CRAWFORD-SC-1842

Probate papers from estate of Agness Crawford
Abbeville, SC, BOX 23, PACK 520.

"The State of South Carolina.

In the name of God, Amen.  I Agness Crawford of the District
of Abbeville, widdow, being sick and weak in body, but of
sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my last will
and testament, in manner and form following.

1. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my two daughters Nancy,
and Mary Crawford, their executors, administrators, and
assigns, the plantation on which I reside and my negroe
woman LETT, together with my stock of hogs, cattle & horses,
and household & kitchen furniture of what nature or kind
soever, to belong to them equally and jointly, and their
assigns forever.

2. And whereas my daughter, Margaret Harris, Isabella Allen,
Elizabeth Crawford, and son William L. Crawford have already
received a distributive share of their fathers estate, I do
therefore give to them and each of them the sum of one
dollar each.

And I do constitute and appoint my daughter Nancy Crawford
and my friend Stephen Jones, executors of this my will and
allow them to pay all my just debts from the sale of such
property as they may think can be best spared and on such
terms as they may deem expedient.

In witness whereof I the said Agness Crawford have here unto
set my hand and seal this 18th day of March in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight,

Signed, Sealed, declared, and published by the above named
Agness Crawford as and for her last will and Testament, in
the presence of us, who at her request, and in her presence,
have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

John SPEER                                   Agness (her X
mark) Crawford
Jane M. PRESSLY
Elizabeth HUTCHESON

South Carolina
Abbeville District
by David Lesly Ordinary

Personally appeared before me John Speer one of the
subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of writing,
who made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that
he saw Agness Crawford sign seal publish pronounce and
declare the same to be her last will and Testament, that she
was then of sound and disposing mind and memory and
understanding, to the best of deponents knowledge and belief
and deponent together with Jane M. Pressly and Elizabeth
Hutchison signed their names as witnesses there to at the
request of testator in his presence and in the presence of
each other.

Given under my hand 22 of March one thousand eight hundred
and forty two.

                                                        John
Speer

I Nancy Crawford being one of the exors of Agness Crawford
decd. and Stephen Jones the other, removed beyong the limits
of this state.  I do hereby decline acting as such.

Witness my hand this 22 March 1842.

Robert Cozby                                Nancy Crawford"

Appraisal 15 April 1842 totaled $340.50 by:

Robert COZBY
Jas. T. BAKER
David SIMPSON
L. W. MCALESTER?(Lydia W. McCalister)
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Crawford, Scott, White, Caldwell, Davis and Steel.

Probate papers from Joseph CRAWFORD'S estate dated 19 June
1798 from Abbeville Co., SC state that his widow and
administratrix was Agness Crawford. Agness Crawford,
Archibald SCOTT, Alexander WHITE, Jr., and John CALDWELL of
Savannah River were bound to the Judges of Abbeville Co. for
$10,000.  Inventory made by John CALDWELL, Robert DAVIS, and
James STEEL.

Can anyone tell me if perhaps Agness Crawford was related to
any of the above men?
Would anyone have an idea where in Abbeville the above
people may have lived?

Above is Agnes Crawford's will.  If anyone has any
connections to people mentioned please contact me.

Agnes may have married another Crawford man, after Joseph's
death, since her two younger daughters according to the
census would have been born 1800-1810.
 I have considered the possibility that Joseph's Agnes may
not be the same as the Agnes Crawford above.

During the 1790 census when Joseph Crawford was still alive
and enumerated, there is another Agnes Crawford living alone
and near her sister Elizabeth Crawford in another part of
Abbeville.  This Agnes and Elizabeth were Pattersons before
they married.  Elizabeth married James Crawford, but I do
not know which Crawford man Agnes Patterson married.  This
Agnes Patterson Crawford would not appear to be the author
of the will below since she was living alone in 1790.  Her
sister Elizabeth died around 1807 and her brother in law
James Crawford had died I believe around 1780.
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Contributed by: DSHopmann@aol.com "Diane"
By way of: "Derrell Oakley Teat" mteat@gte.net