Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – John N. 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: John N. Way
Date Sworn: 1845-01-19
Appraisers: John W. Stacy, Jno. [John] S. Norman, Irwin Rahn
Estate Administrator: William N. Way, Esqr.
Court Officer: S.A. Fraser, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1845-02-24
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $4514.17
Value of enslaved persons: $4350.00
Comments: By agreement of all the parties concerned, lot #1 went to Sarah Ann, now Mrs. Way, and lot #2 to Master Wm [William] Way and remained in the hands of William N. Way, Esqr [note: presumably the minor William Way’s guardian].

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot #
Hannah 350 1
Amanda 200 1
Hagar 150 1
Caty 100 1
Caroline 75 1
Charles 300 1
John 300 1
Louisa 400 1
Lucy 175 1
Manan (?) 150 1
Betty 400 2
March 200 2
Valin (?) 150 2
Phoebe 100 2
Julia 50 2
Cudjoe 500 2
Amy 400 2
Florinda 150 2
Hetty 200 2

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 630 of 689; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

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