The following is my full transcription of a scan of the original probate record for Henry Jaques.
At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine before the Honourable George Tod, president, and Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr, associates, Judges holding said Court, & sitting as a Court of probate on motion the Court appointed Betsey Jaques administratrix on the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county, deceased, and accept Aaron Stobbins and Chauncey Porter as her sureties in the sum of five hundred dollars. The Court, also appointed Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner appraisers, to appraise the personal property belonging to said estate. The said Between Jaques, having given the bonds required by the order of the Court, Letters of administration was issued, in the words and figures following, to wit,
The State of Ohio
George Tod, president of the third circuit of the Court of common Pleas, & Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr his associate judges of the same court, within and for the county Geauga aforesaid, in the name and by the authority of the state of Ohio, To all, to whom these presents shall come, Be it known, That administration of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of Henry Jaques, late of the township of Munson in the county aforesaid, at the time of his death, is herebby committed unto Betsey Jaques, whose duty it shall be (under oath) to know all and singular the said goods and chattels inventoried and appraised by Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner, house holders of the county aforesaid, (after deducting for the widow, her wearing apparel, one bed and bedding, and all the wearing apparel of her deceased husband, together with such articles of property as are, or may be, by law, exempt from execution, and such other provisions as the appraisers aforesaid, shall consider reasonable for the support of herself and children, one year from the time of the death of the deceased, and make a return thereof, signed by the said appraisers, with a bill of the sale of the goods and chattels of the said deceased, together with a true and accurate statement of the debts due and owing to the estate of the said Henry Jaques deceased, to the office of the Clerk of the Court of common pleas, for the county aforesaid, within three months from the date hereof, and moreover to adjust and settle up the account of her administration, within eighteen months from the date hereof, as the law directs. And we do by these presents appoint the said Betsey Jaques, administratirix of all singular, the goods, chattels, rights and credits which were of the said Henry Jaques deceased.
In Testimony of which, we have caused the seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.
Witness the Honourable George Tod, president thereof, at Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.
D.D. Aiken, Clerk.
Afterwards, on the twenty-third day of November, in the year aforesaid, the said administratrix deposited in this office, an inventory of the goods and chattels belonging to said estate, in the words and figures following, to wit.
A true and accurate Inventory of the goods and chattels of the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county deceased, presented to us, the undersigned appraisers of said estate, by Betsey Jaques the administratrix thereof, this day of AD 1829.
one hundred weight of pork with [???????] $9.00
2 Red Stays $28.00
1 Yoke & Irons $1.00
2 Red Bulls $20.00
1 Brown Lineback Cow $9.00
2 two yr. old heifers $14.00
2 Cows $18.00
9 Sheep $11.25
7 Harrow teeth $3.25
1 Sett Log chains $4.25
1 Grind Stone $1.25
1 Iron Wedge $.75
2 Axes $2.00
1 Sickle $.25
1 Gun $.75
1 Whiffletree & chains $.75
4 Weavers Reeds $4.00
1 Sett silver Tea Spoons $2.00
1 [????] & Warping Bars $6.00
1 Cl???s & pin $.50
1 Plough Share $1.00
1 Inch auger $.75
1 Drawing Knife $.25
1 Hammer $.25
2 Kettles $4.00
3 Barrels $1.00
Munson Sept 30th 1829
Also accompanying the said Inventory is the schedule of property set off to the widow for her support, in the words and figures following, to wit:
A Schedule of property set off by us, the appraisers, as aforesaid, for the support of the widow and children, one year from the death of the intestate, estimated at thirty-two dollars, from the date of this appraisal to the expiration of the year.
The provisions on hand, at the time of the decease, & articles used for the support of the family till the present time.
For the remainder of the year, articles of property [????aced] in the foregoing schedule, amounting to thirty two dollars, and such as she may select. $32.00
Appraised & set off by us this 30th day of Sept. 1829 –
Accompanying the said returns is the certificate of [?????] Canfield, Esquire, a Justice of the peace, in the words and figures foillowing, to wit
The State of Ohio
[????????] [?????] Canfield
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