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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Child in Esse - Bracken Co. KY Wills, Estates - #genealogy - #kentuckypioneers

Jeannette Holland Austin
Child in Esse
By Jeannette Holland Austin

It is not uncommon for a wife to be expecting a child at the time that her husband writes his last will and testament, or dies intestate. To learn if this was the fact, one should look for the legal language of "in esse" in the will. It means "in existence". Otherwise, a complete study of the probate records is indicated. If the person died intestate (without a will), then the letters of administration, annual returns, vouchers, receipts, sales, inventories, etc. should be closely examined for any activity which resembles the birth of another heir. This includes Inferior Court cases which might be on the books as well as Minutes of the Inferior Court. Pioneer BabyThere are some census records which could help. Say, the husband died in 1841. The 1850 census should reveal the name of the widow and all of her children. Then there is the court for orphans where bonds are given and guardians are appointed. Old newspapers (announcing births and deaths), cemetery plots which contain infant graves, and so on, need to be carefully considered. One of the most interesting facets of researching in Virginia is that the wills, inventories, sales and deeds are contained in one book. This is the best source for learning little tid-bits of information which help to form the puzzle. 

Bracken County Wills, Estates, Deeds

Land in Bracken County Land in Bracken County Bracken County was organized in 1796 from parts of Mason and Campbell Counties. Originally, the county extended to southern Nicholas County (north of the Ohio River and west of the Licking River). It has two creeks (named for William Bracken), the Big and Little Bracken. William Bracken was a surveyor by trade and visited the area in 1773. He was later killed by Indians during the Northwest Indian War. The first county seat was Augusta, Kentucky but was moved to Woodward Crossing (Brooksville).

Bracken County Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Black, James Sr.
  • Bunts, Michael
  • Hardwitch, James
  • James, Samuel
  • Lowe, Isaac
  • Settles, Elizabeth

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