Probate Minutes - 1846-1870 - Volume C-1


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HOLDEN WALTERS be and he is hereby appointed Guardian Ad litum to represent them the said minors in the partition & distribution of said Estate.

Issued.

 

It having appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that ISAAC N. WALTERS and ELIZA WALTERS as heirs and distributes of the estate of DAVID VANWINKLE deceased are jointly entitled to ¼ part of a League & one Labor of Land belonging to said Estate, laying in Collin County on the Pilot Grove Creek in two separate tracts, one containing 1/3 of a League the other containing 2/3 of a League and one Labor and that one DAVID STINSON is the owner of one half of said Lands, he having p[purchased RHODA WALTERS’ and SUSAN HOYLE’S interests who were daughters of said VANWINKLE dec. the other ¼ belongs to ISAAC N. FOSTER, JOSEPH FOSTER and CHARLES WYSONG who have purchased the interest of ELIZABETH MAIN (MANN?) who was also a daughter of said DAVID VANWINKLE dec.

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that GEORGE WHITE, AMOS WILKS and MALICHI COX and JESSE PACE be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to make partition and distribution of the Estate of DAVID VANWINKLE dec. as above set fourth (sic) and that a Writ of partition and distribution issue commanding them to proceed forth with to make said petition and distribution & make return thereof to the Court as the Law directs in such cases.

Issued.

 

The state of Texas

Collin County June Term County Court 1853.

The Hon’l County Court of Collin Co., Texas met pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamison, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By D. Howell, Deputy

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER be and he is hereby appointed administrator De Bonis Non for the Estate of JOHN MCKINNEY (see McGARRAH below) deceased, in the place of ABNER FICKLE whose Letters have been revoked & upon his giving Bond with approved security for the faithful discharge of his ____ (duties?)…

 

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…as such administrator, that Letters of Administration issue to the said HARBERGER as administrator aforesaid.

Issued.

 

It is ordered and decreed by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER Administrator De Bonis Non of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, offer at Public auction or outcry at the Court House door in the Town of McKinney, County of Collin and State of Texas, to the highest bidder, One Hundred acres of Land belonging to said Estate. The said land being 100 acres out of the survey patented to THOMAS W. WARD assignee of WM. H. HUNT and bounded as follows (to wit):

Commencing at the North West corner of a survey of …acres of Land belonging to GALLATTIN SEARCY out of said tract, Thence North from said corner of said Searcy survey, due North with the original line to the North West Corner of said original survey. Thence East, South and West to the beginning for quantity. Said sale to take place on the first Tuesday in August 1853, it being the …day of said month.

The terms of said sale to be on a credit of Twelve Months with Bond and approved security.

Issued.

It is ordered that Court be adjourned until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice C.C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, June Term A. D. 1853.

Be it remembered that the County Court met on the 25th day of July (sic) A. D. 1853 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jameson, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By D. Howell, Deputy

And John L. Lovejoy Clk.

At this day came WM. C. RENO (RAINO?), admr. of the Estate of JOHN C. LEACH dec. and filed an appraisal….

 

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…Bill of the property belonging to the aid Estate.

It is ordered by the Court that WM. C. RAINS administrator of the Estate of JOHN C. LEACH, dec. proceed to sell at public outcry at his residence on the 19th day of August 1853, all the personal property belonging to said Estate, first giving tew (sic-two) days notice of the same, on a credit of twelve months.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until the next regular Term.

H. Jamison, Chief Justice C. C.

 

August Term 1853.

State of Texas

Collin County August Term County Court A. D. 1853.

Be it known that the Hon’l County Court of Collin County, Texas met on the (5) fifth, and last Monday in August A. D. 1853.

Present: Hon’l Harrison Jamison, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came J. H. HARBERGER, De Bonis Non of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH dec., have made report of certain Land sold (by him as admr.) belonging to the Estate of Jno. McGARRAH dec’d and it have appeared that J. H. HARBEGER Administrator De Bonis Non of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, has sold in accordance with Law, and the former order of this Court, 100 acres of Land belonging to said Estate, and made report as the Law directs, the same being duly sworn to and examined.

Therefore, it is decreed by the Court that said sale be and the same is hereby ratified and approved and ordered to be reduced to recorded It is further ordered that said Administrator upon the purchase of said Land, giving Bond and approved security for the purchase money thereof, that he, said administrator, proceed to make unto the said purchasers thereof a good and sufficient title to the same.

 

It is ordered by the Chief Justice that Court be adjourned until Tomorrow morning 9 o’clock A. M.

 

State of Texas

Collin County August Term County Court A. D. 1853.

Be it known that the County Court…

 

 

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…met pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present:

Hon’l H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff [note scratches over this writing as if scratching out]

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day come MOSES JONES administrator of the Estate of ALLEN DANIEL deceased and exhibits his annual report according to Law, which report is received and ordered to be filed.

 

August Term 1853.

It is ordered by the Court that MOSES JONES proceed to pay all claims legally presented to him upon the Estate of ALLEN DANIEL deceased, he being the Administrator of said estate, so far as he has means in his hands so to do (belonging to said Estate).

