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Abstracted Wills of Greene Co., GA
Posted by: Senora1890 (ID *****4846) Date: July 23, 2005 at 15:35:25
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Greene Co. WB "2" (1796 1810)

THOMAS WATTS 11/25/1797:12/7/1797, p. 1 3
Daus: Mary Sorrel, Fennattie Watts, Betsy Watts, Selah Watts. Sons: Jeremiah, Presly,
John, Thomas, Vinson, Josiah. Wife: Hannah Russ Watts. Exrs: Hannah Russ Watts,
Presly Watts, David Gresham. Wits: O. Porter, William Stringfellow.

BENJAMIN THOMAS of Greene CO. 11/15/1794:6/10/1796, p. 3 4
Cousin: Sally Adkison. Exrs: Bro., John Thomas and Armsted Grigsby, William Grigsby.

ISAAC STOCKS of Greene Co. 3/25/1796:4/6/1796, p. 5 6
Wife: Cathron. Sons: Thomas, John, William. Dau: Betsy. Exrs: Wife, Abraham and
Thomas Heard. Wits: John Cook, Thomas Daniell, Hubbard Peeples.

588



Greene Co. WB "2" (1796 1810)


JOHN SLAUGHTER of Greene Co. dtd 9/24/1796, p. 7 9
Sons: William, Henry, Beverly, George, John, Martin. Daus: Mary Onsley, Sarah Ellen,
Frances Kimbrough. Exrs: Wife, Frances and sons, William and Henry. Wits: Frederick
Ashfield, Hugh Jones, John Kimbrough.

HUGH JONES of Greene Co. 7/28/1797:5/7/1798, p. 10 11
Wife: Lydia. Ch: Fanny, Margaret, Averilla, Joseph W., Lydia, Betsey, Polly. Exrs: Wife,
John Long, William Richard, John White. Wits: Frederick Ashfield, Joseph White.

DAVID REA 7/16/1811:9/2/1811, p. 11 13
Wife: Salley P. Son: Andrew Thornton Rea. Exrs: Samuel Brooks, Samuel Hogg,. Samuel
Brook, gdn of son. Wits: Henry English, V. Harralson, James Armstrong.

MICHAEL WHATLEY of Washington Co., pvd 7/24/1800, p. 13 15
Wife: Catharine. Sons: Elisha, Jesse, John, Richard, Michael, Daniel. Daus: Caty Morgan,
Franky Mason. Grson: Hiram Whatley, son of Richard and Frances, his wife. To: Peggy
Pickard, wife of John. Exrs: Sons, Daniel and Elisha. Wits: John Chandler, Williamson
Bird, William Thornton.

DAVID LOVE 11/29/1798:1/5/1799, p. 15 22
Wife: Jane. Sons: Robertus, Josephas, Beloved. Daus: Achsan, Virtuous, Chase Easter,
Allelujah. Friend: Ovid Love. Cousin: David Love. Mentions land in N. C. Exrs: Wife,
Jane, sons, Robertus and Josephas. Wits: William Phillips, David Pattillo, Curtis King.

REUBEN BROWN dtd 10/9/1825, p. 22 23
Sons: Ezekiel, Reubin. Grson: Reuben Armor. Dau: Nancy. Exrs: Wife, Elizabeth Brown
and son, Ezekiel. Wits: John Oslen, Abner Johnson, Ezekiel Brown.

FRANCIS MORELAND, SR., pvd 3/30/1797, p. 23, 26 29
Sons: Robert, John, Francis, Wood. To heirs of my son, Joseph. Daus: Polly, Lucretia
Hill, Phebe Harrup, Mary. Wits: Wyatt Collier, Cable Canaday, Myles Green
.
HUBBARD PEEPLES 10/23/1798:5/20/1799, p. 24 25
Wife: Elizabeth, extrx. My bros. and sisters. Wits: D. Peeples, Sarah Heard, Agy Peeples.



