When Hill Jones died in Madison County Mississippi in 1846, he left behind several slaves, including my great, great-grandmother Tempy Burton. Tempy was left to his wife, Judith B. Jones. When Judith died 11 years later, also in Madison County, she also left behind several slaves. Here are the names of the slaves listed in her will and who they were bequeathed to:
To Mary M. Whitehead, my negro woman Tiller, my negro man, William, Wiley a boy and Margaret a small girl.
To my daughter, Martha B. McCauley, my negro man Reuben and Tom, and my negro woman, Tempy.
To my daughter, Elizabeth W. Howcott, my negro man Vincent, my negro woman Susan and her two children Offa and Tanny and my negro boy John.
Thanks, Joel & Ghita for passing this will along to me and to the Ocean Springs Archives on the net where parts of its contents were listed.