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Will of ABSALOM GALLOWAY

In the name of God, Amen, the first day of January one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety three and in the seventeenth year of the Independence 
of the united States of America I Absalom Galloway of Darlington County 
and State of South Carolina planter being very sick and weak in body 
but of 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 & recommend my Soul into the 
hands of God that gave it, and my body I recommend to Earth, to be buried 
in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors; nothing 
doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive 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 demise and dispose of the same in the following manner 
and form.  Imprimis I lend to Rachael my dearly beloved wife one third of the 
plantation wheron I now I live for her dowry during her widowhood I give 
Her one bay Mare two Cows and Yearlings one pot one Skillet one dish and 
a half-dozen of pewter plates two Basons half a dozen of knives and forks 
one spinning Wheel and Cards and lastly all the hogs and Sheep in my mark 
for her Children begotten by me and my former Wife's children till they become 
of Age.  

Item I give and bequest to my daughter Penelope Wilson one Shilling Sterling 

Item I give and bequeath to my sone James his heirs and assigns a Negro fellow 
named Moses and that when he attains to the age of twenty one 

Item I give and bequeath to each of my daughters namely Margaret Tilpah Elizabeth 
and Mary one featherbed 

Item I give and bequeath to my Sons George and Absalom their heirs executors
administrators and assigns this plantation whereon I now live to be equally
divided between them and that when they attain to the Age of twenty one Years

And to my daughter Anne I  give and bequeath two pots and the remaining part of my
household effects 

And I do hereby constitute and ordain John Mixon and Samuel Mixon Executors of 
this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul 
all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors 
by me in any ways before named willed 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 the day and Year 
first above written.																																							
	his	
Absalom x Galloway
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Signed Sealed published pronounced 
and declared by the said Absalom 
Galloway as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us the Subscribers

Kth MCallum
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James	x Galloway 
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Malcom MCallum

Recorded In Will Book 1 Page 150
Recorded June 14 1793
Recorded by Evander McIver ck ct
Recorded in Apt. A, Pkg. 313