Probate Minutes - 1846-1870 - Volume C-1


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…proceeds thereof be applied to the payment of said debts.

It is ordered by the Court that KING S. CUSTER, administrator on the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON proceed to sell a certain tract of Land belonging to said Estate containing Three Hundred and Twenty acres.

 

Now at this day comes the legal representative of the Estate of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, deceased, by petition and moved the Court for partition in said Estate. It is therefore ordered by the Court that J. H. WILCOX, WM. H. PULLIAM and JESSE STIFF be and they are hereby appointed to make division and partition of the Land and negroes belonging to said Estate and set apart to the widow & legal heirs of said deceased to each their respective portion according to the Statute in such case made and provided and that they make their report to the next term of this Court.

 

[Margin note: Notices issued 6th of August 1847-3]

 

Ordered that the Court adjourn until Court in Course (?).

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate

 

State of Texas Sept. the 27th A. D. 1847.

County of Collin Sept. Term.

Be it remembered that on Monday the 29th day of September it being the timed fixed upon by Law for holding said Court.

Present the Hon'l Jonathan Allen, Judge of said Court, King. S. Custer, Sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clerk.

WM. A. PULLIAM & JOSEPH H. WILCOX At this day come the Commissioners appointed by the Court to make partition & division of the Estate of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, Decd, present their report which ordered to be filed and proceedings continued until next Term.

Ordered that the Court adjourn until the Court in Course.

Jonathan Allen, Probate Judge.

 

The State of Texas November Term of the

County of Collin Probate Court 27th of Nov. 1847.

Be it remembered that on the 29th day of November 1847, a Probate Court was opened and held in the Town of Buckner, Collin county and State of Texas. Present: the Hon. Jonathan…

 

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…Allen, Probate Judge, King S. Custer, Sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clk.

It is ordered by the Court that PLEASANT WILSON, be and he is hereby appointed and appraiser, to fill the stead of THOS. RATTAN, to view and appraise the property of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd., and it is further ordered that the appraisers of said (blank).

It is ordered that the Court adjourn till tomorrow Ten O'clock.

Jonathan Allen, Probate J. Collin Co., Tex.

 

The Probate Court met pursuant to adjournment this 30th day of November 1847.

Present the Hon. Jonathan Allen, Judge and Leonard Searcy, Dept. Sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clk.

It is ordered by the Court that WM. SNIDER, Adrmr of the Estate of THOMAS ESTES, Decd., be and appear before the Hon. Probate Court of Collin County on 4th day of December next to show cause way he has not returned the sale Bill to Court, accounting for the article and property sold by him as Administrator of said Estate, and that he have notice of order.

It is ordered by the Court that the Court adjourn until 10 o'clock on Saturday next 4th of Decr.

Jonathan Allen Probate Judge

 

[Margin note: Notice issued 2nd day of Dec 1847.]

 

December 45h, 1847.

The Hon. Probate Court has met according to adjournment. Present Jonathan Allen, Judge, Leonard Searcy, Dept. sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clerk.

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN P. SIMPSON, THOMAS DAGLEY & BAYLEY ENGLISH citizens of Fannin County be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to make value appraise the Real Estate of J. C. M. HODGE and it is further ordered that they make report of their proceedings at the next Term of this court and that they be served with a copy of this order.

 

At this day comes THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Admr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. and makes the following report (to wit:)

Buckner, December 4th, 1847.

To Hon. Jonathan Allen, Probate Judge of Collin County and State of Texas, THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Admr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd., would respectfully submit the following report: That he had made the following…

 

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…disposition of the farm containing 43 acres and 87 Poles rented at ten 1/2 Busels (bushels?) per acres, and have received the same. And have paid EDWARD BRADLEY 18 Bushels of the same removing and repairing House, also 5 bushels of corn for making 230 nails and repairing fence; and also to T. M. ROWLAND 20 Bushels corn for halling (hauling?) rails and repairing fence. Also, T. M. ROWLAND 10 Bushels of corn for making 575 Rails, also 11 Bushels corn for making 575 boards.

Which report is received and ordered to be entered

At this day comes THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Admr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd., and makes the following report (to wit):

Buckner, December 4th 18l47.

To the Hon. Jonathan Allen, Probate Judged of Collin County and State of Texas: THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Admr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. would respectfully submit the following report.

Estate Dr:

To printer bill for advertizing (sic) Negro boy $78 dollars, Turnkey fees $2.00, Sheriff of Desoto Parish $30.25 committing to Nachtoches Jail $18.73, 181 days maintained feeding $43.25, Ironing boy $1.47 (?), Expenses of my Attorney, PLEASANT WILSON, Trailing to Louisann (sic) $29.60. My attorney PLEASANT WILSON, made a conditional sale if said Negro $6.00 and they purchaser paid $175.13, the amount of expenses incurred by said Negro, and they said Negro and the said Negro is to work for said purchaser for the interest of said money $175.13 until the contract made by the said WILSON be legalized or made void, which report is received by the Court and ordered to be filed.

 

It is ordered by the Court that a certain note executed by MALINDA THROCKMORTON for $438.80 on the 28 of June 1844, and filed in the papers of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, decd., be appropriated to pay the present year's taxes on the property of said Estate and Sundry other charges legally presented against said Estate.

 

It is ordered by the Court that a certain article of an agreement made by the heirs of WM. E. THROCHMORTON, decd, and bearing date October 13th 1847 and signed by JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, Attorney of WM. A. L. and JOHN A. THROCKMORTON, JOHN H. WILSON and MALINDA

 

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…Guardian for the minor heirs of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, decd. and MILINDA (sic) WILSON, Guardian also and Administrator of said Estate and ROBERT M. THROCKMORTON, be approved by the Court, and that JOSEPH H. WILSON and WILLIAM H. PULLIAM divided the Land of said Estate according to agreement of said heirs as specified in said article of agreement and that they make report thereof and that titles be made accordingly.

It is ordered that the Court adjourn and the Court in course.

Jonathan Allen, Probate Judge.

 

 

It is ordered by the Court that a Negro girl named MARY, belonging to NANCY H. THROCKMORTON, a minor heir of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, decd. be hired out for a Term of twelve months to the highest bidder and that JOHN H. WILSON, her guardian be and he is hereby authored to superinted (supervise?) the hiring of said Negro.

It is ordered the Court adjourn until Court in courses.

Jonathan Allen, Probate Judge

 

State of Texas Jany. Term of Probate Court

County of Collin A. D. 1848

Be it remembered that on Monday 31st day of January A. D. 1848 a Probate Court was opened and held in the Town of Buckner, seat of justice of Collin County.

Was present Leonard Search, Dept Sheriff for King S. Custer, Sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clerk of probate

By the authority vested in me by Law and in obedience to the direction of Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate for said County of Collin, I hereby adjourn count until Friday next, the 4th day of February 1848.

L. Searcy, Deputy Sheriff

For King S. Custer, Sheriff.

 

Court is met and in session according to adjournment they 4th day of February 1848.

Present, Jonathan Allen, Judge, King S. Custer, sheriff and Tola Dunn, Crlk, C. C. Tex.

At this day appears JACOB BACCUS in open Court and applies for Letters of Administration on the Estate of JOHN BARTRAM, Decd. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the return of Leonard Searcy, Deputy for King. S. Custer, Sheriff, that the necessary notices (unreadaable-&?) the intention of the said JACOB BACCUS to apply for…

 

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…Letters of Administration of the Estate of JOHN BARTRAM Deceased, has been posted up and served in front of the most public places in the County of Collin. It is therefore ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration on the Estate of JOHN BARTRAM, deceased, be granted to JACOB BACCUS upon this entering into Bond with approved security in the penal sum of One Thousand Dollars and conditioned according to Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that SHADRICK JACKSON, JESSIE GOFF and SAMUEL YOUNG be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to value and appraise the property belonging to the Estate of JOHN BARTRAM deceased; and that the said appraisers have notice of their appointment.

 

It is ordered by the Court that OLIVER HEDGECOXE be and he is hereby appointed guardian for the minor heirs of THOMAS ESTICE (ESTES/ESTIS?), deceased, by his giving Bond and approved security according to Law, and it is further ordered that the said HEDGECOXE have notice of his appointed and that Letters of Guardianship issue to said HEDGECOXE.

 

At this day comes THOMAS M. ROWLAND, administrator of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. and make the following report ( to-wit:)

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Hon. Probate Court in and for said County at January Term, 1848:

THOMAS M. ROWLAND, administrator of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd., begs leave to make his report according to Law concerning the condition of the Estate which is as follows (to-wit:)

 

To Real Estate 1880…of Land and one unlocated certificate for 320 acres appraised at the following amt

$2743.15

One cow brute appraised and lost

$10.00

One Negro man sold for

$650.00

 

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As for account of Sale Bill No. 1

$693.68 1/2

As for account of Sale Bill No. 2

$56.00

As for account of Sale Bill No. 3

$71.17 1/2

 

The following notes on hand at the death of the Deceased as appears from inventory filed:

 

Pleasant Wilson

$100.00

Money on hand at the death [of] Deceased

$40.37 1/2

 

Amount brought forward:

 

Robert Stone's note

$10.00

Interest on same 29t5h January 1848

$2.49

Jeramiah Horn's Note

$87.37 1/2

Interest on the same 29 Jany. 1848

$5.42

M. A. Dickson's Receipt

$15.00

One account E. Wilhite

$3.00

One note on P. Wilson

$3.00

Interest on the same 29 Jany 1848

.76

One note on Wm. A. Allen

$8.18 ?

Interest on the same 29th Jany 1848

$5. 65

One note on Charles T. Dogh

$11.81 1/4 (hard to read)

Interest on the same, 29th Jany 1848

$7.30

One account on J. Wilson

$1.12 1.2 ?

One account on D. Howard

1.17 1/2

Total Amount of Real and Personal property

$4575.09 1/4

 

And the said Administrator further shows unto your Honor that he had made the following disbursements as well appear from the vouchers hereunto exhibited (to-wit):

 

Joseph Wilcox voucher No. 1

$4.00

Charles D. Morse voucher No. 2

$2.00

King. S. Custer voucher No. 3

$15. 75

Thos. M. Rowland voucher No. 4

$1.75

Thos. Rattan voucher No. 5

$4.00 ?

L. Searcy voucher No. 6

$12. 78

J. Molery ? voucher No. 7

$175.13

P. Wilson Voucher No. 8

$29.60

By one cow first appraised and lost, as per charged above

10.00

Cash paid Hendricks for Publication Newspaper

$3.50

By Lewis per voucher as per voucher No. 9

74.00

Total amount:

$335.51

Balance

$4182.58

Total amount brought forward

$335.50

Balance brought forward

4182.58 1/2

 

The following claims are yet unpaid

which have been presented and

accepted by me (to-wit):

By one account in favor of P. Wilson

$ (unreadable)

 

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One account in favor of Joseph Crutchfield

$5.50?

One account in favor of Thos. M. Rowland

$1,000.00

One account in favor of Wm. Rice

$37.50?

One account in favor of Joseph H. Wilcox

18.12?

One account in favor of Pleasant Wilson

$20.20

One account in favor of Samuel Rowland

$7.00

One account in favor of Thomas M. Rowland

$17.00

One account in favor of John McGarrah

$8.00

 

$1128.82

Amount brought down

$4119.58 1/2

Leaving a balance of

$2990.75 1/2

Of which is Real Estate 2943 (?)

$2743.75

 

$207.05 1/2

 

Which only leave in available funds of Two Hundred and Seven Dols. $207.05 1/2 out of which all the expenses, the costs are to be paid.

Thomas M. Rowlalnd, Adm.

 

The within report examined and approved of by me this 4th day of February 1848.

Jonathan Alllen, Admr.

 

 

 

At this day comes JOSEPH H. WILCOXCOXE (sic-Wilcox?) and WILLIAM H. PULLIAM heretofore appointed by the Probate Court of Collin County, to divide the Real Estate of WM. E. THROCKMORTON among the heirs of said Estate and the following report viz:

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Hon. Probate Court and heirs of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, Decd., to divide the Real Estate of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, beg leave to report as follows: To MALINDA WILSON, widow of the late WM. E. THROCKMORTON, a certain Negro woman CAROLINE, also a Negro girl, LUISA, also a Negro child, ANN, together with one Hundred and Forty acres of Land containing the Homestead, Beginning 60 rods West of the North East corner 320 acres survey West half WM. E. THROCKMORTON's Headright Thence North 70 rds., Thence East two hundred and ten Rods, Thence South 121 1/2, thence West 150 Rods, Thence North 57 1/2 Rods, Thence West to the place of beginning.

 

To J. W. THROCKMORTON 160 acres, the North of WM. E. THROCKMORTON's Headright.

To NANCY THROCKMORTON, a certain negro woman, MARY, and her guardian pay and divide $28 dollars equally between ROBERT, VIRGINIA and EDWARD.

 

To ROBERT M. THROCKMORTON 534 acres (to wit:) The West….

 

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…half of WM. E. THROCKMORTON's Head Right, containing 320 acres, also 214 acres beginning 51 1/2 Rods South of North West corner of the Gregg Survey, thence South to the South West corner of said survey, Thence East and North for complement,

 

To VIRGINIA [THROCKMORTON] 436 acres which is undivided between her and WILLIAM E. THROCKMORTON, also a certain Negro child names ANDREW.

 

To WILLIAM E. THROCKMORTON 556 acres which is undivided between him and Virginia.

January 29, 1848.

Joseph H. Wilcox

William H. Pulliam.

