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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 18 May 2001


WILL OF JAMES FOXWORTH    
 
In the name of God Amen I James Foxworth of Liberty County in the State of 
South Carolina being in Reasonable health both of Mind and body blefsed be 
God for his mercies bestowed on me but calling to mind the mortality of this 
body and that it is appointed for all men once to die Do ordain and constitute 
this my last will and Testament but first of all I commit my Spirit unto the 
hand of God who gave it nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again 
at the last day and be again reunited in soul & body by the Mighty power of 
God as for my body I commit the same to the Earth to be decently Entered in a 
Christian form and Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter 
mentioned and as for such worldly Goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to 
Endow me with I do hereby dispose of in manner and form following that is to 
say after paying & Satisfying all my Just debts and funeral charges which I 
leave to the discretion of my Executors
 
Item I give and Bequeath unto my lawful wife Margaret Foxworth her third part 
of my estate during her lifetime and after her death to be equally divided 
between Rhody Cronston Margaret Mannon & Lydia Mannon
 
Item I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Rhody Cronston Margaret Mannon and 
Lydia Mannon all the remainder of my Estate Real & Personal to be equally 
divided between them after my decease 
 
I give and bequeath unto Thomas Foxworth Lois Foxworth, Zachariah Foxworth, 
Easther Tanner Ann Peck, Levina Miller and Salah Grice One Shilling Sterling 
apiece to be paid unto them Severally after my decease by Executors as the 
last part of their Portions.  
 
And I do hereby nominate constitute and ordain or appoint my my trusty friend 
Thomas Godbold Senr. Executor and Margaret Foxworth my lawful wife 
Executrix to this my last Will and testament hereby ratifying and confirming 
this and no other to be my last Will and Testament Hereby denying Revoking and 
Disannulling all other wills and Testaments whatsoever  
 
In Testimony Whereof I the said James Foxworth have hereunto set my hand and 
affixed my seal this thirtyeh day of February in the year of our Lord One 
thousand Seven hundred and Ninety six and in the twentieth year of Americas 
Independency
 
Signed Sealed and declared                          James Foxworth (SEAL)
in the presence of us
Nathan Evans
Thomas Evans
        his
Jefse X Foxworth
       mark
John Guasque

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 5
Original Will Missing
Warrant of Appraisement bears date May 26, 1800
Role No. 260
  

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