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Amanuensis Monday - Post 308: 1890 Final Judgment on Estate of Sever Torgerson Leland (1804-1889) of Dane County, Wisconsin
Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"
"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is the 1890 Final Judgment of the estate of Sever Torgerson Leland (1804-1889) in Dane County, Wisconsin:
The transcription of this document is (form spaces are underlined, italics for handwritten text):
State of Wisconsin, County Court for
In the Matter of the Estate
of } IN
Sever Torgerson Leland }
At December Term 18 90
December 3rd 18 90
Torger S. Leland the
administrator of the
Estate of Sever Torgerson Leland
deceased, late of the town
of Deerfield in said county of Dane,
having on the 25th day of September 18 90, field
in said court his final
accounts as such administrator
, together with his petition, praying
among other things for judgment
adjusting and allowing his said accounts, and
the residue of said estate to the
persons entitled thereto; And on the 25th day of September
18 90 , an Order having
been made by said court, that said accounts be examined and adjusted,
the matters of said petition be decided
at the Regular Term of said court, to be held on the First
Tuesday of November 18
90 , at the opening of the Court on that day, or as
thereafter as said matter could be
heard and that notice thereof be given to all persons interested by
publication of said Order three
successive weeks before said Term in the Wisconsin State
Journal a newspaper
published in said Dane County; And it appearing by due proof
that due notice by publication of said
Order has been given as required by law and said Order.
And, on the 4th day of October 18 89, an order
having been duly made by said
Court limiting the time for creditors
of the said Sever Torgerson Leeland deceased to
present their claims against said
Sever Torgerson Leland deceased, and appointing
time and place, when and where the said
Court would receive, examine and adjust such claims; and
due notice having been given, as
required by law, and the Order last aforesaid, of the time so limited
for presenting such claims, and of the
time and place so appointed for the examination and adjusting
of the same; and the time so limited
for the presenting of such claims having expired on the
6th day of May 18 90 , and
no claim having
been presented against said Sever
deceased and it appearing that the
amount properly chargeable to said
tor is Two Thousand eight hundred
five and 43/100 dollars, that the
allowed and credited to said
One hundred and twenty two and
that the balance left in the hands
administrator is Two thousand Seven
and forty two and 68/100 dollars.
That the said Sever Togerson
died leaving him as his only heirs
the following, to wit: Torger S.
Leland a son
of age, residing at London Dane
of Wisconsin, Ole S. Leland a son of
residing at the same place; Isabel
a daughter of age residing at
said County, Anna Woelfer a daughter
age residing at Waterloo, County of
son in said State, and Mrs. Betsey
the widow of said deceased residing
London in said County.
Wherefore it is order and Adjudged
the account of the administrator as
stated as afore
said be and the same is hereby
That the said sum of two Thousand
hundred and forty and 58/100 be
assigned and set
over as follows: To the said Torger
one fifty part thereof amounting to
and forty eight and 11/100 Dollars;
to the said Ole
S. Leland one fifth part thereof
Five hundred and forty eight and
11/100 dollars; to
the said Isabel Dykestien one fifth
amounting to Five hundred and forty
and 11/100 Dollars; to the said Anna
one fifth part thereof amounting to
hundred and forty eight and 11/100
the said Betsy Leland one fifth part
amounting to Five hundred and forty
and 11/100 Dollars and it is further
upon filing the receipts of the
named for their shares the said
be discharged from any further duty
and that his surities also be
further obligation on their bond.
Dated the 8th day of
December A.D. 1890.
By the Court
The source citation for this document is:
Dane County, Wisconsin, Dane County Probate Records, Box 112-Box 113, Sever Torgeson Leland estate file, Final Judgment, 1890 (images 414-416 of 1293); "Wisconsin, Wills and Probates, 1800-1987," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 9 September 2015); citing original data in Wisconsin County, District and Probate Courts.
Sever Torgerson Leland (1804-1889) died intestate on 29 March 1889 in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. His eldest son, Torger S. Leland was appointed administrator of the estate. No real property was included in the estate. Much of the personal property was distributed to the heirs shortly after the death. The debts and credits owed to Sever Torgerson Leland and the money in the house comprised the personal property to be distributed. The administrator paid the bills for the monument in the cemetery, the funeral charges, the road tax, the publication charges, and prospective expenses.
Sever Torgerson Leland is the second great-grandfather of my wife, Linda (Leland) Seaver. He brought his family from Voss in Norway to Deerfield in Dane County, Wisconsin in 1855.
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