S. C. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ALPHABETICAL INDEX
LANGSTON, JOHN, Account Audited 1776 C. or Later
(File No. 4430 E) of Claims
growing out of the American 0015 003 0086 00463 00
Infinger, John, Lessee of Bartlet 1780
Brown vs JOHN LANGSTON, Defendant
willful Wrongdoer, Casual Ejector, 0101 002 1098 0020A 00
Judgment Roll, 1789
DAR Lineage Book P. 1252
LANGSTON, JOHN, born about 1710, will probated November 11, 1790,
Ninety-six District, South Carolina, married before 1731, Agnes Maugham, born about 1710, Scotland, died after 1790, probably South Carolina.
Service: Soldier, served in Roebuck's Regiment of South Carolina
1. James, born 1731, married Jane _______.
2. Solomon, born 1732, married Sarah Bennett
3. Jechonias, married Mary _______.
4. Molley, married _____ Smith.
5. Rebecca (Beeka), married Thomas Williams.
7. Salley, married _____ Smith.
9. Elizabeth, Married Thomas Spann.
10. Joseph, married Mrs. Agnes Merritt.
12. Martha (Patta), married _____ McVay.
13. Louisa (Lucille), married _____ Thompson.
Fleda Wynne Snow, No. 133382.
Lucille Langston Wilson, No. 559322.
Irene Elizabeth Blanton Smith, No. 497782.
The previously accepted
REVOLUTIONARY CLAIMS IN S. C. Page 193
Entry Book Pages Names Nos. Returns
252 Langston Solomon 75.
From the Langston family File in Dallas Library is this newspaper clipping:
LANGSTON Received Land Grant
JOHN LANGSTON came to Granville County, N. C., about 1768.
His ancestors may have lived in England and they may have gone later to Ireland and then to Virginia. They may have been among the Whigs who opposed the English government in an unsuccessful rebellion, and were run out.
He came to Greenville County because his son, Solomon lived near the Enoree River, above Travelers Rest.
JOHN LANGSTON received a grant of 639 acres of land generally north of the present Earle Street in 1874. Langston's Branch runs through Sans Souci Heights today, and Langston Street is named for him.
Mrs. Ellis was born and has lived all her life on what was Langston land...
Records from the Mormon Library
North America State: South Carolina As of April 1984 page 1,359
LANGSTON, JOHN ANN OR AGNES MANGRUM OR MAUGHAM
M 1730 Greenville 11SEP1975AZ Batch 7501502 Serial Sheet 11
1790 South Carolina Census
LANGSTON, JOHN p 68
2 males under 16
0 males over 16
SC Will Book
JOHN LANGSTON Vol 1 Bk A p. 8-9 Greenville
GATES CO., N. C. LAND DEEDS 1776-95 Laird 975.6153
p. 75 John Parker had land in 1726 adjoining JOHN LANGSTON
From letter from Mrs. Robert (Marie) Wilkins - My Langston Line JOHN - b ca 1700-10 probably descended from the John Langston exiled from New Kent Co., VA 1680 because he refused to prosecute Nathaniel Bacon or his followers. Would account for the given name of Langston being used in the Bacon line.
GRANVILLE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA TAX LISTS
1750 JOHN LANGSTON and son Absalom *note Absalom not listed in JOHN's will because he was dead
1752 JOHN LANGSTON
1753 JOHN LANGSTON, sons James & Solomon
1754 JOHN LANGSTON, James, Joseph, Solomon
1757 JOHN LANGSTON, son Joseph
1758 JOHN LANGSTON
1762 JOHN LANGSTON, Jesse and Samuel
ABBEVILLE DISTRICT WILLS AND BONDS 975.735Y Page 177
LANGSTON, JOHN - Box 54, Pack 1277:
Est. admnr. Sept. 24, 1785, by Wm., Lydia, Jas., Jno. Benentt, Thos. Blassingham bound to Jno. Thomas Jr. Ord. 96 Dist. Sum 400 lbs Inv. made Nov 1, 1785 by Thos. Weaver, Wm. Blackstock, Bennett Langston.
ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS EDGECOMBE PRECINCT EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C.
1732-1758 Hofmann 975.646 H
p. 204 pg. 406 William Bobbitt, Sr. of N.C. to John Smart of N.C. 19 Feb 1744 6 pounds Va. currency 100 acres in the fork of Buffaloe, joining Bennett all houses, buildings etc. part of a patent to Francis Young Witt: JOHN LANGSTON (?), Richard Bennet X his mark Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1745 R. Forster C. Ct.
COURT MINUTES OF GRANVILLE CO., N.C. 1746-1820 Gwynn 975.6535G
p. 45 11 - ...Case of trespass between JOHN LANGSTON vrs.
John Leonard...(about 1755)
ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS & ESTATE RECORDS OF GRANVILLE CO., N.C. 1746 - 1808 Gwynn
Book 1 1772-1787
WARREN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS VOL II SUPPLEMENT
Kerr, M. H. 975.652K Abstracts of Deed book 3
1745 Deed Book A Page 39 Granville Co. N. C.
Jos Jon Alston North Carolina JOHN LANGSTON This Indenture made the fourteenth to Day May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred forty Eight Between John Alston of ES Edgecombe County on the Province above sd of the one part and JOHN LANGSTON of Granville County of the sd Province of the other part Witnesseth that the sd Joseph John Alston for & in consideration of the sum of twenty two pounds tenn shillings Curr Money of Virginia to him in hand paid at or before the Ensealing and delivery thereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged of the sd Joseph John Alston he the sd JOHN LANGSTON doth hereby aquit and discharge hath granted bargained sould alinated released and confirmed and by these Presents doth fully and absolutely grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the sd JOHN LANGSTON his heir and assigns for Ever acertain tract of Land Containing by Pattent six hundred acres granted to the sd Joseph John Alston having date the twenteth of April 1745 sittuate lying and being in the County of Granville and Province aforesd and bounded as followeth being at a Hickery on the south side of Ruddy Creek above Fanney Delight then So 20 W 340 Pole to White Oake then So 80 West 240 Pole to a White Oake then N. 20 E 320 Pole to a White Oake on the Creek then the Meanders to the first Station together with all Houses Orchards woods water and water courses thereon and all his right title and Interest in the sd Land and Premises and the Revension and Reversions Remainder and Remainders rents Isues and profits thereof and Every past and parcel thereof with the appurtenances To have and to hold the sd tract of Land and premises to the sd JOHN LANGSTON his heirs and assigns for Ever and the sd Joseph John Alston for himself his heirs Exed and Admx Doth convenant promise and agree to and with the sd JOHN LANGSTON his heirs and Assigns that theabove granted premises are free and cleare of all changes and incombrances whatsoever that he the sd Joseph John Alston hath feasable Estate of inheritance in fee simple in and to the sd premises and hath full power and lawful authority to sell or dispose of the same and he the sd Joseph John Alston his Execd and Admd shall and will warrant and for ever defend the same to the said JOHN LANGSTON his heirs and assigns for Ever against the lawful claims or demands of any persons whatsoever and Shall and will at any time hereafter upon the reasonable request of the sd JOHN LANGSTON make and Execute such father and other conveyances and assureance in the Law for the better confirming or sure makeing the sd premises to JOHN LANGSTON his heirs or assigns shall be devised or advised or required. In witness whereof the sd Joseph John Alston hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered in the presents of Richard Cheek John Good Abra J. Odom Jos John Alston (LS)
At a Court held for Granville County May 31, 1748 The within Deed of Sale from Joseph John Alston to JOHN LANGSTON was proven in Court by the oath of Richard Cheek and ordered to be Registered
