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Probate records, various

Creator: Geary County. District/Probate Court

Date: 1859-1924

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 59394

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 2.00 Microfilm roll(s) (35mm)

Title (Main title): Probate records, various

Scope and Content

Scope and content: This series consists of a variety of probate records of Geary County between 1858-1924, including final settlement of estates records, letters of administrators and guardians, administrator and executor bonds, estate inventories and appraisements, and sales and sale bills. The settlement of estates records are petitions for final settlement of estates, showing name of deceased; names, relationship, and address of heirs; oath of executor; date subscribed. Arranged chronologically, indexed by estate name.

The letters of administrators and guardians, along with their bonds, are related documents. Letters of administrators and bonds include copies of petitions for and record of wills, letters of administration, and bonds of executors and administrators of estates, showing name of administrator, date of appointment, name of estate, affidavit of death, amount and condition of bond, affidavit of sureties. Arranged chronologically, indexed by subject's surname. The guardian letters and bonds include copies of petitions for and record of letters of guardianship and bonds of guardians of minors, incompetents, and insane persons, showing name, date of appointment, names of estate and ward, affidavit of sureties. Arranged chronologically, indexed by subject's surname.

Inventory and appraisement records provide a record of inventory and appraisement of estates, showing names of estate, administrator, executor, guardian; description of value of real estate; items and value of personal property, bonds, mortgages and other securities. Arranged chronologically, indexed by subject's surname.

The sale bill record is indexed by estate surname and shows personal property sold to pay debts and claims against an estate. The administrators index is indexed by estate surname and shows estate name, minor heirs with birth dates, administrator name, real estate description, and court proceedings with corresponding journal and page numbers. These entries pertain to Davis County, defunct as of March 7, 1889.

Locators:

No Locators Identified

Microfilm:

  • AR 5447: 1859-1924
  • AR 5448: 1859-1924

Index Terms

Subjects

    Davis County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Geary County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Administration of estates -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Estates (Law) -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Executors and administrators -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Guardian and ward -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Inventories of decedents' estates -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Probate law and practice -- Kansas -- Geary County
    Probate records -- Kansas -- Geary County

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Geary County. Courts. District/Probate Court.