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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 11 May 2001

[Please note that the surname ELVINGTON has many spellings, including variations
on YELVENTON, (e.g., Yelvington, Yilverton, et cetera).
--Victoria]

WILL OF JACOB YELVENTON
 
In the name of god amen I jacob Yelventon of the State of South Carolina in 
Liberity County Being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and 
Memory thanks be given unto god Calling unto mind the mortality of my body 
and knowing that its is apointed for all men Once to die do make and ordain 
this my Last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all 
I give and Reccomend my Soul into the hand of almighty god that gave it and 
my Body I Reccomend to Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian Burial at the 
Discretion of my executores nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection 
I shall Receive the same again by the mighty Power of god and as touching Such 
Worldly Estate where with it hath pleased god to blefs me in this Life I give 
devise and Dispofe of the Same in the following manner and form
 
First I give and Bequeath to my beloved Son Shaderick yelventon one young Bay 
mare now in the pursesion of Jofeph Page also I give to my Beloved Son Gedian 
yelvento all the money I have By me and Due to me and two three year old Steers 
and all my wareing Cloths also I Give to my Beloved Son Zado yelventon one 
feather Bed and all the furnetur to it Belonging and all my Carpanders tools 
and one gang of hogs Containing 2 sows and 11 pigs and 6 yearold and one grine 
Stone and three Quart Basons also give and Lend to my Beloved Dafter Unity Green 
all my Land Dureing her Life and then to her Dafter Eady Green and her ares 
Lawfully Begoten of her Body and if She Should Dy with out any heir it is to 
Return to my son Zadoo yelventon and his heirs also I give to my Dafter 
unity Green one one feather Bed and furneture and all the Remaining part of my 
Hogs and all my Sheep that is in the Cear of Cear of thomas ard and all the 
Cattle in the Cear of John Barfoot also my Rideing mare Sadle and Bridle and if 
with fould now the Colt is to bee my Gransons Gidian yelventons also I give to 
my Dafter unity Green two Cows and Calves of my home Stock and all the 
Remaining part of my house hould goods and all my working tools and all the 
Remianing part of my Cattle I give to my Beloved Dafter Reese Wilkeson also I 
give to my Granson Jefse yelventon that Stock of Sheep in the hand of John Barfoot 
also I make my son Zadoo yelventon and Jofiah Davis whom I likewis Constitute 
make and ordain the Sole Excouters of this my Last will and testement and I Do 
hereby uterly Disallow Revoke and Disanul all and Every other former testements 
wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any ways Before named willed and 
bequeathed Rattifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my Last will and 
testement in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth 
Day of July one thousand Eight hundred
 
Signed Sealed published prounounced and Dooleared by the said Jacob yelventon 
as his Last will and testament in the presents of us who in his presents and in 
the Presence of Each other have hereunto Subscribed our names
 
                                                          his
test John Barfoot                                  Jacob  X  yelventon
W/m. Sparkman                                            mark
         his
Perygin   X Arnet
         mark
 
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 6
Proved September 3, 1800
Hugh Giles, Ordy
Role No. 845

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