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Greene Co. WB "2" (1796 1810)


THOMAS KING of Washington Co. 1/28/1798:5/28/1798, p. 29 30
Ch and grch: Mary Ann Jones, Seigniora Jones, Elizabeth King, Fanny King, Nancy King,
Thomas King, and grch, Cinthia King, dau. of Joseph. Exr: Alexander King. Wits:
Jeremiah Glenn, Robert Glenn.

WILLIAM BURFORD 4/2/1795:9/4/1797, p. 31 33
Wife: Grissel. Sons: Daniel, Mitchell, Leonard. Daus: Nancy Comer, Lucy Brassfield,
Agatha Peek, Christian Stephens. Exrs: Friends, William, Daniel, Solomon, Mitchell and
Leonard Burford. Wits: William Daniel, William Dobbins, John Sanders. Caveat filed by
Ellis West, John Comer, Peek and William Browning 9/4/1797.

SAM HUTCHENSON pvd 3/1877, p. 34 35
Wife: Lucy, extrx. To my ch. Wits: W. J. Oliver, Lena Oliver, Billy Griffin, George
Credelle, Milor Griffin.

GEORGE MOORE of advanced age 10/10/1870:4/2/1877, p. 35 38
Wife: Louisianna. Daus: Elizabeth Moore, Henrietta Moore. Mary R. Atkinson, Amanda
Moore. Son: Jesse, William D., Asbury G., Osburn S., Oscar, Davie P., Frederic W.,
James, Henry. Exr: Son, Henry H. Wits: L. D. Caldwell, W. D. Ogletree, James
McClellan.

JOHN JACKSON of Washington Co., Gentleman, pvd 3/13/1792, p. 38 41
Wife: Mary. Ch: Tissy Clary and other ch. Exrs: Wife, sons, Thomas and John Jackson.
Wits: William Mott, William Ussery.

JOHN HEARD 11/5/1797:11/10/1797, p. 41 44
Wife: Eleanor. Daus: Anna, Susanna, Elizabeth. Sons: Jesse, James, John, Joel. Exrs:
Sons, Jesse and James Heard and son in law, Joseph Jones. Wits: Humphrey Gilmore,
Reuben Edwards, William Tate.

ROBERT LIVINGSTONE 9/19/1791:11/7/1795, p. 44 47
Wife: Jean. Nephews: Robert Livingstone, Aaron Grier. Robert to pay to his bros.,
William and John Livingstone. Aaron Grier to pay to his bros., Isaac and Robert Grier.
Exrs: Robert and William Grier. Wits: Thomas Johnson, Robert Johnson, John Curtis.

LEWIS DAVIS, noncupative LWT 10/10/1798, p. 47 48
Wits: Edward Young, William Baxley. Estate to go to widow and ch. Bro., Thomas Davis
and Jonathan Phillips to take care of his prop. until ch come of age.

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Greene Co. WB "2" (1796 1810)


DAVID PEEPLES 10/26/179 :1/1/179 , p. 49 50
Sons: Jehu, Dudley. Mentions Sarah Michel, Henry Peeples. Wits: Davis Gresham, A.
Gresham, Henry Brewer.

CALEB BRASWELL 12/27/1795:1/1/1796, p. 50 53
Wife: Lucy. Daus: Betsey Adams. To: George Braswell, bro. Bro in law: Samuel
Baldwin. Exr: Bro in law: David Adams. Wits: William Montgomery, William Scott,
Elijah Willingham.

WILL HOWE of Town of Greensborough 10/12/1794:2/31/1795, p. 53 55
Wife: Genet. Daus: Mary Long, Mary Leggett (real estate in S. C.). Exrs: Andrew Armor,
John Armor, Jane Howe. Wits: William Greer, John Shaw, E. Park.

ANTHONY IVEY 12/12/1807:1/7/1811, p. 55 58
Sons: Jordan, Charles, John, Josiah, Jeremiah. Daus: Nancy Akin, Temperance Ivey,
Hannah Ivey. Exrs: Sons, Josiah and Jeremiah. Wits: Howell Gibbs, John Crowder.
Codicil 3/31/1809. I. Bedell, Samuel Dorsey.

