Page 174--TURNER, REBECKAH. To dau. Polly Turner a slave
Judy. All the land which is child's part of the estate of my
husband Meshach Turner dec'd. slaves Piety and Joe, all
household furniture, etc., to be sold and equally divided
between Meshach, John and James Turner, Rebeckah Ogletree,
Susannah Wilhite and Sally Billingslea. Son James and John,
Excrs. Signed Oct. 14, 1796. Probated Jan. 4, 1797. Chas.
Dean, Jr., Urial Turner, Test.
Page 189--TALBOT, JOHN. To wife Phebe a large number of
slaves, all houshold goods, œ25 in the hands of James Murray
of Liverpool, all land for life, at her death to son
Matthew, he paying a certain sum to the other children, viz:
Phoebe Creswell, Thomas Talbot, Mary Triplett and Elizabeth
Walker. Phoebe Creswell's part in trust of Thomas and
Matthew Talbot, at her death to go to her children, Mary
Garlanton Creswell, John Talbot Creswell, Phoebe, Elizabeth
and Zulumnia Creswell. To sons above mentioned land in Ky.
or any claim by grant or warrant, except what I have sold to
John Candler. To grandson John Hedgeman Triplett a slave
George at majority. To grandau. Sarah Minge Walker a slave
Milly. To grandau. Mary Mosely Talbot when 18, a slave
Hannah. Sons Thomas and Matthew, Excrs. Signed Aug. 25,
1798. Probated Aug. 25, 1798. Freeman Walker, Massa and
Elizabeth Thomas, Test. (An immense estate).
Page 199--TOOMBS, GABRIEL. To wife Ann practically all
estate for life, to be divided at her death between my six
children, Robert and Dawson Gabriel Toombs, Mary Barrott,
Elizabeth Toombs, Ann Dawson Pearman and Sally Dawson
Toombs. All this property to the children for life, to go to
his grand children at their deaths, slaves to be treated
kindly. "This is my desire, my dear children, fulfill my
desire." Wife Ann and sons Robert and Dawson Gabriel Toombs,
Excrs. No date of signature. Probated Feb. 25, 1799. Arkelis
Stephens, Robert Dawson, Test.
Page 231--TOOMBS, DAWSON G. To wife Mary certain slaves
and all the legacies due in Va. or elsewhere. Rest of estate
to be divided according to my father's will. Wife Mary and
brother Robert Excrs. Signed Dec. 12, 1799. Probated July
31, 1801. Jesse, Stephen, Judith, and Sarah Heard, Test.
Page 246--THURMAN, ABSOLOM. To dau. Betsy Jackson, son
John, dau. Drusilla Willbourn, dau. Polly Woodrough, son
Jesse, son Charles, and Dau. Susanna Thurman one shilling
each. To dau. Nancy Thurman sorrel mare, feather bed and all
land. To son Henry a colt. Son Charles to take the two last
named children and live with them on the plantation till of
age. Sons Charles and John, Excrs. Signed Oct. 3, 1800.
Probated July 27, 1801. Daniel, and Susanna Hicks, Test.
Mary Thurman comes before the Inferior Court and declares
she will not agree to the will of her dec'd. husband Absolom
Thurman, but will claim one-third of the real estate and a
child's part of the personal estate. July 27, 1801.
Page 1--WILBORNE, WILLIAM. (signed Welborn) To wife
Aephzeleat, plantation where I live, slaves, etc., for life
or widowhood, for raising and schooling my five youngest
children, namely: Johnston, Abner, Nancy, Wilkes, and
Shapely, to be divided among them at her decease, having
given the rest of my children enough to exclude them from
this will. Son Isaac Wilborne and James Matthews, Excrs.
Signed Aug. 20, 1791. Probated Feb. 11, 1792. John Crabtree,
James Denman, John Harkens, Test.
Page 29--WILSHIRE, BENJAMIN. To wife Mary all estate for
life, to be divided between my four children; William,
Elizabeth, Sarah, and Ann Wilshire, and child in esse. Wife
Mary and brother William Wilshire. Excrs. Signed June 17,
1791. Probated Dec. 8, 1792. Jos. McMath, Allen Brown, Jos.
Page 77--WILLIAMS, FREDERICK. To wife Jane, dau. Eliza
Thornton and dau. Peggy Williams, and child in esse to share
personal estate provided Joshua Thornton, husband of Eliza,
will agree to consider slaves, etc., already given, him in
such division. Wife Jane, friends Joshua Thornton and
Harrison Musgrove, Excrs. Signed Dec. 14, 1793. Probated
Jan. 2, 1794. John Collier; William Daniel, Test.
Page 81--WINGFIELD, JOHN. To son Garland the land whereon
I live, about 660 acres, son John holding a deed to the
residue. To dau. Ann Wingfield a slave Sall. To dau. Frances
Meriwether a slave Amy. Speaks of having loaned a slave each
to dau. Rebecca Darracott, dau. Pattey Foster, son John, all
to be returned to the estate. Wife, not named, to have the
use of the home plantation, at her death to be divided among
all children, to-wit: Thomas, Garland, John, Sarah, Anne,
Francis, Elizabeth, Mary, Rebeckah, and Patty, land in Va.,
to be divided among the daughters. Sons, Excrs. Signed Mar.
10, 1791. Probated Jan. 15, 1794. William Moore, Will
Terrell, Hickerson Cosby, Test.
Page 157--WYNN, THOMAS. "far advanced in life." To wife
Mary all the land where I now live. If she dies before the
two daughters Rhodea and Lucy marry, they to have it with
son Thomas Wynn. To wife Mary 6000 pounds of tobacco in
possession of Dickson & Bostick, Inspectors.
To son Obediah the land on which he lives. Wife Mary, son
Obediah and Sanders Walker, Excrs. Signed Aug. 29, 1789.
Probated Apr. 7, 1795. Abraham Tyson, William Best, Samuel
Freeman, James Scurlock, Test.
Page 152--WYLIE, ELIZABETH. To dau. Elizabeth Wylie the
profits of one-third of the land whereon I now live, to go
to son John Wylie at her death. To dau. Mary Doss my large
iron pot. Son John sole Excr. Signed Aug. 26, 1795. Probated
Oct. 8, 1795. John Abernathie, Robert Hughes, Benj. Thomas,
Page 169--WILLIAMSON, MICAJAH, Sr. To eldest son Charles
five shillings. To sons Micajah, Peter, William, and
Jefferson Williamson, daus. Nancy Clark, Sally Griffin,
Bird, Patsy and Elizabeth Williamson, five shillings each.
To wife all other property, she to be sole Excr. Signed Apr.
29, 1790. Probated Dec. 5, 1796. John Clark, William Gillam,
Thompson Bird, Test.
Page 183--WINGFIELD, THOMAS. John H. Foster and Peter B.
Terrell to divide his land in three equal parts. To son Sam,
the lot up the river, to wife (not named) the middle lot
where the house stands for life, at her decease to son
Charles. To son Thomas the third or lower lot. To dau.
Molley Wingfield, slave, etc. To son John slaves, bed, etc.
To dau. Fanny Wingfield slave, bed, etc. Sons Sam and Thomas
and Edward Butler and Garland and John Wingfield my three
friends, Excrs. Signed July 21, 1797. Probated Dec. 27,
1797. Samuel Whatley, John W. Butler, James Walker, Test.
Page 198--WOODALL, JOHN. To sons Joseph and Robert
Woodall, daus. Sarah Blanks, Mary Bays (Bass?), Martha
Medlock, five shillings. To sons Jonathan, James and John
Woodall the land I live on. To son Martin Woodall œ6.
Residue to wife Dorothy, for life to be divided between dau.
Eady Woodall and sons John, Jonathan and James. Ewen Manon
and Edmond Daniel, Excrs. Signed May 25, 1796. Probated Jan.
1, 1799. Wm. Stevens, John King, Test.
Page 207--WILKEY, JOHN. To wife Ellender, sole heir.
Signed Mar. 4, 1799. Probated Mar. 15, 1799. Levi Johnson,
Meredith Catching, Test.
Page 226--WILLIAMSON, CHARLES. To wife Polly and son
Charles, Jr., all estate real and personal. "To son Charles
my bounty land as a late State Troop officer," "money due me
as a militia officer on the frontier of this state," to be
equally divided between wife Polly and son Charles. Signed
July 31, 1799. Probated Feb. 27, 1800. B. Smith, Patsy, and
William Williamson, Test.
Page 216--WADE, AKREE, To wife (not named), one-third of
all estate for life. To son Joshua the land where I now
dwell. Residue to daughters, not named. Signed Nov. 1, 1799.
Probated Feb. 24, 1801. John Lynn, Edward, and Jonathan
Page 242--WATKINS, JAMES. "old and infirm." To
grandaughter Sophia Manning a slave Nancy. To grandaughter
Pamelia Thompson a slave Sally, these slaves promised
son-in-law Robert Thompson. If he calls for them to be
divided between my sons Robert and Joseph. To granddaughter
Eliza Watkins, dau. of Samuel, a slave Sucky. To wife Martha
300 acres of land from the tract I now live on and a number
of slaves for life, to be divided equally between sons
Robert and Joseph and Isham. To sons William, James, Samuel,
Thompson. slaves, etc. To dau. Sally Thompson, slave. Sons
Robert and Joseph. Excrs. Signed Feb. 10, 1800. Probated
July 27, 1801. Robert Thompson, J. Anthony, Test.
Page 252--WINGFIELD, THOMAS. To grandchildren Thomas,
Lucy, John, Failing (?) and Wm. Garland Griffin, slaves. To
son John Wingfield land in Va., left by my father. To daus.
Sarah Garland Powell and Mary Worsham, feather bed, slaves,
etc. To grandchildren Henry Pierce, Thomas, Wingfield, and
Benjamin Dickinson Simms. slaves. To dau. Millv Simms,
slaves, etc. To son Thomas Wingfield bed and slaves. To dau.
Nancy Wingfield, slaves and bed. To grandson Wm. Garland
Grimes a slave. To wife Elizabeth all land where I live and
appurtenances for life, to son Thomas at her death,
daughters L. G. Poulain and Nancy Wingfield to have
privilege of living there. Sons John and Thomas, Excrs.
Signed Aug. 21, 1799. Probated July 22, 1806. E. Mounger,
Page 189-190--WOOTTEN, RICHARD B., dec'd. Receipts from
Lucretia Wootten, James Cade, Robert Cade and Drewry Bud
Cade to John Pope and James Cade, Admrs. for their part of
their father's estate. James Cade relinquishes all claim to
estate "having been provided for in my father's life time."
Lucretia Woottens part to be divided amongst her three
children: Patsy, Allen and Richard Bradford Wootten. All
must give their mother a comfortable support for life.
Signed Aug. 24. 1798. Daniel Hogan, Thomas Wootten, J. P.
Page 2--YOUNG, WILLIAM. To son-in-law William Jains, 200
acres off the land I now live on, adjoining Gresham and
Turner. All residue of real estate to wife Fanney for life
to be equally divided between my sons John and Sherwood
Young. Rest of estate to be divided by wife among my
children, viz: John, Thomas, Betsy, Sherwood, and Lucy
Young. Signed Sept. 8, 1791. Probated Feb. 29, 1793.
Philemon Bird. Robt. Bird, Wm. Ogletree, Test.
WILL BOOK --1806-1807
Page 34--ANDERSON, GIDEON, To son William a slave Jude,
and to live on the place only six years longer. To dau.
Keziah Dukes a slave Celia, now in her possession. To son
Martin slave Stephen and 80 acres where he now lives. To dau.
Polly Ann Cooper slaves Nancy and Betty. Dau.
Patty to have use of the house and part of land, during
widowhood. To son Charles, slave and 100 acres where he
lives. To the heirs of my dau. Susannah Butler a slave
Julia. To son James 27 acres where William Anderson now
lives. Daniel Price and Ganaway Martin, Excrs. Signed May
11, 1801. Probated Aug. 2, 1802. Daniel Price, John Querns,
William Martin, Test.
Page 59--ATKINS, FRANKY, (she), To dau. Lucy Atkins, sons
Arnold, Asa Ransom, Lea, Jerry, and Willis Atkins, $1.00
each. To daus. Nicy and Lovicy all balance of estate. John
Hendrick, and Samuel Billingslea, Excrs. Signed June 10,
1801. Hiram Buckley, John Langston, Jr., Test.
Page 66--ALLEN, PETER L. VAN, To wife (not named) and dau.
Caroline, minor, and child in esse, all estate, to be
divided upon marriage or death of wife. Wife, Matthew Talbot
and Col. Wylie Pope, Excrs. Signed July 29, 1802. Probated
Mar. 9, 1803. William Cox, Wm. Sanders, James Ryan, Simon
Page 76--ALLISON, JOHN, of Washington, Wilkes Co. All
property in Ga., to be equally divided between wife Rebecca,
and children Robt. McRae Allison, Wm. Candom Allison, James
and John Allison. Having lately recorded a tract of land on
Licking creek, Fleming Co., Ky., it to be sold. "Whereas I
am entitled as a Col. in the Va. Line to 6000 acres in Ky."
this to be divided between sons Robert, James, John and
William, none of them of age. Wife Rebecca, and friends
Gilbert Hay, David Terrell and William G. Gilbert, Excrs.
