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
|Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.|
|Rose||400||Rose + infant|
|Lilla||150||or Silla or Jilla|
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.