Samuel Chaplin Adams
Will Book 5 Page 400
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN
I, S.C. Adams, a resident and citizen of Charleston, South Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, hereby revoking any and all Wills theretofore made by me, do make, publish and declare this instrument in writing as and for my last Will and Testament.
1st - I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Jennie W. Adams, the sum of Eight Hundred and Thirty Dollars ($830.00) this sum having been borrowed from her.
2nd - I give, devise and bequeath to my wife the income from all of my property, real, personal and mixed, of what nature and kind soever, during her natural life.
3rd - In the event that the income so derived from said property is inadequate for her maintenance, then she shall have the power to sell any of the property sufficient for her support.
4th - At her death I direct said property shall be sold and divided equally between my six sons, who are as follows: Berkeley D. Adams, Ernest H. Adams, Sam R. Adams, William H. Adams, Vincent H. Adams and Millar R. Adams, the child or children of any deceased to take the share that his parent would have if alive, to them and their heirs absolutely and forever.
5th - I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son, Sam R. Adams and my wife, Jennie W. Adams, as Executor's of this my last Will and Testament, giving to such of them as may qualify thereon, full authority to sell and dispose of any and all of my said estate, real, personal or mixed, at public or private sale, in their discretion, and without the order of any Court, for the purpose of paying debts, investment or re-investment, and this as often as may be necessary, division or any other purpose or purposes whatsoever, (and I direct that no bond be required of them.)
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17 day of Apl Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-two.
S.C. Adams L.S.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Testator, S.C. Adams, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us the subscribers hereto, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our names as Witnesses.
Geo. S. Barnes
In Charlotte Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Dec. 23, 1926
A paper writing, hearing date the 17th day of April, 1922, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of S.C. Adams, deceased, a resident of Charlotte County, was this day produced before me and offered for proof; due execution of said paper writing was fully proved in all respects to the satisfaction of the Clerk by the oath of Geo. S. Barnes, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto; it is therefore ordered that said paper writing be, and the same is hereby established, probated and ordered to be recorded as and for the last Will and Testament of S.C. Adams, decd. On the motion of S.C. Adams and Jennie W. Adams, the 4 executors named therein, both of whom are non residents of this State, B.D. Adams is permitted to qualify as administrator with the will annexed of S.C. Adams, decd., and thereupon the said B.D. Adams, appeared before me, took the oath of office and together with the Fidelity and Deport Company of Maryland, which has qualified as provided by law as to its sufficiency (signing by Ruth Griffeth, its attorney in fact) entered into and acknowledge a bond in the penalty of Four Thousand Dollars, conditioned and payable as the law directs.
It is further ordered that C.T. Fowler, W.E. Boswell, R.J. Owen, E.H. Owen and W.N. Evans (any three of whom, after first being duly sworn for the purpose may act) do appraise the estate of S.C. Adams, deceased, and make return according to law.
H. B. Chermside
Samuel Chaplin Adams
Will Book 5 Page 452
Charlotte County, to wit:
I, A.N. Jones a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that R.J. Owen, W.N. Evans and E.C. Owen three of the appraisers appointed by the Clerk of Charlotte Circuit Court, to appraise the estate of S.C. Adams, decd., after having been by me first duly sworn, made oath before me in my aforesaid state and county that they would well and truly appraise the estate of S.C. ADAMS, decd. and a true inventory and appraisement thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand this 8 day of Jan. 1927.
A.N. Jones J.P.
Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of S.C. Adams, decd.
Amount in checking account at First State bank of Chase City Virginia
Amount in savings account at First State bank of Chase City Va.
Amt. of check from Redoak Bottling Co. given 11/17/1926 and net
deposited before the death of S.C. Adams
Fifteen shares of stock in Redoak Bottling Co. of Redoak, Va. @50.00 per
One Ford Touring Car 1925 Model
We, R.J. Owen, W.N. Evans and E.C. Owen three of the appraisers appointed by the Clerk of Charlotte Circuit Court, to appraise the estate of S.C. Adams, decd. do hereby certify that, after having been first duly sworn, on the 8 day of Jan 1927, we appraised such property as was produced before us, as shown by the foregoing inventory and appraisement.
Given under our hands this 8 day of Jan. 1927.
I accept the foregoing inventory and appraisement with the statement that the Ford Car is not in my possession but is in the possession of Mrs. S.C. Adams of Summerville, S.C.
Berkeley D. Adams
Admr. of S.C. Adams, decd.
Inspected and found to be in proper form and approved this 11th day of January 1927.
Commissioner of Accounts
In Charlotte Circuit Court Clerk's office, January 11, 1927.
The foregoing inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of S.C. Adams, deceased, was this day filed in the office and having been approved of by K.L. Wood, Commissioner of Accounts, was admitted to record, and duly indexed as required by law.
(Submitted by Bea Adams King)