South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1842|
Shadrach Nicholas Winkler was born in South Carolina near Black Swamp. He came to Savannah with $5 and died with many thousand.
At his death his seven children inherited more than $30,000 each. He bought the beautiful "Pepper Hill" in Savannah previously owned by the Governor (Ware or Ward). Shadrach Nicholas's father was Nicholas Winkler a relative of General Marion.
He was made an officer in Revolutionary Army for capturing British soldiers . His brother was Meshack Winkler and he married a Miss Chapman, his sister was Jane Abednigo and she was unmarried.
Supposedly there is a cemetery near Black Swamp, South Carolina which has a lot of grave sites of the Winkler. The Winkler Family is in the South Carolina Historical and Genealogy Vol.10, 1909, page 107, 209, 211.
He married Jeanette McFarland 25 Feb 1821 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Jeanette was an ancestor of Robert Bruce of Scotland.
The following is the last Will and Testament of Shadrach Winkler made Sept. 3, 1842 in Savannah, Georgia.
State of Georgia, Shadrach Winkler of the City of Savannah, being of ill health , but of sound and disposing mind and understanding, do make, declare and publish this my last will and testament.
Item First, I desire and direct my executors to have my body decently interred in the burial ground of the Providence Church in Effingham County, Georgia.
Item Second, I desire and direct my executors to erect a plain white marble monument over the remains of my parents and to pay therefor out of the moneys I received for that purpose from the division of my mother's estate.
Item Third, I desire and direct my plantations in Florida and Effingham County, Georgia and my tracts of land in the Counties of Dooly and Merriwether Georgia, the Plat and grant of which the last tract is in the hands of P.G. ????? field, together with all the personal property of every description upon said plantations and all the negro slaves which I may own at he period of my decease, except those herein after named shall be sold by my Executors at Public or Private sale and the proceeds re-invested as they may think most conductive for the interest of my estate.
Item Fourth, I desire and direct all my real and personal estate which is not herein above specified, and the following negro slaves together with their future issues and increases to wit: Toney, Scipia, Mom's, Alfred, George (the last four being carpenting) Jack, a blacksmith, Bea, Molly, Lass, Molly, Tom, Sexton, Ann, Anna, Louisa, Cinda and child, Leah and George, eighteen in number, shall be held and kept together until the division of my estate as mentioned in the fifth item of this my will.
Item Fifth, I will and direct that when my youngest child shall attain the age of Twenty-One years, all my real and personal Estate shall be divided by my Executors into thus equal parts, one part or third thereof, I give, desire and bequeath unto my Wife Jane Winkler, to have and to hold to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
The remaining two parts or thirds, I give desire and bequeath unto my children, named Josephine J., Edwin Theodore, Elvira C., Eugenia M., Joseph Alexander, Emily Jane, and Shadrach N., share and share alike to them and their heirs and assigns forever, as tenents in common, that as joint tenents.
Item Sixth, I desire and direct that my wife and children shall be supported out of the rents, issues and profits of my estate,and that those children who have not finished their education, shall be liberally educated at the charge and expense of my Estate, and that upon this division of my estate my children shall receive their equal proportions without the younger children being charged with the expense of their education, in as much as those that have already received have done so at my expense.
Item Seventh, I will and direct that should my executors deem it necessary to sell and dispose of any part of my estate, which may prove unproductive, they are here by empowered at public or private sale to dispose thereof and the proceeds to be re-invested in other properties to be held as mentioned in the fourth item on this my will.
Item Eighth, I hereby expresily declare that the share or part of my estate herein devised unto my Wife, is to go to the invested in her in lieu of all rights of dower or thirds, which she may claim at any part of my Estate and upon receiving such third she is disbarred from any further interest in my estate.
Item Ninth, I nominate and appoint my brother Zachariah M. Winkler and my friends John McFarland,
Abrham Harmon, and Dr. Alex H. Baily Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at anytime made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal at Savannah, this third day of September A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Forty-Two.
Shadrach was a planter and a well-known Savannah businessman. He and his family were pew holders in the Second Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia.
Residence 1 June 1840 Gadsden, Florida Territory
Nicholas Winkler (1738 - 1802)
Josephine Jeannette Winkler Mitchell (1820 - 1865)*
Edwin Theodore Winkler (1823 - 1883)*
Eugenia Margaret Winkler Robert (1831 - 1873)*
Elvira Catherine Winkler Davis (1832 - 1901)*
Emily Jane Winkler Bealer (1833 - 1908)*
Shadrach Nicholas Winkler (1796 - 1842)
Zachariah Meshach Winkler (1799 - 1867)*
Maintained by: Naomi Snider McFadden
Originally Created by: Mary Catherine
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
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