Taken from: Laurens County South Carolina Will Book A-C, 1777-1809, by Frances Terry Ingmire
WILL OF ARON HUGHES
In the name of God, Amen. I Aron Hughes, Laurens District, being very sick but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Calling unto mind in mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make ordaine this my last will and testament, that is to say. Prinsibly and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God, that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent christian burial at the discrection of my Executors.
Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such warley estate where with it haith pleased God to bless me in this life I give th same and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Margret my dearly beloved wife, the horses, cattle, hogs, sheep and household furniture induring her widowhood.
Also I give to my dearly beloved sons William Hughes and Elijah Hughes my land to be equally divided between them. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1806.
Signed, sealed and published in the presence of :
Richard Childers Aron Hughes [Seal]
Recorded in Will Book C-1, page 23. Proven date not available. Recorded date not available. David Anderson Ordy.