Signed Apr. 14, 1803. Probated Aug. 2, 1803. Felix H.
Gilbert, J. Darracott, Thos. Terrell, Test. (Called "Col.
John Allison" in inventory).
Page 98--ANGLIN, DAVID. To wife and young son William the
land where we live, profits to be used in raising my
children. To sons John and David 450 acres on both sides of
Jackson and Clark county lines. To dau. Anna 219 acres in
Clark Co. To daus. Amelia and Rebecca 300 acres in
Oglethorpe Co., children all minors. Benj. Porter and Samuel
Whatley, Excrs. Signed May 22, 1804. Lesley Coats, David
Sidwell, William Farwell, Test.
Page 153--ARNOLD, JOSHUA. To wife Persilla, certain
slaves. To sons John, William, Stephen, Edmund and Richard
Arnold, the heirs of Daniel, Elizabeth and Polly Arnold, to
dau. Betsy Smith, dau. Caty, certain slaves each.
Plantation, etc., to wife Persilla, sons William and Edmund,
Excrs. Signed Apr. 9, 1807. Probated June 1, 1807. Joseph
Henley, George Malone, Nicholas Leprester, Test.
Page 20--BIRD, WILLIAMSON. To son Price 100 acres where
he now lives. To son Philemon 100 acres where he now lives.
To daus, Betsy Woodall and Fanny Price, certain slaves. To
dau. Tabitha slave and bed. To dau. Caty Switcher a slave.
To dau. Dyce a slave and bed. To son Williamson Bird 100
acres in the fork of Little creek. To son John
100 acres where I now live. To wife Phoebe certain
slaves, one to belong to grandson William Bird. Wife and son
Price, Excrs. Signed Oct. 25, 1809. John Querns, Samuel
Arnett, Rebecca Bonner, Test.
Page 54--BURNES, JOHN W. All estate to wife Susannah for
life. To sons James W., and Samuel T. Burnes, daus. Nancy
and Julia M. Burnes, slaves, etc. Wife Susannah and sons
James W. and Samuel T. Excrs. Signed Dec. 21, 1801. Probated
Mar. 7, 1803. Benj., John, and Mary Phillips, Test.
Page 57--BALLARD, NATHAN. To wife Mary house and land
where we live for widowhood, to be divided at marriage
between her and my four children, to-wit: John, James, Edne,
and Nancy. Edne to be maintained by my present wife during
widowhood. John Dyson, Bolling Anthony, John Cooper, Excrs.
Signed Feb. 9, 1803. Probated Mar. 7, 1803. Philip Ballard,
Page 58--BRAMBLETT, AMBROSE. To wife Janny home place,
slaves, stock, etc. Residue to all my children: Jesse,
William, Hughes, John, Lunsford, Meridy Bramblett, Thodeshus
Netherland, Lydia Jones, Sally, Mary Ann and Elizabeth
Bramblett. Wife Janny and son Jesse, Excrs. Signed Nov. 13,
1803. Probated Mar. 5, 1804. David Kerr, James Spratlin,
Clayborn Laurence, Test. (wife called Jane in returns).
Page 101--BUSH, JOHN. Property to be kept together till
the youngest child is 12. To dau. Elizabeth Bush, to two
next daus. Polly Bryant Bush and Zilphah Bush, to dau. Jane
Smith Bush, to dau. Susanna Franks Bush, furniture, silver,
etc. Wife Susanna and son John Conrod Bush and Samuel
Alexander, Excrs. Signed Mar. 10, 1805. Probated Aug. 5,
1805. Francis Flurney, Phillip Burrow, Littleton Taylor,
Page 145--BOOKER, GIDEON, of Columbia Co., anxious to
secure peace and happiness when I am gone, make this will.
After debts are paid, all estate to beloved brother Wm.
Flournoy Booker, he to be sole Excr. Signed July 28, 1794.
Probated Apr. 6, 1802. Edward Moore, Jane Moore, Test.
Page 62--BEALL, JOHN. To wife Mary certain slaves and a
living out of the property. To Joseph and Nathan Beall all
they can make out of the land above the expense of
maintaining the family and tuition for Polly and Lloyd his
children. To daus. Betsy, Rachel and Harriott Beall slaves.
To son John, bed, etc. above what he has. My two sons Joseph
and Nathan, Excrs. Signed Oct. 6, 1803. Probated Mar. 5,
1804. Richard Revere, Daniel Gafford, Test.
Page 68--COLE, WILLIAM, To Wife Sally certain slaves,
household goods, etc. To dau. Polly Armer (?) or Anne (?),
certain slaves. To son Renne 100 acres on Fishing creek
adjoining George Hamilton, whereon I formerly lived, half
the land on the Oconee, slaves, etc. To dau. Sally Cole,
slaves. To daus. Caty Cole, Jenny Cole, Suky Cole, slaves.
dau. Betsy Gartrell, slaves. To son Wm. Cole, the land
where I now live and the other half of land on the Oconee.
Wife, son Renne, and friend John Dyson, Excrs. Signed Aug.
4, 1802. Probated Mar. 9, 1803. Pelatiah Stallings, Jesse
Page 104--COHRON, JOB. All estate to wife Elizabeth for
the maintenance of herself and children, not named, she to
be sole Excr. Signed Nov. 14, 1803. Probated Mar. 5, 1804.
William Thompson, Andrew Wilson, Test.
Page 81--CALLAWAY, JOB, Sr. To wife Mary a number of
slaves, one-third of all moveable estate, dwelling house,
land, etc. To son Jacob 558 acres where he lives, slaves,
etc. To son Joseph 540 acres where he lives and several
slaves. To son Job 614 acres where he lives, slaves, etc. To
son Joshua 666 acres where he lives, slaves, etc. To son
Isaac two-thirds of the land where I now live, at the death
of wife Mary, two stills, slaves, etc. To dau. Unice Griffin
five slaves. To sons Joseph and Job in trust for my dau.
Mary Parks and her children, certain land and slaves. Wife
Mary, sons Joseph and Job, Excrs. Signed Feb. 15, 1803.
Probated Mar. 5, 1804. Thos. McLaughlin, Johnson Wellborn,
Adam Lovin, Test.
Page 131--CATCHING, UNESTACY. To son Meredith Catching a
slave, he paying son Isaac Wilkey $150.00. To dau. Nancy
Mulkey a slave. To grandson Richard Frale a horse. To son
Richard Madden, bed. To grandson Dennis Madden, bed. My
saddle to Stacy Fletcher, cow and calf to dau. Caty
Fletcher. Signed Mar. 6, 1807. Probated Apr. 6, 1807. John
Peteet, Hetty Peteet, Test.
Page 71--DORSE, STEPHEN. All estate to wife Mary for life
for raising the children, to be divided among them at her
death, except son William who has received his share. Signed
Feb. 3, 1801. Probated Mar. 14, 1803. Wiley Pope, Archd.
Riddle, John Heard, Jr., Test.
Page 126--DUGAS, LEWIS, of the town of Washington, Wilkes
Co. To wife Poalien and dau. Fanny Dugas all my property
within the jurisdiction of the U. S. A., and requests their
care of his other children in their education, etc. They to
be Excrs. Signed Sept. 15, 1801. Probated Nov. 2, 1801.
Nicholas Long, Louis Piquet, Test.
Page 146--DANIEL, ANNA, To son Moses Echols, and dau.
Catherine Daniel, stock, etc. To sons Jeremiah and Hopkins a
certain tract of land in the county Pensylvania
(Pittsylvania?) state of Va., 200 acres to be divided
between them. Son Moses, David Bates and Geo. Willis, Excrs,
Signed Aug. 20, 1806. Probated Nov. 3, 1806. Jeremiah Terry,
Cyrus Billingslea, Reuben Echols, Test.
Page 159--DEARING, ROBERT. To son Robert, to daus. Kesiah
and Lucy Dearing and to wife Zonna Dearing, bed, etc. a
piece. Zonna's bed to go to son Jesse Dearing at her death.
To son John B. a feather bed
and all the land on which I live, all personal estate for
the maintenance of my wife. The rest of the children having
received their beds. Son John B., Excr, Signed June 18,
1805. Probated Nov. 3, 1806. William Maxwell, Sr., William
Maxwell, Jr. Test.
Page 143--FINNEY, JAMES. To dau. Sarah McCormick Finney
all estate in fee simple except $50.00 to Mary Byington.
Friends Alex. Harper and James Patterson, Excrs. Signed Feb.
4, 1801. Probated Mar. 8, 1803. Geo. Stewart, Delilah Beval,
Page 49--FLUKER, WILLIAM. To wife Mary Ann a slave,
horse, bed, 40 gallons of brandy, etc. To father Owen Fluker
a slave. To brother Isaac a horse. To Nancy Hunnicutt
$100.00. Residue to be divided between brother John and
sister Betsy Fluker. Mary Ann and Isaac Fluker, Exers. No
date. Probated Mar. 7, 1803. Barthalomew Johnson, Test.
Page 45--GLASS, JOHN. To sons Joshua, Thomas, William,
Josiah, and to Lemuel Glass son of Joel, $80.00 each. To
Dorcas Wilborn half a dollar. To Rachel Cheor (?) half a
dollar. Residue for maintenance of wife while she lives.
Joel Glass, Excr. Signed Jan. 19 1803. Probated Mar. 7,
1803. Robt. Dearring, Sr., Chas. and Susannah Hoff, Test.
Page 119--GREENE, WILLIAM. To wife (not named), all
estate for her maintenance and support of our children. To
dau. Mary Ann Christmas Green certain personal estate and
the land after her mother's decease. To son Joseph Anthony
Green slaves, bed, etc. To son Wm. Graves Green, slaves,
bed, etc. To son John Springer Green, slaves, bed, etc. To
all three sons land on Shoulderbone creek, Hancock Co. All
property to be left together till they come of age or marry.
Mentions land on Fishing creek willed by his father and
bought of Creswell. Wife, Solomon Green, Bolling Anthony,
and John Green, Excrs. Signed Mar. 14, 1805. Probated July
7, 1806. John Graves, Geo. Hamilton, Thomas Jones, Test.
Page 133--GRESHAM, JAMES. To wife Talaitha, slaves, land,
cattle, furniture, etc., all three beds, one of which I
received from the estate of Drury Williams. To daus. Mary
Davis, Elizabeth Langdon, Judith Davis, and Jane Mattox
several slaves and one soldier's bounty for State Troops for
640 acres, and my right to two draws in the last purchase.
To son Chas. W., slaves, feather bed and half the cupboard
furniture that belonged to me before married to Talitha.
Thos. Gresham to have certain houses on the plantation.
Chas. W. Gresham, Thos. Gresham, William Davis and Isaac
Langdon, Excrs. Sgined Apr. 11, 1807. Probated June 1, 1807.
Cyrus Billingslea, John Henly, James D. Gresham, Test.
Page 25--HURLEY, JOHN. To wife Elizabeth all estate for
her support to be managed by son James Hurley, to be divided
at her death among my sons Henry, Joseph, David, and dau.
Ann Morrison, and to John
Green Hurley, son of Joseph cow and calf. To Elizabeth
Chaney now living with me a year's schooling. To son James
the plantation and appurtenances, slaves, etc. Signed Oct.
24, 1797. Codicil. To grandson Yeates Hurley, $3.00.
Probated Mar. 14, 1802. Chas. Phillips. John Chaffin,
Patience Chaffin, Test.
Page 39--HENLEY, JOHN, Sr. All property to be in charge
of present wife Catherine as long as she is a widow. If she
marries, Thos. Terrell, Jr., and John McLowd to be trustees.
Children named Sukey Henley, son John, and John, son of said
John, sons Philip, Edmund, William, James Darby, Elijah and
Micajah. Certain property to son Abner, "by my present wife,
and the rest of her children." Signed July 19, 1801.
Probated July 24, 1806. Francis Willis, Abraham Tyson,
William Prince, Test.
Page 46--HENDRICK, JAMES. All estate to wife Kitty except
the slaves which are to be set free, provided my brother
John Hendrick dies first. Advises his wife to live with her
sister Mrs. McKie and her niece Mrs. Allison till she
decides what to do. Friends Nicholas Long, Dr. Gilbert Hay,
Dr. John Jos. Long, John Wingfield and Robt. McRae, Excrs.
Signed June 2, 1803. Probated Mar. 7, 1804. Proved by the
oath of Dr. Gilbert Hay.
Page 51--HEARD, JESSE, planter. All that he received by
his present wife and all that he bought of the legatees of
Jacob Early, be returned to the estate. A legacy to wife in
lieu of dower. Residue of estate to be divided among my
children, Stephen, Lucy, Salley, Judith and Jesse, Polly,
Betsy and Sukey. Ebenezer Smith, Jonathan Webster, Peter and
David Terrell, Spencer and Benj. Branham are requested to
divide his estate. Son Stephen, friends Peter Early,
Ebenezer Smith and Seaborn Jones, Excrs. Signed Dec. 30,
1801. Probated Mar. 7, 1803. Robt. Hughes, Nathan Holtzclaw,
Francis Patterson, Test.
