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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 3 June 2001


State of South Carolina)
Marion District )

 Know all men by these presents, that I Ann Cox of the State and district
Aforesaid, do Make this instrument My last Will And testament therefore I
give And Bequeath to My Daughter Sarah R. Brown two Negroes, one Man, and
one woman, (Namely) Charles[?] and S[???], I give said Negroes and there
increase to her, Sarah R. Brown during her natural lifetime, And at her
death to her lawful Children, And if She has no Ishue, at her death Sd,
negroes and there increase to be divided between My two Sons, Jeremiah J. J.
Brown And George B. Cox - also one Bead Stid, Bed and furniture,-

I give And bequeath to My Son Jeremiah J. J. Brown two Negroes, one woman
and one Boy (Namely Grace and Simon A there increas Also two hundred Acres
Land being part of the tract I now live on, Say to be run off the back line
near Burches mill Creek, to have And to hold the Sd, Negroes And there
increase, also the Sd, piece of Land during his natural life time, And at
his death to his lawful Children, And if he has no Children to be divided
between My Daughter Sarah R. Brown and My Son George B. Cox also one Bead
Stid Bed and furniture - I give and bequeath to my Son George B - Cox two
negroes, one Man and one Girl (Namely Isaac and Elenor and there increase,
also the balance of the Tract of Land which I live on, the Houses included,
to have and to hold the Said Negroes and there increase and Said tract of
Land during his natural lifetime at his death to his lawful Children and if
he dies without Children, Sd Negroes and there increase And Said tract of
Land, to be Eaqely divided between My Daughter Sarah R. Brown And My Son
Jeremiah J. J- Brown - Also one Bead Stid Bed And furniture -

As regards My house hold and Kitchen Furniture, not above given off, My
Stock of Cattle, Horses, and Hogs, the crop that is on the plantation at my
Death, Must be Sold by My Executors (except my Gig Horse and Gig, which I
Give to my Daughter Sarah R. Brown, And the proceeds therof with the Amount
of Note And accounts My debts are to be Settle therefrom And the Balance
Eaqily divided Amoung My Children, (Namely, Sarah R. Brown, Jeremiah J. J.
Brown and George B. Cox -
I do hereby appoint and Constitute Peter O. Cusack, My Lawful Executor
Witness my hand and Seal this 30 day of May in the year of our
Lord one thousand Eight hundred And Fourty Eight, And the Seventy
Second year of the Independince of the United States of America

Sined Sealed and delivered
In the presence of
Ann Cox (SEAL)
S. A. Campbell
John w Haselden
Ann W. Cusack
Recorded in Will Book B, Page 136
Sworn to Aug. 17, 1848
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 178

NOTES: This Ann Cox was the widow of George Cox, who was born about 1755, supposedly in VA, and died September 7, 1843. He had at least 6 children by a previous wife or wives, then married Ann Cusack Brown, probably in the late 1830s. She was the widow of a Mr. Brown (probably Jeremiah Brown Jr.) and already had 2 children, Sarah and Jeremiah. By George Cox she had at least 2 children, Pamelia and George B. Cox. Parmelia died about January 1848. In the 1850 Marion County census, George B. Cox and Jeremiah J. J. Brown are shown living with Peter Oram Cusack, who was the brother of Ann Cusack Brown Cox. Sarah R. Brown married E. Askins. [George Cox was my 4g-gf]

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