NOTES ON THE ESTATE
OF THOMAS MITCHELL
THOMAS MITCHELL'S ESTATE
Nathanial Talbott was the administrator of his estate with Thomas Davis representing Thomas Mitchell. The 1819 May Court of Shelby County sold Thomas Mitchell's belongings to widow Rebecca Mitchell, son-in-law Edward Talbott, Jr., and brother-in-law Daniel Ketcham, Jr. for the sum of $1000.95 in total. The Inventory of Sale of Thomas Mitchell, Esq is listed as:
Bought by Rebecca Mitchell: silver watch ($6), dining table, large bible ($7), small bible, 1 lot of books, dictionary, looking glass, cupboard and furniture ($24), 4 beds & furniture ($37.50 $25 $17), trundle bedand furniture ($12), cradle & furniture, waiter (tray), lot of chairs, frying pan, tea kettle, 2 ovens, pot, spinning wheel, loom & c., churn, shovel & griddle, 2 trammels (pot hooks), 2 sets side saddle & bridle, man's saddle, 2 hoes, axe, lot of tubs, barrels, 2 sugar chests, sewing table, 2 trunks, flatiron, bundle of yarn, webs of thread, hand irons, 2 plows, 2 pair horse gear, slide, brown horse ($30), red cow, speckled cow and calf, brindle helfer, 7 first-choice sheep, one sow with 9 shoats, 10 second-choice hogs, 11 geese.
Bought by Edward Talbott, Jr.: set of Delft plates, table ($27.25), bed & furniture ($27.25)
Bought by Daniel Ketcham, Jr.: dining table ($10), 4 bottles, coffee mill, 2 sets side saddle and bridle, iron wedge, 2 steers, 10 fourth-choice hogs. (Daniel Ketcham was also owed and paid in 1830 by the administrator $742).
Bought by Joseph Ketcham: Davis' Sermons (1 vol.), Wesley (1 vol.), Harding's Reports, Wesley's Notes (3 vol.), Fletcher's Checks (3 vol.), 1 lot of books, 2 spelling books, 2 sets of pewter plates, 3 Delft plates, dish & teapot, waiter and dish, 2 pair cards (?), tin sugar box, lanterns and candle molds, 2 axes, holsters & pistols ($6), rifle gun ($11.25), plow.
Bought by others: grey horse ($110), roan mare ($71), desk & bookcase ($35.50), 3 beds & furniture ($37.50 $35.50)