I Solomon Jones of Henderson County and State of North Carolina being by occupation a farmer make this my last will.
I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows that is to say:
My real and personal estate on Mount Hebron in Henderson County North Carolina to go to my wife Anasena T. Jones during her natural life then to be sold and divided equally among my first wife’s children and if none alive to my first wife’s grand children.
I give and devise Larking and forth three dollars ….. middle Saluda Turn Pike Road to my sons and daughters as follows to wit: William Jones, Hicks Jones, Elizabeth Sentell, Eliza Fangler, Lucina McCrary, Mahulda Anders, Matilda Hart and Jane Cox.
I give to Julia Ann McCrary her husband Adolphus cash notes; to Rebecca Mullinax – her husband Erwin Mullinax ‘s cash notes: to Mariah Anderson, wife of William Anderson, one hundred and fifty dollars in notes on her husband.
If my present wife should have heirs or …by me, I devise it or them to be equal here with my first wife’, Mary Jones’ children.
I appoint Assena T. Jones, my wife, of the County of Henderson and State of North Carolina Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and…… and declared this instrument as my last will and testament at Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina. This the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred eighty five the eleventh day of June. Signed Soloman Jones
Page 313 Henderson County Superior Court ..In the matter of the will of Solomon Jones. … Clerk Superior Court, Asaina T. Jones, being duly sword doth say: That Solomon Jones late of said County is dead having first made and published his last will and testament and that she is the executrix named therein.
Further that the property of the said Soloman Jones consists of a tract of land containing 160 acres with about..a small amount of household and kitchen furniture is worth about $1500 as far as can be ascertained at the date of this application and that she is the party entitled under said will to be the said property during her life time. Sworn and …Anesena t. Jones before me 11 day May 1899.