Abbeville County Wills   
WINN, Thomas, Abbeville Co., South Carolina.  Will dated 31 Oct. 1796 proved 28 Mar. 1797.  Mentions wife Lettice.  Sons John, Abner, Elemuel, Thomas, Elisha, Richard.  Brothers Banister Winn, Washington Winn, William Winn.  Daughters Sarah and Elizabeth.  Two youngest children Lettice and Robert.  Execs wife Lettice and John M. & James Carter. Contributed by Kim Thorp.

Will of James Losk/Lusk

Jan 3rd 1796

In the names of God ,Amen , the third day of January One Thousand seven hundred and Ninety six,

I James Loosk [ Lusk] of Abbeville County, District of Ninety Six.

State of South Carolina. Freeholder being very sick and weak in body . But of perfect mind and memory.

Thanks be to God for the same ,calling to mind the Mortality of my body do make and ordain this my Last will and testament.

First of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it. And as concerning my body , I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent manor at the discretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at the resurrection to obtain everlasting happiness in the life to come through the merits and mediation of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ and as touching such worldly state, Where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of it in the following form, In the first place

I give and Bequeath to Eleanor Lusk My dearly beloved wife , One horse with saddle and bridle, one bed and furniture and all singular wearing apparel with one flax and wool and cloth reel. One -half of this One hundred-and -fifty acres of land contains my improvements one half of my household furniture and one half of all my Plantation premises to my wife.

Then I give and bequeath to my beloved son ,Robert one half of the remainder of the plantation. One half of the remainder of this land and household furniture and the plantation premises be divided between my two daughters Elizabeth Gray and Eleanor Baty . All of the horses ,mean cattle, sheep and hogs belonging to my plantation be equally divided among My wife Eleanor and my son Robert and my two daughters Elizabeth Gray and Eleanor Baty in the manner above.

And to my beloved son Nathan Lusk(losk) fifty acres of land joining lines with me and William Alexander on Long Cane and My beloved son Henry Lusk (losk) One hundred and fifty acres of land on the head of Armstrongs Creek and to William Lusk( Losk) My grandson one plantation of land containing two hundred acres bounded on----Plantation and William Alexander and Mathew Young’s and Hugh Bessley’s and two Hundred acres lying on to be put through the office by my invent and thento be made over to my wife Eleanor her heirs and assigns forever .

Ido hereby constitute and ordain for my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament my trusty and well loved sons, Nathan and Henry Lusk and William Baty and my beloved friend Samuel Foster Sr. I do hereby disallow ,revoke and disanull all and every other former Testament . Will and Legacies bequeath or executed by me in any way before this will. Ratifyng and confirming this named will and no other to be my last Will and testament in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Wit, Andrew Weed

William Foster
Nat. Weed Jr.
John (x) McKiddy
Signed James Loosk <seal>
recorded in will book 1 page 299 box 108 pkg 2953
Proven Nov 5th 1804 Andrew Hamilton O.AD

Transcribed RESEARCHED AND Written by Doris Wilson O’Shields, G-G-G-G grand-daughter of James Lusk came from Ireland/ Scotland born 1719 in Augusta County Virginia. Married Eleanor Smith. He died Sept 19TH 1786 Butcher’s Ford ,Anderson County S,C.  Buried at the Long Cain Cemetery in Abbeville.

NOTES:
G-G-G-Grandparents
His Son
Revolutionary War Liet Henry Lusk born Feb 27,1751 in Va married Eleanor McKiddy he died March 30 1812 in Pickens County he is buried in the Lusk Family Cemetery White Water Falls Road Salem ,Oconee County.
G-G-Grand parents
William
Lusk Veteran of the Civil War born 11 Oct 1797 in Pendleton District S,C married Henrietta Corbin born 1803 died 29 March 1882
He died Nov 30 ,1876 in Cashiers N,C
Their daughter was My Great Grandmother Hariett Lusk Wilson born 1839 married MalachI Hamilton Wilson born 12 Oct 1942 in Pickens S,C
Their son MalachI Wilburn Wilson born 1872 -1954 was my Grandfather
He married Eliza Bentley born 1882-1950

Last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Riddle

Abbeville district March 1823

In the name of God AMEN.

I Elizabeth Riddle of Abbeville District of South Carolina, being of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament that is to say, in print I will and direct , That my funeral charges and all my just debts be paid by my executors and executrix herein after named out of my estate Item all my notes, money , household and Kitchen furniture, stock of horses, cattle ,hogs plantation tools ,corn &fodder and all other my personal property

Of what kind soever I may be in possession of at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Riddle and her heirs and assigns for ever. Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Patrick Calhoun my executor and my said daughter Margaret Riddle Executrix of this my last will and testament where upon I have put my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November in the year of our lord One Thousand eight hundred and fifteen

Signed sealed, published and declared by the above named Elizabeth Riddle, As and for her last will
Elizabeth Riddle L.S --mark

And testament, in the presence of us who in her presence & in the presence each other have subscribed our name as witnesses
H. Edwards
Andrew Norris
W Shackleford
The above Will was proven by the oath of Andrews Norris on the 21st day of March 1823, before Moses Taggart Senr O.A,D. WILL BOOK 2 Page 139
transcribed & contributed by Patrick O'Shields, August 2010


Source: Will Book 1, 1787-1815.  Transcribed by Bruce Selvage.
Transcribed from copies of original documents. Errors may be found, as old time handwriting was hard to decipher.

