Will of John Garrett
In the name of God amen
I, John Garrett of South Carolina Ninty Six District being weak in body but of a sound memory and knowing the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth:
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Garrett and his heirs five shillings sterling, it being all and every part of my estate I intend to give them.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Francis Longmire and her heirs five shillings sterling, it being all and every part of my estate I intend to give them.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Sukey Longmire the Negroe wench named Dicey to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elisabeth Long of the State of Virginia one hundred pounds Virginia currency.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Ware of the State of Georgia one Negroe fellow named Reuben and one Negroe wench named Betty to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath Lucey Lowrey one Negroe fellow named Bob and one Negroe boy named James, during her natural life and after her decease to return and be equally divided among my three daughters, Elisabeth Long, Martha Ware, and Dolley Ware, to them and their heirs forever, so that her husband have no part of the said estate after the decease of his wife nor to have no right to bargain, sell or trade the said Negroes away to any person or persons whatsoever, but if the said Lucey Lowry should have a child to him, then the above Negroes Bob and James to be hers and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dolley Ware one Negroe fellow named Tom and one Negroe wench named Milley to her and her heirs forever. It is my desire that all my lands should be sold and the remaining part of my estate that is not given away as legacies and my debts paid and the legacy left to Elizabeth Long of one hundred pounds Virginia Currency be raised out of the sales of my land and other part of my estate that is not already given away, then the remaining part to be equally divided among my four daughters Elisabeth Long. Martha Ware, Lucey Lowry and Dolley Ware, them and their heirs forever.
I do hereby appoint Henry Ware, Senior of the State of Georgia and Henry Ware, Junr. of the State of South Carolina executors of this my last will and testament making void all other wills by me made this only to be my last will and testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty four.
Signed and sealed
In presence of us
Source: Probate Records, Box 39, Package 865, Abbeville County, South Carolina
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