I need a little guidance from those of you who are familiar with doing Sussex Co. research.
I recently received the probate record of one of my suspected ancestors who resided near Bridgeville in Northwest Fork Hundred and it has raised a few questions for me:
1.This man died in 1879 and there is an item in his probate stating that his real estate was sold by order of the Orphans' Court.Are there any published Orphans' Court records that would encompass the years 1879-1881?
2.Also, is there a published will index for Sussex Co. that covers the years 1879-1881?If I write to the the Sussex Co. Courthouse, would they still have the will records for this tme period?
3.Also, there are expense itemizations for his burial in the probate record.Do the names of the men who were paid look familiar to anyone?I thought this may give me a clue where he might be buried if someone recognizes a name:
D.H. Watson was paid $ 6 for digging and bricking grave John Ward was paid $35 for a coffin H.P&P.L Cannon was paid $4.30 for bricks and lime for grave
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Lisa Just (in Oregon - not easy to do DE research form here!) firstname.lastname@example.org