These antebellum estate inventories and appraisals generally included all the deceased person’s “property,” including enslaved persons. Only those names are documented here for historical and genealogical purposes. Anyone interested in the actual property owned by the deceased may find it at the link at the bottom of the page. Names are listed in the original order, as this often gives very valuable information about family groupings or the age of children (who may be listed in age order).
Location: Liberty County, Georgia
Deceased: John Bacon
Date Sworn: [not given, probably around 1790]
Appraisers: Thos. Sumner, ?W? Quarterman, William Baker
Estate Administrator: James Girardeau
Court Officer: [not listed]
Date Recorded: [not given, probably around 1790]
Total Value of Estate: 95.60 [with a British pound sign, not a dollar sign]
Value of enslaved persons: 95.00 pounds
Comments: Appraisal listed four enslaved persons at 95.00 pounds total, and .60 worth of “plantation tools.”
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Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-P1Z?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 185 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.