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: Mary Austin
Date Sworn: 1843-07-04
Estate Executor: B.A. Busby
Court Officer: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1843-07-10
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, C.C.O.L.C.
Total Value of Property Appraised: No appraisal done
Value of enslaved persons: No appraisal done
Comments: “Received July 4th 1843 of B.A. Busby Executor of Estate of Mary Austin, late of Liberty County, the following negro slaves bequeathed to me by said Mary Austin and to be delivered at the death of her sister Francis Valley, to wit, Chloe, Joe, Betty, Dan?? [NOTE: looks like someone tried to correct it, illegible], and Mary and her child Eliza and Rachael. W.S. Harden for M.A. Harden
Recorded this 10th July 1843”
|Deceased||Date||Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.|
|Austin, Mary||1843-0704||Eliza||Mary’s child|
Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GCSD?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 612 of 689.