The Return of the Estate of

Peter Huff, decd., for the Year 1828.

Made by Robert and Richard Huff, Administrators.

Georgia, Oglethorpe County:  We the undersigned do hereby certify that we have valued and divided by fair lottery all the Negros of the Estate of Peter Huff decd., of said county as the Court of Ordinary has given us leave to do so, as follows to the eight Legatees.

1st.  To Joseph R Terrell}   Negros named:    B. Jacob       $ 450.00

                                                                      Y. Jacob       $ 375.00

                                                                      Guy              $ 375.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 175.00

2nd. To Robert Huff} Negros named:             Perry            $ 250.00

                                                                      Flower & Tom $ 300.00

                                                                      Jude & Dave $ 300.00     

                                                                      Jack             $ 250.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 100.00

3rd.  To John Huff} Negros named:                Abraham      $ 475.00

                                                                      Sally & Will  $ 375.00     

                                                                      George         $ 275.00

                                                                      Lucy & Sophia  $ 300.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 375.00

4th. To Richard Huff} Negros named:            Race             $ 250.00

                                                                      Mary & Ben  $ 400.00

                                                                      Nely & Elgar $ 225.00

                                                                      Daniel          $ 200.00

                                                                      Harriett       $ 200.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 275.00

5th. To Charles Huff}  Negros named:            Carter          $ 450.00

                                                                      Charles        $ 350.00

                                                                      Joe              $ 325.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 125.00

6th. To Winny Huff} Negros named:              Moses                    $ 450.00

                                                                      Peter            $ 325.00

                                                                      Lige              $ 400.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 175.00

7th. To Henry Huff} Negros named:               Fill               $ 450.00

                                                                      Gill               $ 250.00

                                                                      Ned              $ 450.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 150.00

8th. To James Huff          } Negros named:              Joshua         $ 450.00

                                                                      Cory             $ 350.00

                                                                      Bill               $ 275.00

                                                                                                              $ 1, 175.00

The above division made this 8th of May, 1828.       s/ William B. S. Gilmore

                                                                                s/ William A. Bentley

                                                                                s /Charles L. Gilmore

I do hereby Certify the above Subscribers was duly sworn to perform the above division by me this 8th of May 1828.  s/ Robert Huff, J. P.

 

Notes:

Under the laws of Georgia, a slave was defined as Real Property and had no rights as a human being.

The total value of 34 persons was $ 10, 675.00 or $ 314.00 for each person.

Joseph R. Terrell was the husband of Elizabeth Huff, daughter of Peter Huff.

Winny Huff was Winneford Porter, the Widow of Peter Huff.

The heir of a deceased son, Benjamin Huff, was not included.  He may have also died.

Transcribed from the Original by William H. Huff.