Category Archives: probate

William Henry Downing Probate

William Henry Downing’s probate file came from the Logan County Circuit Clerk. Parts of it could be found at IRAD and the whole probate would be in the FamilySearch files.On December 2, 1903, in the typhoid epidemic, William Henry Downing … Continue reading

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Delilah Downing Downing Shellhammer Will

Delilah Downing Downing Shellhammer was the youngest child of Robert Downing whose probate was previously discussed. I had never considered that she had a will or probate but I found it in the probate records posted online at FamilySearch. These probate … Continue reading

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Robert Downing Probate

This is the first of several planned posts on probate. This probate file was obtained in the standard way from the Logan County Circuit Court Clerk. On June 14, 1887, Robert Downing died. The War of 1812 veteran and one … Continue reading

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Vital Records and Alternates

In 1900 only 18 states [including future states] registered vital records. It was not mandatory in all of those, but it was encouraged. Thus you might find vital records in Vermont back to 1779, Massachusetts 1842, New Jersey 1843, Connecticut … Continue reading

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