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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 28 May 2001

                             WILL OF

                       ELIZABETH STEPHENSON

State of South Carolina )  In the name of God Amen
Marion District         )

I Elizabeth Stephenson of the Destrict and State aforesaid at this time

weak and frail in body but pofsefsing a sound and disposeing mind and

memory do make and constitue this my last will and Testament in manner

and form following (To wit). First it is my will desire that after my

decease that my corps be entered by the side of my first Husband Robert

 lison in a decent and christian like manner and all my just debts be

paid Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Smith a negro

woman named Mary and her child. and the increase of the Said negro woman

Mary for the term of her natural and no longer  and after her death it is

my will and desire that the said negro woman and increase desend to the

lawful ifsue of her body begotten & to be begotten by he presant Husband

Samuel Smith or any other Husband whom she may be united to not to be

subject to any debt or contract of the said Samuel or any other but the

said negro Mary with her increase to remain in the hands of my Executor

who will be hereafter named subject to his controls and management the use

or proffets vesting in my Daughter Mary for life to the ifsue of My Daugh-

ter Mary as above stated in fee-- It is further my will and desire that

if my said - Daughter Mary Should die leaving no lawful ifsue in that case

the said negro woman and he increase revert and go to my beloved Daughter

Eliza Frazer and her ifsue subject to the same conditions and restrictions

as above stated -


Thirdly I will and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Smith a feather

bed and furnature - also to my Grand Daughter Caroline Smith I will and

bequeath a feather bed and furnature - each in fee simple - - Again it is

my will and desire that that the remaining part of my goods and chattles be

be sold at Auction the amount of such sale be - applied to the payment of

my debts as before stated the balance if any there be be equally divided

between my two Daughters - --


L   Lastly. I constitute and appoint my Brother Robert Nettles Executor

to this my last will and Testament revoking and making void all other 

will and Testaments by declareing and acknowledging this and only this to

be my last will and Testament

    In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirty

first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred

and twenty five- and in the 50th year of the Independance--

    Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of 

Samuel Bigham                                      E Stephenson (SEAL)

James McPherson

J. C. Muldrow

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 342

Sworn to March 6, 1826

E. B. Wheeler, Ordy.

Roll No. 948

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