I was able to find an 1810 document this afternoon in the County Administration Center. Samuel Tullock, 51, had died without a will, leaving a 33-year-old widow and six young sons. The yellowed, crumbling pages list the inventory of a life -- from cups and saucers to hogs and cows.
From the leather and shoemaking tools in the inventory, I can surmise that Samuel was a cobbler.
I paid $2.25 to make copies of the nine pages, which is about what two sows and four pigs brought at the sale of Samuel's "estate."