2m. Catherine Campbell#1747
b. about 1726, Abbeville SC*
d. after 1815.* [will of Adam Jones]
her father:(perhaps James Campbell Sr.)
her mother:(perhaps Margaret ?)
his father: Benjamin Jones
his mother: Elizabeth Crane/Crain, (dau. of Adam Crane/Crain)
|Benjamin F. Jones (2)||b. before 1760 Abbeville Dist., SC||d. 19 Nov 1839 Abbeville Dist., SC||m. Mary Townes# c1797|
|Adam Crain Jones, Junr||b. 12 Oct 1760 S. C.||d. Dec 12, 1806 Abbeville County, S.C.||m. Margaret Swain 10 Jul 1778#|
|John Jones*||b. 1760/70 S. C.||d. before 12 Oct 1812
(based on will of AC Jones~)
|m. Elizabeth Harris c1780#|
|Elizabeth Betsy Jones*||b. 8 Jul 1771 Abbeville, S. C.*||d. 21 Apr 1843||m. John Weatherall 12 June 1787|
|Richard Jones*||b. c1763 - 73 Abbeville, S. C.*||d. killed in Rev. War ^||m.|
|Nathaniel Jones*||b. 1765 -73 Abbeville, S. C.||d. killed in Rev. War ^||m.|
|Jones (female child)*||b. c1777 Abbeville, S. C.||d.||m.|
|Jones (female child)*||b. c1779 Abbeville, S. C.||d.||m.|
Adam Crain Jones is a prominent member of the South Carolina community and had been a Captain during the Revolutionary War under Colonel Williamson. One researcher stated the two of his sons were apparently killed during the rebellion. There was an Adam Jones in Virginia that lost two sons but I have found no documentation to prove that our particular Adam Jones lost children in the war. He shows up on a number of documents in South Carolina. By the time he dies he is a very wealthy man with several hundred acres of land in and near Abbeville. He worked this land with over 25 slaves. Many researchers list his middle name as "Crane" but most of the documents I have seen list it as "Crain." He was supposedly named after his mother's maiden name of Crane, however, there are several different spelling of last names in the records. I have discovered Crane, Crain, and Craine. No researcher that I have discovered has yet been able to identify Adam's mother's parents.~children according to Adam Crain Jones will of Oct 12, 1812.
#Pursley, Larry. 7500 Marriages from Ninety-six and Abbeville Dist., S. C. 1774-1890.
^D. D. Wallace "the History of South Carolina, Biographical volume", pp. 17-19 also letter of 1785.
*Gifford, Porter. records of , LDS computer files. 9107 Devonshire, Dallas, TX 75209
@DAR records of Theresa Faye Mahon Skidmore, Nat. No. 700499
Adam becomes a prominent citizen of Abbeville. He shows up in numerous records as a witness which implies that he is well respected for his integrity.
c1747 to 1784- Adam Crain Jones marries Catherine Campbell.
Wallace also give a birth date for Adam Crane Jones Jr. as "about 1751". This still needs verification.
In another record of reproduced marriages from the South Carolina History magazine, Catherine Campbell marries Adam Crain Jones in 1784 which would mean that none of the above children were born to her. It would be unusual for Catherine to be nicknamed Mary as per the letter of 1785. Usually she would be called Kate or Cathy.
1768, April 29 - The Governor signed grants for land for many new settlers of South Carolina.
in Granville county
Adam Crane Jones ..... 300 (acres)
1768- Book S-3, pp.292-298, 20 Sept 1768
Robert (his mark) Peacock, to Samuel Potter, Both of Granville Co., for £1000 currence, 250 a. on S. W. bank of Saludy river, crossing Turkey Creek. Witnesses: Adam Crain Jones, John Nelson, Before Robert Rawlins, J. P., on 10 Feb 1769. Recorded 5 Apr. 1711 by Henry Rugeley, Register. [Langlely, Clara A.. S. C. Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Vol. IV, p.165]
"The first battle during the Revolutionary which occurred in Abbeville county was fought at Ninety-Six, November 19, 20, and 21, 1775. The first blood shed in South Carolina in this great struggle was shed here in Ninety-Six.Adam Jones brigade consisted of 2 officers, 2 sergeants, and 22 privates. "Adam Crain Jones served as a captain in the militia during 1775 and was still in the militia during 1781. In addition, he supplied forage and four sides of tanned leather for the army. He also enlisted four men in the Continental Line. " [Moss p.508] DAR South Carolina Register, AA 4092; 0534, Z302; Heitman, p. 323
Col. Andrew Williamson, whose home was at White Hall in Abbeville county, commanded the American forces amounting to 562 men, Colonel Robinson commanded the Tory, or Loyalist, forces of 1,892 men. In the return made to the provincial congress of the militia and volunteers in this fortified camp at Ninety-Six, Sunday, November 19, 1775, there are among the names of Officers those of Andrew Hamilton, Andrew Pickens, George Reed, Thomas Langdon (grandfather of the distinguished Langdon Cheves), Adam Crane Jones, Nathaniel Abney and Robert Anderson. These were captains, and in all there were 25 of them.