 

It is ordered that Court be adjourned until next regular Term.

h. Jamison

Chief Justice C. C.

 

September Term, 1853.

State of Texas County Court Collin County,

Collin County Sept. A. D. 1853.

Be it known that the county court of Collin County met on the 26th day of September A. D. 1853 & Last Monday in said Monday for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamison, C. J.

Robt. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

And John L. Lovejoy, Clerk

Wm. Beverly l

George Fitzhugh l Co. Coms.

 

It is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration be granted to JOHN M. KINCAID upon the [Estate] of JOSEPH SLATER deceased, late of the County and State aforesaid upon his giving Bond with approved security for the faithful performance of his duties as such administrators.

Issued

 

 

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At this day came WM. C. RENO admr. of the Estate of JOHN C. LEACH, deceased, & made report of a certain Estate belonging to said deceased, sold by him under an order of this court, said sale including all property belonging to said Estate.

 

At this day came H. JIMERSON Admr. of the Estate of LANSDON CLARK deceased, and made his yearly report according to Law, which report was received by GEORGE FITZHUGH and WILLIAM BEVERLY two (Co. Coms.) acting in the place of said Jimerson, he being disqualified to act upon the same.

 

It is ordered by the court that one hundred and seventy three dollars and fifty cents be allowed the widow of LANCON (sic) CLARK deceased, she having taken Seventy seven dollars & fifty cents in property at its appraised value, making two Hundred and fifty dollars allowed said Widow by the Court.

George Fitzhugh l County

William Beverly l Commissioners

 

It is ordered by the Court that the administrator of the Estate of LANDSON CLARK decd., proceed to sell 640 acres of Land situated in Denton county on Little Elm Creek, including a Water Saw Mill on said tract, on a credit of twelve months with approved security on the 1st Tuesday in May A. D. 18543.

Geo. Fitzhugh

Wm. Beverly

Co. Com.

 

At this day came GEORGE H. PEGNES Admr. of the estate of JOHN CLAY deceased and made his annual report, which is received by the Court.

 

It is ordered that Court be adjourned until the next Regular Term.

H. Jimerson, C. J. C. C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County October 31st, A. D. 1853.

Be it known that the County court of Collin County met on the 31st day of October…

 

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…A. D. 1853 & Last Monday in said Monday for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present:

Hon’l H. Jamison, C. J.

Robt. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

J. J. Harrison Dept.

 

It is ordered by the court that JOHN COFFMAN, JOHN LACKEY & JAS. H. WILCOZ be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to praise the property of JOSEPH SLATER deceased.

Issued.

 

Ordered by the court that Letters of Guardianship be granted to ELIZABETH ANN SMITH for her minor son, WILLIAM S. McNEAL.

 

Ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER administrator de Bonis Non of the Estate of JOSEPH B. RORBERTS deceased, have leave of absence for four months from the 19th day of November next.

Issued.

 

Ordered that the Court adjourn until the next Regular Term.

Harrison Jamison,

Chief Justice C. C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Nov. Term County Court

Collin County A. D. 1853.

Be it known that the County Court, Collin County met, on the 28th day of November AA. D. 1853, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present:

Hon’l H. Jamison, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came GALATIN SEARCY praying that Letters of Administration pro tem be granted to him upon the estate of SAMUEL BROWNING deceased having given Bond and approved security for the faithful performance of the duties incumbent on him as such admr.

 

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Therefore it ordered by the court that Letters of Administration pro tem be issued unto said SEACY conferring upon him the power to obtain an unconditional certificate upon a conditional certificate issued to thee said browning deceased by the board Land Coms.

Co. No. for 320 acres of Land

Issued.

 

It is ordered that court be adjourned until 1o’ck P. M.

H. Jamison

Chief Justice C. C.

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Nov. Term A. D. 1853, co. Court Collin Co.

To all to whom these present may come.

Know ye that GALLATIN SEARCY has [this] day been appointed administrator pro tem upon the Estate of SAMUEL BROWNING deceased, having given Bond and approved security for the faithful performance of his as such admr.

These are therefore to authorize the said SEARCY to obtain upon a conditional certificate issued to the said BROWNING by the Board of Land Coms…Co. date day of …A. D. 18…for 320 acres of Land, an unconditional certificate and to locate the same according to Law, and make full report of all his proceedings in the premises. Given under my hand.

Harrison Jamison

Chief Justice Collin County

In attestation whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal of office at office this Nov. 28th A. D. 1853.

L. S. John L. Lovejoy

Clk. C. C. C. Tex.

 

I certify that the original of the foregoing record was filed for record in the minutes of the Probate Court on the 28th day…A. D. 1853, at 1 o’ck. P. M.

Attest: John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

It is ordered that court be adjourned until next regular Term.

H. Jamison

Chief Justice

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County Dec. Term 1843.

Be it known that the County Court of Collin County, Texas met on the 26th day of Decr. 1853 & Last Monday in said month for the transaction of Probate business.

Present: H. Jamison, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh Sheff.

