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Transcribed by Victoria Proctor, 26 March 2001

                                                                    
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                              WILL OF

                       WILLIAM HENRY GREAVES
 
                        IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.

                                       I William Henry Greaves, of the Dis-
trict of Marion, and State of South Carolina, being in good health of body
and of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desirous to settle my
worldly affairs, whilst I have strength and capacity So to do, do make and
ordain this my last Will and testament, in manner and form following.

IMPRIMIS. I desire that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid immedi-
ately after my decease, out of my estate.  ITEM I give and bequeath to my
beloved Wife Elizabeth Greaves four tracts of land adjoining each other,
Containing fifteen hundred acres, including the plantation Whereon I now
live; Also the following negro Slaves, namely, Cyrus, Sancho, Billy, Nathan,
Dick Patrick, Tomey, Hannah, Chloe, Bella, Suckey, Matilla, Beckey, Polly,
Sarey, Bina, Flander, Moses, Nemo, Bob, and Gilbert; also all my household
and Kitchen furniture, Stock of horses, Cattle hogs and Sheep to her and 
her heirs forever.

ITEM I give and bequeath the following negro Slaves, namely, Minder, Nancy,
Eumibby, Harriot, Robbin, Andrew and Cain together with the future ifsue and
increase of the females, to my said Wife Elizabeth Greaves, her Executors,
Administrators and Afsigns, in trust neverthelefs and for the use and purpose
hereinafter mentioned and exprefsed of and concerning the same, that is to
say, in trust, to and for the use and benefit of my adopted Daughter Margaret
Elizabeth Greaves Davis to the intent that she may pofsefs, use and injoy
the same, and the profits thereof free and discharged from the debts Contracts
or liabilities of any future husband for and during the term of her natural
life. and immediately from and after her death, I give and bequeath the said
negro slaves last mentioned to the lawful ifsue of my said adopted Daughter,
to them and their heirs forever. But in case my said adopted Daughter, Mar-
garet Elizabeth Greaves Davis should depart this life, leaving no lawful
ifsue surviving her, then and in that case I give the said negro Slaves,
namely, Minder, Nancy, Eusibby, Harriot, Robbin, Andrew and Cain, to my said
wife Elizabeth Greaves to her and her heirs forever. But in case my said
adopted Daughter Should survive my said Wife, and afterwards depart this
life leaving no lawful ifsue as aforesaid, then and in that case I give



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WILLIAM HENRY GREAVES' WILL PAGE 2

and bequeath the last aforesaid negro slaves to David Williams Davis, to
him and his heirs forever.  ITEM I give and bequeath all the residue of
my Estate real and personal not hereinbefore disposed of that I may be
pofsefsed of at my death, to my said Wife Elizabeth Greaves, to her and her
heirs forever.  And I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint my said Wife
Elizabeth Greaves, to be sole Executrix to this my last Will and testament.
I also give to her, her Executors, administrators and afsigns, full power
and authority to execute the foregoing trust.  And lastly hereby revoking
all former Wills, by me at any time heretofore made, I declare this to be
my last Will and testament  In Witnefs whereof I the said William Henry
Greaves, to this my last Will and testament, set my hand and seal this
Eleventh day of November Anno Domino One thousand Eight hundred and thirty
four

Signed, sealed published and declared as and for the last) Wm H Greaves (SEAL)
Will and testament of the above named William Henry      )
Greaves, in the presence of us, who at his request & in  )
his presence & in the presence of each other, have here- )
unto subscribed our names as Witnefses.                  )

     Benj Gause

     Griffin C. Rogers        John Rogers

     Richard. W. Rogers

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 257
Sworn to Oct. 29, 1836
Ed. W. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 306


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