Test Wm Eaton Recorder and is Verified by Danl Weldon Cler Cer
1756 Deed Book C Page 91 Granville County, N.C.
LANGSTON Williams This Indenture made the third day of June one to thousand seven hundred fifty & six between JOHN LANGSTON of Granville County in the province of Deed North Carolina of the one part & John Williams of Examd the aforsd county of the other part witnesseth that as the said JOHN LANGSTON for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings Sterling money of England to him in hand paid by the said John Williams before the Signing and sealing of these presents all ready paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby confess and acknowledge himself there with fully satisfied contented and paid and of every part and parcial there of to the said John Williams his heirs Ececde and Asigns and every of them doth hereby fully clearly and absolutly acquit and discharge hath Bargained sold and confirmed who the said John Williams his heirs and assigns and one certain tract or parcel of Land containing by estimation one hundred and five acres to the same more or less situate lying and being in Granville County on both sides of Tar River and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a Hickory on the N. Side of Tar River on Wm Williams's line then co N. to a king oak and Black oak then co W. to a Black Oak then co So to a Hickory then co Ea to the first station mentioned to have hold and peacably to injoy the sd one hundred and five acres of land to the same more or less with all the houses orchards gardens woodsway underwoods and meadow grounds and all othere and singular the Improvements thereoute belonging or in any wise appurtaining to the said land and premisses and as the said JOHN LANGSTON do further saith that he will warrant and defend the right and title of the said land and promises to be good to the said John Williams his heirs and Assigns and for ever by virtue of a deed granted to him by Earl Granville's Agent bearing oats in May 1755 whereof the above said one lived 250 and five acres are part of the said land granted to him by said deed and the said JOHN LANGSTON do promise for himself his heirs Exeed Admx and Assigns and to make any further right title or conveyance to the said John Williams for the said one hundred and five acres of land as he the said John Williams his heirs and Assigns or his or their Council learned in the Law shall lawfully requires. In Witness where of the said JOHN LANGSTON hath set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year above said.Signed Sealed and delivered in JOHN LANGSTON (L.S.)
Presence of Saml Weldon Richd Henderson
At a court held for Granville County 7 September 1756 This deed was proved by the oath of Daniel Weldon and of the Witness as thereto to be the act and deed of JOHN LANGSTON and on motion it was ordered to be Registered
Test Danl. S. Welson C.C.
Truly Registered by Willm Eaton pub. Regr.
1759 Deed Book C Page 18 Granville County, N.C.
LANGSTON To all Christian people to whom this present to writing may come I JOHN LANGSTON Senr of Granville Thompson County and province of North Carolina plant or deed send Greeting know ye that I JOHN LANGSTON for Examd divers good causes and valuable considerations we hereunto moving have given granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto George Thompson of the County and province afsd planter three hundred and seventy four acres of land lying and being on the South side of Tarr River in the County afsd lying on Hampton's Creek joining McCullocks & Jno Adcocks lines Begining at McCullocks corner pine runing thence Ea 75 chins to a Hickory then So 86 chins to a Hickory in Jno Adcocks line then W 14 chans to an Oak in McCullocks line so along his line No 35 W 104 chains to the first station containing three hundred and seventy four acres surveyed the 26th of July 1753 by Wm Clurton deputy Surveyor To have and to hold all the said tract of land and all the appurtenances there unto belonging whatsoever of me the said JOHN LANGSTON unto the said George Thompson his heirs or Assigns from hence forth for ever to his and their proper use and uses thereof and therewith to do order and dispose at his or their wills or pleasures as of their own proper land free and peaceably and quietly without any manner of lott trouble denial molestation of me the said JOHN LANGSTON or any other person or persons whatsoever of all and which I the said JOHN LANGSTON do deliver the said premises to the said George Thompson his heirs Exers or Assigns and do by these presents put him the said George Thompson his heirs an assigns in full possession peaceable by virtue hereof I the said JOHN LANGSTON have hereunto given under my hand and seal this second day of November one thousand seven hundred fifty nine.
