Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Working on Wednesday: Roquebrun, 2013

In this photo taken in June of 2013, you can see the heavy equipment brought in to dig the trenches for the foundation of Bonnie's parking structure. The man standing on the road behind the yellow JCB is Bonnie's ma├žon Franck, his helper* is standing on the ground below him. 

[From my personal collection

*I've forgotten how to spell his non-French name. I'm sure Bonnie can supply it.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We're Related: I Broke Down and Downloaded the App

The first estimated famous relation was the only one I expected.  I do indeed believe that I am a 6th cousin to President Obama through my mother's maternal upline.  Our 4th great grandmothers were sisters, daughters of John Wilson and Ruth Welborn of North Carolina, Kentucky, and Illinois. I discovered this years ago when I first started my genealogy in earnest

I'm referring to the Ancestry app called "We're Related."

Judy G. Russell of the Legal Genealogist was also predicted to be related to the President, but found the actual connection to be unlikely, or at least unprovable as presented.  The other predicted relations she was given were also spurious, as have most of the ones I've been given have been.  I would be happy to claim Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln as distant cousins, but I'm not sure I believe the way the app estimates the relationships.  Still, it might be right once in awhile.

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has done a number of interesting posts on the topic.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Rutland Chappell Cemetery - Cass County, Texas

The full title of the wall map shown below is: A New Map of The States Of Texas & California, The Territories Of Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and the Regions adjacent. It was published in 1852, the year my ancestors moved to Cass County.

S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1852 Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection]

[Location of Cass County, Texas, on the above map]

A distant cousin, another descendant of J.T.S. Warren and his wife Martha Heath Hardy, just posted this on

The Warren family of Texarkana, TX (descendents of JTS Warren) are beginning the process of applying for a Historical Texas Cemetery designation by the Texas Historical Commission.

For those who don't know, the RC Cemetery is located on private property and in poor condition. Over the years it has become overgrown, un-cared for, and even vandalized. This is extremely unfortunate considering the cemetery's historical significance (it was most likely the first cemetery of Douglassville and is the resting place of the community's namesake, Col. John C. Douglass).

Eventually, we would like to get the cemetery certified as a State Historic Site, but it must first be designated as a HTC. Here are the benefits of an HTC designation:

Records the cemetery location and boundaries in the county deed records as a historically dedicated cemetery worthy of preservation. 
Helps preserve cemeteries by alerting present and future landowners of the presence of this important historical resource on their property. 
Documents the cemetery's current conditions through photographs and maps, details that may be necessary for emergency management in cases such as vandalism, fire, or other natural disasters is a prerequisite for applying for an Official Texas Historical Marker for the cemetery.

These processes move much faster and have a better chance of being accomplished with the collaboration of many people. If you would be willing to lend a hand, please message me so we can begin collaborating. I'm attaching a link to a list of those buried in the cemetery as well as a link to the Texas Historical Commision.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Drive: Cart, Olonzac - 2009

When I arrived for my first visit to the Herault in August of 2009 the weather was extremely hot so we (and the dogs*) spent a lot of time in Bonnie's air-conditioned car and we went to many places that I've never seen again. Olonzac in the Minervois valley is one of them.

This vibrant blue cart (probably used to haul the wine that this region is known for) is on display in the municipal park whose mature trees provided us with welcome shade.

 [All photos from my personal collection]

*Here's Ginger, being a good dog.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Book Shelf: "Those Roving Rittgers" by Joyce Rorabaugh

Snapshot of FamilySearch's copy of the "Those Roving Rittgers."  
Available for free online at FamilySearch, as well as for purchase for the hard copy version at Amazon, this work is a must-have for any Rittgers descendant working on their genealogy.

John Rittgers and Catherine Comer, the ancestors who started this line, are my 4th great grandparents.

I've been adding information from this work to my tree.  In the past year my father has gotten a wave of Rittgers cousin DNA matches at Ancestry so I want to be able to pinpoint how I'm related to any given Rittgers kin.  The amount of information collected in this work is almost overwhelming, which is wonderful.

