Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana

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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46862

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ACGSI - Estate Sale Buyers, Allen Co.


Many, perhaps half, of Allen County's earliest probate packets contain lists of individuals who purchased personal property, crops, or livestock at estate sales. We are indexing these lists, as part of a growing database, to increase the readily-available documentation of our early settlers and visitors.

The estate sale lists, beginning about 1826, include the name of the buyer, the name of the decedent, a brief description of the item purchased, the price paid, often the date of sale, and occasionally the location of the sale.