By J. H. Lovejoy, Deputy

John L. Lovejoy Clerk

At this day came ROBERT FITZHUGH and made application for Probate of a Will made by GABRIEL FITZHUGH decd. Late of Collin County, State of Texas.

The Court being satisfied that the proper notice has been given of the filing of application as in such cases made and provided & a sufficiency of witnesses being present, said Will is hereby admitted [to] Probate as required by Law. Said Will being duly authenticated by affidavit & filed for rerecord.

 

At this day came JOHN SPEERS, senior, and made application for Probate of a Will made by JOHN SPEERS, Junior decd., late of said County and State.

The Court being satisfied that proper notice given, and a sufficiency of subscribing Witnesses to said Will being present, said Will was admitted to Probate by affidavit of witnesses thereto & filed for record.

 

At this day came GEORGE McGARRAH by petition praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of JOHN MANNING deceased. Having given Bond with approved security therefore it is ordered by the Court theta Letters of Administration issue to said GEORGE McGARRAH as admr. of Sd. Estate.

Issued.

At this day came GALLATIN SEARCY by petition paying for Letters of Administration on the Estate of SAMUEL BROWNING dec….

 

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Having given Bond with approved security, therefore it is ordered by the court that Letters of Administration issue to Sd. As administrator of the Estate of SAMUEL BROWNING dec.

Issued

 

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. KINCAID administrator of the Estate of JOSEPH SLATER deceased, proceed to sell at public Sale one Land Warrant No. 16, 381, for 169 acres of Land issued to JOSEPH SLATER by the Government of the United States, on the 14 day of January, 1854 between the hrs. of 10 o’clock A. M. and 3 P. M. of Stday [Saturday?] at the house of JOSEPH WILCOX in said county, giving at least 18 days notice previous to said sale at (3) three public places in said County, and that he make full report to this court of the same.

 

JAMES T. ROBERTS Est.

 

It is ordered by the court that F. J. VANCE of Collin County be and he is hereby appointed to survey and mark out by proper meets and founds under the direction of the commissioners appointed to make division and distribution of the Lands belonging to the estate of JAS. T. ROBERTS dec. among the heirs of said Estate.

Issued

 

It is ordered by the Court that it adjourn until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County Jan. Term A. D. 1854.

Be it known that the Count Court of Collin County met on the 30th day of Jany. 1854, and Last Monday in said month for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l Harrison Jamerson, Chief Justice

Robert. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By Jas. H. Lovejoy Deputy

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk

At this day came GEO. H. PEGNES administrator of the …[estate of] C. E. F. BOYER dec. and made yearly report of his proceedings in said Estate. Received and ordered to be filed among the papers of said Estate.

 

At this day came ANN FISHER the guardian…

 

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JAMES FISHER one of the children of JAMES FISHER deceased and makes final report. The said JAMES FISHER being of lawful age, which report is herby received by the Court and said ANN FISHER released of her guardianship. Said report ordered to be filed for record.

 

It is ordered that court be adjourned until Tomorrow Morning 9 o’clock A. M.

H. Jamison, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin Co., Jany. Term A. D. 1854.

Be it remembered that the County Court of Collin County, Texas met pursuant to adjournment on the 31st day of Jany. A. Dd. 1854 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Harrison Jamerson, Chief Justice

Robt. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By James H. Lovejoy, Deputy.

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk.

 

At this day came JOHN M. KINCAID admr of the Estate of JOSEPH SLATER deceased and made report of the sale of Land Warrant, No. 16,381 which sale was ordered by the Hon’l. Probate Decr. Term 1853. Which report being examined by the Court, is approved and ordered to be filed for record.

 

It having appeared to the court that sale of Land Warrant No. 16,3812, was made in accordance with Law and the order of this Court by JOHN M. KINCAID Admr. of the Estate of JOSEPH SLATER dec. therefore it is decreed by the court that the sale of land Warrant No. 16, 381, and the account of said sale be confirmed & that it be recorded by the Clerk of said Court in the records of said Court, and that the said JOHN M. KINCAID, Admr. of the Estate of JOSEPH SLATER make unto the purchaser thereof (viz) THOMAMS J. McDANIELS, a transfer or conveyance of said Land Warrant.

 

J. T. ROBERTS Estate

 

At this day came the Commissioners appointed to make partition and distribution of the Estate of…

 

 

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JAMES T. ROBERTS deceased among the heirs of said ROBERTS and make a full report and exhibit of the same which partition and distribution is confirmed and ordered to be filed for record.

 

It is ordered that Court be adjourned until next Regular Term.

H. Jamerson, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County, Special Term A. D. 1854.

Be it known that the County Court of Collin County met in Special Term on the 18th day of Feb. A. d. 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamerson, C. J.

Robt. Fitzhugh, Sheff.

By Jas. H. Lovejoy, Deputy

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk.

 

State of Texas

Collin County In Probate Court Feb. 18th 1854.

Whereas it appears by the Claims presented & allowed that the estate of JOHN BARTRAM deceased, that said Estate is indebted to its various creditors in the sum of ($364.27) three Hundred and Sixty four dollars and twenty seven cents, and, whereas the only available means out of which to pay said debts is a draft on the Treasury of the United States for $417.12/100.

