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Martin Kirsch

Probate of Estate of Martin Kirsch

Submitted by Jacque Kirsh

As recorded in Probate Judge's Loose Papers, Bibb County, and microfilm of Bibb County probate court records in Alabama Department of Archives and History.

NOTE: Martin P. Kersh's estate was much larger than the usual estate probated in Bibb County in this time period, not because he was a particularly wealthy man, but because he operated a mercantile store, Kersh & Sease, in Centreville. He died intestate, so both his personal property and the property of his business had to be inventoried and then publicly sold. The lists of items sold are fascinating to genealogists and historians because they, first, often include names not seen in other documents of the period and, second, they give valuable clues to what life was like for these early settlers.

All of the documents are handwritten, some on scraps of paper torn from some larger document, and sometimes the writing is not legible. The transcriber has made guesses about some of the sale items/names, indicated by question marks. For clarity, members of the immediate Kersh family are identified by their full names, although they are listed by initials in the documents.

Martin was the oldest son of David and Elizabeth Sease Kersh, born in 1819 in Barnwell District, SC, before the family migrated to Bibb County about 1824-25. He married Lucinda H. Cleveland Brown, widow of Willis Brown, in April 1842 in Bibb County.

31 March 1855 - Willis W.C. Cleveland was appointed administrator of the estate by the probate judge.

Heirs to estate: Lucinda H. Kersh, widow, and guardian of the minor children; son Wilson L.F. Kersh, daughters Paralee (Emily Pardee) and Clemanda (Mary C.A.) Kersh. On 30 August 1877, Mary Clay Kersh was declared the only living heir to the estate; Wilson, who served in the Civil War, and Emily Paralee having died by that time.


Probate Court Regular Term Sept 10th 1855

A list of the property Sold on the 19th of July of Martin P Kersh Deceased

Purchaser
Item
Amount Paid

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Martin Lightsey
1 green table
$0.35

J. S. Kenedy
1 green table
$0.30

Jno W. Suttle
1 round table & spread
$1.55

J. S. Kenedy
1 small table
$0.25
1 small table
$0.60

T. J. Jones
6 chairs 8/
$6.00

Mrs. Mary Campbell
6 chairs 95c
$5.70

Mrs. Mary Campbell
6 chairs Blk 9/
$6.75

J.D.P. Wilkinson
6 chairs 8/
$6.00

A.D. Lightsey
6 chairs 101c
$6.01

J.S. Kenedy
6 chairs 8/
$6.00

Jno W. Suttle
6 chairs 103c
$6.18

W. A. Fondren
6 split bot chairs 20c
$1.20

D. N.C. Brown
6 chairs 30c
$1.80

J.S. Cleveland
4 chairs 40c
$1.60

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Lounge 9/
$1.13

W. A. Fondren
1 Lounge 9/
$1.80

W.A. Fondren
1 Clothes Brush
$0.54

W.M. Wilson
1 Hair Brush
$0.15

J.H. Logan
1 Hair Brush
$0.15

J. McLaughlin
1 Hair Brush
$0.20

S. Woodruff
1 Mattress
$1.55

Weeks Parker
2 pillows & bolster
$0.50

W. A. Fondren
1 Comfort
$1.40

Weeks Parker
Bed & 2 pillows
$0.25

S. Woodruff
1 Mattress Quilt & 2 pillows
$2.35

W. C. Duff
2 Comforts
$2.50

A.D. Lightsey
1 Mattress
$1.30

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Mattress & Bolster
$1.45

W. C. Duff
2 Bed Quilts 8/ each
$2.00

Weeks Parker
1 Comfort
$0.40

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J. C. Woodruff
2 comforts
$2.80

