Lookup Weekend: Last Will - R. W. Hughes
Subject: Lookup Weekend: Last Will
From: R. W. Hughes
Date: May 22, 1998

Hello, Rooters
Since I know that there are more than a few folks out there working on
some of these names, I will be posting several Last Will & Testaments
which are extracted from various counties.....each one will be a separate
email to make it easier for those wanting one in particular to save
it.....I really hope that this will benefit this "great genealogy
[I am also still doing lookups in the Kershaw County portion of the 1839
SC State Census]

From the Kershaw District Will Books, pages #390-391:

"Est. Thomas H. Elliott sr  Last Will & Testament
	South Carolina		Kershaw District
In the name of God Amen.
I Thomas H Elliott senr of the District and State aforesaid being of
Sound and disposing mind & memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of
life and the certainty of death do make this my last Will and Testament
in manner following, that is to Say,
I give my body to the dust and my Soul to Almighty God who gave it--I
hereby bequeath to my wife Jane H Elliott the following property one
negro boy named Bob, one negro girl named Charity, one dark Sorrel mare,
one Cart, one ______, five cows & calves, one Beef, two Sows & pigs, Six
head of killable hogs, Sixty bushels of Corn, twelve hundred pounds of
fodder, one Set of plows and plow gears, four head of sheep, the home
premises and ______ _____ _____ from about Pine tree to the Georgetown
road, the interest of Two hundred dollars to be paid to her Annually, Two
feather beds and furniture half of my household & kitchen furniture, the
________ property my wife Jane H Elliott is to have during her natural
life or Widowhood, except one bed furniture, one large chest two Cows &
Calves which is to have the right to dispose of as She pleases _____
_____ _____ & decease of _____ of marriage, the Land which I gave to her
is to be my Son William Elliott and he is to take possession & pay five
hundred dollars as a part out of his Share of my Estate, the balance to
be Sold and Equally divided among my children or their issue.
I give and bequeath to daughter Elizabeth Elliott one feather bed, one
cow & calf, the balance of my property  My executors are directed to sell
both the real & perishable property that belong to my Estate Which has
not been named in My Will, and all my lawful debts to be paid, the
balance to be Equally divided among my Six Children or their issue, at my
deceased.  I appoint my son J.A. Elliott, and Benjamin Ratcliff my
executors to this my last Will and Testament, In Witness my hand and Seal
this the Twenty first day of March, in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and Sixty one.
Signed in the prescence of:  J.E. RODGERS, J.R. THORN, R.E. WEST   Sign: 

The above will was probated on 12 Jan 1863.

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