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Contributed by Francine Jones, 3 Jun 2001



                                  WILL OF

                            JOHN C. GIBSON

In the Name of God Amen.  I John C Gibson of the District of Marion and

State of South Carolina being of sound disposing mind and memory do make

this my last will and testament I desire that all my Just debts be paid and

the balance of my property I dispose of as follows.  To my daughter Mary

Ann Desdamona Gibson I give on her arriving at the age of twenty one years

she is to be put in pofsefsion of the following negroes and their increase

Mary, Cato, Thomas, John Washington Silvia & Billy and also the sum of

three thousand dollars which I now have bonds for on J. F. Livingston Secured

by a mortgage of the grove lands the hire and Labor of these negroes to-

gether with the interest of the bonds to be for the support and education of

my said daughter untile she is twenty one years of age and it is my exprefs

will and desire that if my said daughter die without lawful ifsue that the

property should go to the children of my Sister Mrs Mary Henagan there heirs

and afsigns forever.  To my said Sisters children I Give the following prop-

erty to wit.  Stephen, old Binkey old Jim young Jim to them their heirs and

and afsigns forever. I also give of my other bonds on said Livingston the sum of

three thousand five hundred dollars to be equally divided among my said sis-

ter M Henagans children and Marcus and James Gibson upon their arriving to

the age of twenty one years and if either dies without lawful ifsue then and

in that case said portion of money to go to the survivor or survivors of them

share and share alike.  I furthermore desire that the education and support of

my said daughter be entrusted to and shall be under the entire control of my

Executors herein after named whom I also herein appoint the guardians of her

person and property.  Lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my

friends Hugh Godbold. Saml F Gibson and Edw B Wheeler Executors of this my last

will and testament hereby revoking all others.  In witnefs whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of January Eighteen hundred and

forty, Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence

of  C B Brown                                     John C. Gibson (SEAL)
    R H Reaves
    James Graham

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 146
Original Will Missing
Sworn to Feby 16, 1850
Edwd. B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 320


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