Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 22 July 2003
The State of South Carolina
In the Name of God Amen I STEVEN PARKER of the State and District aforesaid, being sick of body but of a sound mind and of a disposing memory praise be God for the same, do make this my last will and Testament. First, I commit my soul into the Hands of God who Gave it restoring my Hope in the Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer for a blessed immortality of my body I commit to the grave requesting only a decent and Christian like burial. As to my worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with I will and desire that it may be disposed of in the following manner.
First I wish my funeral and burial expenses to be paid and all my Just debts likewise paid after which I give and bequeath to my sons ELISHA PARKER one shilling Sterling, to ELIJAH PARKER one shilling Sterling, to STERN PARKER PARKER one shilling Sterling to my daughter ELIZABETH RYE one shilling Sterling
I give or lend to my son in law CANNON WEAVER, a lot of land known by the name PARKER'S boat yard together with all my boat yard Tools and all my lumber or timber that may be in the boat yard the above property I lend to him for the term of fifteen years then to return into the hands of my Executors hereafter to be named for my dearly beloved wife AGNESS PARKER.
To my son DAVID PARKER I give one shilling Sterling to PRUDENCE BAILEY I give one shilling Sterling.
Lastly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife AGNESS PARKER a tract of land whereon I now live commonly called BAILEY'S Tract supposed to be about 150 acres, all my stock consisting of horses cattle, hogs sheep &c, all my plantation & carpenter's tools except my boat yard tools already disposed of as above, one wagon, one riding chair, one Oac carriage and 2 log chains, one lock chain one yoke of young oxen, together with all my
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household and kitchen furniture
I do hereby constitute and appoint my particular friends JOSEPH INGRUM SENr., LEMUEL INGRUM Son of JOSEPH INGRUM SENr., both of Anson County North Carolina and ARCHIBALD ELLIS of Chesterfield District South Carolina ---Executors to this my Last will and Testament revoking all others I declare this to be my last Will. Turn Over.
In Witness whereof I have this Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty
STEPHEN PARKER (Seal)
Signed Sealed published & declared
to be the Last Will & Testament of
STEVEN PARKER SEN. by him revoking
all others in the presence of us
Recorded in Will Book A
Page 127 Case 1 Box 17
Recorded Dec. 3 rd , 1821
WM. EASTERLING, Ordinary, M. D.
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