Appraisal of a plantation owned by Elisha King listing 43 enslaved persons

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An appraisal conducted on September 10, 1852 on a plantation owned by Elisha F King in Bibbs County, Alabama. The appraisal is handwritten with blue ink, recorded on both sides of a single sheet of blue paper, folded in half to make four pages. Written in the top left corner of the front side is “State of Alabama / Perry County.” The document begins “Perry City personally appraised before me Sh[illegible] W Sanders an acting Justice of the Piece [sic] in for said count John Edmond, [illegible] B Moolley, Obadiah Belcher commissioners appointed by the House JF Bailey Judge of the probate court of Perry County for the purpose of appraising the personal property belonging to the estate of the late EF King…” The appraisal goes on to list the property at the plantation in Bibbs County, Alabama, over two pages. Making up the majority of the property are fourty-three enslaved men, women and children, listed as "negroes" with names and prices ranging from $350 to $1000. The enslaved are identified as. Date: 1810s. Record ID: nmaahc_2018.43.4.

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