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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Friends of Friends Friday: Will of Joshua Stanford, Columbia, Georgia 1836


Joshua Whipps Stanford, Jr.  of Columbia County, Georgia, died in 1836 and names the following slaves; to his (second) wife Louisa (Johnson) he leaves a slave man named Dock.  He also names the following slaves to be given to his wife and her* children:  Sally, Charity, Susan, Big Nancy and her child Lewis, Cloe (?) and her child Robert, Little Nancy and her child Willis, Chaney, Minty, John, Obed, Jerry, and Caroline.  *I have not been determined if Louisa had also been previously married and had children. 

Joshua had children from his first marriage and names the following slaves to be left to them; to his son Oliver Perry H. Stanford, he leaves Joe, Amy and Alfred.  To his daughter Maria Farr, he leaves Dolly, Nelly and Lewis. (Maria's husband William Farr is shown as having 26 slaves on the 1850 slave schedule, and 24 on the 1860 schedule.)  To his son David, he leaves Sarah, Albert and George.  To his daughter Harriett Harris (wife of John Broadnax Harris), he leaves Harriett and Ben.

The will was probated in Columbia County in October 1836.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this update to the Slave Name Roll Project. I've updated the page to include this link.

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