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Contributed by Roberta Hayes King, 17 Mar 1999

WILL OF HENRY GASQUE, 1848

Ref: Wills of South Carolina, Marion Co, Vol 1, Book 2, page 126 and 127. This
is transcribed from a typewritten copy of the Will produced by a microfilm
reader. I have attempted to reproduce the spelling, punctuation and wording as
it is on the typewritten copy. 

--Roberta 


Will Of Henry Gasque
In the name of God Amen:


I Henry Gasque of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion being of
sound mind and memory but calling to mind the mortality of my body do hereby
make and constitute this my last will and testament, 
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Milly Gasque the use and profits
of the following property during her natural life or widowhood to be managed
and applied to the support of herself and her children by my executors, (to
wit) the tract of land on which I now live purchased by me from Bennet
Flowers, also all the land purchased by me from Jacob Flowers which land is
covered by three plats and supposed to contain about two hundred and twenty
six acres, also all my Stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, Goats and Stock
of every description, belonging to the said plantation; Together with all my
household & Kitchen furniture and plantation tools of every description , also
all the provisions that may be on hand at the time of my death, and in case of
her death or marriage the rights of the above mentioned, is to vest in my
children which I now have or hereafter may have by my beloved wife Milly
Gasque, and in case of her death or marriage before the youngest of said
children attain the age of twenty one years, it is my will and desire that my
executors shall sell all the above mentioned personal property and divide the
proceeds equally between the aforesaid children and rent out the lands until
the youngest of them attain the age of twenty one years, and then be equally
divided between the aforementioned children share and Share alike without a
Sale and in case my beloved wife Milly Gasque Survives unmarried until the
youngest of the aforementioned children arrives at the age of twenty one
years, then at her death or marriage the said tracts of land and personal
property to be equally divided between the aforementioned children, also a
negro woman named Chloe and her child named Pearce and their future increase
in manner and form as the aforementioned tracts of land and personal property,
Also it is my will & desire that all the money Bonds and notes which may be
found at the time of my death, shall by my executors be disposed of equally
among the aforementioned children after due attention is paid to the education
of Such of them as I may leave uneducated.
Second, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Elly Gasque the tract of land
on which he now lives Supposed to contain about fifty acres, also to my
beloved Daughter Rebecca Fore the tract of land on which she now lives
containing about Seventy five acres, also to my beloved son Henry Gasque the
lands on which he lives, being a part of two tracts of land, being all the
lands below a line to be made, beginning at a pine Stump Station on the west
Side of the Road leading from the Spring Branch to Marion Court House on a
tract of land containing one hundred and Sixty acres running eastwardly acrofs
Said tract, and a tract of land called Grassy Bay tract until you arrive at a
pine corner on the east side of the Grassy Bay near William Gasque's field,
being all the land contained in the two above mentioned tracts below said
line, also I give to my Executors in trust for the use and benefit of my
daughter Ann Thomas and her children all the land lying above the line
aforementioned being the balance of the two tracts named above, being the land
on which She now lives, upon conditions as follows, (to wit) my Executors as
soon after my death as practicable shall cause the aforementioned land to be
valued by three disinterested persons and each land holder Shall pay to my
executors the amount his or her share may exceed the one Sixth part of the
aggregate valuation the one half of which sum is to be paid over to my
daughter Elizabeth Gasque, the other half I give in my trust to my Executors
for the use and benefit of my daughter Edith Bryant and the lawful issue of
her body. 
Also I give one other tract of land containing about one hundred and four
acres joining the lands of Moses Coleman & R. J. Gregg to my Executors for the
use of my wife Milly Gasque and her children upon the same conditions and
terms of the first gift.
Also, I give and bequeath to my Executors one other tract of land containing
about one hundred and ninety acres Known as the Samuel Gasque tract of land
for the purpose of being sold and the proceeds is to be equally divided
between my surviving children.
Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my beloved son Elly Gasque and A.L.
Scarborough my Executors to this my last will and testament, Given under my
hand and Seal this the fifteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and
forty eight and in the Seventy Second year of the Independence of the United
States of America.
                                                                                 his
Signed Sealed Published and acknowledged in           Henry H. Gasque  (Seal)
Presence of                                                                      mark
Asa Godbold
J R McQueen
W.H. Godbold



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