This page was last updated on: September 14, 2000
Kenneth Joseph Fleetwood - email: kfleeter@aol.com
HOME

 

Thomas Addis Estate Notice

Notice is hereby given, that the subscriber has been appointed & qualified as administrator on the estate of Thomas Addis, late of Washington County, deceased

Dated at Adams Township, this 20th day of August AD1851
Daniel Davis

The State of Ohio
Washington County

Beman Gates, editor of the "Marietta Intelligence" a newspaper printed in said county and having a general circulation therein maketh oath and saith that the notice a copy of which is hereto attached, was published in said paper three consecutive weeks commencing August 28th 1851.

Beman Gates

Sworn to and subscribed this 16th day of October 1851 before me
William C. Taylor, Clk Pro Tem

The State of Ohio
Washington County} In Court of Common Pleas, October 17th AD1851

The foregoing proof of notice of Thomas Addis deceased, was this day received for record and recorded.

Attest, William C. Taylor, CLK CCP WC

 

 

 

Thomas Addis Appraisement
The State of Ohio, Washington County

We the undersigned do make solemn oath that we will truly honestly and impartially appraise the estate and property that may be exhibited to us belonging to the estate of Thomas Addis deceased, and perform the other duties required by law of us in the premises as appraisers according to the best of our knowledge and ability.

J. M. Startin
Seneca Cowel
A. Z. Morris
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of August, AD1851
Daniel Davis, J.P.

We the undersigned appraisers of the estate and property of Thomas Addis deceased, after being duly sworn have made an inventory and appraisement thereof as follows

One bay mare 17.00           1 old axe .25
a lot of wheat in the barn unthrashed 10.00 2 set of old horse gears 2.00
a lot of rye in the barn unthrashed 6.00 one lot of old barrels 1.00
two thirds of seven acres of corn 16.00 1 drawing knife .25
one third of twelve acres of corn 8.00 1 froe .50
1 old two horse wagon 8.00 1 iron wedge .50
1 wheat fan 3.00 1 s? s? .75
1 lot of oats 2.50 2 baskets .37
1 grindstone 1.50 1 trowel .10
1 shovel plow .50 2 jugs .10
3 hoes 1.00 1 corn harrow wood .50
2 old singletrees & doubletree 1.00 16 old harrow teeth 1.00
1 spade .50 1 wagon whip .10
1 log chain .50 6 hogs 6.00
1 sled .25 6 sheep 4.50
2 grubhoes 1.00 $92.42

1 judgement against John Jarvis about 15 dollars on the docket of A. Morris Monroe County doubtful,

J. M. Startin
A. Z. Morris
Seneca Cowel

The deceased having left a minor child Rebecca Addis, we set off to her the following property without appraisement the same as directed by law for her years support including food clothing tuition ? (Cash $50.00
No suitable property found so we set off fifty dollars for the support of said child $50.00

J. M. Startin
Seneca Cowel
A. Z. Morris

The State of Ohio
Washington County

I Daniel Davis Administrator on the estate of Thomas Addis deceased, make oath and say that the foregoing inventory is in all respects just and true that it contains a true statement of all the personal estate and property of the deceased, which has come to my knowledge and particularly of all money bank bills or other arculating medium belonging to the deceased and of all just claims of the deceased against me or other persons according to the best of my knowledge,

Daniel Davis, Administrator
Subscribed and sworn to October 1, 1851 Before,
William C. Taylor, Clerk Pro Tem

The State of Ohio
Washington County} Clerks Office Court of Common Pleas October 1, 1851

The foregoing inventory and appraisement of the personal property belonging to the estate of Thomas Addis late of said County deceased, was this day received for record and recorded.

