Liberty County Will — Kerenhappuch James

African-Americans Mentioned: Charlotte, Cracker, ? Creamen ?, Cudjoe [alt: Cudjo], Cuffee, Delia, Diana, Flora, George, John, Jupiter, Lilly, Nanney [alt: Nanny], Plenty, ?Tub, or? Toby, Violet
Slaveholder: Kerenhappuch James
Year: 1808
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Kerenhappuch [note: also spelled Keren-Happuch, Biblical name] James of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated December 2, 1808; probated June 26, 1809. Gives to her son, James Henry James, her slaves. Executors: Her brother, James Powell; John Elliott, John Dunwoody [alt: Dunwody], James Dunwoody, Jr. Witnesses: Jane Irvine, Mrs. Ann Bulloch, Thomas Nelms, J.P.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To son James Henry James: “the following negroes, known by the name of George, Nanney [alt: Nanny], Flora, Charlotte, John, Cracker, Cuffee, Cudjoe [alt: Cudjo], Lilly, Diana, Violet, Delia, Plenty, Jupiter, ?Tub, or? Toby, and ? Creamen ? And also the profits arising from their labour to be applied to his uses.”

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 102 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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