Will of Jeremiah Bobo (~1787-1855)

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.

			Jeremiah X  Bobo

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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