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Will of George Peter Ouzts

Will of George Peter Ouzts

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data: George Peter OuztsBirth 5 Mar 1758 in Hoffenheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, GermanyDeath 25 Mar 1829 in Meeting, Edgefield, South Carolina, USAPeter Ouzts I and His Descendants by Hortense Woodson, 1949The Stroms of South Carolina 1765-1983 by Samuel T. Strom, Sr. and Martha J. Strom, p. 145 Europe Film No. 1189197 p. 896 Entry No. 5 Godparents at Baptism Catharina Elizabetha Gilbert [Johannes Gilbert's Unmarried Daughter]Came to America with his father, Diedrich Utz. His mother Eva Ctherine, died enroute and was buried at sea.Served in the American Revolutionary Army, Col. LeRoy Hammond's Regiment. He was wonded several times, once at Stevens Creek, Ninety Six District (later Edgefield District) on 5 October 1781. He carried a bullet in his thigh for the rest of his life.Daughters of the American Revolution No. 506826At the time of his death in 1829, Peter had amassed some 1,666 acres (2.6 sections or square miles) of land and 11 (5 male - Classa, April, Charles, William and John, and 6 female, Tessey, Milly, Susan, Caroline, Beckey, the sixth name unknown) Negro slaves. The value of his estate was assessed at $8,991.18. At the death of Peter's wife, Elizabeth Harling Ouzts in 1847, as directed by Peter, the sums of $50 each were paid to Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church and to Sleepy Creek Methodist Church. Sleepy Creek Methodist is now the McKendree Methodist Church. The balance of Peter's cash estate at the death of Mary was distributed to the heirs at $6,473.35.

source: Peter Ouzts I and His Descendants by Hortense Woodson, 1949The Stroms of South Carolina 1765-1983 by Samuel T. Strom, Sr. and Martha J. Strom, p. 145 Europe Film No. 1189197 p. 896 Entry No. 5


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