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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 22 March 2001

                                 WILL OF

                               AMY PITMAN

In the name of God Amen
                     I Amy Pitman of the state of South Carolina and Dis-

trict of Marion being of sound mind and memory and being desireous of dis-

posing of my earthly substance do make and ordain this my last will and Tes-

tament on this the Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand 

eight hundred and forty seven in manner and form following vis - First my

desire and will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out

of my property and secondly my will is that my lands remain to those to whom

I have given it and again of my negros I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary

Pitman my negro man Lier in Mifsifsppi under the management of my son Newitt

Pitman I give this negro to my daughter Mary for her use and benefit during

her natural life subject to the management and supervision of my son Wm.

Pitman and at her death to return and be subject to the disposal hereafter made-

but if my daughter Mary shall have issue of her body then the said negro Sier

to remain to her and her issue forever.  And again I give and bequeath to my 

daughter Mary Pitman my son William Pitman to my daughter Rhoda Allen wife

of Thompson W Allen to my son Thomas Pitman and my daughter Sarah Ann Rogers

wife of Dew Rogers my negro woman Tenah my negro girl Catherine my negro boy

Jerry my negro girl Liney and negro child Sier and all their future increase

together with all my personale property of all Kinds and descriptions to them

to Share equal and alike with the exception that My daughter Mary My son Wil-

liam my son Thomas and daughter Sarah Ann shall get Fifty dollars more than 

my daughter Rhoda Allen- And ----- further my will is that/theproperty here

given to my daughter Mary be subject to the same Condition as the negro man

Sier first given and the part herein given and the negro man Sier first named

given to my daughter mary shall In the event that she has no issue go to my 

son William my daughter Roda My son Thomas and my daughter Sarah Ann to Share

and Share alike And lastly I ordain and constitute my son Wm Pitman my execu-

tor to this my last will and Testament In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set

my hand on the day and in the year first above written as my last will and

Testament revoking all Others

Signed sealed and published as and for the                   hir
last Will of Amy Pitman in presence of                    Amy X Pitman (SEAL)
Hardey Gaddey
Neal C. Carmichael
John J. Gaddy                         Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 106
                                      Recorded March 7, 1848
                                      E. B. Wheeler, Ordinary
                                      Roll No. 655     


by Francine Jones, 22 March 2001

PROBATE ROLL #632 Hardy Pitman, and Equity Bill #208, dated 1 Feb, 1838 gives good insight into this family. Hardy Pitman is shown to have died 16 Feb. 1836 leaving his widow, Amy Pitman and the following children: James, Mary, William, Nancy, wife of Henry Bullock, Rhody, wife of Thompson W. Allen, Baleck, Sarah Ann, Thomas, David and Newell Pitman. Baleck and Sarah Ann were minors under 21 years of age.

In Probate Roll #647, we learn that Baleck Pitman has died, probably near the end of 1840 as William Pitman purchased a Negro Boy named Elias from Baleck's estate on 5 Jan 1841. It appears that this was the only property belonging to Baleck.

Probate Roll #659 and Equity Roll #85 both deal with the estate of William Pitman. From these records it is clear that William died June 1851 intes- tate leaving a widow, Helen Pitman and 4 children: Charity Ann, Harrison M., David G., and Amanda Pitman, all under the age of 21. Hardy Gaddy was the administrator of the estate of William Pitman.

It is reasonable to assume that the children of Hardy and Amy Pitman who were not named in Amy's will were deceased. There is proof of Baleck Pitman's death. We have to assume that James Pitman, David Pitman and Nancy Pitman Bullock all died without issue before their mother made her will.

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