Saturday, March 25, 2017

Will and Estate Inventory of Allious Turner Sadler (1806-1844)

     Allious Turner Sadler, my great-great-great grandfather, was the seventh child of William Rose Sadler and Nancy Turner Moreland. Allious was married to Caroline Martha Owen. They had four children together: Thomas William Sadler, Julia Jane Smith Sadler, Nancy Eliza Sadler and Allious "Allie" C Sadler. Caroline was pregnant with Allie when Allious died on November 26, 1844 at the age of 38. The day before he died, Allious had his will drawn up and signed it. It reads as follows:
In the name of God Amen  I Allious T. Sadler of the County of Jefferson in the Sate of Alabama, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (to wit) First I will_devise that all my just debts and legal liabilities be paid by my Executors herein after named. It is my request that my beloved wife Caroline M. Sadler remain on the plantation on which I now live, and I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Caroline M. Sadler, the plantation on which I now including the land lately entered also the following negro slaves and other property (viz) Sidney, Harriet, Lucy, William, Judy and Jack also my household and Kitchen furniture, Spinning Machine also my Barouch and Harness. Two Horses. Two Mules one Road wagon  four pair of wagon gears  one yoke of oxen. my stock of Sheep  one third of my Cattle and hogs  one third of my present crop  one rifle gun  my Blacksmiths Tools  five pair of plough gears. It is my request that all (my) the above property belong to my beloved wife Caroline M. Sadler during her natural life after her decease to be equally divided among the heirs of body. It is my request that my negro property be hired out by my Executors until my son Thomas William Sadler at the age of Twenty one years, at which time it is my request that commissioners be appointed by the Orphans Court and proceed to divide the above negroes equally between my children Thomas W Sadler  Julia Jane Smith Sadler  Nancy Eliza Sadler, and should there be another heir or heirs born after my death they are to share equally with the above named children. It is my request that my daughters are to have the portion or lot of negroes when they arrive at the age of sixteen years provided[?] they should marry at that age or before. It is my request and I hereby authorize my Executors to sell my land know as the Philip-Sanders plan. at any time they think best for my children, on one, two and three years credit and make titles when the last payment is made by the purchaser, and the plan[tation] known as the Lawly plan to be rented out by my Executors until my son Thomas William Sadler is twenty one years of age and the rents or profits or money arriving from the sale of the above lands and hire of the negroes to be kept on interest and divided at the same time the negroes are divided. It is my request that as much of the crop be sold by my Executors for cash as will pay my just
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debts the residue of my personal property to be sold on a twelve months credit and the money after paying all expenses to be also divided as above. It is my request that all my farming tools remain for the use of my beloved wife Caroline M. Sadler or as many as she may wish to keep. I herby appoint my friends Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged
by the within named Allious                                              A. T. Sadler {seal}
T Sadler as his last Will
and Testament in the
presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses in
the presence of the Testator
this November 25th 1844
   Thomas McAdory
   I. W. Sadler
   Wm W. Prude
    On December 10, 1844, Thomas H. Owen, James McAdory, Isaac W. Sadler and Thomas McAdory signed a $25,000 bond for Thomas H. Owen's and James McAdory's executorship of Allious T. Sadler's estate. Thomas H. Owen was the brother of Allious's wife, Caroline. James McAdory was married to Allious's sister Nancy Tucker Sadler. Isaac W. Sadler was Allious's brother. Thomas McAdory was the brother of James McAdory and the brother-in-law to Allious's wife Caroline and Thomas H. Owen.
Know all men by these presents, That we Thomas H. Owen, James McAdory, Isaac W Sadler and Thomas McAdory are held and firmly bound unto John F Forrest Judge of the County Court of Jefferson County State of Alabama, and his successors in office, in the penal sum of Twenty Five Thousand dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we and each of us do bind ourselves, our heirs &c. firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 10th day of December 1844 Now the Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bound Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory have been duly appointed Executors of the last Will and Testament of Allius T. Sadler  deceased, shall well and truly perform all the duties which are or may be by law required as Executors aforesaid then the above obligation to be void-else to remain in full force. Witness our hands and seals the date above written.                   Thomas H Owen  {seal}
Signed, sealed & acknowledged                              James McAdory   {seal}
in open Court.                                                          Thomas McAdory  {seal}
     Test                                                                      Isaac W. Sadler    {seal}
        _ . Bagley   Clerk

     The same day, Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory were officially appointed executors of Allious T. Sadler's estate.

