Liberty County Will — Ann Way

African-Americans Mentioned: Rose
Slaveholder: Ann Way
Year: 1792
Location: Liberty County, Georgia


 Will Summary (published 1964)

Ann Way of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated July 25, 1792; probated October 8, 1792. Gives to her grandchildren, Audley Maxwell, Rebecca Couper and Joseph Maxwell, Ann Way, John Way, William Elliott; and to sons William and Joseph Way. Executors: William and Joseph Way, sons. Witnesses: Lathorp Holmes, Matthew Bowen, James Girardeau. Probated on testimony of Girardeau.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To granddaughter Ann Way: “one fourth part of the remaining sum including one Negroe girl by name Rose as part of the fourth, to her and her heirs forever as a legacy to be paid her within the term of three years by my Executor…”

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_00041

FamilySearch.org:

“Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-P9G9?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C26803290 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 41 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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