State of South Carolina Georgetown District

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Daniel Bath of the District of Georgetown and State of South Carolina being of sound mind & memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do, therefore, make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. That is to say, First after all my Lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal I give bequeath and dispose of as follows to wit: To my beloved wife the land and appurtenances which I now live on situated in Georgetown District and state aforesaid during the term of her natural life and at the death of my beloved wife to be divided as follows. 1st to my daughter Mary Grier a negro woman named Candis also one negro girl named Caty also one negro boy named Henry also one negro boy named William also one negro boy named Job and the two hundred dollars I give her on her marriage with Samuel Grier Sen. And on the day she left my house. 2nd I give to my son Thomas Bath a tract of land lying on Big Pee Dee River swamp containing seven hundred acres more or less also one negro man named Job also one negro girl named Tabitha also one negro girl named Chaney also one negro girl named Cumbo also one negro girl named Betsy. 3rd. I give to my daughter Jane Bath one negro boy named Jim also one negro girl named Florah also one negro girl named Elsey also one negro boy named Ben also the plantation I now live on containing five hundred acres more or less. All other property that my estate may possess not named in this Testament I give and bequeath to be equally divided in share and share alike amongst the first three named legatees of this Testament Viz my daughter Mary Grier my son Thomas Bath my daughter Jane Bath or the survivors of them at the time and should both of the aforesaid dye leaving no lawful issue of their body their share of my estate shall revert and be equally divided amongst the servivors at the time and from time to time. I furthermore desire will and ordain that all the property bequeathed by this testament Viz to my two daughters viz Mary Grier, Jane Bath shall be and I hereby secure the same to the lawfully begotten issue of their bodys to them in fee simple forever. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my wife Ann Bath executrix and my son Thomas Bath and my friend Robert H. Collins executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and in confirmation I hereby set my hand and affix my seal this first day of July Eighteen hundred and fifty-two and in the seventy sixth year of the independence of the United States of America. Signed: Daniel Bath

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Daniel Bath in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above written instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at the testators request and in his presence has signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our name the respective places of residence.


Samuel McGinney of Georgetown District

John Moore of Georgetown District

James Rowe of Georgetown District

Recorded on the 3d day of July A.D. 1879



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