Receipt of the Estate of Benjamin Wilson. Samuel Prestridge and Turner W. Wilson are the administrators of the will as noted in the receipts. The second item Shows "Turner W. Wilson." These documents were critical to showing Turner Wilson belonged to this family.
More receipts from 1833 and 1834 from Samuel Prestridge and Turner Wilson.
This appears to be a statement of account where Prestridge and Wilson purchased various necessities for the Estate during the early stages of their administration. Among the items clothes and shoes for the slaves, paper and quills, whisky, padlocks and a large pocket book.
This document is a petition to the probate court after the death of Nancy Wilson, Benjamin Wilson's wife, that John Wilson, their son who was appointed joint administrator along with Nancy, be relieved of his duties as administrator. It also requests that Samuel Prestridge and Turner Wilson be appointed instead. It is dated the 14 November 1833. So, both Benjamin and Nancy died in 1833.
This is a direct request by John Wilson to be removed as the administrator of his father's estate. This was written a couple of weeks after the petition of the court to remove John. I suspect the Judge told them to just have John ask to be relieved rather than the court formally removing him. It's tidier that way.
This is the original request from 21 Sept, 1833, to have Nancy and John Wilson appointed as administrators of Benjamin's estate. Nancy dies just a month and a half after this. It is subscribed by Parmeila Wilson, Turner Wilson, Robert Prestridge and WP Mullin. It also recommends Samuel Prestridge, I can't quite make out the second name maybe Merit Tappin? and William Phillips as appraisors for the estate. Nancy's maiden name was Phillips so perhaps a brother or a cousin.
This appears to be the final cash liquidation of the land of Benjamin Wilson for William Wilson; still in his minority. It was determined that the land could not be divided fairly amongst the heirs, so it was liquidated. The amount received was $2,627.94. In 1836, that was a tidy sum!
These are the land records where Turner Wilson and Samuel Prestridge are liquidating the land holdings of Benjamin Wilson and recieving the cash that is eventually distributed amongst the heirs.
Continuation of previous land liquidations.
This is a receipt for the liquidation proceeds signed by George Washington Wilson for William and Joseph Wilson, both still in their minority.
This is a receipt for Parmelia Wilson's portion of the estate which appears to be $50.00. There is a word before fifty that I can't make out. She must not have been one of the children or not entitiled to a full share for some reason.
This one takes a strong stomach. This is a division of chattel property of Benjamin Wilson between Turner Wilson and Samuel Prestridge. Amongst the other property, several of the slaves are listed as "items received" of the estate.
The rest of the list now including John Wilson's portion.
Additional division of property between John Wilson and Robert Prestridge.
Total amount of the division of the chattel estate of Benjamin Wilson signed by Samuel Prestridge and Turner Wilson.
Receipts from Robert Prestridge and John Wilson for $2,080.18 each for their liquidated portion of the estate of Benjamin Wilson.
Receipt subscribed by all the heirs of their portion of the division of the estate. Receipt from John Wilson of additonal cash from the estate.
This is a later document where George Washington Wilson is an appraiser for John A. Steen's chattel estate. The document swears the subscribed to render "true and faithful" estimates of the value of the property of the estate.