Yes, I'll be happy to insert the transcrip with this reply.
I happened to see the request from Pat, and have already inserted the transcript with my reply to her.So this may be a duplication in that regard.Oh well think it best to insert the transcription here too.
I'm not sure if I've saved the LW&T of Mary in my MS Word files, so don't know if I can do an insert here, but probably could scan the transcript of her LW&T and e-mail directly to your e-mail address.No, have checked and found I do have a transcript of her LW&T saved, so am inserting a copy below that of Colvill.
Last Will and Testament of COLVILL ABERCROMBIE
In the name of God, Amen:
I, Colvill Abercrombie, being weak, but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
First: I direct all my just debts to be paid and my body to be decently buried.
Second: I give and bequeath unto my wife, Mary, the tract of land whereupon I live, containing about two hundred and twenty-two acres, during her life, and at her death, to my son, Lindley Abercrombie, to him, his heirs, or assigns forever.And it is my will that the said Lindley shall occupy and cultivate his parent’s farm and such other part of the premises as his mother may not need stay upon the premises and take good care of his mother during her life.
Third: I give and bequeath to my son, Lindley Abercrombie, the tract of about eighty acres of land whereon the widow, Elizabeth Abercrombie, of my son, John, deceased, does now live in trust to and for the following use and purpose, to wit: for the use and benefit of the said widow during her life or widowhood and at her death, or marriage, to be equally divided among the heirs of my said son, John, but not to be liable for the debts or contracts of the said widow, Elizabeth Abercrombie.
Fourth: I give and bequeath unto my wife, Mary, a Negro girl by the name of Sarah, about ten or eleven years old, to have and hold the said Negro girl, Sarah, her heirs and assigns forever.
Fifth: I give and bequeath unto my wife, Mary, the whole of the balance of my personal estate of every description whatsoever, consisting principally of two Negros, one by the name of Wesley, and the other Bathina Henry, any hogs, household furniture, plantation tools, etc., for her use, benefit and sustenance during her life, and at her death, what may be and remaining of said property, given in this cause to my wife, I wish and direct it be sold by my executors hereinafter appointed and the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided among the following children. To wit: Hanna, the wife of John N. Nash; Mary, the wife of Hiram Sims; Rebecca, the wife of Kellet Babb; Colvill Abercrombie, Jr.; Elizabeth, the wife of Holloway Campbell; Ruth, the wife of Alfred Sims; Jonathan Abercrombie and Lindley Abercrombie; except Jonathan, and I wish and direct him to have one hundred dollars, more than the rest.
Sixth: I appoint my sons, Lindley Abercrombie, and Jonathan Abercrombie, executors of this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal this 21st September 1837: Colvill Abercrombie
Published and acknowledged in the presence of; Asael Garrett; Isham Bolt; William F. Downs.
Personally appearing before me is Asa Garrett and made oath that he saw Colvill Abercrombie execute the written document of his last will and testament, and that he, together with Isham Bolt and Wm. F. Downsm in the presence of each other, and in the presence of the testator subscribed or witnessed to the same.
Sworn to, before me this first day of November 1847.
W.D. _________?, O.L.C. (Officer Laurens Court) Signed: Asa Garrett
Last Will and Testament of Mary, widow of Colvill Abercrombie
The LW&T of Mary, widow of Colvill Abercrombie was proven July 2, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
She left a Negro girl named Sary (age 25) to beloved son, Jonathan Abercrombie; and to son, Lindley Abercrombie, $200.
Witnesses: Andrew Bolt; Jonathan Abercrombie, Sr.; John Holloway.
The petition to the court shows that Mary Abercrombie died 10 June 1852.
Jonathan Abercrombie applied for a letter of administration, for his mother, Mary, failed to name an executor.
Ref:Laurens County, S.C. Probate - box 115, packet 16.