ROBERT C. BOWDEN dtd 8/11/1863, p. 58 60
Ch: Ella P. Bowden, Emma A. Bowden, Lorenzo D. Bowden, Eustis L. Bowden. Exr:
Friend, John A. Cartright. Wits: W. L. Strain, Isaac R. Hall, I. W. Winfield, John C.
Merritt.

HUGH HALL 8/20/1798:10/16/1798, p. 60 63
Wife: Sarah. Sons: William, Hugh, Samuel, John. Daus: Betsey, Polly. Exrs: Sons, Samuel
and William, friend, Hugh Hall. Wits: John Ogletree, Josiah Houghton, William Daniell.

JESSE BAKER 1/11/1808:7/1808, p. 64 65
Wife: Sarah. Daus: Betsy. Son: Jesse, James. Exrs: Wife, Sarah and James Nisbit.


Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


WILLIAM BILLINGSLEA 11/10/1800:11/1800, p. 3 6
Wife: Sally. Ch: Clement (not 18), Rebecca and William Turner BIllingslea. Exrs: Samuel
and Francis Billingslea, both of Wilkes Co. Wits: John Billingslea, Epps Duke, Thomas
Hall, James McCall.

591

Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


JEREMIAH LINDSEY, SR., 8/2/1800:11/21/1800, p. 7 8
Sons: Jeremiah, David, exrs. Grdau: Betsy William Allin. Living ch: Jeremiah, David,
Isabella Durham, Jinney. Wits: George Tuggle, Harry Sworn, Nathan Talley.

LEWIS JINKINS, SR., Greensborough, Ga., 1/23/1801:2/3/1801, p. 10 11

JAMES HOUGHTON of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. 2/2/1798:2/15/1798, p. 12 15
Ltrs of Adm gtd to William and Joshua Houghton who presented LWT for probate. Wife:
Polley. Four ch. Eldest dau: Betsey (not of age). Bros: William and Joshua Houghton, Jr.
Wits: Robert Crutchfield, Joshua Hougton, Sr. Betsey Burum, Nancy Houghton.

ROBERT GRIER, SR., nuncupative LWT, 3/12/1800:7/25/1800, p. 16 17
Witnesses state that "our Mother and youngest sister, Jane (bh his 1st wife)" as heirs. Son:
Robert Grier. Wits: Mary Grier, Robert Grier, Moses Grier, Jane Grier, Sr., Elizabeth
Grier, Thomas Grier, Jane Grier, Jr.

JOSEPH WHITE dtd 8/17/1800, p. 18 20
Wife: Sally. Daus: Sally, now wife of William Glass, Betsey White, Mary White. Sons:
John, William, Wyley, Joseph. Exrs: Wife, John White (son), Joseph White, Little R.
Gresham. Wits: Isaac Robertson, James Rea, Little B. Gresham.

JAMES TAYLOR 1/31/1801:3/6/1802, p. 21 23
Wife: Elizabeth. Exrs: Wife and friends, Rev. Robert H. Cunningham, Thomas Baldwin,
William Smith. Wits: James Greer, W. M. Greer, Henry Robertson.

REUBIN FOREMAN dtd 3/15/1801, p. 24 25
Wife: Martha. Sons: Jesse, John F. Dau: Nicia. Exrs: Wife, John Foster. Wits: Hardin
Ivey, Thomas Hester, Robert Clark.

WILLIAM FURLOW 9/6/1799:4/17/1802, p. 26 27
Wife: Mary An. Three daus: Sarah, Mary, Margaret. Sons: William, Charles, James, John,
David. Exrs: Sons, James, David, William. Wits: Allan Stewart, John Harrison, Peyton
Smith.

ANDREW McBRIDE 7/22/1798:5/14/1802, p. 28 29
Wife mentioned. Ch to be schooled, etc. Exrs: Wife, Harrison Musgrove, William David,
Samuel Hart. Wits: Douglass Watson, John Parks, Samuel Rhodes, Joseph Parks.


592


Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


GEORGE BREWER 6/14/1802:6/26/1802, p. 30
Heirs: Synthia Watson, wife of Robert, Abby Brewer, Polly Brewer, John Brewer, Joseph
Brewer, Edmond Brewer. Exrs: David Brewer, Robert Watson, Douglas Peeples. Wits:
James H. Ray, Joseph Peeples, Joseph Frew.

