Liberty County Will – Josiah Wilson

Enslaved Persons Mentioned: Amelia, yellow Ben, Prince
Slaveholder: Josiah Wilson
Year: 1830
Location: Liberty County, Georgia

Testator: Josiah Wilson, Liberty County, State of Georgia

[Begin Transcript]

I Josiah Wilson, of the County & State aforesaid, do make this my last will and testament. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Dr. Josiah Wilson the girl by the name of Amelia, boy Prince & yellow Ben. I also give him ten head of my flock of sleep, together with the furniture I gave him at the division of the personal estate of General Stewart & the whole of my own I had given him previously. All the furniture that was moved down with my family in the spring, I wish returned to my plantation. The rest of my property, personal & real, I wish equally divided among my other children as they successively come of age, after my just debts are paid.

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Executors: “my friends” Oliver Stevens, Odingsell Hart Esq. of Liberty, and Major Elias Fort of Chatham County.

Date signed: 6 May 1830

Witnesses: Joseph Law, Charles Hines, John Somarsall

Probated by Joseph Law on 29 Nov 1830

Recorded on 29 November 1830

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