In the name of God Amen. I Cary Curry of the County of Baldwin & State aforesaid being in a low state of health but thanks to God of a sound mind & memory, do make ordain & constitute the my last will & testament in manner & form following,
Viz, I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret Willis my negro girl by the name of Silvah with other of my property which she has had. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Baker my negro girl by name of Sook with the other property she has had of me. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Moore my negro boy by the name of Peter and five hundred dollars in cash when collected with the other property she has had of me. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Patterson my negro girl by name of Lucy and five hundred dollars in cash when collected with the other property which she has had of me. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Permela Curry my negro girl Candis and my negro boy Ned & a horse to be worth seventy five dollars when she leaves her mother. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarry Curry my negro boy Dick and my negro girl Fanny and also a horse to be worth seventy five dollars when she leaves her mother and I give & bequeath unto my son Elijah Curry my negro boy by the name of London and five hundred dollars when collected and I also give & bequeath to my son Cary Curry my negro boy by the name of Enoch & five hundred dollars when collected & he of age. I give & bequeath to my grand son Cary Willis my negro girl by the name of Betsy at the death of my wife, and all the rest & residue of my Estate I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Curry all my land containing four hundred and forty five acres whereon I now live together with my negroes, Easter, Watt, Tom, Arthur, Rose, Jacob, Major, Joe, Phillip, Henry, Selina & Sophia, to have & to hold during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided amongst my legal heirs & I will all my Stock of Horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, house hold & kitchen furniture, & I give to my beloved wife Mary to dispose of at her will & to give as she sees fit at any time to my children which is now single and also if my wife wishes to move I will that she sell my land at her own discretion and I nominate constitute & appoint my beloved wife Mary Curry sole Executrix of this my last will & testament. In witness thereof, I have set my hand and affixed my seal this day of July 1819.
Signed in the presence of us, John H. Lawson, Robert Miles, John Miles (Cary Curry
Georgia Baldwin County, duly proven in open court on the 20 Jul 1921, John Miles & John H. Lawson, Thos H Kneau Clk. Article about Cary (5903), on 19 Jun 1821. Died at his residence in Baldwin, Mr. Cary Curry, sen., in his 62d year.
Curry bequeathed a slave named Silvah to his daughter, Margaret Willis, wife of Dempsey Willis of Talbot, Georgia. Margaret died in 1829; her husband in 1851. No Dempsey Willis is shown on the 1850 slave schedule.
A slave named Sook was bequeathed to daughter Elizabeth Baker, wife of Jeremiah Baker. Jeremiah died in 1849 and Elizabeth in 1859, in Alabama. No will has been found for either and Elizabeth is not listed on the 1850 slave schedule.
Nancy Curry Moore, wife of John Moore, was given a slave named Peter by her father. Both Nancy and her husband died after the Civil War.
Permelia Curry was bequeathed two slaves named Candis and Ned. She married Labon Beauchamp in 1819; both of them died in Jackson, Florida in 1856, no wills located. Neither is recorded on the 1850 slave schedule.
Cary Curry left his daughter Sarah two slaves named Dick and Fanny. Sarah was married to Peter Colwell (Caldwell) and living in Morgan, Georgia, where she died in 1825. Peter Colwell died in Alabama in 1849 with no will.
Son Elijah Curry was left a slave named London. He was married to Susan Sims in 1824 and made his will that same year. He named his father-in-law, Leonard Sims, executor of his estate. He die din 1825. Susan was remarried to Shelman Durham and they moved to Attala, Mississippi, where he died after the Civil War. Durham is shown on the 1850 slave schedule for Attala, Mississippi with four slaves; two females ages 40 and 26, and two males ages 21 and 13.
|Elijah Curry Will|
Cary Curry Jr. was bequeathed a slave named Betsy. He died in Texas after the Civil War.
Cary Willis, Cary Curry's grandson (son of Margaret) was given a slave named Betsy, and at the death of his grandmother Mary (Cox), the remaining estate. Mary was left the slaves named Easter, Watt, Tom, Arthur, Rose, Jacob, Major, Joe, Henry, Phillip, Selina, and Sophia. Her death date has not been established.
Cary Willis, an ordained Baptist minister, is shown with 20 slaves on the 1850 Muscogee, Georgia slave schedule and 27 in 1860. He died after the Civil War.