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: James Stacy [inventory is for property owned by his orphan, Susan Lorena Stacy]
Date Sworn: 1843-01-02
Appraisers: J.S. Bradwell, Wm. [William] N. Way, B.W. Allen
Estate Guardian: Ezra Stacy
Court Officer: Wm. [William] G. Martin, J.J.C.L.C.
Date Recorded: 1843-03-31
Recording Official: J.S. Bradwell, Clk
Total Value of Property Appraised: [only enslaved persons appraised]
Value of enslaved persons: $1125.00
Comments: Appraisal was of “the goods and chattels of Susan L. Stacy, minor of James S. Stacy”. The previous page held the guardianship bond, appointing Ezra Stacy as the guardian of Susan Lorena Stacy, orphan of James Stacy.
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Find the digitized original at: “Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-GHRY?cc=1999178&wc=9SYT-PT5%3A267679901%2C268032901 : 20 May 2014), Liberty > Wills, appraisements and bonds 1790-1850 vol B > image 606 of 689.