I have started doing research on the slave holding family in Abbeville County, South Carolina. I have traced this family from Grimes and Leon Counties, Texas to Abbeville County, South Carolina. In Henry Boozer will dated 1854, he bequeath a negro girl Laura (my ggg grandmother) to his daughter Elvira Boozer Leavell wife of Robert G. Leavell. He also requested that his executors appoint three disinterested commissioners, to divide his enslaved property into ten equal lot to be divided amongst his wife and nine children. And according to the 1850 Slave Schedule, he was listed as owning 28 slaves which probably included the parents (Isaac and Ailsey) of Laura.
Recently I ordered Henry Boozer's probate records from the South Carolina Archive which included his will, inventory of estate and various other documents. There were 30 pages total but unfortunately none of the records mentioned or provided any information on the enslaved property except for what was described in the will.
I am wondering what my next steps should be as related to searching for an inventory and/or appraisal of the enslaved property especially considering that Abbeville County suffered serious losses to it pre-Civil War records.