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: Richard S. Baker
Date Sworn: 1848-04-21
Appraisers: Wm. N. Way, W.Q. Baker, D. A. Miller
Estate Administrator: Ann S. Baker
Court Officer: Geo. [George] W. Dunham, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1848-04-21
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $4728.02
Value of enslaved persons: $3950.00
Comments: None.

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Jim 350
Peter 450
Mary 150
Maria 450
Cloe 450 alt: Chloe
Lawrance 400
Matilda 300
Louisa 300
Bella 75
Stephen 200
Nanny 200
Ned 175
Charles 150

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GHVS?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 657 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

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