When visiting in Iowa in 2003, I stayed at the Loy’s Bed and Breakfast near Marengo. It was really a farm-house with a basement that they rented out to travelers. They were very nice people and the proprietor was involved with the farming cooperative in the area and he consented to study Daniel’s estate and give me his opinion of what he found. I am a city girl and have no knowledge of farming.
Mr. Loy stated that Daniel was what was called a “general farmer” from the description of the items he had in his possession. It pretty much means that Daniel did just about everything on his farm from raising crops to keeping bees and cattle.
Here is the inventory of Daniel D. Spracklin’s personal property:
11 head cows $47.50 each
4 heifers coming 2 yrs old$35.00 each
6 calves $7.00 each
1 Bull $80.00 each
11 hogs $11.50 each
44 Spring pigs $1.00
400 Bush Corn 60 cents each
300 hens 50 cents each
On the left side is the notation of 1/3 of…
Other property of D.D. Spracklin:
Here is the petition to sell the personal property: