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Oglethorpe Co., GA Abstracted Wills
Posted by: Melinda Pennington (ID *****4846) Date: September 03, 2005 at 08:20:47
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Oglethorpe Co. WB"A" (1793 1807)

RICHARD LANE of Wilkes Co. 7/6/1793:6.29.1794, p. 1
Wife: Mary. Ch: Samuel (not 21), Mary, Henry, and the child my wife is now expecting. Extrx:
Wife: Mary.

JAMES SIMPSON of Wilkes Co., planter, 9/13/1793:6/20/1794, p. 2 4
Wife: Mary. Daus: Orpa, Elizabeth. Sons: Samuel (decd), Charles, Robert (200 acres on Sandy
Creek in Franklin Co.), Thomas (100 acres, pt of tract given Robert on Sandy Creek), George
(1/2 tract whereon I now live), Abel (remaining pt of land whereon I live), William, John, James.
Schooling of my youngest sons to be taken out of my estate, then the remainder to be divided
among my four now living with me. Exrs: William Carrigan, Rev. John Newton. Wits: James
Pitman, William Buyers, James Scott, Wiliam Carrigan.

THOMAS HARFORD of Wilkes Co. 7/9/1793:6/20/1794, p. 5
Wife: Elizabeth, whole estate. Stepson: William Brown, 200 acres whereon I now life. Stepch:
William Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Mary Thomas, Nancy Brown. Wits: James Jones, Anna Jones,
Mary Allen.

JOHN GILMER of Wilkes Co. 8/8/1793:6/20/1794, p. 6 7
Wife: Mildred (negro girl, Polly, plantation, etc.) She should bring up my young children. Exrs.
To give children their part as theyleave home or marry. Ch: John Thornton, Harrison Blair,
Nicholas Meriwether, Elizabeth Thomas, Sally Lewis, Francis Meriwether, George Gilmer,
David and _______Meriwether, and my son, John Thornton Gilmer when he comes of age. Wits:
Richard Harvie, Joel Barnett, William Harvie, _________Meriwether.

JOHN MUCKLEROY 10/8/1794:2/21/1795, p. 8
Wife: Mary, plantation whereon I now live with 200 acres, etc. Wife to raise my children. Exrs:
Wife, Mary, and son, Jacob Muckleroy. Wits: William Muckleroy, Aaron Davis.

CHARLES FINCH of Oglethorpe Co., 1/13/1794:3/5/1795, p. 9
Wife: Joyce, my whole estate, then to be divided among my surviving children. Son: Berdit
Finch, a negro boy, Ned. Exrs: Wife, Joyce, Richard Copeland, Matthew Talbot. Wits: John
Lumpkin, John Grisham, Robert Finch.

JOHN EADS, 8/30/1794:Codicil 9/7/1794:6/18/1795, p. 10
Wife: Priscilla, plantation, then to my children (except my son, George Eads and my dau., Molly
Hogg), William, Reuben Rhennard, Randolph, Betty, Scillar, Sally. Dau: Molly Hogg. Son:
George Eads. Exrs: Charles Hardman, William Jennings, Micajah Clark. Codicil leaves son,
William Eads, horse and saddle formerly belonging to son, John Eads, decd.



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GEORGE EADS of Oglethorpe Co., 9/29/1794:6/18/1795, p. 11
To beloved wife REBECKAH all my estate, also my part of my brother, John Eads estate .
Exrs: Wife Rebeckan Eads, Nicholas Johnson. Wits: Micajah Clark, George Clancey, Joanna
Clancey.

JOSIAH COLE of Oglethorpe Co., 7/28/1795:9/2/1795, p. 12 13
To my beloved wife [not five negroes named Carpenter, Suckey, Sam, Cloey and the plantation
where I now live, half of livestock, etc. Dau: Mary Whitworth Smith. Son: Daniel Cole, three
negroes named Betty, Solomon and Tillothy, and after death or marriage of my wife, the tract of
land I now live on. The remainder to be divided between my two children. My wife to find a
comfortable living for my sister, Lucy Coles; after my wife's death, my children to the same if
Lucy is still living. Exrs: Wife, Robert Smith, James Cole. Wits: Thomas Loyd, Thomas Loyd,
Jr.

JOSHUA THORNTON of Oglethorpe Co., 8/13/1795:9/12/1795, p. 13 15
Wife: Elizabeth, the tract of land I hold of Ephraim Price, 555 acres whereon I now live, one
negro man, Jacob and his wife Rachel and her child. After wife's death, to be divided
between my three daus: Nancy, Polly, Salley, the titles to be vested in them and their heirs
forever. To Nancy (dau), negro girl, hetty, and man, Toby. To dau., Polley, negroes, Ned and
Sheila. To dau: Salley, negroes, Hannah and Jeffrey. Sylvia's increase to be divided among my
daus. When Sally shall become 16 years old. My l and, 150 acres on Little River to be sold. Exrs:
Wife, and friends, Douglas Watson, Benjamin Baldwin. Wits: Thomas Nelms, Alexander
Andrews, Joseph Boring.

JOHN TOWNSEND of Wilkes Co., 9/21/1790:9/10/1795, p. 15 16
Wife: Elizabeth, a negro man, Will, and woman, Jude, etc. At her death, to be divided among
all my children. Son: James, my land whereon I now live in the fork of Little River, 200 odd
acres, etc. Son: John, tract o f land on north fork of Little River, 300 acres, etc. Remainder of
estate to be divided between all my children. Exrs: Sons in law, Joseph Catching, Lemuel
Adkerson. Wits: Philemon Bird, Job Bird.

ISAAC KILLOUGH, 10/20/1795:11/15/1795, p. 16 17
Wife: Mary, a negro named Coleman during her lifetime, and at her death, he is to choose which
of my five sons he wants for his master. Ch: Isaac, James, Jane. To: Mary, David Killough's
wife, a cow. My son, Allen Killough and my wife to give a deed to Dukes and Gordon to the
land I now live on. Exrs: Son, Allen Killough, John Wallace, Sr., and wife. Wits: John Wallace,
Isaac Killough.





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VINES COLLIER of Oglethorpe Co., :12/11/1795, p. 17 22
Dau: Betsey Dunn, a negro girl named Dilacy. Dau: Ann Hardaman, negro girl, Jeney. Son: Isaac
Collier, 100 acres in fork of the Bra between James Greer and myself, ad. Grishom. Wife:
Sally, my land and negroes, but if she marries only a child's part with my other ten children. Ch:
Thomas, Cuthbert, Vines, Robert, John, Polly, Sally, William. Exrs: John Collier, Isaac Collier,
Sally Collier. On 12/11/1795 Mat. Rainey refused to act as Exr, though named in LWT of Vines
Collier on 12/7. Wit: Samuel Northington. On 12/11/1795, witnesses agreed that this LWT as his
LWT: Sally Collier, John Collier, John Hardaman, Thomas Dunn, Isaac Collier, Cuthbert
Collier, Thomas Collier. On 12/11/1795, Matthew Rainey swore that Vines Collier sent for him
on 9/11th to write his LWT. Leonard Young and his bro., George Young, swore that they were
asked to witness the LWT, but when they arrived the LWT was not ready, and because of
sickness, they did not return to witness it. 12/11/1795, John Collier, planter, son of Vines
Collier, decd, swore that he remembers his father having sent for Mr. Rainey to write his LWT,
and for George and Leo Young to witness it, that it was late in the evening before Mr. Rainey
came and he asked Mr. Rainey to come again. He heard his father tell Mr. Rainey to draw it.

RICHARD SIMMONS, 1/25/1796:2/24/1796, p. 22 23
Wife to have full privilege of the plantation, at her death or marriage to be sold and divided
between my daus., Betsey Simmons and Chaney Simmons. Betsey Simons to have that part of
the estate of Mary Bakers to which I am entitled to by a former marriage with Mary Ellis. Dau.,
Betsey to have saddle, bridle when she reaches age 12. Negro, Samson. Exrs: Robert Smith,
George Hunt, Moses Stallings.

ELIAS DOSSEY of Oglethorpe Co., 2/24/1796:2/29/1796, p. 24
Wife: Susanah, plantation. My several children. Ch: Nancy Upland, Matthew Dossey, Daniel
Dossey, Susana Dossey, Rebeckah Dossey, John Dossey. Wits: William Copeland, Obadian
Copeland, Isbel Hill.

ZACCHEUS WILSON, SR. of Oglethorpe Co., farmer, 10/20/1795:6/3/1796, p. 25
Son: Zaccheus, land whereon I now live, negro named Gay, and boy named Daniel, and woman
named Nell. Wife: Frances, negro woman, Dinah, at her death to go to son, Zaccheus. Daus:
Anney, Margret. Sons: Joseph, James, Isaac, William, Zaccheus. Friend: William Brown. Wits:
James Young, Thomas Gillham.

ALEXANDER LUCKIE of Oglethorpe Co., 3/26/1796:6/8/1796, p. 27 28
Wife: Mary, my negro, Jack, etc. Sons: James, William. Exrs: James Luckie and Thomas
Kirkpatrick. Wits: James Luckie, Francis Kirkpatrick, Gr. Cunningham.





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JOHN POWELL, 4/15/1796:6/11/1796, p. 28 29
Wife: Boyce. Sons: John, Abram. Daus: Elizabeth Bell (negro woman, Milly), Rebecca Brigs
Powell (negroe girl, Mary, negro woman, Dinar), Amy Powell (negro man, David). Exrs: Son,
John Powell and bro., Edward Powell. Wits: John Lumpkin, Parmenas Haynes, Richard Haynes.

JAMES HUCKABY, 55/19/1796:6/29/1796, p. 30 31
Wife: Sealey, all of my estate, then divided among ch. Eldest dau: Elizabeth Huckaby (negro
man, Jurden). Daus: Sealey Roland, Creasey Huckaby (negro woman, Lucy, lend her negro man,
Can while she remains unmarried, and 1/3rd of my land as long as she is single), Winniford Ive
(negro woman, Tiller), Salley Simmons (negro woman, Bett). Son: Philip Huckaby (negro boy,
Peter). After wife's death, to son, Philip, all that part of land I now live on on the southside of
Sherrils Creek adj. Tuggle and Asbury. Son: James Huckaby (negro boy, Booker). Dau: Jinna
Christopher (negro girl, Rachal). Son: John Huckaby (negro man, Stephen), if he will pay Sealey
Roland 25 pds Va. Money. Dau: Susanna Huckaby (negro girl, Lucy). Dau: Chaney (negro girl,
Fortune). Son: Brittain Huckaby (negro boy, Edmund, etc.) Exrs: Brittain Huckaby, Amsted
Atkins, Zachariah Robertson, Edmond Daniel. Wits: Thomas Bridges, John Thomas, Edmund
Daniel.

THOMAS ARNOLD of Wilkes Co., 4/18/1793:6/29/1796, p. 32 33
Wife: Mary, all prop. During her lifetime, then tract whereon I now live to be divided between
my two eldest sons, William and Thomas, former to have plantation, latter to have plantation
where he now lives. Son: John, land in Franklin Co., waters of Oconee River. After wife's death,
remainder of property to be sold and divided between my six daughters, and balance between all
my ten children. Exrs: Three eldest sons, William J., Thomas and Zachariah Arnold. Wits:
George Swain, J. P., James Rutledge, Moses Arnold.

ANDREW McBRIDE of Oglethorpe Co., 6/171796:7/27/1796, p. 33 34
Wife not named, and children to have equal share in estate. Exrs: Wife, Harrison Musgrove,
William Daniel, Samuel Hart. Wits: Douglass Watson, John Parks, Samuel Rhoads.

MORGAN WILLIAMS of Oglethor Co., 7/23/1796:9/19/1796, p. 35 36
Wife: Sarah, to enjoy part of the plantation and 125 acres. My mother to dwell on said part of the
plantation and to be supported as she has been in my lifetime, and at her death, wife, Sarah
Williams to have house, including plantation lying south of the lane fence, adj. David Ray,
Fluker and Hobbs, and at her death to be divided between my children. My wife to have negro
girl, Seale, to raise and support my children. Exrs: Wife, Sarah, John Boles, John Fluker. Wits:
Theophilus Burk, John Fluker.





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JAMES VAUGHAN of Oglethorpe Co., 7/23/1796:9/19/1796, p. 37 38
Wife: Susannah, negro man, Joe, negro girl, Diner, etc. Dau: Sarah Vaughan, Arrabella
Vaughan, Mary Vaughan, Mildred Vaughan, Elizabeth Vaughan, Susannah Vaughan, Martha
Vaughan, Nancy Vaughan. Sons: Alexander, William. Exrs: Wife, and son, William. Wits:
James Colley, Isaac David, William Lee.

BROWNING WILLIAMS of Oglethorpe Co., 12/28/1795:10/5/1796, p. 38 39

Wife: Frances, negro man, Daniel, during her life, then to son, Morgan Williams. Also to son,
Morgan, negro man, Anthony, negro woman, Lucy, boy, Mitchell. Dau: Tabitha Williams, negro
girl, Rachel, etc. Son: John, negro girl, Sarah. Negro girl, Amy, to be divided between son,
Joseph Williams, and George Sorrell and Francis Bridges and their heirs forever. Exrs: Wife,
Frances, and son, Morgan Williams. Wits: Moses Cawdle, George Hunt, J. Fluker.

JOHN BURTON of Oglethorpe Co., 8/7/1796:10/5/1796, p. 40
Wife: Rebecca. Ch: Mary, Betsey, Anne Rafferty. All my other property to wife, Rebecca, to be
divided at her death between her three children: Daniel, Elizabeth and James Johnston. Exrs:
Richard Rafferty, James Rutledge. Wits: Joseph Echols, William Arnold.

ARCHABLE TOMSON of Oglethorpe Co., 9/12/1795:10/7/1796, p. 41
Son: Robert. Dau: Elizabeth Patrick. Son: William, plantation. Exr: Son, William. Wits: Jeffrey
Early, John Dimond.
THOMAS NELMS of Oglethorpe Co., 8/16/1796:10/8/1796, p. 41 43
Wife: Ruth, negro woman, Pallace, woman, Rachel, land I live on, etc. Then to go to two
youngest daus., Sarah and Susannah. Sons: Noyal (negro boy, Bobb), Thomas (land belonging to
J. Thornton, decd, negro woman, Lear, etc.). Daus: Charlotte (negro girl, Judah), Mary (negro
girl, Lucy), Rebeckah (negro boy, Sam). Daus: Mary (negro girl, Lucy), Rebeckah (negro boy,
Sam), Sarah (negro boy, Harry), Susanah (negro boy, Willis). It is my desire that my two
youngest daughters, Sarah and Susannah, to be kept with their mother, schooled, etc. Exrs:
Thomas Nelms, Jr., friend, Anthony Ivey. Wits: Benjamin Baldwin, George Owen.

JOHN HARDMAN of Wilkes Co., 6/19/1790:11/7/1796, p. 43 44
Wife: Elizabeth, negro fellow, George, etc., then divided between all my ch: John, William,
Uriah, Charles, Nancy Simmons, Betty Smith, Mary Ford, Fanny Willingham. Exrs: Wife,
Charles Hardman. Wits: John More, Micajah Clarke, Miles Jinnings.





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HARRISON MUSGROVE, L11/16/1796, p. 44 46
All my debts to be pd, and by the price of 115 acres lying on north fork of Little River, 327 acres
on Logdam Creek in Hancock Co., land on which I now live containing 200 acres, to my wife,
also my mill on south fork of Little River, the profits from plantation and mill to raise and
school my children. Son: Robert, to be put in school until he is qualified for public life. Ch:
Robert H., Sarah O., Polly W., Jane G., Nancy, Bettey Ann, Kitty. Exrs: Glen Owen, Francis
Gordon, John T. Sankey. Wits: John Collier, James Parker, Howell Tatum.

Pages 46 47. JOHN GREENWOOD of Oglethorpe Co., 11/19/1796: 12/12/1796,p. 46 47
To my loving wife, Ann, use of my plantation I now live on during her natural I desire that my
Executors make a true and lawful Right to the lands sold to each person that has purchased land
of me. I also desire that of my sons may have right to the lands that they bargained with me

paying to their brother George Greenwood.. After the decease of my wife the remainder of my
being 120 acres be divided between my two youngest sons, William and James Greenwood.
Daus: Fanny, Nancy. Sons: John, Fleming, Bevely. Exrs: Wife and sons, John and George
Greenwood. Wits: Timothy Stamps, Robert Gillespie, Henry Johnston..

ANDREW McNABB of Oglethorpe Co., 1/16/1797:1/21/1797, p. 47 48
Wife: Ann, two notes of hand each for $85.75 given by Nathaniel Willis to me one due 31 Dec
1797 the other 31 Dec 1798, cattle, black horse, etc. Son in law: William McNabb, one note

hand due 31 Dec 1799. To my daughter, Margaret, one note of hand given by said Willis for
$85.75 due 31 Dec 1800. To Ann Wallace, wife of Oliver Wallace, one note of hand given by
said Willis for $85.75 due 31 Dec. 1801. Also to Ann Wallace the remaining half of my stock of
kind.
Grandson: Henry McNabb. Extrx: Wife, Ann. Wits: John Martin, Joseph Gill, Nathaniel Willis.

HARDY SANDERS of Oglethorpe Co., 11/19/1796:3/28/1797, p. 48 49
Wife: Elizabeth, the use of my land and all other estate during life or widowhood. When my
children come of age they are to have part. Wife is to have child's share if she marries. Also the
child is now big with to have equal part with all my other children. Exrs: Wife and brothers
Britain and William Sanders. Wits: Timothy Stamps, Henry Johnson, John H. Anderson.
Pages 49 50. RICHARD RAFFETY of Oglethorpe Co., 9/8/1796:4/5/1797, p. 49 50
Wife: Jane, all my real and personal during her life and at her death all my personal estate that is
stock, etc. should be equally divided between my six children Dorothy, Lyddia, Dorcas, Nancy,
Judah and Hardeman Raffety. When wife Jane all my lands should be equally divided between
the whole of my children: Polly, Betsey Ann, Dorothy, Lyddia, Dorcas, Nancy, Judith and
Hardaman Raffety. Exrs: Glen Owen, John Hardeman, Jane Raffety. Wits: William Strong, John
W. Burns.


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JOHN NEWTON, p. 51 52.
According to an explanation on page 57 at end of another will for John Newton, the will on
pages and 52 was exibited and proved by mistake. As it is very much like will on pages 54 57,
this one will not be abstracted.

JOHN MORGAIN of Oglethorpe Co., 5/18/1797:5/29/1797, p. 53 54
Wife: Elizabeth, the tract of land where I now and one half my personal estate for her lifetime.
To my dau: Jencey Morgain when she arrives at age 18 one half my personal Estate, at the
decease of my wife the land above mentioned. Exrs: Bro., Thomas Morgain and worthy friend
John Lumpkin, Esq. Wits: Samuel Tate, Jesse Morgain, William Morgain.

JOHN NEWTON of Oglethorpe Co. Minister of the Gospel, 4/26/1797:7/22/1797, p. 54 57
Wife: Cathren. (Negro girls, Lando and Lydia). Should wife remarry, Lydia to be property of my
dau., Betsy Newton, and Lando the property of my dau., Fidilia Newton. Daus: Cynthia,
Mellinda. Sons: Ebenezer, Elizar, Josiah (200 acres which I purchased of James Jacob Lowrance
and James Luckie). Wits: George Phillips, William Carrigan, John Gilbert. A former LWT being
exhibited and proved through a mistake and the real one partly destroyed and one of witnesses
having read the latter and recollecting the substance, was dworn before Burrel Pope, Esq. To the
within LWT, to be the LWT of John Newton, decd.

WILLIAM HAY of Oglethorpe Co., 7/21/1787:7/29/1797, p. 57 58
Wife all land on which I now live, including plantation containing 327 acres; also Esther and
Tamer and their offsprings, etc. Bros: Charels, James, Gilbert, but they should give Hugh and
Betsy 2 percent of their respective proportions. If I should have an heir by my wife, the
property to be used for their support. Exrs: Wife, Ann R. Hay, Charles, James and Gilbert Hay.
Wits: Richard Bailey, Joseph Lumpkin, Jr. Spencer Reynolds.

ISBELL HILL of Oglethorpe Co., 4/29/1797:8/7/1797, p. 60
Ch: Aggey, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Polley, John, Nancy, Susanna, monies from sales of my loom, it,
it being all the property that belonged to my late husband at the time of his death. Daus: Nancy
and Susanna, all remaining property. Exrs: Friend, Cordy Pate, and my daus., Nancy and
Susanna. Wits: Benjamin Baldwin, Samuel Cochran.

MOSES PARKS of Franklin Co., N. C., 1/17/1797:10/25/1797, p. 61
Negroes: Bet and Joy, to be freed. Sisters: Hannah Hunt and Mary Edwards. To; Samuel Hunt,
100 pds. Va. Currency. Negroes: John, and Bet to have $125. The deeds given me by William
Jones and Jeremiah Still be given up to them by Wiliam Jones paying $132 and Jeremiah Still
$109. Remainder of my esate to go to help the real poor. Exrs: Green Hill, Sr., Roger Jones, John
Young, Nat. Jarrott, John Jarrott, Jr., John Whitfield, Green Hill, Jr., Samuel Hunt and William
Paskel. Wits: James Marks, William Guiry, Nicholas M. Marks.
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WILLIAM LUCKIE of Oglethorpe Co., : codicil 9/20/1797: , p. 63 64
Wife: Mary, plantation whereon I live, negro man, Toney, etc. Ch: James, Margret, Hezekiah.
Exrs: Sons, James Hezekiah. Wits: John Lowrance, John Johnson. Codicil gives wife $30 and a
debt of $50 due me by William Foster Luckie. To son, John, $$10 of said note, and balance to
grandson, William F. Luckie. Wits: John Lowrance, John Johnson.

DOUGLAS WATSON of Oglethorpe Co., 11/18/1797:12/18/1797, p. 64 67
Son: Joseph (negro, Ned, now in his possession). Son: Douglass (two tracts of land, one on
Appalachee River near Phillips Mill Shoal containing, 400 acres, and the other, on Fishing Creek
adj. William Watson, contains 150 acres, also 3 negroes, Moses, Minor, Edmond. Dau: Margrett,
negro woman, Sall, now in her possession. Dau: Mary, negro woman now in her possession.
Dau: Jane, negro girl, Fann, etc. Dau: Catey, negro girl, Anakie and her child, etc. Dau: Rosanna,
two negro girls, Phebe and Ester, etc. Grdau: Polley Bilingslea, negro child, Allis to be raised in
my family. Wife: Margrett, to have possession of my plantation onwhich I now live, including
negroes, Will, Sam, Simon, Aney and Jude, etc. My youngest children should be raised and
schooled equal to my oldest. If wife remarries, all of above to go to son, James Parks. To wife,
one negro woman, Patt. Ch: William, Joseph, Margrett, Mary, Jane, Douglass, Catey, Rosanna,
and James Parks Watson. Exr: Wife, Margrett, and sons, William, Joseph and Douglass, and
friend, Benjamin Baldwin. Wits: John T. Sankey, Jesse Bowls.

