The following items have been extracted from The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, GA
NOTE: "End of Page" notations refer to the page numbers of the original (1933) Mrs. Davidson book. Page numbers beside a person's name refer to the page from the primary source, such as a will or deed book.


COLEMAN, DANIEL, dec'd. Petition of Harris Coleman and Howell Harris, Excrs. to collect a note from Wm. Strother and Richard Aycock (the latter seems to be security), made Jan. 4, 1786, which Susannah Coleman and Sanders Walker who were then Excrs. have failed to collect, due Jan. 4, 1787. No date. Seaborn Jones, Petitioners Atty. List of receipts of Harris Coleman, Excr. Daniel Coleman, dec'd. returned Dec. 5, 1793 show receipts for tax for 1787-88-89-90. Proven accounts of James Bishop, Job Callaway, John Henley, Thos. Willborn, Sanders Walker, Thos. Brantley, James McCammon, John Glass, Philip Brantley, Dudley Hargrove, John Harris, Geo. Walton, Jesse Basdel, John Querns, Caty Coleman.

REYNOLDS, RICHARD, dec'd. Thos. Reynolds, Admr., administrated by Sarah Ann Reynolds sole Excx. dec'd. Amt. of sales, Thomas, Joseph and Benj. Reynolds each bought a slave, etc. Spencer, John and Betsy bought feather beds, dishes, etc. John Fennell, Thos. Terry, and Abner James, other purchasers. Apr. 3, 1793. Recorded in Book E. E. page 55 Sept. 17, 1793 by David Terrell, R. P.

NEWBY, JESSE, dec'd. Returns of Abner Tatom, Admr. Shows cash from John Lowry, Admr. of Bishop Hicks, dec'd. and from Robt. H. Taylor and paid Thos. Walton a Judgement. Nov. 22, 1801.

WHATLEY, CURBY, dec'd. Appraisement Nov. 13, 1793. signed by Wm. Veazy. Mare, cattle, sheep, beds and furniture delf ware, one slay, musket, etc. and notes on Wm. Fin for tobacco due Dec. 1793 and Dec. 1794. Recorded in Book E. E. page 76 Jan. 11, 1794.

McCOY, DANIEL, dec'd. David McCoy, Admr. Returns 1802-1805. Paid David and Sarah Hillhouse, Garland Wingfield, John Dyson, David Terrell, Nathaniel Willis, Wm. Thompson, John Gibson, Wm. B. Allison,

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John Tarver, James Patterson, Daniel McCoy. Acct. of Wm. B. Allison against Mrs. Margaret McCoy, dec'd. for merchandise sworn to Aug. 9, 1803. Garland Wingfield's receipt for tax of Margaret McCoy for 1802 paid by David McCoy. David Terrell's receipt 1804 for temp. letters de bonis non to David McCoy on est. of Daniel McCoy dec'd.
Bill of John Gibson to Mrs. Margaret McCoy for groceries Nov. 30, 1802 paid by David Nov. 29, 1804. John Tarver bill for wheat, etc. Aug. 25, 1802 against Mrs. Margaret McCoy paid Apr. 2, 1804 by David. Widow McCoy, dec'd. to Elijah Pugh 1803 paid Apr. 1804.
Daniel McCoy's receipt for pay on hogs for Margaret McCoy, dec'd. Sept. 1803. Bill of Wm. Thompson for visits and drugs against Mrs. McCoy, paregoric, anodyn, etc. James Patterson's account for black smith work.

McCLENDON, ISAAC, dec'd. To Wm. H. Crawford, Judge of Superior Courts in the Northern Circuit in Chancery presiding. Petition of William McClendon, Simpson McClendon, Burwell Aycock and Penelope Aycock his wife, formerly Penelope McClendon, dau. of Isaac McClendon, late of Wilkes Co., dec'd. William Rich, excr. of Zimri Tait, dec'd. who in his lifetime intermarried with Clarissa McLendon another dau. of said Isaac McLendon, dec'd. That said Isaac McLendon died some time in the year 181..... That Zimri Tait and wife Clarissa died some time previous, that Lewis McLendon another son of said Isaac, dec'd. died before his father, leaving children, that Francis McLendon another son of said Isaac, dec'd. obtained letters of administration on estate of said Lewis, dec'd. and that James Walker of Wilkes Co. intermarried with Dorothy McLendon another daughter of said intestate. That said James Walker soon after the death of said Isaac obtained letters of administration and took into his possession eleven slaves valued at $4000.00, land valued at $1000.00 and other property of the value of $1000.00. That the land was rented by said admr. up to the present time, the slaves and other personal property sold and that said admr. has made no returns. Isaac, dec'd. advanced property to Lewis McClendon in his lifetime, also to James Walker, Francis McLendon, Simpson McLendon, William McLendon and Zimri Tate, which advancements far exceed the advances to your orators, and that in equity the said James Walker, the children of Lewis McClendon, dec'd. and Francis McClendon are not entitled to further participation and your orators ??ray that James Walker, admr. of Isaac McLendon, dec'd. and Francis McLendon, admr. of Lewis McLendon, dec'd. be ordered to court. John Dyson, Clerk orders them to appear. Signed Jan. 13, 1830.


Page 127--ASHMORE, CLARY. Nov. 8, 1794. To dau. Margaret Terry five shillings and what she has had already. To son Wm. Ashmore 150

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acres of land, he to pay all debts. To son Walton Ashmore five shillings. To daus. Alender and Mary Ashmore, mare, feather beds, cattle, household goods, etc. To dau. Patience Ashmore feather bed, etc. Probated Dec. 17, 1794. Richard Madden, William Ashmore. Test.

Page 162--ACREE, WILLIAM. To dau. Elizabeth all land upon which he lives. To son William land in the fork of Little river where Job Bird lives. To dau. Jenea Acree, the land above the spring, etc. To son Shearrin Acree cow and calf. To son John Acree two pair door hinges. To dau. Susannah Woodall saddle. To dau. Sarah Smith one steer. To dau. Frances Meadows one calf. To dau. Nancy Dismack one sheep. To dau. Priscilla Acree residue of estate. Son John Acree and friend Edward Gresham, Excrs. Signed Feb. 21, 1796. Probated Apr. 7, 1796. Gravner Stewart, Solomon Ray, Edward Gresham, Test.

Page 168--ARNOLD, MOSES. To wife Molly land, plantation and house where I live, at her death to son Stephen. To daus. Elizabeth and Sally, bed, etc. Mentions 1000 wt. of tobacco in the hands of Robt. Jennings. William and Stephen Arnold, Excrs. Signed June 21, 1796. Probated Oct. 25, 1796. John Arnold, Susannah Arnold. Test.