 

The within report examined and approved of by me this 4th day of February 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate

 

At this day appears KING S. CUSTER, Administrator of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, Decd., and make the following report (to wit:):

 

The State of Texas

Collin County To the Hon. Probate in and for said County, the January Term 1848.

KING S. CUSTER, Admr. of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, Decd., beg leave [to] make his report as required by Law concerning the condition of said Estate which is as follows (to wit):

 

To Amount as per Sale Bill No. 1

$95.75

One note on Jaby Fitzgeral[d] in form of Deed

$33.00

Amt.

$138.75

 

Your said Admr. further showeth unto your honor that he had made the following disbursements as will appear from the following Vouchers hereunto exhibited (to wit):

 

Bill paid by Admr to Attorney 1.

$12.50

Bill paid to Thomas Rattan No. 2

$2.00

Paid Talton Cummins No. 3

$2.00

Paid J. H. Wilcox No. 4

$2.99

Advertizing in the Western Argus 5.

$7.50

 

$26.00

Out which leaves only in available means……………………………………..$105.75

out of which all the expenses of the Court is yet to be paid.

King. S. Custer, Admr.

 

The within Report is examined and approved on this 4th day of February 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge C. C. Tex.

 

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At this day comes KING S. CUSTER, Administration of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON, Decd, and makes the following report (to wit):

 

At the January Term 1847, KING S. CUSTER, Administrator of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON, Decd. beg leave to make his report as required by law, concerning the condition of said Estate which is as follows (to wit):

 

To amount for Sale Bill

$96.00

 

And your administrator further showeth unto your honor that he had made the following disbursements, as will appear more fully from the Vouchers hereunto exhibited (to wit):

 

For advertizing (sic) in Wester Argus No. 1

$7.50

To Thomas Rattan No. 2

$2.00

To Joseph H. Wilcox No. 3

$2.00

To Talton Cummins No. 4

$2.00

One note in favor of Hyran (?) Keach No. 5

$9.25

One note in favor of John Culwell No. 6

$20.00

Which only leaves in available means the sum of ……………………………………$54.25

out of which all the court fees are yet to be paid.

King S. Custer, Admr.

This report examined and approved this 4th day of Feby, 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge Prob. C. C.

 

At this day comes WILLIAM SNIDER, administrator of the Estate of THOMAS ESTES, and makes the following report (to wit):

 

The State of Texas

Collin County The Hon Probate Court in and for said County at the January Term 1848. WM. SNIDER, administrator of the Estate of THOMAS ESTES, Decd, beg leaf (sic-leave) to make his report required by Law concerning the condition of said Estate which is as follows (to wit):

To amount as for Sale Bill No.

$231.40

 

And the said administrator further thoweth unto your honor that he had made the following disbursements as will appear from the vouchers herewith exhibited (to wit):

John Miller Voucher No. 1

$10.00

 

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Peter Lucas voucher No. 2

.55

King S. Custer voucher No. 3

$5.00

 

$5.55

Balance

$215.90 1/2

Wm. Snider, Admr. of the Estate of Thos Estes, Decd.

This report examined and approved this 4th day of February 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate C. C. Tex.

It is ordered that the Court adjourn until Court in course, this 5th day of February 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Probate Judge C. C. Tex.

 

State of Texas Special term of the Probate

County of Collin February 7th, A., D. 1848

Be it remembered that on the 7th day of February A. D. 18l48, a special Term of the Probate Court, in and for said County of Collin, was opened and held in the Town of Buckner, county Seat of said County.

Present, Jonathan Allen, Judge, L. Searcy, Deputy Sheriff for King S. Custer, Sheriff C. C. Tex.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the Creditors, heirs, legates &c. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE be and appear before the Probate Court of Collin County at the next regular term of said Court to attend the settlement of the accounts of said Estate. And it is further ordered that the said Creditors, heirs, Legatees &c be served with a copy of this order according to Law.

 

State of Texas June Term of Term (sic) 1848

County of Collin of the Probate Court.

Be it remembered that on the 29th day of June A. D. 1848, a Probate Court for said County is opened and now in session in the Town of McKinney, the county seat of said County.

Present, the Hon. Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate, King S. Custer, Sheriff and Tola Dunn, Clk.

 

It is ordered by the Court that notice issue to the creditors, heirs and legal representatives of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Dec'd., to attend the next regular Term of this Court for the purpose of making a settlement of the accounts of said Estate. [Margin note: Issued 1st person 1848.]

 

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It is ordered by the Court that notice issue to the creditors, heirs and legal representatives of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. to attend the next regular term of this court, a settlement.

 

It is ordered by the Court that notice issue to the Creditors, heirs and legal representatives of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, Dcd. , to attend at the next regular Term of this Court for the purpose of making a settlement of the accounts of said Estate and also upon the Attorney for the State. [Margin note: Issued 1st June 1848; Returned served.]

 

It is ordered by the Court that notice issue to the Creditors, heirs and legal representatives of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON, Deceased to attend at the next regular Term of this court for the purpose of making a settlement of the account of said Estate, and upon the attorney for the State. [Margin note: Issued 1st June 1848; Returned served.]

 

It is ordered by the Court that notice issue to the Creditors, heirs and legal representatives of the Estate of THOMAS ESTES, Dec'd., to attend the next Regular Term of this Court for the purpose of making a settlement of the accounts of said Estate. [Margin note: Issued 1st June 1848.]

 

It is ordered that the Court adjourn until tomorrow 10 o'clock.

Jonathan Allen, Judge Probate

 

May 29th, 1848.

Now at this day comes JOHN H. WILSON and makes the following report (to wit):

 

State of Texas May Term 1848

County of Collin To the Honorable Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate:

Your report, JOHN H. WILSON, would beg leave to report as the Guardian of R. M. THROCKMORTON that the debts in his hands due the said heirs are as follows:

 

Note on M. G. Wilson and John H. Wilson

$30.00

Note on John H. Wilson and M. G. Wilson

$70.00

Note on A. J. Witte & K. S. Custer

$50.00

Note on L. Whitaker and B. Batterten (?)

$23.00

 

All the above has been drawing ten per cent interest from January 1st 1847, except A. J. Witt's and King S. Custer for $50.00 is not due until….

 

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…the 1st day of July 1848.

John H. Wilson.

Which report is returned and ordered to be filed.

The within report examined and approved by me this 29th day of May 1848.

Jonathan Allen.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in course, this 30 day of May A. D. 1848.

Jonathan Allen.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the following (a copy of a will together with the affidavit of JAMES M. GRAVES and the subscribing witnesses of JOSPH B. ROBERTS to ELIZABETH WHITE) be admitted to record.

March 25th, 1847

 

This is to certify that I, JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, do acknowledge my sister ELIZABETH WHITE, to be the only person that has any right or claim to any of my property therefore she is my only heir.

Joseph B. Roberts

his mark

James M. Graves

Laicnder (sic) x Gibson

James Masters

 

The State of Texas County of Collin

May Term of the Probate Court 1848.

One the twentieth day of may A. D. 1848, personally appeared JAMES M. GRAVES in open Court, whose name appears on the foregoing and attached instrument of writing as witness thereto, who being duly sworn according to Law, declares that JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, whose name appears also signed and acknowledged as the instrument purports that his sister ELIZABETH WHITE, was the only person that had any right or claim to any of his property, therefore, she was his only heir.

The said GRAVES further declars (declares) that the said JOSEPH B. ROBERTS was of sound mind and disposing memory and executed, signed said instrument of his own free will.

James m. Graves.

Sworn to and subbed (subscribed) before me, Tola Dunn, Clerk of the County Court and ex fo Clerk of Probate.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal officio Tola Dunn Clk C. C.

& Ex Fo Clk. Of Probate C. C.

 

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It is ordered that court adjourns until Court in Course, this 30th day of March A. D. 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate

 

The State of Texas July Term of the

County of Collin Probate Court, 1848 July 31st

Be it known that a Probate Court was opened and is now in session on the 31st day of July A. D. 1848, in the Town of Buckner, The county seat of Collin Collin.

Present, hon. Jonathan Allen, Judge, King S. Custer, Sheriff, by Leonard Searcy, his Deputy, and Tola Dunn, clk. Probate By Joel F. Stewart, this Dept. It is ordered by the Court that citations issue to THOMAS M. ROWLAND, administrator of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd., to come forward at the next regular term of the Probate Court for the County [of[ Collin and show cause why the demand allowed here at the January Term A. D. 1848 of the Hon. Probate Court for said Count, should not be reinspected and overhauled and set aside if the same shall appear to have been allowed contrary to the Law and that this case stand continued until the next Term of the Court.

Ordered that the court adjourn until tomorrow 12 o'clock July 31st ,1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate C. C.

 

August the 1st A. D. 1848. Court has met pursuant to adjournment.

Present the Hon. Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate, King S. Custer, sheriff, by John L. Terry, Dept. and Tola Dunn, Clk., by Joel F. Stewart, Dept.

It is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration on the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, decd., late of the County of Collin in the State of Texas issue to JOHN L. WHITE and ELIZABETH, his wife, and that they be and they are hereby appointed administrator and administratrix of said Estate.

 

Now at this day appears JOHN L. WHITE in open Court and applies for letters of administration on the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, deceased and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the necessary notice has been give according to Law by return of the Sheriff, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the said JOHN L. WHITE and ELIZABETH WHITE, his…

 

 

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…wife be appointed administrator and administratrix of said Estate and that Letters of Administration issue with the will of said descendant annexed.

Ordered that the Court adjourn until the 4th day of August A. D. 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate.

The Court has met pursuant to adjournment this 4th day of July A. D. 1848.

Prsent the Hon. Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate, King S. Custer, Sheriff, by John L. Lovejoy, Dept., Tola Dunn, Clk. C. C. By Joel F. Stewart, Dept.

Now at this day it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that OLIVER HEDGECOXE being appointed at a prior term of this Court, Guardian of the minor heirs of THOMAS ESTES, Decd., has faithfully discharged his duty as such Guardian for the purposes and object of such appointment. It is therefore ordered that said HEDGECOXE be discharged from all further responsibility as Guardian of said heirs, and that his guardianship be discontinued.

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in Course this 4th day of August, A. D. 1848.

Jonathan Allen, Judge of Probate.

 

The State of Texas August Term of the County

County of Collin Court, 1848.

Be it known that on Monday the 28th day of August A. D. 1848, a County Court for the transaction of Probate business has met and is now in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present, The Hon. Pleasant Wilson, Chief Justice, king S. Custer, Sheriff by John L. Terry, Deputy and Jose F. Stewart, Clerk.

Monday 28th day of August 1848.

Now this day comes SAMUEL WHITAKER in a open court, and applies for Letters of administration on the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND, deceased, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that legal notice for taking out Letters of Administration in the above has been served, it is therefore, ordered by the court that SAMUEL WHITAKER be and he is hereby appointed administrator of said Estate and that Letters of Administrator issue to said WHITAKER.

 

Now at this day appears McKINSEY WILHITE in open court and applies for Administration on the Estate,,,

 

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…of WM. WILHITE, Decd., and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the legal notices in the above case have been given, it is therefore ordered by the Court, McKINZEY WILHITE be and he is hereby appointed administrator of said Estate and that Letters issue accordingly.

 

At this day come JOHN H. WILSON, Guardian of NANCY H. THROCKMORTON and prays to be released from all further guardianship of said Ward, NANCY H. THROCKMORTON, which prayer is granted and by the Court after said Wilson having made full settlement with the Court.

 

It is this day ordered by the Court that succession of WILLIAM E. THROCKMORTON, deceased be discontinued, the estate having been equally distributed among the several heirs; and that JOHN H. WILSON and MELINDA WILSON, his wife, administrator ad administratrix of said Estate be discharged from all further responsibility of said Estate.

 

At this day appears JAMES W. THROCKMORTON.

 

Now at this day appears WM. RICE in open court and applies for Letters of administration on the Estate of CHARLES P. RICE, decd. and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that legal notices for Letters of Administration in said case have been given, it is thereof ordered by the Court that said WILLIAM RICE be and he is hereby appointed Administrator of said Estate and that letters of administration issue accordingly.

 

Now at this day appears LORENZO D. DAVIDSON in open court and applies for Letters of Administration on the Estate of JESSE J. DAVIDSON, deceased and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the legal notices for Letters of Administration on said Estate have been given, it is therefore ordered by the Court that said LORENZO D. DAVIDSON be and he is hereby appointed administrator of said Estate ant that letters of Administration issue accordingly.

 

Now at this day appears JAMES GRAYHAM in…

 

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…open court and applies for letters of Administration on the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY, Deceased, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that legal notices in the above case have been given, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the said JAMES GRAYHAM be and he is hereby appointed administrator of said Estate, and that Letters of Administration issue accordingly.

 

And it is further ordered that PETER FISHER, JAMES T. ROBERTS and WILLIAM SNIDER be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said Estate of JOHN McKINNEY, deceased.

 

It is ordered by the Court that several County Commissioners be notified at attend at McKinney on Monday the eleventh day of September next, for the purpose of trying certain contested Elections. [Margin note: Charged to county}

It is ordered that a special term of the County Court be held on Monday the 11th day of September next in the Town of McKinney, for the purpose of trying certain contested Elections, and that the server at County Commissioners of Collin County be notified to attend at the time and place aforesaid. [Margin note: Issued in due time; charged to the county.]

 

It is ordered that the Court adjourn until court in course this 29th day of August 1848.

 

Tuesday Morning this 295h day of August 1848.

Court had met pursuant to adjournment.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in Course the 29th day of August A. D. 1848.

