I'm trying to understand George's estate documents. In Mar 1848, John J. Anderson applied for letters of administration on the estate of George Shiver and Mary Ann Elizabeth Shiver.
Bonaparte Shiver entered a caveat on George's estate, stating that as George's brother and since George left neither a widow nor children, administration should be granted to him. He lost the appeal and John Anderson was appointed.
Mary Ann Elizabeth was obviously George's wife and died at the same time he did. The appraisal of her estate, found immediately following George's, is identical. George Shiver married Miss Mary Anderson in 1845.
In the final disposition of George Shiver's estate in Jan 1857, the distributees were all Andersons - John J., John H., William M., Robert S., Adam T., Thomas J. and E.W. Jenkins (married to Frances R. Anderson), i.e., John J. and his children. No Shivers were named, which suggests that Mary Ann Elizabeth was the daughter of John J., but it would also seem to show that the estate George Shiver possessed at his death had come to him through his marriage to Mary Ann since her family, rather than his, were the heirs.
Anyone have any further information on this?