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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 20 May 2001

I John Jordan of the State of South Carolina District of Marion in Brittons, 
Neck; Being very sick & weak in body but of Purfect mind and Memory; Thanks be 
given unto God; calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is 
apointed for all Men once to Die; do Make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament.. Revoking & dening all others--That is to say Princapally and first 
of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God and my Body I 
recommend to be Buried in decent Chritian Burial at the Descretion of my 
Executors, Herein after Mentioned and as Touching such worldly state with which 
it hath pleased God to blefs me in this life, I give and Bequeath and despose 
of the same in the Following Manner and Form,

Itm, First; It is my desire that the whole of my real estate shall be sold by my 
Executors at Publick Auction and the Mon  . ariseing there from I give and 
Bequeath to my Beloved Nephews John Jorden and Gospero Jorden to be equally 
Devided betwen them--allso I give and Bequeath to my Nephew David Jordan one 
Small Feather Bed and one Cow and Calf. allso I give & Bequeath to Mifs Martha James 
one Cow & Calf--allso; I give and Bequeath unto John Mc.Millon/s- only 
Daughter----The Name of which I do not Know, one Negro Boy Named Ishmelite--allso, 
I give and bequeath unto John Madison Greaves in return for his kindnefs to me, 
my Negro Man Named Gaw to be his forever--allso, it is my Desire that my Negro 
Woman Named Candis with her increase (Except the Boy Ishmalite above Named) 
Togeather with the Residue of the whole of my Personal Estate To be sold at 
Publick Auction by my Executors and the Money- ariseing Therefrom, 
after my just debt/s- & Funerell Expences are ale paid, To be given 
to my Beloved Nephew John Jordan the above Named,-----Lastly, I constitute and 
apoint my Worthy Friend- Jo/s- Greaves, Francis Greaves and 
John M Greaves My Lawfull Executor/s- To this my Last Will & Testament 
As Witnefs my Hand and Seal This Twenty Third of October in the Year of our Lord 
one Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two
Subscribing witnefs                       John Jordan (SEAL)
F Greaves
Solomon X James
William H. Brumble
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 143
Recorded May 28, 1829
Roll No. 413

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