Pleasant Wilson, Chief Justice, C. C.

 

Be it remembered that the suit now presiding (?) between the heirs of J. C. M. HODGE, Plaintiffs and THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Administrator, Defendant, is this day by agreement of parties continued to the January Term of this Court A. D. 1849, without prejudge to other party and that all legal costs shall abide [until] the usual & final determination of said suit.

Thos. M. Rowland by

S. R. Campbell, Atty.

Chas. Hampton & wife

By S. A. Roberts, Atty.

 

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State of Texas September Term of the

County of Collin County Court, 1848.

Be it known that on this the 25th day of September A. D. 1848 a county court for the transctin of Probate business has met and is now in session in the Town of McKinney. Present, The Hon. Pleasant Wilson, ch. Justice, King S. Custer, Sheriff and Joel F. stewart, Clerk, by Alex. Berry, his deputy.

 

And now a doubt arising in the mind of the Court, among three persons claiming the office of Chief Justice who of them has the right legally to preside in this Court, it is agreed by and between Pleasant Wilson, James M. McReynolds and Zachariah Roberts, the three parties claiming the office of Chief Justice of Collin county, that they do each for himself resign all pretensions which they may have to the office of Chief Justice of Collin County and thereby leave that office vacant.

Pleasant Wilson

James m. McReynolds

Z. Roberts

 

 

State of Texas October Term of the County

County of Collin Court, 1848.

Be it known that on this 30th day of October the last Monday in said month 1848 a County Court for the transaction of Probate business has met and is now in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present, the Honorable J. M. McReynolds, chief justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff, and Joel F. Stewart, Clerk by Alex Berry, his Deputy.

On motion of S. R. CAMPBELL, attorney, it is ordered by the Court that the record of proceedings had at the August Term of this Court, last part in the matter of the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY, deceased, be amended by writing after the order granting to JAMES GRAYHAM letters of Administration in said Estate; a further order for the appointment of appraisers in the same, to supply an omission by the Clerk at that line in making entry of such an order made at that time.

It is ordered by the Court that the appraisers Bill of Personal property of the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY, deceased, made and sworn by PETER FISHER,…

 

 

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…JAMES F. ROBERTS and WILLIAM SNIDER be received, filed and recorded.

It is ordered that the Court adjourn until the next Court in course.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas November Term of the

County of Collin County Court A. D. 1848.

Be it remembered that on the 27th day of November 1848, a county court is opened and is now in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present, Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chf., R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff and Joel F. Stewart, Clerk.,

 

It is ordered by the Court the BENJAMIN WHITE, DAVID HOWARD and PETER F. LUCAS, be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, deceased, whose duty it shall be to proceed to appraise the property belonging to said Estate and make report thereof at the next regular term of this court and it is further ordered that said appraisers be served each with a copy of this order. [Margin note: Issued 275h of Nov. 1848.]

 

It is ordered by the Court that JAMES GRAYHAM, Administrator of the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY, Decd., proceed to sell after giving due notice, all the personal property belonging to the Estate of the said JOHN McKINNEY, Decd., at Publick out cry to the highest bidder on a credit of six months and require Bond and approved security of the purchaser therefor and that such property shall be offered foresaid at the residence of the said JAMES GRAYHAM.

 

It is ordered by the Court that Court adjourn until Tomorrow 12 o'clock this 27th day of November.

J. M. McReynolds Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

Tuesday 285h day of November 1848.

The Court has met pursuant to adjournment.

Present, Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Ch. J., Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff, and Joel F. Stewart, Clrk.

Now at this day come LORENZO DAVIDSON, administrator of JESSE J. DAVIDSON, and reports that the said JESSE J. DAVIDSON, did not at the time of his death own any real or personal property but that he had demand against the government of [the] United States for Sixty Dollars.

 

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It is ordered that court adjourn until to-morrow 12 o'clock, this 28y day of November 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

Wednesday 29th day of November 1848.

The Court has met pursuant to adjournment. Present Hon. J. M. McReynolds., Chf. J., R. Fitzhugh, Sheff. by J. M.. Bonds, His Dept. and Joel F. Stewart, Clerk, of said Court.

It is ordered the Court adjourn until tomorrow 12 o'clock this 29th day of November 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

Thursday, 30th day of November A. D. 1848.

The Court has met pursuant to adjournment. Present the Hon. J. M. McReynolds Ch. J., Robert Fitzhugh, shff. By J. m. Bounds, Dept. and Joel F. Stewart, clerk.

It is ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow 12 o'clock the 30th day of November 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief justice C. C. C.C.

Friday 1st day of December 1848.

The Court has met pursuant adjournment. Present, the Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff and Joel F. Stewart, Clerk.

 

It is this day ordered by the Court that WILLIAM F. HODGE be and he is hereby appointed and constituted an attorney to represent SALLY ANN HODGE, SAMUEL D. HODGE & REBECCA JANE HODGE, children of ARCHIBALD R. HODGE, Decd. and heirs at Large of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. living and residing in the State of Missouri and County of Lynn. In the partition and distribution of the Estate of the said C. J. M. HODGE.

 

Now at this day comes JOHN and WILLIAM HAMPTON, agents for LITE T. MORRIS, THOS M. ROWLAND, W. F. HODGE, SALLY ANN WASH W. F. HODGE, Attorney for A. R. HODGE & HARRIS & CHARLES HAMPTON and make application by petition to the Court that a certain tract of Land belonging to J. C. M. HODGE Decd., being a part of two survey described as follows (to wilt:)

180 acres off the West half of a Three Hundred & 80 acre tract of Land by Patented to the said J. C. M….

 

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HODGE assignee of WM. JOHNSON, also the South half of a 289 acre Tract of Land, patented to J. C. FULLER all which contains 320 acres, he decreed to THOMAS M. ROWLAND in lieu of a claim allowed heretofore by the Probate Court of Court (sic), of Collin County to him said ROWLAND. It is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court, that the above and described tract of land be set apart and allowed to the said THOS. M. ROWLAND for and in consideration of the claim of the said THOS. M. ROWLAND (It being $1025 Dollars against the Estate of said J. C. M. HODGE. It being made [it] appear[s] to the Court by the evidence of PLEASANT WILSON, J. B. WILMETH and JOHN LAMMON that the value of said tract of Lane does not exceed in value the amount of the claim of the said THOMS M. ROWLAND against the Estate of the said J. C. M. HODGE.

 

It is ordered and decreed by the Court that the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE be partition[ed] and distribution of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE be made and set apart to the heirs respectfully of said Estate (to wit): NANCY JANE ROWLAND and THOMAS ROWLAND, SALLY ANN WASH, residents of Collin County AND State of Texas; MARTHA M. HAMPTON and CHARLES HAMPTON of the County of Fannin and State aforesaid; WM. F. HODGE of Fayette County and of said State; ELIZABETH B. MORRIS of the County of Lewis and State of Missouri; and SALLY ANN HODGE, SAMUEL D. HODGE and REECCA JANE HODGE, minor heirs of ARCHIBALD R. HODGE, Decd., of the County of Lynn and State of Missouri. The said minor heirs to be represented by the said WM. F. HODGE as an attorney in the distribution and partition of said Estate.

First the Head Right of J. C. M. HODGE, for a tract of Land lying in Fannin County, and State of Texas. 2nd Another certain tract of Land, patented to the said J. C. M. HODGE, assignee of Wm JOHNSON for 360 acres. 3rd another certain tracts of land lying on Honey Creek in the County of Collin and State aforesaid, containing 980 acres owned by said HODGE, and Nine hundred and fifty Dollars cash, and a Land certificate value at fifty Dollars.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. B. WILMETH, PLEASANT WILSON and JOHN LARMON be and they are hereby appointed commissioners whose duty it shall be to proceed to make partition and distribution of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Decd. among the several heirs thereof according to the Statue in such case made and provided.

 

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It is ordered by the Court that a writ of Petition issue to J. B. WILMETH, PLEASANT WILSON, and JOHN LAREMON to proceed forthwith to make partition and distribution of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE, Decd. among the several heirs thereof in accordance with the decree of the Court and it is further ordered that said Commissioners make due return of their proceedings at this (November Term 1848) of the Court.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow 10 o'clock this 1st day of Decr. 1848.

 

Saturday Morning December 2d 1848.

The Court has met pursuant to adjournment. Present, Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chf Justice, Robert Fitzhugh Shff, and Joe F. Stewart Clerk. Now at this day appears the Commissioners J. B. WILMETH, PLEASANT WILSON, and JOHN LAREMON appointed by the Court to make partition and distribution of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Decd. and make the following report as follows & ordered to be recorded.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Hon. County Court of said County. We the said Commissioners having made partition and distribution according to the above order beg leave to report unto your Honor: We have divided by metes and bounds the Real Estate belonging to said Estate into lots as will more fully show from the plat herewith exhibited and also the amount of One Thousand Dollars all of which we have divided into six equal shares, when drawn from resulted as follows, (to wit):

To THOS. M. ROWLAND Lot No. 1 180 acres of land and $138.33 1/3

$438.33 1/3

To LITE MORRIS Lot No. 2, 272 acres of Land and $108.33 1/3

$438.33 1/3

To SALLY ANN WASH Lot No. 3, 273 acres of Land and $108.33 1/3

$438.33 1/3

To Minor heirs of A. R. HODGE Lot No. 4, 256 acres of Land & $108.33 1/3

$438.33 1/3

To W. F. HODGE No. 5, 320 acres of Land in Fannin and $258.33 1/3

$438.33 1/3

To M. M. HAMPTON, Lot No. 6, 370 acres of Land in Fannin County & $258.33 1/3

$438.33 1/2

 

All of which is respectfully submitted to your….

 

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…Honor This 2d day of Decr 1848.

J. B. Wilmeth

Pleasant Wilson

John Laremon

 

It is ordered by the Court that THOMAS. M. ROWLAND, Administrator of the Estate of J. C. HODGE, Decd., be and he is hereby required to deliver on demand to the distributees and heirs of the Estate of the said HODGE, Decd., each his respective part and share, according to the report of the commissioners heretofore appointed by the Court to make such partition and distribution including all letters, deeds and papers belonging to the same.

 

At this day comes JEREMIAH H. WILSON and presents to the Court the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE for Probate, which is proven as is required [by] Law & ordered to be recorded, the following of which is a copy.

State of Texas, Fannin County.

The last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE decd, a citizen of Collin County and State aforesaid, who avers that he is in his right mind, though weak in his body, and directs the following disposition to be made of his money, (to wit):

That his just debts be first paid and the remainder of his Estate be equally divid[ed] between his brothers and sisters, all of which is declared in the present and hearing of HENRY SOUTHWARD, WM. SOUTHWARD, IREDELL SOUTHWARD, W. S. McCLURE, J. R. McKED and GEORGE T. KEY.

 

In addition to the above will said McKENZIE WILHITE names and appoints his brother-in-law JERAMIAH H. WILSON as his executor with the above will, this the eleventh day of September A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Eight in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, testator not being able to sign his name.

W. S. McClure

Henry Southward

William Southward

George T. Key

 

And further they in addition to the foregoing testament and will, the said McKENZIE WILHITE changes & amends the will said bequeathing separately to his sister JULIA A. his fire shovel and also his cupboards ware and kitchen utensils and the remainder of the property and…

 

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Effects to be divided equally with all his brothers and sisters. This codial made and declared in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, said Testator not being able to sign his name. Done (sic) the day and date aforesaid.

Geo. T. Key

J. R. McKee

S. W. McKee

 

State of Texas, County of Collin

Personally GEORGE T. KEY in open Court who being duly sworn declares the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE was written as the said McKENZIE WILHITE dictated the same; and that it contains his last will and testament and that he was of sound mind and disposing memory.

 

Saturday morning December 2d 1848.

It is ordered by the Court that JEREMIAH WILSON be and he is hereby appointed executor of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE deceased, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the necessary notices have been posted and given according to Law. It is therefore ordered and considered by the Court that letters of exectorship issue to the sd. JERAMIAH WILSON on the Estate of the said McKENZIE WHILHITE upon his giving bond and taking the oath required by Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JERAMIAH WILSON be and he is hereby appointed administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE Decd it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the Legal notice of the application by petition for letters of administration has been posted and given according to the statute in such case made and provided. It is therefore ordered that Letters of Administration be granted to the said JEREMIAH (sic) WILSON upon his giving Bond and with approved security and taking the oath of office as is required by Law.

 

*and he was of sound mind and disposing memory to the best of his knowledge so help his God.

George T. Key

 

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State of Texas, County of Colin:

I hereby certify that the foregoing affidavit was subscribed and sworn to by GEORGE T. KEY in open court this 2nd day of December 1848.

Joel F. Stewart Clerk C. C. C. C.

 

Now at this day comes JEREMIAH H. WILSON whom as it appears by the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE, Decd., offered to this Court for Probate and proven to be such was thereby appointed Executor of the Estate of the said WILHITE and prays the Court by petition to be made executor thereof at Law, and that Letters of Executorship be granted unto him, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court here that necessary notices thereof have been given according to Law, it is therefore ordered by the Court that said JEREMIAH H. WILSON be constituted and appointed executor of the Estate of the said McKENZIE WILHITE, decd., and that Letters of Executorship be granted unto him the said WILSON [of] said Estate, upon his giving Bond and taking the oath as required by law.

