Estate  of

James  Davis,  dec'd

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Letters  of  Administration

State of Indiana
Shelby County
                    The undersigned petitioner represents and shows to the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County in vacation of said Court that James Davis late of said county departed this life on the ninth day of June 1860 intestate that said decedent left a widow who has renounced her right to letters of administration upon the estate of said decedent and request that your petitioner may be appointed administrator of said estate. That said decedent left a personal estate to be administered of the probable value of about five hundred dollars. Your petitioner therefore in consideration of the premises prays that letters of administration upon said estate be applied to him.
Signed: Varner Davis

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of July 1860.
Signed: A. Blair, Clerk

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Inventory

Filed Oct. 16th 1860
A. Blair, Clerk

An Inventory of the personal Estate of James Davis, deceased, taken by Varner Davis, Administrator, William Smith and and appraised by Nathan More.

No. Description of Property Valuation of Property No. Property Taken by the Widow Valuation of Property Taken by the Widow
1 Lot of Barrels

2.00

1 Lot of Barrels

2.00

2 Basket Maul

.50

2 Basket & maul

.50

3 Lot of Irons

1.00

     
4 Kettle & Tub

.75

4 Kettle & Tub

.75

5 Shove Mough

.75

     
6 Grind stone

.40

     
7 Fire Shovel

.25

7 Fire shovel

.25

8 Choping ax

.75

     
9 Mowing sythe

.75

     
10 Sythe & Cradle

2.50

     
11 Sythe & Cradle

.75

     
12 A Lot of gearing

7.00

     
13 Breaking Mough

5.00

     
14 A Lot of chickens

1.30

14 Lot of chickens

1.30

15 Two horse Waggon

22.50

     
16 Log Waggen

1.50

     
17 Lot of Hay 25 per ?

5.15

   

5.15

18 Lumber

.40

     
19 Stand of Bees

2.50

19 Stand of Bees

2.50

20 Jar & Crocks

.50

20 Jar & Crocks

.50

21 Churn & chairs

2.50

21 Churn & Chairs

2.50

22 One Clock

2.00

22 One Clock

2.00

23 Cupboard & Ware

2.75

23 Cupboard & Ware

2.75

24 Cooking Stove & Vessels

3.00

24 Cooking Stove & Vessels

3.00

25 Dining Table

2.00

     
26 Bureau

6.00

26 Bureau

6.00

27 2 Bedstead & Beding

20.00

27 Two Bedstead & Beding

20.00

28 Bed clothes

9.00

28 Bed clothes

9.00

29 Bed & Bedding

1.00

29 Bed & Bedding

1.00

30 Rifle gun

5.00

30 Rifle gun

5.00

31 Side saddle

5.00

     
32 Wheat 80 cts per Bush

188.39

     
33 Wheat 75 cts per Bush

57.00

33 76 Bushels of wheat

57.00

34 Corn in Crib 35 per Bus        
35 Corn in Field $7 per A   35 Corn in field 4 A

28.00

36 Corn in field $7 per A        
37 Money on hand

78.60

     
38 Money on hand

15.00

38 Money

15.00

39 4 hogs 13 pigs

29.00

39 4 hogs & 13 pigs

29.00

40 8 Hogs

40.00

     
41 Two year old heifer

9.00

41 Two year old heifer

9.00

42 Two year old bull

8.00

     
43 Yearling Calf

5.00

     
44 One Cow

16.00

     
45 Cow & Calf

15.00

45 Cow & Calf

15.00

46 8 Head of sheep

8.00

46 8 head of sheep

8.00

47 1 yellow mare

95.00

     
48 1 Bay mare

85.00

     
49 Lot of Boxes

1.50

49 Lot of Boxes

1.50

50 1 sow & pigs

5.00

     
51 13 Lbs of Wool

3.90

51 13 Lbs of Wool

3.90

52 Six dollars money

6.00

     
53 $16.00 account

16.00

     
54 $8.30 account

8.30

     
55 $4.44 acc.

4.44

     
56 $11.70 acc.

11.70

     
57 Bridle

.40

     
   

620.45

   

230.70

           

Signed by us this 31st day of July, 1860

William Smith                  
Nathan More, Appraisers

State of Indiana
Shelby County
I Varner Davis adm of the Estate of James Davis, deceased, swear that the foregoing is a full true and complete inventory of all the personal property of said decedent which has come to me knowledge, and also of the property taken by the widow.
                        Signed:     Varner J. Davis
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of October 1860.
Signed:  A. Blair Clerk                            



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Sale Bill


Box 49


March 24, 1863
Filed Oct. 16th 1860
    A. Blair, Clerk


Account of the Sale of the Personal Property of James Davis, deceased at the late 
residence of the decedent, at Public Sale, on the Twentyfourth day of August, 1860.

 No. as on 
the Inventory
Name of Articles

Amt. Sold for

Dollars Cts.

To Whom Sold
 1 One Lot of Irons

.75

Lucius Walten
 2 Double tree

.05

Amos Ashcraft
 3 Plough & singletree

.75

Jackson Decker
 4 1/3 of grind stone

.10

James Lucus
 5 1 ax

1.30

John Trese
 6 Sythe & cradle

.25

Jackson Decker
 7 Sythe & cradle

4.15

Ambrose Trimble
 8 Mowing sythe

.25

H. W. Larch
 9 1 pair Harness

2.15

Jackson Decker
10 1 pair Harness

3.25

John Stagdale
11 Harness

1.10

Varner Davis
12 1 Blind Bridle

.65

John Hairgrove
13 Blind Bridle

.85

George Hairgrove
14 1 Pair Cheek Lines

1.20

Hopkins McDougall
15 Breaking Plough

5.00

Varner Davis
16 1 Waggon

28.25

W. B. Kitchel
17 1/2 of Log waggon

1.25

Robert Willis
18 Lot of Hay

5.15

Uriah Copeland
19 A Lot of Lumber

2.16

John Stagdale
20 Breakfast Table

1.15

Maria Davis
21 Side Sadelle

7.50

George Burk
22 25 Bushel Wheat

25.00

William Smith
23 25 Bushels Wheat

26.00

William Smith
24 50 Bushels Wheat

50.00

William Smith
25 48 Bushels Wheat

49.92

William Smith
26 [illegible] Bushels Corn

17.50

John D. Lucus
27 3 048 pct Bushels Corn

9.90

George Rafferty
28 5 acres of corn [illegible] 8.05 p A

46.60

James Gillispie
29 5 acres of corn [illegible] 810 A

40.50

James Gillispie
30 Lot of corn in field $10.00 A

55.00

George Rafferty
31 Sow & pigs

12.55

Jacob Miller
32 1 Sow & pigs

8.05

Caleb Miller
33 Seven Hogs

55.65

James Gillispie
34 Two year old Bull

10.00

John Trece
35 Yearling Heifer

7.05

John Trece
36 One Cow 

19.65

Garret Gillispie
37 Yellow mare

75.00

Enoch Oldham
38 1 Bay mare

97.00

John Hairgrave
39 1 Bridle

.40

Samuel Corwine
   

673.03

 


             State of Indiana
             Shelby County
             I  Varner Davis Administrator of the Estate of James Davis, deceased, swear that the foregoing sale bill is a true account of the sale of the personal property of the decedent.
Signed: Varner J. Davis

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of October 1860.
Signed: A Blair, Clerk

State of Indiana
Shelby County
I Lewis I. Reeves, Clerk of the Sale of the Personal Property of James Davis deceased, swear that the foregoing Sale Bill is a true account thereof.
Signed: Lewis I. Reeves            

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of September 1860.
Signed: H. B. Kitchell, J.P.


