Will of
Alexander PETERKIN, 1829

Contributed by Toni Allen, 27 Jan 2002


State of South Carolina
Marlborough District

In the name of God Amen.  I Alexander Peterkin of Marlborough district in the 
said state feeling it to be an imperious duty as to dispose (?) of my estate 
as to make provision for those, for whom I am bound by the laws of nature to 
provide, do make ordain and publish this as my last will and testament, in 
manner following

VIZ  first.  I give and devise (?) unto my natural sons, James Peterkin and 
Jefse Peterkin, the sons of Elizabeth Evans late wife of William Evans, and to 
their heirs, all my real estate to be equally divided between.  And if either 
of them should die without leaving ifsue
of his body living at the time of his death then the survivor is to have the 
whole.  And if both the said James and Jefse should die with out leaving ifsue 
so living then I give and devic (?) the said real estate to my natural daughter 
Susan Bridges wife of James D Bridges

Secondly.  As to the personal estate whereof I may die pofsefsed, my will and 
desire is that the same shall be equally divided between my said natural 
children James Peterkin  Jefse Peterkin and Susan Bridges and if either of 
them should die without leaving ifsue living at the time of his or ___(?) death 
then the part or portion of the one so dying shall go and belong to the survivor 
or survivors

Thirdly.  As to the real and personal estate herein given to my said daughter 
Susan Bridges my will and desire is that the same shall ____on (?) and belong 
to her for her sole and private (?) use free from the debts and contracts of 
her husband for and during the
term of her natural life only.  And after her death to be equally divided among 
her children if any and offspring (?) shall leave (?) in children living at the 
time of her death.  Then the said estate shall be equally divided between her 
brothers the said James and Jefse
or their legal descendants (?)

Lastly.  I nominate constitute and approve my said sons James and Jefse Peterkin
equally (?) my son in law James D. Bridges Executors of this my last will and
testament.

	In writing ____ of I have here unto set my hand this 5th day of August 
Anno Domini 1829

Signed, published		Alexander Peterkin	
by the said Alexander
Peterkin as his last will
and testament in the		Moses E. Coxe
presence of us who have	Wiley W. Jones	
attested the same in		Colin MacRae
his presence.

State of South Carolina
Marlborough District		By William Easterling, Ordinary of said District

				Personally appeared before me Moses E Coxe and
Wiley M Jones, who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God,
doth make oath and say that they saw Alexander Peterkin sign, publish this written
instrument of writing as and for his last will and Testament that to the said Alexander
Peterkin was then of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best
of the deponents knowledge and belief and that Colin MacRae, together with the
deponents signed his name as a witnefs ___ to at the request and in the presence of
the Testator and in the presence of each other at the same time ______ James Peterkin
and Jefse Peterkin
Given under my hand this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty nine.

Wm Easterling, Ordinary of Marlborough District		Moses E. Coxe
								Wiley M. Jones



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				    Alex’ r  Peterkin
				           Will
				 Marlborough District
				     Ordinary office
				  Recorded Book H  H
				       page 38 & 39
				   the 8th  Sept  1829
				Wm Easterling, Ordinary
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