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Will of Jacob Odom

South Carolina Darlington District In the name of God Amen, I Jacob Odom of the State and District aforesaid being of sound mind and memory, calling unto mind the mortality of the body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament, in manner & form following viz I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Nathaniel Odom all & singular that tract or parcel of land for which I have a deed from Elias Godwien bearing date sometime in One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighteen containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less as specified by the deed- Also I give & bequeath unto my beloved son Jacob Odom all that track on which I now reside being called Floyd's tract for which I have deed bearing date the Eleventh Day of Jan One Thousand Eight Hundred & Seven. Item I do give & bequeath unto my beloved son William Odom all that tract or parcel of land which I hold by deed from George Bruce bearing date the Fourteenth Day of Jan One Thousand Eight Hundred & Eight. I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Uriah Odom, a Danih(?) Bay Horse (known by the name of Jack) and I do give & bequeath the young Dolan (as it is called) unto my well beloved son Calab Odom with this restriction, that he demands said horse within two years from the date herof or this bequest becomes Void, and said horse be sold to highest bidder and the proceeds thereof be equally divided among all my children that have not received a bequest of land. I therein give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Hill one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf and unto Nancy, Polly & Sophia I bequeath the same allowing age to take precedence in choice, and to be subject to this restriction that all those bequest (except the one namly Sarah Hill) shall continue under the control of my executrix and not be paid unto the Legatees until they become of age or get married: All the rest residue of my estate, goods & chattels I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Sophia Odom wherein I nominate, constitute and appoint sole executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. Hereby revolking all other and former will by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal this Twenty Second of August, One Thousand Eight Hundred & Seventeen Signed sealed and declare I before us Witnesses Jas Hoole his cab Beck Jacob # Odom (Seal) Thos E. T. McMurry mark Recorded in Will Book 5, page 224 Recorded September 29th, 1817 Geo. Bruce Ordinary D. D. Apt. A. pkg 109