Page 61--HOLMES, JOHN. To wife Cloe whole estate for
life. To dau. Apsilla Milner, beds, cows, etc. To dau.
Penelope Milner horse, bed, etc. which she has already
received. To dau. Mary Parks, ditto, already received. Land
to be divided among his four sons, Josiah, John, and James,
called oldest. To Moses a slave Isaac also. To dau.
Elizabeth and son Moses a horse each at majority. Wife
Chloe, Geo. Willis, Sr., Jere. Bentley and my three oldest
sons, Josiah, John and James, Excrs. Signed Sept. 4, 1802.
Probated Mar. 8, 1803. Jeremiah Reeves, Malachi Reeves,
Page 115--HUDSPETH, WILLIAM, "being far advanced in
years." To wife Mary my plantation of 300 acres and five
slaves, with exceptions made. To son Robert a slave and a
note on Stephen Lyons now in his possession. To dau. Mary
Laurence, slaves. To son Thomas 200 acres adjoining Joel
Appling and slaves. To son George certain slaves. To son
Richard four slaves and 300 acres of land. To grandchildren
and George Laurence certain slaves, all legacies at death
of wife. Friends John Hanson and Thomas Terrell, Excrs.
Signed Aug. 13, 1802. Probated Jan. 6, 1806. David Kern. M.
Roly, Harris Coleman, Isaac McKleroy, Test.
Page 111--JOHNSON, ELIJAH. To wife Rachel and her heirs
all estate forever. Wife and Edward Butler. Excrs. Signed
Oct. 21. 1804. Probated Mar. 3, 1806. John Black, Geo.
Moreland. William Russell, Test.
Page 94--LOYD, DANIEL. To wife Sarah all estate for life
under the direction of son Edmond Loyd. Young Stokes, Glenn
Owen and Edmond Loyd, Excrs. Signed Jan. 2, 1804. Probated
Aug. 6, 1804. Young Stokes, B. Smith, Test.
Page 17--McRAE, ROBERT. To wife Nancy alias Agnes. daus.
Nancy and Margaret McRae, sons Robert, Henry Lyles and
Allison McRae all property as the children come of age, sons
James William and John and daus. Catherine and Rebecca
having been provided for. To sons Robert, Henry L., and
Allison all real estate in Penna, Va. or Ga., subject to
support of wife for widowhood. Wife Nancy, alias Agnes, Col.
John Allison and son Robert, Excrs. Signed Aug. 25, 1800.
Probated Mar. 8, 1802. John W. Burns, Samuel T. and Julia M.
Page 30--MINTON, TABITHA. To dau. Mary Ann Minton all
property now in possession of my brother Wm. Minton.
"Consisting of slaves left by my grandfather Thos. Ballow."
Aunt Hughes and her dau. Selinda Hughes to raise my dau. Wm.
Minton and friend Robt. Hughes, Sr. Excrs. Signed Nov. 8,
1803. Probated Mar. 15, 1804. Robt., James, and Mary Hughes,
Page 31--McLEAN, JAMES. To daus. Elizabeth Sherrell,
Susanna Stamper, Polly, Louisa, slaves, etc., to them and
their heirs forever. Youngest children John, Polly and
Louisa. Son John, Excr. Signed June 12, 1802. Probated Aug.
2, 1802. Robt. Killgore, Francis Gidden. James Pratt, Test.
Page 92--MILLIGAN, JAMES. To wife Nancy all estate, she
and John McDoowel, Excrs. Signed Jan. 23, 1804. Chas. Haft,
Wm. Arthur, Wm. Maxwell, Test.
Page 112--MOORE, JONAS. To sons James, Benj., and Jonas,
the last under age. To dau. Sarah Wood $4.00. To dau. Polly
Moore and Peggy Brydun cows. To dau. Prudence Moore, bed. To
James, Sally and Polly children of my son Richard a cow
each. Samuel and James Walker. Excrs. Signed May 13, 1805.
Probated Aug. 5, 1805. Samuel Walker, James Walker, James
Page 125--MERIWETHER, DAVID. To wife Mary all estate at
her disposal "to give to my dau. Mary, or any of the said
children or grandchildren." No date. Probated Sept. 1,
1806. Isam Watkins, Francis, Valentine and Nicholas L.
Page 165--MOORE, SETH. To wife Mary slaves, etc., with
the proviso that she give to five youngest a bed at
majority. To dau. Nelly Lawson, to son Barnard Moore, to dau.
Sally Winsted, to Rebecca Norris, to sons Thos. Moore, Seth
Moore, Burnett Moore and John Moore, slaves, etc. already
received. Wife Mary and son Thomas, Excrs. Signed Jan. 11,
1807. Probated July 6, 1807. Jos. Hurley, Elijah Phillips
David Simpson, Test.
Page 123--OWEN, MILDRED. Being possessed of a slave Abel
to dispose of at my discretion, I give him to my grandson
Daniel Grant provided he pays to my grandson Thos. Moore
$50.00. Son-in-law Seth Moore, Excr. Signed May 8, 1805.
Probated Nov. 3, 1806. Thos., William, Milley Grant, Test.
Page 108--PATTEN, MATTHEW. Property to be equally divided
among my four children: Solomon, Samuel, and Thomas Patten
and dau. Rebecca Winfrey, Samuel to have a slave called
Lott. Wm. Henderson, Geo. Barber, Christopher Orr, Excrs.
Ignatius Rains, Sr., Henry Rains, Ignatius Raines, Jr.,
Test. Signed Apr. 20, 1798. Probated Mar. 3, 1806
Page 156--REEVES, JEREMIAH. Certain horses and cattle to
be divided among six daus. not named. To wife Jane all
stock, plantation, tools, etc. To dau. Rhoda two cows and
calves. To my two sons James and John all land after the
death of my wife. Sons Malachi and Jeremiah, Excrs. Signed
July 21, 1806. Probated Sept. 1, 1806. Ichabod and James
Page 160--RICHARDSON, WILLIAM. All estate to wife, not
named, for life, then to son Wm. Richardson except a slave
Sam "on condition that Wm. Mills pays the value of the slave
to son Wm. Richardson." Wife and two sons John and Thomas,
Excrs. Signed Jan. 13, 1806. Probated Mar. 4, 1807. John
Russell, Jane Mills, John Richardson, Test.
Page 64--SLADE, NICHOLAS, planter. Wife Martha to have
use of land, etc. for life, to son Josiah at her death. To
dau. Polly Slade a feather bed. To daus. Belinda, Nancy,
Sally, Patsy, Charlotte, Susanna and Rebeckah a feather bed
as they come of age. Wife Martha and son Josiah, Excrs.
Signed Mar. 24, 1799. Probated Mar. 9, 1803. Thos. Porter,
Mary, and Josiah Slade, Test.
Page 73--SLAYDEN, ARTHUR. To wife Rosamond all estate for
life, at her death son Samuel to have the land, etc. To sons
Elisha, Daniel, John and Willouby $1.00 each, and what they
have received. To the lawful heirs of dau. Susanna Bankston,
bed, etc. in possession of her and her husband Hiram
Bankston. Residue to Phoebe Martha Jones, Rachel, Joseph and
Elijah Slayden. Samuel Jones and son Joseph, Excrs. Signed
Mar. 17, 1803. Probated Mar. 14, 1803 (?) Recorded May
28, 1806. John Johns, John Henley, Rachel Slayden, Test.
Page 79--STONE, JOHN. To wife Mildred all estate for life
without interruption, at her death son James to have land,
etc., and daus. Elizabeth Cunningham and Ann Stovall $350.00
each. Calls these "my three children." Wife, son James and
Anselm Cunningham. Excrs. Signed Feb. 8, 1805. Probated Mar.
4, 1805. Wm. Jones, John and Joseph Scott, Test.
Page 91--SMITH, JOHN To friend David Anglin all estate
"which is nothing more than compensation for support, etc.
during my present illness." David Sidwell, Jr., and John
Sidwell, Excrs. Signed Apr. 29, 1803. Probated Mar. 15,
1804. Da. Sidwell, Lewis Coppage, B. Porter, Test.
Page 93--SHANNON, PATRICK. To wife Mary all estate during
her single life, to go to the use of my children Evans and
Mary Shannon under the direction of my friend Edward Short.
Wife Mary, Excx. Signed Mar. 25, 1804. Probated Aug. 6,
1804. Wm. Thompson, James Edge, Joseph Cohron, Test.
Page 96--STAPLES, STEPHEN. "To dearly beloved and truly
affectionate wife, Mary" all estate to be disposed of as
directed hereafter. Confirms gift to daus. Elizabeth Dozier,
Mary Harris, Sarah Vaughn and Charity Alexander. To daus.
Nancy, Rebecca and Ginia Staples slave each, etc. To son
Thomas 200 acres of land. To Zillah, Jincy, Julia, Franky,
Sukie, Lucy and Judith Staples all personal property of
their mother at her death as they come of age. Friends
Joseph Evans and William Berry, Excrs. Signed Feb. 6, 1804.
Probated Mar. 4, 1805. Thos. M. Berry, Woody Dozier, Andrew
B. Stephens, Test.
Page 23--TUCKER, DANIEL. Property to be divided between
wife (not named) and Sarah Tucker dau. of Thomas Tucker. Wm.
Ashmore, John Lynn, Excrs. Signed Sept. 27, 1803. Probated
Mar. 13, 1804. John Lynn, Leven Parkenson, James Beys (?),
Page 137--TALBOT, PHEBE, widow. "My body to be buried in
the meeting house lot as near the grave of my dear deceased
husband John Talbot as it can be placed." As said husband
gave each of the eldest children of such of our sons and
daus. as were then married, a slave, and as our son Matthew
has married since his death, I give to his dau. Euphenia
West Talbot a slave. As my grandau. Mary Garlington Walker,
wife of Freeman Walker lost the slave given her by her
grandfather, gives her a slave, Satira. To grandson Samuel
Creswell, slave bed, etc. To Mrs. Martha Arthur $50.00. To
Miss Martha Arthur $50.00. To my old acquaintance Mrs. Mary
Doss, $25.00. To Matthew half of household furniture, the
residue to be divided into five parts to be equally divided
unto son Matthew, son Thomas, dau. Mary Triplett, wife of
Wm. Triplett, dau. Elizabeth Walker, wid., and the remaining
one-fifth to grandchildren, Mary Garlington Walker, wife
of Freeman, John Talbot Creswell, Phebe Creswell, Zulenia,
Elizabeth and Samuel Creswell children of my deceased dau.
Phebe Creswell, as they arrive at majority, to be managed by
sons Thomas and Matthew, said sons Excrs. Debts of sons
Matthew and Thomas, son-in-law David Creswell and Wm.
Triplett, dau. Elizabeth Walker and estate of Geo. Walker,
dec'd. not to be paid. Signed Apr. 12, 1806. Probated Aug.
6, 1806. Massa Thomas, Nathaniel McCoy, Robt. Jackson, Test.
Page 128--THOMPSON, GEORGE. To wife Ann all estate for
life to be equally divided among my children as follows;
Confirms gifts to son Jos. Thompson, dau. Frances, wife of
John Ferguson. Residue to be divided among sons John and
George, daus. Mary Phillips, Peggy Evans, Sally Trammel,
Anne Boman, Lucy Richardson, Betsy Crews, Nancy Formby,
Frances Forgerson, Mourning Huddleston, and Susanna Formby.
Brother-in-law John Ogletree and friend Nathan Formby, Excrs.
Signed Jan. 16, 1806. Probated Mar. 2, 1807. Allen G.
Arnold, Burwell Ferguson, Israel Moore, Test.
Page 10--WILLIAMSON, WILLIAM. To wife Molly all estate
for widowhood. To son James a slave in his possession. To
sons Claybrook, Micajah, Thomas, William, Jonathan and
Robert, daus. Betsy, Lydia, and Polly Williamson certain
slaves, bed, etc. Land in Franklin Co. on Hunters creek to
be sold, money to be divided between four sons, Micajah,
Jonathan, Lilborn and Robert. Wife Molly and sons Micajah
and Jonathan, Excrs. Signed Oct. 13, 1800. Probated Mar. 6,
1801. David Kerr, N. Jarrett, Jos. Pollard, Test.
Page 15--WINGFIELD, JOHN, Jr. To son Garland the
plantation known as "Solitude" at majority. To sons Overton
and John the home plantation at the death of my wife Mary.
Land in Jackson and Clark counties to be sold and equally
divided among all my children as they marry or come of age.
Wife Mary and brother Garland Wingfield and Hope Hull, Excrs.
Probated Mar. 8, 1802. J. Daracott, John Pettris, Test.
