Shelby  County  Indiana
Courthouse  Records

John  Jones,  dec'd

BOX  CP-17

Estate of John Jones deceased
Receipts with Report of Nov 16, 1876

Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned widow and children of heirs of John Jones deceased late of Decatur Co. and of Indiana are hereby held and firmly bound for the sum of ($1000) One thousand Dollars to be  paid by the one that is not fully protected in his or her share of said Estate as  hereinafter named and set forth in this agreement  Towit:  Mary Jones the widow shall have the property in which she now lives including all her household furniture of every kind and provisions with her full share is provided for her family and cash
  $ 1500  

Sarah Driver shall  have             $3000

Preston Jones shall have 60 acres off of  the north end of the west 80 acres off the old homeplace            $3000

  Martha J. Jones shall have what is known as the Benson 40 and 20 acres off the south end of the West 80 of the old home farm  $2650  

John W. Jones shall have the 80 acres that he has always claimed as his own                   3000

Mag Mitchell shall have the 40 acres on which she now lives and 20 acres off of the south end of  the east 80 of the old home place       3000

Caroline Whitlow shall have immediate possession of the store in Adams at   2000  
and the Pavy property at 1000

Susan Mitchell shall have 60 acres off of the north end of the East 80 of the old home place by paying to Martha Jones          $150

We further agree that J. W. Jones and Wm. M. Whitlow shall administer in the balance of the estate and after making the widow fully one fifth of the whole estate shall divide the remainder among the several children

Witness our hands and seal this Jany 17th 1873

Mary Jones  X her mark        Caroline Whitlow
John W. Jones        Wm. M. Whitlow
Mary A. Mitchell        Susanna M. Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell X his mark       George W. Mitchell
Martha J Jones X her mark        Sarah Driver   \
Charles A. Jones        Robert Driver  /   Howard Attorney in fact
Preston Jones

Contributed by Barb Huff

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