Peachy R. Taliaferro's Will and Inventory Listing of Slaves - 1852

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Remembering the Slaves Named in Peachy R. Taliaferro's Will - May 08, 1852

Transcibed by Linda Durr Rudd

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
COPIAH COUNTY

In the name of God Amen, I Peachy R. Taliaferro of Copiah County and State of Mississippi being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all and every other will or wills by me heretofore made.

In the first place, I give and commend my soul to that almighty and merciful God who formed it and my body to the earth therein decently to be intered.

In the second place, it is my will and desire and I do hereby appoint Richard Henry Taliaferro, my oldest son, and Samuel J. Morehead executors of this my last will and testament injoining it upon them to carryout the same in every particular and that they be not required to give security.

In the third place, it is my will and desire that my said executors keep all my slaves together on the plantation where I now reside known as Spring Hill, and work them and apply the annual proceeds of their labors on said plantation to the payment of my debts ? in all my just debts are paid off unless they shall think it preferable after the lapse of three years being employed in making crops and applying the proceeds as aforesaid to sell property for the payment of any debts that may remain.

In the fourth place, it is my will and desire that after all my debts are paid as heretofore provided that one third of my whole property, real, personal, rights, credits, and effects be given to my beloved wife, Sarah F. Taliaferro, in her own right and that one third of my whole property, real, personal, rights, credits, and effects be given to and be held and owned in his own rights by said oldest son Richard Henry Taliaferro herein before named as one of my executors and that the remaining one third of my whole property, real, personal, rights, credits, and effects be given to and be divided equally between my two children namely Sarah Fran Taliaferro and Charles Adams Taliaferro and that in addition to what I have heretofore given to my daughter Mary Peachy Brown and her husband, I give her and her said husband the thousand dollars which he owes me now and wholly quit and discharge them of the same.

In wittness whereas I have hereinto set my hand and seal the 8th day of May A.D. 1852.

Peachy Taliaferro (Seal)

Signed, sealed and furnish in the presence,
C. B. Rice
Thomas ?
William Holmes



Remembering the Slaves Named in the Inventory Listing of Peachy Taliaferro

Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
COPIAH COUNTY

To the Hon. ? Probate Court of said county. We the undersigned having been appointed by said court at the July term through 1852 to appraise the goods, chattles and personal estate of Peachy R. Taliaferro late of said county deceased beg leave to report that on Monday the 6th instant we assembled at the late residence of said deceased and having been duly qualified according to law proceeded to discharge the duties incumbent on us as such appraising the result of which specifically set forth in the following inventory to wit.

NEGROES

LAWRENCE @ $1000 -- ROBERT @ $1100 -- LUCINDA @ $650 -- MARTHA @ $475 -- MATILDA @ $550 -- LEWIS @ $700 --
ANDREW @ $1000 -- NANCY @ $900 -- MINY @ $600 -- HORATIO @ $600 -- CLAIBORNE @ $800 -- GREEN @ $600 -- ELLEN @ $600 -- JULIA @ $550 -- GILMER @ $600 -- MARY @ $900 -- PATEY @ $500 -- MARIAH @ $800 -- FELIX @ $700 -- SAWNY @ $400 -- DICKY @ $400 -- MARINDA @ $600 -- CHARLY @ $800 -- PHILIP @ $500 -- PATIENCE @ $500 -- ROBERT JR., @ $700 -- EDWARD, @ $650 -- SHADRACK @ $300 -- PAUL @ $900 -- HARRY @ $1000 -- HICKMAN @ $500 -- THORTON @ $900 -- LIANNA @ $850 -- ED @ $350 -- BEN @ $600 -- ISAAC @ $200 -- JACK @ $300 -- GRATTEN @ $100 -- FLORENCE @ $150 -- SMITH @ $300 -- BURLA or BURTA @ $150 -- BILCY or BITCY @ $200 -- TOM @ $275 -- ARMSTEAD @ $200 JOSHUA @ $250 -- REBECCA @ $100 -- AMANDA @ $800 -- MALINA @ $400 -- TYLER @ $600 -- CLARISSA @ $600 -- BILLY @ $600 -- JOE @ $700 -- RURH @ $700 -- GEORGE @ $1100 -- WILLIAM @ $800 -- EDMUND @ $600 -- DICK @ $1000>/a> -- WASHINGTON @ $900 -- ARTHUR @ $800 -- WOODSON @ $700 -- JIM @ $400 -- ABUR @ $325 -- SAM @ $100 -- ANTHONY @ $100 -- ELLA @ $450 -- RACHEL @ $350 -- CONLEY @ $200 -- HEZEKIAH @ $175 -- EDA @ $275 -- CAROLINE @ $100 -- LUCY @ $300 -- JINNY LIND @ $100 -- HENRIETTA @ $250 -- FRANK @ $250 -- SUSAN @ $400 -- ALEXANDER @ $150 -- FANNY @ $175 -- SYDNEY @ $125 -- CHAPMAN @ $200 -- ELIZABETH @ $800 -- LOUISA @ $400 -- HARDIMA @ $100 -- HOWARD @ $400 -- POLLY @ $100 -- MALINDA @ $150 -- ALBERT @ $400 -- JEFFERSON @ $100 -- EMMA @ $300 -- WINNEY @ $1000

VALUATION OF NEGROES -- $45,325.00


NOTES:

PEACHY RIDGWAY TALIAFERRO was born January 09, 1805 in Orange Co., Virginia at "Ashland" the family home and property, which was a portion of the James Taylor grant of 1722, and died May 12, 1852 in Copiah County at "Spring Hill", his plantation near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi. He married SARAH FRANCES ADAMS November 10, 1825 in Fredericksburg, VA, and died January 16, 1898 in Rosebud Co., Montana.

Children of Peachy Taliaferro and Sarah Adams are:
RICHARD HENRY TALIAFERRO, born August 15, 1827 in Alabama; died November 20, 1908 in Atchison, Kansas.
FRANCES VIRGINIA TALIAFERRO, born February 27, 1829 in Alabama; died September 22, 1837 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
MARY PEACHY TALIAFERRO, born March 3, 1831 in Alabama; died August 18, 1875 in Copiah Co., Mississippi.
THOMAS ADAMS TALIAFERRO, born May 24, 1833; died December 9, 1834 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
ELIZABETH BROWN TALIAFERRO, born December 7, 1835; died November 5, 1837 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
ALBERT GALATIN BROWN TALIAFERRO, born December 14, 1838; died September 16, 1840 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
SARAH FRANCES ADAMS TALIAFERRO, born June 25, 1842 in Copiah Co., Mississippi (Spring Hill Plantation) near Gallatin, MS; died June 20, 1915 in Birney, Montana.
CHARLES ADAMS TALIAFERRO I, born September 18, 1844 in Mississippi; died October 3, 1915.
WILLIAM MERIWETHER TALIAFERRO, Twin, born November 4, 1846 in Copiah Co., Mississippi (elder twin of Erasmus Taylor); died August 18, 1849 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
ERASMUS TAYLOR TALIAFERRO, Twin, born November 4, 1846 in Copiah Co., Mississippi (younger twin of William Meriwether); died June 12, 1848 in Copiah Co., Mississippi at "Spring Hill", near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

Genealogical notes of Peachy Taliaferro's family were contributed by Suzanne Brown and Beverley Ballantine.

Visit Suzanne's web page and see images of the Taliaferro family at Taliaferro Family Photos.



SOURCE

Copiah County Probate Records
Microfilm Number: 8220
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Peachy Taliaferro's Division of Slaves

Remembering Their Names

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