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 number and book. There are also a few estates, but not all, from Bk. B (1800-1811)
BAILEY SR., ELIJAH of York District,
Three sons:, ---illegible, Elijah and William; each five shillings sterling.
Daughter: Margaret---illegible, her children which she had by Joseph ---illegible, her husband.
Granddaughter: Mary Bailey, daughter of Caleb.
Three daughter: Mary Dillet, Leah Dupont, Scarbrough Ward, each five shillings sterling.
To: Jean Bailey (a single woman)
Executor: Robert Davidson
Witnesses: Robert Davidson, John Ratchford, John Mills
Proven: 20 May 1808
BEATTY, JESSE of York District, 14
Wife: Rebekah, land bought of John Bell until William Jackson Beaty comes of age. If she marries, then the land is to be rented out for use of my two sons, John Beaty and Will Jackson Beaty. The land I bought of John Bell divided equally between them, John to have the half that lives next to Isaac Garrison.
Daughter: Betsy Beaty
Executor: Will Jackson
Witnesses: Wm. Parthow, Thomas Hudson
Proven: 6 Nov 1804
BEATTY, WILLIAM of York County, 3
Children: Son, William, one half house & lot which I now possess in Yorkville, other half to two daughters, Agnes and Sarah.
All three children unmarried.
Executors: Wife and son, Jonathan
Witnesses: Joseph Kerr, Jon Beatty
Inventory taken 11 May 1799
BENOIST, JAMES of York County, 19
Cousin: Henry Palmer of the state of Kentucky, the whole estate.
Executors: Henry Palmer and friend James Mitchel
Witnesses: Mary Ratchford, Moses Ratchford
Presented: 26 Feb 1802
BOYLS, MARY of York County, 4 May
Daughters: Jane Allcorn, Sarah Clark, the wife of William Clark, Mary, Margaret and Ann
Sons: John and Ebenezer (minors)
Five children now at home with me.
Executor: son-in-law, William Clark
Witnesses: Abigail Campbell, Andrew Carr, William Carr, Catrin Carr
Recorded: 7 Jan 1794; inventory taken 26 Oct 1793
CARNAHAN, JOHN of York County 12
To: George Patterson, 1 slave; James McCallen, 1 slave; William Stevenson, 1 slave, James Jameson, 1 slave; Frances Gutterey ?
Executors: Wife, Mary and William Stevenson
Witnesses: J. McCalley, G. McCall, J----illegible
Inventory Bk. A #56 n.d.
CHAMPION, RICHARD of Bullock's
Creek, York County, 28 Apr 1796
Wife: Margaret Champion
Sons: John, George, Richard (all under twenty one)
Legacy from estate of my uncle Richard Goodall.
Executors: Wife, and friends, William Champion, John McSwain
Witnesses: Will. Minter, John Martin, Jean Stevenson
Inventory presented, 5 Aug 1796, Crt. Proceedings Bk. A #120 p. 172
COOK, JAMES (estate) John Henry, James Nickels and Robert Pursley made oath appraised the estate of James Cook, deceased, 28 Apr 1795. Margaret Cook administratrix, 9 Dec 1794
COUNTRYMAN, ANDREW (estate) administrators are Rhoda Countryman and James Countryman, 25 Sep 1798. Estate Records Bk A #153
CROW, JAMES of York District, 1 Dec
To: Jenny Crow
Step-son, James Irwin (under age)
Brothers: Thomas, Robert, Jason and John Crow
Executors: Hugh White, Capt. Thomas McNeal, Andrew Elliot
Witnesses: Jesse Bettey, William White
Proved: 23 Oct 1801
DONAHY, ELEANOR 7 Jan
Children: William Donahy, John Donahy, Samuel Donahy, Andrew Donahy and Isabella Donahy.
Executors: William Love of Bullock Creek and William Morris of Little River, both in South Carolina.
Witnesses: Samuel Denny and James Davison
Codicil: Daughter Mary having before gotten her dividend.
Inventory presented, 7 Aug 1793. Crt. Proceedings Bk. A. #113 p. 162
ELLIS, BENJAMIN of York District,
Wife: Elizabeth Ellis for the raising my four children; John Sumner Ellis, Priscilla Ellis, Elizabeth Hall Ellis, Robert Ellis.
Executor: Brother, Robert Ellis, and the guardian
Witnesses: John Bates Sr., Mary Ellis, Zachariah Bates.
Proven: 24 Jan 1807
HART, JOHN of York County, 24 Jul
Sons: Samuel, Joseph, James, William, John
Executors: Sons, John and Ebenezer Hart
Witnesses: Chat. Brumfield, James McCorkle
Inventory presented, 9 Oct 1798, Crt Proceedings A #145, p. 198
JULIAN, JACOB of York County, 21 Oct
Five daughters: Mary, Margaret, Martha, Hannah, Susannah
Sons: George, James
Friend: Jonas Rodgers
Executors: Thomas Barnett, William Alexander, son George Julian
Witnesses: J. Rooker, Thomas Barnet, George Julian Sr.
