Thursday, August 6, 2015

Items in a Lawrenceville Household with Values Given-1836

William Lower was married to Jane Spencer, daughter of Wm Spencer. The couple were living in Lawrenceville when William became sick. Dr. William G. Anderson visited the household on Dec 10, 1835 and attended William day and night. The doctor also provided sundry medicines including a vial of quinine, a vial of Nitric, a vial of antivi??ial, wine cathartic milk?   The bill he presented to William’s estate was $7.00; although it had originally been marked $8.50 with a notation that the doctor had ‘provided written instructions for a sick child’. 

Despite the care, William died December 12, 1835.  No burial place as been located.A probate file was found at the Lawrence County courthouse. Judge WM Lean ordered John Fail, Aaron Wells, and Daniel Travis to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate. 

List of the property of William (Lower) Lowery Deceased, January 28, 1836:
One bed and bedding
15.00
One oven and skillet
1.00
One bed and bedding
12.00
One fire shovel
.25
One bedding
4.00
One milk strainer
.12
One Bureau
5.00
One table
.50
One table
3.00
Two barrels and keg
1.00
One Loom
5.00
One crosscut saw
2.00
One clock
10.00
One scythe  and sickle
1.00
One spinning wheel
2.00
One pair of gears

One reel?
1.00
One pair of breeches and collars
4.00
One lot of dishes
1.50
Two bridles
1.50
One lot of place ware
1.00
Two axes
3.00
One set of knives
1.00
One Bee stand
1.00
One set of bottles
.75
One log chain
.75
One Bible

One wedge
.50
Two volumes of Clark's (blank)
4.00
Three hoes
.25
Three volumes of Wesley's writings
3.00
One plow two stocks
1.50
Six ?chairs
1.00
One auger, knife and saw
1.00
One meal Sieve
.25
One water bucket
.75
One crock
.25
One herd of geese
2.75
One bread tray
.37
One cow and calf
15.00
One shoe bench

One heifer
6.00
And tools
1.50
One mare
25.00
Hand irons
1.50
One filly
20.00
Subtotal
73.12
One plow
4.00


One kettle
3.00


One froe
.50


One square
.75


Subtotal
96.92



73.12


Total
170.04





Jane then received her part of her dower share in the amount of $117.25 out of the above personal property from the administrator, Algernon S. Badollet.  (Observe that everything in the household belonged to William, even the spinning wheel.)  The remaining items were sold on March 21, 1836 at the door of JC Riley's store in Lawrenceville.

Buyers:                                                 Items                                                                                    Price paid
A S Badollet
One lot of bottles
.12 1/2
GG Barton
Two volumes of Clark's ?
4. 00
John Buchanan Jr
Three volumes of Wesley's writings
1.18 3/4
DC Travis
One crosscut saw
1.06 1/4
John Cox
One scythe and sickle
43 3/4
Lemuel Lower
One pair of gears
.56 1/4
Lemuel Lower
Two pair of bridging (breeching)and collar
2.62 1/2
John Buchanan Sr
Two bridles
2.00
A S Badollet
One ax
.50
John Cox
One log chain
1.87 1/2
A S Badollet
One iron wedge
.50
William Murphy
Three hoes
.06 1/4
R Marney
One plow and stock
3.06 1/4
DD Marney
One auger drawing knife and saw
.56 1/4
John Cox
One plow
5.06 1/4
A S Badollet
One froe
.50
J Robinson
One square
.56 1/4
Bazil Evans
One Mare
20.00
William Murphy
One shoe bench and tools
.56 1/4

Total
45.25