Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Estate Inventory of Shadrack Mims d. 1807 or 1808, Lincoln County, Georgia

     This is the estate inventory for my great-great-great-great grandfather Shadrack Mims. He died in late 1807 or early 1808 in Lincoln County, Georgia. He was married to Elizabeth Kirkham. He was her second husband. Her first husband was Abraham Ayers/Ayres. This Shadrack and Elizabeth were the parents of Shadrack Mims who died in 1885 in Autauga County, Alabama. They can all be found on the Sadler Family Chart.


Lincoln County, Georgia
Appraisement Book Q, pages 133-136
Transcribed by Sharon Morehart from digital images at FamilySearch.org.

[page] 133
Inventory and Apraisment of the Estate of Shadrach Mims Decd. Appraised the 1t September 1808

One Negroe Woman and Child Fanny & Tempy         $375
Ditto Child        Amy                                                     250
Do.*    Do.         Sary                                                      250
Do.     Do.         Pamelia                                                200
Do.    Boy         Ben                                                       250
Do.     Do.         Isham                                                   225
Do.    Girl         Chany                                                   180
Do.     Boy        Aaron                                                   175
Do.    Girl         Nancy                                                   130
Do. Woman and Child Betty & Charley                       500
Do.    Do.          Nany                                                      40
Do.    Girl         Grace                                                    300
Do.    Man        Tom                                                      450
Do.     Do.         Dick                                                     400
Do.    Lad         Tom                                                      350
Do.  Woman     Jude                                                     287.50
Do.    Girl         Sealy                                                    300
Do.     Do.        Salvia                                                    250
Do.     Do.        Amanta                                                 180
Do.    Lad        Mosses                                                  337.50
Do.    Do.        Doctor                                                   300
Do.   Man        Jim                                                        500
Do. Woman and Child Sarah & Abram                        300
Do.   Girl          Tamer                                                   150
Do.   Man         Moses                                                   600
Do.    Do.          January                                                500
Do.    Do.          Jack                                                     165
Do.   Lad           Jim                                                      400
 "      Do.  Man Carolina being Very old We Consider him of no Value
Lot of Tools foot adze, four Augers
handsaw & drawing knife                                                4.--
Seven Club bars @ $1.50                                               10.50
Two Grubbing hoes & one Mattock                                 4.50
One Iron tooth Harrow                                                     8.--
                                                               Total          $8372
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Continued  [page] 134      September 2d.
To Amount brought Over                                        $8372
2 Coulter Irons                                                                  1
1 Lock Chain and Wedge                                                  3
3 bee hives @ $2                                                              6
1 Feather bed, bed stead & furniture                              35
1 Do.         Do.                        Do.                                   30
1 Lot Feathers                                                                  5
1 Bedstead, bed and furniture                                        30
2     Do.                      Do.                                               50
1 Bed and bolster                                                            15
3 Do. Cover And quilt                                                      24
6 Counterpanes @ $6                                                     36
4 Sheets @ $3.50                                                           14
6 blankets @ $1.50                                                           9
1 Walnut Desk $30                                                         30
2 Folding Tables $16                                                      16
1 Cupboard $10                                                              10
1 Small Table                                                                    1
2 Flax Wheels $7                                                              7
1 Clock Reel $1.50                                                           1.50
1 Shot Gun $8                                                                   8
2 Trunks @ $4                                                                  8
1 Lot of Books $20                                                         20
1 Writing Desk $1.50                                                       1.50
13 Chairs @75                                                                 9.75
1 Pine Table 2.00                                                             2.--
2 pair Chain traces & 1 pair harness                                2.25
2 Crocks  $2.50                                                                2.50
6 tin pans $1.50                                                                1.50
76 Gallons peach brandy @ 75                                      57.--
1 Coffee Mill @ 75                                                           --.75
1 Sugar Canister $1.50                                                     1.50
1 Large Jug $1.25                                                             1.25
1 bay Horse  $90                                                             90
1 Iron Gray  Do.                                                            150
1 Gray  Do.                                                                    100
1 Sorrel Mare & Colt                                                     150
                                             Total                             $9302.00
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Continued  [page] 135
           Amount Brot Over                                          $9302
1 Bay Mare                                                                   125
1  Do.  Do.                                                                    100
1 Gray Colt                                                                   100
1 Bay  Do.                                                                       75
1 Sorrel  Do.                                                                    75
1  Do.     Do.                                                                    70
1  Do.     Do.                                                                    70
1  Do.     Do.                                                                    55
10 Cows & Calves $12 each                                         120
10 Barren Cows $11 each, 3 Heifers $6 each               128
2 Colter Irons & Crow Bar                                               2.50
1 Lot of plows                                                                  21
3 Single trees & 5 Cliveses                                                3.50
1 Yoke Work Steers                                                           60.
1 Ox Cart                                                                         40.
1 Riding Chair & harness                                                86.25
1 Cross Cut Saw                                                                6.00
1 Waggon & harness                                                        85
1 Jack Screw                                                                      8
1 Grind Stone                                                                     4
1 Lot of hogs 41 @ $8                                                    328
1 Lot of Do. 35 @ $4                                                      140
1 Do. of pigs 38 @ 75 cents                                             28
1 Do. of hoes 14 @ 25 cents                                               3.50
1 Set of Black smith tools                                                 60
1 Set Cart boxes                                                                  3
1 Brass Kittle                                                                    16
14 Mobbey Stands & hogshead & barrel                         24
5 Scythe & Cradle @ 1.50                                                  7.50
1 Lot of Barrels                                                                   3.50
1 pair Seales & Weights                                                        .75
1 Lot of China Ware                                                            3
5 Decanters @ 75 Cents                                                     3.75
1 Lot Earthen Ware                                                           10
1 Do. of Tin     Do.                                                              3__
                                                                                   $11170.25
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     Continued           [page]  136
     Amount brought forward                                     $11170.25
1 Lot of knives & forks                                                       2
3 Candlesticks @ 75                                                           2.25
2 pair of Steelyards                                                             5.50
2 pewter basons                                                                  1
1 Mans Saddle                                                                    1.50
2 pewter dishes & five Spoons                                           1
2 Meal Sieves                                                                     1.25
1 Lot of Coopers ware                                                       4
3 Sad irons                                                                         1.50
1 Pair fire dogs                                                                   2
2  Do.      Do.                                                                      8
1 Lot of pots & Oven                                                        15.75
1 Tea Kittle & Stand                                                           2.50
1 Skillet  fire tongs & Shovel $2                                        2.50
1 Frying pan  grid iron & bread hoe                                  2
6 Spinning Wheels                                                              9
9 pair Cotton Cards                                                           4
1 Meal Seive                                                                         .25
1 Loom  Slays harness & Shuttles                                    12
100 Bushels of Wheat @ 75                                             75
1 pair of Saddle bags                                                           1.25
3 Barrels & 7 hogsheads                                                     5.50
1 Large Chisel                                                                     2
2 Slates & Looking Glass                                                   1
1 Cotton Machine                                                            150 
1 Large bell @ 1.00                                                             1.__
                                                                                   $11484.25
We the Appraisers do Certify this to be A true And perfect Inventory And Appraisment of All the personal estate of Shadrack Mims Deceased produced to Us by Elizabeth Mims Administratrix And Seaborn Mims Administrator
                                                                            Solomon Collins
Georgia                                                               John Farrar
    Lincoln County--I do                                     J. Grinnage
hereby Certify that the Appraisers 
were duly qualified before me   Robert Paul, J. P.                  
            
