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Re: John Mobley Will

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Jill

1464 John Mobley, b. 3/27/1794, d. 5/21/1879

m. Catherine (Katie) Miller McLean

Last Will and Testament of Jno. Mobley Sr deceased

I John Mobley Senr of the District of Fairfield in the State of South Carolina Planter do make the following division of my Estate as and for my last Will and Testament

Item the 1st I give and devise to my grandson John C. Mobley son of Simeon Mobley a tract of land containing six hundred 600 acres more or less situated in Fairfield District and bounded as follows beginning at the gate post now standing at the Tompkin House and running thence to the mouth of Crooked Creek on the river on the South west side of the Creek, which line separates said track of land from my other lands and which said tract embraced all my lands lying to the North East of said lines and is bounded by lands of Widow Arledge, James Caldwell and lands of the said John C. Mobley. [146411 (Dr.) John C. Mobley]

I give to my son Simeon Mobley a tract of land containing five hundred fifty-four and one half acres; and also six negroes to wit: Sandy, Dina - - - and Bob all of which with the land therein devised I now value at eighteen thousand dollars. [14641 Simeon Mobley m. Adelaide Gibson]

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Thompson the following negroes (for which she has a deed of gift) to wit: Richard and Ellen; and their child Cresy, Jack and Eliza, Joe and Jenny and their child Moses, Sam, Phoebe, Jake and Delphy and their child. These negroes are subject to the limitations contained in said deed of gift. The property including said negroes, which I have given to my said daughter I value at the sum of twenty thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars. [14642 Nancy W. Mobley, b. 2/4/1819 m. (1) __Thompson]

3rd The negroes and other property which I put in possession of my son-in-law Dr. Isaiah Mobley, I do hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Mobley his widow subject to the truth and limitations contained the last Will and Testament of Dr. Isaiah Mobley and which property I value at the sum of twenty one thousand five hundred and thirty nine dollars. [14643 Mary Wagner Mobley, b. 1819, d. 5/23/1872 m. (Dr.) Isaiah Mobley {14611}]

4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Dorcas McCrorey the following negroes to wit: Cumber? and child, Bob, Susan, Alfred, Albert, James, Dick, Sarah, Diley, Tina, Camilla, Jane and her child Charity, Ned Alexander, Joseph, Charlotte, Green, Aaron, Mariah, Katie and Armstead for her sole and separate use during the term of natural life and at her decease to her issue who may then be living according to the statute of distribution. This property is valued by me at twenty one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. [14645 Dorcas Drusilla Mobley, b. 1820 m. (1) John McCrorey]

5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Catherine E. Jeter the wife of J.T. Jeter the following negroes to wit: Martha, Felix, Isaac, Jane, Harriet, Maria, Margaret, William and child, Rachel, Amanda, Wallace, Mahala, Emeline, Henry, Lewis, Amy, Cline, Charity, Daniel, Nelly, Young, Daniel, Sam, Bridow?, Chrissy, Rebecca, Beverly, Melinda and child which said negroes are now in the possession of my said daughter, under a loan for the sole and separate use of my said daughter during her life and at their decease to her issue who may be then living according to the Statute of Distribution and in case my said daughter shall die without leaving children living or in case she should die under the age of twenty one years of age without leaving children living in either such? Said negroes and their increase shall return to me if living and if dead shall return to my estate, and be equally divided among my distributees who may be then living, according to the Statue of Distribution. The property above mentioned is valued by me at twenty one thousand five hundred dollars. [14647 Catherine Elizabeth Mobley, b. 8/14/1865? m. 4/23/1890 James Parham Jeter]

6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucretia McCrorey daughter [wife cwm]of James McCrorey a tract of land containing three hundred acres, situated in Fairfield District and bounded as follows commencing on a Pine corner on Mrs. Myers line, running thence along the road to Piags? Bridge on Walerer? Creek, thence down said Creek to the mouth of Dry Fork, thence up said Dry Fork until intersected by a line drawn from the corner between myself and James Caldwell straight with the line between myself and said Caldwell and thence along the line between myself and said Caldwell until the corner of the fence near or at the road, and thence to the beginning Pine corner. This track is part of my Johnson Place on the Wabree? River. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter the following negroes to wit: George, Salina, Minerva, Charity, Susie, Elizabeth, Robert, Jane and her child names unknown, which said property, both land and negroes my said daughter is to have for her sole and separate use during her life and at her decease to her issue who may be then living, according to the Statue of Distribution and in case my said daughter shall die without leaving children living or in case she shall die living children living, and all of said children shall die under the age of twenty one years these and in that case said land and negroes shall return to me if living and if dead to my Estate and be equally divided among my heirs at law and Distributees, according to the Statute of Distribution. The above property given to my said daughter, I value at Sixteen thousand three hundred dollars. [1464B Lucretia Mobley, b. 1/5/1833 m. 7/23/1851 James Adger McCrorey]

