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Estate Record of William F. Jackson


Williams F. Jackson moved from Upson County, GA, to Alabama in January 1849; died in October 1855 in Macon County, Alabama (source: see note 1)

The probate Records for Williams F. Jackson should be in Macon County and the slaves named below probably represent only a part of his human holdings; however, the following data relates to those of his slaves who appear in records of Upson County, GA. Some of the slaves - Hannah, Keziah & her children, Caroline & her children - returned to Upson County after his death; an example of eastward migration.

Sources:

DBF= Upson County (Georgia) Deed Book F

LSC= Loose papers of Upson Superior Court

SCWI= Upson Superior Court Writ Book I

BB1= Bethesda Baptist Church (Thomaston, GA) Minute Book 1

RAD= Upson County, Record of Accounts Book D

RAE= Upson County, Record of Accounts Book E

Birth years are estimates, calculated from the source records.

slave name alternate spellings birth data source

page

event date

Daniel 1806 man about 35 years old, given to son Winfield S. Jackson DBF

11

3/3/1842

Dinah 1823 about 18 years old & her child, sold to Winfield S. Jackson DBF

12

3/3/1842

Diley 1841 Dinah's child, about 10 months old, sold to Winfield S. Jackson DBF

12

3/3/1842

Billy Bill 1826 "Billy commonly called Bill" about 15 years old, sold to Winfield S. Jackson DBF

12

3/3/1842

Winney Winnie 1813 bought about 1816 [see note 1] LSC

1816

" woman, about 38 years old, deeded to Winfield S. Jackson LSC

12/6/1851

Susana 1833 one of Winney's children, girl, about 18 years old, gifted to Winfield S. Jackson LSC

12/6/1851

Ben 1835 one of Winney's children, boy, about 16 years old, gifted to Winfield S. Jackson LSC

12/6/1851

Martha 1838 girl, 17 years old, claimed by Thomas S. Sharman (note 2) SCWI

829

1/1/1856

Jane 1840 girl, 15 years old, claimed by Thomas S. Sharman (note 2) SCWI

829

1/1/1856

" received by Winfield S. Jackson under his father's will (note 1) LSC

1857

Chaney 1842 girl, 13 years old, claimed by Thomas S. Sharman (note 2) SCWI

829

1/1/1856

" received by Winfield S. Jackson under his father's will (note 1) LSC

1857

Hannah received into Bethesda Baptist Church by experience BB1

87

10/22/1842

" dismissed by letter from Bethesda Baptist Church BB1

120

3/3/1849

Keziah willed to Mary E. Ward RAE

136

1855

" received by guardian of Mary Eliza Ward & Louisa Frances Sharman (note 1) LSC

1/7/1857

Amos 1851 received by guardian of Mary Eliza Ward & Louisa Frances Sharman (note 1) LSC

1/7/1857

Joe 1853 received by guardian of Mary Eliza Ward & Louisa Frances Sharman (note 1) LSC

1/7/1857

Ella 1855 received by guardian of Mary Eliza Ward & Louisa Frances Sharman (note 1) LSC

1/7/1857

Caroline woman & her 6 children, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Cornelia Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Daniel Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Dick Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Winney Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Henrietta Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Jim Caroline's child, property of the estate received by Butler B. King RAD

498

Jan'y 1856

Note 1: Interrogatories and exhibits in the case of Thomas S. Sharman, administrator, &c., vs Winfield S. Jackson (Upson Superior Court, Nov. Term, 1859); Answers to Interrogatory for Winfield S. Jackson, Nov 9, 1859; He says - Matilda S. Sharman was daughter of Williams F. Jackson and was my sister; she was born Dec 16, 1820, died Oct 24, 1844. I have resided in Alabama for the last 11 years. My father Williams F. Jackson moved to Alabama in January 1849 and died October 1855. I claim the negroes [not named, but see note 2] except Martha. I received them from my father by Deed of Gift. Deed of Gift to 3 of the negroes made on Dec 6, 1851, the others I received under the will of Williams F. Jackson in 1857... From the best information I have received from my father and mother, my father bought Winnie the mother of said negroes in 1816 and they were in his possession and under his control up to the time that he gave them to me. Sharman has already received portion belonging to children of Matilda S. Sharman,

(Exhibit A) Macon Co. Alabama [copy of deed of gift as recorded in book L p.233] December 6, 1851, Williams F. Jackson gives Winfield S. Jackson negro slaves Winney about 38, & two of her children to wit Susana a girl about 18, & Ben a boy about 16.

(Exhibit B) Thos. S. Sharman receipt, January 7, 1857, to Harriet Jackson, executrix of Williams F. Jackson, for the following Negroes: Keziah, Amos, Joe and Ella being the negroes bequeathed to Mary Eliza Sharman, now Mary Eliza Ward, and Louisa Frances Sharman.

Note 2: (Superior Court Writ Book I, p.829-830) Thomas S. Sharman, administrator ad colligendum of Matilda C. Sharman (dec'd) vs Winfield S. Jackson; Trover in Upson Superior Court, November Term, 1859. Slaves' ages in Sharman's petition are based on date 1/1/1856; same pages, request for bail, sworn and dated 9/14/1857 gives slightly different ages (Winney 50, Suke 22, Amanda 5, Manuel 8 months [obviously wrong], Ben 20; no ages for Martha, Jane, Chaney). Court orders "non suit." See records for Winfield S. Jackson.