Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Will of Mason Lee

Marker ID: SCHM 35-21
Location: intersection of SC 38 and Road 18, Bristow
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 25.415    W 079° 37.34
  34.42358333    -79.62233333
Style: Free Standing **


This will, which named S.C. and Tenn. as heirs, was the subject of suits in the 1820s 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.


Two sided - Grave of Mason Lee