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Transcribed by Winkie Robinson, 19 March 2001

The following will of Right Bass is transcribed by Winkie Robinson from LDS 
Microfilm I. L.  #024127, SC Marion Co Wills 1800-1888 pp. 124-125, the word 
"pages" is not written thereon.   This transcription is as close to the 
original will as I have been able to make it.  There may be minor errors so 
please check the original if in doubt.   Words in [ ] are questionable, the 
scribbles "~~" indicate a mark, & a name with a comma "Tho's" indicates "s" 
is above rest of name, as for Thomas. 
      I also have this same Will from Probate Roll #64 obtained from the 
Probate Judge's Office, Marion Co, SC.  In comparing these wills, the only 
significant change is the LDS photocopy does not contain the sentence re 
Daughter Martha .  When this will was recopied, evidently this one sentence 
was omitted.   The other changes in the will are mainly differences in some 
words being capitalized in one copy and not the other.  I don't see any other 
pertinent changes.   
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124 
            Right Bafs,s Will 
In the name of God Amen I Right Bass of the State of South Carolina and in 
the District of Marion being in perfect memory and understanding yet knowing 
the end of man is death I am failing and do make this my last Will and 
testament in the name of the following that is to say after all my just debts 
are paid I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Bafs Eight 
head of hogs Ten Bushels of corn  five dollars in cash I do give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Mary Bafs Ninety four dollars  I do give and bequeath unto 
my daughter Rachel Bafs Sixty three dollars  I do give and bequeath unto my 
daughter Sarah Sixty three dollars and one feather bed and furniture  Also I 
do give and bequeath unto my son Wright Bafs Sixty three dollars and I do 
hereby give and bequeath unto all my children all my [lease]hold Estate and 
tenements with the appurtenances equally to be divided between them and 
lastly of all to the residue and remainder of any Estate goods and chattels 
of what kind and nature after my just debts due and demand are paid to be 
equally divided between them all of them I do hereby appoint John Tart and 
Henry Berry as Executors in my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking 
all other wills made by me as Witness hereunto I set my hand and seal this 
the 10 July in the year of our Lord 1823                                       
                                                       his 
                                                  Right ~~   Bafs 
Signed Sealed & delivered in the                       mark 
Presents of                                
N. Tart 

J Smith 
An Addition to my last Will and Testament The money I have left in the hands 
of John Tart and Henry Berry [in] notes to the amount of Three hundred and 
forty six dollars to be collected when on demand and to be put out on 
interest yearly till the heirs become of age with note and approved Security 
to be given for the income of the money [an] addition to my above will. 
                                                        his 
  N Tart                                           Right ~~  Bass 
  J Smith                                              mark 

South Carolina  } By Tho's Harlee Ordinary Personally appeared Nathan Tart 
Marion District } one of the [Subscribing] witnefs to the within Will and 
made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he was personally 
present and saw Wright Bafs the within named Testator Sign Seal publish 
pronounce and declare the within to be and contain his last Will and 
Testament 

125 
            Right Bass,s Will continued 
that he was then of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the 
deponents Knowledge and belief that he the said Nathan Tart together with 
John Smith subscribe their names at the request of the Testator as witnefses 
thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other. 
Sworn to before me August 4, 1823}                    N. Tart 
   Thos Harllee Ordy} 

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[Herein begins Second Version:  Will of Right Bafs, Probate Roll #69, Marion 
District, SC, by Winkie Robinson.  This Will, which was part of the Probate 
record, consists of 4 legal size sheets of paper.  The pages have no heading 
and the first page is the only one not numbered, all others have a "circled 
1" at top of page.  Therefore, I will  use brackets "[ ]" to enclose page #s. 
 Brackets will also be used when a word is unclear to me.  Names with a comma 
will indicate the letter is above the name "Tho's" for Thomas; dashes are 
used "--" as they occur in this document, appearing on the right margin only. 
    This transcription is as near to the original as I can make it.  Please 
check the original if in doubt as there may be some unavoidable errors on my 
part.] 

[1] 
In the name of God Amen I Right Bass of the State of South carolina and in 
the District of Marion Being in perfect Memory and understanding yet knowing 
the End of Man is Death  I am failing and do Make this My Last Will and 
testament in the Name of the following that is To Say After all My Just Debts 
are paid  I Do Give and Bequeath unto My beloved Wife Elizabeth Bafs Eight 
head of hogs ten Bushels of Corn  five Dollars in Cash  I Do Give and 
Bequeath unto My Daughter--Martha Bass Sixty three Dollars also I Do Give and 
Bequeath unto My Daughter Mary Bafs Ninety four Dollars   i Do Give and 
Bequeath unto My Daughter Rachel Bafs Sixty three Dollars  i Do Give and 
Bequeath unto My Daughter Sarah Sixty three Dollars and one feather Bed-- and 
furniture  also i Do Give and Bequeath unto My Son [R]ight Bass Sixty three 
Dollars and i do here by Give and bequeath unto My children all My: [lease] 
hold Est and Tenements with the Appurtenances Equally To be Divided Between 
Them and Lastly of all To the Resid[ues] and Remainder of My Este Goods and 
Chattels of what kind and Nature after My Just Debts Dews and demands are 
paid To Be Equally-- Divided Between them all of [Thome]  i Do here By 
Appoint John Tart and Henry Berry as Executors in My Last Will and-- 
Testament and here by Revoking all other wills Made By Me  As Witness here 
unto i Set My hand and Seal this the 10 July in the year of our Lord 1823     
--  ---  -------    ---- 
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of  [ws]                             
                         
   N. Tart                                                     his 
   J Smith                                               Right ~~  Bafs 
                                                              mark       
                                                                               
                              
[2, has circled 1]   
An Addition To my Last Will and Testament The money i have Left in the hands 
of John Tart and Henry Berry in Notes To the amount of Three hundred and 
forty Six Dollars To Be Collected when on Demand and To Be put out on 
interest yearly Tell the heirs Becomes of Age With Note and Aproved Security 
To Be Given for the in Come of the Money an addition To My Above Will --- 
                                                      his 
 N Tart                                           Right ~~  Bass 
 J Smith                                              mark 

[3, has circled 1] 
South Carolina } By Tho's Harlee Ordinary 
Marion District } of Said District 
Pprsonally appeared Nathan Tart--  one of the Subscribing Witnefs to the 
within Will and made Oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God and made 
Oath that he was  personally Present and saw Wright Bafs the Within named 
Testator sign seal Publish Pronounce and declare the [Wiithin] to be and 
Contain his last Will and testament; that he was then of sound disposing mind 
and memory, to the best of this Deponents Knowledge and & belief that he the 
said Nathan Tart together with John Smith subscribed their names at the 
request of the testator as witnefses thereto in his presence and in the 
presence of each other. 

Sworn to                 } 
before me August 4, 1823 }                                   N Tart 
  Thos Harllee Ordy      }                   (Underlined, not covering 
                                                       whole name)     

[4, has circled 1] 
Right Bass his 
last Will and Testament 

South Carolina                                       Recorded in Book A 
Marion District                                      Pages 173.174.& 175 
Recorded in Book                                     Thos Harllee 
A Page 234.[v5?]                                     Ordinary 
Jun 5 th 1829   


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