SON OF SHIRLEY
Ornan Whatley was born on May 8, 1751 to
Shirley's son Ornan, naming some of the
slaves his father left him in 1783.
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Will Book A, Page
WILL OF ORNAN WHATLEY (1725-1798)
Item. I lend to my beloved wife, Judith
Whatley... three negroes: Old Gloster [this was
the one his father Shirley left to him] Michael,
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Wyatt
Whatley, two negroes by the name of Ader and
Item. I give to my son, Wilson Whatley, one
negro man by the name
Item. I give to my daughter, Polly Heard, one
negro girl named Nan...
Item. I give to my son, Burwell Whatley, one
negro man named Ben...
Item. I give to my daughter, Charity Whatley,
two negroes named Gloster [this must be Old
Gloster's son] and Hannah...
7th Item. I give to my son, Ornan Bradley, two
negroes named Issac and Arnal...
8th Item. I give my daughter, Rebecca
Whatley, two negroes named Janny and Peter...
9th Item. I give to my daughter, Elizabeth
Whatley, two negroes named Jerry and Martha....
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and seal to this my Last Will & Testament,
this 28th day of Nov. 1798.
ORNAN WHATLEY (Seal)
Recorded: January 1, 1799