Page 251--APPLING, THOMAS. Estate to be divided among my children Joel, Thomas and David Appling. "Heirs" Elizabeth Laurance, Martha Douglas, Mildred Green, Susanna Harris. Son Joel and James Muckleroy, Excrs. Signed Mar. 19, 1800. Probated July 21, 1810. James Spratling, Joel Appling, Thos. Appling, Test.

Page 10--BENTLEY, WILLIAM. After the death of wife Jane property to be divided among my dear children, John, Lewis, Susannah, James and Catharine. Wife Jane and trusty friends Benjamin Ballard and Peter Smith, Excr. Signed Feb. 26, 1791. Probated May 2, 1792. Peter Smith, John Chandler, Wm. Hammock, Sr., Sarah Thornton, Test.

Page 153--BLALOCK, JOHN, Sr. To wife Mary the home place of 170 acres on Soap creek and all other property for life, the minor children to receive their proportion at majority or marriage to correspond to those already married. To son Caide Blalock, 20 shillings, and then to Catey Wallow, David Blalock, John Blalock, Jr., Elizabeth Gibson Blalock, Mary Blalock, Patsy Lucey, "the nine survivors" to share equally. David and John Blalock, Jr., and John Wallow, Excrs. Signed Feb. 3, 1795. Probated Dec. 14, 1795. Samuel Crawley, Abel Tatom, Milley Tatom, Elizabeth Wells, Test.

Page 10--BURNEY, SIMON. To grandson John Burney, all estate real and personal, including three slaves, Ephriam, Ben and Dave. John to be sole Excr. Signed May 29, 1789. Probated Mar. 6, 1792. Samuel Davis, John Black, William Beazley, Test.

Page 159--BALEY, HANNAH. To Pegge Brag my cotton wheel. To Molley wife of Greene Baley by cloke. To Thomas son of Greene Baley bed

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and furniture. To Molly wife of Stephen Baley a cow now at Greene Baley's. Residue to be sold and after debts are paid to be sent to my mother, Mary Oar, if living, if not to be divided among my sisters, Rosey, Anney, Betsy, Sally and Alesey. Signed Jan. 2, 1796. Probated Jan. 6, 1796. John Wingfield, Elizabeth Ridley, Test.

Page 171--BAILEY, JAMES. To wife Littisha plantation where I live of 250 acres and all personal estate for life, to be inherited by my son John Guienn Bailey. To son James 200 acres according to a grant. At the death of my wife all personal estate to be sold and equally divided among all my children, to-wit, Azariah James Bailey, Joseph Bailey, John Guienn Bailey, Mary Bostick, Letissha Street and Ann Jones. Azariah and John Guienn Bailey, Excrs. Signed Jan. 31, 1795. Probated Aug. 1, 1797. Richard Heard, Jesse Bailey, William Heard, Test.

Page 173--BLACK, EDWARD. To my five grandchildren, viz, Rebeckah, Lydia, Edward, Jean, and Anna Black all estate real and personal. Edward Butler of this Co., Excr. Signed Feb. 5, 1794. Probated Feb. 14, 1797. Pleasant Wilkerson, Garland Wingfield, Betsy Butler, Test.

Page 201--BILLINGSLEA, FRANCIS. To sons Samuel, William, Walter, Francis and Cyrus and dau. Sarah Norris, money already received. To son James money already received, a slave Rachel and bed and furniture. To son John money already received and bed etc. when of age. To dau. Polly Billingslea slaves Harry and Aggy, bed, silver, etc. To son Clement Billingslea slaves Esther and Pug, bed etc. To son Howell slaves Lawson and Milley, the plantation where I now live and 330 acres laid off from Watts Billingslea's line, adjoining Strozier, money, silver, etc. when he is 18 years old. To grandau. Asenath Norris three large silver spoons. Mill and land to be sold to make the children equal. Samuel and James Billingslea, Excrs. Signed Dec. 2, 1798. Probated Jan. 1, 1799. Actor Nash, Cyrus Billingslea, Test.

Page 209--BOLTON, JOHN. To wife Kitty all real and personal estate except $100.00 to be paid to daus. Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary Bolton when of age. To sons Thomas, John and Chas. all lands to be divided equally, eldest son Thomas to have first choice. Obadiah Wynne, Geo. Hamilton, and sons Thomas, John and Chas. Bolton, Excrs. Signed Jan. 25, 1799. Probated July 9, 1799. John Owens, John Ready, John Tod, Test.

Page 247--BALLARD HUMPHREY. To son Nathan bed and furniture. To son Phillip money, part of a note against Nathan. To son B (torn) money due from Nathan, all these items to be given after the death of the testator and his wife (not named) Signed Sept. 19, 1800. Probated July (torn) 1801. Josiah Gordin, John Dyson, Test.

Page 21--COX, BARTLEY. To son Pleasant slaves Cit and Jim, and 100 due from Richard Brown of Va., bonds for which are now in the hands

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of my friend James Boling. To daus. Ann Clark Cox and Mary Coleman Cox slaves Edmond and Crease, my stage waggon and horses. To wife Susannah all residue of real and personal estate for life or widowhood, to be divided at her death between her seven children. Should she remain single till son Henry is 21 a division may then be made. Son Pleasant and daus. Ann Clark Cox and Mary Coleman Cox to remove to Va. if they choose, dau. Ann to have the care of son Pleasant till majority. His part of his fathers estate after the death of his mother (neither named) to wife Susanna on the same terms. Wife and trusty friend David Ellington, Excrs. Signed July 3, 1792. Probated Nov. 1, 1792. Henry Carlton, Daniel Grant, Gabl. Carlton, Test.

Page 52--COX, MARY COLEMAN of Wilkes Co. Ga. To dau. Ann Clark Cox whole estate. If she dies in minority to go to my brother Pleasant Cox. Friend Henry Carlton, Excr. Signed Aug. 4, 1793, Probated Sept. 6, 1793. Gabl. Carlton, William Puryear, Sally Hester Gibson, Test.

Page 109--CHEAVIS, ELIZABETH. To dau. Sarah Cheavis a bay mare, Poll. To dau. Mary Cheavis a black mare, Bonny. To dau. Elizabeth Cheavis, a bay horse, Toby. All other property to be equally divided between daus, above. To my three daus. 230 acres of land on Oconee river the right to be made by Mr. Jesse Heard, Friend John O'Neil, sole Excr. Signed June 4, 1792. Probated Apr. 9, 1794. John Barclay, Starling Jenkins, Test.

