Estate Records of James G. Brown
|Stephen||a boy 25 years old||1400.00|
|Reddick||a boy 16 years old||1400.00|
|Sally||a girl 17 years old||1300.00|
|George||a boy, 20||1450.00|
|Shilling||a boy, 28||1400.00|
|Alla||a woman, 21, 2 children||2050.00|
|Ed||a boy., 18||1200.00|
|Mariah||a woman, 40 , child||1000.00|
Document 27 & 28
The State of Alabama
County of Macon
To the Hon Louis Alexander, Judge of the Probate Court of said County.
The petition of Jas. T. Menefee, Adm of the estate of James G. Brown, decd, respectfully shows unto your Honor that the personal property of said estate now remaining and which is subject to distribution to the widow and the heirs consist of eight slaves, Stephen a man, Redick, George, Shilling, Ed, Sally, Mariah and her child, which said Negroes cannot be equitably divided between those entitled in as such as there are but eight Negroes, while there are nine persons entitled to share in the said property.
Your petitioner further states that the persons entitled to share in the division of said property are Elizabeth Brown, the widow and William W., Robt A., Thomas H., Henry B., George K., Charity E, James G. and Jacob C. Brown--that William W & Robert A. are over the age of twenty one years--that Robert A. resides in the state of Texas and that the others live with their mother, the widow, of said deceased in said state and county.
Your petitioner, therefore, prays your Honor
that a day may be set for ? the ? set forth in Your Petitioners petition--which such
notices ? be given as the law requres--and further prays Your Honor to grant an order for
the sale of the said Negroes for distribution and he will pray.
Jas. T. Menafee
Adm of the estate of James G. Brown, decd
before me this 27th day of Oct 1839
Lewis Alexander, Judge of Probate
The unappraised personal property of the estate of Jas G. Brown
|1 gin appraised at||30.00|
|1 shot gun||2.00|
|one child 8 weeks old||
We the undersigned having been appointed to
appraise the personal property of this estate of Jas. G. Brown, decd having been sworn
that the above
contains is the true appraisement to the best of our
knowledge and belief of the ?
Sworn to & subscribed before A. Crawford, an acting Justice of the Peace and for the County of Macon, State of Alabama? 5, 1860
Justice of the Peace