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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 11 March 2001

WILL OF ANN DOZIER

In the name of God Amen I Ann Dozir widow of John Dozier late of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion do make ordain and declare this instrument of writing to be my last ill and testament revoking all other Imprimis all my debts of which there are but few and none of magnitude are to be punctually and speedily paid and the legacies hereinafter bequeathed are to be discharged as soon as circumstances will permit and in manner herein directed

Item to my Nephew Benjamin Davis I give and bequeath my negro man Ben who is to be valued and the said Benjamin Davis to pay one half of said valuation to his Brother Francis Davis

Item to my Neice Ann Giles Davis I give and bequeath the sum of 5 hundred dollars to be paid out of my Estate at the time of my death

Item To my brother William Davis I give and bequeath my negro man Will to him and his heirs forever

Item To my Brother Henry Davis I give and bequeath my negro Nan to him and his heirs forever.

Item To my brother Josep, Davis I give and bequeath my negro man Moses during his Natural life and at his death to his son/ Abraham Giles Davis. but if upon valuation the three last mentioned negroes it is found they are not equal in value it is my will and desire that my Executors hereinafter mentioned Shall make up the deficiency out of the residue of my Estate

Item To my sister Rachael Godfrey I give and bequeath my negro woman Betty during her natural life and at her death to her son David Williams Godfrey if living if not to her other son. James Ervin Godfrey together with my wearing Apparel. It may appear strange upon the face of this instrument that I should bequath to an only Sister and one raised by me so small a legacy but let it be remembered that I have given to her. and her ifsue the following negroes and their increase viz Diana Tiner Jupiter Pete Moses Dido and Monemia by Deed of Gift bearing date the fifteenth day of October. One thousand Eight hundred and five

Item to my neice Ann B. Godfrey daughter of. Rachael Godfrey I give and bequeath my negro Girl Satyra but in case she Should die under age. without lawful ifsue it is my will & desire that the said Girl with her increase should return to her. younger Sister Rachel Mary Godfrey

Item To my nephew David Godfrey I give and bequeath my negro boy Wilson to him and his heirs forever but in case he should die under age or without lawful ifsue it is my will and desire that the said boy should return to his younger Brother James Ervin Godfrey

Item To my nephew James Ervin Godfrey I give and bequeath my negro boy Jacob to him and his heirs forever but in case he should die under age or without lawful ifsue it is my will and desire the two last mentioned legacies should return to the rest of the children of the aforesaid Rachel Godfrey It is neverthelefs my will and deisre the two said negroes Boys Wilson and Jacob Should remain in the pofsefsion of my said Sister Rachel Godfrey during her life

Item to my Neice Rachael Allison wife of Jas H Allison I give and bequeath my Negro Girl Sally and her increase during her life and at her death to the use of her children

Item to my Neice Ann S Davis wi wife of Abijah Davis I give and bequeath One feather Bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever

Item the residue of my Estate if any I give and bequeath to my two said Brothers William and Henry Davis also to my two Nephews William and Abraham G Davis to be equally divided between them Share and share alike

Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my two brothers William and Henry Davis Executors of this my last Will and testament Hoping that as such it may be considered by relations who are mentioned in it and that no dispute may arise between them respecting the disposition of my little property which I have disposed of in as equitable manner among them as their Situation and my circumstances would admit of

In witnefs of all and each of the things herein contained I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen and in the forty third year of the Independence of the United States of America

Signed and Sealed in presence of

T Isachar Foxworth Ann Dozier (SEAL)

Mary Foxworth

Elizabeth Greaves

South Carolina ) Know all men by these Presents That I Ann Dozier
Marion District ) of the State and District aforesaid have heretofore made a Will and not wishing to revoke the same but wish to make some alteration (viz) Instead of the five hundred dollars mentioned in it for Ann G Davis that a small negro Girl ten or twelve years old should by my Executors be purchased for her The property mentioned in my last will bequeathed to David W Godfrey I wish to be given to Rachael Mary Godfrey her and her heirs forever I also wish my beloved Elizabeth Greaves to have from my Estate five head of Stock cattle a bed and furniture and fifty dollars In Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 17th March 1824

Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the

Presence of Ann Dozier (SEAL)
Thomas Evans )
Jno T Clarke )
Benjn. F. Godfrey )

Recorded in Will Book 1, page 146
Original Will Missing
Recorded May 29, 1829
Thomas Harllee, Ordy.
Roll No. 221-A


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