Attest, William C. Taylor, CLK CCP WC

 

 

 

Thomas Addis Sale Bill
A bill of property sold by Daniel Davis, Administrator of the estate of Thomas Addis, deceased at public venue September 13, 1851

Property as inventoried

To whom sold

Price

1 bay mare Morgan Wood 11.50
1 lot of wheat unthrashed Jonathan Addis 12 bushel @ 47cts 5.64
a lot of rye unthrashed J. M. Startin 2.56
2 thirds of seven acres of land A. Z. Morris 10.00
1 third of 12 acres of land Daveriner 2.05
1 old wagon Jesse Addis 5.01
1 windmill Daveriner 1.20
a lot of oats Daveriner 1.05
1 grindstone Samuel Gessell 1.00
1 shovel plow Jonathan Addis .38
1 hoe Jonathan Addis .30
2 hoes J. M. Startin .35
2 old singletrees 1 doubletree S. Cowel .50
1 hammer B. H. Hanson .13
1 sled Daniel Davis .25
1 grubhoe Jonathan Addis .30
1 grubhoe Daveriner .10
1 old axe J. M. Startin .10
1 set of old horse gears Z. Crandall .70
a lot of old barrels A. Z. Morris .65
1 drawing knife Z. Crandall .25
1 froe Joseph Simon .40
1 iron wedge John Mobley .30
1 s? and s? Jonathan Addis .25
2 baskets Hosea Simons .30
1 trowel not sold (lost) .00
2 jugs B. F. Dawson .10
woodwork of a harrow 16 old harrow teeth Jonathan Addis 1.96
1 wagon whip Nathan Crooks .02
1 hog John Mobley 3.00
1 hog James Davis 1.80
3 hogs John Mobley 3.12
6 sheep Josiah Addis 4.60
Articles sold and not mentioned in the inventory
1 mantel clock Samuel Gessell 3.00
1 large kettle Morgan Wood .25
1 iron ?mmel Jonathan Addis .30
1 old table Samuel Gessell .05
1 looking glass Samuel Gessell .50
1 bedstead Joseph Simon 1.00
1 bed Rebecca Addis .10
1 strawbed Rebecca Addis .10
1 comfort R. Addis .05
1 blanket J. Simon .05
2 feather pillows & case Rebecca Addis .05
1 bake oven & lid Jesse Addis .02
1 bake oven S. Gessell .05
1 tea kettle J. Addis .05
1 pot S. Gessell .01
1 copper kettle J. Simon .05
chest Rebecca Addis .15
1 cow Josiah Addis 10.00
1 axe J. M. Startin .10
1 spade Daveriner .15
1 lot gears B. F. Hanson .35
1 bridle B. F. Hanson .125
1 bridle Z. Crandall .10
1 chain Z. Crandall .60
1 blanket Joseph Simon .05

The above sale bill is correct

James Owen, Clerk of Sale

The State of Ohio
Washington County

Daniel Davis, Administrator on the estate of Thomas Addis deceased, do make solemn oath that the within is a correct statement and bill of the sale of the property of the estate of Thomas Addis deceased, in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Daniel Davis, Administrator

Sworn to and subscribed this first day of October AD1851 Before me
William C. Taylor, Clerk Pro Tem

The State of Ohio
Washington County} Clerks Office Court of Common Pleas October 1st AD1851

The foregoing Sale Bill of the personal property of the estate of Thomas Addis late of said County deceased, was this day received for record and recorded.

Attest, William C. Taylor, CLK CCP WC

 

 

 

Daniel Davis, Administrator on the estate of Thomas Addis deceased
Against
Jonathan Addis, Jesse Addis, Eliza Ann Gessell and Samuel Gessell
her husband, Joseph Simons and Betsy Simons his wife and
Rebecca Addis heirs at law of said Thomas Addis deceased
and Adolphus Mason

Be it remembered that heretofore that is to say on the tenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty two came the petitioner Daniel Davis by Samuel B. Robinson, Esquire his counsel and filed in the Court of Probate for the County of Washington in the State of Ohio his petition and the exhibit therein mentioned in the words and figures following, to wit;

To the Judge of Probate Court of the County of Washington and State of Ohio, Your Petitioner Daniel Davis, Administrator of the estate of Thomas Addis deceased, respectfully represents that the total value of the personal property as near as can be ascertained is $57.15 cents.

That the amount owing by the deceased will amount to more than One hundred dollars and the amount of the charges of Administration to Thirty dollars.

The personal estate and effects are insufficient to pay said debts. That the said decedent had an equitable interest in the following premises situated in Adams Township, Washington County, Ohio and being 85 acres of the North end of Lot No. 33 and being North of the County road in Cats Creek allotment that the said decedent on 25th day of January 1851 entered into a contract with Adolphus Mason of said County of Washington for said tract of Land in which the said Adolphus Mason agreed to convey to the said decedent the said described premises upon the payment of Two hundred and fifty dollars as follows. One hundred and fifty dollars on or before the 1st day of April 1851 and One hundred dollars on or before the 1st day of January 1853 as will appear by a copy of said agreement filed marked B.

