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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 25 March 2001


South Carolina  }  This may do to Sertify that I Matthew Allen now in my propper 
Marion District }  sence and Right mind made out as my Last Will and 
testament I do hereby give and bequeath all my property except the land & 
negroes to my wife Elizabeth to raise maintain and school the children which 
property shall be at the                           
disposal and pofsefsion of my oldest son William and my^ during her widowhood 
but if my wife Elizabeth changes her situation and marrieth another man then 
one feather bed and furniture is ale that she Shall have of my property and 
estate be and remain in the pofsefsion of my son William & the widow to 
manage and conduct the same to school the children and pay the debts that may 
be contracted and collect all the debts due to the Estate and what property 
remains at the death of the widow then to be equally divided amongst my 
children who shall be coheirs together. Given under my hand and Seal this 
August the Twentieth day 1824 

William Allen                                                                 
                                                 Mathew Allen  (SEAL) 
Christian Shuah 

Bennett Allen   J P 
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 164 
Original Will Missing 
Recorded June 3rd, 1829 
Thos. Harllee Ordinary   
Roll No. 16-A 

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