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206. Jacob Chavis* (Frances Chavis , Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ).

Jacob2 Chavis (Frances, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born about 1736, purchased 100 acres in Lunenburg County on the south side of Little Bluestone Creek adjoining Hudson on 6 October 1761 [DB 6:475]. The Lunenburg County court ordered the churchwardens to bind James Chavis to him in June 1762 [Orders 1761-62, 32], and he was taxable with James Chavis on 100 acres in the Lunenburg County list of Edmund Taylor in 1764 [Bell, Sunlight on the Southside, 248]. On 13 May 1763 he was among seven residents of Lunenburg County who were sued for minor debts by Starling, Thornton, and Company, and the same day Hugh McVay's suit against him was dismissed on the recommendation of David Christopher and Matthew Marable, Gentlemen, who investigated the matter and reported to the court. On 10 May 1764 he was one of six residents of St. James Parish, Lunenburg County, who were presented for unlawful gaming (gambling) at David Christopher's ordinary [Orders 1763-4, 42, 59; 1764-5, fol. 2]. On 10 May 1764 he provided security for Henry Chavis' Lunenburg County court case, and on 11 May 1764 his suit against John Ragsdale was dismissed by the Lunenburg County court. On 13 July 1764 the court ordered the churchwardens of St. James Parish to remove Thomas Brandon from Hutchings Burton and bind him instead to Jacob [Orders 1764-5, fol.5, pp.11, 108]. By 14 February 1774 he owned over 1,000 acres of land in the part of Lunenburg County which became Mecklenburg County in 1765. He received a patent for 287 acres in Mecklenburg County at the head of Reedy Branch on 15 June 1773 [Patent Book 41:315], purchased 148 acres on 18 May 1772 from the executors of Thomas Hawkins, deceased, for 5 shillings, and purchased 200 acres on the head branches of Little Creek adjoining Stith from William Donathan on 16 July 1773. Chaves Creek, located between Stiths Creek and Stony Creek in the northwest corner of Mecklenburg County, was probably named for him [DB 3:417; 4:144; Ludwig Bucholtz Map, Virginia State Archives]. He purchased 340 acres on Middle Bluestone Creek on 14 February 1774, and purchased 150 acres adjoining John Hudson and Benjamin Pulliam on 4 March 1779 [DB 4:243; 5:398-9]. On 9 December 1777 the Mecklenburg County court allowed the sheriff, Jacob, and two white men 3 pounds each for taking prisoner Thomas Green to Williamsburg to be tried for murder, and the court allowed Jacob 6 pounds for "bringing up the Laws" (probably transporting a copy of the law books from Williamsburg) [Orders 1773-9, 350, 387; 1779-84, 6]. He was taxable in the upper district of Mecklenburg County on 712 acres from 1782 to 1787, taxable on 430 acres from 1793 to 1798 and taxable on 330 acres until 1809 [Land Tax List 1782-1811A, A lists]. He assigned his right to a grant of 362 acres on Sandy Creek in Mecklenburg County, based on a survey of 17 May 1783, to Thomas Stewart of Dinwiddie County [Land Grants L:614]. He was arrested for counterfeiting by order of the Governor on 4 December 1778 but found not guilty by the York County court on 2 January 1779 [McIlwaine, Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, II:229, 246; York County Orders 1774-84, 199]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 13 "whites" (free persons) and 2 slaves adjoining William Hudson in 1782 [VA:34], taxable on 2 slaves (Cork and Bess), 24 cattle, and 8 horses in 1782, on slaves Cork and Bess, 18 cattle and 8 horses in 1783 and on a slave, 17 cattle, and 7 horses in 1787 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 4, 24]. He sold 200 acres in Mecklenburg County on the head branches of Little Creek to William Stewart on 8 March 1779 [DB 5:399]. On 29 July 1797 he mortgaged 430 acres where he was then living on Bluestone Creek adjoining Thomas Brandom and mortgaged his slave Cork, 3 horses, 8 cattle, 6 featherbeds and other household effects to James Hester, Thomas Vaughan, and David Stokes for an execution against his estate in the suit of George Purdie, and on 14 September 1787 he mortgaged two tracts of land, one of 142 acres called cabin point and the other of 182 acres on Sandy Creek for a debt of 198 pounds he owed Field & Murray, Merchants. On 8 June 1789 and 26 August 1789 he and his wife Elizabeth sold these two tracts near the ferry road on Little Bluestone Creek for 500 pounds [DB 7:187, 362, 505-6, 589; 8:123]. He sued Thomas Evans and William Stewart in Mecklenburg County on 13 Feb 1786 [Orders 1784-87, 461]. On 13 September 1790 Henry Chavis, Sr., Henry Chavis, Jr., and James Stewart testified in Mecklenburg County court that they were indebted to William Stewart and could help pay his debt to Jacob Chavis [Orders 1787-92, 536]. He sold his slave Cork, 5 cattle, a mare and 5 feather beds on 11 February 1792 (making his mark J.C.) for a debt of 100 pounds he owed Robert Smith [DB 8:123]. He was sued for debt in Dinwiddie County in November 1789 [Orders 1789-91, 129]. A group of Glasgow merchants won a suit against him for a 136 pound debt in Mecklenburg County court on 16 May 1798 [Orders 1795-8, 458]. In December 1799 James Hester, Thomas Vaughan and David Stokes released him from the bond they held on the property he mortgaged in 1788 [DB 10:46-7]. On 13 November 1800 his assignee Jacob Shelor sued Thomas Epps Hobson and William Epps in Lunenburg County court for a debt of 7 pounds [Orders 1799-1801, 112]. He registered in Mecklenburg County on 15 March 1803:
On the application of Jacob Chavous It is ordered that the said Jacob aged sixty seven, born free, Black, stature about six feet high, be registered as a free man and that a certificate of the same be granted him [Orders 1801-3, 388].
