Thomas-SC-1804

Will of James THOMAS, 1803, Edgefield SC

"29 Nov 1803.
I, JAMES THOMAS, being very sick and weak in body but of
perfect mind and memory.  It is my will that my just debts
be paid from the crop & personal est.
... I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Thomas the house &
plantation where I now live Also the Plantation on Savannah
River near Bull Sluice including the several survey that
compose the settlement, all negroes not hereafter named &
bequeathed to the chn. also all stock & household furniture,
working tools during her life & after her death to be
equally divided amongst all my chn.
... I give to my son John Thomas a negro boy named ZACH now
his possession also the horse & household furniture he
received at marriage.
... I give to my dtr. Joice Thomas a negro named TENCE also
a horse & saddle, two cows & calves & a comfortable bed and
furniture.
... I give to my son Silas Thomas a negro named PETER, a
horse, two cows & calves & a comfortable bed & furniture to
be delivered to him at the age of twenty-one yrs. old.
... I give to my son William Thomas a negro named ABRAM, a
horse, two cows & calves, a bed & furniture to be delivered
to him at the age of twenty-one yrs. old.
... I give to my son James Thomas a negro named DICK (Beney
child), a horse & saddle, two cows & calves & a bed &
furniture to be delivered to him at the age of twenty-one
yrs. old.
... I give to my dtr. Elizabeth Thomas a Negro named BECK, a
horse & saddle, two cows & calves, a bed & furniture to be
delivered to her at the age of twenty-one yrs. old or
marriage.
... If my wife is with child it to have an equal share of
the estate with the other chn.

  I appoint John Boyd & Bartlett Martin as executors.

Wit: Charles Old, Hesekiah Boyd & Mary Walden.
Signed James Thomas.
Proved by the oath of Charles Old & Mary Walder now Mary
Grubs this 23 Oct 1804 & recorded 22 Nov 1804.
John Simkins, OED, per. Jas. Blocker, DOED."

Contributed by:  lpoole@dallas.net "Lou Poole"