THOMAS YANCEY

IDENTITY: SON OF WILLIAM & ABIGAIL (HICKS) YANCEY
STATE: GEORGIA
COUNTY: OGLETHORPE
DATED: 1845
PROVED: 1847
RECORDED: WILL BOOK D PAGE 202

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In the name of God, Amen, I THOMAS YANCEY, being afflicted in body but possessing a reasonable mind to consider the uncertainty of life and the uncertainty of death do make the following in my last will and testament. My decease I commit my soul to God who gave it to me, after which I wish my body decently buried -- then should there be any just debts, I wish them to be paid. After which I wish the following disposition to be made of all my property, both real and personal ---

Item 1 - - I give one equal part to each of my children or their lawful representatives -- To DAVID YANCEY, CATHERINE BROOKS, PERRY D. YANCEY, ELIZA PAULK, SARAH WRIGHT, THOMAS YANCEY (H.), ARRINA BARNETT and for an equal distribution to be made, ---

Item 2 - - I desire five disinterested persons to be appointed and proportion all my negroes into seven equal parts by valuation giving to each above named his part by lot or otherwise and for speedy settlement to be made ---

Item 3 - - I desire all my land with all my perishable property to be sold on a credit of twelve months and amount of sale to be taken into small notes for settling any disproportion made in the above named lots of Negroes and an equal division to be made among my above named children or their legal or lawful representatives.

Item 4 - - I publish ,declare and constitute the above and foregoing my last will and testament and to execute the same I appoint JAMES O'KELLY, GEORGE LUMPKIN, BENJAMIN H. BARNETT, WILLIAM BARNETT.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the thirty first day of July 1845.

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THOMAS X YANCEY

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JAMES O'KELLY

JAN KIRK

ROBERT TUCK


Court of Ordinary, May 7, 1847. The within Last will and testament of THOMAS YANCEY, deceased, having been exhibited in open court and duly proven at this regular term of the court upon the oaths of JAMES O'KELLY, JOHN F. KIRK and ROBERT TUCK, all subscribing witnesses to the same, ordered that the same be admitted to record. Recorded 7th May, 1847.


1847, Estate Appraisal, Oglethorpe Co., GA
Negro man named Gilbert valued at $100
Negro man named Jack valued at $5
Negro man named Lewis valued at $205
Negro man named Wiley valued at $250
Negro man named Ellick valued at $750
Negro man named Granderson valued at $725
Negro man named Armstead valued at $800
Negro man named Burrill valued at $800
Negro man named Sterling valued at $750
Negro man named Stephen valued at $750
Negro man named Larry valued at $700
Negro man named Fleming valued at $700
Negro man named Warren valued at $550
Negro man named Ben valued at $450
Negro man named Harry valued at $450
Negro man named Billy valued at $425
Negro man named Martin valued at $425
Negro man named Patrick valued at $300
Negro man named Washington valued at $325
Negro man named Ephraim valued at $250
Negro man named Abednego valued at $150
Negro woman named Tamer valued at $100  [see information on Tamah Brooks former slave of  Thomas Yancey]
Negro woman named Philis valued at $75
Negro woman named Violet valued at $250
Negro woman named Betty valued at $300
Negro woman named Cleo valued at $350
Negro woman named Dicey & child Ailsey valued at $600
Negro woman named Sharlott & child Solomon valued at $650
Negro woman named Harriet valued at $650
Negro woman named Nancy valued at $600
Negro woman named Polly valued at $550
Negro woman named Manerva valued at $450
Negro woman named Delphia valued at $375
Negro girl named Arabella valued at $350
Negro girl named Martha valued at $275
Negro girl named Margaret valued at $250
Negro girl named Vina valued at $250