On 11 July 1806 in Mecklenburg County he gave power of attorney to (his son?) John Chavis of North Carolina to recover a debt from William Stewart of North Carolina [DB 13:1-2]. His 26 April 1805 Mecklenburg County will, proved 11 July 1808, lent his lands and personal estate to his unnamed wife, after her death gave 5 shillings apiece to his unnamed sons and divided the land among his unnamed daughters [WB 6:104]. His widow Elizabeth gave permission for her daughter Elizabeth to marry Arvy Scott by 9 January 1809 Mecklenburg County bond. Elizabeth (Sr.) apparently died before 16 May 1814 when her brother Thomas Evans brought a Mecklenburg County chancery suit against the heirs of (their father) Thomas Evans, deceased. He named Elizabeth's children then living: John, Isaac, Jacob, William, Susannah, Elizabeth, Patsey (wife of Arva Scott), Sarah (wife of Thomas Brandom), and Peter Chavous [Orders 1813-15, 187, 210]. He also stated in his suit that (his father) Thomas Evans died in 1787 and that his land passed to his widow who held possession "about thirteen years until her Death, after which Jacob Chaves who married one of the daughters of said Thomas Evans ... rented the land to Elizabeth Naish and put her in possession" [LVA chancery file 1819-006]. Jacob and Elizabeth's children were
42 i. John8, born say 1764.
ii. Isaac2, born say 1766, over sixteen years of age in 1788 when he was counted in the Mecklenburg County property tax list tax of his father Jacob Chavous [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frame 211]. He married Elizabeth Evans, 6 September 1800 Granville County, North Carolina bond, Peter Chavis bondsman. He was taxable on one poll in Abrams Plains District of Granville County in 1791 and on two "black" polls in Napp of Reed District in 1796, taxable on one free poll and one slave poll in Abrams Plains in 1799, and one poll and 100 acres in 1800 [Tax List 1796-1802, 25, 187, 244]. He purchased 150 acres in Granville County on Island Creek on 5 February 1802 [DB O:522]. He was head of a Granville County household of 3 "other free" in 1800, 3 "other free" and one white woman in 1810 [NC:858], and 1 "free colored" in Mecklenburg County in 1820. He died intestate "without having any children or the issue of such but having a widow Elizabeth Chavus & several Brothers and Sisters of whom John Chavus is one" according to a Granville County quit claim deed which John Chavis made to Isaac's widow Elizabeth Chavis on 8 July 1831, relinquishing any part of his estate [DB 7:253]. He was a "free man of color of Charlotte County" who enlisted in the 14th Virginia Regiment in March 1777 according to his heirs Jacob Chavos, William Chavos, Sally Brandom, and Patsy Scott who applied for a land grant on 1 May 1837 for his services in the Revolution [Hopkins, Virginia Revolutionary War Land Grant Claims, 48].
43 iii. Jacob3, Jr., born say 1772.
iv. William9, born 22 February 1776, the son of Jacob Chavis, married Priscilla Drew in January 1806, and died in Virginia in January 1848 according to the biography of his son James M. Chavis [Buck Township, Ohio, Biographical Sketches, 1038-9]. William was also identified as Jacob's son in 1796 when he was taxable in his father's Mecklenburg County household and taxable in his own household in 1797 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frame 610, 634]. He may have been the William Chavis who was taxable in Dinwiddie County in 1804:
Chavis, Wm (free) school master [Personal Property Tax List 1800-1809, 1804 List of Braddock Goodwyn, p.4].
According to the Mecklenburg County marriage bonds, William Chavous married Priscilla Drew, 29 ___ 1806 bond, Benjamin Lewis and Richard Russell securities. He was also identified as the son of Jacob when he and a female over the age of sixteen (probably his wife) were counted in the list of free Negroes and Mulattos for Mecklenburg County in 1813 [Personal Property Tax List 1806-28, frame 307].
v. Susannah, perhaps the Susannah Chavis, a "fn" weaver, who was taxable on a horse in Charlotte County from 1810 to 1812 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813, frames 773, 783, 804, 814, 846].
vi. Elizabeth9, born say 1791, married Arva Scott, 9 January 1809 Mecklenburg County bond, with a note from Elizabeth Chavis "mother of Elizabeth," Frederick Ivy security. She did not marry Arva; her sister Martha did. She may have been the Betty Chavus who was listed as a weaver in Charlotte County with a male child in her household in 1809 and 1810, listed with John Cousins and his children in 1811 and 1812 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813, frames 751, 783, 814, 846].
vii. Martha/ Patsy, married Arva Scott. He and his wife Martha Scott released their rights to land due to her from the estate of her father Jacob Chavis, Sr., to her brother Jacob Chavis, Jr., of Charlotte County by deed proved in Mecklenburg County on 10 July 1809 [DB 14-107, 308].
viii. Peter2, born about 1775, a sixteen-year-old taxable in his father's Mecklenburg County household in 1791 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frame 369]. He purchased 100 acres in Granville County on Island Creek on 1 February 1798 and sold this land on 2 August 1813 [DB Q:230; W:119]. He married Rachel Locklear, 29 April 1807 Wake County bond, Irby Philips bondsman. He was taxable on 27 acres in Houses Creek District of Wake County from 1809 to 1813 and sold land to Curtis Snelling in 1814. He died in 1819 when his widow Rachel petitioned the Wake County court to assign her his perishable estate [N.C. Archives CR 099.508.66].
ix. Sarah, married Thomas Brandom.

