Sumter District, Will of Rachel Baker

Sumter District, South Carolina
Estate of Rachel Baker
Will book D-2 p. 251, bundle 125 pkg 5

I Rachel Baker the relict of Thomas Baker Deceased being of sound mind abut weak in the body and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being desirous to dispose of all such wordily estate as it hath pleased god to bless me with, do make and ordain this my last will in manner following. That is to say:

... I give bequeath and devise to my son D. R. F. Baker my share in a certain house and lot in Sumterville which formerly belonged to my late husband, my Negro man mulatto Sam and a portrait of my father the late Dr. Richard Furman.

... To my daughter Maria B. Taylor wife of John Taylor I give and bequeath the following Negroes viz Candace and Dick and a certain chest of Drawers standing in my chamber.

... To my son Thomas M. Baker I give and bequeath all my interest in the land caleed PonPon tract which belonged to my last husband likewise the following Negroes viz Dinah and her son William Polydove, bully, old kate, Joe, Ammaretta, and Mollie, a bed also my bookcase and my shre of! the stock of hosses and mules, cows, hogs, etc.

... I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary P. Jackson wife of Charles C. Jackson my residence called Woodville and funriture attached thereto with the execption of the above named chest of drawers and bookcase. I likewise bequeath to the said Mary the following Negroes viz old Charles, Susan and her child and Lill and her son Joe.

... I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Gulielma F. Baker the following Negroes viz Emma and Flaudes.

And lastly I do constitute Thomas M. Baker and Charles C. Jackson executors of the my last will and testament the testimony whereof I have herunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day of September anno domoni on thouseand eight hundred and forty four.

R. Baker ss
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
L.D. Baker
N. Graham
Jas. P. Bell
Filed and recorded Sept. 9, 1848

Contributed by: Deborah Byrd, dbyrd@lightcom.net


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