York County, South Carolina Wills (1770-1812)
Micro-film #C1689 & C1695
Abstracted by Paulette Haynes, Anderson, IN, 1992
In some cases there was no probate date for these wills. These wills are probably arranged by case & file in the state archives which might include more information and the probate dates. The micro-films I have are not arranged that way, but rather by book and number.
ALLEN (Alein), ANDREW of York
District, 3 Jul 1811
Wife: Jenny, one third of plantation, one half household, etc, for use of the family.
Three oldest boys have already received their part, namely, James, Jno. and Thomas
Son: Andrew Alein ?
Two youngest sons: Wilson and Samuel
Four youngest sons: Andrew, William, Wilson and Samuel
Executors: wife, Jenny and son, Andrew
Witnesses: Jas. Wilson, Alex. Faris
Codicil: 10 Oct 1811, nephew Andrew Allen and niece Betsy Allen
Presented: 30 Jun 1812
BAXTER, ANDREW of York County, 29
To: Mother and Father
Brother: John Baxter
To: Miss Polly McCall
To: Uncle James Baxter
Executors: John Baxter, James Baxter
Witnesses: Samuel McCall, William Potts, John Potts, James Baxter
Inventory presented: 30 Jul 1799, Bk. A-151, p. 204
BAXTER, ELIZABETH (estate) administrator is William Baxter, 22 Sep 1809. Bk. B-671
BAXTER, MARGARET 19 Mar
Mother: Jean Baxter
Brother: John Baxter
Sister: Janet Baxter
To: Jenny Baxter Turner
Executor: James Baxter
Witnesses: Jesse Hill, James Baxter
BERRY (Barry), CATHERINE of York
County, 10 Jan 1784
Daughters: Violet Simril, Catherine Barron
Sons: Hugh Berry, John Berry, Roger Berry, Andrew Berry, William Berry, Richard Berry.
Executors: Sons, Hugh and William Berry
Witnesses: Samuel Watson, Jean Berry, John Watson
BERRY, HUGH (estate) administrators Elizabeth Berry, Roger Berry, Col. Andrew Love, 1 Oct 1802. Bk. B-159
BERRY (Barry), WILLIAM of York
District, 9 Oct 1802
Wife: Jane Barry
Oldest son: John Henderson Barry, land on Wild Catt in the Indian Boundry, which I and my friend John ---illegible-- purchased from Samuel Creswell.
Oldest daughter: Jane Barry
Daughter: Catty Porter Barry
Daughter: ---- illegible
Daughter: Elizabeth Barry
Son: James Hannah Barry
Son: William A. Barry
Executors: John Barry, John B. Barry, and wife Jane Barry
Witnesses: John Henderson, Jinney Barry, Catherine Barry
BOGGS, JOSEPH of York County,
Son: Aaron Boggs
Daughter: Jean ---- illegible
Children: James Boggs, Polly Boggs, Joseph Boggs, William Wallace Boggs, Agnes Boggs, Elizabeth Boggs, John Renicks Boggs, Thomas Gilleland Boggs.
Executors: ---illegible-- Boggs, David Neely, P---illegible-- Fleming
Witnesses: ---illegible, William Eakins, Mary Renit
BRANDON SR., JOHN of York County,
20 Aug 1779
Daughter: Elizabeth Mathews (present huband is John Mathews)
Son: George Brandon (now in 7th year of age)
Daughter: Sarah Hendricks (present huband is Anthony Hendricks)
Son: John Brandon
Son: James Brandon
Land in Halifax County, Virginia north side of Dan River bequeath by wife's father, John Lawson Sr.
Six sons: John, James, Irvine, Joseph, Francis, George
Executors: Wife, Mary Brandon and sons, James and John Brandon, Robert Johnson, David Gordon
Witnesses: Zadok Darby, Richard Hornby, John Darby, Thomas Brandon
Presented: 5 May 1800
BURRIS SR, WILLIAM of York District,
13 April 1811
Daughter: Ester Buris
Property and Negros already given to all my children before the date of this my last will & testament, to be their property and their heirs.