Robert Parker/Porter?
1 Mattress & quilt
$1.80

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Mattress & quilt
$0.99

W.W. C. Cleveland
1 Straw Bed
$0.20

J.D. P. Wilkinson
1 Looking Glass
$6.15

W. A. Fondren
1 Bed Sheet
$1.00

A.D. Lightsey
1 Bed Sheet
$0.90

J. H. Logan
1 Bed Sheet
$0.75

James Cottingham
1 Bed Sheet
$0.75

M.J. Carson
1 Bed Sheet
$0.75

Elisha Cottingham
1 Bed Sheet
$0.90

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Bed Sheet
$1.09

Thomas Aora?
1 Mattress
$0.75

W.A. Fondren
1 Mattress
$1.01

Thomas Aora?
1 Mattress
$1.06

Thomas Aora?
1 Mattress
$0.40

Thomas Aora?
1 Mattress & Bolster
$1.51

Felix Shropshire
1 Mattress
$1.51

A.D. Lightsey
1 Mattress
$1.61

Thomas Aora?
1 Mattress
$0.31

Thomas Aora?
1 Straw Bed
$0.32

Thomas Aora?
1 Straw Bed & 2 pillows
$0.40

S. Woodruff
1 Straw Bed 1 pillow
$0.40

Thomas A. Hunt
1 Bedstead
$1.00

W. A. Fondren
1 Bedstead
$0.66

O.C.C. Brown
1 Bedstead
$0.55

W.A. Fondren
1 Bedstead
$0.50

Wm Thompson
1 Bedstead
$1.30

Thos Aora?
1 Bedstead
$0.64

J.N.C. Brown
1 Desk
$3.15

J(acob).D. Kersh
House & Lots No 65 & 66
$965.00

Samuel Frazier
1 Lot No 64
$35.00

C.P. Findley
SE1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec 36 T23 R10
$0.32

Simpson Smelley
$52.00

Zack Woolley
$32.00

J.D. Kersh
1 pd nails
 
1 pr Nail tongs
$0.50

11 gal Port wine 60c
$6.90

25 gal vinegar 15c
$3.75

18 gals Brandy 3.25
$58.50

23 Gals malaga wine 4/
$14.50

16 gals Rye whiskey 80c
$12.80

50 gals common brandy 8/
$50.50

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W. A. Fondren
13 gal Molasses 45c
$6.07

J. D. Kersh
100 lbs Sugar 9c
$9.50

J. D. Kersh
100 lbs Sugar 9c
$9.00

O.C.C. Brown
1 yoke oxen
$45.50

C.P. Findley
1 Still
$8.00

J. N. C. Brown
1 Gin Head
$3.00

A.D. Lightsey
1 hand saw
$1.35

W.W. C. Cleveland
1 Code of Alabama
$3.50

J.D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$20.00

J. D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$22.40

J. D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$24.00

J. D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$24.00

J. D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$25.20

J. D. Kersh
40 gals cletter?
$24.00

J. D. Kersh
41 gals cletter? Gin
$20.50

J. D. Kersh
261 lbs crush sugar 10c
$26.10

A.D. Lightsey
1 bot pickles
$0.70

J.N.C. Brown
1 bot pickles
$0.62

Zack Young
1 bot pickles
$0.60

J. D. Kersh
3 lbs candy 26c
$0.92

J. D. Kersh
7 lbs candy 
$1.75

J. D. Kersh
3 lbs candy 30c
$1.05

Benj Caddell
candy 
$0.75

J. D. Kersh
2 boxes cigars 205c
$4.10

W. M. Wilson
1 box cigars 230c
$2.30

J. N. C. Brown
1 box cigars 230c
$2.30

J. D. Kersh
box cigars
$2.36

J. D. Kersh
box cigars
$2.00

J. D. Kersh
box cigars
$2.30

J. D. Kersh
box cigars
$3.00

J. D. Kersh
box cigars
$3.11

J. N. C. Brown
2 bots Lemon Syrup
$0.70

Mrs. Mary Campbell
1 oven
$2.00

A.D. Lightsey
1 pr and irons
$1.00

John Terry
1 (can't read)
$0.66

J. N. C. Brown
1 Long Table
$0.70

W. C. Duff
1 Long Table
$0.80

J. S. Kenedy
1 Long Table
$1.40

W. A. Fondren
1 bot Ep Lemon
$0.31

E.H. Bernhard
1 bot Ep Lemon
$0.40

J. D. P. Wilkinson
1 bot Ep Lemon
$0.40

T.J. Jones
1 bot Ep Lemon
$0.38

Jno W Suttle
1 bot Ep Lemon
$0.38

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W. W. C. Cleveland
1 Bot Lemon
$0.38

