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Will of JOHN KING, SR.

Recorded 7 July 1818
Darlington District, SC

WILL OF JOHN KING, SR.

	In the name of God Amen, I John King Senior of the State of South Carolina, Darlington 
District, planter, being of a sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my
 Last Will and Testament (revoking all former Wills & Testaments & Powers of Attorney by me
 made) in manner & form following.

First,  I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of
 my Ececutors to be hereafter mentioned.

Secondly,  My Will and desire is that my Ececutors pay all my Just debts and funeral charges as
 speedily as possible.

Thirdly,  My Will and desire is that all my estate both real & personal be kept together and that
 my negroes and stock be kept on my Plantation for the support of my wife Zilpha and such of our
 children as may reside with her until my youngest child shall arrive at the age of eighteen years
 old, at which time my desire is that all my estate (Except as herein after Excepted) both Real &
 personal be Equally and impartially divided in the following manner (to wit) I lend to my wife
 Zilpha King for and during her natural life, should she be living when my Child shall arrive at the
 age of Eighteen as above; two Negroes / to wit, Jack and Morning... and all the Rest & Residue
 of my estate except three small bequests to my two daughters Sarah Williamson and Nancy Spivy
 and my son John.  I wish Equally & Impartially divided among my Children herafter named; Viz:
 JAMES, HENRY, ABIGAIL, MARTHA, CULLEN, HANNAH, NOEL, share and share
 alike, also the Negroes loaned my wife, after her decease I wish divided share and share alike
 among my last seven named Children, I also will and bequeath to my two daughters NANCY
 SPIVY and SARAH WILLIAMSON together with my son JOHN KING / twenty Shillings
 each /to be paid them by my Ececutors out of my estate, having before given them a competency,
 it is my desire that they only have / twenty Shillings each /  as before specified and no more.

I do hereby appoint my wife Zilpha King Ececutrix together with my two brothers GEORGE
 KING and JAMES KING Ececutors, to this my last Will & Testament.  In testimony whereof I
 have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Eighteenth day of January, One Thousand
 Eight Hundred and Thirteen in the thirty seventh year of the Independence of the United States of
 America.

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and Declared by the testator John King Senior to be his
 Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witness, in the
 presence of the Testator.
						JOHN KING SNR.   (SEAL)
Moses Sanders
William Williams
George Bruce


Recorded in Will Book 5, Page 199 Recorded 7th day July 1818 George Bruce Ordinary D.D. Apt. A Pkg. 464
Document # 2: The State of South Carolina, Darlington District Personally appeared Moses Sanders one of the subscribing witnesses to the within will, and made Oath that he was personally present and did see JOHN KING, the within testator Sign and Acknowlege the within instrument of writing as said for the Last Will & Testament, and that the said testator was at the same time of sound & disposing mind, memory and understanding as this deponent doth believe and that William Williams, Geo Bruce & this deponent witnessed the same in the presence of each other & of the testator. Sworn and Subscribed to this Seventh day of July 1818. MOSES SANDERS (Signature) Geo. Bruce Ordinary DD Recorded 2 July 1818
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This will submitted by Bill King.
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