Bedford County, PA Orphans Court

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Bedford County Orphans Court

Surname

Given Name

Date

Present

Information

Sloan

William

8 Aug. 1810

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey and John Moore, Judges.

Came into Court James Nelson and John Sloan, executors of the estate of William Sloan, deceased and reported a balance of $262.74 subject ot distribution.

Smith

Jacob

2 Apr. 1811


Upon petition of John Smith, second son of Jacob Smith, deceased, late of Woodbury Twp. and also assignee of Henry Smith, eldest son of said decedent setting forth that the tract of land could not be divided to and among the heirs, prays that he may be permitted to take the said tract of land according to the law.

Smith

Jacob

4 Apr. 1808


Upon petition of Henry Smith, eldest son of Jacob Smith, late of Woodberry Twp., deceased, stetting forth that his father, the said decedent, since the 19th of April 17 94 died intestate leaving a tract of land in Woodberry Twp. adjoining Conrad Nicodemus on the south and William Adams on the north containing about 180 acres, and a widow Agnes, since intermarried with Philip Knee and issue, ten children, viz: Your Petitioner; John; Jacob; Elizabeth intermarried with daniel Byers; Catharine intermarried with Jacob Rhodes: Modlena intermarried with Abraham Zuck; Abraham; David; Mary; Susannah, the last four still in their minority.  The said Petitioner prays the court to make in inquest to see if the above mentioned tract of land can be divided without prejudice to or spoiling the whole and if not then to value and appraise the same.  Inquest awarded and dated Aug. 6, 1808, witness: Jonathan Walker, Esq.  To be returned first Mon. of Nov. 1808.  Sisned Jacob Bonnett, Clerk.  On September 15, 1808, Jacob Fletcher, High Sheriff and William Davis, Joseph Brown, David Cellars, Martin Loy, John Snider, Henry Werner, John Cariker, Abraham Leedy, John Beaker, Benjamin Newman, Adam Burkett, John Hipple, twelve fre, honest and lawful men of his Bailiwick reported that the aforementioned tract of land could not be divided and therefore set a value of $600.00.

Smith

Jacob

4 Apr. 1811


John Smith, your petitioner, entered into cognizance with Conrad Nicodemus and Jacob Puderbaugh as his sureties in the sum of $1200.  Approved by the court. Signed D. Mann, Clerk

Smith

John

9 Nov. 1811


Came into court Jacob Smith and Peter Morgret, administrators and produced for confirmation the account of their administration which was read and continued till next court 7 Jan. 1812.  Account confirmed and shows a balance of $848.69 1.2 subject to distribution

Sperry

John

25 Feb. 1811

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey & John Moore, Esqs., Associate Judges

Letters of administration were granted to Phoebe Sperry and Henry Snider on the estate of John Sperry, deceased.  Bond taken, $1000.00. John Schell, Jr and Peter Voris, sureties.

Springer

Philip

10 May. 1791

George Woods, Thomas Coulter, Cornelius Devore

Upon request of Mary Springer and Jacob Springer, administrators of the estate of Philip Springer, deceased, the court appointed Frederick Old father guardian of John and Elizabeth Springer, minor children of said Philip Springer.

Springer

Philip

Aug 1792

Thomas Smith, president, George Woods, James Martin and Hugh Barclay, Esquires

Came into court Mary Springer and Jacob Springer, administrators of the estate of Philip Springer, deceased and reported a balance of 60 pounds and 11 pence subject to distribution, viz: to Mary, widow of said deceased; Jacob, eldest son; Mary Brandt, late Mary Springer, eldest daughter; John Leeder and Catharine his wife in right of Catharine, one of the daughters of said deceased; also to Barbara, John and Elizabeth or to their guardians, children of the deceased, their legal share.

Stall

Henry

10 Nov. 1791

Thomas Smith, president, George Woods, John Hopkins and James Martin, Esquires.

