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Transcribed by Jo Church Dickerson, 28 August 2000

[Please note that the surname ELVINGTON has many spellings, including variations
on YELVINGTON, (e.g., Yelvington, Yilverton, et cetera).
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Marion County, SC 
Probate Roll #847A  

Fold Side:
Rool (sic) &  No (846 struck through) 847A

Petition To be ap-
pointed Guardian of 
Jinsey Yelverton 
Owen Yelverton
Filed 17 Decr. 1849

Mr. Owen: Elvinton
South Carolina
Allens bridge PO

Decaturville Ten
Aug th 20

(Only one document in this roll, the letter from 
Gimsy Yelvinton. -jcd)

State of Tennessee }   August the 12 1849
Henderson County   }   Dear uncle it is with 
pleasure that I take my pen in my hand 
to Rite you a few lines in order to Let 
you now that I am well at this time hopin 
theas few Lines will find you and family 
all well and Doin well   Dear uncle 
I want you to Take theas few Lines and 
cair them to Edward Wheeler and Let him 
have my Land Rented out and pint you 
Guard Ean for you are my chois   tel 
Mr Wheeler to attend to my Land for 
Me as soon as theas few Lines cums to hand   
Dear uncle Owen Yelvinton if I Live 
I in tend cumin in there as soon as 
I Git big a Nuf but I want you uncle 
owen to Give this to Mr Wheeler for me 
so Nothing More at this time but
Remains your Nephyue  Gimsy Yelvinton

A few Lines to Mr Wheeler Dear sir
I want you to Rent out my Land
and point uncle owen Gard Ean
and Mr Wheeler if theas Lines wont
do Rite back to Me and Let Me Now
what sort of a Description to
Rite it   so Nothing more at this 
time but Remains your til Death
Gimsy Yelvin (sic)

Transcribed by Jo Church Dickerson from the 
original document in the Office of the Judge 
of Probate, Marion County, SC. 

Probate Roll #847 is that of Levi Elvington. 
Unknown if Gimsy Yelvinton was an older son 
of Levi, or if he was a son of another 
of the Elvingtons. Owen Elvington was a son of 
John Elvington, and probable (but not proven) 
brother of Levi Elvington.

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