WILL OF WILLIAM JOHNSON
In the name of God amen, I WILLIAM JOHNSON of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, planter, sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory praised (sic) be to God for the same do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
I give (and) devise to my grandson SAMUEL W. JOHNSON at my decease one Negro girl by the name MINDER to him and his heirs forever.
I also give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM JOHNSONS children at my decease one Negro girl by the name of SARY to them their heirs forever.
I also give and bequeath to my two grand-daughters CAROLINE JOHNSON and REBECCA JOHNSON at my decease one hundred dollars apiece to be paid to them as soon as it is convenient to be raised to them and their heirs forever and after all my just debts and expenses be paid, I lend unto my wife CELIA during her life time the full and undisturbed use of all my lands, plantation and houses, household and kitchen furniture, my stock of all kind, cash in hand - in short all and every part of my real and personal estate that I may be possessed of except what I have devised to my grandchildren already and at her decease I devise that my executor do advertise and sell and equally divide all my estate between my children and or their heirs and do make nominate constitute and appoint my beloved son FRANCIS JOHNSON sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making all and every other will and wills at any time herefore by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this third day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
WILLIAM (HIS MARK) JOHNSON SR.
Signed and delivered in the presence of:
DAVID O. DAWSEY
Sworn before me this 6th day of June 1825 at the same time qualified FRANCIS JOHNSON Executor.....D. McCLARY
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