Page 126--COX, MARY. To three grandaughters, Jane, Susannah, and Elizabeth Cox, daus. of dec'd. son Bartley all estate real and personal. Signed Oct. 4, 1793. Probated Dec. 5, 1794. Gab. Carleton, William Puryear, James Burnes, Test.

Page 144--CORNEALISON, CONROD. To sons John and Conrod, 450 acres on Broad river, Franklin Co. "it being the second piece of land I purchased from William McCree." To daus. Anney Morgain and Hannah Todd 300 acres in Franklin Co., purchased of Alex McCree. To son Andrew 300 acres in Wilkes Co., "it being the first land I purchased of William McCree." To son William 200 acres where I now live after the death of my present wife Anney. 12 to grandchildren heirs of son Garrett, dec'd. Wife Anney and son Conrod, Excrs. Signed Oct. 17, 1789. Probated Mar. 30, 1795. James McClean, Thomas Lackey, William Ader, Test.

Page 165--CARLETON, ROBERT. To dau. Patsy slaves Phil and Rhoda, bed, etc. To son Robert part of land whereon I live adjoining Col. Talliaferro, slave Lue and Aggy, etc. To son Jacob residue of the tract whereon I now live, slaves Will and Jane, etc. "immediately after my death whether of age or not." Residue to be divided among the whole of my children to-wit: my daus. Lucy, Rebeckah, Catharine and Patsy and my sons Robert and Jacob. Son-in-law James Matthews and son Jacob, Excrs. Signed Mar. 11, 1796. Probated Sept. 6, 1796. Wm. Harper,

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Wm. Williams, Elijah Norman, J. Wootten, Test. Note. Inventory mentions notes due in Va. Currency.

Page 185--CLEMONT, STEPHEN. To wife Sarah all estate in fee simple for life. At her death land, etc., to nephew Aaron Clemont. To John, son of friend Joshuway Abston slave Nutty. Wife Sarah, nephew Aaron Clemont and trusty friends Jesse Heard and James Anthony, Excrs. Signed Oct. 31, 1796. Probated Feb. 5, 1798. Jesse Heard, Test.

Page 24--DAVIS, BENJAMIN. To wife (not named) certain property, one-third of household goods, the rest to be divided between dau. Luse and child in esse, if a girl. If a boy to have the land I now live on. To son William 400 acres in Franklin Co. on Trail creek. Wife and Bird Booker Tindill, Excrs. Signed Aug. 5, 1792. Probated Nov. 9, 1792. J. Davis, Wm. Tindell, Test.

Page 71--DARRACOTT, THOMAS. To dau. Cicelia Terrell, slaves Chas. and Polly. If son-in-law Richmond Terrell survives Cecelia, he to have them unless he marries, in that case to go to their children. To son John slaves Matt and Davy. To dau. Mary Wingfield slaves, Moses and Milly. To dau. Peggy Borum slaves Joe and Anna. To son William 200 acres on Kettle creek formerly belonging to Daniel Terondet, Esqr., and slaves Leah and Matt. To dau. Elizabeth Darracott slaves Aggy and Lydia, provided she marries with the consent of her mother. To son James slaves Bob and Chloe. To son Francis slaves Billy and Judah. Slaves given to dau. Elizabeth and sons James and Francis not to be given to them till they come of age. To wife Elizabeth land where I now live and all slaves not otherwise disposed of, for life or widowhood. To son William 350 acres of land bought from Emanuel Wambosee. Wife Elizabeth, sons John and William, John Wingfield, Jr., Richmond Terrell and Benj. Bowrum, Excrs. Signed Sept. 4. 1792. Probated Dec. 19, 1793. Daniel Grant, G. Hay, James Willis, Test.

Page 97--DOOLY, THOMAS. To Peyton Wyatt, Esqr. my sorrel horse. Residue to be divided between my brother John Mitchell Dooly and sister Susannah Dooly. I desire that John or Jack Dooly should not have any part of my estate. William Bibb, Peyton Wyatt and Newell Walton, Excrs. Signed Oct. 28, 1793. Probated Dec. 31, 1793. Sally S. Bibb, Nancy Taylor, Test.

Page 17--ELSBERRY, BENJAMIN. To beloved wife (not named). "my land near Beaverdam creek where I have settled and lived," stock etc., at her death to be divided between all my daus. (not named). Wife and Benjamin Elsberry, Jr. Excrs. Signed Aug. 21, 1789. Probated Aug. 29, 1792. John Moore, Richd. Harvie, Test.

Page 86--EARLEY, JACOB. To wife Elizabeth for life, five slaves, Peter, Agg, Jude, George and Aaron, tract of land where we live, her ehold goods, etc. To dau. Ann Harris, slaves Glasgow and Sall. To dau. Sarah

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Early slaves Annacy and Chas. To dau. Elizabeth Early slaves Dick, Jinny, Doll, Pat, Selah and Jim. To dau. Mary slaves Will, Nanny, Pheby, Moses, Randal and old Sarah. To dau. Ailcy slaves Cupit, Philip, Melinda, Peter, Hanna and Aron. Wife Elizabeth, Excx. Buckner Harris, Excr. Signed Jan. 16, 1793. Probated Feb. 7, 1794. William Terrell, Peter Terrell, Test.

Page 214--EDMUNDS, FRANCIS. To wife Rachel the land whereon I now live and half the land bought of Benj. Palmer, all personal estate for life or widowhood. To son Richard 167 1/2 acres on Newford creek. To son William the other half of the land whereon I live, and 40 acres bought of Jonas Moore. To son John at wife's death the land loaned to her. All slaves to be divided between all children, to-wit, Catherine, Richard, Mary, John, William, Dolly, and Eloi Edmunds, and Ann Dixon, Sally McClendon, and Elizabeth Bailey. Wife Rachel and son William, Excrs. Signed Feb. 16, 1795. Probated July 9, 1799. Azariah Bailey, Josiah Stovall, Hartwell Jackson, Test.

Page 148--ERWIN, ALSE. To daus. Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane and Agnes and to sons John, William and David, money, etc., as directed by their father's will. John Erwin and John Mason, Excrs. Signed Mar. 4, 1793. Probated Aug. 5, 1795. James Kinman, Daniel Lett, Test.

Page 238--FOSTER, JOHN HARDEN. Property to be kept together for support of wife and children (not named). Rev. Hope Hull, Garland Wingfield and David Meriwether, Excrs. Signed Apr. 21, 1801. Probated July 27, 1801. D. Meriwether, F. Meriwether, Test.

