George Daniel Christian
26 September 1762 - 22 February 1831

George Christian (1762-1831) served in the Revolutionary War in 1779, as private in Capt. Holman Rice's company of Foot, regiment of guards, commanded by Col. Fros Taylor. He was born in Goochland County, Va.; died in Wilcox County, Ala. [From The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 88, page 111]

Last Will of George Daniel Christian
8 September1830

WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA WILL BOOK ;Recorded 19 May 1832. "State of Alabama, Wilcox County:

 

In the name of God Amen, I George Christian call to mind the uncertainty of life think it right to get my affairs in order to prevent disputes when I am no more do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.

1st, I give to my beloved wife Lucy P. Christian one negro woman named Mariah and her increase at her own disposal., and during her life I give her the quarter and half quarter section of land on which she now lives with the mill and the quarter section of land on which it stands together with all my stock of Horses, Cattle hogs and Sheep household and kitchen furniture for the support of her and my nine youngest children until her death then the land and the residue of the stock above mentioned to be equally divided Between James A. Christian, Elijah W. Christian, Asa R. Christian, Lucy E. Christian, Joseph D. Christian, Samuel W. Christian, Margaret J. Christian, Gabriel M. Christian and Reuben H. Christian.


2nd, I give to my son Edward L. Christian's children the sum of Two dollars in addition to the Negroes and other property heretofore given him.

3rd. I give to my son Charles H. Christian's children the sum of Two dollars in addition to the negroes and other property heretofore given him.

4th. I give to my son William M. Christian the sum of Two dollars in addition to the negroes and other property heretofore given him.

5th. I give son George A. Christian one half quarter section of land he now lives on also one negro man Sam Quines and one negro woman Fanny and Maleesas child Berrymann.

6th. I give to my son Thomas C. Christian one negro man named Bob and one negro woman named Malase.

7th. I give to my grandson John W Christian an equal dividend of the slaves with the following named children James A. Christian, Elijah W. Christian, Asa R. Christian, Lucy E. Christian, Jospeh D. Christian, Samuel W. Christian, Margaret J. Christian, Gabriel M. Christian and Reuben H. Christian to whom I give the slaves as before mentioned to be equally divided when James A. Christian arrives at the age of twenty one years.

I also will and bequeath to my first wife's [Martha Rebcca Walton Christian] children the Legacy left her by her father Edward Walton my son Edward's children excepted.

In witness I hereunto set my hand and seal this Eight day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Thirty.

George Christian
Signed sealed published and delivered by said Testator as and for his last will and testament In the present of as who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto - Joshua Slone, A.M. Sheppard, John Harwood, James McMillan.

Sworn to and subscribed 14th June 1831 Ben Williamson , Judge. Recorded May 19, 1832. D.C. Smith, clerk"

Married Martha Rebecca Walton 27 September1782
Age: 20
Cedar Grove, New Kent, Virginia