As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, a will that listed my great great-grandmother, Temple Burton as part of Hill Jones’s property also listed many other slaves as well. His will was notarized on September 8, 1846 in Madison County, Mississippi. Jones didn’t have hundreds of slaves, but he did have at least two dozen and I’ll list them and their owners below in hopes of helping one of my fellow researchers trace their family tree:
To his wife, Judith Jones: Tiller, Vincent, William, Tempy, Marian, Phil, Reuben and Susan.
To son, Willis B. Jones: Edmund, Philip, Martha (sp.), Austen or Auster and Rose, his wife, Alford, Rene or Remy (sp.?), Richard & Chaney (sp.?) his wife and their three youngest children Cornelius, Catherine & Eliza, also George and “my two blind boys Isaac and Britten.”
To daughter, Mary M. Whitehead: Mose, David and Solomon.
To daughter, Martha McCauley: John, Louisa, Grace or Green? and Jack
To daughter, Elizabeth Howcott: Essex and Huldy
To daughter Rebecca, Charles, Handy and Collier (sp.?)
Thanks, Liz for helping me decipher this challenging text!