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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 23 March 2001

WILL OF JOSEPH CLARK

Marion District   ) Know all men by these presence that I Joseph Clark Planter at Little Bluff


South Carolina    ) being of sound mind do make this my last Will and testament Item 1st


I will my soul to my God who gave it to me item 2nd It is my will & desire 


that all my Just debts be paid Item 3rd It is my will that my beloved Wife Cynthia 


Clark shall have and Keep all of my property her natural life and at her death I desire that 


the property that may remain shall be equally divided between my brother Henry Clarkes children 


and the children of my wifes sister Nancy Smith that is to say John Smith and Nancy Smith shall 


have one half and the children of my brother Henry Clark of Marlboro District shall have the 


other half It is moreover my will and desire that John J Gibson do Act as my Executor with all


the powers that the Laws of Executors does or may give 


This 12th day of April 1838 Signed and sealed in presence


of William C(?)
                                                 his
Jas Watson                                 Joseph X Clark
                                                 mark
James Gibson


Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 310


Original Will Missing


Recorded Decr. 14, 1838


Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 192    



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