I have a Delphan Arnold, widow of Josephus Arnold, who married John Drennan about 1803 in SC. Below are copies of the Will of Josephus Arnold who died in SC., and a copy of Delphan's will who died in Arkansas. I hope this helps you.
Wade Drennan firstname.lastname@example.org
Widow of Josephus Arnold.
YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA Wills, Estates and Administrations (abstracted and contributed by Hazel Arnold MacIvor) Josephus Arnold, Will Wife Delphy and son, William Arnold, Executors. Signed 17 May 1802. Entered into Probate 1 November, 1802. (Neglected to get File #. Editor) Witnesses: William Arnold, Thomas Drennan, John Drennan Heirs: Delphy Arnold, wife: William Arnold, son 73 acres of land on Catawba River. William to pay son, John Arnold, the purchase money "I gave for it ($3.50/acre)", "when he comes to the age of 18 years. Polly Arnold, daughter, one walnut table among other things. Rebecca Lovens, stepdaughter. William Arnold, William Robertson, Thomas Drennan -— Inventoried the estate.
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS
In the name of God Amen I Delphy DRENNON of County of Independence and State of Arkansas Knowning the uncertainty of this Immortal life but being of sound mind do make this my last will and Testament (To wit) First I give unto my Daughter Ann ROBERTSON the sum of five dollars; Then I give to my Daughter Rebecca WEST all the balance of my property and at her death to be distributed among her bodily heirs; in witness whereoff I have set my hand and seal this 15th day of December AD 1838
Delphy (X) Drennon
State of Arkansas)
County of Independence)State of Arkansas
)Probate Court October Term 1839
Now on this day Personally appeared in open Court Alfred ARNOLD and after being duly sworn do deposeth and Sayeth that he is one of the subscribing witness to the above Last will and Testament of Delphen Drennon, and that She weak in Body the sound in mind to all appearance when she made her mark and Acknowledged the same to be her act and deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed and that William ARNOLD the other subscribed his name as such at the same time and this presence and further deponent (?Saith) not
In Testimony where of I Charles H. Pelham Clerk of the County
and Probate Court in and for the County Aforesaid do hereby set
my hand and affix the seal of Said Court at my office in
Batesville this 8th day of October AD 1839 and of the
Independence of the United States the sixty fourth year.
C. H. Pelham Clerk
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