Saturday, February 21, 2009

Check it out!

My cousin Pauline, who has so tirelessly worked on the family tree for years, keeps adding things onto the ancestry website that just bowl me over. This is the will of a great-great- (however many greats) grandfather who died in 1825.

My guess is that he wasn't very proud of Phillip and Henry. I realize fifty cents was a lot more money back then, but still.

As always, click on the will to make it larger.

4 comments:

Hollie said...

That's very interesting. I would love to ttrace our families back. Maybe one day I will...

Amy said...

hee hee heeeee....50 cents. Those two boys musta done somethin' bad!

madcobug said...

Fifty cents sure wasn't much compared to 100 dollars was it. The will was very interesting to read. I wouldn't have thought they had a will of that sort back then, just a hand dritten one would have been my guess. Helen

Paula said...

Very interesting. Hope the cow was still alive and the bedding wasn't worn out.