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Transcribed by Victoria Proctor, 21 Feb 2001


WILL OF ALLEN GADDY
 
South Carolina
Marion District
 
In the name of God, Amen.  I Allen Gaddy of the State of South Carolina,
Marion District, being of infirm body, but of sound and disposing mind;
and being desirous of disposing of my earthly estate for the benefit of
my heirs, do, on this the sixth day of November, Annon Domini, One thousand
eight hundred and fifty four, make and Ordain this my last Will and
Testament, in manner and form following, Vis.

First my Will is, that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of
my monies and credits,

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son Tristram, my negroe boy Boston, 
I give and bequeath to my son Ithamar J, My negroe boy Warran,
I give and bequeath to my daughter Angeline Rogers, my negroe Girl Aliss,
for them severally to receive the said negroes at my death, valued to them,
by three disinterested freeholders, which valuation they are to account for,
at the distribution of my estate herein after named, to make their shares
equal with the rest of my heirs,

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Caroline [strikethrough] Manship,
for her use and benefit, eight hundred dollars, to remain in the hands of
my executors herein after named, and subject to their management, to be
at interest, which interest, and if necefsary a part of the principal, to
be applyed annually, to her use and benefit, in such way as my said executors
shall think best for her, And any portion of this bequest remaining, at the
death of my said daughter Caroline, I give and bequeath to her heirs, born
of her body, and none other,

Fourthly, I give and bequeath in trust to my wife Nancy, All my entire
estate, both Real and Personal of every name and description, subject to
her control and management, during her Natural life, for her support, and
the support of my Minor children, remaining with her, and at her death,
I give and bequeath the same, that is my entire estate, Real and Personal,
(except what I have herein given to my sons Tristram, and Ithamar J, and
my daughters Caroline Manship, and Angeline Rogers) to my son Tristram,
my son Ithamar J, my daughter Angeline, my daughter Mary Jane, my son
John W, my son Herod, and my daughter Nancy, to share equal and alike,
the negroes herein given to my sons Tristram, and Ithamar J, and my
daughter Angeline, to be accounted in their share, at the valuation put
upon them, at the time their receive them, so, that their shares, shall
with the valuation, be equal to the shares of the other children last named,
sharing equal and alike, And further, to effect such divisionary five
free holders, disinterested, chosen by my executors, with the consent of
my adult heirs, is hereby ordained competent to make such division, and
their decisio shall be binding on my Minor heirs, without any [refference?]
to the court of Equity,

And lastly, I ordain my Son Tristram Gaddy, and my friend Malcom Stafford,
my Executors to this my last Will and Testament,

In Testimony Whereof I have here unto set my hand to this my last
Will and Testament, on the day, and in the year, first above Written,
revoking all others, signed and declared to be the last Will of Allen 
Gaddy in the presence of
Nalcom  Clark                                      Allen Gaddy
Lysias Stackhouse
William Stackhouse


Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 146
Sworn to Debr. 4, 18_6
E.B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 10__

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NOTES:
Allen Gaddy, son of Ithamar Gaddy and Charity Pitman, died Nov. 9, 1854 and 
his beloved wife, Nancy Stackhouse Gaddy, died six months later on May 16, 1855.

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