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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 27 March 2001


                                        WILL OF
                                     DARIUS AYRES


South Carolina      ) In the name of God Amen I Darius Ayres Considerating the
                    )
Marion District     ) uncertainty of this mortal life and being in sound health


and perfect mind and memory Blefsed be Almighty God for the same do make and


publish this my last will and testamentin manner an form following (Vis) first


I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife/agnefs Ayres that she Shal 


have the priveledge of the house and so much land as she can tend her life time


I also give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son T. Ayres a tract or parcel of land


begining on a Stake on the orriginal line an runing an easterly Course to the


fence an on a pine on Gibsons Ditch an on to the back line being a Staright line 


to him his heirs and and afsigns forever I also give and bequeath to Son


W..m Ayres a tract or parcel of land- begining on a Stake and runing


easterly by a line of new marked trees to Ditch and on to back line also a tract


of land known by the name of the Medlin land on crotchalow bay to him his heirs


and assigns forever I also Give and bequeath to my Son J. Ayres a tract or parcel


of land begining on a pine and binding on watson land an runing with his line and 


easterly course to the back line to him his heirs and afsigns forever I also Give


to my two sons Thomas and John a tract or parcel of land lying on Crotchalow


bay containing two hundred an fifty Acres be the same more or lefs to be divided


between them to themselves theer heirs and afsigns forever I also appoint my sons


Thomas and William executors to this my will and and testament and hereby revoking


all former wills by me made in witnefs whereof I have here unto set my hand this


September 9th 1837 Signed and sealed                           Darius Ayres


In the presence of us who have Subscribed


our names as witnefses in the presence


of the Testator


Michal S Watson
    
Darius Ayres
     her
Nancy Ayres
    mark


Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 315
Recorded May 24th, 1840
Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 20
  

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