Will of Mitchell Sparks (~1775 - 1836)


SOUTH CAROLINA 
UNION DISTRICT

In the Name of God Amen : I Mitchell Sparks of the District 
& State aforesaid, being of Sound and disposing mind & memory, 
but weak in Body, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, 
and being desirous to dispose of Such Wordly Estate as it hath 
pleased God to Bless me with, do make and ordain this my last 
Will,in manner following: - that is to say I desire that all 
my personal estate Goods & chattles (with the exception herein 
after excepted) be immediately Sold after my decease, and out of 
the monies arising therefrom all my just Debts, & Funeral expences 
be paid: after payment of my Debt's & Funeral expences, I Give to 
my Wife Holly Sparks one third part of my personal Estate during 
her natural Life or widowhood - and after her decease / or marriage
to be equally distributed among my Children hereinafter named-------- 
I also Give to my Wife - above named intire possession of my Family
of Negroes Lands & under the consideration of her raising & Supporting 
the Children - until the Eldest of my children
all become of age & calls for a portion of my Estate, then all
my Negroes & their increase to be Judicial men appraised 
& an equal distribution be made between my Daughters Nancy Elizabeth
Susan - Sarayann : & Mary - & My Son Byram & John Franklin
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I Give to my Sons before Named, Byram & John Franklin, all my Lands 
to be equally divided between - then - two, when they arrive at the 
age of twenty one years or becomes capable of managing for themselves
--- to be their, their heirs, and assigns forever 
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and Lastly I do constitute and appoint My Friend William Sparks 
executor of this my Last will & Testament, in testimony whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my
Seal,this the 14th day July 1836 
Signed Sealed, published & declared 
as and for the Last will and testament
of the above named Mitchell Sparks
in the presence of us-----------------

Jason Greer

Henry Garrett

William Lee                                 
                                   his
                          Mitchell X Sparks (LS)
                                   mark

Recorded in Will Book B
page 224 
Box 23 Package 16
Recorded Aug 1st 1836

J.I.Prate (ordy)

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