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JOSEPH McDANIEL WILL
In the name of God Amen. I Joseph McDaniel Sr. of Marlborough District in the State of South Carolina, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to god, Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and acknowledging 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 hand of the Almighty God that gave it & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent christian manner at the discrection of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall recieve the same again, by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of in the manner and form following:
First, I give unto my dearly beloved wife Sarah McDaniel during the term of her natural life all the lands which I now posses and after her decease my will is that said lands do revert unto my son John Standard McDaniel, I likewise give unto my said wife all my negroes until my son John Standarf Mcdaniel arrived to Twenty one years of age at which time I give my wife a certain negro woman named Phoebe to revert to my son John Standard McDaniel: reserving at the same time the first child which comes from the said negro woman Phoebe which shall arrive at the age of two years old, to my daughter Anne Fuller Stubbs, I give unto my son James McDaniel a certain negro boy named Robbin............
I give to my son Joseph McDaniel a certain negro girl named Jane. I give unto my son Alexander McDaniel a certain negro woman named Phillis reserving at the same time the first child which the said Phillis shall have that arrives to two years of age to my daughter Sarah Duke, I also give to my wife Sarah McDaniel ( after all my just debts are paid) all my stock of all kinds with all my good debts and movable effects whatsoever until my son John Standard McDaniel shall arrive to twenty one years; at which time, my will is that the whole of the afore mentioned property, be divided into two equal divisions the one half to be and remain in possession of my wife Sarah McDaniel for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease to revert to my son John Standard McDaniel. I also give unto my two daughters Sarah Duke and Ann Fuller Stubbs the remaining half of my household furniture to be equally divided beteen them. I also give to my three sons James, Joseph and Alexander McDaniel all the remaining half of my stock and movable effects which has not been before given away to be equally divided between them; and in case the said John Standard McDaniel shall die before he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years of age all his property shall be equally divided between my living children after the decease of his mother, and I do hereby constitute make and ordain my wife Sarah McDaniel Excutrix and James, Joseph and Alexander McDaniel Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and disanul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies bequest and executors by me in anywise before the named Will's and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this Twelth day of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three.
Signed, Sealed and published pronounced and declaredd by the B. Joseph McDaniel Sr. as
his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence of each other have here
subscribed our names.
Recorded in Will Book A
Page 39 Case 1 Box 6
Recorded 29th of April 1803
J. Windfield (Ordy)
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