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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 11 May 2001


                  WILL OF

               SIMON PRITCHETT

In the name of God Amen I Simon Pritchet of the State of South

Carolina Marion District finding myself declining & Knowing

that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my

last Will & Testament I,recommend my soul to God that gave it

and hope he will receive the same again my body to be buried 

in a Christian manner & as to what worldly Goods it hath

pleased God to blefs me with I dispose of in the following

manner viz all my Lawful debts to be paid Item I give unto my

children Sarah McPherson Pritchet William James Pritchett John

Dickson Pritchet & Jacob Lindsay Pritchet all my Estate Real

& personal my children to have their part of my Estate when

they marry or come of age My horses & Stock of all Kinds with

my Plantation Tools H household & Kitchen furniture to be sold

by my Executors as Soon as it is convenient & the money for the 

purpose of Schooling my children that my Estate or part of my 

Estate that is sold amounts to My Plantation to be rented by

my Executors the plantation to be Kept in repair My negroes

Peter Joe Amy Sam Mary Bob Arnold & Barbary & if their should

be any increase My Executors to hire my negroes out I would

wish my Executors could hire them to such persons as would treat

them well The money that is recd for hire of the negroes or the 

part of my Estate that is sold I desire that my children shall

be schoold out of it the remainder I leave with my Executer to

do with as they think best to the advantage of my children.

they may if they think best put out to Interest if not they may

keep it in their own hands I have no doubts. But what. my Exe-

cutors will do my Children every pofsible Justice Lastly I con-

stitute & appoint my Brothers James McPherson & Nathan McPher-

son Executors to this my last Will & Testament In confirmation

whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 6 July in the 

year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & Sixteen & the

forty first year of the Independance of the United States of

America

SIMON PRITCHETT'S WILL PAGE 2

Signed Sealed and delivered in                   his
                                            Simon P Pritchet
the presence of                                  mark

James Myers
         her
Elizabeth X Ferrel
         mark
     her
Rutha X White
     mark

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 120

Original Will Missing

Sworn to December 1, 1817

Thos. Harllee, Ordy M. D.

Roll No. 626



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