Title:
Abstracts of Early Wills and Executors' Records

Author:
Dorothy Riker

Date:
1939

Source:
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 450-452

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Abstracts of Early Wills and Executors' Records1

DOROTHY RIKER

Trueblood, Benjamin. Appraisal of personal property made October 26, 1815, by Jonah Trueblood and Joseph Allen (Clark County Will Record A, 1801–17, 140). No appointment of administrator found.

Renard, Francis P. Died March 3, 1815. Appraisal of personal property and bill of sale, July 22, 1815 (ibid., 149–52). No appointment of administrator found.

Daughevty, William. Administrators, widow Susannah Daugherty and James Magill, appointed May 23, 1816. Bond, $300 (ibid., 152–53, 155–56).

Aldridge, Christopher. Administrator, Andrew Gelwick, appointed May 22, 1816. Bond, $300. Securities: James Lemon, James Pile (ibid., 135).

Keep (or Reep), Henry. Administrator, John Hawn, appointed June 11, 1816. Bond, $400. Appraisement of personal property and bill of sale, August 2, 1816 (ibid., 164, 165–67).

Smith, Catharine. Administrator, Joseph Bartholomew, appointed July 19, 1816. Securities: Henry L. Minor, Isaac Shelby (ibid., 155). Appraisement of personal property made October 23, 1816 (Vol. B, 133).

Armstrong, John. Administrator, widow Tabitha Armstrong and Henry Morton, Jr., appointed August 2, 1816. Bond, $1200. Securities: William Plasket and Andrew P. Hay. Appraisement of personal property made September 12, 1816 (ibid., Vol. A, 157, 182–88).

Barnaby, Mathew. Administrator, Wallace Sullender, appointed August 16, 1816. Bond, $100. Securities: James N. Wood and Joseph Carr (ibid., 156). Robert Barnaby had previously been appointed administrator on May 14, 1812 (ibid., 58–59).

Russell, Burr C. Will dated June 14, 1816; probated September 5, 1816. Heirs: wife (name not given) and two children, one of whom was aamed Harrison. Executors: Charles Johnson, George Russell. Witnesses: John Russel, Elizabeth Russel. Appraisement of personal property and bill of sale (ibid., 159, 179–82).

Daughter, James. Administrator, Andrew Gelwick, appointed September 3, 1816. Bond, $400. Securities: David Bloom, John Weathers (ibid., 160).

Daugherty (or Ricker?), Wentworth. Administrator, Ebenezer Serles (Searles ?), appointed September 30, 1816. Bond, $200. Securities: Jesse Hamilton, John Chew (ibid., 161). Appraisement of personal property made March 3, 1817 (Vol. B, 129).

Aborn, Henrg. Administrator, widow Abby R. Aborn, appointed October 1, 1816. Bond, $200. Securities: Benjamin Sprall, John Ferguson (ibid., Vol. A, 162, 175–77). Appraisement of personal property made November 4, 1816 (Vol. By 157–59).


  • 1 Continued from September, 1939. issue of Zndiana Mawine of History. Compiled from microfilm copies of Clark County, Indiana, Will Record A. 1801–1817, and Will Record 8, 1817–1833, made for the Historical Records Survey, Works Progrcss Administration, in 1936, and deposited in the Archives Division of the Indiana State Library.

Summers, David. Administrator, George Summers, appointed OCtober 24, 1816. Bond, $400. Securities: Evan Shelby, James Scott. Appraisement of personal property and bill of sale (ibid., Vol. A, 16, 189–93).

Wilson, Alexander. Administrators, John and Thomas Wilson, appointed November 4, 1816. Bond, $20,000. Securities: Samuel Meri-wether, William Bowman (ibid., 164).

Pearsall, Jeremiah. Will dated December 3, 1816; probated January 6, 1817. Heirs: brother John Pearsall, setpdaughter Nancy. Executors: John Pearsal, Gasper Pope. Witnesses: William Roberts, Thomas Taylor, Richard Aston (ibid., 193–95).

Harmon, Samuel. Administrator, Samuel Packwood, appointed January 20, 1817. Bond, $80. Securities: John McKinley, Frederick Gore (ibid., 195).

McKinley, William. Administrator, John McKinley, appointed January 20, 1817. Bond, $300. Securities: Samuel Packwood, Frederick Gore (ibid., 196).

Hamilton, Archibald. Administrator, William Hamilton, appointed January 21, 1817. Bond, $25. Securities: John Cass, George Bradford (ibid., 197). Appraisement of personal property (Vol. B, 78).

Munden (or Moudon ?), Elisha. Administrator, widow Nancy Munden, appointed January 21, 1817. Bond, $50. Securities: Joshua W. Redman, John Reed (ibid., Vol. A, 197).

Boyer, Frederick. Administrator, Christopher Boyer, appointed January 21, 1817. Bond, $200. Securities: John Boyer, Isaac Shelby (ibid., 198).

Summers, Jesse C. Administrator, Isaac Shelby, appointed January 21, 1817. Bond, $30. Securities: Joshua W. Redman, John Cam (ibid., 198).

Caw, William. Administrator, Isaac Shelby, appointed January 21, 1817. Bond, $25. Securities: Joshua W. Redman, John Cam (ibid., 199).

Frazier, John. Administrtor, Isaac Shelby, appointed January 22, 1817. Bond, $14. Securities: John Weathers, Alexander Buckner, (ibid., 199).

Smith, Stephen (late of Philadelphia). Will (not dated or date given for probation). Heirs: aunt, Deborah Alden; sisters, Min Barcton (?) and Phebe Speakman. No executor named and no witnesses (ibid., 200).

Seveney, James. Administrator, William Fergwon, appointed May 19, 1817. Bond, $1000. Securities: George P. Meredith, George Ross (ibid., 201). Appraisement of personal property (Vol. B, 124–26).

Griffith, Roderick. Administrator, Daniel Fetters (or Fetter), appointed June 7, 1817. Bond, $6000. Securities: John Douthitt, Evan Shelby (ibid., Vol. A, 202). Appraisement of personal property and bill of sale (Vol. B, 53–70).

Slocum, Cornelius. Administrator, Zebulon Leavenworth, appointed August 22, 1817. Bond, $400. Securities: Stephen Ramsey, Christley Swarts (ibid., Vol. A, 203). Appraisement of personal property (Vol. B, 128).

Phslps, Joseph. Administrator, Zebulon Leavenworth, appointed August 22, 1817. Securities: Stephen Ramsey, Christley Swarts (ibid, Vol. A, 203–4). Appraisement of personal property (Vol. B, 128–29).

Lowell, Jacob. Administrator, Mrs. Sarah Lowell, appointed September 9, 1817. Bond, $800. Securities: Enathan (Johnathan ?) Jennings, James Lemon (ibid., Vol. A, 206).

Allen, Samuel. Administrator, Joshua Thompson, appointed September 29, 1817. Bohd, $300. Securities: Joseph Cam, Evan Shelby (ibid., 206). Appraisement of personal property, October 4, 1817 (Vol. B, 164–66).



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