Ben Glass?
1 Bot Lemon
$0.38

W. A. Fondren
1 bot c oil
$0.30

J. D. Kersh
1 bot c oil
$0.31

J. D. Kersh
1 bot c oil
$0.31

J. D. Kersh
1 bot c oil
$0.30

Jno W Suttle
1 bot c oil
$0.31

J. D. Kersh
1 bot c oil
$0.32

D. L. Brown
1 bot c oil
$0.31

W. C. Duff
1 bot c oil
$0.32

W. A. Fondren
1 bot c oil
$0.30

Joel Taylor
1 bot c oil
$0.25

C.P. Findley
1 bot c oil
$0.30

W.W. C. Cleveland
1 bot c oil
$0.26

Jno Chism
1 bot c oil
$0.30

J. D. P. Wilkinson
25 lbs shot 10 3/4
$2.69

W. H. Logan
1 wash bowl
$0.34

W. H. Logan
1 wash bowl
$0.38

W. W. C. Cleveland
4 ? Lead 10c
$0.45

C. W. Cleveland
4 ? Lead 10c
$0.45

J. D. Loomis
1 sugar bowl
$0.20

Jake Walker
1 sugar bowl
$0.20

Wm Thompson
1 sugar bowl
$0.23

W. C. Duff
1 jar
$0.20

W. C. Duff
1 jar
$0.26

E.W. Bernhard
1 jar
$0.30

E.W. Bernhard
1 jar
$0.40

J. W. Crawford
36 bot Matches
$0.60

E.W. Bernhard
36 bot Matches
$0.70

J.D. Kersh
36 bot Matches
$0.69

T. J. Jones
36 bot Matches
$0.69

M.J. Carson
9 small Matches
$0.26

J. D. Kersh
1 pitcher
$0.35

W.C. Duff
1 jug
$0.25

H. D. Calhoun
1 jug
$0.25

J. D. Kersh
1 jug
$0.10

Peter Cash
1 jug
$0.31

W. A. Fondren
1 jug
$0.20

Jno W Suttle
3 lbs starch 18 c
$0.54

Mrs. L(ucinda). H. Kersh (widow of MP)
5 lbs starch 19 c
$0.98

J. D. Kersh
6 lbs starch 17c
$1.10

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J. D. Kersh
1 wine bottle
$0.18

