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William Stone estate administration document

William Stone estate administration document

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Stone estate administration document
Creator: Stone, Catharine Harris
Inclusive Dates: 1860 January 12
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2927
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Stone married Catharine Harris in 1830, upon his death he left his 38 enslaved people, property, and money to his children, of both sexes. Several of the enslaved people were children, as young as one-years-old, though a number of others were in their 20s. The money given ranged from $700 to nearly $2000.

Scope and Content

A document dated 1860 January 12 in Warren County, Georgia. It lists the property in the estate of William Stone, deceased. The following minor children of William Stone received joint shares of 38 African American enslaved people and also received sums of money: Cordelia A. - $717.51; Cassanda M. - $718.34; Ellafara B. - $1642.85; William J. - $1999.91; Martha B. - $823.86. The enslaved people are listed by name and age and include Amos, 22; Ebbin, 25; Jefferson, 17; John, 1; Saphronia, 12; Charity, 3; and Antinett, 8. The administrators of the estate were Isaac Harris and Catharine Stone. The document is signed (with "X") by Catharine Stone.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Stone estate administration document, ms2927, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Child slaves -- Georgia.
Distribution of decedents' estates -- Georgia -- Warren County -- History.
Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Estate administration records.
Estate records.
Inheritance and succession -- Georgia -- Warren County.
Stone, William -- Estate

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Stone estate, 1860 January 12