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Jean Shanelec, 16 Aug 2002

Including those from Keene, Davis, & Bethea Plantations
{Unless otherwise specified}
Jean Fladger Shanelec
August 20, 2002

1861 or 62 (undated.) January 9, 1865 admitted to probate
Will of Charles Joseph Fladger
Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Mariah two negro slaves to wit Bill Taylor and Sue Taylor-for and during the term of her natural life etc.
Item 5th I give and bequeath to my children Hugh G., James G., Charles B., Elizabeth, Frances Jane, Catherine Lenora, and Sarah Ellen all my personal property consisting of negroes, horses, cattle, hogs-and all other kinds whatsoever to be divided amongst in the following manner to wit-as my said last mentioned children come of the age of twenty-one years or marry it is my will and desire that two negroes a boy and a girl be given to such children after being valued and that at the final division such child shall account for the valuation with interest from the time of delivery. The negro slaves bequeathed in this clause of my will is to be given them for & during their natural lives etc.
Item 6th It is my will and desire that my whole property above bequeathed shall be held and kept together until my son Charles B. Fladger is educated except the negroes given off as my children Arrive to the age of twenty-one years or marry-And when my son Charles B. Fladger is educated it is my will and desire that a division of the whole estate shall take place and that my said daughters mentioned in the fifthe clause of this my will shall each have one negro more than my sons each.
(Will Book D, pages 98, 99, &100.)

March 2, 1862
Will of Silas White is proved in Marion District Court. It is the will he wrote in 1837 prior to his marriage to Jane Fladger. What became of her Fladger land and slaves? Did they go to the children of Silas White by his first and second wives as per his 1837 will? I do not think that Henry Fladger and Jane had issue. She did have a son and a daughter, Ann T. Williams and Henry L. Williams, by her previous marriage to Richard G. Williams. (Will filed in Book D pages 48 & 49, Marion County Probate Roll #1990)

December 27, 1866

Est. C. J. Fladger To Labourers
???proceeds Sale's Cotton for 1 ?                       $1351.00
Corn fodder and peas                                      695
                                            Amt Total   $2046.00
	We the undersigned freedmen do 
by this instrument acknowledge recpt
Of this years wages from R. B. Fladger
Exr Est of  C. J. Fladger for Labor done
On the Estate Farm During the year
1866-Settled in full according to
contract this 27th day of Decr 1866.
Signed in presence                          Stephen Davis
of H. G. Fladger                            Frank Mace
W Clayton                                   Chas Davis
                                            Frank Davis (? hard to read)
                                            Tom Bethea
                                            Amos Berry
                                            Hugh Bethea
                                            Ecuanne? Mace
                                            Bill Taylor
                                            Thos Hays
                                            Isham Rogers
                                            Steve Berry
                                            Cesar Rogers
                                            Jim Rogers
                                            Steve Rogers
                                            Zephus Rogers
                                            Patric Rogers
                                            Barry Page
                                            Thomas Mace?
                                            Enoch Grice 

Note: all names have an X , some with and others without the words "his mark."
(Estate of Charles J. Fladger. May be in Roll 342, 337, or elsewhere.)

January 15, 1868
Account of sales of personal property of Estate of C. J. Fladger:
Among the purchasers: Hattaway Fladger. (Estate of Charles J. Fladger. May be in Roll 342, 337, or elsewhere.)

1870 Census (Sons of Charles Joseph Fladger)
Hugh Giles Fladger 27 M W Lilesville Twp Anson County, NC
Charles Betts Fladger age 15 M W (have not found him in 1870 census; in Texas by 1880.)
(James Grice Fladger (died in the Civil War at age 15)

August 15, 1870 Census Record:
Jeffries Township, Post Office Mars Bluff, SC
Dwelling 1 Family 1
Fladger, Robert B. 41 M W Farmer $12,000 $2100
Elizabeth T. 35 F W Keeping house
John M. 15 M W at home
Mary F. 11 F W at home
Benjamin B. 9 M W at home
Hugh G. 7 M W
Lucey L. 4 F W
William H. 2 M W

Dwelling 2 Family 3
Sophia Fladger 92 Female Black at home Blind
She is living with the Frank Davis (Mulatto) family. Next door is the Stephen Davis (Black) family.

1870 SC Census Index
Hatteway Fladger 64 M B SC Brownsville Twp Marlboro M593 1504

Final Note: I am beginning to think that in 1865 most of the mature black males in the Fladger household used the surname of DAVIS. Younger black Fladger males may emerge in the 1880 and 1900 censuses.

Jean Fladger Shanelec

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