South Carolina Kershaw District
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas H Elliott senr of the District and State aforesaid being of
Sound and disposing mind & memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to Say, I give my body to the dust and my Soul to Almighty God who gave it--I hereby bequeath to my wife Jane H Elliott the following property one negro boy named Bob, one negro girl named Charity, one dark Sorrel mare, one Cart, one ______, five cows & calves, one Beef, two Sows & pigs, Six head of killable hogs, Sixty bushels of Corn, twelve hundred pounds of fodder, one Set of plows and plow gears, four head of sheep, the home premises and ______ _____ _____ from about Pine tree to the Georgetown road, the interest of Two hundred dollars to be paid to her Annually, Two feather beds and furniture half of my household & kitchen furniture, the ________ property my wife Jane H Elliott is to have during her natural life or Widowhood, except one bed furniture, one large chest two Cows & Calves which is to have the right to dispose of as She pleases __________ _____ & decease of _____ of marriage, the Land which I gave to her is to be my Son William Elliott and he is to take possession & pay five hundred dollars as a part out of his Share of my Estate, the balance to be Sold and Equally divided among my children or their issue. I give and bequeath to daughter Elizabeth Elliott one feather bed, one cow & calf, the balance of my property My executors are directed to sell both the real & perishable property that belong to my Estate Which has not been named in My Will, and all my lawful debts to be paid, the balance to be Equally divided among my Six Children or their issue, at my deceased. I appoint my son J.A. Elliott, and Benjamin Ratcliff my executors to this my last Will and Testament, In Witness my hand and Seal this the Twenty first day of March, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Sixty one. Signed in the prescence of: J.E. RODGERS, J.R. THORN, R.E. WEST Sign:
THOMAS X ELLIOTT "
The above will was probated on 12 Jan 1863.
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