Abbeville County, S.C.

Archived Probate Court Wills

1782 to ~2006 (4)

 

Effective: 23 Mar 2014  

 

Abbeville County GenWeb MainPage

 

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


 

NAME INDEX SEARCH ENGINE

Currently Under Construction

 

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 Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

 

LEDGER

REF. #

LINKS (0)

LEDGER NOTES

LEDGER

START

YEAR

LEDGER

FINISH

YEAR

 

Church of Later-day Saints On-line Microfilm Holdings (1)

 

Ledger-1 General Entry Index

Ledger-2 General Entry Index

Ledger-3 General Entry Index

Ledger-4 General Entry Index

For use with the above General Name Indexes.

1782 1868

 

"General Entry" A-G Name Index (3)

"General Entry" H-Q Name Index (3)

"General Entry" R-Z Name Index (3)

Use only for determining a Will's Box & Packet number.

1782

1958

!  

IMAGES OF 1782-1958 ORIGINAL WILLS

 

First determine Will's Box & Packet number using above General Entry A-Z Name Indexes. (3)

1782

1958

SC Department of Archives & History On-line Holdings

1-3

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

 ( Names A-L ) is Part 1 of 2 (2)

 

These are handwritten Wills transcribed & typed by WPA.

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

1782

1865

1-3

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

( Names M-Z ) is Part 2 of 2 (2)

 

These are handwritten Wills transcribed & typed

by the WPA in c.1936.

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

1782

1865

 

     ABBEVILLE PROBATE COURT

     ARCHIVED WILL LEDGERS

Following Project Phase by: Anderson County Genealogical Society

1

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA - (Pending)

Handwritten Name Index - (Pending)

Typewritten Name Index - (Pending)

Court Ledger #1

( LEDGER IMAGING UNDER CONSIDERATION )

Temporarily use above #1-3 hyperlink

1800

1815

2

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA - (Pending)

Handwritten Name Index - (Pending)

Typewritten Name Index - (Pending)

Court Ledger #2

( LEDGER IMAGING UNDER CONSIDERATION )

Temporarily use above #1-3 hyperlink

1815

1839

3

Wills transcribed & typed by WPA - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #3 - returned

( There's a 2nd ledger #3 containing handwritten Wills )

 

Also consider using above #1-3 hyperlink

1839

1855

3a

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Handwritten Wills - (See above ledger)

Handwritten Name Index - (See above ledger)

Typewritten Name Index - (See above ledger)

Court Ledger #3 - PMK has ledger

( This is a ledger containing handwritten Wills )

1839

1855

4

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #4

1855

1869

5

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #5 - returned

1868

1883

6

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Handwritten Wills - (Coming soon)

Handwritten Name Index - (Coming soon)

Typewritten Name Index - (Coming soon)

Court Ledger #6 -PMK has ledger

 1883

1895

7

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #? - returned

1895

1904

8

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #? - returned

1905

1914

9

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #? - returned

 1914

1922

10

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #? - returned

1923

1934

11

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #4 - returned

1934

1947

12

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #5 - PMK has ledger

1947

1955

13

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #6 - PMK has ledger

1955

1961

14

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #7 - PMK has ledger

1961

1967

15

FINISHED

Handwritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #8 - PMK has ledger

1967

1970

Following Project Phase by: Paul M Kankula - NN8NN

16

FINISHED

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #9 - returned

~ 1970 (To be determined)

17

FINISHED

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #10 - returned

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

18

FINISHED

 

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (On-line)

Court Ledger #11 - returned

(To be determined) (To be determined)

19

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #12 - returned

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined) (To be determined)

20

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #13 - returned

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

21

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #14 - returned

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

22

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)  

Court Ledger #15 - returned

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

23

Typewritten Wills - (On-line)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #16 - returned

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
24

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) -  (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #17 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
25

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) -  (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #18 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
26

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #19 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

27

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #20 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

28

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #21 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
29

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #22 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
30

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #23 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

31

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #24 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

32

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #25 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

33

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #26 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
34

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #27 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

35

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #28 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, Will copies are printed on the

             type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)

36

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #29 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
37

Typewritten Wills - (Off-line) - (6)

Handwritten Name Index - (On-line)

Typewritten Name Index - (7)

Court Ledger #30 - returned

 

(6) = Unfortunately, these Will copies are printed on the

     type of paper that cause our scanners to jam up.

 

(7) = Volunteer Name Index Typing Help Needed.

(To be determined)

(To be determined)
38

Typewritten Wills - (Not available)

Handwritten Name Index - (Not available)

Typewritten Name Index - (Not available)

Court Ledger #31

(To be determined)

In late 2006, the Abbeville Court started scanning their Wills directly into their county 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 (*)
1915-YTD 1911-YTD 1915-YTD 1790-YTD 1873-YTD 1782-YTD

 

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

 

 

 

                             RESEARCHING RESOURCES: