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: Lewis Hines
Date Sworn: 1847-01-21
Appraisers: Gordon J. Goodson, John P. Hines, E.E. Pychon
Estate Executor: Charlton Hines
Court Officer: C. Hines, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1847-05-14
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.L.C.
Total Value of Property Appraised: $20900.37
Value of enslaved persons: $19985.00
Comments: The appraisers met on January 21, 1847, at “Bellmont, the residence of the late Lewis Hines.” First the enslaved persons were listed and appraised, then divided into 11 lots, along with pieces of estate property. Mrs. Hines selected lot #11, and lots #2, 4, 5, and 6 were retained for the 4 younger children of Lewis Hines. The other lots were drawn as follows:
Benj. [Benjamin] Hines – 7
Lewis Hines – 8
Georgia Hines – 3
James Hines – 10
Thos. [Thomas] Hines – 9
Mary J. Hines – 1
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Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GHG3?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 651 of 689.