Tuesday, January 31, 2017
First Settlement of Elijah Evans' Estate
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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