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Posted by: Karen Cotter Date: February 19, 2002 at 17:37:44
In Reply to: Re: IZLAR/ISLER/EASLER FAMILY OF SC by Oscar Easler of 252

Zibilla is shown as Cebilla in this litigation.

Son of Unknown and Zibilla Wolfe
Born: 1724 in Grisons County, Switzerland per LDS AFN:HZT1-7F
Last will and testament was published on 4 August 1776
Died: After 1785 in Orangeburgh, SC per LDS AFN:HZT1-7F
Died: September 1776 per litigation
LDS Researcher: Gene Thomas Jeffries, Columbia, SC Microfilm: AF91-100437 (AFN: HZTI-7F)
Born: 1728, Grisons County, Switzerland per LDS
Researcher: Gene Thomas Jeffries, Columbia, SC Microfilm: AF91-100437 (AFN: HZS0-PL)

On Tuesday July 2nd, 1752. In Orangeburgh Church. By Banns: William Young of Edisto Fork to Mary Linder, below Orangeburgh Township: Being present: Michael Christopher Rowe, JOHANES WOLFE, Lewis Linder. Per Page 114, Item 26, The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina by A. S. Salley, Jr., Chapter II, The Giessendanner Record

John,,Michael, Son of John,,Martin & Anne,,Margaret Hossleiter; born March 17th 1756, Suret.. JOHANNES WOLF, Jaspar & Mary Ott --------, per Pg 161/162, Item 333, of same history.

This information is found on pages 273, 274 and 275 of A HISTORY OF THE LOYALISTS IN THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR by Murtie Jane Clark (and is referred to in this lineage) and was provided by James Dock Wolfe through his niece Beth Thurman.

Litigation: Henry Young Administrator of Johannes Woolf versus James Crmichael (sic) Carmichael et al. The above styled equity lawsuit, although filed and tried in the Orangeburgh Equity Court, was found in some loose papers in the Court of Equity, Richland, SC. There was a copy of the Complaint, as well as the defendant’s answers. (In the earlier days, when it next to impossible to go to other distant courts to try a lawsuit under the practice of Comity, the judge of one court would send a copy of the Complaint and Answer to the distant judge and request him as a favor to summon certain witnesses and swear them in and have them answer specific questions the suit wanted answered. Then, this judge would send the other judge the court reporter’s transcript.). This appears to be what happened because it offers an explanation as to why these papers were found in Richland. Anyway, if the papers had not been found by Judge Huxford, they would have never been around to aid Wolf researchers in writing this history of Phillip Wolfe. The papers found in Richland by Judge Huxford are quoted as follows.