Your Petitioner further states that the said decedent paid the One hundred and fifty dollars and therein yet remains unpaid the sum of One hundred dollars.

The following persons are heirs of said decedent, Jonathan Addis, Jesse Addis, Eliza Ann Gessell, Samuel Gessell, Joseph Simons, Betsy Simons and Rebecca Addis all of Washington County, Ohio.

Your Petitioner therefore prays that said heirs mentioned and described having the next estate of inheritance in said premises from said decedent be made defendants to this Petition and that the said Adolphus Mason may also be made defendant to this Petition and that may be compelled to answer and state the amount due him on said described agreement and that the several rights and liens of the above named defendants may be adjusted and that your Petitioner may be ordered to sell said Real Estate and such other relief.

By S. B. Robinson, Counsel for Petitioner

Copy of Agreement

Article of agreement entered into this 25th day of January 1851 between Adolphus Mason and Thomas Addis, Witnesseth that said Adolphus Mason hath sold and doth agree to convey in fee simple unto the said Thomas Addis by a good and sufficient deed of General Warranty on or before the first day of January 1853 upon the punctual payment by said Thomas Addis of the consideration money hereafter mentioned the following premises situated in the County of Washington State of Ohio and Adams Township in and bound and described as follows. Eighty five acres on the North end of Lot No. 33 (thirty three) North of the County road in Cats Creek allotment. And the said Thomas Addis doth hereby agree to pay the said Adolphus Mason the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars the consideration money for said premises in the manner following. One hundred and fifty dollars in two notes seventy five each on the 1st day of April AD1851 and One hundred dollars on or before the 1st day of January AD1853. The said Thomas Addis shall have immediate possession of said premises to use and improve as his own in a good and husband like manner.

In testimony whereof the said A. Mason and Thomas Addis have hereunto set their hands and seals this 25th day of January AD1851.

Adolphus Mason (seal)
Thomas Addis (seal)

And afterwards to wit, on the first day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty two at a Court of Probate holden in and for said County of Washington before Thomas W. Ewart sole Judge of said County came the petitioner by his said counsel and proved to the satisfaction of the Court the service of notice on the defendants in the words and figures following to wit:

Thomas Addis Administrator
Vs.
Thomas Addis Heirs

Joseph Simons, Elizabeth Simons his wife, Samuel Gessell and Eliza Gessell his wife, Jonathan Addis, Jesse Addis and Rebecca Addis heirs at law of said Thomas Addis and Adolphus Mason will take notice that a Petition was filed against them on the 10th day of April 1852 in the Probate Court of Washington County, Ohio to sell the Equitable estate of said decedent and being 85 acres of 100 acre lot No. 33 being North east of the County road leading from Lowell to Big Run in Cats Creek allotment and that on the 24th day of May next or soon after as said Petition can be heard application will be made to appraise and sell said estate as prayed for in said Petition.

April 30, 1852
Daniel Davis, Administrator

The State of Ohio
Washington County

I A. Z. Morris do make solemn oath that on the 7th and 8th days of May 1852, I served the within named Joseph Simons, Elizabeth Simons, Samuel Gessell, Eliza Gessell, Jonathan Addis, Jesse Addis, Rebecca Addis and Adolphus Mason each with a notice of which the within is a true copy. (Signed) A. Z. Morris

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of May 1852.
Henry P. Mason, J.P.

And thereupon the motion of the petitioner by his said counsel and the Court being satisfied that ? to sell the equitable estate of said Thomas Addis deceased, in eighty five acres of the North end of Lot No. 33 North of the County road in Cats Creek allotment to payth debt due from said decedent's estate and the Court being ? satisfied that the equitable interest of said decedent in said lands is the ? value thereof, except one hundred dollars, which will be due to said Adolphus Mason on the first day of April 1853 as part of the purchase money to be paid by said decedent therefor and that the legal title for said land is in said Adolphus Mason. It is ordered by the Court that Lelden N. Merriam, George Fleck and Alberius Judd Jr., in judicious and disinterested men of the vicinity appraise the equitable interest of said Thomas Addis deceased, in said land, and that said Daniel Davis, Administrator of said decedent proceed after such appraisement to sell said equitable interest that is to say, the said land subject to the claim of said Adolphus Mason on the premises upon the following terms viz: one third in hand, one third in twelve months and one third in two years with interest from the day of sale and report to this Court.

