Liberty County Estate Inventory & Division – Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes

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: Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes
Date Sworn: 1843-09-09
Appraisers: John W. Stacy, Wm. [William] G. Martin, S.S. Moody
Estate Trustee: John Perry
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.L.C
Date Recorded: 1843-09-23
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: [only enslaved people appraised]
Value of enslaved persons: $1675.00
Comments: These enslaved individuals were said to have been left in Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes’ will in the hands of Mr. John Perry, trustee, for his children by his former wife, who was Mrs. Hughes’ daughter. Lots were drawn as follows:

1 – by Richard Clark
2 – by Abial Perry
3 – by Elizabeth Perry
4 – by Admr. of Estate of Silas Perry for his heirs
5 – by Flournoy Sapp

Deceased Date Enslaved Person Named Value Desc. Lot #
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Eve 300 woman 1
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Bill 400 boy 2
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Amos 325 boy 3
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Primus 250 boy 4
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Harriet 225 girl 5
Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth 1843-09-09 Minty 175 girl 1

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893L-GHKX?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 614 of 689.

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