Petition of Michael Stall, eldest son of Henry Stall, late of Frnaklin Co., deceased was read to the court setting forth that the said deceased died intestate possessed of 3 tracts of land situate in Belfast Twp., Bedford Co. viz: One tact containing 244 acres adjoining lands of Wm. Hart and George Peek; one tract containing 112 acres adjoining the same persons and also the said 244 acres; 3rd tract containing 223 acres adjoining lands of Isaac Cowell and the two other tracts, leaving six sons, two daughters and one grandson, viz: your petitioner Michael, Leonard, Henry, John, Jacob, Daniel, Susannah and Barbara who intermarried with John Hicks and Henry Hockersmith grandson, being the son of Mary, deceased who married Henry Hockersmith.  That the said Petitioner is entitled to two tracts of the above land, the whole being in ten parts and prayed the court to make partition of said land if such partition can be made without prejudice to or spoiling the whole of the same.  The Sheriff of Bedford Co. is directed to go to said land and inquire into the true value of the whole of said premises undivided.  Writ to be returned to next Orphans Court.

Stegar

Adam

8 Aug. 1810

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey and John Moore, Judges.

Came into Court, Luke Fetter (Feller) and Mary Stegar, executors of the estate of Adam Stegar and reported a balance of $243.51 1/2 subject to distribution

Stephens

Thomas

10 May. 1811


Citation was issued to Richard Stephens, Executor of the estate of Thomas Stephens, deceased to settle the account of administration.

Stewart

Elizabeth Ross

9 Aug. 1810

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey and John Moore, Judges.

On petition of Elizabeth Ross Stewart, she chose Joseph Riddle of District of Columbia, Merchant and Samuel Riddle of the borough of Bedford as her guardian.  The Court approved.

Stiffler

Peter

April 1808


Citation was issued to Henry Stiffler, administrator of the estate of Peter Stiffler, deceased, to appear, settle and adjust the amount of his administration on the estate of the above named decedent.

Stripe

David

1st Mon. Jan. 1810

Jonathan Walker, president and John Dickey, John Scott and John Moore, Esquires, Judges of trhe same Court

On petition of David Stripe by his friend Valentine Wertz, the court appointed John Remolds guardian of David Stripe, a minor under 14 years. Jan. 2. 1810

Tantlinger

Henry

1794

George Woods, Hugh Barclay, Esquires

At the request of Catharine, widow of Henry Tantlinger, deceased, __________of Colerain Twp, is appointed guardian of her son Henry Tantlinger, during his minority.  Order made out and paid by Edward Rose. D. Espy.

Tantlinger

Henry

14 Feb. 1786

M. Dougherty, Wm. Barclay, Wm. Saylor and Wm. Coulter

A  petition was presented in behalf of Catharine Tantlinger and her five children, the eldest being nine years of age and the youngest born since the death of her husband, Henry Tantlinger, which occurred in action with the Indians near Frankstown on the 3rd day of June 1781 while serving under Captain John Boyd.  dated 14th Feb. 1786 and signed by Joseph Morrison and John Moore, Overseers of the Poor; Joseph Sparks and Joseph McDaniel, Freeholders of Providence Twp.  The Court ordered that George Woods, Esq., Lt to pay or cause to be paid to Catharine Tantlinger the sum of 37 shillings and 6 pence per month from the 3rd day of June 1781 to the 4th day of February 1786, being one half pay, together with rations as per Act of Assembly.

Tantlinger

Henry

22 Apr.

Thomas Smith, George Woods, James Martin, and Hugh Barclay, Esquires

Came into court Eleanor Tantlinger, minor child of Henry Tantlinger, at the age of 14 years and chose John Cessna, Jr. of Colerain Twp. as her guardian.  Upon motion of ___ Nagle, the court appointed John Cessna, Jr., guardian of John Tantlinger, a minor child of Henry Tantlinger, deceased, at the age of 14 years.

Taylor

Edward

4 Nov. 1811


Came into court James Taylor and Ephraim Adams, executors of the estate of Edward Taylor, late of Bedford Co., deceased, and reported that there is not sufficient assets to pay and satisfy the balance due and owing from the estate.  Your petitioners pray the court to order so much of the real estate of the deceased to be sold in order to settle their accounts.  The court ordered that 50 acres of land adjoining Abraham Otto, John Lyon and others on which ___Stickrod now lives to be sold by the executors in order to satisfy the balance mentioned.  Public notice to be given in the Bedford Gazette 4 weeks in advance and 5 written notices set up in public places of time and place of sale, terms to be cash.  Acting executors to give bond in double the amount of the sale for dispostion of the money and that the said shale be made on the premises.