Page 61--GRANT, DANIEL. Expressing his belief that slavery is unjust and contrary to the Gospel, he asks that they be freed as soon as a law is made to that effect. In the meantime a limit is set to their service, they being required to pay 10 shillings annually to his son Thomas Grant for their protection, several of which he gives to Thomas. To son John Owen money, and asks that he teach the slaves to read and write. His part of 50 acres of land including mill seat, all other lands he may have any interest in on the Western Waters, stock in trade either personally or in partnership with son Thomas to be divided in five parts, one to be given to the poor, for the purpose of buying books and teaching white and negroes to read the scriptures. The other four parts to my daus., Amelia Owen, Fanny Gafford, Isabell Davis and Anna Wilkinson. Mentions money arising from public certificates in N. C. Son Thomas Grant, John Crutchfield and David Meriwether Excrs. Signed July 4, 1793. Probated Nov. 8, 1793. Alsey Harris, Sarah Beardin, Thomas Darracott, Test.

Page 130--Charleston, S. C. Sept. 22, 1794. GRAVES, HUMPHREY, of Washington, Wilkes Co. Ga., in bad health, appoints George Graves and James Perry of Augusta and William Stephens of Charleston, S. C., to collect and dispose of all

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property among brothers and sisters except brother Thomas, except my horse to be given Mrs. Frish in Charleston for her attention and care in my present situation. Probated Nov. 11, 1794, in Charleston, S. C. John Sanford Dart, J. P. Q. N. Chas. Lining, Ordinary. Nicholas Shriner, Wm. Lehre, Abraham Markley, Test.

Page 187--GILLIAM, WILLIAM. All estate to brothers and sisters and heirs of John Hood, said children taking one share. Brother Deveraux Gilliam and sister Sally Williamson, Excrs. Signed Jan. 27, 1798. Probated Feb. 17, 1798. Joel Abbot, P. Williamson, Chas. Ellis, Test. Deveraux Gilliam relinquishes his appointment Feb. 3, 1800.

Page 208--GORDON, MOSES. To wife Nancy all estate for raising and maintaining my children, viz; Josiah, Polly, Isaac, Nancy, Delilah, and Betsy. Wife Nancy and trusty friend George Hamilton and William Cole, Excrs. Signed Nov. 18, 1798. Probated July 9, 1799. Secr (?) Stallings, Mary Stallings, Test.

Page 234--GILBERT, FELIX. merchant. To four daus., Sarah Gibson, Nancy Taylor, Mariah Christmas and Elizabeth Hay $200.00 each, they having already received property. To younger son Felix Heywood Gilbert 400. Residue to be divided between sons Wm. Grant Gilbert and Felix," all legacies to be settled as money now passes in Va., that is six shillings for every Spanish milled dollar." Above mentioned sons and friends Rev. John Springer and Benj. Taliaferro, Excrs. Signed Mar. 15, 1798. Probated Feb. 24, 1801. Abraham Tyson, Reuben Wright, Bedfd. Brown, Obadiah Wynne, Test.

Page 40--HEARD, JOHN, Whereas he, late of this county, dec'd. did appoint us his executors (as it is said) and whereas it has been and is still inconvenient for us to qualify, to remove all doubts and that no damage may be done we decline acting. Aug. 29, 1792. Signed, Jesse Heard, Stephen Heard. Ebenezer Smith, William Hughes, Test.

Page 100--HARPER, BANNISTER. To wife Sarah all property for two years, then to be divided as follows: All land, slaves, furniture and the tobacco due after Robt. Selfridge is paid during widowhood, at her death to dau. Abrilear Harper. To son Robert half the cattle, etc. To son John a slave Roger, etc. To son William slaves Chaney and Lydda. Wife Sarah and son John, Excrs. Signed Oct. 19, 1793. Probated Feb. 14, 1794. Abner Tatom, John Tatom, Jr., Edward Gresham, Test.

Page 4--HILL, ABRAHAM, Sr. To wife Christian several slaves, the use of all land on south side of Long creek, including my manor plantation, except 200 acres where son Henry lives. To son Abraham land on north side of Long creek. To sons Theophilus and Noah 200 acres of south side of Broad river, and 460 acres on Appalatchee river in Greene Co. To son Wylie another part of land willed to wife and son

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Henry. To son Thomas remainder of land on Long creek, after the death of my wife, including four acres used as plant beds. To son Myles slaves, etc., at majority. To dau. Mary slaves, etc. To grandson Henry Blake, cattle. To grandaughter Mary Blake, cattle. To grandson John Pope, cattle. To grandaughter Sarah Pope, cattle. To grandaughter Patsy Jordan, cattle. To grandson Whitman Cocke, cattle. Out of the money due me from Edward Pride a young negro woman be purchased which my son-in-law Josiah Jordan shall have forever for himself and heirs and five shillings. All other money collected for outstanding debts to pay his own, and residue used to finish his house, and a horse purchased for his son Noah. After the death of wife cattle to be divided amongst my children; Theopilus, Noah, Myles, Thomas, Wylie, and Mary. All slaves given to above children to remain on the farm and work under the direction of my son Abraham and my wife till Noah, Miles, Wylie, Thomas and Mary come of age or marry. Wife Christian and sons Abraham and Henry, Excrs. Signed Nov. 23, 1790. J. Abernethie, Joshua Johnston, Test.
Codicil. Whereas in above will nothing was left to sons-in-law Benj. Blake and Henry Pope, Executors to pay to son Henry Pope, five shillings and to each of my sons-in-law Henry Pope and Benj. Blake five shillings. Probated Feb. 29, 1792.

Page 204--HARPER, PLEASANT. To brother William Harper, 100 acres of land and all other property in fee simple. Signed Dec. 9, 1797. Barton Landrum, Samuel Landrum, Test. Probated July 5, 1799.

Page 177--HEARD, CHARLES. To wife Margit riding horse Briton and two cows white back and white face, household furniture, feather bed and tract of land on which I live, and slaves Rodey and Mingo. To dau. Ann Owens her choice of horses. To son Joseph my feather bed and quilt. To grandchildren Samuel and Anne Heard, children of son George, dec'd. 40 at majority or marriage. Residue of estate to my four sons; John, Richard, William and Joseph equally. Sons John and Richard and nephew Jesse Heard, Excrs. Signed Aug. 25, 1792. Probated Dec. 5, 1797. Jesse, Joseph, and John Heard, Test.

