Madison County Families

Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants

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This site created by and maintained by Robert J. Parks, 11 Regents Park Lane, Frankfort, KY  40601-3845

© Robert J. Parks 2009-2013

Buyer
Item
Amount
Category
Samuel Phelps
1 saddle
$0.60
Harness
Susannah Park
2 Slates
$0.20
House
Susannah Park
Churn & parts
$0.50
House
Susannah Park
Coffee Mill & flat iron
$0.50
House
Susannah Park
One Clock
$1.00
House
Susannah Park
Bureau & cupboard
$4.00
House
Susannah Park
Two bedsteads
$5.00
House
David Noble
1 shovel plough
$0.50
Implement
James Gentry
One plough
$2.50
Implement
Peter Phelps
One plough
$3.05
Implement
Susannah Park
1 Cart & Log chain
$12.00
Implement
Willis Garrison
One shovel plough
$1.05
Implement
Anderson Chenault
One yearling horse colt
$15.75
Livestock
George Logsdon
One chestnut sorrell mare
$17.00
Livestock
George Noble
One sorrel mare
$55.50
Livestock
John Reid
One sorrel mare
$26.50
Livestock
Samuel Nobles
One bay horse colt
$30.25
Livestock
Susannah Park
7 head of Sheep
$1.75
Livestock
Susannah Park
One bald faced mare
$17.00
Livestock
Susannah Park
28 Head of hogs
$20.00
Livestock
Susannah Park
One gray horse
$40.25
Livestock
Susannah Park
1 yoke of oxen
$41.00
Livestock
Temple Burgin
1 Heifer
$7.00
Livestock
William Deatherage
One mule colt
$17.00
Livestock
William Riley Jones
One brown mare
$10.25
Livestock
Susannah Park
One lot of old barrels
$0.50
Supply
Susannah Park
1 Half barrell of salt
$0.75
Supply
Bird Deatherage
One brier hook
$0.80
Tool
George Logsdon
Meat axe
$0.55
Tool
George Logsdon
One axe
$0.75
Tool
James B. Wright
1 box of shoe tools
$0.60
Tool
James Gentry
One half of a cross cut saw
$2.50
Tool
James Million
1 Rifle gun
$9.00
Tool
John Davis
One curry comb
$0.13
Tool
Rice Portwood
One scythe & cradle
$1.25
Tool
Susannah Park
One pair of steelyards
$0.25
Tool
Susannah Park
One cutting box knife
$0.30
Tool
Susannah Park
One drawing knife
$0.35
Tool
Susannah Park
3 Augers
$0.50
Tool
Susannah Park
2 chisels & 3 gimblets
$0.50
Tool
Susannah Park
One pair of geer
$0.50
Tool
Susannah Park
One scythe & cradle
$0.50
Tool
Susannah Park
2 Back bands
$0.50
Tool
Susannah Park
One iron wedge
$0.55
Tool
Susannah Park
1 grubbing hoe
$0.65
Tool
Susannah Park
1 Hand saw
$0.70
Tool
Susannah Park
One wheat form
$1.25
Tool
Temple Burgin
2 hoes
$0.50
Tool
William Deatherage
One froe
$0.25
Tool
William Denham
One pair of geer
$0.15
Tool
Total
$354.43

Merrill Parke’s Estate Sale

October 15, 1849

Merrill Parke, 40, died of cholera in 1849, a victim of a national epidemic.  He had no will.  Thus, under the laws at the time, his estate – including personal and household goods – were inventoried and sold at a public auction.  His wife, Susannah Gentry Parke, did not automatically inherit his estate, thus she had to buy her own belongings at the sale.  


This list was copied from the original record in  Madison County, Kentucky, Will Book  J, page  192 .