Signed & Delivered in presence of )
John Langston Absolom Langston ) JOHN LANGSTON (LS)
At a court held for Granville County 12 August 1760
This Deed was proved in due form of law by the oath of Absalom Langston one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be Registered. Teste Danl Weldon CC
Truly Registered by Willm Hurst Pubc Regr
SOUTH CAROLINA ANCESTOR CHARTS VOL. I
Lineage Chart 93 & Lineage Chart 111 & 112 have JOHN LANGSTON
1760 Deed Book D Page 202 Granville County, N.C.
LANGSTON This Indenture made this nineteenth day of July in the
to year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty
Turner Between JOHN LANGSTON of Granville County and province
Deed of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Turner of
Examd the colony afsd of the other part witnesseth that the sd JOHN LANGSTON for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds current money of Virginia to use in hand paid by the sd Thomas Turner therebeit whereof I do hereby acknowledge and that I am fully and entirely satisfied hath bargained sold alined releast & confirmed and by those presents for himself and his heirs doth grant bargain release and confirm unto the said Thomas Turner his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in Granville County afsd begining at Bobbetes corner a spanish oak in the North side of Buffalo branch then So 37 W 54 po along the branch then No 85 W 120 po along porsus line to his corner red oak then So SW along his other line to a red oak alstous corner then No 80 W 120 po to a Hickory then No 5 E 220 po to a Hickory then So 85 E 100 po to Bobbehs line then So 50 E 160 po along his line to the first station granted to Mr. JOHN LANGSTON the 20 day of April 1745 as by Letters patent granted at Newborn with all houses gardens fences wood underwoods water or water courses thereon standing growing and being with all profits comodities advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any ways appertaining and also the Reversion and Reversions Remained or Remainders thereof and everypart and parcel thereof to have and to hold the sd tract of land and premises with their and every of their appurtances thereunto unto the sd Thomas Turner his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use of him the T. Turner his heirs and assigns forver and to the sd JOHN LANGSTON for himself and his heirs doth convenant grant and agree to and with the sd Thomas Turner his heirs and assigns that he and they shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and or any other incumbrances whatsoever and be the said JOHN LANGSTON land and his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend the sd granted land and premises with the appertenances unto the sd Thomas Turner his heirs and assigns forever against all other person or persons whatsoever that shall lay any claim right or title thereunto and further the sd JOHN LANGSTON and his heirs shall and will at any time within the space of twenty years at the cost of him the sd Thomas Turner his heirs or assigns make do and execute all such further acts or deeds for the better conveying the sd granted land and premises as he the said Thomas Turner shall advise or require. In Witness whereof the sd JOHN LANGSTON Senr hath hereunto set his hand and Seal this 19th day of July 1760
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of ) JN LANGSTON (LS)
Raldolph Haselwood Joseph Person )
At a court held for Granville County 10th Febr 1761
This Deed was proved in due form of law by the Oath of Randolph Haselwood one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be Registered Eeste. Saml Weldon Cl
Truly Registered By Wm Hurst Publ Regi
1761 Deed Book D Page 242 Granville County, N.C.
LANGSTON Langston Deed To all Christian people to whom this present to writing shall come I JOHN LANGSTON of the County of Granville and province of North Carolina plantor sent greeting know ye that I JOHN LANGSTON for divers good causes and valuable considerations we hereunto moving have given grant sd and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto my son Solomon Langston of the County and province afsd planter one hundred and sixty acres of land being part of a tract of land lying and being on both sides of Tarr River in the County and province afsd Viz the said gifted land Begining at a red Oak bush on Ephm Morrits line then South 280 poles to a Hiccory oke Mountain creek then down the creek to Tarr River then up the River to the line at the old Road then along Surveyed line to the first Station. To have and to hold all the sd tract or parcel of land and all the appurtenances therunto belonging whatsoever of us the said JOHN LANGSTON unto the said Solomon Langston his heirs or assigns from henseforth forever to his and their proper use and uses thereof and therewith to do and order and dispose at his or their proper use and uses thereof and therewith at his or their wills and pleasures as of their own proper land free and peaceably and quietly without any manner of lott trouble denial or molestation of me the said JOHN LANGSTON or any other person or persons whatsoever of all land which premises I the said JOHN LANGSTON have put the said Solomon Langston in full and peaceable possession by virtue of those presents. In Witness where of I the said JOHN LANGSTON have hereunto given under my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of August one thousand and seven hundred and sixty.
