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Transcribed by Lois Turner Silva, 12 March 2001

                     John Hatchell's Will                                 196 

South Carolina, Marion District 

I, John Hatchell of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding make and 
ordain the following my last will and testament. 

Item 1.   I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Huldah Hatchell the tract of 
Land that I now live on during her natural lifetime and at her death, it is my 
will and desire that it must go to my youngest son Hampton T. Hatchell. 

Item 2.  It is my will that my beloved wife to have all the  stock of Horses, 
Cattle sheep, Goats and Hogs, also all the household and Kitchen furniture, and 
the growing crop of corn and cotton, after all of my debts is paid, and at her 
death all stock, Household and Kitchen furniture, it is my will for it to be 
equally divided between my children namely Morris W. Hatchell, Hutchinson(?) and 
Huldah P. Hatchell to their use forever. 

Item 3.  I give and bequeath after the death of my beloved wife to my Son 
H. T. Hatchell the land that I now live on to him during his natural lifetime and 
after his death to be equally divided among his lawful children if he has any at 
his death, and if he dies without any, then the land to be equally divided among 
any of my grand children. 

Item 4.  I do hereby appoint my wife as my Executrix. 

Witnefs my hand and seal this Second day of May one Thousand eight hundred and 
fifty five. 

                                                    John x Hatchell 

Signed and Sealed in presence of us 
Jas. H. Jarrot 
S. A. Campbell 
Wm. D. Benton 

South Carolina, Marion Dist. 
By E. B. Wheeler Ordinary, S. A. Campbell personally appeared and made oath 
that he was present and saw the within instrument of writing Signed Sealed 
published pronounced & declared as and for his last will and testament, and 
that said Testator was then of Sound disposing mind and memory to the best of 
this deponent knowledge & belief and that Jas. H. Jarrot and W. D. Benton were 
Subscribing Witnefs thereto, in the presence of each other, and at his request 
Say the request of the testator. 

                                                                S. A. Campbell 

Sworn to before me 1 Oct 1855 
E. B. Wheeler 

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