Ailey & Catie CODYI’ve said many a day, if I could just see the estate inventories of Michael and Edmund CODY I could really learn some things about my CODY Ancestors.

Well yesterday, I got my [bittersweet] wish! Thanks to the ongoing build of GEORGIA Probate Records 1742-1990 by Family Search, for the first time in 15 years I was able to study more than the transcribed wills of the two slave owners who played such a pivotal role in my Georgia Ancestors lives. I now have insight into their estate inventories.

There’s MUCH analysis ahead and many clues to source. I’m relieved to see the names of Ancestors but equally heartbroken by their circumstance.

Today, I needed to get this 182 year old relic, the 1832 Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Michael CODY, posted and give light to my CODY Ancestors!

I’m calling your names and I’ve brought Catie and Ailey II out to welcome you home!:)

I’ve learned more about you this week, than in all the time I’ve sought your names and stories. #GRATITUDE

  • 5 aces(?) 2.00 Armsted negro man 275.00 Jack negro man 312.50 — 589.50
  • George negro man 475.00 Lewis negro man 475.00 John do do 500 — 1450.00
  • Jefferson 500.00  Harrison’s John 475.00 Daniel 500.00 Garrison 475.00 — 1950.00
  • Reddick 500.00 Anderson 400.00 Abraham 475.00 Jerry a Boy 400.00 — 1775.00
  • Elias a boy 350.00 Reuben do 325.00 Henry do 275.00 Anthony 250.00 — 1200.00
  • Stephen 250.00 Elbert 250.00 Siller a girl 275.00 Cynthia do 350.00 — 1125.00
  • Eliza 375.00 Ailsey & her 4 children Martha, Mariah, Vina & Ellick 950.00 — 1325.00
  • Phillis & her child Simeon 475.00 Isbell a woman 375.00 — 850.00
  • Sarah 400.00 Aggy & her 4 children Isham, Harry, Mary Emily 1097.00 — 1497.00
  • Rose an old woman 100.00 Betty an old woman 150.00 — 250.00
  • Rosetta, Hannah & Richmond ………………………. 550.00
  • Little Jack & Bob (2 helpless slaves, an expense …………….

1832 Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Michael CODY Decd

Inventory & Appraisment - Michael CODY 1832 PG1

Inventory & Appraisment - Michael CODY 1832 PG2

Inventory & Appraisment - Michael CODY 1832 PG3

Image Source: Ailey CODY DORSEY and Catie WINGFIELD-DORSEY of Warren & Wilkes County, GA – Ailey unknown. Catie 1930 Rensler’s Photography Studio, Cincinnati, OH

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