Will of William Dunlap recorded in box 79, package 12, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina
The State of South Carolina
I William Dunlap of Laurens in the State of aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind and memory reflecting on the uncertainty of life, and being desirous of disposing of my Estate which it has please God to bless me with do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Dunlap a tract of land lying in Newberry District known by the name of Saluda old Town which he has sold and dispose of containing two hundred and sixty seven Acres more or less.also a house and lot? in the Village of Newberry which was conveyed to me by my said Robert which he has also since sold and disposed of.also the following negroes (viz) James, Ibella? & her child Sally Tinah and Will and all her future increase and also all the Stock and other articles on the aforesaid plantation for and during the term of his natural life and after his death to his lawful isue.
I give and bequeath to my grand children Sarah Dunlap William Dunlap Margaret Dunlap Robert Dunlap Richard Dunlap James Dunlap & Sophiah Children of my son John Dunlap an equal interest in the proceeds of the Sale of five hundred & sixty three Acres of land on which my son John Dunlap was permitted to reside adjoining Land at present owned by Dr John Davis Esq John Davis Gilbert Coffee & on lands belonging to the Estate of Thos Reeder? and which tract of Land I direct my Executors herinafter named to advertise and sell on or about the first of January next on a credit of one and two years and the net proceeds of the Sale to be equally divided and paid even to my aforesaid GrandChildren as they sevenally? arive of age or to their proper appointed Guardians I had heretofore in the lifetime of my son John Given him the following property (viz) Joshua ?ideo Manah Mary & her two chldren and all their increase and when in Merchandize in Cash the Land of fourteen hundred &Seventy-one Dollars beside other personal property deemed as an Equal distributive interest which they will receive on a division of his Estate.I give and bequeath unto William W. Simpson Henry C Young and Henry W Garlington In trust for the Sole Seperate use and benefit of my Daughter Nancy and the lawful isue of her body the following property (viz) all that plantation or tracts of lands containing seven hundred & fifty acres ? lying on little River adjoining lands of John Odell the heirs of Robert Corslay Laun Rodgers nancy Jones and on Little River and the following negroes (viz) Wilson, Jack, Netty, Cornelia, Patsy Margaret Caroline, Milly & her two chldrens.? and Gabriel, and all their future increase one Horse, one Mule, fourteen heads of cattel fifteen or twenty head of hosg Household & Kitchen furniture now at the place a Cording machine and Wheels, and one gig and Harness as well everything else on the aforesaid plantation not particularly eunmeratedIt is my will and desire that all the aforesaid property be and remain in the ? tempted possession of my son's Daughter Nancy allso one fourth part of the remaining Household furniture which I and my wife may die possessed of and should my said Daughter Nancy die leaving no Lawful iisue of her body it is my will and desire that the aforesaid property both real and personal revert back to my Estate.
I Give and bequeath unto my friend Dr John w. Simpson Henry C Young & Henry W. Garlington in trust for the sole and seperate use and benefit of my Daughter Margaret Dunlap and the lawful isue of her body all that Plantation or tract of Land containing Seven hundred & twenty acres MOre or less adjoining Lands of William Brown Henry Bell John Bryson Thos Bryson, John Gary. R? Gary, Sam Gary & John Godfrey & Bush River & two negroes subject to the life Estate of my wife Margarett Dunlap but in the Event of my Daughters marriage in the lifetime of my wife then it is my will and desire that the aforesaid two negroes be saved and set apart in families as near as possible for my said Daughter Margarett with the consent & approbation of my wife & Executors hereinafter named as well as all such stock Household & Kitchen furnature my Gold Watch Chain and safety chain and on the death of my wife It is further my desire and pleasure all the remaining Household & Kitchen furnature with the exception of one fourth already disposed of to Nancy be and remain in my trustees aforesaid - for the seperate use and benefit of my Daughter Margarett but so long as my Daughter remains single in the lifetime of my Wife it is my will and pleasure that the whole of the property hereby bequeath for her benefit and remain in common with that bequest to my wife for their joint use and benefit but should my Daughter Marry in the lifetime of my wife as before stated It is further my will and desire that my Executrix & Executors herein after named build or cause to be built on the aforesaid plantation a good comfortable swelling House and other buildings at a cost not exceeding Two thousand Dollars to be advanced out of my Estate not otherwise appropriated.Should my Daughter leaving no issue then the whole of the property hereby willed is to revert back to my Estate.
I Give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margarett Dunlap all that Plantation on tract of Land or which I now reside supposed to contain fifteen hundred acres mor of less including the tract of land purchased of Robert Able and the Estate of George Wolf, which last tract I have leased to Mrs. Sarah Simpson during her life ?????????Gary Wythe ? Abner Teague Elijah Teague the heirs of John Black Sam Copeland & Bush River also the following negroes (viz) Misse, Joe, Dick, L?, Neall, Lewis Henry, John, Curris, Bob, Amos, Sam, Hannah, Polly, Hettey, Alley and her son Clem Anderson, Henderson, sons of Netty, Lucy & her children Tabby, Nancy, Will, Dilsy, Mary, Addis, Ivey as well others that I may die possessing or should any of negroes become disobedient and ?efractory and become unpleasant to keep I authorize and desire my Executrix & Executors to well & dispose of them or make an exchange of them as in their Judgement best comfort with the wishes and interest of the family and further I give & bequeath unto my said wife all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate both real & personal in further reflection should my Dauther Margarett reside with my wife until her death in that event I leave it to the discretion of my Daughter either to take the Homested Plantation on the Plantation with the completed improvement to them and after takeing choice of the two places it is my will and desire that the title be and remain in the Trustees aforesaid for the use and benefit of my Daughter.I further give and bequeath unto my beloved wife all that distribution share or interest which may be rec. under and by virtue of the Last Will and Testament of her Mother Sarah Simpson to be disposed of by her by will or otherwise as she may think proper.It is my will to Pleasure thus all the property hereby bequeathed with my wife be and remain in her possession during her natural life with the exception of the property willed to my Daughter Margaret and at her death to be sold and the money ariseing therreon be Equally divided among all my children share & share alike the grandchildren to represent the interest of their deceased parant and that portion which may be comeing to such child whose interest is secured in Trust.I hereby direct my Executor to pay the Sam oven to their Trustees and in the event of my wifes marrying it is my will & pleasure that one third of the aforesaid property be set apart for her during her life and at her death to be sold and divided as aforesaid.
I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Margaret Dunlap my friend John Garlington
Dr John W Simpson Henry C Young & Henry W Garlington Executrix & Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking & null & void all former Wills made by me ratifying and confirming the foregoing to be my last Will & Testament.
In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand & Seal this fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty six.
Signed Sealed & acknowledge in the Presence of us and by us subscribed in the presence of the Testator
S M Fairburn (Samuel was his first name)
South Carolina, Laurens District
I do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument is a true copy of the last Will & Testament of William Dunlap decd as ? of record in my office.
Given under my hand & Seal of office, June 17th 1858Will Langston
Transcribed by Bonner Dunlap Sasser