o = Orders
w = Will
t = Letters Testamentary
a = Letters of Administration
f = Final decrees
m = Miscellaneous
g = guardianship
Letters of Testamentary would be issued if there were a will.
If no will, Letters of Administration would be issued.
C.T.A.: Latin for Cum Testamento Annexo (with the will annexed)
DBN: de bonis non: Latin and short for de bonis non administratis. A word used exclusively in estate matters and refers to situations where an estate is abandoned by an administrator only partially administered and someone must be appointed to complete the administration of the residue of the estate; those assets not yet administered.
Remarks Column: Words or phrases under the Remarks column were found in the original Index book. Many Remarks, especially those referring to other books, are no longer neccessary since all available papers for the decedent are now in one file, commonly called the File #, or the Box #.
PLEASE NOTE: We have found many of the persons listed in Book 2 actually died prior to 1897, some died several years prior to 1897. For your convenience, we have added a column called Pre-1897 Deaths and used an "x" to denote the earlier death date.
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