Page 27--WHITE, JOHN. To wife Lucy half the profits of
farm and grist mill. To son David the other half, slaves,
bed, etc. To Thomas the place I now live on, slaves etc. at
18 years of age. To friend Wm. Stone the place he now lives
on for ten years, then to my son Thos. White. Wife Lucy, son
David, friend Wm. Stone, and Bolling Anthony, Excrs. Signed
Mar. 1, 1804. Probated Mar. 5, 1804. Richard Town, Robert
Matthews, Wm. Thompson, Test.
Page 37--WEBSTER, ABNER. To wife Elizabeth 150 acres
where I now live for life for the support of herself and my
children (not named), dau. Maria Webster to have a certain
sum of money above her share, because of the loss of her
hand. Mentions land adjoining Benj. Gresham and a note from
James West, due his son John Webster. Wife Elizabeth,
Solomon Thornton and Jonathan Webster. Excrs. Probated
Aug. 3, 1803, John Martin, John Raikes Brown, Joel Abbott,
Page 105--WILLIAMS, DRURY. To wife (not named) all estate
for widowhood, one-third if she marries. Wm. M. Williams,
son of my son Wm. M., dau. Polly Webster and son Zachariah
Williams not to draw an equal share out of my estate until
my children hereafter named shall receive enough to make
them equal with above named children for property left them
by my father Wm. Williams. Children to be named are John
Williams, Jesse Williams, Sally Walton. wife of Augustus G.
Walton, Nancy and Willis Williams. Wife (not named) Jonathan
Webster and John Dyson, Excrs. Signed Sept. 6, 1805.
Probated Mar. 4, 1806. Thomas Anderson, William Reeves, Wm.
Page 26--ANDERSON, JOHN. To loving wife all property for
widowhood entirely at her disposal. To sons Thomas, and John
R. land whereon I live, with the mill. To seven
grandchildren, children of Sally Davis, a certain sum,
$300.00 given to Anderson Davis to be deducted. Final
division to my six children, viz: Catherine Nowlan, Jean
Heard, Thomas Anderson, Fanny Smith John R. Anderson, Polly
Anthony and grandaughter Betsy Lane. To Lewis C. Davis
$1.00. Wife and sons Thomas and John R., Excrs. Signed Sept.
11, 1806. Probated Nov. 5, 1810. Bolling Anthony, William
Page 44--AKINS, THOMAS, Sr. Robert Akins to have the full
enjoyment of land forever, "as I hope he will be
affectionate to his brother Francis Akins as long as they
both live." Personal estate to be divided into fifteen
parts, one to the following heirs (relationship not given),
Francis Akins, Fanny Leggett, children of Jos. Akins,
children of Jacob Akins, Thomas Akins, Jr., Benjamin
Hubbard, William Hill, ..... Hathcock, Peggy Floyds
children, James and Nancy Wilder's children, Willis Gunnels,
Stephen Gunnels, Daniel Gunnels, John Bridges. Peter
Strozier and Dr. John J. Gilmer, Excrs. Signed Apr. 15,
1810. Probated July 2, 1810. Nicholas Sheats, Benjamin
Stovall, Jr., Drury Stovall, Test.
Page 50--ALBERT, JOSEPH. Horse, saddle, books, etc., to
be sold. Residue to children, Sally, Johnny, William and
Tommy Albert. Friends John Callaway, Sr., and Daniel
Carrington, Excrs. Signed Jan. 16, 1811. Probated Mar. 4,
1811. John Hingson, Joseph Adnes (?), Test.
Page 72--ANTHONY, JOSEPH C. To wife Betty a slave, bed,
etc. and the house we live in with one acre of ground, to be
inherited by son Wm. Augustine Anthony. If he should die
before majority to go to Micajah and Anselm Anthony and the
children of Nancy Eastey. Wife Betty and brother Mark
Anthony, Excrs. Signed Nov. 20, 1810. Probated Nov. 5, 1811.
John Tuttle, J. P., Milton Anthony, Test.
Page 2--BAIN, BALDWIN. To nephew Williamson N. Bain
slaves, etc., and debts due me in Amherst Co. Va., said
nephew and Henry L. Reveire, Excrs. Signed Apr. 17, 1807.
Probated Nov. 2, 1807. James Ford, John Ford, Test.
Page 3--BRANTON, JACOB. (non cupative) To my four
children, Isaiah and Joseph Branton, Elizabeth Cooper and
Hannah Boon $1.00 each. To step son James Terrence land in
Lincoln Co., and all other estate provided he supports my
wife Mary for life. Proved by Jonathan Oxford and James Ford
who were present. Signed Nov. 28, 1805. Called Jacob Brinton
Page 12--BIRD, PHILEMOND. To wife Molly all estate for
life, to be finally divided between all my children: Susanna
Evering, Lee Bird, Job Bird, Molly Ogletree, Robert Bird,
Williamson Bird, James Bird, Caty Heard, Buford Bird,
Elizabeth Jourdan and George Bird, and to the heirs of
Philemon Bird, dec'd. Wife Mary and sons Williamson and
Buford Bird, Excrs. Signed Nov. 21, 1809. Probated May 9,
1810. John Hendrick, John Mercer, Test.
Page 17--BUTLER, EDWARD. "Whereas my dec'd mother Susanna
Butler of Hanover Co. Va., by her last will May 20, 1770,
bequeathed slaves Ben. Gillo and Lew to my children. Ben
went off with Lord Cornwallis when he ravaged and plundered
our settlement in 1781, Lew is dead and Gillo has certain
children and grandchildren, wills them to wife Elizabeth for
life. If any child or their heirs object to this, they
forfeit their part of my estate. All estate to wife
Elizabeth for support of the family. To son John W. Butler,
to dau. Elizabeth Wingfield, to dau. Kitty G. Terrell to dau.
Frances Terrell, to dau. Nancy Butler, certain property
already delivered and recorded in a book. 1000 acres in
Jackson Co. formerly Franklin, to daughters. To son
Zachariah slaves, etc. To son David at majority certain
lands at death or marriage of wife. To dau. Lucy Butler a
family of slaves, etc. at majority or marriage. Wife
Elizabeth sons John, Zachariah and David, Excrs. Signed Dec.
7, 1809. Probated Mar. 3, 1810. Chas. Pettus, Stephen G.
Pettus, Mary Shackleford, David Terrell, Test.
Page 47--BOSTICK, WILLIAM. To wife Mary all estate for
life final division to children. To youngest boys Berry and
James B., bed, etc., as the rest of the children have
received, and a tract of land in Morgan Co., on Jack's
creek. Daughter Amy Nowlan to have $1.00 only. James B. to
be trained in architecture. Wife, sons Azariah and Berry,
Excrs. Signed Apr. 4, 1811. Probated July 1, 1811. Joseph
Anthony, William Saffold, Reuben Blakey, Test.
Page 61--BOREN, JAMES. To wife Hannah all estate for life
to go to sons Joseph and Jalfre J. Boren and daus. Polly and
Sally. To sons William, John, David and James certain lands.
To daus. Delilah, Elizabeth, Annis and Nancy certain slaves,
etc. Friends Dr. Gilbert Hay, William
and John Boren, Excrs. Signed July 12, 1810. No record of
probate Nicholas Long, James Boren, John Boren, Test.
Page 74--BOND, THOMAS. To Liddy Fraser $200.00 worth of
household goods. To Thomas Formby 225 acres land in Wilkes
Co., and certain slaves. These legacies given for service
rendered. Thomas Formby, Oliver H. Prince and John Graves,
Excrs. Signed Jan. 13, 1812. Probated Mar. 1, 1813. Aaron
Formby, Peter Bailey, Burwell Ferguson, Micajah Davis, Test.
Page 23--CHIVERS, THOMAS, Sr. To son Thomas home
plantation, certain slaves to be divided amongst my
children. viz: Jemima Wilkerson, Lavinia Wingfield, Robert,
Joel and James Chivers, Sally Mercer, Thomas Chivers and
Jane West. To grandaughter Polly Terrell a slave and to
grandaughter Fanny G. Terrell a sum of money. Sons Robert
and Joel and Samuel Wingfield, Excrs. Signed Nov. 15, 1809.
Probated July 2, 1810. Thomas Wingfield, John F. Simpson,
John Wingfield, Test.
Page 78--CALHOUN, SALLY. (non cupative) "I wish Sally
Lesley and Polly Woods to have everything that I have on
earth between them." Signed Oct. 2, 1812. Probated Oct. 7,
1812. Temperance Ivey, Test.
Page 109--CORBETT, WILLIAM H. Estate to be divided
between wife and children, not named. Thomas Terrell and
James Wingfield, Excrs. Signed Aug. 25, 1814. Probated Sept.
5, 1814. Benjamin Branham, Eleanor Corbett, Wm. L. Reviere,
Page 120--CREIGHTON, ANDREW. To Jonathan Orr certain
lands in Wilkinson Co. To Watkins Orr, Martha, Elizabeth and
Oery (Ora?) Orr, certain lands in Wilkinson and Baldwin
counties. To Gehu Orr land in Wilkinson Co. To Hardendon
Henderson land in Wilkinson Co. To Martha Dowdy land in
Oglethorpe Co., on Millstone creek. Christopher and Jonathan
Orr, Excrs. Signed Jan. 11, 1815. Probated Feb. 6, 1815.
Thos. McLaughlin, Philip Orr, Henry Raine, Test.
Page 122--COLLEY, JOHN. Slaves to be bought for sons
France and Spain. To daus. Polly and Louisa, slaves, etc. To
dau. Betsy a slave and the money coming from my
father-in-law's estate in N. C. To dau. Nancy, ditto. To son
Gabriel $300.00. To wife Sarah residue for life. To
grandaughter Lucinda C. Tindal, dau. of my dau. Betsy a
slave. Son France and David Terrell, Excrs. Signed May 30.
1815. Probated Nov. 27, 1815. Job Callaway, H. Terrell, D.
Page 133--COATS, NATHANIEL. To wife Lucinda eight acres
adjoining the home place, etc. To sons Nathaniel and Henry
all books, etc. To grandaughter Patsy L. Chatfield feather
bed. To William and James Coats, Sarah Adamson and Polly
Chatfield twenty-five cents each. Signed Jan. 11, 1816.
Probated May 4, 1816. William Jones, John Coats, Lesley
Page 10--ERVIN, ELIZABETH. To daus. Metildy and Polly
Hutchins, beds, etc. To dau. Metindly Hutchins a slave.
Thomas Hutchins to pay the five girls, Genny and Sally
$200.00. Mentions Lot No. 85, 9th District Baldwin Co. Son
Thomas Hutchins, Excr. Signed Apr. 8, 1808. Probated May 2,
1808. Frederick Huskey, Elizabeth Edge, Wm. B. Allison,
Test. (This is very poorly worded).
Page 14--GRADY, JAMES. To wife Elizabeth all property "as
I have provided for all my married children, except
Elizabeth Grady who is now living with her mother." Son John
Grady also provided for. Signed Nov. 10, 1807. Probated May
2, 1808. Thomas Talbot, Joseph Prather, John Burdett Test.
Page 6--GUEST, THOMAS. To wife Elizabeth use of all land
for life. To dau. Hannah Guest, bed, etc. To son Thomas the
land whereon I live, bed, etc. To dau. Elizabeth, bed, etc.
To my little son Daniel all residue, his mother and sister
to be trustees. Signed Nov. 15, 1807. Probated Feb. 1, 1808.
Uriel Farmer, Moses Jackson, Thomas Scott, Test.
Page 41--GUNN, GEORGE. All estate to wife for life, final
division "to all my children," not named. Nancy and John
Gunn, Excrs. Signed Nov. 15, 1807. Probated Mar. 7, 1808.
James Lewis, Sally Bethshires. Elizabeth Gunn, Test.
Page 114--GRIFFIN, JOHN., of Washington, Wilkes Co. All
debts to be paid, residue to beloved and highly esteemed
wife Sally for widowhood. If she marries, half of his estate
in trust for her not to be under the control of her husband.
The other to be divided between nephew John Griffin Bird,
who lives with me, and my two nieces Sally Griffin
Williamson Thweatt, and Sally Griffin Campbell. Wife Sally
sole Excr. Signed Mar. 3, 1810. Probated July 12, 1814.
Duncan G. Campbell, Benjamin Rounsvill, John Smith, Test.
Page 84--GILBERT, FELIX H. To dau. Sarah Hilllhouse
Gilbert, under 14, $20,000 in trust of certain trustees till
she is 21 or married. If the income is more than she needs,
mother-in-law Mrs. Sarah Hillhouse to enjoy it. If dau. dies
before she is 21, the legacy to be equally divided among my
five nieces, Ann G., and Maria F. Hay, Elizabeth Shepherd,
Caroline Gibson, and the eldest daughter of my nephew John
M. Taylor. To more effectually guard against the
uncertainties of life, I appoint nine persons trustees of
this fund, viz, Mrs. Sarah Hillhouse, Wm. G. Gilbert, David
P. Hillhouse, Henry B. Gibson, Oliver H. Prince, Gilbert
Hay, Matthew Talbot, the brother of Thomas Talbot, Esqr.,
Joel Abbott, and Augustus H. Gibson. To the friend and
sister of my heart Mrs. Bridget Whitney of Rhode Island,
money, at her death to her daughter Eliza. To sister-in-law
Mary Shepherd my carriage and horses. To my friend David G.