J. D. Kersh
2 wine bottles
$0.05

J. D. Kersh
2 wine bottles
$0.06

T. A. Hunt
2 wine bottles
$0.06

J. D. Kersh
2 counted decanters
$0.25

J. D. Kersh
1 tumbler stand
$0.50

C. P. Findley
Lot fish hooks
$0.23

C.G. McMurry
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

W. A. Fondren
Lot fish hooks
$0.20

A. D. Lightsey
Lot fish hooks
$0.16

C. P. Findley
Lot fish hooks
$0.23

W. A. Fondren
Lot fish hooks
$0.12

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.20

A. D. Lightsey
Lot fish hooks
$0.27

C. S. Smith
Lot fish hooks
$0.20

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.12

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.14

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

Jno Chism
Lot fish hooks
$0.12

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

A.D. Lightsey
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

J. D. Kersh
Lot fish lines
$0.25

A. D. Lightsey
Lot fish lines
$0.10

Cash
Lot fish lines
$0.16

W. A. Fondren
Lot fish lines
$0.18

C. P. Findley
Lot fish lines
$0.18

J. D. Kersh
Lot fish lines
$0.20

J. D. Kersh
Lot fish lines
$0.30

Jno W. Suttle
Lot fish hooks
$0.41

Cash
Lot fish hooks
$0.17

W. W. C. Cleveland
1 tin box
$11.05

W. A. Fondren
1 fish line
$0.25

A. D. Lightsey
1 fish line
$0.40

Jno W. Suttle
3 bot mustard
$0.23

W. A. Fondren
1 fish line
$0.45

C. P. Findley
3 bot mustard
$0.22

J. D. Kersh
7 glass tumblers
$1.19

J. D. Kersh
1 tin pan
$0.25

T. J. Jones
1 bt mustard
$0.15

J. D. Kersh
1 gimblet
$0.25

C. P. Findley
3 barrels
$1.00

J. D. Kersh
1 iron
$0.15

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C.P. Findley
1 lot barrels
$1.50

Jno W. Suttle
1 cask
$0.25

W.W. C. Cleveland
1 cask
$0.31

C.P. Findley
1 cask
$0.25

W. A. Fondren
1 cask
$0.35

C.P. Findley
1 cask
$0.15

W.C. Duff
2 jars
$0.33

D.W.C. Cleveland
1 dipper & lantern
$0.15

C.H. Collier
1 lot sacks
$0.42

J.D. Kersh
2 Measures
$0.25

J.D. Kersh
1 Shovel
$0.50

J.D. Kersh
1 Dipper 
$0.10

T.J. Jones
1 Jar
$0.39

J.D. Kersh
1 Bed
$15.00

W.M. Wilson
1 Grind Stone
$1.00

W.A. Fondren
670 ft Flooring Plank 85c
$5.69

W. A. Fondren
586 wetherbording (sic)
$1.00

Saml Frazier
502 ft Scanlling? 
$3.76

J.D. P. Wilkinson
562 ft Sheeting 45c
$2.53

J.D. Kersh
1 pr and irons
$0.50

J. D. Kersh
1 pan & sugar
$0.35

J.D. Kersh
1 Grittel
$0.05

J.D. Kersh
2 Brooms
$0.07

J.D. Kersh
1 Broom
$0.20

Felix Shropshire
3 Boxes Mustard
$0.15

J.H. Logan
3 Boxes Mustard
$0.15

Saml Frazier
1 Lot Iron
$0.25

J.D. Kersh
1 Match Safe
$0.06

J.D. Kersh
1 pr Counter Scales
$3.50

J.D. Kersh
2 Bot C Oil
$0.24

H. D. Calhoun
2 Bot C Oil
$0.25

M.D. McQueen
1 Bot Mustard
$0.20

W.C. Duff
2 Bot C Oil
$0.30

W.C. Duff
1 Bot C Oil
$0.15

W.A. Fondren
1? Ink
$0.23

J.D. Kersh
1 ? Ink
$0.19

J.D. Kersh
1 ? Ink
$0.18

O.C.C. Brown
1 Pepper Sauce
$0.15

J.D. Kersh
1 Pepper Sauce
$0.13

J.D. Kersh
3 Pepper Sauce
$0.30

J.D. Kersh
6 Plates
$0.16

J. D. Kersh
5 Plates
$0.13

A.D. Lightsey
Fish lines
$0.63

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Jno W. Suttle
Fish lines & ?
$0.63

