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John J. Bell - 1893 & 1895
[These  records were in two separate folders.  The first folder was entitled J.J. Bell 1895 which only contained an application for Letters of Administration.  The second folder entitled John J. Bell 1893 consisted mainly of guardian accounts which seemed to end around 1910.  I did not abstract all of the documents ]

2 Jun 1893 - Renunciation of right to Administer - E.A. BELL, next of kin to Jno. J. BELL, renounces her right as administrator to Jas. J. LEE.  /s/ E.A. BELL

2 Jun 1893 (in second folder) - Application for Letters of Administration - John J. LEE states that Jno. J. BELL is dead without leaving any will or testament and that he is the proper person to administer on the estate; that the value of the estate is about $250.00 and that Mary Etta BELL, Ann Elizabeth BELL and Wilson Haywood BELL are entitled as heirs thereof.  /s/ J.J. LEE (Administrator's Oath follows)

2 Jun 1893 - Petition to Sell Personal Property - J.J. LEE, administrator of the estate of Jno. J. BELL, petitions the Court to sell personal property for cash.  /s/ J.J. LEE, Admr

4 Jul 1893 - 29 Dec 1893 - Account of sales - The estate of J.J. BELL in account with J.J. LEE, Admr

1894-1895 - List of corn & cotton sold from the farm of J.J. BELL, decd, by J.J. LEE, administrator.  /s/ J.J. LEE, Admr

21 Oct 1895 - List of chattel property of J.J. BELL, decd, sold by J.J. LEE, Admr.  Three pages of items were listed.  Total sale $207.25.  /s/ J.J. LEE

1896-1897 - J.J. LEE, guardian, in account with Mary Etta BELL, Annie E. BELL and Wilson H. BELL, his wards

1898 - J.J. LEE, guardian, in account with Annie E. BELL, his ward

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

This estate was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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