Page 218--HAMMOCK, ROBERT, Sr. To wife Milenor the whole of the land I possess, so she may raise the children under age in a creditable manner, to dispose of as she pleases. To Milley Bentley $16.00, which is to be considered her lawful claim against the estate. To my first son (not named) the plantation where he lives. To second son Robert 100 acres adjoining his brother Lewis, and McFarlin. To third son Joshua 100 acres adjoining his brother Robert and Perry's survey. To fourth and fifth sons John and William 200 acres in the Stewart survey. To sixth son Edward 200 acres including the house and plantation where I now live. The remainder of my survey and the Stewart survey to dau. Katey. Wife not to be disturbed in her possession of the land, etc., but to freely enjoy for life, sons not to sell their land without his consent,

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and after his death to give the refusal to each other so as to keep it in the family. Money etc., from debts to be divided among wife and daughters. Signed July 9, 1799. John Battle, Henry LeCrass, John Hill, Test.
Codicil. To avoid a misunderstanding of above will, I hereby annex this codicil. To oldest dau. Anna Ray a calf. To Betsy Moncrief a calf, to be considered all their claim against the estate. Residue of movable effects to be divided between daus. Lucy, Polly, Lurina and Katey at their mother's death. Probated Feb. 24, 1800.

Page 249--HORN, JOHN. To son Edward $80.00. To dau. Hannah bed etc. Moveable estate to be sold, proceeds divided amongst the following children: William, John, Isaac and Nelly Horn, Margaret Harrison, Nancy Horn, Edward and Hannah Horn. To son-in-law John R..... (torn). John Horn and Cyrus Billingslea, Excrs. Signed ..... 14, 1800. Probated July 27, 1801. John Sappington, John Chaney, Henry McNatt, Test.

Page 258--HUFF, PETER. (badly torn) To wife Elizabeth for life, to be divided between daus. Angel and Hannah Huff. Signed Nov..... 1801. date of probate gone. John Pope, Martha Huff, Aaron Foults (?).

Page 11--JOHNSON, JOHN. To son Jo: a slave Jenny. To dau. Preshus Cash, slave Patt. To wife Sarah all moveable estate for widowhood. At her death to be divided between my other children, to-wit: Elizabeth, Sarah, Walter, Isaiah, Darcus, Upton, and child in esse. Land on Shoal creek, Franklin Co. to be sold and more land bought. Wife Sarah and son Jos., Excrs. Signed May 23, 1791. Probated June 30, 1792. James Spratlin, John Holmes, Test.

Page 27--JOHNSON, JAMES. To wife Rebecca slaves and a fourth of cattle, furniture etc. for life, to be divided at her death between my three children: Daniel, Elizabeth and James. All land to be equally divided when son Daniel comes of age. Jos. Echols, Glenn Owen and James Rutledge, Sr., Excrs. No date of signature. Probated Nov. 16, 1792. John Rutledge, William Duke, George Owen, Test.

Page 37--JONES, SAMUEL. To wife Darcus 200 acres of land, part of the plantation on which I now live, bed etc. To son Thomas a slave, Jerry, bed, etc. To dau. Catharine slave Henrietta, bed, etc. when 16. To child in esse if a son the remaining 200 acres of land at the age of 20, if a daughter at the age of 16. Son Thomas to be taught to read and calculate, and gives to him two books, Guthrie's Geographical Grammar and Scott's Spelling Dictoinary. Mentions a note on Thomas Leslie. Wife Darcus and Jos. Praither, Excrs. Signed Feb. 19, 1793. Probated Mar. 16, 1793. John Chandler, Francis Gartrell, Test.

Page 56--JENNINGS, WILLIAM. To grandson Garland Jeter, 5. To sons Dickerson, John, William and James Jennings what they have already

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received. To son Moody 200 acres including his plantation and slaves David and Phillis. To son Joseph slave Dick. To son Robert slave Jack, bed, etc. To son Thomas 200 acres where he now lives and slave Hanna, bed, etc. To son Henry 200 acres whereon I now live, and slave Peter. Daughters Elizabeth Anderson and Sarah Robertson have received their share. To dau. Mary Jeter a slave Lucy, at her death to her children. To dau. Nancy Hix a slave Milly, to her children at her death. Robert Walton and son Moody Jennings, Excrs. Signed Oct. 19, 1793. Probated Nov. 1, 1793. Oliver Jeter, Robt. and Henry Jennings, Test.

Page 83--JONES, WILLIAM, of Warren Co. Ga. To grandau. Polly Harper 300 acres where I now live. To wife Susannah all my slaves for life, viz: Frank, Sarah, Nan, Jenny and Silvey. Confirms gift to dau. Mary Varden and to son James Jones, to daus. Sarah Chainia, Martha Harper. To son Sterling slaves Prince and Betty and what he has already received. James and Sterling Jones, Excrs. Signed Jan. 1, 1794. Probated Jan. 24, 1794. Geo Weatherby, Abr. F. Ellin, Richard B. Fletcher, Test.

Page 103--JACKSON, DRURY. To wife Ann all property for widowhood or life, to be divided among all children (not named) Wife Ann and John Collier, Excrs. Signed June 21, 1792. Probated Feb. 20, 1794. Edward Calahan, Will Ely, Test.

Page 256--KELLY, JAMES. To wife Hannah all land I possess, slaves, Joseph and Esther, cattle, etc., to be disposed of as she sees fit. Wife Hannah and . . . . . (torn) Walker, Excrs. No date of signature. Probated July 28, 1801. Susannah Bush, John Bush, Jr. John Bush, Sr., Test.

Page 19--LOYALLESS, JAMES. Wife Sarah to have a living out of estate till children come of age, then to be divided between her and my sons James and Sarah (?), and my dau. Lucy. Wife Sarah sole Excx. Signed Dec. 13, 1790. Probated Oct. 20, 1792. Elisha Pruitt, Jesse Armstrong, Mountain Hill, Test.

Page 59--LEWIS, WARNER. All estate to wife Fannay till youngest child Fanny Lewis comes of age or marries, then all estate real and personal to be sold and divided between wife Fanny and my four children to-wit: Polly, John, Warner and Fanny. Wife Fanny and brother Chas. Lewis, Excrs. Signed Apr. 2, 1793. Probated Nov. 6, 1793. David Burks, Nathan Ward, Elizabeth Sirls, Test.