Executor: Wife, Mary
Witnesses: Jas. Mitchell, John Wright, Andrew Wright
Proven: 3 Oct 1811
BYARS, DAVID of York County, 2 Jan
Daughters: Margaret, Jane Porter and Ann Harris
Sons: Samuel Byars and William Byars
Step-son: John Carson
Executors: Son, Wm. Byars, John McCaw and Samuel Watson
Witnesses: James Templeton, John Watson, Samuel Watson
Inventory presented 30 Oct 1794, Crt. Proceedings Bk. A-118, p. 128
BYERS, SARY of York County, 21 Aug
Son: John Carson
Second daughter: Elizabeth Jordan
Third daughter: Grizzle Jordan
Fourth daughter: Margaret Henry, forty silver dollars to be paid to her by her half brother, John Carson.
Executors: Son, John Carson, John Jordan, Robert Jordan
Witnesses: Jacob Peters, Robert Black, Williamson Byers
Proven: 6 Oct 1806
CARSON, WILLIAM of York County, 20
Old son: Samuel Carson
Son: William Carson
Daughter: Mary Carson, ten dollars to be paid by Francis.
Daughter: Jean Carson
Son: Rober- Carson
Daughter: Susanna Martin
Son: Francis Carson
Daughter: Marthew Carson
Executors: Wife and James Camble
Witnesses: Wm. Byers, Samuel Carson
CHAMBERS, DAVID (estate) administrators are Martha Chambers and John Chambers, 11 Feb 1808. Bk. B-589.
CHAMBERS, JAMES of York District,
24 Jun 1803
Son: Edmond, one half of the estate sold and put to interest.
Raising and schooling of son, Edmond Chambers.
Executors: Wife, Polly and Edmond Chambers.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Chambers, Benjamin Chambers, Jno. Chambers.
Presented: 4 Jul 1803
DALE, WILLIAM of York County 26 May
Wife: Ann Dale
Sons: George Dale and James Dale, 100 acres in the Black Jack grounds adjacent their present tracts.
Son: Robert Dale, 200 acres on the Shassy Fork of Fishing Creek bought of John Beard.
Children: Elizabeth Henry, Mary Daniels, George Dale, James Dale, Frances Brown, Robert Dale.
Executors: Wife and Alexander Moore
Witnesses: John Bates, Mary Bates, John Bates, Jr.
Inventory presented: 25 Jun 1799, Bk. A-156, p. 207
DENNIS SR., JOHN (estate) administrators are Mary Ann Dennis and John Dennis, 9 Jan 1804. Bk. B-405
DICKEY, JOHN 22 Mar 1801
Son: John Dickey, land on east side of Rockey Creek.
Sons: Mathew Dickey, David Dickey
Daughters: Rebecka and Sarah
Son: William Dickey
Remainder of estate divided between Martha, Rebecca, John, Mathew, Sarah and David.
Executors: John and James Dickey
Witnesses: S. Fowler, John King, David Leech Jr.
Presented: 6 Apr 1801
DICKY, JOHN of the New Acquisition,
York County, 14 Jan 1784
Sons: David, George, John, Robert
Daughters: Susannah, Jane, Mary, Martha, Elinor
Executors: Sons and trusty friends, John Dickey and David Dickey.
Witnesses: Robert Kennedy, William Dickey, James Dickey.
DUNN, JAMES of York District, 4 Mar
Lands, goods, chattels to neace (niece?) Hannah Kilpatrick, after all debts are paid.
Executors: Rbt. Kilpatrick, Jonathan Beatie
Witnesses: Wm. Beaty, Rbt. Lusk
Presented: 20 Oct 1810
ENLOW, MARY of Craven County, 28 Aug
Younger daughter: Christen Enlow.
All my other children (not named)
Witnesses: David Watson, ---- Enlow
Inventory presented, 1 Aug 1788, Bk. A-6; Administrator James McNair
FERGUSON, JAMES of York, 7 Jan
Wife: Annaritta ?
