MARTIN-GA-1812

Town of Taylor's Creek. Liberty County.
     This area is near Savannah, just north west of
Hinesville.  This area, known as Taylor's Creek, is within
the facility of Ft. Stewart.  Old Midway Cemetery.  It is
difficult to be allowed to go in and visit the cemetery, But
it is there somewhere.  I have been told by my grandparents,
that some of the slaves mentioned below, and earlier, are
buried in this same cemetery, as well as another near by.

Will of Martin Martin -- His wife was Isabella Graham.
1812.

He was a successful farmer and the owner of a number of
slaves. He died at the age of 67.

"In the name of God, Amen, I Martin Martin of the State of
Georgia and County of Liberty...I give to my beloved wife
during her natural life all my lands, property, household
and kitchen furniture except that part that is hereafter
excepted, together my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and
sheep likewise to slaves, to wit SAM and PEG. All which
remain hers for her support during her natural life, and at
her decease I desire that, that part of the above that then
may remain and its increase except the above mentioned PEG,
may be equally divided among my surviving children according
to their stations in this life so that they may be as near
as possible to an equal standing and live comfortable within
their industry through time, the above named and excepted
slave PEG, at the decease of my beloved wife, if she
survives til then, to be set free, if possible and that she
live with my daughter Sarah, if she survives til then.

... I give to my beloved daughter Jane, a negro boy by the
name of LUIS.
... I give to beloved son John, a negro boy by the name of
HARRY.
... I give to my beloved daughter Elizabeth, one negro girl
by the name of TENOR,...
... I leave to my beloved son Nathaniel, one negro boy by
the name of BEN.
... I leave to my beloved son William, one negro boy by the
name of PETER.
... I leave to my beloved daughter Floranna, one negro girl
by the name of MARY,...
... I leave to my beloved daughter Margaret, one negro
girl,...
... I leave to my beloved son Agnus, one negro boy by the
name of MALLY.
... I leave to my beloved daughter Sarah, one negro girl by
the name of ROSE..."

Then it goes on about other business not relative to
individual's names.
My lineage sprouts down from his son William, mentioned
above.  Other than punctuacion, nothing was changed in copy
of above from the original will, to my knowledge.

I have further information on Martin Martin's sons and
daughters, as much as who they had married, their children,
where they lived, and their livelyhood, but nothing else is
mentioned about their slaves.

Contributed by: drew.mobley@gtrc.gatech.edu  "Drew Mobley"
-- Atlanta, Ga