It dawned on me if Family Search had digitized Wilkes County Inventories, Appraisements and Sales, there was a good chance I’d find the will of Thomas WINGFIELD too! BINGO! Executed December 27, 1797 the will of Thomas WINGFIELD Sr. in WILKES County, GA.
Surprised to find more WINGFIELD slaves being willed to Thomas’ heirs and wife, Elizabeth. Makes sense though, this is why the first estate inventory I located only had household goods for sale. The second division of slaves, identified the slaves originally willed to Thomas’ wife in 1797 and due to her death in 1802, are being allotted to their children — per the directive in his will.
Thanks to Family Search, looks like my days of chasing probate court records down might be behind me! Well done FS! — Luckie
Heirs and 29 Slaves named in 1797 will of Thomas WINGFIELD:
- Milley with all her increase
- Rodey *
- Johan *
- Silvey *
* indicates possible transcription and/or misspelling