Christine Johnson-Williams recently sent me several electronic mail messages, which included images of wills related to her ancestors. Christine doesn't blog but wanted to contribute to the Slave Name Roll project. She very graciously included a transcription of the images, which helped tremendously. This is just one way people may contribute. Thank you, Christine!
GEORGIA -- Wilkes County
Col. William Johnson (born in Virginia, but lived most of his life in Georgia) left slaves to his daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, who married Drury Cunningham: LUCY, CATE, EDMOND and DENNIS. I believe Col. Johnson died about 1826.
He left slaves to his daughter, Mary Johnson, who married Henry Spratlin: DICK, FANNY, and her two children, NICK(?) and MARIAH.
He left to his daughter, Susan M. Johnson, who married James Dabney Willis: CELIA, EMELLA, GRANDSON, and GEORGE.
He left to his son, William Johnson, Jr., who died in 1823: BIG GEORGE, LUCKY, AMERICA, JOHN, and HAULKEN(?). William, Jr., left these slaves to his mother, Nancy Hill Johnson, after his death.
He left to his son, John Pope Johnson, BIG THOMAS, CATY, LUCY, EVELINE, and POLLARD.
He left to his daughter, Nancy H. Johnson, who married Lodowich Meriweather Hill: MARIAH, NELSON, ELIZA, and HENRY.
He left to his daughter, Sarah Johnson: LITTLE PHOEBY, PETER, MARIETTA, and MIKE. These slaves were to be kept by his son-in-law Henry Spratlin.
To his minor children, Stephen W. Johnson, Martha Johnson, and Catherine Johnson, he made his son-in-law, Henry Spratlin, their guardian and the following slaves to be hired and the monies earned to be divided equally for his children's education. Catherine Johnson later married Burrell Pope Hill and William D. Martin. Martha Johnson later married George Washington Chatfield. The slaves were:
SOLOMAN WILLIAM PHILLIPS
CHARLES WILLIAM JOHNSON
RANDAL HENRY SPRATLIN
MILES JONATHAN PHILLIPS
NERO R. B. SMILEY
NED WYLIE MAXWELL
THOMAS JOHN P. JOHNSON
BURWELL JEPU SPRATLIN
WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN (Milly's child)
LARRY JONATHAN DAVIS
JUDAH WILLIAM JOHNSON
He left to his friend, William Norman, who had married his illegitimate daughter, Betsy Johnson: ANNACA, MOLLY, and PETER and MATILDA.
And, finally, Col. William Johnson left to his wife, Nancy Hill Johnson:
NAT and CLARY