HENRY CHAMBERS 10/9/1802:11/4/1802, p. 31 32
Wife: Polly. Son: James. Exrs: Wife, Malachi Stallings. Wits: John Bishop, John
Kimbrough, William Slaughter.

JOSHUA MARTIN 1/28/1803:1/28/1803, p. 33 35
Wife: Plato. Sons: Asa, John, Zadok. Dus: Anna, Elizabeth, Susannah. To: Robert
Whally's ch, viz: Floyd and Walter. To: Joshua Martin's ch. Exrs: Son in law, Hezekiah
Howell and son, John. Wits: Isham Humphrey, Timothy McGuire, George Rosser.

JOHN PARKER, not dtd, p. 36 37
Wife: Patience. Daus: ELizabeth, Charlotte, Mary. Son: John. Money to: John (son),
Hezekiah Howell and Henry Bankster. Exrs: Son in law, Hezekiah Howell and son, John.
Wits: Isham Humphrey, Timothy McGuire, George Rosser.

WILLIAM HARDWICK, of advanced age, 3/13/1802:4/1803, p. 38 41
Sons: James, William, George, Garland. Daus: Hanah Hawkins (Dawkins.), Martha Jones,
Nancy Daniell, Molly Fitzpatrick, Peggy Hardwick. Grdau: Cinthia Hardwick Fitzpatrick,
dau. of Rene and Molly Fitzpatrick. Exrs: George and Garland Hardwick. Wits: Susan
Park, B. Fitzpatrick.

GEORGE GREEN 12/28/1802:4/1/1803, p. 42
Wife: Lucy. My eleven ch. Wits: Joel Newsom, Duke Cole, John Cole.

GEORGE SORRELL 11/24/1802:4/1/1803, p. 43 47
My wife. Sons: Green, Etheldred (land in Lincoln and Oglethorpe Co.'s). Daus: Tabitha
Gresham, Jane Griffin, Nelly Williams, Ann, Sally Barnett, Elizabeth, Fanny Walls, Patsy.
Patsy to stay with her stepmother. Exr: Etheldred Sorrell, son. Wits: Anderson
Fambrough, Robert Cole, James Turner.

THOMAS HOLLOWAY of Nansemond Co., Va., pvd 4/10/1788, p. 47 49 (duplicate on
p. 67 68)
Wife: Elizabeth, sole heir. Negroes, Amelia and her ch, and the boy, Bill, to have their
freedom. L/A issued to John Brewer.


593

Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


MALACHI STALLINGS 3/22/1803:6/24/1803, p. 49 50
Wife: Patsey. Ch: Polly McKoy, Susanna Reed, Reuben, Patsey, Sarah, Jesse, Daniel,
Teby, Grace. Exrs: Archibald McKoy and wife, Patsey Stalings. Wits: Nathaniel Howell,
Bennett Posey, James Jones.

SHELLDRAKE BROWN pvd 6/24/1803, p. 50 51
Daus: Rhoda, Lucy Traylor. To: Thomas Shelldrake Broaddus. Three ch of dau., Lucy
Traylor, viz: Edward, Lucy, and ? . Wits: Zachariah Robertson, Susannah Robertson.

GEORGE HARRIS 5/9/1803:6/24/1803, p. 51 53
Wife: Sally. My ch. Exrs: Friends, Edwin M. Roum, Francis Flournoy. Wits: Stephen
Gatlin, Will Hill.

JAMES BLUNT 3/14/1802:9/30/1803, p. 54 55
Bro: Morris Blunt, sole heir. Wits: Thomas Sparks, David Love.

JOHN FINLEY of advanced age 6/22/1801:4/30/1803, p. 54 56
Sons: Uziah, Benjamin Moore, Elwin, William. Daus: Linda Turk, wife of Theodocia;
Rebekah Dean, wife of John. Grch: Anne Dean, Margaret Dean, Jane Pope Dean,
Rebekah Dean, Linda Dean; Nancy Findley, dau. of Uziah Finley; Rachel Finely, dau. of
Elwin Finley; Rebekah Finley; James Finley, son of Charles Finley. Exrs: Uziah and Elwin
Finley. Wits: John Wood, John Buckner.

