Will of
Barnabas HENAGAN, 1826

Contributed by Martha Henagan Luby, 29 Mar 2000


                                                       WILL 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

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Recorded in Will Book A Page 143
Recorded June 1st., 1836
Case 1 Box 19
  WM. EASTERLING ORD. M. D.
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