Appraisal of the Estate of Ambrose Bush Sr.
The following document was transcribed directly from the original document. It was transcribed because the original is very large and very difficult to read, partially due to age, but mostly due to the old style writing. Whenever you see a ______ this indicates a word(s) the could not be deciphered.
1 Bed, furniture and bed frame 20.00
1 Coverlet, 3 coverlet pins, 1 sheet and pillow case 30.00
1 Bed and bed frame, 1 sheet, 3 blankets, 1 pillow and 3 coverlets 40.00
1 Horse 10.00
1 Stile cap worn and flake stand 80.00
1 Negro man named Charles in the hands of Gholson Bush 625.00
1 Negro boy Daniel $200.00 1 Negro man John $325 525.00
1 Negro man George in the hands of Ambrose Bush Jr. 550.00
1 Negro boy Andrew in the hands of John Rawlings 400.00
1 Negro Jake in the hands of _______ Bush 625.00
1 Negro women Mourning and child Viana in the hands of John Rawlings 500.00
1 Gig and harness 15.00
1 Case $74 and 2 razors $11, 1 Yankee clock $15 100.00
1 Bed frame, bed and underticking, course sheets and bottom 12.00
At a court held for Clark County on 2nd July 1816, this inventory and appraisment of the estate of Ambrose Bush decd. was produced and ordered to be recorded.
The Bush family arms is as follows:
Arms: Azure, a wolf rampant argent, collared and
chained or, in chief three crosses pattee,
fitchee of the second.
Crest: A goats head erased agent.
Motto: None recorded. Moderata durant appears on an
American bookplate. (Matthews American
Armory, 1906 edition, addenda, p 15 and
Crosiers General Armoryu, 1904 edition p 31.)