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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 8 March 2001


In the name of God Amen, I Apsaley Campbell of the State of South Carolina 
Marion District being admonished by the infermity of my body that my earthly 
existance may soon Close yet being of sound mind and desireing to dispose of 
such worldly estate as it has please God to bless me with do on this the 
seventh day of December anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty 
three make, constitute and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner 
and form following vis First my will is that all my Just debts and funeral 
expenses be paid out of my personal property, Secondly I give and bequeath to 
my Grand Daughter Mary F. Breeden my negro man Jake my negro girl Flora and 
negro girl Sally and one bed and furniture, I give and bequeath to my Grand 
Daughter Jacabina Breeden my negro woman Dina and her child Harrison and boy 
Calvin and also one bed and furniture, Thirdly I give and bequeath to my 
Daughter Adaline Breeden all my estate both real and Personal of every kind 
and description for her use and benefit during her natural life and at her 
death to be Subject to such Distributions as is herein after made yet that 
She may not dispose of it in any way or for any purpose nor Shall it or any 
portion of it be Subject to any execution for any debt which she or her 
husband may contract but that she shall the use and benefit of it during her 
natural life only, and at her death all my real estate I give and bequeath to 
my Grand Daughter Mary F. Breeded and Jacabine Breeden and any other child or 
children born of the body of my Daughter Adaline Breeden which She may 
hereafter have to be equally divided between Sharing equal and alike, 
      Fourthly, my will is and I so dispose and ordain that if my Daughter 
Adaline Shall have other children or child than those above mentioned namely 
Mary F. And Jacabina I give and bequeath to such child or children all my 
personal estate not given and bequeathed to the said Mary F. and Jacabina but 
Should the Balance of my personal estate vis my negro woman Grace and her 
children Lucy, Harry and Huldy and Lenard and Daniel all other Personal 
Property of every kind not herein before disposed exceed in value that which 
I have left and bequeathed to the said Mary F. and Jacabina then that the 
said Mary F. and Jacabina Shall of such excess receive a portion of the same 
making their several Shares equal and alike and Should my Said daughter have 
no such child or children then and that case, I give and bequeath the estate 
aforesaid to the Mary F. and Jacabina at their mother's death,--and lastly I 
nominate and ordain my brother William S Bethea my Executor to this my last 
will and Testament  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this 
my last will  on the day and in the year first above written 

Signed and Published as and for the Apsley Campbell 
Last will and Testament of Apsaley 
Campbell in Presence of 
Malcom Stafford 
John C. Bethea 
Shepard E Nash 
Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 178 
Original Will Missing 
Sworn to Feby. 6, 1854 
E.B. Wheeler, ordinary of Marion County 
Roll No. 995 

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