Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Lewis Hines

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

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Alt Spellings Lot # Comments
Nancy 525 2
Die 500 4
William 500 9
Phoebe 400 1
Simon 800 1
Emily 550 3
Caesar 750 3
Mary 550 5
John 500 7
Tom 300 2
Stephen 800 2
Hannah 5 9
Bounty 750 4
Daphne 200 10
Eliza 250 3
Patience 650 10
Hagar 500 1
Hellen 550 10
Joe 700 8
Peggy 250 5
Josiah 450 10
Henry 750 5
Scipio 700 9
Edwin 600 11
Joshua 500 8
Charlotte 500 7 alt: Charlot
Sampson 250 3
Simon 100 11 amount smudged
Sarah 500 8
Dublin 250 4
Peter 50 8
Jacob 750 6
Cate 550 6 alt: Kate
Sulphur 750 7
Lucy 5 7
Sarah 550 11
Lucien 300 5
Dick 100 Old 6 Old
Betsy 550 9 alt: Betsey
Augustus 550 11
Jack 450 6
Ann 300 4
Dick 150 1
Fay 200 2

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.

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