I just found some information that states W. A. Halbert born 1744 was alive in 1813
Now there was W A Halbert JR born 17 May 1784 d1 May 1859
Now he would be living in 1813. before he move on to Missouri
Will of William Halbert, Copied by J.M. Halbert, Clerk of the Dist. Court of the state of IOWA, Montgomery County.
In the name of God Amen, I William Halbert of Pendleton District, S.C., being of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God Almighty, calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say I recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it, my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executers nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherein it has pleased God to bless me with. I devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.
First my lawful debts be paid. I also lend to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Halbert, two hundred acres of land, including the plantation whereon I now live, also my household furniture with all my stock of old Negroes and other stock of all kinds during her natural life of widowhood, Provided she should marry then she has to have one child's part, after my children is toted off with what I allow them to have at their setting out or leaving me. My will and desire is that all my children at their coming of age or marrying shall have as follows:
I do give to my son Joel Halbert, the land I bought from Ralph Owens and Elijah Owens that he has now in his possession and two Negroes, viz Sal and Mose, with other necessaries he has in possession.
I do give my son Enos Halbert, what land he has in his possession including the land I bought from Henry Burdin, one Negro, viz Reda with the other property he has in his possession.
I give to my son Arthur's children, two hundred acres of land whereon he died and fifty of a tract we call Hireth to be divided between his children, viz Henry Halbert, Linda and Arthur, when they come of age.
I do give my son James Halbert, two hundred acres of land joining that where Arthur died and running across all tracts, with one young Negro, viz Peter and all the others I gave or put in his possession.
I do give my son William Halbert, two hundred and 32 acres of land including the mill on Big Creek and a tract of ninety acres called Datenial, one young Negro, horse, saddle and bridle, bed with stock of different kinds to begin.
I do give my son Joshua Halbert, two hundred acres of land joining James across all tracts and one young Negro, also thirty acres and the mill shoal on Saluda I purchased from Wm Acker and at his mother's death to have the plantation she lives on with horse and saddle and bed and furniture and stock of different kinds.
I do give my daughter Martha Grisham, two young Negroes, with what other property I gave her that she has in her possession.
I do give my daughter Susana Acker, two young Negroes, with what other property I gave her that she has in her possession.
I do give my daughter Franka Garrison, two young Negroes, with what other property I gave her that she has in her possession.
I do give my daughter Elizabeth Berry, two young Negroes, with what other property I gave her that she has in her possession.
I do give my daughter Mary Halbert, two young Negroes, horse, saddle, bed, and furniture with stock of different kinds to house keep it with.
I do give my daughter Lucinda Halbert, two young Negroes, horse, saddle, bed and furniture with stock of different kinds. I don't mean more but equal to what the rest of you had.
I do declare that my beloved wife Elizabeth Halbert shall enjoy all my personal estate only what my children take as they become of age provided she does not destroy or diminish it during her natural life or widowhood, after her death what is remaining of the estate to be divided amongst my children, Arthur's children to have a share.
I likewise constitute, ordain and appoint Joel Halbert, John Halbert, Enos Halbert,, and John Grisham, Executers to this my last will and testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannul all and every testament, wills, legacies, bequests and executions by me in any wise before names and bequeathed but rectify and confirm this to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ one thousand eight hundred and six.
William Halbert, Signed in the presence of; William Harper, James Brown, and David Brown.
This will was admitted into probate March 6, 1809. The original copy was made by H.I.H. Nance, Probate Judge of Anderson County, South Carolina.