The Americans had one killed and 12 wounded. The British had 25 killed and wounded.
As engagement was fought at Cherokee Ford, on the Savannah River, two miles below where the thriving town of Calhoun Falls is now situated. Colonel Boyd commanded the Loyalists, numbering 100.The Americans were commanded by Colonel Robert Anderson, who had a small force, which was taken by surprise and 16 men killed and 16 prisoners into Georgia.
In the battle of Long Cane, which occurred December 11, 1780, Colonel Clarke commanded the American forces and had 14 killed and seven wounded. Colonel Allen commanded the British force of 450 and had three killed and three wounded. The handle of a broken sword has been found near Long Cane creek where the Federal bridge crosses the stream. Everything indicated that this battle was fought at what was then the Long Cane Ford on the road from Ninety-Six to the present Abbeville by the Calhoun highway. ...." [Wallace 17 newspaper clipping recount by Edward McChady,LLD.]
Several documents prove that Capt. Adam C. Jones and his sons
were a part of the Revolutionary War. The following Indents
tell some of the story from D. D. Wallace page 17.
Gentlemen, please to send the within Indents and Interests by Capt. Robt. Maxwell and oblige SirsAdam C. Jones Jr. is also involved in the revolution. DAR South Carolina Register, National Number 700499. Theresa Faye Mahon Skidmore (208 Leonard Circle, Camden, SC 29020) submitted an application based on her ancestory. [copy of application w/ Elroy]
Your most obedient and very humbled.
Adam C. Jones
John Stephens made oath before me that he did see Adam Crain Jones Assigned his name to the above order. Sworn on this 27th Day of September 1785.
William Moon. I. P
I do hereby authorize and empower Capt. Adam Crain Jones to Draw and Receive the Indents and Interest due to me from the public included in Returns made by Colo. Anderson. Given under my hand at Long Cains this first day of October 1784.
Witnesses Adam C. Jones, Junr.
Edward Blake, Esq.
Before me William Moon, Esq. personnally appeared John Naynie and bing duly sworn on his oath says that he seed Adam C. Jones, Jun. sign and deliver this order to his father Adam C. jones for the use above mentioned. Sworn to this 6th day of October 1784 before me.
William Moon, I. P.
To the Commissioners of teh Treasury of South Carolina.
State of South Carolina.
Dr. To Adam C. Jones, Jun. for duty pr. Col. Anderson's return ... Pounds 80: Stg. Pounds 22.214.171.124.
Rec. April 25th 1785 the full amount of the above acct. in a Treasury indent No. 522 by virtue of an order.
State of "South Carolina.
Dr. to Richard Jones, Dec'd. For Duty pr. Col. Anderson's return Cur. Lbs. 15; Stg. 2:2:1 0
Recd. April 26th 1785, the full amount of the above Acct. In Treasury Indent No. 535 Book O virtue of an order.
The State of South Carolina. August 15, 1781
To Adam Crain Jones. Dr.
To 21 - bushels of Wheat @ 25 Lbs 26:6
To 2 - Four-year old Steers " 20:
To 1 - Two-year old " " 12:10
To 1 - hog W 100 " 6:
To 4 - Sides Tanned Leather " 10:
(something left out in copying) " 10
(To 1 - Barrel of Flour-w Wheat at 100 " 13:15
(To 230 - w Bacon " 43:2:6
(To 15 - Bushels Corn " 15
" 206: 12: 6
The above three articles were delivered to Colonel WilliamJ. Brandon's Regiment on Feb. 7, 1779. when on duty pursuing Col. Boyd and a cody of Tories and for which I got a certificate but it was either destroyed or carried off by the enemy when they plundered my House.
Sworn to the 16th of July 1783, Lbs. 206:12:6
Before me 5:11:2
Robt. Anderson, Jr. Adam C. Jones 201:1:4
Receipts was produced to me for all the above provisions agreeable to this above acct. Examined by
16th of July 1783 Robt. Maxwell
Received 24th of April the full amount of the within account in a Treasury, Indent No 534 O by virtue of an order
[Wallace p. 17]
1779 - Adam Crain Jones is listed in the census of the
Ninety-Six Dist., S. C.
.......... [So. Carolina Mag. of Ancest. Res., Vol. 4, p. 29]
1785 Adam and Mary Jones write a letter to Nathaniel
Saunders. The following letter indicates to me that Adam's
two sons killed in the Revolutionary War would have to have been
born at least five years earlier than Gifford's records
indicate. It seems that the previous two years of 1783 -85
was very traumatic for the family with loosing two sons and being
run off the plantation. The address of "Dear Brother"
and salutation of "Your Loving Brother and Sister" are
puzzling. Adam Jones could not have been Nathaniel's
brother was Mary Jones a Saunders. I have been able to find
no record of this marriage to date. It is late enough in
Adam's life that his first wife could have died and he
remarried. However, other researchers have said that
Catherine died after 1815. Is Catherine the second
the following letter comes from the archives of the
Personal Papers Collection, Adam Jones Papers,
Letter to Nathaniel Saunders
from Adam and Mary Jones
10 September 1785
The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1905
(copied as written)
1785 - There are several records for Adam Crain Jones and perhaps his children.South Carolina Abbevile County September the 10th 1785
Thease few lines comes hoping to find you and your
family in good health as we are at preasent thanks be to god for his
goodnice for the same I have rote severel lattor to you of late but
have never got any answer We heard you wase out partly as fur as
Where we live but you was not so kind as to come a little furder to
se us We have got home again after being two yeaars away from our
plantation by means of the enemy I rot to you about this before but per
haps you did not git the leatter I lost two of my sons by the enemy one was
taken prisoner and murdered and the other died with his wounds he Recd in a
Ingagement with the enemy with the enemy I was verymuch distrest before I was drove
away but thanks be to god we have just got in away of living again
we have had a very great Drouth this summer the gratest I ever knowd sence I
have bin in this cuntrey grane will be very scarce but I think We shall make
a nough in teh setlements for bread about fifty or sixty mile below us thay have
bin very seasonably and has made grat crops of provision I am in formed so
[ torn document here] that I think thare will be no danger
of peopel suffering in the least over state is laid off in to countes at last
and over landes is much the same of yours only we have only cort every three
months and but seven Justices in a county trad is midling good with us goods
is reasonable and to to bacco is six ? ahalf dollers pr. hundred I hav no
more to say at preasent but I still hope you will come out to see us if you
Nover think of mooving to this cuntry itself I hop you will writ every convenient
opertunity to us John haney and family is in good halth and all over finds
pleae to Rmember us to all frinds and we Remain your loving Brother and
Sister till Deth
Adam and Mary Jones
NB: I just heard of on W. Marshall
being in over settlement and I had not
time to writ as I wood but the next
opeertunaty I will wright more fullor
a bout the county and affears AJ
(letter addressed )
M. Nathanial Sanders
in ? Verginian
parfavourd of M. A.
On Saturday January 19 1788 the South Carolina legislature met
as a whole to resolve the question of whether they would meet in
Convention on May 12th. Adam Crain Jones, as a
representative of the Ninety-Sixth, voted "aye" but the vote was
only 76 "ayes" and 75 "nayes". South Carolina came very
close to not having a Convention at all.
1788, 23 May - South Carolina was the eighth state to ratify the
Constitution of the United States. As such became important
to the establishment of the new government. Adam Crain Jones
was a member of a delegation of 236 representatives from various
counties from South Carolina. Beginning on May 12, of 1788 in
Charleston the debate continued for the ratification of the
Constitution of the United States of America. Adam Crain
Jones, as a representative of the Ninety-six District, is recorded
to vote to ratify the Constitution by unanimous vote of the
Convention. Unfortunately it wasn't that
unanimous, of the eleven representatives fro the Ninety-Six
District only one voted for the new constitution with eight
"nayes", one being Adam Crain Jones, and three absent. It
did pass ultimately with 140 "ayes" and 73 "nayes".
