Dr. John Wilson, Probate Records


Captain Thunderbolt's House, Vernon Road, Brattleboro, Vermont.jpg


Dr. John Wilson's Estate Inventory


Dr. Francis J. Higginson, Larkin G. Mead, Esq., Appraisers


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Real estate on the Vernon road $1200.00

Steam engine and other machinery in saw mill on said road $700.00


1 horse 40.00

1 buggy 25.00

1 yellow sleigh 12.00

1 brown sleigh 10.00

1 old black gig 5.00

1 chaise top buggy 15.00

1 old green gig without top 3.00

1 old green gig with top 4.00

1 old chaise 8.00


Dr. John Wilson, Auction, Saturday, May 22, 1847, Henry Smith's Inn.jpg

Henry Smith's Inn

Willis Bemis, Clerk At The Auction

Auction Originally Set For May 8, 1847


lumber in saw mill 5.00

1 cupboard in saw mill .50

3 grindstones 1.00

1 wheelbarrow wheel .20

lot old iron 2.50

2 pitchforks in barn .50


Dr. John Wilson, Four Poster Cherry Wood Bed, Erastus Tyler, May 22, 1847.jpg


Erastus Tyler, fourteen years old, heard about the Henry Smith Inn auction, and purchased Dr. Wilson's four-poster cherry wood bed on May 22, 1847. He drove the horse and express wagon to and from his house at the Pond Road in Vernon.


Family tradition claimed that the footboard was always missing because the doctor was too tall for the bed and removed it. Erastus Tyler gave the bed to his daughter Julia as a wedding present when she married Julius Lucerne Stockwell of West Brattleboro.


