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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 27 March 2001

                                    WILL OF
                                  BENNET ALLEN


State of South Carolina  )  Be it Known that I Bennet Allen Esquire of this

Marion County            ) District being in an ill and low State of health

yet sound in Mind and memory Knowing it is appointed of & By God for all

mankind once to die and after death to Judgement I this day in presence of 

these witnefses make this my last will and testament as to my worldly Goods

renouncing all others Viz 1st I give and bequeath and lend to my

wife Comfort All my estate real and personal hers only as a life Estate and 

at and After her death on her part of the Estate which came by and with her

to decend to the lawful heirs of my wife and the real and personal property

of which came by my Father and my industry since Marriage to be to the benefit

of my lawful heirs to my brothers Sisters & Father and to the Children of my 

deceased brothers say Matthew & Elias children and as to the perisable to be

the sole use and benefit of my wife Comfort and at after death on her part as 

before observed to be disposed of as above directed And I further appoint 

Shadrack Allen and Stephen Grantham my Executors to this my last will and

Testament Given under my hand and Seal this 31st day of 

Decr A D 1826
                                                           his
Jefse Ford                                          Bennett X Allen
                                                           mark
Test Hardy Horn


Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 134

Original Will Missing

Sworn to January 15, 1827

Edward B. Wheeler

Roll No. 16 


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