7th I give and bequeath to my daughter Marion R. Mobley, the wife of Edward Mobley the following negroes to wit: Bob, Mary, Lucinda, Jilson, Susan, Sam, Sarah, Phil, Jenny, Adaline, Nancy, Emily, David, Victoria, Peter, Peggy, Martha, Lewis, Wesley, Peter a child, Caroline, Martha Ann, Calib, Darkey, Jerry and Patience - also a Piano and seven hundred dollars in money, which is now in the possession of my said daughter, and which my said daughter is to hold during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use and at her decease to be equally divided among her issue who may be then living according to the Statute of Distribution, and in case my said daughter should die without leaving children living and all of said children should die under twenty one years of age without leaving children living then said property shall return to me if living and if dead shall return to my Estate and be equally divided among my distributees who may be then living according to the Statute of Distribution. This property in this clause given I value at twenty three thousand eight hundred and fifth dollars.
[1464D Marion Rebecca Mobley, b. 4/19/1836, d. 3/7/1893 m. Edward Pickett Mobley, Jr 146211]

8th All the residue of my estate both real and personal I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Catherine Mobley, in trust? first (part missing) maintenance as she may deem necessary and proper and secondly in trust that she will divide the same among my children as she may think right and equitable according to her best discretion excepting my three children, Marion R. Mobley, Mrs. Dorcas McCrorey and Mrs. Nancy Thompson, which three children are to receive no part of the above residue, given to my wife and in further trust that my said wife shall by deed to be duly executed and recorded by her shall subject the property so given by her in said division the same limitations as are contained in the 5th, 6th and 7th clauses of this My Will.

9th In case my said wife shall die before me or in case my said wife shall survive me and die before she has executed the trust aforesaid in the first case I give devise and bequeath said above residue given to my wife in trust to my son Andrew J. Mobley in trust that he according to his best discretion will divide the same among my children excepting the three above excepted in the 8th clause, retaining to himself so much thereof as he may think right and proper and retaining in his hands as trustee of my son Reuben Mobley so much thereof as he may think right and proper. And in the second event above mentioned that is if my wife having survived me and partially executed the trust aforesaid I give and devise and bequeath to my said son Andrew the residue of said property so undisposed by her in trust that he will carry out and purfect? the trust directed to be executed by my said wife.

10th I do hereby impose upon the property which my son Andrew or my son Reuben may receive the same limitations as are imposed upon the property given in the 5th, 6th and 7th clauses of this My Will.

11th I do hereby appoint my son Andrew J. Mobley Trustee of my son Reuben Mobley and the property which shall be allotted to my said son Rueben shall be vested in said trustee for the use of my son Reuben subject to the limitations aforesaid.

12th I now nominate and appoint my wife Catherine Mobley Executrix and my son Andrew Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of January AD eighteen hundred and sixty, and eighty fourth year of Independence.

Signed and acknowledged in the presence John Mobley (L.S.]
Of us who subscribed the same as Witnesses thereto
In the presence of the Testator and at his request

G.H. Miller

J.A. Brice

John McSurkin

May 11th 186?

If my son Andrew Mobley should leave off farming in Fairfield and farm in any other District, Then the Andrew shall not have any part in this my Last Will and Testament.

The State of South Carolina
County of Fairfield

Present Honorable J.R. Boyles Judge of Probate for the County of Fairfield.

Personally appeared John McSurkin subsen? Being witness to the arrixed? instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John Mobley Sr late of Fairfield County deceased who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was present and did see the annoxed? Instrument of writing duly executed by the said John Mobley Sr and that he at the time of executing the said instrument of writing was to the best of deponents knowledge and belief of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that he the deponsents? and G.H. Miller and John A. Brice in the presence of each other and of the said John Mobley Sr and at his request signed their names as witnesses to the due execution of the same.

Sworn and subscribed to before me this twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

J.R. Boyles John McSurkin

Judge of Probate

I do solemnly sweat that this writing contains the true last Will of this within named John Mobley Sr deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legacies contained in said Will as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend? And the law charges me and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels so help me God.

