Will of
Lewis STUBBS, 1845

Contributed by Don Geary, 17 March 2000

Lewis STUBBS Sr. b. abt 1760, son of John STUBBS and Rebecca CONNERS
--Don Geary


South Carolina       )
Marlborough District )  I, Lewis Stubbs Senr. of the District & State aforesaid 
do make and ordain and publish & declare the following my last will and testament 
To Wit
First I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Stubbs for and during the term of 
her natural life Six negroes to wit, Lucy Julia Young Jim., Jeffrey, Marina & Tom, 
Also ten head of Cattle Such as she may select Twenty five head of hogs and one horse 
& two mules, All my household & kitchen furniture except one feather bed and furniture 
& except all such articles of furniture as I purchased at the Sale by the Sheriff of 
the property of my son Lewis E, Stubbs and after her death to be disposed of as 
herein after directed.

Second, I give and bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth Stubbs one hundred dollars & 
one years provision Sufficient to Support herself and the stock and negroes as above.  
Also farming utensils & implements of husbandry Sufficient to employ Said negroes as
hereafter directed.

3rd.  I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Stubbs for and during the term of her 
natural life the following tract or parcel of land with my dwelling house and all my 
other houses and buildings thereon which said tract or parcel of land is to be 
Separated and divided from the residue of my lands as follows to wit* Beginning 
in the ford. of Muddy Creek on the road leading from Bennettsville to my house & 
running thence along said road to a ditch crossing Said road near to a bottom in 
field Called the hog hole,thence Same Course to the fence of my new ground field, 
thence to the left with Said new ground fence & continuing the Course of said fence 
in Meadow to the line of the Vaneavery land thence along the Vaneavery line to the 
land now belonging to the Estate of Campbell Stubbs thence along Campbells Stubbs 
line to the corner at or near my pasture fence and within about two hundred yards 
of the beginning of this tract, thence along my pasture fence to the run of muddy 
creek, thence up the run of said Creek to the beginning at the road Said tract 
to be run and divided as above supposed to Contain three hundred acres be the 
Same more or less, Together with all the rights members heredeliments and 
appurtenances to the same belonging & also the right to cut and use all Such 
wood and timber on all my other lands as she may see fit,, for & during the term 
of her natural life & after her death the said tract to be disposed of as 
hereinafter directed.

4th.1 give devise and bequeath to my grandson Martin S, Feagin the seven following 
Negroes to wit, Harry, Wallace, Baxtholomew Alex and Edgenora Mary (bot from Jones) 
& Julia the said Julia to be delivered to him after the death of my wife 
Elizabeth Stubbs also the following tract or parcel of land, to be separated from.
my other lands as follows to wit, beginning at a corner to be set in meadows when 
the line of the tract Set apart for my wife for life Striker the Vaneavery land 
thence back the line of said tract to and with my new ground fence and continuing 
same direction through a pond until it intersects the line of a tract of land known 
as the McRimmon land & now owned by J.E.  David. Thence to the left with the line 
of the McRimmon land to a tract granted to myself in 1806, Thence with the line 
of said tract to the corner of a tract purchased by me as part of the real estate 
of Alexander Lamb Dec. & conveyed by me to the said Martin S. Feagin by deed of gift, 
thence to the left with the line of said last mentioned tract to the Vaneavery land.  
Thence to-the left with the line of the said Vaneavery land to the beginning. the 
said tract in this clause mentioned supposed to contain Eighty acres to be the 
Same more or less the Said Negroes and land in this clause mentioned to the 
Said Martin S. Feagin his heirs and assigns forever.

5th.  It is my will and desire that my executors hereinafter named do allot and 
Set apart the Seven Negroes following to wit, Andrew Cuffee, Agnes, & her child 
Maria Isaac, Hannah & Tom together with their future increase Also a certain tract 
or parcel of land as follows to wit, Beginning in the ford of Muddy Creek on the 
road leading from Bennettsville to my house, thence along said road to a ditch 
inside of my gate near the end of.my old labe,,
thence up Said ditch with the line of tract Set apart for my wife for life, to 
my new ground fences thence to the right with Said fence & continuing Same 
Course with Said fence through pond to the line of the McRimmon land thence to 
the right with the line of the MoRimmon land to a pine corner being the Corner 
of the McRimmon land, Hartwell Ayers land & my own thence down with Hartwell Ayers 
line to a pine corner near a ditch thence down through bay a straight Course to 
the beginning at, Ford of Creek.  And that my executors do divide the said lot 
of Negroes and parcel of land into three equal parts according to their Judgments 
either by Sale or otherwise and pay and render over one third part of  the 
Same to my grand daighter Mary Ann Hayes and her heirs forever one third part 
to my grand daughter Clarifsa Newton & her heirs forever. One third part to 
Cornelius Newton in trust for the use & behoof of  the children of my grandson 
Lewis A.I. Stubbs so as that the same or any part thereof  Lewis A.I. Stubbs 
athough he may be allowed to use the same at the discretion of the Said 
Cornelius Newton without rendering life & after the death of the said Lewis A,I,.Stubbs 
then the said Cornerliss Newton to convey the Said Share herein this clause last 
mentioned to the children of the Said Lewis A.I.Stubbs that may be surviving at 
the time of his death to them & their heirs forever.

