Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Is for Mothers: Timney P. Watts (1805 - 1863) - Probate Records, Part 6, Confederate States of America Bond

Six months after Timney's death, her son J.D. Phillips, the administrator of her estate, deposited $2,750* in Montgomery, Alabama, about 50 miles from Cotton Valley. Although the bond he received promised 4% annual interest, the Confederacy fell a little over a year later which made the bond itself worthless.

[[Description : Estate Papers, Phillips, Nancy (Minor) to Piques, Sarah. Source: Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts.]]

The 1856 Central Bank of Alabama** where the C.S. Depository Office was located still stands and is a contributing structure to the Court Square Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

*Confederate dollars.
**You can read more about the building here. It's #3 on the list.

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