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Monday, September 22, 2014

Amanuensis Monday~Will of Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Hurst Sellers

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is Probate Folder #666 – The Will of Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Hurst Sellers.1

 Mary E. Husrt Sellers Will

The State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}

Ex parte
          W. A. Sellers
In Re
          Estate of M. E. Sellers, Decd.
To T. L. Huntley Judge Probate for Chesterfield County

The petition of W A Sellers shows this court
I. That M. E. Sellers a citizen of Chesterfield County and State of South Carolina died intestate on 23rd of Sept 1898 leaving a small personal estate amounting to about Fifty dollars which Administration will be necessary in order that the same may be settled.
II.That your petitioner is her son and prays that letters of Administration be granted him and he will ever pray &c

Sept 27th 1898                                             W. A. Sellers

Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Hurst was the wife of Samuel Joseph Sellers. They were married about 1857. To this marriage was born twelve children, 5 sons and 7 daughters. Samuel died in July 1887 and Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” died 23 Sept 1898. They are buried in the Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (,190561002,190567402,191220701 : accessed 22 Sep 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0638-0757 > image 439 of 1623

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