Fourteen were absent.
FRIDAY, May 23, 1788.
On motion, Resolved, That this Convention do assent to and
Constitution agreed to on the 17th day of September last, by the Convention
of the United States of America, held at Philadelphia.
On the question being put to agree to the same, the yeas and
called for by the unanimous voice of the Convention, and are as follows: --
1790- census of South Carolina shows the several Jones relatives
and also identifies that Adam Crain Jones was a major slave owner
with twenty-five slaves.
|Ninety-Sixth Dist.||.||Free M+16
|Abbeville||Jones, Adam Cr., Esq.||3||1||1||0||25|
|Abbeville||Jones, Adam Cr., Jr.||2||1||3||0||3|
These records in the Abstracts of Old Ninety-six and Abbeville Wills and Bonds, records also probably include other relatives. Some of the Jones listed in these documents are still unknown connections. Anyone with information on these are other records should contact me. Adam Crain Jones is listed as the surveyor on a number of documents of the area.
p. 388 - Campbell, James- - Box 106, Pack 2723: Est. admnr. Feb. 3, 1785 by Margaret Campbell, Gabriel Smithers, Adam Crane Jones Jr. unto John Thomas Ord. 96 Dist Sum 2000 lbs.
p. 275 - Robertson, John Sr.- - Box 80, Pack 1970: Will dated May 30, 1787 in Abbeville Dist. Filed. july 1787. Exrs: Sons, Wm., Robt. Robertson. Wit: Adam Crain Jones, Saml. Rosamond, Jas. Watts, Wife, Jean Robertson. Chn: Wm., Robt., John, Andrew Robertson. Inv. made Aug 3, 1789 by Saml. Rosamond, Jas. Watts, Josiah Downey. (written Robertson, Robartson)
p. 401 - Gibson, Gilbert - - Box 107, Pack 2841: Cit. Pub. Apr. 7, 1788 at Long Cane Church mentioned Adam Crain Jones Esq. applied for letters of Admnr. (No other papers)
p. 8 - Agnew, Samuel - - Box 1, Pack 15: Will dated Dec. 10, 1790, in Abbeville, Dist. Exrs: Wife, Elizabeth, Adam Crain Jones Esq., Saml. Wall Esq. Wit: Jas. Warlaw, Mary Seawright, Jno Sharp. Chn: Jas., Andw., Saml., Mary, Jane Agnew. Inv. made April 5, 1791, Capt. Samuel Reid, Jno. Wardlaw, Edward Sharp, Richard Hodges.
p. 101 - Elgin, Ann - - Box 31, Pack 686. Will dated July 25, 1791 in Abbeville, Dist. Rec. Nov. 11, 1794. No Exr. Wit: Mary, Adam Crain Jones, Sr., Adam Crain Jones, Jr., Chn: Annn, Catharina, Elizabeth Elgin. Inv. made April 14, 1795 by Capt. Reuben, Abner Nash, Benjamine Mattison. The chn. appointed. Robt. Elgin to admnr on est.
p. 406 - Higgins, John - - Box 107, Pack 2883: Est. admnr. Mar 26, 1793 by Adam Crain Jones Esq., Patrick McDowall, Saml. Savage unto the Judges of Abbeville County Sum 500 lbs.
p. 58 - Campbell, James Sr. - - Box 18, Pack 376: Est. Admnr. July 19, 1803 by Jas. Campbell, Lewis Mitchell, Alex. Adams bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. sum $5000.00 Inv. made Feb 18, 1785 by Jas. Seawright, Saml. Reid, Adam Crain Jones as shewn to them by Margaret Campbell. Admr. Expend: Aug 28, 1804 Paid Elizabeth Campbell her legacy $1000.00. Paid Wm. Philip's legacy $25.00.