W. A. Fondren
Fish lines & ?
$0.70

W. A. Fondren
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.80

A. D. Lightsey
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.35

J. D. Kersh
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.32

J. D. Kersh
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.25

J. D. Kersh
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.25

Jno W Suttle
1 lot Fish Hoods
$0.25

A. D. Lightsey
Lot fish hooks
$0.30

C. P. Findley
Lot fish hooks
$0.25

W. A. Fondren
Lot fish hooks
$0.25

Jno W. Suttle
Lot fish hooks
$0.31

C. P. Findley
Lot fish hooks
$0.22

C. W. Cleveland
Lot fish hooks
$0.21

C. G. McMurry
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

W. A. Fondren
Lot fish hooks
$0.20

W. C. Duff
Lot fish hooks
$0.37

Jno W. Suttle
Lot fish hooks
$0.22

J. H. Logan
Lot fish hooks
$0.10

W. W. C. Cleveland
5 lbs ground Ginger
$0.55

W. M. Wilson
1/2 lb hops
$0.01

D. L. Brown
1 lot Ep Salts
$0.30

J. D. Kersh
lb Ep Salts
 
A. D. Lightsey
1 tin Bucket
$0.27

W.C. Duff
1 Chamber
$0.50

J. D. Kersh
1 Rake
$0.33

W. A. Fondren
6 Bot Blacking
$0.32

C. P. Findley
6 Bot Blacking
$0.31

H. Shropshire
6 Bot Blacking
$0.31

W. C. Duff
6 Bot Blacking
$0.33

J. D. Kersh
6 Bot Blacking
$0.33

Wm Thompson
6 Bot Blacking
$0.34

T. J. Jones
1 Lot Rope
$0.05

J. D. Kersh
5 Balls thread
$0.25

W. C. Duff
1 box & thread
$0.28

J. D. Kersh
1 box & Bucket
$0.21

J. D. Kersh
1 Dipper
$0.06

J. D. Kersh
1 box Marbles
$0.13

C. P. Findley
1 Hatchet
$0.50

W. C. Duff
1 Jug
$0.26

T. A. Hunt
1 Jug
$0.22

J. D. P. Wilkinson
6 3/4 lbs Tea
$3.05

Sam Frazier
1 jug
$0.15

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C. P. Findley
1 jug
$0.17

J.D. Kersh
Scales & Weights
$0.25

J.D. Kersh
6 Bottles
$0.05

J. D. Kersh
1 lot Bottles
$0.05

Jno Chism
1 Jug
$0.15

Jno J. Loomis
1 oyster Jar
$0.10

C. G. McMurry
1 oyster Jar
$0.13

Wm Thompson
1 Jar
$0.47

Wm A. Fondren
1 Jar
$0.41

J.D. Kersh
28 lbs Sperm Candles 35c
$9.24

J. D. Kersh
38 lbs Star Candles 
$10.40

J. D. Kersh
1 Tobacco Cutter
$0.50

M. J. Carson
1 Looking Glass
$0.65

A. D. Lightsey
1 set Knives & forks
$1.53

Zack Young
1 set Knives & forks
$1.55

J. D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.62

J. D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.66

J.D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.72

J. D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.80

J. D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.86

Wm Thompson
2 glass Jars
$0.72

J. D. Kersh
2 glass Jars
$0.50

W. A. Fondren
9 lbs crush sugar 9c
$0.81

J. D. Kersh
1 glass sugar stand
$0.55

J. D. Kersh
2 bot Stoutons Bitters
$0.54

J. D. Kersh
1 Decanter
$0.88

J. D. Kersh
1 Decanter
$0.50

J. D. Kersh
1 Decanter
$0.62

J. D. Kersh
1 Decanter
$0.50

W. C. Duff
1 Jar
$0.26

Ben Glass
1 Jar
$0.88

W. C. Duff
1 Jar
$0.32

A.D. Lightsey
1 Jar
$0.31

W. A. Fondren
2 jars small
$0.35

T. A. Hunt
2 jars small
$0.27

J. D. Kersh
100 cigars
$1.75

J. D. Kersh
100 cigars
$2.05

J. N. C. Brown
1 Jar
$0.45

J. H. Logan
1 Jar
$0.41

P. R. Johnson
1 Jar
$0.36

J. D. Kersh
20 lbs powder
$8.75

J. D. Kersh
1 Keg Powder
$7.10

J. D. Kersh
2 box cigars
$3.00

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Mrs L.H. Kersh
1 piece land
$500.00