Then, the S.C. Orangeburgh District: Bill of Complaint of Henry Young, Adm. Of Johannes Woolf late, of St. Michael Parish, District of Orangeburgh, with the will annexed against James ? Carmichael (sic) Crmichael, David Coulter, Henry Jones, Jacob Ott, John Woolf (son of Jacob Woolf), John Francis Woolf and Gideon Jennings “””””Said Jacob Woolf now deceased was possessed of ‘’’ several negroes by a certain bill of sale from 22, October 1773, (one line obliterated) for $22oo currency to him paid to him by the said JOHANNES WOOLF, the slaves, namely JOE, SLYVIA, NANCY, FRANK, and the said JOHANNES WOOLF was also possessed of other negroes and cattle, etc. and made and published his last will and testament on the 4th of August in 1776, and bequeathed unto the said DAVID WOOLF, SAMUEL WOOLF, and PHILLIP, sons of the said JACOB WOOLF, and nephews of the TESTATOR; four Negroes PLENTY, PRIMUS, JOE & HANDY, and two Negro women LUCY and JENNY, and a girl SALLY, and thereby directed the Margaret WOOLF, sister of the said, DAVID, SAMUEL and PHILLIP, have no part and bequeath unto MARGARET WOOLF, a Negro girl ‘’’’’’. When the youngest, PHILLIP, should attain the age of twenty-one, the appointed DAVID WOOLF and DONALD BRUCE were executors”””” The said JOHANNES WOOLFE departed this life on or about the month, September 1776, without altering the same, and the said DAVID WOOLF departed this life intestate shortly after the testator without issue, without having proved the said will, and although DONALD BRUCE survived both the testator and DAVID WOOLF some years, he never had proved the said will and neglected to intermediate in the affairs. Also, the said SAMUEL WOOLF departed life without issue on or before the said PHILLIP WOOLF attained the age of 21, and about the month of January 1789. The said MARGARET WOOLF also departed this life without issue, and all property became vested in the said PHILLIP WOOLF, the survivor. In the lifetime of the said DONALD BRUCE, the said PHILLIP WOOLF possessed himself of a Negro girl, MARY, a child that he believed was of the said Negro wench SLYVIA and a Negro JOE. The said JOE is in the possession of the said HENRY JONES, mentioned in the Bill of Sale from JACOB WOLF to the testator. The said PHILLIP WOOLF on about January 5, 1787, before the said PHILLIP WOOLF attained the age of 21, sold JOE to the said JAMES CARMICAEL. About 1787, ABRAHAM OTT, GIDEON JENNINGS, and JOHN FRANCIS WOOLF possessed themselves of a number of other Negroes mention in the Bill of Sale of the testator, and have kept the said Negroes and used them to great profit; the said ABRAHAM OTT departed this life and about June 1800, after whose death the said JACOB OTT obtained letters of administration by the Court of Ordinary for Orangeburgh of the person Estate of the said Abraham OTT, and by virtue thereof has possessed himself of a number of said Negroes. The said PHILLIP WOOLF attained the age of 21, and some time afterwards, about January of 1789, the said MARGARET WOOLF departed this life without issue, of which premise, the whole of the personal estate bequeathed to the said DAVID WOOLF, SAMUEL WOOLF, PHILLIP WOOLF, and MARGARET WOOLF, descended to and became vested in the said PHILLIP WOLF””””” The said PHILLIP WOOLF departed this life about October 1795, leaving RACHEL WOOLF, his widow, and three children: namely MARY, aged about 23 years, now the wife of THOMAS TYLOR, JOHN JOHNANNES WOOLF, aged 21 years, and MARTHA, aged about 21, now the wife of you orator, all of whom are entitled to distributive shares. Therefore, on July 1811, your orator procured letters of administration with the will annexed of the goods and chattels which were of the testator granted by JAMES CARMICHAEL, ES. Ordainary of the District of Orangeburgh “”””””” (This is where Beth Thurman, niece of the researcher James Dock Wolfe, get confused, as she is not an attorney. Is the orator and testator JAMES CARMICHAEL???? If not, who is the orator???) by James Carmichael, Ewqu, Ordainary of the District of Orangeburg, S.C. District of Orangeburgh. The separate (sic) answer of Gideon Jenning “”””the said Negroes were never out of possession of the said JACOB..the said PHILLIP WOLFE, HANNAH WOLFE, MARGARET WOLFE and CEBILLA WOLFE met and mutually agreed to a division of the estate of the said JACOB WOLFE.

The defendant denies viz. That he bonifide purchase from ADAM HICKMAN and MARGARET, his wife, who had been MARGARET WOOLFE, daughter of the said JACOB WOOLFE, and who is mentioned in the will of the said JOANNIS WOLFE””” that he purchased SLYVIA in January and February 7, 1787, and the said woman has since had a boy, JOE, 18 or 20 years of age, as was sworn on February 1, 1812.
(Exhibit) JAMES CARMICHAEL of Orange County bound to PHILLIP WOLFE OF SAME, FOR #135 STERLING, January 25, 1787 (apparently for payment of a loan), signed James CARMICHAEL (seal) WT. Jno. Richardson, Robert Smith.

The separate (sic) answer of James Carmichael, saith that he was possessed by fair and bonifide purchases of three Negroes: JOE, MARY, AND eve, PURCHASED OF SAID Phillip Wolfe & other co-heirs of JACOB WOLFE about the month of February 1793, sworn on the 4th of February in 17993…sworn 6 February 1812.