The description for the edition sold at Amazon is as follows:
John A. Rittgers immigrated from Prussia around 1795 to escape the turmoil of war there, married Catherine Comer and settled in the area of what is now Luray, Virginia, staying there until 1816, at which time he and his family moved to central Ohio. John and Catherine produced nine children, and these form the second of nine generations of descendants who spread from Ohio to various other states such as Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. Most of the book is about these descendants, following which there is an appendix of five generations of the ancestors of Catherine Comer. The main portion of the book uses a combination of the formats known as the Modified Register System and the Henry System, so that each descendant's name is accompanied by a number which indicates the person's generation and his or her position within the nuclear family. This book is called Volume One in the hope that, as a result of its exposure, readers will contact the author with additional information which might one day permit the compilation of a second volume. The full-name index contains about 5,000 names, of which 1,838 are Rittgers descendants. (1998), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 306 pp.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

From the Probate files: Jeremiah Warren Part 10, Receipt for Bequest to Martha & William Warren

If you've been following my journey through the probate files for my fourth great uncle Jeremiah Warren, you may recall that he bequeathed to the orphans of his brother James (1790-1820) two young enslaved persons.

["Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch, Hancock > Wills and administration records 1831-1840 vol N > image 78 of 376; county probate courthouses, Georgia.]

Item 6th. I give to Martha Warren one Negroe boy named William
and to William Warren son of James Warren dec'd one negroe
boy named Robbin.

Their guardian acknowledged receipt of these two boy on December 22, 1832, along with five enslaved people who had formerly been the property of James Warren.*

["Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1831-1840 vol N > image 209 of 376;
county probate courthouses, Georgia.]

Georgia Hancock County.

     Received   John Graybill and Jess G Butts Exrs of
the last Will and testament of Jeremiah Warren late of said
County dec'd. negroes Robin & William they being Negroes bequeathed
by said dec'd to Martha & William Warren Orphans of James Warren
dec'd also a negro man sam a woman Milly boys George
Henry & Burwell they being negroes belonging to the Estate
of said James Warren dec'd. In consideration whereof I hereby
bind myself my heirs and assigns to bear the said John & 
Jesse their heirs and assigns free and harmless clear of any
further liability to said Orphans of James Warren dec'd. for said 
negroes this 22nd of December 1832.
                                                               Jno. Brown Grde for
                                                              Martha & Wm. Warren

William Silas Warren was 16 and his sister a year younger at the time of Jeremiah's death. William was the first to marry (1837) and had moved to Tallapoosa County, Alabama, with his growing family by 1839. And that's where Martha married Elijah Carter in 1841 and they remained in Alabama until at least 1856. By 1860 the Carters were living in Wood County, Texas, and don't seem to every have been very prosperous.

In the 1840 U.S. Census William's entry listed 9 slaves in his household but it's impossible to know whether any of the enslaved people named in the above receipt were among them. Ten years later he listed "Personal Property" of $2000 which most likely represented his human property and in 1860 we have the Slave Schedule from the U.S. Census in which he listed 27 individuals (which he valued at $15,600).**

[Township : Beat 7. 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.]

William died in 1863 about a month before my great great great grandmother Timney P. Watts Warren Phillips but unfortunately if there are any probate records associated with his estate, they're not available online.

So we're left wondering what happened to William, Robin, Sam, Milly, George, Henry and Burwell.

*From the wording of the receipt, it appears that Graybill and Butts had been responsible for the slaves of James Warren before that date.
**Here's the entry in the 1860 U.S. Census:
[Year: 1860; Census Place: Beat 7, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 3; Image: 5; Family History Library Film: 803025. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.]

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Celebrations: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

[Pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch, a Rogerine Quaker living in Ledyard, Connecticut, 1940. Jack Delano, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Working on Wednesday: Johannes Magendanz (1878-1964), Musician

How did this German pianist, born in what is now Gniew, Poland, on January 22, 1878, and educated at Berlin University, find a place in my extended family tree?

