Searching for any information at all about the Mason/Watson/Robertson families. Willing to share and exchange the information I have (which is of course a Working Copy and always ongoing).
Hope Coslett Pees
Anne (believe her maiden name was Harris) married James Alexander Watson (probably in Fairfield County, South Carolina). After James' death, she married one ____ Robertson. Some of the Watson children moved to Mississippi and a granddaughter Nancy Watson (about 1808-1840) married Reverend Reuben Mason (about 1787-1863).
WILL OF ANNE ROBERTSON
State of South Carolina.
In the Name of god Amen.
I Anne Robertson of Fairfield District in the State aforesaid, being weak of body but of Sound and disposing Memory, and understanding, through the goodnefs of divine providence; and knowing I have to die, and that perhaps in a Short Space of time; do Make and Ordain this My Last Will and Testament in Manner & form following (VIZ) first I Recommend My Soul to the Allmighty god who give it, and My Body to the Earth to be decently Intered and as to Such worldly goods as the Lord has Blefsed Me with I Bequeath, Devise, and dispose of as herein after Mentioned.--I Give and devise unto My beloved Son Hardy Davis Watson, all my Right and Tittle to a Certain Tract of Land on the Wateree Creek which was the property of My former Husband James Alexander Watson, One Third part of which I Consider as rested (?) on my (?), the whole of this Tract of Land by a late risancy. there of Made is four Hundred and ninty five acres, which third part, I give devise and bequeath unto My Said Son Harday Daves Watson to him and his Heirs and afsigns forever.--Item 2d It is my will that the following negroes (VIZ) Sam, Betty, Frisse, Berry, Harry, Washington, Willes, &c Bob, with all Crefse's Children be Loaned to my Six Sons Ephram Watson, William Alexander Watson, John Watson, James Watson, Richardson Walker Watson and Harday Daves Watson, share and Share alike, each to hold his Equal Share of the Said Negroes for an during the term of his Natural Life and upon the decease of any of my Said Sons, his Share Shall descend to his Heirs Lawfully begotten; but Should any of My Said Sons die without Lawful Ifsue, then, and in that case my will is that his part, or Share of the above negroes Shall be Equally divided among the Lawfull Heirs of my other Sons; My desire and will also is that Sam and Betty, two old Negroes Above Mentioned Shall have liberty to choose which of my Sons they wish to live with and Serve, respect being had to their value in the decision. I leave and bequeath to my son Richardson Walker Watson my best feather bed the Bedstead and furniture--to my Son Hardy Daves Watson I give &c bequeath my other two Beds furniture &c bedstead; to them and their Heirs forever--and the remainder of my household furniture of whatever kind I give and bequeath to My Above Six Sones, to be equally Devided amongst them Share and Share alike and Lastly I Ordain, Constitute and Appoint My Son John Watson, Executor of this My Last will & Testament In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set My hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of September in the year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred and Thirteen. In the presence of
Lisha (his X mark) Nelson
Ann Robertson (L.S.)
Proved 9th November 1813
Jno. Buchanan J.C.O.
Recorded not found
In Will Book 6
Apt. 29 File #446
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