Liberty County Estate Inventory – B. Williams

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: B. Williams
Date Sworn: 1842-04-25
Appraisers: Angus Martin, Nath. [Nathaniel] Martin, F.H. Miller
Estate Administrator: not listed
Court Officer: not listed
Date Recorded: not listed
Recording Official: not listed
Total Value of Property Appraised: $4787.50
Value of enslaved persons: $2925.00
Comments: Appraisal also included “landed estate $1200.00.” Location not stated. There is an inventory and division of estate for Benjamin Williams from 1846; based on the similarities of the slave names, it’s likely either him or a relation. See that document here.

Enslaved Person Named Value
Arthur 5 “old man”
Easter 350
York 400
Jane 400
Charlotte 400
Simon 250
Elsy 250
Peter 200
Louisa 150
Celia 100
Nippia 100 Alt: Nippy
Easter 100
Nancy 80
Richard 75
Georgia 75

Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GHPG?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 608 of 689; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

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