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Will of Benjamin CLEVELAND


Pack 656 #2. Probate Judge Office. Pickens, SC
I Benjamin Cleveland be weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. I desire my body decently buried & to pay all my lawful debts. I give to my son Ablasom Cleveland the tract of land whereon I now live (except a part lying below a branch which runs into the river below Chauga) with all the land on either side of Tugalo River adj. each other. With negroes Jim, Lucy, Venus, Bess, Tom with half of all my live stock & half of my ready cash, after my debts are paid. I will to my grandson John Cleveland (son of Absalom) one negro boy named Prime. I will to Betsey Smith dtr of Absalom my cupboard with all furniture with it. I will to Benjamin Cleveland, son of John Cleveland decd. after my death two negroes Tom & Charles with one feather bed & furniture. I will to Charley R. Welborn one negro woman named Charlotte with her children, with one feather bed & furniture. I give to my grandson Absalom Fauche Cleveland son of John Cleveland decd. two negroes boys---- & Joe with one feather bed & furniture. I will to Betsey Cleveland dtr of John Cleveland decd. two negroes viz. Aquilla & Liza with one feather bed & furniture. I will to Patsey Cleveland dtr. of John Cleveland decd. Two negroes viz. Jane & Ned with one feather bed & furniture. I will to Beatey Franklin one negro fellow named Jack. I further give to my son Absalom my smith tools. The residue of my property to be sold and divided among the children of Absalom Cleveland. Except one iron gray stud horse called Talamachirs now in possession of Jesse Coffee, which horse I will to Jesse Coffee he being my friend & relation. My executors may sell old York & Dinah in whatever manner they think best that they may be taken care of. I appoint Absalom Cleveland, Jesse Coffee & Beatey Franklin my executors.

Dated this 10 Sept. 1806.
Signed Benjamin Cleveland

Wit: Wm Hawkins, Daniel Cleveland, Nimrod Leather.

Will proved 21 Oct. 1806.

Husband of Mary Graves Cleveland dec'd

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