Will of Robert Anderson

"In the Name of God Amen I Robert Anderson of South Carolina Kingstown County planter being Sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be to God -- but Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die -- Domake and ordain this my last will and testament that is to Say first I Give and recommend my Soul unto the hand of almighty God that Gave it and My Body to the Earth to be Buried at the Discretion of my Executors here after Mentioned -- and as Touching such worldly Estate as it please God to Bless me with I Dispose of in the following manner first that my Lawfull Debts be paid I also Leave my Beloved Wife Ann Anderson the use of my Plantation where I now Live with the use of the mill & orchard (till my youngest Child Comes of Lawfull age) an for the use of the family Likewise my Stock During her widow hood for the use of the family but not to Sell any and --

I also Leave my Daughter Hannah Anderson one Negro Girl Aff. I also Leave my Son Henry Anderson three hundred & Sixty Dollars in Cash to be put to interest or buy a young Negroe which my Executors Shall think best be.

I also Give my son Henry this plantation I now live on after my youngest Child comes of age with the mill & orchard and one fifty acre Tract adjoiningest With an Equal Share of all my Stock of Every kind,of my house hould furniture an my Black Smith tools -- I also Leave my Daughter Rachel Anderson one Negroe boy Tovey I also Leave my Daughter Elizabeth Anderson one Negro woman fillis I also Leave my Daughter Polley anderson one Negroe man Joe to be Sd for hirr use I also Leave my Daughter Nancy Anderson one Negro Man Steven to be between her &her Mother to Divide the provits till my Daughter Comes of age and then She is to have the Said Negroe, It is also my will that all the Remainder of my Lands not mentioned in this will and all my Stock of horses Cattle hogs and Sheep With all my household furniture and Kitchen furniture and plantation tools be Equally Divided between my Wife and five Daughters -- Hannah Rachel Elizabeth Polley and Nancy When my Children Comes to their Lawful age to Receive their Equal Share of all the Said property to Go to them and their Lawfull begotten heirs and if any of My children Should die without, then Such Estate to be Divided between my Surving heirs.

Lastly I do Nominate Constitute & appoint My Friends John Servis Esq.& Richd Green Jr. Executors to this my Last Will and testament Revoking all other wills and Deeds Before this Date Ratifying &Confirming this to be my Last will and testament In Witness whare of I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and two and in the twenty sixt year of American Independencey --

Robert X Anderson

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