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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 10 May 2001
from "South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868, (WPA 1934-1936)"
South Carolina Archives Microfilm No. M/9-17:
Wills of Marion County, Vol. 1 (1796-1855).

                   WILL OF

In the name of God Amen I William Haselden of the State of
South Carolina Marion District being very sick and weak in

body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for 

the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and Know-

ing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and

ordain this my last Will and testament Viz Principally &

first of all I recommend My Soul into the hands of the Al-

mighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth

to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion

of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrec-

tion I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of

God, and as touching such worldly estate as it has been 

pleased God to blefs me with in this life, I give devise and

dispose of the same in the following manner and form First

my funeral. charge and lawful debts to be paid and then I

give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife One negro

woman Lizet during her lifetime and then her and her in-

crease to return to my children One Black Mare and Colt and 

one Bay horse to be Sold and also one tract of land near

the Duck Ponds to be sold and the money arising therefrom

Shall toards the support of my wife and family and. School-

ing the children and the remaining part of my horses and 

three negroes Jane and Mary and Sip. and their increase with

all and singular my stock of cattle and hogs with all my

household and Kitchen furniture and all the plantation tools

and all the remaining part of my lands and premises thereunto

belonging shall remain together for the support of the family

untill the heirs arrive to the age of twenty one to act for 

themselves and as each heir arrives to that age they shall 

receive property in proportion to those that are married which

is Mary and Ann untill the last heir comes of age and receives

his, part and the Over remaining part of the Estate to be


Equally divided among every heir I also now confirm this and

no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witnefs Whereof

I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifth day of Dec-

ember in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and

eleven.  I do hereunto leave and appoint William Cox and Mary 

Haselden my wife to be lawfull Executors of this my last Will

and Testament Sind Sealed published and declared by the said

to be his last Will and Testament in presence of
John Price        )                 William. H Haselden
                  )                          mark
Samuel Haselden   )
William Hilah     )

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 71

Original Will Missing

Recorded January 15, 1818

T. Harlee, Ordy

Roll No. 354

See also a slightly different transcription from the Clyde Haselden collection, graciously contributed by Linda Dail Rider, Nov 2002:
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