p. 127 - Green, Sarah - - Box 40, Pack 884: Sale, Mar. 15, 1809. Buyers: Deo., Jas. Green, Wm. Henderson, Delilah Mabray, Robt. Robertson, Charles, Joshua, Wm. Cullens, Richey Stone, Benjamin Jones, Jno. Sims, Jno. Gains (No other papers)
p. 105 - Freeman, Herod - - Box 33, Pack 716 Est. admnr. Jan 1, 1827 by Adam C. Jones, Jno. Donald, Andrew Richey bound to Moses Taggart Ord. Abbeville Dist. Sum $1000.00 Sale. Jane 16, 1827. Buyers: Geo. Freeman, Malinda Davis, Nancy Freeman, etc.
p. 166 - Jones, Isiah - - Box 57, Pack 1198: Will dated July 12, 1831 in Abbeville Dist. Proved Aug 3, 1831. Exrs: Wife: Elizabeth Jones, son, Wm. Jones. Wit: Benjamin, Rial, Stephen Jones Jr. Chn: Wm., Wiley, Derotha R., Emley G. Jones, Nancy Greyham, Milly Watson, Polly Glover, Jeuly F. Morgin, Sarah Waters.
p. 161 - Jones, Benjamin Sr. - - Box 50, Pack 1153: Est. admnr. Nov 19, 1839 by Benjamin F. Jones, Wm. H. Kirkpatrick, T. C. P. Jones bound to Moses Taggart. Ord Abbeville, sum $2500.00.
Jones, Adam Crain Jr., 690 acres Abbeville Distr. on Saluda River and Turkey Creek. surv. May 18, 1809 by William Ware, DS. Plat: Saluda River, Robert Delph, Adam C. Jones, Nathaniel Jones Rosemond, John S. Jones, David Bradley, Turkey Creek. [Abbeville Co., S.C. land records]
1807 - Probate records files for Adam Crain Jones Jr. -Box 129, Pack. 11461
1815, Sept 1- Adam C. Jones Sr. dies.
Last Will and testament of Adam Crane Jones.According to the previous will some of grand children of Adam C. Jones might look like these lists. There is no mention of other childen in the will and I suspect the unidentified females I have listed at the top of the page came from early census records and may not have attained maturity.
Died Sept. 1, 1815
In the Name of God, AMEN: I, Adam C. Jones, the elder of the District of Abbeville, of "State of South Carolina, being weak of body but of sound mind, memory transitory life, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following , Viz, I will, desire and direct that all my furneral charges and just debts be satisfied and paid out of my estate.
Item, I lend to my dearly beloved wife, Catherine Jones, during her natural life or widowhood the following property to wit, two hundred and forty acres of land adjoining the Saluda river, being part of a tract of land on which my son Benjamin Jones now lives, including a part of the Improvements and at her death or intermarriage I give the said land to my two grandsons William T. Jones and Benjamin Jones, sons of Benjamin Jones.
Item, I lend to her during life or widowhood a negro fellow named George with his wife Beck and at her death or intermarriage the said two negroes above mentioned shall return back into my estate and be equally divided between my children. Item, I give unto my dearly beloved wife Catherine Jones, one negro boy named London, son of George and Beck, one featherbed and furniture, half dozen cups and saucers, half dozen delph plates, three parts of my estate, silver spoons which she has in her possession and half dozen knives and forks, two seating chairs, one walnut folding table, and one horse.
Item, I lend unto my son Benjamin Jones during his natural life the plantation or tract of land where I now live together with all my adjoining lands and afer the death of my son Benjamin Jones I give all the aforementioned land to his son Adam C. Jones. I also lend to my said son Benjamin Jones one negro woman name Flora with her four children: Reuben, Anniee, Milly and Willis which he has in his possession now with their future increase. Also I lend to my son Benjamin Jones one negro fellow named James and all the household furniture which I purchased of his peroperty at a sheriff's sale and left on the plantation where he now lives and at his death to be equally divide between his wife and children.
Item. I give unto my daughter Betsy Weatherall, wife of JOHN WEATHERALL, one negro woman named Amy with the three youngest children, Gilly, July and Aron with their future increase.