Administration of . . . Riginal Burdine's Estate  Was granted to John Burdine the 2d day of  October A.D. 1787

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Last Will & Testament of John McElwee
 
In the name of God Amen. I John McElwee of Long Cane Abbeville County & State of South Carolina, being very weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, & calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in maimerand form following, and first I give my soul to god that gave it hoping for acceptance with him only for the sake of the merit, of Christ my Redeemer. & my body to the dust to be buried with decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executoir nothing doubling but to receive the same at the general resurrection. & as touching what worldly estate it hath pleased God to give unto me I do give order and bequeath in the following manner Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah McElwee one Negroe fellow named Jemmy & all her Cloths Bed & Bedding and her choice of any one of my horses except the large gray horse to be her own property during life, and the use and benefit of all the Plantation and Plantation Tools during her widowhood ~ Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Agnes one Negroe wench named Millo, and the Child that She my wife now is great with the Mill & all my Lands that I am now possessed of And I give and bequeath to my Loving Sister Eline that fifty acres of Land where she lives during her widowhood and my Large Gray horse & her Bread from the Mill for this season and ten Pound Sterg to be paid out of my Estate & I give and bequeath to my loving Sister Martha ten Pounds also to be paid out of my Estate, & all the remainder of my other estate to be sold and the money arising from on sale to be equally divided between my Loving wife and my two beloved Children, and I Will and order that the grist Mill be let out and kept in good repair, and what benefit arises from her to be for the benefit and use of my second Child, and also I Will and order All  my lawful debts be punctually paid, also I give and bequeath to my Loving brother in law James Cochran all my cloaths, And I do ordain and appoint my Loving Father in law John Cochran and my loving friend Sam . . Foster Sen - both of Long Cane to be my execuitor of this last Will and Testament - And guardians of my Loving wife and Children & I do hereby Revoke disallow and disannul all other wills formerly made by Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament as Witnessed my hand and seal this 9th day of February 1787
Signed sealed published and declared to be his  Last Will and Testament in presence of  us 
John McElwee  L.S.
John (his mark) Cozby
Mary Cochran
David Cochran
State of South Carolina . . . Abbeville County, Towit 
In open Court this Second day of  October one thousand seven Hundred and eighty seven, Personally came John Cozby, Mary Cochran and David Cochran Witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that they did see John McElwee Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of their the deponants knowledge and belief and that they, the deponents did subscribe their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his Request and in the presence of each other  Certified by order of Court The day and date above written John Bowie L. S. John Cochran Sen and Samuel Foster took the Oath of Execution of the above ??? court of Abbeville County the 2nd day of October A.D. 1787

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Last Will & Testament of James Calhoun Sen
In The name of God Amen I James Calhoun Sen of Ninety Six
In Abbeville County in the State of South Carolina Planter being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in writing hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me heretofore at any time made, first of all I do hereby desire and direct my executors hereafter named and appointed to give my beloved wife a sufficient maintenance of the Estate I  am now posed of or intitled unto, while she lives unmarried I will and bequeath also unto my wife Jennet and Alexander Calhoun Moody one note of hand which is upon John gave of one hundred Pounds old currency with the lawful Interest of the same for the use of them and also I will and bequeath unto her Two cows and calfs and Two small Steers and one sorrel mare with a blasé face and to the above named Moody I will and bequeath one cow and calf and one three year old heffer with one black two year old mare - Item I will and bequeath unto James Calhoun son of John Calhoun's all my Lands with half the Grist Mill and half the saw mill also, which I am now possesed of - Item I give and bequeath unto my son William one Negroe man named Sambo - Item I give and bequeath to Andrew Chalmers one sorrel stalling Colt with one Two year old heffer of a white and brindled Colour:  Item I give and bequeath unto James Calhoun son of William Calhoun's Fourteen Sterling: Items I give & bequeath unto my daughter Martha Thirty nine pounds old currency that is now in your own hand, Item I give and bequeath unto William Anderson my son in law one Dollar - In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of May 1786 - signed sealed and published and declared by the Testator av and for his last Will and Testament in our presents at his request have subscribed our names as witness thereunto
James (his mark) Calhoun

Heard
John Gaw
Executor of the above will
William and John Calhoun

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit
In open Court this second day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, Personally came William Heard and John Gaw Witnesses to the above Will and made oath that they did see James Calhoun sen deceased. Sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of their the deponents knowledge and belief, and that they, the deponents did subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the day and date above written John Bowie C C

