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Contributed by Beverly Dean Peoples, Oct 1999.

#2397 Hiram Howard
Last Will and Testament of Hiram Howard, recorded in Will Book ___ on pages 324-327
Oct.20th 1869

State of South Carolina
Anderson District
I Hiram Howard of the District and State aforesaid knowing the all men must die and being  with ___ years and being desirious that the small estate which God has blessed me with shall be so unnecessary ______to division do therefore make this my last wills and Testaments.
1st I will that at my death that my Executors have my body decently buried at my family
     burying ground near my dwelling, and my Soul to God who gave it with a hope of a
     Blessed immortality through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2. I will and bequeath to my dutiful wife Sarah Howard my plantation whereas I live to have unmolested possession during her life, I also give to my wife the following personal property one negras woman Hana(?), 1 yoke of steers 1 bay mare Calesa Lizo 1 three year old filly called Fran all the household and kitchen furniture that in her judgement she may need, also two c___   ___ first choice also such of my Stack H___s as she may wish to keep.  I desire that my grandsons Daniel H. Howard and Taylor Howard shall live with my wife and be to her dutiful children as they have been to me.  I direct that all the residue of my Estate of  ____  ____ be sold by my executor and divided among the following children John Howard, Dudly Howard, Barbary Herrin, George Howard and the children of Hiram Howard deceased also Patsey Teet wife of William Teat to kept in trust by my executor for her use.
3. I will that the death of my wife Sarah Howard that all my Estate left to her shall be sold by my Executor and divided as follows first to my two grandsons Daniel H. Howard and Taylor Howard shall receive the sum of Fifty dollars each over and above their share coming to them in right of their Father also one years tuition and Board at Schools if they stay with the grandmother and are dutiful boys.  I give and bequeath to my Daughter in law Sarah Howard widow of Hiram Enos Howard dec'd The sum of two dollars as her entire Share That I instruct her to have of my Estate all the balance of the Estate left to wife shall be divided as follows in Equal Share to George Howard John Howard Dudly Howard Barbary Hirrin Patsy Teat to kept in trust for her use and the use of her children at her death.  I appointed Dudly C. Howard trustee for Patsey Teat, also the children of Hiram Howard Dec'd ___ entitled to the share of their Fathers Estate as if he was living.
4. I will that what funds I have in money or notes be left at interest by my _____for the use of my wife Sarah Howard and that ___ inacted to pay over to her from time such sums as may be necessary for her ___.
I duly nominate and appoint my Son Dudly C. Howard my Sole Executor of this my last will and testament.  In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal in the presence of the witnesses and the witnesses in my presence of this Second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and fifty nine and 84th of American Independence ___  ___ made before signing.

J. Dell Dobbins      Hiram Howard
Dudley H. Webb
Elijau Wibley (Webb)


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