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WILL OF ALLEN CARMICHAEL LEWIS, 1910

Contributed by Lisa Lasky, 26 Oct 2000

Allen Carmichael Lewis was the son of William L. Lewis and Flora Carmichael, and the grandson of Hardy Lewis. He died July 25, 1916.
--Lisa Lasky
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State of South Carolina
County of Marion

In the name of God, Amen.

Whereas the tenure of life is ever since and the sure approach of death inevitable and unavoidable, therefore I, Allen Carmichael Lewis, of the County of Marion, in the State of South Carolina, being of a sound and disposing mind, do make declare and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other by me made.

Item I. I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife, Lizzie Lewis, all that certain tract of land lying and being situate in Reaves Township, County and State aforesaid, containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows, south by H. B. Harrelson and W.L. Reaves; west by W.L. Reaces and H.B. Harrington; south by H.B. Harrington and estate lands D.M. Nicholson, and east by a branch running through my lands and to the eastern boundaries of the lands above described.

Item II. I give bequeath and devise unto my beloved wife, Lizzie Lewis, all my personal property including household and kitchen, furtniture, farmiling implements, stock of horses, cattle, hay, and every class of personal property of all kinds.

Item III. I give, bequeath, devise, and deed that my beloved wife, Lizzie Lewis, shall hold and dispose of all of the property described in Items I and II as in her judgement may be best and if she be living at the demise of the Testator to give bequeath and devise any or all of the aforesaid real and personal property to her four children, Sheppard Kirkland Lewis, John Owen Lewis, Annie Lewis, and Allen Birney Lewis as her judgement may dictate. This property herein above described being the portion intended for my beloved wife Lizzie Lewis and her four children above named subject to her will, wishes, and action during her lifetime.

Item IV. I give bequeath and devise unto my three daughters Edith Dora Smith, Nannie Nettie Lewis, and Bertha Mary Lewis all that certain tract of land lying and being situate in the County and State aforesaid containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows by: North by estate lands of D. M. Nicholson, East by Geo. W. Smith and Elly Jones; South by H.B. Harrington; and west by a branch the divising line between the lands gerein above deede to Lizzie Smith and this now given to my daughters above named provided that should either die without lawful issue the interest herein conveyed shall fall to the other one or ones.

Item V. I give bequeath and devise unto my sons Capers A. Lewis and Herbert A. Lewis, and my son-in-law M. Bennett Beaks one dollar each, having done for them already whatever was allotted for them..

Item VII. I nominate and appoint Herbert A. Lewis and Wm. G. Norton Executors to this my last will and testatment without bond or fees except the legitimate expenses necessary to the winding up of my estate and enforcing the provisions of this will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 26th day of April A.D. 1910 and in the one hundred and thirty third year of the sovereignity and independence of the United States of America.

(signature of A. C.Lewis)

Signed, sealed, and executed in the presence of
James Norton, Pearl S. Norton, R. C. Norton.


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