Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Joseph Norman

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: Joseph Norman
Date Sworn: see note
Appraisers: W.N. Way, W. Q. Baker, B. Griffin
Estate Administrator: Mary W. Norman
Court Officer: see note
Date Recorded: 1847-02-01
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $1507.12
Value of enslaved persons: $1410.00
Comments: The date the appraisal & division was sworn to was not listed, so may be the same as the date it was recorded. The lots did not come out at even value, so the heirs had to exchange money. The lots were divided as follows:

Lot no. 1: “the minor” [not named]
Lot no. 2: Mrs. Mary W. Norman
Lot no. 3: Jacob Thiess, one of the heirs on behalf of his wife Harriet A. Thiess

Enslaved Person Named Value Lot #
Jack 600 1
Isaac 600 2
Nancy 200 3
Dick 10 3

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

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