He had the following children:

  263 M i John Chavis*
  264 M ii Jacob Chavis*
  265 F iii Susannah Chavis*

215. Anthony Chavis* "GranvilleNC" (George Chavers , Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ).

Anthony Chavis (George, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1757, was identified as a brother of John Chavis in the Mecklenburg County, Virginia petition of John's son, Randal Chavis [Mecklenburg Petition of 19 January 1836, LVA]. He bought 101 acres in Mecklenburg County from William Avery for 3,000 pounds of tobacco on 11 November 1780 and sold this land adjoining Henry Avery and Thomas Stewart for 20 pounds on 10 March 1792 [DB 6:103; 8:220]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 3 persons in 1782 [VA:33] and was taxable on one tithe, 2 horses, and 2 cattle in Mecklenburg County in 1786 and one tithe in 1791 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 122, 368]. He married Rebecca Stewart, 10 September 1792 Mecklenburg County bond. He was a taxable "Blackman" in Island Creek District, Granville County in 1803 [Tax List 1803-09, 42]. In 1810 he was head of a Granville County household of 7 "other free" [NC:858]. He died in Granville County in May 1831 according to the survivor's pension application of his son Peter [M805, reel 180, frame 145]. His children were
i. Peter3, born about 1778, married Maron Bird, 4 November 1800 Granville County bond, Charles Evans bondsman. He was bondsman for the 29 December 1812 Chatham County marriage of James Chavis and Nancy Bird. He was one of the freeholders of Chatham County who were ordered by the court to work on the road from New Hope Bridge to William Goodwin's in February 1814 [Minutes 1811-18, 147]. He was head of a Chatham County household of 6 "other free" in 1810 (adjacent to Charles Evans and Jacob Bird) [NC:193], living in Chatham County on 13 January 1840 when he applied for his father's pension [M805-180, frame 145].
ii. ?Miles, head of a Chatham County household of 5 "other free" in 1800.
iii. ?Washington, head of a Chatham County household of 7 "other free" in 1810 [NC:208].
iv. ?Garrison, born say 1785, an insolvent taxpayer in Chatham County in Captain Marsh's district in 1806 [Minutes 1805-10, 158] and taxable on one free poll in Captain B. Jones' 1815 list for Chatham County. He was head of a Moore County household of 5 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:312].
v. ?James5, born say 1786, married Nancy Bird, 29 December 1812 Chatham County bond, Peter Chavis bondsman. He and John Chavis were among the freeholders of Chatham County ordered by the court to work on the road from White Oak Bridge to Polly Leavin's in November 1814 and from New Hope to the big falls in Cape Fear in February 1818 [Minutes 1811-18, 180; 1816-22, 101]. There is no record of his purchasing land in Chatham County, but he was taxable on 75 acres and one free poll in the 1815 list of Ed Farrar.
45 vi. ?Elizabeth8, born say 1789.
vii. ?Banister, born 1776-94, one of the freeholders of Chatham County who were ordered by the court to work on the road from New Hope Bridge to William Goodwin's (with Peter Chavous) in February 1814 [Minutes 1811-18, 147]. He married Milly Walden, 29 December 1819 Mecklenburg County, Virginia bond, John Stewart surety, married by Minister Alexander M. Cowan. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 4 "free colored" in 1820 [VA:148b].

"Other Free" Heads of Household in the 1810 North Carolina Census,
Granville County Nc page 858
Also spelled Chavas

He had the following children:

  266 F i Elizabeth Chavis*

218. Philip Chavis* (William Chavis* , Bartholemew Chavis* , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger )

He had the following children:

  267 M i Ishmael Chavis*
  268 M ii Erasmus Chavis*

223. Jonas Shivers Jr RevWar (Jonas Shivers , William Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born on 14 Oct 1750 in Isle of Wight, Va. He died on 12 Nov 1826 in Mayfield, Warren, Ga.

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How can William Dixon witness his will in 1804 then probate his will in 1806 meaning he was dead in 1806+- not living till 1826 in Mayfield Georgia.

Jonas Shivers Jr. born 14 October 1750, in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Civil Service during Revolutionary War Edgecomb Co., N.C. in 1778.


Georgia in 1790
12-12-1826 died ,Warren Co, Shivers, Jonas 77y,
Ceml: Mayfield, Georgia
Macon Telegraph, Macon, Ga 12-12-1826 gives date as 12-14-1826.

