This is a new series of posting of selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlooked this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:
Folder #546, Sarah Sellers
The estate folder begins at image 1275 of 1550. There are 24 images within the estate folder. (images 1275-1299) 1
The Probate folder for Sarah Sellers indicates she died about 1878 and that still in early May 1880 no-one had applied for or had been granted Letters of Administration on her estate.
On 8 May 1880, Andrew Jackson Smith applied for Letters of Administration on the said estate.
State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
To the Honorable W. J. Hanna Judge of Probate for Chesterfield County:
The petition of Andrew J. Smith by Hough & Kennedy his attorneys respectively shows to this Court”
1. That Sarah Sellers of the county and state aforesaid died intestate on or about the ___ day of ______ 1878.
2. That she died possessed of a small personal Estate in the county and State afore mentioned.
3. That there has been no application for Letters of Administration upon her estate by any of the next of kin
Wherefore your petitioner prays that you do grant to him Letters of administration upon the Estate of Sarah Sellers deceased and for such other relief as may be necessary.
Hough & Kennedy
Sarah had a very small estate amounting to a value of $120.78 (Image 1280). The 3 appraisers of the estate were paid $1.00 each. The appraisers were: C. L. Vick, D. M. Barentine and T. P. Craig.
An interesting document within the estate was this judgment to the estate of Sarah Sellers.
Wm. B. Smith} Confession
Vs } Dated 17 Jany 1868
Sarah Sellers} Amt. $50.00
Rec’d Feby 25th 1888 of A. J., Smith Adm. estate Sarah Sellers four 28/100 dollars on amount above stated Judgement.
Witness A. X her mark E. Smith
W. J. Hanna Assignee of Wm. B. Smith.
NOTE: A. E. Smith, Assignee is Abigail Elizabeth Crawley wife of William B. Smith.
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 "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NHRH-N?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1275 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.