INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF ANGELINA MEACHAM:
303 3/4 Acres Land ............................................. $600.00
" 2. 1 Negro Girl, Sarah .............................................. 500.00
" 3. 1 " Woman, Esther ..................................... 200.00
" 4. 1 Note of hand given by Henry Meacham,
(Junior), dated 25th of Jan'y 1842 and pay-
able one day after date 20.54
" 5. 1 Note of hand given by Robert Meacham,
date 1st of Jan'y. 1843, payable on the
25th of December 1843 25.00
We do certify upon oaths, that as far as
was produced to us by the Executor, the above and foregoing contains a
true appraisement of the goods, chattels, and credits of the estate of
Angelina Meacham, deceased, to the best of our judgement and understanding.
W. D. Scogin
Wm. R. Butts
B. H. Myrick
James A. Jarratt
I do hereby certify that the above appraisers
were sworn to perform their duty as appraisers according to law, this the
third day of August Eighteen hundred and forty four.
John B. Dyer, J. P.
Lastly, an Order, stating in effect, that
on the fourth day of March, 1844, the Last Will and Testament of Angelina
Meacham, deceased, was proved, and approved, and Robert B. Meacham, nominated
Executor of the said deceased, is to make a perfect inventory of all and
singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, and exhibit
the same in to the Clerk of the Court of Ordinary's Office (now Probate
Court), in the County aforesaid, in order to be recorded, on or before
the fourth day of June next ensuing, and to render a just and true account,
calculation, and reckoning thereof, when thereunto required.
This Order was signed on March 4, 1844 and in the 69th year of American Independence, by Chas. W. Choate, C.C.O. (Clerk, Court of Ordinary, Baldwin County, Georgia).
Note by Alta Mitchem Durden: I had
asked for Letters of Dismission as to this estate matter, [and to that
of Angelina's Father, Henry Meacham, Senior, who died in 1837], and
received a notation from a worker in the Office of Judge Todd A. Blackwell,
of Baldwin County Probate Court, as follows: "The earliest actual
Letters of Dismission we have is in Book "A", pg. 1, and is dated 11/5/1900.
There are none prior to that date."
Apparently, Letters of Dismission, in practice today, were not required before 1900.
submitted by Alta M. Durden.
Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2004