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: George F. Moody
Date Sworn: 1849-02-12
Appraisers: Asa Warnall, D.B.M. Shepard, Z.L. Boggs
Estate Administrators: Mrs. Sabina Moody & M.J. Moody
Court Officer: John H. Smith, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1849-07-09
Recording Official: John E. Fraser
Total Value of Property Appraised: $1339.00
Value of enslaved persons: $1300.00
Comments: Appraisal includes 225 acres of pine land in Liberty & Tattnall County, valued at $135.00
|Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.|
|Dafney||450||a negro woman aged 21|
|Monday||300||a negro boy aged 7|
|Boston||200||a negro boy aged 5|
|Nelly||200||a negro girl aged 4|
|Patience||150||a negro girl aged 1|
Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GHN5?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 677 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.