Liberty County Estate Inventory – James Moody

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: James Moody
Date Sworn: 1849-05-31
Appraisers: D.B.M. Shepard, Z.L. Boggs, John H. Smith
Estate Executor: Mannin Moody
Court Officer: John Delk, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1849-07-23
Recording Official: John E. Fraser
Total Value of Property Appraised: $3054.50
Value of enslaved persons: $1650.00
Comments: Note that James Moody’s wife was also named Rachael.

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Rachael 250 a woman
Frank 800 a man
March 600 a man

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GHXF?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 678 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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