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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 26 May 2001

WILL OF JAMES CAMPBELL

In the Name of God Amen. I James Campbell of Marion District and State of South Carolina being at this time in a low situation of Body but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory and calling to mind the Uncertainty of my life Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do hereby make and ordain this to be/my last Will and Testament revoking and disannuling all other wills by me heretofore made. In the first I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who first gave it to me And my Body to be Interred in a decent and Christian like manner. and as to such worldly goods as God has been pleased to blefs me with I give and dispose of in form and Manner following--

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elisabeth Campbell The plantation whereon I now live together with all my lands adjoining thereto, also two Negroes named Snipe and Jefsy also one Bay Horse called Shakespear and all my Stock of Cattle Hogs and Goats. and all my Household and Kitchen furniture and plantation Tools to be hers during her natural life and after her decease the whole of the aforesaid property to be Kept together for the benefit of my Children untill my youngest Daughter Margaret Stacey Campbell arrives to the age of Eighteen years then /an equal Division of the whole of the Lands Negroes Stock and Furniture aforementioned to be made between my four Children Mary W. Campbell, Samuel Campbell, James W. Campbell and Margaret S Campbell or the surviving ones of them or their Heirs and subject to no charges that may be against My Daughter Margaret S. Campbell For Schooling and Clothing.

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary W. Campbell Two Negroes (Viz) Amy and her Daughter Elvira also one Bay horse named Demon the Negroes with their future Increase to be her and heirs. /forever Also Will that my Executors as soon as convenient after my decease Do purchase for her out of my Estate a sufficient quantity of new feathers to make her a good Bed.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Samuel Campbell Three Negroes (Viz) Sarah and her two Children Robbin and Martha With their future Increase to him and his heirs forever Also one horse Called Belvedare

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son James W. Campbell two Negroes (Viz) Jude and Lucy with their future increase to him and his heirs forever--

Item. I give and bequeath unto/my beloved Daughter Margaret S. Campbell two Negroes (viz) Hester and Elisa with their future increase to her and heirs forever--

Item. It is my Will and request that none of My Children get possesion of any of the above Legacies of property untill my Sons arrive to the age of twenty one years and my Daughters to the /age of eighteen years. and that if either of my Children should Die without lawful begotten children of their Bodies either before or after age that their part or share of my Estate be returned back to my Estate between and be equally divided between my then Surviving Children or their heirs--

Item. I will that my Negroe Burgoine be Kept on the plantation as Estate property for the benefit of my family untill my youngest Daughter Margaret S Campbell arrives to the age of Eighteen years and then to be sold and/an equal Division of the sale be made Among all my then surviving Children or their heirs

Item. Whereas I have been at much trouble and Expense in raising Clothing and Schooling My /niece Tabitha M Stewart and has left an open Account against her for the same, it is my request & desire that my after named Executors will, on obtaining from her when she comes of age a Compleat acquittance or discharge for all/or any demands against my Estate that they give her up all/her own property and destroy the Account I have against her - Also be it Known that part of the Lands which I hold pofsesion of at this time I purchased from Jofeph Wilson but have obtained no Titles for the same Therefore request that as soon as convenient after my Decease that Robert William Wilson and Hugh Wilson whom I shall appoint as part of my Executors will apply and procure sufficent Titles to the same to be disposed of as before directed --

And Lastly I do hereby Nominate appoint and constitute my three Brothers-in-Law to this my last Will as my Lawful Executors (Viz) Robert William Wilson Hugh Wilson and Joseph Wilson to Act according to the true Interet and Meaning of this my last will and Testament

In Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixteen and of the fortieth year of the American Independence---


Signed sealed and Acknowledged  )                                Jas Campbell (SEAL)
the day and year above written  )
  In Presence of us             )
 
Thomas Wilson
Robert Gregg
John Hudson
 
N. B.  The words "my. my, age, niece, or & her were all underlined before signing --
 
Thomas Wilson
Robert Gregg
John Hudson
 
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 261
Sworn to April 2nd 1816
Thos Harllee Ordy
Roll No. 160


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