Posted By:Betty
Subject:Notification of Death
Post Date:April 28, 2013 at 08:38:27
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Can someone help me with these questions?

How would a family have been notified of the death of a Confederate soldier in early-1863?

Is it at all likely that a court would have probated a will based solely on the administrator's assertion that a soldier was dead?

My 2nd g-grandfather was present in his company on December 31, 1862 and was authorized for pay for the period January & February 1863. That is his last record. His will was presented for probate in an Alabama court on August 14, 1863. I am trying to tie these two events together.

Thank you,