WILL OF EDWARD WOODHAM
    Transcribe from copy of microfilm furnished by Michelle Woodham

In the name of God amen, I Edward Woodham of the State of South Carolina
and District of Sumter PLANTER.  I being in low State of health, but in
perfect mind and Memory thanks be to God for his Mercy, but calling into
mind the Mortality of my body do Make & Ordain this instrument to be my
last Will & Testament in manner and form as following TO WIT principally
& first of all I recommend give my soul into the hands of almighty God
who gave it.  My Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent
Christian like manner - and astouching such worldly Estate as it hath
pleased God to bless me with I give & dispose of in the following Manner
- (Viz.)

First I lend to beloved Wife Mary Woodham during her life One Negro
Woman Named Cate, Also One Horse named Call, & my household furniture
where she lives.

Second, I lend to Mary Wiggins during her life One Negro Man Named
Jacob.

Thirdly I give to my Daughter Polly Alexander One Negro Man Named Jack
to her and her heirs forever,

Fourthly I give to my Grandson (A?)riss Woodham One Negro Man Named
Fortune to him and his heirs forever,

fifthly I give to my Daughter Levicy Caton all that tract of land I
purchased of Daniel Wiggins Adjoining Doctr. Millens land to her and her
heirs forever.

My will & desire is that my Stock of hogs & Cattle not heretofore
given away to remain in the hands of my Wife & her benefit & after her
death to be sold & divided amoung her Children.  further my Will is that
the Negro Girl Cate lent my Wife remain as my estate until she has two
Children Which Children are to be disposed of as follows - the first if
any I give to my Grandson Athanatius Woodson to him and his heirs
forever,

the second if any I give to my Grandson Edward Woodson to him and his
heirs forever:  I do here constitute Make & Ordain Daniel Wiggins and
Asa Woodard my Sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby
uttterly disallow - revoke and disannull every other former Will or
Testament by me made, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my
last Will & Testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand &
seal this 10th day of August One thousand Eight hundred & twenty & in
the forty fifth year of American Independence.  Signed Sealed &
Acknowledged in presense of



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