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WILL OF REDDING MOORE
 
State of South Carolina )
    Marion District     )
I Redding Moore of the State and district aforesaid, of Sound and disposing,
Mind, Memory And Understanding, do Make And ordain the following as My last 
Will and testament - 

1  I give And bequeath to My daughter Elizabeth L. Smith, Thirty Acres Land
binding on John Smith land, rinning a Strait line from John E. Collins to
C, J-- Crowford land, to her And her lawfull Children forever.--

2  I give And bequeath to Nancy F Kennedy Thirty Acres land - binding on
Elizabeth L. Smith land to hir And hir lawfule children forever And it is
My Wile that if the Said Nancy F Kennedy Should die without Children, than
the Sd,, land to be equaly/divided between - William J. Moore, &
        Elizabeth, L. - Smith
3  I give And bequeath to My Son William James Moore all the balance of land
lying on the Es_ Side of the Branch, the boundry line b egining on C. J. Crow-
ford line, and thence running on So line to Jefsey - Hamptons line, than up
Sd.. line to Cart Rode where Sd,, rode crofses a certain drain. then
        turn down
Sd,, drain to the Branch, than down Sd,, branch to C. J. 
        Crowfords corner to
him and his lawfule children forever,
And it is My will that if he Should die without Children than Sd,, land to be
equaly divided between My two youngest Sons to wit, Blany Johnson And Joseph
Jolly - 
4 - I give And bequeath to My Grand Son Stephen R. Moore, all the Land lying
North of a Strait line from Bonds Corner, to the Branch, than up the branch
to William J. Moores line than up the drain to Jefsey Hamptons line
        than run-
ning S/d,, line to Bonds other Corner than Bonds line down to the beginning
Corner- to him and his lawful Children forever, and it is My will that if
he Should die without Children that S/d,, land, to be equaly divided between
My two youngest Sons (to wit, Blany Johnson and Joseph Jolly Moore,
5 - I give And bequeath to My Son Calvin Moore one dollar -
6 - I give And bequeath to my Son Samuel Moore one dollar - 
7 - I give And bequeath to My grand Son Redding, the Son of Samuel Moore
 
REDDING MOORE'S WILL PAGE 2
 
Twenty five dollars to be paid him at the discrefsion of My executors -
8 - I give And bequeath to My beloved Wife all the balance of My land, during
her Natural lifetime or widowhood - And it is My will, for my two youngest
sons Blany Johnson and Joseph Jolly Moore, to be raised and educated out of
the proceds of S/d,, land, And out of other bequeath - hereafter Mentioned, to
My Wife - 
9 - And it is My Wile, at the death or Marage of My Wife, that the S/d,, land
to be equaly divided between My two youngest/Sons// Blany Johnson & Joseph 
        Jolly 
Moore, to them and there Children forevr, - 
10 - And it is My Wile that if Blany Johnson and Joseph J. Moore Shale die
 ithout children, than the S/d,, land to return to there nearst of Kinn - 
11 - I give And bequeath also to my wife the household And Kitchen furniture
Stock, of ale description And the growing Crop, that is on the plantation
at My decease - 
12 - And it is My Wile that at the death of my wife or her Marage, that My
household and Kitchen furniture Stock of ale description and the growing Crop
that is on the plantation at My decease Shall be equaly devidid between
Blany Johnson and Joseph Jolly to them and there Children, forevr - 
13 - And it is My Wile that if they dies without Children, than it to return
to the Next of Kinn - 
14 - I Nominate, Constitute And appoint as My Excutors, My Wife Nancy Moore
William J. Moore And C. J. Crowford  Witnefs My hand and Seal this fifteenth
day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred And forty Nine,
and in the Seventy Second year of the Independince of the United States of 
America - 
 
Sined, & Sealed in the presence of                      Redding Moore (SEAL)
S. A. Campbell
James, F, Kellin
A M W Gregg
 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 125
Sworn to Sept. 19, 1849
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 593
    

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