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Court order to create an inventory of the estate of Robert Abrams, and the inventory of the estate. The quotation marks (" ") in the transcript field means that the information in the line above is repeated.


Page 1 Mississippi Territory, County of Adams, by William Dunbar, Esq. Judge of Probate These are to authorize and empower you whose names are here underwritten, to make an inventory and appraisement of the goods and chattels of Robert Abrams late of said county deceased, wheresovever the same shall be found within the Territory aforesaid, and which shall be shewn [sic] unto you by John Burney Administrator of the estate of the said deceased; being first sworn, to make a true and perfect inventory and appraisement thereof, and to cause the same to be returned under your hands to the same John Burney within two months from this date. Dated 30th day of June Anno Dom. 1800 To James Stewart, Robert Monson and Isaac Alexander [signed] William Dunbar, Judge of Probate MEMORANDUM: This [blank] day of [blank] 1800 personally appeared before me the undersigned, one of the justices assigned to keep the peace for the county of Adams; James Stewart, Robert Monson and Isaac Alexander + being the appriaisers appointed to appriase the goods and chattels of Robert Abrams deceased; who being duly sworn, made oath that they would make a just and ruse appriasement of all and singular the goods and chattels (ready money excepted) of the Estate of the said deceased; and that they would return the same certified under their hands unto the said Administrator within the time prescribed by the warrant of appraisement to them directed by the Judge of Probate for said County. Duly sworn to before me, Joshua Howard, one of the Justices assigned to keep the piece [sic] for this county as of this 7th day of July 1800 [signed] Joshua Howard Page 2 A true and perfect inventory of all the goods, chattels and personal estate of Robert Abrams late of [this county, deceased, crossed out] in the county of Adams deceased, made by us whose names are hereunto subscribed, the 7th day of July A.D. 1800 One plantation containing 262 acres Four plows that have 2 axels 929.7 One Negro man & two Negro Women 1100 Seventeen hed [sic] of horses 580 Household furniture to amount 35.3 Stock of Cattle amounting 214 1 yook [sic] of oxen on cart including [no amount given] forty seven hed [sic] of hogs 94 2913.2 James Stewart Robert Munson [his mark] Isaac Alexander Page 3 Robert Abrams No. 1 Est July 1800 24th June 1800 Admins Bond Inventory + Abrams Estate Recorded Book of Inv. + Appr. Page 53

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Slaveholders ; Slavery -- Mississippi ; Slavery -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources ; Slaveholders; Legal Documents


slavery; enslaved persons; Mississippi; estate files; probate files; Adams County;

Geographic Location

Adams County (Miss.)

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Physical Format

Estate Inventory

Digital Format


Physical ID

Robert Abrams File, Box 1, Probate and Estate Files Collection, Historic Natchez Foundation, Mississippi

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HNF_Box1_AbramsRobertEstate_June1800_5a_u HNF_Box1_AbramsRobertEstate_June1800_5b_u HNF_Box1_AbramsRobertEstate_June1800_5c_u


Robert Abrams File, Box 1, Probate and Estate Files Collection, Historic Natchez Foundation, Mississippi


Historic Natchez Foundation


Historic Natchez Foundation

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries


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Estate inventory, Robert Abrams