Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Joseph Andrews

Location: Liberty County, Georgia
Deceased: Joseph Andrews
Date Sworn: 1844-10-29

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.  NOTE: The lists of enslaved persons have been alphabetized for ease of search, but order within the list can give information about family groups. See the link to the digitized inventory to see the original order. 

Location: Liberty County, Georgia
Deceased: Joseph Andrews
Date Sworn: 1844-10-29
Appraisers: John E. McCall, V. [Valentine] Grest, Smith S. Hart
Estate Administrator: Joseph S. Andrews
Court Officer: R.Q. Andrews J.P.
Date Recorded: 1845-02-17
Recording Clerk: J.S. Bradwell
Total Value of Estate: [not given]
Value of enslaved persons: $870.00
Comments: Following is the appraisement and division of the estate of Joseph Andrews, which belonged to his children, as shown to the appraisers by their guardian, Joseph S. Andrews. Four enslaved people were appraised and divided into four lots, divided as follows:

1 – drawn by Hansford Andrews (who will pay to drawer of lot no. 4 the sum of $42.50)
2 & 3 – “not drawn, the rest of the heirs being minors”
4 – drawn by Wm. [William] Fulton

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot #
Cane 260 1
Tom 250 2
Miley 185 3
Peter 175 4

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 629 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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