Grave of Mason Lee / Will of Mason Lee

Grave of Mason Lee / Will of Mason Lee (HML6I)

Location: Blenheim, SC 29516 Marlboro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 25.415', W 79° 37.34'

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Mason Lee (1770-1821), a wealthy Pee Dee planter known for his eccentricities, is buried in old Brownsville graveyard two miles south of here. He believed all women were witches and that his kinsmen wished him dead to inherit his property. He felt they used supernatural agents to bewitch him and went to great extremes to avoid these supposed powers.

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This will, which named S.C. and Tenn. as heirs, was the subject of suits in the 1820's charging Lee was of unsound mind when making his will. An 1827 appellate verdict exonerated Lee and established Heirs at Law of Mason Lee vs. Executor of Mason Lee as the leading case in South Carolina regarding mental capacity in the execution of a will
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HM NumberHML6I
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series
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Marker Number35-21
Year Placed1975
Placed ByMarlboro County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 626594 N 3809984
Decimal Degrees34.42358333, -79.62233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 25.415', W 79° 37.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 25' 24.90" N, 79° 37' 20.40" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4200-4598 Screw Pin Rd, Blenheim SC 29516, US
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