Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Witherspoon Wills

I found these wills belonging to Boykin Witherspoon's grandparents on a site entitled

"SLAVES OF SOUTH CAROLINA RELIGIOUS DISSENTERS." Boykin Witherspoon was from Darlington County, South Carolina and was the slaveowner of my ggg-grandfather, Stephen Pressley who was born in 1820 so the transactions below took place before his time but some of the bequeathed slaves might have been been his ancestors but I have not yet established that. If you know of a connection, please advise.

Slave Name: Ceasar , Willed to David Witherspoon son of David Witherspoon
Will of David Witherspoon dated 9 Jan 1759 proved 4 Oct 1759

Slave Name: Jack Bristow, Willed to John Witherspoon son of Gavin Witherspoon
Will of Gavin Witherspoondated 6____ 1778prove 1778

Slave Names: Saul, Jemmy, Sue with her two children Isaac & Sue, Pamila, Diana with all their increase Willed to Mary Donnom daughter of James Donnom
Will of Ruth Witherspoondated 22 Nov 1763proved 26 June 1764

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