My paternal 4th Great Grandfather was Benjamin Walker (1786-1845). Named after his father and grandfather, Benjamin was a land owner in Sumter County, South Carolina.
When Benjamin died intestate an inventory of his personal property was completed on 22 December 1845.
Included in the list were names of the enslaved on his plantation.
They were put into the following groups:
2) negro man Peter 400 1 do Ben 400
2) negro man Joseph 350 man George 300
2) woman Tilly 350 infant Peter 75
3) Caroline 250 Ellen 200 Emma 150
2) Charlie 125- young man January 425
3) boy Ross 300 Sam 275 old woman Kate 25
3) woman Jane 200 Matilda 200 Charlotte 150
1) child Edward 125
3) Jenor old woman 200 Martha 250 Nora 225
1) old woman Tilda 25
|Inventory of Benjamin Walker Estate|
22 December 1845
Sumter County, South Carolina
Probate Bundle 122 Packet 4
Additionally, the probate packet contains a Petition from Eliza A. Walker and W.J. Gibson, wife and son in law of the deceased saying that in order to pay the debts of the estate, they were going to have to sell
" 18 negros belonging to said estate, George, Joe, Peter, Ben, January, Ross, Jenna and child, Nora, Tilley and four children, Ellen, Emma, Charlie, Peter, Jane and her children, Charlotte, Tilda, and Ed and Cate"
Dated 16 June 1946 and signed by Eliza Walker her mark x admin.
W.J. Gibson admin. Test. B.A. Walker.
|Petition Paper- Estate of Benjamin Walker|
16 June 1846
Sumter County, South Carolina Probate
Bundle 122 Packet 4
Perhaps with the listing of their names, they will not be forgotten and their families will be able to locate them.
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Together we can find our people.
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