Multiple Estate Settlements?

Thomas Rampley died in 1823 in Coshocton County, Ohio, where he had lived since 1817 and where he was purchasing a piece of federal land at the time of his death. There is an estate settlement for him in Coshocton County, Ohio.

There is also an estate settlement for him in Harford County, Maryland, where he lived before he moved to Ohio. Before leaving Maryland, Thomas sold his real estate there. Sometime after he moved, the purchaser of that property sued him over a property line discrepancy. There was a judgement against Thomas that was outstanding at the time of his death and an estate settlement was filed for him in Harford County, Maryland as well.

Any chance your moving ancestor had two estate settlements? One where he lived where he died and one in a previous residence in another state? The out-of-state estate settlement is usually only necessary if the deceased had an interest in real property in that state.

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