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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 10 May 2001


In the name of God amen. I Thomas Drew of Marion District in the State of 
South Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this 
my last will & Testament hereby declaring all former wills by me made, null 
and void.
First--.  It is my will and desire that all my just debts be. paid in the 
first place.
Secondly--It is my will and desire that my Executor herein after named do 
collect all my Debts due me, by bond, Note or otherwise and that the same 
shall be put out at Interest -
Thirdly-- It is my will and desire that my Executor herein after named do pay 
over annually to my beloved daughter Peggy Elvis,/daughter of Susy Elvis, of Horry 
District the Interest (be the same more or lefs) which may arise from the said 
Debts so long as my said daughter Peggy Elvis may live  And in case my said 
daughter shall die leaving a child or children then it's my will and desire that 
my Executor do pay over to her children or child an equal portion of the 
principal and Interest which may be due upon my debts when ever __  It is 
however my will and desire that my Executor shall not pay over to any one 
of /my daughters children the portions to which they will be respectively 
intitled until he, she, or they may arrive to the age of twenty one years and 
in case my said Daughter shall die leving no ifsue of her body or in case her 
ifsue should die under the age of twenty one years & without Lawful ifsue then 
it is my will that my Executor do pay over to my heirs _other Brothers & 
Sisters which may be then living the principle and Interest which may be then 
due in such por- and shares as they be respectively intitiled
I have purchased of Jefse Leggett twenty Bushels of Corn to be paid for next 
January-now it is my will that eleven Bushells of corn which have not been 
received from said Leggett, be given to my Mother Ann Drew
Lastly--I do hereby nominate and appoint my trusty friend Col. Thomas Godbold 
Executor of this my last will and Testament
Signed Sealed                                In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set
& declared by                                my hand & seal this twenty Eighth
the Testator                                 day of February in the year of our
to be his Last                               Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
will & testament                                                      thirteen
in Presence of                                                    his
us who have                                                 Thomas X Drew (SEAL)
hereunto Subscribed                                              mark
our names--
James B. Ervin
Jas Bogle

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 88
Recorded October 23, 1811
Thos. Harlee, Ordy. M. D.
Roll No. 234

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