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Will of John Beasle(y)

In the name of God amen; I John Beasle of the State of South Carolina and District of Darlington, being Sick & weak of Body (but of perfect sence and memory) Praised be almighty God do make ordain appoint and constitute, this my last will and testament in manner and form following

(Vizt. I give my soul to God from whom I received it, trusting thro. the blessed merits of my Saviour to receive it again in glory at the Resurrection, my body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors; and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me I give & bequeath in manner & form following first I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Daniel Beasle the Plantation and Land whereon I now live after his Mother's decease together with one horse.

Second I lend to my well beloved wife Margaret Beasle the plantation and land whereon I now live during her life time and then to my son Daniel Beasley.

Third I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Margaret Beasley, one mare together with all my other stock and Household property it hath pleased God to bestow upon me.

Lastly I ordain appoint and constitue my well beloved son Reuben Beasle and Stephen Thompson Executors of this my last will and testament,

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifth day of January One thousand eight hundred and eight

Witness                                                  his
Moses Walters                                        John X Beasley {seal}
Abraham Beasley                                          mark
Reuben Beasley

Recorded in Will Book 2 page 680
Recorded 23rd, February 1808
Wm. Zimmerman Ordt D. D.
Apt. A. Pkg. 56



NAME: Duane A Beasley
DATE: Mar 1998

Searching for any information on Abram BEASLEY Sr. b.abt 1789 in Darlington Co. m. Eliza, a son Abram BEASLEY Jr b.abt 1828 in Darlington Co. m. Elizabeth HARRIS b.1831 in SC. and his son Henry Belton BEASLEY b.6/4/1852 in Darlington Co. and later lived in Ar. It is possible a John BEASLEY was Abram Sr parrents but have no direct proof.


NAME: Gerald Westmoreland Jr.
DATE: Dec 1997

I'm looking for the parents of John BEASLEY b. abt 1755 in VA or SC. He married 1766-1773 in VA to Margaret SMITH (also looking for her parents). John BEASLEY died 23 Feb 1808 in Darlington Co., SC. John and Margaret had the following children some born in VA and some born in Darlington Co., SC: William Harvey, Charles, Rachel, Reuben, Margaret, Pheraby, Stephen, Nancy, John, Abraham, Daniel, and Richard.