Liberty County Will — Elizabeth Fickling

African-Americans Mentioned: Chloe, London, Luck, little Nancy, Nancy, Nat, Winter
Slaveholder: Elizabeth Fickling
Year: undated, probably early 1800’s
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Elizabeth Fickling of Wadmelaw Island, S.C. [South Carolina]. Last Will and Testament undated. No date of probate shown. Gives to friend Dr. George Johnston of Hilton Head, S.C. [South Carolina], certain slaves, and he to be the executor. Witnesses: Daniel W. Mongin, Richard Bland and William Bettison.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To friend Dr. George Johnson of Hilton Head in South Carolina: “the following negroes viz. Winter, Nancy, Chloe, Luck, London, Nat, little Nancy with the future issue & increase of the females.”

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 82 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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