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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 23 March 2001

WILL OF FRANCIS McBRIDE

State of South Carolina ) In the name of God Amen I Francis McBride of the State of
        Marion District     ) South Carolina and the District of Marion being very Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling to mind the mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

First I give all my estate both real and personal to the lawful heirs of Philip and Martha McBride in Ireland Uster Province Omagh County near Diomore to be equally divided Share and Share alike Also I constitute make and ordain my trusty friends Thomas Harllee Tristram Bethea and Briant H bafs my Executors to this my last Will and testament I now make a statement where all my property may be found One negro man Frank hired to B H Bafs one negro woman hired to Ephraim L Henegan Three hundred acres of land where Daniel Morrison now lives also One hundred acres of land near Three Creeks where Mrs Wilks now lives Also Six negros in the State of Mifsifsippi in the pofsefsion of William Long Seven hundred Dollars worth of Receipts in the hands of William Bethea Senr All the above stated property I desire my Executors to sell to the best advantage and the moneys arising therefrom to be Applyd as above directed to my friends in Ireland Revoking all other former wills do make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament 7th day of April 1834 Signed Seale and acknowledged in the presence of



Danl Platt        )                                            Fras McBride (SEAL)
                  )
Philip Bethea     )
                  )
Bryant H Bafs     )

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 248
Original Will Missing
Sworn to April 19th 1834
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary M. D.
Roll No. 519A


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