Liberty County Will — Isaac Cuthbert

African-Americans Mentioned: Chloe, Halbrook [or Dalbrook], Jesse, Mary, Molly, Sapho [alt: Sappho]; ? Tora ?
Slaveholder: Isaac Cuthbert
Year: 1809
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

James [sic, will says Isaac] Cuthbert of Sunbury. Last Will and Testament dated May 5, 1809; probated January 7, 1811. Gives to son, Lachlan Alexander J. Cuthbert, certain slaves and town lots 89 and 90 in Sunbury and all his other real estate. If he the said son, die without issue, then to his two nephews, Alfred and John Cuthbert. Executors: Friend, Charles Harris of Savannah, and said Alfred and John Cuthbert. Witnesses: James Holmes, Samuel S. Law, Adam Alexander.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To son Lachlan Alexander J. Cuthbert: “the following named seven Negroes, viz. ? Tora ?, Jesse & his wife Sapho [alt: Sappho]; Halbrook [or Dalbrook] and his wife Molly; Mary and Chloe, together with the future issue of the females.” [If Lachlan should die without issue, the slaves were to go to nephews Alfred and John Cuthbert.]

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 111 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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