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: Jonathan Bacon
Date Sworn: 1843-09-13
Appraisers: Wm. [William] G. Martin, Joseph R. Bacon, Enoch Daniel
Estate Executor: John W. Stacy
Court Officer: T.W. Quarterman, J.P.
Date Recorded: 1843-07-19
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clerk
Total Value of Property Appraised: $7054.00
Value of enslaved persons: $5934.00
Comments: Estate was appraised and lots drawn in same document (so enslaved persons were only listed in lots). Lots were drawn as follows:
1 – John W. Stacy
2 – John Graham
3 – Capt. S. S. Moody
|Deceased||Date||Enslaved Person Named||Value||Desc.||Lot #|
Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893L-GHP5?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 610 of 689; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.