Just five years after the “official end of the enslavement of Africans in America”, my 3x Great Grandpa Adam Moorer who lived in Lowndes County, Alabama had a personal estate of an estimate value of $300 according to the 1870 United States Federal Census. Examples of personal estate included things like livestock, household goods, carriages, etc. Today, Grandpa Adam’s estimate $300 personal estate value would be worth $6,293.38 based on Consumer Price Index.
Did you ancestors/relative own in real estate or have any persona property in 1870?
Year: 1870; Census Place: Farmersville, Lowndes, Alabama; Roll: M593_25; Page: 376B; Family History Library Film: 545524