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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 11 May 2001

                  WILL OF

               AUSTIN STONE, SR.

In the name of God Amen this Sixth day april one thousand

Eight hundred & Eighteen I Austin Stone senior of Marion

district South Carolina being in perfect mind & memory

knowing that it is appointed for man once to die do make

& ordain this my last will & testament in manner follow-

ing (Vis) first of all I give my soul into the hands of

Almighty god that gave it & my body to the ground to be

buried in a Christian manner at the discretion of my Execu-

tors hereafter named and my worldly Estate I Give divise &

dispose of in manner following (Viz) I give & bequeath to my

son Philip Stone and Daughter Rachel Eaddy their heirs and

afsigns forever, Two  hundred & sixty six acres to be equally

divided between them the ad. land is part of a tract of Eight

hundred acres in williamsburgh district in the fork of Lyches

lake and lynces creek.  I Give & bequeath to my son Austin

Stone a certain tract of one hundred acres on lynches Creek

Joining the land that I now live on I lend unto my beloved wife

Elizabeth the plantation and tract of land I now live on containg

four hundred and fifty acres with all my personal estate dur-

ing her widowhood, or Natural life but at her death or if she

shoud marry again the said tract of four hundred & fifty acres

to be Equally divided between my son Samuel E Stone Given him

first choise Henry Stone second.  Francis Bartell & Lydda Hanna,

& the whole of my personal property that I lend to my wife be

Sold the money Collected a Equal division made between my Ten 

living children, or thir heirs, if dead, of thir Share that that

father or mother would have heired if living and my grandson

Austin Stone Profser have an Equal part with the said ten Chil-

dren (viz) Dottson Stone Martha Eaddy Austin Stone Phillip

Stone Samuel E. Stone Nany [?] Stone Francis Bartell Lydda Hanna

Rachel Eaddy Senca Stone, and my wife Elizabeth if she marrys

the remaing tracts of land in Marion (Viz) one on lynches creek &

Smiths and remaing tract of Eight hundred and thirty three acres

being part of a tract Coveyed from william stone to me the said


Austin Stone be sold and Equal division be made betwen my 

aforesaid Children/Whenconvenient after my death I make and or-

dain Constitute and appoint my Soninlaw Henry Eaddy and my

son Dottson Stone my whole and sole Executors of this my

last will and Testament disannulling & Revokeing all other

wills by me made In witnefs hereof I have hereunto set my

hand and affixd my seal the day and year above writen

test                            Austin Stone (SEAL)

  William Bartell
  Peter X Bartell
John X Profser

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 118

Recorded July 30, 1818

Thos  Harllee, Ordy of M. D.

Roll No. 710

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