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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 17 March 2001


In the name of God Amen, I Neal McQueen of South Carolina 
Marion District being in Common health of Body and perfect mind and memory 
Thanks be given unto god, Calling unto 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 to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian burial at 
the Discretion of my Executor nothing dauding but at the general 
Resurrection, I Shall Receive the Same again by the almighty power of God, 
and as tuching Such worldly Estate Wherewith it hath pleased God to blefs me 
in this Life I give and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form 

first of all  - I Constitute and I appoint my Son Donald McQueen my Executor 
to this my Last will and Testament--

I Bequeat and give to my beloved wife Nancy McQueen all that 
plantation and tract of Land where I now Live all my Stock of Cattle Sheep 
Hoges and my horse all my plantation & farming tools household and kitcheng 
furniture and my two negroes Ned and fillis Corn pees potates Baccon Beeff 
all the income and profits that arises from the Said property her Life time 
Except three Cows and two year old hiafer and ten head of Sheep I bequeath to 
my Daughter Margarate and there increas after my Death I bequeath and to my 
Daughters Catherin McLoed Mary Earslling & Jean M Duffee the negro 
Ned after the/deathof my beloved to be Equally Devided/betweenthem 
three and there Lawful Issues at there own Discretion also twenty Dollars my 
Executor is to pay to Each when Collected from Margarate, 

I bequeat and give to my Daughter margarate my negroe fillis/and her increas at 
the Death of my beloved wife; which She is to pay to my Executor Sixty Dollars 
if the Said negroe fillis Lives and if She Dies before She takes pofsesions of 
the negroe I order my Executor not to Collect from margarate the Sixty and if 
the Sixty Dollars not Collectd my Executor is not to pay the other hiers they 
twenty Dollars Each C the Real meaning of this that 
Catherine M L oed mary Earflling & Jean Mc Duffee is to have no 
other part but the negroe boy if the negroe Girls Dies All I bequeath to my 
beloved to Remain with her During her Lifetime and at/herDeath 

I bequeath to my Son Donald all the property I bequeath to my wife Except the 
two negroes and the threefour head of Cattle and 
ten head of Sheep one feather Bed and furniture I give to my bloved wife to 
Dispofe at her own Discretion and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and 
Disannual all and Every other former testaments wills Legacies bequests and 
Executors By me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and 
Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and testaments in Witnefs 
Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 19th day of January 1822 --

Signed Sealed published pronounced }                Niel McQuin (SEAL)
and Declared by the Said Neal Mc-  }
Queen as his Last will & testament }
In presence of ------              }
          his                      }
Benjamin  X Lock                   }
         mark                      }
Duncan Carmichael                  }

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 275
Sworn to Aug. 5, 1822
Thos Harllee Ordy
Roll No. 502

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