Thank you for your post, as it lead me to the original scans of the Pension Application, which I had only seen before as a typed transcription.W.D. Floyd, another researcher, kindly sent us a transcription of Andrew Floyd's will naming son, Robert, along with others.By 1851, the time of the follow-up notation in the pension document, our Robert was long settled in TX.
CouchTwins - Carol and Cynthia
THE WILL OF ANDREW FLOYD STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In the name of God Amen, I, Andrew Floyd of York District, South Carolina being of sound & dispowing mind and memory and desirous of settling my worldly affairs, do make & declare my last will & testament in manner & form following, Viz.
Item 1___I will & bequeath to my daughter Mary J. my three negroes Flora, Holly and Curry. My four horses, Mide & her colt, my gray horse Bill & a colt of Fancy's, a saddle and bridle, all my household and kitchen furniture, not hereinafter disposed of farming untensils & stock of cattle, sheep and hogs & my loom and tacklings, to have and to hold the aforementioned articles to her & her heirs forever.
Item2___ I give to my daughter Mary J., for and during her natural life, that part of my plantation, on which I reside, lying on the west side of the lane and at her death, I give and devise the smae to my son George McWhorter Floyd, to have and to hold to him & his heirs forever.
Iten 3___ I give bequeath, and devise to my son George McWhorter Floyd, the remainder of the plantation on which I reside to have and to hold the same to him and his heirs forever.
Item 4___ I give and bequeath to my son George McWhorter Floyd my negro boy Miner and negro girl Margaret to him and his heirs forever.
Item 5___ I give and bequeath to my son george, my negro man called George, upon condition that he pay my son Henry Floyd, within six months after my decease, the sum of five hundred dollars. Should my son George refuse to comply with the above condition, then my will and desire is that the said boy should belong to my son Henry to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever.
Item 6___ I give and bequeath to my son John Floyd my negro boy called Abner to have and to hold to him nd his heirs forever.
Item 7___ I give and devise to my two sons James and Robert, my tract of land on the waters of Beaver Dam, containing one hundred and five acres, to be equally divided between them as they may think proper.
Item 8___ I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorcas Brown, my negro boy named Stephen, to her ant her heirs forever.
Item 9___ I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Jeans ( this is probably supposed to be Jaynes. wd f), my negro boy, Cyrus to her and her heirs forever.
Item 10___ I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret B. Jeans ( this probably should be Jaynes. wdf ), my negro girl named Sue and her child called Minerva to have and to hold the said negroes to her and heirs forever.
Item 11___ I give and bequeath to my grandson John Brison Venable a negro boy called Sam and a brown horse named Mile to him and his heirs forver.
Item 12___ I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary J. my clock and wagon and gears.
Item 13___ I will and desire that my son George pay all my debts owing at my death and also my funeral expenses.
Item 14___ I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary J. all the remainder of my eatate not herein specifically bequeathed and devised and the cash on hand at my death.
Item 15___ I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son George Executor of my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills in testamony whereof and hereunto set my hand and seal, the seventeenth day of April 1838 and the 62nd. year of American IndependenceAndrew Floyd (seal)
Signed, sealed and acknowledged to the last will and testament of Andrew Floyd, Sr. in the presence of us who in the presence of each other and of the testator and at his request witnessed the due execution thereof. Mary C. RobesonW. M. Dickson G. W. Williams
Probated September 2, 1839 Will Book "2" P-66 Case No. 18File o. 266