Sealed and Delivered)
in presence of ) JOHN LANGSTON (LS)
Joseph Langston )
David Ross )
At a court held for Granville County 1 May 1761
This Deed was duly proved by the oath of Joseph Langston one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be Registered. Exste. Danl Weldon CC
By Samuel Benton Public Register
1779 96th District S. Carolina
Infinger helper ) ?
of Brown ) in
Wilfull Wrongdoer ) L000
Filed 10th Feby 1780
Col Co Ck
State of South Carolina
Ninety Six District
Personally appeared before one Chas Gallom of the District aforesaid that he did on the first day of January Last part did deliver JOHN LANGSTON a Tennent on ? land a true copy of the declarations in Evictment hereto annexed - together with the following notice.
This is a suit brought by Mr. Bartlett Browin to get you ? out of possession of this land which he claims and means to make from on tryal in his property you the said JOHN LANGSTON must appear by your self or your attorney at the return day being the fifth day of January Int in Chas Town or Else judgement will pass ajs you by default in which case a writ will issue to the sheriff in turn you ought and this will be the case asses if on the Tryal the verdict shall go against you.
sworn before me 12th day Charly Gillam
Jas Mayson JP
JOHN LANGSTON 96th Dist S. Carolina 1778
Ninety Six District Wilfull wrong doer was attached to John Infinger a plea therefore with free & arms & so forth he entered into a certain plantation or tract of land containing Six hundred acres situate lying and being as was formerly supposed in the county of Anson in the province now state of North Carolina but found when running the division line between the two states of North & South Carolina to be in Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina Beginning at a cedar tree on the North branch of Enree River at the upper end of Fort Shoal about four or five miles below Bartlett Brown's land originally located in the State of North Carolina aforesaid to and thence examined & having such shape and form and marks as appears by a Platt thereof & the original grant thereof annexed; which the said Bartlet Brown demised to the said John Infinger for a Farm which is not yet up paid by him the said John Infinger from the same did just and other wrongs to him did to the just damage of the said John Infinger & against the peace of the State aforesaid & so forth And thereupon the said John Infinger by John Colcock his attorney complains that the said Bartlett Brown on the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy Eight at Ninety six in the District of ninety six and within the Jurisdicaiton of this court administers to the aforesaid John Infinger the said Plantation or tract of land with the appertenances To have and to hold the same to the said John Infinger & his assign from the said first day of January in the year aforesaid unto the end and term of Five years next ensueing and faulty to be conflict and ended yielding of paying therefore unto the said Bartlett Brown the sum of Ten shillings lawful money of the said note yearly and every year during the said term by writ of which demise the said John Infinger intend into the said tract of land with the appertenances and was possessed thereof and the said John Infinger being so possessed thereof the said wilfull wrongdoer afterwards towit on the second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy Eight aforesaid with force and arms into the said tract of land with the appurtenances as aforesaid intered and the said John Infinger from the same ejected and other wrongs and ?to him ? by his ? great damage and against the peace of the State of South Carolina aforesaid wherefore the said John Infinger said that he is ? and damage hath sustained to Five Thousand pounds lawfull money of the said State therefore he brings this suit and so forth
Col Co Ck P.? SEAL
Pledges to prosecute John Doe
1787 Military Duty
4430 - E
X 18 Aug 86
for Military duty since the fall of
Charleston in Roebuck's Regiment
of Anderson's return
? L 63:
? L 9:
Nine Pounds ?