Now know all men that theses are to authorize JACOB BACUS Administrator of the Estate of said BARTRAM to sell at private sale said Treasury Draft, and the said sale is not to be made except cash vale of said Draft. Issued.

 

It is ordered that court adjourn until next regular Term of the Court.

H. Jamerson, C. J. C. C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin Co., Feb. Term, A. D. 1854.

Be it known that the County court, Collin County, Texas met on the 27th day of Feb. A. D. 1854, it being the Last Monday in said Monday (sic-Month] for the transaction of Probate Business. Present: Hon’l H. Jamerson…

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… Chief Justice

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By Jas. H. Lovejoy Depy.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came MARGARET COX administratrix and MALICHI COX Admr. upon the Estate of SILAS COX deceased and presented to the Court their yearly report which was received and ordered to be file for reference and inspection.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the Administrator and Administratrix proceed to divide the monied Estate of SILAS COX, deceased giving to each heir of age and equal division after retaining to the Widow of said SILAS COX dec’d, one third (1/3) of said monied Estate, withholding to the heirs under age an equal share with the heirs above age, an make report to the Court their proceeding in the premises.

 

Filed by MOSES JONES Admr. of the Estate of A. DANIEL final Settlement with the Court.

It is ordered by the court that the Balance of money in the hands be distributed to the widow an heirs of the Estate of A. DANIEL deceased, by the Admr. of said Estate which amounts to the sum of $151.27 in the manner as follows (to wit): to the widow $50.42 to nine heirs $11.20.

 

At this day came JOHN YEARDLEY (sic), JR. by application for Probate of a Will, made by JOHN YARDLEY, SR. dec., 5th day of Decr. A. D. 1853.

Witness, Legal notice being given at proper time and place, and all the requisites of Law in relation to probating will. Therefore it is ordered by the court that the will above be probated.

 

At this day came ELIZABETH YEARY and made application to the court for Letters of Guardianship upon the persons an Estates of JOSEPHINE DANIEL, TENNESSEE P. DANIEL, SAM H. DANIEL, heirs of A. DANIEL deceased, and having given Bond and approved security, Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Guardian as aforesaid (?)…

 

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…be issued to said E. YEARY as Guardian.

Issued

Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o’ck. a. m.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin Co.

Feb 1854

Be it known that County Court Collin County met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Hon. H. Jamerson C. J.

R. Fitzhugh

By J. H. Lovejoy Depy.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the Land including the Homestead of the widow of ALLEN DANIEL dec’d. (viz): ELIZABETH YEARY, be surveyed and the boundary thereof designate, and a report made to the Court of the same by the Administrator of said Estate.

 

It is ordered that court adjourn until next regular term in course.

H. Jamerson, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County March Term County Court, Collin Co. 1854.

Be it known that the County Court Collin County met on the 27th day of March A. D. 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

Robt. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By J. H. Lovejoy, depty.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came DAVID DUPERY administrator of the Estate of MARCUS C. DUPERY deceased & filed his annual report as required by Law on said Estate which report is received and filed for record.

 

It is ordered by the court that GEO. McGARRAH administrator of the Estate of JOHN MANNING deceased proceed to sell the corn belonging to said estate on the 8th day of April next, on a credit of (12) twelve months with approved note & security.

 

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Whereas it is represented to the Court that ISAAC N. WALTERS, ELIZA M. WALTERS infants in the County of Collin and State of Texas over the age of 14 years and under the age of 21 years have no Guardian

Therefore it is ordered by the court that the County Clerk John L. Lovejoy, give notice to them the said ISAAC N. WALTERS and ELIZA M. WALTERS to be an appear at the next Term of the Probate Court to choose Guardians as the Law directs. Also that he give notice to the Public that said above named persons will appear for the purpose as aforesaid.

 

It is ordered by the Court that DAVID DUPERY administrator of the estate of MARCUS C. DUPERY deceased, proceed to let out or rent the farm belonging to the Estate of said decd. at private lease or rent. Issued

 

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. GASS, JOHN H. BURTRAM be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to assist in the partition and distribution of the real [estate] belonging to the estate of MARCUS C. DUPERY dec’d in case any of the commissioners heretofore appointed by the court for that purposes, should fail to act.

Issued.

 

At this day came J. B. WILMETH by petition and prayed that Letters of Guardianship upon the persons and Estate of SARAH ELIZABETH BLACKWELL and NANCY ANN BLACKWELL, minor heirs of HIRAM BLACKWELL deceased, he having given Bond with approved security, Therefore it is ordered by the Court that letters of Guardianship be issued to him the said J. B. WILMETH as guardian as aforesaid. Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JAS. M. McREYNOLDS, JOHN FARRIS and PETER WETSEL be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the property belonging to the heirs of H. BLACKWELL dec. said ELIZABETH BLACKWELL and NANCY ANN BLACKWELL minor heirs of said H. BLACKWELL deceased.

Issued.

 

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It is ordered that the court adjourn until Tomorrow morning 9 o’ck a. m.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County March Term 1854.

