Funeral of J. Clinton Cobb, 1910

This article is very loosely connected to my husband’s Pierce line. Ellsworth Pierce, one of the pallbearers, was the brother to my husband’s great-grandmother, Lillian Pierce Cossaboon.
Even though this article doesn’t really concern my family, I thought that I’d post it, because it’s so sad. This article was in the Bridgeton Evening News, dated 31 January 1910.

  • Mariann Regan - May 26, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    A sad life, borne patiently. I thought at first that you were writing about a war veteran, but then I looked at the date. In a way, his whole life was a war against his illness.ReplyCancel

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Wordless Wednesday: Louisa Pottgen Thornton (1836-1919)

Here is another precious photo of my 3rd great-grandmother, Louisa Pottgen Thornton. It was taken by Patch, on 413 4th Street in Sioux City, Iowa.

  • Mariann Regan - May 25, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    An honest face, and a clear photograph. I am always amazed at how clear these very old photographs can be, and you have a fine one here. I notice the scarf pin.ReplyCancel

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Amanuensis Monday: Inventory of the Estate of John Glass, 1840

John Glass was my 4th great-grandfather. He died on 19 October 1840 in Franklin county, Virginia.  This is the inventory of his estate. It is transcribed {to the best of my ability} beneath the images.  If you see any mistakes or have corrections, I”m happy to hear them.
An Inventory of the appraisment of the Estate of John Glass Deceasd, the 19th day of, October 1840   $ [cent sign]
9 Hilling Hoes…………………………………………………………………….2.25
5 Grubbling Hoes……………………………………………………………….2.00
7 Cutters……………………………………………………………………………..3.50
1 Dagon Plough………………………………………………………………….1.00
2 Shovel Ploughs…………………………………………………………………1.00
6 Pole axes………………………………………………………………………….5.00
1 Pair Iron Wedges……………………………………………………………  .50
1 Frow………………………………………………………………………………..   .12 1/2
4 Clevises……………………………………………………………………………  .50
1 Log Chain…………………………………………………………………………1.00
1 Fifth Chain……………………………………………………………………….1.25
1 pair Strechers + 6 Plough Swingle Trees……………………..2.00
Amt Carrd Forw @ 20.12 1/2
Amt Brot Forw @   20.12 1/2
1 Cutting Machine…………………………………………………………….2.50
1 Crop Cut Saw…………………………………………………………………..1.00
2 Scythes and Cradles……………………………………………………….3.00
1 Waggon 4 Swingle trees + stretchers…………………………40.00
6 sets Waggon Gear…………………………………………………………12.00
1 Ox Cart……………………………………………………………………………4.00
1 Parcel Shucks…………………………………………………………………..1.50
6 Stacks Blade Fodder…………………………………………………….18.00
1 pair trace chains…………………………………………………………….. .75
4 hatter chains…………………………………………………………………..1.00
60 Barrels Corn @ 1.75 per Barrel………………………………..105 _
4 Straw Stacks……………………………………………………………………1.00
5 Raw Hides………………………………………………………………………8.00
Tobacco in the Granary………………………………………………….25.00
Amt Carrd Forwd…………$232.87
Amt Brot forwd……………..232.87 1/2
1 Lot of Wheat 32 1/2 Bushels @ $0.02 1/2 per bushel……20.15
2 Hogsheads…………………………………………………………………………. .50
1 House Tobacco………………………………………………………………..50.00
1 House Tobacco………………………………………………………………..50.00
3 Iron Hoops…………………………………………………………………………3.00
1 mo Horned Cow……………………………………………………………….10.00
1 Black Cow…………………………………………………………………………10.00
5 Head Horses…………………………………………………………………..130.00
Garden of Vegetables…………………………………………………………..1.50
1 Barrel + 1 Dagon Plough Clevier…………………………………….. .25
1 Sword and Epaulette…………………………………………………………3.00
1 Chest……………………………………………………………………………………4.00
1 Small Square Walnut Stand with drawers…………………….  .50
1 Cupboard……………………………………………………………………………8.00
1 Lot of Books………………………………………………………………………..5.00
Amt Carrd forwd…$528.77 1/2
Amt Brot forwd…….$528.77 1/2
1 Lot Cupboard furniture………………………………………………….3.00
1 Cand and 1 Set Candle Moulds………………………………………1.00
11 Split Bottom Chairs………………………………………………………..1.50
1 pair Fire Dogs…………………………………………………………………  .50
1 Hone and 1 two feet rule……………………………………………….  .50
1 Shot Gun……………………………………………………………………………1.50