John Calhoun one of the executors named in the above Will took the oath of an Executor of said Will in open Court of Abbeville County the 2nd day of October Anno Domini 1787 -

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Last Will & Testament of Andrew Motte
In the name of God amen. I Andrew Mote of Abbeville County in the State of So Carolina; being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, and considering the uncertainty of Life the frailty of human Nature, first I recommend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken; (to be Inter'd in a decent and Christian like manner, at the direction of my executors herein after mentioned,) believing assuredly that the same shall be raised again at the resurrection. - First I order and appoint that all my Lawful (4.)
be paid . Secondly I give and bequeath to John Miller Junr son of Andrew Miller (deceased) one shilling sterling money. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my dear and will beloved wife Elizabeth Mote all my black Kettle Hogs, furniture, one Loom and tacklings. and all the bonds and Notes due to me for her use and the same to be disposed of in the manner and form following ?oz that my executor is to sell all the articles above mentioned (except them after named) giving one years credit and hereby I impower them to make a lawful Right to the same, and the money arising from them with the bonds and Notes, to be laid out from time to time by my Ex., for the use of my said wife Elizabeth Mote as she may stand in need of the same; and she is to have for her own use, one cow and calf and such of the household furniture as is necessary for her use, and I order my wareing apparel to be disposed of as above, and for the same purpose, and if there is any money or goods remaining after her deceased give and bequeath the same to Margret and Esther Miller (daughters of Andrew Miller's deceased) and the same to be equally divided to each and I constitute and appoint Ezehiel Evans John Lefly and Samuel Watt Executor of this my last Will and Testament - Signed sealed published and pronounced to be my last Will and Testament this 29th day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and in the Eleventh year of the Independent States of North America - Andrew his mark Moat
In presence of Jams Evans Samuel Evans

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit } In open Court this Eighth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came James Evans and Samuel Evans Witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that they did see Andrew Motte Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of their the deponents Knowledge and belief and that they, the deponents did subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the day and date above written John Bowie C. C.

Ezehiel Evans and Samuel Watt two of the Executors named in the above Will Took the Oath of Executors of said Will in Open Court of Abbeville County the 8th day of January A. D. 1788

Adminstration of John Leslys Estate Was granted to William Lesley Senr the 8th Day of April A.D. 1788

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Last Will & Testament of William Shaw

In the name of God amen. December ? 1787 - I William Shaw of the State of South Carolina, and County of Abbeville being weak of body, but of perfect mind, and memory do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament. - Impimis I give and bequeath the sum of twenty one Pounds eighteen shillings,  which is due to me from William Stephens of the Chiocas to my dearly beloved mother now living in Maryland - Item I desire that the bond of Ten Pound Maryland Currency, in the possession of Robert Shaw may be appropriated to the paying of any debts I may owe, and the remainder (if any) be given to my father having first paid Thomas Hewit the sum of Forty five shillings, odd pence, and the sum of fifty odd shillings to Francis Lownder.  Lownder. likewise the sum of Nine shillings and one penny I owe to one Count a Taylor in Bladensburgh, which to the best of my Knowledge is all I owe, and two Dollars toward building a Meeting house in this settlement.-Item I give and bequeath to Mr Houskinson  my blue coat if he accepts of it - Item to Robert Shaw I give all the rest of my wearing apparel - I do therefore appoint and constitute Patrick Calhoun Esq. and the said Mr Houskinson to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others, and appointing this my last Will and Testament - William his mark Shaw L. S. Signed sealed and pronounced in the presense of us --- } Pat Calhoun Felix Hughes Eliza Conner

State of South Carolina Abbeville County, Towit } In Open Court this Eighth Day of July one thousand seven hundred and Eighty eight, Personally came Felix Hughes one of the Witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw William Shaw deceased, sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief, and that Patrick Calhoun Esq. and Elizabeth Conner, together with this deponent did subscribe their names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request, and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the day and date above written John Bowie C.C.

Patrick Calhoun Esq and Ninian Hauskinson took the Oath of Executor of the above Will in Open Court of Abbeville County the Eighth day of July Anno Domini 1788 -

