Might I pick your brain a bit more ?Now that I know Alfred was Nancy Payne's husband I have a few interesting court accounts about him and wondered if you knew if he died under questionable conditions ? (written exactly as entered) Dyer Co., TN. 3 Apr. 1849 On a motion to allow Asa Griffin Five Dollars for holding an inquest over the body of A.A. Edney, deceased, One third of all the Justice of this Court being present, those voting for said allowance were Esquire Connell, McDavid, Stallcup, Sinclair, Sawyer, Gillespie, Miller, McCorkle and Pierce, so said allowance was made and ordered to be paid by the County Trustee.
Dyer Co., TN. May 1849 Col. David Bowen, Adminstrator of the estate of Alfred A. Edney, deceased having suggested the insovency of the estate in writing before the Clerk of this Court under Oath, signes himself, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the said Administrator give notice in The Banner, newspaper published in the town of Trenton, Tennessee, for all persons having claims against said oath to file them duly proven with the Clerk of this Court so that Pro--- distrubution may be made unto the Creditors.
Would you have any clues as to what this was all about ?Interesting !! Thanks, Wanda