 

Upon application of JEREMIAH WILSON for Letters of administration on the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE Decd and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that a petition was filed and the Legal notice of said application posted and given according to Law, it is therefore ordered by the Court here, that said Wilson be and he is hereby constituted and appointed administrator of the Estate of the said WILLIAM WILHITE and that Letters of Administration be granted unto him accordingly upon his giving Bond and taking the oath required by Law.

 

Saturday Dec. 2nd 1848

 

It is ordered by the court that CALEB HART and THOMAS SKAGS (SKAGGS) and THOMAS ROWLAND COLDWELL (sic) be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE Decd. whose duty it shall be to make a full inventory and appraisement of all the property belonging to said Estate and make report thereof within sixty days and that said appraisers be each respectively served with a copy of this order. [Margin note: charged and Notice Issued 6th of Dec. 1848]

 

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It is ordered by the Court that CALEB HART, THOMAS SKAGGS AND THOMAS ROWLAND, JAMES DAWSON and GEORGE JOY be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of WM. WILHITE Decd. whose duty it shall be to make full inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to said Estate and make report thereof within sixty days and it is further ordered that said appraisers be each respectively served with a copy of this order. [Margin note: charged and not Issued 6th Dec 1848.)

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in Course this 2d day of December 1848.

J. M. McReynolds Chief Justice

 

State of Texas December Term of the County Court

County of Collin 1848

Be it remembered that on the Last Monday , the 25th day of December 1848, a county Court is opened and is now in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present the Hon. J. M. McReynolds Chf. J., Robert Fitzhugh, Sheff., By J. M. Bounds Dep. and Joel F. Stewart Clk.

 

It appearing upon representation to the Court that NANCY H. THROCKMORTON, minor heir of WM. E. THORMORTON and under the age of fourteen years old, has no Guardian of her person or property, therefore it is this day ordered by the Court, that notice issue according to Law, that at the next regular Term of the Court, a Guardian will be appointed for the said minor of her person and of her Estate,

Issued.

 

Upon a representation to the court that a certain youth (to wit): ALEXANDER THOMPSON, minor heir of SAMUEL THOMPSON, is unrepresented by a Guardian and has no property or Estate it is therefore ordered that said ALEXANDER THOMPSON be bound as an apprentice to SAMUEL BOGART in accordance with Statute in such cases made and provided.

 

Now at this day appears JEREMIAH H. WILSON, Executor of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE decd. and prays the Court by petition to order a sale of all the personal property belonging to said Estate. It is thereof ordered and decreed that the said…

 

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…Executor proceed to sell after giving due notice the personal property of said Estate at public outcry to the highest bidder on a credit of Twelve months at his residence, requiring Bond and approved security of the purchaser thereof.

 

Now at this day appears J. H. WILSON, Administrator of the Estate of WM. WHILITE Decd. and prays the Court by petition to order a sale of all the personal property belonging to the said Estate.

It is therefor ordered and decreed by the Court that said Administrator proceed to sell after giving due notice the personal property belonging to said Estate at public outcry to the Highest bidder on a credit of Twelve months at his residence requiring Bond and approved security of the purchasers thereof.

It is ordered that Court adjourn until court in course this 25th day of December 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas January Term of the County 1849

County of Collin

Be it remembered that on this 29th day of January 1849, the Last Monday, a county court is opened and is now in session in the Town of McKinney. Present the Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh Sheriff & Joel F. Stewart Clerk.

 

At this day appears JEREMIAH H. WILSON, Exc. Of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE Decd and exhibits to the court a Sale Bill containing an account of the sales of the property of said Estate sold by said Exr. On the 29th day of Jany. 1849, which account is examined and approved by the Court and ordered be recorded.

 

At this day appears JEREMIAH H. WILSON Admr. of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE, Decd., and exhibits to the Court a Sale Bill containing an account of the sale of the property sold by said Admr. on the 29th day of January 1849 which account is examined and approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded.

 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the necessary and legal notices have been given…

 

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…have been given in accordance to Law and in pursuance of an order made at the Last Term of this Court. The Court has this day constituted and appointed JAMES THROCKMORTON, Guardian of the property and Estate of NANCY THROCKMORTON, minor heir of WILLIAM E. THROCKMORTON, deceased.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. KINCAID, PLEASANT WILSON, and JOSPH H. WILCOX be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the property belonging to NANCY THROCKMORTON, Minor heir [of] WM. E. THROCKMORTON Decd. whose duty it shall be to proceed to appraise the sd. Property belonging to the said NANCY THROCKMORTON and make report thereof at the next term of this court according to Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, guardian of the property and Estate of NANCY THROCKMORTON a certain Negro woman belong…(sic)

 

It is ordered by the Court that JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, guardian of the property and Estate of NANCY TRHOCKMORTON proceed to hire a certain Negro woman belonging to said NANCY THROCKMORTON after giving due notice at Public outcry to the highest bidder, on a credit of twelve months and that he require bond and approved security for the hire (?) or the same.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in course this 29th day of January 18479.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas February Term of the County Court

County of Collin Feb. 26th, 1849.

Be it remembered that on the 26th day of February The last Monday, 1849, a County Court for the transaction of Probate Business is opened and is now in session in the Town of McKinney. Present, The Hon. James M McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff by J. M. Bounds, Dept. and Joel F. Stewart Clk.

Now at this day appears T. M. ROWLAND Adrmr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Decd. and exhibited to the Court an account of money disbursed…

 

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…payment of debts showing vouchers to the amount of Two Hundred & Eighty Dollars and fifty-two cents $289.02 which is examined and ordered to be filed for record.

 

Upon motion of the Court it is ordered that citation issue to KING S. CUSTER, Administrator of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH and BENJAMIN THOMPSON to appear at the next term of this Court on the last Monday in March next and make a showing of his action in obedience to an other made at the July Term of the Probate Court 1847 directing him the said Admr. to sell a certificate belonging to the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, and also his actions in accordance with an order made at the same time, authorizing the sale of Three Hundred and Twenty acres of Land belonging to the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON said admr.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until the Court in Course the 29th day of February 1849.

J. M. McReynolds Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas March Term of the County Court

County of Collin 1849.

Be it remembered that on this the 26th the Last Monday in March A. D. 1849 a County Court for the transaction of Probate Business is opened and in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present the Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chf. J. M. Bounds deputy Sheriff and Joel F. Stewart Clerk.

 

It appears to the Court that the Interest of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS Decd., requires the immediate appointment of a Administrator on said Estate, -it is therefore ordered that Letters of Administration intern (?) issue to ALEXANDER BERRY by his compliance with law in such case made and provided which Letters are to continue in force until the next Term of this Court. And an Administrator is hereby authorized and empowered to transact any and all business pertaining to said Estate as though he head received Letters upon petition in due form of Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. O. STRAUGHAM, JOHN LEAPPER and SEARCY CLEMENT be and they are hereby appoint appraisers of the Estate of JOHN DAVID Dec. whose duty it shall be to proceed to appraise the property belonging to said Estate and made re-…

 

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…port thereof within sixty day to this Court.

 

Now at this day KING S. CUSTER, Admr. of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON deceased, exhibits in account of the sale of a certain tract of Land in obedience to an order made at the July Term of the Probate Court A. D. 1847. Which sale is examined and confirmed and the said sale is hereby ordered to be recorded and KING S. CUSTER said Admr. is authorized and directed to proceed to make a Lawful deed of conveyance to the tract of Land above stated to the purchaser thereof (THOMAS RATTAN).

 

Now at this day KING S. CUSTER, Admr. of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, exhibit an account of the sale of a certain certificate sold in obedience to an order made at the July Term of the Probate Court 1847 which exhibit is examined and the sale thereof confirmed, and ordered to be recorded, and KING S. CUSTER said Admr. is hereby authorized and directed to make a lawful transfer of said certificate to the purchaser thereof, R. C. WHISENANT.

 

Now at this day comes JAMES GRAYAM, Admr. of the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY Decd. and makes exhibit to the Court of the sale of the property belonging to said Estate, which exhibit is examined, the sale thereof confirmed and ordered to be recorded.

 

It is ordered by the Court that citation issue to Wm. DAVIS to appear before this Court and show cause why he shall not deliver to ALEXANDER BERRY, Admr. pro tem, all the property belonging to the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, decd. on the 28th day of March 1849.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in Course this 26th day of March 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas Special Term of the County Court

County of Collin March 28th A. D. 1849

Be it remembered that on the 28th day of March A. D. 1849 a County Court is opened and now in session in the Town of McKinney for the transaction of Probate business.

 

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Present the Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff, Joel F. Stewart, Clerk.

Now at this day appears the defendant, WM. DAVIS, by his Attorney S. R. CAMPBELL according to a citation & in obedience to an order of this court, and files his answer to the plea which is satisfactory to the Court it is therefore ordered that said Davis go hence without day (delay?).

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn, this 28th day of March 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice.

 

State of Texas April Term of the County Court

County of Collin 1849. 30th April

Be it remembered that on the Last Monday 30th day of April 1849 a County Court for the transaction of Probate Business is opened and now in session in the Town of McKinney.

Present Hon. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff by J. M. Bounds, Dept. and Joel F. Stewart, Clk. Of said Cr.

 

At this day it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that legal notices of the filing of a petition in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Collin Co., by ALEX BERRY praying that Letters of Administration be granted to him on the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, Decd. Has been given. And no objection having been made thereto, it is therefore ordered that Letters of Administration be granted to the said ALEXANDER BERRY on the Estate of the said JOHN DAVIS Decd., upon his compliance of the requisitions of the Law.

 

Now at this day appears ALEXANDER BERRY, Admr….

 

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istrator Pro tem (blank) of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS and makes an exhibit and inventory of the property and claims belonging to the Estate of DAVIS deceased, which is examined and ordered to be recorded.

It is ordered by the court that the Administrator and Administratrix (JOHN L. WHITE and ELIZABETH ROBERTS, his wife) of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, Decd., proceed to sell to the highest bidder at public out cry all the personal property belonging to said Estate, on a credit of six months at the residence of the said JOHN L. WHITE and that they require Bond and approved security of the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and that due notice shall be given according to Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that SAMUEL WHITAKER, Admr. of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND deceased proceed to sell a certain certificate bounty Land Warrant for 160 acres, belonging to the heirs of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND, deceased, at private sale and make report thereof according to law.

 

At this day comes SAMUEL WHITAKER, Administrator, makes an exhibit and report of the claims belonging to the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND, deceased, which was examined by the Court and ordered to be filed for record.

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court adjourn until Court in Course this 30th day of April 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

 

May 26th 1849.

By the Honorable J. m. McReynolds Chief Justice c. C. sitting in vacation it is ordered that JOHN L. LOVEJOY and A. J. MAY be appointed appraisers of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, decd.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas March Term of the County

County of Collin Court 1849. Probate Business.

Be it remembered that on this Last Monday the 28th day of May A. D. 18l49 a County Court for the transaction of Probate business is open and now in sessions in the Town…

 

 

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…of McKinney. Present Hon. James M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, by E. W. Whitely, Dept. and Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C.

 

Now at this day ALEXANDER BERRY, Admr. of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS Decd. and exhibits to the Court an additional appraise Bill of said Estate which is examined and ordered to be filed for record.

 

Now at this day JOHN L. WHITE, Admr. of the JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, Dcd. Exhibits to the court an additional appraise Bill of property on said Estate which is examined and ordered to be filed for records.

 

Now at this day JOHN L. WHITE, Admr. of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS decd. presents to the Court an account of the sales of the property of said Estate made by him on the 26th day of May A. D. 1849 which is examined and confirmed by the Court and ordered to be filed for record.

 

It is ordered by the Court that certain articles of property belong to the Estate of JOHN DAVIS deceased, according to the Appraise Bill herein after mentioned be set apart for the use and benefit of the surviving wife (widow) and the child of the said JOHN DAVIS, Dcd., To wit:

Two beds and bed clothing appraised at Twenty Dollars. One spinning wheel at 2 dollars , 1 skillet and lid at $1.25, 3 pots at Three Dollars, Two Kellers and piggin at one dollar, 2 chairs at $1.50, one table at $8.00, 1 Dish at 25 cts., 3 Table spoons at 60 cts., tea spoons at 62 1/2 cts., 1 set of Knives, and forks at $1.25, Two tin pans at 62 1/2 cts., two chairs and two chair frames at one dollar, on gallon jug at 25 cts., one saddle at $8.00, 1 cow & calf $10.00, one cow at $8.00, 2 Yearlings at 4 dollars each, one mare and colt $100.00 total amounts set apart $175.35.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the administrators of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, deceased, proceed to sell to the highest bidder at public outcry in the Town of McKinney the following named property belonging to said Estate (to wit: one clock, one roan horse, on a credit of six months and require of the purchaser notes and approved security and a certain note on JAMES L. LEED at private or public Sale for cash in hand.

 

 

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It is ordered by the court that citation issued to KING S. CUSTER, Admr. of the Estates of BENJAMIN THOMPSON Decd. & JOSHUA E. HEATH, deceased, to appear at the next Regular Term of this Court and show cause why he has not conducted the Administrations of said Estates according to Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that a List of Claims of the Estate & property belonging to NANCY THROCKMORTON heirs of WM. E. THROCKMORTON, deceased be filed for record.

 

It is ordered that court adjourn until Court in course, this 28th day of may A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds

Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas June 2nd A. D. 2849.

County of Collin In vacation.

Present Honl. J. M. McReyonlds, Chief Justice and Joel F. Stewart Clk.

 

State of Texas In vacation

County of Collin June 2 A. D. 1869.

