Couch Family

Presented here as translated in the book (spellings, etc.). Entered in Will Book 1826-1834, proven date not legible or left out but entry was between two other wills that were proved between April-November, 1831. Will was dated 2-MAR-1817. From: Kathryn Hopkins ========================================================== Laurens County, South Carolina Will Book F 1826-1834 Compiled & Indexed by Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire Published: Ingmire Publications, 10166 Clairmont Drive, St. Louis, MO 63136, 1982 Pages 76-77 Will of Isaac Couch In the name of God, Amen. I Isaac Couch of the District of Laurens and State of South Carolina farmer, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and in perfect health, but calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God bless me with, do make and ordain this my last will in manner following, that is to say. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Sufsanna Couch during her natural life of widowhood the plantation whereon I now live together with every thing here on except what is herein after mentioned, and after her death the whole of the personal estate what she shall not have dypofsd of to be equally divided, share and share alike, between my three children, Becey Stroud, wife of John Stroud, Sugassa Roberson, wife of Barnchap Roberson, and my son Samuel Couch. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Couch after the marriage or death of my wife Sufanna all that tract or plantation whereon I now live containing one hundred acres more or less. I also five and bequeath to my son Samuel one brown hoop, one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture, also six pewter plates, one pewter dish, and bason. And lastly, I do constitute my said son Samuel Couch executor of this my last will and testament, Hereby revoking all other and forsaken will and testament by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. Signed, sealed, published, and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Isaac Couch in the presence of us. Wm. Young Nancy Young John ?. Young Recorded in Book F, Page 346. Proven date May 2, ???? Recoded date not available. Bundle 14, package 13.