Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJames Faris Sr. , 5G Grandfather
Birthca 1726, Antrim, Ireland
Death1802, York Co SC Age: 76
FatherAlexander James Faris (ca1698-1785)
Spouses
1Jean Adair , 5G Grandmother
Birthca 1739, Ireland
Death5 Nov 1807, York Co SC Age: 68
FatherWilliam Adair (-1779)
ChildrenWilliam (1757-)
 Alexander (1758->1833)
 Agnes (1759-1821)
 Mary (1761-)
 Margaret (1763-)
 Jean (1765-)
 Susannah (1767-)
 James (1768-)
 Ann (1771-)
 Archibald (1772-)
 Richard (1773-)
Notes for James Faris Sr.
James Faris Will, as recorded in Will Book A, Page 85, York Co., SC1074

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March 5th. 1802 James Faris produced Before me an Instrument of Writing containing the last Will and Testament of James Faris Deceased, whereupon Richard Faris being duly Sworn as the Law directs saith he was present and saw James Faris Sign Seal and deliver the said Instrument of Writing as his last Will and Testament and that he was in his right mind at the same time & that James Faris and John Kerr were subscribing Witness at the same time to said Will -

(The Will)

In The Name of God Amen I James Faris of York County and State of South Carolina, being in my Ordinary State of Health and of Sound memory Blessed be God and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life do this fifth day of January and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and two make and publish this my Last will and Testament in manner following ---

1st I Give and Bequeath & Devise unto my beloved wife

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Jean Two Negroes, Graes and Dine and two Mares Named poll and Sorral, and the Third of the Cattle with her Bed and Bedding, and to Live on the Plantation as long as she pleases....

2d. I Give and Bequeath into my Son James Faris Two Negroes named Dan and Dun with the half of the Plantation and the Third of the Cattle,

3d. I Give and Bequeath unto my son Richard Faris, the other half of the Plantation with Two Negroes Named Rodg and Sank with the Third of the Cattle,

4th I Give and Bequeath unto my Grand Son Elias Faris one Black Horse Coalt.

5th. I Give and Bequeath unto my Son William Faris the Soral Mares Colt,

6th, I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Alexander Faris five Dollars,

7th. I Give and Bequeath uto my Daughter Margret Married to David Strain five Dollars.

8th. I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Agness Married to Benjamin Garrison five Dollars.

9th. I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Jean Married to John Adare as much as will pay the Doctors Bill or Bills.

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10th. I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna Married to John Faris five Dollars

11th. I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Married to James Faris five Dollars,

12th and lastly I appoint my wife Jean Faris and my Son James Faris Executors of this my last Will and Testament_

In Witness where of I the Testator have unto this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written....

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who ware present at the Signing and Sealing There of.

James Faris James Faris (SEAL)
Richard Faris
John Kerr
March 5th 1802 qualified James Faris Ex'r.
Alex'r Moore Ordnry Y D
Notes for James Faris Sr.
Delaware Historical and Genealogical Recall Vol 1, issue 2, May 1933:1075

On 3 December 1786, James Faris and Jane his wife of York County, South Carolina, to "our brother Richard Adair", power of attorney to receive one-seventh part of a tract of land at New Castle County, Delaware, formerly belonging to William Adair. Witnessed by William Fearis and Alexander Fearis.

"Brother" meant both literally brother as well as brother-in-law at the time, so presumably James Faris had married Jane Adair who was due one of seven parts of William Adair's estate.
Notes for Jean (Spouse 1)
WILL OF JEAN FARIES1076

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
November the 5th--1807

This being the last will and testament of Jean Faris
lst I will and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Faris a Negreo girl named Diner
2ndI will and bequeath unto my daughter Jean Adear my Bed and bed steds also bed furniture
3lyI will and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Poly Adear one pewter dish
4thI will and bequath unto my Grand Daughter Polly Brown one pewter dish also.....
5lyand last I will that James Faris and Alexander Faris should be my Executors

Jean (her mark) "X" Faris

John Barnett
Gazaway Wilson

James Faris )
Executors
Alexander Faris)

Probated December 7, 1807
Will Book "A" Page 261
Case No. 56
File No. 149
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