State of South Carolina Union District In the name of God Amen. I Jeremiah Bobo of the District of Union State of South Carolina. Farmer, do make & publish this my last will and Testament, hereby making void, and revoking all former wills by me at any time made; And first I direct that my body be decently interred, in the burying Ground, of ------------- church and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate, and situation in life: And as to such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows: First I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses, be paid, as soon after my death as possible, out of the first moneys that Shall, come, into the hands of my executors, from any portion of my estate real or personal. Also I direct that a fair valuation or appraisment be made, by three judicious neighbors of all my personal, estate, including my house hold furniture, and after being signed with their names, that a copy of the Same be given to each of my executors: I will and bequeath all my real estate, the tract of land on which I now live, to my beloved wife Mary Bobo,together with such other, of my personal estate, as she may desire to keep (except a sufficiency to pay my just debts and funeral expenses,) during the term of her natural life, and at her decease it in my will that it be disposed of as follows: To my children John C. Bobo, Amelia Cooper, Nancy Sexton, and Spencer Bobo, I have, advanced the amounts, which I have charged to them, in my private acct Book, And it is my desire that they, in the final Settlement of my estate account for these amounts; so that my whole estate, real and personal, shall be divided equally, amoung my living children, It is my will, that, the Children of my deceased daughter, Jane Bobo, shall receive; each, the Sum of twenty Dollars, there being three of them. It is my will that my son Hampton Bobo, Shall receive Board and tuition, for one year Schooling, and that my daughter Laura Ann Bobo, Shall live with my wife Mary Bobo, her mother, as long as she remains unmarried, free of Board, or until the death of her mother, And to this end I empower my executors, hereinafter appointed, to sell my real and personal estate, in fee simple, in as full a manner to make titles, as I could Myself do if living: The surplus of my personal estate, over and above what my wife may desire to keep, as soon as possible, after my decease, the balance that my wife may have at her death, as soon as convenient after her decease, once credit of twelve month, with Interest: My real estate, as soon as practicable, after the death of my wife, on a credit of one and two years, in equal installments, with interest. And as soon as the money, shall have been collected, by my exectors, to be equally divided, as above prescribed,(those who have received accounting for the amounts charged to them) among my living Children, John Cargil Bobo, Amelia Cooper, James Spencer Bobo, Nancy Sexton, Jeremiah T. Bobo, Hampton Bobo and Laura Ann Bobo, Equally Share and share alike, And I do hereby make and ordain my beloved Son, and Son in law, Jeremiah T. Bobo and James W. Cooper, executors of this my last will and testament: In Witness whereof I Jeremiah Bobo, the testator being unable from want of education to Subscribe my name here to this my last will, written on one sheet of paper Set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five. ........his Jeremiah X Bobo ........mark Signed sealed and delivered _______________________ in the presence of us who have Jesse Sparks Subscribed in the presence of Levi Dodd each other. N. S. Harris _______________________ _______________________ Recorded in Will Book C. Pages 120-121-122. Box 40 Package 11. Recorded on the 18th of August 1855. B. Jackson Esq.
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