Joseph Regan was the first husband and cousin of my great-great grandmother Elizabeth Regan. Joseph Regan passed away on December 19, 1820 and Elizabeth married Reddick Bryan on September 13, 1821.
On one estate document signed by Elizabeth S. Bryan, it was reported that she sold a portion of the estate on February 24, 1821.
Elizabeth received $25 from J. Rozar for a lot, but items were not specified. Three lots of books were sold to James Lee, Turner Coley purchased a saddle, Kinchen Dawson purchased seed cotton, and Elizabeth's uncle, Daniel Regan, purchased a horse.
Two slaves appear to have been sold, one girl, Nelly, to Aden Scarborough and a boy, Simon to John Rozar. However Nelly was sold for only 37.00 and Simon for 32.00. Was this actually a sale or due to the low price, possibly a lease?
In a later sale, filed in open court by Reddick Bryan on September 1, 1823, Turner Coley purchased "one Negro fellow" for 507.00, one woman for 294.06, and one boy Simon for 400.00. Reddick Bryan purchased one girl for 400.00. Could that have been Nelly? A Simon and Nell were mentioned in Joseph Regan's will along with Anthony and Bise.
Joseph Regan Estate Records. Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013