JAMES HOUGHTON, Nuncupative LWT, 2/2/1798:2/15/1798, p. 68
Nuncupative LWT delivered by said James Houghton on Monday, 1/29/1798, at night, in
presence of: Robert Crutchfield, Joshua Houghton, Sr., Betsy Beckcom and Mrs. Nancy
Houghton, and committed to writing on 2/2/1798. His property and estate to be kept together for
wife and children until oldest daughter comes of age. Exrs: William Houghton, Joshua
Houghton, Jr., his brothers. Wits: Robert Crutchfield, Joshua Houghton, Sr., Betsy Beckcom,
Nancy Houghton.

ANTHONY OLIVE of Oglethorpe Co., 1/20/1798:3/1/1798, p. 69 70
The Mill tract on Broad River to be sold by exrs and money put t interest. All goods to be
delivered to wife and children. Exrs: Wife, Karenhappock, Robinson Hendon, Joseph Embry.
Wits: Richard Hartsfield, William Hendon, John Holmes.

WHORTON WHATLEY of Wilkes Co., 7/19/1791:3/27/1798, p. 70 71
Wife: Elizabeth, 200 acres taken off the upper tract where I now live adj. Morgan Williams,
including plantation, negro wench, Fanney, etc. Heirs: Tempy Garrot, Robert Whatley, John
Whatley, Elizabeth Whatley, Abner Whatley, Rebeckah Whatley, Willis Whatley. To son,
Archey Whatley, all rest of my land, at the east end, adj. Samuel Thornton. Exrs: Wife, and
Archey and Michal Whatley. Wits: Ornan Whatley, Robert Whatley.


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EDWARD POWELL, SR. of Albemarle Parish, in Sussex Co., Va., 11/4/1795:3/31/1798, p.
72 73
Sons: John (negro man, Dave), Seymore, Edward (negro man, Sollomon, negro woman, Delph,
one boy, Coffie). Dau: Elizabeth Fletcher (use of four negroes, Jordain, Daniel, Hector, Fill).
Dau: Martha Dunn (use of my three negroes, Hagar, Cloe and Charles). Grson: John Powell, son
of John Powell (one negro boy, Ceasor, etc.) Residue of estate to be divided between my three
children: John Powell, Edward Powell, Martha Dunn. Exrs: Sons, John and Edward Powell.
Wits: John Parham, Peter Rainey, Arramanus Abernathy.

JOHN McCLAIN of Oglethorpe Co., Nuncupative LWT, 5/8/1798:5/28/1798, p. 73 74
Nuncupative LWT pronounced on 5/8/1798 in presence of: Joel Hurt, Priscilla Hurt. Wife: Ann,
my plantation, etc., and at her death to go to my son, Reubin. Son: Samuel, land with plantation
that formerly belonged to my son, John, decd. Son; Elijah, land adj. My son, Samuel, bordering
William Callahan. All my other children have received their share, so I exclude them from this
part of my estate. Exrs: Wife, Ann, and son, Samuel. Wits: Joel Hurt, Priscilla Hurt.

JOHN WRAY (RAY) of Oglethorpe Co., 4/12/1798:6/20/1798, p. 75 78
Sons: John, Joseph, Moses, Nimrod. Daus: Polley, Nancy. Wife: Jevicey, the plantation, etc.

Exrs: John Garrett, James Armstrong. Wits: John Garrett, J. Gibney. Codicil, gives three daus:
Elizabeth, Margaret and Jevicey Ray, cows after death or marriage of their mother.

EPHRAIM PHAIR of Oglethorpe Co., 7/12/1798:10/2/1798, p. 78 80
Wife: Jane, all estate for use of raising and schooling children. Daus: Mary, Elizabeth, Margret,
Jemima. Son: Ephraim, plantation that I now live on, with son giving wife, one third of money
made on the plantation. Exrs: Wife, Jean and Alexander McEwen. Wits: George Phillips, Miller
Bledsoe, Isaac Oaks.

LODOWICK TUGGLE of Oglethorpe Co., 9/23/1798:10/20/1798, p. 80 81
As I have given my four sons part of my estate, they are to give a true account for what they have
received and it is to be counted as part of my estate and divided between all my children. The
land on which I now live should not be sold, but kept as a home for all my children until the
youngest, Nancy,m comes of age. The land I had of Charles Burks to be sold. My negroes not to
be sold, but equally divided among my children: George, Robert, Thomas, William, Salley,
Eunice, Susannah, Cathrine, Elizabeth and Nancy Tuggle. Exrs: oldest sons: George and Robert
Tuggle, and Philemon Bird. Wits: George Jeffries, Thomas Jeffries.






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ORNAN WHATLEY, 11/28/1798:1/1/1799, p. 81 83
Wife: Judith, part of land where I now live, taken off the upper end, including Musgroves Mill
Pond and Revis Roland's Spring branch; also three negroes, old Gloster, Michael and Fillis, etc.
Ch: Ornan, Wyatt, Tabitha Whitlock, Wilson, Polley Heard, Burwell, Charity, Rebeckah,
Elizabeth. Two negroes to my son, Wyatt, Ader and Nelson, also 186 acres I purchased of Joshua
Thornton. To son, Wilson, one negro man, James, also lower end of tract of land where I am
now settled, the said Wilson agrees to give my dau., Polly Heard $150. To Polly Heard, one
negro girl named Nan. To Burwell, son, negro man, Ben, and land on Oconee River on Green
Briar Creek, still, etc. Dau: Charity, two negroes, Gloster and Hannah. Son, Ornan, negroes,
Isaac and Arnal, and upper end of my tract at his mother's death. Dau: Rebecka, two negroes,
Jinney and Peter. Dau., Elizabeth, two negroes, Jenny and Martha. Exrs: Wife, Judith, Wyatt
Whatley and Wilson Whatley. Wits: Michael Whatley, Revis Roland.

BENJAMIN GRANADE of Oglethorpe Co., 12/23/1798:1/4/1799, p. 83 84
Bro: Stephen, negro boys, Sam and Hardy. Bro: John, negro boy, Bill. Sister: Sally, negro girl,
Suna. Negores, Mark and Jemina to be hired out or sold. Exrs; Bro, Stephen Granade, old friend,
William Robertson. Wits: David Patrick, Sharod Stroud.

TARPLEY FLINT of Oglethorpe Co., 12/21/1798:3/30/1797, p. 84 85
My land whereon I now live, two negro men, Dick and Pompey and negro woman, Cloe, in
possession of William Freeman in N. C., together with the child, remain in the possession of my
wife, Christiana for support of herself and the children until my son, William Flint, comes of
age, and then an equal division of my property between my wife and children. Exrs: Wife,
Christtiana, Josiah Freeman, William Freeman. Wits: Stephen Flynt, John Kidd, Nathaniel
Willis. Codicil states that if son, William, should die before coming of age, his wife should keep
possession of the property until each child comes of age.

GEORGE HAMILTON of Oglethorpe Co., 2/17/1799:4/22/1799, p. 86
Wife: Winney, land whereon I now live and at her death to be equally divided between: Mark
Rigan, John Watson, John Hamilton. Extrx: Wife, Winney Hamilton. Wits: Joseph Wise, Patton
Wise, Smith Gammon.

PASCAL TRAYLOR of Oglethorpe Co., 8/22/1799:1800, p. 86 87
Wife: Milley. Son: Reubin. My children should be educated. Exrs: Wife, Milley, Randolph
Tralor and Edward Traylor. Wits: William Traylor, James Brooks, Champion T. Traylor.

