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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 19 May 2001


                            WILL OF

                         STEPHEN THOMPSON

In the name of God Amen, I Stephen Thompson of the State of 

South Carolina and Destrict of Marion Being of Sound mind

& Memory and Knowing it was once appointed for all me to-

die I do make and Constitute this my Last will & Testament,

(Itom) I desire that my Executor do Sell at his disposal

any part of my Real or personal Estate to pay my Lawfull

debts and Charges Except my negro Woman Sarah and her three

Children Hannah Bob & Siller: and the one her the Said Sarah

is now pregnant with and the Choice of my Young Horses.(Itom)

I give to my Sifter Mary Finkla one hundred Dollars per year

For the Space of Fore years Should She Live as long If no

longer then She lives to be Raised Out of my Estate at the 

descrision of my Executor, (Itom) I Give unto Sifter Naomy

Finkla-One dollar, ((loItom) I give unto my Brother in law

Thomas Finkla one dollar to be discounted-Out of an Execution

I now have Against him, (Itom) I Give to my Brother John

Thompson one dolla (Item) I give unto My Brother Isaac Thomp-

son his Choice of my Young horses, (Itom) I Give-Unto my

Brother In law, David Jamerson, & his hiers who lives in the 

State of Georgia one dollar (Itom) I Give unto my Neice Mary

Ann Thompson A negro Girle Hannah, (Itom) I Give unto My Nep-

hew Stephen wesley Thompson A negro boy named Bob, (Itom) I 

Give unto My Brother Samuel Thompsons Daughter Elizabeth

Thompson one Negro Girle named Siller, (Itom) I Give unto

my nephew Saml..Griffith Thompson the Child my Negro-Woman

Sarih is now Pregnant with Should the Child be bornd and

lives,.(Itom) I Give Unto my Brother Saml.. Thompson my Ne-

gro woman named Sarah. I Also Give unto-Him the Whole of 

my Property Both Real and personal that is not Gave off as

Above Mentioned..(Itom)-

I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my Brother

Saml. Thompson Executor to this my last will and teftament in

witnefs whreof I have hearunto Set my hand & Seal this twenty

Sventh day of May One thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen


STEPHEN THOMPSON'S WILL PAGE 2

Signed Sealed and delivered in the  (
                                    (   Stephen Thompson (SEAL)
presents of

Joseph A Jolly

James Crifsy

John Burnett

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 116

Sworn to July 6, 1818

Thos. Harllee Ordy of M. Dt.

Roll No. 764


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