The State of Alabama

Orphan's Court of Jefferson County
Wheres the last Will and Testament of Allius T. Sadler was duly proved at an Orphan's Court held for said County at the Court House in the town of Elyton on the 10th day of December 1844 in which will he appointed Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory his Executors. And said Thomas H Owen and James McAdory having given bond and securities, and Taken the oath required by law. Therefore, that the will of said Testator may be well and truly performed, we by these presents grant and commit to said Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory the administration of all and singula[r] the Goods and Chattels, Rights and credits,whatsoever, belonging to said Allius T. Sadler at the time of his death, according to the true intent and meaning of the Will, hereby requiring said Thomas H. Owen and James McAdory to file in the clerk's office of said Court within three months from this a true and full inventory of said Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, and to render a full and true account of their administration whenever thereto legally required.
Witness John F. Forrest Judge of said Court at Office this 10th day of December 1844
                                                                     Test      J.[?] Bagley clerk CC.
       10th day of December 1844
    The following inventory of Allious Sadler's estate was filed with the court on March 6, 1845.
An appraisers Bill and Inventory of the personnel property and Real Estate belonging to the estate of A. T. Sadler decd.
1 Blk Cow & yearling                                 8.00
1 Pied Cow                                                  6.00
1 Pied Cow & Blk yearling                         8.00
1 Pied heifer                                                4.00
1 Blk heifer                                                  4.00
1 Brindle Cow & yearling                           7.00
1 Pied heifer                                                7.00
1 Brown Heifer                                           6.00
1 Pied Cow & yearling                                7.00
1 Blk Steer                                                   4.00
1 Brindle Steer                                             3.00
2 Small yearlings                                         4.00
1 M__ley red Steer                                      8.00
1 Brindle Steer                                            7.00
1 Blk Cow & yearling                               10.00
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1 Blk Steer                                                   7.50
1 Blk. Heifer                                                5.00
1 Brindle Cow                                             7.00
1 Stack old fodder                                       3.50
1 Stack new fodder                                     7.00
1 Tract of Land (the Sanders plan)        1000.00
1 Negro man Jack                                      50.00
1 Negro man William                              600.00
1 Negro man Sidney                                600.00
1 Negro woman Susan                             450.00
1 Negro woman Harriet                           400.00
1 Negro woman Judah                               50.00
1 Negro woman Frances                          350.00
1 Negro woman Aggy                             400.00
1 Negro woman Kip___                          500.00
1 Negro woman Elva                               500.00
1 Negro Girl Sarah                                  250.00
1 Negro Girl Hannah                              200.00
1 Negro Girl Nincy                                 200.00
1 Negro child Elizabeth                          100.00
1 Negro woman Sylvia                           400.00
1 Negro child Adam                               100.00
1 Negro Boy Albert                                450.00
1 Negro man Isaac                                  600.00
1 Negro man Charles                              500.00
8 Cows & Calves                                     50.00
3 Yearlings                                                 5.00
3 Stacks fodder                                        16.00
2 Stacks oats                                            20.00
60 Bushels oats    @ 40                           24.00
2500 Bundles fodder more or less 125    31.25
2 yoke oxen $25 each                              50.00
1 Sorrel Horse Colt                                  35.00
1 Gray Horse                                           20.00
1 Gray Horse                                           25.00
1 Sorrel Bowl faced Horse mare             75.00
1 Bay filly                                                20.00
1 Blk Horse                                             75.00
1 Gray mare                                               1.00
1 Sorrel mare Mule                                  25.00
1 Dark Bay horse Mule                            50.00
1 Bight Bay horse mule                            50.00
1 Light Bay mare mule                             60.00
1 Blk horse mule                                      50.00
1 M___  Colored Horse mule                   40.00
1 Sorrel mare mule                                   20.00
1 Sorrel yearling Mule                             20.00
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1 Ox Yoke                                                       2.00
1 Set Blacksmiths tools                                 25.00
About 50 old plough Hoes              @          20.00
5 new Shovel molds                         75           3.75
5 Mattocks and 1 Grubbing hoe                      3.00
1 pr streachers & old Tong  _  Tongue ch__   1.50
