Liberty County Will — Mary E. Law

African-Americans Mentioned: Amy, Beck, Betty, Cate, Champion, Diner, Moses, Nimrood, Rose, Sillah
Slaveholder: Mary E. Law
Year: 1803
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Mary E. Law. Last Will and Testament dated November 30, 1803. Probated February 6, 1804. Gives to her daughter Elizabeth Wood; daughter, Mary E. Law; son, James Sandiford; and grandchildren, John, Mary E. and Thomas R. Sandiford and to her little grand-daughter Mary E. Law. Executors: Son-in-law, Samuel S. Law, and son James Sandiford. Witnesses: Travis George, Charles Law, John Hayes.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To daughter Elizabeth Wood: “my negro woman Beck with her increase to her and the heirs of her body.”

To daughter Mary Law “my Negro woman Sillah and her three children Rose Cate & Diner.”

To daughter Mary E. Law: “my faithful old servant Amy.”

To: son James Sandiford: “my negro man Moses.”

To: her grandchildren as follows:

John Sandiford: “my negro boy Nimrood” [alt: Nimrod, Nimrud]

Mary E. Sandiford: “my girl Amy, eldest daughter of Sillah

Thomas R. Sandiford: “my boy Champion eldest son of Sillah

Mary E. Law: “Sillah’s youngest child Betty

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 83 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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