Last Will and Testament of James McCall
From records in the Abbeville Courthouse and extracted from the Clan McCall web site at

WILL of JAMES MCCALL of 96, Superpatriot of American Revolution, from Abbeville Courthouse

In the name of God, Amen, I James McCall of 96 District in State of South Carolina, being in good health of body, and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, and well knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Viz. Principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that giveth my body to the earth, to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors and touching such worldly goods, where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I dispose of in the following manner Viz. First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth McCall the plantation I now live on with every appurtenances to __ said premises belonging and __ in my mulatto fellow named Will, and Negro winch named Flora during her widowhood, the cattle, sheep, hogs and horses to labour __ __ .Plantation to remain in her possession on __ plantation during the above mentioned time, with every the household furniture and all tools necessary for plantation use, and on her marrying again, she is to have one third value of my moveable estate, my mulatto fellow Will, to continue with the family til my son, Thomas, shall be of age and then to become his property, he paying my sons Hugh and James? Harris an equal share. Never the less, if my wife does marry and her husband should prove bad to my children, my executors at their discretion may take said mulatto and hire him and til my son, Thomas, becomes of age, my breeding mares with their increase to be equally divided among my five children. One Mare excepted Viz. a young bay mare, has blaze on her face, brand on__ off shoulder thus which I give and bequeath to my daughter, Janet Harris, over her share, any horse colts that my mares may have when they grow up are to be sold for ___ support  or parts of my family, and if there be any overplus money to be divided among the children and if any of my children dies before they come of age, their part or parts is to be equally divided among ___ surviving ones, my outstanding debts to be collected in , an all my lawful debts to be honestly paid. My Negro fellow Dimer is to be sold, and I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my wife ,Elizabeth Mccall and my brother in law, John Luckie executness and executor of this my last will and testament  and I do hereby renounce ___ and disannul all former wills and testaments by me in any wise here to fore made or done. Pronouncing this and no other to be my last will and testament. Thus witness my hand and seal this 28th day of May 1770.                                                  James McCall

Back to Research Articles

© 2004, The Iron Scouts, Inc., All Rights Reserved