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Ornan Bradley Whatley (1741 - 1798)

Ornan Bradley Whatley
Born in Granville County, North Carolinamap
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Husband of — married 1769 (to 28 Nov 1798) [location unknown]
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Died at age 57 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USAmap
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Ornan was born in 1741. He was the son of Shirley Whatley and Rebecca Corley. He passed away in 1798.


  • Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992, Estate Records, 1790-1962; Author: Georgia. Probate Court (Oglethorpe County); Probate Place: Oglethorpe, Georgia.
  • Will transcribed:

Item. I lend to my beloved wife, Judith Whatley... three negroes: Old Gloster [this was the one his father Shirley left to him] Michael, and Fillis,
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Wyatt Whatley, two negroes by the name of Ader and Nelson...
Item. I give to my son, Wilson Whatley, one negro man by the name of James...
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.


Michael Whatley
Bevis Roland
Recorded: January 1, 1799

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