JOHN COLQUITT of Oglethorpe Co., 10/18/1799:6/23/1800, p. 87 89
Wife: Elizabeth. Dau: Hannah. Sons: Robert (land on north side of Grove Creek), William.
All my property after death or marriage of my wife to be divided between: Elizabeth Colquitt,
_______Colquitt, Samuel Colquitt, Hannah Colquitt,____Guthry. Exrs: Samuel Colquitt, wife,
Elizabeth. Wits: Martha Bell, George Phillips, Andrew Bell. Note: This LWT is torn in places.

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WILLIAM GEORGE, 10/2/1798:6/23/1800, p. 90
Sons: John (three negroes,___, Nanney and Dilphia), William (negroes, Joseph, Abram, Judah),
Travis (negroes, Abram, Elijah, James), Bailey (negroes, Juddah, Dave, Hannah and her two
children). A negro girl, Sally, to be divided between sons, William and Bailey. Dau: Lydia. All
negroes that I have given to each of my daughters to remain theirs. Exrs: Sons, William and
Bailey George. Wits: John Hardaman, Phillip Wray, Nathaniel Willis.

BURWELL POPE of Oglethorpe Co., 11/1/1799:6/23/1800, p. 91 92
Wife: Priscilla (negroes, James, Francis, Patte). Son: Robert (negroes, Jacob and Judah, 575
acres in Jackson Co. On north fork of Oconee River where he now lives, etc.). Dau: Tabitha
(negroes, Moses and David, 287 acres whereon Miles Hill now lives). Dau: Ann (two negroes,
and Peter and 287 acres wwhere Noah Hill now lives. Dau: Martha (two negroes, and
Dick, and negro, Lucy). Sons: , Samuel, furniture, two small tracts of land, one of 140
acres, other of 60 acres, all that part of the tract where I live on South of the branch. Dau: Sarah
(negroes, Eda, Ephraim, Richard). Son; Burwell (negroes, Edward and James, the younger, etc.)
Exrs: John Pope, Henry A. Pope, Wylie Pope. Wits: John Gresham, Sr., Richard Bailey.

RICHARD HARVIE of Albemarle County,Va., 5/8/1783:6/23/1800, p. 92 93
My dear mother shall have the use of my Negro fellow Stephen and wench, Easter during her
natural life and then to return to my estate. Hundred pounds to George Kippel and Co. in
gratitude to those gentlemen taking me among the first of the Virginia store keepers. A good
head tobacco should be sent to my good a worthy school master Mr. Alexander McCaul of
Glasgow. The residue of my estate to be divided after Daniel Moore my nephew attains the age
of 21, to be equally divided between children of my brothers John, Daniel and William Harvie
and
my dear sisters: Mary Meriwether, Martha Moore, Margrett Davenport, Elizabeth Marks and
Jordan. Exrs: My good friend _____Irving, my brothers John, Daniel, and William _______. I
further desire that my gun Blunderbuss and sword be given to Mr. Charles Irving. Wits: Francis
Meriwether, Christopher Clark, Mordica Hand.

JOHN TANNER of Oglethorpe Co., 11/25/1799:7/10/1800, p. 94 96 sick and weak To my
Bros: Archabel Tanner, a grey broadcloth coat, Joseph Tanner, green twilled cotton breaches,
Gidion Tanner my white hat with green under rim, etc., Hezekiah Tanner, a coat, etc. Sister: Jane
Tanner, one white fur hat. My other property to be sold divided equally among my brothers,
except my sister Jean who is to give one third more. Exrs: My loving father, John Tanner, and
my bro., Archabell Tanner. Wits: James Walker, Sharod Stroud.






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EZEKIEL GILLHAM of Oglethorpe Co., 11/6/1799:7/10/1800, p. 97 98
Wife: Sarah. Sons: Jacob, Thomas, Charles, Ezekiel. Daus: Polley Good?., Aggey Mooney,
Nancy Griffin. My Negro fellow, Ralph to be sold at my wife's decease and equally divided
between two daughters: Ruth Gillham and Edith Gillham. Exrs: wife Sarah and Thomas and
Charles Gilham. Wits: Richard McCree, William McCree.

ROBERT WARNOCK of Green Co., 11/6/1797:7/10/1800, p. 99 100
To my grandson John Warnock my Janus[?] horse; my son John to have the said horse until he
seven years old when the horse is to be sold and the money put to inter for my grandson, also my
silver watch and silver stock buckle. To my daughter Mary Warnock my bed, trunk, etc. To
granddaughter Rosanah cow and calf. To daughter Rebeckah my riding horse, ten barrels of
and 100 pounds of meat and iron kittle. To son John my gun, etc. Exr: John Warnock. Wit: Edg.
Joe Key.

THOMAS BLACK of Oglethorpe Co., 4/24/1799:2/3/1801, p. 101 102
Wife: Mary, a decent maintenance, her furniture, etc, if anything in the family should prove
disagreeable, by an addition eto, she is to have a separate maintenance. To my three youngest
sons: John, Thomas T., James all of my plantation,cattle, etc. they are to pay to Lemuel and
William Black and Mary Brewer one year after decease thirty dollars as a small consideration
out of my small estate. My daughter, Agness, all the horse creatures that are now known as hers,
a comfortable maintenance during her single life. Exrs: sons John. and James Black.. Dated 24
April 1799. Wits: William Bailey, Mathew Hobson, James Bailey.

URIAH HARDMAN of Oglethorpe Co., 4/14/1800:2/3/1801, p. 103 104
Wife: Fanny, all my estate during her natural life or widowhood, except one bay horse and
saddle, which I give to my son, Samuel. As for my daughter Nancy Stedman, wife of Eli
Stedman, I have already given her what I ever intended to give her, which is land on Cloud
Creek adj. Able Gours? and Alex Gorden At the death of my wife my estate to be equally
divided between my children: Samuel, Isaiah, Naman, Lethy, Allen, John, William and
Elizabeth. Exr: Wife and son Samuel Wits: James Cadenhead, Jesse Willingham, William
Hardman.

MARTHA HARVIE of Oglethorpe Co., 9/25/1801:2/2/1802, p.105 106
To my grand daughter Martha G. Harvie, daughter of my son William Harvie, my Negro girl
named Millinda. To my grand daughter Janette my Negro girl Matilda. To my son William
Harvie my Negro woman Letty, and whatever children she has hereafter to be distributed among
William's children. When my son William dies, Letty is to live with one of William's children of
her choice, and to receive five dollars a year in token of my regard for her. My Negro Gabril to
be sold if he so chooses, and to receive ten dollars. To my grand daughter Martha G. Bradley
blankets and counterpain. To granddau:Lucy P. Moore blankets, etc. To Massy Powers in
consideration for great regard I have for her, $40. My lands in Jackson Co. to be equally divided

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between my grand son Daniel Harvie and the first son my son may have. To my grand daughters
Mary, Margret and Janette $100 each. To my son William Harvie. my grandsons Nicholas M.
Marks and Daniel G. Moore and friends Thomas Meriwether and John Davenport, in trust, for
the use of my daughter Martha Moore, that part of my estate from the will of my late husband
John Harvie dec'd. which would have descended to my daughter Martha, the reversion of which
I have bought of John Moore, also $100; at Martha's death to go to her children except Martha
G. Jordan and William Moore, who have already been provided for. The rest of my estate to be
left in the handwriting of my son William, to be equally divided between my grand children
Peggey and Betsy Jordan, Frankey Harvie, Betsy and Peggy Moore, Martha Guerry and Polley
Marks, daughter of my grandson John H. Marks. Exor: son William Wits: James Bradley,
Nicholas M. Marks.

