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More About Michael Densler: Part 2

January 2, 2020

Where there’s a will…

There’s probate.

All court document images are from Ancestry.


Estate of Michael Densler deceased

No 128


Admors Bond filed and Admor qualified this 6th July 1835



To all whom it may concern:

WHEREAS, William Readick, has applied to the Honorable the Court of Ordinary of Chatham County, for letters of administration on the estate and effects of Michael Densler, late of Chatham County, deceased.

These are therefore to cite and admonish, all and singular the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to file their objections (if any they have) to the granting of the administration of the estate of the deceased to the applicant in the Clerk’s Office of the said Court, on or before the 20th day of June next; otherwise letters of administration will be granted.

Witness, the Honorable John Cumming, one of the justices of the said Court, the 18th day of may, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

ROBT. W. POOLER, CL’k. C. O. C. C.

I do hereby certify that the foregoing Citation has been published in the Sav’h Republican for Thirty Days.

E. Dedunotta


July 6th 1835



To the honourable the Court of Ordinary of Chatham County

The petition of David R. Densler of Chatham County planter, respectfully sheweth

That your petitioner & Ann Densler, widow of Michael Densler & John Densler, and Ann Margaret Densler (a minor) are the only heirs & legatees of Michael Densler, late of the County aforesaid planter, deceased, that by the will of the deceased his Estate was directed to be kept together for the benefit of his heirs until the youngest child should arrive at eighteen years of Age. That Ann Margaret Densler, the youngest child of the deceased is now eighteen years of age, and your petitioner is desirous of obtaining a distributive share or proportion of the Estate both real & personal of the said Michael Densler decd to which by law he is entitled, so that the proportion or share

of the said real & personal Estate to which your petitioner may be entitled may be held in severalty by him, and that each of the other heirs may likewise enjoy & hold their respective proportions or shares then of in severalty. Your petitioner therefore prays that a writ of partition be issued for that purpose to be directed to William Davies, Patrick Houston, David E Adams, Peter Dowell & John Poullen or any three or more of them requiring them or any three or more of them to make a division & partition of the said Estates both real & personal among the persons entitled to receive the same and to cause the share or proportion thereof to which each of the said heirs are or may be entitled to, to be delivered to him or her respectively, to be had & held by them in severally.

And your petitioner etc.

David R. Densler

29 Dec’r. 1820

Tilla $270

Cash pd Owen Stromge, Sophia’s Coffin $10

Cash pd for Coffin for Tilla $3

I certify that the above Citation has been published once a week for Six months.

R. Olmstead

Sav’ah 3 Jan’y 1823

An old wench Tilla $25

July ran away and never returned, in spite of advertisements in the local papers advertising that he was a runaway. From GenealogyBank, “Georgian”, 12/1/1821:

Georgian_1821-12-01 DenslerJohnA runaway slave July

Fifty Dollars Reward!

RANAWAY from the subscriber at White Bluff, a Negro Man by the name of JULY, about five feet high, slim made, and of a yellow complexion. He usually had a wife on Skidaway Island, at a plantation of Mr. Milledge. It is supposed he will make the aforesaid island his final resort. Any person therefore who shall take up the said negro, or apprehend him and confine him in the gaol in Savannah, shall receive the above reward.


nov 15

Michael’s wife Ann Densler died later. Let’s look for her will.