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October 4, 2012

Account of John Hall, Guardian, Macon Co., NC

The Hall family of Macon County, North Carolina, has been researched fairly well, as far as I know. Still this is a great example of finding information in an unexpected place, in this case the death date of one of the named children.

Wednesday June 17th 1840

John Hall Guardian of Robert, Mary F. & Rebecca Jane
Hall infant Children of the said John Hall by his deceasd[?]
wife Caroline Hall appeared in open Court and
exhibited the annexed account.

John Hall Guardian of Robert, Mary F. & Rebecca
Jane Hall in acpt. with his sd. wards Dr_

To Cash Recd from David L. Swain Administrator
of the estate of George Swain Decd_ and from Ezekiel
H. McClure Clerk & Master in Equity of the County of
Buncombe on account of the Sales of the real estate
of the said George Swain Decd on the 20th of March 1830[?]
One Thousand Dollars _ _ _ _ _ _ $ 1.000_00

The foregoing Sum was recd_ as the Guardian
of Robert, Mary F. & Rebecca Jane & Elizabeth C. Hall
and on the 21st day of March 1839 the said
Elizabeth C. Hall departed this life…
Sworn to in open Court
John Hall
H. G. Woodfin D. C.

Source: Macon County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes Book 3, 1838 – 1855: 98; North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh; NCSA micropublication C.061 30001.

September 3, 2009

The Curious Manner of Lazarus Tilly’s Will

A friend of mine asked me to look into the Tilly family of Rabun County, Georgia a few weeks ago. While doing so, I ran across the last will and testament of Lazarus Tilly, which was written November 30, 1839 and proven in court during the March Term, 1841, in Rabun County.1 In his will, Lazarus named his wife, Sarah, and children Alfred Tilly, Elizabeth Millender, Polly Calwell, Margaret Owens, Lewis Tilly, John Tilly, and Nancy Holcombe.

In and of itself the will does not seem strange, but further research into contemporary court records illuminates an oddity: two of the named children were deceased at the time Lazarus wrote his will.

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