Amanuensis Monday: The Estate Record of Henry Kerr

Amanuensis Monday:  The Estate Record of Henry Kerr --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


It's been awhile since I've done an Amanuensis Monday post and by golly I say it's time. Sometimes I get so caught up with doing research that the "to do" pile for upcoming posts gets to be a bit out of hand. Time to post some of these things. Plus, this is pretty cool what I am posting today. This is in regards to my paternal line.

On my most recent post about the Kerr family, DNA Proves I've Got The Right Family!, I finally got the confirmation that I was looking for that I had identified the correct Kerr family in Sampson County. For the longest time, I wasn't able to make any headway beyond my paternal great grandmother Ella Kerr Smith Dixon. Now the door has been opened to the people who came before her. Ella continues to hide from me in the records, so I am going to take a break from Ella today and look at her father Henry Kerr instead.

Before transcribing the record, I'll mention the folks involved and their relationship to me.

Henry Kerr --my 2nd great grandfather
Tina Jane Kerr --my 2nd great grandmother
Henry T Kerr --great grand uncle



"North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KLYF-NPB : accessed 3 March 2015), Henry Kerr, 1909; citing Sampson, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,194,650.North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, Sampson County K Kerr, Henry (1909) Image 3 of 5


North Carolina                                     In Superior Court,
Sampson County                                  Before the Clerk


In the matter of the Administration of the 
                                                                         Inventory.
estate of Henry Kerr (Col.) deceased.


          To Hon. W. F. Sessoms, C. S. C.
     The undersigned administrator of the estate of Henry Kerr, deceased, begs leave to report to the Court the following as a full, just and true inventory of all the personal property of his intestate that has come into his hands or the hands of any person for him for the said estate, to wit; -

I mule, one buggy, one ox, two cows, one heifer, ten hogs, 2 beds five chairs, two guns, three hoes, one plow, one cart, and one bug-gy harness, and twenty five dollars inmoney from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company for the killing of a cow on its said road.


                                            Henry T. Kerr                     
                                         Administrator of the estate of Henry Kerr

                                                           Deceased. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this January 12 . 1910.

      W. F. Sessoms                         C. S. C.


"North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KLYF-NPB : accessed 3 March 2015), Henry Kerr, 1909; citing Sampson, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,194,650.North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, Sampson County K Kerr, Henry (1909) Image 4 of 5

          Henry E Faison                                                                                                           I. C. Wright.
                                                                                                                                                    Notary Public

FAISON & WRIGHT
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
CLINTON, N.C. 

North Carolina   }
Sampson County}

                                   I, Tina Jane Kerr, widow of Henry Kerr, deceased, do hereby renounce my right to administer on the estate of my dead husband in favor of my son H. T. Kerr and do hereby direct and authorize the clerk of the superior court of Sampson County to issue letters of administration on the estate of Henry Kerr to said H. T. Kerr. Done at Garland, N.C.     November ______1909.
                                                                       her
                                                       Tina Jane X Kerr     Seal
                                                                       mark

Witness
     J. D. Johnson         


More to come tomorrow. It's late and I still am getting over the flu so to bed I go.

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