Last will and testament of James C. Fullwood

In the name of Triune God, I James C. Fullwood, planter in Lower Salem, Sumter District South Carolina. Coming to mind the uncertainty of life do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament in manner nad form following viz First. I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Fullwood the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundren and fifty acres excepting twenty fiveacres adjoining the estate of Wm. J. Fullwood during her natural life, and at her death to go to my son Robert H. Fullwood. and the following three negros in lieu of dowry viz Fellis, Ben and Abram. I also bequeath to her two mules, my riding chair and harness, my dining table, her choice of five cows and claves and fifteen head of hogs out of my stock. The negros, chair, harness, table cows, calves, and hogs to be entirely at her own disposal Second I will and bequeath to my three granddaughters, children of my daughter Susan McKnight, Lenora, Mary Jane, and Susan Rebecca McKnight the following negroes viz Lizzy and her two children with her future increase also Hugh and January. The negroes to be kept on my plantation under the dirctions of my exr until one or more of my granddaughters marries or arrives at the age of eighteen years. then to be equally divided without making a sale by my exr and any there of my respectable neighbors. Should either of my granddaughters Lenora, Mary Jane, or Susan Rebecca die without leaving lawfull issue, then I wish her part to be equally divided among the surviving daughters of my daughter Susan McKnight. It is my will that James McKnight receive three dollars as his full share of my estate To my grandson Robert Brady McKnight I will and bequeath a tract of land containing five hundred and seventy acres more or less orginally granted to Patrick Bird situate on Newmans Branch adjoining Samuel McFaddin and others. and in care of his decease without issue to go to his brother Wm. Montgomery McKnight Third I will and bequeath that the following negroes viz. a woman named Danley with all her childre except her daughter Ann, to remain and to be kept on my plantation under the care and direction of my Exr For the benefit of my daughter Eliza Anderson during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among her surviving daughters Amander, Ann Mariah Mary Jane, and Leanora. Should any one of her daughter die without lawful issue her part ot be divided among the surviving sisters. The nergros to be still kept on my plantation under the care and direction of my Exr for the benefit of said children until one or more of them marries or arrives at the age of eighteen years. then to be divided by my Exr and any three of my respectable neighbors. I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Ann Mariah Anderson one negro girl named Ann with all her future increase. Should Ann Mariah die without lawfull issue, the said negro Ann to go to her sister Lenora I will and bequeath to my daughter Leah Fullwoodone negro woman named Betty with her future increase, Arthur, Elsey, and Sampson. I also give to her one sorell mare and colt, one bed, bedstead and furniture to be entirely at her disposal. I also give to her one negro man named Cezar during her natural life and ta her death to go to my son Robert H. Fullwood. I also give her choice of a room and fire place in my large frame dwelling house Fifth I will and bequeath to my son Robert H. Fullwood a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less Situate on Black River and north of Boggy Gully haveing one valuable mineral spring Also another tract excepting twenty acres containging in all two hunderd and fifty acres more or less situate on Black River between the tract I now live on and Black River originally granted to James Conyers also two other tracts situate on Boggy Gully which land I bought from Daniel Welch containig together one hundred and eighty two acres more or less. Also an adjoining tract lately bought from Joshua McIntosh containing tow hundred and thirteen acres more or lesss. Also one hundred acres of Pine land more or less lying over the great road adjoining the last above named land and the land of the estate of Wm JFullwood. I also will and bequeath to him three negroes viz. Alford, Sidney and Ellen with her furture issue. also my black smithing tools, horse mill and gin. A stock of cattle, hogs, and sheep marked with poplar leaf in one tear and two under -------- in the other. my watch and gold chain, desk, bed, bedstead and furniture And should my son Robert die without lawful issue is is my will etall all the land bequeathed to him shall go to my grandsons hereafter named viz. James A Fullwood, Robt. R. McKnight, Wm. M. McKnight, Jospeh L. Anderson and Robert J Anderson to be equally divided without making any sale between them according to quantity and quality and the negroes to be equally divided between the three oldest daughters of Eliza Anderson I will and bequeath to my grandson James A. Fullwood, sixty acres of land to be laid our from the several tracts bequeathed to my son Robert H. Fullwood adjoining the land of the estate of William J. Fullwood commencing at its corner in the Black River Swamp and running parallel therewith the great Road to the black river or the estate of William J. Fullwoods land Seventh I will and bequeather all the balance of my real estate herein not named to be equally between my three grandsons Jos. J. Anderson, Robert J Anderson, and Wm Montgomery McKnight Should either die leaving no lawful issue his part ot be divided among the survivors I will and bequeath to my two granddaughter Elizabeth and Lenora Fullwood twenty dollars grandson James A Fullwood die without lawfull issue I will all the lands bequeathed to him to be equally divided between his two sisters viz Elizabeth and Lenora Fullwood Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Robert H. Fullwood with my friend Wm. R Burgessas my legal executors to this my last will and testament Given under my hand and seand this sixteenth of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and in the sixty third year of American Indpendence of the United States of America

Signed and sealed in the presence of James Burgess J. C. Fullwood SS

Joseph Burgess

John A. Burgess

Personally appreared before me Joseph S. Burdgess who being duly swron sayth that he was presonally present and saw James C. Fullwood sign and seal, publish and declare the enclosed instrument to do with contain his last will and testament of the said James C. Fullwood was at the time of death sworn 15 September 1841

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