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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 10 May 2001

                                 WILL OF

                              SARIANN  KEITH


In the NAME OF God Amen  I  Sarann Keith of Marion District and in the State of South

Carolina in perfect Mind and Memory thanks be to almighty god for the same do Make

and ordain  this to be my last will and testament in Manner following that is to Say in

first of all Knowing that it is ordained for all flesh to die I Recommend my soll into the

Hands of almighty god that gave it me and my body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at

the Discretion of my Exors in premis first of all I give and beques unto my grandson

William I K Purkins one Negro Man by the Name of polley Don and one feather Bed and

furnetue to him and his heirs for Ever  I give and beques unto my son Stephen Keith five

other Negros Named Crop Jack Jud Prinos and Peter and one other feather Bed and 

furnetur to him and his heirs for Ever also my will and Desiren is that if William I K 

Purkins  Should die with out a lawful heirs that the above Named Negro polley Done and 

fether Bed and furnurtur Should Return to my son Stephen Keith and his heirs for Ever 

after My Death they Reced this property and after paying my Just legal Debt my will and 

Desier is that the Rest of my Estate Should be Equely divided between my gran Son 

William I K Purkins and my son stephen Keith

Likewise I Constitute  and appoint My son Stephen Keith and Lemuel Bryan Exaus to

this My last will and testament Revoking all former wills Maid by me Before this Signed

seald with my Seal and Dated this the twenyfift Day of February one thusand Eight

Hundred and fifteen and in the presents of

                                                                 hir
Witnefs                                                   Sariann X Keith (SEAL)
    Lemuell Bryan                                               marke
    Charles Dueitt
           hir
    Mary  X  Adams
           marke   

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 97
Sworn to May 5, 1815
Thos. Harllee Ordy
Roll No. 433

Note: In the Probate Records, her grandson is referred to as William J. Purkins.


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