Will of William Faulk

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Will of William Faulk

The State of South Carolina

In the name of God Amen, I, William Faulk, of the County of Georgetown State aforesaid do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:

I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as may be practicable.

I give devise and bequeath to my wife Agnes S. Faulk the tract of land on which I now reside, situate on the west side of the Great Pee Dee River in the county of Georgetown state aforesaid including Yawhaney Ferry consisting according to a survey of the same made by C.B. Sarvis on the 10th of Dec. 1869 of four hundred & sixty acres formerly owned by J. Izard Middleton, S.M. Middleton, J. Izard Middleton, Jr., T.W. Middleton, M. Helen Middleton and Maria Middleton, and known as the Yauhaney tract together with my household & kitchen furniture for and during the term of her natural life and at her death I give devise and bequeath the said land and furniture to my friends Willis Wilkinson Shackelford and Archibald J. Shaw to be equally divided between them share and share alike and should they or either of them depart this life before the death of my said wife, then & in that event I give devise and bequeath the share of the said property to which the one so dying would have been entitled had he survived my said wife to the children then living of him so dying and the issue then living of any predeceased child or children representing and receiving collectively the share and shares to which their parent or parents would have been entitled had they been living at the time of the death of my said wife.

I give and bequeath to my said wife my stock of hogs and also all of my said cattle except such as may be in my own mark and except also the cow known as "Jane" and I also give and bequeath to my said wife all my silver ware except such as is herein after otherwise bequeathed. And I will and direct that the real & personal estate herein given devised and bequeathed to my said wife shall be in lieu of her dower at common law, if she shall so elect. I give and bequeath my watch to Archibald W. Shaw, son of Archibald James Shaw.

I give and bequeath the following silver ware to wit: six table spoons & six tea spoons marked L.C. and three desert spoons one marked M.F. and two unmarked to Thomas Allen Shaw, son of Archibald J. Shaw. I give and bequeath my gold spectacles and silver knife to my friend Willis Wilkinson Shackelford

All the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I be in any manner entitled at the time of my decease I dispose of as follows, to Wit:I give devise and bequeath one third part thereof to my friend Willis Wilkinson Shackelford, and in the event of his death before me to such of his children as may be living at the time of my death and the issue then living of any predeceased child or children representing and receiving collectively the share or shares to which their parent or parents would have been entitled had they been living at the time of my death. One other third part thereof I give devise and bequeath to my friend Archibald J. Shaw and in the event of his death before me to such of his children as may be living at the time of my death and the issue living of any predeceased child or children of him the said Archibald J. Shaw the issue of such deceased child or children representing and receiving collectively the share or shares to which parent or parents would have been entitled had they been living at the time of my death; and the remaining third part thereof I give devise and bequeath to my friend Dr. James R. Sparkman in trust for the youngest of his children living at the time of my death. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my friends Willis Wilkinson Shackelford and Archibald J. Shaw executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy. Signed: William Faulk

Signed Sealed Published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the said William Faulk in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses.

S.B. Calcutt,John O. Wilson,Hasford Walker

Georgetown County, South Carolina Court House Records.


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