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Friday, October 19, 2012

William Neal's estate sale bill, 1863, Boone County, Kentucky

On 10 April 1863, the day after the inventory of William Neal's personal estate was made, the following items were sold.
A transcription of the source follows the images.



[MS page 175, starting at 7th line]
April 10th, 1863 _ List of the Sales of the personal property of William Neal dec'd

John Hodges 4 Empty bbls. Flour & Sieve $2.50
O. F. Hodges 1 Bag & Grain .50
Wesley Neal 1 Cherry Cupboard 1.70
Elijah Neal 3 Chairs .50
Joel Riley 2 Trays & 1 Rolling Pin .50
Stephen Mack 5 Reeds[?] .50
T.M. Riggs 1 Box & Matches .25
T.J. Stephens 1 Willow Work basket .20
A.P. Holmes 1 Sofa 6.40
Samuel Cantwell 1 Poplar Cupboard 1.05
Elijah Neal 1 But[?] Teapot .20
Elijah Neal 1    "         "      & Lamp .15
Joel Riley 1 Castor & Cuicles[?] .75
Sam'l Cantwell 3 Bowls .15
Tho. Williamson 1 Pitcher, Dish & Bowl .10
Sam'l Cantwell 6 Peaces[?] .10
Tho. Williamson 8 Cups & 10 Saucers .20
A.P. Holmes 2 Preserve Stands .30
Joel Riley 6 Peaces[?] .40
S. Cantwell 6    " .15
Jn. Hodges 6    " .30
Sam. Cantwell 1 Bowl & Pitcher .10
Wesley Neal 1 Set Cups & Saucers .60
Elijah Neal 1    "     "        "   China 1.00
T. Williamson 1 Pitcher .40
Wesley Neal 1    " .45
Elijah Neal 1 Sugar Bowl &c .10
Tho. M. Riggs 1 Set Knives & Forks 1.30
Joel Riley 1 Lot     "           " .60
Sam. Cantwell 1 Salt Cellar[?] .25
Sam. Cantwell 7 Tumblers .50
John Hodges 2 Goblets .35
D.H. Mirick Jr 1 Molasses Caun[?] .15
Tho. P. Stephens 1 Sett G.S. Spoons. Tea .55
Sam'l Craighead 1     "  G.S.    "       Tea .80
Wesley Neal 1 Sett Silver   "       Tea 4.75
James H. Lowell 3 Glass Jars .75
Robt. Hawkinson 1 Chair .40
Sam'l Craighead 1 Pair Steelyards .40
Joel Riley 1    "      " .05
Elijah Neal 5 Chairs 1.25


Source:


Boone County, Kentucky. Will Book H:175, William Neal sale bill, 10 April 1863; County Clerk, Burlington.

Commentary:


Many of William Neal's neighbors attended the sale. Wesley and Elijah Neal were William's sons. Researching the other names may give some insight into the deceased's social standing.