Robert Dean
Orphans Court Records
Kent Couty, Delaware

Book C-2: page 247
Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware
Dover, Del. June 20, 1876

I do hereby certify that James S. Moor, Administrator of Robert Dean deceased has this day deposited in this bank the following sums to the credit of the persons hereafter named respectively (such sums being the distributive shares of the personal estate of said Robert Dean dec'd, due and payable to the said persons respectively, who are distributies and minor children of the said Deceased) to wit:

To the credit of John T. Dean, minor the sum of................$83.55
To the credit of Jesse Dean, minor ............................$83.55
To the credit of William Dean, minor ..........................$83.55
To the credit of Hester Dean, minor ...........................$83.55
To the credit of Annie Dean, minor ............................$83.55
To the credit of Ulysses G.Dean, minor ........................$83.55

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of June A.D. 1876.

J. P. Wild
Cashier (?)
To the Honorable the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware in and for Kent County:
The undersigned, James S. Moor, Adm. of Robert Dean deceased, respectifully represents that he passed a final account of the personal estate of Robert Dean, dec'd and distributed the unappropriated balance remaining in his hands, to wit, to and among the parties entitled thereto: That by said distributive account it appears that the following named minor children of the said Robert Dean, dec'd are each entitled to the sum of $83.55, to wit, John T. Dean, Jesse, Robert, William, Hester, Annie and Ulysses G. Dean: That all the said parties being minors and having no guardians, the undersigned deposited their respective distributive shares of said personal estate to their respective credit in the Farmers Bank at Dover, as will appear by the certificate of the cashier herewith exhibited and hereunto approved. All which is respectifully submitted by the undersigned, aggreably to the provisions of the Statutes of the State of Delaware.

James S. Moor,
Adm. of Robert Dean, dec'd.


Book C-2: page 383
Orphans Court of Kent County
Robert Deans Intestate Lands: Petition of Moses Coker and Mary Ann his wife for assignment of Dower and partition of Residue:

To the Honorable, the Judges of the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Kent County:

The petition of Moses Coker and Mary Ann his wife of Kenton Hundred in the county of Kent and State of Delaware, Respectifully Represents: that Robert Dean (colored) late of Kenton Hundred in the County of Kent, and State of Delaware afs. deceased departed this life intestate on or about the thirteenth day of September A.D. 1874 being at the time of his death seised in his {unclear} as of fee, of and in the following described lands and tenements, to wit:

NO: 2:
All that certain Tract, piece and parcel of land situated in Kenton Hundred in the county andState aforesaid, adjoining the lands of William Surgese (?), lands of {unclear} William Cummins and lands of the heirs of Eben Cloak deceased and containing thirty acres be the same more or less.

NO: 1:
that certain tract, piece and parcel of land situated in Kenton Hundred, in the county and State aforesaid, adjoining lands of the heirs of Eben Cloak, deceased and lands of Jacob Pryor, and containing thirty acres , more or less, now in tenure of Catherin Dean, widow :

NO: 3:
All that certain other tract, piece or parcel of land situated in Kenton Hundred, in the county and State aforesaid adjoining lands of the heirs of Eben Cloak, deceased, and containing twenty five acres be the same more or less and now in the tenure of the same Moses Coker :

and NO: 4:
all that certian tract, peice or parcel of land situate in Kenton Hundred, in the county and state aforesaid, adjoining the lands of

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Book C-2: page 386
Orphans Court of Kent County
April 24th (?), 1876

Order for the Sale of the Residue of the lands and tenements of Robert Dean deceased by Geo. V. Massey, Trustee.

In the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware and for Kent County in the matter of {unclear} of Robet Dean deceased. ORDER OF SALE:

Kemt County S.S.

At an Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, held at Dover, in and for Kent County, on the 24th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy six before the Honorable Willard Saulsbury, Chancellor, and the Honorable John W. Houston, Judges composing said Court; the PETITION of Moses Coker and Mary A. Coker , was preferred to the Court, the substances whereof appears to be: That the freeholders appointed during vacation prior to the March term of this Court, A.D. 1876 to assign dower to the widow, and make partition of the Residue of the intestate lands and tenements, late of Robert Dean of Kenton Hundred in said county, deceased made return of the proceedings under said Orders to the adjourned March term of this Court AD 1876, and have therein set forth, no partition could be made of the said lands and tenements as in said order is directed, without detriment to the parties; that they have appraised the Residue of said lands and tenements at the sum of two thousand four hundred and ninety dollars and twenty cents:

That the said valuation, in the opinion of said freeholders, is the true value of said lands and tenements in money; That said return has been duly approved by this Court; that your petitioners are desirous that the Residue of said lands and premises should be sold at Public Auction or vendue; they therefore respectfully pray the Court to make an order for that purpose, and appoint a trustee to effect said sale, agreeably to the Acts of Assembly in such case made and provided.

