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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 17 Jun 2001





State of South Carolina )   Know all men By this presence that I John
                        )
Marion District         )   Meggs of the State and District afforesaid do

make and Constitute this my Last will and Testament
      st
Item 1    I Resign my Soul to God who gave it
      nd
Item 2 , I will and Bequeathe to my son William Meggs all the Tract of Land 

on which he lives Containing Eighty Seven & ½  Acres part Lying in Marlboro

and Part in Marion Also one half of my Stock of Cattle one Horse and Cart

and one Shot Gun
      th
Item 4 -  I give and Bequeat unto my Daughter Henrietta Meggs The Tract of

Land where I now live Containing Twenty Five Acres More or lefs also one

half of my stock of cattle all my stock of Hogs also all my Kitchen and House-

hold Furniture Also I give her all the corn Fodder Peas and all other Pro-

visions that I may leave with all my Plantation Tools
      th
Item 5 .  I give and Bequeath unto the four Children of my Daugter Francis

Pepins Two Dollars
      th
Item 6--  it is my will that my Son William Meggs and my Daughter Henrietta

meggs Take Care of and Provide for my wife Nancy ----
      th
Item 7 , I do hereby Name and appoint My son Wm, Meggs My Exutor to this my

last will and Testament this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord One

Thousand Eight Hundred and forty Eight as witnefs my hand and Seal

Signed & Sealed in presence of

S Hale                                             John Meggs (SEAL)

James, M, Maye
 m
W. Hale

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 199

Recorded Oct. 18, 1855

E. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 1108


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