6 Raw hides                                                   12.00
1 Lot of Plough stocks  rods bolts and cli _  11.00
6 pr Wagon Gear                                           12.00
8 pr Plough Gear                                           10.00
3 Sythes & cradles @ 3 $ E                            9.00
1 Grindstone                                                    1.00
1 Road Wagon                                               80.00
1 pr Streachers & 50 chain                              2.00
1 Ox Cart                                                       15.00
1 old wagon                                                   30.00
1 Carriage and Harness                               150.00
33 head Sheep                                               50.00
5 Spinning wheels                                 @    10.00
1 x cut [crosscut] Saw                                     7.00
1 Box Tools                                                   15.00
1 Sit Scales & wights                                      2.00
2 Looms 1/10.00-1/600                                 16.00
1 Spinning Machine                                    150.00
1 Lot shoe tools ___t &c                               10.00
1 pr Balances                                                   5.00
1 Mans Saddle                                               10.00
1 Keg nails                                                      8.00
1 Rifle Gun                                                    20.00
1 Smooth boar Gun                                         2.00
1 Pine Cupboard & contents                         30.00
1 Silver Lever Watch                                    30.00
1 Metal clock                                                25.00
1 Lot Jars                                                        8.00
1 Small Table                                                  1.50
1 Bureau                                                        15.00
1 Bed Bedstead and furniture                        25.00
1  do     do          "       "                                 20.00
1  do     do          "       "                                 25.00
1  do     do          "       "                                 25.00
1 Trundle Bed Bedstead & furniture            15.00
1 clothes Press and contents                         80.00
1 Side Saddle                                                30.00
1 Wash Stand and furniture                            5.00
1 Falling leaf Table                                         5.00
1 crib                                                               6.00
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1 Lot Leather                                                 20.00
8 old axes                                           @          8.00
1 Lot old weeding hoes                                   1.00
3 Iron Wedges                                                  1.50
 The Lawley Plantation                             1000.00
 The Home plantation                                1400.00
1 Lot Chairs                                                     6.00
1 pr Fire Dogs                                                  4.00
1  "  D[itt]o Do                                                 3.00
1 Lot pot ware                                                35.00
1 Lot Coopers ware                                          6.00
Say 5000 lbs pork  @ 3                                150.00
1 Lot Sweet Potatoes                                      40.00
1 Lot of hogs                                                 150.00
1 Log chain                                                       3.00
1 Cotton Gin                                                  100.00
1 Thrasher & Fan                                             25.00
1 Log chain                                                        3.00
 Say 800 Bushels Corn  @ 40 e                     320.00
15034 lbs Baled cotton @ 4                          601.36
1 Bed Bedstead and furniture                          25.00
1 Lot of cotton seed say 200 Bushels                6.00                                                                                                                        $13540.36
The State of Alabama
Jefferson County         Personally appeared before me D. S. McLaughlin an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County John Smith and S. A. Tarrant who being duly deposes and says that the foregoing se____ contains a true list of the personal and real estate of A. T Sadler decd as shown them by James McAdory and Thos H Owen Executors, and that the price thereunto annexed to the several items is the valuation to the best of their knowledge and belief.        
Sworn to and subscribed                                         John Smith
to before me March 6th 1845                                  S. A. Tarrant
D. S. McLaughlin  {seal}
Justice of the Peace  
"Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999" database with digital images, ( accessed 12 Mar 2017), Jefferson County, "Orphans Court Record, 1844-1854,"  pp. 25-30 (images 17-20 of 321). Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Will and Estate Inventory of Nancy Turner Moreland Sadler (1774-1831)

     Nancy Turner Moreland was married to William Rose Sadler (1765-1829). She survived him by not quite 22 months. She died on October 12, 1831 in Jefferson County, Alabama. When she died, her and William's three youngest children were still "infants" in the eyes of the law. That is to say that they were under the age of 21 and each of them therefore required a guardian. Nancy signed her will in 1831, but no specific date was given as to when in 1831.

