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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 8 March 2001


South Carolina-- 

In the name of God Amen, I Silas S. Anderson of Marion District in said 
"--" Considering the unCertainty of this Mortal life, and being of sound and 
perfect mind memory and understanding, blessed be the Almighty God for the 
Same, do make  and publish this my last will and Testament, in manner and 
form following, vis--- 

first, - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Mary H. Anderson, the 
following negroes. vis - Peter and Beck, with their children  - Dick, Sylvia, 
Isaac, Dolly, & Maria, also Amos, Toney, and Ben Senr. 

Secondly, - I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter, Mary E Brown, the 
following negros viz - Tom & Rachael, and her children, Martha & MacKerel. 

Thirdly - I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Lewis Anderson, the 
following negroes, viz - Nett and her children, Ben, Chap, Hannah, Sam, 
Dafney, Willis, Joe, Lotty, Stepney and Brewerton - Which several negroes I 
give and bequeath, unto my Said Son Robert L. Anderson, so long as he may or 
does live, and after his death; I will and bequeath the Said Nett, and her 
children, which she now hath, as before named, or which she may, hereafter 
have, to be equally divided between my two daughters , Mary E. Brown, and 
Margaret S. Brooks, during their Natural lives, and after the death of the 
Said Mary E. Brown , and Margaret S. Brooks, to be the absolute property of 
the issues of their bodies forever. 

---And I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Mary H Anderson, the Sole manager, 
of my said Son Robert Lewis Anderson, and to Keep the Said Robert S. 
Anderson; and the Said negroes Nett and children so long as she my said 
beloved wife, may or does live - . 

fourthly, - I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter, Evelina U. Brooks, a 
small negro Girl, by the name of Charity, but, if the Said Evelina should die 
without a child, then, the said Charity shall belong to her eldest brother or 
sister, as the Case may be, and in Case that she has neither brother or 
sister, then the said Charity shall belong to James A Brown; - 

---I further give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary H. Anderson, all my 
possessions of land, including mill Ferry ?. To have and to hold, all and 
singular the same, so long as she may or does live; - and after the death of 
my said wife, I will and bequeath, unto my eldest daughter Mary E Brown, all 
the upper portion of my land as low as the following described line, viz 
Commencing at Lynches Creek, at the head of the bridge lake, and following 
the lower line of my middle tract, run by Thos Eaddy surveyor, until it 
reaches the Jefferies Creek road, from thence, strait to the mouth of the 
timber fork branch, then following said Branch, to its - head, from thence a 
strait line to my back line To have and to hold the above named portion of my 
land, To her and her heirs and assigns forever, - Also after the death of my 
said wife, I give and bequeath, unto my said youngest daughter, Margaret S. 
Brooks, and after her death to the issue of her body, all my land lying below 
the above named line,  including the land owned by me, lying in Williamsburg 
District, To have and to hold to her so long as she may live - then, to the 
issue of her body forever, And lastly as to all the rest , residue, and 
remainder of my personal Estate , goods & chattels; Notes and accounts &c - 
after paying all my Just, and lawful debts; out of same, I give and bequeath, 
to my beloved wife Mary H. Anderson, - And I do hereby appoint George J 
Myers, Sole Executor; of this my last will and testament;, hereby revoking 
all former wills by me made, - In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and Seal this Third day of October A.D. Eighteen hundred & forty four, and in 
the Sixty Ninth year of American Independence. 

Signed Sealed published pronounced and       }    S.S. Anderson (SEAL) 
declared by the within Testator as his       } 
will, In the presence of us.                 } 
Thos Cox 
Neil Ray 
John W. Finklea 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 131 
Sworn to Apl. 15, 1845 
Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary 
Roll No. 26 

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