Estate  of

John  Fox,  deceased



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PROBATE  BOOK  A


Pleas held at the Court House in Shelbyville in and for the County of Shelby in the State of Indiana Before the Honorable Erasmus Powell Judge of the Probate Court of the said County by the Term of January in the year One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty two
Daniel Heck  and  John Heck                Administrators of  John Fox deceased

            Be it remembered that (heretofore to wit) on the second day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty Letters of Administration was issued by me Hiram Alldredge Clerk of the Probate Court of Shelby County Indiana to Daniel Heck and John Heck on the Estate of John Fox deceased late of the county of Shelby and the said Daniel Heck and John Heck here now enters into Bond with Michael Pittman their security in the penal sum of five hundred Dollars for their performance as Administrators as aforesaid And also takes an Oath that they will faithfully and truly perform the duties of the trust committed to them as Administrators as aforesaid according to Law.
            And afterwards towit on the fourteenth day of February in the year One thousand Eight hundred and thirty one the said Administrators filed on the Office of the Clerk of the Shelby Probate Court an Inventory and Appraisement on the words and figures following towit:
The Appraisement Bill
Dollars Cts
Debts $      2 37
One log chain appraised 3 50
One Waggon appraised 33 00
One yoak of Cattle appraised 25 00
One cow appraised 7 00
One cow appraised 7 00
One calf appraised 1 75
One plow appraised 7 00
One grineston appraised 2 00
One Mattock appraised 1 50
One kittle appraised 2 25
One Brass Kittle appraised 10 00
One dung fork appraised 1 00
One sithe and hangings 1 50
One rifle gun and pouch and horn appraised 12 00
One stove appraised 20 00
One bridle Collar hames and traces appraised 4 00
Three hogs appraised 8 00
One tar bucket appraised   25
Two sows appraised 3 50
Six shoats appraised 2 25
Four tubs appraised 2 00
One shovel and ax appraised 1 00
Two iron wedges appraised 1 50
One drawing nife appraised   75
One Augur appraised 1 00
Three Augur appraised 1 12
One sithe anville appraised   50
Two chizels appraised 1 00
One foot adds appraised 1 25
One hand saw appraised   75
Two plains appraised 1 50
Two chopping axes appraised 3 50
One ax appraised 1 50
Loom irons appraised 1 50
Soleather appraised 1 87
Cubboard wear appraised 9 00
Coffey mill canel moles candle stick and flat iron appraised 1 00
Window glass appraised   62
Drying table appraised 2 00
Window glass appraised 1 25
Coffey pot and other articles to tedious to mention appraised 1 00
Two pear of Sheep Shears appraised 1 25
One flax heckle appraised 2 50
One flax hickle appraised 1 25
One side saddle appraised 12 00
Salt and Stand appraised 2 25
One churn appraised 1 00
Two wheels appraised 4 00
One reel appraised 1 00
Barrels appraised   75
Wheel and other articles to tedious to mention appraised 4 00
Four meal bags appraised 1 50
Bridle and other articles to tedious to mention appraised 1 50
One hone appraised   75
Spring lancets appraised   50
One pear of hinges appraised   37
Hammer and other articles to tedious to mention appraised   50
Razor and other articles to tedious to mention appraised 1 00
Loom harnisses appraised 6 00
One pear of Cards and Baskets appraised 1 25
Flouring plank appraised 2 75
Plank appraised 1 56
Corn appraised 2 62
A 6 part in same appraised 5 00
A cow chain appraised   75
One bed and bedding appraised 15 00
One bed and bedding appraised 12 00
One bed and bedding appraised 5 00
One meal sive appraised   75
Sadels appraised 1 25
Tin Buckets appraised 2 00
One looking glass appraised   50
Flax and thread appraised 2 00
One Slate appraised   25
One pear stillyards appraised   75
One bridle appraised   75
Six chairs appraised 2 50
One Chest and Bread tray appraised 2 50
One frying pan appraised   50
One tea kittle appraised 1 00
One pot and 1 oven appraised 2 00
Crocks appraised 1 00
Two Meal bags appraised   75
One Cag appraised   37
Cart in possession 4 50
One great coat appraised and Clost hooded Coat appraised 8 00
One Splade appraised and one half bushed appraised   37
Flax appraised 1 00
Blades appraised   75
Books appraised   50
Nails appraised   50
Three Books appraised   37
One howe and well bucket appraised   37
One umbrellaw appraised   25
Alexander Blair Clerk           James Bearmor           John Clark Appraisers

            I do certify that on the twenty fifth of November 1830 personally appeared before the undersigned the appraisers and took an Oath according to law that they would faithfully and impartially appraise the property of John Fox deceased to the best of their knowledge. Given under my hand and seal this the 10 day of February 1831
Alexander Blair A        Justice of the Peace       (SEAL)

            I do hereby certify that on the 10 day of February 1831 personally appeared before me the undersigned Daniel Heck and John Heck Administrators of John Fox deceased and said on Oath that they give in all personal property to the Appraisers that have come to their knowledge. Given under my hand and seal this the 10 day of February 1831.
Alexander Blair Justice of the Peace (SEAL)




            And on the said fourteenth day of February in the year One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty one aforesaid the said Administrators filed in the Office of the Clerk of the said Shelby Probate Court a writing in the words and figures following Towit:
"Set off to the Widow"
One Cow $ 7 00
One Stove 20 00
Three Hogs 3 00
Six Shoats 2 25
Two Chopping Axes 3 50
Sole Leather 1 87
Window Glass   62
Salt and Stand 2 25
One Churn 1 00
Flooring plank 2 75
Planks 1 56
Corn 2 62
One Bed and bedding 15 00
One bed and bedding 12 00
One looking glass   50
Flax and thread 2 00
One Slate   25
One frying pan   50
One tea Kittle 1 00
Blaides 75
Books   50
Three Books   37
One umbrellow   25
  $ 86 36
Bought at the sail to the amount of 14 40
  $100 76
One dung fork 1 00
One meal bag   12
Cash in possession 4 50

Mary Fox her X mark 
Signed before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace Alexander Blair

And also on the said fourteenth day of February in the year One thousand Eight hundred and thirty one aforesaid the said Administrators filed in the Office of the Clerk of the said Shelby Circuit Court a sale of Bill of the Goods and Chattels of the Estate of said decedent in the words and figures following towit:



