WILL OF DAVID MCKELDUFF
Horry District South Carolina
In the name of God Amen I David Muckelduff of South Carolina Horry District planter being week of Body but of a Sound mind and memory and Calling to mind the Mortality of the Body and knowing that it is ordained for all man once to Die do nominate and Constitute this my Last Will and testament first I give my Soul to God that Gave it and My Body to be buried at the Discression of My Executors hereafter mentioned and as touching my Worldly property that it hath pleased God to Bless me with I Give and Dispose of in the following Manner and form here after mentioned......first It is my Desire that my Executers as soon as Convenient after my Death Shall Sell My two negro fellows George & Ben and the Money ariseing thair from shall be Laid out in Buying young negroes for the use of My family and after the period of Seven years have Liberty of Selling Jack & Ben and the money Laid out as above for young negroes and them Negroes so bought by my Executors Shall be Considered as part of my personal Estate and be Divided as such. I give my Beloved wife Mary Muckelduff the use of third part of all my Lands During her Life with one fifth part of all my personal Estate that is to say and Equal Share with my four children of all my Negroes horses Cattle and hogs & sheep house & kitchen furniture and at her Death to be Equally divided amongst My Surviving Children.I Give and Bequthe unto my son William all my Land that I shall have at the time of my Death with one feather bead and furniture. The remainder of my Estate be Divided Between My son William & Daughters Rebekah, Ann & Elizabeth Share and Share alike to Receive their Shares as they arrive to their Lawfull age but if any of My Children Should Die Before that time thair share be Divided amongst My Surviveing Children......Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint my Father in law Adam Jordan and Rich'd Green Sr. Executors to this My Last Will and testament to pay my Just Debts and to See my Estate Divided as above Directed and I do hereby Revoke and Disanul any other will or wills acknowledging this to be My Last will and testament Giving under my hand and Seal this October one thousand Eight hundred & three and in the presense of these witnesses.
Tho's Jordane, David McKelduff (seal), Adam Jordan, James McCrackin
Horry County Court House, S.C., Box 6, Bundle 5
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