Susannah Ware Barksdale Will, 1812, South Carolina

I, Susannah Barksdale, being sick & weak in body 
but of perfect mind & memory.  I will & devise 
that my just debts be paid from the crop.  I give 
unto my son & daughter, Thomas & Margaret Meriweather 
five Negroes viz: Bob, Esther, Sarah, Hannah & Clarey, 
also one half of all my land, also all my stock of 
every kind and household and kitchen furniture, not
hereafter named and carpenter tools of every kind 
and one half of the debts due to me and one half of 
all other property.  I give unto my son Joshua Key and 
daughter, Patsey Key, $777.00 with $650.00 to be paid 
by Thomas Meriweather in four equal payments, the 
first to be two years after my departure, which sum to 
include all money or other claims which said Joshua 
and Patsey shall or may have against me as administratrix 
or guardian or debtor or other wise any sum the said 
Joshua or Patsey may recover out of my estate to be 
first decucted out of my estate and the balance I give 
to my son and daughter Joshua and Patsey Key.  I give 
to my daughter, Lucinda Barksdale, four Negroes viz: 
Bacus, Daniel, Betty, and Sook, two feather beds and 
furniture, five cows and calves, a horse, saddle and 
bridle worth $150.00, and one half of lands which I 
may possess at my death, also half of the debts due 
to me and haof of all property both real or personal, 
legacies, interest of claim that may descend to me, 
also seven Negroes towit: Grace, Aukey Terry, Edmond, 
Moreah, Udia, and Pat, also $777.00 with $650.00 to 
be paid by Thomas Meriweather in four equal payments 
the first to begin when she becomes of age or marries.  
I appoint my son Thomas Meriweather as executor.  
Wit: John Boyd, Thomas Conner and James Doss...
Signed Susannah Barksdale...Proved by the oath of John 
Boyd the 18 Dec., 1812 and same time qualified Thomas 
Meriweather as executor.  
Jn. Timkins, OED

Additional Comments:
Susannah Barksdale was the d/o Captain Robert Ware & Margaret 
Tankersley of Edgefield. She married Daniel Barksdale and had 
3 children: Margaret m. Thomas Meriweather; Martha "Patsey" m. 
Joshua Key; Lucinda m. Joseph Crafton.

Source:  Source: Edgefield County, Sc., Wills, By James & 
Vivian Wooley Written: August 23, 1812 Recorded: December 18, 
USGenWeb Archives by:Suzanne Ackert
 August 4, 2005

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