Donali Howell, 30 March 2001
In the name of God;, Amen---
I John Coward of the State of South carolina and District of Marion Being
in low State of health but in perfect mind and memory and Calling to mind
the Certainty of death do wish to dispose of my temporal affairs in the Man-
ner and form following as My last Will and testament,-viz- e first I rec-
ommend my boddy to be buried in a Christian form by my Executors and all
my Just Debts and funeral Expenses paid out of My Estate - I then Give and
bequeath to my beloved Wife Elizabeth Coward her Choice bed and furniture
also one Mare bridle and Saddle and three hundred Dollars in Money durieng
her natural life and if any of the above mentioned legacy should remain
at her death it shall return back to My Estate,-- I also Give to my daughter
Pallace Allen one feather bed -- and I also Give to my daughter Elizabeth
Hatchel one feather bed; I also Give My son Jesse Coward twenty Dollars, -
I also Give My son Isaiah Coward four Cows and Calvs,- I also Give to My
Grandson John, W.. Coward one three year old heifer,- all the rest and resi-
due of my Estate real and personal I wish to be sold and the Money ariseing
therefrom to be Equally Divided among all my Children for which I now Choose
nominate and appoint James Coward and Solomon Coward Executors of this my
last will and testament in witnefs I.have hereunto Set My hand and Seal the
Eleventh day of April Eighteen hundred and thirty four..
signed Sealed and made John Coward
In presense of Us mark
revoking all former wills
made before this -
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wm. I simmons
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 282
Sworn to Sept. 5, 1835
Edwd B. Wheeler, Ordy M. D.
Roll No. 470
NOTE: Witness "wm. I simmons" was, according to other sources, William J. Timmons.
I have the children of John Coward as Solomon (m1. Martha Burris, m2. Elizabeth Thompson),
James, Jesse (m. Keziah Anne Dubose - these were the parents of Col. Asbury Coward),
Ayrich (m. Mary A. Cockfield), Isaiah, Pallace Allen (possibly wife of Richard),
and Elizabeth Hatchell.
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