"Will of Asa Callicot State of South Carolina Spartanburg District August 21, 1820 In the name of God Amen I Asa Calicoat Sen, being very weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for his mercies and Calling to mind the immortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament In the way and manner as follows, to wit, I give and bequeath the whole of my estate to my dearly beloved wife Marget Calicaat for to raise and support my three Children William Calicoat James Calicoat & Asa Calicoat, and likewise for my estate to be Divided to my three Children at the Discression of my wife when they Come of age or marries and my money to put out to interest;and likewise I wish for my dearly beloved wife to/be and remain in posession of her part enduring her life or widowhood;and in case of her of her marriage and Death Do make and appoint Alexander Pruitt Sen to be the whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and testament, In witness Wherof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal Sign,d and Delivered in the presence of Sml HammAsa Callicot (Seal) Joseph Red John Hindman
Recorded in Will Book A, Page 156, Box 5, Pkg 12. Recorded Dec. 12th, 1820 W. Lancaster O.S.D." (I have left in the incorrect words and spelling except in the case where the words contained an f where an s should have been)
In the 1820 census Spartanburg Dist., SC Asa CALICO is listed as between 26 and 45; female 26-45; 1 male to 10; two males 10-16.
In his will of 1804, John Palmer gives to the heirs of his daughter Elizabeth (Palmer) Calico $303.He also has daughters Frances Prewitt (married to Alexander) and Mary Prewitt (married to Obediah).It is possible that Asa Callicot is her son, but I'm not sure.
In his will of 1852 John Pruitt ( son of Obediah and Mary Pruitt) leaves a small amount of money to "William Calicoate's Four children that he had by Mary Smith...." John Pruitt's sister "Ony" was married to James Smith.
I've been trying to sort these people out, but the Calico/Calicot/Calicoat/ etc. seems to be particularly difficult.Would appreciate any information about these people. Pat Ruiz