Will: TRUESDEL, John - R. W. Hughes
Subject: Will: TRUESDEL, John
From: R. W. Hughes
Date: May 22, 1998

John Truesdel was the son of John Truesdel and Mary [Mollie]
Hollingsworth.  He was born 14 Mar 1769 in Kinghill, County Down, Ulster,
Ireland and traveled with his family as a child to South Carolina.  He
was married 11 Jun 1797 at Hanging Rock to Nancy McDonald.  He died 16
Jan 1854 and was buried at Hanging Rock.

His will, written in 1852 [Kershaw County Wills III A 192], pages

"Estate John Trusdel.	Last Will & Testament
In the name of God Amen.  I John Trusdel of Kershaw District and in the
State of South Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory but
weak in body, and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being
disposed and desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath
pleased God to bless me with, do make and ordain this my last will in
manner following that is to say i desire that all my property
immdediately after my deceast be sold except such as is herein after
mentioned and particular disposed of otherwise and out of the monies
arrising there from, all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid,
after paying my debts and funeral expenses, To wit i give to my wife
Nancy Trusdel the one hundred acre tract I bot of Chestnut and one
hundred acres of the Oliver Mahaffy tract on creek below the bridge &
houses thereon two beds & furniture and other house hold furniture as she
may need, and George & his wife Hanah & their five oldest children and
their increase, and support the first year, at her death the lands to be
equally divided among Jesse Trusdel's sons, and negroes & all the rest of
the property to be sold by my executors and be equally divided between
all my heirs, except Mary Cato.  I leave to Mary Cato's sons William _
Cato, George WL Cato, John H Cato one hundred dollars each and to Sarah A
Copeland and Elizabeth Barker fifty dollars each, to have and forever
hold to them and their heirs--I leave to my grand son George WF Cato a
certain parcel of land on which he resides all my right * * * and claim
on the west side of the Camden road leasing from CC Haile's Mill to
Camden commencing on Haile's line on the south of the Bridge & down said
road to A Cauthen's line south to him & his heirs forever* * * I give to
my grand sons the sons of Jesse Trusdel viz Seborn J Trusdel, Jesse E
Trusdel, William J Trusdel, and Buril TJ Trusdel, all my lands lying both
sides of the Hanging Rock Creek east of old Mahaffy Mill or CC Haile's
Mill & of the Camden road down to the old George Wells line it being
several tracts and parcels of tracts all joining each other known as my
old settlement the Zack Adams land, the meeting house tract, the Davidson
land, L Clyburn land, W Clyburn land, the West lands, the Morrison lands,
all that I bought of JC Haile except the Wells land & thirty seven acres
of B Haile & the Pitman land, to the above named sons of Jesse Trusdel to
them and their heirs for ever, I leave to my grand sons the son of John H
Trusdel viz William Trusdel, Jesse Trusdel, Buril Trusdel & John Trusdel,
all my lands lying below the Rocky ford on Hanging Rock Creek and south
west of Lynches Creek known as the George Wells tract & thirty seven
acres * * * of B Haile opset on north side of creek & the Ingram tract &
thirty acres * * * of D Gaskin on L. Creek and the Pitman land or part,
as a part being sold to B West previous, to the above named sons of John
H Trusdel to them and their heirs for ever, I leave to my two sons Jesse
Trusdel and John H Trusdel all my Bank Stock and interest in the Camden
Bank to be equally divided between them two, to them and their heirs for
ever, All the rest of my estate of whatsoever it may be not herein
mentioned before particular disposed of otherwise; I desire to be sold
and after paying my debts to be equally divided between my several
children, Mary Cato excepted, viz: Jesse Trusdel, Elizabeth Haile,
Margaret Ballards three children, Caroline, Columbus & Emily [as one
heir], John H Trusdel and Martha Gooch; and I give the same to them their
heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever, And Lastly, I do
constitute and appoint my son Jesse Trusdel & James C Haile Executors of
this my last will and Testament, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my Seal this nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and fifty two~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jesse Horton
Anderson Cauthen
George H. Trusdel  "

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