Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – A.E. Phelps

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: A.E. Phelps
Date Sworn: 1847-01-04
Appraisers: W.G. Martin, William N. Way, John Shaw
Estate Administrator: James S. Bradwell
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell
Date Recorded: not listed
Recording Official: not listed
Total Value of Property Appraised: see note
Value of enslaved persons: $1175.00
Comments: In addition to enslaved persons, the inventory included “note on Gaulden” for $110.00 and $60.46 in cash. Lot no. 2 was drawn by J.E. Ryals and Lot no. 1 was for minor James N. Phelps.

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot #
Niger 400 Negro man 1
Andrew 200 boy 1
Lucy 450 woman 2
Eliza 125 girl 2

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 650 of 689; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

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