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Estate Records of Dr. Moses Harris


Filed:  March 21, 1865

We the Commissioners selected by the heirs at law of Moses Harris said to make a division of these slaves among said heirs have made the following division as fairly & equally as could be done outside the Will of said Deceased--

Lot No. 1 was drawn by Matthew H. Harris

Hannah Valued at 1900
Tom Valued -- 3000
Thriza " 2100
Retta " 1900
Mary " 1500
Isaac " 1200
Taylor " 1100
July " 800
Wilkins " 500
Retta S* " 400
Burrell " 250
Milley " 450
Joseph " 3000
Jane & Child "

2900

Antonette " 2100
Sabrina " 1300
Fayette " 3000
Amos
"
3500
$30,900

Lot No. 2 was drawn by the Adv--- of N. L. Harris

Manah & Child Valued at 3000
Aleck " 1800
Teuey & Henry " 50
Bailey " 2800
Joshua " 3000
Mary & Child " 2200
Margaret " 2500
George " 2000
Jim " 1000
Asbury " 850
Fayette little " 700
Freeman " 2800
Silva "

2500

Phillis " 2400
John " 2500
Sara Jane " 800
Jefferson
"
650
$31,550


Lot No. 3 drawn by Mary C. Guerry and consist of the following negroes-----

 

Sarah & Child Valued at 2000
Benson " 700
Leah " 800
George little " 2000
* " 2000
Freeman Yellow " 3500
Isaiah " 2800
Lettie & Child " 3000
Laura " 700
Dan " 800
Becca " 2000
Eudy " 400
Caroline "

2500

Rachael " 1500
Caroline * " 1000
Green at Mobile
"
3000
$30,500

The total amountof value of slaves at $92,900 each distribution share----$30,983.33.  Therefore lot No. 2 drawn by the advice of
N. L. Harris will pay to lot No 1 - the sum of $83.33--and to lot No. 3 - the sum of $483.33 and the said Commissioners also
report that the boy Green who was valued and placed in lot No. 3 drawn by Mrs. M. Guerry was at this time in Mobile impressed to work on the defenses and in in the event of his death or his failure to be returned to Mrs. Guerry than & in that event the said lots No. 1 & 2 drawn by M. H. Harris & the Advice of N. D. Harris are to pay the sum of one thousand dollars each to the said M C. Guerry.  We the  Commissioners further report that we made a fair and impartial division of all the perishable property belong to said Mose Harris and so far as exhibited to us by the Executors--all of which is respectfully submitted for confirmation & record.

The boy Green was returned the 20th January 1865.

James H. Snipes
Joel Chambliss