Estate of James Carithers
Distribution of Slaves 1842-49

 

Inventories and Appraisements
Book D, pages 33-36

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior Court of said county sitting for Ordinary purposes at November Term 1842, for the purpose of dividing and allotting the slaves of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, to the heirs of said deceased, to us directed (to wit) Richard B. Gholston, Henry P. Smith and Willis Strickland, commissioners appointed by said court to assign and allot to each of the distributees of said deceased their equal number or share of said slaves according to valuation at the time of this assignment, that is legally authorized to ---- the same, the commissioners first being sworn to allot and assign the same according to law and equity and to the best of their skill and understanding. And finding that there are twelve legal heirs of said deceased proceeded to allot and assign to the heirs of said deceased in the manner following, to wit:

Lot No 1 – Not drawn
Charles, a negro man valued at $450.00
Cash deducted  $85.83 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 2 – was drawn and assigned to William D. Carithers
A boy, Clarke, valued at $450.00
Cash deducted $85.83 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 3 – Not drawn
Delphy and child Katharine, valued at $425.00
Cash deducted $60.83 1/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 4 – Not drawn
Joshua, a man valued at $325.00
Cash added $39.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 5 – Not drawn
Rose, a woman valued at $330.00
Cash added  $34.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 6 – Not drawn
Fanny, a woman valued at $285.00
Cash added $79.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 7 – was drawn and assigned to Penelope Carithers, widow of said deceased
Grace, a woman valued at $320.00
Cash added $44.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 8 – Not drawn
Wilson, a boy, and Viney, valued at $360.00
Cashed added $4.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No. 9 – was drawn and assigned to James W. Carithers
Andrew, a man and Mary, a child valued at $350.00
Cash added $14.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 10 – was drawn and assigned to Wynn A. Worsham in right of his wife Martha E. Worsham, formerly Martha E. Carithers
Archer, a boy & Jane, a girl valued at $400.00
Cash deducted $35.83 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 11 – was drawn and assigned to Robert D. Carithers
Sarah, a girl & Peter, a boy valued at $350.00
Cash added $14.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Lot No 12 – Not drawn
Harriet & Charlott, girls valued at $325.00
Cash added $39.16 2/3
$364.16 2/3

Which several shares or lots of the above and foregoing apportioned slaves belonging to the estate of the said James Carithers, dec’d represents each of the said distributees’ shares or portion by name and value so far as they are of lawful age or lawfully represented, there being seven of the above shares not drawn, viz, No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 which remain undrawn and unassigned, belonging to the minor heirs of said dec’d and the shares so allotted, drawed and assigned to those the heirs that are of lawful age or legally authorized to receive the same to be held, possessed and enjoyed by each distributee as aforesaid, the other seven shares to remain in the hand of the administratrix and administrator until the persons legally entitled to the same comply with the requisitions of the law in such cases made and provided. And the administrator and administratrix are required to retain in their hands a sufficient amount of money to make all the shares of the distributees of equal value according to the foregoing estimate and assignment, viz, making each distributive share or lot the sum of three hundred and sixty four dollars sixteen and two third cents. Given under our hands this twenty first day of December eighteen hundred and forty two.
Rich’d B. Gholston
Henry P. Smith
Willis Strickland


Inventories and Appraisments
Book D, pages 77-78

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior court of said county sitting for Ordinary purposes passed at November Term 1843 for the purpose of dividing and allotting the slaves belonging to the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, to the heirs of said deceased, to us directed (to wit) Henry P. Smith, Willis Strickland and Rich’d B. Gholston, Commissioners appointed by said court to assign and allot each of the heirs of said deceased their equal number or share of said slaves according to valuation at the time of this assignment that is legally authorized to receive the same, the commissioners first being sworn to allot and assign the same according to law and equity and to the best of their skill and understanding; and finding that there are seven legal heirs of said deceased, have proceeded to allot and assign to the heirs of said deceased in the manner following (to wit)

Lot No. 1 – Not drawn
Charles, valued at $525.00
Cash deducted $85.71 1/2

Lot No. 2 – Not drawn
Delpha & child valued at $550.00
Cash deducted $110.71 1/2

Lot No. 3 – Not drawn
Joshua valued at $300.00
Cash added $139.28 1/2

Lot No. 4 – Not drawn
Rose & child Huldah valued at $525.00
Cash deducted $85.71 1/2

Lot No. 5 – Not drawn
Fanny valued at $275.00
Cash added $164.28 1/2

Lot No. 6 – Not drawn
Wilson and Harriet valued at $425.00
Cash added $14.28 1/2

Lot No. 7 – was drawn & assigned to Berry T. Carithers
Charlotte & Vinney valued at $475.00
Cash deducted $35. 71 1/2

