Inventories and Appraisements 1794-1814
Oglethorpe County Register's Office
State of Georgia } March: 2 Day 1796
Oglethorpe County} The Inventory and appraisement of the goods,
chattels and credits of Vines Collier, dec'd appraised by Charles Smith,
John Gresham, Stephen Potts and Mathew Rainey after duly sworn on the
holy Gospels by Jno. Hardeman, Esq., Justice of the Peace for said county.
Appraised in Dollars and Cents as follows (to wit):
One Negro Man David
One Negro Man Kiser
One Negro Man Randol
One Negro Woman Beck
One Negro Woman Pat
One Negro Man Frank
One Bay Mare
Two Younge Bay Mares
One Black Mare
One Gray Mare
6 Feather beds and Furniture
33 Hogs and 17 Head of Cattle
Cash $12.75; 7 Head of Sheep,
10 Pewter(?), 14 Dollars; Cupboardware, 12.00 Dollars
1 Desk & Books
2 Looking Glasses and Sundry Articals
One Doz. Knives and Forks; 2 Guns
1 Case of twelve Bottles; Two Tables
1 Pair of stilards (steelyard?); 3 pair of
cotton cards 4.00
2 Cotton Wheales; one Flax ditto; 1
hackle; 1 Gin 8.00
14 Chairs; 1 knife
1 Chist and sundry articals
1 pair of Fire Dogs
1 Box and sundry articals
200 Weight of Cotton
3 sides of leather; Beaf Hooks
1 woman's saddle
1 Loome and articals belonging to these(?)
1 pair of saddle bags
6 pailes; 3 tubs; 1 churn
1 waggon and Geirs
waggon Irons and Grind Stone
1 Barrel and sundry articals
1 Hand saw, 3 augors & Drawing Knife
Iron utentials; 5 axes
60 Barrels of corn and Dry meat
Sault and sundry articals
Parcel of tobacco; 7 tubs
& wry(rye?) & oats
3 Cow hides & sundry small articals
& 37 geese
5 Sacks of Forthere (fodder?)
1 Dark Bay Horse & 7 Shoats
The estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, indebted by bond to
The inventory and appraisement of Vines Collier, dec'd,
Returned and Recorded the 1 Day of June, 1796 by Isaac
M.A.RAINEY, R. C. O. C.
January the 10th, 1797. Return of Expenditures of the Estate of Vines
Collier, dec'd, Returned by Isaac Collier & John Collier, Executors.
Paid Jas. Park proven account
Paid Jas. Thomas proven account
Paid John Grisham proven account
Paid Dockter Sankey
Paid Register's Fees
John McCords, Rec. #
John Blakley, Rec. #
Jas. Haggard, Rec. #
Jr. Tax Collector
Receiv'd of of John Garrett
Paid Sam"l Park
Recorded January the 10th day
January the 5th day, 1798. A return of the Receipts and Expenditures
of the estate of Vines Collier, dec'd for the year 1797made by Salley Collier, Acting
January the 25th, 1797 pd. M. Hays for all demands in full.
March, 1797 pd. Phinizy
February the 22nd pd. Jas. Park in full of all demands -----
February the 16th pd. Thos. Dunn
pd. Sam'l Northington By bond.
Dec'r 22nd day, 1797 pd. John Colley
Recorded January the 5th day, 1798.
pd. Tax Collector for the year 1797
Francis Myers, receipt for schooling
Hardiman Phinizy Receipt
Gravitt W. Park, Receipt
Recorded January the 11th day, 1798
1799 Jan'y the 11th day. The Yearly Return of the Expenditures of the
Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, by Sarah Collier for the year 1798.
Paid Thomas Mason for Schooling
Paid Geo. Younge for smiths work
Paid John Gresham for 71 Acres of land
Salley Collier, Acting Exec.
Recorded January 11th day, 1799. M.A.RAINEY, R.C.O.C.
Vines Collier, dec'd, yearly Return for 1799
Pd. Dr. M. Clay for medicine on a sick negro
Pd. Matthew Gage for goods bought for the use of family
Ditto to F. Phinizy
Pd tax for year 1798, $3.54 ¼; do. for the year 1799, $3.54 ¼ 7.08 ½
Pd. Smith for work for year.
Isaac Collier, acting Recorded June the 26th day, 1800
Executor M.A.RAINEY, R.
C. O. C.
Dec'r 31st day, 1800. Yearly Return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd
By John & Isaac Collier, surviving Exe's.
Paid F. Phinizy as per Receipts
$ 7.81 ¼
Paid Do. as per Do.
Paid Matthew Gage as per Receipts
Paid F. Phinizy as per Receipts
John & Isaac Collier, Exe's
Dec'r. 31st day. 1801. Yearly Return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd,
To the amount of Sales Real and Personal
to a parcel of seed cotton sold @ $4.00 per hundred
and the amount not ascertained
to parcel of tobacco sold @ $2.50 and the amount
to 2 hogsheads of tobacco not sold on hand
Paid to George Younge as per voucher
Paid Wm. Collier as a legatee in part.
