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WILL OF WILLIAM G. SINGLETARY

 
The State of South Carolina  )
    Marion District          )
                        In the name of God. Amen,
            I William G. Singletary of the District and state aforesaid, being
of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last
Will and Testament.--
First, It is my will and desire that my property shall remain together until
all my just debts shall have been paid, and then to be divided as herein af-
ter directed.-
Second,  I give and devise to my beloved Wife Elizabeth Singletary, one third
part, in severalty of all the lands of which I shall die seized, for the term
of her natural life, and at her death to my son Joseph, W. Singletary, his
heirs and assigns forever.- Also:- I give and bequeath to my said Wife Eliza-
beth, the following Negro Slaves, to wit:  Patrick- Joe- Mariah- Phillis- Dinah-
Nancy - Jim - Alfred - Cornelius - and Nancy's Crissey, with all their future
increase - together, with all my household and Kitchen furniture, and my
Barouche; with full and absolute power to dispose of all the said  laves, fur-
niture and Barouche, or of any part thereof by Deed or Will according to her 
pleasure.  But if any part of the said property shall remain, at the decease
of my said Wife Elizabeth, undisposed of by her, the same shall go to my son
Joseph. W. to be his property forever. -
Third:- I give and bequeath to my son Joseph W. Singletary. the following
negro Slaves to  it:  Affy - Ben - Enoch - Hamilton - Harriett - Besey - Mary -
Margaret - Charlotte, and Harriett's Crissey, together with all their future
increase, In Trust, to hold the same for the sole and separate, use of my
Daughter Sarah. Elizabeth. McQueen for and during the term of her natural life
free from all control of her present, or any future husband - and to pay the
hire and income thereof to her from year to year, upon her separate receipt:-
    And in further Trust, at and immediately upon her decease, for Mary McQueen
the child of my said Daughter, during the natural life of the said Mary, and
at her death to such children as she, the said Mary shall leave surviving her -
share and share alike, if more than one .---
provided, however, that the living issue of any child of the said Mary pre-
viously deceased, shall take the share to which such child would, if living
be entitled:  But if the said Mary shall die leaving no issue surviving her,
my said son Joseph. W. immediately, upon her decease shall have the said
Slaves and all their future increase to his own proper use and become free
and discharged of all trusts.- And further, if my said daughter Sarah Elizabeth
McQueen shall die leaving no issue surviving her my said son Joseph W. shall
in that event at her death, in like manner hold the said slaves together with
all their future increase, to his own proper use and behoof free and dis-
charged of all trusts.--
Fourth.- I give and devise to my son Joseph. W. Singletary, his heirs and
assigns forever, the remaining two thirds of all the lands of which I shall
die seized; And it is my will that the division of the lands between him and
his Mother, shall be so made, that all the plantation buildings shall be 
embraced in his share.- I also. give and bequeath to my said son Joseph.  .
the following Negro Slaves, to wit: Ebb - Alick -  illiam - John - Suskey - 
Nancy Jane - Henry and Crissey and her three children - Jane - Suskey and
Sarah, together with all their future increase:- Also all my stock of Horses - 
Mules - Cattle and Hogs, with all my plantation tools and utensils, and pro-
visions, and all the residue and remainder of my estate real and personal.-
Lastly:- I do nominate, constitute and appoint my son Joseph. W. Singletary,
the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.- Moreby revoking all
former Wills. by me, at any time made. ---
        In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. ------
Signed, Sealed, published and declared      )                    W G Singletary (SEAL)
by the said William. G. Singletary, as      )
and for his last Will and Testament on the  )
First day of February in the year of Our    )
Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Fifty   )
four, in the presence of us who in his pre- )
sence and in the presence of each other     )
have at his request subscribed our names    )
as witnesses hereunto.-----                 )
Augustus . E. Grice
Hamilton B. Wheeler
O. McClenaghan
 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 172
Sworn to February 7, 1854
E. B. Wheeler, Ordinary
Roll No. 1133 
 
     
    

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