Liberty County Will — Robert Sallett

African-Americans Mentioned: Willy, Mary
Slaveholder: Robert Sallett
Year: 1790
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Robert Sallett of Liberty County, planter. Last Will and Testament dated November 8, 1790; probated February 21, 1791. Devises to his son (unnamed) and makes his friend Nathan Taylor his custodian; if the son dies before he is 17, then the estate to go to his sister (unnamed) and her children. Witnesses: Isaac Hudson, Nathan Taylor, Susannah Taylor. Probated on testimony of Hudson.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

“My will is that all my slaves except Willy and Mary shall be left in the care of Mr. Simon Fraser, allowing him full power to improve my estate for the benefit of my son till seventeen years of age by working them or otherwise as he shall think proper.”

“I also leave with my friend Nathan Taylor all my household goods and chattels together with my two silver mounted guns and the above Willy and Mary…

Find the original (complete) will online at:

“Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 31 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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