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Last Will and Testament of  Benjamin King
I Benjamin King of Cambridge, Ninety Six District, Merchant, do make this my Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First, I Bequeath to my son Benjamin King, one Negroe woman Slave named Rose and one Negroe girl slave named Harriet. I devise to my said son Benjamin King my dwelling house lately built in Cambridge, and also the lot whereon it stands, containing one half acre of Land, to him and his heirs forever. I also devise to my said son Benjamin King my two tracts of Land lying on Mountain Creek, waters of Turkey Creek, & granted to me by the State of South Carolina. To him and his heirs forever. - Secondly, I bequeath to my son John Cogdell King, one Negroe woman Slave named Dolly. I devise to my said son John Cogdell King, my other lot in Cambridge, enclosed, but not yet built on, and containing one half acre of Land, to him and his heirs forever. I also devise to my said son John Cogdell King, my two other tracts of Land, one lying on Cuffy-Town Creek, and the other on Halfway Swamp, which last was granted to me by the State of South Carolina, to him and his heirs forever. - Thirdly, it is my Will that one of my beds with full usual furniture,  and also all of my wearing apparel, be reserved for the use of my two sons above mentioned and that all the rest of my household furniture, and kitchen furniture, and all my horses, Cattle, and Hog, be sold and the money, arising from the sale of them be applied to the use of my said two sons. - Fourthly, it is my will that my third part, or as much of it as may be found necessary, of the profits arising from the trade which I lately carried on at Cambridge, in Conjunction with Thomas Everleigh of Charleston and others, such part of it I mean as remains at my decease unappropriated in purchases, be applied to the discharge of my debts; and if that should be found insufficient, then that my remaining debts be discharged out of the Lands before devised to my two sons, in equal proportions of the property of each, to be sold for that purpose by my herein after named Executors: And that all the rest of my Estate, real & personal undisposed of as above be equally divided between my two sons above mentioned by my said Executors. And Lastly I do hereby appoint William Moore and William Swift, both of Cambridge, Esquires, to be Executors of this my last Will and guardians of my afore mentioned two sons, till they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years. -
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator in presense of us, as his last Will and Testament and we have at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, hereunto subscribed our names, on the first day of July Anno Domini one thousand, seven hundred and eighty eight - …} Benjn King L.S.
Rob. G. Harper
Davis Moore
Wm Moore Ju

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit }  In open court this Eighth day of July one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came Robert Goodloc Harper Esq one of the witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw Benjamin King Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that Davis Moore and William Moore Junr together with this deponent did subscribe their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other -
   Certified by order of the Court the Day and Date above written John Bowie C.C.

On the 8th Day of July Anno Domini 1788 by order of Court a Didymus Issued to James Lincoln Esqr to Qualify the Executors of the above Will - William Moore Esqr and William Swift took Oath of Executors of the above Will in Open Court of Abbeville County, the Ninth Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

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Last Will & Testament of Moses McCarter

In the name of God amen. The twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord AD 1787 I Moses McCarter of So Carolina and County of Abbeville Farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament:that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave all and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the direction 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 worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following: that is to say, in the first place I Lend unto Catren my dearly beloved wife during her natural Life the whole of my personal Estate and also the use of the plantation whereon I now dwell; and at her death my will further is and I do hereby give the said plantation to be equally divided between my two Sons; Robert McCarter and Mosess McCarter Jr. to them their heirs and assigns for ever - my Will further is that my beloved - beloved wife Catren Do pay of my estate before the term of one year from this date or my decease one Dollar to each of my other Children towit Ame York Catren Evans John McCarter, William McCarter, Mary McCarter, Agness Crawford, Margaret Bates, Jemet McCarter James McCarter my Will further is that after the Dath of my beloved wife Catren the whole of my personal Estate be sold and the money thereby arising be equally divided except one Horse and one Cow to be reserved to each of my two sons Robert and Moses, between all my herein named Children, and I do hereby appoint and ordain John McCarter and Fleming Bates my executors, to this my last Will giving them my said Executors full power to act and do all and singular the duty of Executors, and I do hereby disallow Revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legacys Requests and Executors by me in any wise before this time named, Willed and Bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written -
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Moses McCarter as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of the subscribers……} Moses his mark McCarter L.S.
Mary McCarte
Margret her mark Bates
Joseph Crawford

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit } In open Court this ninth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came Joseph Crawford one of the witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw Moses McCarter Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testamentand and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief, and that Mary McCarter and Margaret Bates together with this deponent did subscribe their names therto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - And on the ninth Day of July one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight in Open Court appeared Mary McCarter another of the widenus to the above Will who further Proved the due execution of said Will -
   Certified by order of Court the day and Date above written John Bowie C.C.
John McCarter one of the Executors named in the above Will took Oath of an Executor of said Will in Open Court of Abbeville County, the 9th Day of July Anno Domini 1788 -

Administration of William Morris's Estate - Administration of William Morris's Estate was granted to Eleanor Morris and William Black the 9th Day of July A.D. 1788 -

Administration of James Morrows Estate - Administration of James Morrow's Estate was granted to Thomas Morrow the 9th Day of July Anno Domini 1788

