Inventory of Joseph Meeks

Franklin County
December Term A.D. 1851
Pages 266-269
The following of the personal property belonging to the estate of Joseph Meeks, deceased, late of Franklin County Indiana with the valuation thereof taken by Rufus Haymond & Ezekial Tyner, administrators of said estate assisted by John Pilsor & Jackson Lynn, two respectable freeholders of the neighborhood to wit:

1 cooking stove & furniture 9.00
1 corner cupboard 4.00
silver table, 1 teaspoon 4.00
1 lot of cupboard ware 2.00
2 small brass kettles 2.00
2 sad irons .37
1 fire shovel .75
1 fire shovel & tongs 1.25
1 hand hook .12
1 small paddle, skimmer & steelyards 1.13
1 large brass kettle 5.00
2 iron ladle & fork .75
1 candlestick .18
1 tin teapot & cannisters .38
coffee mill, lantern & sausage stuffer .50
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1 pair cotton card .30
1 cake pan, 1 muffin rings .18
1 waffle iron .25
1 tin reflector & tin bucket .62
1 stone jar & coffee mill .50
1 copper tea kettle & watering pot 1.50
2 pair snuffers & snuffer tray .38
1 tin bucket & bottles .31
2 kitchen tables 1.50
1 set green chairs 3.00
2 armed chairs & 1 rocking chair 2.00
1 settee 3.50
1 dining table 5.00
1 candlestick 1.25
1 wardrobe 5.00
1 bedstead, bed & bedding 13.00
carried forward $70.72
1 trundle bedstead, bedding &c 2.00
2 coverlets 6.50
2 budgnitts 4.00
2 blankets 2.00
1 looking glass .62
2 brass candlesticks .50
2 brass candlesticks .75
1 pair andirons 6.00
2 japan waiter .50
1 tenplate stove & pipe 9.00
1 mahogany sideboard 50.00
1 pair end dining tables 15.00
1 breakfast table 5.50
1 workstand 3.50
1 bookcase 20.00
1 set fancy chairs 4.50
1 rocking chair 1.00
1 mantle clock 5.00
1 looking glass 1.50
1 picture & frame 1.00
2 pictures & frame .50
1 pair brass andirons 3.00
1 tea board .75
1 hand bellows .25
2 lamps .75
3 venetian blinds 1.50
56 yards of carpeting @ 45 25.20
2 setts table knives & forks & carving knife & fork 3.00
1 lot greenware & wine glasses 6.00
2 setts table knives & forks & carving knife & fork 2.50
1 lot of books 8.50
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1 bible 1.50
1 map, United States 2.00
1 reel, 1 clothes rack 1.12
1 bedstead 1.62
2 children's chairs .75
1 bedstead, bed & bedding 18.00
carried forward 276.63
1 mahogany bureau 20.00
1 set yellow chairs 3.00
1 wash stand, bowl, 1 pitcher 2.50
1 pair brass andirons 1.00
26 yds of carpeting @ 30 7.80
1 stand .75
9 coverlets 27.00
1 counterpane & 3 blankets 4.00
2 trunks 1.00
1 little wheel 1.50
1 close stool 2.00
1 bureau 6.00
1 bedstead & bedding 10.00
1 bureau 2.50
1 stand .50
1 chest 2.00
1 sett chairs 2.00
old carpeting 2.00
1 corner cupboard 12.00
1 bureau plain 10.00
1 bureau square columns 12.00
1 bureau round columns 14.00
1 dining table 5.00
2 breakfast tables 9.00
3 stands, mahogany fronts 15.00
5 plain stands 11.00
2 wash stands 4.00
1 cradle 2.00
1 cot 2.00
1 lot lumber 28.25
1 grindstone .75
1 sett cabinet maker tools, patterns &c 31.00
3 work benches 7.00
1 wheel barrow 2.00
1 churn & jar .75
1 iron kettle 1.00
1 axe .50
carried forward $550.43
1 Dearborn waggon 25.00
1 cover 6.00
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1 pig 1.00
pork & pork barrells 10.00
3 washing tubs 1.00
  $593.43

State of Indiana, Franklin County. On this 20th day of January 1844 before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared John Pilser and Jackson Lynn freeholders of the County aforesaid who being duly sworn on oath say that the above and foregoing contains a true inventory and appraisement of the goods and chattels belonging to the Estate of Joseph Meeks, deceased, proper to be appraised so far as shown to them by administrators of the Estate aforesaid account to its true cash value. John Pilser, Jackson Lynn. Sworn and Subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. Daniel St. John J. P.

The following is an inventory of such notes, belonging to the Estate as have come to our knowledge some of which in all probability can be collected except the one against Rufus Haymond.

1 note against Rufus Haymond 100.00
1 note against Lewis S. Ingalls 41.79
1 note against Richard P. Clark 56.12
1 note against A. R. Wilcox 48.00
1 note against James D. Mormon 7.00


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