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12th Sep 17761 - UNKNOWN

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12th Sep 1776





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    Last Will and Testament of Elijah Barnett

    On October 18, 1842 Elijah Barnett drew  his Last Will and Testament.A transcription of that will is as follows:

    Last Will and Testament of Elijah Barnett, South Carolina, PickensDistrict..

    In the Name of God, Amen, I, Elijah Barnett, being weak in body but ofsound and perfect mind and memory blessed be the Almighty God for thesame do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner andform following, that is to say first I want all my just debts to bepaid, and 2ndly, I want all my funeral expenses paid and 3rdly I giveand bequeath unto my beloved wife Rosannah the free privilege of allmy plantation and lands to do as she pleases during her natural lifeor her widowhood but if she marries then only to have a child’s partand also I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rosannah all myhousehold and kitchen furniture also my stock of cattle and hogs andsheep also my bay mare during her natural life or her widowhood and ather death or marriage the bay mare is to be my sons James J.

    Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lurana Duranda my sorrelfilly and lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my realand personal estate goods and chattels of whatever kind and nature Igive and bequeath the same to my beloved wife during her natural lifeor widowhood and then to be sold and equally divided between mychildren, and lastly my beloved wife Rosannah whom I hereby appointsole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking allformer wills by me maid..

    In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal thiseighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eighthundred and forty-two..

    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named ElijahBarnett to be his last will and testament in the presence of us whohave hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of theTestator:

    Moses Hendricks, Levi Allerd and J. Trotter

    Signed Elijah Barnett (X, his mark)


  • 1. Barbara Stevens, Discussion Group, 20 Mar 2005

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