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Re: court records lookup
Posted by: Susan Holman (ID *****5612) Date: December 26, 2007 at 09:55:46
In Reply to: Re: court records lookup by Nela Eberhardy of 798


I did find in our Dallas library two different abstracts of William Williamson's will.

Feb. 5, 1810, p12. will of William Williamson, wife Elizabeth. Children, Polly, Reuben, Sarah, Silas, William, John. Executors, wife Elizabeth, Garland Hardwick, ___ Smith. Witnesss, James Lyon, Jacob Tarkanett, Barbara Tarkanett. [Early Records of Putnam County Georgia 1807-1860, by Edward F. Hull, from Putnam County, Georgia Will book A - 1808-1822]

Feb. 3, 1810, A copy of the L.W. & T. of William Williamson, dec'd Putnam Co. "I William Williamson of Baldwin Co., sick and weak..." ... to bel. wife Elizabeth Williamson my whole estate both real and personal during widowhood, to raise, educate the children that is, Polly, Reuben, Silas, William, John. Exors to give children their part when they come of age -if wife marries, to get 1/3 of estate and rest be equally div. bet. children. Wife Elizabeth, Exor., and Hardwick, Esq. and ___ Smith. Dated Aug. 2, 1806. Signed William Williamson. Wit: James Lyon, Jacob Torkanett, Barbara (X) Torkanett. Baldwin County: Foregoing true copy of L.W. & T. and App. by Ct. of Ord. 3, Feb. 1810, Fred. Freeman C.C.O. [Some Georgia County Records Vol. 2 by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr, from Putnam County Georgia Wil Book A 1808-1822 pg. 12-13]

Note in the second abstract that Sarah's name is omitted. The family evidently lived in Baldwin county at the time that William wrote his will in 1806. Baldwin was created in 1803 from Creek Indian lands.

I would so like to find court records concerning the minor children and their mother. I've not been able to find anything as yet.

Daughter Sarah was my ancestor so I was so glad to run across both abstracts. I've traced the children of William and several moved to Troup and nearby Harris & Crawford counties.


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