“Years After Leaving–An Estate Settlement” did not really discuss where to go next based upon the 1832 will book entry for Thomas J. Rampley in Harford County, Maryland. The page that was located was solely an inventory of the estate filed by James Rampley, the administrator.
There’s no notation as to how James was related or where he lived, but it seems reasonable to conclude that he was one of the “Harford County Rampleys” and not the son of Thomas who was living in Coshocton County, Ohio, at the time.
Following up on the estate inventory is warranted. At this point, two records are suggested by the entry:
- the complete probate records of Harford County–including journals and loose papers (if available).
- the court records of Harford County–including journals and loose papers (if available). It is possible that the court record provides additional information on Thomas.
Further speculation can wait until these records have been located.