1 Looking Glass……………………………………………………………………  .50
1 Slate………………………………………………………………………………….  .12 1/2
1 Bed and furniture with under Bed……………………………..12.00
1   do          do               do……………………………………………..14.00
1 Bed Bedstead and furniture………………………………………….8.00
1 Chest…………………………………………………………………………………4.00
1 Trunk………………………………………………………………………………..2.00
9 Jugs…………………………………………………………………………………..2.50
1 Lot Prize Pins………………………………………………………………..    .75
Amt Carrd Forwd……………………$580.65
Amt Brot forwd……………………….$580.65
1 Old Coffee Pot + nails……………………………………………………..  .40
1 Pair Smoothing Irons………………………………………………………  .75
1 Coffee Mill, Lantern, hooks and Ticklers……………………… .05 1/2
1 Lot Knives and forks………………………………………………………1.00
1 Doz Spoons……………………………………………………………………….  .50
1/2 Doz Cups + Saucers + Sugar Dish……………………………..  .62 1/2
1 Waiter……………………………………………………………………………….  .50
1 Coffee Pot, 1 Tin Bucket………………………………………………….  .75
10 Plates + 2 Dishes……………………………………………………………..1.25
2 Candle Sticks, Snuffers, + 2 Waiters, 3 bake pans………   .50
2 Bottles, 2 Bowls, Sugar Dish, two funnel Knives forks .62 1/2
1 Walnut Folding Table……………………………………………………..2.50
Trunk Bedstead + Chest……………………………………………………..1.00
Spice Mortar, Tongs and Tea Kettle…………………………………1.00
4 Prize Pins…………………………………………………………………………. .50
Amt Carrd forwd………………….$592.61
Amt Brot forwd…………………..$592.61
1 Lot of old chains, Cutter Plough hoe Clevis + hands?….2.00
Shroud + head Irons + 2 Set Irons…………………………………….. .75
1 Lot of old Iron plunder……………………………………………………1.00
2 Swingle Trees + 1 Plume………………………………………………… .25
1 ?
1 Sack Salt…………………………………………………………………………..3.50
1 Loom…………………………………………………………………………………4.00
1 Coffee Mill………………………………………………………………………  .50
2 Cotton Wheels…………………………………………………………………1.00
2 Trays……………………………………………………………………………….. .25
1 Chain and watering Bucket…………………………………………. .50
1 Meal Sifter……………………………………………………………………..  .25
3 Ovens + 1 lid…………………………………………………………………..2.75
1 ?
Amnt Carrd Forwd…………….$611.86
Amnt Brot Forwd……………….$611.86
3 Pots and 2 p ? Hooks………………………………………………………3.50
S? Pot and Vessell and Water pail………………………………….  .12 1/2
2 Tubs and 1 Bucket………………………………………………………….  .25
1 Lot of Barrells + Boxes…………………………………………………..2.25
1 Stone Jar………………………………………………………………………….. .31 1/2
1 Cottin Patch……………………………………………………………………..5.00
1 Bed Bedstead and furniture…………………………………………10.00
1     Do      Do         Do   …………………………………………………..5.00
1 Ser?
1 Bag of Peas………………………………………………………………………..1.50
1 Lot Upper + Sole leather………………………………………………….2.50
1 Chest…………………………………………………………………………………   .50
1 Large Chest……………………………………………………………………..   .50
2 pare Cotton ?
1 Cut ?
Amt Carrd forwd………………………..$645.86
Amt Carrd forwd………………………..$645.86
1 Small Pine Chest………………………………………………………………..  .25
1 Saddle and 3 Coat Pads…………………………………………………….5.00
4 Fine Riding Bridles………………………………………………………..10.00
1 Lot of Tools Saw ?………………………………………………………………1.50
2 pair Saddle bags………………………………………………………………..3.00
2 Slays and 2 umbrellas………………………………………………………1.25
2 Chamber Pots……………………………………………………………………  .25
1 Hackle………………………………………………………………………………..1.50
Negro Man Frank, aged about 45 years……………………..300.00
Negro Man Jem aged about 34 nearly blind………………100.00
“        Woman Louisa aged about 40 years……………….200.00
“       Woman Annica aged about 45 years……………175.00
Annicas child Milly 2 years old next May…………………100.00
Negro Boy Isaac about 20 years old…………………………….540.00
Negro Boy Harrison about 15 years old………………………450.00
Amt Carrd Forwd………………$2533.61
Amt Carrd Forwd………………$2533.61
Negro Woman Edy about 23 years old………………………..400.00
“       Boy Franklin about 12 years old…………………….425.00
“        Boy Kingston about 13 years old……………………400.00
“       Boy Booker about 7 years old…………………………200.00
“       Girl Ann about 6 years old…………………………….200.00
“      Girl Judith about 11 years old…………………………425.00
“      Girl Elvera about 6 years old…………………………200.00
“      Boy Wiley about 3 years old………………………….200.00
“      Girl Charlotte about 3 years old…………………….150.00
“     Boy Daniel about 21 years……………………………..550.00
“      Boy Booker about 36 years…………………………….400.00
$6083.61

