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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 19 Jul 2001

                                WILL OF

                          PHILIP BARTELL

       In the Name of God Amen

                     I Philip Bartell of the District of Marion in the

State of South Carolina, being weak of body, but of sound mind and Memory,

do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, In manner and form fol-

lowing That is to Say, First It is my will and desire that all my Just debts

and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied, as soon as Conveniently Can

be, after my decease, Second, I give and bequath unto my Six Grand Children,

Namely, Reuben Ard, Eliza Ard, Rebecca Ard, Jackson Ard, Elizabeth Ard and

Martha Ard All that plantation and tract of Land Lying and being on the west

Side of the Big Swamp, Containing One hundred and ninety two and three quar-

ters Acres, to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike.  Third 

I give and devise unto my beloved Daughter Frances Powell during her natural

life all that Plantation and tract of Land lying and being on the east side

of Deep Creek Containing seventy two Acres, And at her decease to be equally

divided between her living Children, Share and Share alike, Fourth, I give

and bequath unto my beloved Son William Bartell at the death of my beloved

wife Frances Bartele, All that Plantation and tract of Land Where on I now

live, Containing two hundred and Sixty One Acres, to be at his disposal in

fee Simple to him and his heirs for ever, I also give and devise unto my said

Son William Bartell, at the death of his Mother Francis Bartell, all my house

hold and Kitchen furniture to him, and to his use forever, Fifth, It is my

Will and desire After the death of my beloved Wife Frances Bartell, That the

rest and Residue of my Estate of what so ever Kind it may Consest, be Sold and

the Money arising from the Sale thereof, after all my Just debts are paid, The

Balance if any, to be equally divided, between my beloved Sons Silvester Bar-

tele & William Bartele, Francis Powell Children and to my Six grand Children

Reuben Ard Eliza Ard, Rebeca Ard, Jackson Ard Elizabeth Ard and Martha Ard,

(Francis Powells Children to Constitute but one heir and only entitled to

one Share, My Grand Children the Ards Constitute but one heir, and only en-

titled to One Share, Sixth and lastly, I hereby appoint my beloved wife Francis

Bartell and my beloved Son William Bartele executors of this my last Will and

Testament, In Witnefs whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 8 day


of May A. D. One thousand eight hundred and forty Seven, Signed Sealed,

published and declared, by the said Philip Bartell to be hs last Wile and


In the Presence of us                        Philip Bartell (SEAL)

   W H Stone

   Jasper Bartell

   W J Stone

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 143

Recorded July 18, 1850

Edward B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 105

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