Item. I give to my grandson William T. Jones one negro fellow named Jack, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my grandchildren, Adam C. Jones, Peggy Jones, Rebeckah Jones and Nancy Jones, childen of my son Adam C. Jones, deceased, one hundred and twenty dollars to be equally divided between them.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Weatherall. James Wardlaw and George Bowie and the survivors or the survivor of them all the parcel or tract of land containing three hundred and thirty-six acres more or less, originally surveyed for and granted in my son John Jones's name, situated in the fork of Turkey Creek adjoining land of William Richey, Henry Gains and William Ware. Also I give and bequeath to the said John Weatherall, James Wardlaw and George Bowie, or the survivors or survivor of them the following negroes Viz, Isaac and Harry, children of Clander to hold the said tract of land and negro slaves to them the said John Weatherall, James Wardlaw and George Bowie or survivor of them. Nevertheless and this special condition and confidence that they the said John Weatherall, James Wardlaw and George Bowie, or the survivors or survivor of them, do permit the said land and negro slaves to be and remain in the full and actual possession and enjoyment of my said son John Jones from and immediately after my death for and during the term of his actual life hereby declaring that it is my will and intention that my said son John Jones shall have the name in use, advantage, benefit, profit and possession of the property in this devise and bequeath contained as if I had left the same to him in the same unlimited manner as I have provided for my other children and I am endured to protect and restrict the prop- ... hereby intended for the use and enjoyment of my ..... John Jones from a parental concern and care to prevent my said son John Jones from being exposed to any distress or want of sufficient property to support him confortable in this world and to prevent as far as possible any part of the provisions I have made for him from being in any shape lessened or wasted by my said son selling or mortgaging any part thereof and to prevent the same or any part thereof from being subjected to the payment of any of his debts now contracted or hereafter to be contracted and I do hereby in the most express and decided manner publish and declare this to be my will that no part or parcel of the property I this devise contained or any other part of my estate which may come into the hands or possession of my son John Jones either at my death or otherwise, by from or through me or my means shall be in any shape or sort, at any time or times lessed or encumbered or effected by any pretended sale or mortgage thereof on any part thereof my my said son either for or during his life or otherwise and that no part or parcel thereof shall be subjected or liable to the payment of any debt, judgment or execution or any other claim or demand or demands whatever but that the whole and every part and parcel thereof hereby absolutely and indefeasibly vested in the said John Weatherall, James Wardlaw and George Bowie and the survivors or survivor of them to keep and protect and preserve the same to and for the whole use, advantage and enjoyment of my said son John Jones during his life and to take all lawful ways and means to prevent this my will from being defeated in any sort of manner contrary to my mind and intention above mentioned and declared and it is my will that in case my said son John Jones leaves lawful issue then from and after the death of said son John Jones the whole of the estate and property he may be possessed of by this will and testment or by my means shall be equally divided to any among his children if more than one and if he leaves one only then the whole thereof shall go to and belong to such only child.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Adam C. Jones, son of John Jones, all that tract of two hundred and forty acres of land (more or less) lying on Turkey Creek and adjoining the last mentioned tract originally surveyed and granted in my name.
Item, I give to my grandson, Adam C. Jones, son of Benjamin Jones, one negro boy named Lewis, son of Amy.
Item, I give to my grandson, Adam C. J. Weatherall, son of John Weatherall, one negro boy named Edom, son of Amy. The above mentioned two negroes is to remain in the possession of John Weatherall and Benjamin Jones in the possession of John Weatherall and Benjamin Jones until my said grand children arrive to the age of twenty one or marry.
Item, I give to my granddaughter, Polly C. Jones, daughter of John Jones, one negro girl named Lucy daughter of Clander now in her possession at her father, John Jones, to remain in the possession of her father until she arrive at the age of eighteen or marry, then to receive her or her increase, likewise one featherbed and furniture, and a young sorrel mare now in her possession at her father's to remain in his possession until she comes to the age of eighteen years of marry. It is to be understood that said John Jones is not to be disposed of any of the property which I have willed to her in any way or manner nor to remove any part thereof out of the aforementioned District.