Sons: Richard, Thomas, James, Hamblet
To Rebecca Long, one cow
Executors: Samuel Watson, and son-in-law John Smith
Witnesses: James Ferguson, Hamblat Ferguson, Richard Ferguson
Recorded: 30 Apr 1793
FLEMMING, ELIJAH (estate) administrators are Mary Flemming and Robert Flemming, 8 Aug 1804. Bk. B-382
GAY, SAMUEL of York District, 24 Sep
Daughter: Mary Gay (unmarried)
Grandson: William Gay
Two grandsons: Samuel McConnel, James Hall Gay, the plantation where on I now live, joining Jane Brattons old place, Thomas Carson and Widow Dale.
Granddaughter: Ester Hemphill
Two daughters: Jane and Mary
Daughter: Rebecca Walker
Two son-in-laws: James Hemphill and John McConnell
Executors: Daughter, Mary Gay and Col. William Bratton
Witnesses: Robert Howe, Thomas Carson, Robert Murphey, George Dale
Inventory presented: Book A #154, 23 Nov 1799
HAGGENS, MARY of York District, 9
Grandson: William Cry
Granddaughter: Mary Cry
Grandson: William Haggins, son of Joseph
Granddaughter: Mary --- Haggins, daughter of Joseph
Grandson: William Haggins, son of William
Granddaughter: Elizabeth Haggins, daughter of William
Granddaughter: Sarah Baxter
Granddaughter: Mary Baxter
All grandchildren receive $31 each.
Executor: John McClenchen, Sr.
Witnesses: James Hamilton, Hugh Whitesides
Proven: 15 Jan 1808
HAMILTON, DAVID of York County 24
Sons: James Hamilton, David Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton
Daughter: Catherine Hamilton
Son: John Hamilton
Daughter: Elizabeth Bogs, wife of Aaron Bogs
To: Thomas Hamilton
Executors: Sons, John and William Hamilton
Witnesses: Samuel Davidson, John Burkhead, John McCullock
Proven: 10 Nov 1801
HILL, EDWARD (estate) inventory taken by order of York County Court, Pinckney District at the dwelling and laid forward by Adm. Mrs. Rachel Hill, 10 Mar 1794. Appraisers, James Gill, Joseph Jamison, Robert Wilson.
HILL, WILLIAM of York County, 1 Jan
Son: William Hill
Executors: Wife, Elizabeth and trusty friend brother, Samuel Dinsmore, son William Hill
Witnesses: John Swan, Joseph Swan, John Porter
Proven: 2 May 1800
HOWE, JOSEPH of York County, 7 Jul
Wife: Isabelle Howe
Sons: William Howe, John Howe
Son: Joseph Howe, land on Cowdens Creek known as Joshua Patricks old place.
Son: Thomas Howe, place he now lives on running to Beaver Creek Dam.
Daughters: Isabell Howe, Mary Dunlap Howe
Executors: John Allison, John Howe, William Howe
Witnesses: Jos. B. Fulton, Robert Patrick, Isaac Price
Inventory presented 17 Sep 1799, Bk. A #155
HOWE, JAMES administrators Mary Howe and William Howe, 11 Jan 1804. Bk. B-351
HOWE, JOHN administrator Ann Howe, 7 Dec 1807. Bk. B-581
LANEY, JOSEPH of York County, 18 Jul
Daughter: Elinor McCown (?McQuown)
Other children mentioned, but not named
Executors: David Leech, Moses Leatham
Witnesses: Thomas Gillham, William Laney, William McQuown
MEEK, ADAM of York County, 23 Jan
Wife: Ann Meek, one sixth of lands lying on Bullocks Creek.
Daughter: Margaret Meek
Son: James Meek
Daughter: Jean Meek
Son: William Meek
Executors: Eldest son, James Meek and Edward Byers
Witnesses: Moses Meek, David Byers, Jos. Roberts
N.B. daughter Agnes Meek
Proven: 18 Feb 1807
MEEK, JANE of Bullock's Creek, York
County, 2 May 1794
Sons: James and Adam Meek
Daughters: Rebecca Scott and Jane Hope
Granddaughter: Jane Killpatrick
Grandson: James Hope, son of Samuel Hope
Granddaughter: Margaret Meek, daughter of Adam Meek
Executors: Three sons, Moses, James & Adam
Witnesses: John Henderson, John McNabb, William Smith
MISCELLY, FRANCIS a single woman
of York County, 26 Aug 1786
Mother: Jean Miscelly, what was bequeath to me by my father
Brothers: James and William Miscelly
Sister: Jean Garvins
Brother-in-law: Thomas Garvin
Executors: William Rainey, James ---illegible
Witnesses: John Garvin, Benjamin Garvin, D. Gordan
Produced: 26 Nov 1803
MISKELLY, JAMES of York County, 5
My three children: James, William, Frances
Seems to be incomplete or illegible from fading or tearing.
MISKELLY, JEAN a widow of York
District, 31 Jul 1802
Young relation: Jack Clark for his schooling.
Daughter: Jean Garvin
Sons: William Miskelly and James Miskelly
Executors: Col. Andrew Love, David Gordan
Witnesses: William Robertson, John Hill
Presented 18 Jul 1803
MONTGOMERY, REBECCA of York
District, 8 Sep 1810
Daughter: Lucrissey ?
Daughter: Ann Yarborough
What ever may be coming to me out of the John Carrentons estate for Samuel Carrenton's schooling, the rest divided between John Carrentons children.
Executors: John Watson, William Stewart
Witnesses: Benjamin Montgomery, James Tate
MORRIS, JOHN of York District, 28
Granddaughter: ---- (illegible)
To: Catherine ---- (illegible)
Son: Ezekiel Morris
Executor: Wife, Rebeccah Morris
Witnesses: Joseph Kolb, Catherine Kolb
NELSON, WILLIAM of York District, 3
Until oldest son, William comes of age.
Sons: Robert, Andrew
Child my wife is perhaps pregnant with.
Executors: Wife and Charles ---- illegible
Witnesses: J. Rogers, Wm. Hamilton, John Good
Proven: 16 Aug 1810
REYNICKS, MARY (Renicks) a widow,
York County, October 1801
Daughter, now Mary Fleming, present husband Elijah Fleming.
Daughter, now Elizabeth Ekin
Daughter: Jean Bogs (widow)
Granddaughters: Agnes Wisher, Mary Moore
Grandson: James Wisher
Granddaughter: Elizabeth Bogs
Son: James Renicks, now in Kentucky
Grandaughter: Mary B. Flemming
Grandson: John Renicks Bogs
Executors: Son-in-law, Elijah Fleming and daughter, Jean Bogs
Witnesses: Alexander Moore, James Moore
Proven: 6 Mar 1804
SMITH, JOHN of Bullock Creek, York
County, 10 Feb 1794
Wife: Jane Smith
Nephew: Robert Hartness, my estate.
Executors: Wife, Jane Smith and nephew, Robert Hartness.
Witnesses: John Scott, David Scott and Robert Kennedy
Codicil: 17 February 1794, set to liberty a negro named Will.
Witnesses: William Scott, John Millen, Robert Kennedy.
Inventory: 25 October 1794, Bk. A-87
STEEL, ARCHIBALD, 30 Apr
Grandson: John Steel, son of Joseph
Present surviving children: John, William, James, Robert
Executors: John and William Steel
Witnesses: John Starr, James Young, Samuel Johnson
Proven: 4 Nov 1805
STEEL, JOSEPH, 24 Aug 1795
Son: John, a negro man, he taking possession of him at the decease of my father, Archibald Steel.
Sons: William and Archibald
Daughter: Jenny, when she comes of age.