Paid Vines Collier as a legatee in part.
Paid Cuthbert Collier Do. in part.
Paid Thos. Collier Do. in part.
Paid Benj'n Collier Do. in part.
Thos. Dunn's Receipt for on feather bed and furniture
put into his care for Salley Collier amounting to
John Hardaman Receipt for one feather Bed and funiture
put into his hands for the use of Polly Collier to the amount
also paid Cuthbert Collier, a legatee
Money due the estate of said dec'd as per open
acc'ts, Isham Smith, Dr.
also Wm. Collier, open acc'ts
John and Isaac Collier,
Recorded February 9th, 1802 M.A.RAINEY, C.C.O.C.
1802 & 1803} Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd,
for the within years by John and Isaac Collier, Ex'ers.
Paid Rob't Collier, a legatee in part as per Receipt
Ditto Benj'n Collier Do.
Ditto Thos. Collier Do.
Ditto Cuthbert Collier Do.
Ditto Vines Collier Do.
Ditto Williamson Do.
Ditto Wm. Collier Do.
Ditto Jno. Lumpkin, proven account
Ditto A. M. Clay Do.
Ditto George Young Do.
Ditto Wm. Collier Do.
Ditto George Phillips Do.
Ditto to Seymore Powell for bonding Rob't.
Ditto for stamp paper at the sale.
Ditto Joseph Lumpkin, proven acc't.
Ditto Jno. T. Sankey Do.
Ditto Daniel Wagnon, due bill.
Ditto taxes 1799, 1800, & 1801 and direct tax
Ditto Sam'l Shields proven acc't
Ditto Wm. Collier Do.
Ditto Furnished Polley Collier with clothing
Ditto Salley Collier with
Ditto Wm. H. Crawford fees
Ditto Sheriff in Green County
Ditto Cost of non(?) vs. Doggett
Ditto M. Rainey, Clerk at the sale
Jno. & Isaac Collier, Ex'ers
Recorded 23rd Feb'y, 1804
Dec'r 31st day, 1804. Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, by
Isaac & John Collier, Ex'ers.
Paid John Owen, a legatee as per Receipt
Do. Rob't Collier Do.
Do. Thos. Collier Do.
Do. Sarah Collier Do. 1 saddle and vail.
Commissions on $4230..81 cts which has been paid
out to the legatees as per returns to the Clerk at
5 per cent is $210..19 cnts/
Isaac Collier} Ex'ers.
Recorded 21st Feb'y 1805
Dec'r 31st, 1805. Yearly return of the estate of Vines Collier, dec'd
for the above year.
Paid Salley Collier, a legatee, in clothing }
Jno. & Isaac
Recorded 10th Feb'y, 1806
Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, by John and Isaac
Collier, Executors for the year 1806.
Paid Thos. Collier, a legatee, as per Receipt
Do. to Salley Collier Do. cash
Do. Do. Do. Draw in the land lottery
Isaac Collier) Ex'rs
Recorded 29th Jan'y 1807
Dec'r 31st, 1807. Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd,
Jan'y 9th, 1807 paid Salley Collier, a legatee
Due to sundry goods taken up in Lexington
Isaac Collier, Ex'r.
Recorded 29th Jan'y, 1808
Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, for 1808 & 1809.
Paid Harrison Smith as per 4 Receipts in full.
$ 317.75 ¼
Paid Rob't Collier as per Receipt in full.
Paid Vines Collier as per Receipt in full.
Isaac Collier, Exe'r.
Recorded 8th May 1810. M.A.RAINEY, C. C. O.
Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd, for the year 1810.
Nothing rec'd, nothing expended per
Isaac Collier, Exe'r
Recorded in book B folio. Jan'y 23, 1811
M.A.RAINEY, C. C. O.
Yearly return on the Estate of Vines Collier, dec'd for the year 1811.
Rec'd nothing; paid nothing. Isaac Collier, Exe'r.
Recorded 21 April 1812.
(Note by W. R. Collier: This appears to be the last year for which a yearly
return was filed on the estate of Vines Collier. In 1817, Isaac Collier made a
return on 400 acres and 8 slaves in Oglethorpe County. Sarah Elizabeth
(Williamson) Collier also known as "Salley" witnessed the will of John
Hardeman on February 1, 1804). It is my thinking that Sarah Elizabeth
Williamson Collier, wife of Vines, died between January 1, 1811 and
December 31, 1811. Had she been deceased before January 1, 1811, the
estate would have reverted to the legatees and no return would have been
necessary for the estate in 1812. Had she been deceased after December
31, 1811, a yearly return on the estate for 1812 would have been required
and such a return does not exist in the records. I am going with my
conclusion pending some better information.)