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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 3 June 2001


                                  WILL OF

                              LEWIS McWHITE

South Carolina  )
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Marion District )   In the name of God Amen I. Lewis McWhite of State and 

District afforesaid being low in health, but of Sound mind and memory do

make, ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form

as follows
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1.  I most humbly present my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the 

earth from whence it Came
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2  As to my worldly pofsefsions, I will and bequeath all that I pofsefs to

my loving Wife Mary A. McWhite, after first paying all my just and lawful

debts, to be used in manner and form as follows Viz - For Said wife Mary to

take and keep the said pofsefsions, Consisting of houses and lands Negroes, 

Stock of horses, Cattle, hogs and Sheep, household and other furniture, tools

and all other property whatsoever under her Controls and management, to be

kept together on the plantation and the proffits of the Same to be applied to

her use, the use of the plantation and to the raising and educating of my 

Children, and at the time that each of my Children becomes of Age or So Soon

thereafter as said child may wish, for her my loving wife Mary to set apart

a portion of land one horse, one Gun, and two or threenegroes and such other

property as she may think proper, to be appraised and delivered to one so

claiming to his use and benefit.  And after the death of my loving wife for

all the remainder of property to be equally-- divided (Counting first the 

amount that each received according to appraisement when he became of age)

betwen my Children, And I do hereby appoint my loving wife Mary A McWhite

and my Son G. W. McWhite Executrix and Executor of this my last will and
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Testament, I witnefs whereof I do hereunto Set my hand & seal this 30

Nov. 1848

Witnefses                                     L. McWhite (SEAL)

        G. I. Myers
        J. T. Bostick
        G M McCown

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 138
Recorded Jany 10 1849
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 360

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Transcriber's note: I think the WPA transcriber should have typed G. J. Myers instead of G. I. Myers.


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