1798 Catherine Smith 1798 m. Dr. William Richards

Catherine Smith 1798 m. Dr. William Richards



  • Elnathan D. Richards 1821–1894
  • Daniel M. Richards 1831–
  • John R. Richards 1833–



1806 May 31 – Will Book A, p 202-204 – Last Will and Testament of Abraham Smith
… first, I give & bequeath to my son John Smith 200 acres of land joining Clanton land being part of the tract where he now liveth, and what money he oweth, and also a negro wench, named Rachel; and to my daughter Polly Humphries … 100 acres of land where she now liveth …
… to my daughter Hannah Alexander I will & bequeath that negro wench she “received of me named Winney,
… to my grandchild Polly Alexander I will and bequeath a negro girl named Sarah.
… to my grandchild Abraham Alexander I give and bequeath my young mare or filly that is about 3 years old black colored.
… to my son Henry Smith I will give and bequeath the old survey whereon he now liveth in York District at the Ford containing aboue 100 acres also the land adjoining to him formerly granted to Bridges, including the place granted to his grandfather whereon Joseph Luck lived. Also the negro fellow named Harry which he is now in possession of.
… to my son Joseph Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of that tract of land upon Thickety Creek formerly called Stockotits land adjoining below his brother John, and my negro fellow named Tom.
… to my son Daniel Smith I give and bequeath a part of the land whereon or adjoining to that, I now live on beginning upon Young’s old line E side of the Creek, running down the branch where Murpheys School House stood, crossing the Creek near the mouth of said branch and there a straight course to the Upper Kelleys old field with all below adjoining Morgans land. Also my negro fellow named Ned.
… to my daughter Sally Smith I give and bequeath my negro wench named Jude also and her child called Nancy with my negro girl called Fall, and also a good bed and furniture. With his youn a sorrel mare and saddle with household furniture proportionable to what her married sister has already received.
… to my well beloved wife Molley Smith I give and bequeath all the remainder of my land whereon I now live to be enjoyed by her as her natural rite during her life or widowhood, also my negro wench Hannah and sons and Kate to divide as she pleaseth, and also my three negro fellows named London, Pompey and Mark for the purpose of working the plantation whilst she liveth in widowhood, for the purpose of raising and educating my two youngest children and then to be disposed amongst my children as she pleaseth.
… to my son Moses Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of my land where I now live at his mother’s death or marriage, also my negro boys named Jacob and Charles
… next to my daughter named Kattey Smith I give and bequeath my five little negroes, Dave, Arnold, Sam, Faun, and Cloi to be given to her if they all should live by my executors, when she is married or of full age.
… my son Moses Smith to have his two negroes if they should live when he is of full age.
… next my will is that my executors sell the remainder of my land to the best advantage they can and collect the debts due to my and all my well beloved wife to divide it amongst all my children as she thinks best, and also the merchantable produce ready made to be eauqlly divided amongst my unnamed children.
… my waggon & house I will that they kept on my executors for upon the farm for the benefit of my widow and two youngest children.
… the remainder of my estate consisting of goods and chattles my will is that my executors after paying my lawful debts divided in the most equitable manner they can.
… I hereby appoint my well beloved wife Molley Smith and my son Joseph Smith executors of this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed published and declared to be my last will and testament this 31 of May 1806.
Signed: Abraham Smith
Wits: Nicholas Corry, Henry Good, Spencer Morgan
Recorded in Will Book A, pages 202-204. May 31, 1806.
Probated June 14, 1808. Notes: Will Books, Vol A-C, 1792-1868. Will Bk A, pgs 97-101.
South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980. Union County, South Carolina
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890880?h=ecb979 (pgs 97-98)
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890893?h=642a8b (pgs 99-100)
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29890898?h=c7b112 (pg 101)

1817 April 7 Smith & Richards to John Jefferies, bk N, p 392. Union Co, SC
… I Joseph Smith of the State and District afsd in consideration of 1850 dollars and 52 cents to me in hand paid by John Jeffries of the Dist afst … convey unto the said John Jeffries … land situate … in the state and dist afsd upon both sides of Thickety Creek waters of Broad River containing 340 acres … bounded SE by James Cargo land, SW by Davis Goudelock’s and William Goudelock’s and John Jeffries land and NE by Jepthah Harrington’s and Joseph Moreland’s land …
… provided nevertheless that if the said Joseph Smith … truly pay to the said John Jeffries … 1850 dollars and 52 cents on or before the 1st day of March next … 1818 … plus interest … shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, W. Richards
Wit: Nathaniel Jeffries, Robert Harris, William Morrow

