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MOSES MATHIS' LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

In the name of God, Amen, I MOSES MATHAS of Darlington County in the State of South Carolina, planter:
Being weak in body: but of and in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament; that is to say, principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul to the hands of almighty God athat gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor ; nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God, and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

First, I give and bequeath unto my son ENOS MATHAS two hundred acres of land whereon he now lives.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son in law, MARMADUKE WILLIAMS two hundred acres of land whereon he now lives. Also I give and bequeath unto my sons ENOS MATHIS and MARMEDUKE WILLIAMS, jointly to them both my grist mill and one acre of land joining the said mill.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son in law DANIEL WINDHAM one hundred and thirty acres of land whereon he now lives.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son MOSES MATTHAS my old plantation on the East side of Boggy Gully containing ninety and nine acres of land.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN MATTHAS one hundred acres of land it being part of two surveys fifty acres to be taken out of the upper part of Byrd Survey granted unto AMOS WINDHAM.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son EDMOND MATTHAS one hundred acres of land called the pond survey and also fifty acres of land out of the upper end of Byrd Survey whereon the Saw Mill stands.

Item: I give and bequeath unto BURREL HALFERD and OWEN HALFERD each of them one hundred acres of land.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my three sons, namely JOHN, MOSES and EDMOND MATTHAS, and BURREL and OEN HALFERD all five whose names is now mentioned, all my household furniture and stocs of all kinds to be equally divided between them after my wifes decease but not before.

And I do hereby constitute make and ordain the sold executors of this my last will and Testemony; ENOS MATTHAS, JOHN MATTHAS, MOSES MATTHAS, and MARMEDUKE WILLIAMS: utterly disallowing revoking and disannuling all and every other former Testament Wills legator bequeaths and executors by me in any wise before named. Willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seventeen Hundred and Ninety Four. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said MOSES MATHHAS as his last will and Testament in the presencd of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.

His mark X MOSES MATTHIS

MICAH MIXON
MOSES MATTHIS
JOHN MATTHIS

Vol. Administration of Estates 15, page 96
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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