Friday, April 10, 2015

Contribution to the Slave Name Roll Project

Christine Johnson-Williams recently sent me several electronic mail messages, which included images of wills related to her ancestors. Christine doesn't blog but wanted to contribute to the Slave Name Roll project. She very graciously included a transcription of the images, which helped tremendously. This is just one way people may contribute. Thank you, Christine!

If you would like to volunteer, please message me on Facebook. I have been getting more contributions from people who do not blog. Sometimes, like Christine, they send a transcription, which makes creating a blog post quite easy. Other times, they just send the images, which then need to be transcribed into a blog post.

GEORGIA -- Wilkes County

Col. William Johnson (born in Virginia, but lived most of his life in Georgia) left slaves to his daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, who married Drury Cunningham: LUCY, CATE, EDMOND and DENNIS. I believe Col. Johnson died about 1826.

He left slaves to his daughter, Mary Johnson, who married Henry Spratlin: DICK, FANNY, and her two children, NICK(?) and MARIAH.

He left to his daughter, Susan M. Johnson, who married James Dabney Willis: CELIA, EMELLA, GRANDSON, and GEORGE.

He left to his son, William Johnson, Jr., who died in 1823: BIG GEORGE, LUCKY, AMERICA, JOHN, and HAULKEN(?). William, Jr., left these slaves to his mother, Nancy Hill Johnson, after his death.

He left to his son, John Pope Johnson, BIG THOMAS, CATY, LUCY, EVELINE, and POLLARD.

He left to his daughter, Nancy H. Johnson, who married Lodowich Meriweather Hill: MARIAH, NELSON, ELIZA, and HENRY.

He left to his daughter, Sarah Johnson: LITTLE PHOEBY, PETER, MARIETTA, and MIKE. These slaves were to be kept by his son-in-law Henry Spratlin.

To his minor children, Stephen W. Johnson, Martha Johnson, and Catherine Johnson, he made his son-in-law, Henry Spratlin, their guardian and the following slaves to be hired and the monies earned to be divided equally for his children's education. Catherine Johnson later married Burrell Pope Hill and William D. Martin. Martha Johnson later married George Washington Chatfield. The slaves were:  LITTLE THOMAS
SOLOMAN WILLIAM PHILLIPS
AARON
MOLLY
CHARLES WILLIAM JOHNSON
RANDAL HENRY SPRATLIN
LARRA
MILES JONATHAN PHILLIPS
NERO R. B. SMILEY
NED WYLIE MAXWELL
THOMAS JOHN P. JOHNSON
BURWELL JEPU SPRATLIN
JAMES "JIM" 
JUDY
WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN (Milly's child)
LARRY JONATHAN DAVIS
JUDAH WILLIAM JOHNSON

He left to his friend, William Norman, who had married his illegitimate daughter, Betsy Johnson: ANNACA, MOLLY, and PETER and MATILDA.

And, finally, Col. William Johnson left to his wife, Nancy Hill Johnson:
FIBBY JOHNSON
FIBBY HILL
LITTLE FIBBY
CHARITY
VENESS(?)
MARIETTA
HESTER
AARON
JOSEPH
SAM
MIKE
JEFFREY
BILLY
DANIEL
PETER
NAT and CLARY

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