Liberty County Estate Inventory – William T. Dunham

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
Comments: None

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Mary 800 woman
Eliza 1800 girl
Garrison 1000 boy
Ned 600 boy
Betsey 300 girl
Sam 300 an old man
Phoebe 300 an old woman
Pompey 2000 man
Fannie 2200 & her (unnamed) child
Celia 3000 & her 3 children
Tamar 800
Hannah 2200 & infant child
Juno 1800 girl
Phebe 1300 girl
Rosanna 1500 girl

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.

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