1 feather bed 7.00

straw bed pillows 2.00

1 iron rake in mill .20

1 table .20

pine wood 4.50

wood in shed, 5 cords 15.00

scythe & snaithes .75

old brass pails & boiler .50

4 old brooms .10

1 pine bureau 1.00

1 light stand .50

1 old table .37

cook stove, pipe & boiler 5.00

shovel & tongs brass head 1.00

iron tongs .20

tea kettle .25


Dr. John Wilson's Fry Pan, Purchased By Lewis Putnam At May 22, 1847 Auction.jpg

Frying Pan

Purchased At Auction By Lewis Putnam


frying pan .20

6 yellow chairs 1.50

11 kitchen chairs 1.50

1 arm chair .37

1 rocking chair .37

1 sofa 10.00

1 bureau with mirror 15.00

1 bureau with ivory knobs 10.00

1 mahogany table 1.00

1 mahogany work table 2.50

air tight stove & pipes 2.00

1st looking glass 2.50

2d looking glass 1.50

3d looking glass .75

1 8 day clock 5.00

1 day clock 2.00

1 day clock without case 1.00

1 4 ft. mahogany table 5.00

3 reams writing paper 6.00

2 old flutes .25

tissue paper .25

1 hearth brush .25

wearing apparel in bureau }

1 pair new shoes 1.50 } 2.00

2 pair old shoes 1.50

picture frames / at house } 3.00

roll of reed carpet 2.00

2 crickets .40

1 round board pile .50

1 astral lamp 2.00

1 desk 2.00

lot woolen carpeting 1.50

1 gun barrel 1.50

3 old swords 1.00

1 brush ( horse ) .25


Dr. John Wilson, Portmanteau, English Travelling Case, Auction May 22, 1847.jpg

Portmanteau, Medicine Chest

Purchased May 22, 1847 By A Man From Guilford, Vermont

Later Owned By Mr. Jacobs There


portmanteau & medicines 1.00

pair spurs .25

4 hats 2.00

1 plastre bust .50

small trunk, 3 cupping glasses, 1 pump & 1 scarificator 4.00

1 silver catheter .50

lot tin pill boxes .50

shot in bags .16

crocking ware 2.00

iron ware 1.00

glass ware 1.00

stone ware .50

2 hammers .66

shaving apparatus & razors 1.50

1 glazing diamond 1.00

2 inch augurs 1.00

6 pair old spectacles .50

1 hair brush .12

2 files .25

3 syringes .50

1 screw plate .50

2 pocket lamps .34

2 thermometers 1.00

cotton binding .15

library 126 vols books, medical & others 31.50

2 rugs 1.00

2 bushel potatoes .34

2 barrels & cider 2.50

kegs & casks 1.00

2 pails & tubs .50

5 candle sticks .50

1 wood saw .50

2 wash dishes .64

1 dung fork .30

2 reflecting lamps .20

25 lbs salt pork & cask 2.75

3 brass & tin teapots .75

stock of medicine on hand, jars, bottles, &c 20.00

3 crates 2.00

2 bedsteads & cords 3.00

1 electrical machine in case 5.00

1 electrical machine not so .50

feather bed & pillows 4.00

another bed 3.00

cross cut saw 2.50

wood saw & frame 1.50

1 turning lathe 4.00

part of another lathe 1.00

1 iron halter chain .25

1 iron stake .50

2 pair scales .75

1 pair small steelyards .37

1 hat tree .50

1 light stand .30

1 3 ft table .50

1 candle .50

1 adze 1.00

tools in chamber 5.00

2 shovels 1.25

1 hoe .25

old harness 3.00

2 gig bodies 2.00

old belting 3.00

large boxes 2.00

1 broad axe 1.00

winch & pincers .50

liquor chest & glasses 2.50

1 saddle 1.00

lot of refuse articles in chambre 3.00

gig harness in use 3.00

2 buffalo robes 4.00

bag pipe 7.00

3 double barrel guns 30.00

1 trunk 3.00

1 gold watch 15.00

4 silver watches 4.00

1 pinch back watch 5.00

1 pair tweezers .34

1 inkstand .20

1 jack knife .50

tape measure .12

1 stamp .12

watch chain & seal .25

1 can amputating instruments 15.00

1 tonsil intrument 1.00

1 iron vise 1.00

3 powder flasks 1.00

sugar tongs .50

2 pair cooking knives & forks .50

pair pliers .12

large shears 1.00

6 knives & forks 1.00

2 coffee mills .50

2 chests .50

1 clothes brush .25

sheep shears .37

2 rasps .25

small vise .25

divider & calipers .25

2 iron knives .25

1 pair pocket pistols 3.00

1 larger pistol 3.00

1 set fleams .16

1 large Alabama knife 1.00

1 can draughting instruments 1.50

5 silver spoons 4.75

2 rod & ruler .50

2 pair stockings .50

8 dickeys 1.25

1 wapping handkerchief .50

1 scarf .30

1 stock for neck .06

pair shirts 1.50

4 yards satinet 1.65

linen for shirt 2 1/2 yds 3/4 yds

2 oz. nutmeg .16

roll of silken thread .37

silk riband .34

3 loaves sugar 1.00

pair glass lamps .75

2 cannisters .25

4 brass lamps .50

old shears .12

can 4 lancets .75

can dissecting instruments 1.50

silver mounted sword 3.00

tooth instrument .25

silk umbrella 4.00

old cotton umbrella .50


Dr. John Wilson, Cane With Cork In Handle.jpg

Cane With Cork In Handle, Over Reservoir For Vinegar

William H. Williams Store Ledger

Tunbridge History Fair 2001 Thunderbolt Exhibit

Historical Society Of Windham County


gold headed cane 2.00

ivory headed cane 2.00

7 other canes 2.50

pair horn pistols 2.00

6 whips 2.00

3 lashes .37


Thunderbolt's Bellows, Greenfield's 1902 Old Home Day Exhibit.jpg

Greenfield Old Home Day Exhibit At Grinnell Hall

Brattleboro Reformer, August 15, 1902.


bellows .16

lithograph gold frame 2.00

lithograph unframed .25

harness winch .50

injection apparatus .50

8 woolen blankets 2.50

2 coverlets 2.00

2 pillow cases .25

lot old flannel .50

4 handkerchiefs .50

red worsted sash .50

6 pillow cases .60

3 shirt bosoms .30

11 dickeys .25

2 new shirts 1.50

2 old shirts .75

2 old ____ .25

old socks .50

2 pair old pants 1.00

1 plaid shawl .50

1 old coat .50

1 coffee & tea pot .70

1 looking glass .30

1 saw .20

1 silver watch 20.00

1 seal .50

1 breast pin .50

2 cannisters with tea .75

1 sugar can & sugar .62

1 cannister & tea 1.50


Personal Est. $1281.42

Total Real & Personal $2481.42


L. G. Mead

Francis J. Higginson

appraisers

A true record

Attest


Dr. John Wilson, Thunderbolt's Chaise, Helen E. Cheney, Mrs. Charles H. Willard, January 18, 1907.jpg

