08 October 2015

Nancy Fowler, Admin.

New York, Probate Records, Livingston Decrees, Orders 1824-1878 vol 1-4:

Fowler [Image 271]
8 October 1832

07 October 2015

Angus McDonald Regarding Akockis's Murder

Source [Image 5244]

McDonald, Angus
6-10-1815 [October 6, 1815]
c.258, p. 461.

Verdict of Jury at Coroner's Inquest held on the body of a Kickapoo Indian murdered near Grosse Isle by U.S. soldiers.

Indian Reserve, Malden.

Information from the Inquest:


05 October 2015

A Rare Broadside


Forty Dollars Reward. Baltimore County, October 5, 1777. Ran away, last night, from the subscriber, an English servant man named Samuel Phillips, a Weaver by trade, about 26 years of age (then follows a description of his last appearance)... . Whoever takes up the said servant, and secures him, so that his master gets him again, shall have Ten Dollars (etc). [Signed] William Goodwin, N.B. As he can write, he may forge a pass.

Very Rare.  Of interest as showing that the old colonial law governing Master and Servant was still in effect. 

04 October 2015

Probate For John Ash

Kentucky Probate Records, Nelson Will records index, 1786-1961, Vol. 1:

Will -  A-394 [Image 162]
4 October 1799
Witnesses (4)
John McGawey [McGarvey?]
James Glass
John Wakefield
William Bailey
Wife: Arrabellah

Inventory of the John Ash Estate
A-429, A-430
[Image 180]

John Ash [and others] In Index

02 October 2015

Probate File# 8215

Source [Image 576]

Juilleret, Constantine J.
Juilleret, Elsie (Administratrix)
Comte, Edward, Stepchild, Father, Victor Comte, Mother, Elsie
Comte, Charles, "      "            "
Comte, Ama,   "   "

Petition of Charles Comte, Village of Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan

Married 20 August 1865 in Wayne County, Michigan.

Event Place: Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Constantine Juilberet M 32 France
Elisa Juilberet F 34 France
Eturora Juilberet F 1 Michigan
Edward Comte M 13 Illinois
Charles Comte M 11 Illinois
Emma Comte F 8 Michigan

The father of the Comte children, Victor Comte, was a corporal in the 5th  Michigan Cavalry who was killed in battle (date of death 11 May 1864) "at Meadow Bridge near Richmond, Virginia."

Affidavit by Horace W. Dodge, Captain of Co. C, 5th Cavalry; he was acquainted with Victor E. Comte, who, while engaged in a battle at Yellow Tavern near Richmond, Virginia, suffered a gunshot wound that caused his death [notarized in Hamilton County, Ohio].  He mustered in as a wagon maker.

Victor Comte, of Berne, Switzerland, son of Xavier Comte and Catherine Cortin?, and Elsie Barbier [could be Barbie], of Valen___, Department of Dombs, France, daughter of  Frederick Barbier and Elizabeth Siegler, were married on August 6, 1853, at the French Presbyterian Church in Detroit,

Elsie resided at the corner of Riopelle and Lafayette streets in Detroit.