Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – James Clark

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: James Clark
Date Sworn: 1843-01-30
Appraisers: Edwd [Edward] Q. Andrews, Jno. [John] S. Andrews, A.M. Sanford
Estate Administrator: N.J. Clark and John Clark
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Date Recorded: 1844-01-08
Recording Official: Same
Total Value of Property Appraised: $7699.50
Value of enslaved persons: $7285.00
Comments: Lots were drawn as follows:
#1 – N.J. Clark
#2 – Jno. [John] Harn
#3 – Ricd. [Richard] Clark
#4 – Jno. [John] Clark
#5 – Jno. [John] Clark for James Clark, minor
#6 – Mrs. Clark
#7 – Jesse E. Ham
#8 – Wm. [William] Clark

Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot # Comments
Battesca 350 age 28 1 or Baltesca?
Aminty 300 age 32 1
Emily 225 age 11 5
Phoebe 175 age 7 1
Moses 125 age 5 2
Aaron 100 age 32 5
Matilda 75 age 2 1
Edy 300 age 27 7 or Eady
London 100 age 5 7
Easter 100 age 32 4
Chloe 50 age 1 7
Lucy 300 age 34 8
Amy 300 age 13 8
Elizabeth 250 age 10 5
Eliza 175 age 7 8
Louisa 50 age 1 8
Simon 450 age 31 2
Ann 325 age 25 2
Harry 250 age 15 4
Nanny 200 age 8 6
Sarah 75 age 2 2
Peter 400 age 40 3
Mariah 325 age 24 3
Jane 125 age 4 3 or June?
Evans 50 age 1 3
Primos 350 age 48 4 or Primus
Isaac 425 age 39 5
Betsey 300 age 15 7
Betty 275 age 42 6
Sam 50 age 22 6
Jim 400 age 16 6
Dorcas 300 age 12 4
N??? 10 age 67 7

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-GCQ6?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 616 of 689.

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