An examination of his arrival in New York on board the S.S. Rhein in 1905 provides a substantial clue: he was bound for Tuskegee, Alabama, where some of my great great great grandmother Timney P. Watts Warren Phillips' descendants were still living.

[I found this image at The Linosaurus]

[Year: 1905; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0619; Line: 1; Page Number: 62. Ship or Roll Number : Roll 0619. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897.
Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. ]

[Detail of above page]

The above snippet gives us a further clue for his destination. Dr. John Massey was the President of the Alabama Conference Female College from 1876 to 1909.*

[Courtesy of Huntingdon College Archives and Special Collections]

The year after his arrival, Johannes married a student at the college, Velma De Bardeleben (1884-1967), Timney's great granddaughter and my second cousin, twice removed.** The couple's oldest child was born in Alabama in 1907.

By 1910 the family was living in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Johannes had been named Director of the Conservatory and Head of the Piano Department at the Nebraska Wesleyan University.

[Piano Recital, Johannes Magendanz. Source: Nebraska Memories]

However he doesn't appear to have remained in Oklahoma for long as the 1911 second semester catalogue for the college shows:

And in 1912 he had moved his family to New York State, where he and Alfred H. Jay were Directors of the Utica Conservatory of Music.

Image provided by Northern NY Library Network]

Here's his listing in a Who's Who in music published in 1918.
[International Who's who in Music and Musical Gazetteer: A Contemporary Biographical Dictionary and a Record of the World's Musical Activity, Current literature publishing Company, 1918. Source: Google Books.]

Johannes and Velma remained in Utica for the rest of their lives and established a musical dynasty. Here's a photo of Johannes and son Felix taken the year before his death.

And an article from the same source about the family.

*Originally founded as the Tuskegee Female College in 1854, it's now called Huntingdon College and was moved to Montgomery in 1909.
**Here's her family tree back to Timney and her second husband John P. Phillips.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just having some fun.  From a Thanksgiving search on the blog POSTCARDY: the postcard explorer.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday Is for Mothers: Timney P. Watts (1805 - 1863) - Probate Records, Part 9, A Petition, Not a Lawsuit (Yet)

I'm still sorting through various unindexed records for my fifth great grandmother Timney P. Watts Warren Phillips but below is a petition filed with the Probate Court on behalf of the heirs of her Phillips property in October of 1863.*

[Description : Probate Records, Vol 10, 1863-1866; Probate Records, Vol 11, 1866-1868. Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts.]

Timney Phillips
The State of Alabama     }  To the Hon C A Stanton Judge
     Macon County           }  of Probate Court.
The petition of Thomas H Phillips, and Jeremiah D Phill-
ips, respectfully shows, that your petitioners, and William
R Phillips, and Littleberry B Phillips who reside in the
State of Georgia, Mary E Lane wife of Alexander Lane, Martha 
Adams wife of James O A Adams who reside in said County
of Macon, and all of whom are of full age, Elizabeth Lockwood
who resides in Said County of Macon, Elizabeth Phillips, Eugene
Phillips, Columbiana Phillips & John Henry Phillips, who
are minors and children of Thaddeus Phillips, and represent
their Fathers Interest, and who resides in Georgia and
Joint Owners of Certain lands Situate in Said County of Macon
and known as the South half of the North West quarter of Section
Eighteen (18) Township Fifteen (15) Range twenty four (24) and
Eighty acres of the west half of the South half of the Said
Section Eighteen (18) being the Dower Interest of Timney
Phillips, and that Said lands cannot be equitably fractioned
or divided between Said Joint Owners without a Sale
                  Your petitioner therefore prays that proper notices
may be given, and that your Honor would grant an order to sell  Said
                             Clopton & Ligon atts for Petitioners

The above petition isn't dated but it is immediately followed by this entry which is.

