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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 26 May 2001



                                  WILL OF

                              ELI BERRY

In The Name. of God Amen I Eli Berry of the State of South carolina and

District of Marion being weak of body but of sound mind and memory calling

to mind the uncertaint of all things and the mortality of my body and know-

ing that it is appointed to all men to die do make and ordain this my last

wile and testament (Viz) In the first plas I recommend my soul to God. that 

gave it and my body to entered with with desent Christian bureal. And as

touching such wordly goods as it hath pleased God to blefs me I give and be-

queath to my beloved wife Ann Berry one Hundred acres of land where I now

live beginning on a stake on Henry Berrys line and running the N. E. side

of the road to corner on a pine and then out toward Catfish to corner and

then down the road a sufficient distance to include one Hundred acres by

closing at the beginning corner likewise one mare twelve head of hogs one

cow and yearling with all my household and kitchen furniture of every name

and nature during the term of her natural life and at her demise to be e-

qually divided among my surviving children and it is further my will and de-

sire that all the balance of my property be sold and the proceeds after re-

serving in the hands of my Executer hereafter to be named the sum of fifty 

dollars to be paid to my two grandchildren Noah and Sephona Jackson as they

shale severally arrive at the age of twenty one years. to be equally divided

among my children Share and Share alike and I do hereby constitute nominate 

and appoint German Berry sole Executor to this my last will and testament

hereby revoking disannulling and disallowing all wills heretofore by me made

In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteeh day of

Septtem in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven

and in the sixty first year of the independence of the united States of America
                                                        his
Signed Sealed and acknowledged                       Eli X Berry (SEAL)
                                                        mark
in the presence of

Andrew Berry

John Berry

John Hays

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 301

Recorded Decr. 22, 1837

Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 40


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