Harriett Jones,a former slave.
Harriet Jones, Former Slave, Courtesy of
Library of Congress, Slave Narratives.

Plantation of John A. Evans-Hancock County, Georgia

(Surnames-Allen,Bell,Broomfield, Daniels,Evans,Lewis,Tyus)

John A. Evans was a man of considerable means for his time. In 1860, 60 year old Evans, a planter born in Georgia, owned a 1000 acre plantation in Hancock County near the Little Ogeechee River. His personal property was valued at $98,000. Ten years earlier the 1850 federal census slave schedule enumerated 76 slaves by sex,age and race and 16 households on his plantation. This number had more than doubled from the 21 slaves attributed to him on the 1830 Tax Digest.

John Evans was deceased by August 1862, the date his will was probated. As customary, his property was inventoried and appraised. Ninety - two slaves were named and given a monetary value on the "Inventory and Appraisal". An old woman or man received a low appraisal value. A woman of child bearing age and a young healthy man received a high value.

Inventory and Appraisal of Evans' Slaves

Slaves Appraisal Value
Bill(70) $220
Lewis(60) 310
Sam(60) 310
Hal(55) 150
Luke(42) 1100
Allen(42) 1100
Warren(42) 1200
Wyatt(34) 1200
Wilks(33) 1200
Hill(35) 1200
Dick(33) 1200
West(33) 1200
Frank(31) 1200
Robert(33) 1200
Henry Hill(31) 1000
George(30) 1100
Daw(26) 1200
Fed(26) 1200
Rob(23) 1200
Mansfield(23) 1100
Alford(21) 1230
Kary(20) 1240
Ben 1008
Anthony(17) 1070
Albert(16) 1070
Jeff(15) 1020
Cornelus(16) 1020
Raburn(11) 870
Jake(12) 870
Crawford(12) 760
Eli(9) 690
Tap(7)
Sauders(7)
Andrew(7)
Dinah(78)
Dinah(55) 300
Darcus(60) 275
Vinch(53) 400
Elvy(46) 450
Ally(40) 500
Emily(39) 1240
Sarah
Jonah
Abby 1600
Julia
Serena
Allen
Alvera 700
Ann
Martha 1840
Josephine
Wash
Laura
John
Millie 1000
Lurary
Mary Lewis(30) 700
Candis(33) 1684
Moses
Anderson
Jimy?
Milton
Mary(30) 1620
Elizabeth
Mony
Exey
Kiziah(29) 1590
Ellick
Jim
Betsey
Amanda(25) 1100
Sidney
Gus
Alian(22) 1200
Savannah
Frony
Adaline(21) 1060
Ambrose
Harriet(21) 1280
Alvira
Albert
Frances(18) 1020
Eliza(18) 1040
Caroline(16) 1040
Emma(17) 400
Let(15) 950
Cordelia(13) 1120
Nancy(14) 910
Margaret(14) 840
Sarah(11) 860
Louisa(12) 400
Rosetta(10) 600
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