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Jonas SHIVERS Jr.
PARENTS
Father: Jonas SHIVERS
Mother: Patience DIXON
SPOUSES
1772+- Lilory GODWIN
Elizabeth and John Milner (Jonas's wifes sister and husband)
CHILDREN
Barnaby SHIVERS 29 July 1775 , in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Willis SHIVERS 1776+- Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
William SHIVERS 5 February 1783 , Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
James A. SHIVERS 1784, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Thomas Warren 1789


Purchase Deed
William MORGAIN 22 November 1779, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book 3-501 - William Morgain and his wife Sarah Morgain, of Edgecombe County,
sold to Jonas Sheves (sic) of the same county, a tract of land containing 300 acres for the sum of
2700 pounds. The tract contained 300 acres and was located on the Long Branch, adjacent to John TANNER, COKER, John SPEIR, William Dempsey SPEIR, Right SPEIR and the road. This tract was part of a tract granted to John SPEIR by patent bearing the date of 16 October 1735, and also part of a Granville grant to John TANNER, dated 4 August 1761. Witnesses were: John WHITAKER, Hannah MILNER, and Isom MORGAN.

VERSION #2 from Freeafricanamericans.com - disputed information
4. William1 Morgan, born say 1741, purchased 100 acres on the south bank of White Oak Swamp at the mouth of Cabin Branch in Edgecombe County on 4 September 1762 and sold this land without a dower release on 19 April 1774. He purchased 107 acres adjoining this land on the south side of Fishing Creek on 3 May 1773, purchased another 240 acres on Long Branch on 23 November 1773, and purchased 140 acres in this same area from William Jackson on 12 October 1774. He and his wife Sarah sold 300 acres of their land to Jonas Shivers (Chavis?) on 22 November 1779 and 50 acres on 13 August 1783 [DB 1:602; 2, 72, 73, 87; 3:362, 501; 4:27]. His 10 November 1794 Edgecombe County will, proved February 1795, left all his land to his son William, and named his grandson David Morgan, and daughters Martha Price and Keddy Jenkins. William, David, and Isaac Morgan were buyers at the estate sale proved in August Court 1796


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Selling Deed
William MORGAIN 21 February 1783, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book E-249 - Jonas Shivers sold to William MORGAIN a tract of 100 acres for the sum of 100 silver dollars. The tract was on the north side of White Oak Swamp and on the Long branch adjoining James COKER and the road leading from Speir's Ferry to Tarborough. Witnesses were Sion BECKINGHAM and Noah WOODWARD.

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Purchase Deed
John SPEIR 2 February 1784, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book 4-24 - John Speir and his wife Christian (SPEIR) of Edgecombe County sold to Jonas Shivers, of the same county, 2 tracts of land for the sum of 133 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence,
current money. The tracts are described as follows: (1) 95 acres adjoining said Shivers, it being a part of a tract granted to James SPEIR by deed from James Speir. (2) 35 acres on the bank of Fishing Creek adjacent to said Shivers and the first tract, it being a part of a grant to said Speir from the State of North Carolina. Witnesses were: Joseph MINTON, James JONES and Barnaby GODWIN, (father of Jonas' wife Lilory.)

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Purchase Deed
Benjamin COFFIELD 5 August 1786, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book 4-425 - Benjamin Coffield of Edgecombe County sold to Jonas Shivers of Edgecombe County, for the sum of 60 pounds, a tract of 73 acres on the south bank of Fishing Creek and on the road leading from Speir's Bridge on Fishing Creek on the Tar River, adjoining Benjamin SHIP. This was a part of a Granville Grant to William SPEIR bearing the date of 1 May 1762. Witnesses were Jonathan GODWIN, Jo'n SPEIR, and Amos BRANTLEY.

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Selling Deed
Benjamin COFFIELD 16 January 1788, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book 4-617 - Jonas sold to Benjamin Coffield of Edgecombe County, for the sum of 60 pounds, a tract of 73 acres on the south bank of Fishing Creek and on the road leading from Speir's Bridge on Fishing Creek to the Tar River adjoining Benjamin SHIP, this being part of a Granville grant to William SPEIR bearing the date of 1 May 1762. Witnesses were: Elijah PITTMAN, James COKER Jr. and
Nathaniel COKER.

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Selling Deed
Exum LEWIS 21 October 1788, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Deed Book 4-739 - Jonas sold to Exum Lewis, for the sum of 370 pounds, current money a 330 acre plantation on the south bank of Fishing Creek and on the Long Branch, adjoining: Coker, Tanner,
and the road. This was the place where Jonas then lived and was a part of three tracts of land: (1) granted to John Speir by patent bearing the date 16 October 1735; (2), granted to John Tanner by patent bearing the date of 4 August 1761; and (3) granted by the state of North Caro-lina to
John Speir. Witnesses were Ethelred PHILLIPS and Figures LEWIS.

BIRTH OF A CHILD
Jonas and Lilory GODWIN became the parents of Thomas Warren SHIVERS in 1789 in North Carolina.

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Purchase Deed
Elisha WATLEY 24 September 1791, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book AB, page 428 - Elisha Watley sold to Jonas Shivers for the sum of 130 pounds sterling, a parcel of land on the waters of the Little Ogeechee adjacent to lands of Jesse VEAZEY, Widow
GAY, Peter BOYD, John BUCHNER, John KIRK and Jeffery BAZDEL. The land contained 200 acres. Witnesses were: James THEWATT and William BATTLE, J.P. Deed was recorded 18 October 1797.

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Purchase Deed
William REDDOCK 7 November 1791, in Hancock County, Georgia. Deed Book AB - page 357 - William and Mary REDDOCK sold to Jonas Shivers of Washington County, Georgia a parcel of land containing 400 acres more or less for the sum of 225 pounds sterling. The land is described as being in Greene County on the waters of the Ogeechee River on Fulsom Creek. Witnesses were: Matt RABUN, and
Isham HOGAN. Deed registered 19 June 1797.

