Wilcox County, Alabama: 1836. Single folio sheet, entirely in ink manuscript, signed at the end by the Administrator Allen Etheridge with "his X mark." Docketed on verso. A few spots, inner margin a bit rough, but all text complete. Very Good.
Virtually the Estate's entire value was Etheridge's Slave. An early description of the document: "The entire estate was valued at $999.90 and this included on Negro woman valued at $800.00." The document, in relevant part, states:
"State of Alabama Wilcox County Octr 29th 1836."
"We Reuben Chancley Charles Campbell & Rufus Watts Appraisors of the Estate of the late Decd Darling B Ethridge have met the day & date aforesaid & af[t]er being duly sworn & have valued the said property of the Decd as pointed out by the Administrator as follows"
. . .
"1 Negro woman @ 800.00.
"Personally came into open court Allen Etheridge adm of the Estate of Darling B. Etheridge decd and being duly sworn deposeth and saith that the above is a correct invatory and appraisement of said Estate so far as the same have come to his knowledge.
Allen X Etheridge
mark" Item #39381