Liberty County Will — John Peacock Senior

African-Americans Mentioned: Anabel, Long Cuff (or Cuffee, Cuffy), Charles, Lucy, Eadia, Ellick, Leah, Nanny, Pompey, Sylvia
Slaveholder: John Peacock, Sr.
Year: 1808
Location: Liberty County, Georgia


Will Summary (published 1964)

John Peacock, Sr. of Liberty County. Last Will and Testament dated January 24, 1808, probated June 6, 1823. Gives to his wife Ann four slaves and his personal property; to daughter, Mary Peacock, certain slaves; to daughter, Ann E., wife of Morgan Mara, $5.00; to daughter Susan B. Peacock, son John W. Peacock, daughter Sophia W. Peacock, daughter Mary Eliza Peacock, a slave each. Remainder of estate to said children equally except Ann E. Mara not to receive anything other than the $5. Executors: Friends, William Peacock, John Peacock Jr., Thomas A. Peacock, and wife Ann Peacock. Witnesses: James Lambright, Samuel Dowse and John Osgood, J.P.

Slave names left out of the original summary:

To wife Ann Peacock: “four negroes, namely, Long ?Cuff? [maybe Cuffee or Cuffy] & Charles, young fellows, Lucy and Eadia, young wenches…”

To daughter Mary Peacock: “…a boy by the name of Ellick, and a girl named Leah.”

To daughter Susan B. Peacock: “one negro girl named Nanny.”

To son John W. Peacock: “one negro boy named Pompey.”

To daughter Sophia W. Peacock: “one negro girl named Anabel.”

To daughter Mary Eliza Peacock: “one negro girl named Sylvia.”

Find the original (complete) will online at:

Ancestry.com:

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8635/005759431_00001?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d8635%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=005759431_00147

FamilySearch.org:

“Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-P9WF?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 147 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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