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: Robert Hendry
Date Sworn: 1847-12-06
Appraisers: James B. Bird, N. Bradley, ? ? Bradley
Estate Administrator: not specified
Court Officer: John A. Hendry, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1848-04-15
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $4625.00
Value of enslaved persons: $4625.00
Comments: “We ascertained that there were ten distributees to wit: Henry E. Smith, husband of Martha A. Smith, daughter of Said Robert Hendry deceased, and John A. Hendry, Enoch D. Hendry, Robert A. Hendry, L.B. Hendry & William H. Hendry, sons of said Robert Henry deceased and John A. Hendry, guardian of George N. Hendry, Alfred J. Hendry, James T Hendry & Mary E. Hendry, minor children of said Robert Hendry.” Lots were drawn out of a hat as follows:
Lot 1: J. A. Hendry
Lot 2: L. B. Hendry
Lot 3: J. A. Hendry Guardian
Lot 4: J.A. Hendry Guardian
Lot 5: J.A. Hendry Ditto
Lot 6: [missing]
Lot 7: E.D. Hendry
Lot 8: J. A. Hendry Guardian
Lot 9: R.A. Hendry
Lot 10: H. E. SMith
The values of the lots were unequal so there was a chart showing who had to pay what to whom to make the inheritances equal.
|Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.||Lot #|
|Peter||500||A Negro man||1|
|Charles||600||A Negro man||2|
|Archy||450||A Negro man||3|
|Daphney & child Amy||350||A Negro woman||4|
|Moses||525||A Negro boy||5|
|Isaac||500||A Negro boy||6|
|Richard||450||A Negro boy||7|
|Lucy||450||A Negro girl||8|
|Lucinda||400||A Negro girl||9|
|Eliza||275||A Negro girl||10|
Find the digitized original estate division at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GHPX?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 656 of 689; county probate courthouses, Georgia.
Find the digitized original estate inventory, which includes lists of land and other property, at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GHBK?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 638 of 689.