9 July 1838 page 130
appraisers appointed & ordered sale personal property
On the application of Walter Shropshire it is ordered that letters of administration be granted him on the estate of Johnathan Day dec'd.. on his entering into bond in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars with David Pool and Benjamin White as his securities, bond then and oath administered.
On the Application of Walter Shropshire it is ordered that Hiram Ashley, Wm. Floyd and Joseph McCurley be appointed appraisers on the estate of Johnathan Day dec'd.
On the application of Walter Shropshire admt of the estate of Jonathan Day dec'd. it is ordered that said Admt have leave to sell the personal property belonging to said estate on a credit of six months complying in all ways respects with the statute in such case made and provided
9 July 1838 page 131
Application for letters by Jonathan Day Jr, for adm't. cited
Johnathan Day Jr. one of the legal heirs of Johnathan Day Sr. dec'd
court and made application to be appointed adm't of said deceased estate at the next August Term of court. [This would have been Jonathan Jefferson Day, abt 23 at the time, husband of Jane Ashley >ve<]
On the application of Johnathan Day Jr. it is ordered that a citation
be issued to Walter Shropshire to shew cause if any he can why the letters
of adm't granted him by the court on the estate of Johnathan Day
Sr. dec'd.. should not be revoked and granted to Johnathan Day Junior the
person entitled by
law to said Administration.
[the above was recorded a second time on 11 July 1838. The clerk re-entered several previously recorded items on other estates, on that date. >ve<]
12 Sept 1838 page 140
Citation to all persons interested in land
On the suggestion of Walter Shropshire adm't of the estate of Johnathan
Day dec? d that it would be to the advantage of said estate to sell the
land belonging to said estate it is therefore ordered that a citation issue
to all persons interested to appear before said court on the first day
of the next
November term there of to show cause if any they can why said land should not be sold
[I haven?t followed the land transactions in this case. Some of
Jonathan?s living descendant now own land that was part of his original
grant in 1821. I can only guess that somewhere along the line, David
Day brought the land back into the family,as they are his descendants and
he owned a lot of land in the area. His holdings included property
from what is now the town of Crosby, stretched to the
Perrytown road and bordered on the Homochitto River. Some of the land was bought in tax sales.
Crosby was once called Dayton in his honor. David Day was the first postman of Dayton [Crosby] >ve<]
Inventory and appraiserment
An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Johnathan Day was returned to court by W. Shropshire adm't which was rec'd, approved and ordered to be recorded.
The last two items above were re-entered on page 41, 12 Sept 1838
[Walter Shropshire was the husband of Tabitha Day, daughter of Jonathan Day and first wife, who was d/o Dr. John Trice of Jones co. Ga. I have seen her called Eliza Ann but think that was caused by a confusing this Jonathan with his nephew, Jonathan of Amite co. whose wife was named Eliza Ann in his will and EEA in the 1860 census. >ve<.
account sales personal Property
12 Nov 1838 page 147
Admt ordered to sell land
Whereas a notice of citation having been published in the Woodville republican and Liberty advocate according to law that Walter Shropshire admt of the estate of Johnathan Day dec'd. would at this term apply for an order of sale of the real estate of said dec'd. and no person having appeared to make objection it is therefore ordered that said adm't have leave to sell the real estate of said
dec'd. on a credit of twelve months complying in all respects with the statute of such case made and provided.
11 March 1839
page 172 sales Real Estate
An account of sales of the real estate of Jonathan Day deceased was returned to Court by Walter Shropshire the adm't which was received approved and ordered to record.
Tuesday, , December 10, 1839
A partial settlement of the Estate of Jonathan Day dec. was presented to court by Walter Shropshire the admt, which was examined allowed and ordered to record
12 July 1841 pg 321
Upon the application of Walter Shropshire administrator of the estate of Jonathan Day deceased, it is
ordered that he publish in the Woodville Republican for six weeks unceasingly that he will at the next
September term of this court present his accounts with said estate for final settlement and allowance.
14 Sept 1841 pg 330
A final settlement of the estate of Jonathan Day deceased was presented to court by Walter
Shropshire the adm't and it appearing that publication had been made according to Law and no person appearing to make objections the same was examined allowed and ordered to record
and it is further ordered and decreed that said adm't pay the Heirs respectively mentioned in said
settlement the sum of fifty one dollars and seventy five cents each and it is further ordered that said adm't and his securities be discharged from any further liability on his administration bond.
VOL 9 INVENTORY and ACCOUNTS
Wilkinson co. MS
pages 571 & 572,
By, Hiram Ashley, Wm. Floyd and Joseph McCurley inventory of Jonathan
This did not include real estate.
I tired to photocopy these pages but the books were too large for me to handle and I missed parts of it. I hand copied parts but they are not with the parts I photocopied. Among items listed were: Wood working tools, by name, grind stone, Traps, Hides, set of saws, hoes, plows, harrow,
posts, Eastern Ware, 3 sets of books, skillet, clock, 4 beds, set of stone ware, trunk, one HAT, lot of clothing, set of shoe maker tools, one table, one pail, set of pales and bottles, set of chairs, one Maix? , one Waggon, set of Oxen, one steer, 6 sets of cows and calves, two cows, 1 lot of cattle, one saddle and bridle, 1 lot of hogs, Cash $93.12, total estimate of $791.81.
inventory on page 571,
Bill of Property appraised the 22nd Aug 18389, estate of Johnathan Day dec.d. , included, 2 yoke of oxen, 35 head of cattle, one lot of hogs, one clock, Beds and furnyture, steds and cot. , one table and furniture, kitchen furniture, 7 chairs, shoe maker punch and tolls, one lot of tools, one Hone, Razor and Box, one pail 2 buckets, lot of stone ware, Trunk, working tools, 2 beaver traps, 1 lot of
hides, grind stone, Saddle and Bridle, 2 ploughs and 1 harrow, 1 mare. valued at $947. 6?.
I am coping these from several photocopied sheets and may have missed
Didn?t have a date noted on the first inventory taken. Believe this book in now on microfilm.