Hillhouse $2000.00 for brotherly regard. Speaks of a legacy
expected from his brother William Gilbert. "To daughter
Sarah a slave Betty, hoping she will remember that said
Betty has been a
faithful servant to her lamented mother and now dying
father." If daughter Sarah dies before 18, the legacy to be
divided among Mrs. Sarah Hillhouse, Sarah H. Gibson, Felix
Gilbert, William and James Hay, sons of Dr. Gilbert Hay, my
nephew Felix Taylor and John R. Christmas. Appoints Mrs.
Sarah Hillhouse. Wm. G. Gilbert, David P. Hillhouse
guardians of dau. Sarah, Mrs. Hillhouse to have the
directing of her education hoping her maternal care will
develop as fine character as her lamented mother. Requests
his daughter be taught religion, etc. Wm. G. Gilbert,
Gilbert Hay and David P. Hillhouse, Excrs.
Codicil. To sister Ann Taylor $400.00 to buy carriage and
horses. Signed Oct. 15, 1813. Probated Jan. 6, 1814. Osborn
Stone. J. Wingfield, Jas. Edwards, Test.
Page 57--HURLEY, HENRY. All estate to wife Fanny for
life, final division to two daus. Jane Lewis and Ann
Phillips, and son James Hurley. Wife Fanny and son-in-law
John Lewis, Excrs. Signed Sept. 23, 1811. Probated Nov. 4,
1811. George Smith, Joshua Starr, J. T. Smith, Test.
Page 83--HILYARD, RICHARD. To wife Elizabeth a slave, 25
acres where I now live, etc., for life, final division to
daughters Matilda, Sarah, Mary, Nancy, and to dau. Elizabeth
Digby a slave. Residue to be divided between all my
children, namely Richard, William, Leonard, Nancy, John,
Matilda Hilyard. Son William Excr. Signed July 14, 1810.
Probated Sept. 6, 1813. Charles R. Carter, William Moore.
Richard Maddox, Test.
Page 97--HUGHES, WILLIAM. To wife Molly the home farm on
Uptons creek, final division to sons Barnard H., William and
Stephen H. Hughes. To daus. Nancy Hudspeth, Elizabeth
Woodall and Lucinda, slave each. To all children 1000 acres
in the Tenn. Company purchase. Son Barnard H., friends John
Dyson, Thomas Lasley, Barnard C., Geo. W., and John A.
Heard, Excrs. Signed Nov. 8, 1813. Probated Mar. 7, 1814.
James Anderson, Joseph Bell, Martin Anderson, Test.
Page 101--HANSON, JOHN. To wife Mary and possible child
in esse all estate, she to be sole Excr. Signed May 3, 1806.
Probated Apr. 4, 1814. Matthew Roby, Mary Roby, William
Page 115--HOLTZCLAW, NATHAN. "To be decently buried on
the east side of a walnut tree back of my garden with my
head against the tree." To wife Jincy a tract of land
described in my father's will adj. Patsy Foster and
Elizabeth Holtzclaw, also land on Beaverdam creek, slaves,
household goods, etc. and the distributive share of the
estate of Richard Beasley now coming to me, for widowhood,
final division to wife Jincy and my two children, Lucinda
Jordan Holtzclaw and Wm. Beasley Holtzclaw. Joseph
Henderson, Jr., and Peter B. Terrell, Excrs. Signed Aug. 8,
1814. Probated Nov. 7, 1814. Elijah Holtzclaw, Charles Kerr,
Billy Kerr, Henry Holtzclaw, Test.
Page 112--JACK, SAMUEL. To wife Margaret and my five
children by her, Mary Evalina, Samuel Stewart, John
McCormick, William Dysart and Amanda Malvina, certain
slaves. To wife and two last named children mentioned,
called the youngest, 200 acres adjoining the tract where I
live, formerly owned by brother James, now occupied by
William Elliott. "Whereas at the time of our marriage my
wife owned a house and lot in Chambersburg and 300 acres in
Dist. No. 2 Westmoreland Co. Pa., willed to her by her
former husband Alex. Stewart, she shall still hold it."
Having sold May 24, 1802 to James Lee of Charleston, S. C.,
18,000 acres of land in Camden Co., three lots of which were
reserved for my children, James Knight Patrick, Eliza
Douglass, and Wm. Dysart Jack. If not paid for to return to
wife and these children. My claim to 75,000 acres in the
Tenn. Purchase of Zachariah Cox, to them also. Wife Margaret
and friends Abraham Simons and Matthew Talbot, Excrs.
Probated Sept. 5, 1814. Charity Dysart, Wm. H. Jack, John C.
Page 103--KILLGORE, JAMES. "Being about to embark on a
tour of duty in the service of the United States." To
brother Benajah a slave, horse and saddle. Residue to my two
brothers Allen and Benajah Killgore. William Killgore, sole
Excr. Signed Aug. 26, 1813. Probated May 2, 1814. Wm. C.
Boren, Simpson McClendon, Amos McClendon, Test.
Page 76--LAWRENCE, GEORGE. To wife Lydia all estate for
widowhood, then to my two sons, William H., and Enoch C.
Lawrence. Wife Lydia and Enoch Callaway, Excrs. Probated May
3, 1813. Enoch Callaway, John Callaway, Test.
Page 42--LINDSEY, JOHN. All children by present wife
Clarissa shall have an equal portion, except about $2000.00
for the use of sons Jackson Clark Watkins Lindsey and
Benjamin Fero Hamilton Lindsey in the hands of my brother
Benjamin Lindsey. "I recognize as my dearly beloved and
legally begotten children, Numesis Creswell Christmas
Lindsey, Matilday Marbury Somervilla Lindsey, Clarissa
Harlow Bullock Lindsey, Fanny Hawkins Bullock Lindsey, and
Sally Collier Billingslea Lindsey." Wife to take as her
share, her marriage portion from her father Nathaniel
Bullock or dower. Wife Clarissa of Wilkes Co., and son James
M. Lindsey of St. Mary's, and Gen. John Clark, James Corbett
and Ebenezer Harlow Cummings, Excrs. Seaborn Jones to make a
settlement of my lands held by Col. George Dooly and Thomas
Mitchell. Signed July 31, 1804. Probated Sept. 5, 1809.
Francis Willis, James Montfort, Micajah Henty, Test.
Page 94--LANDRUM, THOMAS. To grandson Zacharias, son of
Samuel Landrum, 100 acres of the land where I now live. To
grandson Boikinhead Wright 100 acres adjoining above,
provided my dau. Polly Wright is left in peaceable
possession for life. All residue to daus. Nancy and Peggy,
they to support wife Mary for life. To sons John and
son-in-law William Banks as the legal representative of
my dau. Tourson Banks, one shilling. Benjamin Talliaferro,
son John and daus. Nancy, and Peggy, Excrs. Signed July 3,
1813. Probated Mar. 7, 1814. Thomas Wortham, John Norman,
Joshua Norman, Jr., Test.
Page 131--LYON, MARY. To daughters Eunice, Mary and
Sarah, and sons Elijah and Elisha $1.00 each. To dau.
Elizabeth, slave Easter and all other property. Elisha Lyon
and William Patridge. Excrs. Signed Dec. 30, 1813. Probated
May 6, 1816. Richard Sappington. Reuben Sappington, Wm.
Page 8--McCLENDON, JACOB, Sr. Planter. To sons Isaac and
Francis slave each. To son Samuel 500 acres including his
own plantation and a slave. To son Dennis 750 acres, part of
which formerly belonged to John Westbrook. To son Amos, the
land whereon I now live, cattle, slaves after his mother's
death. To daus. Jemima, Laney, Penelope and Nancy œ25
annually. To dau. Bathaney a slave Sall. Wife Martha and son
Isaac, Excrs. Signed Aug. 16, 1799. No date of probate.
Joseph Bailey, Henry McKee, Sarah McKee, Test.
Page 80--McRAE, NANCY. House and lot where I reside to
daughters Margaret and Nancy Allison jointly. To dau.
Margaret McRae all the household furniture except one bed to
Nancy Allison McRae. Robert McRae and Oliver H. Prince,
Excrs. Signed Sept. 13, 1812. Probated May 3, 1813. Rebecca
Allison, Richard H. Long, Elizabeth Sansom, Test.
Page 1--MANKIN, TABMAN. (non cupative) George Smith and
Nathaniel Harris swear that they were sent for Dec. 21, 1807
to go to John Spearman's to see Mankin who was very sick.
That he said Spearman was his biggest creditor, he to keep
his colt and pay Nathaniel Harris and David Terrell, and
keep the rest. Mentioned a debt owed by Jesse Baswell. Sworn
to Dec. 29, 1807.
Page 25--MAXWELL, JOHN. To brother Robert Maxwell $500.00
To brother Francis Maxwell $5.00. To brother David
Porterfield $50.00. To brother Thomas Maxwell 500 acres on
Fishing creek, Lincoln Co., all personal estate, said Thomas
to be sole Excr. Signed Aug. 25, 1807. Probated Sept. 5,
1809. Harris Colman, Matthew Phillips, Frankey Colman, Test.
Page 59--MURPHY, FRANCES. of Oglethorpe Co., at present
of Wilkes. To brother Paschal H. Murphy, slave Nancy. To
Fanny Murphy, dau. of William, a slave Andrew. To Amanda
Dillon, dau. of Thos. Dillon, bed, furniture and wearing
apparel, $50.00 cash. Residue to brother Benjamin, he to be
Excr., with brother Paschal H. Signed Aug. 9, 1809. Probated
Mar. 1811 George Phillips, Jacob Hodges, Test.
Page 52--MILLS, JOHN. "To be buried as near my dear
deceased wife Lucy Mills as possible." To son Chas. Carter
Mills, the land where I live, 700 acres in Wilkes, 25 in
Columbia and Warren Co., on Little
river, and $500.00. To dau. Nancy Simons $50.00. To dau.
Sarah Mills $500.00, feather bed, etc. To dau. Matilda,
$500.00, feather bed, etc., the last two to live with
brother Chas. C. Mills as long as they are single. To dau.
Polly Porter $1.00. Residue to be given to above named
children, and daus. Rebecca Gartrell, Ketura Grant, and to
dau. Lucy Moore, wife of Edward Moore for life, final
division to Lucy's children. A portion to grandchildren
Louisa, Augusta, Lucy Mills and Matthew Porter, children of
dau. Polly Porter at majority or marriage to be in trust of
William Grant and Abraham Simons. These two and Matthew
Talbot, Excrs. Signed Dec. 16, 1807. Probated Feb. 3, 1812.
James Dozier, Henry L. Reviere, Matthew Talbot, Test.
Page 96--MAUK, RACHEL. To beloved and only son Jepthah
Mauk, $100.00 for which I have a judgment against Noah Lee.
Theodorick Monfort, Excr, and guardian of son. Signed Aug.
6, 1813. Probated Mar. 7, 1814. Joseph Hurley, William A.
Wheeler, Susanna Wheeler, Test.
Page 130--MONTFORT, JAMES. To wife Lucy Kennon Montfort
all estate in fee simple. She and John Griffin Esqr., of the
town of Wasington, Excrs. Signed Apr. 4, 1807. Probated Feb.
6, 1815. Joseph Worsham, Felix A. Burns, William Jay Minton,
Page 134--MILLIGAN, SARAH. To son Seaborn Jones Milligan,
all the money due me to purchase a slave. Legacy to niece
Jane Ingene Parks. To executor all claim I may have in the
will of James Ham of S. C. Marino (?) Roby, Excr. and
guardian of son. Signed Oct. 14, 1811. Probated Mar. 4,
1816. John McDowell, Robt. Parks, Martha T. Roby, Test.
Page 126--MOUNTCASTLE, LUDWELL. of town of Washington. To
brother John B. Leonard lot on the corner of Main and Spring
streets, 590 acres in Wayne Co., provided he pays within
three years $500.00 to the children of my sister Elizabeth
Moore now residing in Prince George Co. Va. To my father's
three youngest children by his last wife Elizabeth Chauncy
that part of father's estate due me. Friend John B. Leonard,
Excr. Signed May 6, 1815. Probated July 3, 1815. Daniel
Stone, Benjamin McLaughlin, Joseph W. Robinson, Test.
Page 22--PRICE, DANIEL. To wife Frances, slaves, etc., to
raise and support my children. To dau. Phebea Bird 12 1/2c.
To daus. Catherine, Diana, Lemuella, certain slaves. To son
Bird Price slaves, Two tracts of land in Wilkinson Co. to be
sold for two youngest daughters, not named. Leonard Surtza
and Philemon Bird, Excrs. Signed June 10, 1808. Probated May
7, 1810. Abner Dier, Hannah Dier, Elizabeth Surtza, Test.
