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Sammons, Brady, Bruce, et al
Posted by: Hope Coslett Pees (ID *****8068) Date: July 21, 2003 at 08:04:22
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William Sammons (will below) had land in Halifax County, Virginia and I am most interested in any of the families mentioned in his will. Certainly willing (and eager!) to share and exchange information about these families.

Hope Coslett Pees
Seguin
jouett@satx.rr.com

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Administration File 7-8

WILL OF WILLIAM SAMMONS - August 5, 1804

In the name of God, amen, I William Sammons being weak of body but sound of mind, etc. etc. do make etc. etc.

Item, I give to my grandson Henry Grady 50 acres of land lying {illegible} Halifax County, Virginia.

Item: I desire that my negro fellow Gilherd be sold at 12 mos. credit and with money arising from this sale to be divided between the children of Daniel and Samuel Comer. I desire that all money coming to me be carefully collected and my just debts be paid. I desire that all my estate not mentioned in my will be sold at 12 mos. credit and the money from {illegible} arising from such sale with the money collected be divided into eight parts and to be divided between my children and such child as has not had land given them by me to draw two such parts. And lastly I nominate my son John Sammons to execute this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of Aug. 1804.

WILLIAM (X) SAMMON

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Thos. {illegible}, Walker Sammon, David MacDaniel, Jno. Sammons.

When the will was taken to probate, Walker Salmon and David McDaniel said they heard William Sammon {illegible} and pronounce the same will to be his last will and testament. John Salmon swears he saw the deceased sign the same, and the other two only heard him declare that this was his last will and testament and that the said deceased appeared to them to be of sound mind, memory and understanding when they heard him pronounce it was his will. But the other witness (to wit) John Salmon says he thinks he had not much mind, memory and understanding--that this last will was subscribed in presence of the testator (only by John Salmon) and published in the presence of all three of said witnesses. Sworn before me on the day and the year (no date given), John Gun(?).

Reasons given by John Sammon why the testator had not sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding.

First, this will materially differs from others by said testator made.

Secondly, this will directs that the estate be divided into 8 parts and there is but 6 Legatees or their representatives. This will says "That child who had no land given to it to draw 2 such parts." There is only one who did not receive land and money was given for that one to buy land.

[Same microfilm]: Halifax County, State of Virginia, March the 2nd, 1805.
Got $2.00 from George Salmon against a part of the estate of Wm. Sammon and gave George Salmon rights, etc.
Jonathan Grady.
It was witnessed by William Hall and Robt. Terry, J.P.

[Same microfilm]: Elizabeth Bruce of Greenville and George Salmon. George Salmon paid her $85 and she gave up any right to any share of the estate of her father William Sammon of the county of Halifax, State of Virginia.

Elizabeth (x) Bruce

Witnesses: Polley Young, Hannah Dillingham, Elizabeth (X) Wood.

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GREENVILLE DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA
SALE OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE OF WILLIAM SAMMON, SENIOR, DECEASED
December 14, 1804

GEO. SALMON
One bedstead, furniture, one bull, one negro fellow
One plough, wire line, spade, two bowls
One box, three shirts and 20 stockings
One big coat

JNO. SAMMON
Silver watch, {illegible}, ax
Money scales, two augers
Two old coats, one broadcloth
Breeches and leggings

HEY{illegible} WALDRIP
One horse

BENJAMIN MEHANEY
Saddle and bridle

THOS. WOOD
One cow and yearling

JOHN MAFSEY
One spice mortar and pefsel, one pott and hooks
One hand saw, hammer nippers and pinchers

AGNES McCOLLISTER
One Case of Razors

JNO. ADKINS
One lock chain, one oven, {illegible}, chisels
One tea kettle

MARY WARREN
One iron wedge

FREDRIK HAWKINS
one drawing knife, one box

SHADRICK TRAMMEL
One ladle, parcel of pewter

WILLIAM SHELTON
Implements

Carl(?) M{illegible} THURSTIN
2 Books

JOHN COUCH
One large Chest

John Sammon, Adm.


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Warrant of Appraisement of Wm. Salmon

John Middleton

the within named appraisers were Duely and de {illegible} the estate of Wm. Salmon Deceased Sworn (?) according to Law witnessed by me this {illegible} December 1804

John Goode
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