William Graham

"In the name of God, Amen, I, William Graham of South Carolina, Claremont County on the 14th day of December, 1797. Being the Weak in Body Yet of a sound and perfect Mind and Memory Do Make this to Be Last Will and Testament and Do desire that it May be used by all as such, First I give up my soul into the hands of God my Maker hoping he will receive it into his heavenly kingdom and I desire that My Body Be buried In a decent Manner. Secondly: I will that My Lawful Debts be paid. Thirdly: I give unto my Beloved son James Graham one shilling sterling as his part of the estate. Fourthly: I give unto my beloved daughter Catharine Graham one shilling sterling as her part or portion of my estate. Fifthly: I give unto my beloved wife Susannah Graham one bay horse called Lagble with a suitable bridle and saddle to herself and her 0forever in Lieu of Dowry and I do also loan unto her one Negro girl named Bett and at the Time of her Marriage or death Then the said Negro girl Bett,! with her increase, to be equally divided amongst those persons hereafter to be Named among whom I shall divide the remainder of my estate. Sixthly: I will and desire that the remainder of my estate be kept together for the full terrm of Seven years for the support of the family and at the end of said term, I will and desire that all the remainder of my estate both real and personal may be equally divided between Arthur Graham, Hugh Graham, John Graham, Susannah Graham, Thomas Graham, Edward Graham, Matthew Graham, David Ganot, William Ganot, Nelson Ganot and Frances Ganot. And Lastly: I do Constitute and appoint John Graham and Gabriel Gerald to be executors of this, my Last Will and Testament, and so Conclude. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Tyre Jackson, Isaac Jordan,

Ann Freeman. William (X) Graham

Recorded in Will Book AA page 295. Recorded January 24, 1822 William Potts, Ordy (bundle 42, pkg 11)

 

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