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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 29 May 2001

                               WILL OF

                           JOHN WOOD

In the Name of god Amen I John Wood of Marion District in

the State of South Carolina being weak in body but Sound in

mind and memory Blefsed be god for his abundant mercyes So

graciously bestowed on me and Calling to mind the mortallity

of this Body and that it is appointed for all men once to

Die Do make ordain and Constitute this my last Will and

Testament but first of all I Commit my Spirit into the hands

of God who Gave it nothing Doubting but I shall Recive the

same again at the last day and be again Reunited in Soul

and body by the amaizing power of almighty god as for my

Body I Commit the same to the Earth to be decently entered

in Christian form and Burial at the Descrestion of my Exe-

cutors here under mentioned and as for such worldly goods

as it hath pleased God to endow me with I do hereby dispose

of in manner and form following that is to Say after paying

and Sattisfying all my Just Debts and Funaral Charges which

I leave/to the descresion and Integrity of my Executors.  Item I

give and Bequeath unto my wife Sarah Wood a Tract of land

Containing one hundred and forty five acres with house and

houses where I now live During her life and after her Dis-

cease or death I give this said plantation or Tract of land

to my Daughter Annes Son Adin James to be pofsesed by him

as his right and if adin James shuld die before he Comes of

age it shall be for her next Child and so on to the surviv-

ing Child and if he or they all die without heirs of their

Body begotten then it shall go to my daughter Anne.  During 

her life and at her Decease it Shall return to be devided

between the rest of my Children or grandchildren I also give

my wife sarah Wood one negro man named Bork and all my

horses and mares Cattel hogs Sheep houshold furniture and

Every thing Else I pofsefs without interruption for her to

use and Dispose of as she hath nead and as long as she liv-

eth and after her Discease Every thing Cattal horses, hogs, 

sheap houshold furniture Negro plantation tools shall be

Equilly/dividedbetween my son John Wood Sarah Chinners Rebecca


Legett martha Legett and Anne James and I likewise give to 

my son Jefse Wood that plantation and Tract of land on which

he now lives and his part and portion to him and his Hiers

forever, and I do hereby nominate Constitute and ordain or

appoint my Loving sons Jefse Wood and David Legett to be

my true and lawfull Executors to this my last will and tes-

tament Rattifiing and Confirming and no other to be my last

will or Testament hearby denying Revoking and Disanuling

all other wills or testaments whatsoever in testamony where-

of the aforesaid John Wood have heare unto set my hand and

Seal this Ninteenth day of march one thousand Eight hundred

and Eight

signed seal published and              John Wood (SEAL)

Declared in the prefence

of us 

     James Legett

     James James
     John ///---- Bath

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 50

Sworn to August 20, 1808

Saml Cooper, Ordy M. D.

Role No. 805


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