ESTATE SETTLEMENT OF BENJAMIN BREWER

ESTATE SETTLEMENT OF BENJAMIN BREWER

  • Benjamin Brewer and Wife Alydia “Lydia” Noland

  • 1847-1856 , Benton County, Tennessee
  • Benjamin Brewer and his wife Alydia “Lydia” Noland Brewer were charter members of the Ramble Creek Baptist Church.
    Benjamin Brewer married (2) Mrs. Sarah Wells Wyatt, widow of Daniel Wyatt who died of small pox on February 11, 1815, while serving in the War of 1812, at the Battle of New Orleans. Sarah inherited a share in the estate of Benjamin Brewer, as widow.
    1840 Benton Co, TN. Census, page 8
    On July 13, 1847, sixty three year old Benjamin Brewer died in Benton Co, TN. Several different Court Records of his estate settlement from 1847 to 1855, can be found in Benton Co, TN. These records name some of his children.
    Benton Co, TN. Minute Book, Vol. 2, 1842-1854 (Page 206, Aug. 4, 1847) On motion it is ordered by the Court that John Pearce, Edward Lindsey and William R. Pearce be appointed Commissioners to lay off and set apart provisions to serve the widow and family of Benjamin Brewer, deceased, one year and to make a report the next term of this Court.
    Page 218, December 1847: Personally appeared in open court, Alexander McRae, administrator of the estate of Benjamin Brewer, deceased, and returned a sale bill of the property of said estate and oath being made to the same it is ordered by the court to be recorded. One of the commissioners who were appointed as a former term of this court to lay off and set apart a sufficiency of provisions to the widow and family of Benjamin Brewer, deceased, one year made report to this court, it is ordered to be recorded
    Page 233-January 1848: On motion it is ordered by the court that Edward Lindsey, John Wyatt, and Lewis Holland be appointed commissioners to lay off and set apart an additional amount of provisions to serve the widow and family of Benjamin Brewer, deceased, one year and to make report to the next term of this court.
    Page 301-September 1849: Alexander McRae, Administrator for the estate of Benjamin Brewer. County Clerk presented the following settlement. (Nothing else recorded about the settlement in this book)
    Benton Co, TN. Court Records, top is cut off, (date unknown, probably about 1851)
    Alexander McRae, Administrator for the Estate of Benjamin Brewer, deceased.
    Estate of Benjamin Brewer, deceased make application to make settlement with me, Wm. P. Morris, Clerk of said County court agreeable to an act of the General assembly in such case made and provided which said settlement I find to be as follows:
    I find in the hands of said administrator, from a former settlement the sum of $175.19
    Vouchers:
    NO# l, Hugh Alsup for $24.00
    NO#2, James D. Wilson for $24.00
    NO#3, Sarah Brewer, widow, $24.00
    NO#4, Thomas Brewer, $24.00
    Also Samuel Brewer, $24.00
    NO# 5, Nancy Haley, $3.00
    I allotted the administrator for trouble in the management of said estate $4.50
    Clerks fee for making and recording this settlement $2.50
    Total amount of vochers $130.00
    Which leaves in the hands of the administrator the sum of $45.19
    All of which is respectfully submitted, Wm. P. Morris
    Settlements & Wills, Benton Co, TN. Vol. 1, (Sep 1855-1916) Page 69, May 12, 1856
    State of Tennessee}
    County of Benton}
    This being the 12th day of May 1856, Alexander McRae, administrator of the estate of Benjamin Brewer, deceased, made application to make settlement with me, Wm. McAuley, Clerk, of said county court agreeable to an act of the general assembly in such case made as provided which settlement I find to be as follows, I find in the hands of said administrator the sum from a former settlement $45.19
    Interest for 5 years, $15.77
    Total of $60.96
    Vouchers: Receipt from Malcolm McKenzie, guardian of minor heirs of Daniel Brewer, deceased, the sum of $28.23
    Allotted the Administrator for settlement $2.50
    Clerk for making and recording settlement $2.00
    Which leaves in the hands of the administrator the sum of $28.23
    All of which is respectfully submitted, Wm. McAuley, Clerk

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