"State of Allaba Jefferson Coy
I Nancy Sadler being in a low State health I do hereby make my last will & testament in manner & form that is to say
1st. I desire all my stock of cattle horses hogs be sold immediately after my dest. and out of the money arising therefrom, all my just debts be paid. 2ndly. After my debts are paid, I give to my son Thomas one hundred dollars. 3. I give to the Heirs of my daughter Martha dect. two hundred dollars. 4th. I gave to my daughter Lucy one hundred & fifty dollars, after her dest. to her children, the Heirs of her body. 5th. I give to Nancy McAdory one hundred & fifty dollars, after her dect. then to her children. 5th. I give to my son Augustus two hundred dollars. 6th. I give to my son Joseph two negroes, Jim & Wesly 7th. I gave to my son Isaac three negroes Alfred  Merrite & Miles. 8th. I give to my daughter Melissa two negroes Hannah & child. 9th. my household & kitchen furniture to be divided equally between my two youngest Sons, Joseph & Isaac. 10th my desire is that George & wife to be sold without parting them, also my servant Light, to be sold the money arising from the sales of these three negroes is for those that is to have money, if there is any surplus it is to be divided equally between my Sons William & Allious.
     In witess whereof I have hereunto set my hand &
affixed my seal,                                         in the year of our Lord
in the presence of us                                 one eight hundred & thirty one
E B Rockett                                               Nancy T Sadler {seal}"
Hosea Rockett
     Nancy died on October 12, 1831. Her will was proved on October 31at the Jefferson County, Alabama courthouse in Elyton, Alabama. Since Nancy did not name an executor for her estate in her will, the court appointed Jefferson County's sheriff, William A. Scott, administrator of her estate.
     An inventory of Nancy's estate was made within a month of her death.

