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Pendarvis of Beech Hill Plantation SC

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Re: Pendarvis of Beech Hill Plantation SC

Posted: 22 Jul 2010 1:42PM GMT
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Hi Burgos. I am relatvely sure that you probably already have this information but I'll send it just in case it will help you.

ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF CHARLESTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA. Page 374. James Pendarvis, St. Paul's Parish, Charleston Dist., planter. Son: William, deceased. Daus. Elizabeth Mary Smith; Ann Perry. Grandsons: William Pendarvis, all my lands at Beach Hill at 15 years age. Sons (not named) by dau. Ann Perry (3 sons of Samuel and Ann Perry) all my lands at Horse Savanna and Spoon Savanna. Granddaus: Ann Pendarvis, to have sufficient land on my plantation at Beach Hill during "her unmarried state of life;" daus. (not named) by dau. Ann Perry. Son-in-law Samuel Perry. William Eckells and Samuel Perry act as such for estate of son William, deceased, and guardians of two grandchildren, William and Ann Pendarvis. D: 22 Aug 1796 P: July 1797 R: nd. P 403. James married when he was about 18 and died when he was about 74 years old.

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Item it is my will and desire, that my granddaughter Ann Pendarvis, shall be furnished with the use of a sufficient Quantity of Land, on one of my plantations at Beech Hill, for her hands to plant and cultivate, during her unmarried state of life and no longer.

Item I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved Grandson William Pendarvis, All my Land at Beech Hill. (subject to the restriction above mentioned) whenever he arrives to the age of Eighteen years, also one team of Oxen, to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grandsons by my daughter Ann Perry, as well those which shall hereafter be born of her, as those that are now in existence, all my lands at Horse Savanna, and Spoon Savanna, and should my Grand Son William Pendarvis depart this life before he arrives to the Age of Eighteen Years, I then give, devise and bequeath unto them also All my Lands at Beech Hill. (subject to the restriction above) etc. etc.

James Pendarvis of Stono, SC appeared in general advertisements having to do with forest products and rice on 1, 6 and 13 March 1749.

James was taxable on 3,250 acres and 113 slaves in St. Paul's Parish, Charleston District, Colleton County, from 1785 to 1787 and taxable on 4,710 acres and 123 slaves in 1792. He died about 1797 when his estate was taxed on 4,709 acres and 151 slaves [South Carolina Tax Returns, microfilm AD 941, frames 100, 179; AD 942, frames 19, 67, 82, 146, 218, 231, 288].

If you know of more, I would love to know!

David L. Evans
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