NANCY COPELAND'S WILL, grandmother of WM SELLERS born ca 1849

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Here is Nancy Copeland's will.  Some say her maiden name was Sellers have
found no documentation to support the claim. Martha

NANCY COPELAND WILL

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
    This is the last will and Testament of Nancy Copeland of the State and
County aforesaid.
First: It is my will and desire that my Executor herein after named pay all
my Just debts from the proceeds of my stock of cattle and hogs that I may
have one hand at the time of my death.

Second: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Nicholson that part of my
land where she now lives Beginning on the road that leads from Chesterfield
Court house to Mt Croghan in Philip Rivers line and run with said road to
the
cross fence in my plantation then with the said fence to where the path
crosses it going from Mary Nicholson to my house thence a straight line to
Deep Creek thence with said Creek to Philip Rivers line thence with said
line
to the Beginning to her and her Bodily heirs forever.  I also give and
bequeath to said Daughter, Mary Nicolson my Cupboard and one half of my
household and Kitchen furniture to her and her bodily heirs forever.

Third: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Thurman one half of my
household and Kitchen furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son Jackson Copeland and my Grandson
William Sellers all the Balance of my land in the state and county
aforesaid
Beginning at the cross fence where Mary Nicolson line run on the road
leading
from Chesterfield Court house to Mount Croghan thence Down the said road to
Deep Creek thence up said creek to where Mary Nicholson's line runs to the
creek thence along said line to the beginning to them and their heirs
forever.

Fifth: It is my will that the land given to my son Jackson Copeland and my
Grand son William Seller be Equally Divided between them.

Sixth: I give and bequeath to my son Jackson Copeland all of my stock of
hogs
and cows to him and his heirs forever.

Seventh: I hereby nominate and appoint my son Jackson Copeland Executor to
this my last will and Testament hereby revoking, all others.

    Witness my hand and seal this the 17th day of November AD Eighteen
hundred and seventy.
                Nancy x her mark Copland (Seal)
Signed Sealed acknowledged and published to be and contain the true Will
and
Testament of the said Nancy Copeland signed in her presence and at her
request and the presence of each other.
s/ Joel Baker, s/ Philip Rivers, s/ Sebra Welsh

{U S Stamp amounting to one dollar properly cancelled

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
    Present: Honorable W.  J.  Hanna Probate Judge for the County of
Chesterfield
    Personally appeared Philip Rivers one of the subscribing witness tot he
annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament
of Nancy Copeland late of Chesterfield deceased, who being duly sworn,
deposeth and saith that he was present, and did see the said instrument of
writing duly executed by the said Nancy Copeland.
    And deponent further saith that the said Nancy Copeland...

Need the last page of probate with date of probate.

Transcribed by Martha Thayer
MARTTHAYER@aol.com

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