And the said Moses Coker and Mary A. Coker in and by their said petition pray the Court to grant an order for the sale of the said Real Estate by a Trustee to be appointed by the Court for that purpose, agreable to the provisions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided.


Book C-2: page 389
Orphans Court of Kent County

ROBERT DEAN'S LAND: Petition of James S. Moor for the assignments to him as purchaser of Parcel No. 2

To the Honorable the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Kent County. The petition of James S. Moor, of Dover Hundred, Kent County. Respectfully Represents: Than an Order was made in the March Term of this Honorable Court AD 1876 for the sale of the intestate lands and tenements, late of Robert Dean, dec'd, which are fully described in said order and the return of the Commissioners now of Record in this Court.

That at the said sale, your petitioner became the purchaser of the parcel described as No. 2 in the order of Sale at the sum of $1008.32; that the said sale has been duly approved and confirmed by the Court at the present term. That he desires the Court to order the said lands so as afrs. purchased by him to be assigned to him, agreeably to the Act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided on his entering into Recognizance, as is prescribed by the said Act, and which he is prepared to do. He therefore prays the Court to order the said assignment- and he will ever pray- {unclear}

James S. Moor


Book C-2: page 390
Orphans Court of Kent County

ROBERT DEAN'S LAND: Petition of William Morgan for the assignments to him as purchaser of Parcel No. 3

To the Honorable the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Kent County. The petition of William Morgan, of Kenton Hundred, Kent County. Respectfully Represents: Than an Order was made in the March Term of this Honorable Court AD 1876 for the sale of the intestate lands and tenements, late of Robert Dean, dec'd, which are fully described in said order and the return of the Commissioners now of Record in this Court.

That at the said sale, your petitioner became the purchaser of the parcel described as No. 3 in the order of Sale at the sum of $738.70; that the said sale has been duly approved and confirmed by the Court at the present term. That he desires the Court to order the said lands so as afrs. purchased by him to be assigned to him, agreeably to the Act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided on his entering into Recognizance, as is prescribed by the said Act, and which he is prepared to do. He therefore prays the Court to order the said assignment- and he will ever pray to.

William X Morgan
(signed withhis mark)

Geo. N. Massey
Sept. Term AD 1876

And now, to wit, this petition having been read and considered. It is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the premises be assigned to the Petitioner, on his entering into Recognizance for the purchase money in the usual form for the sum of $638.70 (sp). John H. Morgan approved surety.

John W. Houston


Book C-2: page 390
Orphans Court of Kent County

ROBERT DEAN'S LAND: Petition of John H. Morgan for the assignments to him as purchaser of Parcel No. 4

To the Honorable the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Kent County. The petition of John H. Morgan, of Kenton Hundred, Kent County. Respectfully Represents: Than an Order was made in the March Term of this Honorable Court AD 1876 for the sale of the intestate lands and tenements, late of Robert Dean, dec'd, which are fully described in said order and the return of the Commissioners now of Record in this Court.

That at the said sale, your petitioner became the purchaser of the parcel described as No. 4 in the order of Sale at the sum of three hundred and seventy nine dollars and forty siz cents; that the said sale has been duly approved and confirmed by the Court at the present term. That he desires the Court to order the said lands so as afrs. purchased by him to be assigned to him, agreeably to the Act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided on his entering into Recognizance, as is prescribed by the said Act, and which he is prepared to do. He therefore prays the Court to order the said assignment- and he will ever pray to.

John H. Morgan

Sept. Term AD 1876

And now, to wit, this petition having been read and considered. It is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the premises be assigned to the Petitioner, on his entering into Recognizance for the purchase money in the usual form for the sum of $341.36 (sp) in the usual form. William Morgan is approved as surety.

John W. Houston


Book C-2: page 391
Orphans Court of Kent County

Petition of John T. Dean to have certain moneys on deposit in the Farmers Bank at Dover, paid to him.

To the Honorable, the Orphans Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Kent County; the Petition of John T. Dean Respectfully Represents that he is the son of Robert Dean, deceased, and as such is entitled to the sum of Eighty three dollars and fifty five cents ($83.55) being his distributive shares of the personal Estate of said deceased as shown by the distributive act in said Estate proposed before the Register of Wills in and for Kent County, by James S. Moor, Adm. of said Robert Dean, dec'd. That on the 20th day of June AD 1876 your said petitioner, being then a minor, the said James S. Moor, Adm. as aforesaid (in accordance with the terms of the statute in that behalf) deposited in the Farmers Bank at Dover, to the credit of your petitioner, the said sum of Eighty three dollars and fifty five cent; and subsequently, to wit at the September Term Last past of this Honorable Court

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