WILL OF JOHN COACHMAN
THIS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, John Coachman of Craven County, South Carolina, Gentleman.. I first will that all my just debts be fully satisfied and paid. Item: I give divise and bequeath all my whole estate real and personall to my two sons William and James Coachman to them and their heirs forever but one negro boy named Abram I give and Bequeath to my brother Benjamin Coachman to him and his heirs forever and one negro girl named Florah . I give the use of to my sister Margaret Sanders during her life and at her death to be divided between my sons William and James Coachman and one horse named Nuborn I give and bequeath to my friend Thomas Waities, and Lastly, I nominate and appoint my brother Benjamin Coachman and my two sons William & James Coachman Exors. Of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & forty nine.
Signed: John Coachman (L.S.)
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator John Coachman for his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have Subscribed our names as witness hereto in the presence of the said testator.
Archibald Johnston, George Monck, Martha Monck
This will was proved before Paul Trapier, Esq by virtue of a dedimus directed to him the 11 day of March 1750.
Recorded in Orginal Will Book 1747-52, pg 255, Charleston, South Carolina
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