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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 13 March 2000

Will Of 

In the name of God Amen I Ruth Owens of Marion District in the State of South 
Carolina being sick & weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be 
given unnto God calling unto mind the Mortallity of my body and Knowing that 
it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will 
and Testament that is to say principly and first of all I give and recommend 
my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to 
the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my 
Executors Nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive 
the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to blefs me with in this life. I give demise 
and dispose of the same in manner following I give and bequeath to Solomon 
Owens my well beloved Son in law and son of the late Reverend David Owens the 
following negroes namely a Woman Sylvia and a Girl named Beckey my stock of 
all Kinds viz Horses, Cattle, Sheep, & hogs all my house hold and Kitchen 
furniture and wearing apparel I do likewise give to the said Solomon Owens 
All that part or parcel of land left me by the last Will & Testament of the 
late Reverent David Owens with all my Estate debts dues and demands 
whatsoever to him & to his heirs forever. I likewise constitute and appoint 
my friend John Williamson and my soninlaw Solomon Owens the Executors of this 
my last Will and Testament And I do hereby utterly disallow revoked disannul 
all and every other former Testaments Will Legacies bequests and Executors by 
me in anywise before named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming 
this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witnefs Whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of November in the year of 
our Lord One thousand eight hundred and four Signed Sealed published 
pronounced and declared by the said Ruth Owens as her last Will and Testament 
in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed 
our names

Sam'l Porter                                              Ruth Owens (Seal)
Ann Porter
Joseph Shelly
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 37
Original Will Missing
Proved June 19, 1805
Sam'l Cooper, Ordinary of Marion District
Role No 619

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