Sworn and subscribed
Before me, this 27 day of Jany 1880 A. J. Mobley

J.R. Boyles

Judge of Probate

1464 John Mobley, b. 3/27/1794, d. 5/21/1879

m. Catherine (Katie) Miller McLean

Last Will and Testament of Jno. Mobley Sr deceased

I John Mobley Senr of the District of Fairfield in the State of South Carolina Planter do make the following division of my Estate as and for my last Will and Testament

Item the 1st I give and devise to my grandson John C. Mobley son of Simeon Mobley a tract of land containing six hundred 600 acres more or less situated in Fairfield District and bounded as follows beginning at the gate post now standing at the Tompkin House and running thence to the mouth of Crooked Creek on the river on the South west side of the Creek, which line separates said track of land from my other lands and which said tract embraced all my lands lying to the North East of said lines and is bounded by lands of Widow Arledge, James Caldwell and lands of the said John C. Mobley. [146411 (Dr.) John C. Mobley]

I give to my son Simeon Mobley a tract of land containing five hundred fifty-four and one half acres; and also six negroes to wit: Sandy, Dina - - - and Bob all of which with the land therein devised I now value at eighteen thousand dollars. [14641 Simeon Mobley m. Adelaide Gibson]

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Thompson the following negroes (for which she has a deed of gift) to wit: Richard and Ellen; and their child Cresy, Jack and Eliza, Joe and Jenny and their child Moses, Sam, Phoebe, Jake and Delphy and their child. These negroes are subject to the limitations contained in said deed of gift. The property including said negroes, which I have given to my said daughter I value at the sum of twenty thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars. [14642 Nancy W. Mobley, b. 2/4/1819 m. (1) __Thompson]

3rd The negroes and other property which I put in possession of my son-in-law Dr. Isaiah Mobley, I do hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Mobley his widow subject to the truth and limitations contained the last Will and Testament of Dr. Isaiah Mobley and which property I value at the sum of twenty one thousand five hundred and thirty nine dollars. [14643 Mary Wagner Mobley, b. 1819, d. 5/23/1872 m. (Dr.) Isaiah Mobley {14611}]

4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Dorcas McCrorey the following negroes to wit: Cumber? and child, Bob, Susan, Alfred, Albert, James, Dick, Sarah, Diley, Tina, Camilla, Jane and her child Charity, Ned Alexander, Joseph, Charlotte, Green, Aaron, Mariah, Katie and Armstead for her sole and separate use during the term of natural life and at her decease to her issue who may then be living according to the statute of distribution. This property is valued by me at twenty one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. [14645 Dorcas Drusilla Mobley, b. 1820 m. (1) John McCrorey]

5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Catherine E. Jeter the wife of J.T. Jeter the following negroes to wit: Martha, Felix, Isaac, Jane, Harriet, Maria, Margaret, William and child, Rachel, Amanda, Wallace, Mahala, Emeline, Henry, Lewis, Amy, Cline, Charity, Daniel, Nelly, Young, Daniel, Sam, Bridow?, Chrissy, Rebecca, Beverly, Melinda and child which said negroes are now in the possession of my said daughter, under a loan for the sole and separate use of my said daughter during her life and at their decease to her issue who may be then living according to the Statute of Distribution and in case my said daughter shall die without leaving children living or in case she should die under the age of twenty one years of age without leaving children living in either such? Said negroes and their increase shall return to me if living and if dead shall return to my estate, and be equally divided among my distributees who may be then living, according to the Statue of Distribution. The property above mentioned is valued by me at twenty one thousand five hundred dollars. [14647 Catherine Elizabeth Mobley, b. 8/14/1865? m. 4/23/1890 James Parham Jeter]

6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucretia McCrorey daughter [wife cwm]of James McCrorey a tract of land containing three hundred acres, situated in Fairfield District and bounded as follows commencing on a Pine corner on Mrs. Myers line, running thence along the road to Piags? Bridge on Walerer? Creek, thence down said Creek to the mouth of Dry Fork, thence up said Dry Fork until intersected by a line drawn from the corner between myself and James Caldwell straight with the line between myself and said Caldwell and thence along the line between myself and said Caldwell until the corner of the fence near or at the road, and thence to the beginning Pine corner. This track is part of my Johnson Place on the Wabree? River. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter the following negroes to wit: George, Salina, Minerva, Charity, Susie, Elizabeth, Robert, Jane and her child names unknown, which said property, both land and negroes my said daughter is to have for her sole and separate use during her life and at her decease to her issue who may be then living, according to the Statue of Distribution and in case my said daughter shall die without leaving children living or in case she shall die living children living, and all of said children shall die under the age of twenty one years these and in that case said land and negroes shall return to me if living and if dead to my Estate and be equally divided among my heirs at law and Distributees, according to the Statute of Distribution. The above property given to my said daughter, I value at Sixteen thousand three hundred dollars. [1464B Lucretia Mobley, b. 1/5/1833 m. 7/23/1851 James Adger McCrorey]

7th I give and bequeath to my daughter Marion R. Mobley, the wife of Edward Mobley the


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