Estate Records, 1803-1850

 Worthington, Ohio Estate Records, 1803-1850, edited by Jennie McCormick and published by the Worthington Historical Society in 2005 contains abstracts of microfilms made by the Ohio Historical Society from original Franklin County Common Pleas Court Case Files. Probate courts were not established in Ohio until 1852.

These abstracts contain names of executors or administrators, property inventories, appraisals, personal property sales, selected receipts, guardianships, and wills (as available) for eighty-eight persons connected with Worthington who died during this period. Not every death had an estate settlement (rare for women). Some case files are quite sparse (perhaps with some lost records) and some quite extensive (such as the inventory of a general store and another of a large tannery). The names below are listed chronologically by year of death and case file number. Each file contains the microfilm number for access at the Ohio Historical Society.

 Research questions related to this book may be submitted to historian@worthingtonhistory.org. A digital copy for an individual may be requested for $2 and will be sent as an email attachment. Please pay with a check to the Worthington Historical Society at 50 W. New England Ave., Worthington, OH 43085. We do not have the ability to process Charge or Debit cards

Estate Number    Name    Year

Case #     6    Abner Pinney    1805

   7  Levi Buttles     1805

  23   Jedediah Lewis    1807

  33   John Topping      1809

  39   Jonas Hammond   1809

  51   Azariah Pinney    1811 

  58   Alexander Morrison    1811

 (G61/62)  Isaiah Taylor     1811

  78   Jedediah Norton   1814

104  Luther Palmer    1814

121  Enos Gillespy    1814

126  Samuel Wilson    1814

136  Nathan Gorham    1815

140  Samuel Beach     1815

148    Eliphalet Barker    1815

162  Zophar Topping     1815

202  Isaac Bartlett     1816

(G205)   Asahel Hart     1816

222  William Thompson, Jr.    1817

226  Dan Case     1817

242  Israel Case    1818

243  Samuel Sloper    1818

288/289  Richard Andrews/Andrus  1819

297  Solomon Malbone    1819

299  E. Burr Hubble   1819

304  Jonathan Park      1819

307  David Bristol    1820

317  Joseph Lewis     1820

319    Joseph Pool     1820

339  Bela M. Tuller     1821

351  Abiel Case     1821

(G377/386) Alexander Morrison, Jr.  1821

380  Ezra Griswold    1822

381  Stephen Maynard    1822

385  Nathaniel Little   1822

389  William Robe     1823

415  Levi Buttles, Jr.    1823

444  Joshua Bidwell   1822

452  William Kilbourn     1823

469  Thomas McCloud   1824

500  Selah Wilcox     1824

501  James Starr    1824

502  Harry Crosby   ` 1824

531  Deborah Frothingham    1825

553  Simeon Wilcox    1825

616  Alice Case     1826

644  Asa Gillet     1827

655  Jonathan Sherman   1827

660  John P. Lawson     1827

670    Miranda Topping     1827

 (G736)  Roswell R. Chapman   1829

741  Joseph Greer     1829

773  William Thompson     1830

795  Charles Thompson     1830

812  John Kilbourn    1831

844  Roswell Wilcox   1832

845  Rodney Cook    1832

877  Israel P. Case     1832

885  Putnam Brown     1833

934  Titus D. Andrews   1833

979  Israel S. Wilcox   1834

989  Moses Maynard    1834

         1051   Charles W. Yoner    1835

         1063   William Maltby    1835              (G1129)  John Goodrich, Jr.    1835

 (G1181) William Lusk     1837

         1210   Hector Kilbourne    1837

         1301   Samuel Martin     1839

         1322   Amos Maxfield   1839

         1360   Adna Bristol    1840

         1382   Christopher Weaver    1840

         1443   Tracey Wilcox     1841

         1479   Rensselear W. Cowles  1842

         1483   Abraham Ingham    1842

         1542   Recompence Stanbery   1843

         1606   Job W. Case     1844

         1627   Ervin Case    1844

         1630   Sylvester Hayes   1844

         1659   James Clark     1844

         1660   William Topping     1845

         1728   Ozias Burr    1845

         1809   George C. Burr    1846

         1857   John Latrey     1847

         1872   Ruth Griswold     1848

         1924   Eri Bristol     1848

         2076   Giles S. Pries    1949

         2293   James Kilbourne   1850

         2319   Christopher Tone    1850

 Most of the estate case files and will records from the Franklin County Probate Court from 1852 until the middle of the 20th century have been microfilmed by the Ohio Historical Society. Check the Archives/Library online collections catalog for access.

 Recent estate and will records are held at the Franklin County Probate Court.

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