Page 112--LEA, WILLIAM. To wife Nancy for life or widowhood, the plantation whereon I now live, all the furniture within the walls, stock, etc., and slaves Ben. Jude, Jenney and Osborn. To son Thomas slave Hannah. To son John slave Daniel. To son Jonathan slave Dinah. To dau. Nancy for life slaves George, Milly and Elix, the still, 100 acres of land, etc., at her death the land to be given to my son Solomon, the

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negroes and stock to Nancy's five children (not named). To grandchildren William and Sarah Ropers slave Jenny at the death of my wife, when they come of age. To grandau. Susannah Lea slave Osborn at wife's death. 30 to be divided among the heirs of my dau. Rosanna Gean at wife's death. Aquilla Burroughs, John Lea, and Joseph Henderson, Excrs. Signed Jan. 9, 1794. Probated May 3, 1794. Spencer Runnels, Geo. Griggs, John Henderson, Test.

Page 233--LENOIR, WILLIAM. A letter to John Pope, Esqr., saying he is in exceedingly bad health and can't live much longer, that John has always been his particular friend and neighbor, he asks that he take charge of all property till his lawful heirs come forward, namely, Thomas Lanoir, John Lanoir, Robert Crawley Lanoir, Lamar Lewis Lanoir, Winnefred Chelcy and Nancy Willson. Mentions notes on Samuel Wilbourn and his brother Johnston Wilbourn, Henry Jones, "one against my brother Robt. Crawley Lanior never to be collected." Requests him to pay Sammy Clark a certain sum, and mentions another sum in the hands of Archibald Simson. Requests Rev. James Matthews to preach his funeral. Signed June 3, 1800. Probated July 31, 1800. Archibald Simpson, Samuel and Hannah Wingfield, Test.

Page 224--LESLEY, THOMAS. Daughter Lidia Lesley principal beneficiary, two shares of all the property. To son Thomas horses, tools, etc. The remainder of the estate to be equally divided among my four children: Thomas Lesley. Lidia Lesley, Mary McNight and Hannah Diar. Son Thomas, Excr. Signed May 27, 1798. Probated Feb. 26, 1800. Wm. McClure, Spencer Douglas, Test.

Page 32--MOORE, JOSEPH. To son William his choice of horses. To wife Elizabeth all estate real and personal for life to raise our dear little children on. To son Jesse mill and plantation where I live, at his mother's death, and all property then to be divided among all the children, viz: Abednego, Benjamin, John, William and Jesse Moore, Sarah Crawford, Nancy Bankston, Anass, Sararener, and Mary Moore. Wife Elizabeth and William Moore, Excrs. Signed Aug. 2, 1791. Probated Jan. 28, 1793. David Kerr, Alle Kerr. James Scott, Test.

Page 34--MAYS, VALENTINE. To wife Ann a child's part for life to be equally divided among my five children, mentioned, Valentine, Elizabeth, Martha, Nancy and James Mays. To daus. Mary Williams, Ruth Barnett, Sarah Burnet and son Thomas Mays, one shilling each. Son Valentine and wife Ann, Excrs. Signed Nov. 30, 1792. Probated Feb. 7, 1793. Thomas Reoynalds, Jams Scott, John Lackey, Test.

Page 106--MOSELY, BENJAMIN, Sr. To wife Winney all personal estate for life to be divided between my two last children, Mildred and Jonathan Mosely. To children Polley York, Benjamin Mosely, Wm. Mosely, Betsey Paradice, Sealley Meroney, five shillings each. To son Jonathan at wife's death the home plantation of 200 acres on Soap creek adjoining

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Abel Tatum and Benj. Mosely. Wife Winney and son William, Excrs. Signed Jan. 14, 1793. Probated Dec. 14, 1793. Samuel Crawley, Alex Mosely, David Stoval, Test.

Page 118--MARSHALL, MATTHEW. To wife Rhoda and son Dickson, 100 acres where I now live for life or widowhood. To sons Matthew, John and James 100 acres each. To dau. Rhoda Marshall, horse, etc. To grandaughters Linney McNeal and Betsy Parker a calf each, daus. of Marget McNeal and Constance Parker. Signed Mar. 11, 1794. Probated Apr. 21, 1794. Wm. Covington, David and Martha Douglas, Test. Wife Rhoda and son John, Excrs.

Page 41--McCLENDON, JACOB, Sr. To son Isaac slave Ben. To son Samuel 500 acres on Reedy branch including the land where Samuel now lives and a slave Neroe. To son Travis a slave Primas. To son Dennis 650 acres part of which belonged to John Westbrooks, dec'd. and slaves Adam and Dinah. To son Amos 600 acres, residue of my land, slaves, cattle, etc., after his mother's death. Legacies to daus. Jemima, Laney, Penelope, Nancy and Bethaney. Isaac and Martha McClendon, my beloved wife, Excrs. Signed Aug. 16, 1791. Probated Apr. 23, 1793. Joseph Bailey, Henry and Sarah McKie, Test.

Page 115--McLANE, (McLAIN), JOHN. To wife Marina, slave Fann, choice of beds and child's part of all personal estate forever. To eldest son Jesse slave Lucas, etc. To dau. Sally McLain slave Charlot, etc. To son James 40 to buy a slave. To youngest dau. Betsy McLain slave Silvey, etc. Wife Marina and trusty friend Jesse Stallings, Excrs. Signed June 25, 1794. Probated July 29, 1794. Salley Stallings John Milner, Sanders Walker, Test.

Page 205--McCLENDON, JACOB. To son Francis all the land on Morris's creek and slave Dick. To son Stephen, remainder of land where I live and slaves Peter, Beck, Abel, and Fann. To dau. Amy Hill slaves Nann, Darcus, and Sally. To dau. Nancy McClendon slaves Fellan and Isabell, etc. Francis McClendon, Theopilus Hill, and Azariah Bailey, Excrs. Signed Mar. 9, 1799. Probated July 9, 1799. Jesse Bailey, Wm. Bailey, Samuel Bentley, Test.

Page 240--McLANE, MARINAY. To son Jesse a debt of $30.00 and an equal part of the residue of my estate not otherwise disposed of. To dau. Salley McLane a slave Celia, etc. To son James a slave Aaron. The land to be sold and proceeds divided among the children as directed by their father's will. Brother Jesse Stallings, sole Excr. Signed Dec. 22, 1800. No date of probate. N. Long, Sally and Palatiah Stallings, Test.