Inventory appraisement 15 Nov 1799
LUSK, ELEANOR (widow) of Tryon, 7 Oct
Sons: Robert, Samuel, James
Daughters: Elizabeth McCleland and Margaret Whiteside
Son-in-law: Hugh Whiteside
Son-in-lawL Hugh McCleland
Executors: Son, Robert Lusk and son-in-law, Hugh Whiteside
Witnesses: Samuel Neeley, Dorcas Whorry, Martha Workman
LUSK, ROBERT of York District; a contract between the heirs and administrators, Jane Lusk and Robert Lusk. Heirs are James Lusk, Andrew Lusk, Samuel Lusk, male heirs; and, Ann Lusk alias Neely, Elizabeth Lusk alias Brown, and Margaret, Jane, Mary and Martha Lusk female heirs, 20 Oct 1800.
LYNN, PATRICK (estate) inventory presented, 27 October 1795; administrators Susannah Lynn and James Mitchel. Estate Records Bk. A #117
NEEL, THOMAS, appraisement of estate, 4 Nov 1793; subscribers, Robt Patton, William M.Murry, Elijah Wilson.
NESBIT, JOSEPH (estate) administrators are Sarah Nesbit and Adam Nesbit, 23 Jun 1789. Estate Records Bk. A #21
PARKER, THOMAS of York District,
To: Elizabeth Morgan, Robert Morgan, Caty Morgan equally dividd, the said Elizabeth Morgan, her son and daughter.
Executor: Brother, Robert Parker
Presented: December 1805
RAMSEY, JANE (Jenny) of York
District, 5 Jan 1809
Son: William Ramsey, $30
Daughter: Jenny Davidson, $30
Daughter: Martha Ramsey, $30 plus $10 value of clothing.
Son: James Ramsey
All the remainder of estate divided between William and James.
Executors: John Brown Esq. and son, William
Witnesses: Francis Adams, Mary Adams, William Adams
Proven: 7 Aug 1809
RATCHFORD SR., WILLIAM of York
County, 24 Feb 1801
Children: Margaret Tate, Moses Ratchford, Joseph Ratchford, Jean Jewell, Elizabeth Henderson, John Ratchford, Mary Hetherington, Abigail Henderson, five shillings each.
Sons: Samuel and George Ratchford, a survey of land I now live on containing between six or seven hundred acres.
Son: William Ratchford
Daughter: Ann McCarra, to have uninterrupted enjoyment with my wife in her part of my mansion.
Executors: Sons, Moses and William Ratchford, wife, Mary Ratchford.
Witnesses: Jo. Wallace, Williamson Byers, Benj. Chambers, Wm. McClair
Proven: 5 Jan 1805
REED, JAMES (estate) administrators are William Kerr and Jane Reed, 22 Feb 1793. Estate Records Bk. A #75
SIMERAL, JEAN of York County, 27
Property and Apparel to be sold and the money put to interest until my daughter Senthey Simeral comes of age.
Executor: Jas. B. Fulton, and also the full charge of my daughter.
Witnesss: John Brumfield, James Brumfield
Proven: 3 Aug 1807
THRIFT, ABRAHAM of York District, 19
Wife, not named, after her death to Spencer Thrift.
Executors: Wife and Spencer Thrift
Witnesses: A. Meek, Ezekiel Gilham, Shadrack Thrift
Proven: 28 Oct 1806
TIPPING, JAMES of Camden District,
19 Aug 1783
Wife: Rosannah Tipping
Daughters: Jane Rainey, wife of William Rainey, Elizabeth Tipping
Executors: Wife, Rosanna Tipping, Son-in-law William Rainey and David Gordan
Witnesses: D. Gordon, Jno. Davison, Elijah Flemming
Recorded: 30 Apr 1792, inventory Bk. A #61
VICKERS (Vicars) RALPH, of York
District, 22 Aug 1810
Daughter: Charity Roiz ?
Daughter: Mary Berry
Son: John Vicars
Wife: Ann Vicars
Executors: Ann Vicars, John Vicars
Witnesses: Thomas Davis, James McCanon, Thomas McCants
Proven: 19 Oct 1812
WADDLE, JOSEPH of York, 5 Nov
Sons: David and John (both minors) land next to Mathew Biggers.
Daughters: Ann, Lydia, Susannah, Margaret, Elizabeth
Executors: Wife, Lydia and John Drennan
Witnesses: Jno. McCall, Mathew Bigger, David Turner
Inventory presented, 11 Jul 1788, Estate Records Bk. A #10
WILLKIE, WILLIAM of York District,
14 Dec 1803
Son: George Wilkie, the McCollock Tract
Six daughters: Sabra, Sarah, Deborah, Elizabeth, Rebeccah, Ann
Executors: Son, George and Jacob Green
Witnesses: William Martin, John Elmore, Thomas Martin
Proven: 6 Mar 1804
WILLSON, ABSOLON (estate) administratrix is Jane Willson, 17 Jul 1789. Estate Records Bk. A, #23