17 Aug 1870
State of South Carolina
In the name of God amen I Jane McMakin, being of sound mind and memory And knowing that the time of my decease, at my advanced age, cannot be far distant, do make and execute this my last will and testament.
1st I will that my mortal remains be decently interred
2nd I will and direct that the expenses of my funeral and all my other just debts be paid.
3rd I will and direct that the money now due me in the state of Texas, by the administrator of the estate of my late son Willis McMakin- after paying R.L. Bowden, my attorney, his charges and commission on the same- shall be paid To my daughter, Cassandra Raven. This bequest I make in consideration of the Fact that for years she and her family have provided for my support and attended to me in my sicknesses-. Although, I cannot fully compensate her, I desire to Acknowledge the kindnesses and make what return I can.
4th I will and bequeath to my same daughter, Cassandra Raven, for reasons already stated my home tract of land, lying near to Gowensville and adjoining lands of J.J.Barton .L.J. Earle, B.R. Alexander (?) , and others- containing 50 acres, more or less.
5th I will and bequeath, for the same reasons the rest, residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal of whatever kind.
6th I hereby appoint R.L. Bowden, executor of this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills and declare this to be my last.
Given under my hand this 17th day of August in the year of our Lord 1870 in presence of
J.F. Goodlett; W.B. Bruce: R.L. Bowden
Jane McMakin her mark
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By S.J. DOUTHIT, Esquire, probate Judge for said County.
Personally appeared before me J.F. Goodlett, one of the
subscribing Witnesses to the aforesaid Instrument of Writing who
made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that he saw Jane
McMakin sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be
her last Will and Testament; that she was then of sound and
disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of the
Deponent's knowledge and belief; and Depondent, together with W.B.
Bruce and R. L. Bowden signed their names thereto as Witnesses, at
her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other.
Sworn to and sibscribed before me,
This 4th day of May
Eighteen hundred and seventy-eight
J. F. Goodlett
Description: Last Will and Testament of Jane McMakin Written on 17 August 1870 - Probated on 4 May 1878
Date: 17 Aug 1870 and 4 May 1878
Location: Greenville, South Carolina