Estate Inventory of Henry Price

My 4th great-grandfather, Henry Price, was born ca. 1769 and died in October 1808.  He married Catherine Wax in Winchester, VA, in 1787 and they moved to Hawkins Co., TN, where Henry owned 200 acres on Cloud’s Creek in the Choptack community.  Many of the Hawkins Co. Prices trace their ancestry to this couple.  Henry Price was on a trip to Bedford County, VA, in 1808 when he contacted typhoid and died.

This inventory of his possessions is interesting, as it shows what a person may have taken with him when traveling in the early 1800’s, and what Henry Price considered necessary to carry with him in his travels.

Submitted by Joe E. Wallen


The Inventory of Henry Price, Deceased

From Court Records of Bedford County, Virginia, Volume 3 (1803-1811), Wills with Inventory Accounts

In obedience to the above order of the court, we the appreasers being first sworn, do proceed to appraise the Estate of HENRY PRICE deceased, is brought forward by the administrator to wit:

One Iron Gray Horse
One Saddle and Bridle
One Fiddle and Bow
One Case of Rasers
One Jug, Two pairs of Cotton Socks
Three Waistcoats
Two Coats, Two Pocket Books
One Pair Saddle Bags

(Signed)  James Edgar
Robert W. Walker
William Creasy

At a court held for Bedford County at the Court House the 24th day of October, 1808, this inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Henry Price deceased was exhibited in Court and ordered to be recorded.
Bedford County Clerk.

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