Will Summary (published 1964)
Shadrach Butler of Liberty County, planter. Last Will and Testament dated August 17, 1819, probated June 24, 1822. He gives certain slaves to Mrs. Barbara Screven [spelled Scriven in text], also tract of land known as Screven Hill bought by testator from Mr. Screven. Home plantation “Biddeford” [NOTE: appears to be spelled Bidiford in original will, could also be Bideford] is given to Sarah Holmes, daughter of David G. Holmes. Devises to Joseph Butler $300.00 and a horse. Gives certain slaves to Audley Maxwell, Sr. Remainder of estate to Barbara Screven and Sarah Holmes. Executors: Charles O. Screven, Audley Maxwell Sr. Witnesses: Frederick Herb, J. Cuyler, Wm. H. Cuyler.
Slave names left out of the original summary:
To Mrs. Barbara Scriven [Screven]: “the following slaves; namely, Peggy, and her children, Delia, Cinda, Jim, London, Owen, Diana and Smart…”
To Audley Maxwell, Senior: “the following slaves, named France & his wife ?? Cete ??, Celia & her children, Sancho, Nanny, Hannah & William; Sippero & her child Rachel; Rose & her child Molly & a fellow John; and Cuffy & his wife ?? Die or Dee ?? & their children, Cuffy, Sary and Joe; & a sorrel mare named Dolly, to him, his heirs & assigns forever.”
Find the original (complete) will online at:
“Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-P9X4?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 148 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.