Esd J. Mc
To the Treasurer of the State of South Carolina
Gent Please to deliver to Lemuel J. Alston Esqr the pubt amount of my Public Aut against said State & much oblige
? Your Hbly Servant
? Morgan JP
20th August 1787
State of So. Carolina To JOHN LANGSTON
For Military Duty in Roebucks Regt since
the fall of Charleston L 63 " .
for Anderson's REturn amotg to Currency L 9 " .
Received 20 Septem 1787 from the Comm of the Treasury
full Satisfaction for the above account by Indent A 3584
Book X for Order of JOHN LANGSTON L. J. Alston
Recev'd 20th September 1787 Four years Interest
L o 12.7 L. J. Alston
Received 21st September 1787 full satisfaction for the principal
and Interest of the within by discount in the purchase of Land
L. J. Alston
No. 3583 Book X
Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly passed on the 16th of March 1783 We the commissioners of the treasury have this day delivered to Mr. JOHN LANGSTON this our indented certificate for the sum of Nine pounds sterling Militia duty done in Colo Roebucks regiment on a account audited the said JOHN LANGSTON his Executors, Administrators, or assigns, will be entitled to receive from this office the sum of Twelve shillings and seven pence on the demand for one year's interest on the principal sum of nine pounds and the like interest annually. The said JOHN LANGSTON his executors Administrators or assigns will be entitled also to receive, and shall be paid if demanded, the principal sum of nine pounds on the 18 August 1788 and the said JOHN LANGSTON his executors, administrators or assigns may make any purchases at any public sales of confiscated property (except such as shall be ordered by the legislature for special purposes;) and this indent shall be received in payment. For the true performance of the several payments in Manner above mentioned, the Public Treasury is made liable and the faith of the state pledged by the aforesaid ACT Given under our hands at the Treasury Office in Charleston the Eightieth Day of August One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six.
John Edwards Jun Commissioners of the Treasury
L 9.0.0 Principal
L 0.12.7 Annual Interest
1785 Estate Papers South Carolina (Probably son of JOHN)
Box 54 Pack 1277 Estate of John Langston Dec'd (1785)
Adm & Acct of the Sale of John Langston Dec'd Estate
Wm Bennett one Roan Horse 5 16
(hard to read)
November 1 day 1785
a Praise bill of the Estate of John Langston Deceast
L F d
To one Roan mare 5 10 0
To Bed and Bedstead and furniture 10 0 0
To one Loom and gears 3 10 0
To one Bedsted Bedlick Blanket and Boulster 1 10 0
To one Linne Wheal 0 12 0
To one hand saw and drawing knife 0 10 0
To one Iron wedge 0 13 0
To Coopers small vessels 0 6 0
To one wooden dish and five trenshers 0 2 0
To one puter dish and plate two times one
Knife two forks and one candle stick 0 7 0
To one dutch sithe 0 3 0
To one parc of cotton cards and one iron spindel 0 2 0
To Iron tools 1 0 0
To thace Ridles 0 1 6
To one slate 0 3 0
To two chairs 0 1 6
To one cow and calf 2 10 0
To cash 0 10 0
To one barrell and table 0 5 0
To one tackle and fortads 0 8 0
apraised By Thomas Weaver
Know all men by these presents that We William Bennett, Lydia Bennett, James Bennett, John Bennett and Thomas Blassingham are jointly and favorably holden and firmly bound and obliged to John Thomas Junr ordinary of 96th District in the state aforesaid in the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to be paid unto the said John Thomas his in said office or his atto or assigns to which warrant will and hereby to be made and done we bind ourselves and each of us jointly and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and this 24th Sept 1785. Whereas administration of all and singular the Good Rights and credits, which were John Langston deceased were lately committed by the said John Thomas unto the said William and Lydia Bennett. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said William Bennett do and shall will and faithfully administer the goods rights and credits to the said deceased and which shall come into the hands or knowledge of them the said William Bennett and Lydia his wife to be administered and shall make distribution of what remains after having the debts and funeral Expenses of the said deceased in due course of law. Then this obligation shall be void, otherwise to remain full force.
