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John Dunn's 1837 Estate

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1837 Estate of John Dunn
Garrard County Kentucky, Will Book "I",
FamilySearch; Probate records, 1797-1923; indexes, 1797-1958

Pages 40-41 -- https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PK-698Y-B?i=313&cat=423308

John Dunn & Heirs Division of Slaves
We the undersigned commissioners, being appointed by the County Court of Garrard, at their February Term 1837 to divide the slaves of John Dunn decd. among his heirs. We find the admission of the Heirs, that each heir had received by way of advancement, pervious to the year 1835, in slaves or equilivent, to the amt of $300, except Jefferson, who received by way of advancement, the 2nd day of May 1835 in land $3036. Benj Dunn received in May 1835 two negroes at $750. Uriah about the same time received, four negroes at $800. and Isaac two at $550.
We therefore allot to Sally Ann Wright formerly Sally Ann Holley, Nancy Holley, Maria Louisa, and Thos. Jefferson Holley, the following slaves; Louisa, Harvey, Dorcas, Lucinda and her child Mason at $2250.
To Benj Dunn the following slaves; Anthony, Lewis and Harriet at the sum of $1425, which makes including the above advancement the sum of $2175.
To Isaac Dunn [the following slaves]; Nick, Mary and Racchel at $1525, which makes with the above advancement $2075.
To Uriah Dunn [the following slaves]; Jane, Party, and Betty at $1325, which when to the above advancement, makes $2125.
We therefore report the Court after being duly qualified, that Jefferson Dunn as appears from the preceeding, is the only chargeable with $2736, by way of advancement.
James Holley & children who are named and who are grandchildren of John Dunn decd. with $2250.
B. Dunn with $2175, J. Dunn with $2075, and U. Dunn with $2125.
Given under our hand this 6th day of March 1837
Nelson Burdett
John Rout
William Hoskins
Garrad County Sct
I, Alex A Mckee clerk of the Court for the County ofs & certify that the forgoing Division of the Slaves of John Dunn decd. was produced to Court at the April County Court 1837 and approved and ordered to be recorded, whereupon the same is truly admitted to record, July 18th 1837.
Alex A McKee clk

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John Dunn's Inventory and Appraisment
The undersigned Commissioners being appointed appraisers of the Estate of John Dunn decd met at the house of the decedant on the 1st day of March 1837 and being duly sworn proceded to appraise the property produced to us as follows, vis
[Not transcribed here; is a list of about 100 items with individual values, totaling $2645]
[with the big ticket items being crops and livestock.]
Given under our hands this day & date mentioned
John Ront
William Hoskins
Edmund Smith
Benjamin Dunn adm.
Garrard County, towit
I certify that the forgoing inventory & appraisment of the Estate of John Dunn decd was produced to Court at the April County Court 1837 & approved & ordered to be recorded whereupon the same is truly admited to record.
Alex R McKee clk.
John Dunn's Sale Bill
Sale Bill of the personal Estate of John Dunn decd., March the 2nd, 1837
[not transcribed here; is a list of about 100 items, buyer names, sale amounts, totaling $3347.44]
[with the bulk of the items being purchased by John's 4 sons; Benjamin, Isaac, Uriah, Jefferson]
Benjamin Dunn adm.
Additional inventory of the Estate of John Dunn decd.
One note on James Holley due 13 day of February 1818 for $43.00
One note on same due 26 January 1817 for 203.38
Cash on hand 1755.00
Benjamin Dunn adm.
Garrard County, towit
I certify that the forgoing Sale Bill of the Estate of John Dunn decd was produced in Court at the April County Court 1837 & approved & ordered to be recoded whereupon the same is truly admited to record.
Alex R McKee clk.

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John Dunn's Admr Settlement
Note: these last 4 pages have not been transcribed. It is basically the accounting involved to distribute the remaining balance, so that it results in the entire Estate being divided into 5 equal shares. One share for each of his 4 sons Benjamin, Isaac, Uriah, and Jefferson. And the last share being split between his HOLLEY grandchildren.
The only new information gleaned from these last 4 pages is that Sally Ann Holley's husband is named William Henry Harrison Wright.




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