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Slaveowners Name: John and Elizabeth DAVIS, GA, 1794

Hello,
I saw your article in the AOL Genealogy Forum Newsletter asking
for information to be shared on former slaves and their owners. I
have copies of the wills of my 4th great grandparents, John &
Elizabeth Davis of Effingham Co., GA.;   ..........   I've
extracted what I believe will be of interest to your group about
the slaves named in those wills & papers, but if you should
require actual copies of them I will be happy to send them to
you, either by e-mail or s-mail. The Wills are fairly brief &
pretty straight forward, but the estate papers are rather long
and involved - lots of letters, petitions to the court, etc.,
since Rebecca & her mother both died intestate and there were a
lot of heirs involved in the settlement of the estates. I tried
to extract every item dealing with the slaves and included those
in this listing, plus the source information.

I hope this will help someone out there find some of their
ancestors.

Betty Norem - in Panama City, FL.
E-mail: bnorem@aol.com
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Slaveowners Name: John and Elizabeth DAVIS 

1. Name of Slave: Phoeby
Age of Slave: not stated, but said "a Negro woman"
Sex of Slave: female
Physical Description of Slave: none

2. Name of Slave: Adam
Age of Slave: not stated, but said "Negro boy "
Sex of Slave: male
Physical Description of Slave: none

Source Documents:
1. LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of John DAVIS
2. LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Elizabeth DAVIS
State: GEORGIA
County: EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Year of Source Document:
1. WRITTEN 30 MAY, 1793, Probated 27th Jan 1794
2. WRITTEN 2 June, 1793, Probated 27th Jan 1794

Source Documents:
Effingham County, Georgia Miscellaneous Records 1791-1819, Book 1
 E-mail me & I will e-mail a copy of each will:
bnorem@aol.com 

Comment: It's possible the two slaves were sold after Elizabeth
Davis's death since her will states: (Viz) "What my deceased
husband gave me at his death I desire should be sold for as much
as it will fetch and equally divided between my four children,
Elizabeth, George, Ann and Walter"...


contributed by: BNOREM@aol.com reviewed by: vkn on 6/22/99