" Sale  Bill  of  the  Goods  and  Chattles
of the Estate of  John Fox deceased"
David Laymon one half bushel paid $ 25
Moses Pruit one ax   31
Alexander Blair one Shovel paid   25
Daniel Heck one tar bucket   18
Lewis Heck one Dutch sithe paid 1 12
Samuel Doren two pear of Cow chains   68
John Depew one bridle and chains   62
Daniel Heck one hone 1 43
Jessee Laymon one ax 1 01
James Bearmore one iron wedge   53
Jessee Laymon one iron wedge   75
John Weekly one matic paid 1 94
Levy Hughes one set Loom irons   75
John Depew one hand saw 1 12
Joseph Mcguire one foot adge 1 38
John Heck one set hors gears 4 53
Jesse Laymon one howe   25
John Depew one augur 1 28
Michael Lyde one drawing kniff paid 1 18
John Weekly 3 Chisels paid 1 15
Henry Doren three augurs 1 43
James Bearmore two plains 1 45
David Laymon Curry comb hammer and nippers paid   43
John Heck horse shoes and ladel   25
Jesse Cole two hinges and curry comb   43
Levy Hugh three gimblets   17
  24 94
Jacob Heck one pear wool cards   43
Aaron Beeman two sundryes   50
Aaron Beeman one reed and gears 1 50
Jacob Heck one reed and gears 1 43
Jacob Heck one reed and gears 1 25
Levy Hughs one reed and gears 1 44
Levy Hughs one reed and gears   93
Levy Hughs one reed and gears   75
Samuel Doren one hatchit 2 50
John Russle one hatchit paid 1 00
Widow Fox one table and dreser ware 5 00
Widow Fox Six Chears 1 50
Widow Fox two tin buckets and wattering pot 2 00
Widow Fox one pot and ladle 1 00
Widow Fox one lot of Crocks   40
John Hagerman one bedstead and bedding 3 12
Widow Fox one Chest and dow tray 1 50
Levy Hughs one sive   82
Aaron Beeman Copper pot and lantern   50
John Depew two sheep shears   68
James Collet two sheep shears paid   76
Jessee Laymon one basin and 3 pie baker   84
Samuel Doren worst horn and tunnel   29
James Bearmore one Bucket and wattering pot   40
Isaiah Levingston one rifle gun 12 37
Widow Fox one kittle 1 00
Widow Fox one fat tub and bucket   25
Daniel Heck one Copper kittle 7 00
  50 69
Samuel R. Brown two sows 3 87
Aaron Beeman one calf 2 13
John Dawey one Cow 7 43
Amos Williams on yoke of Cattle 27 25
John Hagerman one plow 7 00
Hezakiah Cheatham one log chain 4 02
Jesse Cole one Waggon 38 50
Daniel Colvin one side saddle 12 02
Widow Fox one Dutch oven   25
Daniel Heck twelve pains of Glass   39
Joseph Mcguire window glass   53
Joseph Mcguire one Bridle 1 02
Daniel Heck one pear of Stillyards 1 04
James Bearmore Coat 2 00
Levy Hughs one Coat 1 50
Levy Hughs two tubs   35
Levy Hughs two sundryes 1 18
William H. Kirk one count reel   39
Widow Fox two little Wheals 1 00
Daniel Colvin two bags   50
Warrenton Blair one bag & knapsack paid   26
Widow Fox one vinegar Cag   25
Daniel Colvin two Barrels   31
Michael Lyde one grin stone paid 1 00
Isaac Willson one whiskey Cag paid   25
Widow Fox one lot of flax   25
James Sawin two nails paid   37
Frederick Pitman two part of sain 3 12
Daniel Warner one spring lancet   26
David Laymon Clerk of the Sail    
  $117 97
  24 94
  50 69
Total $193 61

            I do certify that on the 10 day of February 1831 personally appeared before me the undersigned David Laymon and after being duly sworn according to law deponth and sayth that the within is a correct coppy of the sale of the personal property of John Fox deceased. Given under my hand and seal this the 10 day of February 1831.
Alexander Blair Justice of the Peace (SEAL)



ORDER  BOOK  A

OF  THE  PROABTE  COURT  OF  SHELBY  COUNTY  INDIANA

Page 159
JANUARY  TERM  1832

            At a term of the Probate Court of the county of Shelby in the State of Indiana Began and held at the Court house in Shelbyville in and for the said County of Shelby on Thursday the fifth day of January in the year One thousand Eight hundred and thirty two the same bring the Thursday succeeding the first Monday in January aforesaid.
            Court in Session Present the Honorable Erasmus Powell Probate Judge of the said County of Shelby. Daniel Heck & John Heck Administrators  John Fox  deceased
            Comes now Daniel Heck and John Heck Administrators of John Fox deceased and file vouchers to the amount of fifty Dollars twenty eight and three fourth cents and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Estate has been fully settled and that there is a balance on the hand of the said Administrators of One hundred and twenty eight dollars ninety two and three fourth cents. Out of which the Widow is entitled to receive the sum of Thirty Eight dollars Seventy one and a half cents for the balance of her thirds of the personal property of said decedent.
            And it is also appearing that there are four heirs of the said decedent to wit:  Nelly Heck wife of  Daniel Heck,  Amos Fox,  Mary Ann Fox  &  John Fox, each of whom are entitled to the sum of twenty two dollars fifty five and a half cents out of the said sum of One hundred and twenty eight dollars ninety two and three fourth cents. It is therefore finally ordered by the Court that the said Administrators pay to the said widow and Each the said heirs the sum to which they are respectfully entitled and that they file the proper receipts therefore in the Office of the Clerk of this Court   And these proceedings are considered a final settlement of this case.

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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