Mary C. Jones Will, 1926

Lenoir County, NC

I Mary C. Jones, of the aforesaid County and State, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament.

First My executor herein after name is to give my body a decent but inexpensive burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all the funeral expenses, together with all my just debts.

Second I give and bequeath to my beloved neice, Sybil Kennedy, and my beloved nephew Sidney Lewis, all of the money, notes, and personal property of which I shall die possessed, share and share alike except I will and desire that Sybil shall have four hundred and no/100 dollars more than Sidney, for the reason that I have already advanced him that much more than I have her. The portion that goes to Sidney I desire that Sybil hold it in such manner as she may deam best, so that it will draw some interest, till Sidney is twenty one years old, before it is delivered to him

Third I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved and trusted neice my lawful executrix for all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament according to the true and lawful meaning of the same hereby revoking and declaring void all other wills by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I the said Mary C. Jones, do hereby set my hand and seal this the 27th day of December, 1926.

Mary C. Jones {Seal}

Signed sealed published and delcared by the said Mary C. Jones to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other do subscribe our names and witnesses thereto

H.B. Parker {Seal}
H.A. Simmons
Printes Kennedy
[Large red seal]