Subj: Criswell/Creswell Will/Estate Records, Abbeville, SC >From the book "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District, SC Wills and Bonds" by P. Young 1950 (as on file at the Abbeville County, SC courthouse) Joseph Criswell - - Estate administered Dec 3, 1832 by Dr. Samuel, George W. Pressly, Patrick Gibson bound to Moses Taggart (of Ordin. Court) in Abbeville District the sum of $5000. Cit. pub. at Long Cane Church. Inventory made Dec 13, 1832 by John C. Covey, Samuel Young, Robert McCaslan. Sale: Dec 14, 1832. Buyers: John and Thomas Criswell, Mathew Shanks, Jane Criswell, Caleb Cain, etc. ( Filed in Box 16, Pack 325) Dr. Samuel Perryman - - Will dated May 7, 1838. Proved Aug 17, 1838. Executors: Wife, Sarah A. Perryman, Zebulon Rudolph Jr., Dr. John P. Barratt, Richard Watson. Wits: Edna Caldwell, Margaret A. Holloway, Simon Patterson. Children: Wm., Saml., Richard Mumford Perryman. "Plantation in Lounds County, Alabama owned by Dr. J.P. Barratt and myself be sold and divided between my wife and children. THat the amount owe me by Jas. Hagood of Lounds Co., Alabama (formerly of Edgefield District, SC) be given back to said Hagood. Unto Hardy White my colt." Brothers and sisters: Alexander and Milton T. Perryman, Martha Gallaugher, Nancy Medlock. "My business in the hands of Beckham Vaughan of Lounds County, Alabama be closed by him at least by January 1841." Feb. 1841 paid Edna Caldwell gdn of Ann Caldwell $1,139.52. H.H. CRESWELL and wife's part of settlement was a child's part, there being three children. (Box 75 Pack 1843) James Spence - - Will dated April 26, 1834 in Abbeville Dist. Proven Oct 20, 1834. Exrs.: Sons: Jas. and John Spence. Wits: Patrick Gibson, Rice Mills, Saml. Zimmerman. Wife: Ann Spence. Children: Jas., John., Wm. Nelly, Sarah, Ann Spence,. Jane, widow of George Young; Peggy; Mary CRESWELL and her sons Joseph and Thomas CRISWELL. Gr. Dtr: Sarah Young. Inventory made Dec 19, 1834 by Rice Mills, Saml. Zimmerman, John Robinson. (Box 88 Pack 2163) George Young - - Estate administered May 2, 1823 by Jane Young, Jas. Young Sr., Jas. Spence Jr., Joseph CRESWELL; unto Moses Taggart (Ordin. of Court) Abbeville Dist. sum of $500. Inventory made May 16, 1823 by Rice Mills, Ms; Wm. Robinson Sr., Elias Gibson. Buyers: Jas. Young Jr., Jas. Spence Sr., Jane Young, Thomas Young Jr., Joseph CRESWELL Jr., Rebecca McComb, Rice Mills, John Young. (Box 104 Pack 2560) Samuel Young Sr. - - Will dated Nov 28, 1822 in Abbeville District. Proven Mar 3, 1823. Exrs: Robt. McBride, John Covey. Wits: Saml. Young, Joseph CRESWELL, Douglas Robinson. Children: Saml and John Young. "Bequeath to Jane my daughter, Geo's widow, also his child Sally." Dtrs. mentioned with no names given. (Name Covey written Coway on other papers?) (Box 110 Pack 3262) John McBryde - - Will dated Nov 12, 1852 in Abbeville Dist. Filed Dec 28, 1853. Exr: Andrew J. Wood. Wits: Geo. W. Pressly, Simpson Evans, Geo. McYoung. Children: Jane; Josiah; Thos., Joseph; Jas;. Saml McBryde. Gr. Sons: John; John Andrew McBride. Settlement made April 12, 1856. Present: Andrew Weed, Thos and Joseph McBride; Joseph CRESWELL in rights of his dec'd wife Jane. Absent: Joseph McBride in Texas; Saml. McBride in Mississippi; Jas. McBride. Thos. CRESWELL received a share of $55.25 from Power of Attorney, Cherokee County, Texas. Know that I, Saml. MCBride of said County do appont Wm. Bradley who resides at Indian HIll, Abbeville District, SC my attorney to receive what is coming to me from my father's estate. John McBride who resides at his death at Indian Hill, Abbville Dist., SC. Dated Oct 13, 1854. (Box 132 Pack 3823) John McBryde - - On Feb 3, 1854 Andrew J. Weed, Joseph CRISWELL, Thos. C. McBryde bound to Wm. Hill (Ordin. of Court) Abbeville Dist. the sum of $700. Andrew J. Weed made guardian of John McBryde a minor about 16 yrs old; John McBryde was his gr. father. (Box 132 Pack 3822) John Bickett - - Estate administered Feb 20, 1803 by Nancy Bickett, Joseph CRESWELL. Jno. Stewart bound to Andrew Hamilton (Ordin. of Court) Abbeville Dist. sum of $5000. Sale: Mar 14, 1803. In 1806 Nancy Bicket was dead. ( Box 11, Pack 211) >From the book "Abbeville District, South Carolina Newspaper Notices of Land Cases and Sales 1836 - 1872" by Lowry Ware : Abbeville Press and Banner Nov 18, 1870 - - Sheriff's Sales. Court of Common Pleas. Petition for Account. Margaret CRESWELL, Hannah CRESWELL and others. Plaintiff vs. James CRESWELL, Joseph McBryde and others, defendents. I will sell on Sale day in Dec next 130 acres on Linkley Creek, waters of Long Cane, bound by W. K. Bradley, Matthew Goodwin, Dr. A.T. Wickman and others...the real estate of Joseph CRESWELL, deceased. H.S. Carson, S.A.C. Abbeville Press and Banner - - Dec 9, 1870 - - Sale Day. The following property was sold by the Sheriff: Real estate of Joseph CRESWELL, 130 acres for $610. M.W. Bradley, purchaser.
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