"State of Alabama Jefferson County
A list of property as appraised belonging to the estate of Nancy T. Sadler late of said County deceased.
1 Sorrel Horse                                                   $80.00
1  d[itt]o     do                                                     70.00
1    do      mare                                                    30.00
1 Bay Colt                                                           30.00
3 Sows & 10 Shoats & 10 Pigs                           24.50
1 white Sow & 6 Pigs                                           6.00
2 Sows & 16 Pigs                                                  8.00
10 Year olds                                                         25.00     273.50
5 Shoats                                                                 6.25
9   do                                                                      9.00
5 Cows & Calves                                                 35.00
1   do           do                                                       4.00
3 Year olds                                                             6.00
1 Cutting Box                                                        3.00
1 Waggon & cloth & 4 pair of Gears                   75.00     138.25
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1 negro man named Jim                                   $550.00
1 Yellow woman named Hannah and
      her child Anthony                                        500.00
1 man George & Milly his wife                         750.00
1 woman Light                                                   200.00
1 Boy Wesley                                                     400.00
1  do   Alfred                                                      375.00
1  do   Merrit                                                      300.00
1  do   Miles                                                       175.00    3250.00
4 Bull Tounge Plows                                              3.00
2 Bar Shear Plows                                                  4.50
2 Iron Toothed Harrows                                         2.00
3 Hand Rakes                                                         1.50
4 Weeding Hoes                                                     1.00
5 Shovels for Plows                                               2.50
3 Clevises                                                                 .75
4 fallin Axes                                                           4.00
2 Sides Leather                                                       3.50
1 Loom and furniture                                             6.00
2 Spinning wheels & 1 churn                                 1.75      30.50
1 Large Kettle                                                         4.00
1   do    Oven                                                           3.00
1 Small Pot & Small oven                                       2.00
1 Pot with a Lid                                                       2.00
1 Lot of Skillets                                                         .75
1 Small Kettle and Hooks                                       1.00
1 Pail & 2 Piggins                                                   1.00
1 Stone Jar & Tin Bucket                                        1.50
1 Reap Hook                                                             .50     15.75
2 Pot Racks                                                              3.00
2 Sad Irons                                                               1.00
5 Bee gums                                                            10.00
1 Claw Hammer                                                         .25
2 pair Fire Dogs                                                        3.00
2 Bed Steads  Beads & furniture                            50.00
1 Falling Leaf Table                                                  7.00
2 1/2 Rounds    do                                                   10.00
1 Large Bible                                                            3.00
1 Bucks Dictionary                                                   1.00     88.25
1 Bureau                                                                  20.00
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1 Clock & Case                                                       15.00
1 Cupboard & furniture                                           23.50
2 Brass Candle Sticks                                                1.50
1 Shot Gun                                                                 6.00
1/2 Dozen Painted Chairs                                          6.00
1/2   "        common  do                                             2.00
1 Looking Glass                                                          .50
1 Candle Stand                                                          1.00
1 Coffee Mill                                                               .75     76.25
1 Demijohn                                                                1.50
1 Honey Stand                                                             .50
1 Lot Feathers                                                            5.00
1 Lot of Salt at $2 per Bushel
1 Stone Jug                                                                   .25
1 Flax Hackle                                                             1.00
1 Large Chest & Sundry articles                                2.00
1 Old Trunk                                                                1.00
1 Iron Square                                                                .50     11.75
14046 lbs. Seed Cotton @1 3/4                             245.80 1/4
2 Raw Hides                                                               3.00
1 Basket & Iron                                                            .50
2 Mattocks                                                                  2.00
1 pr Steel yards                                                           1.50
1 Hand axe                                                                    .50
Corn per BBl. 1.62 1/2
8 Stacks Fodder                         350                          28.00
1 Stack oats                                                                 7.50    288.80 1/4
1 Carriage & Harness                                                45.00
1 Lot of Bass Tacks & Springs                                    1.00     46.00                                                                                                                $4219.05 1/4
"State of Alabama Jefferson County. Before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace for said County Personally came James Taylor, John Adams & John B Ayres appraisers of the estate of Nancy T. Sadler decd. state on their oaths that the foregoing schedule contains a true account of all the articles & their value presented them by the administrator of said estate according to their Judgt. Given under our hand and seal Nov. 11th 1831                  his
Sworn to & subscribed before me                   James  x  Taylor
this 14th day of February 1832                                 mark
   James H Wood                                              John Adams
   Justice of the Peace                                      John B Ayres"

     Nancy's children decided they were not satisfied with the provisions of her will, and they made the following agreement regarding the disbursement of her estate on December 29, 1831.

