Probate

Russell County, Kentucky Probate Records:

Family Search:

Will Records: contains inventories, appraisals, sales, settlements and wills

Administrator Bonds: indexes are alphabetical by administrator. Bonds are chronological.

List of Administrator & Executors – 1876 – 1883 – 10 pages

Executor Bonds:

Appraisals, Inventories and Sales:

Inventories, 1879 – 1901, V. 1contains an index (a different filming of V. 1 above. 1 additional page of A’s in the index)

Estate Settlements:

Guardian Bonds: indexes are by guardian’s name

Guardian Records, 1876 – 1880, V. 14 pages

Ancestry:

Ancestry has the same images as FamilySearch, but it’s nice to be able to attach a record to your tree on Ancestry.

Will Records: contains inventories, appraisals, sales, settlements and wills

Administrator Bonds: indexes are alphabetical by administrator. Bonds are chronological.

List of Administrator & Executors – 1876 – 1883 – 10 pages

Executor Bonds:

Inventory, Appraisement and Sale Bills:

  • V. 1, 1879 – 1901 – not available on Ancestry
  • V. 2, 1901 – 1010 – not available on Ancestry
  • V. 3, 1910 – 1918 – not available on Ancestry
  • V. 4, 1917 – 1928 – not available on Ancestry
  • V. 5, 1928 – 1940contains an index
  • V. 6, 1940 – 1954  – index begins with letter A (FamilySearch version begins with F)
  • V. 7, 1954 – 1975index begins with letter A (FamilySearch version begins with G)

Inventories, 1879 – 1901, V. 1contains an index (a different filming of V. 1 above. 1 additional page of A’s in the index)

Estate Settlements:

Guardian Bonds: indexes are by guardian’s name

Guardian Records, 1876 – 1880, V. 14 pages

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