Shared Photo: Disposition of Jarret Willingham's estate left for his widow

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I wanted to share this court record of Garrett Willingham with the community. Location: Henderson, Kentucky. Date: 1840.
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in Photos by Kenneth Willingham G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)
This document establishes that Jarrett's wife Gartha died before October 1840.

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How very sad the price that was placed on a person's life back then. I was actually crying reading that one of the people was valued at "nothing".

How very little our ancestors thought of their "property", and I am so very glad that I did not live in a generation that considered another person their "property".

There are so many things that I love about that time-period, but reading this document actually made me sad.
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Thank you very much, Susan, for selecting my answer.

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