Liberty County Will — Edward Sumner

African-Americans Mentioned: Arandan, Jack, Lucy, Mariam, possibly Prime
Slaveholder: Edward Sumner
Year: 1789
Location: Liberty County, Georgia


Will Summary (published 1964):

Edward Sumner of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament, dated May 18, 1789; probated January 18, 1790. Gives to sister, Sallie Mell; to brother-in-law, Joseph Way; to nephew, Joseph Bacon when of age and if he dies before 21 or marriage, then his legacy to go to testator’s brother, Thomas Sumner. Gives to sister, Nancy Winn, to sister Elizabeth Sumner; to nephew, Edward Sumner the home-place of testator, when of age or married, and if he said Edward Sumner the legatee dies before 21 or marriage then his legacy to go to his father Thomas Sumner, brother of testator. Executors: Thomas Sumner, brother; Peter Winn; nephews Thomas and Edward Sumner. Witnesses: John McCree, James Girardeau, Archibald Christy. Probated on oath of Girardeau.

Will Summary (published 1964):

Edward Sumner of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament, dated May 18, 1789; probated January 18, 1790. Gives to sister, Sallie Mell; to brother-in-law, Joseph Way; to nephew, Joseph Bacon when of age and if he dies before 21 or marriage, then his legacy to go to testator’s brother, Thomas Sumner. Gives to sister, Nancy Winn, to sister Elizabeth Sumner; to nephew, Edward Sumner the home-place of testator, when of age or married, and if he said Edward Sumner the legatee dies before 21 or marriage then his legacy to go to his father Thomas Sumner, brother of testator. Executors: Thomas Sumner, brother; Peter Winn; nephews Thomas and Edward Sumner. Witnesses: John McCree, James Girardeau, Archibald Christy. Probated on oath of Girardeau.

Find the original (complete) will online at:

Ancestry.com:

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8635/005759431_00001?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d8635%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=005759431_00022

FamilySearch.org:

“Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-P9YN?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 22 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

 

1964 Summaries From: “Georgia Court-House Records – Liberty County,” 1964 quarterly issues of The Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Folks Huxford, Editor. Published Under the Auspices of The Wiregrass Georgia Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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