Text of Solomon Langston's
Last Will and Testament|
Copy of the February 10, 1810 will of Solomon Langston
Judges Office Laurens County, South Carolina
Roll No. 12 Book E
Pages 513 - 514
In the name of God, Amen. I Solomon Langston of the State of South Carolina
and District of Laurens being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory but
calling to mind that it is appointed by the Almighty Creator for all mortal men
once to die, therefore am willing that what it hath pleased God to bestow on me
as to temporal goods, I give in the following manner and my soul I recommend
unto my Savior's hands who redeemed it by his precious blood and my body I
recommend to the ground to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter
And lastly I do nominate and appoint my sons Henry Langston and Solomon Langston
to be executors to this my last will and testament disannulling and revoking all
other former wills by me made heretofore and do hereby constitute and ordain
this to be my last will and no other and do hereby set my hand and affix my seal
this 25th day of February 1810. Solomon Langston
- Item - I give and bequeath to my son, Henry Langston, one negro man, named
Adam, to him and his heirs forever.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my son, Solomon
Langston, all the remainder of that tract of land which I have not
deeded out in Greenville District, also I give and bequeath to him one negro
boy named Spencer to him and his heirs forever.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my son Bennett Langston, the tract of land
and plantation I now live on, containing 204 acres, also a bounty tract
purchased from Wm. Cooper, containing 75 acres to him and his heirs forever
except my wife Sarah's dower, which I desire her to enjoy during her natural
- Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Amy Christopher, one bed and
furniture, to her and her heirs forever.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Laodicea Springfield, two
- Item - I give and bequeath to Patty Jones, 66 acres of land located to
myself in a 200 acre tract, the remainder has been transferred to Mary
Holder to her and her heirs forever.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Miller, 84 acres of land,
whereon the meeting house now stands, also one bed and furniture to her and
her heirs forever.
- Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Selah Stiles, one cow and calf,
to her and her heirs forever.
- Item - I leave the use of three negroes vis: Ede, Jane and Leah to my well
beloved wife, Sarah Langston together with all the residue of my stock,
household furniture and working utensils and all the rest of my estate where
and when during her natural life and at her death my will is that Ede be set
free or emancipated and all the residue of the whole be divided among my
children vis: Henry Langston, Solomon Langston, Bennett Langston, Amy
Christopher, Patty Jones, Sarah Miller, Selah Stiles to them and their heirs
Bosie (his x mark) Wheat
This will proven before Court of Ordinary Aug. 15, 1825 by order of John
Hitch and Bosie Wheat two subscribing witnesses to same.