 

It is ordered by the Chief Justice that the clk. Of said County Court give notice according to Law that at the next regular Term of said County Court for the transaction or Probate business beholden on the Last Monday of June next, a guardian of the person of WILSON WILLIAMS, a minor, and resident of the said County, under the age of fourteen years old all be bound to some suitable person (who will undertake Education of & support of said minor until he is twenty one years of age.

 

State of Texas In vacation

County of Collin June 2, 1849

It is ordered by the Chief Justice that the Clerk of said County Court give notice that at the next regular term of said court for the transaction of Probate business a Guardian will be appointed for the person of WILSON WILLIAMS, a Minor, and resident of said County under the age of fourteen years old this 2nd day of June A. D. 1849. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice.

 

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State of Texas In vacation

County of Collin June 4th A. D. 1849.

It is upon information by THOMAS PHILIPS by petition that one certain JOHN PHILIPS of said county is non compes mentis and incapable of managing his affairs. It is ordered by the Chief Justice that a writ issue to the sheriff commanding him to have the said JOHN PHILIPS before next regular County Court for the transaction of probate Business and that a venir a (?) issue for twelve competent persons of the county to made inquiry thereof. This 4th day of June A. D. 1849.

 

State of Texas June Term of the County Court A. D. 1849.

County of Collin June 25 A. D. 1849

Be it remembered that on the Last Monday 25th day of June A. D. 1849, a County Court for the transaction of Probate Business has met and is now in session in the Town of McKinney. Present, The Hon'l. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh, Sheriff, By J. M. Bounds his deputy, and Joel F. Stewart Clk.

Now at this day appears ALEX BERRY, Admr. of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, decd. and exhibit an account of the sale of the property of said Estate in accordance with an ordered and decreed of this Court which is examined and confirmed and ordered to be filed for record.

 

It is ordered and decreed by the court that A. P. MORE (MOORE) be and he is hereby appointed Guardian of the person of WILSON WILLIAMS of the County of Collin and State of Texas, who is a minor and under the age of 14 years old. And it is further ordered Letters of Guardianship be issued to said MOORE (sic) according upon his compliance with the Statutes made is (sic) case proved (?).

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, A. P. MOORE, do solemnly swear that I will and truly perform the duties of Guardian of WILSON WILLIAMS, minor, so help me God.

A. P. Moore

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Joel F. Stewart, clk. of the County Court of Collin County and State of Texas. To certify which I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of my office this 25 day of June A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

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It is ordered by the Court that LAGDEN (sic) C. SEARCY, the father, natural Guardian of the infants (to wit):

MARY A. SEARCY and AZELIA EALINA (sic) SEARCY, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian of the Estate of the said MARY A. SEARCY and AZELIA EVALINA (sic) SEARCY, and that letters of Guardianship be issued to said SEARCY accordingly (?) upon his giving Bond and approved security according to law.

 

At a regular Term of the Probate Court began and held in the Town of McKinney in Collin County and State of Texas on the 25th day of June A. D. 1849, the following proceedings were done and had (to wit):

LANGDON C. SEARCY filed his petition in this Court setting forth that there are Lands belong to MARY ANN SEARCY and EZELIA EVALINA SEARCY (sic) infant heirs under fourteen years of age, of said petitioner lying in the County of Clay and State of Missouri which descended to said infant heirs of petitioner by their mother, who, as it appears to this court, is deceased, and the Court being satisfied that said infant heirs of petitioner has no other visible means whereby they may be educated and supported, and being also satisfied that the said infant heirs are under the control and care of petitioners in Collin County, Texas and that it will be for the benefit of said infant heirs, to sell the certain tract of Land containing 73 64/100 acres situated and being in the County of Clay and State of Missouri aforesaid, It is therefore ordered by the Court that LANGDON C. SEARCY, the natural Guardian of the persons and by appointment the Guardian of the estate of said infant heirs be and he is hereby authorized, empowered to proceed to sale the said tract of land. He the said LANGDON C. SEARCY, first take the (oath?) & having give Bond and approved security to this court and the law directs.

It is ordered by the Court that citation issued to KING S. CUSTER, Administrator of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON and JOSHUA E. HEATH, de-…

 

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…ceased, to be and appear at the next regular Term of this Court, to who cause why he has not conducted the administration of said Estate according to Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that citation issue to JACOB BACCUS, Administrator of the Estate of JOHN BARTMAN Dcd., to make his report of the condition of said Estate according to the 82d section of the probate law at the next term of this court.

 

It is ordered by the Court that citation issue to JOHN FITZHUGH, Administrator of the Estate [of] GEORGE McPHERSON Dcd. To appear at the next Regular Term of this Court, and show cause why he has not conducted the administration of said Estate according to Law.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow Nine O'clock, this 25th day of June A. d. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds,

Chief Justice

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we LANGDON C. SEARCY as principal and PASCAL H. RICE and CHRISTOPHER SEARCY as securities are held and firmly found unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of Seven Hundred and Thirty Dollars; for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents singed and sealed with our seals the seals being scrawls, this 25th day of June A. D. 1849.--The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound LANGDON C. SEARCY, h[e] has been appointed by the Chief Justice of said County, Guardian of the Estates of his minor children (to wit):

MARY A. and AZELIA EVALINA SEARCY. Now if the said LANGDON C. SEARCY shall, well and truly perform all the duties required of him by Law under said appointment that this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Langden C. Searcy Seal

his

Paschal H. Rice Seal

mark

his

Christopher Searcy seal

mark

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin I, LANGDON C. SEARCY, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Minors MARY A. & AZELIA EVALINA SEARCY.

Langdon C. Searcy

Sworn to and subscribed before me Joel F. Stewart clk. Of said county Court to certify which I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of my office this 25 day of June A. D. 1849

Seal Joel F. Stewart

 

I, J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice in and for the County of Collin have this day examined the within Bond and do approve the same this 25 day of June A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

The word "as securities" and the character "&" and the word "thereby" are interline[d in] the foregoing Bond and the word "the Memonies" (“Monies”?) in the oath on said Bond are interlined.

Filed for record June 25th, A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk C. C. C. C.

 

Tuesday 26th A. D. 1849.

The court has met pursuant to adjournment. Present, the Honl. J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, Robert Fitzhugh Sheriff by J. M. Bounds, His deputy.

 

County of Collin

vs. Upon complaint of THOMAS PHILIPS, JOHN PHILIPS is charged

JOHN PHILIPS with being non compes mentis and incapable of managing his own affairs.

Thereupon a jury was called, (To wit):

JOHN CLAY, JOB TISHER, GRAFTON WILLIAMS, S. T. LEWIS, HENRY WETSEL, WM. C. LEWIS, WM. RICE, LEWIS WETSEL, J. CLAY, GEORGE WHITE, J. L. LOVEJOY, E. WHITELY, Good and lawful men of the County of Collin, who being duly sworn, and the evidence of S. P. COLEMAN and TERYY CLEMENTS, BENJ. HEARADD (sic) the Jury retired to consider of their verdict, who returned to court with the following verdict (to wit):

We the Jury do find that JOHN PHILPS is non compes mentis, and incapable of managing his own affairs.

John L. Lovejoy, Foreman

 

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It appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the verdict of the Jury in the case wherein JOHN PHILIPS is charged with being of unsound mind and not capable of managing his own affairs, that such charge is true and correct, it is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that notice be given according to law that a guardian of the person of the said JOHN PHILIPS will be appointed at the next regular Term of the Court.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in Course, this 267th day of June A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds,

Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas In vacation

County of Collin July 75h A. D. 1849.

Upon information of JAMES R. McBRIDE that the heirs of WILLIAM COLLOM decd to wit: WILLIAM B. COLLOM & PERRY P. COLLOM are minors over the age of fourteen years, that they reside in the County of Collin and that said minors are desirous that a guardian of their person of their Estate shall be appointed, I, JAMES M. McREYNOLDS, Chief Justice in and for the County of Collin therefore order that citation issue to minors to appear at the next regular Term of the County Court for the transaction of Probate Business to be holden on the Last Monday in July 1849, and chose a guardian as aforesaid.

J. M. McReynolds

Chief Justice C. C.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. B. WILMETH, PLEASANT WILSON and JOHN LARRIMORE be and they are hereby appointed commissioners whose duty it shall be to proceed to make partition and Division of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Decd. among the several heirs thereof, according to the Statute in such case made and provided.

 

It is ordered that a writ of partition issue to J. B. WILMETH, PLEASANT WILSON, and JOHN LARRIMORE to proceed forth to make partition and distribution of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Decd. among the several heirs of said Estate in accordance with the decree of the Court and it further ordered that…

 

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…said commissioners make due return of their proceedings at this term of the Court.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow at 10 o'clock this 1 day of December 1848.

J. M. McReynolds

Chief Justice C. C. C. C.

 

The State of Texas ss.

County of Collin JOEL F. STEWART, clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid. To all who shall see these present Greeting: Know ye that whereas JOHN McKINNEY late of the aforesaid County having died intestate as is suggested and JAMES GRAYHUM having given Bond with satisfactory security and compiled with the requisitions of the Law, I do by these present give & grant unto the said JAMES GRAYHUM full power and authority to administrate all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights, and credits, of the said deceased however the same may be found, and to ask, demand, require and receive all manner of debts, due and owning, said deceased, and well and truly dispose of the same according to Law. And lastly, I do appoint the said JAMES GRAYUM administrator of all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits, Lands and Tenement of the said JOHN McKINNEY deceased, well and faithfully to administer the same according to law.

 

Letter of Administration

The State of Texas ss.

County of Collin JOEL F. STEWART, clerk of the County Court in and for the County aforesaid; To all who shall see these presents Greetings: Know ye that whereas WILLIAM WILHITE, late of the aforesaid County having died intestate as is suggested and McKENZIE WILHITE having given Bond with satis-…

 

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…factory security and complied with the requisitions of the Law, I do, by these present given and grant unto the said McKENZIE WILHITE full power and authority to administer all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased wherever the same may be found, and to ask, demand, require and receive all manner of debts, due and owning, to said deceased, and well and truly to dispose of the same according to Law.

And lastly I do appoint the said McKENZIE WILHITE administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, lands and tenements of the said WILLIAM WILHITE deceased; well and faithfully to administer the same according to Law.

In testimony whereof, I have herewith affixed the seal of said Court, this 29 day of August A. D. 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Letter of Administration

The State of Texas ss.

County of Collin JOEL F. STEWART Clerk of the County Court, within and for the county aforesaid.

To all who shall see these present Greeting: Know ye that whereas CHRISTOPHER NOLAND late of the aforesaid County, having died intestate as is suggested and SAMUEL WHITAKER, having given Bond with satisfactory security, and complied with the requirements of the Law, I do by these presents, give and grant unto the said SAMUEL WHITTAKER full power and authority to administer all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said deceased, whereover the same may be found and to ask, demand, require and receive all manner of debts, due and owing to said deceased, and well and truly dispose of the same according to Law.

In testimony whereof I have herewith affix either the seal of said Court (blank) day of August A. D., 1848.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

 

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Letters of Administration

The State of Texas ss.

County of Collin JO3L H. STEWART, Clerk of the County Court with and for the county aforesaid: To all who shall see these presents Greetings: Know ye that whereas JESSIE J. DAVIDSON having died intestate as is suggested and LORENZO DAVIDSON having given Bond with satisfactory security, and complied with the requirements of the Law, I do by these presents, give and granted unto the said LORENZO D. DAVIDSON full power and authority to administer all and singular the goods, and chattels, rights and credits, of the said deceased wherever the same may be found and to ask, demand, require and receive all manner of debts, due and owing of the said deceased, and well and truly dispose of the same according to Law. And lastly, I do appoint the said LORENZO D. DAVIDSON Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, lands and tenement of the said JESSIE D. DAVISON, deceased well and faithfully to administer the same according to Law.

In testimony whereof I have here unto affixed the seal of said court, this (blank) day of August A. D. 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Letters of Administration

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin JOEL F. STEWART, Clerk of the County court within and for the County aforesaid.

To all who shall see these presents Greeting:

Know ye that whereas that CHARLES P. RICE, late of the aforesaid County, having died intestate as is suggested and WILLIAM RICE having given Bond with satisfactory security, and complied with the requirements of the Law, I do by these presents, give and granted unto the said WILLIAM RICE full power and authority to administer all and singular the goods, and chattels, rights and credits, of the said deceased…

 

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…wherever the same may be found and to ask, demand, require and receive all manner of debts, due and owing of the said deceased, and well and truly dispose of the same according to Law. And lastly, I do appoint the said WILLIAM RICE administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, lands and tenements of the said CHARLES P. RICE deceased, well and faithfully to administer the same according to Law.

In testimony whereof I have here unto affixed the seal of said court, this (blank) day of August A. D. 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Apprise Bill for the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY deceased:

 

One Bay mare and colt

$80.00 cts.

One waggon (sic)

5.00

One gunbarrel

7.00

One clock

7.00

One chest

2.00

Two Books

.50

One coveled (coverlet?)

5.00

One Sive (?) and Tray

.75

Two Buckets

.75

One crock

12 1/2

One pot

.50

A lot of Tools

2.00

Razor Box and Strop

.50

 

Peter Fisher

James T. Roberts

William Snider

The State of Texas, County of Collin

Know all men by these present that we JOHN L. WHITE and ELIZABETH his wife, as principals and PLEASANT WILSON and JOHN M. KINCAID as securities, are held and truly bound unto the Judge of the Probate Court in Collin County, State of Texas in the sum of One Thousand Dollars, payment for which sum well and truly to be made unto the said Probate Judge of the County of Collin, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents signed with our hand and sealed with our seals the seals being scrawls this the first day of August A. D….

