My Sammon family is related to just about everyone in Greenville County, South Carolina – I think!
My ancestor, John Sammon, Sr., [ son of William Sammon] had a sister – Susannah “Sucky” who married Matthew Wynne. His will below:
WILL OF MATTHEW WYNNE
In the name of God Amen, I Matthew Wynne of the State and Dist. afores’d being in my perfect Health and of a sound mind & memory and calling to mind the Mortality of my body & that it’s appointed for all men to die. for the better Settling of my Temporal affairs, Revoking & Disannulling all other Will or Wills before made by me I do make this my Last Will & Testament in the maner & form following Viz —
Item — I lend to my loving Wife Susanna Wynne during her life the land and Plantation whereon I now live together with Stock of every kind household & Kitchen furniture & plantation utensils, also four negroes Dick Silla, Jane & Ann, and after her death the above mentioned Negroes & increase if any to be divided between my five children follows–Sucky, Franky, Patsy and Minor Wynne and Robert Wynne to them their heirs and assigns forever and the land mentioned at my wifes death to be sold and the money arising from the sale thereof divided between all my children viz, William Wynne, John Wynne, Thos. Wynne, Polly Todd, Matthew Wynne, Betsy-Ana Smith, Richard Wynne, Sloman Wynne, Clemons Wynne, Sucky Wynne, Frankie Wynne, Patsy Wynne, Minor Wynne, & Robert Wynne, equally.
Item – I give to my son William Wynne one negro boy named Charles, to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my son John Wynne one negro boy named Daniel to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my Daughter Polly Todd, one negro girl named Lucy to her her heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my son Matthew Wynne one negro boy named Balais to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my daughter Betsy A. Smith one negro girl named Judy to her her heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my son Richard Wynne one negro girl named Harriot to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my son Sloman Wynne one negro boy named William to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item – I give to my son Clemons Wynne one negro man named Pleasant to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item- my will is the above mentioned Robert Wynne come in Co. Heir with the above Sucky, Frankie, Patsy, and Miner, if it should not be well understood by the above interlined, Rob’t & five, I desire that my debts be paid by the profits of my estate and lastly I nominate and appoint my Wife and two Sons John Wynne and Thos. Wynne to execute this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I hereto set my hand and Seal this 8th day of July 1810.
Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in presence of: Test
Matthew Wynne (l.S.)
J. H. Joyce
Tho. B. Williams
E. B. Benson
Recorded in Will Book A – page 203
Apt. 8 – File No. 504
Probated December 3, 1810
D. Goodlett, O.G.D.