WILL OF
         
GEORGE POTTS

                 
              
         BE IT REMEMBERED That I George Potts of UNION DISTRICT in tbe
         state of South Carolina Being Stricken in Years But of a sound
         and disposing mind and memory (The Lord be Praised therefore)
         and Calling to mind the uncertainty of human life; Have Thought
         Proper to make and Publish This my Last Will and Testament in
         manner and form following (That is to say) When it Shall Please
         the Lord to Call me from this Transitory world; I recommend my
         Soul to the Mercy of God who gave it and my Body to the Earth
        to be Buried in a Decent and Christian Like manner at the Dis-
         cression of my Executors herein after named; AND as Touching
         such worldly Estate as it has Pleased the Lord in his Infinite
         mercy to bless me with, I have Thought Proper to Dispose Thereof
         as follows
                                                       
         First It is my Will and Desire That all my Just Debts, Doctors bill
         and Funeral Charges Shall be first fully satisfied and Paid
         out of my Personal Property and the remainder of my Estate both
         Real and Personal I have Thought fit to Dispose of it as here-
         after mentioned

         Imprimus I give and Bequeath unto my two Sons, Roger Potts and Jesse
         Potts one Plantation or Tract of Land Containing Three Hundred
         Acres whereon they now live that is to say one hundred and
         fifty Acres to each of them, one hundred of these three hun-
         dred Acres of Land I had formerly laid out for my son Joseph
         Potts whereon he now lives on and Joins one Hundred Acres laid
         out for my son Roger Potts which is my wil1 and desire that the
         same one hundred be equally divided Between Roger Potts and
         Jesse Potts my two sons them and their Heirs to hold and to
         have the same forever
                     
         Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Potts and his assigns for-
         ever one Hundred Acres of land being part of a tract of 400 Acres
         which said one hundred I had surveyed and laid Out for him,
         which tract of Land he sold to his Brother Roger Potts his
         Heirs and assigns forever and Received Value for the same with my
         consent and it is my Will and Desire That the said Roger Potts
         my son his heirs and assigns do hold the same forever whereon
         the said Roger Potts now Lives
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joseph Potts the sum of five
                 Shillings to be paid to him by my Executors in Twelve months
                after my Decease if Demanded                                 
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my Three Daughters as hereafter ment-
                ioned the following property to be paid unto them by my Exe-
                cutors at the end of two Years after my Decease in the manner
                and form following                                            
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Kiz Brown or her heirs the
                sum of ten Dollars to be paid in property into her by my Exe-
                cutors out of my Real and personal Estate at the end of two
                years after my Decease                                        
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto Isabella Lamb or her Heirs one Horse
                to the Value of 40 Dollars to be paid unto her by my Executors
                at the end of two Years after my Decease out of my real and
                Personal Estate                                                  
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto Lyda Insco the sum of 40 Dollars,
                Twenty four of which I paid her husband and it is my will that
                the Balance be paid unto her by my Executors out of my real
                and Personal Estate in two Years after my Decease
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth Addington my Daughter the
                sum of Twenty Dollars to be paid unto her for the support of
                her son William Addington by my Executors out of my Real and
                Personal Estate at the end of two Years after my Decease       
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath unto the Heirs of my Daughter Catharine
                Lee the sum of five shillings to be divided among them to be
                paid to them by my Executors out of my Real and Personal Estate
                in two Years after my Decease if Demanded                      
         
          Item  I Give and Bequeath to the Heirs of my Daughter Sarah Kelly
                the Sum of five shilling to be paid unto them by my Executors
                 out of my Real and Personal Estate at the end of two Years
                after my Decease if Demanded                                           
         
          Item  It is my will That my Personal Estate shall be Disposed of
                 to the best advantage by my Executors after my Decease
                and I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my two Sons
                Roger Potts and Jesse Potts to be my Executors To see this my
                last will and Testament Executed, hereby Revoking and making
                Void all all other and former wills and Testaments by me
                heretofore Made; and Declaring this sheet of paper written on
                one side only and no other to Contain my last Will and
                Testament; IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
                Seal This NINTH DAY of May in the Year of our Lord one Thousand
                Eight hundred and one
                SIGNED SEALED PUBLISHED PRONOUNCED AND DECLARED BY THE SAID
                GEORGE POTTS TO BE HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN THE PRESENCE
                OF US
 
                Samuel Kenedy                           his
                John Kenedy                      George  X Potts  (Seal)
                Andrew Kelly                            mark
 
         
                Recorded in Will Book A, Page 148
                Recorded 10 March 1802
                Ben Haile Ordy
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