The will of Peter Morgan (1769-1851) written 5 Jun 1849 York District, South Carolina and probated 25 September 1851. He names his 9 children, the daughters' husbands, and 1 granddaughter (who he disowns). He lived in the part of York District which is now Cherokee County, SC.
State of South Carolina
York District, in the name of God Amen. I, Peter Morgan, of the state & District before mentioned being infirm in body & of a good old age, but of a sound and disposing Mind and memory, do make, constitute, and appoint the following, my last will and Testament in a Maner and form following: To wit.
1. I will and bequeath that my Executors herein after appointed shall as soon after my death as may be convenient, pay all my Just debts.
2. I will & bequeath that my Executors herein after appointed, (as soon after my decease, as may be consistant with the best interest of my Estate) shall sell all of my property of every description both real & personal, at public auction, on a credit of Twelve months, and they are hereby authorized & directed to make good & sufficient titles for the same and when my Executors shall collect the monies arising from the sale of my Estate, and shall collect all other monies due me, from all other sources, and have paid all my just debts, as above directed, they, shall divide the whole balance constituting the neat amount of my whole Estate both real & personal Equally between my nine children, share and share alike; namely, Equally between my children mary, the wife of Thomas Camp John Morgan Anthony Morgan Delilah, the wife of Saml Lister Elias Morgan, Spencer morgan, Louisa, the wife of Wm. Griffin, Samuel Morgan and Adeline, the wife of Noah Daffin--but I will and bequeath, that my Executors in dividing the whole Estate, amongst my children above named, shall so divide my Estate among them, as to Justly & Equitably, Equallise amongst all my said children, all advancements made by me, or on my account during my life to them.
3d. I also will and bequeath, that my Executors in paying out the Legatees, shall pay the share of John Morgan, to his wife
(Luisa A Morgan in trust for the children of the said John Morgan; and she the said wife of John Morgan (Louisa A. Morgan) shall hold the said share in trust for the children of John Morgan, and She shall permit the said John Morgan to receive and enjoy the profits of said share during the Joint lives of herself & the said John Morgan, but at the death of either her or the said John Morgan, then the said share, be the same "choses in action" or property Either real or personal shall go absolutely and unconditionally to the children of the said John Morgan, and it is my express will and bequeth that my Executors so arrange, and convey this share, in trust, to the wife of John Morgan, for the children of the said John Morgan that the present and future creditors of the said John Morgan, shall not, be able to reach it for the satisfaction for the liabilities of the said John Morgan.
4th I will and bequeth that my granddaughter Vince, the wife of Hiram Mayner, shall not receive any part of my Estate:
5th I will and bequeth that the share of my daughter Luisa, the wife of Wm. Griffin shall go to hur, during her natural life and at her death to her children, and in default of children living at the time of her death then absolutely to her brothers & sisters in fee share & share alike.
6th. I will and bequeth, that the share of my daughter Adeline the wife of Noah Daffin, shall go to her during her natural life and at her death to her children absolutely.
7th. I hereby constitute my two sons John Morgan and Elias Morgan, the Executors of this my Will. given under my hand & seal this 5th June 1849.
Peter X Morgan (Seal)
Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of
W.C.Black L. Nance T.M. White
Probated September 25, 1851
Will book "3" P-240
Case No. 16 File No. 1584
[Transcribed 18 May 2014 by Teresa McVeigh]
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