In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Johnston Sr. of Horry District in the State of South Carolina, the District of Horry, being of a sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding Glory to almighty God for the Same, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In manner and form following Viz I give to my son John Johnston one negro woman Peg. During his natural life and give it to the heirs of his body. I loan the use of one negro woman Philis to my son Joseph Johnston during his natural life and give it to the heirs of his body. I give the use of one negro woman Beck and her child Sam to my son James Johnston during his natural life and I give them to the lawful heirs of his body. I loan the use of Peter and Hiram to my son William Johnston during his natural life and then I give them to the heirs of his body. I loan the use of one negro woman Rachel to my Daughter Lucy Hughes during her natural life and give her to the lawful heirs of her body. I give to my daughter Sarah Richardson one dollar more than she has already had. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Runnals one dollar more than she has already had, I give to my daughter Mary James one dollar more than she has already had which I think as a sufficiency of my Estate to my three last named daughters.
I do constitute and appoint my friend John H. Johnson and my brother William Johnston Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every other Will and Testament at anytime heretofore made by me and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hear unto Set my hand and Seal this twenty first day of June and in the fifty Sixth year of the American Independence 1832.
Signed Sealed published and delivered by the above named Joseph Johnston Sr. and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witness to the Same.
Joseph Johnston (Seal)
Wm. Johnston Sr. )
W. H. Johnston )
Daniel Johnston )
Recorded in Will Book A. Page 65
Recorded October 4, 1833.
Recorded by John Durant, Ordy. H.D.
Box 5 Bundle 2
Contributed by Glenda Moore on Saturday, February 06, 1999.
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