Will and estate of John Foster d. 1832

1831 Will of John Foster

Will of John Foster1831Grindal Shoals, Union County SC
John FosterJohn M. FosterJames Mosley
Mary McElfresh FosterJared or Jarrett FosterSamuel S. Hampton
Frederick FosterJeremiah Foster (son of Frederick)
Transcription / Narrative

In the Name of God, amen:

I John Foster of Union District and the State of South Carolina being of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory, But weak in body, and calling to mind the uncertainty of life, and being desirous to dispose of all Such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, in manner following,  (that is to Say,) In Primus, I give and bequeath to my wife all my personal property to be held during her life and after her death to be equally divided between the children of my Sons, Frederick, John all of my children, exclusive of my Sons Frederick, John, Jared and Thomas,

I desire that all the land which I now own (after deducting Seventy acres which I have deeded to my Son Thomas which includes my old house and runs across the big road) to be disposed of in the following manner, Viz) one third to be laid out to Jeremiah my Grand Son the Son of Frederick, one third to the children of my son John, and one third to the children of my Son Jared.  That part to Jeremiah to be laid out to him including the premises whereon his Father now lives.  I furthermore bequeath and desire that my wife Mary Shall be supported out of the land above mentioned during her lifetime.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand Seal this 10 day of January 1831.
John Foster (Seal)

Signed Sealed, published and delivered to us and for the last will and testament of the above named John Foster in the presence of us.

J.S. Sims
James Mosley
Samuel S. Hampton

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