Facts and Events
From estate papers of Sarah's husband Thomas Coker. "The next sheaf of papers were tied together and on the jacket was written: Sarah Coker, widow of Tho Coker dec'd To / AC N. B. Coker extor $96.18 3/4. These papers were mostly notes and bills presented to the executor for payment. Some of them are copied below. Sir please To let Garison have one quart of whisky and It will settle one half Dollar For blacksmith work and I will settle with you for the same. no date Sarah Coker
Mrs. Sarah Coker pleas to pay N. B. Coker one dollar for me & this order shall be your Receipt for the same no date Woodson Young
Noah B. Coker Executor of the estate of Thomas Coker deceased to Henry Denison Dr. To medicine & attendance on Isaac three months [evidently slave bequeathed to James Coker] To medicine for Sam .75 To medicine for Anne [daughter Anna?] 1.00 Sept. 10«sup»th«/sup» 1822 Received payment - Henry Denison
Received of N. B. Coker for Sarah Coker two dollars in full for smith work this 12«sup»th«/sup» day of Sept. 1821. Jonathon Clower
Dec. 1823 (or 1820?) Sally Coker to Starling Strange Dr. to smith work $3.00
Received of N. B. Coker Executor of Thomas Coker decest [sic] fifty cts. in full of all demands up to this date this 1«sup»st«/sup» Day Sept. 1821. Signed: Thomas ("X" his mark) Cost [Who is this? Beth Gay] Witness: Matthew Cox
November the 27«sup»th«/sup» 1821 Rec'd of Noah B. Coker for the Widow Coker three dollars and sixty two cents and his own Tax $2.50 John Henry, Shff.
Recd of Sarah Coker by hand of N. B. Coker four Dollars in full of book -----(illegible) May 3, 1821 Willis Brown
Mrs. Sarah Coker's acct with Willis Brown cards $1.25 whis 2.00 whis «u»1.50 «/u» $4.75 Rec'd pay Demb the 25«sup»th«/sup» 1819 Willis Brown
Sally Coker acct James Strange 1822 28 June 1823 James Strange swears acct is true
Widdow Coker to P. J. Waner?
Cahawba County May---- Rec'd of N. B. Coker for Sarah Coker three dollars & seventy five cts in full for territorial & county tax. Andrew Henshaw
N. B. Coker Esqr. to Wm. B. Allen Dr. For «i»Cahawba Press«/i» from No. 9 Vol 3 to No. 35 Vol 4 (in Co. with R. S. Cargil) 1 and ½ years @ $7.50 half of which is 3.75 To advertising Thomas Coker's Estate Recd payt by J. Jones Esqr. Wm. B. Allen
State of Alabama Bibb County Personally came before me the underassined [sic] Jesse Potter acten [sic] Justice of the Peace in and for the county of aforesaid Edward Lawlarnce [sic] and being Duly sworn on oath deposth and sayeth that a certain acount [sic] for blacksmith woork [sic] dun [sic], for the Estate Thoms Coker deseced [sic] to the amount of $5 and 50 cents is Just and true and this being the leagagle (legal?) way to obtain his write [sic] Sworn and attested to before me this the 5 of August 1822 Witness Jesse Potter J. P. Signed: Edward Larrance