Liberty County Will — Hugh McCullough

African-Americans Mentioned: Anthony
Slaveholder: Hugh McCullough
Year: 1808
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Hugh McCullough of Liberty County, planter. Last Will and Testament dated June 6, 1808; probated October 27, 1808. Gives to his brother, James McCullough and in event of his death then to cousins, Elizabeth Bennett and Margaret McCullough. Gives remainder of estate to his wife, Mary. Refers to slaves testator received from the estate of his father, James McCullough. Executors: Wife, Mary; brother-in-law, John Osgood. Witnesses: Dan’l. [Daniel] Sullivan, Esther Sullivan, Thos. [Thomas] Quarterman.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To brother James McCollough: “my negro man Anthony to him and to the heirs of his body forever but should he die leaving no issue (lawfully begotten) then said Negro Anthony to devolve to and become the property of my cousins, Elizabeth Bennet and Margaret McCollough for their equal benefit.”

Did not name the “part of my Negro property that I received my Father’s estate, viz. James McCullough” but directed that they should pass to his brother James McCollough if his wife were to die without children.

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 99 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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