Liberty County Will — John Webb

African-Americans Mentioned: Daphne, Jane
Slaveholder: John Webb
Year: 1817
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

John Webb of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated January 18, 1817, probated April 7, 1817. Devises all his estate to his son, John Francis Webb, but if he dies before of age or marriage then same to go to testator’s sister, Rebecca Webb. He says his estate consists of slaves to be received under deed dated July 27, 1807, made by John Lawson in favor of the latter’s children of whom Eliza Webb was one and named therein; also consists of a slave he claims by reason of equitable demand he has against estate of May Agnew, and a slave he received in a division of William Lawson’s estate, together with improved lot 213 and vacant lots 214, 211, 212, 250 in Sunbury. Witnesses: Wm. Ward, R. G. Gordon, Andrew Rhodes..

Slave names left out of the original summary:

Does not name the enslaved persons received under the 1807 deed from John Lawson.

Named as part of the property he bequeaths: “…a negro woman named Daphne, claimed by me in satisfaction of an equitable demand I hold against Mary Agnew…”

Also part of the property: “…a female negro named Jane, obtained by me in the division of William Lawson’s estate.”

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 129 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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