- In 1860, W. John Way lived in Liberty Co., Georgia, with wife Jane A. and 5 sons: John F., Edgar B., William M., “A”, and Leland. His real estate was valued at about $850 while his personal property was valued at $7,000. This likely reflects the fact that W. john Way is listed as the owner of 20 slaves -- 9 of them male and 12 under the age of 16. Next door lives G. B. Way, a. 38, a planter, with his wife Sarah A., and 2 sons and 3 daughters -- could this be a brother -- while nearby live several Stacy families.
The 1870 Federal Census shows William John Way, his wife Jane and children starting with Fleming through to Lila.
Other sources for this family:
-- Many were baptized in the same church
-- The names below are listed on the note drafted by Mamie Lila (Marylyn) Way as her relatives
-- A name on Mamie Lila’s note is William John Way
-- Baptismal records show that Aeneas’ middle name is Stacey; baptismal and marriage records from the same church show that this man’s mother’s surname was Stacy
Note that the 1850 Federal Census includes most of these children (having moved out or not having been born seem to why not all are listed in 1850!)
Laura Catherine Way, bp July 13 1858
John Fleming Spivey Way, bp June 3 1860
William Bacon Way, bp June 3 1860
Samuel Axson Way, bp Oct. 21 1860
Joseph Bacon Way, bp Oct. 13 1861
Note that several of the middle names of the children here are surnames of others in the baptism records of this church.
(many Ways appear to have been baptized on this date, the online record reflects a comment, but it is not included in the online records) [1, 3, 4, 5, 6]