Sometimes the new leads come in so fast and furious, I have to start writing some of this down, or I’ll forget all the various follow-ups I want to do.
I have to calm myself, and remind myself that not all of the leads will pan out, perhaps only a minority will turn in to anything useful. But, it seems like I have lots of clues for a new scavenger hunt.
Zeke Huguley and our Frank Huguley seem to be the key to understanding our new DNA match. So I’m looking at what I can find out about Zeke. As mentioned, in addition to being a direct ancestor to our new match, Zeke is a direct ancestor to Kenneth Burton. And Kenneth has left a lot of breadcrumbs from when he was researching Zeke.
In the exchanges in the above thread, Zeke had been tracked as being enslaved by the same George Huguley, as our Frank Huguley had been. Here are some excerpts from the above:
Researching slaves of George Huguley?
Seeking information on slave inventories of George Huguley b. 1809 d. 1886. He has a likely connection as the slave owner to my great great grandparents Ezekial (Zeke) Huguley b. 1845 d. 1924., and Mary Huguley b. 1847 d. abt. 1883.
I have a copy of Ezekial’s death certificate, his second wife, whose the informant, stated that he was born in West Point Georgia.
The 1860 U.S census slave schedule for Chambers County Alabama, list George Huguley as owning 75 slaves.
Is there an inventory before emancipation of his slave holdings that might mention his slaves by name.
I don’t know if this is of any assistance but I thought you might find this of interest. It is posted to the Chambers Co., Alabama GenWeb Archives. Go to this file:
The Huguley & Dallis/Dallas families were very closly connected from their early days in Linclon Co., Ga., as evidenced by George Huguley’s 1st (Mary “Polly” Dallis) & 2nd (Gabrella (Arabella) Alice Dallis) wives.
George’s brother, Amos Huguley, married 1st to Orrie Dallis and 2nd to Naomi Dallis.
My husband is the 3X Great-grandson of George & 2nd wife, Gabrella. I wish I could help you further. Have you tried writing the Troup County Archives in LaGrange, Ga?
I have found them to be very helpful, as I am do this from Orange Co., California.
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I already had these Dallis sisters in my tree, per their association with George Huguley. I also had a Mahala Dallis as an ancestor to our McCord cousins, but that’s an adventure for another day.
Sticking with George Huguley, I decided to delve in to this family more. I thought Kenneth had raised a good question: could we find any records of the people enslaved by this family prior to emancipation.
Other researchers had tracked George Huguley to being the son of Job Huguley and his wife Alley. Job died before 1817, and Ally died in 1847. What would Ally’s probate records reveal?
I found her will, but the actual probate file was more dificult to find.
Here are some book entries that caught my eye. I will include the full page here for context clues of who the contemporary neighbors were.
Page 48–GREEN, JAMES, dec’d. est. Thos. Green, excr. Sale of effects Nov. 28, 1818. One not given by excr Thos. Green to said Jas. dec’d. for $875.00., saddle, bridle, whip and lot of books. Cash received of est of Hiram Morton. One note given by said Jas. Green, dec’d to John H. Brandon of Roan C. N. C. for $50.
Page 377–Paid Willis Green $64. 1820, paid Thos. Green, Jr. $30., 1822, paid Bryan Fanning $570, 1822. Thos. Green, excr.
Page 104–GARTRELL, JOSEPH, dec’d. est. Carleton Wellborn, excr in right of his wife. Sold slave Stephen. Signed Jan. 4, 1820.
Page 179–GUNN, ANNE, dec’d. est. John Hendley, admr. Paid Richard Gunn $850. Paid Mary Dewberry $500. Signed Nov. 5, 1821.
Page 193–Returns for 1819-21 Paid Richard Gunn, Jr. for cheese, paid for three coffins. Paid John S. Harper on son Ichabod’s account.
Page 343–GUNN, JOHN, dec’d, minors, John J. Harper, gdn. Returns for 1821 show paid A. B. Stephens tuition for Cicely Gunn and board for Geo. and Cicely Gunn.
Page 454–David Pool, admr. of John Gunn, dec’d in right of his wife, to boarding Cicely and Geo. 1822-23.
Page 249–GRIFFIN, JOHN, dec’d. Division of est by commissioners as directed in his will, but not assigned to heirs, his widow having married. May 7, 1822.
Page 334–GRESHAM, EDWARD, dec’d. est. Archibald Gresham, admr. Returns show he paid Wm. Jones and Henry Shorter distributees $632.37 each in full, retaining the remainder for himself, the third distributee. Jul. 25, 1822.
Page 368–GRIER, ROBERT, Sr., dec’d of Dallas Co. Ala. Robt. Jr., admr. with will annexed. Commr’s app to make inventory. Two notes on Thos Akin, one on Edward D. Malone, all that is listed. Jul. 26, 1823.
Page 27–HUGULEY, JOB, dec’d. orphans. Ally Huguley, gdn. Hire of slaves of Amos, Nancy, Geo. Alley and Elizabeth 1818.
Page 85–Same for 1819.
Page 373–Same for 1822 as gdn for Geo., Elizabeth. Nancy and Ally, board, tuition and clothes. Paid tax for Amos.
Page 41–HENDERSON, JOHN, orph of Wm. Henderson. Hannah Henderson, gdn. Returns 1815-19 paid board and tuition.
Page 46–HILLYARD, RICHARD, dec’d. est. Wm. Hillyard, admr. Returns for 1817. 125 acres in Wilkes Co., slaves Spencer, Geo., Sarah, little Sarah, sold to R. Hillyard. Slave woman to Mary Hillyard in full of legacy.
Page 53–HOLMES, MARY, dec’d. Wm. Holmes, admr. Returns 1819 no data
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Page 109–HANCOCK, RICHARD, dec’d. est. Wm. Brook, admr. Returns for 1819. Paid Robt. Moore for making coffin, paid Isaac Lambert for funeral expenses.
Page 140–Returns for 1820. Paid Henry Pope, admr of Isaac Callaway, $32.78.
Page 136–HANSON, MARY, dec’d. est. Walter L. Weems, excr. Returns for 1821, no data.
Page 264–Returns for 1821. Paid Jas. Lowery his legacy. Paid A. H. Gibson $1106, paid Geo. and Caroline Swain $1300, paid Walter H. Weems $733, paid Patience Irwin $1300.
Page 364–Paid Walter H. Weems legacy in full. Paid Geo. Swain. Jr. agt. for five youngest sisters of Mary Hanson, dec’d their legacy agreeable to her will. Paid John R. Golding, excr of John Hodge, $50., part of legacy. Signed Sept. 1, 1823.
Page 163–HARNSBERGER, ROBERT, minor. Adam Harnsberger, gdn. Notes on Adam and Francis Harnsberger and Allen P. Rice on Stephen Harnsberger all made 1820-21.
Page 166–HARNSBERGER, STEPHENS, dec’d. est. Allen P. Rice, admr. Paid several sums to Stephen Z. Harnsberger, Adam harnsberger, gdn of Robt. Harnsberger. Paid Adam, Mary, Frances Harnsberger large amounts. Paid Geo. W. Nolan $575. Aug. 7, 1821.
Page 321–HUFF, CHARLES, dec’d. est. Wm. Lackey, admr. Returns for 1822. Paid John S. Pool, Thos. Harris, William, Susannah, and Washington Huff, and Samuel Lackey in full, and myself, same amount.
Page 327–Minors of Chas. Huff, dec’d, Susanna, Chas., Ann and Fanny to Susanna Huff, gdn. Board and Clothes 1822. (Spelled Hoff in this record).
Page 358–HAY, GILBERT, dec’d. est. Felix G. Hay, excr. Returns 1822-23. Paid tuition for John and Chas. Hay. Paid Mrs. Hay part of her legacy.
Page 391–Returns for 1823. Paid tuition as above. Paid cost of excr. G. Hay vs Catherine Hay.
Page 413–HAMMONS, JACOB, dec’d. est. John Huguley, excr. Returns 1823-24. Paid Champion Allen $788.61, and paid as gdn four times the amount above. Paid for taking out a grant for the est $12, 1820.
Page 473–HAMMONS, JACOB, dec’d. orphans. Champion Allen, gdn. Returns for 1824. Board for Wm., Mary Anne, Barbara Anne, and Lucinda Hammons, and the hire of their slaves, and rent of land to C. Allen.
Page 399–HUGHES, ROBERT, dec’d. est. Division of 18 slaves agreeable to the will. (See Vol. 1, p. 95). Slaves Daniel and Phoebe to the heirs
End of Page 181 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County – Start of Page 182
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…guardian of the three children of Thomas H. Chivers, towit, Algernon S., James M., and Jane A. Chivers makes returns of board and tuition, calling them her children. Excr. of Thomas H. Crivers, dec’d. towit, Robert Chivers, ordered to pay.
Page 81-83–Josiah W. Pope, dec’d. Lemuel Wootten and Abraham Hill, Sr., appointed Admrs.
Jan. 14, 1823. Personally appeared Joseph Hurley, aged 66 years to make declaration for pension according to Acts of Congress Mar. 18, 1818 and May 1, 1820. He declares he enlisted July 1, 1782 in North Carolina in the Company commanded by Capt. Elijah Moore, first captain, Alex, Brevard, second and Capt. Rhodes, third in the First N. C. Regiment commanded by Lt. Corben Archibold Lyttle under the command of Gen. Nathaniel Greene in the tour of the state of N. C., on Continental establishment; that he served till July 1, 1783, when he was discharged in Charleston, S. C., that he was in the Battle of Waupoocet (?) and that he has no other proof of said service, that he was a citizen of the United States Mar. 18, 1818, that he had not sold or given away property, which property consists of six school books and two books of Divinity, that he has no family residing with him, his occupation heretofore being teacher, his sight now failing he fears dependence. Affidavit Nov. 2, 1822 of William Littleton that Joseph Hurley was a soldier in the Continental Line and served as Orderly and 1st. Sergt., in the First N. C. Regiment “while I was 1st Sergt. and served faithfully till the declaration of Peace at the close of the War.” Sworn to before William Robertson and Samuel Rice, J. P., of Wilkes Co.