 

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…1848.

The condition of this obligation such that whereas the above bounder JOHN L. WHITE and ELIZABETH WHITE his wife has been appointed Administrator and Administratrix with the will annexed of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS Dcd. Now if the said JOHN L. WHITE and his said wife shall well and truly perform all the duties required of them with this appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise remain in full force and virtue in Law.

Given under our hands and seals this day and date above written.

John L. White (seal)

Elizabeth White (seal)

Pleasant Wilson (seal)

John M. Kincaid (seal)

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I JONATHAN ALLEN, Judge of Probate in and for the County aforesaid have examined the within Bond and hereby approve the same.

In witness whereof I hereunto set may hand and seal (a scrawl( this 1st day of August 1848.

Judge of Probate C. C.

Filed for record August 22nd 1848.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we JAMES GRAYHAM as principal and GEORGE FITZHUGH and JOHN J. MILLER as securities are and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin, in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief justice, we blind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these present, singed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, the 28thy day of August A. D. 1848.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound JAMES GRAYHAM has been appointed administrator of the Estate of JOHN

 

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McKINNEY dec'd.

Now if the said JAMES GRAYHAM shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under this appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

James Grayham

George Fitzhugh

John J. Miller

 

I do solemnly sewer that JOHN MCKINNEY decd., died without having any lawful will, so far as know[n] and believed, and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administration of the Estate of the said JOHN McKINNEY deceased.

James Grayham

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clk of the C. C. C. C.

By Alex Berry his deputy.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, PLEASANT WILSON, Chief Justice IN AND FOR THE County, aforesaid have examined the within Bond, and thereby approve the same.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 28th day of August 1848.

Pleasant Wilson

Chief Justice C. C.

 

Filed for record Sept. 15, 1848

Joel F. Stewart, Clk C. C. C. C. Tex.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, SAMUEL WHITAKER as principal, and JAMES WHITAKER as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the said Chief justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Four Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, this 28th day of August A. D. 1848.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bond SAMEUL WHITAKER has been appointed administrator of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND deceased…

 

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…now if the said SAMUEL WHITAKER shall well and truly discharge all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Samuel Whitaker (seal)

James Whitaker (seal)

Thomas Wheeler (seal)

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, PLEASANT WILSON Chief Justice in and for the County aforesaid have examined the within Bond and hereby approved the same.

Given under my hand this 28th day of August 1848.

Pleasant Wilson

Chief Justice C. C. Tex.

 

I do solemnly swear that CHRISTOPHER NOLAND decd., died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know and believer, and that I will, well and truly, perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of said CHRISTOPHER NOLAND, deceased.

Samuel Whitaker

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

By Alex Berry his deputy

Filed for record 15 day of September A. D. 1848

Joel. F. Stewart Clerk C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, McKENZIE WILHITE as principal and LORENZO D. DAVIDSON and GEORGE T. KEY as securities, are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and firmly, severally, by these presents. Signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, being scrawls, the 28th day of August A. D. 1848. The condition of the above obligation…

 

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…is such that whereas that the above bound McKENZIE WILHITE has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE deceased - now if said McKENZIE WILHITE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

McKenzie Wilhite Seal

Lorenzo D. Davidson Seal

George T. Key Seal

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that WILLIAM WILHITE deceased, died without any lawful will so far as I know and believe, and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administration of the Estate of the said WILLIAM WILHITE deceased.

McKenzie Wilhite.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15 day of September 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

By Alex. Berry his deputy.

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Pleasant Wilson, Chief Justice in and for the aforesaid County, have examined the within Bond and hereby approve the

Given under my hand

This 28th day of August 1848.

Pleasant Wilson

Chief Justice C. C.

Filed for record 15th day of September 1848.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we LORENZO D. DAVIDSON as principal and McKENZIE WILHITE and JOHN HERRIN as surety are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars for the Payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, and heirs etc. and Admr. &c Jointly and severally firmly by thee present. Signed with our hand and also with our seals being scrawls this 28th day of August A. D. 1845. The condition of this obligation…

 

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…is such that whereas the above bound LORENZO D. DAVIDSON has been appointed Admr. of the Estate of JESSE J. DAVIDSON Decd. Now if the said LORENZO D. DAVISON shall well and truly discharge and perform the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Lorenzo D. Davidson Seal

McKenzie Wilhite Seal

John Herrin Seal

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I so solemnly swear that JESSIE J. DAVIDSON, deceased, died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know and believe and that I will well and truly discharge and perform all the duties of administration of the Estate of the said JESSE J. DAVIDSON decd.

Lorenzo D. Davidson

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

Joel. F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Pleasant Wilson, Chief Justice for the said County, have examined the within Bond and hereby approve the same, this 28th day of August, 1848.

Pleasant Wilson

Filed for record Sept. 15 1848.

Attest: Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we, WILLIAM RICE as principal and LEONARD SEARCY and JOHN L. TERRY as sureties are held and firmly unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of Three Hundred Dollars for the payment which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Exr. And Admrs. &c., jointly and severally, firmly by the present signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, the 28th day of August A. D. 1848.

The condition of the obligation is such that whereas the above…

 

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…bound WILLIAM RICE has been appointed by the Chief Justice of Collin County, Administrator of CHARLES P. RICE, Dec'd., now if the Rice shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

William Rice Seal

L. Searcy Seal

John L. Terry Seal

 

I do solemnly swear that CHARLES P. RICE deceased l died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of the said CHARLES P. RICE deceased.

William Rice

 

Sworn to and subscribed before,

Joel F. Stewart, Clerk of the County Court of Collin County, By Alex. Berry his deputy.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Pleasant Wilson, Chief Justice of said County, have examined the foregoing bond and hereby approve the same this 28th day of August 1848.

Pleasant Wilson

Chief Justice C. C.

Filed for record September 29th 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we, JEREMIAH H. WILSON, as principal and GEORGE T. KEY and PLEASANT WILSON as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, for the payment which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents (sic), signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, the 2nd day of December A. D. 1848.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas JEREMIAH H. WILSON has been appointed executor of the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE Decd. Now if the said….

 

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JEREMIAH H. WILSON shall w ell and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall [be] null and void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Jeremiah H. Wilson Seal

George T. Key Seal

Pleasant Wilson Seal

 

I do solemnly swear that the writing which has been offered for Probate is the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE, deceased so far as I know and believe and that I will and truly perform all the duties of said will, and of the Estate of the said McKENZIE WILHITE Dec'd. So help me God.

Jeremiah H. Wilson

 

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 34d day of December 12848.

To testify which I have hereunto set my official signature as well as the seal of my office this (blank)

Seal Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice of the aforesaid County, hereby approve the within and foregoing Bond, this 34d day of December 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents (sic) that we, JEREMIAH H. WILSON as principal and GEORGE T. KEY as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars for payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally firmly by these presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, this 2nd day of December A. D. 1848.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above…

 

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…bound JEREMIAH H. WILSON has been appointed by the Chief Justice Administrator debonas-non (de bonis non) of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE deceased. Now if the said JEREMIAH H. WILSON has been appointed by the Chief Justice Administrator debonas-non (de bonis non) of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE deceased. Now if the said JEREMIAH H. WILSON shall well and truly perform the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

J. H. Wilson Seal

George G. Key. Seal

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that WILLIAM WHILHITE deceased, died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know and believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrators of the Estate of the said WILLIAM WILHITE deceased, So help me God.

Jeremiah H. Wilson

 

Sworn to in open Court this 2nd day of December 1848.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice of said County, hereby approve the within Bond.

Given under my hand this 2nd day of December 1848.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

Filed for record 2nd day of December 18l48.

Joel F. Stewart, C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents (sic) that we, JAMES W. THROCKMORTON as principal and A. J. WITT and THOMAS RATTAN as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice in the sum of Fourteen Hundred Dollars for the payment of which sum well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, and executors, administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents, signed and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls this 29th day of January 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound JAMES W. THROCKMORTON has been appointed by the Chief…

 

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…Justice of Collin County as guardian of the Estate of NANCY THROCKMORTON, minor heir of WILLIAM E. THROCKMORTON. Now if the said JAMES W. THROCKMORTON shall well and truly perform all the duties required by Law of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

James W. Throckmorton Seal

A. Jackson Witt Seal

Thos. Rattan Seal

 

I, JAMES W. THROCKMORTON do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Estate of NANCY THROCKMORTON, minor, so help me God.

James W. Throckmorton

 

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 29th day of January 1849.

Attest: Joel F. Stewart, Ck. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, James M. McReynolds, Chief Justice in and for the aforesaid County, have examined the within and foregoing Bond and hereby approved the same, this 29th day of January 1849.

J.       M. McReynolds, Chief Just. C. C.

Filed for record 29th day of Jany. 1849.

Joel H. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

The following is a list of the property sold and reported as follows (to-wit;)

Jan. 20th, 1848 (sic).

Sale Bill of personal property belonging to the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE deceased vz. As sold by the executor on a credit of twelve months.

 

Purchasers' Names

Articles Sold

$ cts.

P. Wilson

Knife

.31 1/4

J. Dawson

Knife

.35

P. Stanley (?)

12 thimbles

.25

R. Skaggs

12 Thimbles

.25

C. Rightman (Wrightman?)

6 do (thimbles)

?

C. Ferckle (Fickle?)

3 do (thimbles)

?

 

 

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P. Stanley

One brush

.12 1/2

C. Chambers

One brush

.10

A. Colwell (Culwell?)

2 brushes

.20

P. Standly (Standley?)

8 boxes (P)

1.00

G. T. King

12 pencils

.16

T. Stallcup

12 pencils

.12 1/2

A. Fickle

12 pencils

.12 1/2

G. Herndon

12 pencils

.12 1/2

J. Hempden (Hampton?)

6 pencils

.05

J. Wilhite

1 Buch (bunch?) Silk

87 1/2

J. Dawson

1 paper pens

10

H. Camel

1 paper pins

.08

D. Howard

3 paper pins

.25

G. T. Key

1 paper pins

.09

J. Dawson

1 paper pins

.08

A. Fickle

1 Ink Stand

.10

G. T. Key

1 Ink Stand

.10

G. Joy (Ivy?)

1 Ink Stand

.06

T. Rowland

1 Lot Slate Pencils

.06 1.4

T. Rowland

1 Pr. Scizsors (scissors)

.12 1/2

T. Rowland

1 pr. Suspenders

.15

J. Dawson

1 pr. Suspenders

.15

 

 

$5.56 1/4

P. Wilson

1 pr. Suspenders

.20

G. T. Key

1 pr. Suspenders

.25

J. Sawson

1 pr. Suspenders

.30

T. Rowland

1 pr. Suspenders

.15

J. Dawson

1 pr. Suspenders

.15

G. T. Key

1 pr. Suspenders

.15

G. T. Key

1 pr. Suspenders

.12 1/2

C. Chambers

1 pr. Suspenders

.12 1/2

D. Howard

1 pr. Suspenders

.27

G. T. Key

1 pr. of Gloves

.25

G. Herndon

1 comb

.10

J. Dawson

1 comb

.10

G. T. Key

1 comb

.10

G. T. Key

1 pr. hose

.22

S. Whitaker

1 pr. hose

.25

J. Dawson

1 Towel

.16

G. T. Key

1 Towel

.20

P. Standley

1 Towel

.20

T. Stallcup

1 Box Needles

.41

G. T. Key

1 Box Needles

.30 ?

P. Wilson

1 Box Needles

.30

J. Dawson

1 Box Needles

.30

P. Standley

1 Box Needles

.27

G. T. Key

1 Box Needles

.20

 

 

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P. Standley

1 cord Edgeing (edging?)

1.00

Fickle

1 glass

.17

T. Stallcup

8 Rolls Buttons __?

.50?

T. Stallcup

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

.60

P. Standley

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

1.00

P. Standley

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

.75

P. Standley

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

.63

P. Standley

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

.75

T. Stallcup

1 Ribin (ribbon?)

1.00

J. Savan

1 Lot Buttons

.26

J. Wilhite

1 Trunke (Trunk)

6.00

P. Standley

1 auger

.82

G. T. Key

1 saw

1.80

G. T. Key

1 Drawing Knife

1.37 1/2

P. Standley

1 Plane

1.50

T. Stallcup

1 Hammer

1.05

 

 

$24.81

P. Standley

1 auger

.37 1/2

A. Fickle

1 Rasp

.21

G. Herndon

1 Plane Bit

.12 1/2

P. Standley

1 Smoothing Plane

.80

A. J. Francis

1 square

.37 1/2

A. J. Francis

1 pr. Saddle Wallets

1.62 1/2

C. A. Hart

1 pr. Martingalls (martingales)

.60

S. Whitaker

1 Saddle

7.60

G. T. Key

1 Saddle Cover

1.00

G. T. Key

4 Plugs Tobacco __?

1.50

J. Savage

4 Plugs Tobacco .50

2.00

P. Standley

5 Plugs Tobacco .51

2.55

P. Standley

5 lbs. powder .52

2.60

S. Whitaker

5 lbs. powder .52

2.66

P. Standley

5 lbs. powder .52

2.60

P. Standley

5 lbs powder .50

2.50

G. T. Key

1 cow and calf

13.37 1/2

J. Whitaker

1 cow and calf

12.12 1/2

G. T. Key

1 cow and calf

12.25

P. Wilson

1 Steer

5.00

P. White

1 watch

5.75

P. Wilson

1 pr. Gears

1.25

G. T. Key

1 plow Iron (?)

