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Subject: Re: [BRE] Elder Jacob Miller's estate inventory
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 18:16:36 EDT
In a message dated 5/28/2005 2:00:20 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Any chance you could post the final account
administration which usually has many names of
neighbors and relatives? I have found a lot of useful
information from looking at this one type of document.
There is no settlement of his estate. It would appear that what little
money was due the estate was taken care of in a deed between the heirs. The only
items in the estate is the administration bond, the inventory(as shown), the
sale bill, and finally the widow's refusal to serve. None of the little slips
we are accustomed to nor a final distribution. To be honest I get the feeling
something funny went on but can not explain it.
As for the comment about the items kept by the widow it isnot something
to be taken out of context with today. At the present I beleive the communal
property of I or my wife's estate is classed as communal property. We woudl of
course mutually write a will saying what the other was to keep and vice-versa.
However if one of us was to die then an admnistration would come into
play handling communal property. If there was a will then no problem as we could
leave the communal property to the other.
Jacob's widow Barbara, since it was an intestate estate, would have been
charged for the items that she kept that would have been deducted from her
third of the estate at the final distribution if there had been one.
I have some fifty or so estates scanned and the items kept by Barbara are
not out of the ordinary. I had to chuckle in one of them as they widow for
some reason kept the windmill. Odd.
For those of you who receive Brethren Roots just wait for the interesting
things I have found out about Elder Jacob Miller. I am constantly amazed at
what people miss and / or do not realize they have. Did you folks know that
there was a cemetery on his property? I bet two of them are he and his friend and
companion Samuel Boltin.
I know Merle is amazed at some of the things I have found. Jut wish I had
more on Elder Jacob's time while in Virginia. Getting things third and fourth
hand is for the birds. I fell almost like that robot Number 5.
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