Page 64--PEARSON, HENRY. To wife Frances for life all
land, slaves, etc. To eldest son John, bed, etc. To sons
Henry, Michael, Andrew and Garland, and daus. Frances, Mary,
Elizabeth and Nancy, certain slaves,
money, etc., after death of wife. Friend Chas. R. Carter,
son-in-law Joel Chivers and son Henry Pearson, Excrs. Signed
Apr. 9, 1811. Probated Mar. 3, 1812. John Flint, George
Willis, John Garrard, Test.
Page 136--PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH. All estate real and
personal to be equally divided between my three sons,
Whitmell, Zacharias, and Elijah and my two daughters Mary
Allen and Sarah Powell, and granddaughter Polly Hackney, dau.
of William Phillips, dec'd. and the heirs of Joel Phillips,
dec'd. Signed Aug. 13, 1812. Probated Mar. 4, 1816. James
Lee, John Lee, John Lee, Sr., Test.
Page 29--QUEARNS, JOHN. To be buried at Smyrna Meeting
House. To nephew Samuel Arnett 420 acres where I now live,
slaves, etc. To nephew William Arnett 100 acres where he now
lives which I purchased of Price Bird, and slaves, slaves to
be set free, and 100 acres purchased of Philemon Bird set
aside for their maintenance. Thomas Lesley and Thomas
Talbot, trustees. To Catherine, widow of Edward Arnett 100
acres, where she now lives which I purchased from Williamson
Bird, at her death or marriage to her sons John and Felix
Arnett, and slaves to be set free as above. To John Spear,
to Mary Stephens wife of John, to Nancy Anderson wife of
Martin, to Margaret wife of Chas. Anderson $50.00 each To
Margaret, wife of John Murphey $300.00. John Wingfield,
Thos. Lesley, and Thos. Talbot, Excrs. Signed Aug. 15, 1814.
Probated Jan. 8, 1816. Nathaniel Twining, Matthew Talbot, D.
Page 81--REYNOLDS, GEORGE. Wife Rachel to have half my
estate, as recorded in the Clerk's office. The other half to
my children, Hamilton and Hugh Reynolds, Betsy Attery (Autrey?)
Jany Reynolds and Phebe Dickens. Friend Joseph Henderson,
Excr. Signed June 16, 1813. Probated July 5, 1813. Jincey
Holtzclaw, James Brummett, David Kerr, Test.
Page 67--SPRATLING, JAMES. To wife Winny the land whereon
I live, 200 acres, slaves, cows, etc. To son Jesse 200 acres
where he lives including the spring adj. Sherrod Wise and
Wm. Norman, slaves, etc. To dau. Sarah Spartling, slaves,
etc., she and her property to be in the care of son James
Spratling. To dau. Winny Phillips two slaves. To son James
200 acres where he now lives, slaves, etc. To daus. Mary
Phillips and Elizabeth Callaway certain slaves. To sons John
and Henry the land whereon I live after their mother's
death. Son James, William Johnson, and Christopher Orr,
Excrs. Signed Apr. 6, 1812. Probated Sept. 7, 1812. Thomas
McLaughlin, Sylvanus Gibson, John Gibson, Test.
Page 84--STROUD, MARTHA To son-in-law James Arnold, all
estate. To daus. Sarah Little, Susan M. Carter and son
Sherod Stroud $1.00 each "in full of the balance of all I
ever intended for them to have." Son-in-law
James Arnold, sole Excr. Signed Oct. 21, 1816. Probated
Sept. 1, 1817. Rob. Pope, Martha Arnold, Dabney A. Martin,
Page 106--SHEARER, JAMES. All estate to be equally
divided among my six children and Anna Steele, the dau. of
Eve Steele, to be divided between Anna and all the heirs of
her mother, one-seventh. One-seventh each to William
Shearer, Susanna Shearer, Polly Dukes, John Shearer, Nancy
Shearer, and Elijah Shearer. To wife Anne Shearer a
sufficient maintenance furnished by all the legatees at her
request. William Shearer and James Rutledge, Jr., Excrs.
Signed Oct. 20. 1808. . . . Hamilton, J. P., Thomas
Anderson, J. P., Test.
Codicil. Nov. 11, 1808, giving wife a horse and saddle. No
record of probate.
Page 107--SMITH, FRANCIS. To wife Lucy all property for
life to dispose of at her death as she thinks proper. To son
Reuben certain slaves extra, "he having been absent."
Son-in-law Peter Early, Excr. Signed Oct. 31, 1812. P. S.
The tract of land in Wilkinson Co. drawn by me in 1806
already given to wife Lucy. Anderson Riddle, Henry C.
Dawson, Jane Hughes, Test. Probated July 4, 1814.
Page 4--TURNER, MESHACK. To wife Sally the land where I
live, slaves, etc. for life, final division between my
children. Daus. Nancy and Sally to be made equal with the
other children. To son Meshack land when he is of age. To
son James 106 acres where he now lives. To dau. Jinnie
Lawson, land, etc. To dau. Rebecca Pruitt, land where Bird
Pruitt now lives. Bird Pruitt, John Turner and Daniel
Ogletree, Excrs. Probated Feb. 1,
1808................Parker, John Ogletree, Test.
Page 15--THURMOND, WILLIAM, Sr. "Far advanced in age."
Confirms gifts to sons John, Richard, Charles and William
and daus. Betsy, Anne, Lucy, and Sally. To sons James,
Stephen, Philip and Micajah, slaves, bed, etc. To dau. Mary
Colbert under age, not married, slaves, etc. for life, to
children, if any, at her death. If not to be divided among
my seven sons, William, Charles, Benjamin, James, Stephen,
Philip and Micajah. Benjamin, Philip and Micajah Thurmond,
Excrs. Signed July 11, 1809. Probated May 7, 1810. A.
Edwards, Leroy Wilkins, Atlandon Wilkins, Test.
Page 33--THOMPSON, JOSEPH. To son William Thompson for
life the use of lands bought from Edward Shorts and Stephen
Brown, and certain slaves, to go to grandson Joseph
Thompson. On the decease of their father William, I give to
grandson William Thompson, grandaus. Julia and Eliza
Thompson, certain slaves. To wife Elizabeth, slaves, the
plantation where we live lately bought from John Travis,
near Ware Falls. To son James B. Thompson, certain slaves.
To son Henry Bradford Thompson, slaves, cotton machine, etc.
To dau. Fenson Hargraves, certain slaves. To grandau. Annes
Semmes, not 16, a slave under the management of my
son-in-law George Hargraves and son H. Bradford
Thompson. Should Henry Semmes or any Semmes grandchildren
die before 16, property returns to my estate. To grandson
George Hargraves a slave. Gives land for a priests home,
according to the rights of the Roman Catholic Church if
established within two years. Two acres to be laid off by
son Henry Bradford Thompson so as to include the burying
ground, chapel and spring, the northern line to be fixed
about five yards from lgnatius Semmes grave, gift to the
Roman Catholic Church for a grave yard. Mentions a deed of
gift from Ignatius Semmes to his daughters Annie and
Henriette Semmes of slaves. Wife Elizabeth and son Henry
Bradford Thompson, Excrs. Signed Dec. 9, 1809. Probated May
7, 1810. John McLaughlin, John Brooks, A. Giver, Test.
Page 39--THORNTON, SOLOMON. To son William a certain sum
in two years after my death. To son Martain a certain sum in
four years. To son John $1.00 cash. To dau. Nancy, wife of
John W. Cooper $1.00 cash. To dau. Judy, wife of Samuel L.
Hunter $1.00 cash. To grandsons Philip and Martain Thornton,
sons of my son John, a slave now in possession of Rachel
Thornton. Residue to wife Sally to be divided among our
following children, Joshua, Polly, Betsy, Aggy, Caty, and
Samuel Thornton. Wife Sally sole Excr. Signed Jan. 18, 1809.
Probated Mar. 6, 1809. Matthew Talbot, Thomas Lastly,
William Thornton, Jr., Test.
Page 48--TARVER, JOHN. All estate real and personal to be
divided between wife Elizabeth and my six children, Richard
Tarver, Patience Gibson, Moses, Charlotte, Benjamin and
Andrew Tarver. Friends David Bates and James Jordan, Excrs.
Signed Apr. 20. 1808. Probated Jan. 7, 1811. Anderson Bates,
James Duke, Josiah Jordan, Test.
Page 110--TOLE, JAMES. To wife Priscilla for life or
widowhood all estate, final division to all my children, not
named. Jesse Norman, sole Excr. Signed Aug. 4, 1803.
Probated May 2, 1811. James Hinton, Sophie Hinton, Test.
Jesse Norman relinquishes his executorship May 2, 1814.
Page 70--WILLIS, JAMES. To wife Judith tract of land
where I live, final division to sons Benjamin Franklin and
William Berry Willis and child in esse. Residue to all the
rest of my children except the shares of Fanny Gafford and
Elizabeth Hansford to be given their children. Friend
William Berry, Jones Kendricks and son James Willis, Excrs.
Signed Jan. 19, 1813. Probated Mar. 1, 1813. Chas. R.
Carter, Michael Pearson, Garland Pearson, Test.
Page 13--WILDER, DRED. To son Sampson land whereon I
live. To grandson Jesse Bullard $250.00. To dau. Mary
Champen a slave. To dau. Phanny Cody three slaves. To
grandson Dred Cody $50.00. Friends Jesse Cody and Henry
Champen, Excrs. Signed Sept. 5, 1808. Probated Nov. 7, 1808.
Edward Stevens, Collin Wooten, William Sanford, Test.
Page 104--WILKINSON, BENJAMIN. To Stovall Pool $5.00. To
Williams certain slaves, bed, etc. To Christopher Render
$5.00. To daughter Sherman slaves. To daughter Heard $5.00.
To son John Wilkinson $1000.00, slaves, etc. Residue to wife
Ann for life. Wife Ann, Excr. Signed Jan. 19, 1810. Probated
May 5, 1817, John L. Ray, Sr., John L. Ray, Jr., Mary Ray,
Page 128--WISE, SHERWOOD. To wife Sarah plantation on
which I live, final division to sons Zachariah and Josiah.
To dau. Ruth, feather bed, etc. Erwin and Patterson Wise
have already received their share. Signed Mar. 10, 1816. No
date of probate. William Johnson, Daniel Jackson, Henry
Page 31--YOUNG, THOMAS. Personal estate to be sold, land
on which I live to be divided into three equal parts, one
for the use of wife Elizabeth for life, to go to William
Randolph, youngest son. To other two parts to two oldest
sons, Samuel and David at majority. Certain slaves to oldest
dau. Nancy, second dau. Polly when of, age. Two youngest
daughters Elizabeth and Susan to draw their shares when of
age. Charles Smith and William Saffold, Excrs. Signed Aug.
10. 1810. Probated Nov. 5, 1810. Richard Woodruff, Burwell
Page 114--ASHMORE, WILLIAM. To wife and two daughters
(not named) all estate, final division to daughters.
Mentions notes on William Leverett in his lifetime for
services rendered, on George Tucker, William Leverett, Jr.,
and Henry Leverett. These to be collected and equally
divided between my brothers John and Peter Ashmore and
Elizabeth Tucker and Mary Lynn. Wife, Jeremiah Sanders
and Silas Catchings, Excrs. Signed Jan. 15, 1817. Probated
Mar. 2, 1818. Spencer Carlton, Silas Catchings, Reuben
Page 15--BROWN, WILLIAM. To grandaughter Betsy Ann
Williams, horse, bed, etc. To dau. Lucretia Williams, $5.00.
Residue to wife Elizabeth and son James for life, then to
dau. Lucy Williams for life, final division to her heirs.
Bolin Smith and Young Stokes Excrs. Signed Feb. 8, 1816.
Probated Jan. 6, 1817. Woodward Trammel. Moses Smith,
Rebecca S. Trammel, Test.
Page 24--BURDINE, JOHN. To wife Margaret for life, land,
stock, etc., final division among all children. To son
Reuben certain slaves. To son Clark when he comes of age,
certain slaves and $500.00 to complete his education. To
four younger children, Sophia, Julia. Matilda and George
certain slaves as they come of age. Having purchased at
sheriffs sale the land whereon Mrs. Elizabeth Whitman lives
to enable her to live in peace and quiet, executors to give
her clear title as soon as she completes the payments. Wife,
son Ruben, Shaler Hillyer, Bolling Anthony and Thomas
Anderson, Excrs. Signed Dec. . ., 1815. Probated Mar. 4,
1816. Wm. Williams, Benjamin Russell, Anthony Spitling,
Page 40--BOLTON, ISAAC. To son Mansah Bolton slave, bed,
etc. To James Henderson, slave, bed, $200.00 for the hire of
a slave two years. To son William Bolton, slave, horse, etc.
To wife Elizabeth all estate for life, final division to all
children, she to pay my son William Bolton $200.00 at once.
