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From the probate records of John M. KERR, Washington County, Illinois
Submitted by Michael Jones

Appraisement Bill for the Estate of John M. KERR
Washington County, Illinois, Court, 30 April 1897

Appraisers:
W. R. AULD
James S. DOYLE
John CHORPENING

      [Note: Sometimes spelled CHORPENNING]


One		Bedstead			2.00
One		Bedstead			1.00
One		Heating Stove			2.00
Six		Chairs				0.60
One		Sewing Machine			0.15
One		Looking Glass			0.15
One		Clock				1.00
		Bacon				5.00
One		Cross cut saw			0.50
Two		Corn knifes			0.10
One		Kettle				0.90
One		Binder				25.00
One		Wagon				3.00
One		Drill				2.00
Two		One Horse			0.50
Two		Troughs				0.25
One		Set harness			1.00
		Corn				7.00
One		Sow and six pigs		12.00
One 		Horse				45.00
One		Black cow			20.00
One		Red cow				16.00
One		Two horse plow			4.00
One		Harrow				1.00
		Growing oats			10.00
		Grind Stone spade		0.60
		Grow wheat			25.00

Total:						$185.75

      A separate sheet lists:

one cow						22.00
sow and six pigs				16.00
one cow						18.00
oats						4.00
one horse					28.00
Wheat						36.00
clock Kettle machine				2.00
corn Knifes					0.25
Wagon						4.00
one 2 horse plow				6.00
six Chairs					1.00
harness						2.00
grind stone					0.60
corn						3.30
2 troughs					0.25
2 one horse plows				0.50
						$137.90
harrow						$1.50
	Total					$138.40


The Appraisers' Estimate of the Value of Property
Allowed to the Widow [Jane Henderson Kerr] aka "Widow's Dower" was $667

 


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