Last Will and Testament of Harmon Gable, admitted to probate 23 July 1802, recorded in Abbeville County Will Book I, p. 266 [Box 39, Pack 843]:
In the Name of God Amen
I Harmon Gable of the State and county aforesaid, being weak of Body but sound of Memory do this 23d. day of May 1796 Make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner Following Viz---
First I Allow, give and bequeath to my Eldest son Henry Gable one hundred acres of land as bought from Wm. Dorrus, and Granted to said Henry onaly said Henry is to pay to my son Jacob Gable ten pounds sterling
Secondly I give to John Gable my 2d. son one Hundred acres bought of Wm. Hutton He also paying ten pounds of said Money to Harmon Gable my fourth son.
Thirdly I allow and Desire my wife Margaret Gable as long as she lives a a widow to keep all my good and Chattles and all movable property and to give Each child an Equal share Henry Excepted & him also if he duly pays Jacob the above Named ten pounds if not to have nothing more than five shillings sterling then Jacob to have Henry's share of the movable property.
Fourthly, I also Require and allow xxx [?] if Henry or John should Die without and Heir, there share of Land to be Equally Divided between Jacob and Harmon, and if Jacob or xxxx [?] Garmon [Harmon?] die the other is to have his part, also I allow my wife before named if marrying to have the third of my Movable property, and again I allow Each Child coming of age or Marrying then to Receive his or her share---
Lastly I ordain and allow Henry Gable and Margaret Gable my wife to be my sole Executors for to see this my will fully Executed for the true Intent & meaning thereof. The said Harmon Gable have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written--
/s/ Harmon Gable
Signed seald and published
[Transcript supplied by Clifford L. Merck, [email protected]; see also Zelma Price, vol. 3, pp. 1, 126-7]
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