Be it known that the County Court Collin County met on the 28th day of March A. D. 1854, pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jimerson C. J.

Robt. Fitzhugh Sheriff

By J. H. Lovejoy deputy

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

Presented report of CATHARINE ROBERTS administratrix of the estate of JAS. T. ROBERTS decd. Examined and approved by the court.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until next Regular Term in course.

h. Jamison, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Be it known that the County Court of Collin County met on the Last Monday in April and the 24th day of the month, 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamison, Chief Justice

Robert Fitzhugh, Shff.

By J. H. Lovejoy, Deputy

John L. Lovejoy, clk.

 

It having appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that the interest of the Estate of JEREMIAH VARDAMAN are such as require an immediate appointment of an administrator pro tem, tot take charge of and manage & preserve the same, until the Will of the said JEREMIAH VARDAMAN, which is this day filed in the office of the County clerk of this Court for probate, can be regularly probated and Letters Testamentary regularly issued. Therefore it is ordered by the Court that JESSE C. PORTMAN be appointed Administrator pro tem of said Estate, conferring upon him power as set forth above, also to collect a debt due the Estate of said deceased from JOHN VARDAMAN by the purchase at private sale for the benefit of said…

 

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…Estate, of a Negro Slave of said JOHN VARDAMAN, or otherwise collect said debt in case the emergency should require it as said administrator may think best for the benefit of said Estate.

Transcribed.

 

Ordered by the Court that the order made at the September Term of the County Court for Probate Business, ordering the sale of six Hundred & forty acres of Land including the Mill site belonging to the Estate of LANSON CLARK Dec’d., be rejected for the reason that the administrator failed to advertise the sale of the Land in Denton County where the Lands are situated.

Therefore, it is ordered by the court that HARRISON JAMISON, administrator of the Estate of LANSON CLARK decd. Proceed to advertise and sell according to Law, Six Hundred and forty acres of land including Mill site, belonging to said Estate situated in Denton county, on Little Elm Creek, on the First Tuesday in June next before the Court House door in the Town of McKinney Collin County Texas. Giving at least twenty days notice thereof by advertisements posted up in writing as the Law directs.

John B. Martin C. C.

George Fitzhugh

 

County Commissioners doing Probate Business.

 

At this day came JOHN M. KINCAID by petition praying for letters of guardianship on the persons and Estates of WM. J. SCHLATER, JOHN H. SCHLATER, COLLIN P. SCHLATER, MARGARERT C. SCHLATER and LAURA S. SCHLATER minor Heirs of JOSEPH SCHLATER decd, late of said County and State and upon giving Bond and approved security Letters of Guardianship issue to said KINCAID as such guardian. Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that HARRISON JAMERSON Administrator of the Estate of LANSON CLARK dec’d, go to the Land Office Bonham Fannin Co. to procure a certificate transferred to said dec. for 320 acres. Said certificate having bee…

 

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…filed in said office by CLARK decd. In his life time. If obtained, the said k

Administrator to advertise & sell the same on the 1st Tuesday in June next, giving Lawful notice of the time and place of selling, the same place of sale, McKinney at Court House door in said Town on a credit on 12 months.

John B. Martin C. C.

George Fitzhugh Co. coms.

 

It is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned until Tomorrow morning 9 o’ck A. M.

H. Jamerson, c. J.

 

The Court met and pursuant adjournment April 25th 1854.

Present: Harrison…Chief Justice

Robt. Fitzhugh, Shff.

By Daniel Howell Depty

John L. Lovejoy Clk.

By J. J. Harrison Depty.

 

Ordered by the Court that the sum of Thirty Dollars be allowed and retained by J. H. HARBERGER as Admr. of J. B. ROBERTS dec’d for legal services in case now pending in the District Court of Collin County wherein the said J. H. HARBERGER as Admr. is Plttff. and JOHN L. WHITE, et al are defendants with the condition that the said Pltff prosecute said suit to a final termination.

 

It is ordered by the court that JOHN M. KINCAID guardian of the infant children heirs at Law of JOSEPH SCHLATER decd. be authorized to assign and transfer on behalf of said infants all their right or title to one Land warrant of the Untied States for 160 acres of Land issued to said JOSEPH SCHLATER deceased and numbered 16,387.

 

At this day comes WILLIAM ROGERS administrator of WILLIAM POWELL, deceased and presents his report of the condition of said Estate which is received, approved and ordered to be filed.

 

At this day comes JOHN M. McNEAL administrator of GEORGE McNEAL deceased and presents a report of the condition of said Estate, which is received, approved and ordered to be filed.

 

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It is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned until the next regular term of Court in course.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice, C. C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County In vacation May 17th, 1854.

Be it known that the County Court met on the 17th day of May A. D. 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: John B. Martin

and George Fitzhugh

County Commissioners acting in stead of Chief Justice, the said Chief Justice being administrator of the Estate of LANSON CLARK Dec’d, therefore disqualified from acting upon said Estate.

