If a person dies intestate (without having made a will) and there is valuable property to dispose of, or there is likely to be a dispute over who gets what, the next of kin or close relative goes to the probate court and requests Letters of Administration which grant him or her the right to administer the estate and distribute the deceased person’s land, goods and money, according to the fixed rules of inheritance of the time.

There have been over 60 Gwinnett administrations up until 1966. My aim is to transcribe all of them … eventually.