Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Petition to Sell Land

In a previous post I shared a probate record concerning William Wesley Rardin. It was a Petition to Sell Real Estate and was dated 24 December 1858.

Today I have another probate record to share with you that also concerns William Wesley Rardin. This document is a Petition to Sell Land and is dated 4 February 1859.1

Transcript of Petition to Sell Land

Probate Court Athens County Feby 4 1859
In the Matter of D. B. Webster        }
Guardian of Wm Welsey Rardin      }   Petition to Sell Land
                     vs                                      }
Wm Wesley Rardin                            }
D. B. Webster Guardian as aforesaid having made a Return of the sale of the premises in said petition described and the said Return & proceedings in the sale having been by the Court examined and the Court being satisfied that the sale has in all respects been made according to Law. It is ordered that the same be approved and confirmed: and that said Guardian execute and deliver to said purchaser a Deed in fee Simple for said Real Estate so sold as aforesaid; on the purchaser complying with the terms of said sale.
Calvary Morris Prob Judge

From this document, it appears that William's land had indeed been sold. Unfortunately, the document doesn't mention the name of the person who bought William's land.

I have another probate record regarding William Wesley Rardin that I will be sharing in a future post.

Thanks for reading!

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1 "Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996," database with images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 1 October 2015), Athens > Probate journals 1852-1871 vol 1-2 > image 229 of 597; county courthouses, Ohio.


  1. Jana, it is rather surprising that the document does not tell who the land is being sold to. And I am sure that is frustrating for your research.

    1. Colleen, yes, it is disappointing that the document doesn't list who purchased the land. It would be interesting to find the land record and see Wesley's land in a map. Thanks for stopping by!




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