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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 26 May 2001



                                 WILL OF

                         JAMES C. BELLUNE


In the name of God Amen

           I James C Bellune of south Carolina Marion District, do make

and hereby constitute this my last Will and Testament, vz. I give and

bequeathe unto my beloved wife Cafsandra. K. Bellune four Negroes vz. Rose

and her three Children George Sam and Nancy. and my barush and too grey

Horses, Item, I bequeathe to my said wife and four children James C. Ju-

venta Anne Zilpha Leonora and William H, Jointley all the proffits and in-

come arising from my Lands negroes and Money bearing Interest untile my son

James C. is twenty one years of age, at which time I direct and require.

of my Executors hereafter named to apportion or cause to be apportioned unto

my said son James C. the one fourth part of my Personal Estate not including

any part of that first portion left to my wife, in case any of my children

shoud die before the said division, then and in that case the apportionment

to be made according to the number of surviving children. so that each Child

shall have an equal portion, and in case my son James C. shoud depart this

life before he is twenty one years, of age.  The Joint tennancy as above di-

rected to be continued untill the next surviving child shou'd attain the

age of twenty one years or be married, and in that case my personal Estate

to be divided in the same manner as in the first Case directed to be and

so on untill each Child shall have received his or her equal portion of my

personal Estate When the Joint Interest shall have been desolved by each

child having recieved his or her portion according to the intent and mean-

ingof this Instrument of writing my will and desire is that my wife Continue

to injoy the use of my lands during her life, and after her decease to be 

equaly divided between my Children, In case the income of my Estate shou'd

not be suffic'ent to support and Educate my Children, in that Case I autho-

rise my Executors to draw from the principal so much as will be necefsary to

meet the deficiency, I do hereby Constitute and appoint Addifson L Scarbor-

ough, Executor and my beloved wife Executrix of this my last will and Tes-

tament Witnefs my hand and seal this 12th day of December one thousand

Eight Hundred and thirty six---

Signed seald and acknowledged in the )             James C. Bellune (SEAL)
presents of                          )
                                     )
Wm. H. Grice              )
Job Stephens                         )
Hugh Elaijh                          )


JAMES C. BELLUNE'S WILL PAGE 2

A. O. Scarborough nominated an Executor of the last will and testament

of James C. Bellune did this day appear before me and renounce and re-

linquished his right to Executorship under the last will and testament

of James C. Bellune, and the said A. L. Scarborough never having quali-

fied. as Executor, he is hereby discharged. from the Said Executorship--

                                          Ed B Wheeler
                                            Ordinary
                                             M-D-

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 289

Sworn to Jany 27 1837

Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 36

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