Son Mansah sole Excr. Signed Dec. 13, 1817. Probated Mar. 2,
1818. Drewry Johnson, John Johnson, Thos. D. McLaughlin,
Page 61--BARNES, HENRY MONTFORD. "About to enter the
service of my country," gives to his cousin Theodore
Montford Barnes all estate. Signed Nov. 8, 1814. Recorded
Apr. 11, 1818. Samuel Jones, Leonard Chafin, John Billingsle,
Page 122--BURDETT, THOMAS. (non cupative) Wife Polly to
have all estate in fee simple. Made July 6, 1818. Proved
July 22, 1818 by John B. Nelson, Charles H. Nelson, Sarah
Page 137--BREWER, JAMES. To heirs of dec'd son Caleb, to
son Sackvil, daus. Polly and Betty, son Hundley twenty-five
cents each. To dau. Nancy all household goods and a slave.
To grandson John A. Walker the land where I live. Signed
Sept. 28, 1817. Pro-bated Apr. 5, 1819. John Brewer, Hundley
Brewer, Ransom S. Walker, John Ridley, Sr., John Ridley,
Page 2--CHIVERS, THOMAS H. Joel Chivers to have my land
at $12.00 an acre, if he does not take it executors to sell
it and purchase more for the use of my family. To wife
Frances, slaves, horse and gig, etc. To
sons Algernon and James, slave, etc. To dau. Jane A. T.
Chivers a slave. To child in esse a slave. Sons James and
Robert to be educated for (torn). Signed Oct. (torn) 1816.
Probated Mar. 3, 1817. John Wingfield, Michael Pearson, John
B. Nelson, Test.
Page 34--CORBETT, JAMES. To wife Elenor the lot and all
appurtenances, slaves, etc. for life. final division to
children To daughters Mary Ann and Hannah Janett Corbett and
dau. Harriott Lycester Corbett certain slaves. To son
Francis certain slaves, store and lot adjoining dwelling
lot. All children minors. Piano to dau. Mary Ann. Amanda and
Harriott a bureau each and education equal to my other
daughters. Wife and friends Joseph W. Robinson, Gilbert Hay
and David Terrell, Excrs. Signed May 14, 1813. Probated Mar.
4, 1816. Wm. M. Bear, Augs. Henry Gibson, L. Mountcastle, D.
Page 50--COLEMAN, HARRIS. To wife Franky all estate
except a horse to David Young at majority, he to be
educated. Brother John Coleman and Thomas Wootten of Wilkes
Co., Excrs. Signed Aug. 1, 1815. Probated Sept. 2, 1816.
John H. Pope, Elijah Echols, Jane Echols, Test.
Page 52--CARTER, JOHN. To wife one-third of all slaves,
the plantation, etc. for life. To Rebecca Burgone, a slave.
To sons Robert Turner Carter, John Collin Carter, Joseph
Carter, James Henry Carter, George Washington Carter, a
slave each. All seem to be minors. Son Charles has received
his part. Wife Wineford and son Charles, Excrs. Signed Oct.
17, 1783. Probated Jan. 8, 1816. John Ridley, Sr., Thomas
Blakey, Sterling Carter, Test. Proved by the oaths of all
three, but John Ridley swears the date of the will is a
Page 100--COMBS, JAMES. To wife Milly all property for
support of children. Two eldest sons Thomas and John to
support themselves. Sons William, James and Francis to be
bound out to a trade. Wife Milly and Thomas W. Sims, Excrs.
Signed July 27, 1817. Probated May 4, 1818. John Bolton,
Demcy C. Owens, Polly Cox, Test.
Page 126--CADE, WINEFORD. To two youngest sons Robert and
Drewry B. Cade all estate, except a slave to be set free.
Signed Mar. 15, 1812. Probated Nov. 2, 1818. A. E. Stokes,
Pleasant Ward, F. L. Thurman, Test.
Page 3--DANIEL, SARAH. Certain slaves to be valued and
divided between my sons Stephen G. and John Pettus, and the
children of son Charles Pettus and wife Mariah, viz:
William, Sarah, Mary and child in esse. To dau. Elizabeth
Pettus my white counterpane. Son Stephen G., Excr. Signed
July 22, 1816. Probated Sept. 2, 1816. Daniel Fouch, G.
Wingfield, Jr., John Wingfield, Sr., Test.
Page 76--DODSON, IGNATIOUS. farmer. All property to wife
Cloe for life or widowhood to be equally divided among "my
named, apparently minors. Signed Dec. 23, 1816. Probated
Mar. 3, 1819. William T. Weems, Marcus Roby, Benedictine
Page 93--DAVIS, RICHARD. To son Wylie, dau. Betsy Brown
and son-in-law Martin Howard, fifty cents each. To sons
Grant, Thomas, Absalom, certain slaves. To dau. Polly Davis
certain slaves, "to act for herself." To dau. Lucy Davis
certain slaves, when 18. To grandson Solomon Howard, minor,
certain slaves. To wife Isabel for life the land where I
live for life, stock, etc., final division to children. Sons
Grant and Thomas, Excrs. Signed June 28, 1816. Probated July
7, 1817. John Willis, Augusta A. Willis, Chas. H. Ellington,
Page 99--DARRACOTT, FRANCIS. All estate to be divided
between Sarah G., and Nancy O. Wingfield, and Elizabeth and
Fanny Darricott. John Terrell, Excr. Signed July 11, 1807.
Probated May 4, 1818. Mary Wingfield, John L. Wingfield,
Overton Wingfield, Test.
Page 119--DAVIS, WILLIAM. Confirms gifts to sons Edward,
William, James, Joshua, Charles, daughters Elizabeth and
heir or heirs of dau. Lucy. To youngest sons Samuel, Lewis,
Lanier, Micajah Washington, and Baxter Boxwell Davis, all
residue. Joshua and Lewis Lanier Davis and George Willis,
Excrs. Signed July 28, 1813. Probated July 6, 1818. William
Brook, William Evans, Claybrook Williamson, Test.
Page 33--EDWARDS, JOHN. To wife Precious 81 acres on
Hardins creek, slaves, etc., "for the trust contained and
specified in this will," but not named. No children
mentioned. Signed Nov. 26, 1810. Probated Jan. 6, 1817.
Miles Crenshaw, Patience Crenshaw, Test. (Signed Patience
Barron) when probated, 1817.
Page 134--ELLINGTON, JOSIAH, Sr. "Advanced in life." To
wife Elizabeth home place on the Augusta Road, all personal
estate for life or widowhood, final division to daughter
Elizabeth, wife of John Wilson, and all my children except
the heirs of David Ellington, dec'd. Confirms gifts and adds
$2.00 each to the heirs of David Ellington, dec'd. to dau.
Elizabeth Wilson, son Simeon Ellington, grandchildren, the
heirs of Josiah Ellington, dec'd. son Hezekiah Ellington,
dau. Sarah, wife of James Chivers, dau. Polly, wife of James
D. Gresham, dau. Nancy, wife of Richard Daniel, dau.
Dolletha, wife of Springer Gibson. To niece Frances Gibson a
slave. James D. Gresham and William Jones, Excrs. Signed
Dec. 11, 1818. Probated Feb. 1, 1819. Buford Bird, Thos. G.
Jones, William Ogletree, Test.
Page 57--FREEMAN, HOLMAN. To wife Pereinah, slaves, etc.,
and half of the home plantation on Chickasaw creek, for life
or widowhood, the other half to son John W., with slaves,
etc. To son Fleming another part of the land on Chickasaw
creek adjoining Richard Aycock and James Freeman, slaves,
etc. To William W. Bibb certain slaves besides former gifts.
To "my beloved boy George B. Bibb" a slave as a token of
remembrance. To grandaughter Edny Freeman eldest child of
son Fleming, a slave. Land in Green Co. Tenn., lot in Lisbon
to be equally divided between wife and three children.
William W. Bibb and John W. Freeman, Excrs. Signed Apr. 26,
1817. Probated Nov. 3, 1817. Wyche Jackson, Green Wood, John
Meloy, John Pope, Test.
Page 67--FLING, JOHN. To wife Anna (Amy or Anna?) all
estate for widowhood or life, to raise the children, all
minors. Final division between her and my children, Kitty,
Thomas, John, Daniel and Jasper. One-quarter of an acre
where I shall be buried to remain a burial ground forever.
Signed Jan. 3, 1816. Probated Mar. 4, 1816. Isaac Callaway,
Henry Terrell, D. Terrell, Test.
Page 117--FOUCH, DANIEL. All estate to be kept together
till the youngest child is of age, then to be divided
between my wife, Sarah, Sidney F., Isaac P., Daniel Willford,
and John Fouch. Brother, Jonathan Fouch and friend Stephen
Pettus, Excrs. Signed, June 1, 1818. Probated July 6, 1818.
John Wingfield, Sr., Sterling Carter, Robert P. Carter,
Page 30--GARTRELL, JOSEPH, Sr. To son Jeremiah for life a
slave Felix, at his death to my five youngest children, viz,
Jefferson, Charles, Luceahanna, Nancy Simons and Mary
Adeline, minors. To wife Rebecca in trust for son John half
the goldmine tract etc. To the lawful heirs of son Francis
certain slaves. To son Joseph land adjoining that given to
the Methodist meeting house. To lawful issue of dau. Matilda
Murray, three slaves given her at marriage. Wife and Abraham
Simons, Excrs. Signed Sept. 9, 1816. Probated Mar. 3, 1817.
Samuel Brooks, James Mackintosh, Jacob Ammons, Test.
Page 116--GREEN, JAMES. To sister Elizabeth Green money
to buy a slave. To mother Ann Green $100.00 and my trunk. To
John, Willis, Thomas, Eliza, Alex., and Felix Green $300.00
to be equally divided among them. To father Thomas Green a
set of rasors, he to be sole Excr. Signed Feb. 9, 1818.
Probated July 6, 1818. David Walser, Charles Strozer, Test.
Page 20--HOLTZCLAW, TIMOTHY. To grandchildren William and
Lucinda Holtzclaw land, slaves etc, in possession of their
mother for widowhood. Confirms a slave to dau. Charlotte
Burns. To son Henry land etc. To son Elijah land etc. To
Jincy Holtzclaw feather bed etc. To sons Silas and John
Gresham Holtzclaw remainder of land, at their mothers death.
To dau. Sally Russell a slave. To dau. Emily Holtzclaw,
slave, bed etc. To wife Rhoda land whereon I live, slaves
etc., final division to all my children, named above. Sons
Henry and Elijah, Excrs. Signed Apr. 20, 1816. Probated July
1, 1816. David Kerr, Arnold Atkinson, Jacob Callaway, Test.
Page 72--HUGHES, ROBERT. farmer "being old." To wife Ann
certain slaves for life, final division to following
children, Molly Holmes, Elinor Crawley, Simon Hughes, Amey
Moore, Robert Hughes, Jr.,
George H. Hughes, Charlotte Roberts and Jane Hughes and
grandaughter Polly Hughes, Robert's share to be kept till he
comes for it or sends a reliable person. To dau. Silenda
Hughes a slave. To wife Anna all residue for life, final
division to children. George H. Hughes and Benjamin Holmes,
Excrs. Signed July 3, 1815. Probated Nov. 5, 1815. Marcus
Roby, Allen Martin, Simpson Montgomery, Test.
Page 78--HULING, JAMES. To wife certain property for life
or widowhood, for supporting children, some of them minors.
To dau. Elvira Brown, son James certain slaves already
received. To dau. Catherine never having received any
property, her share to be given her at once. Wife (not
named) friends James Brown, Gilbert Hay and Isham Gresham,
Excrs. Signed Apr. 19, 1816. Elenor Ruddell, Sally Hines,
Henry C. Dawson, Samuel Huling, D. Terrell, Test.
Codicil. Feb. 5, 1817. To son William "not endowed with
happy intellect" to have a support for life. George Ruddell,
Job Abbott, Sam M. Smith, Peter B. Terrell, Test. Probated
Apr. 14, 1817.
Page 97--HARTSFIELD, GODFREY. To son Andronickus, slave
feather bed etc. Wife Sarah to continue in possession of
estate for life, final division to all children, former
gifts to some of them mentioned but not named. Wife Sarah
and son Absa., Excrs. Signed Nov. 14, 1808. Probated Jan. 2,
1809. Thomas Watkins, Nich. Sheets, Holman Freeman, Test.
Page 121--HINDLEY, JACOB. Wife Barbara sole heir. Friend
Joshua Starr, Excr. Signed May 31, 1816. Probated Sept. 7,
1818. William Littleton, John Poyner, Test.
Page 28--LOVELL, WILLIAM. Whole estate for life or
widowhood to wife Mary. To dau. Polly Anthony a slave. To
the two oldest children of son Thomas Lovell a slave. To the
children of my dau. Lucy Bird a slave. To sons William D.,
Lemuel and Benson a slave each and land equally divided
except one-fourth acre including the graveyard. William D.
and Benson Lovell, Excrs. Signed Aug. 27, 1817. Probated
Jan. 6, 1818. Thomas Lesley, Richard B. Clayton, William
Page 128--LEVERETT, JOHN. To wife Mary all property for
life, except a horse to dau. Patsy Leverett. Final division
to all children (not named). Son Joel P. Leverett and
son-in-law William Evans, Excrs. Signed Feb. 16, 1811.
