“Will of Samuel SCOTT
In the Name of God Amen
I Samuel Scott of Edgefield District in the State of South Carolina being Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to god and calling into mind the mortality of man and knowing that it is appointed unto men once to die do make ordain Constitute and appoint this my last will and testament, (that is to Say) principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of god who gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buryed in Decent Christian burila and as for such worldy Estate as it has pleased god to blefs me with in this life I give Demise and Dispose of in the manner and form following:
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Mims two negros—old Dick and Nathuard Dick.
Item. I give unto my Daughter Mary Graves two negroes Andrew and [stricken out: Col] Cloy----
Item. I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Middleton two negroes Sam & Curry-----
Item. I give unto my three Grand Children Elisabeth Scott-John Scott and & Samuel Scott Daughters and sons of Samuel C. Scott Deceased three negroes Hall amy & Judy with their Increase to be Equally divided amongst Said Children or the survivers of them when they are all twenty one years of age-----
Item. I give unto my grand Son John Allen Scott Martin three negroes peter nil & Jeny, but in Case my said grand child Departs this life before he Shall arrive to the age of twenty one and leave no child or children in that Case it is my will that the Said peter Nil and Jenny be Sold and the price thereof Equally Divided amongst all my Children giving my three grand Children Elisabeth Scott John Scott and Samuel Scott one Share
Item. It is my will that all my Real Estate Lands Houses and town lots both in this State and the State of Georgia be Sold…” [End of Page One]
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Will of SAMUEL SCOTT
“…by ^my^ Executors on twelve months Credit with bond and good Security and the money arising from Such Sales to be Equally Divided amongst all my Said Children and grand Children giving John allen Scott Martin one Share and Elisabeth Scott John Scott & Samuel Scott or the Survivors of them one Share
Item. it is my will that all my personel Estate be Sold on twelve month Credit and the money arising therefrom to be Divided as my real Estate is Directed and the Shares of those under age be kept on Interest
Item. it is my will that if John allen Scott Martin Die before he is of the age of twenty one ^years^ and leave no child or children that the property I have left him be Equally devided amongst my other children giving my Son Saml C. Scott Decd. three children one Share.
It is also my will that if Elisabeth Scott John Scott and Samuel Scott all Die before they are of age of twenty one and leave no child or children that the part I have left them be Divided amongst all my other Children as
and lastly it is my will that George Graves David Mims and John Middleton be and they are herby appointed Executors of this my last will and testament and that they after my Decease Shall have full power to Sell make title and fully convey All my Real Estate as above Directed as also to collect all Sums of money due me and to pay all my Just Debts
In witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty first January 1809 and
Sa[m]l. Scott (Seal)
Personally appeared before me John Boyd who being Duly Sworn on the holy Evangalist of almighty God Doth make Oath and Say that he saw Samuel Scott Sign Seal and …” [End of Page Two]
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Will of SAMUEL SCOTT
“…Declare the within to be his Last will and Testament that he The Said Saml. Scott was then of Sound and Disposing mind memory & and understanding to the best of the [stricken out: Deponents] Deponants knowledge and Beliefs and that he the Said John Boyd did Sign his name as a witnefs thereto at the Request of the testator and at the Same time Qualifies David Mims Executor to the within
Given under my hand at my office the 6th day of February 1809
Jn. Simkins, O. E. D.
Recorded in Will Book “A” Page 266
Recorded February 6, 1809
Jn Simkins O. E. D.
Box # 45; Pkg # 1896”
Source Citation and Source Information:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 8301 Parklane Road. Columbia, South Carolina. 29223. Tele: 803.896.6100; Fax: 803.896.6198. http://scdah.sc.gov/
S108093: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No. 9) SCOTT, Samuel of Edgefield District, Will Typescript (3 Frames) (MSS Will: Books A, Page 266; Estate Packer: Box 45, Pkg 1896)
Series: S108093; Reel: 0008; Frame: 00481; Item: 000; SCOTT, SAMUEL OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (3 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 266; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 45, PKG 1896). Date: 2/6/1809. Description: SCOTT, SAMUEL OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (3 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 266; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 45, PKG 1896); Names indexed: AMY (SLAVE); ANDREW (SLAVE); BOYD, JOHN; BUIST, JAMES; CLOY (SLAVE); CURRY (SLAVE); GRAVES, GEORGE; GRAVES, MARY; HALL (SLAVE); JENY (SLAVE); JUDY (SLAVE); MARTIN, JOHN ALLEN SCOTT; MIDDLETON, ELISABETH; MIDDLETON, JOHN; MIMS, DAVID; MIMS, SARAH; NATHUARD DICK (SLAVE); NIL (SLAVE); OLD DICK (SLAVE); PETER (SLAVE); SAM (SLAVE); SCOTT, ELISABETH; SCOTT, JOHN; SCOTT, MARY; SCOTT, SAMUEL; SCOTT, SAMUEL C.; Locations: EDGEFIELD DISTRICT; GEORGIA; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: SLAVES, NAMED; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=300945.
Will of Samuel SCOTT, 1749-1809, of Edgefield District, South Carolina enumerates the three (3) children [his grandchildren] of his son, Samuel Calliham SCOTT, deceased 13 Dec 1807, Edgefield District, South Carolina.
Samuel Calliham SCOTT, born 1780, Edgefield District [later known as Scott's Ferry, Edgefield District] South Carolina, was the first husband of Mary Ann Jane BAKER, born 8 Dec 1782, Charlotte County, Virginia, died 9 Jan 1857 Edgefield County, South Carolina; she was the daughter of James Edward Baker, born circa 1755, Charlotte County, Virginia, and of his wife, Elizabeth FUQUA, born circa 1762, Charlotte County, Virginia, and both late of Edgefield District & Edgefield County, South Carolina. Mary Ann Jane BAKER SCOTT married second Armsted BURT, of Edgefield & Abbeville Counties, South Carolina.
Will of Samuel SCOTT, of Edgefield District, South Carolina of 6 Feb 1809 enumerates his children and grandchildren; his wife, Jane Calliham SCOTT died in 1802, in Richmond County, Georgia. In his will, Samuel SCOTT enumerates the three children of his son Samuel C. SCOTT's marriage to Mary Ann Jane BAKER: Samuel [Calliham] SCOTT, Elisabeth SCOTT, and John [B.] SCOTT....
John B. SCOTT, son of Samuel C. SCOTT, d. 1807 & Mary Ann Jane BAKER SCOTT, and grandson of Samuel SCOTT & Jane CALLIHAM, of Edgefield District, SC, is thought to have later married Villiers [Vivian?] GRIFFIN, a daughter of John GRIFFIN, and granddaughter of NC ARW Private Michael GRIFFIN and his wife Nancy Ann WELDON, of Columbia County, Georgia....
Interested in the intermarriages of these BAKER, SCOTT, CALLIHAM, MIMS, GRAVES, MIDDLETON, GRIFFIN and WELDON families of Edgefield & Abbeville Districts, South Carolina and of Richmond & Columbia Counties, Georgia...would like to correspond further with researchers of these families.
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