EDWARD POWELL of Oglethorpe Co., 7/21/1801:2/1/1802, p. 107 108
The land that I bought of Nathaniel Willis on Long Creek be sold by my Exrs. Loving wife Mary
Powell to enjoy the rest of my es tate during her lifetime. My children [not named] shall receive
an equal share as they come of age or marry. Exors: John Powell, John Hardman, and wife Mary
Powell. Wits: Cuthbert Collier, Benjamin Collier, Thomas Lester.

WILLIAM MATHEWS of Oglethorpe Co., 10/1/1799:2/1/1802, p. 108 109
All my estate to be equally divided between my wife Elizabeth , my five children Anne. George,
Francis, Charles and William. My Exrs. to purchase William Blackburn's tract of land now for

Sale on Broad River, or some other tract which may be convenient for my family to settle near
their connections. The land I own in Camden to be sold. Exrs: My brother George Mathews, Jr.,
William Barnett, Thomas Meriwether and Joel Barnett. Wit: Mary Barnett.

ZACHARIAS COLLEY, 7/6/1801:2/2/1802, p. 110
To my brother Charles Colley two bonds, one on Joel Colley for $450 given 6 July 1801, the
other on Thomas Colley dated 10 July 1801. To my brother Samuel Colley 100 acres of land in
Oglethorpe Co. I bought of my brother Thomas Colley. To my nephew Joel Colley my feather
bed. Exr: nephew Joel Colley. Wits: Thomas Colley, Hubbard Harriss.

THOMAS NORTON of Oglethorpe Co., 6/18/1801:2/3/1802, p. 111 112
Wife, Mary should have peaceable maintenance on the premises I now live on. stock, furniture,
etc. during her life. After her death, three sons James Norton, Jonathan Norton and William
Norton shall equally divide the land and my personal estate. As I had given my son John Norton
all that I intended to give him in his lifetime, I now give his heirs 5 shillings sterling. Exrs: sons
James, Jonathan and William Norton. Wits: Mat. Rainey, Zadock Barnett, John Barnett.,




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AMOS PONDER of Oglethorpe Co., 2/9/1802:7/14/1802, p. 112 114
Wife: Violitt all my estate during her natural life Vidowhood. Wife is to sell Negro, Fanney. At
my wife's death or marriage, the estate to be sold and put in trust for my children until they of
age. My son John Harris Ponder to be given a good country education and then bound out in a
trade of his choice. Exrs: brother James and friend James Luckie and my wife Violitt Wits: Levin
Wailes, John Luckie, Robinson Hendon.

JOEL SIMS of Oglethorpe C., 9/10/1801:7/14/1802, p. 115 116
Wife: Christian Sims my negroes Jefrey, Gill and Rody during natural life, then to be divided
among all my children: Betseyt Sugs, Susanah, Francis, Allen, John Mays, Warran, Polley and
little Billy. To my son John Mays Sims one Negro girl named Nelsy. To my son Warran Sims a
Negro Vilet. To my son little Billy Sims the land I now live containing 200 acres, after my wife's
death, and a Negro girl Chaney. Exrs: Samuel Whitehead, Allen Sims, John Mays Sims, and
wife, Christian. Wits: Mark Sims, T. Tralor.

EPHRAIM HUNTER of Oglethorpe Co., 7.23.1802:9/24/1802, p. 116 117
To James McCommon, son of my wife Peggey Hunter, dec'd., one Negro George and boy
Stephen. To Lucinda McCommon, daughter of my wife one Negro woman named Silvey and her
children Salley and Lucy. The balance of my property to be divided between the above named
James and Lucinda. Exrs: William H. Crawford and Richard Bailey. Wits: D. Creswell, Joseph
Morton.

FRANCIS MERIWETHER of Oglethorpe Co., 8/16/1802:6/29/1803, p. 117 119
To my wife Martha all of my plantation during her life or widowhood, then to be between my
two sons Vallentine H. and Nicholas when they come of age marry. I give to each of my two
sons a Negro boy as near their own age possible. To my daughter Lucy when she marries a
Negro boy, and girl . To my daughters Martha, Nancy and Sally when they marry, Negroes (not
named). Exors should procure a horse out of the Increase of my stock horses for each of my
daughters. Exrs: son Thomas Meriwether, William Barnett, Joel Barnett and John A. Bradley.
Wits: William Harvie. George Matthews, Jr., Richard Floyd, William Glenn.

WILLIAM ASHMORE of Oglethorpe Co., 4/24/1803:6/30/1803, p. 120
Wife: Lucy all my estate during her life.at her death half to be divided between Walter Ashmore
and Patience Ashmore, the other half to be at her disposal. Exr: Wife Lucy and John CARGILE.
Wits: William Germanny, William Johnson, James Hannett.

JONATHAN JENNINGS, 6/6/1802:630/1803, p. 121 122
To my brother: William Jennings $1000. To my brother: Sollomon Jennings, my boy Jack and
$400 cash. My land in Jackson Co. should be sold. The balance of my estate to go to my sister
Keziah Jennings. Exors: Brothers and Sollomon Jennings. Dated 6 June 1802. Wits: Micajah
Clark, Lee Taylor.

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JOHN SORROW of Oglethorpe Co., 11/9/1802:6/30/1803, p. 122 123
Sister: Sarah Canterberry five shillings. To my bros: Henry and Samuel, all my lands, goods and
chattels, and I make them my Exrs. Wits: Robert Ott, John Smith.

ABRAHAM ZUBER of Oglethorpe Co. , 12/3/1795: 5/30/1803, p. 123 125
Wife: Mary Tureday Zuber all my estate during her widowhood; she is to keep the house and the
children, the children to share ly but not to have property before they are 21. To my beloved son
and daughter Manual and Mary Masedelania Zuber six pounds sterling in gold and silver. They
shall also have equal share in my estate with my other children. My estate not to be sold until my
youngest son comes of age. No pershall come in as an heir, except as a lawful heir born of my
seed. Exrs: Friends, William Graves, Obadiah Wynn. Wits: Matthew Varner, George Varner,
Frederick Varner.

DAVID GRIFFIN, 11/22/1800:6/30/1803, p. 125 127
Wife: Mary Griffin during her lifetime, at her death my land should be divided between my son
Edmond Griffin who is to have land Mr. Laughlin and William Brown, where he now
lives, to my daughter, Susanna Leanna shall have the same right to live on my land as Susannah
as long as she remains single. To my son Edmond, one Negro girl Sillar. To my dau., Susanah a
Negro boy, Robin, and a Negro girl Sindy. To my daughter a Negro woman Milley. To my
grandson: Phillip Eastin, one Negro girl To William Lay one Negro boy called Fountain. To my
granddaughter Eastin the first child that Milley bears. To my son John Griffin the feather bed
whereon I now sleep. To my son William Griffin one cow. my daughter Mary one cow. Susanna
and Leann to have all my unwilled ty. No Exrs. mentioned. Wits: Stephen Granade, David
McLaughlin, William Campbell.

JESSE BOLES of Oglethorpe Co., 11/5/1802: 6/30/1803, p. 127 130
Wife: Permelia, during her natural life that tract land whereon I now live, also my Negroes
Mingo, Thene. Demps. Patience, Willis and Lucy; also my cattle, furniture and property of every
kind except my cash now in hand and one hundred and ten gallons of brandy. my son, Benjamin
after the death of his mother my Negro woman Thene. and when he arrives at age 21 he should
be furnished a good horse worth hundred dollars, and a good feather bed weighing forty weight,
a saddle bridle. To my son Henry after his mother's death a Negro boy Demps, at age 21 [the
same as Benjamin. To my son John a Negro boy named at his mother's death, and a horse and
feather bed at age 21. To my daughter, Polly, a Negro girl named Lucy, and a good bed of the
above when she arrives at age 15. To my daughter Permelia at the death of mother my two
Negroes Mingo and Patience, also a feather bed of the above description. I give to my two
daughters Polly and Permelia $400 each. horses and the brandy should be sold immediately and
the money be used school my children. My children should be continued on the plantation they
should be raised, educated and clothed from the profits of the plantation. Exrs: Wife, Friend
John Bailey. Wits: John Persons, Rebekah Duncan, Thomas Duncan.


