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: William Norman
Date Sworn: 1843-08-24
Appraisers: Thomas Quarterman, J. Wilson Winn, Jno. [John] S. Norman
Estate Guardian: Alexander M. Sanford, guardian of the estate’s minors
Court Officer: T.W. Quarterman, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1844-01-10
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.
Total Value of Property Appraised: $7352.12
Value of enslaved persons: $6675.00
Comments: Lot #2 was drawn by William S. Norman, who signed the following document on August 26, 1843: “Georgia, Liberty County } Received of Alexander M. Sanford, guardian for the minors of the late William Norman deceased of the state and county aforesaid (myself being one of the said minors) my full proportion of property of all kinds land excepted, and I do by these promise to discharge one half of the debts against the aforenamed estate of Norman, and furthermore I do acquit and release the said A.M. Sanford from any longer being guardian of my portion of property.” Witnesses were John P. Hines and G.W. Dunham, J.J.C.L.C, and it was recorded on January 11, 1844, by J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O. [NOTE: Presumably Lot #1 was continued to be held for another minor.]
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Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893L-GHJL?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 617 of 689