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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 3 Jun 2001



                               
                                  WILL OF

                             JAMES MOODY

State of South Carolina

                    In the name of God Amen, I James Moody of Marion District

and State aforesaid finding my bodily health failing but of sound mind and

memory. (blefsed be God) Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament,

in manner and form following.  First I order my body to be decently buried

at the descretion of my Extr Herein after named, and all my just debts be

fully satisfied out of the whole of My estate  Item I will and bequeth to

My Daughter Mary McDaniel one cow and calf to her and the ifsue of her body

forever  Item I will & bequeth to my Daughter Elisa Williams the two cows

that She has had, with their increase, to her and the Ifsue of her body for-

ever Item  I will and bequeath to my two single Daughtrs Caroline & Sophia

each two cows & calves to them and the lawfull ifsue of their bodys forever

Item It is my will that all my Negro property with the balance of my perishable

property not named above, be kept on the plantation for the use and benefit

of My Wife and unmarried Children until my youngest surviveing Child comes

to the age of twenty one years and then my Negro property be equally divided

between my wife and all my Children.  Item  I will and bequeath, that, My

Wife have the use of my dwelling house and fifty acres of Land adjoining

during her natural life  Item I will and bequeath to my sons when the young-

est comes to the age of twenty one all of my Lands (including that portion

given to My Wife to be thiers at her death)  Item I will and bequeath to my

wife & sons all the Horses Hogs & cattle remaining on the plantation when

my youngest child comes to the age of twenty one years  Item  It/ismy will that

the Negroes falling to the Share of my Wife at her death be divided equally

between my Children, Item It is my will that all the property falling to the

seperate Shares of each of My Daughters (viz) Mary McDaniel, Elenor, Wilkens,

Eliza Williams Martha Byham Caroline Moody, and Sophia Moody be given to them

& the lawful Ifsue of their bodys forever  Lastly I constitute and appoint

Wm T Wilson Executor of this My last Will and Testament and I do hereby dis-

allow, disannul and revoke all and every other Testament, Will, Legacy, and

bequeast, or Executors by me heretofore named, willed, and Requeathed; Rati-

fying, and confirming this and no other to be my last Will, and Testament, in

witnefs whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this ninth of June

JAMES MOODY'S WILL PAGE 2

eighteen hundred and forty nine and in the seventy fourth year of the Inde-

pendance of the United States

Signed, Sealed, publishd pronounced      )     James Moody (SEAL)
                                          )
and Declared by the Above named James     )
                                          )
Moody as his last Will and Testament in   )
                                          )
presence of                               )
                                          )
Robert Napier                             )
                                          )
Saml A. Lane                   )
                                          )
Thos. M. Lane                             )

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 153

Sworn to Aug. 19, 1851

Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 591


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