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Need information on Rice Ferry and death of David Shots and wife Nancy

QuestionGuyDavid SHOTS, his wife Nancy & four children, Harriet, Reubin, John & Lovid, moved to Perry Co., AL I n late 1819, from Lexington, SC. He is listed in Orphan Court Book A, April, 1820

“Ordered by the Court that David Shots be appointed Overseer of the road from Rice’s ferry to Perry Court House”

Where is Rice’s Ferry located? When he died in October, 1822, 13 people owed him money. Did your ancestor? Are you researching in Perry Co, AL between 1819-1825? [email protected]


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  1. David and Nancy Shots and Orphans Court

    If Nancy died, David would have had to go to Orphans Court if they had minor children. If you check it out, you may be surprised at what you find out about the family, and it might lead to other county Orphans Court.

    I had a ggg grandfather who had minor children in Wilcox Co, and they were also connected to Orphans Court in Perry Co as grand father of the minor children named them in his will in Perry County. The Perry Co Orphans Court couldn’t close the case until the minor girls either married or came of age. There was a load of family info on the Perry County Orphans Court because it also named wife, children, and grandchildren of the grandfather who died there. I wouldn’t have known about the Perry County Orphans Court unless I had the records from the Wilcox Co Orphans Court.

    Hope this helps

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