Can anyone provide me with detailed information on John & Nancy Newberry of Crawford County, Georgia, i.e. birth and death dates, burial place, the marriage date and location?
And is there solid documentation of Nancy's maiden name?Although I have seen it listed as Taylor, I believe it was Parrott based on the following Jasper County will.Nancy Parrott was an orphan raised by Rev. Jeremiah Lumsden in Jasper County.Her sister Dorothy married James Spears in Jones County, where John Newberry's father William died.Any additional details on John and Nancy and proof of Nancy's maiden name would be much appreciated:
Jasper Co., Georgia
In the name of God Amen, I JEREMIAH LUMSDEN of the State and county Aforesaid, being low in health but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die and as touching worldly affairs I do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
Item First, I will my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and all my debts to be paid.
Item Second. I will to my beloved wife ELIZABETH LUMSDEN for her natural life time seventy acres of land whereon I now live with all my plantation with the house I now live in, with all my other house on said plantation or premises, with all my Household kitchen furniture and all my stock that is not otherwise appropriated (to wit) all my hogs, cattle, sheep and horses with all my farming tools, with all the present crops now on said premises. Item 3. I will that my son JESSE M. LUMSDEN have seventy acres of land that he now has possession of and at the death of my wife ELIZABETH that he have the land willed to her, also that he have one bed, one cow and calf, out of my present stock of cattle. Also that he have fifty acres of land, more or less land, adjoining the land where I now live also that he pay for said land to each of the legatees twenty dollars within one year after my death, making in all one hundred and eighty dollars. Also that my daughter ELLENDER P. LUMSDEN do have one cow and calf out of my said stock of cattle with one bed, with all the furniture attached thereto, with all the furniture arising from her own labor in my possession with her trunk that she now has, also that she have one sorrel mare horse by the name of Mariah to her own exclusive use and benefit.
Item 4. At the death of my wife, I will that all the rest of my estate be sold and equally divided among my children (to wit) ELIZABETH THOMPSON, wife of JOHN THOMPSON, JAMES DUNCAN, JOSEPH SWAN, SAMUEL THOMPSON, OLIVER MARTIN, JOHN E. HODGE, ELENDER P. LUMSDEN, JEREMIAH C. LUMSDEN and JESSE M. LUMSDEN with the exception of one dollar to the below named persons (to wit) JOHN WHATLEY, OBADIAH B. PERROTT, GEORGE W. PARROTT, ELIZABETH A. J. PHILLIPS, NANCY S. NEWBERRY, DOLLY M. SPEARS, and HENRY B. PARROTT.
Item 5. I will that JOHN LUMSDEN's lawful heirs receive an equal portion with the rest of my children to be divided among them.
Item 6. I will that my son JEREMIAH C. LUMSDEN and JESSE M. LUMSDEN be and I hereby appoint them my executors to carry into effect this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed and acknowledged this 27th day of April 1826. Jeremiah Lumsden (Seal) In presence of us: Elizah DodsonJames WilsonThomas HesterPleasant P. Coleman
Personally appeared before us Elizah Dodson who after duly having been sworn, deposeth that he saw Jeremiah sign, seal and publish and declare the above instrument of writing to be his true last will and testament and at the time of signing the same he was of sound disposing mind and memory and that he subscribed the same as a witness, and that James Wilson, Thomas Hester and Pleasant P. Coleman likewise signed the same as witnesses in the presence of the Testator. Sworn and subscribed before us this fourth day of March 1837. Elizah Dodson Certified by E. Kate Tolleson Monticello, Ga.