Liberty County Estate Inventory – Joshua Beasley

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: Joshua Beasley
Date Sworn: 1848-02-09
Appraisers: Enoch Daniel, Newman Bradley, John A. Hendry
Estate Executors: John S. Bradley & Edward Q. Andrews
Court Officer: E.Q. Andrews, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1848-04-28
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.L.C.
Total Value of Property Appraised: $4487.50
Value of enslaved persons: see note
Comments: The way ditto marks are used in the listing of the enslaved persons is not clear. Please see the original. ?Chittis? and Jim were listed together with either no value given or ditto marks for the value of Bellah above them. The five children — Matilda, Luck, Tira, Toby and the unnamed infant — were valued together at $1400.

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
York 300 one negro man
Bellah 300 one negro woman
Chittis (?)
Matilda child
Luck child
Tira child
Toby child
Patty 450 one negro woman

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 658 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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