Liberty County Will — Sarah Mallard

African-Americans Mentioned: Chloe, Hannah, Hetty, Little Jack
Slaveholder: Sarah Mallard
Year: 1819
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Sarah Mallard, widow, of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated March 5, 1819, probated January 3, 1820. To her niece Sarah R. Spencer she gives slaves and cattle; to nephew, Samuel Spencer, slaves and cattle and $100; to Mary S. Bacon (who resides with her) her riding horse and chair; to nephew, William Spencer, all the remainder of her estate, he to pay $100.00 each to Sarah S., Susanna and Eliza S. Bacon, daughters of Joseph Bacon, when of age of 18. Executors: Nephews, William Spencer and Joseph Stevens Baker. Witnesses: Uriah Wilcox, Robert Steele and Benjamin Baker.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To niece Sarah R. Spencer: “two slaves, Chloe & Hannah, two cows & calves & a set of silver teaspoons.”

To nephew Samuel Spencer: “two slaves, Hetty & Little Jack

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 136 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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