The following is a true copy of the will of David Lewis who married Ann Beason and married Penelopy as supplied by Judge Ralph P. King of the Probate Court of Anderson County, South Carolina. The spelling and punctuation is as it appeared in the original.
"Know all men by these Presents that I David Lewis of the State of South Carolina and Pendleton District and being in my proper health of body and mind I think Proper to Dispose of my property in the following Manner. Item - I give to my son Isaiah Lewis five shillings I give to my Daughter Priscilla which married Thomas Field five shillings I give to my son Jacob Lewis five shillings I give to my son Joab Lewis five shillings I give to my son Neriah Lewis five shillings I give to my son Benjamin Lewis five shillings I give to my Daughter Elizabeth which married Micajah Alexander five shillings I give my Daughter Cosby which married John Woodall five shillings I give to my son Tarlton Lewis five shillings I give to my Daughter Hannah which married Ezekiel Harlon five shillings Item I bequeath unto my wife Penelopy Lewis and to my son David Lewis and to my Daughter Rosanah Lewis all my personal Property to be equally Distributed between the three last mentioned I also make choice of my wife Penelopy Lewis to have full power to act as whole Executor this being my last will and testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Twenty-two and in the Independence of America Forty Six year. Signed Sealed in the Presents of Gabiel Barron, Samuel Barro and George W. Liddell. Recorded in Will Book "A" page 270 David Lewis (Deal).