This will links Peter T. Comer with Jones/Comer/Hudson. I would appreciate help from anyone with knowledge of this family.
February Court, 1857
Halifax Will Book 25, p267
I, Washington Jones of sound mind and disposing memory impressed with the uncertainty of life, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, to wit:
It is my desire that all my just debts be paid as soon as can be conveniently done.
I give to Sarah Ann Hackney one good feather bed and furniture. I give my executors hereinafter appointed one hundred dollars in trust for my grandsons James Monroe Jones, and Thomas Alten Jones to be by them expended in their education and maintenance while at school. I give to Peter T. Comer two hundred dollars to be paid as my executors at the death of my wife provided she is the longest liver. I give to Peter T. Comer and Edward H. Comer one hundred dollars jointly for their services acting as my executors provided they shall not tax my estate with the usual commissions if so This item Shall be void and without force. I give to my wife Elizabeth Jones all of my estate both real and personal during her widowhood. If she should marry only one third of that be given to her at the time and the remainder to be equally distributed between my children to wit: Peter T. Comer, my son James W. Jones, my daughter Elizabeth H. Comer, my daughter Susan Ann America Hudson and at her death the other third be equally divided in same manner. I appoint Peter T. Comer and Edward H. Comer my executors to this my last will and testament made and signed the sixth day of January 1857. Witness: Chas H. Edwards, Richard A. Singleton. Washington Jones.
At a court held for Halifax County the 23rd day of February 1857:
The within last will and testament of Washington Jones dec'd was presented in court and proved on the oathes of two witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on motion of Edward H. Comer and Peter T. Comer the executors therein named who made oath hereto according to law and with Chas H. Edwards Mark, Wilkerson Wilborn Overby, Eli F. Hudson and Thomas B. Comer his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $8000 conditioned according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of last will in due form the securities having verified .... on oath.
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