Researching the families of this Elizabeth McKee, of Newberry District, South Carolina, and of her father, Robert McKee, of Newberry District, South Carolina, and of her siblings, Samuel McKee, James McKee, and William McKee...
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“Will of Elizabeth McKee, of Newberry District, South Carolina
The State of South Carolina
In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth McKee of the District of Newberry and State of South Carolina being blessed by a kind providence with some of the good things of this life, and feeling myself to be of sound and disposing mind and memory and feeling desirous to make disposition of my property do dispose of It by this my last Will and testament in Manner and form following
1st First I commend my Immortal soul to God Who gave it
2d Secondly I desire that after my decease that My body be buried in christian like manner
3d Thirdly It is will and desire that after my Funeral Expenses Doctors Bills and Just Debts are all paid and satisfied; that my Brother Samuel McKee have my servants Minerva and her three children, Alice, Wade and Susan
4th Fourth To My Niece Elizabeth Johnson I Will and bequeath my servants Martha and Milton, and If she my Niece should die without heirs. It is my Will and desire that the said servants and their increase be sold and the proceeds of the said sale money be Equally divided between my nearest relatives on the McKee side
5th Fifthly. I will and bequeath to my Niece Margaret McCrackin My Servants Dick and Hannah and their increase
6th I do will and bequeath to my Nephew Joseph McKee son of William McKee My servant boy Ross
7th It is my will and desire and I do hereby bequeath to Margaret McKee Daughter of James McKee my servant Girl Legar and her increase
8th I will and bequeath to Sarah Bishop formerly Sarah Hughes, One Hundred Dollars to be paid her out of the sale of my property
9th It is further my will and desire that all balance of my property in Negroes together with my Lands, Farming tools, Stock of All Kinds, Household furniture, and every thing Else I own, be sold and after all all Just claims against my Estate are satisfied ^ then^ the residue be equally divided between my Brothers Samuel McKee, James McKee and William McKee, or their children Except…” [End of Page One] [Start of Page Two] “…Robert, son of William McKee, to whom I only bequeath One Dollar.
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Ray of said state and District Executor to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills and codicils heretofore by me made
In testimony whereof I hereby affix my mark to my name this twenty ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and sixty One
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of--
Elizabeth ^her mark^ McKee (L.S.)
Recorded in Will Book No. 2. Page: 403-405. “Record of Wills.”
Proved August 26th, 1861.
Recorded August 27, 1861.
E. P. Lake, Ordinary Newberry District
Box No. 121—Pkg. No. 329. Est. No. ----.”
Source Citation and Source Information:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, South Carolina. Tele 803.896.6100; Fax 803.896.6100.
Will of Elizabeth McKEE, of Newberry District, South Carolina. Will Typescript (MSS: Book 2, Pages 403-405) (2 Frames). Series: S108093; Reel: 0020; Frame: 00520; Item: 000. Names indexed: ALICE (SLAVE); BISHOP, SARAH; DENSON, ALFRED; DICK (SLAVE); GORE, ANN; HANNAH (SLAVE); HUGHES, SARAH; JOHNSON, ELIZABETH; LEGAR (SLAVE); MARTHA (SLAVE); MCCRACKIN, MARGARET; MCKEE, ELIZABETH; MCKEE, JAMES; MCKEE, JOSEPH; MCKEE, MARGARET; MCKEE, ROBERT; MCKEE, SAMUEL; MCKEE, WILLIAM; MILTON (SLAVE); MINERVA (SLAVE); RAY, WILLIAM,SCOTT, WILLIAM; ROSS (SLAVE); SUSAN (SLAVE); WADE (SLAVE); Locations: NEWBERRY DISTRICT; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: SLAVES, NAMED.
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