Will of Hannah Blackwell
Will Book 7, p 115
In the name of God, Amen.
I Hannah Blackwell of the District and State aforesaid being of Sound mind memory & understanding, do make this my last will
& Testament in the following manner Viz-.
Unto my nephew James Lane I give & bequeath, one white counterpane - & Two hundred Dollars---
Unto my Niece Martha L. Pettigrew, I lend my gold locket (in which is contained hair of both my Father & Mother) during her natural
life & at her decease to her eldest Daughter & So in perpetual Succession from mother to Daughter to the remotest generation.
But Should my Said Niece die leaving no daughter, I lend the Said locket to M. L. Pettigrew.
Unto my Said Niece Martha L. Pettigrew I give & bequeath one half of all my Cotton Stockings, a half dozen Silver Tea Spoons-
& Two hundred Dollars--
Unto my Nephew Thomas B. Dunnam I lend Six hundred Dollars free of Interest, during his natural life, and at his decease I
give the Said Six hundred Dollars to his Children to be equally divided among them, - I give to my Said Nephew I give my
dressing glass- also Small Trunk (with his daughter's name written in it)
Unto my niece Elizabeth S. Bailey I lend my laid work Bed quilt, a pair of Sheets & Pillow cases & Six hundred Dollars
during her natural life, and at her decease I give the Said quilt - Sheets pillowcases & Six hundred Dollars to her
children to be equally divided among them all.
Unto my Niece Elisabeth B. Pettigrew I lend my Servant maid Malinda, Two hundred Dollars, my pale Gold Ring half dozen
of pap Spoons, my dressing Table Bed & Bed Stead & every other article of furniture, not herein before or after mentioned.
- (& Trunks with the names of the persons for whom they are intended written in them) during her natural life, and at her decease
I give the said Servant & her increase the Said Two hundred Dollars to her children to be equally divided among all of them
that may survive her also I give to my niece E. B. Pettigrew one half of all my Stockings & Such Suits of my wearing apparel as
She may Select for her own use---
Unto my niece Hannah Potts I lend Two hundred Dollars during her natural , which She is at liberty to use in purchasing a
negro girl which Shall be for her benefit during her life & at her decease to be equally divided among all her Children,
Unto my Nephew Joseph M. Blackwell I give a half dozen Silver Tea Spoons, which he has now in possession--
Unto my Niece Hannah M. Blackwell I give my yellow gold Ring.
Unto my servant Malinda I give my cotton Mattress two duffee Blankets & one cotton Blanket, a pair of smothing Irons, wheel &
cards & rocking chair -- all my wearing apparel not herein before disposed of also such hogs or cattle of which I may die possess.
I enjoin that my Niece E. B. Pettigrew watch over my Said Servant Malinda & restrict her in regard to the articles
herein given her, that She may not Sell or imprudently dispose of them, but to use them.
The residue of my Estate I will & require to be equally divided between my Nieces Elisabeth Brown & Elizabeth B. Pettigrew
on loan during their natural lives and at the decease of the Mothers Severally the one half to the Children of each for ever
Finally I Nominate & appoint George W. Dargan & Andrew B. Woods Executors to this my last will, & I do hereby declare this
to be my last will & Testament, hereby revolking all others by me heretofore made---
Signed Sealed & confirmed this Twenty fifth of March in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & twenty four-
H Blackwell (Seal)
In the presence of ---
Recorded in Darlington District
Will Book 7 page 115
Recorded 29th January 1825
Geo. Bruce Ordinary DD
Apt. A. Pkg. 44.