I have tried to copy this will exactly as it is written on the hand written copy that I have, and have included spelling mistakes, etc. I am in no way related to these people... I hope this helps someone...
In the Name of God Amen, I Margret Draffen of the County of Lancaster in the State of South Carolina Being Very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory thanks Be unto God Calling unto mind the Mortality of Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say principaly and firs of all I give and Recomend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recomend to the Earth to Be Buried in deacent Christian Buriel at the Descretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting But at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same Again By the mighty pordon of God and as touching Such Worldy Estate Wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following Manner and form First of all I ordain All my Just Debts to Be paid Next I Give and Bequeath to William & Joseph Draffen the plantation We Now Recide on to Be Devided quantity and quality if any of the Two Desires to move of the said plantation the other is to Have the first proposel. Again I Leave to Moley her Choice of the Beads with her wheel trunk & the Sorel mair. Next I leave unto John & James to the Amount of Twenty pounds Str. Each to Be madup out A Certain track of Land Lying on the West Side of the Cataba together with a horse that is Coming to the Estate & a mair that James Clames while the three Dumb Children pleases to Live With there Brothers and use Industery As formery they are to get their Clothing & Vitels Further I Leave unto Joseph the punch horse with Two Larg hogs & Two Shoats & one Bed & Bolster Likewise one Bed & furniture unto John & James the Remainder of the Stock & hosehold furniture I Leave & Bequeath unto William Draffen. I Likewise Constitute make and ordain James Hagins and James Faulkner to be the Executors of this my Last Will and testament in Witness Whareof I Have hareunto Set my hand and Sale this twenty third Day of August In the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred Ninty four Signed Sailed and Declaired By the Said Margret Draffen To Be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us.
James Faulkner Margret Draffen
William Draffen her seal (X)
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