In the name of God Amen, the twenty-fourth day of December in the year 1790. Humphrey Barnett, of the State of South Carolina, Camden District, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefor. Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
I do give and bequeath unto my oldest son Robert, one hundred and fifty acres of land off the lower end of the track, by paying out of it one likely Negro Boy or Girl, not under fourteen years of age nor over five and twenty.
I likewise give to my son Michael, one hundred and fifty acres of land off the lower end of the track, by paying out of it one likely Negro Boy or Girl, not under fourteen years of age nor over five and twenty.
And to my youngest son, John, I give my wagon, likewise my anvil and hammers and a Bay Mare and Colt, one cow called Spot and her calf, and one cow called Daffy and the biggest bull and one-half of the meat barrows and as for the rest of the hogs twelve months from this date, John is to have two-thirds of them, and one rifle gun and smooth boar.
And to my oldest daughter, Sarah, one negro boy or girl aforesaid that Michael is to pay one cow called "Pretty" and her calf and yearling and "pidy" cow and her calf and one heifer called Browny and spotted heifer and small black heifer and one yearling bull and two of the big Barrows, the beds and household furniture. The bay stallion colt and the old black horse and one-half of the one-third of the hogs above mentioned when they are divided.
The upper hundred acres of Land I order to be sold and fifty at the Hanging Rock Branch, and one-third of the price of the above mentioned land, I allow for my second daughter, Mary; one third of the price of the above mentioned land I give to my third daughter, Diana; and two of the big barrows and one-half of the one-third of the above said hogs, and one black Mare and colt. And one-third of the price of the above mentioned land to my youngest daughter, Isobel.
And I do likewise constitute, make and ordain, Michael Barnett, Executor, and Diana Hester, Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written, (Signed) Humphrey Barnett (Seal)
Recorded May 17, 1791; Will Book C, Page 4