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ROBERT RUSSELL of Oglethorpe Co., 8/17/1803:2/3/1804, p. 130
My whole estate to be divided between my beloved wife Jane and all my children Russell, Patsy
Russell, William Russell, Polley Russell, Nancy Russell, Robert Russell, and Janey Russell
when they come of age. Exrs: wife trusty friends William Callehan, Jeffry Early and James
Bohannon. Dated 17 1803. Signed: Robert Russell. Wits: Jeffry Early, Nancy Porter, William
Callehan.

JAMES DAVENPORT of Oglethorpe Co., 12/1/1803: 2/3/1804, p. 131 132
Wife: Francis Davenport one Negro girl Amelia. and furniture. To son John Davenport one
Negro boy Carr. To my son James Davenport the tract of land where he now lives. To my son
William Davenport $500 in of, and for money advanced me, and other services some years past.
At wife's death the remainder of my estate to be divided among my chi one sixth each to sons
James, William and Jesse Davenport, and my daughter, Susannah Hewell, Frances Hewell, and
Henritta Johnson. Exr: Wife and John, James, William and Jesse Davenport. Dated 1 Dec 1803.
Signed JAS. Davenport. Wist: William Harvie, John Moore, William Moore.

JOHN McELROY of Oglethorpe Co., 4/2/1803:23/1804, p. 132 134
Having given to all my children that is at this time married left me, one bed and sheets and other
property, I make no further sion for them except Rachal Hancock, my daughter, to whom I give
one and calf. To my son Henry McElroy one bed and sheets when he marries. My son, Edward
McElroy bed and sheets when he marries. To beloved daugh Easter McElroy bed and sheets
when she marries. To Sniggers McElroy a bed sheets and a musquit gun. To daughter
Patsy? McElroy a bed and sheets a brown filly, whose first colt is to go to my son Sniggers
McElroy. To grandson John Hartsfield a white heifer yearling. To my beloved wife
All the rest of my estate during her life or widowhood, then to be divided long the children,
being sure that each have a good feather bed, etc.. Exrs: Brother James McElroy and Wiley
Sims. Wits: Charles Sims, Jr., Thomas W. Scott.

DOZER BRAGG of Oglethorpe Co., 3/17/1803:2/3/1804, p. 134 135
Wife: Mary all my estate for her use and children Joseph, Sarah, and Nelly Bragg. After her
decease, I give to my beloved son Joseph Bragg my land and plantation. The Negro girl Winney
and her increase to be equally divided itween my children Joseph, Sarah and Nelly Bragg. Also
one dollar to be ven to my son Thomas Bragg. Exrs: George Bailey and Thomas
Rhoads. Wist: James Stovall, John Vickers, Stephen Bailey, Richard Rhoads.

THOMAS COLLEY of Oglethorpe Co., 3/23/1804:9/21/1804, p. 135 137
Wife: Polley, all my estate during her life widowhood, to raise, clothe and educate my children,
and as my children Betsy and Thomas reach 21 or marry, one third is to go to them. If my wife
rries, she is to receive one third. If my children die before they come age, my brother Samuel
Colley to receive their share. Exr: my trusty and much respected friend Isham Smith. Wits: Mat.
Rainey, Cuthbert Collier, Thomas Collier..

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JOHN HARDEMAN of Oglethorpe Co., 2/1/1804:9/21/1804, p. 137 139
Being sick and expecting my approaching end is near. To wife: Nancy, all my estate during her
life or widowhood. If my wife marries again a is to have my Negro girl Jenney, one grey filley
got by old Hingham, so a child's part out of the balance of my estate. Negro woman Rose and her
youngest child to be sold if necessary. To my daughter Betsey when she mes of age or marries,
my Negro girl Sarah. To my son Thomas when he nes of age or marries my Negro boy Peter. To
my son John my Negro girl Polley when he comes of age or marries. To my son Robert Vines
Hardeman when he becomes of age or marries my Negro girl Manza. To my son Ben Franklin at
lawful age or marriage my Negro girl Clary. Whereas I expect my wife is th child, if it is so, the
child to be made equal with the others. Exr: Cuthbert Collier. Wits: Mat. Rainey, Salley Collier,
Doritha Raffity.

THOMAS JOHNSON of Oglethorpe Co., 9/5/1803:2/13/1805, p. 140 143
Wife: Penelope during her life or widowhood the use the tract of land where I now live, also my
land on the Grove Creek containing 203 acres, adj. Lewis Pope and Edmond Jordan, and at the
death or riage of my wife, the land to go to my son James Johnson. I also lend wife my Negroes
Sam, Sal, George, York, Milley, Hager, Rose and Jerey. At at death or marriage of my wife, Sam
and Sail his wife, having served my ithfully, shall choose which of my children they want to live
with. Have already given my daughter Sarah Stamps one Negro man Gilbert, I make no rther
provision for her.Also daughter Ferriby Tribble who has already :eived one Negro man named
Squire. I have already given my daughter Edy Bondrant one Negro boy Will, and I also give her
at my wife's death $200 :th of property. I have already given my daughter Mary Johnson one
Negro named Sam, and I also give her $200 worth of property. I have already giren my son
Henry Johnson 300 acres of land on Clouds Creek, and I also re him a Negro man named
George. To my daughter Penelope Johnson one negro woman named Milly, and a feather bed.
To my daughter Nancy McElroy a negro man named York. To my daughter Cynthy Pratt? one
Negro woman led Hagar. To my daughter Elizabeth Johnson one Negro girl Rose and boy Jery. I
have already given my son James Johnson one Negro man named Peter, I also give to son James
for the use of my daughter Dicey Scroggan $200 worth of property. Exrs: sons Henry and James
Johnson. Wits: William Ogilvie, John Ogilvie, William Stokes.

JOSEPH WISE of Oglethorpe Co., 10/11/1805:2/13/1805, p. 144 145
To my son, Patton Wise 230 acres of land where he now lives, already ded to him. To my son
Jacob Wise 140 acres already deeded to him. To son John Wise 202 acres already deeded him.
To my son Joel Wise 240 acres already deeded him. To sons Joel and Jacob 176 acres which I
deeded to son Barney Wise, which he sold the said Joel and Jacob Wise, and requested and
one third of the remainder of my estate which is not disposed of. To my daughter Patsy Stokes
the property she and Mr. Stokes has already received, SE and at the death of my wife, one third
of my estate not already disposed of. To my daughter Betsey Lumpkin the property she and Mr.
Lumpkin has already received, and one third at my wife's death. Exors: wife Sarah, Wilson
Lumpkin, Young Stokes. Wits: Walter Johnson, Joseph Baugham.

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SMITH JOHNSON of Oglethorpe Co., 12/31/1803:1/7/1806, p. 156 157
Son: John Johnson one Negro man named Jim and woman Jecy[?]. To my son, Minor W. S.
Johnson a Negro man Harry, woman Sarah, boy Jesse, woman, Rose and child Press, girl Silvey
and all my other property real and personal not bequeathed. To my granddaughter Elizabeth W.
Traylor a Negro girl China. To my granddaughter Salley W. Powell a Negro woman Dinah. To
my grandson Smith Johnson a Negro boy Tom. To my granddaughter Margret Johnson a Negro
child called Judy. Exor: son Minor W.S. Johnson. Wits: Bird Parks, Charles Hay, Job Hay,
Henry
Lumpkin, Matthew Rainey, Samuel Sheet.