 

It is ordered by J. B. MARTIN & GEORGE FITZHUGH come composing Co. Court for Probate business that H. JAMERSON administrator of the estate of LANSON CLARK dec’d proceed to hire out to the highest bidder a certain Negro girl NOMES JULIA, belong to said Estate for a term of (12) twelve months, on the 1st Tuesday in June 1854.

Also present at Co. Court above names, R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff By J. H. Lovejoy Deputy, John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County

In vacation May 17th, 1854.

Be it know that the county court of Collin county met in vacation May 17th, 1854 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

R. Fitzhugh Shiff.

By Jas. H. Lovejoy Deputy

John L. Lovejoy Clk.

At this day comes JAMES W. YEARY files his petition praying to be permitted to qualify as natural and Lawful guardian of his infant children CYNTHIA OPHELIA YEARY and WILLIAM B. YEARY, they owning and claiming property now in the State of Arkansas not derived form their said Father. Whereupon it is…

 

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…considered by the Court that the prayer of said petition be granted.

Thereupon comes the said JAMES W. YEARRY and presents his guardian Bond for said infants which is approved by the Court an ordered to be filed. And the said JAMES W. YEARY further took and subscribed the following oath:

I, JAMES YEARRY, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of a guardian of the persons and Estates of the minors, OPHELIA YEARRY and WILLIAM B. YEARY, my children.

James W. Yeary

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me HARRISON JAMERSON, Chief Justice within and for the County & State aforesaid.

Given under my hand this 185th day of May 1854.

Harrison Jamerson, Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that JAMES W. YEARY be recognized as the lawful guardian of his infant children CYNTHIA OPHEL YEARRY and WILLIAM B. YEARRY.

 

It is ordered by the Court that Court adjourn until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice, C. C. T.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin co., May Term 1854.

Be it known that the County Court, Collin county met on the Last Monday, the 29th day of May A. D. 1854, for the transaction Probate Business.

Present. Hon. H. Jamerson

R. Fitzhugh, Sheff.

By J. H. Lovejoy Depty.

John L. Lovejoy Clk.

 

At this day comes OLIVER LOVING by petition praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT Dec’d. Notice of Application having been given & he having given bond with approved securities for the faithful performance of the duties as such.

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that…

 

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…Letters of Administration issue to said OLIVER LOVING as such Administrator.

Issued.

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. SOLMONS, MANLY BECK and THOMAS DYE be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT, decd.

Issued.

 

A copy of the judgment from the District Court of Collin County, for the sum of One Hundred and seventy eight Dollars and fifty six cents & cost of suit, has been properly certified to this court for allowance and payment which is accordingly ordered.

 

At this day came J. C. PORTMAN, a citizen of Collin County, by petition for Probate of a well made by JEREMIAH VANDAMAN Decd. On the 20th day of March, 1854, Said Will probated & filed for record.

Therefore it is ordered, upon said PORTMAN giving Bond and approved security for the faithful performance of duties as Executor with Will annexed−that Letters Testamentary with will annexed be issued to him the said PORTMAN. Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that I. N. FOSTER, CHARLES A. WYSONG and CHRISTOPHER RIFFE be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to appraise the property belonging to the Estate of JEREMIAH VANDAMAN deceased.

Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER administrator de Bonis Non of the Estate of J. B. ROBERTS deceased pay to JOEL F. STEWART the sum of ten dollars and seventy five cents, JOHN L. LOVEJOY the sum of Four dollars, H. JAMISON the sum of three Dollars and fifty cents, J. B. WILMETH the sum of three Dollars, J. M. McREYNOLDS the sum of Four dollars and ten cents.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER admr. de bonis non of the Estate of J. B. ROBERTS dec’d be allowed the sum of…

 

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Twenty six dollars and seventy five cents per acct. as approved and allowed, this 29th day of May A. D. 1854.

 

 

JAME (sic) BARRINGTON

vs. Distribution

The Heirs of BENJ. THAYER dec’d.

The citation in this cause appearing to have been published as the Law directs and said heirs all being infants and non-residents and having no guardian to represent them, -It is ordered by the court that JACOB H. HARBERGER be appointed the Guardian Ad Litem for M. A. THAYER, M. W. THAYER, JOHN W. THAYER, JOSEPH N. THAYER and SUSAN T. THAYER, the heirs of BENJ. THAYER deceased, all of whom are residents of the State of Arkansaw (sic).

No advancements appearing to have been made, to said heirs in the life time of said THAYER and said Estate consisting of 640 acres of Land in Peter’s Colony on the waters of Honey Creek, which is to be distributed between said JANE BARRINGTON and the said Heirs.

It is therefore ordered by the Court that JORDON O. STRAUGHAN, JOHN NELSON and JONATHAN COOK be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to make division of 640 acres of Land between said JANE BARRINGNTON and the said heirs as the Law directs and according to their respective rights, and to make report to the next term of the Court, and that a Writ of partition issue herein as the Law directs.

 

County Court met pursuant to adjournment on Tuesday Morning 30th May 1854, at 8 o’clock A. M.

Present: H. Jamison, Chief Justice

Robert Fitzhugh Shff.

By James H. Lovejoy, Depty.

