Monday, August 26, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Post 186: Probate Records of Henry Carringer (1800-1879) in Louisa County, Iowa, Part 2

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme called Amanuensis Monday. What does "amanuensis" mean? John offers this definition:

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

The subject today is the probate records of Henry Carringer (1800-1879) of  Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa.  Part 1 of this series was presented last week in 
Amanuensis Monday - Post 185: Probate Records of Henry Carringer (1800-1879) - Part 1.

He married Sarah Feather (1804-1848) before 1825 in Pennsylvania and they had ten children:

*  Eliza Carringer (1827-1914, married 1758 John Robinson (1814-1867)
*  David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902), married 1851 Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901)
*  George Carringer (1832-before 1880), married 1864 Mary --?-- (1845-????).  Mary (--?--) Carringer married (2) James McLaughlin
*  Cornelius A. Carringer (1834-1916), married (1) 1859 Elizabeth Green (1834-1870), married (2) 1871 Nancy Elizabeth Donaldson (1852-1908)
*  Mary Carringer (1835-1908)
*  Sarah Carringer (1837-????)
*  Henry Carringer (1839-1864)
*  Louisa M. Carringer (1842-????)
*  Matilda Spangler Carringer (1845-1911), married 1867 John Spencer Moore (1838-1908)
*  Harvey Carringer (1848-1870)

Henry Carringer died intestate, and his probate papers are in Volume 5 of the Louisa County, Iowa Probate court records.  D.W. Moore was appointed administrator for the estate.  Three documents in the probate case, dated 13 September 1881, are the Appointment of a Guardian for Wilbert H. Carringer, Approval of the Inventory taken by the administrator and appraisers, and the Allowance of a Claim by Mary Carringer:


page 49:

In the Matter of Guardianship}
of Wilbert H. Carringer               } Guardian appointed

And now on this 6th day of November 1880 is presented the petition of Wilbert H. Carringer a minor and resident of the State of Pennsylvania representing that he has property in this State needing the ???? of a Guardian and asking the appointment of Francis I. Moore as Guardian of William H. Carringer minor heir of Geo. W. Carringer Dec^d and it appearing that there is need of such Guardian and that he is a proper person to act he is required to give bond, in the here?? sum of two thousand dollars conditioned according to him which being done with TW Brown and JJ Moore Sureites and Said Bond being approved and the Said F.I. Moore having to R??? and Subscribed the oath Required by Law he is appointed as Guardian of said Wilbert H. Carringer minor and Letters of Guardianship are allowed to him accordingly.

Page 232:

In the Matter of the Estate}
of Henry Carringer Decd    } Inventory Approved

And Now on this on this 13th day of September 1881 comes D.W. Moore Admin of the Estate of Henry Carringer Decd and files his Inventory and Statement of heirs Said Inventory showing that no personal property came into the hand of said administrator and is satisfied by the said administrator as required by Law.

And Said Inventory and Statement of heirs having been seen and examined Ordered that the Same be approved and allowed and entered upon the Complete Probate Records of this Court.

In the Matter of the Estate}
of Henry Carringer Decd    } Allowance of claim Sept 13 1881

And now on this day is presented his administration and the ????? the Admittance of the Claims of Mary Carringer against the Estate of Henry Carringer Decd the same having been Sworn to filed and admitted to be correct in the Sum of $1379.33 by D.W. Moore the Adminr of Said Estate.

And Said claims having been seen and examined Ordered that the admittance of the Same be approved and allowed and that the Adminr of Said Estate pay said claim out of any assets in his hands belonging to Said Estate in Class No. “3” in manner as required by Law.

The source citations for these three documents (using the Probates, bound (FHL microfilm images) source template in RootsMagic) are:

Louisa County, Iowa, District Court Record Books, Volume V, Page 49, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, guardian appointed for Wilbert H. Carringer; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

Louisa County, Iowa, District Court Record Books, Volume V, Page 232, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, Inventory approved; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

Louisa County, Iowa, District Court Record Books, Volume V, Page 232, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, allowance of claim; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

Wilbert H. Carringer was the son of George W. Carringer, who was deceased when his father Henry Carringer (1800-1879) died.  Therefore, George's portion of the estate goes to his son, Wilbert.  Because Wilbert is a minor and residing in Pennsylvania, Wilbert needs a guardian appointed to represent his interests.    

Mary Carringer was an unmarried daughter of Henry Carringer,  It appears that she filed a claim against the estate, and her claim was allowed by the court.  It is not clear what the claim is, or why she filed this claim separately.  There are no other probate papers explaining this claim. 

The third document was approval of the inventory and it has the sentence "And Said Inventory and Statement of heirs having been seen and examined Ordered that the Same be approved and allowed..." which implies that there should be an inventory and a statement of heirs in the probate records.  But there is no such paper(s) in the probate index on the microfilms I examined.  

There is at least one more set of documents in this set of probate records for Henry Carringer (1800-1879).


Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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