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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 17 June 2001




                                   WILL OF

                             WILLIAM SMITH

The State of South Carolina )  In the name of God amen.  I William Smith of
                            )
Marion District             )  said State and District, do make this my last
                            )
will and testament - It is my will and desire, that as soon as may be con-

venient after my death that my Executrix Shall pay all my just legal debts,

doctor,s Bill and burial and funeral expences, out of any of my property

not otherwise disposed of.  To my beloved wife,  utha Smith, I give and be-

queath all the Horses which I may have at my death, the bed, bedstead and all

the furniture belonging thereto.  (The Bed called  utha's bed) The dining

table and all the siting chairs beloning to my house All the kitchen furni-

ture, Three Cows and yearlings and a two year old Heiffer and their increase.

One half of all my Sheep and Hogs which I may have at my death - I give and

bequeath to my said wife a negro girl named candis and her increase during

her natural life to use control and enjoy as her own; and at her my said wife,s

death, the uses and profits of said Slave to Elisabeth Woodard during her

natural life; and at her death to vest finally absolutely and forever in her

child or children.

I give and bequeath to my Said wife a negro girl named Sarahann and her in-

crease, during her natural life, to use, controle and enjoy as her own; and

at her my said wife,s death, the uses and profits of said Slave to Mary A.

Smith during her natural life, and at her death to vest finally abosolutely

and forever in her child or children.  I give and bequeath to my said wife,

Mariah a negro woman slave and her increase and her children Simon, Alex-

ander and Randal to vest finally absolutely and forever in my said wife - I

also give and bequeath unto my Said wife all the provifsions for people, hor-

ses and cattle which I amy have at my death, two ploughs and guear two weed-

ing hoe, one grubbing hoe and one Shovel Spade.

It is my will and desire that my executrix as soon after my death as may be

convenient and after She has payed my debts as aforesaid Shall Sell all my

property according to the vendue * and divide equally among my children

or their representatives the proceeds of the sale of all Kinds of property

owned by me at my death and not herein bequeath or otherwise disposed of.

I do hereby nominate, ordain and appoint, my Said wife, my lawful executrix


WILLIAM SMITH'S WILL PAGE 2

to execute this my last wile and testament - in witnefs hereof I hereunto

set my hand and seal this Second day of July A. D. one thousand Eight hun-

dred and fifty one and in the Seventy fifth year of the Sovreignty of the

united States of America

In presence of                                 William Smith (SEAL)

Edith Legett

Morgan Legett

Levi Legett

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 159

Sworn to May 11, 1852

Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary of Marion District

Roll No. 732

*word undecipherable



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