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Last Will & Testament of  James Vernon In the name of God : Amen. I James Vernon Junr of the County of  Abbeville being very weak of body, but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for all his mercies; and calling to mind the mortality of the body, knowing that it is alloted for all men once to die, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner, and form following - Imprimis I give and bequeath my Soul to God, who gave it, and desire that my body be decently inter'd according to the discretion of my Executors; and as to what worldly substance it pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of as follows. First I give and bequeath to Jane Kerr my bay mare, branded on the near Shoulder TV - Item I give and bequeath the colt belonging to the sd Mare to my beloved Brother Nehemiah - Item, to my beloved brother Isaac I give the sum of five Shillings. Item, to my beloved Brother Robert the like sum of five Shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my brothers Joseph Nehemiah, and Richard, and to my Sisters Sarah and Hannah, Share and Share alike of  the several sorts of Produce that I have now, or may be hereafter due to me, saving only that Nehemiah shall not have as much as each of the others by the price of the colt. Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Vernon the sum of twenty eight Shillings to pay for one years Schooling - Item I give and bequeath to my said beloved brother Richard a piece of blue broad cloth. Item I give to my brother Joseph I bequeath My Brown broad cloth coat, and black corduroy Jacket and breeches. Item to my beloved and honour'd Father I give one Linnen Coat; Item to my brother Nehemiah I give all the rest of my wearing apparel - And I do Constitute and appoint my brothers Joseph, and Richard to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all other wills and Testaments whatsoever, and Ordaining this as my Last Will and Testament this 1st Day of Sep r 1787 - Signed sealed and acknowledged to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us ….} James Vernon L. S.
Felix Hughes
Robt Houston
Mary Kerr

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit } In Open Court this Ninth Day of  July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came Robert Houston one of the witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw James Vernon Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents Knowledge and belief and that Felix Hughes and Mary Kerr together with this deponent did subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator & at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the Day and Date above written - John Bowie C C

Administration of  Rev d Robt Mechlins Est - Administration of  the Reverend Robert Mechlins Estate was granted to Agnes Mechlin and John Harris (commonly called Elder John Harris) the 6th Day of October A.D. 1788

Administration of  Richard Golding's Est - Administration of  the Estate of Richard Golding was granted to Susannah Golding the 7th Day of October AD 1788

Last Will & Testament of John Marshall - In the name of God Amen, the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, I John Marshall of Warren County & State of North Carolina, being in perfect helth & of sound mind & memory do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I leave to William White my three Negroes (towit) Joe Lucy & Child rating the said three Negroes at two hundred Pounds Virginia Currency which money the said Wm White is to pay to my brothers and Sisters hereafter to be named within two years after the proving this Will with Lawful Interest thereon only the said Wm White is to have deducted from the said two hundred Pounds one seventh part of it. & also one seventh part of all my personal Estate to be deductedfrom the s2 two hundred Pounds. I also leave the sd Wm White one seventh part of all the money which shall arise from the sale of my Lands hereafter to be directed how to be disposed of. Also Wm Marshall one seventh part of all my Estate both Rail & Personal, likewise Matthew Marshall one seventh part of all my Estate rail & personal, Charles Marshall is also to have one seventh part of my Estate rail & personal divided to him Peggy Marshall: Grant Allen and Richard Moore are each of them to have one seventh part of my Estate both rail & personal: my personal Estate I Lieve to be sold by my Executors Immediately after the proving of this Will only my Negroes which I have otherwise disposed of my Lands wherever they be to be kept by my executors untill my youngest brother comes of age & then to be sold by my executors to the best advantage & the money divided as before directed: I also lieve to my brother Dixon Marshall ten Shillings to be paid out of the money arising from my Estate. I also lieve John Wortham ten Shillings to be paid out of the money arising from my Estate. I alsp appoint Wm White & Grant Allin my two Executors to this my last Will and Testament I do hereby make this my last Will & Testament disanulling all former will or wills in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & date first written. Signed sealed pronounced & declared in the presents of us }  John Marshall L.S.
John (his mark) Satterfield
Amos Satterfield
Winniford (her mark) Satterfield

State of South Carolina Abbeville County, towit } In Open Court this Eight Day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came Amos Satterfield one of the witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw John Marshall Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that John Satterfield and Winniford Satterfield, together with this deponent did subscribe their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the day and date above written. John Bowie C.C.

William White one of the Executors named in the above Will took the Oath of an Executor of said Will in Open Court of Abbeville County the 8th Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

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Last Will & Testament of Stephen Bates - State of South Carolina Abbeville County } In the name of God Amen, I Stephen Bates of the State and County aforesaid, being at this time weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, and knowing the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men one to die, do think fit to make this last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, first I frely give my soul Almighty God who first gave it me, and body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner a direction of my hereafter named Executors, and as to the worldly Estate where hath pleased God to bless me with I give & bequeath it in the following manner towit primus or first I lend the whole of my estate to my dearly beloved wife Anne both and personal untill my only son James Alexander, shall arive to the age of
years, except so much as shall pay my Just debts and educate my said son James Alexander, and when he the said James Alexander shall arive to the said Twenty years of age that then the whole of my personal Estate be equally divided between my beloved wife Anne and my only son James Alexander to them and their heirs for ever and also that my dearly beloved wife Anne shall have the use of one third part of my Land during her life and that She the said Anne shall give up the other two thirds of the said Land when my said son shall arive to the said term of twenty years of age, and I do hereby and hereunto appoint and ordain Alexander Clark Ann Bates & Fleming Bates Executors to this my last Will and Testament, and do hereby disanull and revoke all former Wills and Legacys and do hereby confirm this and no other as my Last Will and Testament in Witness where of I have set my hand and seal this 25th Day of August 1788 - Stephen Bates L.S.
Published before us as Witnesses in presents of each other }
Arthur Patton
William his mark Hall
James Hutcheson

