WILL: Jason Cox Will (1855), Carroll County, Tennessee Will Book A:245-246, microfilmed by Tennessee State Library and Archives; microfilm No. 0944077, Family History Library (FHL), Salt Lake City, Utah.
I Jason Cox of the County of Carroll, State of Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former will by me at anytime heretofore made and first I direct that my body be decently interred and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with dispose of the same as follows: First I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors from any portion of my estate real or personal.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my wife Winney Cox the balance of my personal and real estate consisting of one hundred and ninety acres land, four slaves Namely Loven, Sally, Allen, and Harvy with all my stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, and sheep wag on farm farming tools, household, and kitchen furniture together with all moneys which may die possessed of not otherwise disposed of in this my will during her natural life and at her death it is my will and bequeath that the whole of said estate both real and personal be equally divided among my daughters to with Martha, Nancy, and Winny as an equivalent to what I have heretofore given to my other children to with Halelen Cox, Elizabeth Person, Henry W. Cox, Sherwood Cox, Lyia McClerkin, Edna Pritchard, Eliza A. Rosser, Nelson Cox, and Mary Jane Key to whom I will and bequeath one dollar each. I hereby make ordain and appoint Joseph R. Murphey Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Jason Cox the said testator have to this will set my hand and soul this 28th day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.
Signed sealed and published in the presence of the testator and each other
James S. Anderson – Isaiah Hampton
State of Tennessee
At the August term 1855 was produced in open court the last will and testament of Jason Cox deceased and duly proven by the testimony of James S. Anderson and Isaiah Hampton and ordered to be duly recorded of the which the above is a copy test.
Jacint married Winneford ?. Born in 1789 in North Carolina.
They had the following children:
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