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Estate Records of Nehemiah L. Harris


R. F. Ligon Adm. of N. L. Harris

Adm chrages himself as follows

To amount of process of sale of perishable property sold on 13th Dec 1864 for cash - $38,942.75
which was in Confederate money.

To amt of the appraised value of Slaves and which were delivered to his heir at law as for receipt on
file on 23 Dec 1864 - $90,000.00

To amt rec'd from execution of Moses Harris from sale of cotton - May 1866 - $1,486.00

Adm states that the land belonging to said estate is unsold and consist of about Fourteen hundred acres.


For the named C A Stanton Judge of the Probate Court

The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that he is the adm of Nehemiah L. Harris and that said intestate was possessed of considerable property consisting of slaves, lands, stock <illegible> that in his opinion <illegible> peitioner there is property sufficient to pay the debts of said estate without a sale of the slaves that the estate is solvent.  Adm further states that it <illegible> of all parties concerned to divide the slaves among the heirs at law that with the slaves derived from the estate of his father.  Recently, there are number of Forty, that the said N. L. Harris was <illegible> and that his next of kin are Matthew H. Harris, Mrs. Peter V. Guerry, his brother & sister, and John Head the only child of a deceased sister who takes her share.  All of whom reside in Macon Co Ala.  The said John Head Levey now in the Army in Va. all of them are of full age.

In consideration of the <illegible> from petition ask that Commissioners do appointed to divide said slaves among said heirs at law and that such notice be given said party and the law directs in such cases.

Sworn to & Subscribed before me
8th Nov 1864
R F Ligon Adm
C A Staton
Judge of Probate


We the Commissioners appointed by the Probate Judge of Macon County to make a true correct and impartial division of the Negroes belonging to the estate of N. L. Harris des. amongst the heirs at law, to wit between Mary L. Guerry, Matthew H. Harris, & John Head.  Proceeded to make the following division of said slaves after being first sworn to make a fair and impartial division.  These are as fairly as far as possible can divided <illegible> into three parts and No. these 1. 2. & 3. and then drew lots.

Lot No. 1 was drawn by Mary E. Guerry and is composed of the following slaves--
Freeman a man, Joshua a man, Mary and her children, and infant Margaret, Jim, George, Asberry, & Pati, also Adaline & her children an infant, Francis, Charles, and Young which lots was estimated at $30,000.

Lot No. 2 was drawn by Matthew H. Harris and embraces the following slaves--
Aleck a man, Green a man, Bailey a young fellow, Fanny, Cherry, Eunia, Ann, Sanford, Eliza, Edward, Mary  Ella, Teucy, Heuny a blind boy, & Patunco which lot was valued at $28,000.

Lot No. 3 was drawn by John Head or for him by his agents --and embraces the following slaves--
George a man about fifty years of age, Charity his wife & her children, an infant, Ella and Sophronia--Silva and her children, Phillis, John, Sarah Jane, & Tom Jefferson which lot was valued at $29,000.

In order to make said Lots equal in value Lot No. 1 agreed to pay Lot No. 2 the sum of $1,000--

Subscribed & sworn before me
R. L. Ligon Adm of
N. L. Harris

J. H. Grimmet
Wm. C. Martin
Menifee Tatum

Filed 21st March 1865


List of Negroes

George

Valued at

3,000

Green

"

4,000

Bailey

"

3,500

Joshua

"

4,000

Alexander

"

1,500

Freeman

"

4,000

Fanny

"

2,200

Cherry

"

1,800

Eunia

"

1,500

Ann

"

1,200

Sanford

"

  900

Ella

"

2,500

Charity & Child

"

3,000

Sephronia

"

3,800

Silva

"

3,000

John

"

3,000

Phillis

"

3,800

Sarah Jane

"

1,500

Jefferson

"

1,200

Eliza

"

3,000

Edward

"

1,800

Man*

"

1,800

Adline & Child

"

4,000

Francis

"

2,500

Charles

"

1,800

Young

"

1,600

Teucey & Blind Boy of Mariah

"

2,000

Mary & Child

"

4,000

Margaret

"

3,800

George

"

2,000

Jim

"

1,800

Asberry

"

1,700

Pati

"

1,500

Patunco

"

  500