Sons: Samuel and Alexander
Executors: Wife, Rebecca Steel, William Steel, Samuel Anderson
Witnesses: Alex. Moore, Samuel Williamson, Arthur Starr
Inventory presented: 23 Nov 1795, Bk. A-101 (Captain Joseph Steel)
TICER, CLARK of York District, 26 Nov
Son: Henry Ticer
Son: Hugh to be schooled.
Daughter: Jean, three months schooling.
Son: Samuel to be schooled.
Daughter: Sarah to be schooled.
Executor: Robert Harris
Witnesses: Spell. Kimble, Alexander Hynes, Richard Spears.
Presented: 2 Jan 1804
TICER, HUGH of York
Wife: Ann Ticer
Children, but not named
Executor: Robert Harris
Witnesses: Thomas Webb, John Jackson
Presented: 12 July 1805
WHERRY, DORCAS of York District, 17
Daughter: Peggy Strait, to her son Samuel and to her daughters, Dorcas, Mary and ---illegible.
Daughter: Polly McClintock
William Wherry and son, Samuel
Sons: William, Andrew, Samuel, Thomas, John
Daughters: Peggy and Polly
Executors: Samuel Wherry, Andrew Wherry
Witnesses: Leonard Strait, Peter Boyd, Peggy Boyd
Dorcas and William Wharey were administrators of the estate of Samuel Wharey 20 Mar 1792. Estate Records Bk. A #60
WILLSON, RICHARD of York County, 28
Wife: Mary Willson
Oldest son: John Willson
Son: William, if he lives
Others: Mathew Willson, Thomas Willson, Nancy Willson and Milly Willson to recieve at coming of age or marriage.
Others: Rachel Mooney, John Willson and William Willson; a sum was already given, my desire that equal shares be made of all my children beginning at Rachel and downward.
Executors: Mary Willson, John Willson, Jonathan Mooney
Witnesses: Thomas Jenkins, Mary Jenkins, James Willson.
Inventory presented, 21 Oct 1795, Bk. A #118, page 171
WILSON, HUGH, 8 Jun 1802
Wife: Martha Wilson
To Elizabeth Broadhill, her freedoms.
To John Lockhart, his freedoms.
Both of above when they come of age.
Brother: James Wilson and his children.
Executors: Wife, Martha and Samuel Robertson Sr.
Witnesses: Thomas Woods, Mary Ann Dickey, John Dickey
Presented: 23 Nov 1802
WILSON, JOHN of York County 3 Jul
Daughters: Elizabeth, Mary
Sons: Joseph, Elijah, Robert, Hezekiah
Executors: Wife, Sarah, Joseph Steel, Elijah Watson
Witnesses: Robert Patton, Arthur Starr, John Workman
Inventory presented 27 Jan 1792, Bk. A #57
WILSON, WILLIAM of York County, 2
Grandchild: William Kirkpatrick, all the estate except two dollars paid to Saley Seismore.
Executor: Grandson, William Kirkpatrick
Witnesses: Ralph Smith, John Ramsey, William Smith
Presented: 11 Apr 1800
YOUNG, JAMES of York District, 3 Aug
Executors to sell 100 acres off the survey on upper end joining Capt. Ro. Hanna, myself and the Catawba Indian boundary to pay debts and funeral expenses.
Wife in a pregnant situation and if babe does not live, that portion to sisters, Jinney Cooper and Mary Wallace.
Nephew: Young Flemming
Niece: Jean Flemming
Children of Elias Wallace and Robert Cooper.
Executors: Elias Wallace, Robert Cooper and wife, Margaret Young
Witnesses: John McConnel, John Starr, David Gordan.
Proven: 14 Aug 1809
YOUNG, JAMES of York County, 10 May
Daughters: Mary and Agnes
Debt due in Pennsylvania.
Granddaughter: Jane Stuart Flemming
Grandson: Elijah Flemming
Son-in-law: Elijah Flemming
Executors: Wife and son, James Flemming
Witnesses: Joseph Hamille ?, John Williamson
Inventory: Bk. A-93, n.d.