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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 23 May 2001


          
                               WILL OF

                          JOHN BURNETT


In the name of god amen, I John Burnett of the State of South

Carolina Marion District finding myself declining But of

sound memory but knowing it is appointed once to Dye do make

make this my Last will and Testament first of all I recommend

my soul to god that gave it & trust he will receive the same

again, my Body to be buryed in a Chistian Manner by my Exe-

cutors & as to what worldly Goods it hath pleas,d god to be-

stoe upon me I dispose of in the following manner Viz, - - -

it is my disire that all my just debts be paid - - - - - - -

Item, it is my Desire that my part of the mills on jefferson's

Creek & all the Land which I hold above willow Creek on the

sowt side of s.d jeffersons/creek should be sold at the Discression

of my Executors with all the utentials belonging to the mills

and such other of my property as they my Executors Shall se

proper to Sell to discharge my Lawful Debts,- - - - - - - -

Item, I Lend unto my beloved wife my Plantation & //////riding /////Chair>

///one ///////Feather ///bed /& /////////furniture Tracts of Land whereon I know

Live, on the s.w.side of jeffersons Creek below willow Creek

& the remains of my parishable property after my Lawful Debts

be paid Dureing her naturel Life, but the Land I above men-

tioned to be sold with the mill I intended to Lend unto my

daughter Catherine Dueitt During her natural Life & after her 

Death to be equally Divided amongst the Lawful heirs begotton

of her own body, but if sold as above mentioned five hundred

Dollars Shall be procured out of my Estate by my Exor, at their 

Discretion within the term of five years after my Death and

Laid out by them my Exor for Land to be lent to my Daughter

Catherine & given to her heirs as above Directed this money

to be procured before a Division of my Estate

Item, it is my Desire that my Daughter Penelope Timmons Shall

have the plantation or tract of Land that I now live on after

the Decease of my beloved wife to be hers and heirs forever,

Item it is my Desire that my Estate after the Decease of my

beloved wife Should be Equally Divided among my four Children

JOHN BURNETT'S WILL PAGE 2

Frances Bryan, Catherine Dueitt, Sarah Long Penelope Timmons

Lastly I Constitute & appoint Rebeckka Burnett, Turner Bryan, 

& Simeon Timmons Executors & Executrix to this my Last will

and Testament in Confirmation of Which I have hereunto inter-

changably Set my hand & Seal this 11th Day of may 1811

Signed Seald & Dilivered in the presents of - - - - - -

Daniel Cobins                          John Burnett (SEAL
  
John Burnett Juner

Joshua Hudson

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 122

Sworn to October 8, 1814

Thos. Harllee Ordinary of Marion Dist.

Roll No. 72
        

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