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Purchase Deed
Zachariah GLASS 19 November 1792, in Greene County, Georgia. 'Greene County Georgia
Deed Book B. 1793-1802 - November 1792 - Zachariah GLASS and Nancy, his wife of Greene County, to Jonas Shivers of same for 165 pounds sterling, 200 acres on the Waters of Hoop Pole Creek. s/Zachariah Glass, Nancy (x) Glass. Wit: William RABUN, William SPIER. Proved 11 September 1793, by the witnesses before Matthew Rabun JP., recorded 27 June 1794.

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Selling Deed
George STROTHER 13 June 1796, in Hancock County, Georgia. Jonas Shivers and his wife sold George Strother, for the sum of 100 pounds, a tract of land on the waters of the Ogeechee on
Fulsom Creek, containing 190 acres. Witnesses were: John SHUMAN, Richard STROTHER and Godfrey ADAMS. Recorded October 1809.

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Purchase Deed
Robert DAY 9 October 1797, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book _ , page 463 - Jonas shivers purchased 250 acres from Robert DAY and his wife, Fanny DAY, for the sum of $800.00 sterling. Witnesses were Jno SHERMAN, William CHANDLER, and Polly DAY. Recorded on 4 November 1797.

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Purchase Deed
William SPIER 26 September 1798, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book D, page 72 - Jonas purchased for the sum of $840.00 a tract of land containing 280 acres on the waters of Fulsom Creek. Witnesses were William RABUN, J. W. SHERMAN and Sally RABUN. Deed was registered 11 June 1799.

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Purchase Deed
Ezekiel SMITH 19 January 1799, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book D, page 211 - Jonas and his wife Lilory bought a parcel of land, from Ezekiel Smith for the consideration of $1000.00, containing 250 acres on the waters of Fulsome Creek, in Hancock County. Adjacent land owners were: PARKER, and Ezekiel SMITH. Witnesses were: Thomas __, Matthew RABUN and William BATTLE, J.P. Registered 7 December 1799.

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Purchase Deed
George THOMPSON 4 March 1799, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book AB, page 509 - George Thompson sold for the sum of $500.00 to Jonas Shivers, 2 Negroes, Phebe and Henry. Witnesses were: J.W. DEVEREAUX and Thomas FOARD. Recorded 21 September 1800.

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Purchase Deed
Henry PITMAN 30 October 1800, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book F, page 25 - Henry PITMAN of Hancock County, Georgia sold to Jonas Shivers, for the sum of $325.00, a Negro man called Will. Witnesses were W. HARDWICK and Barnaby SHIVERS.

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Selling Deed
Willis SHIVERS 1 February 1802, in Hancock County, Georgia. Deed Book F, page 25 - Jonas sold to Willis Shivers, his son, for the sum of $450.00, a Negro boy named Godfrey who was about 17 or 18 years of age. Wit-ness: William HARDWICK. Recorded: 21 February 1802

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Purchase Deed
Henry PITMAN 25 February 1803, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book F, page 305 - Henry Pitman sold to Jonas Shivers a Negro man by the name of Moses, for the sum of $470.00. Witnesses were: W. HARDWICK and John JONES. Recorded July 22, 1803.

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Purchase Deed
Martin BOON 18 July 1803, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book F, page 305 - Martin Boon of Guliford County, North Carolina sold to Jonas Shivers of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of $280.00 a Negro girl named Hanner. Witnesses were Henry PITMAN and Jesse SMITH. Recorded 21 July 1803.

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Purchase Deed
Abner ATKINSON 6 February 1804, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book G, page 146 - Abner Atkinson sold to Jonas Shivers for the sum of $200.00, a parcel of land on Fulsom Creek, containing 55 acres. Wit-nesses were: - Hawkins, Willis SHIVERS and Lewis ATKINSON. Recorded 20 December 1804.

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Purchase Deed
Druery JACKSON 21 September 1804, in Hancock County, Georgia. Deed Book G, page 146 - Druery Jackson sold to Jonas Shivers, for the sum of $1,800.00 a parcel of land containing 225 acres. Adjoining land owner was: Green Andrews. Witnesses were: William CANDLER, J.P, and Willis SHIVERS. Recorded 24 December 1804.

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Purchase Deed
Warren ANDREWS 4 October 1804, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book G, page 144 - Warren Andrews and Mary his wife sold to Jonas Shivers, a parcel of land lying on the south side of the Ogeechee River, containing an estimated total of 2 acres, for the
sum of $200.00. This property in-cluded the gin and buildings. Witness: W. SLITH and Loyd KELLY J.P. Recorded 20 December 1804.

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Selling Deed
James HUDDLESTON 7 November 1804, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book G, page 247 - Jonas Shivers sold to James Huddleston for the sum of $1,250.00 a parcel of land containing 200 acres. Witnesses were John GODWIN and B. SHIVERS, J.P.

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Selling Deed
Barnaby SHIVERS 1 July 1806, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book _ , page 231 - Jonas sold to Barnaby Shivers for the sum of $3,200.00 a parcel of land containing 340 acres on the waters of Fulsom Creek. Wit-nesses were: William Hardwick, William Clark
and William Shivers.

