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                               WILL OF

                        ANN W. DONNELLY


The State of South Carolina

     In the name of God, Amen.  I Ann W. Donnelly. of Marion District, and

Village of Gilesborough, being low in health but in perfect mind and Mem-

ory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

-----To my beloved daughter Mary C. Durant; I loan, during her natural

life the following negroes, together with the future ifsue and increase

of the females Jinny, Alsey, Hannah, Mitchel, and Paroah; And after her

death, said negroes and increase, to be the absolute property of any child

or children which may be living at the time of the death of my said daugh-

ter, share, and share alike;---

-----To my beloved grand son William J. Vereen. I give and bequeath the fol-

lowing negroes, daddy Ben, Mamma Amy, Adam, Arthur, Jerry, little Ben, and

little Amy, with the future ifsue and increase;-- the house and lot, on which

I now reside, together with all my house and Kitchen furniture to him and

the lawful ifsue of his body forever:

-----It is my further will and desire, that if my said grand son should die,

leaving no such ifsue, that the property bequeathed him, is loaned to my said

Daughter, Mary C. Durant and give to her children if any she should leave

living at her death -- and it is further my desire that if she is unmarried

at the time of the death of my said Grand son, that the property bequeathed

to him, (de dying leaving no ifsue) shall be hers. absolutely, to dispose of

as she pleases.

-----The property loaned her, to wit; Jinny, Alsey, Hannah, Mitchell, and

Pharoah, is now in her pofsefsion; and is to remain there, whilst she resides

in Marion District -- one half of the lot devised to my Grand son W. J.

Vereen, is intended for the residence of old Amy, her earnings to be for the

benefit of my Grand son, and he is enjoined to take Care of her Comfortably,

when by age and infirmity, she is no longer able to labour--daddy Ben; also

for his faithful services I desire he shall be allowed every saturday, for

his own time--

       My desire is also that if both my said daughters and grand son, die,

leaving no living children, that then and in such case, I give the property

allotted to them; unto Gen. Ed B. Wheeler, his heirs and afsigns - as a


ANN W. DONNELLY'S WILL OAGE 2

Testimony of my respect for his long Course of Kindnefs towards me.

     The Property allotted to my said Grandson; W. J. Vereen, I desire should

be hired out annually by my Executors until he arrives at the age of twenty

one years; then, to deliver the same to him.  The property at no time to be

removed from Marion District.

-----Lastly I nominate, Constitute, and appoint General's W. W. Harllee,

and Ed. B. Wheeler Executors of this my last Will; Revoking all others.

-----In witnefs Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty

Eighth day of May A. D. Eighteen hundred & forty four.

Signed Sealed pronounced   )                      A W Donnelly (SEAL)
                           )
& declared in presence of  )
                           )
C. Smith                   )

James Lambert

John Collins

I hereby refuse to qualify as Executer and renoune ale claim or right

whatsoever to act as such under and by virture of the within will and

testament of Mrs A.W.Donnelly

21 Nov. 1844                                    W. W. Harrllee

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 80

Recorded Aug. 22, 1844

Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordy. M. D.

Roll No. 232


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