Will of John Holladay

Will of John Holladay

Grandson of John"The Ranger" Holladay

September 12th 1812

Sumter District, South Carolina




Thomas B. Holladay, III

In the name of God Amen.

I, John Holladay Senr. Do make this my last will and testament . First I give and recommend my soul to God Almighty that first give me exsistance-& my body to the Earth in decent Christian burial- at the discretion of my Executor. And as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give & dispose of in the following form and manner, Viz. First I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Sussanah two negroes for life time viz- Sam & Jeney- together with my household furniture and plantation tools - & the lands to me belonging- which said negroes, lands, furniture etc, after her death is to then go to my son James for his part, & it is my desire that James do see to and take care of his Mother while she lives: he is to take charge and see to the settlement of a bond or debt in Charleston. Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanah a negroe names prince. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Agness one negroe named Bob. Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son William one negroe named Abram. Fifthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Hariot two negroes-Phoeby & Mary and as for Mary Spears and John Holladay Junr. I give and bequeath Three Dollars to be duvided equally between them- Viz it is my will & desire that Bob left to my daughter Agness shall go to her daughter Elizabeth Chester - when she marries. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James Holladay to be the whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 12th of September 1812.

Signed and sealed in presence of


John Holladay(SEAL)

J. Ridgill J.P.

L.R. Gibson

Richd. Ridgill


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