Will of
Shadrack FULLER, 1798

Contributed by Brenda Wagner, 19 March 2000


WILL OF SHADRACK FULLER


In the name of God Amen.  The third day of march One Thousand Seven Hundred
& Ninety Eight.
I Shadrack Fuller of Marlboro County in the state of  South Carolina, being
very sick and weak in
body but in perfect mind and memory.  Thanks be given unto God, Therefore
calling unto mind
the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed 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 recommend my soul unto the almighty god that give it, and
my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent christian burial
at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the funeral
ressurection I shall recieve the same again by the mighty power of god and
as touching such worldly estate where- with it
hath pleased god to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the
same in the following manner
and form.  First I give and devise to Lucy my dearly beloved wife the
Plantation and land whereon I now live during the state of her widowhood
with all the stock of cattle hof & four head of horses and all my household
furniture during the state of her widowhood.  Secondly I give and devise to
my will beloved son
Simon Fuller half of a tract of land containg fifty acres joining of land of
James Bolton which I bought off Jesse Baggett the S. half which I now give
away to be laid off on the lower side of  S. tract next to the three creeks
also one bay horse colt.  Thirdly if it should happen so that the state of
my wife's widowhood
should cease by marrige then and in that case my will and meaning is that
the land whereof she is now processed revert  to my three sons Johnathan,
Samuel & Shadrack Fuller to be equally divided among them and in case she
continues widowhood  the term of her natural life then after her decease the
land be divided as before mentioned, Fourthly I give and bequeath to my
seven children namely; Johnathan, Samuel,Shadrack, Mary, Sarah, Lucy and
Amelia Fuller after the state of my wife's widowhood shall cease by marrige
or otherwise all my personal Estate to be equally divided among them after
my just debts are paid.  Lastly I constitute make ans ordain Lucy my dearly
beloved wife Excutrix and my trustly friend James Bolton Executor of this my
Last Will and Testament, And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and
disanull and every other former Testament, Wills, Legacies and Bequests and
Executors by me in any ways before named, Willed and Bequested, Rectifying
and confimring this and no other to be my last will and
testament............................
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hans and seal the day and year
written above.....................



         His
                              Signed Sealed and Published
Shadrack (X) Fuller  L
                              Pronounced and Declared
        Mark
by S. Shadrack Fuller as his last will and testament
In the presence of us
J.A. Feagin
Robert Purnell


Recorded in Will Book A Page 29
recorded 10th day of July 1798
Case 1 Box 3.
J. Winfield Clk.

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