Rowe Family of Fairfield County South Carolina


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James Rowe Will (Rowe) 9 January 1839

State of South Carolina, Fairfield District


Know all men by these presents that I, James Row, of the District and State aforesaid, being weak of body and confined by sickness but of sound disposing mind, do make and devise this my last will and testament of all my worldly goods and chattels, lands, and tenements. Viz. First, I give my body to be decently buried by my children and friends. Secondly, I will and devise that all my just debts be paid out of the proceeds of my crop not yet gathered, should it be sufficient. If it is not sufficient to pay my debts, that sufficient of my personal property be sold to pay the balance, or that the children now at home to whom I give my property, pay the balance of my debts out of the next crop. Thirdly, I will and direct that all of my children with me live together on my plantation and crop together and work it to the best advantage for their interest until the youngest child is of age. That they keep all my stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry &c in common property for their use on the plantation. I further will and direct that my children now with me keep all my farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture in common in like manner for their use. I will and bequeath to each of my children who have left me as follows; Viz. To my daughter, Jane Smith, the sum of fifty dollars. To my son, John Row, the sum of fifty dollars. To my son, David Row, the sum of fifty dollars. To my son, Joseph Row, the sum of fifty dollars. To my son, William Row, the sum of fifty dollars. To my daughter, Patsy Peay, the sum of fifty dollars to be paid out of the proceeds of the future crops that may be made on the plantation after supporting the family and paying all the expenses of carrying on the plantation in the order of the above named Jane Smith, John Row, David Row, Joseph Row, and William Row, and Patsy Peay are mentioned. That I further will and bequeath to my other children, in addition to the land, stock, &c as above mentioned household and kitchen furniture and the notes due me amounting to near one hundred dollars. I further bequeath to my son Lewis Row, a negro man named George. I further will and bequeath to my son Doctor Kerney, a negro boy named Burrel. I further give and bequeath to my son, Hensford McKenney, a negro boy named Tom. I further will and bequeath to my son, Mansell, a negro boy named Jesse. I further give and bequeath to my daughter, Harriett Millesey, a negro girl named Jane, which negroes are to remain on the plantation and work in common with my children Lewis, Doctor Kerney, Hensford McKenney, Mansell, and Harriett Millesey for their,the last mentioned children's, benefit or profit until my youngest child, Millesey, or Harriett Millesey, is of lawful age. I further will and bequeath to my son, Mansell, the sum of two hundred dollars to be taken from the future crops that may be made on the plantation when he comes of lawful age. The land and stock at the time Harriett Millesey comes of lawful age to be equally divided by sale or otherwise between my children as named hereafter. Viz. My son Lewis Row, my son Doctor Kerney, my son Hensford McKenney, my son Mansell, and my daughter Harriett Millesey. In witness to this my last will and testament I have this day signed my name and affixed my seal this ninth day of January A.D.1839
His recorded - not found
Wm. McCreight   James X Row
In Will book # 18 William Moore mark pp. 41-43 John Wiley
proved - not found


Will of David Rowe South Carolina } Fairfield District }

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, David Rowe, of the said district, being of sound mind and memory, make and ordain this my last will and testament. 1. I direct my executrix and executor hereafter named, to sell by auction all my personal estate of every kind and description including the corn and cotton raised on my plantation the year of my decease, and after paying out of the proceeds all my lawful debts, I bequeath the remainder to be equally divided between my wife, Anna Rowe, and all my children male and female equally, allowing the children of my deceased daughter, Mahala, late wife of David Rowe Jr. to have one share thereof. 2. I give and devise my plantation situate in said district on College Creek and containing three hundred and four acres more or less, to my sons: Osmond Rowe, David Jackson Rowe, George Washington Rowe, Green Harrison Rowe, Thomas Lafayette Rowe, and John Rowe, their heirs and assigns forever share and share alike, they paying to my said daughters, to wit, Sally wife of Jesse Tidwell, Jemima wife of Joseph Rowe,Rose, Jenny, and Seeney, and the said children of Mahala in three annual installments without interest the sum of six hundred dollars. Each of my said daughters and the children of Mahala to have equal parts of said sum. The said plantation is expressly charged with the payment of the said sum of six hundred dollars. 3. If any of my children should die leaving a child or children, the provision herein intended for the parent so dying shall go to and vest in his or her child or children. 4. I nominate constitute and appoint my wife, Anna Rowe, and my son, Osmond Rowe, executix and executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th day of October 1830.
David Rowe
Seal
Signed, sealed, declared and published by the above named David Rowe, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
R.E.Pearson I.Z.Hammond Robt. Cathcart Proven - date not found Recorded in will book #17 ppg. 510-511 Recorded - date unknown


