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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 17 March 2001

                                           WILL  OF
                                        Abraham Avant

             In the name of God Amen  I Ebenezer Avant of the District of Marion & State
             of South Carolina being wead in body but of Sound disposing mind and memory
             do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following I give
             devise & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Avant as much land as She can tend
             with her force with the household and kitchen furniture also the plantation
             tools Also I give to her Aberdean Willeby Deis Tom, Cate and Joe also two
             creatures and Six head of Cattle also thirty head of hogs and one third of the 
             Sheep One Yoke of Oxen and Cart for her use & heirs  I give and bequeath unto
             my beloved son Ira Amy Fan Joe & Candy Venus Dock also one Tract of land of
             Five hundred and fifty acres Originally Granted to Samuel Wiles also one other 
             Tract of land Grated to Joshua Avant of Four hundred acres Also One mare two
             Cows And calves & one 3d of the Sheep  If my son Ira die leaving no ifsue the
             negro man Joe to go to my surviving heirs Also all the property I have given
             to my son Ira Avant I loan to my daughter Sarah McMillan Doll Nance Dick Ben
             Effy  Also one tract of land Originally Granted to Jonathan Avant of --- hun-
             dred and fifty acres one other tract one to David Rowell of Eleven acres and
             one other tract Granted to Gavin Witherspoon of two hundred and fifty acres
             also two cows & Calfs. & one third of the sheep this property that I loan unto
             my daughter and to the lawful ifsue of her body I leave John Davis to act for 
             her as agent This my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other and 
             former wills by me made in case it may be deemed necefsary  In Witnefs whereof
             I have set my hand and Seal this 19th day of Sept 1823 Signed Sealed published
             and declared by the Testator in our prescense and at his request we sign our 
             names as witnefses

             Joshua Avant                        Abraham Avant (SEAL)
             Silas White
             Jesse Avant

               Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 146
               Original Will Missing
               Recorded June 4, 1829
               Thomas Harllee, Ordinary
               Roll No. 13-A 


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