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   WILL OF SQUIRE WELCOME USSERY and PETITION OF KEZIA TO NAME GUARDIANS


South Carolina )
Barnwell Dist. )
In the name of God Amen. I, WELCOME USSERY of the District of Barnwell and late of South Carolina Being of sound disposing mind and memory do
make this my last Will and Testament: First, it is my will and desire that my property real and personal of whatsoever description which I may have at my
death shall be sold on a credit of Twelve months to the highest bidder after legal notice of such sale shall be given by my executor and the purchasing
money secured by bond and two personal security. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my son--Squire Ussery Fifty Dollars from the proceeds of the sale
of my said property having already given him nearly his potion. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my son John Ussery in addition to what I have already
given him, One hundred and fifty dollars to be delivered to him by my Executor when collected from the Sales of my Estate. Fourthly, I leave in the hands
of my Executors One Hundred and ninety five dollars to be given to my daughter Lotty Reed provided she leave her husband or that they can see any way
for her to enjoy it without her husband being a partaker of it with her otherwise the said money be equally divided among my surviving heirs. Fifthly, it is my
will and desire that all the residue of my estate arising from the sale thereof be equally divided share and share alike between my wife Kezia Ussery, my
daughters Kezia Ussery, Jemima Ussery, my son Milford Ussery, Thomas Ussery, Pleasant Ussery, Obanon Ussery and also to my daughter Gincy Spears
and Rhoda Gardner after deducting Fifty dollars from the parts of said Gincy and Rhoda for which I have already given them. Sixthly, and it is further my
desire that if any of my aforementioned children or grandchild should die without Lawful issue then and in that case I will that his her or their portion shall
be equally divided among the surviving children named in the Fifth Item. Seventhly, it is further my will and desire given to my wife shall be enjoyed by her
during her life or widowhood and upon either of these occurring, I will that her part shall be divided as the Sixth Item directs. Eighthly, I hereby constitute
and appoint my son Squire Ussery and Marmaduke Gardner as Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 12th day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
Signed sealed declared and Published in presence of us: William Braxton, Eldred S. Momillion,-- Willis Stansell

South Carolina )
Barnwell Dist ) By O.D. Allen, Esq., Ordinary.
Personally came before me, Mr. Wm Braxton and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that he was personally present and saw Mr.
Welcome Ussery, Sign, Seal, Publish, Pronounce and declare the foregoing Instrument of writing to be and contain his last Will and Testament, that he the
said Welcome Ussery was then of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of the Deponent’s knowledge and belief, and that
Eldred S. Gomillion, Willis Stansell, together with this deponent subscribed their names thereto as witnesses, at the request of the testator, in his presence
and in the presence of each other. At the same time qualified Mr. Squire Ussery, Executor.

Given under my hand this Second day of January 1835. Orsamus D. Allen, Ordinary of Barnwell District. Qualified Marmaduke Gardner, Executor this 6th
day of Jany, 1835 & gave him a certificate to that effect. Orsamus D. Allen, O.B.D.


                                           PETITION OF KEZIA USSERY

South Carolina )
Barnwell Dist ) To O.D. Allen, Esq. Judge of the Court of Ordinary

Sheweth, that she has two infant sons, both under the age of fourten years - viz: Pleasant Ussery and Obannon Ussery - who are entitled to a distributive
share under the Will of their late father Welcome Ussery, dec’d - and have no guardian to protect their interest therein. Your petitioner therefore prays that
you will appoint Marmaduke Gardner Guardian of Pleasant Ussery and Isham Spears Guardian of Obannon Ussery, with all the power incident to that
character - and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. 23rd Dec 1835. Keziah (her mark) Ussery.

South Carolina )
Barnwell Dist. ) In the Court of Ordinary.
Know all men by thine presents, that we, Marmaduke Gardner, Isham Spears and Jesse Peacock and T__ Hailey, are held and firmly bound unto Oramus
D. Allen, Esq. Judge of the Court of Ordinary, from said District, and to his successor in office and assignees, in the full and just sum of Eight Hundred
Dollars. To this payment of which we bind ourselves and each and every of our heirs, Executors and Administrators jointly and swear firmly by these
presents. Sealed with our Seals, twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.

Whereas the Judge of the Court of Ordinary in _____ of a petition presented on the 29th day of Dec 1835 did nominate and appoint the above bound
Marmaduke Gardner Guardian of the person and Estate of Pleasant Ussery, a minor. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that if the above
bound Marmarduke Gardner shall and will and faithfully perform the duties of a Guardian of and for the said Pleasant Ussery. And also yearly and every
year account unto the said Oramus D.Allen, Ordinary as aforesaid, or his successors, or to such person or persons as the said Court shall appoint to
receive the same, for all such sums of money, goods, chattels, rights, credits, lands, household estates, and all property of whatever nature which he may
have received or be entrusted with on account of said Guardianship, then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virture.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Wilson Landers: Marmaduke Gardner (Seal) Isham Spears (Seal); Jesse Peacock (Seal); T. Hailey (Seal)

South Carolina )
Barnwell Dist. ) In the Court of Ordinary.

Know all men by thine presents, that we, Isham Spears, Marmaduke Gardner, and Jesse Peacock and T__ Hailey of the District and State aforesaid are
jointly and firmly held and bound unto Oramus D. Allen, Esq. Judge of the Court of Ordinary, from said District aforesaid, and his successor in office and
assignees, in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars to be paid to Oramus D. Allen or his successors and assignees, to which payment well and truly to be
made, we bind ourselves and each and every of our heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals, twenty ninth day
of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Whereas the Judge of the Court of Ordinary for the District aforesaid did in pursuance of a petition presented on the 29th day of December 1835 -
nominate and appoint the above bound Isham Spears Guardian of the person and estate of Obannon Ussery, a minor. Now the condition of the above
obligation is such that if the above bound Isham Spears shall and do well and faithfully execute the duties of a Guardian of and for the said Obannon
Ussery, and also yearly and every year account to the said Oramus D. Allen, Ordinary as aforesaid, or his successors, to such person or persons as the
said Court shall approve to receive the same for all such sums of money, goods, chattels, rights, credits, lands, leasehold estates and all property of
whatever nature which he may have received or be entrusted with on account of said Guardianship, then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to
remain in full force and virture.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Wilson Landers: Marmaduke Gardner (Seal); Isham Spears (Seal); Jesse Peacock (Seal); T. Hailey (Seal)