 6th, I give devise & bequeath to Martin S. Feagin the Seven following Negroes 
to wit, Ned, Dick, Big Milly & her child Calvin, Isiah, young Jim & Jeffrey the 
said young Jim & Jeffrey to be delivered to him after the death of my wife 
Elizabeth Stubbs with the future increase of the Said Seven Negroes, Also the 
tract or parcel of land Set apart for my wife during her life Supposed to 
Contain three hundred acres being the tract on which is situated  my dwelling 
& all other buildings to be Severed from residue of my lands according to the 
lines & boundaries mentioned in the third clause of this my will & testament, 
The said Negroes & land mentioned in this clause that is to say the five first 
mentioned of the said Negroes with no particular or previous estate in them and 
the two last named Negroes Young Jim & Jeffrey & the said tract of land after 
the death of my Said wife Elizabeth Stubbs and also one half of all my household 
& kitchen furniture. All my farming utensils One wagon & one horse cart also one 
Sorrel horse Pavlo & the two mules loaned to my wife Elizabeth Stubbs her life 
time to him-the said Martin S. Feagin in trust however & for the use & purposes 
herein after directed that Is to say to 
hold the Same for the Use & behoof of my Son John J. Stubbs to occupy & use the same 
without rendering an account of the rents & profits but the Said property to remain with the 
legal title in the Said Martin S. Feagin as trustees & not to be Subject to the debts & contracts
on Sale of my said Son John J. Stubbs for & during the term of his natural life of my said Son 
John J. Stubbs & should he die leaving a child or children lawfully begotten by him then the Said
Martin S. Feagin to convey the Said Real & Personal Estate in this clause mentioned to Such 
child or children of the Said John J. Stubbs surviving him at the time of his death.  But should he
the Said John J. Stubbs die leaving no child or children lawfully begotten by him then the Said 
Martin S. Feagin Trustee as aforesaid to divide the Said Negroes & personal estate in this clause 
mentioned with their future increase & the said tract of land in this clause mentioned into four
equal parts & pay the surrender over one share of the Same to my grand children the children of 
my son Lewis E. Stubbs. One share to my grand children, the children of my daughter C1arifsa 
Stubbs.  One share to my grand children the children of my son Campbell Stubbs & retain the 
fourth share to & for himself the said Martin S. Feagin in his own right & absolute title.

7th, I give & bequeath to John J. Stubbs the five following Negroes to wit Mofes, Little Milly,
Prince, Edmund, & Lucy the said Lucy to be delivered after the death of my wife Elizabeth
Stubbs also all the articles of furniture which I purchased at the sale by the Sheriff of the
property of my son Lewis E. Stubbs except a Sideboard.  Also all the residue of my lands not
disposed of, the same lying on the upper side of Muddy Creek, adjoining the lands of Hartwell
Ayers, Campbell Stubbs, estate & my other lands above mentioned & set apart for others also 
one Bed, Bedstead & furniture, the said Negroes, furniture & lands in this clause described to
him the said John J. Stubbs his executors & Administrators in trust nevertheless & for the uses
& purposes hereinafter mentioned, that is to say the Said five Negroes with their future 
increase for the use & behoof of my three grand children the children of my son Lewis E. Stubbs
to wit Cornelia Stubbs, Vicotoria Stubbs & Lewis E. Stubbs to be held by the said John J. Stubbs 
as their trustee until either of the said three grandchildren arrive at the age of Twenty one years
or marries & upon that event to Convey an equal portion of the Same to each of the Said parties 
whenever they arrive at legal age, or marry as aforesaid &.should either of the said three grand
children die under age & before marriage then the portion to which he or she would have been 
entitled to be divided into equal portions to be Conveyed also to the Survivors or either & each 
of them as they arrive at age or marry and the Said bed, bedstead & furniture of bed in this 
clause mentioned and the said land in this clause mentioned and described in trust for the sole & 
separate use & behoof of my Said grand daughter Cornelia Stubbs to be held by the Said John J.
Stubbs as her trustee as aforesaid until she arrives at the age of Twenty one years or marries &
upon the happening of either event, then to be conveyed to her in fee simple.  But should she 
die before marriage or arriving at the age of twenty one years then to be conveyed by him to the
Survivor or survivors of her brother & sister as mentioned in this clause directing his conveyance 
to the three of that portion in this clause bequeathed in trust for the said three grand children.

