Liberty County Estate Inventory – Benjamin Law

Location: Liberty County, Georgia
Deceased: Benjamin Law
Date Sworn: 1828-02-08

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: Benjamin Law
Date Sworn: 1828-02-08
Appraisers: Joseph Law Sr., Alexander M. McIver, Joseph Ashmore
Estate Executor: Joseph Law, Jr.
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell, J.S.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1828-04-09
Recording Official: E. [Elijah] Baker, Clk.
Total Value of Estate: $7,079.17
Value of enslaved persons: $5,980.00
Comments: None

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Balaam 250
Cupid 400
Boston 400
April 400
April 400
July 300
Sam 450
Bess 10
Rose 400 Rose + infant
Kate 350
Diana 350
Sylvia 350
Beck 350
Champ 300
Sambo 250
Nat 250
Amy 200
Dinah 200
Cadmus 150
Lilla 150 or Silla or Jilla
Monday 150
Bob 100
Sally 90
Sabina 80
Edmund 50

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GCXP?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 461 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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