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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 28 May 2001


                                 WILL OF

                              JAMES HOLLAND

In the name of God Amen I James Holland of South Carolina Marion District

being indisposed in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory

thanks to Almighty for his mercies do make and ordain this to be my last

will and testament in manner and form following (Vis) Item I give and be-

queath unto my beloved wife Susannah Holland one negro Girl Fanny one bed

and furniture two cows and calves at her own election to her her heirs and

afsigns forever I also give and bequeath unto my said wife the whole of the

property which I may die pofsefsed of both real and personal during her nat-

ural life except such as shall be hereafter be willed off unlefs she should

leave ifsue at her death and in that case for her child or children to have

the half of the said property (She having been lawfully married) to them

their heirs and afsigns forever And if my said wife should die without leav-

ing lawful ifsue than the property which I have given her a life estate in

shall return (or should she leave ifsue at her death then the one half to

return) To my brother John Hollands children Joseph Holland & Rebeccah Hol-

land and to Richard Hutson children Sarah Hutson Mariah Hutson and Joseph

Hutson to be divided amongst them in the following manner viz The half of

said legacy to be equally divided between the said Joseph Holland and Rebeccah

Holland and the remaining half to be equally divided between the sd Sarah

Hutson Mariah Hutson and Joseph Hutson to them their heirs and afsigns for-

ever  The whole divisions to be made by three disinterested persons chosen

by my Exrs. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand nephews James Finklea and

Samuel Finklea to each one Cow and Calf at my decease to be given to them

by my Extrs to them their heirs & afsigns forever Item I give And bequeath

unto my friend Richard Hutson my Rifle Gun to him his heirs & afsigns forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Holland children Joseph Holland

and Rebecca Holland and to Richard Hutsons children Sarah Hutson Mariah Hut-

son and Joseph Hutson the half of my stock of cattle and Hogs also my stock

of Horses (except two to be chosen by wife) at my death to them their heirs

and afsigns forever to be divided between said children in the Same manner

as is above specified and to be taken care of by their parents until they

arrive to the age of twenty one years or married Also I give and bequeath unto

my said friend Richard Hutson one hundred Acres of land which it Now lives


JAMES HOLLAND'S WILL PAGE 2

upon it being part of a tract which I purchased from James Freeman at my

decease to him his heirs his heirs and afsigns forever And Lastly I nomi-

nate and constitute and appoint my beloved wife Susannah Holland Extrx and

John Gregg and Richard Hutson Extrs of this my last will and Testament In

Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eighteenth day

of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifteen

and in the Thirty ninth year of the Independance of the United States of

America Signed Sealed Owned and acknowledged in the presence of

Lemuel Harrell                                  James Holland (SEAL)

John Ricks

Baker Wiggins

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 271

Original Will Missing

Recorded June 8, 1835

Thos. Harllee, Ordy M. D.

Roll No. 350


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