John Spracklin’s Estate: The Inventory!

The following month of March the Probate Court of Knox was busy with business from T.F. Cole the Administrator of John Spracklin’s estate and the three assigned appraisers of Benjamin Fox, C. Wolfe and Michael Cole.

The first order of business was to review the inventory that had been taken of the personal possessions of John Spracklin, deceased:

pg. 101, Volume J, pg. 101 (101-106) #Reel 1294319

23 March, 1863

Estate Record Vol. J. pg. 101-102

Inventory and appraisement of the personal property of the

Estate of John Spracklin

The State of Ohio Knox County fs….

Be it remembered that heretofore to wit on the 23rd day of March A.D. 1863, T.F. Cole Administrator of the estate of John Spracklin late of said county deceased, filed in the office of the Probate Court within and for said Knox County an inventory and appraisement of the personal property of said deceased together with the notice of his appointment and proof of publication which said inventory and appraisement, notice and proof, read in the words and figures following to wit.

 LARGE SPACE with no writing

Continuing on page 101, of Volume J.  The three appraisers give their word that the inventory was done according to their ability:

 page 101, Volume J, pg. 101 (101-106) #Reel 1294319

The State of Ohio, Knox County

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

Michael Cole

C. Wolfe

Benjamin Fox

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this sixteenth day of February A.D. 1863

John K. [Far/Tar], Justice of the Peace

Personal goods and chattle belonging to the said John Spracklin dead which are assets in the hands of the Administrator ____________________________…

 The inventory was very hard to read and I did my best to figure out what they wrote, however, I am a city girl so I may not know all the proper words for farming equipment and more.

Page 102 Inventory

Page 102 Inventory

Page 102  Vol. J

Appraised Value

1 Bedstead, 2 coverlets, old quilt 3.50 44. Goose _____ 21.50
2. Coverlet 4.00 48. Double .50
3. Table .50 49. Old Wash Machine .25
4. Lantern Flat ___Mortar .30 50. Griddle .10
5. Knives, forks, table .60 51. Barrel .50
6. Cotton table cloth .62.5 89. Foks & Spoons bass 1.25
7. Glassware 1.00 90. Wheat Thrasher in Barn 50.00
8.        ware .62.5 91. Flax Stram 5.00
 9.     Wooden Vase .28 92. Flax Stram ½ Kenoy’s 2.00
10. Table 2 ___Tea Pot .45 32.  Cider Barrel .20
11. Clock .25 53. Gound Stones Frame & Stick 1.00
12. Set of chairs No.  1 1.00 54. Porzts .50
13 Set of Chairs No. 2 1.00 55. Three Kettles .25
14. Churn 1.00 56. Bee’s and Hives 6.00
15. Old bureau & contents of app 1.00 57. T 2.26
16. Contents of drawer No. 1.00 58. Silas Hog 12.00
17. Contents of Drawer No. .10 59. Black Cow 10.00
18. Contents of Drawer No. .10 60. Second Cow 10.00
19. Apple Parer .12.5 61. Heifer 8.00
20. 2 Beds & Six Pillows without ___all her feathers 10.00 62. Sheep 66.80
21. Dick’s Works 3 Vols. 2.00 63. Bay Filley (Let) 41.50
22.  History of All Religious 3.00 64. Brown Filly 35.00
23. Looking glasses .30 65. Gray Filly 35.01
24.  Blanket, coverlid & 4.00 66. Wagon No.1 2.01
25. Rag blanket  No. 1 21.00 67. Old Horse Wagon 16.00
26. Rag blanket No. 2 .75 68. Two Horse Wagon 60.00
27. Bedstead .50 69. Plow 1.75
28. Steel .50 70. Shovel Plow 1.75
29. Reed ____ Sickle & Pack Saddle .25 71. Shovel Plow 1.78
30.  Window sash .36 72. Hanon 5.00
31. Feather Bed, goose feathers 6.00 73. Long Log Chains 1.50
32. Toungo and S .25 74. Short Log Chains 1.35
33. ____Pipe and utensil 4.00 75. Borken Log Chain .37
34. Tool Chest .50 76. Black Mare 65.00
35. Tools in Chest 2.00 77. Sorel Mare 35.00
36. Bedstead without Bolts 1.00 78. Fives Calves 20.10
37. Franklin Stove and Pipe 2.00 79. Nine Hogs 21.25
38.  Kneeding trough, bag .50 80. Son 6 Pigs 9.00
39. Box of Contrastion .25 81. 1/3 of ___of East Wheat Field relivered in Bins 5.00
40. Oil & ___Keg & Leads .50 82. ½ of ___West Wheat field 15.00
41.  Kettle .25 83 ____Shock 12.50
42.  Ax Shovet Shade 1.25 84. Wheel Barrow 21.50
43. Three ___ Irons .12.5 85. Saddle Harnes & Collar .50
44. Augers .75 86. Buggy Harnes 3.00
45.  Mattches .37.5 87. Timothy Seed 2.51
46. Sam Buck .15 88. Gradle and 2 Soryths 1.00

Claims not app. N. Mitchell’s amt not known, P. Degood 2.00 worthless, T. White Sites 50, Keller Amt. Unknown, ___ 50. do.

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