Monday, February 13, 2023

Amanuensis Monday -- 1856 Administrator's Account of Susan Seaver (1823-1853) Estate of Taunton, Massachusetts

This week's document for transcription is the 1856 Administrator's Account of the estate of Susan Seaver (1823-1853) of Taunton, Massachusetts.

Bristol County [Massachusetts] Probate Records - Administrator's Account for Susan Seaver estate (image 14 of 14) of Case 22520:

The transcription of this record is:

The account of George Walker Administrator on the
Estate of Susan Seaver late of Taunton deceased.

Said accountant charges himself with the personal 
estate of said deceased as per inventory returned to the
Court of probate in the sum of                                           $107.00
For Cash Received of C.A. Nash Sept. 30 1854              890.00
For Cash Received of C.A. Nash on final Settlement     525.00

And prays allowance for the following charges and payments

To paid Susan L. Seaver                                                497.33
To paid Martha E. Sampson                                        497.33
To paid Julia Seaver                                                        497.33
For my services of Administration                                    30.01
                                                     George Walker

Taunton March 7, 1856
This may Certify that We the Subscribers have examined
the above account and have no objection against its
being allowed by the Judge of probate We being all the
heirs at law.
                                         Ira Sampson
                                        Martha E. Sampson
                                        Susan Seaver
                                        Julia Seaver

The source citation for this probate case file is:

Bristol County [Mass.] Register of Probate, Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records, 1686-1880, American Ancestors (, Estate file 22520 (14 images), Susan Seaver of Taunton, 1854.

Susan Sever was born in about 1823 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Benjamin and Susan (Lippett) Sever.  She did 25 November 1853 in Taunton.  She did not marry, and had no known children.

She died intestate, had no real estate, but had a personal estate.  George Walker was appointed Administrator of the estate at the request of the heirs-at-law.  An inventory was taken of the movable personal estate, which totaled $107.  The account above shows additional property, in the amount of $1415 from C.A. Cash, which was probably Susan's portion of her father's estate - Benjamin Sever died in 1852 in Taunton.

The heirs-at-law were her mother, Susan Lippett (Hull) Seaver (1804-1888), her sister Julia Seaver (1825-1901 (never married), and her sister Martha E. Sampson (1828-1915), wife of Ira Sampson (1815-1871).

Susan Sever/Seaver (1823-1539) is my 6th cousin 4 times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.


NOTE: 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."

Read other transcriptions of records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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