Estate Inventory of Dianna Buchanan, Free African American, Charleston, SC, 1863
"Inventory of the Goods Chattels and Estate of Dianna Buchanan a free person of Color including her entire Estate Real & personal The Testator left no personal Estate only two small houses and two lots situate on West side of Anson Street between Calhoun & George Street. Filed 26 June 1863 James Bright"
Estate Inventory of Peggy Cheever, Free African American, Charleston, 1864
"Peggy Cheever F.P.C.: Inventory of the Entire Estate belonging to Peggy Cheever a Free person of Color - A Small Lot on the North side of Morris St 30 by 80 ft with the Buildings thereon - the Testator left no personal estate known at this time to the Executor or at the time of her death, he being in the Island of Cuba at that time nor has he since heard or been informed of any personal Estate or anything else - William H. Webb. Filed 7 April 1864"
Estate Inventory of Catharine Cleveland, Charleston, SC, 1860
"Inventory of the Goods and Chattels rights & credits belonging to the estate of Catharine Cleveland a free person of colour so far as known to John Cleveland Qualified Executor a free person of Colour
Twenty Shares (subdivided) in the capital stock of the State Bank of Charleston being a subdivision under a rule of said Bank of the five old shares formerly held in Testator's name and purchased on Feb 8, 1836 of [illegible] par value each share 25
A tract of land in St. Johns Berkley [sic] containing about [blank] acres
Additional assets belonging to the estate of Catharine Cleveland under the following certificate of Bank Stock which said executor claims to be his own property being purchased with his own funds and the certificate taken in the name of John Cleveland atty Catharine Cleveland (viz) Six Shares in the capital stock of the State Bank held in the name of John Cleveland Atty of Catharine Cleveland par value each share 25 Total value 150.00"
Estate Inventory of Charles Legare, Free African American, Charleston, SC, 1861
"Inventory and appraisement of the Goods & Chattels, Rights & Credits of Charles Legare (a free person of color) as shewn to us undersigned appraisers by George L. Buist qualified Executor ... A House & Lot of land in Desportes Court ... Two lots of land in Calhoun Street."
Estate Inventory of Jane Motta, Free African American, Charleston, SC, 1829
"I Robert Telfer having been the guardian of Jane Motta a free person of Color for several years previous to her death and now being appointed Administrator of her estate, and having a full Knowledge of her affairs, do certify that all the propety She died possessed of is a lot of land on the north side of Boundary Street in the city of Charleston in Wraggborough measuring in front on Boundary Street 50 feet more or less and in front on Henrietta Street 50 fifty feet more or less and in depth from Boundary to Henrietta Street 250 two hundred & fifty feet more or less, butting and bounding to the north on Henrietta Street to the East on lands of Richard Shea, to the South on Boundary Street and to the West on lands belonging to [blank] on Said lot is a Small old Wooden House.
Charleston 5 November 1829 Robert Telfer"
Estate Inventory of John Joseph Roddy, Free African American, Charleston, SC, 1844
"Inventory of the Estate of John Joseph Roddy deceased Depd. 12 Septr 1844 An account of the Valuation made by Messrs. John Shackety John Blake and Joseph Feehan of the personal property left by Joseph Roddy a black man deceased 3 Sheds, or houses, built on leased land comes to, Say Houses valued to $170 Furniture bed and beddings $10 One Watch $10 John Shacte, John Blake, Joseph Feehan Appraisers"
Estate Inventory of Captain Williamson, Free African American, Charleston, SC, 1854
"A True Schedule of the Assetts [sic] belonging to Captain Williamson late of Charleston a free man of color Farmer deceased made this 22nd day of September 1854
Cash Balance in State Bank $51.00
12 Shares in Charleston Bank Stock
43 Shares in State Bank Stock
12 do [ditto] in Gas Company
1 Rail Road Bank (SW) $600.00
1 do [ditto] do Bank do (SW) Company $500.00
5 percent State Stock (Scrip) $263.16
A Small House and in Smith Near Calhoun Street no other property can be confirmed
The old furniture in his house was given to his Wife some time ten or twelve years ago when he made a Seperate [sic] establishment for her in Town
Filed 2 Oct 1854 Jos F. OHear Exor"
Free African American T Lesesne Purchases House & Lot from Estate of Captain Williamson, Charleston, 1856
"Public Auction Sale of House and Lot Smith Street on account of J.F. O'Hear Executor Capt Williamson (Will [sic] By T. Lesesne (Free coloured) All that Lot with the house & outbuildings thereon Situate on East side of Smith Street $1000. Charges: To Commissions 2 1/2 per cent $25, Advertisement $19.74, Criers Fee $1.50, Nett proceeds $953.76. Capers & Heyward Agents Filed 15 July 1856"