Will of William Mixon
Kershaw, SC 1783
SC Will Transcriptions
Not Recorded Wills pages 68 – 70
In the Name of God Amen the ____ day of Jenuary Anno Domi One thousand seven hundred & Seventy (1777 typed between the lines) seven William Mixon of St. Marks Parish in the State of South Carolina Being of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be given to God But calling to mind the Mortality of my body and that it is Appointed for all men once to Die to make and Declare this my Last will and Testament and first of all I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave My body I leave to be Buried in a Decent Christian like Manner at the discretion of my Executors and as Touching Such worldly Goods wherewith it has pleased Almighty God to bless me I give and dispose of in the following Manner and Form & first of all I Appoint that so much of my Goods and Effects be sold as will discharge my Debts.
Item. I lend to my dearly and well beloved wife Frances all my Estate Real and Personal Except such things as shall be hereafter Mentioned Delivered & then to be disposed of in the following Manner.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son George the Plantation and Tract of Land whereon I live with all the working tools belonging to Plantation business. A Grey Mare now delivered Branded on the near shoulder thus 3 and Saddle and Bridle and After my wifes decease a Pewter dish a Feather Bed a Large Iron Pot a Case of Bottles one Pewter Plate also one Cow and Calf Also a Negroe fellow named (“Will” hand written in between lines) to him his heirs and assigns forever freely to be possessed and Enjoyed.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Prudence a Cow and Calf and one Large Pewter Dish (& plate typed between the lines) to her heirs or assigns also a Feather bed already Delivered by her to be possessed and enjoyed.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth a Feather Bed a Chest a Dish or basin and a plate a Box Iron and one Cow and Calf to her heirs and Assigns for ever freely to be possessed and enjoyed.
Item. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Frances a Linnen wheel by her to be possessed and enjoyed.
Item. I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sabra a Bed and Bedstead a pewter Dish or Basin and a plate One Large looking glass the newest of the Linnen Wheels also a Cow and Calf a Bible and the little Pot & Hooks to heirs or Assigns freely to be possessed and Enjoyed.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Elijah Dixon three Deep plates One Feather Bed also a bay mare a Cow and Calf and Also a bay mare Branded with a Cross Barred Stirrup Iron and her Increase and Two Year old heifer already Delivered to him his heirs and Assigns freely to be possessed and enjoyed.
And if there be any of my stock of Cow kind Remaining after the first Division I leave them to be Equally Divided Between My Children George Prudence Elizabeth Frances Sabra and my Grandson Elijah Dixon and all the rest of my Effects as Yet unmentioned I leave to be Equally Divided Between all my Children and Elijah Dixon and a Cross Cut saw only Excepted which I leave Between my three Sons John Michael and George and I do hereby make and Appoint my well beloved wife Frances and my son George Full and Sole executors of this my last Will & Testament Hereby Revoking Disannulling and making Void all Former wills and Bequest By me made and Declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal Day and Year first above Written.
Signed Sealed Published and Delivered in the Presence William (his x Mark) Mixon (SEAL)