Friday, June 8, 2018

From the Probate Files: John H. Hardy - Russell County, Alabama - 1855

The probate file for John H. Hardy's estate on FamilySearch contains 51 images* among which is this 1855 receipt for $12.50, the cost of making his coffin (and case) on September 25, 1854.

["Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch.
( : accessed 01 Jul 2014),
Russell - Hardy, John H (1854) - image 16 of 51.]

                                             Opelika Ala

The Estate of 
          John Hardy dec
1854             Morris Hoggans [??}
Sept 25 For Making Coffin & Case           $12.50

                Rec'd payment by the hands of
          David Lockhart Esq
               Dec 18th 1855
                                         Morris Hoggans**
                                        per H W Rogers

*One of which is deliberately duplicated because the original scan cut off the bottom of the page.
**This is my best guess for the surname--I haven't been able to locate this man in census records.

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