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Transcribed by Roberta Hayes King, 23 March 2001


Marion District   ) Know all men by these presence that I Joseph Clark Planter at Little Bluff

South Carolina    ) being of sound mind do make this my last Will and testament Item 1st

I will my soul to my God who gave it to me item 2nd It is my will & desire 

that all my Just debts be paid Item 3rd It is my will that my beloved Wife Cynthia 

Clark shall have and Keep all of my property her natural life and at her death I desire that 

the property that may remain shall be equally divided between my brother Henry Clarkes children 

and the children of my wifes sister Nancy Smith that is to say John Smith and Nancy Smith shall 

have one half and the children of my brother Henry Clark of Marlboro District shall have the 

other half It is moreover my will and desire that John J Gibson do Act as my Executor with all

the powers that the Laws of Executors does or may give 

This 12th day of April 1838 Signed and sealed in presence

of William C(?)
Jas Watson                                 Joseph X Clark
James Gibson

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 310

Original Will Missing

Recorded Decr. 14, 1838

Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 192    

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