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Transcribed by Cynthia Fore Miller, 21 May 2001

                     WILL OF 

               JOSHUA DENNIS


In the name of God Amen.  Joshua Dennis of the State of South Marion Dis-

trict finding my bodily health declining but of a sound mind and memory

thanks to Almighty God for the same and Knowing that it is appointed unto

all men once to die do make constitute and appoint this to be my last will

and Testament in manner and form following  Item after all my Just debts

are paid I give and bequeath unto my wife Rosanne Dennis all my estate both

real and personal during her natural life  Item  at the decease of my said

wife Rosanna Dennis I give and bequeath unto my son Israel C. Dennis the 

whole of my said Estate both real and personal to him his heirs and afsigns

forever  Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons Thomas Dennis and JohnCDen-

nis the property which I have already given off to them to be their full 

share to them their heirs and afsigns forever and lastly I do nominate con-

stitute and appoint my wife Rofanna Dennis and my son Israel C Dennis Extx

and Extr of this my last will and testament revoking and making all other

wills by me heretofore made and acknowledge this and no other to be my last 

will and testament  In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal 

this Seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand & eight hundred

& twenty nine and fifty third year of American Independence Signed Sealed 

and acknowledged in the presence of 
                                                       his
John Gregg                                      Joshua  p  Dennis
                                                       mark
Margaret A. Cunningham

Elizabeth E Bingham

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 227

Original Will Missing 

Sworn to __________1831

Edward B Wheeler, Ordinary M D

Roll No. 476


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