Abbeville County, S.C.

Archived Probate Court Wills

~1782 to ~2006 (4)

 

 

Effective: 24 Nov 2014  

 

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(1) = These ledger numbers are for our webpage data file linking & reference purposes only.

(2) = In ~1958, LDS microfilmed many existing WPA documents and Wills.

(3) = Afterwards the SC Archives & History Department made the WPA  transcribed ledger Wills available on-line.

(4) = In ~2006, the Abbeville Probate Court started scanning their Wills directly into their county computer system.

(5) = If you wish a hard-copy of a particular Will, write the Probate Court naming the decedent and the approximate date-of-death. You will receive a cost estimate in reply to your query, IF, you enclose a Letter

         Size Self Addressed & Stamped Envelope. The Court Charges $0.50 cents per page or side for copies, $1.50 handling fee, postage, and a $5.00 fee for out-of-state requests.

(6) = These ledger Wills have been copied on the type of paper, that over time, have stuck together.   Unfortunately, we can not auto-scan these ledgers.

 

Abbeville County Probate Court (5)

  http://www.abbevillecountysc.com/

901 W. Greenwood Street, Suite 2300, Abbeville, SC 29620

Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

( Google Road Map Hyperlink )

 

Charles Mark Sumner, Judge of Probate

Phone: 864-366-5312, ext. 62   Fax: 864-366-4023


 

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LEDGER

REF. #

LINKS (1)

LEDGER NOTES

LEDGER

~START

YEAR

LEDGER

~FINISH

YEAR

 

Church of Later-day Saints On-line Microfilm Holdings (2)

 

Ledger-1 General Entry Index

Ledger-2 General Entry Index

Ledger-3 General Entry Index

Ledger-4 General Entry Index

1782 1868

 

Images of 1782-1958 Original Wills

 

First determine Will's Box & Packet number using the following General Entry A-Z Name Indexes.

 

"General Entry" A-G Name Index

"General Entry" H-Q Name Index

"General Entry" R-Z Name Index

1782

1958

 

SC Department of Archives & History On-line Holdings (3)

1-3

This hyperlink is for combined ledgers #1, 2 & 3.

 ( Names A-L ) is Part 1 of 2

 

These are handwritten Wills transcribed & typed by WPA.

 

1782

1865

1-3

This hyperlink is for combined ledgers #1, 2 & 3.

( Names M-Z ) is Part 2 of 2

 

These are handwritten Wills transcribed & typed by WPA.

 

1782

1865

 

     ABBEVILLE PROBATE COURT

     ARCHIVED WILL LEDGERS

 

Following Project Phase by: Anderson County Genealogical Society

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Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

 

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA

Temporarily reference above 1-3 hyperlink

1800

1815

2

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

 

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA

Temporarily reference above 1-3 hyperlink

1815

1839

3

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

 

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA

1839

1855

3a

Handwritten Wills (Original)

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1839

1855

4

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1855

1869

5

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1868

1883

6

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

 1883

1895

7

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1895

1904

8

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1905

1914

9

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

 1914

1922

10

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1923

1934

11

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1934

1947

12

Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

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1947

1955

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Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1955

1961

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Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1961

1967

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Handwritten Wills

Handwritten Name Index

Typewritten Name Index

1967

1970

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Typewritten Wills

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Typewritten Wills

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (off-line) (6)

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Typewritten Wills - (not available) (6)

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In late 2006, the Abbeville Court started scanning their Wills directly into their computer system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABBEVILLE HISTORY:

 

The Ninety-Six District was created as an original Judicial District in 1769.  It superceded the old County Court System that had been in place since the 1600's.  In 1785 the Ninety-Six District was divided into six counties: ABBEVILLE, Edgefield, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg & Union.  These counties co-existed within the Ninety-Six District and were non-functional (no government).  They only served only as geographical divisions until later on.  In 1798, all Judicial Districts were abolished and their county divisions became Districts.  So at that time, Ninety Six was abolished and  ABBEVILLE, Edgefield, Laurens & Newberry became Districts.  The Ninety-Six District bordered Georgia on its Western Boundary and was the ancestral home on many early Georgia settlers.  Parts of ABBEVILLE later went to form Greenwood (1897) & McCormick (1916) counties.

SC Statute standardized the record keeping practice in the Court-of-Ordinary, requiring the ordinary to record Wills in a separate series of Will Books.  Previously, Wills together with other documents pertaining to estates, were transcribed into a series of Estate Record Books.  In some counties, the ordinaries transcribed earlier Wills from the Estate Record Books into Will Books.  The original wills were always filed in the Estate Papers series.  Will Books have been maintained by the Probate Court since the Court-of-Ordinary, was abolished in 1868.  Confusing...

 

 

WILL TERMINOLOGY:

 

ABBEVILLE COUNTY CIVIL RECORDS:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate (7)
1915-YTD 1911-YTD 1915-YTD 1790-YTD 1873-YTD 1782-YTD

 

(7) = These records include, Wills, Bonds, Petitions, Accounts, Inventories, Administrations, Orders, Decrees & Distributions. 

 

 

 

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