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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 14 March 2000


In the name of God Amen. I Kezia Roberts of the State of South Carolina 
Marion District being of Sound Mind Memory and understanding do make declare 
and Ordain this to be my last Wile and Testament revoking ale others at any 
time heretofore be me made Impremis. I wile that ale my Funeral Expenses 
----------- just debts be paid as Spedily as possible.

Item. To my beloved son Henry Davis I give and bequeath the The following 
Negroes. Named Nearoe, Byner, Seburn, Harry, Susanah and Christiana with ale 
their future increase together with my Lands, Stock of every Kind and ale my 
house-hold furniture to him and his Heirs forever But Should my Son Henry 
Davis d-- ----ing no Lawful Ifsue  then in that Case it is my Wile that the 
first four Mentioned, named Nearoe Byner, Seburn and Harry with ale their 
Increase, to return and be divided among My Surveveing Children Children with 
my two Grand Children. Frances Janett and David Williams Davis Share and 
Share alike 

Lastly I do Nominate Constitute and appoint my Son Henry and My 
Friend John C. Davis my Executors to this my last Wile and Testament. Witnefs 
my hand and Seal this twenty first of July in the year of our Lord One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty three and in the Forty Eight year of 
American Independence

Signed Seal'd and acknowledged)                              Kezia Roberts 
in the presence of-------           )
Thos G Britton                      )
Wm H Greaves                        )
John C. Davis                       )

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 200
Recorded June 13th 1829.
Roll No. 699

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