Re: Talley or Wilson Lawsuit: Estate of Seth Petty Pool
I am very familiar with holdings at the Laurens library, as well as the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.Both are well worth a visit if you have historic connections in SC.I've looked at both for any information relating to this, and apart from Seth's Probate, I've found none.There are no Talley or Wilson records relating to this incident that I can find, which makes sense if both families were in Georgia at the time.Seth's Probate is quite a tangled and hard to follow document, with much information assumed to be known to the participants and therefore not recorded for posterity, including the simple and central thing- a list of the beneficiaries.This has led to much speculation over the years about who is and who is not a child of Seth, with the list of candidates now more than double the "12 shares" recorded in his Probate.(And even the "12 shares" is open to some uncertainty- is that 12 children only, or does the sum of children + "legal representatiefs" of deceased children equal 12? )
Probably way more Pettypool family trivia than you wanted to know ;)
Thanks for the information, and please keep me in mind for anything else you may come across.