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: Miss Eliza Q. Mallard
Date Sworn: 1840-09-01
Appraisers: Geo. [George] W. Walthour, Wm. [William] S. Baker, C.S. Mallard
Estate Executor: Lydia Laing
Court Officer: E.H. Bacon, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1841-07-21
Recording Official: John W. Stacy, Clk.
Total Value of Property Appraised: $3330.00
Value of enslaved persons: $3300.00
Comments: “The above property was thrown into the following lots excepting the first named woman and the small articles of household furniture.” [NOTE: The fate of the first named woman, Hagar, was not recorded.] Lots were drawn as follows:
#1 – Mrs. L. Laing
#2 – Mr. Jno. B. Mallard
#3 – Wm. [William] Q. Baker
#4 – ?T?.Q. Cassels
|Enslaved Person Named||Value||Comments||Lot #|
Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893L-GHGM?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 590 of 689