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  • ID: I303570
  • Name: William H. GLAZE
  • Given Name: William H.
  • Surname: Glaze
  • Nickname: 2+Nancy Arnett
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 36CCE7967BD06048BAD7FAFC3E4E73C9C19A
  • Change Date: 28 MAY 2014
  • Birth: 1 SEP 1785 in Granville County, North Carolina
  • Event: 2nd Lieutenant - Georgia Vol Cavalry - 67th Regiment Milit-Beg 1848
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1848
  • Will: 1 NOV 1856
  • Note:

    William H. Glaze left a most interesting LWT dated 11-1-1856, Harris Co ., GA.: State of Georgia, Harris Co.

    "In the name of God Amen. I William Glaze of said State & County, being o f advanced age, and knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem i t right and proper both as respects my family and myself, that I should m ake a disposition of the property of which a kind providence has blesse d me, do therefore make this my last will and testament. Hereby revokin g all others heretofore made by me.

    Item I: I desire and direct that my body after my death be buried in a d ecent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condit ion in life. My soul I trust may return to rest with the great God who g ave it.

    Item 2: I give, bequeath, and devise to my beloved wife Nancy for and d uring the duration of her natural life, ten negroes, such as she may ch oose from my entire lot of negroes, also two horses or mules at her opt ion to be chosen by her from my stock, one cow and calf, one sow and pi gs, one feather bed and furniture, one pleasure carriage and harness, a nd at the death of my said wife Nancy, the property herein devised to h er, to revert to and be equally divided between the children she now ha s or may hereafter have by me.

    Item 3: I give and bequeath to my sons-in-law, John H. Frazier and Jame s O. Burdette, each five hundred dollars in money to be paid over to th em respectively twelve months after my death by my executors hereinafte r mentioned and which I intend as being in full for their distributive s hare of my estate.

    Item 4: I give and bequeath to my son William H. Glaze in trust for my d aughter Jane Gulat (Gullatt) wife of George W. Gulat, five hundred doll ars to be paid to hm twelve months after my death by my executors, to b e invested by my said son William H., to the best advantage according t o his judgment for the use of my said daughter Jane Gulat. And at my da ughter's death I wish the same equally divided between her children.

    Item 5: I give and bequeath to my son Wesley B., one negro to be taken f rom my lot of negroes that will make him equal with the negro I gave my s on William H., one roan horse colt, one bed and furniture, once cow and c alf, one trunk to be delivered to him by my executors when he marries o r becomes of age,

    Item 6: I give and bequeath to my two daughters Cynthia D., and Frances E ., each a negro woman or girl such a negro each as will make them equal t o the negroes that I gave my daughters as they married off, one bed and f urniture, one cow and calf, one trunk and one side saddle to be deliver ed to them respectively as they marry or become of age.

    Item 7: All the residue of my property and effects, I wish and desire t o be kept together, except such perishable property as might from time t o time be conveniently shared, or advantageously disposed of for provid ent causes, such as _______ and worked on my present plantation the sur plus of________after the families support to be sold and the proceeds p ut out to interest but when my youngest child arrives at lawful age or m arries I desire that all my property both real and personal except the s pecific bequests herein before mentioned, shall be sold to the best adv antage by my executors and the proceeds thereof equally divided between m y wife, and all the children she now has or may hereafter have by me (e xcept the portion going to my daughter Sidney Glaze, wife of William Gl aze Sr.); that portion I will and bequeath to my worthy son-in law John W . Jackson in trust for my said daughter Sidney Glaze the said portion t o be by the said Jackson reduced to money and loaded at interest, or in vested in other profitable property according to his judgment as he may d eem best, the proceeds and or interest thereof to be paid to my daughte r Sidney.
    The said John W. Jackson is to turn over to said Sidney the portion her eby bequeathed, but in the event of my said Sidney's departing this lif e without issue then the said property to be equally divided between he r brothers and sisters, share and share alike; but should my wife die o r marry again, I wish the sale and distribution to take place immediate ly after such event as provided in this 7th

    Item 8: I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Nancy, Executri x and my beloved son William G. Glaze and my worthy son-in-law John W. J ackson executors of this my last will and testament?this 1st November A .D. 1856."

    William Glaze Witnesses: Charles Huguley George Huguley J.A.F. Lee. Rec orded 2-7-1857 Geo. W. Mullins, ordinary

    Note that WHG refers to William H. Glaze Sr., who married his daughter S idney. As of 1999 this man had not been identified. He also refers to h is "worthy son-in-law," suggesting that he was not fond of all of his s ons-in-law. Finally, note that WHG leaves his daughter Jane Gullatt's ( wife of George W. Gullat) inheritance to her brother William H. Glaze J r., to hold in trust for her. One might suspect that WHG was not especi ally fond of George W. Gullatt. WHG died shortly before the beginning o f the Civil War. Evidently, his property was divided as he desired, but w as lost by his survivors in the aftermath of the War, said aftermath be ing known as the "Reconstruction Period," a period of extraordinary pil lage and exploitation by the northern "carpetbaggers."


  • Death: BEF 7 FEB 1859
  • _SDATE: 6 FEB 1859
  • Burial: BEF 7 FEB 1859
  • _SDATE: 6 FEB 1859 Glaze Family Cemetery - east of Midland, Harris County, Georgia

    Father: Thomas GLAZE b: ABT 1759
    Mother: Amelia FRAZER b: ABT 1765

    Marriage 1 Nancy ARNETT b: SEP 1807 in South Carolina
    • Married:

    Marriage 2 Nancy BOND b: ABT 1780
    • Married: