Monday, December 26, 2016

Probate file of Jesse Smith

Ancestry. Indiana Probate Records, Image 1546.
As noted in the last post, Jesse A. Smith died on 1 July 1920 in Gibson County, Indiana. His probate file shows my 2nd-great-grandmother Anna signed a bond in settlement of his estate.



The probate file includes a receipt showing Anna's signature for the final settlement of $98.80 on 3 January 1922.

The settlement also covered taxes on four acres of land in Fort Branch, Gibson County, Indiana located in Section 13, Township 3, Range 11. Jesse also had 17 acres in Union Township worth $3420.

It appears Anna Smith Lamon had to file an action against the estate in 1921 to quiet title to land inherited and to determine the rights of the heirs. Anna and her brother William were the sole heirs of Jesse Smith. As seen in the papers above, the court resolved the matter as petitioned by Anna.

Anna died five years later, on 28 May 1927 in Indianapolis.

The next probate file contains information on Jesse Smith's father, my 4th-great-grandfather, Isaac Smith. I will cover this in my next post.

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