Liberty County Will — Elizabeth Stone

African-Americans Mentioned: Elvina
Slaveholder: Elizabeth Stone
Year: 1820
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Will Summary (published 1964)

Elizabeth Stone. Last Will and Testament dated November 5, 1820, probated February 5, 1821. She directs that her slave wench to be hired out and the proceeds to go one-half to her grandson, Daniel F. Sullivan and other half to her grandson Thomas C. Sullivan, a minor. Certain items of wearing apparel to her friend Mrs. Cynthia Mell and to testatrix’ sister (unnamed). Remainder of estate to said two grandsons. No executor named. Witnesses: William Hughes, Wm. T. Mell.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

“After my funeral expenses is paid, do wish my executors, hereafter named, to hire out my wench Elvina. “

“Likewise, if my grandson Daniel F. Sullivan should die, I give the wench Elvina, with all her increase, to my grandson Thomas C. Sullivan, to him forever.”

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 142 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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