Liberty County Will — Ann Norman

African-Americans Mentioned: Hagar, Nanny, Stephen
Slaveholder: Ann Norman
Year: 1804
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Ann Norman of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated January 31, 1804; probated June 23, 1804. Gives to her sister Sarah Way ¼ of her estate; to her nephew, Micajah Andrews, ¼ of same; to nephew and niece, Joseph and Mary Norman ¼ each. To her friend Samuel Spencer she gives certain slaves. Executors: Friends, Joseph Way and Samuel Spencer, and nephew, Micajah Andrews. Witnesses: Martha Way, And. [Andrew?] Walthour.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To sister Sarah Way: “my negroe girl Nanny to her and her heirs and if she does not amount to one fourth part of my estate the deficiency to be made up to her out of my estate.

To friend Samuel Spencer: “my negroe wench Hagar and her children Stephen and Nanny to him & his heirs and whatever they shall be appraised to at, over and above one fourth part of my estate to be paid unto my heirs before mentioned within one year after my decease.”

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 84 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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