Martin Peter
1 box Sardines
$0.65

Martin Peter
1 box Sardines
$0.65

Martin Peter
1 box Sardines
$0.61

W. M. Wilson
1 box Sardines
$0.50

W. M. Wilson
1 box Sardines
$0.50

J. N. C. Brown
1 box Sardines
$0.50

Asa Garret
11 lb Tobacco 41c
$4.51

W. M. Wilson
36 lb Tobacco 42c
$14.28

J. D. Kersh
97 lb Tobacco 36c
$34.92

S. Woodruff
163 lbs coffee 13 3/4c
$22.41

W. A. Fondren
163 lbs coffee 13c
$21.19

J. D. Kersh
163 lbs coffee 13c
$21.19

J. D. Kersh
162 lbs coffee 13c
$21.06

J. D. P. Wilkinson
46 lbs coffee 13 3/4c
$6.15

James More
23 3/4 lbs Tobacco 34c
$8.06

James More
17 1/2 lbs Tobacco 32c
$5.66

J. D. Kersh
23 lbs Tobacco 35c
$8.05

J. D. Kersh
23 1/2 lbs Tobacco 35c
$8.22

J. D. Kersh
17 1/2 lbs Tobacco 32c
$5.66

J. D. Kersh
22 lbs Tobacco 35c
$7.70

J. D. Kersh
32 lbs Tobacco 35c
$11.20

James More
21 lbs Tobacco 35c
$7.35

J. D. Kersh
29 lbs Tobacco 46c
$13.48

J. D. Kersh
20 1/2 lbs Tobacco 42c
$8.61

J. D. Kersh
22 1/2 lbs Tobacco 42c
$9.45

J. D. Kersh
24 lbs Tobacco 43c
$10.32

J. D. Kersh
40 lbs Tobacco 
$5.00

T. J. Jones
61 lbs Nails 7 1/2c
$4.57

J. D. Kersh
33 lbs nails
$2.47

J. D. Kersh
30 lbs nails 7 3/4c
$2.35

C. G. McMurry
2 Jugs
$0.25

T. A. Hunt
1 Jar
$0.55

A. D. Lightsey
1 Jar
$0.19

C. P. Findley
1 Jug
$0.21

A. D. Lightsey
1 Jug
$0.33

W. C. Duff
1 Jug
$0.15

A. D. Lightsey
1 Jug
$0.12

C. P. Findley
1 Jar
$0.10

C. P. Findley
Oil Can
$0.16

A. D. Lightsey
1 Jar
$0.31

Mart Lightsey
1 Glass
$0.61

C. G. McMurry
1 Tin Can
$0.13

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C. P. Findley
1 Tin Can Alcohol
$1.10

