The Last Will and Testament of Charles Webb of the District of Anderson and State of South Carolina.
Date of Will -- 14 July 1828
(Death -- 11 November 1831)
I, Charles Webb, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (Blessed by Almighty God for the same.), do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, (That is to say,)
First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Edward (Edmund), a certain Negro girl named Rachel.
Second, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Thomas Webb, a certain Negro boy named Moses, which Negro he had in his possession and has disposed of. I now give him one dollar, his part of the balance of my property.
Third, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William, a certain Negro boy named Lowery.
Fourth, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Micajah, a certain Negro boy named Ben, also a certain Negro boy named Sanford.
Fifth, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Warren Robinson, a certain Negro boy named Sepp, also a certain boy named Elias.
Sixth, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Clayton, a certain Negro boy named Phill, also a Negro girl named Nancy.
Seventh, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Elijah, a certain Negro boy named Sim, also a Negro boy named Baylise.
Eighth, I give and bequeath unto my son Elisha, a certain Negro man named Edmond and his wife and children or their increase.
Ninth, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Charles Baldwin, a certain Negro boy named Mark, also a Negro girl named Caroline.
Tenth, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Nancy Terry, one dollar, it being the balance of her part of my property.
Eleventh, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Frances Clark, one Negro girl named Hannah, also a certain Negro boy named Cifus.
Twelfth, I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Mary Ann, one certain Negro fellow named Jerry and his wife Nana, also a certain wench named Ally to her own use and benefit during her lifetime or widowhood, and one bed and furniture, two horses and two cows and calves, half the stock of hogs which I may be left by now and half the stock of sheep, all to be kept and used by her during her lifetime or her widowhood, and at her death or at her intermarriage with any other man, all the above and aforesaid property to be sold and the money arising from the sale to be applied and distributed as follows -- Three hundred dollars to Warren Robinson Webb and the balance if any, to be equally divided between the other children.
I further give and bequeath unto my two sons Elisha and Charles Baldwin all that certain piece, parcel, and tract of land lying on Seneca River whereon I now live, including a small tract land containing one hundred acres that I lately purchased from Edmond Young, adjoining said tract, to be equally divided by the executors, they giving the part which the house now stands to Charles Baldwin and his mother, it being my request that my wife should live with her son Charles Baldwin during her lifetime or widowhood in this liberty and privilege I giver her in lieu of her dower.
I further give and bequeath unto my son Warren Robinson, Elisha and Charles Baldwin each one of them a feather bed and furniture and to each one of them a horse, Elisha and Charles Baldwin having their two young horses already chosen, and to each of the three boys a cow and calf.
I further bequeath and give unto my wife all the balance of the household and kitchen furniture to be kept and used by her during her lifetime or widowhood and then to be sold or disposed of in the same manner heretofore pointed out for the Negroes left to her.
I further and lastly order and declare that it is my will and desire that two Negroes not yet disposed of, a man by name of Bows and a wench named Alce, shall together with all the balance of my personal estate goods and chattels of what kind of nature soever shall be sold on a credit of twelve months for the express purpose of paying my just debts if it should happen that there should not be sufficient to pay my just debts I do direct and order that the wench before named by name of Ally be given to my wife to be sold for the purpose of paying said debts.
I further desire and order that at the death of my wife that the old man and wench given to her as before mentioned by name of Jerry and Nann his wife to be a liberty to make choice of which one of my children they would rather live with and that go to them and it is my desire that which ever child they should prefer to live with that they may take the said two Negroes.
I do hereby appoint Warren Robinson Webb and Elijah Webb my executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me and made in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.
Charles Webb (Seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above Charles Webb to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the testator.
Nancy B. McDaniel
A true and correct copy.
Acc’t of the Property of Mary Ann Webb, dec’d.
18, Jan. 1843
Negro woman, Ally.
Negro girl Caroline, 16 or 17 years old.
Benjamin Dickson, Esq.
Maj. Jas. Gilmore,
Maj. William Dickson, Appr’s.
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