3.15

P. Wilson

1 waggon

26.00

P. S. Benton

1 sorrel horse

55.00

F. C. Musay (?)

1 Clay Bank colt

22.75

F. C. Rightman

1 Gray horse

25.00

 

 

$211.23 1/2

 

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P. S. Benton

1 Log chain

$3.25

P. S. Benton

1 Log chain 4th P (?)

2.12 1/2

 

 

5.37 1/2

 

1st page

5.56 1/4

 

2nd P[age]

24.81

 

3rd P[age]

211.23 1/2

 

Amt. Of the whole

$246.93 1/4

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, JEREMAIAH WILSON, executor of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE, Deceased, do solemnly swear that the within and foregoing is a true account of the sales of the property sold by me, on the 26th day of January 1849, according to the best of my knowledge. So help me God.

Jeremiah H. Wilson

 

Sworn to and subscribed in open court the 29th day of January 1849.

Attest: Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Filed for record 29 day of Jan. 1849.

Joel f. Stewart Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Sale Bill of the property sold by the Admr. of WILLIAM WILHITE on 20 day of Jany. 1849, and reported as follows (To wit:)

 

Names of Purchasers

Articles sold

$ cts.

J. Whitaker

1 Axe

1.12 1/2

A. Fickle

1 pr. Chains

1.00

J. Wilhite

One cow

10.00

J. Wilhite

One cow and calf

8.00

A. J. Francis

One Mewley Cow

10.50

J. Wilhite

1 Heifer

6.00

Pleasant Wilson

1 Black Steer

13.00

Page Standley

1 calf

4.00

Stallcup

1 calf

3.25

J. Wilhite

1 cow and calf

10.00

J. Wilhite

1 wagon

20.50

 

 

87.37 1/2

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, JEREMIAH H. WILSON, Administrator of the Estate of Wm. WILHITE Decd. do solemnly…

 

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swear that the within and foregoing is a true account of the sales of the property sold by me on 20th day of January 1849 according to the best of my knowledge. So help me god.

J. H. Wilson

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 29th day of January 1849.

Attest: Joel F. Stewart, Clk., C. C. C. C.

 

 

State of Texas County Court

County of Collin Feb. Term 1849

THOMAS M. ROWLAND, Admr. of the Estate of J. C. M. HODGE Deceased, charges himself as follows (to wit):

 

By amt. of Balance in his hands

$4119.508 3/4

By amt. Of sale Bill for rent corn 1848

25.00

 

4144.62 3/4

 

And has made the following disposition (to wit):

Three hundred Twenty acres of Land by compromise with the heirs and legal representatives in lieu of an amount allowed me against said Estate for the sum of one thousand dollars and twenty cents $1000.25 (sic). The balance of the Real Estate partitioned according to the order and decree of this court and also one land certificate for 320 [acres] of land, nine Hundred and fifty dollars all of which will more fully appear by the Report of the coms. (sic) set apart by the court. And he has disbursed the following amounts to which he is entitled a credit for (to wit): by voucher named and filed.

 

No. 2

$14.00

No. Brought forward

$138.40

No. 4

5.00

17

2.50

5

55.00

18

15.00

6

6.00

19

37.50

7

8.00

20

29.60

8

3.90

21

18.12 1/2

9

13.00

22

.39

11

4.37 1/2

23

12.00

12

3.50

24

12.00

13

18.00

25

15.00 (?)

14

.55

 

289.32 (?)

15

7.00

 

 

 

138.40

 

 

 

Leaving in his hands…

 

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…of one hundred and seventy dollars & twenty five cents $170.25.

The foregoing report was filed for record Febry. 26th, 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

 

State of Texas March Term

County of Collin the County Court

Know all men by these presents that we, ALEXANDER BERRY as principal and JNO. L. LOVEJOY and JOEL F. STEWART as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the county of Collin in the sum of $1390 dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly the these presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, this 26th day of march A. D. 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound ALEXANDER BERRY has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin administrator of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, deceased, pro tem, until the next Term of this court to be held on the last Monday in April next, now if the said ALEXANDER BERRY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Alexander Berry seal

John L. Lovejoy seal

Joel F. Stewart seal


I do solemnly swear that JOHN DAVIS died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator Pro tem of the Estate of the said John Davis, Decd.

Alexander Berry

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Sworn to and subscribed before me Joel F. Stewart Clk. of the aforesaid County Court.

To certify which I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal of office this 26th day of March A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. County Court

Collin County

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin I, James M. McReynolds, Chief Justice in and for said County, have examined the within Bond and hereby approve the same. This 26th day of March A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

Filed for record March 2y7th A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C.

& escfo (?) R. Collin C.

 

The true account of sales on the 4th day of March 1849.

William McKinney

To rod

$3.37 1/2

William McKinney

To 1 fun barrel

8.00

William Snider

To 1 square

56 1/2

John Snider

To 1 Lot of Tools

2.62 1/3

John Snider

To 1 pot

1.12 1/2

John Snider

To Bucket

.75

John Snider

1 tray and Seive

.50

John McKinney

Books

.25

John Snider

To razor

.25

John McKinney

To 1 chest

1.75

John Snider

To 1 clock

5.55

John Snider

To 1 coverlet

6.00

John Snider

1 mare and colt

81.00

 

 

111.75

 

The above sum one hundred and eleven dollars and seventy four cents is the correct account of the amount of sales made by the Admin. of JOHN McKINNEY, Decd.

James Grayum, Admr.

 

State of Texas Affidavit of

County of Collin James Grayum

I do solemnly swear that the within is a true account of the sales made by me as Admr. of the Estate of JOHN McKINNEY dec'd on the fourteenth day of March A. D. 1849.

James Grayum

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clerk of the aforesaid County court.

To certify which I herein to set my hand with my seal of office affixed this 26th day of March A. D. 1849. Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

Filed for record March 26th 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. Collin County

 

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The following exhibits an account of the sales of Land certificate belonging to the Estate [of] JOSHUA E. HEATH, Decd., made by me as Admr. of said Estate at public outcry on 14th day of September 1847 in the Town of Buckner (To-wit):

 

To R. C. WHISENANT a certificate for three Hundred and Twenty Acres,

$46.00

I, KING S. CUSTER, Admr. of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH Decd. do solemnly swear that the above account of the sale as therein specified is true and correct. So help me God.

King S. Custer

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Joel F. Stewart, Clk of said County Court hereby certify that the within affidavit was subscribed and sworn to before me.

Given under my hand and my seal of office hereunto affixed this 26th day of March A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. County Court Collin County

Filed for record March 2yth 1849.

Joel f. Stewart, Clk. C. C. Collin co.

 

The following exhibits an account of the sales of a certain tract of Land sold by me as Admr. of the Estate of BENJAMIN THOMPSON Decd on the 14th day of September 1847, at public outcry in the Town of Buckner (To wit):

 

Thomas Rattan 320 acres of Land $96.00

 

I, KING S. CUSTER, Admr. as above stated do hereby swear that the foregoing is a true account of said. So help me God.

King S. Custer

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Joel F. Stewart, Clk. Of the aforesaid County court hereby certify that the above affidavit was subscribed and sworn to before me.

Given under my hand and seal of office hereinto affixed, this 26th day of March A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. Collin County.

Filed for record March 26th 1849.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. Collin County

 

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State of Texas

Collin County A list of claims owing to the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND Decd. the undersigned Administrator would respectfully show unto your honor that there is no property belonging to said Estate of said deceased for which to make an inventory with, the exception of one horse and a few articles of household and kitchen furniture, and that the most of said Estate consists in demand against the Government of the United States for services performed by said Deceased of which the following is a true List so far as Administrator knows.

 

Seven months service as a private in the War with Mexico at the rate of $22 1/2 per month

$157.50

Money loaned and paid to deceased before his death pr. Capt. Pres. Witt

$20.00

Extra pay

$24.00

And one bound Land Warrant for 160 acres of Land as per warrant.

 

 

Whereupon your reporter prays that the above list of property of the said deceased be received in stead of an inventory of said Estate. And your reporter prays your honor to order and decree that your reporter sell at private sale the Land Warrant specified in the above List as exhibited unto your honor for the benefit of said Estate and your petitioners D. (?) Reporter as in duty bound would ever pray &c.

Samuel Whitaker, Admr.

 

And your reporter further sets forth and shows unto your honor in this report that it would be more to the interest and benefit of the Estate which petitioner and reporter represents to sell the bound Land warrant belonging to Estate which your reporter represents, as the family of said deceased can not subsist and support themselves without appropriating the proceeds ____? Of to the maintenance of the family of the said deceased and your petitioner and reporter the fore prays your honor make an order allowing your reporter to sell said bound Land warrants for the purpose aforesaid and your petitioner….

 

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…prays &c.

Samuel Whitaker

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, SAMUEL WHITAKER, Admr. of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER NOLAND, deceased, do hereby swear that the within Report is a true exhibit and account of the List of Claims belonging to said Estate so far as the same has come to my knowledge. So help me God.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clk. Of said County Court.

Given under my hand with the seal of my office hereunto affixed this 30th day of April 1849.

 

Filed for record 30th of April 1849.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. Court Collin County.

 

Inventory and appraisement of JOHN DAVIS, decd.

 

One clock

$15.00

Two Beds & Bedding

20.00

1 Spinning Wheel

2.00

3 pots

3.00

1 Skillet and Lid

6.25 (?)

2 Keelers and piggin

6.00

2 Churns $1.50 1 Table $8.00

9.50

1 Desk .25 cents Three table spoons .60

.85

5 Tea Spoons .62 1/2

.62 1/2

1 Set of Knives and Forks

1.25

2 Tin pans Two chairs & 2 Chair frames

1.62 1/2

1 Gallon Jug

.25

1 Roan Horse

35.00

1 Saddle $8.00 & 1 cow and calf $10

18.00

1 Cow $8.00 2 Yearlings $4. Each $8

16.00

 

$125.35

 

Whole of the above property is represented as common property.

John Leeper

LeRoy Clement

Sworn to and subscribed before me, 21st day of April 1849.

J. O. Straughan, J. P.

Justice of the Peace.

 

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List of Claims due or owing the Estate of JOHN DAVIS deceased:

 

1st. One fourth interest his father's certificate for a league and Labore (sic) of Land.

 

2nd. One half his own head right for 320 acres of Land, patented and located in Lamar, claimed by WILLIAMS DAVIS as a purchaser.

 

3rd One fourth interest in his father's claim on Government for Beef supplies.

 

4th. Partnership interest in One half two Town Lots and proceeds of work done in Black Smith Shop with F. C. YOUNG.

 

5th. Cash 18 Gold Sovereigns possessed by the deceased at and about the time of his death a part stated have been received by F. C. YOUNG and a part received [by] J. C. BATES and the rest received by WM. DAVIS.

 

6. Two mares and colts strayed and wooden Tray out of place and not appraised.

 

7th. A Note due one day of date on WILLIAM DAVIS for the sum of 34 & 37 1/2 cents dated 1st of September 1848 (?)

 

8th. A note on WILLIAM DAVIS and assigned to JOHN DAVIS on which there still reamins due 2, two year old heifers and calves of the value of ten dollars each.

 

9th. A notes on JAMES L. REED for breaking 5 acres smooth (?) prairie on or before 15, April 1849.

 

10. A Note on R. C. WHISENANT for $22.00 dated 3rd March 1848.

 

11th. An account on JOHN L. LOVEJOY for sundries amounting to the sum of $18.04.

 

12th. An unascertained claim against WILSON.

 

The whole of the above claims are represented as common property.

I, ALEXANDER BERRY, Admr. Pro Tem of the…

 

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…Estate of JOHN DAVIS deceased, being duly sworn do affirm that the preceding inventory and list is a full and complete inventory of the property and list of claims of JOHN DAVIS, deceased, that have come to my knowledge.

Alex Berry, Admr. pro tem

of JOHN DAVIS deceased

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I certify that the within inventory and List of Claims was sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clk. of said County Court by ALEXANDER BERRY.

Given under my hand with the seal of my office affixed this 30th day of April 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C.

Collin County.

Filed for record April 30th, 1849.

Joel F. Stewar , Clk. C. C. & Ex. For R. Collin Co.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that, we, ALEXANDER BERRY as principal and JOHN L. LOVEJOY and G. W. BARNETT are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of One Thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these present signed with hands and sealed with our seals being scrawls this 30th day of April A. D. 1849.

The condition of the above obligation such that whereas the above bound ALEXANDER BERRY has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin administrator of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS deceased now if said ALEXANDER BERRY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Alexander Berry seal

John L. Lovejoy seal

G. W. Barnett seal

 

I do solemnly swear that JOHN DAVIS deceased died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe and that I well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the Estate of the said JOHN DAVIS, deceased.

Alexander Berry

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clk. Of said county Court.

Given under my hand and official seal this 30th day of April A. D. 1849.

Joe F. Stewart Clk. C. C. Collin County.

I, James M. McReynolds Chief Justice of the said county of Collin have exam[ed] the within Bond and hereby approve the same this 30th day of April 1849.

Filed for record April 30th, 1849.

Joel. F. Stewart Clk. C. C. Collin County

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, WILLIAM A. PULLIAM

as principal and JAMES ATKINSON and J. M. BOIUNDS as sureties are held and firmly bound

unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of six hundred dollars for the payment of

which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly

and severally, firmly by these present signed with our hands and sealed with our seals the seals

being scrawls the second (2d) day of May A. D. 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above

found WILLIAM H. PULLIAM has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin

Administrator of MILTON VINSON deceased, now if the said WILLIAM A. PULLIAM shall well

And truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment this obligation shall be

null and void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

William H. Pulliam seal

James Atkinson seal

J. M. Bounds seal

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly sear that MILTON VINSON deceased, died without leaving

any lawful will so far as I know or …

 

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…believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of

MILTON VINSON, deceased. So help me God.