J. D. Kersh
3 lb spice 21c
$0.63

W. A. Fondren
2 lbs spice 21c
$0.42

John Chism
3 lbs spice 19c
$0.57

R. L. Boyd
1 Pessene Dish
$0.40

J. D. Kersh
1 Lot tea Spoons
$0.55

J. D. Kersh
? Lbs ginger 91/2c
?

J. D. Kersh
1 Lot tea Spoons & plates
$0.66

Jno W. Suttle
2 lbs pepper
$0.38

J. D. Kersh
2 flasks
$0.05

C. P. Findley
2 lbs pepper
$0.40

W. A. Fondren
2 lbs pepper
$0.40

Hackney Taylor
2 lbs pepper
$0.33

C. G. McMurry
2 lbs pepper
$0.34

C. G. McMurry
2 lbs pepper
$0.33

W. A. Fondren
1 1/2 lbs pepper
$0.30

Wm Thompson
1 1/2 lbs pepper
$0.31

W. A. Fondren
1 1/2 lbs pepper
$0.38

J.D. Kersh
1 lot Copperas
$1.00

P. L. Brown
1 Sugar Bowl
$0.25

C. G. McMurry
1 Strainer
$0.11

W.C. Duff
1 1/2 lbs Nails
$0.07

J. D. Kersh
1 Pan
$0.10

C.G. McMurry
1 Coffee Mill
$0.46

J. D.Loomis
Lot Soap
$0.51

W.A. Fondren
Lot Soap
$0.53

A. K. Harms
Lot Soap
$0.51

A. K. Harms
Lot Soap
$0.53

C. P. Findley
Lot Soap
$0.52

W.C. Duff
Lot Soap
$0.55

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.55

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.56

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.55

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.56

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.58

J. D. Kersh
Lot Soap
$0.62

J. D. Kersh
11 1/2 lbs Saleratus (?)
$1.38

J. D. Kersh
1 Shot Box
$0.25

W.A. Fondren
8 1/2 lbs shot 10c
$0.85

J. D. Kersh
1 Thing
$0.10

Jno W. Suttle
Blk Lead
$0.26

J. D. Kersh
2 Blls & Keg
$0.10

W.A. Fondren
1 lot Boxes
$0.12

J. D. Kersh
1 pr Balances
$3.32

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W. A. Fondren
1 wine Keg
$0.25

J. D. Kersh
wraping paper
$0.25

J. D. Kersh
1 Chair
$0.32

O. C.C. Brown
1 Hog
$1.55

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 yearling
$1.50

T. J. Jones
1 wine cask
$0.10

C. H. Collier
1 wine cask
$0.50

C. P. Findley
1 wine cask
$0.30

C. P. Findley
70 lbs rice
$3.50

 
The State of Alabama
Bibb County
 
Personally appeared before me Jno W Suttle, Judge of Probate for said County, W.W.C. Cleveland and made oath that the foregoing and attached two sheets & a half contains a true acct of the Sales property Belonging to the Estate of Martin P Kersh Deceased Sold on the 19th & 20th July 1855. Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the 3rd day of September AD 1855. 

Signed: Jno W Suttle
Judge of Probate
W.W. C. Cleveland 


The State of Alabama

Bibb County
To the Hon Jno W Suttle Judge of the probate court of Said county Willis W.C. Cleveland, Admr of the Estate of Martin P Kersh Dec makes the following as an Inventory of the Notes Belonging to Said Estate taken by the administrator in Settlement of accounts outstanding in favor of Said deceased at the time of his Death

One note on T.J. King due 1st January 1856 for $3.12

One note on O.C.C. Brown due 1st January 1856 for $8.65

One note on Sarah Persons due 1st January 1856 for $9.60

One note on Jackson Gardner due 1st January 1856 for $7.70

One note on Butler & Butler due 1st January 1856 for $34.00

One note on J.T. McSpadden due 1st January 1856 for $21.35

One note on W.D. Caddell due 1st January 1856 for $17.35

One note on R.McIlvain due 1st January 1856 for $17.35

1 note on W.W. Morrow due 1st January 1856 for $17.35

1 Note on S.R. Frost due August 16 1855 for $21.66

1 note on Mary Frost due Aug 16th 1855 for $8.78

1 acct on G Davis due January 1st 1856 for $76.20

1 acct on Jno W. Suttle due Jany 1st 1856 for $4.94

1 acct on Jasper Arnold due January 1st 1856 for $2.70

1 acct on Hiram Butler due January 1st 1856 for $2.85

1 acct on Wm N Green due January 1st 1856 for $2.85

1 acct on Wesley Shuttlesworth due January 1st 1856 for $2.70

1 acct on Henly Snead due January 1st 1856 for $0.70

1 acct on Jackson Garner (word not legible, maybe haysop) due January 1st 1856 for $0.30


The State of Alabama

Bibb County

Personally appeared before me Jno W Suttle Judge of the probate court of Said county Willis W. Cleveland admr of the Estate of Martin P Kersh Deceased who being duly sworn says upon oath that the foregoing is a true and correct inventory of the notes taken by the administrator in the Settlement of accounts outstanding in favor of the said Deceased at the time of his death which have not heretofore been Returned by inventory into the probate court of Said County. Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 3rd day of September 1855

