Liberty County Estate Inventory – Joseph McGowen

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 McGowen
Date Sworn: 1845-02-18
Appraisers: James S. McCullough, Thos. [Thomas] Quarterman, William Smith
Estate Executor: Gideon McGowen
Court Officer: T.W. Quarterman, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1845-05-23
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $965.25
Value of enslaved persons: $525.00
Comments: None

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc.
Harry 350 “Negro man”
Louisa 175 “Negro girl”

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 631 of 689

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