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: William T. Dunham
Date Sworn: 1863-05-07
Appraisers: Joshua Fletcher, H.C. Parker, B.P. Harrington (alternates were John Chapman and Shelton Chapman)
Estate Executor: John Dunham
Court Officer: H.C. Parker, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1863-09-11
Recording Official: W.P. Girardeau, O.L.C.
Total Value of Estate: $27,781.00
Value of enslaved persons: $19,900.00
|Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.|
|Sam||300||an old man|
|Phoebe||300||an old woman|
|Fannie||2200||& her (unnamed) child|
|Celia||3000||& her 3 children|
|Hannah||2200||& infant child|
Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-RJ6X?cc=1999178&wc=9SYY-ZNP%3A267679901%2C268025701 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills 1863-1942 vol C-D > image 15 of 430; county probate courthouses, Georgia.