State of South Carolina Abbeville County, Towit} In open Court this Eighth Day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, Personally came Arthur Patton and William Hall two of the witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that they did see Stephen Bates Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of their the deponents Knowledge and belief, and that James Hutcheson together with them the deponents did subscribe their names thereto as witnessess in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the Day and Date above written John Bowie C.C.

Alexander Clark and Fleming Bates took the Oath of Executors of the above Will in Open Court of Abbeville County the Eighth Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

Administration of Robt Hadden's Junr Est. } Administration of the Estate of Robert Hadden Junr was granted to William Mayne  the Eighth Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

Administration of Michael Cashady's Est. } Administration of the Estate of Michael Cashady was granted to Thomas Weems the Ninth Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

Administration of John Cole's Est. } Administration of the Estate of John Cole was granted to Samuel McMurtrey the Ninth Day of October Anno Domini 1788 -

Last Will & Testament of Andrew Logan } In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Logan of Abbeville County and State of South Carolina being very sick and weak of body but of perfite mind and memory: calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is to say first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God that give it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in - decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resaraction I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching ? Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blis me with in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: Viz - First I give and bequeath to Lidy my dearly beloved wife all my moveable affects that I'm at this time possesed ? and likewise the use and benefit of the plaintation I now live on during hur lifetime for hur comfort and seport - Also I give unto my beloved son John Logan five Pound whi? is to be le?ead out of my Estate - Also unto Isaac Logan my well beloved son one hundred acres of Land the same that he is now in pussion of - Also unto William Heard my beloved Newfue one hundred Acres of Land the saime that I now live on which he is not to receive  until his Grainmothers daith - And I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no oither to be my Last Will and Testament. Appointing and constiationg Lydia my beloved wife my Execuatrix together with John Wardlaw my Executor In Witness whereof I h? hereunto sate my hand and seal this twinty fifth day of August in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight - Andrew his mark Logan L.S.
Signed sealed and declared by the said Andrew Logan to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us...}
Wm Heard
Lidey Wardlaw
Elezebeth Wardlaw

State of South Carolina Abbeville County, Towit} In open Court this Tenth Day of October one thousand seven hundred eighty eight, Personally came Lydia Wardlaw and Elizabeth War? two of the witnesses to the above will and made oath that they did see Andrew Logan Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament, a? he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding, to the best of  the deponents knowledge and belief and that William Heard together with them the deponents subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the Day and Date above written John Bowie C.C.

John Wardlaw senr. The Executor named in the above Will took the Oath of an Executor of said ?? in Open Court of Abbeville County the Tenth Day of October Anno Domini 1788.

Administration of Doctor Jn. Witzel's Estate } Administration of the Estate of Doctor John Witzel was granted Eleanor Witzel the Sixth day of January Anno Domini 17

Administration of Richard Codle's Estate } Administration of the Estate of Richard Codle was granted ??sheba Baker and Elijah Baker the 6th Day of January A.D. ?

Administration of John Gaw's Estate } Administration of the Estate of John Gaw was granted to ? the sixth Day of January Anno Domini 1789 -

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Administration of Lewis Falaw's Est } Administration of Lewis Falaw's Estate was granted to Winny Wilfon the Sixth of January Anno Domini 1789 -

Administration of John Jones's Estate } Administration of John Jones's Estate was granted to Edward Jones the Sixth Day of April Anno Domini 1789 -

Administration of John Cameron's Estate } Administration of John Cameron's Estate was granted to Alexander Cameron the Seventh Day of April Anno Domini 1789

