Miles Potter: Will and Probate Records

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Date: 15 Nov 1804 [unknown]
Location: Sumter, South Carolinamap
Surname/tag: Potter
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Bundle No. 78; Package No. 17; Estate of Miles Potter, Deceased; Admin papers. Robert Potter, admin. Judge of Probate's Office, Sumter County, South Carolina. 1804 November 15.

Appraises[illegible] & Inventory 8th April 1805
1 Negro woman and Child 400.00
2 Horses Saddle & Bridle 110.00
60 Head of Storks Hogs 57.00
1 Cow 8.00
2 Feather Beds Bedstands & Furniture 45.00
1 Lot of Pewter, Crockery & glass table 15.25
1 Small Trunk 1.50
1 Shot gun 15.00
1 m Steelyard3.00
3 Broad Hoes 1 Axe 2.00
1 m Hand Bellows 1.50
4 Potts 1 Dutch oven 1 Tea Kettle & 1 Skillet 11.00
1 Lot wooden ware 5.00
5 Sitting Chairs 1.50
3 Smoothing Irons 1 Cook [glass?] 2.00
1 Lea Canister 1 Candlestick 1.25
1 Womans Saddle 12.00
2 Trap Hooks 1 [Peir?].15
1 Coffee Mill 2 Plates 1 gritter 2.00
2 Bells, 2 Jugs 1 Frying pan 4.25
Appraised by us Appraisers; of the Estate Miles Potter Deceased} Henry Young, George Hellon, Cajan Scott
April 8th 1805 Notes
Jacob Shiver [illegible] 15th Dec. 1812 28.75
William Thomson 22nd Dec. 1802 23.81
William [illegible] 5th April 1804 63.25
Matthew Owens 5th Feb. 1804 2[illegible]
William Vaughan 7th August 1804 45.50
[illegible] Cook & [illegible] 16th April 1804 25
John Peaks 11th Dec 1802 14.35
Joseph Watford 1st June 1802 4.38
John [Hotharks?] 28th Jan 1800 1.75
Samuel Paynes Deceased 27th May 1802 4.87
[Creation?] against Daniel [illegible] Feb 180313.92
[Creation?] against Charles [Bradley?] Feb 1803 6.80
William [illegible] 15th April 1800 2.25
Mark Johnson 5th May 1802 1.50
Peter Lassley 1800 [.15?]
Benjamin [Deikson?] 28th April 1802 3.50
William Jordan 15th Dec 1802 1.25
[James?] Shiver 20th April 1802 10.75
[illegible] [Hotheorkie?] 2nd May 18021.42
Mrs. Mills 25th May 1800 3.78
Cash in hand 328.50
Whole Account 668.90
Robert Potter admin

State of South Carolina.

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE Robert Potter, William Vaughan, & John [Simmons?] are holden and firmly bound unto William Taylor, Esquire, Ordinary for the district of Sumter, and State aforesaid, in the full and just turn of two thousand dollars, lawful money of the said state to be paid to the said William Taylor, or to his successors ordinaries of this district or to their certain attorney or assigns, to which payment well and truly be made and done, we bind ourselves and every of us and every of our heirs, executors, and administrators, for the whole, and in the whole jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated the fifteenth day of November Anno Domini, 1804, and in the twenty sixth year of American independence.
THE CONDITION of this OBLIGATION, is such, that of the above bounden Robert Potter administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Miles Potter Deceased do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Robert Potter or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for and the same so made do exhibit into the said court of ordinary when he shall be thereunto required and such goods, chattels and credits do well and truly administer according to law, and do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therin when required by the said court, and all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon that said administration, the same being first allowed by the said court shall deliver and pay unto such persons respectively as are entitled to the same by law, and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the same deceased, and the said be proved in court, and the executors obtain a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Robert Potter do in such case if required, render and deliver up said letters of administration, then this obligation to be void, or else remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Wright} Robert Potter, William Vaughan, James [Simmons?]


In transcribing these documents, all of the long s's which were usually marked using "f" have been changed into the modern "s" for quick and easy reading. Please see the original documents for traditional spellings.


  • Year: 1804; Place: Sumter; South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

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