1818 March 23 – Moses Smith legatees fr Alexander Martin, bk R, p 26. Union Co, SC
… I Alexander Martin … for and in consideration of the sum of 15 dollars to me in hand paid by the legatees of Moses Smith of the said State and Dist have granted … unto the said Legatees of Moses Smith decd all that parcel or tract of land containing 180 acres on the waters of Gilkeys Creek … bounded by lands owned by William Richards on the N, Drury Harrington on the W, by Stephen Neill on the S and lands owned by the estate of Abraham Smith decd on the East ….
Signed: Alexander Martin
Wit: Gibson Richman, Aaron Parker
(recorded March 5, 1822)

1820 April 7 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 50. Union Co, SC
… On the first day of March next we promise to pay … John Jeffries … 1850 dollars 52 cents with lawful interest …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Robert Harris, Nathaniel Jeffries, William Morrow
… I Joseph Smith … in consideration of the sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cents …. paid by John Jeffries … convey unto the sd John Jeffries … land situate and being in the Dist and State afsd and on both sides of Thickety Cr waters of Broad River containing 340 acres …. bounded SE by Jas Coveys land, SW by Davis Goudelocks land, William Goudelock and John Jefferies land and NE by Septheke Hairington and Joseph Morehead land …. if the said Joseph Smith …. shall well and truly pay to the said John Jeffries … the just sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cts on or before the 1st day of March next 1818 with lawful interest … at the time aforesaid shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Nathaniell Jeffries, Robert Harris, Wiliam Morrow

1825 Jan 3 Deed bk S, p 104- I John Bates, Sheriff of Union Dist … by virtue of a writ of Firie Facias issued out fo the Court of Common Pleas held for the Dist of Union the 3d Monday of March 1820 at the suit of Henry Loomis to me directed commanding me that the goods, chattles, lands and tenements of Joseph Smith otherwise Smith & Richards to levy the sum of 600 dollars damages … I have seized and taken the land … of said Joseph Smith all that certain parcell and tract of land situated and being in the District of Union lying on Gilkeys Creek containing by estimation 336 acres … with Stephen Neal line … to said Jeffries corner … being willed to Moses Smith the brother of the said Joseph by his father Abram Smith and all the interest that Joseph Smith has in said lands adjoining the above described land owned by Moses Smith decd … purchased at public sale by John Jeffries Esqr of the Dist of Union for the sum of 150 dollars being the highest bidder …
Signed: J Bates
Wit: Samuel Harris, D A Mitchell

1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril …
1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for account of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826.
1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)

1827 Sept 20 – Samuel Hoey to John Jeffries Esqr, bk S, p 499, Union Co, SC
… I Samuel J Hoey of the State and Dist aforesaid … in consideration of 630 dollars … paid by John Jeffries Esqr … release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr three undivided 1/8ths of a certain tract or parcell of land … in the State and Dist aforesaid on both sides of Gilkey’s Cr …. containing 336 acres … being the land on which Abraham Smith died, left to his wife for life and after her death to his son Moses … the above mentioned 3/8ths are the three individual interests purchased from Ms Sarah Davis, Dr. Samuel D. Alexander and wife, and Dr. William Richards and wife by Amos Davis and conveyed by said Amos Davis to me which since three undivided eigths of said land … I do grant … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr …
Signed: S Hoey
Wit: William Jeffries, Lyman Walker, Joseph Ashworth.

1831 Nov 14 – Sarah Davis applicant v John Smith, Daniel Smith & Sarah DavisWilliam Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Samuel Alexander in right of his wife, Joh Humphreys in right of his wife Polly and the heirs of Henry Smith being 9 of them, Defendants.
To Daniel Smith, John Smith, John Humphreys in right of his wife Polly, Dr William Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Dr Samuel Alexander in right of his wife Hannah, Henry Smith decd heirs viz: Benj Morgan in right of his wife Rachel, Abraham J. Smith, John Smith, and Abraham Smith guardian of Henry, Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Eleanor & Sintha heirs at law of Henry Smith aforesd decd, legal heirs and representatives of Henry Smith & legal representatives of their father who is one of the heirs at law of Mary Smith who decd intestate, Greeting.
You are hereby required to appear at the court of ordinary to be holden at York Court … on the 4th day of Nov 1831 to shew cause if any you can why the real estate of Mary Smith widow of Abraham Smith decd situate in said district on Looes Creek a branch of Bullock’s Creek bounding on the N by lands of John Leech, E by John Thompson, S by John Thompson & Gordon Moore & containing by estimation 230 acres originally granted to Abraham Smith should not be divided or sold allotting to the said Sarah Davis 1/7th part thereof & the remainder in like equal parts to each of the aforesaid heirs at law being six of them the heirs at law of Henry Smith taking among them being 9 in number the part their father would have been entitled if living …
Signed: Benj Chambers, Ordinary, York Dist
Real estate books, 1825-1867 pg. 48. York Co, SC