Last Will & Testament of Andrew Cowan } November 6th 1786 In the Name of God Amen; I Andrew Cowen of Abbeville County Ninety Six District, being weak of body, but of a perfect memory, thanks be to God for his mercies; but considering the frailty of all flesh I Look upon it as my duty to dispose of such a State, as God has been pleased to Lend me for the better quitting my Concience: as in the manner following; -  First of all; I give my soul to god the giver; next my body to the earth to be decently buried, at the discretion of my Legateer - next all my debts to be paid, by my Executors hereafter named - First of all I Leave & bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann Cowan and to my son John Cowan, the plantation I live on, with all the goods amd Chattels, to remain their real property as Long as they live, together: but in case that either of them Marry or any separation comes between comes between them, My son John is to have one hundred acres likewise I Leave and bequeath to my son William one hundred acres of Land lying on the Nor west side of this plantation; that I now live upon; and all the overplush of Land that remains more than Williams of my three last surveys I Leave to my son John Likewise I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac the hundred acres of Land that lyeth up the Creek on the Nor east side, I leave and bequeath my old plantation of bounty Land to be equally divided between my beloved wife and my four daughters my daughter Mary, Elizabeth Ann and Leaney Cowan at the discretion of my guardians; again I Leave and bequeath the mares and Colts that my sons claims to be their unalterable property; also it is my will that my son John and Isaac shall give my daughter Mary a horse or a mare valued to ten Pounds Sterling out of their part, of their Land, the above goods and Chattles are to remain at the disposal of my executors or guardeens, to be divided at their discretion, it is my Will also that the schooling of all my Children and the payment of all my debts comes of the whole: this I declare to be my Last Will and Testament - I appoint Ann Cown and John Cowan to be my sole executors like wise William Ross and William Mayn to be guardeens over them - Signed sealed in the presence of William Ross Rowley McMillan November 6th 1786 } Andrew Cowan L.S.

State of South Carolina Abbeville County Towit } In Open Court this seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, Personally came William Ross one of the Witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw Andrew Cowan Deceased sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament and that he was then of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents Knowledge and belief and that Rowley McMillan  together with this deponent did subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the Day and Date above written John Bowie CC

Ann Cowan took the Oath of Executrix, and John Cowan the Oath of Executor of the above Will in Open Court of Abbieville County the Seventh Day of April Anno Domini 1789.

Last Will & Testament of Charles Mulherin } In the name of god Amen, I Charles Mulherin of Abbeville County and State of South Carolina being through the abundance and goodness of a mercifull God endow'd with a perfect knowledge and understanding and sound memory tho sick and weak of body doth constitute this my last Will and Testament. First I give my sole to god who gave it I give my body to the earth to be buried in decent Cr?tion burial at the decrestion of my executors and as touching sutch worldy estate whearewith it has pleased god to bless me with I dispose of in the followin manner - Item I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Ashin daughter of Sarah and George Ashin to her and her heirs forever, one hundred and eighty acres of Land lying and being in the R? near the Twelve mile River I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jean two hundred acres of Land to her and her heirs for ever lying and being in the Range near the said Twelve mile River I give and bequeath unto my son James Ten Dollars. I give and bequeath untomy son J? my Bay Mare and six guineas. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jean Six guineas I give and bequeath unto Margret Logan daughter to John Logan five Dollars. I give bequeath unto Sarah Logan daughter to John Logan one yearling Heifer. I give and bequeath unto John Logan Senr Ten Dollars and my Hat. I give and bequeath unto John Logan Junr ten Dollars. I give and bequeath unto Andrew Logan son of John Logan eight Dollars and my plow Irons. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Ashins one g? two pots now in her possession to her and her heirs. The balance of my estate after paying m? just debts my desire is that it shall be equally divided amongst all my children - I do constitute and appoint John Logan Junr and Andrew Logan my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. As witness my hand and seal this seventeenth day of March in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine -
Signed seal'd & delevered in presents of
John Meriwether
Zachr Meriwether
W Heard   } Charles his mark Mulhern

State of South Carolina Abbeville County, Towit } In Open Court this seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, Personally came John Meriwether one of the Witnesses to the above Will and made Oath that he saw Charles Mulhern Deceased, sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponents Knowledge and belief and Zachariah Meriwether and William Heard together with this deponent subscribe their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other - Certified by order of Court the Day and Date above Written - John Bowie CC

John Logan Junr one of the Executors named in the above Will took the Oath of an Executor said Will in Open Court the Seventh Day of April Anno Domini 1789.

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Last Will & Testament of James Pettigrew } In the name of God amen. I James Pettigrew of the District of Ninety Six South Carolina, being weak in body, but of perfect mind & memory. Thanks be given unto God, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is to say, principally & first of all, I give & recommend my soul into the hand of my Almighty Redeemer that gave it, and my body I recommend it to earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the resurrection, I shall receive  the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, demise, & dispose of the same, in the following manner, and form - Imprimis I give & bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife & Companion in all my tribulations, for & during her life the one half of the tract of Land on which I now live the dividing line beginning at the Corner North East & running to the South West, with all the improvements thereon; likewise my Negroe man named Jack, & Negroe woman named Phillis, likewise two Horses, & two Cows, to be chosen by her out of my stock, as also all the Sheep, Hogs, & C. I possess - Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Witherspoon, to my son John Pettigrew, to my daughter Mary Verner, & to my daughter Jean Tilley, to each, one Dollar if demanded, likewise to my sons James & George Pettigrew each one Dollar - Item I give & bequeath to my son Ebenezer the one half of the tract of Land on which I now live the part which he now possesses, together with all the Improvements thereon, to be his forever together with whatever I have given him heretofore - Item I give and bequeath to my son William the one half of the tract of Land on which I live. The part upon which I dwell, to be possessed by him peacibly at his Mothers death, & to be his for ever; likewise my Negroe Man Jack, together with all the stock left to my wife her lifetime & other Stock I possess to be, at her death his forever, except one Milch-Cow ?? which I give and bequeath to my daughter Jean Tilley to be put into her possession  at her mothers death - Item I Will and bequeath that my Negroe woman named Phillis shall at my wifes death be valued by two judicious men & that one half of her value be paid to my son Ebenezer by my son William & that said Phillis remains with her husband, & be my son Williams forever - and I do hereby revoke & utterly disannul all and every other former Wills or Testaments and do ratify and confirm this to be my Last Will & Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the eighteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred & eighty four - Jas. Pettigrew L.S.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us } Handy Harris Jas Pettigrew Wm Pettigrew