Page 141--OXFORD, EDWARD. "On the decline of life." To wife Mary home plantation, etc., to be divided as she thinks best at her decease. To son Jonathan 100 acres part of the land on which I now live, on

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Rocky creek adjoining Silas Hopkins and Richard Reaves. To son Edward 200 acres a part of above tract. To dau. Elizabeth, horse, etc. To dau. Nancy Richardson five shillings. To dau. Polly Wade cow and calf. To grandau. Rody Oxford 50 acres part of above tract. Wife Mary and Jonathan Oxford, Excrs. Signed June 16, 1794. Probated Feb. 26, 1795. W. F. Booker, Elizabeth Booker, Test.

Page 179--OLIVER, JOHN. To wife Betsy 650 acres "on which I now live," 500 of which I bought of Col. Glascock, 150 of William Callaway, one-third of the stock, silver spoons, slaves, etc., for life, at her death to dau. Jean McCarty Oliver. Also to Jean 500 acres in Oglethorpe Co., on Bushy creek, to be sold and money to be put at interest till majority or marriage. If she dies previous all to be enjoyed by my natural born dau. Polly Glover, Polly to inherit all claims as his right in marrying Rhoda Goodman. Wife Betsy, Col. Benj. Talliaferro, Wm. Barnett and brother Dionysius Oliver, Excrs. Signed July 11, 1796. Probated Aug. 18, 1796. Wm. Lenoir, Betsy T. and James Edwards, Test.

Page 211--OWENS, JOHN, Sr. To wife Mary all property for life or widowhood to be divided among my children John, Jemima, Sally, Mary, Denny C., and Fanny Owens. Wife Mary, John Owen, Jr., and Obadiah Wynne, Excrs. Signed Oct. 29, 1798. Probated July 9, 1799. James Combs, John Bolton, Jemima Owens, Test.

Page 229--O'NEAL, NATHANIEL. To wife Sarah all estate for life. To dau. Sarah slave Cary. To son Theopilus, minor, slave Sam. To dau. Tabitha a slave Harry, etc. To child in esse equal share at final division. Requests all children to remain with their mother till majority. William Stephens of Greene Co., and William Wilson of Wilkes Co., Excrs. No date of signature. Probated July 28, 1800. Wooten O'Neal and Nathaniel Stevens, Test.

Page 13--PETIT, BENJAMIN. All estate to wife Jane for life or widowhood, to be divided among all my children, not named, at her discretion. Signed July 8, 1790. Probated July 9, 1792. Daniel Terondet, Morgan Richardson, Benj. Elliott, Test. Wife Jane sole Excx.

Page 48--POTTS, MOSES. "Aged and infirm." To four married daus. towit, Margaret Stewart, Mary Irving, Jean Potts, and Rebecca Simonton 10 each. Mentions land in Franklin Co. on Oconee river to be equally divided between my five sons, William, Henry, Moses, Stephen and Samuel Potts. Samuel to have half the home place also, to be in possession of his wife Elizabeth till Samuel arrives at majority. To dau. Elizabeth Potts feather bed, etc., equal to the other daus. Wife Elizabeth, sons William and Henry, Excrs. Signed Apr. 20, 1793. Probated Aug. 8, 1793. J. Stewart, James Thomas, Stephen Potts, John McWhorter, Test.

Page 89--PHIPPS, AARON. To wife Mary all estate for life, to be inherited

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by youngest dau. Mary Phipps. To eldest son Robert and eldest dau. Sarah McConkey 20 shillings each. Wife Mary and youngset dau. Mary Phipps, Excrs.
Codicil: After the death of dau. Mary Phipps her children Rhuhema, Thomas and Joseph Fipps to have residue of my estate. Signed Sept. 15, 1793. Probated Feb. 8, 1794. Samuel Crawley, Samuel Farr, Elizabeth Farr, Test.

Page 137--PHAIR, EPHRAIM. To dau. Rachel Robinson one shilling. To dau. Margery Wallace, cow and calf. To son Ephraim one-third of the price of land sold to Nathaniel Hicks. To son Samuel, a horse. To dau. Margaret Wilson, a ewe. To dau. Ann McErvin (McEwen?) a horse. To sons Jonathan, Edward and Francis, land bought of Hughes & Walton. To son John Houtten Phair land in Greene Co. Sheep to grandsons Ephraim Phair, and Ephraim Phair McEwen. Signed Aug. 27, 1793. No date of probate. Alex McEwen, Francis Phair, Test. Sons Ephraim, Samuel and Edward, Excrs.

Page 91--ROGERS, TABITHA. To son Burwell slave Phillis. To dau. Phatha Rogers slave Sylva. To dau. Polly Rogers and sons Micael and John Rogers, slaves, household goods, etc., till the youngest John is 21. To son Brittian Rogers, daus. Tellathy Stokes, Tabby Kendrick, Sally Womack and Celia Rimes one shilling each. Sons Brittain and Burwell, Excrs. Signed Oct. 28, 1793. Probated Feb. 11, 1794. John Rice, Abrahma Bell, Test.

Page 45--STARNES, EBENEZER. To dau. Elizabeth Starnes forever a mare called Pleasure and all willed to her by her grandfather David Calahan. If not secured to share with other children. To wife Elizabeth for life all estate to be equally divided between my children Moses, Samuel, Daniel, John, Ebenezer, Mary, and Joseph Starnes. Friends William and George Franklin, Excrs. Signed Mar. 25, 1793. Probated May 13, 1793. Parsons Poe, Anthy Carroll, William Franklin, Test.

Page 54--STEWART, MARTHA. To each of my children, Elizabeth, Jehu, Isaac, Catherine, Gravener, Rachel, and Hannah five shillings each. To grandaughter Martha Brooks feather bed when she is 18. To son Amos, 150 acres land whereon my son Gravener now lives, cattle, etc., Amos to be sole Excr. Signed Mar. 27, 1791. Probated Sept. 20, 1793. Daniel Williams, Jesse Pugh, John McGinty, Test.

Page 67--SHANNON, THOMAS. To two grand children Elizabeth Ward and her brother John, children of Lewis Salmon, dec'd., cattle. To grand children Thomas and Mary Paxton, colts. To dau. Hanna Owen and son John Shannon ten shillings. To sons Owen and Thomas Shannon the 400 acre tract on which I live, adjoining General Clarke, after the death of my wife Ellinor. Wife Ellinor, sons Owen and Thomas, Excrs. Signed Nov. 28, 1793. Probated Dec. 12, 1793. Drury Harrington, Mary Paxton, John Salmon, Test.