Helen E. Cheney, Mrs. Charles H. Willard

Brattleboro Reformer, January 18, 1907

Chaise Presented To The Historical Society Of Windham County


In Probate Court July 10, 1847


The following is returned by George Newman administrator upon the estate of John Wilson late of Brattleboro' deceased--- viz---


Schedule of Notes belonging to the Estate of Dr. John Wilson, April 20, 1847


Ozearl Attridge, dated 5 Aug. 1845 for 12.00

Nathaniel Herrick dated 2d Nov. 1838, Bad, 8.21

Justin Barrett dated 2d Mar. 1847 for 23.00

Wilson Hadley dated 6 feby. 1846 for 6.00

Geo. Nichols dated 13 april 1846 for 60.00

Elisha Prouty dated Aug. 1845 for 60.00

Asa Underwood dated 2d March 1842 for 1621.59

Asa Underwood dated 2d March 1846 for 97.29

Chas R. Gladden dated 30 Nov. 1844 for 80.00

Foster A. Wheeler dated 14 Aug. 1841 (Bad) 60.00

David Barrett dated 26 Mar. 1846 10.00

B. F. Stockwell 2d Mar. 1847 6.00

Dan Wilder & Leroy Wilder 16. Nov. 1843 10.10

Wilder Knight & John Kathan dated 21st March 1846 27.46

G. C. Hall note dated 6 March 1847 2591.80

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$4673.45


Geo. Newman, administrator.

A True Record

Attest R. Tyler, Judge.


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Same Court


John Wilson

Claims


The following Report is returned with proof that the commissioners were duly sworn---


To the Hon. Probate Court for the District of Marlboro'


We the Subscribed Commissioners appointed to review & adjust all claims against the estate of John Wilson late of Brattleboro' declared, having been duly sworn, & having given public notice of the time & places when & where we would attend to our duties by posting up notice thereof in four public places in the County of Windham, to wit, at Smith's Tavern, Lord's Tavern, Goodenoughs Tavern, & Lawrence Tavern in said Brattleboro' and by advertising the same three weeks previously in the Vermont Phoenix printed at said Brattleboro' Report the following as the list of claims which have been presented for allowance, the sums allowed, the several offsets, and the balances found against Said Estate.


Return of Claim Account --- Allowed --- Offset --- Balance against Estate.


Davis Read, allowed 2.00, balance against estate 2.00

Elisha Prouty, allowed 17.50, offset 5.00, balance against estate 12.50

Wheeler Pratt & Co, allowed 30.25, offset 6.75, balance against estate 23.50

Silas Pike, allowed, 15.75, offset 7.50, balance against estate 8.25

Wm E Ryther, allowed 4.20, balance against estate 4.20

Cyrene Bemis, allowed 5.50, balance against estate 5.50

Saml Root allowed 25.00, balance against estate 25.00

Sam. D. Parker, allowed 2.59, balance against estate 2.59

Dutton & Clark, allowed .50, balance against estate .50

Charles Stevens, allowed 14.00, balance against estate 14.00

Charles Blood, allowed 8.05, balance against estate 8.05

Rebecca Chamberlain, allowed 6.83, balance against estate 6.83

C. Townsley & Son, allowed 2.87, balance against estate 2.87

Asa Knight, allowed 2.44, balance against estate 2.44

Luther Weld, allowed 4.41, balance against estate 4.41

Charles Gladding, allowed 59.12, balance against estate 59.12

Williston & Tyler, allowed 15.77, balance against estate 15.77

Hezekiah Horton, allowed 12.00, balance against estate 12.00

David Wood, allowed .88, balance against estate .88


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Nathl Knowlton, allowed 136.52, offset 109.47, balance against estate 27.03

Asa Miller, balance against estate $210.41

1.25
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$238.69


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Nov. 25, 1847

L. G. Mead

J. H. Wheeler Commissioners


A True Record

Attest R. Tyler, Judge.


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In Probate Court, Probate Office, Brattleboro', August 26, 1848


John Wilson

Account.


The following account is rendered its order of notice having been duly complied with, and Said administrator being examined on oath, the _____ is allowed,


to wit,


The Estate of Dr John Wilson deceased in account with George Newman administrator thereof


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1847. April 20.