8th, I give & bequeath to John J. Stubbs a Negro girl Laura to him his executors & 
administrators in trust nevertheless & for the use & behoof of my  grand daughter 
Cornelia Stubbs to be held by the Said John J. Stubbs as trustee as aforesaid for 
the said Cornelia Stubbs with her future increase whenever she the said Cornelia 
arrives at the age of twenty one years to convey the Said. Negro Laura with her future 
increase to the Survivor or Survivors of her brother and sister in equal parts as each 
of them arrives at the age of twenty one years or marry.

9th.  I give & bequeath to my grand daughter Cornelia Stubbs one side board which 
I bought at the Sale of her fqthers property. 

10th.  I give & bequeath to my grandson William Beattie Lindsey one Negro girl 
named Marena to be delivered to him after the death of my wife Elizabeth Stubbs, but 
should the Said William Beattie Lindsey die before he arrives at the age of twenty one 
years then the said Negro Marend to go to the chibren of my Son Lewis E. Stubbs above named.

llth.  I give and bequeath to my four grand children the children of my dead son 
Campbell Stubbs to wit Thomas Stubbs, Mastin Stubbs, Elizabeth Stubbs & Virginia Stubbs 
the four following Negroes to wit Mary, Daniel, Simon & Jordan, share & share alike to,
them & their heirs forever.

12th.  I give & bequeath to my daughter Clarifsa Stubbs,, Two hundred Dollars to be 
paid her by my executors hereinafter mentioned. 

13th. It is my will and desire that my Negro man Old Jim be comfortably supported 
according to his condition out of my estate by my executor without requiring from 
him labor exceeding that he may be willing to do & that he be allowed to live at 
my place of residence in the house he now occupies during his life without disturbance.

14th, It is my will and desire that should I depart this life at anytime during 
the year in crop making season, that is between February & December Suceeding that 
all my Negroes & Stick together with all my farming utensils & provisions on hand., 
be kept an my plantation until the then growing crop be made & gathered & then that 
my executors give my wife Elizabeth Stubbs the Sum of one hundred dollars for her 
own use & behoof & pay to my daughter Clarifsa Stubbs two hundred dollars above 
mentioned  bequeathed to her & that they also Set apart & render to my said wife her 
said tract of land above given her life together with a sufficient portion of my 
farming utensils to employ the Negroes given to her for life & one years provision 
to feed & support the same and then that my executors herein after named after paying 
my Just liabilities do make five equal lots or shares of all such monies as may be on 
hand at my death & realize from all debts due me & from the Sale & proceeds of all the 
crop Stock & property not above disposed of and that one share or lot of the Same be 
given to my grandson Martin S. Feagin, one lot or share to my three grand children 
Lewis A.I. Stubbs, Mary Ann-Hays & Clarifsa Newtont. One other lot or share to my 
son John J. Stubbs, one lot or share to my three grand children the children of my 
Son Lewis E. Stubbs to wit Cornelia Stubbs Victoria Stubbs & Lewis E. Stubbs & the 
other lot or share to my four grand children the children of my son Campbell Stubbs., 
to wit Thomas Stubbs, Mastin Stubbs, Elizabeth Stubbs & Virginia Stubbs and after the 
death of My Said Wife Elizabeth Stubbs then I desire my executors herein after mentioned 
to sell & dispose of all the stock furniture & implements of husbandry hereby given to 
her for life and not otherwise disposed of after her death and divide the proceeds of 
the Same into five equal shares & pay over the same to the same parties & in the 
Same manner as I have directed the disposition of the proceeds of the crop Stock, 
monies & so forth in this the fourteenth clause of my will above,

15th.  I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Martin S. Feagin, William D. Bridges, 
Cornelius Newton, John J. Stubbs & John Mcqueen my executor to this my last will and 
testament continued on the Seven annexed sheets of letter paper hereby revokeing and 
annulling all previous Wills by me made.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this the Twenty Eight day of 
December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & Forty Four.

Signed Sealed published & declared in the presence of us who subscribed the 
same in the presence of the testator  & in the presence of each other as 
the last will & testament                                                           his  
                                                                               Lewis X Stubbs (SEAL)  
of testator, contained on the Seven Annexed sheets of paper.                        mark

The words "ling" on second sheet & a black  line run between line
part way on third sheet inserted before Signed John J. Stubbs 
interlined making one of executors 
before signed.
Wm. I Cook
Thos.  Cook
A.J. Miller
William Munnerlyn







South Carolina       )
                     )
Marlboro District    )

                      I Lewis Stubbs Sen. of the District of Marlboro and 
State of South Carolina do make ordain publish and declare the following to be 
a codicil to my within last will and testament contained on the Seven annexed 
sheets of paper Signed and Sealed by me in the presence of Wm I Cook, Thomas Cook, 
A.J. Miller,& William Munnerlyn , And I do hereby make ordain publish and 
declare the following alteration of the Said within last will and testament 
to wit - I do hereby revoke and annul and declare void the following clauses of 
the Said Will & testament, to wit the Seventh
Eigth Ninth and tenth as numbered in the Said within will 
In figures 7th 8th 9th 10th and In lieu of the disposition made in the 
Said four clauses of my Said will I do hereby make the following to wit. 