William X Bennett SEAL Lydia X Bennett SEAL
James Bennett SEAL
Jon Bennett SEAL
Thomas Blassingham SEAL
South Carolina Ninety Six District SEAL by John Thomas Junr Esquire ordinary of the said district
To William Bl William Bradshake and Thomas Kever J. Thomas Junr Joel Smith
These are to authorize and impower you or any three of you to all in this district as you shall be directed unto by William & Lydia Bennett Administrators upon the Estate of John Langston deceased whenever any of the Goods and chattels of the said deceased are within the said plans which shall be shown you by said administrators and these and appraiser the same being first sworn to make a true and perfect Inventory and appraisement thereof and cause the same to be achieved under the hand of any three of you unto the said Wm & Lydia Bennett. Attain sixty days from the date hereof. Given under my hand and Seal the 24th day of Jany 1785.
John Ford Esquire is hereby authorized to qualify the above appraising and certify the same on the back of this warrant
Given under my hand
J. Thomas Junr.
1790 Greenville County, S.C. Will Book A, Page 29 Apt. 5 File 288
At a court began and held for the County of Greenville August term AD the following last will and testament of JOHN LANGSTON dec'd was produced in open court and proven by the oaths of Joshua Smith and John White and ordered to be recorded which was done 11th Nov. 1790.
In the name of God Amen I JOHN LANGSTON of South Carolina and worthy member of the Church being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God tho weak in body yeat of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and testament and desirest may be received by all as such imprimes. I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an attonement for my sins and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner when I come to him for mercy in this hope and confindence I tender up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most blessed and glorious Trinity One God most Holy most merciful and Glorious to prepare me for the time of my disolution and them to take me to himself in that peace and rest and incomparable felinity which he has prepared for all that love and hear his Holy name Amen.
Item I give to my son James one negro named Harry to him and his heirs, Item I give to my son Solomon one negro named Lamkin to him and his heirs, Item I give to my grandson Asa at marriage if he lives until the, if not to his brother Willm but my wife to have the use of him her life and after her decease Jechonias until such marriage as afores'd one negor named Benn, I also give Jechonias that piece of land he lives on to him and his heirs, Item I give to my daughter Molley Smith one negro named Venus, but if Feb brings one more for that to go to Molley and Venus to fall to her mistress, Item I give to my daughter Beekka Wilms one negro girl named Ede to her and her heirs after my wife's decease Item I give to my daughter Fanney my negro boy named Tim, Item I give to my daughter Salley Smith one negro boy named Peter, Item to my son Samuel one negro man named Hippoh after my wife's deceased, Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Spann one cow and calf, Item I give to my sons Joseph, Jesse ten shillings sterling each also my daughter Patta McVay the same, Item I leave the remainder of my whole estate land and mill and all my household goods and the use of all the negroes but Lamkin and Harry during her life and after her decease to be sold at Vendee, the land and mill and all the estate Indow and all be divided amongst my children named as followeth and first Samuel Langston, Molley Smith, Sally Smith & Fanny Langston, Jechonias Langston and John son of Jesse my grandson equal to be divided among them all and Bekka Willms. I also constitute ordain this to be my last will and testament revising and disannuling every will and wills made by me hereto fore and I appoint my son Jechonias and my son-in-law Thos Williams to be my full and sole executors of this my last will and testament, I forgot Lusia Thompson to give her two Dollars silver and I hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of March in the year of our Lord 1782.
Test Joshua X Smith JOHN LANGSTON (L.S.)
his JOHN LANGSTON
John X White
Eliner X White
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