John L. Lovejoy Clk. C. C. C

By J. J. Harrison, Depty Clk.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the petition of JOHN M. DAVIS, praying for Letters of Guardianship of the persons and property of ROBERT M. ROLAND & JOSEPH R. ROLAND, minor heirs of PLEASANT ROLAND be continued to the next regular Term of the Court.

 

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It is ordered by the Court that J. J. HARRISON, S. B. SKIDMORE & G. A. FOOTE be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the property and effects of WM. M. GAMBLE Dec., Issued.

 

No. 1. It is ordered by the court, that on the petition of J. H. HARBERGER Admr. of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, for partition of said Estate, that RANDOLPH McGARRAH, one of the heirs of said deceased is a non-resident of the State of Texas—Therefore it is ordered that JOHN C. EASTON Esq. Be and he is hereby appointed attorney to represent said RANDOLPH MCGARRAH in the partition of said Estate.

 

No. 2. It is ordered by the Court that THOMAS STALLCUP be and he is hereby appointed guardian Ad litem to represent the infant-viz: SEBRON McGARRAH, JAMES C. McGARRAH and MARY M. McGARRAH of JOHN McGARRAH deceased in the partition and distribution of said decedent’s Estate, on the petition of J. H. HARBERGER Admr. for partition of said Estate.

 

No. 3. It appearing to the Court in the case of J. H. HARBERGER as admr. of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH that the following named persons are the heirs at Law of the said deceased, viz: ELIZABETH HERNDON, SARAH DUNN, CYNTHIA HERNDON & ELIZA JANE FOOTE, adults. SEBRON MCGARRAH, JAMES C. McGARRAH and MARY M. McGARRAH, minors & represented by THOMAS STALLCUP guardian ad litem, all of whom are resident citizens of Collin County, Texas—RANDOLPH McGARRAH, who is a minor heir resident of the State of Missouri, and who is represented by JOHN C. EASTON Attorney.

 

No. 4. And it also appearing that ELIZABETH HERNDON has received one Negro girl as a advancement made to her in said Estate worth Three Hundred Dollars and that SARAH DUNN has received one Negro woman as an advancement made to her in said Estate worth Three Hundred Dollars and that ELIZA JANE FOOTE has received as an advancement two hundred & fifty acres of land worth Three Hundred dollars, and…

 

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…the remaining heirs CYNTHIA HERNDON, RANDOLPH McGARRAH, SEABRON McGARRAH, JAMES C. McGARRAH and MARY M. McGARRAH have received nothing in the way of advancements, and it also appearing that said Estate consist wholly in Lands in Collin County, viz: 625 acres in a tract patented in the name of THOS. WM. WARD assignee of W. H. HUNT, 50 acres in a survey patented in the name of JACOB DUNBAUGH and 640 acres, the Headright of said JOHN McGARRAH decd., as a Colonist of Peters’ Colony, and―

No. 6 it appearing that said Lands as above described is the Community property of the said JOHN McGARRAH, decd. and MARY MCGARRAH, widow and relic of said JOHN McGARRAH decd.

No. 7. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the aforesaid lands as above described, be equally divided into two equal parts taking into consideration the value of said Lands, and the improvements thereon, giving the widow, MARY McGARRAH, the choice of said tracts or parcels of Land when divided.

No. 8. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the remaining half of said land as above specified be equally divided among all the heirs at Law of said deceased Viz: ELIZABETH HERNDON, SARAH DUNN & ELIZA JANE FOOTE as afore stated.

No. 9. It is also further ordered by the court that ALFRED CHANDLER, LANGDON C. SEARCY, PEYTON HAMILTON, JAMES M. McREYNOLDS & MILTON WILKERSON be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to make a partition and distribution of the estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased in accordance with the decree of the County court, a copy of which decree accompanies this order, and that they be required to make full return of their proceedings to the next Regular Term of this court & that a writ of partition & distribution issue. It is ordered by the court that Letters of Administration granted to MARY GAMBEL (sic) on the Estate of Wm. M. GAMBLE dec’d. (Issued.)

 

Ordered that Court be adjourned until the next Regular Term of said Court.

Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice Co. Coll[in]

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County

Be it known that the county Court of Collin County, Texas, met on the 26th day of June & Last Money in June for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamison C. J.

R. Fitzhugh Sheff

By. J. H. Lovejoy Deputy

John L. Lovejoy Clk.

John B. Martin

|Co. Coms.

George Fitzhugh

 

It appearing to the Court that the commissioners MELTON WILKENSON, PEYTON HAMILTON, LANGDON C. SEARCY, ALFRED CHANDLER and JAMES M. McREYNOLDS appointed at the Last Term of this Court to divide the estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, have not had time to accomplish said duty devolving upon them and make their return as seat forth in said order, by not being able to procure a competent Surveyor.

It is therefore ordered and decreed by the court that said above named commissioners be and they are hereby allowed an extension of their time to make said report at the next regular Term of this Court.

 

No. 1.

At this day come JOHN M. DAVIS by petition asking that Letters of Guardianship on the minor heirs of NANCY ROLAND dec’d. (viz) ROBERT M. & JOSEPH R. ROLAND.