Taylor

Edward

8 Aug. 1810

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey and John Moore, Judges.

Came into Court James Taylor and Ephraim Adams, executors of the estate of Edward Taylor, deceased, and reported a balance due the said executors of 29 pounds, 18 shillings and 5 pence.  Confirmed by the Court.

Taylor

Edward

8 Jan. 1812


James Taylor and Ephraim Adams, executors of the estate of Edward Taylor, deceased, reported that having given 4 weeks public notice in the Bedford Gazette and by written notices posted in public places did sell the tract of land Dec. 14 last to jacob Stickrod for the sum of $77.00.  The executors request the court to confirm and establish said sale.  Bond posted by acting executors.  Above read and the court ordered and decreed that the sale be confirmed and established.

Thomas

John

26 Nov. 1811


Letters of administration were granted to John Thomas and Samuel Way on the estate of John Thomas, deceased.  Bond: $1200. Sureties: Thomas Blackburn and Jacob Bennett

Wagaman

Philip

11 Feb. 1811

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey & John Moore, Esqs., Associate Judges

On petition of John Wagaman, one of the children of Philip Wagaman, late of Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co., deceased, setting forth that the petitioner's father died intestate leaving a widow Mary Wagaman, since intermarried with William Masters and issue six children, to wit: John, your petitioner, Hannah, Susan, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, the last four of whom are still in their minority and a tract of land situate in Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co. bounded by lands of Samuel Helferty on the west, George Shultz on the south and William Masters on the north and east containing about 147 acres, about 77 acres of which is held by patent.  Your petitioner prays the court to make partition of said premises to and among the children and widow in such manner without prejudice to or spoiling the whole and if such partition cannot be made then to value and appraise the same according to the law

Wagaman

Philip

2 Mar. 1811

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey & John Moore, Esqs., Associate Judges

Writ issued.

Wagaman

Philip

7 Jan. 1811

Jonathan Walker, Esq., president and John Dickey & John Moore, Esqs., Associate Judges

Inquest awarded by the court. D Mann, Clerk

Waggerman

Philip

2 Apr. 1811


John Waggerman, your petitioner, entered into cognizance with David McVickers and George Gellars as his sureties.  Approved by the court.  Signed, D. Mann, O. C.

Waggerman

Philip

5 Mar. 1811


Joseph S. Morrison, High Sheriff and John Cutshall, Geo. Gellar, lewis Lybarger, Frederick Lybarger, Andrew Gellar (Keller), John Ramsay, Moses Devore, Christian Ball, Alexander Beam, John Hains, David Bonnell, Geo. Carpenter, 12 honest and lawful men of this Bailiwick went to the aforesaid tract of land and found that it could not be divided among the heirs without prejudice to or spoiling the same and therefore valued and appraised it al $3.17 per acres.

Waggerman

Philip

7 Jan. 1811

Jonathan Walker

Came into Court John Waggerman, one of the children and h;eirs of Philip Waggerman, deceased, late of Londonderry Twp., setting forth that the decedent since the 19 Apr. 1794 died intestate seized of a tract of land situate in siad township bounded ont he west by lands of Daniel Helferty, on the south by Geo. P. Shultz, on the north and east by Wm. Masters, containing about 147 acres, about 77  acres of which is held by patent and left a widow Mary since intermarried with Wm. Masters and six children, viz: John, your petitioner, Hannah, Susan, Mary, Jacob and elizabeth, the four last named still in their minority.  The petitioner prays the courrt to award an inquest to make partition of the above mentioned land if the same can be made without prejudice to or spoing the same and if it cannot be divided then to value and appraise the same.  Inquest awarded to be returned to Orphans Court the first Monday of April next.

