Loudoun County is part of Northern Neck of Virginia.
Settling of the Loudoun area began between 1725 and 1730 while it was owned by
Lord Fairfax. Settlers came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
For more than two centuries, agriculture, especially growing tobacco, was the dominant way of life in Loudoun County.
Seals were used to authenticate documents and men were expected to have a personal die. Records in deed books are copies and signatures are usually in the clerk’s handwriting. The clerk drew a circle around the word “seal” to indicate that the original document was sealed.
Butler County Testamentary Record 02
Bonham Fox Deceased
Butler County fs
it remembered that on application Administration of the estate of
Bonham Fox late of the County aforesaid Deceased is granted unto
Temperance Fox who with Levi Fox and
John McKeen her sureties are bound to the State of Ohio in the sum
of three hundred dollars.
Ordered that John Walker, John G. Eckles
and Samuel Johnston be the appraisers.
From the Record of Inventories recorded
We the appraisers of the property of Bonam
Fox Deceased Met at the house of the widow Fox's the administrator
of Bonam Fox and after shown all the property went on appraise all the
property as the law directs to it.
One hundred and twenty five bushels of corn $15.62
One yoke of steers and chain
One Waggon $15.00
Two colts $36.00
One Mare $5.00
One plow .75
Fourteen Geese $1.75
November 26, 1825 $89.12 [total] $89.12½
The herd Ammounting to
On twenty eighth Day of November one
thousand eight hundred and twenty five John Walker, Samuel Johnston and John E.
Eckles personally appeared as appraisers of the Estate of Bonam Fox
Deceased late of Fairfield township in said County personally appeared
Before one Jonathan Pierson a Justice of the Peace in and for said
County and were duly sworn according to the law
truly appraised all the goods and chattles [tangible property other than land, buildings and things annexed to the land] of the Estate of the
said Bonam Fox Deceased which was presented to them for
Given under My hands and seal
Jonathan Pierson Justice of Peace
A True and correct Inventory of the goods and
chattels of Bonam Fox late of Butler County Deceased
Presented to the undersigned appraisers of said Estate by
Temperence Fox administratrix of the Estate of Bonam Fox
the 28 Day of November one thousand eight hundered and twenty
Given under our hands
John G. Eckels
John X Walker his mark
When a mark is used for a signature, the person was probably illiterate, but may not have been able to sign because of age or infirmity.
Descendants of Absalom Fox and Christian Bonham are Mayflower Descendants.
Personal property can be called personalty (personality), goods, chattels, articles, or movable property. It includes both animate or inanimate property.
Horse Terms Foal: less than 1 year old Yearling: between 1 & 2 Colt: male under 4 Filly: female under 4 Mare: female over 4 Gelding:castrated male
Stallion: non-castrated male over 4
Be it remembered that Temperance Fox
Administratrix of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and
credits which were of Bonham Fox late of this county aforesaid
deceased having exhibited the account of her administration of the
same as follows to wit
Fox admx of Bonham Fox deceased in account current with the estate
of the said deceased Cr. (?)
To amount of appraisement bill 19.12½
To amount of appraisement bill 19.12½
No 1 - By cash paid James B. Camron printer $1.25
No 2 - B. Vangorden tax .70
No 3 - McLeary & Decamp funeral expences 4.25
No 4 - Daniel Millikin last illness 1.50
No.5 - R. B. Millikin Medicine 6.50
No 6 - Johnson for coffin 8.00
No 7 - Appraisers 3.00
No 8 - J. Reily Clerk fees 2.05
No 9 - Jacob Rickart 4.00
No 10 - Admx private account 36.00
No 11 - John Reily Clerks fees on final settlement 1.00
No 12 - Percentage and time allowed admx 18.75½
Temperance Fox adm 89.12½
clerks & printer due on final settlement of one dollar paid by Mrs Fox admx
March 5th 1827
A surety bond is a promise to assume responsibility for the obligation of a borrower.. The person who provides this promise, is known as a surety or security. An administrator of an estate posted a bond equal to estate assets to insure faithful performance of duty. Bondsmen were usually relatives or family friends.
Bonham Fox decd
Accounts presented for Settlement
Filed Feby term 1827
Approved the May term 1827
[No 1 above-advertising] Hamilton June 10th 1826
Received of Temperance Fox Administrator the estate of Bonam Fox deceased one dollar and twenty five cents in full for advertising done for said Estate
James B. Connor
[No 2 above-county tax] Rec of Temperance Fox for Bonham Fox 70 Cents in full of his county tax for 1825
|B. Van Gorden ??
[No 3 above-funeral expenses] Hamilton Sept 20th 1825
Bonham Fox Diseaced
to McClasy D Camp & Co
To 5 yds camb @ 50 250
To 1 yd Book muslin 50
[Book muslin is a kind of thin white muslin for ladies' dresses]
To 1 yd Crape 75
To 1 pair stockings 37½
Silk & thread 12½
Rec. of Temperence Fox administrater the above account in full this 11th Jan 1826
McClasy D Camp & Co
[No 4 above-Last Illness] Bonum Foxs Estate's
To Daniel Millikin
Sept 19th 1825 to Visit dec on the night previous to his decease $1.50
Jan 10th 1826
Received of Temperance Fox Administratrix the above accyt in full
[No 5 above-Medicine] Rossville Sept. 21st 1825
The Estate of Bonam Fox decd
To R. B. Millekin Dr.
To Sundrie visits & medicine to self and family $6.50
January 11th 1826
Recd of Temperance Fox administratrix the above account in full
R. B. Milleken
[No 6 above- coffin] received of temperance fox the administror of Bonum fox Eight Dollars for 1 Coffin for the Deceased December 22, 1825
[No 7 above-appaisers] received of temperance fox the administratrix of Bonum fox our feese three dollars for attending for apraisers of the property of Bonum fox Decd.
December 22, 1825
John Y Eckles
John (X) Walker
[No 8 above-clerk fees] Received of Temperance Fox Admt of Bonham Fox one fifty five and a half cents which with one dollar & fifty cents paid by her some time sense makes the full amount of the costs of Administration to wit Letters of Adm Recording Inventory
Paid 30th Oct 1826 1.50
5th March 1827 55½
John Reily Clerk
Butler com pleas
[No 9 above]
Missis Temperance fox pleas to Settle the aMount of you're acount with James Riley and this shal Bee your Recipt for
1 Calf Skin 1.50
To 1 small gr of iyper?? 1.00
To 5 lbs of Spannish Seal 1.50
October the 2-1825
[No 10 above] The estate of Bonham Fox Decd
Temperance Fox Administratrix
To gethering and cracking thirty acres of corn $30.00
1 Days attending to the appraisement of property 1.00
3 Days attending to business in Warren County 3.00
2 Days attending a Suit ayaein?t Adinam?? Right 2.00
[Cracking corn was processing shelled corn in a horse-powered burr mill. They believed cracking the corn before feeding it to farm animals would make it easier for the animals to digest.]
Temperance Fox Administratrix of the Estate of Bonham Fox decd in account current D to Amount of Appraisement Bill - $89.12½
John Riley was the first clerk of courts in Butler County.
John McKeen appeared in the 1820 and 1830 censuses of St. Clair Township and Rossville, Butler County, Ohio. After that, Margaret McKeen appeared in 1840 and 1850 He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Hamilton.