Will of Richard Rollings State of South Carolina Darlington District In the name of God Amen.--- I Richard Rollings of the State & District aforesaid, knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die do make constitute & ordain this my last Will and Testament and first of all I command my Soul into hand of God, who gave it, and my body I commend to the Earth from which it came from to be buried in a decent Christian like manner, at the discretion of my Surviving friends & Executors.--- And as touching Such Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased God bless me, I give bequeath, and dispose of in manner and form following To wit.--- Item 1st I give to my Wife Ann Rollings the following real and personal Estate, That is to during her natural life or whilst She shall remain my Widow, namely one negro girl Moriah two feather beds and furniture one Horse worth seventy five Dollars, two Cows and calves, Twenty Dollars worth of Hogs and so much household & kitchen furniture as shall enable her to keep House, also provisions for her support one year from my decease, I also give to my said Wife my dwelling House & one hundred and twenty five acres of land upon which the Said house is situated, bounded North by lake Swamp West by lands of Elias Sansbury & South & East on land of my Estate so as to be thrown into a Square all of which She my said Wife I wish possess and enjoy as aforesaid during her life or widowhood.--- Item 2d I do here by deposit in the Hands of my Executors for the Special use of my Daughter Polly McCullars an equal portion of my Estate, Except herein after Specified--- not wishing her husband to have any control over the Same, which Said moiety (?) I wish to be equally divided amongst her children after her decease. Should any remain unanswered by her during her life time--- Item 3d I have mention that I have already given my Son Gregory Rollings that part of my Lands & Estate which I design him to have which he has long possessed & occupied.--- Item 4th It is my will and desire and I do hereby direct my Executors to pay over my grand children the sum of fifty dollars each (that is to say) to Laffalet Josiah Wiles Rollings Susanna E Ellenr Rollings David James Whittington Sansbury and Jarrett Wilson Sansbury as they may become of age or marry. Item 5th It is my will that the remainder of my land be equally divided between my Sons Richard and John & my daughter Ann Rollings That portion designed for my son Richard I intend laying off to him myself which will be confirmed to him by this my Will the balance to be divided between my son John & my daughter Ann, and Should they not agree on a dividing line, that then my Executors are to call on two disinterested men to make the division.--- Item 6th It is my will and desire that all the residue of my property after paying my Just debts be equally divided amongst my five Surviving children namely Gregory Rollings That portion left in the hands of my Executors for my daughter Polly McCullars Richard Rollings, Ann Rollings, and John Rollings to be divided in manner & form following (to wit) my Executors to be here in after named Shall select three Prudent disinterested men & call upon them to lay out my property in five Equal lots and which shall be drawned (by a child) which shall be delivered over unto them as aforesaid, for which they shall render vouchers to my Executors.--- Item 7th I have given my wife a life time inheritance in a part of my real & personal property (or during her widowhood) It is my will that Same be equally divided amongst my Three children by my said wife (to wit) Richard Ann & John Rollings at her marriage or decease & in case one or more of the said named children should die that they the Same property Shall be divided amongst the Survivors Equally--- Item 8th And in the close of this my last Will and testament I do nominate constitute & appoint & by these present have nominated constituted & appointed my wife Ann Rollings Executrix and my sons Gregory Rollings and Richard Rollings my Lawful Executors who I hope & desire will act in administration & Executors this my will, aforesaid In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal this Eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Seven & Sixty first year of the Independence of the United States of America--- ------his mark Richard X Rollings (seal) Signed, sealed & executed the day and year written in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses here have subscribed as witnesses in the presence of each other Jno. T. Wilson James E. Hill James C. Furman J. Woods Recorded in Will book 8 page 555 Recorded July 26th, 1838 W. M. Hunter Ordinary D. D.