John Williams (1796-1864) lived in Washington County, Georgia. Cynthia Williams, his wife, and the rest of the people listed in the will are his children. It is an exact transcription.
"The following is a list of the Division of negroes property of the Estate of John Williams deceased this Feby 12th 1864.
Cheryl Sellers drew PAUL valued at 4500.00
Elizabeth Rogers drew SAM valued at 4300.00
Cyntha Williams drew BELL valued at 4300.00
Cyntha Smith drew ABRAM valued at 4300.00
Martha Williams drew LITTLE MIKE valued at 2500.00
Amanda Williams drew FORTUNE valued at 2500.00
Mrs. Mary Hitchcock drew OLD LEWY valued at 1500.00 and LITTLE LEWIS valued at 1200.00
Thomas Williams drew ROSE valued at 1600.00 and LIZZY valued at 1700 and 100.00 [this entry is unclear]
Grace Miller drew CHARLOTTE & child valued at 1500.00
John Williams drew SEANY ANN valued at 1450.00 and OLD MIKE valued at 200.00 and 1400.00 [this entry is unclear]
The foregoing is a statement and Division of the negroes of the Estate of John Williams deceased under oath."
This is another contribution from Kristi; it is an excerpt from the will of my six times great grandfather, Samuel Patton (1755-1822) in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
Samuel Patton dated 15 February 1817, recorded 10 May 1822.
"I lend to my beloved wife Mary Patton until my youngest child comes of age, should she continue a widow, the land and plantation whereon I now live, with all my negroes ... And when my youngest child comes of age, I lend to my wife during her natural life, one negro of her own having one bed and furniture ... I give to my son, Samuel one negro boy named BOB in lieu of all and every part of my estate.
And an except of a will that was on the same page as the will above. This is the will of Martha Whitsell, also in Oglethorpe County, Georgia:
Martha Whitsell, dated 16 January 1822, recorded 10 May 1822.
Having given to my brother James Whitsell two negroez (viz) IRIS and CYNTHIA, one horse, named Ball, and two cows, one sow and five pigs...
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