Joseph Rowe Will. . . . 25 Sept. 1845 State of Tenn. Giles County

Know all men by these presents that I, Joseph Rowe, of the State and County above mentioned do this day make this my last will and testament.
Viz. To Eleazar my son, and Mary my wife during her natural life, the premises on which I live extending west to a line to commence at Alfred Rowe's northwest corner, running north to the Bear Camp Branch, thence west to the Little Rock Spring, thence north to the north boundary of the tract. To my son Miles I give all the land contained in the original tract west of Eleazar's west line as above mentioned. To my son Alfred I give the land lying south of a line running east from Alfred Rowe's northwest corner so as to include the land I purchased from Elam Stevenson. To my son Henry Page I give the entire tract of land I purchased from Deveraux Hightower lying in Lincoln County, Tenn. To my son Joseph I give all the land I purchased from Morgan Holbert and Philemon Higgins lying in Lincoln County, Tenn, Furthermore I leave Benjamin Smith my son-in-law five dollars. I leave William Payne Stevenson my son-in-law five dollars. I leave Henry Rowe my son five dollars. I leave Alfred Rowe my son five dollars. I leave Benjamin Bass my son-in-law five dollars. I leave my son Joseph the sorrel horse that he claims. I leave my son Miles the bay horse that he claims. I leave to my son Eleazar thirty-one dollars to buy a horse for him. I leave to Polly, my wife, the sorrel mare that she claims. I leave my son Miles one hundred and fifty dollars extra for building on his land. I leave my son Eleazar, my shotgun. I leave the remainder of all my stock to my wife, Polly, and my three sons, Joseph, Miles, and Eleazar, to be equally divided between them. All of the above I give under my hand the day and date above mentioned.

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Joseph X Rowe

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Attest: A.M.Pickens
Larkin Cardin, Jurat
Jacob Nave and Elisha Bennett, Jurat

Cannon Cason Apt.14 Pck.457
Dedimus to Joseph Mickle & Isaac Love, Esq., of Camden District to prove will 22 Oct 1779, Wm. Burrows, Ordinary of South Carolina (dedimus from Charleston Court of Ordinary). Sworn 21 Jan 1780, before Isaac Love, J.P.

Will of Cannon Cason of Prov. of SC in Craven County and Parish of St. Marks...... to my son William Cason, 100 A. whereon he now lives.....to my wife 100 A. whereon I now live and three negroes, stock, etc...at her decease to be divided among all my children...to son Cannon Cason, 100 A...to son Willis Cason, negro Jacob...to son Whitehurst Cason, negro Dave...to son Laban Cason, negro Beck...to daughter Winnefred Cason,...to daughter Jean Carden...to daughter Ann Page.....
William Cason and Ralph Jones, exrs...14 Sep 1779...Cannon Cason (CC) (Seal), wit: Meknzay Mattecks (x), Elizabeth Mettecks (E), Benjamin Bell.
Recorded in book No. 1 fo.75 p Wood Furman.

Note: Daughter, Jean CARDEN, mentioned in the will is the mother of Mary CARDEN who married the Joseph ROWE who moved to Giles Co., TN in 1810.