[Description : Probate Records, Vol 10, 1863-1866; Probate Records, Vol 11, 1866-1868. 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 State of Alabama
To W F Hodnett, Know you that we, having full faith in your
Prudence and Competency have appointed you Commissioner, and by these
presents do authorize you at Such time and place as you may appoint,
to call before you and examine H Lockwood and William H Stanton
as witnesses in behalf of Plaintiff in a case pending in our Probate
Court of Macon County wherein J D & T H Phillips are Plaintiffs,
and William R Phillips Et al are Defendants, on oath to be by
you administered, upon Interrogatories annexed to this Commis-
sion; to Take and Certify the deposition of the witnesses, and return
the Same to our Said Court, to be held on the 2nd Monday in 
November next, under your hand and seal, witness C A Stanton
Judge of the Said Court at office, this 20th day of October AD one
thousand Eight hundred and 63.
                                                          C A Stanton Judge of Probate
Issued the 20th day of Oct 1863

Paging through the Probate Court records, I saw that naming a Commission to gather depositions from witnesses was a common practice. Next time we'll look at the questions to be asked of the witnesses and the Interrogatories themselves as filed in the Probate Court by W. F. Hodnett.**

And there's still the matter of the suit filed in 1866 which we'll get to in time.

*Note that no mention is made of her oldest son, my great great grandfather J.T.S. Warren, who had already received his inheritance from his father's estate and had moved to Texas in 1852.
**He's been described as a near neighbor of Timney's and we know from bill presented to the court for payment, that he was a doctor who treated her entire household for several years before her death.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Drive: Darien, Georgia - 2008

In between her by-then-annual trips to France, Bonnie and I spent several weeks in coastal South Carolina and Georgia in the early spring of 2008. The only vehicle visible in this photo of The Open Gates B&B in Darien, Georgia, is our rental car.

[From my personal collection]

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful old house and, looking at the glowing online reviews, the B&B is still great. So if you're ever in the neighborhood...

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday Night Free Webinar: "Nature & Nurture - Family History for Adoptees" by Amy Slade and Janet Havorka

I originally became interested in genealogy because my mother was basically adopted.  This is my normal--I consider her adopted parents (Harold Currey "Grandpa" and Bernice Grenfell "Grandma") as her real parents and my grandparents, even while I know that her biological parents were two other people (Alta Slater and Tracy Warren).  The latter are to me semi-legendary characters who are part of my mother's origin story.

What is interesting is that we are now close with one of Alta's nieces and Alta's sister-in-law, and it is almost freaky how similar in some ways the niece is to my mother.

Every adoptee story is different, but there are likely nature vs nurture issues that come up for most, as well as potentially confusing or sensitive situations.

The webinar "Nature and Nurture - Family History for Adoptees" addresses this situation:
Two sisters, one adopted and one not, discuss the underlying concepts of genealogy for adoptees and their families. Come learn the difference between nature and nurture genealogy. The adoptee's biological "nature" family history, enhanced by careful use of DNA testing, can fill in blanks where records can't and help adoptees better understand their biological origin. The adoptive family's history can help explain the formative "nurture" foundation of an adoptee's life and create connections with adoptive family members and the adoptive family narrative. Using best practices, family history can be a powerful tool in binding adoptive families and in helping adoptees learn about and make peace with their individual life story.

Free for non-subscribers through November 25, 2016 (runs 1 hours 24 minutes).

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Friday, November 18, 2016

From the Probate Files: Jeremiah Warren - Part 9, The Sale of Personal Property II

The sale of the property of my fourth great uncle Jeremiah Warren's estate took two days to complete and I've taken two posts to transcribe it.*

