"Mark Bell Penick, son of Jacob and Nancy Jones Penick, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, on January 22, 1834. In 1840, he moved with his parents to a farm in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, which was entered from the Government, by his father, Jacob Penick."