Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Settlement of Elijah Evans' Estate

Claiborne County, Tennessee. Will Book "A" (typewritten 1938 copy), "First Settlement of the Estate of Elijah Evans Decd," typewritten p. 228 (original p. 396); digital image, "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-TKYZ?cc=1909088&wc=M6QQ-2NP%3A179637401%2C179857801 : 31 Jan 2017), image 259.

My fifth great grandfather Elijah Evans (1786-1842) died due to injuries from a fire at his house in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

I was pleased to find the blurry but thankfully typewritten 1845 first settlement of his estate yesterday on FamilySearch in the Tennessee Probate Court Books (Wills, 1837-1846, Vol. A), and the document included some names I had not seen before, in particular a John Brabson.  My mom has two moderate Ancestry DNA cousin matches to people with this likely John Brabson in their direct upline--I wonder what that means, if anything?  I hope this might help break down some walls on Elijah's wife Rutha "Ruthey" Holt's ancestry.  I have some work to do with this document!

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