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Page 95--SCHRODER, ISABELLA. To four sons, Alex,, John, William, and Magnus all the land I possess, except a strip adjoining Edmond Daniel, which he is to have when he secures the grant. To George Rutledge 100 acres of above land which he purchased. To son-in-law, Thos. Thomas, five shillings. To grandaughter Isabel Thomas feather bed. Residue to four daus. Agnes, Isabel, Margaret and Easther. Edmond Daniel and Henry Thomson, Excrs. Signed Oct. 6, 1793. Probated Feb. 12, 1794. William Evans, Abraham McAlhattan, Test.

Page 123--STARKE, THOMAS. To wife Elizabeth, plantation and appurtenances for life. To daus. Mary Staples, Sarah Hilliard and Elizabeth Cummings 45 each. Confirms former gifts to son William Starke. To son Jones Starke 300 acres whereon he now lives, part of a 600 acre tract, slaves, etc. To son John, land in Greene Co., adjoining the Academy lands, slaves, etc. Son William and Alex. Cummings, Excrs. Signed Nov. 11, 1793. Probated Nov. 26, 1794. Henry Mounger, Lidia McCullough, Test.

Page 135--SMITH, JOHN. To wife Sarah all land, etc. and slaves for life to dispose of as she sees fit. The residue to be equally divided among my children when the youngest arrives at 18 years. To son Alex. and dau. Mary bed and furniture each. James Kinman, Thomas Grier, Excrs. Signed Apr. 27, 1794. Probated Jan. 30, 1795. James Melton, David Erwin, Test. ("Called will of Capt. John Smith").

Page 139--SUDDUTH, JAMES. To wife Hannah all estate for life, to go to youngest son James. To son Jared that part of the land that he lives on. To dau. Jean feather bed and slave Harry as long as she is single, after that to son James. To dau. Polley feather bed, etc. To nephew John Newbel a horse. To son Laurance two pewter dishes. Son Laurance to be sole Excr. Signed Dec. 16, 1793. No date of probate. Jesse Norman, James Sudduth, Jared S. Sudduth, Test.

Page 160--STRIBLING, FRANCIS. To wife Dorothy plantation I now live on containing 420 acres for life, at her death to be divided between sons Thomas and Anthony, and to son Toloforo land where he now lives. To daus. Elizabeth McClendon and Clary Collins 10 shillings each. To dau. Frances Wells, slave Andro. A certain slave to be sold at wife's death and proceeds divided among sons and Peggy Wilburn. Wife Dorothy, Isaac McClendon and Toloforo Stribling, Excrs. Signed Feb. 3, 1796. Probated Apr. 25, 1796. Nipper Adams, Wm. Benson, John Edmonds, Test.

Page 195--SPRINGER, JOHN. To wife (not named) land where I now live, slaves, etc., for life. To dau. Sally a slave Aggy received as security from Col. Cocke of Augusta, and the land on which she lives. Confirms a gift of slaves to dau. Elizabeth in 1782. To dau. Nancy and son William land in Hancock Co., purchased from Nathaniel Chrismas. To dau. Susannah land in Pendleton Co. S. C., slaves, etc. To dau.

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Mary Ann tract of land where I live after wife's decease. Speaks of "children by my present wife." Wife, father-in-law William Green and bro-in-law Solomon Green, Excrs. Signed ....., 1795. Probated Dec. 19, 1798. John and Rebecca Long, Test.

Page 213--SMITH, JAMES. To son John and dau. Patty Barron land in Oglethorpe Co. on Long creek. To son Joseph land in Wilkes Co., on which I live. Other children Nathan Smith, children of my son Jacob, Mary White, Elizabeth and Rachel Smith, and Sarah Thompson. Signed Jan. 2, 1797. Probated July 9, 1799. Edward Butler, Nathaniel and Samuel Rice, Test.

Page 222--SIMMS, JOHN. All estate to be equally divided between wife Milley, sons William and Frederick and dau. Emily Wingfield Sims when William comes of age. Wife Milley, Benjamin Simms, John Wingfield, Sr., and Thomas Wingfield, Jr., Excrs. Signed Mar. 12, 1799. Probated Feb. 26, 1800. Littleton Harris, Benjamin Simms, John Wingfield, Sr., Test.

Page 237--SMITH, ANNE. To William Hemmins, John Leonard, Thena and James Hogan Leonard twenty-five cents each. To Nancy Smith dau. of my brother Esau and to Celia Smith dau. of Barshaba Hogan, personalty. To sons Esau and Anthony a debt they owe. Residue to dau. Melina Smith. Son Esau, Excr. Signed Jan. 26, 1798. Probated July 25, 1798. John Abernathie, Chas. Finch, Test.

Page 121--TATOM, JOHN, Sr. Wife Sarah to use all estate for her subsistence during life. Son William to have a cow, etc., in proportion with other children. The estate to be divided into nine equal parts, one to the children of my dec'd. dau. Henrietta Fullilove, one to the children fo my dau. Elizabeth Ann Hicks, one to the children of dec'd. dau. Keziah, five pounds of said share to Samuel Goodwin, her eldest son, the remainder in three parts, one to the other son, and the other third to her daughters (not named). The other six parts to be divided equally among the rest of my children, not named, my son in this state to give notice to those in N. C., before a division. Sons Abel, Abner John and William, Excrs. Signed Mar. 21, 1793. Probated Oct. 8, 1794. Thomas Owens, James Hester, Thomas Shannon, Test.

Page 146--TERRELL, PETER. Confirms gifts of slaves to sons Thomas and John. Gives to son Joel, son Charles, dau. Fanny Wingfield Terrell and son Henry a family of slaves. Edward Butler and three sons Thomas, John and Joel, Excrs. Signed Aug. 22, 1794. Probated Apr. 21, 1795. George Herrage, Elizabeth and J. W. Butler, Test.

Page 149--TERONDET, DANIEL. To son James Carter Terondet slave Ben, feather bed, etc., and to be given instruction in English, French and Latin and mathematics. To wife Salley residue till marriage or death, to be given to son James Carter Terondet at her death or the

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age of 21. Signed Apr. 15, 1795. Prob. July 8, 1795, John F. Gardiner, Wm. Maxwell, John Griffin, Test.

Page 155--TERRY, THOMAS. To sons John, Thomas, Jasper and Jesse Terry and daus. Mary Green, Elizabeth Ingram, Sary Hunt and Jemima Terry five shillings each. To son Moses a horse called Black. To wife Sarah all estate in fee simple. Wife Sarah and James Hunt, Excrs. Signed by Thomas and Sarah Terry and James Hunt. Feb. 7, 1792. John W. Burns, Elijah Cowen, Test.

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, 25 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.

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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. Dupoys, Test.

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.

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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, Test.

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 6. 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 Oxford, Test.

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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, Test.

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.