Signed: Jno W Suttle Judge of Probate

W.W.C. Cleveland admr


30 May 1855 - Personal property of Martin P. Kersh, deceased, as an individual, was sold at a public sale:

Purchaser
Item
Unit Price
Total Paid

W.W.C. Cleveland
6 Hogs
65c
$3.90

W.W.C. Cleveland
6 Hogs
56c
$3.36

W.W.C. Cleveland
13 Hogs
16c
$2.08

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Short Tail Sow 8/
$1.00

W. M. Wilson
1 Spot Sow 16/
$2.00

O.C.C. Brown
1 White Sow 8/
$1.00

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Mule Colt
$25.20

J.S. Cleveland
1 Sorrel Filly
$30.50

O.C.C. Brown
1 Sorrel Horse
$45.50

J.S. Cleveland
1 Sorrel Mare
$10.75

Mrs. L(ucinda).H. Kersh (MP's widow) 
1 Brown Horse
$45.00

J.D. Kersh
1 Sorrel Mule
$61.00

W.M. Wilson
1 Cow & Calf
$9.50

A.R.P Conwill (?)
1 Heifer
$4.00

A.R.P Conwill (?)
1 Heifer Black
$6.75

W.M. Wilson
1 White face Bull
$2.50

J.S. Cleveland
1 Cow and Calf
$7.50

Wm. A Fondren
1 Iron Tooth Harrow
$2.00

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Iron Tooth Harrow
$2.25

Wm. A Fondren
1 pr Stretchers & Single?
$2.50

O.C Cleveland
1 Cradle
$1.00

Wm A Fondren
1 Bell and Collar
$1.00

Wm A Fondren
1 pr scales and Balances
$4.00

Jacob Lightsey
1 Broad Axe
$2.15

Samuel Frazier
1 Crop Cut Saw
$5.12

J.S. Cleveland
2 plows
$0.76

Wm A Fondren
2 plows
$0.45

Wm A Fondren
1 Sweep and Plow
$0.85
2 Plows
$0.25
2 plows
$0.80
1 Scooter (?) Plow
$0.40

James W. Persons
1 Scooter (?) Plow
$0.65

Wm A Fondren
1 Scooter
$0.25

A.R.P Conwill (?)
1 ? Chair
$0.80

John Chism
1 Pr harness and plow stock
$0.30

Wm A Fondren
1 Singletree
$0.65

Jacob Lightsey
2 Weeding hoes
$0.35

Wm A Fondren
2 axes
$0.25
1 Singletree
$0.50
1 lot Leather
$1.25

W. W. C. Cleveland
1 Cotton Sheet
$0.25

Wm A Fondren
1 Lot Rope
$1.00

1 Lot Shovels & Spades
$2.00

Wm A Fondren
1 pd Lead
$0.30

1 Lot Chains & Keelpins
$0.30

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
1 Cradle
$3.00

Jacob Lightsey
1 p Back Band ? Hooks
$0.20

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
1 Grind stone
$2.00

S. W. Davidson Jr.
1 Gin Head
$75.00

D. W. Cleveland
1 Gin Band
$6.10

S. W. Davidson Jr.
1 Thresher
$3.00

J.S. Cleveland
1 Fan
$2.00

C.W. Cleveland
1 Lot Cotton Seed
$3.00

O.C.C. Brown
2 Cutters
$0.75

Wm A Fondren
1 Box Sundries
$0.25

W.W.C. Cleveland
1 Lot Boards
$1.25

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
1 Lot Boards
$1.25

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
1 Lot Boards
$1.25

Jacob Lightsey
1 Iron with Harrow
$1.40

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
1 Lot Plows
$3.00

Wm A Fondren
2 plows
$1.00

J.S. Cleveland
1 Rifle Gun
$10.00

Wm A Fondren
3 Bee Gums
45c
$1.35

Samuel Frazier
4 Bee Gums
$2.50

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
5 Bee Gums
$2.50

C.W. Cleveland
3 Bee Gums
$3.03

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
3 Bee Gums
$2.55

Mrs. L.H. Kersh 
3 Bee Gums
$2.55
__________
Total:  $422.45

Transcribed June 2002 by Jackie Kersh from Probate Court Records of Bibb County, Alabama, Volume H, pages 140 to 142 (from microfilm in the Alabama Department of Archives and History, LGM 39-5) and Loose Papers of Probate Court, Bibb County, AL.

 

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