Year's Support Books

Book Contents

These books are indexed by the name of deceased. A granting of year's support (also known as 12 months' support) conveys the title of the real property of the deceased to the petitioner (usually the spouse) and minor children of the deceased. In some cases, permission must be granted by the court in order to later sell or incumber the property. Since 1980, the year's support petitioners are filed in the minutes books. A list of Year's Support Books by date can be found below.

Information found in these books include:

  • Petitioner's name
  • Name of deceased
  • Name of minor child(ren)
  • Description of real estate
  • Purpose for which sale or conveyance is requested
  • Appointment of guardian ad litem for children
  • Date
  • Name of judge
  • Plat or survey of property may be included (not required)


Book TitleDatesIndexLocation OriginalMicroprint
Widows and Minors Support AJuly 1881 - April 1895YesRR B7-11
Year's Support 2February 1888 - March 1925YesRR B7-11PV
Year's Support 3April 1924 - September 1938YesRR B7-11PV
Year's Support 4February 1939 - January 1952YesRR B7-11PV
Year's Support 5November 1952 - September 1963YesRR B7-10PV
Year's Support 6December 1963 - September 1971YesRR B7-10PV
Year's Support 7August 1971 - July 1978YesRR B7-10PV
Year's Support 8July 1978 - July 1980YesPV