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George Forrest

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Re: George and Winiford Forrest

Posted: 2 Dec 2011 8:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Forrest, Yelverton

Sorry to be getting back to you so late. I've been out of town.

Yes, Samuel Forrest's will did list the names of six slaves that he bequeathed to his wife and two that he bequeathed to his nephew Samuel Yelverton. My copy of the will is not a good copy, so it is hard to read, but I will give you the names as best I can. Here is how the names are given.

One woman by the name of Wineford, two boys Reuben and Moses(?), three girls Melifa(?) Mifau_i(?) and Violet.

Peter and Needham(?)

I don't know where you live, but if you can make the trip to the Haywood County courthouse in Brownsville, TN, you can look at the original will as it was registered in the will book. The names are probably more legible there.

If you wish to correspond by email, my address is

Hope this is helpful to you. Please let me know if I can be of further help, and best of luck in your search.
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geneforrest 2 Dec 2011 3:25PM GMT 
themways 2 Dec 2011 4:20PM GMT 
Sonseeahray51 7 Mar 2012 6:40PM GMT 
haywoodcounty... 7 Sep 2013 10:57AM GMT 
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