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.

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.

Inventory

Citation: Bracken County Will Book A, pp. 280-284.
280

Bracken County August Court 1813
the within account was this day
produced in open Court and ordered
to be recorded.

Will T. Taliaferro D.O.

An inventory of the goods of George Tarvin, Dec.

  
1 one Red Cow with the bell$9. 50  
1 Red white heifer4 00  
1 Black and white heifer7 50  
1 Bull call 75  
6 Shotes7 50  
1 Sow 4 shotes3 50  
1 old bay horse5 00  
1 brown mare25 00  
1 Black Horse25 00  
2 yews & 1 lamb & Bell3 50  
2 old Tubs37½
1 Mattox1 50  
4 Hoes1 50  
1 Iron wedge0 62½
2 Axs1 50  
1 Log chain1 50  
1 pair Doubletrees1 25  
2 Clivises & twisted link1 00  
1 Dutch Scythe & trous0 25  
1 Wheel Barrow0 12½
1 Log sled0  6¼
1 pare Saddle Bags2 00  
1 Saddle & Circingle4 75  
2 pr of Geers5 00  
1 Old Bridle & Curry Comb00 37½
1 old Dr00 37½
2 small Tub 75  
1 Half Bushel Measure 25  
1 old Cag 37½
281
1 Old Reel$    35  
2 Baskets1 50  
1 Big Wheel2 00  
2 Old tubs 75  
2 Water Buckets0 50  
1 Piggin & Tray 50  
1 Augar ~ Saw1 12½
1 Augar & 2 chisels & Tray 0 50  
1 Hammer & Awl0 37½
Old Traus 50  
6 Beef Hook
1 Kettle & Bail3 00  
1 Large pot2 00  
1 small pot1 25  
1 old oven
1 old Kettle 50  
1 Barshear Plough2 00  
1 shovel plough1 00  
1 Washing tub and 2 kits0 25  
1 Loom & Tackling7 00  
2 Beads & pain old Geers1 37½
1 Pot Frammel1 50  
1 Pot Rack1 00  
1 Pare Dog Irons1 25  
1 shovel & tongs1 37½
1 pr Sheep shears 0 50  
1 Shoe Bench and Tools1 50  
1 pr ~~lyards1 50  
2 old trous37½
1 Whet Stone 25  
1 Sifter1 00  
1 Looking Glass0 50  
1 Cubbard10 00  
1 puter Dish0 75  
1 Coffee Mill1 25  
2 Earthen Dishes18  
282
1 tin pan 3 tin cups$    37½
1 Coffee pot0 25  
1 Bottle and Cruit37½
  Cubboard furniture2 50  
4 Crocks and 1 plate62½
1 Couk shell25  
2 smoothing Irons1 00  
½ Dozen knives & forks2 00  
5 old Knives & 2 forks0 75  
1 Table0 75
2 chairs 1 armed1 00  
4 Do50  
1 Churn50  
1 Bible and Hymn Book2 50  
2 Book's0 50  
  Some Old Books0 12½
1 fine Hacker and set0 25  
1 Small Trunk0 12½
1 pr Bedsteads1 00  
1 Do00 50  
4 Tubs1 00  
1 Wheel1 75  
1 Small0 25  
1 Shot line0 50  
1 Bed & furniture Bedstead16 75  
23 pr Muslin 3 handkerchiefs2 25  
  Wareing apparrel the whole27 50  
1 Bee Stand12½
11 Bee Guns 69  
1 Warping Mille 50  
1 Bag 50  
2 Kettles 50  
283
1 Note on William Buckner$33 00  
1 Do on Peter Stewart
    Due the Tenth of Dec. next
20 00  
  Some spun yarn and cotton 37½
  Cash in hand12 00  
4½ Acres of Land a lease at $100 pr acre
for three years
22 50  

An Inventory of Personal property of
George Tarvin Dec'd of Bracken appraised
by us the Subscribers in Current money
this 3d day of February. appraisers.

Isaac Day
William Carter
Edward Patterson
John Bennito clk
to the above

Articles found after the appt. and apprl. on the day of sale.

1 Broad Ax$ 0 50  
30lb of Hemp1 00  
1 Wheat Riddle

Isaac Day
William Carter
Edward Patterson

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Last Updated: 17 Nov 2012 21:39 PST


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