Sale Account of John Shell Sen. Estate

Transcribed by Arcella T. Moore who writes: Many of the people who purchased items at the sale were relatives of John Shell. William K., John S., Daniel of John, Ady, Martha, Mary and George of John Shell were children. George, Daniel C. M. And G. (George) W. Shell were his nephews. Daniel Sr. and George Shell were his brothers. Basil Moreland was a son in law and Frederick Berg was the husband of John Shell's niece Rebecca, daughter of Philip Shell. Abijan Dolly was instrumental in the inclusion of Hardy County in the new state of West Virginia and cosigned the note with which Mary Shell paid for her purchases. The list of buyers is virtually a catalog of the Federal sympathizers in the area at the time.

The Grant County Library now has the eight-day clock mentioned in the sale bill. It is on display in the Browne local history and genealogy room. Mary Shell bought the clock from her father's estate and many years later, gave it to her grandson, Henry Trenton, who was my father. It has remained in the family all those years.

This record of the sale of property of a 19th century household and farm and its purchasers may contain some misreadings due to unfamiliarity with the handwriting and terminology of the times. Indecipherable words are indicated by (--).

If you have an appraisal or sale bill to share, please contact me. Margaret C. Lew. We hope you enjoy reading this one.


Sale Account of John Shell Sen. Estate

The following is a list of the personal property of John Shell dec'd as
advertised & sold according to Law

March 13th 1860 -- John Michael Esq.

