Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Moses W. Way

Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Moses W. Way
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: Moses W. Way
Date Sworn: 1846-01-02
Appraisers: William G. Martin, John S. Bradley, S.S. Moody
Estate Administrator: Enoch Daniel, guardian of Moses W. Way’s minor children
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Date Recorded: 1847-02-01
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: see note
Value of enslaved persons: $3175.00
Comments: Only enslaved persons were included in the appraisal and estate division. Because the lots did not come out in even amounts, the inheritors had to exchange money among themselves. The lots were divided as follows:

Lot no. 1: drawn by Jackson Bird
Lot no. 2: drawn by Addison Way
Lot no. 3: drawn by Jos. [Joseph] Way
Lot no. 4: drawn by Moses W. Way

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot #
Cicero 500 1
Paro (spelling?) 500 2
Daniel 500 3
Alissa 450 3
Mariah 400 4
George 375 2
Joe 200 4
Charity 150 1
Will 100 4

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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