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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 12 May 2001

                          WILL  OF

                        JAMES HUDSON

In the name of God amen )  I James Hudson of Marion District 

and State of South Carolina, feeling my bodily health declining,

but composed in mind and memory (thanks to Almighty God for his

mercies) and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do

make, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and Testament in

the manner and form following

Viz. 1st .  After my decease I request my body to be decently buried 

at the discretion of my Executors, and all my Just debts to be paid---

2nd . Item, I Give and brequeath unto my beloved wife Jannet Hudson

the one third part of my personal property, Also all that plantation or

tract of land, which I lately purchased from Asa Yarborough containing 

two hundred and thirty acres together with an addition of twenty acres 

more including my buildings, to her, her heirs and afsigns forever---

3rd  Item, I Give and bequeath unto my beloved children Viz.  James

Wilson, Elisabeth Herriot, Jannet Campaign, and John Nelson, the

whole remaining part of my property both real and personal to be 

equally divided amongst them as they arrive to the age of twenty one

years, or marriage to them their heirs and Afsigns forever---

4th . It is my request that as much of my perishable property be sold

by my Executors as they may think expedient, and the remaining part of 

the whole be kept as one common stock for the use and support of my

family, untill a second marriage of my now surviving wife and in such

case, my Executors may, should they deem it expedient give up the whole 

of the property into their pofsefsion to be dealt out unto my children

as they arrive of age

5th .  It is also my request that my new dwelling house now on


hand be completed in a decent manner, likewise to be painted, and have 

good brick Chimneys built - my children to be education and should 

there be a balance of surplus monies, I also request that it shall be laid out

in the purchase of young negroes for my children all of which to be done

at the will and pleasure of my Executors

6th . and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jannet

Hudson, David Bigham, and John Gregg, my Extrx and Extrs of this my

last will and testament --- And I do hereby disannul revoke and make 

void all other wills heretofore made, and acknowledge this to be my last

will and testament in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

Seal this thirtyeth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and nine

      Witnefs                                         James Hudfon (SEAL)

John Hudson

John Bigham

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 69

Sworn to July 4, 1811

Thos. Harllee, Ordy for M. D.

Roll No. 358

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