Know all men by these presents that I, Allen Jones, of Carlisle county, Kentucky being of sound mind, but growing old, and desiring to give disposition of my property after my death, do make and publish this as my last will and testament.
I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Viola Belle Jones all of the property both real and personal of every kind and nature to have and use as she may wish during her natural life only, and after her death all of my said property both real and personal of every kind and nature that my beloved wife has not used during her natural life in paying my just debts, and her support during her natural life, I will and bequeath to my youngest daughter, Lenia Jones in fee absolute, with the following conditions, to wit, in case if my said daughter, Lenia Jones, should die before she becomes 21 years of age, or has issue of her body, or has heirs of her body, then in that event, it is my will and wish that the residue of all my property that is left after my beloved wife death, I hereby give unto my heirs at law.
In testimony whereof I, Allen Jones, have set my hand and seal to the foregoing typewritten paper as my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made and declared.
Witness my hand in the presence of J. U. McKendree and H. L. Wiley who at my insistence and request witness my signing
and declaring of this paper as my last will and testament, This February 22/1908.
[Signed] Allen Jones
Attest: J. J. McKendree
H. L. Wiley
We, J. U. McKendree and H. L. Wiley at the instance and request of Mr. Allen Jones subscribes ourselves as having been present and seeing said Jones sign his name to the foregoing paper and declaring it to be his last will and testament, we in his presence and the presence of each other, This February 22, 1908
J. U. McKendree
H. L. Wiley
State of Kentucky
I, R. O. Willingham, Jr., Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, certifiy that on the 9th day of August 1909, at a regular term of the Carlisle County Court, the foregoing will of Allen Jones, deceased, was filed for probate and proven by the oath of J. U. McKendree and H. L. Wiley, two subscribing witnesses thereto, and allowed and established as and for the last will and testament of Allen Jones, dec'd, and ordered to record which has been done accordingly.
Given under my hand this 11th day of July 1910.
[Signed] R. O. Willingham, Jr., Clerk
Jones, Allen Vol. 1. 156 2/22/1908 8/9/1909 Wife: Viola Belle Jones; Youngest daughter Lenia Jones http://kykinfolk.com/carlisle/WillBk1.html
Image of the Will can be found at Ancestry.com "Kentucky, Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989"
Viola Belle Allen and Allen Jones were married 4 March 1897 in Hickman County, Kentucky, Familysearch.org, image at "Kentucky County Marriages"
Two children, Lena and Allen were born of this union,
Allen Jones was previously married to Caroline Holder 10 January 1843 in White County, Tennessee.( Image at Ancestry.com Tennessee Marriages 1780-2002, was mistranscribed as Janes)
Children of Allen Jones and Caroline Holder, listed on Census records of Ballard County, Kentucky were:
James J. Jones
Nancy Jones Holder
Mary Elizabeth Jones Vaughn
Mika C.Jones Allen Layton