2 augers                      Thomas Stingley                    .85
1 sledge                      Z. Huslacker                       .87-1/2
1 lot of old chisels          Jacob Hawk                         .26
Saw Hatchet                   Dan'l Shell                        .13
1 foot adz                    "     "                            .75
1 horse shoe & small bell     John Lyons                         .20
1 lot grain sycles            Frederick Berg                     .26
2 drawing knives              Louis Nyaegger                     .19
Hoes augers old irons         Louis Brock                       1.05
2 shovel plow plates          Stingley Reel                      .79
1 shovel plow plate           John Moreland                      .31
1 lot halter chains           Jacob Cosner                      1.28
1 pr trace chains             Saves Breach                      1.01
2 grubbing hoes               Wm. K. Shell                      1.01
1 Clives wedge plow patch     Berg Lyon                          .40
1 mattock                     John Adams                         .88
1 hoe                          "                                 .26
1 pair breast chains           "                                1.51
1 bridle                      George Shell                       .20
1 axe                         Jacob Hawk                         .30
3 small bars of iron          Thos. D. Lyon                     1.00
1 saddle                      Louis Nydegger                    6.57
1 shovel plow                 Louis Breach                       .60
1 four prong fork             Son. S. Shell                      .62-1/2
1 wheat (?sericme)            John Michael Sen.                  .31-1/2
1 bar shear plow              John S. Shell                     5.00
1 harrow                      Basil Mooreland                   1.85
1 barshear plow               Joseph Tucker                     3.50
1 hillside plow               Joshua Feaster                     .35
Shovel plow stock             "         "                        .12-1/2
1 cross cut saw               Louis Broach                      2.06
1 silt Harness                Daniel Tucker                     2.80
2 pair Breach Gear            John S. Shell                     4.10
(--)                          Henry Hestler                      .37-1/2
1 Blind bridle                John S. Shell                      .41
1 saddle & bridle             Hamp Shrout                        .35
Rakes double tree &           Jno. S. Shell                      .07
1 wheat fan                   "        "                         .26
2 tubs                        Dan'l Tucker                      1.30
2 ditto                       Dan'l Shell                       1.50
2 ditto                       John S. Shell                     1.05
1 lot of oats in sheafs       Emond Lyon                       10.95
1 barshear plow               Dan'l Shell                        .50
1 Brush scythe                Martin Cosner                      .60
1 log chain                   Jno. Mooreland                    3.55
Stay chains                   Dan'l Shell Sen.                   .87-1/2
1 sleigh                      Singley Reel                       .22
1 road wagon                  Alfred Yoakum                    61.25
1 pair of spreaders           W. H. Stingley                    1.37-1/2
20 acres wheat 1.30 acre      Jno S. Shell                     26.00
1/3 of 9 acres rye            Basel Mooreland                   3.90
28 stacks corn 1.68 stack     Isaac Michael                    23.80
7 acres rye @ 75 pr acre      Dan'l Shell                       5.25
35 stacks corn 1.68           George Shell                     37.80
2 acres rye @75               Dan'l Shell                       1.50
9-1/2 bu corn in crib         Isaac Michael                     7.69
1 red cow                     Mary Shell                       15.00
1 heifer                      "       "                        10.00
1 brown cow                   Benj. Lyon                       23.00
1 cow                         Michael Pifer                    26.25
1 red heifer                  Mary Shell                       10.00
1 white "                     Wm. Cherryholmes                 24.00
1 cow                         Thomas Lyon                      24.00
1 heifer                      Mary Shell                       10.00
1 cow                         Thomas D. Lyons                  25.50
1 cow                         Joseph Crawford                  21.00
1 bee stand                   Emanuel Lyon                      2.00
1   "      "                  Joseph Tucker                     2.05
1   "      "                  A. W. Smith                       2.45
1   "      "                  "       "                         2.57
1   "      "                  "       "                         1.47
1   "      "                  Mary Shell                         .50
1   "      "                  "       "                         1.55
1   "      "                  Jno. S. Shell                      .50
5 head of hogs @2.25          Dan'l Shell (of John)            11.25
5 head of hogs @ 1.55         Jno. S. Shell                     7.75
5 head of hogs @ 1.22         Berg Evans                        7.60
5 head of hogs @ 2.05         Dan'l Shell (of John)            10.25
1 haystack                    Jno. S. Shell                     4.00
1 horse                       Hamp Shrout                       6.00
1 bay horse                   Nathaniel Kitsmiller             69.00
1 Ball mare                   Mary Shell                       15.00
1 sorrell yearling colt       "        "                       15.00
1 3year old colt              Isaac Michael                    61.00
5 calves @ 13.80 per head     John S. Shell                    69.40
Contents of milk house        Mary Shell                        1.50
1 cradle scythe               Jno. S. Shell                      .55
Timothy seed & sack           Benj. Lyon                        2.00
Carpet & old quilt            James Roberts                      .80
1 lot of scythes              Emanuel Lyon                      1.05
1 tub                         Mary Shell                         .40
Lot of bee comb               "       "                          .16-1/4
1 gray mare                   Ady Shell                        51.00
1 sack of salt                D. C. M. Shell                    2.50
A lot bacon 428 lb @ 8cents   Mary Shell                       34.24
4 share of stock in NC (New 
Creek)& H (Hardy)Turnpike     Dan'l Shell (of John)             5.00
1 handsaw                     "       "                         1.75
1 drawing knife               Wm. Cherryholmes                   .75
1 wool wheel                  Mary Shell                         .15
1 cut reel (--)               Mary Shell                         .80