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Selling Deed
Mark GONDER 1 December 1807, in Hancock County, Georgia.
DEED Book H, page 230 - Jonas Shivers sold to his son Barnaby Shivers 4 Negro slaves, viz., Laura, Amy, Ponder and Nancy. Witnesses were: William HARDWICK and William CLARK. Recorded, 27 July
1807.

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Selling Deed
Barnaby SHIVERS 1 July 1808, in Hancock County, Georgia.

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Selling Deed
Barnaby SHIVERS (his son), on 27 December 1808, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book H, Page 493 - Jonas sold to Barnaby Shivers a tract of land containing 30 acres for the sum of $150.00. Witnesses were: William Lockhart, James Shivers and Mark Gonder. Registered 8 March 1809.

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Selling Deed
P.W. CHANDLER 27 June 1809, in Hancock County, Georgia.
Deed Book K, page 75 - Jonas Shivers sold to P.W. Chandler for the sum of $1,000.00 a tract of land lying on the waters of Fulsom Creek, containing 20 acres. Witnesses were Barnaby SHIVERS and
Warren ANDREWS. Recorded 28 May 1812. Present Day Mill on the property once owned by Jonas Shivers

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WILL
6 September 1825 in Warren County, Georgia
Last Will and Testament of Jonas Shivers
Georgia: In the name of God Amen_I Jonas Shivers of the County of Warren and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory, do on this sixth day of September One Thousand eight hundred and twenty five, make and ordain this my last will and testament, in man-ner and form following: Item I give and bequeath unto my son Barnaby Shivers one thousand dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Willis Shivers one hundred dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Shivers one thousand dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Jonas Shivers, son of Barnaby Shivers five hundred dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Martha Hibbler, daughter of William Shivers one Negro girl named Mourning and her increase to her and her heirs forever. Item I give an bequeath unto my granddaughter Lilly Ann Shivers one Negro girl named Ann and her increase, to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Nancy Shivers, daughter of Willie Shivers one Negro girl named Dorcus now in her possession and her increase to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson George W.C. Shivers, son of Willie Shivers five Hundred Dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Obediah Shivers, son of Willie Shivers five hundred dollars. Item I give an bequeath unto my son James Shivers the following Negro slaves (towit) Roman, Felts, Phil, Milly, Hannah, Allen, Clack, Jerry, Daniel, Teresa, Nathan, Arnoll, little Milly, Loyal, Isaiak, Dicey, Nancy, Ellick, Dick, Henry, Pleasant, Kate, Sam Isham, Lucinda, Lopsy, Mary, Washington, Isaac, Harriet, Miak, Judy, George, Jenny, Edy, Shepherd, Miakk, Harry, Sally, and her child Monah, and their increase ,
the tract of Land I now live on, with all by buildings of every description, one tract of land in Han-cock County, adjoining Smith's land, one other tract of land in Warren County aforesaid, adjoining
Vinson Johnson's land, all my household & kitchen furniture, all my stock of every kind, and all my working tools of every kind, to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Shivers all the residue of my estate of every de-scription whatsoever, both real and personal, that may remain after my just debts and the legacies above mentioned are paid off and discharged, whether it consist of money, notes book accounts, stock in trade and every other item or part of my property both real and personal of which I may die possessed and not heretofore mentioned in this instrument, to him and his heirs forever. Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my son James Shivers whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby investing him with
full power to carry the same into effect. SIgned, Sealed, and Ac-knowledged the day and year above written. Witnessed in presence of said Jonas Shivers by C.E. Haynes, G.D. Hagood, Joseph Rob-erts, Littlebury Tucker, Anthony Jones, Signed Jonas (X) Shivers

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DEATH Jonas died 12 November 1826, in Warren County, Georgia, at age 76.

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BURIAL His body was interred about 13 November 1826, in Mayfield, Warren County, Georgia.

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Warren County Courthouse, Warrenton, Georgia , "Plaque"
'Daughters of the American Revolution', DAR, Jonas Shivers served Georgia Line.
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'Bounty Land' in Georgia Index to The Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909, published by Georgia Genealogical Reprints, The Rev. Silas Emmett Lu-cas Jr., Vidalia, Georgia 1970.

** Bounty Land Explanation ***
The first effective land Act was the Act of 17 February 1783
(as amended by the Act of August 1, 1873),entitled 'An Act for opening
the land office and for other purposes therein mentioned'.Act allowed a man
to take up 200 acres upon his own head-right free of any charge except office
fees for survey and grant, plus an additional 50 acres upon the head of each
member of his family at sales prices ranging from one to four shillings per acres,
and it limited any grant to a maximum of 1000 acres.

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DAR records show service was performed private,Georgia Line.

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map by D.N. Crumpton of Warrenton, Georgia shows where Jonas settled.

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Jonas, Lilory and family settled in Georgia,
Built 'The Beautiful Plantation of Mayfield'.
Evidence he owned a mill, and a mill still stands on the waters of the Ogeechee river near Mayfield, Georgia. Jonas was buried in Frances Lokey's 'Herb Garden'. Two sons, James and William, became 'Millers' Evidence to believe that Barnaby was in the Milling trade
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Jonas SHIVERS Jr. and Lilory GODWIN had the following children:

+ 2 i. Barnaby2 SHIVERS was born 29 July 1775.
+ 3 ii. Willis SHIVERS was born about 1776.
+ 4 iii. William SHIVERS was born 5 February 1783.
+ 5 iv. James A. SHIVERS was born 1784.
+ 6 v. Thomas Warren SHIVERS was born 1789.
Occupation: The Ogeechee River Mill
Map of this area in 1818 did not list any mills but in 1826,
the first record of a mill appeared.

