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Transcribed by Lisa Lasky, 18 March 2001


Will of Jonathan Lewis


In the name of  God, amen.
I Jonathan Lewis of the state of South Carolina, Marion District, being weak in
body but of sound and perfect memory and understanding do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament in words according to wit.

First, I give and bequeath unto my son Evan Lewis, one negro boy named Ebb to 
him and his heirs forever.

Secondly, I loan unto my daughter Pensy Norton and her husband, John Norton, 
during their natural life one Negro woman named Vina and her two children, Sarah 
and Elemy, and one Negro girl named Rebecca and one Negro boy named Jack, and at 
their death I give and bequeath all the above named Negroes and their increase 
unto my daughter Pency Nortonís children and their heirs forever.

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son William S. Lewis one Negro boy name 
Elie to him and his heirs forever; also one plantation or tract of land in 
Horry District having such shape and form as the plats and grants in my 
possession doth show to him and his heirs forever.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my son Joel Lewis one Negro girl named Maney 
and her two children Henry and Jane and two Negro boys named Cary and Tom and 
their increase to him and his heirs forever;

Fifthly I give and bequeath  unto my wife Ferebee Lewis one Negro girl named 
Jenny to be disposed of in whatever way she may think proper.  I also loan 
unto my wife Ferebee Lewis, one Negro man named Frank, one named Mingo, one 
named Joseph, and one Negro woman named Lettise and her two children Hardy and 
Sarah and my plantation where I now live with all the planation and working 
tools and all my household and kitchen furtniture, and as much of my cattle, 
hogs, sheep, and horses as she may need for her use during her natural life, 
and after my wifeís decease I give and bequeath unto my son Evan Lewis one 
Negro boy named Mingo to him and his heirs forever.  I also loan unto my 
daughter Pency Norton and her husband John Norton during their life one Negro 
boy named Joseph and at their death give and bequeath him unto my daughter 
Pency Nortonís children and their heirs forever.  I also give and bequeath 
unto my son William S. Lewis one Negro man named Frank and one Negro woman 
named Lettise and her two children Hardy and Sarah and their increase unto 
him and his heirs forever.  It is also my will that my Negro woman Brise for 
past services shall not belong to any of my children but that they shall let 
her alone and take care of her during her life, and I do nominate and appoint 
Evan Lewis, William S. Lewis, and John Martin my sole executors of this my 
last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every will 
made by me before or at any time, declaring this to be my last will and 
testament.  In witness thereof, I the said Jonathan Lewis, have hereunto set 
my hand and seal this, the 9th day of July, 1849

Signed, sealed, and acknowledged,
Jonathan Lewis (seal)

In the presents of:
John L. Harrelson
Louis E. Harrelson
Wade H. Grice
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 122
Sworn to August 21, 1849
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary of Marion District
Roll No. 441



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