"The State of Alabama Jefferson,
Article of an agreement made and concluded on the 29th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirty one,  Between Thomas Sadler, James Rutledge  Warren S. Wilbanks  William R Sadler  Augustus Sadler  Allious T. Sadler  James McAory  Joseph M Sadler  Isaac W. Sadler and Malissa R Sadler, the three last named being infant children by and with the consent of Augustus Sadler & James Rutledge their guardians, all being legatees of the estate of Nancy T. Sadler deceased bind and obligate ourselves to abide by the following agreement (viz)
It will be recollected that the cause of this agreement is that the above named Nancy T. Sadler late of said County decd. died seized and possessed of the following property (to wit) Ten negroes with Stock of horses Cows hogs Household and kitchen furniture leaving a will disposing of the property mostly to the minor children of said estate. We the undersigned have thought proper in that respect to evade the provisions of the said will, by dividing the said estate into ten lots as near as may be equal in value by appraisement by disinterested individuals and to give the three minor children choice of the three choice lots, and one hundred dollars in cash at the expiration of twelve months together with all the household and Kitchen furniture, the other remaining seven lots to be drawn by chance, & to be equal in value precisely, and distributed accordingly, to the remaining seven children, or children that is of age, for the faithful adherence to the above agreement, we bind ourselves severally and unconditionally to pay any loss or losses either of the above named parties might sustain, by a revocation of this agreement, by other party. Given under our hands and seal this the day and date above written
Signed and sealed in the                                                 Thomas Sadler {seal}
presents of                                                                      James Rutledge {seal}
   Jno. B Ayres                                                                W. S. Wilbanks {seal}
   John W. Bramlitt                                                          W. R. Sadler     {seal}
                                                                                   Augustus Sadler    {seal}
                                                                                   Allious T. Sadler   {seal}
                                                                                    James McAdory   {seal}
                                                                                      J. M. Sadler        {seal}
                                                                                      I. W. Sadler        {seal}
                                                                                  Malissa R. Sadler   {seal}
The State of Alabama
Jefferson County
     Personally appeared before me Baylis E. Grace Clerk of the County Court of said county, John B. Ayres one of the subscribing witnesses to the within deed, who being duly sworn, deposith and saith that he saw Thomas Sadler, James Rutledge, W. S. Wilbanks, W. R. Sadler, Augustus Sadler, Allious T. Sadler, James McAdory, J. M. Sadler, I. W. Sadler, and Malissa R. Sadler, sign seal and deliver the within article of agreement
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on the day and year therein mentioned, and that he this deponent, and John W Bramlitt, the other subscribing witness, signed the same as witnesses in presence of the said makers of the article of agreement, and in presence of each other.
     Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of April A. D. 1832.
                                            B. E. Grace {seal}"
The State of Alabama
Jefferson County
     Be it remembered that on the 24th day of April A. D. 1832, the foregoing article of agreement certified as above, was received in my office for record, and on the 26th day of the same month and year duly recorded, in Deed Book Volume 4 Pages 228 &229.
                                                              B. E. Grace  Clerk
                                                              of the county court.
"Thomas Sadler drew Merritt at                          275
                         Due him                                      180             455
James Rutledge drew George & Milly               750
                         he owes                                      295              455
W. W. Wilbanks drew Cash                                455              455
W. R. Sadler drew Mil  Cash                              xxx [crossed out]
                due him                                               xxx [ "  "]    455
Augustus Sadler drew Wesley                            450
                  due him                                                5               455
Allious Sadler drew Light                                  175
                  due him                                             280              455
James McAdory  Cash  Miles               17500    xxx
                  due him                               280.00                       455
Joseph M Sadler drew Jim                                588
                  he owes                                            133               455
I. W. Sadler drew Alfred                                     400
                  due him                                               55              455
Melissa R Sadler drew Hannah & Child           537
                  she owes                                            82                455
We certify the foregoing to be a correct drawing and allotment of the property
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belonging to the estate Nancy T. Sadler decd.
Janry. 2, 1832.                                                   John B. Ayres
                                                                          John Smith
                                                                          James Snow
                                                                          John W Bramlitt
                                                                          John Riley"
"The State of Alabama Jefferson County,
I James McAdory a Justice of the Peace for said County do hereby certify, that the within named persons was chosen to value and allot the within named property, and that they were duly sworn by me, to do the same to the best of their ability. Given under my hand and seal 2nd January 1832.
                                                                     James McAdory {seal}
                                                                     Justice of the Peace"
The foregoing writing was recorded in this office the 26th day of April 1832
                                                                      B E Grace  Clerk
                                                                      of the County Court
"Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999" database with digital images, ( accessed 13 Mar 2017), Jefferson County, "Orphans Court Record, 1824-1838 and 1841-1844," Record Book 1824-1831, pp. 473-474 (images 247-248). Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts.

"Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999" database with digital images, ( accessed 13 Mar 2017), Jefferson County, "Orphans Court Record, 1824-1838 and 1841-1844," Record Book 1831-1832, pp. 8-10 (images 261-262). Original data: Alabama County, District and Probate Courts.

"Jefferson Co, AL, Deed record v. 1-4 (p.1-250) 1820-1832" database with digital images, ( accessed 13 Mar 2017), Volume 4, pp. 228-230 (images 958-959 of 973);