Reuben Golding died without having married or having any children.
Reuben was the son of Robert Golding, Sr (1740 VA – 1835 SC) and Sarah Estes (1740 VA – 1800 SC).
Within his Will, he leaves bequests to three (of his five living) siblings: Elisha, Thomas, and Elizabeth Golding Davenport.
Reuben leaves one slave each (named) to the children of Robert Golding, his deceased brother (1826): Nancy, Dicey (Dysa?), Julian (niece), Sarah and William Golding.
Special arrangements were made for the children of siblings John Golding and Mary Golding Butler: “Finally I wish it to be distinctly understood, that is is the surviving children of John Golding and Mary Butler that are to be the recipient of my bequests and not John Golding and Mary Butler themselves …”
Anthony F. Golding, ‘trusted friend’, and brother Elisha Golding are the executors.
Witnessed by John Reeder, Aaron Brooks, Mary Andrews; Proved August 29th 1831 and Recorded August 23rd 1832 by V. Wilson, Ordinary, Newberry District.
SOURCE: South Carolina Archives – 1832 Aug 23 – Reuben Golding of Newberry District, Will typescript (MSS Will: Estate Record Book L, page 479) (2 frames). SC Archives; see Series: S108093 Reel: 0019 Frame: 00597.
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