Barnabas HENAGAN, 1826
Contributed by Martha Henagan Luby, 29 Mar 2000WILL OF BARNABAS HENAGAN The Last Will and Testament of BARNABAS HENAGAN of MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT and STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA: I BARNABAS HENAGAN, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of Sound mind and memory (blessed Almighty God for the s____) do make and publish this my last will and testment, in manner and form following: viz. I resign my soul into the hands of a merciful God; and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently entered and my worldly estate I give and devise as follows: First, I give and devise to my younger Son, BARNABAS HENAGAN, all that land on which I now live, situate lying and being in the district of Marlborough, and containing four hundred and sixty three acres more or less--item I also give and bequeath to my said son BARNABAS seven negroes, namely JOHNSON, PETER, SOPHIA, MOURNING, EDMUND, DENNIS, SANDY--Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest Daughter CATHERINE HENAGAN seven Negroes (namely) SARAH, STEPHEN, GEORGE, ROBIN, NED, JIM AND RACHEL. The children of the said RACHEL under the age of JIM I desire to be divided between my son BARNABAS and Daughter CATHERINE, I also desire that the Negroes which I have ennumerated in this, My Last Will and Testament, shall remain where I now reside, until my legatees require them elsewhere. All the remainder of my real and personal property, not particularly mentioned in this will, to be equally divided between my children BARNABAS and CATHERINE. Also I will and ordain that my Son Barnabas and Daughter CATHERINE shall not have the power of aliening, or parting from the property, which they obtain through me, except for the term of their natural lives, but at their death it shall descend to their heirs at law. I made a marriage contract with my wife before we were married in which contract I give her a house and home with household and kitchen furniture. Sufficient for moderate living. With a Negro man able to do moderate (labour) and land sufficient for one house. to work and one Negro woman Servant able to do common house business to serve her the said ELIZABETH during her life time or widowhood and she is to be furnished with a sufficiency of stock, one horse to work her land, and Cattle, Hogs, Sheep for her maintenance, but it is provided also that she or her heirs or Executors ---------is not to have any claim on any part of the said property any longer than during her lifetime or widowhood. I desire at the death of my wife or on her marriage with any other person that the above property which I have so given her by contract during her natural live or widowhood should be equally divided between my two youngest children BARNABAS and CATHERINE. Also for the better management of my property and education of my children, I do hereby appoint my trusty friends CAPTAIN TRISTAN BETHEA, CHARLES MCRAE, ESQ., and JOHN L. MCLAURIN Executors of this my last WILL and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty-six. Signed Sealed published and declared by the before named BARNABAS HENAGAN to be his last will and Testament, in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness in the Presence of the Testator-- BARNABAS HENAGAN (L. S) HUGH MCCALL NEIL MCLAURIN SHADRICK EASTERLING ------------------------------------------------------ Recorded in Will Book A Page 143 Recorded June 1st., 1836 Case 1 Box 19 WM. EASTERLING ORD. M. D. _______________________________
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