Probated Nov. 2, 1818. John Rice, John Saunders, Test.
Page 123--MASON, NANCY. To son David all land in Wilkes
Co., provided he pays my dau. Mary Mason $500.00. To Mary a
note on John Bird provided she pays debts. Thomas Hutchens,
Excr. Signed July 29, 1818 Probated Nov. 2, 1818. John
Allison, Cornelius Cohron, Robt. Grier, Test.
Page 47--PATTERSON, ISABELLA. To Margaret Patterson a
press. To Jane Laughten a cupboard. To Isabella J. M.,
dau. of William and Mary Walker bed. To Isabella H., dau. of
James and Rebecca Walker, bed. To Agnes, wife of Samuel
Walker side saddle and chest. Residue to be divided among my
children, Margaret Patterson, Mary wife of Wm. Walker, Agnes
wife of Samuel Walker, Rebecca wife of James Walker, Jane,
wife of Henry Laughten. Joseph W. Cooper, Excr. Signed June
24, 1815. Probated July 1, 1815. James Burdett, Joseph W.
Cooper, Obadiah Flournoy, J. P., Test.
Page 86--PARTRIDGE, WILLIAM. Having given each of my
children their part of my perishable property, now gives son
John that part of my land on which he lives, 80 acres, the
other half to dau. Elizabeth where she lives. John Partridge
and William Rutledge, Excrs. Signed Jan. 31, 1814. Probated
July 7, 1817. Richard Sappington, Rebecca Sappington, James
Page 90--PEARMAN, WILLIAM. To wife Isabella half the land
where I live, slaves etc for widowhood or life. To daus.
Polly and Sally Duke, $2.00 each. To son Robert bed etc,
"already lent." To sons Samuel, William and Weakly and daus.
Susanna and Elizabeth feather beds and furniture, William
and Weakly and Elizabeth called minors. Simeon Walker and
sons Robert and Samuel, Excrs. Signed Mar. 17, 1817.
Probated July 7, 1817. Mary Walker, Sanders Walker, William
Page 129--PORTER, THOMAS. "being infirm." To be buried on
his own land and no funeral preached. Wife Polly and three
youngest children, Lucy Mills Porter, Martha Hansford
Porter, and Solon Winslow Porter to possess and enjoy all
estate, any child getting married to draw on estate for
property equal to that given Louisa Hany Willis and Augusta
America Willis on their marriage. Mentions land in Jackson,
Columbia and Washington counties. To all five children
certain slaves illegally taken from him by two of his
brothers, and Va. money on which he holds bonds dated Apr.
1, 1786, which the Admr. of his fathers estate threw in the
fire before his face, debt against brother Benj. Porter in
Va. money which his father paid after Benj. left the county.
Property willed to three youngest children by their
grandfather to be in control of executors. To sister
Cunningham one moiety for her support in old age. John
Robinson, Sr., Joshua and John W. Willis, Excrs. Signed May
20, 1817. Probated Jan. 4, 1819. Paul T. Willis, Andrew
Tarver. Richard Tarver, Test.
Page 42--REVIER, RICHARD. To wife Dysa all property for
life or widowhood, final division to all my children, some
under age. Wife Dysa, son Holland and friend Jones Kendrick,
Excrs. Signed May 1, 1816. Probated Nov. 5, 1816. Chas. R.
Carter, John R. Reviere, J. G. Delisle, Test.
Page 44--RICHARDSON, ISHAM. To dau. Elizabeth Branham the
land whereon I live for widowhood, then to go to Benjamin,
son of son Joel
Richardson, dec'd. If Benjamin dies without heirs to go
to Isham Branham. Daughter Elizabeth Branham and Theoderick
Montford, Excrs. Signed Mar. 3, 1810. Probated June 4, 1816.
John Rice, Garland Rice, Peter B. Terrell, Test.
Page 55--REEVES, WILLIAM. To wife Hannah all estate for
life, provided she gives to the following children a bed etc
upon marriage, Hezekiah, Judith, Cynthy, Jeremiah and Sally
Reeves. At the death of wife Hannah all residue to be
divided among the above named children after paying Robert
Cunningham who married Lucretia Reeves, Alex, Seal who
married Elizabeth Reeves, Robert Graham who married Hannah
Reeves, all daughters of the testator, and John and Elijah
sons of the testator, $5.00 each. Wife Hannah and Eustus H.
Rhodes, Excrs. Signed May 18, 1816. Probated Nov. 5, 1816.
Lewis McClendon, James Whatley, R W. Collier, Test.
Page 124--RENDER, JOSHUA. To wife Susan 200 acres of land
where William Goolsby formerly lived, stock, slaves etc for
life, final division to my seven heirs, viz; son
Christopher, son James, dau. Susan, wife of Johnson
Wellborn, son Joshua, Jr., dau. Martha, wife of Abner
Wellborn, dau. Elizabeth Render, dau. Nancy wife of Nicholas
Wiley. To grandchildren James and Nancy Callaway certain
slaves. To son-in-law Joshua Callaway $1.00. Sons
Christopher, James and Joshua Render, Excrs. Signed Apr. 1,
1817. Probated Nov. 2, 1818. Charles Hoff, John Dyson, John
Page 17--SAFFOLD, REUBEN, "advanced in years." To wife
Sarah dwelling house, farm, stock etc for life, final
division as follows: To dau. Mary Barnett a support for
life. To son Bird that part of the farm on Pistol creek. To
make these children equal with others, certain sums, Mary
Barnett, son William, dau. Elizabeth, dau. Sarah Ward, sons
Bird and Reuben. Fielding L. Thurman, sons William and Bird,
Excrs. Signed Jan. 26, 1816. Probated May 5, 1817. Charles
Wittich, Frederick Wittich, William Williams, Test.
Page 62--SHERMAN, ROBERT, Sr. To son-in-law William Parks
$2.00. To grandchildren Catherine Celia Parks and Sherman
Parks, slave, cash, bed etc. To sons John, James and Clement
and their children slaves cash, bed etc. To dau. Catherine
and the children she has or may have certain slaves and the
money due me from their father John Luckey for their hire.
To son Robert the land where I live, slaves etc. To
son-in-law Samuel Douglas $2.00, and to William and Robert
Douglas, sons of my dau. Jane certain slaves. To son John
land in Halifax Co. Va. Sons John and Robert, Excrs. Signed
Jan. 1, 1816. Probated Mar. 2, 1818. Leroy Sale, John
Wingfield, David Terrell, Test. (This said "about all the
Page 70--STONE, JAMES. To son Edmond slave, horse, etc.
To son-in-law John Orr and dau. Estilla, his wife, slaves
etc. To son John when of age.
slaves etc. To wife Johanna all residue for life. Son
Edmond and friend Dr. John Nichols, Excrs. Signed Jan. 19,
1816. Probated Mar. 4, 1816. John Wynn, George Wynn,
Nicholas Sheats, Test.
Page 81--SMITH, NATHAN. To wife Salley all estate for
life. Having given some of the children property others to
be made equal. Wife Salley, son Elburd and son-in-law James
Dorsuger, Excrs. Signed Apr. 20, 1814. Bd Moore, Samuel
Rice, Joseph Hurley, Test. (The son mentioned is Elbert
Smith, son-in-law James Dorough).
Codicil. Apr. 27, 1816--Having given son-in-law Chas.
Phillips certain property, to be considered his full share,
and I make his children by his first wife, my dau. Sally my
heirs. Probated July 1, 1816. Isaac Langdon, Benjamin
Powell, Samuel Rice, Test.
Page 92--STARR, ASA D. All estate to wife Roda and my two
minor children Samuel F., and Richard C., and a possible
child in esse. His interest in the estate of Richard Watts,
dec'd, in final division. Wife Roda and Benjamin and Elijah
Starr, Excrs. Signed Aug. 25, 1817. Probated Sept. 1, 1817.
Joshua Starr, Samuel Starr, John Lee, Test.
Page 102--SANSOM, WILLIAM. To oldest son Dorrell, a slave
To oldest daughter Ann Burch, two slaves. To son William 530
acres land on Fishing creek, slaves etc, provided my wife
Elizabeth can have a support from it. To wife house and lot
in Washington where I now live and certain slaves. Final
division to my following children, Richard, Mary, Eliza, and
Patsy or Martha. Mentions "a slave now in the Western
Country lent to Mary." Signed Nov. 4, 1817. Probated May 4,
1818. James Wingfield, George Ruddell, David Boren, William
Rosier, Test. Friend Thos. Wootten and sons Dorrell and Wm.
Page 113--SHORTER, SARAH. To daughter Selina Shorter, to
second daughter Elizabeth Shorter and to son Henry A.
Shorter, all estate. John Bramblett and Samuel T. Burns,
Excrs. Signed Oct. 29, 1816. Probated Jan. 7, 1817. John G.
Andrews, Garnett Andrews, Test.
Page 7--TWINING, NATHANIEL., of Clark County, Ga. To wife
Sarah and the children she may have by me and to my
grandaughters Euphemia W. Talbot and Sarah Ann Eliza
Catherine Talbot, equal division. Wife Sarah and Matthew
Talbot, Excrs. Signed June 14, 1815. Probated Mar. 1817.
James Huling, Luke Turner, Thomas Freeman, Test.
Page 98--TERRELL, CHARLES. To Mary Branham daughter of
Ben Branham, a slave. All other property to Fanny Wingfield
daughter of John Wingfield, dec'd Brothers Thos., John and
Joel H. Terrell, Excrs. Signed Dec. 15, 1806. Probated Feb.
1, 1808. Will proved by testimony of Chas. H. Carter, and
Francis Darracott testified that the handwriting was that of
Chas. Terrell, dec'd.
Page 108--TOOMBS, ROBERT. To eldest son Lawrence Catlett
Toombs 300 acres adjoining Peter B. Terrell, slaves, stock
in the Bank of Augusta
etc. Mentions children born or to be born to my present
wife. Thomas W. Cobb to be Excr., touching Bank stock, wife
Catherine and friend John Spearman Excrs for other property.
Signed Aug. 1, 1815. Probated Jan. 2, 1815 (?) Sarah
Hillhouse, Sarah Abbott. Joel Abbott, Test.
Page 5--WINGFIELD, FRANCES. To mother all money, clothes
etc., and her claim to the lands in Jackson and Clarke
counties. To brother John L. Wingfield all residue. William
Simpson, Excr. Signed Aug. 2, 1817. Probated Sept. 1, 1817.
G. Wingfield, Sarah Wingfield, David Simpson, Test.
Page 8--WILLIAMS, ROLAND. To wife Jane all land except
some adj. Robt. Williams and the heirs of John Matthews,
stock, slaves, etc. To son Roland land where he lives. To
son Robert, ditto. To dau. Catherine Williams a slave bed
etc. To grandaughters, Nancy Runnolds, Jane Wilder, Polly
Jones, Patsy Jones, Jane Walker, certain sums of money. To
the heirs of my dau. Fanny Claghorn. cash. Residue to be
divided among all my children now living except Patience
Wheeler, her part to go to Samuel Baker Harrises children by
my dau. Patience. Trusty friends Jane, Roland and Robert
Williams and John Favour, Excrs. Signed Apr. 16, 1817.
Probated May 5, 1817. Isaac Williamson, Phebe M. Williamson,
Elizabeth Turman, Test.
Page 12--WATSON, LUKE. "Stricken in years and very
infirm." To wife Mary Ann for life or widowhood, all
personal estate. To sons Solomon. Richard, Hardy and Jehiel
and to daughters Rebecca Williams, Bethsheba Dorherty and
Sintha Freeman, $1.25 each. To son Jarrett horse etc. To
children, Jason Watson, John Langston Watson, William Wright
Watson, and Polly Watson, the expense of an education at the
discretion of their mother. Signed Nov. 21, 1816. Probated
Jan. 6, 1817. Thomas McCormick, Nathaniel Day, Andrew B.
Stephens, Test. Dearly beloved wife Mary Ann, Excx.
Page 87--WILLIS, LOUIS. Son Paul Tilmon Willis to take
into his possession 110 acres adjoining the estate of James
Ballard, dec'd, slaves etc. Daughter Jane George Willis to
have a slave besides what she has already received. To son
Josua a slave. To son John W. Willis 242 acres adjoining
Daniel Owen and William Proctor on Hardins creek. To Sarah
Elizabeth Willis, slaves. To son Louis at majority certain
slaves and 500 acres on Little river, whereon I now live. To
wife Edna land where we live, slaves etc, final division to
three youngest children, John W., Sarah Eliza and Louis
Willis. To daughter Frances Proctor land worth $150.00,
besides what she has already received. James Willis, Jr.,
Paul T. and John Willis, Excrs. Signed Mar. 4, 1813.
Probated July 7, 1817. Charles C. Mills, David McCoy, Thomas