                             Amount brot over                               $1007.25
     B.K. Butts              1 Stack Fodder                                        5.- -
     J.B. Simmons         1 large Stack Rye                                    5.75
     William Warren       1 Stack of Oats                                       5.- -
                do                          do                                                4.- -
                do                          do                                                5.- -
     George Amos                    do                                               3.31-1/4
     W. Warren                         do                                               4.- -
     George Amos                    do                                               6.31-1/4      
     William Warren                do                                                  .50
     John Arnold              1 lot Fodder                                          4.25
     Jesse Choice              1 Stack of do                                        2.62-1/2[?]
     J.B. Simmons            1      do                                                 3.- -
     Epps W. Warren        1      do                                                 1.- -
              do                     1      do                                                 1.- -
     Jesse Choice              1      do                                                 3.- -
              do                    1       do                                                 3.75
     Daniel Amos            1      do                                                  1.50
     William Warren        1      do                                                  2.- -
              do                    1       do                                                 2.25
     Francis Surles           10 Barrels Corn                   2.56-1/2            25.62-1/2
              do                     10      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
     Matt C. Butts             10      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
     Edmund Abercrombie 10      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
               do                      10      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
     Matt C. Butts            10      "          "                      2.50                   25.- -     
               do                    34-4/5 Remnant  "               2.50                   87.- -
     Jefferson J. Brooks   10      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
              do                      0      "          "                     2.50                   25.- -
     Edmund Abercrombie  2 pens of Husks                                             4.- -
     Jesse Choice                 1 Stack Fodder                                              1.75
     Epps W. Warren            1      do                                                           3.50
              do                            do                                                           5.- -
              do                            do                                                           3.- -   
              do                            do                                                           2.50
              do                            do                                                           4.50  
              do                            do                                                           4.50
                                                                         Amount forwarded  $1386.87-1/2     

                                                                    Amount brot forward  $1386.87-1/2
     Epps W. Warren            2 Club Axes                                                 1.25
              do                         2       do                                                        1.06-1/4
              do                         1 pr Steelyards                                               .50
              do                        2 pr Gear etc                                                  1.75
              do                        4 Weeding Hoes                                            1.12-1/2
              do                        2 Grubbing Hoes                                           1.- -
              do                        1 Lot Plow Hoes                                           3.50
              do                        3 Plow Stocks                                               1.50
              do                        1 Pen of Husks                                              1.- -
              do                        10 Barrels Corn                         2.50            25.- -
              do                        10        do                                   2.50            25.- -
              do                        10        do                                   2.50            25.- -
              do                        remt.     do                                 2.50            25.- -
              do                        5 Shoats                                                          5.- -
              do                        1 Sow & Pigs                                                 4.- -
              do                        1 Cow & Calf                                                 4.- -
     Jesse Choice                1          do                                                        4.- -
     Epps Warren                6 Hogs   1st Choice                                       42.50
              do                                     do                                                     35.- -
     P. Harper                      1 Black Steer                                                  6.31-1/4
     Jesse Choice                 1 Cow & Calf                                                9.25
     Francis Surls                 1 Red       do                                                12.12-1/2
     Peter Equals                  1 Bull                                                            4.- -
     George Amos                1 Red Steer                                                   2.12-1/2
     Peter Echols                  1 Cow & Calf                                               7.75
     Lot Harton                    1 Ox Cart                                                      4.50
     Peter Equals                  2 pr. Hances & Traces                                  2.12-1/2
     John Graybill                1 lot Plow Hoes                                            2.12-1/2
     Jesse Simmons              1 ax                                                                 .31-1/4
     John J. Bass                   1 Lot of Sweepers                                        1.- -
     John Graybill                 1 Harrow & Plow Stocks                             1.31-1/4
     Peter Echols                  1 Pr. Steelyards                                             1.31-1/4
     Benjamin Simmons       Weeding Hoes                                                .75
     John Graybille               1 Scythe & Cradle                                         .31-1/4
     Edmund Abercrombie   1 Stack Fodder                                             4.56-1/4
                 do                                 do                                                       3.75
                                                                         Amount forwarded  $1657.68-3/4                  

