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John Nesbit - Will and Testament - Heritage Exchange

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: Before 1840 to 1862
Location: Calhoun, Alabama, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Slavery Heritage Exchange US Black Heritage Project
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12 Nov 2021

This is the Will and Testament of John Nisbet who passed away in January 1862 and was laid to rest at Jackson City Cemetery in Jacksonville, AL. His legacy appears to have gone to probate in February 1862 when it was published in Jacksonville Republican 12 March 1865 to give notice of what transpired. This was before the Civil War had come to a close.

Here is the 1850 U.S. Slave Schedule with unidentified African-American Ancestors in Benton County, Alabama. Benton County, Alabama is no longer in existence.

There is also the 1860 U.S. Slave Schedule for John Nisbet of Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama. The area covered was Ranges 8 & 9, in Calhoun County.

John Nisbet was the owner of six (6) African-American Heritage Ancestors that five (5) can be identified in 1865 by his Last Will & Testament.


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1850 U.S. Slave Schedule


UNKNOWN M abt 1790
UNKNOWN F abt 1790
UNKNOWN M abt 1798
UNKNOWN F abt 1803 may be Harriet
UNKNOWN F abt 1820
UNKNOWN M abt 1813
UNKNOWN M abt 1832
UNKNOWN M abt 1834
UNKNOWN F abt 1839
UNKNOWN F abt 1840
UNKNOWN M abt 1841
UNKNOWN M abt 1841 may be George
UNKNOWN M abt 1842
UNKNOWN F abt 1844 may be Slivey
UNKNOWN M abt 1846
UNKNOWN M abt 1847 may be Clark Nisbet
UNKNOWN M abt 1847

1860 U.S. Slave Schedule

Enslaved Person 1860 Named Slave Sex Age Year of Birth Beneficiary
Dennis Nisbet (1800-)UnknownMale60 abt 1800John Nisbet
Harriet Nisbet (1804-)UnknownFemale56abt 1804John Nisbet
GeorgeUnknownMale18abt 1842Dennis Nisbet
SilveyUnknownFemale15abt 1845Clara Walker
ClarkUnknownMale13abt 1847Milo Nisbet
UnknownUnknownMale12abt 1848Unknown

Notice Will and Testament of John Nisbet Jacksonville Republican 12 Mar, 1865.


  • 1850 U.S. Slave Schedule
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ", database with images, FamilySearch ([1] : 23 February 2021), John Nisbet in entry for MM9.1.1/MV8Q-5SZ:, 1850.
  • 1860 U.S. Slave Schedule
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ([2] : 16 October 2019), John Nesbet, 1860.
  • Notice Will and Testament of John Nisbet
Jacksonville Republican 12 Mar, 1865
  • Benton County, AL
"HISTORICAL IMAGE COLLECTION," [3]A map of Benton County, Alabama in 1852 was compiled by Jerry A. Daniel in 1975. Today Benton County is Calhoun County, Alabama.

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