Waggerman

Philip

Apr. 1811


John Waggerman, eldest son and heir of Philip Waggerman, deceased, late of Londonderry Twp, petitioned the Court to deliver to him the said land at the valuation as set forth.

Walker

Jacob

1794

George Woods, Hugh Barclay, Esquires

Came into court George Walker, minor son under 14 years of age, of Jacob Walker, deceased, and chose Henry Baker and George _____ as his guardian.  The court appointed the same persons guardians of _____Walker and Barbara Walker, children of the said Jacob Walker, deceased.

Walker

Michael

23 Apr. 1792

Thomas Smith, president, George Woods, John Hopkins and James Martin, Esquires.

Came into court Peter Ankeny and Casper Stotler, executors of the last will of Michael Walter, deceased, and reported a balance of 115 pounds 14 shillings and 8 penny subject to distribution.

Walker

Samuel

1794

George Woods, Hugh Barclay, Esquires

On May 27, a motion by Henry Woods, Esquire, the court appointed Bethel Covalt of Bethel Twp., guardian of Ruth Walker and John Walker, minor children of Samuel Walker, deceased, above the age of 14 years, to replace William Hart who resigned.

Walker

Samuel

9 Aug. 1786


Upon application of George Walker, the court appointed Thomas Crossan and William Hart as joint guardians for Ruth Walker and John Walker, minor children of Samuel Walker, deceased, under the age of 14 years.

Walker

Samuel.

9 Nov. 1790

Abraham Coulter, William Proctor, David Espy, Esquires

Upon application of Thomas Crossan, Esquire, guardian of John Walker, minor child of Samuel Walker, deceased, the court ordered and directed that the said John Walker, aged 14 years and 7 months be bound and put out to William Hart of Belfast Twp. until he reaches the age of 21years and be taught the business and employment of a farmer, to have 6 months schooling and at the end of said term to be given a horse, saddle and bridle of the value of 15 pounds and one sufficient suit of clothes off and another on.

Waugh

Paul, Jr

14 Feb. 1786

M. Dougherty, Wm. Barclay, Wm. Saylor and Wm. Coulter

Jacob Waugh, son of Paul Waugh, Jr., deceased, chose Philip Waugh of Fayette Co. as his guardian.

Wenner

Jacob

4 Apr. 1810


Upon petition of Eve Myers, minor child of David Myers of Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co., above the age of 14 years and stating that she is entitled to a share of the estate of her grandfather Jacob Wenner, late of Northampton Co., deceased, chose her father David Myers as her guardian.

Whippya

James

9 Nov. 1790

Abraham Coulter, William Proctor, David Espy, Esquires

Upon application of Elizabeth Whor (part of page torn from book) late Elizabeth Whippya, Executrix of the estate of John Whippya, deceased, the court appointed Samuel Graves, guardian of Abraham, John and Henry Whippya, minor children of said John Whippya, deceased, under the age of 14 years.

Whipys

John

21 Feb. 1785


Upon request of Adam Whorais and Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Whipys and Thomas Strafford, executors of the estate of John Whipys, deceased, the court appointed Bernard Dougherty, Esq. and Samuel Graves as joint guardians of Abraham, John, Jacob, David and George Whipys, the five minor children of John Whipys, deceased.

Wiley

Owen

8 Jun. 1785


Owen Wiley produced his discharge dated at Fort Pitt 27 Nov. 1782 under the hand of brig Gen. Wm. Irwin, in lieu of being placed in the Invalid Corps to which the court granted Owen Wiley the sum of $150.00 being the amount of his pension from the date of discharge to the 27th day of May last.

Witmer

Isaac

22 Apr.

Thomas Smith, George Woods, James Martin, and Hugh Barclay, Esquires

Came into court Michael Biegley, executor of the last Will of Isaac Witmer, deceased, and reported a balance due the said executor of 7 pounds, 10 shillings and 11 pence.

