Inventory of John W. Hancock

Franklin County
June Term AD 1848
Pages 172-174
An Inventory of the goods and chattels and effects of John W. Hancock late of Franklin County and State of Indiana deceased, taken by John Mclain administrator of the estate of the said deceased with the assistance of John Cleaver and George Dixon appraisers called and duly sworn for the purpose.
1 brown mare valued at 20.00
1 roan horse 15.00
1 soral horse 27.50
2 bay colts 45.00
1 brown mare 50.00
1 bay horse 30.00
41 hogs 78.00
1 red heffer 8.00
14 head of sheep 22.75
1 corn harrow .37
1 hay rake 4.00
2 sleds 4.50
2 hay riggings .75
1 log chain 2.25
1 pair of strechers .62
1 plow 4.00
1 shovel plow 1.00
1 shovel plow .50
6 hoes 1.60
1 lot of old iron 1.00
1 spade .50
1 ox yoke .50
1 hand saw .25
1 syth and hanging .18 3/4
1 wheel barrow .75
1 lot of manure? .50
timothy seed .25
brought over 328.28 3/4
2 saddles, 2 bridles & sheep skins & blanket 3.00
1 mall & 2 wedges .75
1 lot of plough harness & 2 collars 3.50
2 blind bridles .50
1 double tree and clevis .25
1 hip strap .50
4 halter chains & straps 1.75
1 chair .15
1 lot of oats 15.00
40 bushels of barley @ 80 32.00
1 fanning mill 7.00
1 wagon cover .50
1 dung fork .87
4 hay forks 1.18 3/4
1 ox yoke and wagon bolster 1.00
18 tons of bailed hay 125.00
1 large harrow 2.50
beam waits & hooks 5.00
cord winders tools .50
1 bufalow robe 2.00
9 acres of wheat 36.00
17 acres of meadow 43.00
1/3 of 6 acres of meadow 12.00
1 grind stone .75
1 wagon 50.00
1 lot of barrels .75
oil paint & jug 2.37
prooning chisel .50
1 cag & nails .31
1 barrel of cider 2.75
1 barrel of cider 3.50
2 boxes .37
1 bag .18 3/4
1 bag .06
1 lot of lime .25
brought up 685.05 3/4
1 cooking stove 12.00
1 flesh fork and cake turner .12
1 dreser 1.00
1 large table 12.50
hatchet, hamer, box & auger .87
1 wood saw .37
1 basket .06
6 chairs .50
4 chairs .25
cotton yarn & box 1.05
1 large pott 1.00
1 bake oven .31
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2 chairs .10
1 sugar box & 2 pie dishes .12
1 bench .25
looking glass & bottels .37
1 book case 12.50
statutes 1.50
1 two foot bed .18 3/4
1 bedstead and bed 3.00
1 chest 1.00
1 real .25
1 barrel and contents .12
1 cag and sage .12
saddle bags 2.00
1 bedstead, bed, curtains, valance &c 17.00
1 writing desk 2.50
1 large table 1.50
1 saw 1.50
1 arm chair 2.50
1 large chest 1.75
1 lot of cubord wair 3.25
3 candlesticks .55
andirons .62
1 looking glass 2.25
brought over 750.87
2 pitchers .50
window curtains 2.00
1 gun, powder horn & pouch 9.00
1 lot of carpet 35.00
1 bedstead, bed and clothing 20.00
1 lot of window curtan'g 2.40
6 chairs 7.00
1 large wheel 1.50
2 coverlids 18.00
2 bead spreds 2.25
2 blankets 3.50
10 bead quilts 9.87
3 blankets 3.50
3 single coverlids 7.50
2 single coverlids 4.75
2 single red coverlids 7.00
1 sheet .31
1 settee 5.00
1 set of quilting frames .06
1 bell .37
2 sickles & woodling forks .50
  890.89 3/4
1 promisory note for $13.12 dated Sept 30th 1845 signed Benjamin Finley 13.12
an account against the estate of Jonas Harwood, dec'd, for $54.00 dated 1844 and 1845 54.00
signed to John W. Hancock by John John  
a book account against A. R. Warren .50
a book account against John Cleaver 1.29
a book account against George W. Kingbury .29
a book account against James Forelick .75
The above notes and account which in the judgment of the appraisers may be collected there from  
brought up 960.85 3/4
1 book account against George Beddinger $564.25  
the above account in the judgment of the appraisers should not exceed $300 300.00
a book account against Sayer Hancock for $260.  
The above account in the judgment of the appraisers should not exceed $220 220.00
  1480.85 3/4
[further notes marked as uncollectable not transcribed]  
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Money on hand in bank notes 50.00

the following property is taken by the widow at the appraisement as a part of her thirds

1 rocking chair 4.00
1 bed & bedding 20.00
1 set of quilting frames .12
1 pair sheep shears .50
1 cow 10.00
1 set of double harness 10.00
brought up 1575.47

the following property is taken by the widow for her $150

6 head of hogs 7.12
6 sheep 9.75
1 plough 7.00
1 small plough .75
1 log chain 2.25
10 bags 1.75
2 singe trees .50
1 side saddle, bridle & mart'g 9.00
2 shovels 1.75
1 dung fork .87
1 hay fork .31
curry combs & brush .50
5 acres of grass 12.50
rent of George Beddinger's wheat 18.00
1 wash tub .50
1 lot of crocks .37
1 lot queens ware 2.25
1 set of knives & forks .50
1 set of tin ware .50
1 set dishes & 2 candlesticks 1.92 3/4
1 bucket .15
2 wood balls .37
1 coffee mill .25
1 set of crock & jugs .75
1 set tin ware & basket .43 3/4
2 axes 3.00
2 umbrellas 1.00
1 chair frame .06
1 lot of pot mettle 2.00
1 tub and wash bordes .37
1 lot of gage & pot .25
2 flat irons .31
  87.07
brought over 1575.47
shovel & tongs 1.00
8 barrels & 2 tubs 2.50
2 barrels .50
1 churn .25
1 set of chairs 2.12
1 clock 2.00
1 reflector .12
1 beaurow 5.00
1 sawing utensils .15
1 bead and beading 18.75
1 lot of carpeting 8.00
1 table 2.00
to cash 20.00
  149.97
total exclusion of the widows $150. 1575.67

given under our hands this 22nd day of April 1846
John Cleaver
George Dixon, appraisers
John Mclain administrator

Received April 22nd 1845 of John M.Clain administrator of the estate of John W. Hancock deceased $150 worth of the personal property of my late husband and being the amount entered into the inventory as allowed me by law, I say received by me
Deborah Hancock

Received April 22nd 1845 of John M.Clain administrator of the estate of John W. Hancock deceased $44.61 of the personal property as noted in the inventory it being part of my third of the property of my late husband, I say received by me
Deborah Hancock



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