Joseph Phips of Lincoln County, Georgia: 1820s Estate

A legal notice pertaining to the estate of Joseph Phips of Lincoln County, Georgia appeared on 15 September 1827 in the Augusta Chronicle:

Executor’s Sale.

WILL be sold at Lincoln Court House, on the first Tuesday in November next, to the highest bidder, all the real estate of Joseph Phips, late of said County, deceased:

Consisting of One Tract of Land, lying in said County, consisting of one hundred and forty acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Lewis Turner, William Mathews, and others. Also, one negro boy by the name of HARRY, about 12 years old, sold agreeable to an order of the honorable the Court of Ordinary of said County, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Terms of sale Cash.

John Phips, Ex’r.
Milly Phips, Ex’rx.

September 15

In a past post, we quoted from a different ad pertaining to another sale associated with the same estate. That one appeared in 1825, and concerned personal property and livestock which had belonged to Joseph Phipps, as spelled. Now in the present ad, it’s 1827, and the name is spelled Phips. This time, land and a slave are being sold.

Other details about this Joseph Phipps or Phips were included in the previous post. That post also included a transcription of his will, dated 1825. The will names his wife Milly and his son John as executors. The will also names his minor children as Robert, Thomas, Newel, Amanda, and William.


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