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TIMELINE FOR JONAS SHIVERS Jr.

1805, Jonas Shivers purchased a home and 260 acres Warren County from Warren Andrews for $6,363.

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1805 purchased 80 acres adjoining from Vinson Johnson.

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1816, he purchased 180 acres from Aaron Smith.

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The community of Mayfield was originally known as Shivers.

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Between 1805 and 1826, Mr Shivers developed a gristmill, woolen mill, country store, tavern, and a horse exchange to handle mail and stagescoaches.
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*** Shelby County Tn had identical family property descriptions. ***


1826, Mr. Jonas Shivers died, leaving possessions to his son James Shivers. In addition, he left forty slaves, 900 acres of land, money and book accounts. James mortgaged the property to Joel Crawford, Robert Syne, William Hill and Thomas Latimer.

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*** 40 Slaves named above - Match to Benjamin's,RJP estate records ***


1835 Property sold to James Thomas.

Late 1830's, Jonas Shivers other son, William, bought the land and held until death in 1852.
1853, administrator sold the property to Thomas Whaley for $4,785.
Thomas Whaley sold it to William and Richard Stevens in 1856.
The property stayed in the Stevens family until 1917 when it was bought by Arthur Reynolds Sr.
The property was inherited by Arthur Reynolds Jr. in the 1930's and was conveyed to his wife, Frances, at his death in 1961.
1973, Frances Reynolds married George W. Lokey. Mrs. Lokey held property until 1990 when it was sold to Charles A. Tackett, the present owner.

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The Ogeechee River Mill has also been known as Shivers Mill and Latimer's Mill. Facilities remaining only the gristmill and the country store. Mayfield general store sat on a knoll that still exists at the bend of the road just across the wooden bridge into Warren County. RailRoad Info - Mayfield was to be on the Georgia Railroad from Augusta to Macon. Original Mayfield store moved to Stevens house site in Warren County, Now used as a barn. It is still there and is used by Mr. Tackett.

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Mill functioned in Warren County until early 1930's, Arthur Reynolds, Jr. undertook to replace the worn out wooden dam, Dam believed built by the Quakers in the early 1880's. New dam built using Hancock County granite, by 50 cents per day laborers


BETWEEN 1805 AND 1826 Shivers, Georgia 2 Title Marriage and Deaths, 1820-1830, Abstracted from Extant Georgia Newspapaers. Abbrev Marriage and Deaths, 1820-1830 Author Mary Bondurant Warren Publication Heritage Papers, Danilsville, Georgia, 1972 Title Ogeechee Mill, Url: http://historicspartahancock.org/ogeechee.htm Abbrev Ogeechee Mill

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From:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3220/svnnty.html
1805 Jonah/John Shivers Warren Co. GA: LDS fiche 6046883 - land records. 1805 William Shivers Warren Co., GA: LDS fiche 6046883 - land records. 1805 Larkin Shivers Warren Co., GA: LDS fiche 6046883 - land records - NOTE: It is possible that these were Deshazos. There is also an Aaron Willoughby (p.199) shown. One of the Deshazo sons married a Mahala Willoughby (dau. of Aaron Willoughby) in 1833. The Willoughby’s are also shown in Twiggs, Monroe, Bibb, and Houston Co’s. in GA, where Deshazo men with these names are shown.

Jonas married Lilory Godwin daughter of John Barnaby Godwin and Wilkinora Wilkinson in 1771 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Lilory was born on 22 Dec 1750 in Va. She died on 28 Aug 1825 in Warren County, Ga.

They had the following children:

+ 269 M i Barnaby Shivers
+ 270 M ii Willis "Willie" Shivers
+ 271 M iii William Shivers
+ 272 M iv James Adolphus Shivers
+ 273 M v Thomas Warren Shivers Tax Collector Hancock Ga

224. William "Early" Shivers "Isle of WightVa-Mill" (Jonas Shivers , William Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in Prob. Isle of Wight, Va. He died in 1799 in Isle of Wight, Va.

Slaveowner.

Will Probate 1801

1779
Isle of Wight Va deed Aug 5 1779
Thomas Dixon to William Sheavers.
Land on South side of Road leading from Everett's bridge to Smithsfield, touches William Sheaversand his brother Jonas' line, Dixon house, Pinner's line and Caulding's line.
Witness
Joseph Sheavers
Willis Bullock
Thomas Durley

1820
Isle of Wight Va deed, Book 24 P 454
Easter Dixon to William Shivers

Lived near Smithfield, Va

Will of William Shivers dated 1796.
-- mentions group of 9 children suggesting 2 sets of heirs

Marcus O Shivers - Shivers Genealogy reference page 99-100 for Will of William Shivers.
Dated Mar 24 1796
Sarah probated Feb 3 1801

William married Sarah Godwin daughter of William Godwin Jr and Margaret. Sarah died on 28 Nov 1827 in Isle of Wight, Va.

They had the following children:

  274 M i William Jr. Shivers died in 1805 in Virginia.

Inherited Slaves
  275 M ii John Shivers died on 10 Jan 1815.