Page 83–Petition of Elizabeth Branham, Admr. Spencer Branham, dec’d. to sell the slaves for division.
Page 84–John Cooper, Sr., Security for Ally Huguley, guardian of her children, minor orphans of Job Huguley, dec’d. resigns.
Page 85–Jan. 21, 1823. Sterling Jenkins, dec’d. Will probated Jan. 28, 1823. Washington Huff, dec’d. Solomon Arnold and Harriett Huff appointed Admrs.
Page 86–Feb. 4, 1823. Benjamin Talliaferro, dec’d. Joseph A. Green appointed Admr., as far as the real estate.
Feb. 20. 1823. Jacob McClendon, dec’d. James Walker appointed temporary Admr.
March Term 1823. Petition of John Cantrell for clear titles to Lot No. 48, 1st Dist. Habersham Co., bond for title given 1821 by John Pope, dec’d.
Page 89–Petition of John and Gabriel Spearman, guardians of Anne and Mary Dawson, to make returns to the court of Jasper Co., granted
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Lee appointed Admrs. Elizabeth Fluker, dec’d. Isaac Fluker appointed Admx.
Sept. 15, 1823. Armstead E. Stokes, dec’d. Sarah Stokes appointed Admx.
Sept. 18, 1823. Ethelbert F. Semmes, dec’d. Joseph W. Lucket appointed Admr. David Butler, dec’d. Francis W. Butler appointed Admx. William Walker, dec’d. Thomas Wootten appointed Admr.
Page 114–Oct. 24, 1823. Silas Dixon, dec’d. James A. Graves appointed Admr. de bonis non.
Oct. 29, 1823. Charles Wittich, dec’d. Frederick Wittich, appointed Admr.
Page 115–Nov. 3, 1823. Petition of William Arnold, Excr. of Joshua Arnold, dec’d. to sell 360 acres on Kettle creek. Thomas Formby appointed guardian of Edny Robertson, orphan of Peggy Robertson, dec’d. John and Stephen Pettus, Wm. Simpson, Isaac Landon and Thomas Freeman appointed to divide the slaves of Edward Butler, dec’d.
Page 116–Dianah Cade appointed Admx. of Robert Cade, dec’d. Bond for $70,000.00. Sarah Stokes appointed Admx. of Armstead E. Stokes, dec’d. Micajah T. Anthony and William A. Stokes, Security. Bond for $60,000.
Page 117–Abraham Hill, Admr. of Josiah W. Pope, dec’d. allowed to sell two slaves. Petition of William Robertson, Excr. of John Ogletree, dec’d. to divide the estate. Petition of John Huguley and Champion Allen to divide the estate of Jacob Hammons, dec’d.
Page 118–Joseph W. Luckett appointed Admr. with will annexed of Etheldred F. Semmes. John Rorie one of the heirs of Abner Webster, dec’d. complains mismanagement of Elizabeth Webster, Excx. Estate of Robert Hughes, dec’d. ordered to be divided.
Page 119–Henry Pope, Absolom Janes or Jones and Winnifred Callaway, Admrs. of Isaac Callaway, dec’d. allowed to sell real estate. George W. Carter chooses A. Lane guardian.
Page 120–Nov. 17, 1823. Silas Dixon, dec’d. Charles R. Carter appointed Admr. Jesse M. Chaudoian, dec’d. Anderson Riddle and Zimri W. Tate appointed Admrs. Allen R. Wootten, dec’d. Richard B. Wootten appointed Admr. Francis Gideon, dec’d. Elizabeth Gideon appointed Admx. with will annexed.
Dec. 10, 1823. James Perry, dec’d. Josiah Perry appointed Admr. Ludwell Fullilove, dec’d. Elizabeth and Willis Fullilove appointed Admrs.
Page 121–Dec. 19, 1823. Polly Paxton, dec’d. Milton Paxton appointed Admr.
Dec. 24, 1823. Jubal Early, dec’d. Duncan G. Campbell appointed Admr.
End of Page 205 – The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County – Start of Page 206
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I knew about when and where to look, and I knew that familysearch.org had digitized probate records. Could I find the appraisal records for the estate of Alley Huguley?
Mind you, this all began as a quest for finding out more about Zeke (Ezeakial) Huguley born about 1842.
Did you see him there in that image above?
How can you help but feel joy and sadness to have found (!!!) 6 year old little Ezekail, listed right there next to the mule?