William H. Pulliam

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 128th day of May A. D. 1849.

Joe F. Stewart Clk. C. C. Collin County

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, James M. McReynolds, Chief Justice in and for the County of Collin,

have examined the within Bond, do hereby approve the same.

Given under my hand this 18th day of May A. D. 1849.

James M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

Filed for record May 18th, 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. &exfo R. C. C.

 

A list of the personal property belonging to the Estate of JOSEPH R. ROBERTS deceased,

Appraised on 26th day of May A. D. 1849::

Two colts valued at Twenty Dollars Each…………$40.00

Appraised by DAVID HOWARD & BENJ. WHITE.

Filed for record May 28th 1849.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. & exoffio R. C. C.

 

State of Texas May 26th, 1849.

County of Collin A list of personal property belonging [to] JOSEPH B. ROBERTS

Deceased, sold on 26th day of May, 1849 on six month's credit:

Edward Roberts

1 razor Strop

.62 1/2

Edward Roberts

1 Large Pistol

.75

Edward Roberts

1 pocket Pistol

2.00

Edward Roberts

3 Books

.50

Edward Roberts

1 Mettle (mantel>) Clock

10.00

J. B. Walker

1 Bay mare & colt

115.00

Edward Roberts

Black mare and colt

51.00

Edward Roberts

One Yearling colt

27.00

Joseph Boiles

1 Rifle Gun

2.37 1/2

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, JOHN L. WHITE, Admr. of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS,

Deceased, do solemnly swear that the above account of sales is true and correct. So help me

God.

John L. White, Administrator

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clk of said County Court.

To certify which, I hereunto set my hand this 29th day

A.      D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. & exfo R. Collin Co.

 

Additional appraisement of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, deceased

Of property included in the Inventory and list returned and filed in County Court but not appraised.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin We the undersigned JOHN L. LOVEJOY and JOHN LEEPER

Appointed by the Hon. Chief Justice of the county court of the county aforesaid appraisers of the property of JOHN DAVIS Dec'd. have been showed (sic-shown) a mare and colt belong[ing] to said Estate, and having examined them the same appraise their value as follows:

The mare is worth

55.00

The colt is worth

45.00

The mare & colt is worth

100.00

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26 May A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

Filed for record May 28th, 1849.

Joe. F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

Exhibit of property of NANCY H. THROCKMORTON, minor, in the hands of JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, Guardian:

 

1 negro woman $500. Money loaned $58 Dr. (?), at interest with good security, 1 note due 1st of Jan. 1850 $78.25/100, amt $628.25.

J. W. Throckmorton __? To Estate $6.50.

$634.75

 

Brought forward……………………………………………………………………..$634.75

Estate Dr.

To J. W. Throckmorton………………………………………………………..9.00

$2.50 Probate fees

6.50 Clerk's fees

$9.00

6.50

2.50 $6215.75

 

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Being $625.75 now in my hands, with a balance due me of $2.50. The $6.50 with which I am charged was received for one and a half months hire of Negro woman. All of which is respectfully submitted.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Guardian Estate of NANCY H. THROCKMORTON.

Filed for record ___ day of ___A. D. 1849.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Hon. Chief Justice of the County Court, sitting for the transaction of Probate Business, in and for the County and State aforesaid. The undersigned Administrator of the Estate of JOHN DAVIS, deceased, begs leave respectfully to report that in conformity with an order of sale made at the last term of this Court, he has exposed to sale the property thereby directed to be sold, will more fully appear by the following accounts of sale.

 

1st Roan Horse sold to JOHN L. LOVEJOY for the sum of $42.25 $42.25

for which he gave his note payable six months after date with THOMAS STALLCUP security

2nd A Note on JAMES L. REED for breaking prairie 8.25

Sold to THOMAS STALLCUP for which he gave his note payable six months after date with JOHN L. LOVEJOY as security.

3. A Brass Clock sold [to] S. P. COLEMAN for the sum of $9.00

for which sum he gave his note with J. M. BOUNDS as security.

All which is c b to the Honorable Court by

Alex. Berry

Admr. of JOHN DAVIS Dec.

 

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 25 day of June A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. Collin Court

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we GEORGE B. SCOTT as principal and G. W. BARNETT and GRAFTON WILLIAMS as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the…

 

 

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…of two hundred dollars for the faithful payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs administrators and executors jointly and severally, firmly by these presents signed with our hands and sealed with our seals the seals being scrawls this 29th day of August A. D. 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound GEORGE B. SCOTT has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin, Administrator of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH deceased, now if the said GEORGE B. SCOTT shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null a nd void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

George B. Scott Seal

G. W. Barnett Seal

Grafton Williams seal

 

I, J. M. McREYNOLDS, Chief Justice in and for said county, have examined the foregoing Bond and do hereby approve the same this 29th day of August A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that I will welll and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the Estate of the within named JOSHUA E. HEATH deceased. So help me God.

George B. Scott

Subscribed and sworn to before me, J. m. McReynolds, Chief Justice in and for the County of Collin.

To certify which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said county this 14th day of September A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds

Chief Justice

 

I certify that the foregoing record is a true copy of the original filed for record in my [presence?] on 14th day of September A. D. 1849.

Attest: Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. & Exffico ___(?)

 

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, GEORGE B. SCOTT as principal and G. W. BARNETT and GRAFTON WILLIAMS as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin County, in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars for the faithful payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, this 29 day of August A. D. 1849.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound GEORGE B. SCOTT has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin Administrator of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH deceased,--

Now if the said GEORGE B. SCOTT shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, that this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

George B. Scott Seal

G. W. Barnett Seal

Grafton Williams seal

 

 

I, J. M. McREYNOLDS, Chief Justice in and for said county, have examined the foregoing Bond and do hereby approve the same this 29th day of August A. D. 1849.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice

 

[duplicate of entry above]

 

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The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all to whom these presents shall come, that I, JOHNATHAN ALLEN, Judge of Probate for said County of Collin &c. by virtue of the power vested in me by Law, have this day constituted and appointed JACOB BACCUS also of said county, Administrator of the Estate of JOHN BARTMN [BARTMAN?], deceased, late of aforesaid county and empowered to enter and take into possession all and singular the Rights, credits, demands, Goods, Chattels, and estates whatsoever of the said JOHN BARTMN and the same to administer, adjust and wind up, making and reports thereof according to Law.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal of Probate for said County the fourth day of February A. D. 1848.

Jonathan Allen

Judge of Probate C. C. Tx.

Attest; Tola Dunn, Clk of Probate C. C. Tx.

 

Filed for record this 23rd day of November A. D. 1849.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. & exf. R. C. C.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that I, REBECCA NOLAND as principal and SAMUEL WHITAKER and JOSEPH H. WILCOX as sureties are held and firm unto the Chief Justice of Collin County in the sum of One Hundred and sixty Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, signed and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, this 22nd day of January A. D. 1850.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound REBECCA NOLAND has had Letters of Guardianship issued to here both the person and estate of the Minor, CHRISTOPHER NOLAND.

Now if the said REBECCA NOLAND shall well and truly perform all the duties by Law, under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

her

Rebecca X Noland Seal

mark

J. H. Wilcox Seal

Samuel Whitaker Seal

 

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin I, REBECCA NOLAND do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Estate and person of the minor, CHRISTOPHER NOLAND.

her

Rebecca X Noland

mark

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice Collin County, this 22d day of January A. D. 1850.

J.       M. McReynolds Chief Justice C. C.

 

I, J. M. McReynolds Chief Justice in and for the County of Collin and State of Texas, have examined the within bond, and do hereby approve the same.

Given under my hand this twenty second day of January A. D. 1850.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

I certify that the foregoing record is a true copy of the original filed for record in my office the twenty second day of January A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. & exffo. R. C. C.

 

Know all men by these presents that we SAMUEL B. CAMPBELL as principal and JEREMIAH H. WILSON and JOSEPH M. BOUNDS as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, for the payment of well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, signed and with our hands and seals with our seals, seals being scrawls the 25th day of March A. D. 1850,

The condition of this obligation is such, that whereas the above bounden SAMUEL R. CAMPBELL has been appointed by the Chief Justice of Collin county, Administrator De Bonis non of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, deceased, now if the said SAMUEL R. CAMPBELL shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Samuel R. Campbell Seal

J. M. Bounds Seal

J. H. Wilson Seal

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform duties of Administrator of the Estate of JOSEPH B. ROBERTS, deceased. So help me God.

Samuel R. Campbell

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 25th day of March A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

I JAMES M. McREYNOLDS Chief Justice in and for said county, have examined the within Bond and hereby approve the same, this 25th day of March A. D. 1850.

J. M. McReynolds Chief Justice C. C.

 

I certify that the foregoing record is a true copy of the original Bond filed for record on the 25th day of March A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we JEREMIAH H. WILSON as principal and JEFFERSON MILLER and THOMAS STALLCUP as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents signed Hand sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JEREMIAH H. WILSON has been appointed executor of the Last will and Testament of McKENZIE WILHITE deceased, now if the said JEREMIAH H. WILSON shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be nulll and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Jeremiah H. Wilson Seal

Thomas Stallcup Seal

Jefferson Miller Seal

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that the writing which has been affixed for Probate is the last will and testament of McKENZIE WILHITE, deceased so far as I know or believe. And that I will well and truly perform all the duties of executor of said will, with the will annexed of the Estate of the said McKENZIE WILHITE, Dec'd. So help me God.

Jeremiah H. Wilson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, in witness whereof, I hereunto set my official signature as Clerk of the County Court of said County this 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. County Court C. C.

 

I have examined the within bond and approved the same this 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. D.

 

A true copy of the original filed for record 29th day of April 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, JEREMIAH H. WILSON, as principal and THOMAS STALLCUP and JEFRFERSON MILLER as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Five hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrator jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls the 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JEREMIAH H. WILSON has been appointed Administrator of the Estate of WM. WILHITE deceased, by the Chief Justice of Collin County. Now if the said JEREMIAH H. WILSON shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain full force and effect.

Jeremiah H. Wilson Seal

Thomas Stallcup Seal

Jefferson Miller Seal

 

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I have examined the foregoing Bond and hereby approve the same this 29th day of
April A. D. 1850.

J. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I do solemnly swear that WILLIAM WILHITE decd. died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know and believe and that I will well and truly administer the Estate of the said WILHITE deceased, so help me God.

Jeremiah H. Wilson

Sworn to and subscribed before me Joel F. Stewart, Clerk of the County Court of said County

In witness whereof I hereunto set my official signature on this 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. County Court Collin Co.

 

The words of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE deceased are interlined. The foregoing record is a true copy of the original filed for record on the 29th day of April A. D. 1859.

In witness whereof I here unto set my official signature this 10th (sic) day of April A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart Clk. C. C. & as cfo. R. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we, THOMAS STALLCUP as principal and JOEL F. STEWART and JEREMIAH H. WILSON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County…Collin and State of Texas in the sum of Two hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by theses presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, the 29th day of April A. D. 1859.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the abound THOMAS STALLCUP has been appointed administrator of the Estate of THOMAS PELHAM deceased by the Chief Justice of the County of Collin. Now if the said THOMAS STALLCUP shall…

 

 

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…well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Thomas Stallcup Seal

Jeremiah H. Wilson Seal

Joel F. Stewart Seal

 

I do solemnly swear that THOMAS E. PELHAM deceased died with out having any lawful will so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the estate of said PELLHAM (sic), deceased. So help me god

Thomas Stalllcup

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I certify that the above was subscribed and sworn to before me.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my official signature this 29th day of April A. D. 1850.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk, County Court Collin County.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Jas. M. McReynolds, Chief Justice, have examined the within Bond and do hereby approve the same.

Given under my hand this 29 day of April A. D. 1850.

J. M. McReynolds Chief justice Collin co.


The words "administrator" & "Estate" are interlined in the original.

I certify that the foregoing records if a true copy of the original which was filed for records in my office 29th day of April A. D. 1850. In witness whereof I hereunto set my official signature.

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents that we, JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, as principal and J. H. WILCOX and JAMES HARDIN as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the

County of Collin in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and Administrators jointly and severally…

 

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…firmly by these presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls this 30th June A. D. 1851.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, Administrator de bonis non of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH, now if the said THROCKMORTON shall will and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

James W. Throckmorton Seal

Attest: James Harden Seal

J. H. Wilcox Seal

 

I, JAMES W. THROCKMORTON, do solemnly swear that JOSHUA E. HEATH, deceased, died without leaving any will so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of the said JOSHUA E. HEATH.

Jas. W. Throckmorton

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joel F. Stewart, Clerk, County Court C. C. By Alex Berry his deputy. Witness my official seal.

 

State of Texas

Collin County I, J. B. WILMETH, Chief Justice of said County have examined and approved the within Bond this 30th day of June A. D. 1851.

I certify that the original of the foregoing record was deposited for record in my office…day of…A. D. 1851.

Witness my official signature

Joel F. Stewart, Clk. C. C. & ex offo. R. C. C. Tex.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Now all men [know] by these presents that we, JAMES W. THROCKMORTON as principal and JAMES HERNDON and JOSEPH H. WILCOX as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of Collin County, in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars for the payment of which…

 

 





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