                                                                      Amount brot forward  $1657.68-3/4
     Jefferson Brooks            1 Stack Fodder                                              3.25
     Edmund Abercrombie           do                                                          4.06-1/4
     Jefferson G. Brooks              do                                                           3.25
                   do                            do                                                           3.- -
     John Graybill                        do                                                           1.12-1/2
                  do                             do                                                           2.- -
     Wyatt Harper                        do                                                              .25
                  do                            do                                                            3.- -
                  do                            do Oats                                                  10.- -
     Jesse G. Butts                       1/2 do                                                     4.- -
     John Graybill                           Fodder                                                 2.- -
                  do                             do                                                          3.25
                  do                             do                                                          2.- -
                  do                             do                                                          3.12-1/2
     Edmund Abercrombie          do                                                          1.56-1/4
     Robert Pettigrew          10 Barrels corn     @2.56-1/4                      25.62-1/2
     George M. Butts           10           do              2.62-1/2                      26.25
     William Warren            10           do              2.68-3/4                      26.87-1/2
     Jesse Choice                 10           do              2.62-1/2                      26.25
                  do                     10          do              2.75                             27.50
     Jesse Carr                     10           do              2.81-1/4                      28.12-1/2
     George M. Butts           10          do              2.75                             27.50
                  do                     3-1/5     do              2.68-3/4                        8.60
     N.G. Breedlove             1 axe                                                              .25
     John Graybill                1 Lot Corn                                                  21.- -
     Jesse G. Butts               1 Pen of Husks                                              3.- -
     Jesse Choice                               do                                                    3.50
     John Graybill                              do                                                    2.31-1/4
     Wyatt Harper                1 Cotton Gin                                                29.- -
     Jesse G. Butts               6 Hogs 1st Choice                                       62.50
     Edmund Abercrombie  6    "     2nd  do                                            55.- -
     N.G. Breedlove             6   "     3rd   do                                            36.- -
     Moses Parish                 6   "     4th   do                                            27.- -
     Edmd. Butts                  6   "     5th    do                                            18.- - 
                                                                          Amt. forwarded      $2211.47-1/2

[All images on this page "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch.( : 20 May 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1831-1840 vol N > image 151 of 376; county probate courthouses, Georgia.]

                                                                          Amount brot up       $2211.47-1/2
     Edmund Butts               6 Hogs 6th Choice                                       12.50
                  do                     6   "     7th      do                                          10.75
     John J. Bass                  9   "      8th     do                                           14.50
     Michael Graybill          1 Blue Sow                                                     2.62-1/2
     Jesse Choice                 1 Sow & 6 Pigs                                              2.62-1/2
     Fayette Ingram             1   do        do                                                  3.- -
     N.G. Breedlove            1   do        do                                                  1.25
     John J. Bass                  1 Bay Horse Mike                                        32.75
     William Warren            1   do  mare Gin                                            26.- -
     Joseph Susnett              1 mule                                                           82.- -
                                           5396 lb Cotton   9-3/8                                505.08-1/2
     Jesse G. Butts               34-1/2 Bushels of Corn at 70                       24.15
     John Graybill                7-1/2      do            do    "  70                         5.45
     William Stembridge      15          do            do    "  70                       10.50
     William Warren             54          do            do    "  30                       16.20
                   do                     34          do             do   "  60                       20.40
                   do                     10          do             do   "  50                         5.- -
                                            Nett sales 8 Bags Cotton made}
                                            by P.H. Smead in Augusta       }                 257.32
                                            Nett Sales 3 Bags Cotton                              85.20

Georgia Hancock County
     John Graybill & Jesse G. Butts Exors.of etc. of Jeremiah
Warren dec'd. being duly sworn says that the written acct. of
sales of the personal property of said dec'd. is just & true.
Sworn before me                                          John Graybill
this 29th May 1833. & Subscribed                Jesse G. Butts
       Henry Rogers C.C.O.

Prominent among the buyers over the two day of the sale were Jeremiah's brother William Warren and one of his least favorite nephews Epps Warren. His sister Sarah's husband Lott Harton also purchased some of Jeremiahs' property. His two executors, John Graybill and Jesse G. Butts also bought quite a few things from their friend's estate. 

Now that I've covered the sale of that part of my fourth great uncle's estate that wasn't put aside for the maintenance of the seven slaves Jeremiah hoped could be freed within five years of his decease, next time I'll share what the probate records have to say about the fate of his human property which can be followed through the annual reports his executors made to the court.                                      

*You can find the first part here, and earlier posts about Jeremiah's estate here: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven.

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