WILL OF JOSEPH BARTON WHITE
South Carolina Sumter District
In the name of God, amen, I Joseph B. White of the said District and State being of sound and disposing mind but uncertain of life, hereby declare this to be my last will and testament, and revoking any other by me heretofore made. In the first place, I wish to be decently buried, having lived in the hope of Salvation through the mediation of the Saviour, who died for our redemption, I commit my soul to the great Disposer of all, trusting to a blessed immortality. To my son Joseph White, I give and bequeath my watch with gold chain and seal attached thereto. To my beloved wife Maria H. White, I leave during her life or widowhood, which ever may first terminate, the use of my plantation situate, lying and being on the Main road leading from Sumterville to Camden, including all the buildings thereon, with the exception of 60 or 70 acres, I have loaned to my son Anthony White for several years past, with the right to my said wife to use from the said tract, firewood and timber for building, and for other purposes on the said plantation. To my son Anthony, I loan the use of the said Sixty or Seventy acres of land above described, so long as my said wife Maria H. White should remain my widow or should live, and at the expiration of her widowhood, or at her death if that should first happen, it is my will and desire that the whole of the said tract of land, including that portion so loaned to my son Anthony, be sold by my executors for cash or on credit, at public or private sale as in their judgment may be deemed best, and I hereby authorize their in such case, to execute sufficient titled to the purchaser thereof the money arising from the said sale, I direct and will shall be equally divided, share and share alike, among all my grandchildren surviving the event, upon the occurrence of which, I have above directed the sale of the said land and the receipt of the proceeds, of the said sale, by my grandchildren respectively, as aforesaid, is to be on the express condition that it is in lieu of any claim or claims, which they or their parents respectively may have against me on any account whatsoever, except upon notes of land, or demands for purchased made in stores. I give, devise and bequeath to my said wife Maria H. White, absolutely, all the remaining portion of my estate, both real and personal that I may be possessed of at my death---including Rail Road and Bank stock, dividends of stock due me, money on hand, crop growing or gathered, choses in action, and every kind of property whatsoever, with full power to dispose of the same according to her will and pleasure-charging upon the property devised and bequeathed in this clause the payment of all my just debts.---I nominate and appoint my said wife Maria H. White executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I the said Joseph B. White have hereunto set my hand, this twenty third day of May-----In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
Signed: Joseph B. White
Signed by the above named Joseph B. White, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as attesting witnesses thereto.
Witnesses: L. R. Jennings, Nathaniel Bradford, Thos E. Flowers
Recorded January 26, 1853
Recorded in Will Book D 2, Pg 427 Bundle 134, Pkg 22
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