Wills
Darlington County, South Carolina


WILL OF TIMOTHY DARGAN (I)
contributed by Hugh Fuller

[CAP:]In the name of God[:CAP] Amen  I Timothy Dargan of South Carolina Berkley county, being very sick and Weak but in perfect Mind and Memory, thanks be given unto God; 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 & Testament That is to say, Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Exors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Might Power of God.  And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blefs me in this Life, I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form.  (That is to say) After my just Debts and funeral Charges is paid – Item I give and bequeath to Catharine my beloved Wife during hr Life, all and singular my Lands Mefsauges & Tenements together with all my household Goods, Debts and moveable Effects by her feely to be pofsefsed and enjoyed and after her Death to be disposed of in the following manner and form.  ITEM  first, I give and bequeath to Timothy Dargan my Son this my dwelling place with the said Tract of Land containing five hundred Acres with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs for ever lawfully begotten of his Body.  ITEM I give and bequeath to my Son William Dargan part of the Tract of Land formerly belonging unto Edward Berwick containing three hundred Acres more or lefs lying on the South side of the Branch, which emptys into the Hornit and extends to the Lime kill up to the Rode, to him and his heirs for ever lawfully begotten of his Body.  ITEM  I give and bequeath unto my fon [son] Jeremiah Dargan the remainder part of the Tract of Land formerly belonging to Edward Berwick, with the hundred Acres which I surveyed adjoining, the said Land to him and his heirs for ever lawfully begotten of his Body.  ITEM  I give and bequeath to my Daughter Catharine Strother one Negro Girl named Hannah to her & her heirs forever lawfully begotten of her Body.  Item  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dargan one Negro Girl named Rose to her & her heirs for ever lawfully begotten of her body.  ITEM  I give and bequeath unto my Son John Dargan One Negro Boymed Harry to him and his Heirs forever lawfully begotten of his body.  ITEM  I give and bequeath to my Grandson Charles Rufsell and my Grand Daughter Mary Rufsel one Negro Girl named Mimmey to them or either of them or their heirs forever lawfully begotten of their Bodies, to be equally divide between the said Charles & Mary Rufsell.  ITEM  I give and bequeath unto Catharine Strother Elizabeth Dargan and Jeremiah Dargan each & every of them one Feather Bed & Furniture and to my son Timothy Dargan I give and bequeath two Feather Beds and Furniture Furniture to them and their Heirs.  ITEM  I give and bequeath to my Son Timothy Dargan, my riding Horse and to my Son Jeremiah Dargan, I bequeath a New Suit of my Wearing Cloaths.  ITEM  my Will is that the Remainder part of my Estate be equally divided between the persons hereafter mentioned that is my Sons John Dargan, Timothy Dargan, Jeremiah Dargan & my Daughters Catharien Strother, Elizabeth Dargan & Dorcas Milner,  Only the said Dorcas Milner’s part shall be at the Disposal of my son Timothy Dargan, to be converted to the Use of her and her heirs forever lawfully begotten of her Body, And that her husband Benjamin Milner shall have nothing to do with her part of my Estate on any pretence whatever.  And if my fon [son] William Dargan and my Son in Law Charles Rufsell do make due payt. of the Sum of Money which I stand bound for them on Account of Slaves bought off them, on or before the first Day of January next after the date hereof.  Then my Will is that my son William Dargan shall draw an equal part of the said Remainder of my Estate, to the use of him and his heirs forever lawfully begotten of Body, and also my Grandson & Daughter Charles and Mary Rufsell, shall draw likewise one part equal with the above mentioned, John Dargan, Timothy Dargan, Jeremiah and Elizabeth Dargan, Catharine Strother & Dorcas Milner of the said Remainder of my Estate.  And the said part to be equally divided between the said Charles and Mary Rufsell to the use of them or either of them & their heirs forever lawfully begotten of their Bodies.  And if the above mentioned William Dargan and Charles Rufsell do not make such payment as aforesaid, then the above mentioned Sum of money shall be William Dargans and Charles & Mary Rufsell’s full part of the said Remainder of my Estate.  ITEM  my Will is, that if any of the above named persons should die without issue lawfully begotten of their bodies, that their part of my Estate shall be equally divided between the surviving parties before named.  ITEM  I likewise Constitute make and Ordain my beloved Wife Catharine my Executrix with my Son Timothy Dargan Executor of that my Last Will and Testament, and do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies Bequests and Exors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament  IN WITNEFS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eight Day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & sixty one

Timothy Dargan  (LS)

Signed sealed published pronounced and  declared by the said Timothy Dargan as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in his presence & in the  presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names 
William Strother
Dorcas Milnar
Jeremiah Dargan

Proved before his Excelly. the Govr. in the court of Ordinary the 5th Day of November 1762 at the same time qualified Timothy Dargan Exor.
Recorded in Will book 1760 – 1767 Page 218

(The following signed & sealed statement attached to copy made for H. L. Watson:

  I, CLARENCE R. LUNZ, Judge of Probate Court of Charleston County, and State of South Carolina , do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of the last Will and Testament of

                                                                                Timothy Dargan

                late of said County and State, deceased, admitted to Probate on the 5th day of November A.D. 1762 and of record in said Court.  (Recorded in Will Book 1760 – 1767, Page 218)

 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto st my official signature as Judge of said Court, with the seal of said Court affixed, this 3rd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty seven.



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

WILL OF JAMES LEWIS
Will  bk  1,  pg. 54     Bk 8        

"South Carolina.     Darlington County.   I,  James Lewis, of the State and District aforesaid . . . . my son Henry Lewis . . . . my daughter Anna Bird . . . . my daughter Tabitha Osley . . . . To my beloved wife, Sarah and to her children Sarah, Ann, Thomas, Susannah, Caroline and Dorsey Lewis . . . . to my aforesaid older children viz:    Henry, Rebecca, Sasyrus, Anna Tabitha . . . . appoint my son Henry Lewis and my friend James King executors . . . . this 12th day of July 1836.
Hugh Lide
Kinchin Adams                                                    
Isulah Gandy                                       
Rec. August 20, 1836

 
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