             

*Do.--abbreviation for Ditto

Sources for digital images
"Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93G-VR5K?cc=1999178&wc=9SBM-ZNL%3A267685301%2C267706501 : 20 May 2014), Lincoln > image 85 of 484; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

"Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93G-VT77?cc=1999178&wc=9SBM-ZNL%3A267685301%2C267706501 : 20 May 2014), Lincoln > image 86 of 484; county probate courthouses, Georgia.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Will and Testament of Shadrack MIms d. 1885 in Autauga County, Alabama

     Shadrack Mims (1804-1885) was my great-great-great grandfather on the Sadler line. He was married to Elizabeth Dowsing. He and Elizabeth had ten children together. The two daughters he mentioned in his will, Amanda Jane and Maria Cook, were both deaf and dumb, which is why he wanted to provide for their support during their lifetime.

Last Will and Testament of Shadrick Mims, deceased.
   I Shadrick Mims at my residence in the County of Autauga, State of Alabaman this the 20th day of Oct. year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighty-five make this my last will.
I hereby appoint as executors of my estate my son--Wilbur F. Mims and my Son in law E. M. Davis.
   I give devise and bequeath my entire Estate and property real and personal to my wife Elizabeth, described as follows: a tract of land containing Seven Hundred acres more or less, Known as the Hadnot plantation lying and being situate one and three quarter miles East of Prattville, together will all buildings and appurtenances thereunto pertaining. Also all furniture and household effects;
   It is also my will and wish that my wife Elizabeth use the property by me given devised and bequeathed in any manner by her deemed best for her support.
   It is my will and wish that at the death of my wife Elizabeth, all property possessed by her will become the property of our daughters Amanda Jane and Maria Cook, to be used by them for their support, during their life time and at their death all property left by them will revert to their heirs at Law;
   It is also my will and wish that my wife Elizabeth after my death, set apart a lot or parcel of land containing Eighty acres-the same to be deeded to the children of our deceased Son Alexander D. Mims.
   In witness whereof I have signed and sealed this instrument and declare the same my last will at my residence, Autauga County, State of Alabama.
This day of Oct 1885.                                      his
                                                                   S.   x   Mims
                                                                        mark
Witness Henry D. Moore
Witness T. J. Lamar
Proof.
The State of Alabama
Autauga County
     Probate Court of said county In the matter of the Probate of the last will and testament of Shadreck Mims deceased, Before me James H. Booth, Judge of the Probate Court of said County, personally appeared in open Court Henry D. Moore who having been by me first duly sworn and examined did and does depose and say that he Henry D. Moore and T. J. Lamar, are subscribing witnesses to the instrument of writing now shown to him and which purports to be the last will and testament of Shadrick Mims deceased, late an inhabitant of the County of Autautga, State of Alabama, that said Shadrick Mims since deceased signed and executed said instrument on the day the same bears date; in the presence of affiant and T. J. Lamar, the other subscribing witness thereto. and declared the same to be his last will and testament. that affiant and T. J. Lamar, the other subscribing witness set their signatures thereto on the day the same bears date as subscribing witnesses to the same, in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other.
    That said testator was of sound mind and disposing memory, and in the opinion of deponent fully capable of making his will at the time the same was so made as aforesaid.
     Affiant further states that said Testator was on the day of the date of said Will of the full age of twenty one years and upwards.
Sworn to and subscribed before me                  [signed] Henry D. Moore
this the 16th day of November 1885
           James H. Booth
                 Judge of Probate


Transcribed by Sharon Morehart from digital images found at FamilySearch.org.
"Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9B35-L8S?cc=1925446&wc=M6DJ-6P8%3A220030901%2C220063301 : 19 May 2014), Autauga > image 88 of 251; county courthouses, Alabama. Accessed 4 Feb 2017.