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Documents related to slavery in Georgia and Virginia

Documents related to slavery in Georgia and Virginia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Documents related to slavery in Georgia and Virginia
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1831-1863
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4259
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains legal documents related to slavery including estate appraisals and inventories, legal orders, and judgements from Georgia. It also includes a tax statement from Virginia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Documents related to slavery in Georgia and Virginia, ms4259, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Appraisals (records)
Decatur County (Ga.)
Decedents' estates -- Georgia.
Dooly County (Ga.)
Estate inventories.
Laurens County (Ga.)
Legal documents.
Slave records -- Georgia.
Slave trade -- Prices -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Southern States.
Sumter County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Claim - John Myrick v. George Fisher and James Lombardy - Inferior Court of Decatur County, Georgia, 1831 June Access Online
This document records the inferior court dispute between John Myrick, possibly the tax collector, and two men, George Fisher and James Lombardy. Myrick claims that two enslaved men, named George and Ricky, were levied as George Fisher's property, and did not belong to James Lombardy at the time.
 
12Petition and affidavit - John E. Gholson v. Richard W. Wright - Superior Court of Decatur County, Georgia Access Online
This petition claims that John E. Gholson refuses to deliver 3 enslaved people, Tom, a 20 year old man valued at $900, Allen, a 47 year old man valued at $450, and Vinah, a 45 year old woman valued at $150, to the next friend Richard W. Wright. Wright represents minors of John E. Gholson, named Martha E., and John Richard, who claim 2/3 ownership.
 
13Affidavit and order - William Donalson v. John H. Gray and William Martin - Decatur County, Georgia, 1833 Access Online
This affidavit given by David Gray refers to the case of William Donalson vs. John H. Gray and William Martin regarding an enslaved man named Jack, 18 years old. The order requires the payment of fines, fees, and the release of Jack to the county sheriff Powell for delivery to Donalson.
 
14Inventory and appraisement - James Barlow estate - Sumter County, Georgia, 1859 Access Online
This document is an inventory and appraisement of debts owed the James Barlow estate. Included are the hiring costs of 31 listed and named enslaved people, with payments owed by 18 different people, as well as the rents due on 3 plantations in Sumter and Laurens Counties.
 
15Inventory and appraisement - William Donalson estate - Decatur County, Georgia, 1863 Access Online
This document is an inventory and appraisement of the William Donalson estate. It includes the names and values of 102 enslaved people.
 
16Appraisement - Benjamin F. Petter - Dooly County, Georgia, 1859 Access Online
This is an appraisement for goods and chattel of the Benjamin F. Petter estate. It includes enslaved people and their values. The men are listed as Autry, $1200; Lumpkin, $1400; Griffin, $1400; Jack, $1400; and Bill, $1000. The women listed are Peggy, $800, and Viny, $1200.
 
17Order - Isaac Ramsay estate - Sumter County, Georgia Access Online
This order to distribute the estate of Isaac Ramsay includes the disposition of 23 enslaved people to be divided between four heirs, plus cash payments to equalize the values. William A. Ramsay is to receive a man named Isaac, $1100; a woman named Nancy and her child Haywood, $1300; a girl named Eliza, $900; a boy named Sam, $850; and an old woman named Alsy. Hugh Ingram is to receive a man named Bryant, $1400; a woman named Eliza, $300, a girl named Cinthia, $650; and a woman named Jane with her children Elbert and Evaline, $1500. Isaac Ramsay is to receive a man named George, $700; a man named Randal, $700; a woman named Amanda, $800; and a woman named Queen and her three children Jesse, Monroe, and Maragret, $1800. Thomas Barlow is to receive aman named Moses, $750; a man named Henry, $900; a woman named Debra, $250; a girl named Sarah, $650; a girl named Mary, $900; and an "idiot" girl named Appalona.
 
18Apprasiement - Thomas M. Mann estate - Sumter County, Georgia, 1861 January 14 Access Online
This is an appraisement for the estate of Thomas M. and Elizabeth B. Mann. It distributes 13 enslaved people among four heirs. Robert E. Mann is to receive Martha, a 26 year old woman and her infant child, $1500, and Jordan, a 7 year old boy, $600. James L. Mann is to receive two men, Arch, a 45 year old man, $1200; and Arthur, a 27 year old man, $1600. Thomas H.H. Mann is to receive Clarissa, a 35 year old woman and her infant child, $1250; Margaret, a 10 year old girl, $850; and Mary, an 8 year old girl, $700. Sarah E. Mann is to receive Wash, a 28 year old man, $1700, and Jinney, a 7 year old girl, $700. Robert J. Mann is to receive Tyler, an 18 year old man, $1600, and Franklin (Frank), a 7 year old boy, $700.
 
19Judgement - F.G. DuPree v. Philip M. McCuney, 1856 Access Online
This judgement includes the finding for the plaintiff, the administrator of Louis G. DuPree estate, which includes enslaved people, their values and earnings from their hire. Listed are Erick, $1200; Sarah, $1000; the child of Sarah, $600; Martha, $1000; Isaac, $1200; Peter, deceased; Frank, $1100; Flora, $1000; and an unnamed child, $400. John R. Brophy is the jury foreman.
 
110Tax receipt - Augusta County, Virginia, 1861 Access Online
This tax receipt for John Roler of Rockingham, Virginia includes printed lines for values of land, slaves, and personal property.