Location: South Carolina
I, Moses Murphree of the District and State above mentioned being in good health of body of a sound mind and understanding calling to mind that it is appointed unto men once to die I commit my today to the earth end ry Soul to God who gave it, I do make this my last will and Testament. In the first place I wish my body to be buried in a Christian like manner and all fair and just debts to be paid. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Murphree the tract of land whereon I now live all that lies on the East side of the south fork of Twelve Mile four hundred acres be the same more or less and one negro man Jack, and I do appoint my son Willian his guardian to take care of him as long as he may live the property to be under his control and at his death the land and negro and all he makes over a comfortable support for my son Joseph to co to my son William to him and his heirs forever - and I also leave unto my son William the place where he know lives too hundred and twenty acres more or less it being the land I bought of him all except the part I sold and convey to my Grandson James K. Murphree and one negro man David to him and his heirs forever. Thirdly. I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac the place or tract of land where he now lives lying on the west side of the south fork of the Twelve mile beginning at the wagon road at John Clayton line thence up down said road to the long branch down said, branch to the Creek thence down said Creek Jackson Calaspa line adjoining lands of him and Others to the beginning Containing one hundred acres more or less and one negro man Isaac to him and his heirs forever. Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Herron Patterson and Ammedine his wife a tract of land lying in North Carolina on the waters of Toxaway known as part of the big Canebrake containing 25 acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.
Fourthly. All the property belonging to my estate and not otherwise disposed of in the will to be sold on a credit of twelve months and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided between my seven Daughters. For the purpose of carrying this my last will and Testament into effect I do nominate and appoint my son William Executor to Execute this my last Will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made and this only to be put in execution. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of May, 1843. In the presence of us: DAVID BLYTIE. JER’H COMPTON. A. G. FIELD.
MOSES MURPHREE PERSONALLY appeared before me, William D. Steele, Ordinary Log Pickens District, A. G. Field, and made oath in due form of land that he was present & seen Moses Murphree sign the within as his last will & Testament and that David Blythe & Jeremiah Compton was with himself subscribing witness to the same. 8th day of May 1846 RECORDED in Pickens District 7.11 Book No. 1, pages 112-113.