In obedience to an order from the worshipful County Court of Franklin to us the under signed directed we have proceed and appraised all the personal Estate of John Glass Decd as was shown us by the Admis as pr foregoing Lest.
Andrew S. Brooks
Henry L. Muse
Zachariah Finney
At a Court held for Franklin County at the Courthouse the 2nd day fo August 1841
This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Glass Decd was returned and ordered to be recorded.
Teste.
Moses G. Carper  CFC

  • Mariann Regan - May 21, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Next to last page:

    Maybe these? :

    2 pares Cotton Cards and Temples

    1 Cut Reel

    ? You have done a fantastic job of transcription. All those curly capital cursives are enough to drive a person nuts.ReplyCancel

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George Agee declined being Executor

George Agee was my great-grandmother, Viva Agee Edwards’ brother.

I’m not sure why he declined being executor of his father’s estate. I’m assuming that it’s because he lived in South Dakota and couldn’t do it from afar.  He left it to his brother, John.

I, George Agee, do herein decline the appointment as one of the executors of my father’s estate, and respectfully asks the court to name only one Executor, namely, John Agee. I further state that I know it to be the desire of all of my brothers and sisters that John Agee be the sole Executor.  Dated at Jefferson, So. Dak. this 9th day of July 1938.

{signed} George S. Agee

Subscribed and sworn to me this 11th day of July, 1938, by George Agee personally known by me to be the same identical person whose signature appears above.

{signed} William Moon, Notary Public

County of Union, State of South Dakota

  • Mariann Regan - May 19, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    His siblings seem to be behind his decision, also. Maybe they really wanted only one executor, John. ; )ReplyCancel

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Old Newspaper Finds: Prohibition Punch Recipe

I found this in the Bridgeton Evening News, dated 5 June 1920.  I can’t imagine living during Prohibition – not that I”m a drinker or anything {because I”m definitely not}!

  • Anita Maurer - May 16, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    Add a little bathtub gin and you’ll be all set!ReplyCancel

  • Mariann Regan - May 18, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Add whiskey or bourbon, and you’ve got a cross between a whiskey sour and a mint julep! I think drinks are colorful, but my max is one glass of wine or I get sick. Sigh.ReplyCancel

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