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John C. ALDRICH: Probate Records 1894

What's Here

Below is a transcription of the administration account concerning the estate of John C. ALDRICH. It is from the microfilmed probate volumes of Suffield District, Hartford County, Connecticut, which are the clerk's longhand copy of the original documents.

Surnames Appearing in the Document



Editorial comment appears in square brackets.

The account appears on page 46 of Volume 12.

This is the film's Family History Library catalog entry:

Title: Probate records, 1821-1920 Authors: Connecticut. Probate Court (Suffield District) (Main Author) Notes: Microfilm of original records in the Town Hall, Suffield, Connecticut. Indexes are found within each volume. Subjects: Connecticut, Hartford, Suffield - Probate records Format: Manuscript (On Film) Language: English Publication: Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, 1982 Physical: 7 microfilm reels; 35 mm. Probate records, v. 1-3 1821-1846 FHL US/CAN Film 5707 Probate records v. 4 1846-1853 FHL US/CAN Film 5708 Probate records v. 5-6(p.1-120) 1853-1866 FHL US/CAN Film 1317086 Probate records v. 6(p.120-end)-7,10(p.1-340) 1866-1891 FHL US/CAN Film 1317087 Probate records v. 10(p.340-end),12, 14(p.1-492) 1891-1904 FHL US/CAN Film 1317088 Probate records v. 14(p.492-end),16-17 1904-1915 FHL US/CAN Film 1317089 Probate records v. 19 1915-1920 FHL US/CAN Film 1317090

History of this Document

02 December 2000, revision 1.
Initial publication.
05 March 2002, revision 2.
Debug HTML.
06 March 2002, revision 3.
Correct date of Harold Aldrich letter.
25 February 2007, revision 4.
Routine maintenance.

Administration Account

In a 1933 letter to my grandfather, Harold J. Aldrich of Wollaston, MA (my third cousin once removed) states that John C. Aldrich died in Windsor Locks on 08 October 1893.

Harold indicates also that John C.'s daughter Abbie married a Wyman; the Ely Wyman listed in the account seems like a plausible candidate.

Duane B. Aldrich is John C.'s son, and Harold J.'s grandfather.

At a Court of Probate holden at Suffield
within and for the District of Suffield on
the 1st day of August A.D. 1894.
Present[?] Martin H. Smith Judge

Estate of John C. Aldrich, deceased.
Administration Account.

To the Probate Court for the District of Suffield

The subscriber represents that he is the Administrator on the Estate of said deceased; that the following account contains a true statement of all monies received and expended by him in his capacity aforesaid; and that all claims allowed by him against said estate have been fully paid, satisfied, and discharged. He therefore Exhibits the following administration account with said Estate, for allowance by said Court, viz:

Estate of John C. Aldrich late of Suffield in said District deceased.

James B. Benson, Administrator

In account with said Estate Dr  
To Amount of Personal Property as rendered in the Inventory 299.83
 " Interest on money in savings Bank 4.94
By Undertaker's Bill59.00 
 " Administrators Services & Expenses25.00 
 " Probate fees32.50 
 " Duane B. Aldrich's Bill24.97 
 " Appraisers fees4.00 
 " Printing notices8.00 
 " Dr. Coogan's Bill2.00 
 " Ofset[?] of Ely Wyman's Bill10.06 
 " Error of interest on Wyman's note1.90 
 " Loss in settlement2.44 
 " Cash on hand139.90304.77
Windsor Locks July 24th 1894

James B. Benson, Administrator

Sworn to before me this 1st day of August 1894
Martin H. Smith, Judge