Notes for Sarah Walker: "Sarah and Greenberry Stokes lived in the Sandy River area of Chester County and on what is now the George Moore farm. I (LKC) have talked to Mr. Moore about the family burying grounds on his farm and he told me that the land adjacent to his farm, where the Chester Memorial Gardens is now situated, was the site of the old STOKES graveyard. He stated that there was only one marked grave there, so far as he could remember, and that it was destroyed when the site for the present bell tower was graded with a bulldozer some ten years ago. He could not remember the name on the stone."
Source: Notes by genealogist Louise Kelly Crowder Walker-Stokes page 2.
Sarah Stokes, mother of Rhoda Terry Stokes Wise Sarah Stokes' will was written, August 12, 1842.
Sarah Stokes will was probated February 26, 1849, Recorded in book A-1, page 81, Apt. No. 95, package No. 1571.
In the name of God, Amen. I Sarah Stokes of Chester District and State of South Carolina being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, praise be God for the same, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following:
That is to say, first, my will is that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible. Second, all my property, consisting of lands, negroes, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, household and kitchen furniture, goods and chattle I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Stokes, except my wearing clothes which I give and bequeath to my daughter Rhoda Wise.
I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Adam Walker ??? executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills and testaments at any time heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord, one-thousand-eight-hundred and forty two.
Signed, sealed declared and published by the above named Sarah Stokes as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto: Timothy R. Lipsey, Elijah D. Walker, John x Clark (his mark).
Sarah x Stokes (her mark)
More About Sarah Walker and Greenberry Stokes: Marriage: Bef. January 04, 1811
Children of Sarah Walker and Greenberry Stokes are: