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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 21 May 2001

                                  WILL OF

                             JOHN BENSON

In the name of God amen I John Benson of the State of South Carolina

Marion District Calling to mind the mortality of my body and the uncertain-

ty of life and being of feeble body but of perfect and disposing mind and

memory do make this my last will and testament in form and manner follow-

ing viz --

First I ordain that all my just debts be paid out of my property and my

funeral expenses be discharged-- Next I give and bequeath to my dearly be-

loved wife Jane Benson all my stock of Cattle Hogs Sheep and Geese and

also I give her my farming utensils and household furniture together with

all my crop of all kinds for my said wife Jane to injoy Aureing her natural

life and her heirs born of her body After her for ever if any such issue

there be but if there be no such issue then what ever part this bequest she

may die pofsfsed of is to be appropriated to the Christian Church for the

promotion of the Gospil

   And lastly I constitute //my //////friend And ordain my friend Malcom Stafford to

this my last will and testament exceuter -- In witnefs whereof I have here

unto set my hand And fixed my seal On this the Twenty seventh day of Oct-

ober one thousand eight hundred and Thirty four
   Signed Sealed published                     John X Benson (SEAL)
and declared for the last will

And testament of John Benson

in presence of us

Charles McArthur

Peter Campbell

Malcom Stafford

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 261

Sworn to Jany 7th A.D. 1835

Edwd B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 67

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