Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Estate of John Rupert :: The final “Final Account”

The will of John Rupart dated October 17, 1828 was admitted to probate in Columbiana County, Ohio in August of 1831. The final account was prepared on March 29, 1842.

I thought it was more than a little strange that the only papers in the microfilmed estate file that were dated between the time of the Widow's Allowance in May 1832 and this document was a previous “final account” dated August 5th 1832.

I don't usually like making assumptions, but based upon this statement in the will of John Rupart: “after her decease I allow my real and personal property to be sold by my executor” I think we can assume that Barbara Rupart passed away prior to the sale of the land on August 1, 1842 (the second deed discussed in this post).

Sadly, from my point of view, even though there was a balance of $1,369.68¼ in the estate, there was no “final distribution” document in the microfilmed file. It probably would have listed the names of the husbands of the daughters and that would have made locating them much simpler and in several cases, even possible!

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First page of Final Account March 29, 1842.
Estate of John Rupart. Packet 1439.
Family History Library microfilm 2032592.

The final account of Conrod Yerrien and David
Ehrhart as executors of the estate of John Rupart, late of
the county of Columbiana, deceased

These accountants charge themselves with the following sums received.
1836 July 14th
Cash for rent of Real estate - - - - - - - - - - - $62.56 ¼
Interest on same to 11th Augt 1842 - - - - - - - 22.67 ½
Cash for rent of Real estate - - - - - - - - - - - - 34.60
Interest on same to 11th Augt 1842 - - - - - - - 12.54

1837 Apl 1st
Cash for rent of Real estate - - - - - - - - - - - - 34.60
Interest on same to 11th Augt 1842 - - - - - - - 12.54
Cash for rent of Real estate - - - - - - - - - - - - 57.00
Int on same to 11 August 1842 - - - - - - - - - 17.95 ½

1842 Augt 11th
Cash on sale of Real estate - - - - - - - - - - - 1200.00
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1407.33 ¼

These accountants claim credit for the following sums
1842 Jany 31
Paid Wm B. Morgan Printer - - - - - - - - - - - 1.00
Paid Pierce for coffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  5.00
Paid John Robertson for shroud &c - - - - - -  3.25
Paid On the above note of $57.00 - - - - - - - 9.40
Paid David Ehrhart for repairs &c - - - - - - - 24.00
Paid Fisher A. Blockson Atty - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $27.65

To the Honorable Court of Common Pleas for the county of Columbiana
The undersigned Master Commissioner of this court to whom was refered the account of the executors of the estate of John Rupart late of said county, deceased. Reports – That in pursuance of the Rule of this Court he has examined said account and finds that said accountants have received
Rents of real estate with interest thereon - - - $207.33 ¼
From sale of Real estate  - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1200.00
Making the whole amount charged
against accountants on the account - - - - - - $1407.33 ¼


Second page of Final Account March 29, 1842.
Estate of John Rupart. Packet 1439.
Family History Library microfilm 2032592.

I do find by proper vouchers exhibited that said
accountants have paid debts owing
by said estate to the amount of - - - - - - - $21.65

Costs of administration, exclusive of the
sum to be allowed accountants for their
services - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6.00
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $27.65

Leaving in the hands of accountants for
distribution - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1379.68 ¼

Out of which the accountants compensation
for his services and masters fee to be
allowed by court to be deducted.

All which is respectfully submitted
March 29th 1842 - - - - - - - - Fisher A. Blackman
My fee - - - - - - - - $2.00 - - - - Mast Comm

April 5th the accounts having produced vouchers
No 4 & 5 amounting to $8.00 which being deducted
leaves - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1371.68 ¼
F A Blackman
Mas Com

No 6 of $2 being duducted leaves - - - - $1369.68 ¼

1 comment:

  1. Have enjoyed this presentation of the papers found in this probate/estate file. Some how, we find something, answer a lot of questions and then have more questions to ask. LOL

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