Philadelphia has been justly noted for its many charitable and benevolent institutions. Among these the “Orphans’ Home and Asylum for the Aged and Infirm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown” holds a conspicuous place. When so many children were made orphans during the late war, this institution was among the first to open its doors for these soldiers’ orphans, and 98 were admitted up to the time when the State provided homes for them. Including with these reports are names and ages of the orphans who were present during the year.
The following dataset contains brief extracts of wills found in Coosa County, Alabama Probate Court minutes, books A + B. Wills can often provide the genealogist with concrete family clues, referencing family names and their relationships. The data we provide in this dataset contain only brief mentions of the actual will, and we highly suggest anyone finding a positive match in this dataset contact the Coosa County, Alabama probate court to obtain copies of these records.
Coosa County, Alabama, Wills and Orphans Record Book B 1842-1861