JONATHAN BUTT 3/13/1801:9/30/1803, p. 56 57
Bro: Jacob, sole heir and exr. Wits: James Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Curtis Wilborn.

MARGARET WATSON 9/21/1802:9/30/1803, p. 57 58
Daus: Margaret, Maria Watson (decd). Son: Douglas Watson, exr. To: Ch of my dau.,
Mary Hunter. Dau., Margaret, to pay to John Nelson. Grdau: Polly Billingslea Wits:
Hester Lakey, Benjamin Baldwin.

THOMAS HIGHTOWER 9/20/1803:9/30/1803, p. 58 59
Wife: Milly. Sons: James, Daniel. Sons in law: John Buster, Thomas Hines. Exrs: Wife,
James and Daniel Hightower. Wits: John Bush, Russell Talley.





594


Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


WILLIAM KIMBROUGH dtd 8/24/1803, p. 59 60
Wife mentioned. Son: John. Daus: Elizabeth, wife of William Baldwiin; Hannah's ch
(except her son, Thomas); Nancy, wife of Abner Whelis. Sons in law: Mordica Baldwin,
David McMurry. Rebekah Kimbrough, wife of my son, William. Grson: Thomas, son of
Hannah Hawthorn, who now lives with me). Wits: John Bush, Isham Lett.

RICHARD LAKE 8/4/1799:4/24/1804?, p. 60 62
Wife: Elizabeth. Ch: Abner D., Nancy, Sally, James, Betsey. Exrs: WIfe, James Gray, John
Riley, friends. Wits: William Phillips, Thomas Barron, John Davidson.

JOHN BROWNING 10/7/1803:1/1804, p. 61 62
Wife: Susannah. Ch: William, Francis, John, Anna Bird, Pheba Borine, Sivey Fallin, Clara
Harralson, Millicent Wright, Joshua. Wits: David Gresham, Phil Clements, Samuel
Baldwin.

JOHN CRENSHAW 9/31/1803:1/29/1804, p. 62 63
Sons: John, Daniel, William (decd)., Benjamin. Daus: Lucy Watts, Mary Reagin, Elizabeth
Gunn. Decd son, William's ch. Exrs: Son, Daniel, and son in law, Thomas Watts. Wits:
Thomas Grier, Judith Walls.

MESHACK TOWSON 8/23/1803:1/1804, p. 63 64
Wife: Fanny. Ch: Samuel, Thomas Baker Towson, James and William Sharp Towson.
Exrs: Samuel Sharp, Sr., Robert Sharp.

WILLIAM WILSON 11/9/1803:1/1804, p. 64
Wife: Elizabeth and Thomas Wingfield, exrs. Minor ch. Wits: Thomas McGuire, William
Crawford, Ann Crawford.

TOBIAS LASSETTER 7/18/1801:1/1804, p. 65 66
Sons: Benjamin, Jesse, John, Hardy. Daus: Christianna, Rebekah. Exrs: Friend, John
Offing and sons, Benjamin and Jesse. Wits: John Offing, John Stewart, Zachariah
Robertson.

JOSEPH ROBERTS 9/22/1802:1/16/1804, p. 66
Sons: Daniel (eldest), John, Allan, Joseph. Daus: Tabitha Irby (eldest), Susannah Shelton,
Sarah Biddell, Elizabeth Bird, Polly Roberts, Milley Roberts, Patsey Roberts. Exrs: Wife
and sons, Joseph, John. Wits: Jesse Marcus, John Vason.


595


Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


JOHN JOHNSTON 7/8/1804:7/27/1804, p. 68 69
Wife: Elizabeth. Ch: Thomas, Daniel, Samuel, Elizabeth. Exrs: Wife, John Walker. Wits:
Jacob Johnston, Robert Walker.

JAMES FANNIN 11/4/1803:7/27/1804, p. 70 71
Sons: Jephthat, Abraham (youngest), William, Isham. Exrs: Wife and Isham. Wits:
Nathaniel Parrot, James Parrot, Mary Parrot.