By amount of personal property as appraised 1281.42

By amount Sundry notes & interest 4835.28

July 5. By Asaph Stockwells note on a/c 13.00

Aug. 14 By Charles Sargeant's a/c cash 2.00

Dec. 20. By Cash for Rent of house 9.00

1848. Jany 1. Cash of Alonzo Goodenough balance of a/c 25.00

1848. 26 Jany. Rufus Hadley's note balance of a/c 54.00

April 1. Cash John A. Sargeant's note balance of a/c 15.00

April 24. Jona Horton's a/c cash 5.00

April 27. Franklin Butterfield's cash balance of a/c 2.00

May 6. Chas R. Gladdin balance of a/c 5.00

June 11. Simon Fisher's note 10.00

July 10. Gardner Kathan's note on a/c (Bad) 15.00

July 15. Cash of A. Storrs for Rent 12.00

Aug. 21. Mrs B. Cutler's a/c cash 9.00

Aug. 23. Mrs Boyden's a/c cash 2.45

Aug. 25. G. C. Hall's a/c cash 3.81

Aug. 26. Balance of interest 399.72


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6170.28


Dr


Said Estate


Total funeral charges $15.30

Total debts allowed by Commissioners 238.69

Total Interest thereon 3.44

Total appraisers & Commissioners fees 14.00

Probate fees 12.81

Thurber Shaw for Changing beds 3.50

Lewis Henry for Services in Sickness 5.25

Auctioneer 4.50

Saml Pike repairing Guns 1.25

Woodcock & Co articles in last sickness 1.18

Geo. Clark highway taxes 4.50

A Keyes for advice 1.00

G H Wheeler School taxes 2.99

G Smith Town taxes 4.16

Willis Bemis Clerk at auction 1.50

Time & expenses Selling Engine 5.00

Jona Davis Work preparing for auction 3.50

help getting out engine 3.13

Jona Smith State, School & Town tax on List of 1847. 24.48

Selah Chamberlain keeping horse & sundries for boy 41.57

Wm E. Ryther for printing 6.00

David Barrets a/c of wood 2.50

Jacob Estey highway tax 6.69

trunk watch & gun delivered ____ ____30.00

Tax on property sold R. Wilson (loss) 31.27

property sold less the appraisal 35.77

My services Settling Estate 30.00

Prob. fees on Settlement & distribution 3.51 = 537.49

Balance of Cash & Notes $6172.79


There is in said administrator's hands the following named notes with the Interest Cash up to this 26th day of August 1848, being part of the property above credited.

to wit


Asa Underwood's not dated 2d March 1842 1621.59
Interest 166.59 = 1788.18


G. C. Halls note March 6, 1847 2591.80
interest 233.34 = 2825.14


Dutton & Clark note dec. 1, 1847 200.00
interest 8.86 = 208.86


Jona Whitaker 20th April 1848 700.00
Interest 14.70 = 714.70


Charles R. Gladdin 6th May 1848 40.00
Interest .73 = 40.73


Rufus Hadley 26 Jany 1848 54.00
Interest 1.89 = 55.89


Silas A. Bailey 5th July 1847 11.60
Interest .79 = 12.39


Asaph Stockwell 5 July 1847 13.00
Interest .89 = 13.89


Geo. Nichols 28 Octo. 1847 15.00
Interest .75 = 15.75


John S. Sargeant 1 April 1848 15.00
Interest .36 = 15.36


Nathaniel Herrick 18 May 1848 8.29
Interest .13 = 8.42


Simon Fisher 11th June 1848 10.00
Interest .12 = 10.12


Justin M. Barrett 2d March 1847 23.00
Interest 2. = 25.00


B. F. Stockwell 2d March 1847 6.00
Interest .53 = 6.53


W Knight & J Kathan 21 March 1846 27.46
Interest 3.87 = 31.33


G. C. Hall 8 May 1847 11.25
Interest .87 = 12.12


Foster A. Wheeler 11 Aug. 1841 (Bad) 60.00


Gardner Kathan 10 July 1848 (Bad) 15.00


Selah Chamberlain 24 Aug. 1848 10.23


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$5869.64


Geo. Newman Admr

distributions

and it now appearing that the order of notice of distribution has been duly complied with, the court here doth order said administrator to pay over to John Wilson, whom the court find to be the only heir of said deceased, the sum of $303.15 in money, and also deliver to him the notes in his said account described amounting in value with interest to this date to $5869.64, making together the sum of $6172.79


A True Record


Attest R. Tyler, Judge


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