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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 2 May 2000


(State of South Carolina
Marion District)
In the name of God amen I John Smith of the State and District aforesaid 
Having Advanced in years Knowing the frailly of Human Life the venture and 
uncertainty of it but being of perfect Sound memory do Here by Declare this 
my Last will and testament and first of all Give my sole unto the Hands of 
the almighty God that give it me and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be 
buried at the discretion of my Heirs and Executors and my Worldly Estate to 
be Disposed of In following manner and Form that is to Say
        After my death I give unto my belved Wife Francis Smith all my Lands 
and plantations and after Her death all my Land to go to James D Turner hir 
Son Except She should have and Heir Borned in the time prescribed in Law 
after my Death If she has my Land to be Equal Divided Betwen it and her Son 
Before mentions What item at my Death I give to my Belvd Wife Francis all of 
my hous hould and kitchen funer Horses Cattle Hogs and plantation tools at 
the decretion of my Executor Who as my Wife Francis Smith who I appint to be 
my whole and Sole Executor of my Last will and testament I do hereby Declre 
Latify and confirm this and no other to be my Last will and testament
In Witnefs where of I have here unto Set my Hand and Seale this twelveth day 
of December In the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty 
fore Sined and Seeled
In the presents of -----------------------
William S hannah                                                       John 
Smith (SEAL)
Benjamin Turner
Elizabeth I Turner
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 16
Recorded Oct 1, 1853
Role No. 733 

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