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Will of John Palmer, State of South Carolina, Union District

Made 20 Nov 1826 (per his tombstone, John Palmer died 28 Jan 1828.)


In the name of God amen I John Palmer of the State and District

aforesaid being of perfect mind & memory do make this my last will and

Testament in the following manner First of all i give myself to God, and

as for my wordly goods after my debts are paid, my will is that my

beloved wife Hannah Palmer Shall have the tract of Land that I bought of

Able Ezell Containing ninty four & a half Acres together with three

Negroes Dick, Vine and charrity and three head of horse beasts, Bony

Filly & Paddy also Eight head of Cattle, Four feather Beds & furniture

Fifteen head of hogs, One waggon, and all the working Tools belonging to

the plantation that I bought of Able Ezell which Said property is

included and mentioned in an agreement made and Entered into between the

said Hannah & myself previous to our Intermarriage and I give the same

to her & her heirs forever and no more


2nd My will is that my Son Amasa Palmer have one Negro woman named letty

to make him Equeal with them that has deeds of gift-----


3rd My will is that my son Hezekiah have one Stud horse Named Rover and

one mare Named Elevent to Make him Equeal with them that had deeds of



4th My will is that my Daughter Nancy Edwards have her Note for two

hundred & fifty Dollars that I lent her two hundred fifty Dollars in

money to make her Equeal with them that had deeds of Gift-----

Lastly My will is that all the rest of my property be Equeally Divided

betwen my Eight Children & my Grandson William Palmer, Namly Amasa,

Hezekiah, Nancy John, Sally Rebekah, Ellis, & Rhoda for Which I appoint

my son Ellis Palmer & Isaac Joins Execeters to Execute this my last will

as if I was Pressent my self Hereby Revoking and Making void all former

wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will & testament In

witness whereof I have hereunto set my had & affixed my seal this

twentieth of November one thousand Eight hundred & twenty Six & in the

fiftieth year of American Independence


Signed Seal,d and declared by the Said John Palmer as and for his Last

will & testament in presence of us

Test Thos Kennedy, John P Kennedy, William Palmer

/s/ John Palmer (Seal)


Recorded in Will Book B Page 128

Recorded 4th Feby. 1828

Wm. Rice, Orgy

Box. 16 Package 16


Inventory and appraisal made 26 Feb 1828

Sale of estate 28 Apr 1828

Administration accounts 11 May 1829 and 23 Feb 1831 

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