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Estate of Josiah Jordan
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Josiah Jordan Estate
Oglethorpe County, Ga.
Court of Ordinary
Georgia } Court of Ordinary Nov. Term Oglethorpe County }
Upon the application of the distributees of the Estate of Josiah Jordan dec'd Consisting of widow Milly Jordan Nathaniel Mitchell in right of his wife Temperance Mitchell the heir and distributee of Martha Mitchell dec'd wife of Hartwell Mitchell Jacob Mathews in right of his wife Winney Mathews the heir and distributee of Josiah Jordan dec'd Geo. W. Jordan Minor Wm. E. Collier in right of his wife Polly Minor Patience Jordan Minor Jno. P. Jordan Minor & Ann M. Jordan Minor stating that is desirable to the said distributees of Josiah Jordan Dec'd to have the personal Estate of said Josiah which has come into the hands of the administrator since the former division thereof apportioned equally between the said Distributees.
It's further ordered that Dr. Ira C. Smith Majr. George Doggett Isham Rainey and Wm. Arnold be and they are hereby appointed commissioners & appraisers and they or any three of them are hereby authorized to divide the personal Estate of Josiah Jordan dec'd which has lately come into the hands of the administrator
into ten equal parts among the said distributees giving an equal portion to cash of said Estate due motion being previously given to all Concerned It's further ordered that the said Petitioner be authorized to divide the portion Coming to the heirs of Hartwell Mitchell equally between the same.
Josiah Jordan Estate
Book # 4 1815-1831
Inventories and Returns On Estates
Appraisement & Partition of the personal property of Josiah Jordan Sen'r dec'd among the distributees Of said dec'd January 6th 1825
Lot 1st Solomon a fellow $ 500 } Fanny & child 450 } Pat a woman 275 } Assign to Milly Sophia a girl 150 } Jordan widow Amey a woman 100 $1475 Lot 2nd Osborn a fellow $ 500 } Ginney & child Jeffery 500 } Drawn by Jn. P. Jim a boy 300 } Jordan. Minor Malessa a girl 125 } $ 1425 Lot 3rd Brittan a fellow $ 300 } Mary & child Sally 300 } Drawn by Patience Milly a girl 250 } Jordan. Minor Betty a woman 150 } $1400 Lot 4th Burrell a fellow $ 500 } Little Jinney girl 375 } Rachel a woman 300 } M. Jordan. Minor Lucy a girl 250 } $1425 Lot 5th Billy a fellow $500 } Franky a woman 400 } Drawn by Geo. W. Peter a fellow 300 } Jordan. Minor Elya a girl 175 } $1375 Continued Lot 6th Clark a Boy $400 } Hinny & child Lola 500 } Drawn by Polly Herod a fellow 300 } Jordan. Minor Green a boy 200 } $1400 Lot 7th Jack a boy $350 } Rhoda & child 500 } Drawn by the heirs Cate & child Isbele 350 } of Martha Mitchell wife of Hartwell Mitchell Mason a girl 200 } $1400 Lot 8th Rec'd before the death of the dec'd By Nathaniel Mitchell $1198 At present Little Cate a girl 350 $1548 Ninth Lot Rec'd as above stated by Jacob Mathews $1213 At present Middleton a boy 350 $1563 Lot 10th Rec'd as above stated by Josiah Jordan Jun'r $1368 At present Willis a boy 300 $ 1668
Georgia } We do hereby Certify that the above and Oglethorpe County } foregoing is a just and true appraisement and distribution of the personal property of Josiah Jordan Sen'r dec'd produced to us by Jacob G. Mathews the Adm'r
To the best of our Knowledge & understanding
This 6th day of January 1825
George x Doggett
( Complier's note-these returns begin at page 52- January 17th 1822 and contains 28 pages, estate consisted of four plantations, last page recorded Nov. 5th 1829. There are deeds recorded as late as April 25th 1839 by the Administrator, Jacob Mathews. Jacob Mathews's family, Josiah Jordan's widow, Milly (Mildred) Jordan, and John Vines Collier moved to Stewart County Ga. after 1833. My forefather John Vines Collier moved back to Oglethorpe County around 1848, after his wife Olive J (Jacob Mathews's daughter) Collier died in Stewart County)
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