THOMAS NELMS of Oglethorpe Co. 8/16/1796:10/4/1796, p. 72 74
Wife: Ruth. Daus: Sarah, SUsannah (youngest), Charlotte, Ruth, Rebekah. Sons: Charles
J. Thornton Nelms and Thomas Nelms. Tract of land purchased from J. Thornton, decd.
mentioned. Exrs: Thomas Nelms, Jr. and friend, Anthony Jo??.

SALLY FITZSIMMONS 11/22/1804:9/17/1804, p. 76 78
Wishes to be buried i inside a vault on father's burial grounds. Mentions her mother.
Sisters: Nancy Coleman, Betsey Cooper. Niece: Sally Coleman. Bro: William Daniel Exrs:
Bros in law: James Cooper, Jonas Fauche. Wits: James H. Ray, William H. Boner.

REVIS ROWLAND 2/20/1804:1/25/1805, p. 79 80
Mother: Elizabeth, heir, extrx. Exr: Friend, John Fluker. Wits: John Rowland, John
Fluker.

NATHANIEL HOWELL, SR. 11/13/1802:1/1805, p. 80 82
Wife: Ann. Son: Elisha G. Dau: Melly C. Exrs: Son, Elisha G. Crawford, William Hill,
Benjamin Maddux. Wits: Thomas Rutledge, James Smith, Phl. Hunter.

THOMAS OWEN 6/17/1805:10/25/1805, p. 85 87
Daus: Ann Rutledge, Jane Musgrove, Mary McCain. Son: George, exr. Grson: William
McCain. Wits: William Mitchell, Charles Furlow, Isham S. Fannin.

THOMAS FINDLEY 9/16/1805:10/29/1805, p. 88 91
Wife: Margaret. Youngest dau: Fidella. Eldest sons: Archibald H., John. Sons: Iranious,
William C., Zenius L. Exrs: Wife, Joseph Watson. Wits: William Pyson, Robert Findley,
James Findley.

NATHAN CLAY 3/28/1804:7/28/1804, p. 92 94
Wife: Mary Ann. Sons: Martin, Greenbury. Daus: Nancy, Sally, Elizabeth, Pulley, Delpha,
Hilly. Exrs: Wife, Friend, Thomas Sparkes. Wits: Thomas Carleton, John Davidson,
Charles Watts.

596

Greene Co. WB (1796 1806)


NATHANIEL STEVENS 11/7/1805:1/1806, p. 95 98
Wife: Sarah. Ch: Parmelia, Pleasant, Matilda, Aquila, Rossett?, Arabella, Owen, David.
Any unborn ch to share equally with others. Joseph Catching and his wife, Parmelia to
make a return to exrs of all prop. they recd from him since their marriage. Exrs: James
Ballard, William Stephens. Wits: Edward Stevens, Worthen O'Neal.

GEORGE WILEY 11/10/1805:2/1/1806, p. 98 100
Wife: Frances. Ch: William, Elizabeth, Jane, Frances and George Washington Wiley. Exrs:
Wife, James Holt. Wits: Richard Carter, James Holt.

WILLIAM BALLARD 12/6/1806:2/1/1806, p. 100 101
My wife. Ch: Sally, Hetty, Henry, Wiilliam, minors. Exrs: Nancy Ballard, George Arvin.
Wits: Armistead Flippin, Wingate Jones.

REBEKAH TURNER 11/16/1805:2/1/1806, p. 102 103
Bro: Davis Nickelson. To: Abigail and Priscilla, daus of my bro., John Nickelson. To:
Davis Nickelson's wife, and Urburn's? wife. Wits: Abby Atkinson, Betsey Whatley.

JOSEPH CATCHING 10/9/1805:1/10/1806, p. 104 106
Wife: Patsy. Ch: Rhoda, Sally, Polley, Patsey, Joseph, John. To: Spencer Sams and Joseph
Graham, husbands of my daus., Betsey and Nancy respectively. Exrs: Wife, John Towns,
William Spencer Smith. Wits: G. Barden, William Perdins, Jacob Brissel.


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