Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJudith Thornton , 5G Aunt
Birth8 Feb 1750/51
Death4 Nov 1842, Paulding Co GA Age: 92
FatherJohn Fitzhugh Thornton (1718-1787)
Birth8 May 1751, Bute Co NC
Death1 Dec 1798, Oglethorpe Co GA Age: 47
ChildrenWilson Bolley (1778-1850)
 Ornan Bradley (1785-1825)
Notes for Oman (Spouse 1)

Oman Whatley a Revolutionary Soldier was born in Bute County, North Carolina, May 8, 1751, and died in Georgia, December 1, 1798. Oman and his wife Judith (Thornton) Whatley are found to have lived in Richmond and in Princess Ann, Virginia at one time.

He fought in the Revolutionary War and lived in Walton and Wilkes (later named Oglethorpe) Counties, Georgia. He received Bounty Land Grants in Georgia for his Revolutionary Service, and his widow later received land in Lee County in the Land Lottery of Georgia in the year 1827. Oman Whatley's Will was recorded in Oglethorpe County, Georgia January 1, 1799.

His wife, Judith Thornton, was born in North Carolina February 8, 1751, and died November 4, 1842. See documented letter proving Judith's maiden name, on the following page. The children listed in Oman Whatley's Will were: Oman Bradley, Wyatt, Tabitha Whitlock, Wilson, Polly, Burwell, Charity, Rebecca and Elizabeth Whatley.



In the Name of God Amen. I, ORNAN WHATLEY, being sound in memory and calling to mind the Mortality of man, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain Constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament (that is to say) Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent manner, nothing doubting, but at the General Resurrection, to Receive same and as touching to my worldly Estate, that it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give Demise and Dispose of in the following manner and form:

ITEM. I lend to my Beloved WIFE, JUDITH WHATLEY part of the land whereon I now live, taken of f at the upper end, Including
my Buildings and orchards, Beginning at the mouth of the steep bottom on MUSGRAVES Mill Pond, thence a Direct line to the mouth of Bevis Roland's Spring branch, thence up said branch to my line, also three Negroes, Old Gloster, Michael, and Fillis, one wagon and gears, four head of horses, one bed and furniture and all my Cattle, hogs, sheep and geese and working tools, which above mentioned property I desire my wife to have during her life or widow-hood, and after her death or marriage, immediately the property shall be sold, and the money arising therefrom shall be equally Divided Between the following Children (except the land above mentioned, which shall be disposed of to my SON, ORNAN WHATLEY (to wit) WYATT WHATLEY, TABITHA WHITLOCK, WILSON WHATLEY, POLLY HEARD, BURWELL WHATLEY, CHARITY WHATLEY, REBEKAH WHATLEY, and ELIZABETH WHATLEY.

ITEM. I give and Bequeath to my son, WYATT WHATLEY, two Negroes by the name of Adir and Nelson, also one hundred and
Eighty six acres of land, which I purchased of Joshua Thornton, one bed and furniture and Horse.

ITEM. I give to my son WILSON WHATLEY, one negro man by the Name of James, also the lower end of my tract of land whereon I am now settled and said Wilson Whatley doth agree to give my DAUGHTER, POLLY HEARD, one hundred and fifty Dollars to be paid in three payments, Viz: Fifty Dollars per year, and also I give my son Wilson Whatley, one Mare.

ITEM. I give to my DAUGHTER, POLLY HEARD, one negro girl Named Ben, and all my land lying over the Oconee River, on Green Brier Creek, one stud horse, one still, one feather bed and furniture.

ITEM. I give to my DAUGHTER, CHARITY WHATLEY, two negroes named Gloster and Hannah, one bed and furniture.

7th ITEM. I give to my SON, ORNAN WHATLEY, two negroes named Issac and Arnal, one bed and furniture, and the upper end Of my tract of land which he is to possess at his Mother's Death or Marriage, and said Oman Whatley shall pay my daughter Polly Heard, one hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid in three payments, Viz; Fifty Dollars per year.

8th ITEM. I give to my DAUGHTER, REBECAH WHATLEY, two negroes named Gloster and Hannah, and one bed and furniture.

9th ITEM. I give to my DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH WHATLEY, two negroes named Jerry and Martha, and one bed and furniture.

It is my will and intent that the above mentioned legacies be in the hands of my wife, Judith Whatley, if she remains my widow, until the legatees become of age as within Mentioned, but if my widow should marry before the Legatees come of age, then the said legatees as they are assessed, shall fall into the hands of my Executors to be taken care of until such legatees come of age. LASTLY, I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Judith Whatley, Executrix, and Wyatt Whatley and Wilson Whatley to be my Executors. IN WITHESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will and Testament, this 28th day of November '798. WITNESSES; Michael Whatley, Bevis Roland, ORNAN WHATLEY

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