1 wool wheel                  Jacob Hawk                         .40
1 ditto                       Jacob Keplinger                   6.00
1 wagon tent                  Gus Lyon                          2.40
1 bureau                      Ady Shell                         1.00
1 set of chairs               Mary Shell                        1.00
1 lot of chairs               Benj. Lyons                       1.80
1 stand                       Elizabeth Shell                    .25
1 clock                       Mary Shell                        5.00
1 rocking chair               "        "                         .44
1 pr small scales             Wm. K. Shell                       .25
1 chest                       Mary Shell                         .50
1 bed bedding                 "       "                         2.00
1 lot of bedclothes           "       "                         1.50
1 bed sheet                   Elizabeth Shell                    .10
1 quilt                       Mary Shell                        1.30
1 coverlet                    Wm. K. Shell                      2.10
1      "                      "       "                         1.00
1      "                      Ady Shell                          .25
1 bed & bedding               Mary Shell                        2.00
1 quilt                       "       "                         1.00
1     "                       "       "                          .30
1 bed & bedding               Ady Shell                         4.00
1 table                       Mary Shell                        1.25
1   "                         "       "                          .15
1 large oven                  "       "                          .20
1 cook pot                    "       "                          .18
1 oven                        Mary Shell                         .20
1 teakettle                   "       "                          .15
1      "                      "       "                          .05
1      "                      "       "                          .10
1 cookpot                     "       "                          .20
1 pocket knife                George Shell                       .15
1 razor                       Arnold Lyon                        .65
1     "                       Hamp Shrout                        .30
1 bowl                        Mary Shell                         .10
1 sausage stuffer             Ady Shell                          .10
1      "          "           "      "                           .10
1 razor box                   Hamp Shrout                        .07
1 chest                       Ady Shell                          .15
1 cupboard                    "       "                          .25
1 hot shoe tools              Dan'l Tucker                       .50
1 chest                       Mary Shell                         .60
1 bed & bedding               Elizabeth Shell                   4.00
1 bed & bedding               Martha Shell                      2.00
1 lot of yarn                 Mary Shell                        1.00
1 ?                           Wm. K. Shell                       .10
1 "                           S. W. Shell                        .60
1 dough tray                  Louis Nydigger                     .40
1 crock                       Jacob Hawk                         .40
1 dough tray                  Mary Shell                         .25
1 side saddle                 "       "                         5.05
1 loom                        "       "                         1.00
1 lot of ?                    "       "                          .50
1 box                         Dan'l Shell (of Jno)               .16
1 spinning wheel              "       "                          .13
1      "           "          Thos. J. Martin                    .25
1 slate                       Mary Shell                         .10
1 fro d                       Dan'l Shell (of Jno)               .38
1 as ce                       Jno. Michael                       .60
1 as ce                       George Shell (of Jno)             1.05
1 piece of harness leather    Jon. Michael Sen.                  .50
1 lot leather                 Dan'l Tucker                      2.50
1/5 of set of BlkSmiths tools D. C. M. Shell                     .86
1 pr sheep shears             Gus Lyons                          .25
1 pr sheep shears             A. Dolly                           .60
1 pr sheep shears             Hiram Lyon                         .70
1 cutting box                 "       "                          .87
1 spice mortar                Wm. Shortiger                      .60
1 lot copper ware             Ady Shell                         1.00
A bucket                      "      "                           .45
1 table                       Elizabeth Shell                    .15
1 coffe pot                   Ady Shell                          .10
1 bucket                      "       "                          .10
1                             "       "                          .10
1                             Elizabeth Shell                    .10
1 churn                       Mary Shell                         .15
1 coffee pot                  "       "                          .05
1 cook pot                    "       "                          .15
1 skillet                     "       "                          .10
1     "                       "       "                          .10
1 lot of salt                 Gus Lyon                           .37
1 tub bran                    Mary Shell                         .50
2 sacks                       Gus Lyon                           .53
A meal seive                  "       "                          .15
1 oven                        "       "                          .16
1 Still can ? & worm          D. C. M. Shell                   33.05
Tubs 1 lot                    "       "                         2.48
1 grindstone                  John Adams                        2.00
1 (? choltle)                 Dan'l Shell (of John)             3.05
2       "                     Mary Shell                        8.00
1 pot                         Dn Shell (of Jno)                 1.05
1 "                           Dan'l Tucker                      1.35
1 rifle gun                   Wm. Stingley                      5.00
1    "     "                  "       "                         4.37
1    "     "                  "       "                         5.65
1 pr steel y arces            Mary Shell                         .75

                         Whole Amt.                           840.62-1/4

At a circuit court held for the County of Hardy at the Courthouse thereof on
the 20th day of April 1860.  This account of the sales of the personal
property of John Shell Dec'd was returned & ordered to be received.

                         Teste Chas. Lobb CCHC

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