Which several lots or shares of the above and foregoing apportioned slaves belonging to the estate of the said James Carithers, deceased, each of the said distributees’ shares or portion by name and value so far as they are of lawful age or lawfully represented, there being six of the above shares not drawn, to wit, No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, which remains undrawn and unassigned belonging to the minor heirs of said deceased; and the share so allotted, drawn and assigned to receive to the heir that is of lawful age or legally authorized to receive the same to be held, possessed and enjoyed by the distributee as aforesaid, the undrawn shares to remain in the hands of the administratrix and administrator until the person legally entitled to the same comply with the requisition of the law in such cases made and provided. And the administratrix and administrator are required to retain in their hands to a sufficient amount of money to make all the shares of the distributees of equal value according to the foregoing estimate and assignment, to wit, making each distributive share or lot the sum of four hundred thirty nine dollars, twenty eight and a half cents.


Inventories and Appraisements
Book D, pages 93-94

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior court of said county sitting for Ordinary purposes passed at November Term 1842 for the purpose of dividing and allotting the negro slaves belonging to the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, so that the heirs of said deceased or their legal representatives may each receive an equal share of said slaves – to us directed (to wit) Rich’d B. Gholston, Henry P. Smith & Willis Strickland, Commissioners appointed by said court to allot and assign as aforesaid according to valuation, we the commissioners first being sworn to allot and assign the same according to law and equity and to the best of our skill and understanding, have proceeded to value, allot and assign in the manner following (to wit)

No. 1 -  One negro man Charles, valued at $525.00

No. 2 -  "                        Joshua                      $300.00

No. 3 -  "  woman Rose & child Huldah        $525.00

No. 4 -  "                     Fanny                           $300.00

No. 5 -  "      Delpha & child Mariah             $475.00

No. 6 -  Two girls Catharine & Harriet          $400.00

Making the whole valuation of said slaves twenty five hundred and twenty five dollars. And there being six legal heirs of the said deceased who have not heretofore received their share of the negro slaves of said deceased, Lot No. 3 in the foregoing allotment was drawn and assigned to Israel R. Wood, guardian of Mary F. Wood, minor heir of Mary A. Wood, now deceased, formerly Mary A. Carrethers, one of the heirs of James Carrithers, deceased – to be held, possessed and managed by the said Israel R. Wood, guardian as aforesaid, he the said guardian first paying back to the administrators of said estate the sum of One hundred & four dollars sixteen & two third cents. Lot No. 3 being that sum over and above an equal share, making each distributive share or lot the sum of Four hundred & twenty dollars, eighty three & one third cents, and also complying with the law in such cases made and provided.  Lots No. 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 not drawn to be managed by the administrator and administratrix as heretofore.


Inventories and Appraisements
Book D, pages 102-103

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior court of said county sitting for Ordinary purposes passed at November Term 1845 for the purpose of dividing and allotting the slaves belonging to the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, to the heirs of the aforesaid dec’d, to us directed (to wit) James Porterfield, Henry P. Smith & Rich’d B. Gholston, Commissioners to assign and allot each of the distributees of said deceased their equal number or share of said slaves according to valuation at the time of this assignment, we the commissioners first being sworn to allot and assign the same according to law and equity and to the best of our skill and ability, have proceeded in the manner following (to wit),

Lot No. 1 – was drawn by John J. Carithers
Joshua and Katharine valued at $500.00
Subtracted 55.00
$445.00

Lot No. 2 – Not drawn
Charles valued at $550.00
Subtracted 105.00
$445.00

Lot No. 3 – Not Drawn
Delpha & child Moriah valued at $525.00
Subtract 80.00
$445.00

Lot No. 4 – Not drawn
Girl Harriet valued at $325.00
Added 120.00
$445.00

Lot No. 5 – Not drawn
Woman Fanny valued at $325.00
Added 120.00
$445.00

Which several shares or lots of the above and foregoing apportioned slaves belonging to the estate of the said James Carithers, dec’d, represents each of the said distributees’ share or portion by name and value so far as they are of lawful age or legally represented, there being four of the above shares not drawn, to wit, No. 2, 3, 4 & 5 which remain undrawn and unassigned belonging to the minors of said dec’d and the share so allotted, drawed and assigned to John J. Carithers to be be held, possessed and enjoyed by him as one of the heirs of the said dec’d, the undrawn shares to remain in the hands of the administratrix and administrator until the said John J. Cairthers complies with the requisition of the law in such cases made and provided. And the administratrix and administrator are required to retain in their hands to a sufficient amount of money to make all the shares of the distributees of equal value according to the foregoing estimate and assignment, to wit, making each distributive share or lot the sum of four hundred and forty five dollars. Given under our hand this 30th day of December eighteen hundred and forty five.
Rich’d B. Gholston
James Porterfield
Henry P. Smith


