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Slave Inventory of Margaret BROWN, Henry Co., GA

Hello ;)

Here is some more of my research on Lucinda GRANT born about 1828 mother of Harriet, Gabriel and Amos. This research has also confirmed that she also was the mother of most definitely Henry and possibly Henderson and Josephine GRANT. After the following post, I will post another one in reply to this one that will go into how I learned where the GRANT name came from.

Margaret Brown was widow of William BROWN who died in 1840 Henry County. The slave inventory of William BROWN was posted here some years ago and should be found in a search. There is also a Will recorded 4 Jan. 1841; written 11 Jun., 1838; will book A, pg. 74
Margaret Brown died in 1860, and this inventory dated in 1854 are the slaves and their increase left to Margaret for and during her life. Apparently there was a need to divide out the slaves. Here is page 13 filed under the William Brown Estate records:

"On application of Margaret Brown, widow of William Brown late of Henry, County....

.....The following negroes being a portion of the property left by the will of said Wm. Brown dec'd for and during her life and they are to be divided among the legatees as specified in said will. She the said Margaret Brown consents that the said negroes to wit:

Silvey, a woman 36 years of age
*Cindy a woman 29 years of age (a birth year of about 1825. Her age on 1870 and 1880 census was not consistent.)
Louisa, a woman 27 years of age
Prisa, woman 22 years old
Mariah, a girl 10 years
*Harriet, a girl 3 years
Mahala, a girl 2 years
*Josephine, a girl 1 year
Amanda, a girl 1 year
Columbus, a boy 11 years
Louis, a boy 7 years
Levi, a boy 6 years
*Henry, a boy 5 years
*Henderson, a boy 3 years
Pearce, an infant about 4 weeks old

"be now divided among the ligatees under said will having had notice of the application and having consented to said distribution,
11 Jan, 1854

pg. 14. All the slave names were then written on a piece of paper and than drawn from a hat:

Lot. 1 Benjamin GRANT - Silvey, Amanda her child, Louis $1375.00

Lot.2 James R. BROWN- Lucinda, Josephine her child, and Henry $1400.00

Lot. 3 William HOOTEN- Pris, Pearce her child, Henderson a boy $1300.00

Lot 4. James M. Carmichael- girl Mariah and Levi a boy $1200.00

Lot 5. John BROWN- Columbus a boy, Harriet a girl, Louisa a woman and Mahala her child $1305.00

The story continues ;)

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Slave Inventory of Margaret BROWN, Henry Co., GA
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