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- April 24, 2019: The Estate of Reuben Lawrence, 1843 NC - Leaves & Branches
Finding an estate of a family member is always interesting. I like to see the list of items they used in their lives. This estate is especially interesting because it tells us which family member purchased each item and how much they paid.
If you are interested look at all the estate papers on Ancestry. There are many pages.
Reuben Lawrence, son of Humphrey Lawrence , b c 1748 NC
My 6th Great Uncle
The Estate of Reuben Lawrence Bertie County, North Carolina
Mrs. Frances Lawrence was the widow of Reuben Lawrence.
Frederick & Alphus (?) were his sons.
James R. Ryent was his son-in-law & husband of Frances.
doz. Windsor Chairs Mrs. Frances Lawrence $1.00 set dining tables ditto 1.00 safe + contents ditto .25 Lot water + pitchers ditto .05 Set crockery + spoons ditto .50 Bed + furniture ditto 1.00 Bed + two pillows ditto 1.00 Saddle + Bridle Nathaniel F. F. Lawrence .05 Grain fan Alphus Lawrence 5.00 Set Black Smith Tools James R. Ryent 5.00 Ox cart Mrs. Frances Lawrence 1.00 Lot ploughs (plow) ditto 1.00 2 Grub hors (horse) ditto .25 Lot working hors (horse) ditto .50 Black horse N. F. F. Lawrence 10.00 7 Sheep Mrs. Frances Lawrence 1.75 Yoke young Oxen A. Lawrence 6.50 Spotted Hefr (heifer) R. T. F. 2.00 Black spotted hefr (heifer) James Ryent 2.00 Red crumpled horn hefr (heifer) ditto 2.05 Hifer (heifer) ditto 2.55 Lot Hollow ware Mrs. Frances Lawrence 1.00 Table + 3 Trays ditto .50 Sow + 5 Shoats ditto 2.50 Sow + 2 Shoats ditto 2.00 Gig + Plough (plow) Mrs. Frances Lawrence 1.00
Source: North Carolina Wills and Probate records, 1665 – 1998; Estate Inventory of Reuben Lawrence; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed January 2019).
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