Liberty County Estate Inventory – Dr. John M.B. Harden

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: Dr. John M. B. Harden
Date Sworn: 1848-05-09
Appraisers: Jos. [Joseph] Quarterman, Wm. [William] Jones, J. R. Bacon
Estate Administrator: Mrs. Jane HardenCourt Officer: ? W. Quarterman, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1848-08-12
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $14,832.64
Value of enslaved persons: $11,513.00
Comments: None.

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Dick 25 Old
Rachel 25 Old
Sophy 5 Old
London 375
Matilda 375
Dick 500
Bella 375
Hector 500
Sue 375
Nanny 375
Rulah 375 maybe Bulah?
Cudjoe 375
Leah 500
Nelly 400
Peter 400
Rhinah 500
Joe 400
Lucy 500
July 400
Cato 450
Binah 500
Billy 400
Sophy 500
Laviniah 400
Matty 150
Quetta (?) 400
Margaret 400
Alfred 400
Harry 500
Barah (?) 500
Samuel 400
Julia 300
Juno 275
Duffy 275
Polydore 250
Rachel 250
Betty 225
Jack 200
Frank 200
Aberdeen 200
Hagar 200
Eliza 200
Phyllis 200
Bess 200
Belfas 175 prob Belfast
Toney 175
Rachel 400
Ben 125
Dinah 125
Penah 125
Peter 75
Perry 75
Rosanna 75
March 50
Matilda 50
Sarah 50

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GHFW?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 664 of 689; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

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