Administration of Jacob Smethers

Luzerne County Court House, PA Docket of Orphans Court

August Term 1827
Petition of William Smithers in the estate of Jacob Smithers. The Petitioner William Smethers son and heir at law of Jacob Smithers, late of Nescopeck Township, yeoman, deceased. Petitioner said father died intestate on or about the 8th day of May 1826, leaving a widow named Rebecca and 8 children, namely Jacob, Anna Eliza, wife of Michael Hariger, Christian, Elizabeth wife of George Sharey, William your petitioner, Lawrence, Thomas and Rachael wife of John Shoud all of lawful age, and that the intestate died seized in his demise a fee of and in a certain messauge plantation and tract of land situate in Nescopeck Township aforesaid.

Oaths and inquisitions of Samuel Smithers, John Cool, Jacob Bittenbender, Conrad Bloss, Abraham Keen, Peter Good, Jos. Dodson, Peter Bittenbender, John Buss, George Rough, William Hicks, William Freas, 12 honest and lawful men.

April Term 1839
Petition of Lawrence Smithers and George Sherry - Jacob Smethers late of Nescopeck Township died on or about the 8th of May 1826. On the 1st day of June 1826, Jonas Buss and Rebecca Smithers, the latter of whom has since died, leaving Jonas Buss as surviving administrator, that as far as they can learn neither the said nor the survivor have settled an account of the said administration. They would therefore pray your honor to direct a citation to issue against the said Jonas Buss, commanding him to settle this account, as aforesaid. They further represent that said Lawrence is a son of Jacob Smethers deceased and George Sherry, heir by right of his wife, who was a daughter of said Jacob deceased---and thereupon the 3rd day of April 1839, citation awarded against Jonas Buss.

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