In the name of God Amen, I, Solomon Ward of Barnwell District, and State aforesaid Said Merchant, being of perfect, sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, blessed by God therefore, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capacity so to do; bearing in mind that it is appointed unto all men once to die, and the uncertainty of the time when, do make, publish and declare, this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and declaring void all other and former wills by me any time heretofore, made, and first, and principally, I commend my Soul in the hands of Almighty God, hoping for pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting felicity in his Heavenly Kingdom, through the sole merits of Jesus Christ my Savour, by body I commit to the earth, to be buried in a decent manner at the direction of my Executors herein after named; And in to such worldly state, with which it hath please God to bless me, I dispose of the same in manner and form following.
First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of the profits of my estate as soon as possible after my decease; and for this purpose I desire that my Estate may be kept together, until the said debts and funeral charges be paid.
I give and bequeath into
James and Daniel Ward my two brothers James
Ward and Daniel Ward all my property both real and personal to be equally
divided between them forever. I constitute and appoint my two brothers James
Ward and Daniel Ward executors of this my Will this Eighteenth day of February
Signed sealed and delivered Solomon Ward (seal)
In the presence of us
George Robison Recorded in Will Book “B”, Page 86
James Anderson ---- D. Allen, Ordinary, B.I.
Bundle 33, Package 6.