Witter

Abraham

1st Mon. Jan. 1810

Jonathan Walker, president and John Dickey, John Scott and John Moore, Esquires, Judges of trhe same Court

Letters of adminstration were granted to Jacob Whitmer on the estate of Abraham Witter, deceased.  Bond taken in $1,600. Jacob Fore and George Brown, Sureties for the administrator.  Apr. 2, 1810

Witter, Wetter, Miller

Abraham

6 Aug. 1811


Came into court Jacob Whitmer, administratior of the estate of Abraham Willer, Wetter, Miller, deceased, and reported a balance of $707.55 1/2 subject to distribution.  Said account was continued till Aug. 9, 1811 at which time it was confirmed by the court and distribution awarded.

Woodyson

John

8 Aug. 1786


The court appointed Samuel Davidson and George Funk guardians for John Woodyson, a minor aged 13 years the 11th day of Aug. and directed the guardians to bind and put out John Woodyson to George Woods of the town of Bedford to serve until he shall arrive at the age of twenty-one, to have one year schooling, freedom due according to the custom of the county, an axe and mattock.

Young

Michael

10 Apr. 1810


Letters of administration were granted to Mary Young and John Young on the estate of Michael Young, deceased.  Bond taken in $1000.00. Sureties: Vendell Ott and Henry Hawman.

Young

Michael

22 Jun. 1811


Came into Court Mary Young and John Young, administrators of the estate of Michael Young, deceased, and reported a balance of $330.20 1/2 subject to distribution.

Yount

John

10 Aug. 1811


John Yount, your petitioner, entered into cognizance with Frederick Zimmers and Charles Dibert as his sureties.  Court approved.

Yount

John

10 Aug. 1811


The said John Yount and Frederick Zimmers and Charles Dibert as his sureties appeared in court and acknowledged to owe Matthias Smith in right of George Yount the sum of $529.16 1/2; also to owe Matthias Smith in right of Catharine Yount the sum of $529.16 1/s; also to owe Samuel Sill and Elizabeth his wife, in right of the siad Elizabeth, the sum of $529.16 1/2; also to owe John Wisegarger, guardian of Sarah Yount, for the use of the said Sarah, the sum of $529.16 q/w; also to owe Henry Yount, provided he has not heretofore sold and conveyed his right to John Yount, the sum of $529.16 1/2.  Acknowledged in open Court.  D. Mann Clerk

Yount

John

30 Apr. 1811


All accounts respecting the personal estate of John Yount, deceased, have been settled to the satisfaction of the undersigned.  Signed in the presence of Joshua Pierson by Samuel Sill, George Yount, Amos McDaniel, John Young, John Wisegarver, Henry Yount.

Yount

John

5 Aug. 1811


Petition of John Yount, eldest son of John Yount, deceased, praying the court to permit the petitioner to buy the aforesaid tract of land at the appraised value of $3200.  The court decreed that the real estate be vested to the said petitioner, John Yount.

Yount

John

6 Apr. 1811


On petition of Mathias Smith of Bedford Twp., yeoman, assignee of George Yount, second son and one of the co-heirs of John Yount, late of Bedford Twp., deceased, setting forth that in 1805, the decedent died intestate leaving issue John, eldest son and George his second son who has sold and transferred his interest in the realestae to your petitioner, Henry, Catharine intermarried with Amos McDonald, Elizabeth intermarried with Samuel Sill and Sarah a minor under the guardianship of John Wisegarver and a tract of land containing 242 acres situate in Bedford Twp. bounded by lands of your petitioner, Frederick Reichard, John Griffith on Dunnings Creek.  Your petitoner prays the court to award an inquest to make partition of the said tract of land if the same can be done without prejudice to or spoiling the whole or to value the whole.  In quest awarded. Signed D Mann. Clerk

Yount

John

Aug. 1811


Joseph S. Morrison, Esq. High Sheriff and George Bowzer, Jacob Bonnett, Esq., George Michael Imler, Richard Ewalt, Frederick Dibert, William Christman, Esq., Jacob Blocher, Esq., George Reichard, Joshua Pierson, Esq., Jonathan Potts, Henry Coons and Daniel Sill, twelve honest and lawful men of this Bailiwick went to the tract of land containing 242 acres of the late John Yount, deceased, and found that it could not be divided among the heirs without prejudice to or spoiling the whole and therefore valued and appraised it at $3200.


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