Source: South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Description: MARTIN, WILLIAM OF ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (1 FRAME) (MSS WILL: BOOK 2, PAGE 42; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 60, PKG. 1428)
Date: January 15, 1818
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
WILLIAM MARTIN deceased
State of South Carolina Abbeville District
In the name of God Amen. I William Martin on the district & State aforesaid being weak in body but of sound mind & memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following Viz.
1st. it is my will that after my death all my just and lawful debts should be paid.
2ndly I will and bequeath unto my Nephew William Marshall Moore one bed and Cloathing also one Gun. —– wly.
I will & bequeath to my Nephew William Bird Martin (son of Nancy & George Washington Martin) all the residue of my Estate as the only pledge of that brotherly love I can possibly wince for their kind and endearing treatment to me from the earliest dawn of my residence with them to the present moment.
4thly. I do constitute and appoint my beloved brother George Washington Martin my lawful Executor knowing that all due regard and attention will be paid in the discharge of the duties I have repased in him, hereby revoking all other Wills whatsoever. ———-
In Witness whereof I have put my hand and Seal this 4th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
Thos. McMillion Wm. Martin L.S.
Andrew x Smith
The above will proved by the oath of Thomas McMillion the 15th day of January 1818 before Thomas Livingston Senr.