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Report  &  Receipts



The following are the accounts of Varner Davis as administrator of the Estate of said decedent to date.
Amount of sale bill $673.03
Cash on hand and accounts           140.04
Account of charges to date $813.07


Said Administrator has paid out on account of said Estate to this day the following sums, to wit.
No. Date Paid To: For: Amount
1 Oct. 10, 1861 R. Spicer, Publisher Notices $3.50
2 August 13, 1860 W. W. Rigdon   $11.00
3 December 6, 1861 W. W. Rigdon   $6.50
4 September 30, 1860 R. B. Roan   $4.20
5 August 24, 1860 John Ames   $2.00
6 August 10, 1860 V. J. Davis Labor done $6.50
7 August 15, 1860 Mariah Davis   $.75
8 August 25, 1860 Joseph Johnson   $1.50
9 September 10, 1860 Mariah Cole Teaching  $.50
10 September 10, 1860 Sarah Ames   $.75
11 August 15, 1860 Percy Kitchel   $1.50
12 July 21, 1860 Asa Forsie   $1.00
13 July 15, 1860 George Walter Robeson Labor $2.25
14 January 3, 1862 Vather More   $1.00
15 December 24, 1861 William Smith   $1.50
16 January 15, 1862 Filkan & Burt Stone $9.00
17 January 5, 1862 James M. Adams   $.60
18 October 30, 1860 W. W. Rigdon   $15.00
19 July 11, 1860 William Ames Labor $2.25
20 September 25, 1860 G. W. Pateson   $1.00
21 September 25, 1860 John D. Cross   $1.50
22 September 17, 1861 Ezra Fountain Stone and all acts to date $2.81
23 March 26 John M. Snider Thrashing of wheat $13.45
24 April 19, 1861 Shelby Co. Taxes for 1860 $9.28
25 November 19, 1860 Elijah Tynes   $5.75
26 February 17th, 1862 H.B. Kitchell JP [illegible] appraisers of personal property $.50
27 December 19, 1860 Henderson Warner   $14.01
28 December 28, 1860 Robinson & Aynes Making coffin $8.00
29 March 9, 1862 V. J. Davis [illegible] of ground $22.00
30 September 2, 1862 Shelby Co. Delinquent Taxes for 1860 $4.37
31 September 2, 1862 Shelby Co. Delinquent Taxes for 1861 $8.73
32 February 11, 1862 Shelby Co.  Taxes for 1862 $7.44
33 February 19, 1863 H. Snow   $2.60
34 February 21, 1863 C. D. Reeves   $.50
38 January 3, 1862 Nathan More   $1.00
35 No date Ezra Fountain, Guardian Goods furnished Jas. Davis children 1860/61 $18.50
36 September 18, 1862 Ezra Fountain Schooling $7.10
37 No date Ezra Fountain, Guardian Boots and Shoes for Davis Children 1861 and 1862 $10.40
38 January 3, 1862 A. Moore Appraising property $1.00
39 January 15, 1862 J. D. Reaves Clerking of sale $1.00
40 March 11, 1863 Mariah Robins Pmt. In full of the residue of the $300 allowance due the widow (who took $225 in property at the appraised value) $74.45
41 No date Ezra Fountain, Guardian Part of shares of heirs $13.14
42 March 14, 1863 Alonzo Blair, Clk. Court cost $14.32
43 March 14, 1863 Davis, Wright & Green Attorney fees $10.00
44 No date Varner Davis Administatorís fee $25.00
         
45 March 14, 1863 Mariah Robins Final distribution to widow $155.87
46 March 14, 1863 G. W. Davis, Guardian Distribution shares to heirs $311.75
      Amount of credits $845.22



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Settlement


Filed in open court March 14, 1831

In the Estate of James Davis, Dec.


The following are the accounts of Varner Davis Administrator of said Estate on settlement to wit.
Amount of former report filed July 14, 1862     $813.07
Interest collected $ 32.15
Amount of charges $845.22

          He asks for a credit for the following [illegible] paid out on account of said estate. Account of 29 vouchers filed in former report $179.05.
          And said administrator shows that all claims known against said estate are paid and he asks to be discharged from said trust.
Signed: Varner Davis                

Subscribed sworn to in open court March 14 1863
Signed: A. Blair, Clerk  

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Transcribed from originals of the estate papers of James Davis, dec'd, filebox 49, Shelby Co
Courthouse, Shelbyville, IN, by Karen Stoll

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