Alfred Raysor, Sr.
Will & Obituary



Issue of Feb 17, 1875 
          Death & Obituary Notices, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878 
          Alfred Raysor, Esq., died in Jefferson county, Florida, November 27th1874, in 
          the seventy-first year of his age. He was born in Colleton county, S.,C., 
          November 22d 1801, where he lived until past the meridian of life. 

Contributed by Bonnie Ferguson


Note:  This abstract was published in the Keystone Kin, Vol. VII, Page 236.  It is believed that the original will was dated much earlier than indicated, because of the references to his slave property, his brother John M. Raysor a executor, and his one grandchild.  The will may have been amended in May 1874 but the following passages appear to be from the mid-1850's.  It must be noted that Frank Raysor Wannamaker notes Alfred Raysor's death as 1857.

Page 236 - Will of Alfred Raysor being of sound and disposing mind and memory and aware of shortness of life - dated 13 May 1874, admitted to probate 10 Dec 1874

                -my beloved wife Barbara Mary Raysor one half of all my slave property - also the entire plantation on which we now reside - with all plantation implements - household and kitchen furniture and livestock

                 -to my son George Raysor remainder in the entire property above mentioned after determination of the life estate of my wife

                  -my son George Raysor also the other moeity of my slave property not mentioned in the foregoing sections (excepting the families of negroes hereinafter mentioned in favor of my grandson

                  -in case of death of my son George Raysor leaving no children or grandchildren then property which would have passed from him to the children of my brothers and sisters surviving share and share alike.

                  -to my grandson William Raysor the following slaves, Mindee and her children, Joanna and her children together with future increase

                  -in the event my said grandson should survive his father then die without issue living and withiout  paternal brothers or sisters and without paternal nieces or nephews his property shall pass to children of my brothers and sisters according to the provisions in the 4th section of my will

                  -my brother John M. Raysor, my son George Raysor and my nephew Michael _____, executors

                   -Witnesses:  Wm. Budd, John West, Thos. J. Chace

Contributed by Chuck Bennett

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