The Will of Benjamin Inman of SC
Index S.C. Wills Inman, Benjamin 1 1776-1814 Book B Page 69
In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Inman of Newberry County State of South Carolina Ninety six District, being weak of Body but of sound memory and in my perfect senses Thanks be to God for his mercies have thought it, To make ordain and Constitute and I do hereby make Ordain and Constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following. Imprimis That is to Say
First it is my desire that after my Decease my Body shall be Interred in a decent solemn and christian like manner the descretion of my Executors. Secondly I will and hereby Order that all my just debts and Funeral Charges be justly functionally & timely paid out of my movable estate and outstanding Debts before any Division or distribution there of be made. Thirdlly I give and bequeath unto my well loved Wife Elisabeth one third of the remaining part of my moveable estate to Her and To her Heirs and assigns for Ever. Fourthly I Will and hereby Order that The remaining Two Thirds of my moveable Estate be equally divided Amongst my Eight Children namely Ahab, Arthur, Benjamin, Jehu, Ferrele, Charles, Elizabeth and George Inman. Fifthly I also give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Wife all the proffits arising from my Lands and likewise full possession of the same during her natural Life or Widowhood and from and after the marriage or Decease of my said Wife I give and Bequeath all my Aforesaid Lands Together with all and singular Their rights Hereditaments and appertenances unto my Six Sons Their Heirs and assigns for Ever in such manner as is hereafter mentioned (Viz) that This Land Shall be equally Divided among my Sons as soon as they attain The Age of Twenty one years which a Division of Lands shall be left in the power of the __ Exc to transact as in their judgments They Think Best. Lastly I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my trusty and well beloved Brother Jehu Inman and my Loving friend Joseph Furnace sole Exc To this my last Will and testament Ratifying and confirming this and no other To be my last will and Testament hereby Revoking all other and disannulling all former and other Wills by me made or suffered To be made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand This fourth day of November Anno Domini One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Eight. Benjamin Inman (Seal) Signed sealed pronounced ackmowledged by his x mark these said Benjamin Inman for his last will and testament in the presence of us who where present at the signing and sealing thereof in his Own Dwelling House John S. x Duncan John Thomas _______ _____ _____ ?Grove?
3 Oct 1799 South Carolina