1st  I give and bequeath & devise to Cornelius Newton the Six following named negroes to wit
 Mofes, Little Milly, Prince, Edmund, Lucy & Marena the said Lucy and Marena to be delivered to 
him after the death of my wife Elizabeth Stubbs also all the article of furniture of which I purchased 
at the Sale by the sheriff of the household furniture which of my son Lewis E. Stubbs including a 
Sideboard and  all the residue of my land not disposed of above which an situated & lying on the 
upper side of Muddy Creek, adjoining the lands owned by myself or otherwise disposed of in my
will also one Bed Bedstead & furniture, the said negroes lands & furniture in this Codicil devised &
bequeathed To him the Said Cornelius Newton & his executors in trust nevertheless and for the uses 
and purposes herin after mentioned that is to say the five first mentioned negroes to wit Mofes,
 Little Milly, Prince, Edmond and Lucy with their future increase for the use and behoof of my three
 grand children the children of my son Lewis E. Stubbs to wit Cornelia Stubbs, Victoria Stubbs & 
Lewis E. Stubbs to be held by the Said Cornelius Newton in Executory trust until either of the three 
grand children arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries and upon that event to convey an equal 
share or portion to such grand child of the Said three as so arrives at age or marries & to retain the 
residue as trustee as aforesaid until each successive  other grand child of the Said three arrive at age as
above or marry & then to convey to him or her as he or she arrives at age or marry, his or her equal share 
or portion Successively and should any or either of my Said three grand children die under or before his 
or her marriage then the Said Cornelius Newton to Convey the portion or share to which he or she would 
have been entitled to the Survivor or Survivors of his or her brother & sister share & share alike, and the
Said Cornelius Newton to have and to hold the Said negro girl Marena the said land in the Codicil 
described lying on the upper side of Muddy Creek as above the said Bed, Bedstead & furniture of Bed 
and the Said sideboard being the Same which I purchased at the Sale of the property of my son Lewis E, 
Stubbs in trust as an executory trust for the Sole and separate use & behoof of my said grandchild 
Cornelia Stibbs daughter of Lewis E. Stubbs until she arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries 
and upon the happening of either event to with her marriage or arriva1 at the age of twenty one years 
then to convey the Same to her in fee simple.  But should my said grand daughter Cornelia Stubbs die 
before she arrive at the age of twenty one years or marries then the said Cornelius Newton to Convey the 
Said last mentioned property to her brother & sister or brother or sister surviving her share & share alike. 

The said Cornelius Newton to hold the Said above mentioned furniture which I purchased at the Sale of
the property of my son Lewis E. Stubbs except the Sieboard, Bed, Beadstead & its funiture above 
mentioned for the use & behoof  of my said three grand children, the children of my son Lewis E. Stubbs 
until they arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry Severally as mentioned & directed in this My 
Codicil directing the disposition of the five first named negroes to be conveyed to them upon the Same 
Conditions and limitations as the Said five first named negroes are to be by virtue of this my Codicil to 
my said will disposed of.

I give and bequeath to my grandson William Beatty Lindsay one negro girl named Laura to be used &
held by him during his minority And to vest in and belong to him absolutely when he arrives at the age of
Twenty one years or marries, but should he die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years or marries
then the Said negro to go to my three grand children Cornelia Stubbs,Victoria Stubbs & Lewis E. Stubbs 
the childrenof my son Lewis E. Stubbs, share & share a-like. 

And I the Said Lewis Stubbs Sen, do hereby make ordain publish & reaffirm all and every portion of my
said will contained on the seven annexed sheets of paper except so much of the Same as is contained In 
the.clauses Seven, Eight, Nine, & Ten numbered on the margin in figures 7th 8th 9th 10th which said four
clause I do hereby revoke & declare void & I do make ordain publish & declare this my Codicil to my 
Said Will hereby revoking & annulling all other wills or codicils by me heretofore made. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the thirteenth 
day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty five

Signed Sealed published and declared                                    his	                                                                                                             
in the-presence of is & subscribed by                             Lewis  X  Stubbs             
us as witnesses in the presence of each                                 mark
other & in the presence of the testato
as his will & Codicil the day & date
above written.
(The word her interlined before signed)

William Munnerlyn
A. J.   Munnerlyn Miller
Wm.  J. Cook

 Recorded in will Book AA page 238
 Recorded April 3rd, 1845.
 Case 1 Box 26
 
 A. N. Bristow Or.  M.D.

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