Title:
Abstracts of Early WIlls and Executors' Records

Author:
Dorothy Riker

Date:
1940

Source:
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 321-324

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ABSTRACTS OF EARLY WILLS AND EXECUTORS' RECORDS1

DOROTHY RIKER

  • Whalan, James. Will dated July 24, 1825; probated September 6, 1825. Heirs: wife, Elizabeth Whalan; sons, William, Edward, Jacob. Executor: Ephraim Arnold. Witnesses: Elias M. and William Neeld (Clark County Will Record B, 1817-33, pp. 326-27).
  • Prather, Aaron. Administrator, widow Elizabeth Prather, appointed December 27, 1825. Bond, $3,800. Securities: Peter Bottorff, Cornelius Ruddell (ibid., 328).
  • Booen, William. Administrator, widow Catherine Booen, appointed February 16, 1826. Bond, $200. Security, John M. Lemon (ibid., 328).
  • Lutes, Caspar. Will dated September 6, 1818; probated February 25, 1826. Heirs: wife, Catherine Lutes. If she died without heir, property to go to Alexander Joseph Lutes, son of brother, Harry Lutes. Executors: wife and brother Harry. Witnesses: John Gibson, David Lutes, George Long (ibid., 329-30).
  • Tyler (?), Joseph, a man of color. Administrator, Moses Tyler, appointed March 6, 1826. Bond, $100. Securities: John Fleehart and Alexander [illeg.] (ibid., 331).
  • Downs, James. Died about April 14, 1826. Administrators, Ann Downs and Louis Bottorff, appointed May 13, 1826. Bond, $2,000. Securities: Abednego Richardson, Aquilla W. Rogers (ibid., 331).
  • Thomas, Jonathan. Administrator, widow Martha Thomas, appointed May 25, 1826. Security, John Work (ibid., 332).
  • Shafer, Catharine (?). Administrator, Lewis Shafer, appointed July 11, 1826. Bond, $400. Security, John Lantz (ibid., 332).
  • Harvey, John. Died about December 5, 1825. Administrator, Edwin Rector, appointed July 13, 1826. Bond, $1,200. Securities: John H. Thompson, Orlando Raymond (ibid., 333).
  • Jacobs, Jeremiah. Will dated September 9, 1813; probated May 17, 1826. Heirs: sons, John, Ely, Solomon; daughters, names not given. Owned land in the Illinois Grant. Executor: son, Solomon. Witnesses: David Spangler, Jesse Rowland. Proved by Rowland, Spangler having died since making of the will (ibid., 333-35).
  • Steel, Robert. Will dated October 4, 1825; probated June 13, 1826. Heirs: wife, Elizabeth Steel; sons, Robert, James, John; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Ashable Todd (or Tidd?). Executors: wife and Stephen Hutchings. Witnesses: Stephen Hutchings, Esrom Hutchings, William Pangburn (ibid., 335-36).
  • Stewart, William. Administrator, Samuel Stewart, appointed August 19, 1826. Bond, $400. Security, William Izard (ibid., 337).
  • Peck, Rufus. Administrators, widow Naomi Peck and Samuel Hattel (?), appointed August 21, 1826. Bond, $1,000. Security, Henry Dow, Sr. (ibid., 337).

    • 1 Continued from the June, 1940, issue of the Indiana Magazine of History. Compiled from microfilm copies of elark County. Indiana, Will Record B, 1817-1833. made for the Historical Records Survey, Works Progress Administration, in 1936, and deposited in the Archives Division of the Indiana State Library.
  • Ridge, Samuel. Administrator, Amos Ridge, appointed August 22, 1826. Bond, $575. Security, James Smith (ibid., 338).
  • Goodwin, William. Will tlated July 29, 1826; probated August 22, 1826. Heirs: sons, Amos, John, Willis W; daughter, Elizabeth Stacy; grandchildren, William and Mary, children of deceased son, George. Executors: sons Willis W. and Amos Goodwin. Witnesses: Abednego. Richardson, Alexander Griffith (ibid., 339-41).
  • Gillems (?), Jonathan. Administrator, William Heath, appointed September 28, 1826. Bond, $100. Security: Martin Huckleberry, Colbert R. Johnson (ibid., 341).
  • Cameron, Robert. Administrator, Samuel Patterson, appointed September 28, 1826. Bond, $300. Security, John Boyer (ibid., 341).
  • Lemon, James. Administrator, widow Mary Lemon, appointed October 2, 1826. Bond, $150. Security, John M. Lemon (ibid., 342).
  • Hostetler (or Hostetter ?), Adam. Administrators, Daniel Bower and David Hostetler, appointed October 6, 1826. Bond, $3,600. Security, Adam Bower (ibid., 342).
  • Grissemore, John. Will dated September 25, 1826; probated October 13, 1826. Heirs: wife, Elizabeth Grissemore; children, George, Henry, Margaret Homes, Catharine Howard, Sarah Hazard, Elizabeth Hedrick, Mary Duncan. Executors: George Grissemore, Leven Howard, John Hazard. Witnesses: Daniel McGready, John Grissemore (ibid., 342-44).
  • Gibson, John. Administrator, John Gibson, appointed November 25, 1826. Bond, $300. Security, Andrew P. Hay (ibid., 344).
  • Durell, Stephen. Will dated August 18, 1826; probated January 27, 1827. Heirs: wife, Lucy Durell; children, John, Stephen, Zebulon (of New York state), Elizabeth, Oliva, Lucy Griswold; grandson George, cripple son of Stephen; names of other sons and daughters not given. No executor named. Witnesses: John Sutherland, John Watson. Lucy Durell, widow, appointed administrator. Bona, $250. Securities: Laman Griswold, William Irwin (ibid., 346-47).
  • Coombes (Coombs?), Jesse. Died January 22, 1827. Administrator, widow Lydia Coombes, appointed February 6, 1827. Bond, $500. Security, John McCoy (ibid., 349).
  • Reese, John. Will dated October 29, 1826; probated February 13, 1827. Heirs: children, Benjamin, John, Catherine Tilford, Sarah Davis. Executors: son Benjamin and Thomas Davis. Witnesses: Alexander Walker, James Britton, Robert Tilford (ibid., 349-50).
  • Conaway, Johnson. Administrator, widow Elizabeth Judy (?) Conaway, appointed April 7, 1827. Bond, $1,000. Securities: Elias Johnson and Charles Bullock (ibid., 351).
  • Linton, James. Will dated April 28, 1827; probated May 24, 1827. Heirs: wife, Adaline Linton, and children (names not. given). Executor: Adaline Linton. Witnesses: John Douthitt, James Scott, James McClung. Bond, $6,000. Securities: William Crawford, John Austin (ibid., 352-53).
  • Perry, Andrew. Administrator, Matthew Perry, appointed June 7, 1827. Bond, $600. Security, Zebulon Collins (ibid., 353-54).
  • Jolley, Philip, of New Washington. Will dated June 20, 1824 (1826?); probated July 31, 1827. Heirs: brother, Malachi Jolley, Sr., of Ohio, and sister, Eunice (?), of Ohio; Philip Jolley Roe, son of George Roe of New Washington. Witnesses: Samuel L. Adams, Benjamin Depew (?) (ibid., 354-55).
  • Blizard, William. Will dated July 15, 1827; probated August 21, 1827. Heirs: sons, John, James, Nathan, Ezekiel; daughters, Elizabeth Young, Jane Jacobs, Ruth Jacobs, Esther Dowden; grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth, Eliza Jane, and Sarah Elene Blizard. Executors: sons, James and Nathan. Witnesses: Charles Beggs, John Grismore, Daniel Grismore (ibid., 355-56).
  • Robison (or Robertson)., James. Administrator, John Robison, appointed September 29, 1827. Bond, $400. Security, Andrew Ever-man (ibid., 356).
  • Martin, Aaron. Died about October 23, 1827. Administrators, widow Hannah Martin and son Aaron Martin, appointed November 12, 1827. Bond, $3,000. Securities: Andrew Mitchell, John Deuner (?) (ibid., 356).
  • Miller, John. Will dated August 15, 1827; probated November 10, 1827. Heirs: wife, Anna Miller; children (not named except eldest son, Carnes). Witnesses: John Abbott, Henry Reindking (or Ranaking?). Executor: wife, Anna Miller. William Brindle appointed administrator, November -, 1827, Mrs. Miller having died. Bond, $1500. Securities: Samuel Prather, Robert McGee (ibid., 356-57).
  • Ashton, Abraham. Administrators, widow Hannah Ashton and Joseph Ashton, appointed November 20, 1827. Bond, $2000. Security, John Prather (ibid., 358).
  • Williams, Reese. Died about November 18, 1827. Administrators, widow Levina Williams and John Williams, appointed December 4, 1827. Bond, $600. Securities: John Conner and John Horner (ibid., 360).
  • Roe, George. Died about October 25, 1827. Administrator, William Roe, appointed December 10, 1827. Bond, $500. Security Christopher Cole (ibid., 360).
  • Ross, Nathan. Died about August 25, 1826. Administrator, John Ross, appointed February 7, 1828. Bond, $200. Security, John Lutz (ibid., 361).
  • Scott, Robert. Died about February 7, 1828. Administrator, Abner Martin, appointed February 29, 1828. Bond, $600. Security, John M. Lemon (ibid., 361-62).
  • Hay, John D. Died about September 17, 1825. Administrator, James W. Hay, appointed March 31, 1828. Bond, $110. Security, James King (ibid., 362).
  • Sutten, James. Died November, 1827. Administrator, Samuel Starkweather, appointed May 20, 1828. Bond, $300. Security, John Austin (?) (ibid., 364).
  • Hostetler, Shem. Died about May 12, 1828. Administrator, widow Barbara Hostetler, appointed August 19, 1828. Bond, $750. Security, Daniel Bower (ibid., 364-65).
  • Wright, William. Died August 4, 1828. Administrators, widow Amy Wright and William Smith, appointed August 21, 1828. Bond, $400. Securities: Athenatious Wather and William Smith (ibid., 365).
  • Turner, Richard. Died about September 6, 1828. Administrator, Francis Turner, appointed September 22, 1828. Bond, $400. Securities: Jacob Bottorff, Daniel Bower (ibid., 365).
  • Work, Martha. Administrator, John Work, Sr., appointed September 27, 1828. Bond, $5000. Securities: John Coombs, William Bullock (ibid., 366).
  • Whitesides, Samuel. Died about October 5, 1828. Administrator, William Lockhart, appointed October 27, 1828. Bond, $300. Security, John Garner (ibid., 366-67).
  • Collins, James. Administrator, Jonathan Watkins, appointed November 11, 1828. Bond, $150. Security, Henry Stacy. Collins was a member of James Bigger's Company of Rangers in 1812 (ibid., 367).
  • Guernsey, Guy. Administrators, Polly, Jacob, Jane, and Seymour Guernsey, October 14, 1828. Bond, $800. Security, Martin Huckleberry (ibid., 368).
  • Garner, John. Will dated November 11, 1828; probated December 1, 1828. Heirs: wife, Jane Garner, and children, names not given. Executor: Jane Garner. Witnesses: William Duerson, Jr., Asa Glover (ibid., 368-69).
  • Long, Solomon. Died about December 12, 1828. Administrators, Sarah Long and Aaron Martin, appointed January 2, 1829. Bond, $600. Securities: Elias Johnson, Elisha Long (ibid., 370).
  • McDonald, Daniel. Will dated December 15, 1828; probated January 21, 1829. Heirs: wife, Elizabeth McDonald; daughter, Rhode; sons, James, Thomas, John; nephews, Madisson (?) McDonald (son of brother, John McDonald), Isaac McDonald (son of brother, James Mc-Donald). Executors: Samuel Work, Isaac Worrall, James Brenton. Witnesses: John McDonald, Robert Brinton, William Brinton (ibid., 370-72).
  • Robnett, Andrew. Died January 1829. Administrator, George All hands, appointed February 6, 1829. Bond, $1800. Securities: George Bottorff, William L. Pittman (ibid., 373).
  • Montgomery, Stephen. Administrator, Alexander Mars, appointed February 9, 1829. Bond, $900. Security, John Douthitt (ibid., 373).
  • Hartly, Absalom. Administrator, William Hartly and William Heath, appointed February 21, 1829. Bond, $250. Security, Colbert R. Johnson (ibid., 374).


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