Jacob Waterfield administrator
William M Roberts (of Williamsborough) Atty to handle money owed to Jacob Waterfield.

Inherited Slaves
        John married Jane Mitchell on 12 Dec 1812 in Isle of Wight County, Va.
  276 F iii Nancy Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Nancy married William Jordan.
+ 277 M iv Jonas Shivers
  278 F v Sallie (Sarah) Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Sallie married James Pitt in 1805.
  279 M vi George Shivers died in 1815.

War1812 Capt "Capt Eason's Co" - Pitt County Nc

Inherited Slaves
        George married Sally Johnson in 1809.
  280 F vii Patsy Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Patsy married Davis Bullock on 6 Jan 1819.
  281 M viii James "Barnabe" Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        James married Catherine Roberts in 1811 in Mt Zion, Va/Ga.

Pulled from M.O. Shivers
  282 F ix Charlotte Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
  283 F x Ester Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Ester married William King on 9 Oct 1813 in Virginia.
+ 284 M xi Wright Robert Shivers
+ 285 M xii Thomas Wilson Shivers "War-1812'
  286 F xiii Elizabeth Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Elizabeth married Samuel Everett in 1786.
  287 F xiv Polly Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Polly married Thomas Best on 3 Mar 1793 in Virginia.
  288 F xv Temperance Shivers.

Inherited Slaves
        Temperance married John Sherrod on 20 Feb 1793 in Virginia.
+ 289 F xvi Hannah Shivers

225. Joseph Shivers (Jonas Shivers , William Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1760/1776 in Prob. Isle of Wight, Va.

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1776
Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol XXVI, number 4 (01 Nov 1988);
Isle of Wight Orphans and Other Children. 7 March 1776 Joseph, Peter, Mourning Shivers, orphans of Jonas, are to be bound out. p.349
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1779
Witness to deed between Tom Dixon and William Shivers Aug 5 1779, Isle of Wight, Va
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1780
Joseph Shivers and Mary, Administrators of Thomas Howell, Suit brought by Thomas Johnson and Sally his wife. Order book 5 page 81-1780
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1782
Virginia Census, Isle of Wight, County, Va
Joseph Shivers Whites 2, Blacks 1
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1790
Virginia Census, Isle of Wight County, Va
Joseph Shivers 2 in family
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1798
Lease Cat-Pond from Willis Wilkinson of Nansemond County, Va

Joseph married (1) Mary in 1780 in Isle of Wight, Va.

They had the following children:

+ 290 M i Wilson Shivers Sr.

Joseph married (2) Cleo Newman daughter of Newman in 1785 in Isle of Wight, Va.

227. Mourning Shivers (Jonas Shivers , William Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1738/1760 in Lunenburg, Va. She died in 1805.

This comes from the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol XXVI, number 4 (01 Nov 1988); Isle of Wight Orphans and Other Children. 7 March 1776 Joseph, Peter, Mourning Shivers, orphans of Jonas, are to be bound out. p.349

Mourning married James Garrett in Lunenburg, Va. James was born in 1734 in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga. He died in 1795 in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga.

From Page 325 Some Ga. Co Records (on a page with something I kept on my family-copied from the book)
Pages 68-69 Apr. 13 1795 Will of James Garrett dec'd was proven.
The will follows:
Lend unto my dear beloved Mourning Garrett the plantation whereone I now live and two negro women during her widowhood
to my daughter Hannah Woodham a negro woman but not to be taken away from until debts are paid.
to my daughter Fanny Butler a negro girl
to my daughter Susanna Butler a negro girl
to my daughter Mary Garrett 200 acres of land and one negro boy
to my daughter (Chant) Garrett one negro boy
to my son Edmond Garrett 200 acres of land the reminder (Remainder) of my estate after my wife's decease to be equally divided amonst all the children.
Appointed beloved wife and Edmund Butler, Jonadab Reid and Joseph Barksdale Ex.
Dated 2 Oct 1792
Signed James Garrett
Witness Wm Evans Wm Gilbert James Dowdle
Proved Apr 1795
A record of the inventory and App. of James dec'd Total shown on page 69 was $655 and carried over to page 70 Total Inv. of James including that of 69 $2078 1/2 Reg. 28 Aug 1795
Not my line- just sharing this before I shredded it.
Ms. Gerry Hill Albany Ga-with many lines in Greene.

Slaveowner

James and Mourning had the following children:

  291 F i Hannah Garrett was born in 1760 in Lunenburg, Va.
+ 292 F ii Fannie Garrett
  293 F iii Elizabeth "Betsey" Garrett was born in 1764 in Lunenburg, Va. She died in 1795.
  294 F iv Anne Garrett was born in 1766 in Lunenburg, Va. She died in 1795.
  295 F v Susanna Garrett was born in 1768 in Lunenburg, Va.
        Susanna married Butler.
  296 F vi Mary Garrett was born in 1770 in Lunenburg, Va. She died in 1795.
  297 M vii Henry Garrett was born in 1772 in Lunenburg, Va. He died in 1795.
  298 M viii William Garrett was born in 1774 in Lunenburg, Va. He died in 1795.
  299 F ix Charity Garrett was born in 1776 in Lunenburg, Va. She died in 1795.
  300 M x James Kelly Garrett was born in 1787 in Lunenburg, Va. He died on 3 Aug 1855 in Bienville, La.
  301 M xi Edmond Garrett was born in 1789 in Lunenburg, Va. He died in 1795.

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