Inventories and Appraisements
Book D, pages 166-167

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior court of said county sitting for Ordinary purposes passed at November Term 1845 for the purpose of dividing and allotting the slaves belonging to the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, to the heirs of the aforesaid deceased, directed to us (to wit) James Porterfield, Henry P. Smith & Richard B. Gholston, appointed by said court commissioners to allot and assign each of the distributees of said dec’d their equal number of said slaves according to valuation at the time of this assignment that is legally authorized to receive the same, we the commissioners first being sworn to allot and assign the same according to law and equity and to the best of our skill and ability, have proceeded in the manner following (to wit),

Lot No. 1 – Not drawn
Charles valued at $637.50

Lot No. 2 – was drawn by Russel J. Carithers
Delpha and child valued at $625.00

Lot No. 3 – Not drawn
Fanny & Moriah valued at $587.00

Lot No. 4 – Not drawn
Harriet valued at $500.00

Which several slaves or lots of the above and foregoing apportioned slaves belonging to the estate of the said James Carithers, dec’d, represents each of the said distributees’ share or portion by name and value so far as they are of lawful age or legally represented, there being three of the above slaves not drawn, to wit, No. 1, 3, & 4 which remain undrawn and unassigned belonging to the minors of said dec’d and the share so allotted, drawn and assigned to Russel J. Carithers to be be held, possessed and enjoyed by him as one of the heirs of the said deceased, the undrawn shares to remain in the hands of the administratrix and administrator, the said drawn share also to remain in the hands of said officers until the said Russel J. Cairthers complies with the requisitions of the law in such cases made and provided. And the administratrix and administrator are required to retain in their hands to a sufficient amount of money to make all the shares of the distributees of equal value according to the foregoing estimate and assignment, to wit, making each distributive share or lot the sum of five hundred and eighty seven dollars & fifty cents. Given under our hand this 31st day of December 1847.
Rich’d B. Gholston
James Porterfield
Henry P. Smith


Inventories and Appraisements
Book D, pages 221-222

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable Inferior court when sitting for Ordinary purposes of said county on the first Monday in November 1842, to us directed authorizing and requiring us to make distribution of the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, among the distributees entitled to the same, we proceed this day to the performance of that duty –

There were three distributees, to wit, Isham J. M. Goss in right of his wife Frances Goss, formerly Frances Carithers, and Hugh Carithers, daughter and son of said deceased of full age, and Nancy Carithers, minor child of said deceased whose interest in said distribution was not represented. Three shares was numbered 1, 2, 3 and Isham J. M. Goss was not represented, he not being present.

Lot No. 1 – was drawn by Hugh M. Carithers
Consisting of one negro man named Charles valued at $700.00
Cash subtracted 133.00 1/3
Average Lot $566.66 2/3

Lot No. 2 – Not drawn
Consisting of one negro girl named Harriet valued at $600.00
Cash subtracted 33.33 1/3
Average Lot $566.66 2/3

Lot No. 3 – Not drawn
Consisting of one negro woman named Fanny valued at $400.00
Cash added 166.66 1/3
Average Lot $566.66 2/3

Lots No. 2 & 3 were not drawn and remain in the hands of the administrators on the estate of said dec’d until the said Nancy, minor as aforesaid, shall be legally authorized to receive the same and until the said Isham J. M. Goss shall demand his share. Given under our hands this 26th December 1849.
Rich’d B. Gholston
Henry P. Smith
James Porterfield

Georgia, Madison County: By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior Court of said county when sitting for Ordinary purposes on the first Monday in November 1842 to us directed, authorizing and requiring us to make distribution of the estate of James Carithers, late of said county, deceased, among the distributees entitled to the same, we proceeded this day to the performance of that duty.
There were two distributees, to wit, Isham J. M. Goss in right of his wife Frances Goss, formerly Frances Carithers, daughter of said deceased, of full age, and Nancy Carithers, minor child of said deceased, which interest in said estate was not represented.  The shares were numbered 1 & 2.

Lot No. 1 consisting of one negro girl named Harriet valued at $600
was drawn by Isham J. M. Goss in right of his wife
Cash subtracted: $100
Average share:    $500

Lot No. 2 consisting of one negro woman named Fanny valued at $400
Was not drawn


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