Copied by Mrs. Virginia Reyes                                                
September 24, 1941
Columbia, South Carolina
transcribed for South Carolina Genealogy Trails by Mary Gilliam                                                 

Will  bk   2,  pg.  190        
WILL OF WILLIAM MORROW

"In the name of God Amen.  I,  William Morrow being aged and Infirm . . . . my beloved wife Sarah . . . .my son James . . . . my son Andrew. . . . my grandson, William Morrow, son of John . . . . my granddaughter Sarah Buchannan . . . . my granddaughter Mary Buchannan . . . . my grand-Son William Morrow, daughter of John . . . . my son John, daughter Nancy Haslet and the children of my daughter Polly Buchannan dec'd . . . . appoint Alexander Hunter executor . . . . 16th day of July 1824.
Starling William                                                          
Robert Foster
A.Hunter                             
Proven August 4, 1828

Will  bk  1,  pg.  477
WILL OF ARTHUR MORROW

"In the name of God Amen.  I,  Arthur Morrow of the State of South Carolina and District of Abbeville . . . . my beloved wife Elizabeth Morrow . . . . to the land laid out of John Morrow dec'd . . . . my son William Morrow . . . . two grandsons James Linn Morrow and Arthur Blain Morrow, sons of my son Arthur Morrow . . . . my daughter Mary Cooper Morrow . . . . my said son John Morrow and my son-in-law James Morrow executors . . . . this 4th day of June 1807.
Alex Porter
James Corchran Senior                                   
James T. Gray                                
Proven October 20, 1807


Will  bk 1,   pg.  305
WILL OF JOHN MORROW

"In the name of God Amen. I,  John Morrow, Senr.  Of the State of South Carolina and District of Abbeville . . . .give and bequeath to my be-Loved wife . . . . for her and my beloved children's support, so long as she (viz: my beloved wife) lives . . . . my brother William Morrow . . . . my honoured father . . . . I hereby constitute . . . . my beloved wife Sarah Morrow & James Cooper . . . . this 3rd day of Oct. 1802
John Morrow
William Morrow Junr.                                                   
John Foster                                             
Proven Ot. 3, 1802

Will  bk  2,  pg.  18
WILL OF ELIZABETH MORROW

"In the name of God Amen.      I,   Elizabeth Morrow of the State of South Carolina and District of Abbeville . . . . my daughter Mary Cooper Stuart . . . . my daughter Margaret Cochran . . . . and to her daughter Elizabeth Cooper . . . . my 5 daughters . . . . my son Arthur Morrow . . . . My son John Morrow and my son-in-law James Cochran sole eecutors. . . . this 26th day of July 1816 . . . .
John M. Cochran
Arthur Morrow
Proven October 4, 1816

Will   bk  2,    pg. 97
WILL OF MARY MORROW

"State of South Carolina,  Abbeville District.  Be it remembered that I,  Mary Morrow,  of said State and District so this 12th day of January 1819 make,  ordain . . . . my son George M. Morrow . . . . my son James Morrow . . . . my daughter Margaret Brown . . . . . my grand-daughter Elizabeth Brown . . . . my sons George Mecklin Morrow and James Morrow joint executors of this . .  . .
James Hutton                                                  
Patrick Calhoun
Enos Crawford                                               
Proven August 12, 1822

Will  bk 1,    pg. 48
WILL OF GEORGE MORROW

"In the name of God Amen.  I,  George Morrow of Abbeville County in the State of South Carolina,  Planter . . . . my loving Wife   Mary Morrow . . . . (After the part that is left to my son John And my daughter Jane is taken out) . . .my son Hugh Morrow . . . . My son John Morrow . . . . my daughter Jane . . . . my daughter Margaret Morrow . . . . my daughter Mary Ann Morrow and my sons George Mecklin Morrow and my son James . . . . constitute and appoint My beloved wife Mary Morrow, William Hutton, and Eden Pettigrew As my executors . . . .this 10th of March 1790.
William Dealls                                                          
Wiall Beall                  
Jane Foster                                                               
Proved April 6, 1790



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