Sarah Green Moore Fauntleroy

Learn about Sarah Green from a 1759 probate inventory.

Learn about Moore Fauntleroy from a 1791 probate inventory.

A probate record or inventory is a list of possessions recorded after someone dies. Between the late 1600s and the early 1800s, county courts appointed appraisers, local men, to visit an estate, list what was there, and estimate its value. These listings, from a time when household goods were not widely mass-produced, illuminate a family’s routines, rituals, and social relations, as well as a region’s economy and connection to larger markets. Read More...