Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
William Gibson Estate Accounting 20 Years After Death?
This document from Harford County, Maryland, is more than a little confusing. From May of 1816, it appears to be settling the estate William Gibson who died in the 1790s. The name of the widow is correct for William, and the names of the children are correct. The only thing is that the daughters are apparently listed with their maiden name instead of their married names.
I need to do a little more work to determine if this is the William I think it is--after all, the first names of the wife and children matching is a pretty good sign.
The last names of the daughters are slightly odd as is the final accounting twenty-some years after William's death.