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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Friends of Friends Friday: Heard Family, Elbert, Georgia. Part 3: Will of Singleton Walthall Allen, 1791 - 1853

Singleton Waltham Allen was the husband of Jane Lanier Heard, daughter of Stephen Heard.  He was a wealthy planter in Elbert County with an estate worth of $60,000 (close to $2 million in 2016) in 1850.  He died in 1856 at the age of 62, leaving a large family to inherit his estate.

After his death, most of his property and his 175 slaves were sold.  All of the buyers were family members.  The slaves were sold in lots and were inventoried in his will as follows:

Lot #1(sold to Young L. G. Harris, son-in-law of Singleton Allen)
Gib, a man, age 47
Daphney, his wife, 37 and child Lavonia
Amelia, a girl, 17 and her child Giles
Henry, a boy, 13
Biddy, a girl, 10
Robert, a boy, 7
George, a boy, 11
Sarah, a girl, 9
Amy, a girl, 6
Reas, a boy, 5
Emmeline, a girl, 2
Cuffee (?), a man, 41
Moses, a man, 22
Samantha, a girl, 8
Simon, a man, 40
Doctor, a boy, 17
Pleasant, a boy, 16
Lindsay, a man, 23
Antoinette, a woman, 20


Lot #2 (sold to Rebecca Allen, daughter of Singleton Allen)
Isaac, a man, 50
Mary, a woman, 30, and child Jo, 2
Matthew, a boy, 14
Andrew, a boy, 10
Lucy, a girl, 6
Roberta, a girl, 12
Simeon, a boy, 9
Shadrach, a boy, 4
George, a man, 37 (a pilot)
Letty, a woman, 60
Judy, a girl, 12
Edney, a woman, 27 and child America
William, a boy, 9
Lucinda, a girl, 4
Linda, a girl, 3
Abram, a man, 21
Emily, a girl, 17
Jim, a man, 28
Charly, a man, 65
Judy, a woman, 45
Calame, a woman, 57
Butter, a man, 55


Lot #3 (sold to Gerard M. Allen, son of Singleton Allen)
Lewis, a man, 43
Harriett, a woman, 36
Louisiana, a woman, 19
Eleanor, a girl, 14
Miles, a boy, 16
Ginnett, a girl, 9
Solomon, a boy, 4
David, a man, 22
York, a man, 26
Nelly, a woman, 24
Johnson, a boy, 8
Barney, a boy, 4
Harrison, a boy, 2
Jerry, a man, 26
Eliza, a woman, 30, and her child, Walter, 14 months
Peter, a boy, 8
Monroe, a boy, 6
Antoinette, a girl, 4
Mary, a girl, 12


Lot #4 (sold to William M. McIntosh, son-in-law of Singleton Allen)
Peter, a man, 29
Safronia, a woman, 25, and her child Matilda
Biddy, a girl, 7
Thomas Jefferson, a boy, 6
Susan, a girl, 3 1/2
Katherine, a woman, 55
Eliza, a girl, 18
Riney (?), a girl, 11
King, a boy, 7
Rachel, a woman, 20
Edmund, a man 53
Abram or Sam, a boy, 13
Wilson, a boy, 15
Eliza, a woman, 62
Russell, a man, 19
Lucy, a woman, 50
Peter, a boy, 17
Leana, a girl, 13 1/2
Thornton, a boy, 9 1/2
Kit, a boy, 6


Lot #5 (sold to George Williams, son-in-law of Singleton Allen)
 Louisa, a woman, 58
Milly, a woman, 37
John, a man, 35
Jane, a girl, 18
Cynthia, a woman, 33
Stephen, a boy, 14
Nancy, a girl, 12
Jeptha, a boy 7 1/2
Delia Ann, a girl, 4 1/2
John Henry, a boy, 3
Madison, a man, 36
Malinda, a woman, 38
Asa, a boy, 14
Margaret, a girl, 12
Hannah, a girl, 9
Phil, a man, 70
Joe, a man, 28
Katherine, a woman, 26
Matilda, a girl, 8
Riley, a boy, 6
Adam, a man, 60
Chloe, a woman, 74


Lot #6 (sold to Jane L. (Heard) Allen, widow of Singleton Allen)
Jim, a man, 35
Malinda, a woman, 32 and her child, Mary, 8
Jim, a boy, 11
Elizabeth, a girl, 9
Wm. Henry, a  boy, 7 1/2
Albert, a boy, 6
Martha, a girl, 4
Rosena, a girl, 2
Izzy, a woman, 35 and her child, Sarah, 9 months
Frances, a girl, 14
Robert, a boy, 7
Henry, a boyo, 4
Eugene, a boy, 2 1/2
William, a man, 24
Elsey, a woman, 15
George, a man, 20
Willis, a man, 22
Hannah, a woman, 25 and her child, Moses, 1
Katherine, a girl, 4
Susan, a woman, 45 and diseased
Rachel, a woman, 70
Rinery (?), a woman, 65 and diseased


Lot #7 (sold to Milton Comer, son-in-law of Singleton Allen)
Seaborn, a man, 54
Betsy, a woman, 40 and her child
Indiana, a woman, 20
Martha, a woman, 18
Mincy or Wincy, a girl, 16
Wyatt, a boy, 14
Louisa, a girl, 11
Milton, a boy, 9
George, a boy, 7
Erskine, a boy, 5
Fanny, a girl, 3
Jim, a man, 54
Pinsy or Pansy, a woman, 32
Antoinette, a girl, 16
Jane, a girl, 14
Frances, a girl, 13
Milly, a girl, 11
John, a boy, 9
Jackson, a man, 20

Lot #8 (sold to George R. McCalla, son-in-law of Singleton Allen)
Elijah, a man, 35
Mary Ann, a woman, 30 and her child, Gilbert
Milledge, a boy, 12
Beatrice, a girl, 10
Dorcas, a girl, 8
Susan, a girl, 6
Rincy, a girl, 3 1/2
Henry, a man, 29
Angeline, a woman, 25
Henrietta, a girl, 7
Sharlotte, a girl, 5 1/2
Laura, a girl, 3
Bedford, a man, 23
Joanna, a woman, 21
Oliver, a man, 19
Parthena, a woman, 16
Adaline, a woman, 21 (?) and her child, 1
Mahaly, a woman, 39
Mary, a girl, 3 1/2
Ritter, a woman, 65

1 comment:

  1. Pam, thank you so MUCH for your continued contributions. I've added a link to this post to the Slave Name Roll Project.

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