And thereupon the petitioner by his said counsel ? out of said ? a copy of the foregoing order which order with the report of the appraisement and sale made in pursuance thereof is in the words and figures following to wit:

At a Court of Probate holden in and for the County of Washington the State of Ohio, at the Court house in Marietta on the first day of June AD1852 before Thomas W. Ewart sole Judge of said Court.

Daniel Davis, Administrator of Thomas Addis deceased
Vs.
Thomas Addis heirs and Adolphus Mason

This day came the petitioner by his counsel and proved to the satisfaction of the Court the service of notice on the defendants and the Court being satisfied that it is necessary to sell the equitable estate of said Thomas Addis deceased, in eight five acres on the North end of Lot No. 33 North of the County road in Cats Creek allotment to pay debts due from said decedents estate and the Court being furtherin satisfied that the equitable interest of said decedent in said land is the ? value thereof except One hundred dollars, which will be due to said Adolphus Mason on the first day of April 1853 as part of the purchase money to be ? by said decedent therefor. And that the legal title to said land is in ? Adolphus Mason. It is ordered by the Court that Lelden N. Merriam, George Fleck and Alberius Judd Jr., judicious and disinterested men of the vicinity appraise the equitable interest of said Thomas Addis deceased, in said land, and that said Daniel Davis, Administrator of said decedent proceed after such appraisement to sell equitable interest that is to say the said ? subject to the claim of said Adolphus Mason on the premises upon the following terms viz: One third in hand, one third in twelve months and one third in two years with interest from the day of sale and report to this Court.

Seal of the Court of
Probate Washington
County Ohio

I testify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the ? in the above cause on the Journal of said Court. I ? ? and affix the Seal of said Court at ? June 1st AD1852

Thomas W. Ewart, Judge Court of Probate

The State of Ohio, Washington County
On the 7th day of June 1852 before me personally appeared L. N. Merriam, George Fleck and A. Judd Jr., within named and made solemn oath that they would, upon actual view, honestly and impartially appraise the equitable estate of Thomas Addis deceased, in pursuance of the within order of the Probate Court of Washington County ? ? of Daniel Davis, Administrator vs. Thomas Addis heirs. Daniel Davis, J.P.

 

 

 

Daniel Davis, Administrator of Thomas Addis deceased
Vs.
Thomas Addis heirs and Adolphus Mason

In obedience to the order of Court in this case after being first duly sworn and upon actual view of the premises in said Petition described we the undersigned appraisers do appraise the equitable estate of Thomas Addis at Three hundred and eighty two dollars and fifty cents.

L. N. Merriam
George Fleck
A. Judd, Jr.

Daniel Davis, Administrator of Thomas Addis deceased
Vs.
Thomas Addis heirs and Adolphus Mason

In pursuance of an order of sale made at said Court June 1st AD1852 I gave notice of sale in due form of law and at the time and place mentioned in said notices for said sale to ? the premises in Adams Township W. C. on the 12th day of July 1852. I offered said property, to wit, with equitable interest of said decedent in 85 acres in the North end of Lot No. 33 North of the County road in Cats Creek allotment at public venue and A. Z. Morris having bid therefor, Two hundred and fifty six dollars and he being the highest and best bidder and the same being more than two thirds the appraised value thereof, I struck off and sold the same to him for that sum.

July 12, 1852
Daniel Davis, Administrator of Thomas Addis deceased

And now at this time, to wit, on the twenty first day of July Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty two at a Court of Probate holden in and for said County of Washington before Thomas W. Ewart sole Judge thereof came the petitioner by his said Counsel and he having returned the appraisement and account of sale made by him in pursuance of a former order of this Court herein and the Court having carefully examined the same and found the proceedings and sale regular and correct does confirm said sale and order said administrator Daniel Davis to execute and deliver to the purchaser a deed in fee simple for the equitable interest of said decedent in the lands in the petition described, on the payment of the purchase money and also the balance due Adolphus Mason of original purchase money.

Attest, Thomas W. Ewart, Judge Court of Probate WC