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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 3 June 2001


WILL OF JOHN MANNING
 
        In the name of God amen I John Manning of South Carolina Marion Dis-
trict being of Sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will
and Testament in manner and form following viz
        First my negros I give and bequeath in the following manner
I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Manning Two negro boys by the name of
Jim and Barney to my son Healy Manning I give and bequeath a negro man by the
name of Abram and a negro girl by the name of Deby to my son John Manning 
give and bequeath Two negro boys named Kelly and Jack to my son Ira Manning
I give and bequeath Two negro girls named Betty and Mary to my son Woodard
Manning I give and bequeath a negro woman by the name of Carlina and her
child by the name of Martha  To my daughter Maranda Manning I give and bequeath
a negro girl Sally to Mrs. Jemima Rogers I give and bequeath my two negro wo-
men Ab. and Peny during her natural life and at her death to be equally divi-
ded between my sons Elisha Healy John Ira and Woodard
        Secondly My lands I bequeath in the following manner  The home planta-
tion on which I live containing eight hundred and seventy six acres I give
and bequeath to my sons Healy Manning and Woodward Manning to be equally
divided between them  The tract of land down on Little Peedee Known as the
Lee tract containing Three hundred and sixty five acres I give and bequeath
to my son John Manning  The tract of land lying on Cyprefs branch Known as
the Coward tract Containing Six hundred and Twenty eight acres I give and be-
queath to my son Ira Manning The tract of land liing below my Mill branch
and Known as the Rise land containing Three hundred acres more or lefs I
give and bequeath to Mrs. Jemima Rogers during her natural life and at her
death I give it to my sons Healy Manning and Woodard Manning to be equally 
divided between them the land her named to Mrs Jemima Rogers and the negro 
women Ab and Peny named above also to Mrs Jemima Rogers is a lone to the said
Mrs Jemima Rogers for her use and benefit during her natural life and at her 
death to be divided as above inserted  To My daughter Lesia Roberts I give
and bequeath Twenty dollars in Money  To my son James Manning I give and be-
queath Twenty dollars  in money To my daughter Mary Berry I give and bequeath
Twenty dollars in money  Thirdly all my other property namely My Stock of all
Kinds Plantation tools of all sorts my Black Smith tools and all my household
and Kitchen of what ever sort or Kind furniture of whatever sort or Kind I
desire to be sold and out of the money arising from the sale thereof as
well and together with all my notes and accounts together with all the money
of which I may die pofsefsed I desire and direct that my funeral expenses
be paid as well as out of the same all my just debts be paid and I desire
and direct that of   the money so made by the sale of my entire Stock and
tools of all descriptions and Kinds and all my furnitire as above named
When my funeral expenses and just debts Will so have been paid the ballance
or remainder I give and bequeath to My Sons Elisha Manning Healy Manning John
Manning Ira Manning and Woodard Manning to be equally divided between them
        And I ordain and constitute my Sons Healy Manning and Woodard Manning
and my friend Malcom Stafford the executors to this my last Will and testa-
ment  And I John Manning do make and ordain this to be my last will and Tes-
tament revoking all other In testimoney Whereof I hereunto set my hand and
seal on this the Twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and Forty four and in the Sixty ninth year of the In-
dependence of the United States of America
Signed Sealed and published                                 John Manning (SEAL)
as and for the last will and
testament of John Manning in
the presence of
Levi Bethea
William Taylor
John Lee Junr
 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 120
Sworn to Novr. 26, 1844
Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 597
 


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