Near Blenheim in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave of Mason Lee / Will of Mason Lee
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.
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
Erected 1975 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blenheim SC 29516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick Charles Hans Bruno Poellnitz / Ragtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnabas Kelet Henagan Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brownsville Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brownsville Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blenheim (approx. 6.2 miles away); Robert Blair Campbell / John Campbell (approx. 6.3 miles away); Blenheim Mineral Springs (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Hunt's Bluff / Old River Road (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blenheim.
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Also see . . . Reports of cases determined in the Constitutional Court of South Carolina. By South Carolina. Court of Appeals, David James McCord (Submitted on June 8, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Mental Health
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