Thursday, January 12, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday – Notice of Claims against Estate of David Shotts, of Ross Co, Ohio

In the 27 October 1825 issue of the Scioto Gazette, a newspaper published in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, there was a notice put in by the administrator, Daniel Shotts for the estate of David Shotts, late of Huntington Township in Ross County.[1]

Scioto (Chillicothe, Ohio) Gazette, 27 Oct 1825, p. 3

The administrator of the estate was responsible for collecting any debts owed to the estate and any debts that the estate owed to someone. This newspaper ad, that was likely in several consecutive issues, was asking that anyone who has a claim against the estate to “present them within one year” and that those who do owe money to the estate were “requested to make immediate payment.”

This is also a clue to me that there should be probate records concerning this estate. So on to FamilySearch.org to search for a probate record for David Shotts around 1825 in Ross County, Ohio. The records are online there but are browse only records. 

David Shotts was my daughters' paternal fourth great-grandfather. More on what I find in the probate records in the next post. Stay tuned!



[1] “Notice,” 27 Oct 1825, Scioto (Chillicothe, Ohio) Gazette,  p. 3, Estate of David Shotts; digital image, GenealogyBank (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 14 Nov 2014).

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