Treasure Chest Thursday – Jonathan Shackford’s 1895 Probate Records Show His Estate Valued at $2,000 (Blog 417)

We found this announcement in the Derry newspaper announcing that Franklin P Shackford had been appointed as the Administrator of his father’s estate:

Probate Notice NOTICE, The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 6 September 1895
The Derry News, 6 Sep 1895

The subscriber gives action that he has
been duly appointed Administrator of the
estate of
JONATHAN SHACKFORD, late of Chester,
in the county of Rockingham, deceased.
All persons indebted to said estate are requested
to make payment, and all having claims to present
them for adjustment.
FRANKLIN P. SHACKFORD
Dated Chester August 25th 1895

This led us hunt in the the New Hampshire County Probate records where we found that Jonathan had not left a will and that his wife Harriet (Farnum) had asked the court to approve Jonathan’s son Franklin as the administrator – this document also showed that Franklin, his mother, and his sister had posted a $2,000 bond.

Further research led us to the Docket documents showing that Jonathan’s real estate was valued at $1986 and his personal property was valued at $178.45.

Jonathan Shackford Probate Records Rockingham CountyPage 549
Jonathan Shackford, Chester, Adm, at
Raymond, Aug. 20-95. Franklin P. Shack-
ford, of Chester, Admin B. $2,000. Harriet
Shackford and Olive A Symms
Sure
Invy Sept 10-95. Real $1986. Pers. $178.45
Lic Pers at Portsmouth Sept 10-95

We haven’t found the documents showing distribution of the estate.

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SOURCES:

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 16 March 2017); Rockingham>Probate records 1893-1900 vol 196-199>Page 442>Image 593 of 946..

New Hampshire, New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973, Jonathan Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org (: accessed 16 March 2017); Rockingham>Dockets 1891-1895>Page 549>Image 321 of 349.

“NOTICE,” The Derry News (Derry, New Hampshire), 6 September 1895; digital images, Derry Public Library (http://derry.advantage-preservation.com : accessed 24 February 2017).

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