Item, I lend to Margaret Jones, relict of my son Adam C. Jones, decd. during her natural life or widowhood is order to raise and maintain the children of my said son Adam C. Jones, Decd. four negroes now on the plantation whereon she now lives, Viz. Juda with her three children, Shaderick, Henry and Lucy and their furture increase and in case there is not property sold sufficient to pay the debts of the said Adam C. Jones, decd. these any of the above mentioned negroes which may be sufficient to discharge the same may be sold to answer sue...said debt and at her death or intermarriage my will for increase or whatever part thereof remain clear of the use above mentioned to be equally divided between John S. Jones, Malinda Jones, Peggy Jones, Rebeckah Jones, and Nancy Jones, children of Adam C. Jones, decd. My will and desire is likewise that the plantation whereas she now lives containing three hundred and forty-five acres (more or less) be divided into two equal parts one half I lend unto her during life or widowhood in order to the part whereon the home now stands; the other part I give to my grandson John S. Jones, son of Adam C. Jones, decd. and at the death or intermarriage of Margaret Jones the part of land lent to her as above mentioned I give to my grandson Adam C. Jones, son of Adam C. Jones, decd.
Item, I give to my granddaughter Sally S. Jones daughter of Adam C. Jones, decd. one negro girl named Ayisle, daughter of Sam and Prisse, to her and her heirs forever.
Item, I give to my granddaughter, Polly S. Dyson daughter of Adam C. Jones decd. one negro boy named Harry, son of George and Beck to her and her heirs forever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my sons Benjamin and John Jones my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them likewise. I desire that all my bookds may be proportioned out into two equal lots which I give to my sons Benjamin Jones and John Jones, Benjamin Jones having choice of lots.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson Adam C. Jones, son of John Jones one negro boy named Billy, son of Antney and Hagar to receive the same when he comes to the age of eighteen years.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Marshall Weatherall, son of my daughter Betsy Weatherall one negro boy named Fortune, son of Amy and to receive the same at my death.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson George Weatherall, son of my daughter Betsy Weatherall one negro boy named Sam, son of Sam and Prisse and to receive the same at my death.
Item, My will and desire is that my three negroes, Cate, Fuller, and Clander shall go and live with whichever of my children that they please it never being considered any part of my property.
Item, I give to my two sons Benjamin Jones and John Jones together with my daughter Betsy Weatherall all the rest of my estate or property not mentioned is my will or otherwise given away ny me and also which property shall be equally divided between my three surviving children.
Item, It is my will and positive direction that all such or estate that may fall to the estate of my son John Jones under this clause also shall be absolutely vested in the said John Weatherall, James Wardlaw and George Bowie or the survivors or survivor of them in the same way and manner and to and for the same use, interest and purpose as expressed limited and declared in respect of the property I have herein before provided for the use of the said John A Jones and at his death shall be equally divided between his children.
Item. It is my will and desire that the executors of this my last will and testament cause to have built at the expense of my estate. If it is not done in my life, a stone wall around my graveyard twenty feet long and fifteen wide and four feet high and they are hereby vested with the power to raise what monies as may be necessary for this with other purposes for carrying this my will into effect by a sale of such a portion of the disposable part of my estate as may be sufficient for such purposes.
I do hereby nominate and appoint John Weatherall, James Wardlaw, George Bowie and George Weatherall executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousan eight hundred and twelve. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above mentioned Adam C. Jones do and for his last will and testament written on eleven sides of paper in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other.
Robert Swain. Adam C. Jones
(This will is recorded in Book No. 2, pages 80 to 83. [South Carolina Will Transcripts, estate packet: Box51, pkg. 118])
Adam C. Jones Jr., wife Margaret Swain
John S. Jones
Adam C. Jones
Sally S. Jones
Polly S. Dyson
John Jones, wife
Polly S. Jones
Adam C. Jones
Betsy Jones and John Weatherall
Slaves included in the will
Reuben, child of Amy
Annice, child of Amy
Milly, child of Amy
Willy, child of Amy
Gilly, child of Amy
July, child of Amy
Aron, child of Amy
Edom, son of Amy
Lewis, son of Amy
Fortune, son of Amy
Isaac, child of Clander
Harry, child of Clander
Lewis, child of Clander
Lucy, child of Clander
Reuben, child of Flora
Annice, child of Flora
Milly, child of Flora
Willy, child of Flora
Shaderick, child of Juda
Henry, child of Juda
Lucy, child of Juda
Harry, son of George
Billy, son of Antney and Hagar
Ayisle, daughter of Sam and Prisse
Sam, son of Sam and Prisse
London, son of George and Beck
Elroy's Family Index || Ancestor Chart #13 || American Revolution in SC______________________________________________________________________________________
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