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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 5 Jun 2001


WILL OF ELIZABETH McWHITE
 
In the name of God Amen
                            I Elizabeth McWhite of the District of Marion and State
of South Carolina being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and
memory and being desirous of Settling my worldly affairs whilst I have
strength and capacity so to do, do make and ordain this my last wile and 
testament in manner and form following.
Imprimis.  I desire that my funeral expenses be paid immediately, after my
decease out of my estate.  Item. I give and bequeath to my adopted daughter
Margaret Elizabeth Greaves Davis all the land owned by my former husband
W H. Greaves. decsd in his lifetime, also the following negro Slaves, namely,
Cyrus Matilla, Vilet, Minnerus, Jim, Billy, Nathan, Toney, Flander and
Dinah, and their future increase, also one Bed and Furniture, one horse I
wish her to take her choice of my horses to her and her lawful ifsue but
should she depart this life leaving no ifsue, then and in that case, I wish
the above named property to be equally divided between Joseph P. Davis. Sarah 
A. Davis, Mary A. Brown James Allison and the ifsue of Jennett Johnson Share
and Share alike/Item,,  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Sister Rachel Allison
the following negro slaves named Befs and Bob, one horse and my Barouche
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Neice Jennett Johnson the following
negro slaves namely Bill__ Dooter, Jinny and Leon[?].  Item.  I give and be-
queath to my neice Mary A. Brown the following negro slaves namely Polly and
Jack to her and her lawful ifsue forever, Item I give and bequeath to my 
Nephew Joseph P. Davis a negro man named Moses also one bed and furniture but
should he depart this life leaving no lawful children I wish the property to
be equally divided between the lawful ifsue of my neice Jennett Johnson
Item I give and bequeath to my * Sarah. A. Davis a negro man named Patrick
also one bed and furniture to her and the lawful issue of her Body but should
she depart this life leaving no ifsue I wish the property to be equally di-
vided between the lawful ifsue of my neice Jennett Johnson.  Item.  I give
and bequeath to my Nephew David R. Williams Davis a negro man named Gilbert
but should he depart this life leaving no lawful children I wish the property 
to be equally divided between the lawful children of my neice Jennett Johnson,
 
ELIZABETH McWHITE'S WILL PAGE 2
 
Item I give and bequeath to my nephew James Allison a negro man named Nemo,
Item  I give and bequeath to Elisabeth Greaves Johnson daughter of my neice
Jennett Johnson one Bed and furniture, Item I give and bequeath to my beloved 
husband Alexander McWhite all the residue of my estate real and personal
not herein disposed of and hereby nominate constitute and appoint my friend
Benjamin Gause and my nephew James Allison my executors of this my last will
and testament  In Witnefs I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this eight day
July Anno Donini one thousand eight hundred and forty Six.  Signed Sealed
published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above
named Elizabeth McWhite in the presence of us who at her request and in her
presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names
as Witnefses
Jno Woodbury                                     Elizabeth McWhite (SEAL)
George W. Woodbury
John Lowrimore
 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 90
Original Will Missing
Recorded Sept. 22, 1847
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 595
* word undecipherable - probably niece
 

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