John H. Smith was named administrator of Job’s estate on 2 Mar 1841. As far as I know, John was not related to Job but he was probably the same J. H. Smith who, as a Justice of the Peace, performed the marriage ceremony when Job married Mary Reed in 1826.
According to this record, Job died without a will. The only relatives mentioned are his grandson, Nehemiah Weeks, and granddaughter, Sarah. (Their relationships aren’t identified but I know from other records that they were two of James Weeks’ six children and that James was Job’s son.) Nehemiah and Sarah both bought items from the estate and Sarah was paid $18.25 by the estate for keeping livestock and tending to Job while he was sick. There was no mention of Mary so she may have died before him. There was no property listed in the inventory and there were no deed records found for Job in either Pope County or Livingston County.
I’ll have another post in a couple of weeks (after my upcoming vacation) regarding the inventory and sale or Job’s property.