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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 17 June 2001

                                 WILL OF

                         ISAAC STACKHOUSE

In the name of God Amen

               I Isaac Stackhouse of South Carolina Marion District being

of feeble body but of sound and disposing mind and being desirous of dispos-

ing of my earthly estate do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and

Testament in manner and form following on this the fourteenth day of Septem-

ber Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and Fifty four Viz First My desire

and will is that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid out of my

personal estate  Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Mastin C Stackhouse

in lieu of a share of my land Two hundred and twenty four dollars which to-

gether with what I have already given him is to constitute his share of my

real estate except what I shall hereafter leave to be sold Thirdly I give and

bequeath to my son Eli Thomas Stackhouse in lieu of any share in my lands ex-

cept what I shall hereafter leave to be sold Two hundred and Twenty four dol-

lars fourhly I give and bequeath to my son Wm. R. Stackhouse one hundred and

four acres of land lying between Allen Gaddy E T Stackhouse and lands of the

estate of John Hamilton and Three hundred and Sixty Six dollars in money

for his share of my real estate except what I shall leave to be sold I also

give and bequeath to him Two Cows and Calves and One bed and furniture

Fifthly I give and bequeath to my sons Tristram F, Hugh Milton and Robert J.

B. Stackhouse The plantation on Which I live and adjoining lands Containing

thirteen and twenty hundred and twenty five acres to be equally divided between

them by Straight line runing from the back lines to the River Hugh Milton to

have the uper or north and Tristram F to have the Middle piece and Robt J B 

the lower or South and yet that each of my son namely Tristram F. Hugh Milton and

Robet J B shall pay back to my estate or account in a division herein after

named the sum of Five hundred and six dollars making them share equal in my

land with my other heirs I give and bequeath to my son Tristram F my Sorrel

Mare two Cows and Calves and one Bed and furniture to Hugh Milton I give my

Cream Coloured horse two cows and Calves and one bed and furniture To my son

Robt J B I give and bequeath My Brown Bay Horse two Cows and Calves and one

Bed and furniture

Sixtly i give and bequeath to my Six sons namely Mastin C, Eli Thomas,

Wm. Russell, Tristram F, Hugh Milton, and Robt. J B. /I ////give ///and and my Two


Grand daughters Martha James White and Mary Susan Fore All my entire per-

sonal estate namely my negros my Stock of all Kinds not heretofore given

My plantation Tool my Riding carriages all my household furniture not not

heretofore given my Kitchen furniture and all and every portion of my person-

nal estate With whatever Monies and Credits of which I may die pofsefsed to

be divided amongst them so that each shall get an equal part except my two

grand daughters who together are only to get one part To my sons Mastin C,

E. Thomas and W. Russel to whom I have given money to make up a defect of

land and Tristram F. Hugh Milton, Robt J B/who shall pay back or account for in

division Shall severally have have such portion of my personal estate as shall

make their share equal that is Mastin C. E Thomas, and Wm. H Shall get the

amount given and then get an equal share with their brothers Tristram F, Hugh

Milton, and Robt J. B. Will have first to account back and then those amounts

are to be regarded as subject to division amongst all my heirs  To My Grand

daughter Martha James White and my grand daughter Mary Susan Fore shall have

and/I give and bequeath them one share to share equal and alike //my with my

sons and allso to get in lieu of any lands Two hundred and Eighty four dollars

which shall be first considered paid to them and then for them to get one

share divided between them of the Two hundred and Eighty dollars first given 

Martha James shall have Two hundred and fifty and then divided equal and alike

with her sister Mary Susan in the ballance and in the Share of my personal es-

tate left them

    The lands Known as the M Cormic land containing one hundred and Seventy

nine acres my will is and I so demise that my Executors herin after named

shall sell and I Authorize them to make good and sufficient tittles to the same

and the proceed of the sale be devided amongst my heirs in the same way and

condition as my personal estate

    And lastly I nominate and appoint my trusty friends Wm. S. Bethea Dr. A W.

Bethea Phillip M Hamer and Malcom Stafford as Commifsioners Under this Will

to divide my my negroes and other personal property amongt those to whom I

gave it so far as is practicble and to appraise the same and all such as can

not be divided must be sold to effect a division And I ordain and Constitute

my sons Mastin C Stackhouse E T. Stackhouse and //Wm /R //////////Stackhouse //my /////////executors

//to ////this //my ////last ////will ///and /////////Testament Tristram F Stackhouse my executors to this


my last will and Testament

        In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal to this

My last Will and Testament revoking all others on the day and in the year

first above Written

      Signed and published as and            Isaac Stackhouse (SEAL)

for the last Will and Testament of

Isaac Stackhouse in presence of

Kenneth Clark

Allen Gaddy

Malcom Stafford

Recorded in Will Book 2, Page 196

Recorded Jany 23, 1856

E. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 1125

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