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Edgecombe Co. NC Abstracts of Wills 1733-1856

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Re: Edgecombe Co. NC Abstracts of Wills 1733-1856

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 11:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Feb 2013 11:11AM GMT
If you're talking about Estate Records, you've obviously never read an estate record or researched in one. Estate records contain many kinds of info that can be of help for folks wanting to know more about a family. Those so-called "folders with names" mean something, those names can contain lists of children or other heirs who are distributed a portion of the estate, quite often not listed in a will; many young children were never listed in wills and can only be found in estate records. Those "folders with names" contain lists of slaves, an accounting of them, sometimes showing their ages and parents,and then who they were given to in the pages with the Distribution of those slaves, very important to people who are doing slavery research wanting to trace their ancestors through some of the few records available to do such. Those "folders with names" contains people who are either debtors or creditors of the deceased, indicated by date, and can help identify persons who were living in a particular area at a particular time, many times the only record a researcher can find that their ancestors' whereabouts when not listed in a Census, deed, or will. Also, those "folders with names" can be the only record one finds for the death of someone, not everyone left a will, and therefore no one should assume a person didn't die at a particular location unless they check and the estate record would show what was done with the appointment of an administrator. Those "folders with names" may not mean anything to someone just taking a look at a link to see the database, but they can certainly mean a whole lot to a person doing actual research on a particular name contained in those "folders with names".

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