The Estate of Rev. George Tarvin

Rev. George Tarvin died early in 1813 in Bracken Co., Kentucky, reportedly from injuries sustained in a grist mill accident. He was about 69 years old at his death. He apparently had no will and in executing his estate, his widow, Mary Wood Tarvin, followed probate procedures of the time. In the February 1813 Court, she was granted, along with John Latham, administration of his estate.

Ref: Bracken County Order Book A, p. 364.

This process took several years to complete. Several documents were filed with the probate court of Bracken County. The inventory of personal effects was completed quickly but not filed until August 1813. An auction sale of property was conducted under direction of the court, called vendue (but spelled here "vandue"). The vendue was completed in February 1813 and presented in the March 1813 court. Finally, the settlement of the account was delayed until 1816, probably to collect on the auction sales. The estate commissioners attempted to file the final settlement in September 1816, but it was postponed and finally filed in November 1816, accepted by the December 1816 court.

Ref: Bracken County Order Book A, p. 447.

Ref: Bracken County Order Book A, p. 447.

These three filings in the Bracken County court records are reproduced and transcribed here. To see a larger version of the court record, double-click on the image.

View all three documents: Inventory, Auction, and Settlement.

Auction

Citation: Bracken County Will Book A, pp. 303-306
303

Vandue account Feb 12th 1813

  
Mary Tarvin to 1 Bucket$ " 28  
 Ditto 1 Bucket" 38  
 Ditto 1 Milk pail 26  
 Ditto 1 Churn 28  
 Ditto 1 Sugar tub" 12½
 Ditto 1 pot1 26  
 Ditto 1 Reel" 31  
 Ditto 1 Bucket" 12½
 Ditto 1 coffee pot" 15  
 Ditto 2 Reeds1 00  
 Ditto 1 Kettle1 25  
 Ditto 1 pair of Horse gear4 00  
 Ditto 1 axe1 50  
 Ditto 1 axe" 39  
 Ditto 1 plow3 01  
 Ditto 1 Looom9 26  
 Ditto 1 working mill" 51  
 Ditto 2 hoes 77  
 Ditto to Hemp1 00  
 Ditto to handkerchief1 50  
 Ditto to one set of knives and forks2 26  
 Ditto to Cloths1 --  
Property retained at the appraisment3 25  
 Ditto 1 Brown mare25 --  
 Ditto 1 Cow9 50  
 Ditto 6 Shoats8 50  
 Ditto 1 Table" 75  
 Ditto 2 chairs1 --  
 Ditto 1 Wheel1 75  
304
 Ditto 1 Iron wedge$ 63½
 Ditto 2 Pot traminds2 50  
 Ditto 1 fire shovel and tongs 37½
 Ditto 1 pair smoothing Irons1 --  
 Ditto 2 Broken kettles 50  
 Ditto to cubbord furniture 3 50  
 Ditto 1 Haskel 25  
 Ditto 1 Wheel Barrow 12½
 Ditto 1 long Slide
 Ditto 2 bags1 --  
 Ditto 1 hogshead 43½
 Ditto 1 pair Bedsteads 1 --  
 52 87½
ThomasTarvin to 1 mattock 2 12½
 Ditto 1 Log chain3 00  
 Ditto 1 Bible1 50  
 Ditto 1 Bible2 00  
 Ditto to Cloth 2 00  
 Ditto 1 Riddle" 6¼
 Ditto 1 Basket" 76  
 Ditto 1 Barel" 37  
 Ditto 1 Table" 25  
 Ditto 1 Saddle 5 02  
John Bowman 1 half Bushel measure 25  
Isaac Day 1 rewter Dish1 25  
John Rusk 1 Book" 50  
 Ditto to Cloaths1 50  
 Ditto to chairs" 84  
Caspar Bowman Gauntlet & appron 13 05  
305
Equilla Smith to 1 Basket " 75  
 Ditto 1 coffee mill" 37½
Amos Milner to hammer and anvil 25  
John Latham to 1 saw & chisel" 17  
 Ditto 1 hoe 27  
 Ditto to shoats2 25  
William Eagan to 1 bibb 4 old Iron 1 --  
 Ditto 1 Broad axe" 68  
 Ditto 1 cotton wheel2 50  
Boldin Bane to 1 pair of Bedsteads 1 40  
David Lingston to 1 sifter 2 26  
 Ditto skane of thread" 28  
John Patterson to 2 sheep 6 50  
 Ditto 1 pair of specktikls 1.81  
William Pell ~ to 1 par stettyaros 2 52  
William Robinson to 1 Cow 12 --  
 Ditto 1 grait Coat12 --  
Joel Newland to 1 Bull calf 1 37½
Samm Osserer to 1 horse 10.51  
 Ditto 1 Heiffer6 25  
Edward Campbell1 26  
John Hamilton to 1 Kegg".32  
 Ditto 1 coukshell 75  
John Dillinaw to 1 scythe 25  
William Pell to 1 Horse24 50  
Elenor Whealey to 1 Kettle 1 31  
 Ditto 1 Book 80½
 Ditto 1 Handkerchief 1 01  
306
Jacob Arnold to 1 auger" 45  
Peter Stewart tp 1 pair saddle bags 3.25  
Charles West to 1 pair of horst gear 3. 26  
Geroge Martin to cloaths1.85  
George Dilman 1 auger" 26  
 Ditto to cloaths4.12½
 Ditto 2 hats" 55  
Wm Carter to 1 stand of Bees" 26  
Isaac Reynolds to 1 kettle 4.50  
William Lancaster to 1 Plow 2.50  
 Ditto 1 Trunk 27  
Edward Patterson to spade " 43  
 Ditto 1 trot line 75  
James Donovan to cold sickles 1.12½
 Ditto 1 sow 1.81  
 Ditto 1 Looking Glass 1.50  
Isaac Bartlow to 1 leese32.51  
Alexander Bruce to pair of Boots 1.23  
Aaron Baker to 1 Bed and cloathes 20.62½
John Bennet to 1 Blanket 3 --  
 John Latham
Mary Tarvin
Administrators
Bracken County March Court 1813
This account of sales of the Estate of George Tarvivn
Decd. was returned and order to be recorded
Teste John Payne C.B.C.

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