HARDY SELLARS SR 1757 WILL
From: NORMA
             Norma Wade <nmwade@gateway.net>

 

The State of South Carolina, Chesterfield District-I Hardy Sellars Senr.
of said State and district, do make ordain and constitute this my last
will and testament.  1st-My son John Sellars who some time since removed
to the west has received from me One tract of land on Thompsons Creek,
worth Six Hundred dollars, One negro man named Ned worth Five Hundred
dollars, and two hundred and sixty dollars in money, which I give him as
a full share of my estate real and personal. 2/My son Abraham Sellars I
have previously given one negro man named Jacob worth five hundred
dollars besides Sundry other articles I have not mentioned. It is my
will and I give him two other negroes vis Lewis a boy and Penelope a
girl to be his full Share of my estate both real and personal. 4/My son
Richard Sellars who lives in the western Country has received from me
one waggon worth one hundred dollars, and one hundred dollars in money
one negro woman named Rhoda worth six hundred dollars and I give to his
lawful begotten children three Hundred dollars to be equally divided
between them as they arrive to the age of twenty one years to be raised
as here in after directed to be his full share of my estate both real
and personal. 5/My daughter Mary Gaddy has received from me two negroes
some money and so forth to the amount of her share of my Estate both
real and personal for which her husband Thomas Gaddy has given me a
receipt to that effect. 6/To the three children of my deceased daughter
Phebe Gulledge viz Elijah Gullage James Gullage Phebe Gullage I give to
each three hundred dollars to bear interest from my death until they
arrive to the age of twenty one years which sum is to be a full share of
my Estate both real & personal to the three last children named 7/To the
Son of my deceased daughter Jane Briley, Iverson L. Briley I give three
hundred dollars to bear interest from my death untill he arrives to the
age of twenty one years which is to be a full share of my Estate both
real and personal 8/It is my will that Executors Sell my two tracts of
land one on Cruises Branch and one on Black Creek and such other of my
property as are not disposed of Such as Stock Crop household and kitchen
furniture &c to the amount of the Legacies already given and to be sold
at their discretion and all legacies debts and expenses being provided
for by my Executors then the balance of my Estate not disposed of I give
and dispose of in the following manner, It is my will that the tract of
land on which I live be divided in the following manner (that is to say
be equally divided between my beloved wife Lavina my son Hardy Huntley
[Handy?] Sellars and my daughter Zilpha A Sellars, my wife to have that
part where on the dwelling house and other out houses now Stand and one
third of the balance of my Estate not given away I loan to my wife
Levina during her natural life time or widowhood except the land as
before mentioned to be for her use and benefit untill my son Hardy H do
arrive to the age of twenty years (should she remain my widow so long at
which time my son is to take possession of the said land and at the
marriage or death of my said wife the whole of my Estate not before
given to my first set of children and grand children to be equally
divided between my son Hardy H and daughter Zilpha A Sellers, my son as
before stated to have that part whereon the buildingss now Stands.  And
I do hereby nominate constiture and appoint my father in law Elder Joel
Gullage and my friends John Evans and Turner Bryan Executors to this my
last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
&and Seal this 14th day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and thirty four and in the fifty ninth year of American
Independance.

Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of the testator and
in the presence of us who have Subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
Neill Smith
Wm Hancock (his mark)
Andrew J. [or I?] Hancock                  Hardy Sellars Senr  (Seal)

>From LDS Film No. 0317576 .
Darlington, SC
Bills & Answers 1831-1841, pg 300-302

NOTE!  This was the will as copied by the clerk as Exhbit A to the Bill
for Account and Partition filed by Levinia Sellers, Hardy H. Sellers 7
Zilpha Sellers vs John Evans & Turner Bryant, John Sellers & Others.
The clerk missed Item 3 of the will, which was supplied in typed form
from a correspondent of my sister's a number of years ago:

"3rd - My son Philip Sellers has received from me one tract of land on
Thompson Creek worth Six Hundred dollars, One negro woman worth Five
Hundred dollars.  I also give him Three Hundred dollars to be a full
share of my Estate. both real and personal."  She notes the will was in
Book 8, pgs 28, 29 & 30.