ANSWER of JOHN FRANCIS WOLFF, one of the defendants … in February 1792, he purchased of ADAM HICKMAN for #22 a small Negro girl, EVE, 5 years old, and received a bill of sale. The said ADAM HICKMAN informed him that he got said EVE in consequence of his marriage with a lady by the name of WOLFF, that his wife was not dead””””” sworn in Washington District, 8 January 1812.

(Exhibit) ADAM HICKMAN of S.C. Orangeburgh District, sold of JOHN F. WOLFF, of the District of ninety-six, a girl EVE for #22, 4 February 1792. ADAM HICKMAN (seal), Wit. JOTHN, DOWNS, VINCENT DAVIS

S.C. Orangeburgh District: ADAM HICKMAN 7 wife MARGARET for 43 guinea sterling to ABRAHAM OTT, a Negro SALLY ….20 April 187. Wit. JNO. RICHARDSON, MARY SMITH

Joint an separate answers of JACOB OTT & JOHN WOLF….JACOB OTT was appointed administrator of ABRAHAM OTT, DEC’s., the said ABRAHAM OTT had purchased SALLY, who since had seven children, the said ABRAHAM OTT left three children, one of whom has since married JOHN WOLF *******, the said MARGRET wife of ADAM HICKMAN, who previous to her marriage entitled to the said Negro, and made fair bill of sale””” sworn February 3, 1812.

Summons to JOHN SANDIFER, WITTENHALL WARNER, PAUL STROMAN and JACOB WOLFE, ESQR. To appear the first Monday in June 1812.

Summons to JACOB STROMAN, JOSEPH BROWN, MARTIN SALLEY ESQRS. 7 RACHEL HUTTO to appear the first Monday in June. (No other papers relative to this case were found. ….

Johannes Wolfe is listed on Orangeburg Land Records on Gene Jeffries website
5 Jan 1773 300 Lot 35, Heir at law of Arsella Woolsa (Signed by John Wolfe)
Township Lot Ref: 0030 002 0012 00054 03
Listing for Pursell Woolsa 12 Oct 1737 300 John Wolfe heir at law Township Lot 035 Ref 0009 003 0004 00157 01

Pursella Woolsa (Ursula or Priscilla, would be a good guess (if Pursella is too far-fetched)) on 17 October 1737 was granted Lot 335 in Orangeburgh plus 300 acres. That means there were six people in her family. Her heir-at-law was John Wolfe (QGSN: P. 18. Documentation gives the Council Journal). This entry does not appear in (Brent) Holcomb’s book. Are we dealing with the handicap of a difference in content between the British council Journals and the South Carolina ones? Probably not. The First Families (OGS publicatin) gives the Plat #4:157, 6 June 1739. Sabina Woolsa received Plat #17:144 for 200 acres granted in 1738. It was for Lot 336, and clearly tells us that these two women were not the same person, for Sabina had only four in her family. That makes ten people possibly with the surname of WOOLSA (thought to be WOLFE, for those who are not familiar with this family) living side by side in Orangeburgh village. Pusella/Ursula and Sabina have to have been widows. As a matter of fact, in other known cases, if the husband applied for a land grant then died, the grant was made to the wife anyway – in his name. Could they have been widowed in Europe? From article in Orangeburgh German-Swiss Newletter, March 1998, Volume 7, Number 2.

Russell Wolfe says that Johannes often signed his name to legal documents as John Wolfe which is the angelized version of Johannes and settled in the Limestone area of Orangeburg County, SC; his brother Jacob settled in the Edisto area also called the Forks; and John Wolfe who settled in the Bull Swamp/Sandy Run/North area.

3.2 JOHN WOLFE (1744 SC – 1760 SC)
3.3 PETER WOLFE (1751 SC – 1760 SC)
3.4 JACOB WOLFE (1754 SC = 1756 SC)

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