Pages 158 161. JACOB McGEHEE of Oglethorpe Co., 9/26/1805:1/7/1806, p. 158 161
Son: Edward McGehee $12. To my daughter Elizabeth Anderson. Dau: Salley Humphries $12.
To my son John McGehee one Negro girl Dicy, a horse and saddle valued at $100. To my son
Thomas McGehee a Negro girl Peggy, a horse and saddle valued at $100. To my son: James O.
McGehee a Negro girl Dolley, a horse and saddle etc. To my son Samuel McGehee a Negro girl
Jenny, horse and saddle, etc. To my son Isaac NcGegee a Negro girl to be purchased by my Exrs,
to be the same age as Isaac. A horse, saddle, etc. To my son Jacob McGehee a Negro girl to be
purchased, etc. To my daughter Nancy McGehee a Negro girl to be purchased, etc. To my son
George L. McGehee a Negro girl named Hannah, a horse, saddle, etc. Wife: Mary Ann three
Negro women Dilcy, Dafney and Delphey, and two fellows to be purchased by my Exrs; also
my furniture, stock and the present crop of corn. My Negro woman Judy to be sold for money to
purchase the fellows for my wife. My Exrs. to sell the land where I now live, and purchase a
tract where my beloved wife Mary Ann may think best. Mentions when three children Isaac,
Jacob and Nancy arrive at age 21. Exrs: son, Edward McGehee, son in law William C.
Humphries and friend Josiah Jordan. Wits: John Jordan, Thomas Hill, James W. Watkins..

THOMAS CULLUM, 10/3/1805, 1/27/1806, p. 161 162
Wife: Charity and my three children Betsy and William Hux Collum, and Thomas Collum,
all my estate including land of 1874 acres, to be equally divided as they come of age or marry.
Exrs: friends John Stewart and William Stewart. Wits: Reubin Glaze, Arthur Frazer, Benjamin
Hodnett.

WILLIAM SORROW of Oglethorpe Co., 8/28/1795:127/1806, p. 162 163
Son: son Henry Sorrow five shillings sterling. To my son Samuel Sorrow five shillings sterling.
To my dearly daughter Sarah Canterberry five shillings sterling. To my dearly son John Webb
Sorrow all my goods and chattels, provided he supports my wife Sarah during her life. Exr: son
John Webb Sorrow.Wits: Joseph Martin, Anna Martin.





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JOSEPH LUMPKIN of Oglethorpe Co, 3/25/1805:1/27/1806, p. 163 164
Wife: Ann, all my estate during her lifetime. Son: John, a feather bed and furniture. To my
daughter Ann 25 shillings sterling. To my grand daughter Polley, $200 when she marries or
arrives at age 18, but if she should die before that, part to be divided between Joseph and
William Lumpkin. To my son William the tract of land where I now live containing 174 acres.
To my son Joseph $200 after my wife's death, and the remainder after her death to be divided
between sons Joseph and William. Exrs: wife, sons Joseph and William. Wits: John Dunn,
Humphry Hendrick, James D. Cole.

MARY GRESHAM, 11/16/1803:9/3/1806, p. 165
Dau: Agnis Herring one Negro girl named Winny. To my son Littleberry Gresham,a bed and
furniture. To my son Benonia Gresham a bed and furniture. To my son Harris Gresham's
daughter Mildred Gresham one Negro boy Bob, and said Harris is to keep the Negro boy until
Mildred comes of age or My Negro woman named Bet should have her freedom after my death.
Exert Harris Gresham. Wits: Gidion Brown, Ezra Glenn, Sarah Brown.

FRANCIS MISON of Oglethorpe Co., 8/30/1806:9/26/1806, p. 166 170
For the benefit and building an academy upon part of the land I purchased William Strother,
$8,000; and as it is difficult to obtain good teachers for want of salarys, I give for the use of the
teachers all my pos in and around the town of Lexington except the corner lot where my house
stands, viz. lots # 7, 8, 17, 18, and 20, also one tract adj. the deeded me by William Strother, and
one by George Phillips, never to be but to remain as a yearly income forever, or as the
commissioners see To Thomas Hay, son of James Hay, dec'd., a tract of land on Indian granted
to John Kellough. one Negro man named Bob, a woman named and her two children Phil and
Fan. The above named property shall be to Thomas Stone and Milley his wife for the support of
their family and the orphans of the said James Hay, until said Thomas comes of age. If Thomas
should die before he is 21, the above property to be equally divided between his three sisters
Mary or Polley, Melissa and Betey. To my friend Robert Allison $1,000. To Thomas Stone all
my horses, cows, watch, To Solomon Hopkins and Paschal Murphey my corner lot #6 where my
store stands.My stock in trade in Jackson Co. to remain under the care of David Witt. My two
carriage horses and carriage to William H. My case and bottles to Dr. George Phillips. My Negro
men Randolph, Armsted, be permitted to choose their masters. if the persons they will pay $600
for them. The balance of my estate which I expect will something considerable, as I owe no
debts, I give to my Executors: William H. Crawford and Robert Allison. Wits: Willis Pope, John
Walton, Robert Freeman, J. P.

ALEXANDER HAWKINS SENR. of Oglethorpe Co., 8/18/1804:1/16/1807, p. 170 172
Son: Nicholas Hawkins one Negro man Will, exclusive of whatever I have already given him,
which is his legacy in full. To my loved son John Hawkins a Negro man David, man Sam, girl
Nell, all my smith and cooper's tools, exclusive of what I have already given him, To my son,


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Alexander Hawkins, four Negroes, a man Phill, boy Joe, girl Penelope, boy Guy, exclusive of
what I have given him, etc. To lay daughter Mary Legett one Negro girl Beck during her
lifetime, at her death to be equally divided (her increase, if any) between my grandsons James,
John and William Broughton. To my daughter Beth Waddle two dollars in addition to what I
have already given her. my daughter Anna Freeman two dollars, in full of her legacy. my
daughter Susanah Freeman, two dollars in full of her legacy, my daughter Sarah Hardin two
dollars in full of her legacy. Dau: Lucy Partrick, two dollars, etc. Exrs: two sons, Nicholas and
John Hawkins. Wits: Jack Lumpkin, George Lumpkin.

SAMUEL SORROW of Oglethorpe Co., 1/18/1806:1/16/1807, p. 172 173
Wife: Mary during her life or with all my lands, goods and chattels, and if she marries, a child's
part, after her death of widowhood an equal division to be made among my Exors: wife and
oldest son Joshua. Wits: Robert Thompson, Mary Thompson, Mary Carethers.

JOSEPH MOORE SENR, 1/20/1807:4/9/1807, p. 174
To my wife the I now live on, stock, cattle, etc., my four Negroes Sam, Line?, and Harry,
during her life or widowhood, then to be equally divided between William, Elizabeth, PEGGY,
Mary, Joseph and ALLANDER. To my son Joseph Moore a feather bed. and rifle gun. Exrs:
Wife, ALLANDER, my sons William Moore JUNR. and Joseph Moore JUNR. Wits: Henry B.
Cabaniss, Henry English, George Cabaniss.

THOMAS LESTER of Oglethorpe Co., 10/31/1806:7/9/1807, p. 175 176
Son: John Lester, negro man Sippco, one negro boy Ambros, man Joe and boy Also my tract of
land where Lewis J. Dupree now lives containing 230 acres, also 40 acres adjoining the above
tract in the fork of Clouds Creek. To my son, George, a negro man Lewis, woman Sail, boy
Minor, man Peter, boy girl Sucky, a good horse and saddle, etc., also my tract of 300 acres I
now live adjoining Joseph Beadles, George Fa , and William Barnett. The remainder of my
estate to be equally divided between my two sons John and George, as I have already provided
for my two daughters. Exrs: sons, John and George Lester. Wits: M. Stokes, Richard Hargrove,
Walter Johnson..


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