It appearing that legal notice has been given in the filing of said petition, ―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Guardianship issue to said DAVIS as Guardian of said ROBERT M. & JOSEPH R. ROLAND minors of NANCY ROLAND, dec’d. Issued.

 

No. 1

At this day come JOHN M. DAVIS by petition praying that Letters of Administration be granted to him upon the Estate…

 

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…of NANCY ROLAND dec’d.

It appearing that Legal notice has been given in the filing of said original petition.

Therefore it is ordered by thee Court that Letters of Administration issue to said JOHN M. DAVIS as administrator of said Estate.

Issued.

 

No. 1

On this day, H. JAMERSON, administrator of the Estate of LANDSON [LANSON] CLARK dec’d presented his report of the condition & manner in which he had administered the same which report was received and filed, and it appearing from said report that there are assets in the hands of said administrator in the way of money and otherwise appropriated, ―

It is therefore ordered by the Court that H. JAMERSON administrator of said estate pay the Fees of office incurred in the course of said administration.

 

Bond of JAMES M. COPE approved as Guardian of ELVIRA TUMLINSON, JOHN M. TUMLINSON and KISIAH TUMLINSON and Letters of Guardianship issued upon the persons and Estate of said Minors the above heirs are the children of…..Dec’d.

 

It is ordered by the court that the administrator of the Estate of LANDSON CLARK, Dec’d (viz) H. JAMERSON, locate certificate No. 2188, issued to FREDERICK RUDGE for 320 acres of Land by Bainaid E. Bee, secretary of war, on the 13th day of January A. D. 1838. said certificate belonging to said Estate.

John B. Martin

George Fitzhugh

 

At this day came ABNER LOVING admr. of the estate of HUBBARD SHORT dec’d & returned Inventory of all property belonging to said Estate which was filed.

 

At this day come the appraisers appointed to appraise the property of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT decd. & filed appraise bill of the same.

 

It is ordered by the court that OLLIVER [sic] LOVING administrator of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT

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dec’d, & returned Inventory of all property belonging to said Estate which was filed.

 

At this day come the appraisers appointed to appraise the property of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT dec. & filed an Appraise Bill of the same.

 

It is ordered by the Court that OLIVER LOVNG Administrator of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT dec’d proceed to advertise an sell on a credit of 12 months, all the personal property belonging to said Estate giving at least ten days notice of the same Said Sale to take place on Saturday the 15th day July, 1854.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow morning 8 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Ordered that Court be adjourned to the next regular Term of Court.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice, C. C. T.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County, July Term A. Dd. 1854.

Be it known that the County Court of Collin County, Texas, met on the 31st day of July, it being the Last Monday in July for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Harrison Jimerson, Chief Justice

R. Fitzhugh, Sheriff

By J. H. Lovejoy, Depty.

John L. Lovejoy, clerk.

 

Ordered by the Court that the proceedings in the division of the Estate JOHN McGARRAH dec’d be continued until the next Term of the Court.

 

Ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration pro tem be granted to WILLIAM CULWELL on the Estate [of] SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER Deceased & that he execute Bond in the sum of $1300, which will continue in force until the next term of the Court.

 

Ordered by the Court that WILLIAM CULWELL administrator pro tem of the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER

 

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…deceased, furnish the widow and minor children composing the family of said HUFFSTELTLER with all necessary provisions, such as coffee, sugar, salt & two milch cows, and that the widow retain possession of a certain Bald Mare belonging to said Estate until regular administration be granted.

 

Ordered by the Court that the Will of MARTIN HENRY this day proven up, be filed for record.

 

It is ordered by the Court GEORGE McGARRAH administrator of the Estate of JOHN MANNING deceased, sell at public sale within thirty days all the rails remaining on the place or from the said deceased and after giving ten days public notice in writing.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the report of GEORGE H. PEGNES administrator of the Estate of JOHN CLAY be received and filed.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the sale of OLIVER LOVING admr. of the Estate of HUBBARD SHORT, decd. be received & filed.

 

It is or[dered] by the Court that JONAS DAWSON Admr. of the Estate of THOMPSON HELMS deceased let out to the lowest bidder the building of a residence for the late widow and heirs of the deceased. Said house to be an ordinary and comfortable country residence on the farm of said decedent.

 

Ordered the Court adjourn till next regular Term of said Court.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice, C. C. T.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk. County Court

By Deputy D. Stiff

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County, August 28th, 1854.

Be it known that the County Court of Collin County, Texas met on the 28th day of August, 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

Jas. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

Jno. L. Lovejoy, Clerk

 

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At this day come JAMES B. JAMERSON by petition praying for Letters of Guardianship on the Estate of ASA H. JAMERSON, a minor son of the said JAMES B. JAMERSON.

It appearing that legal notice has been given of the filing of said petition & the said J. B. JAMERSON having given Bond and approved securities as the Law requires in such cases,

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Guardianship be granted to the said J. B. JAMERSON as guardian of the Estate of ASA H. JAMERSON his son.

Issued in due form.

 

It is ordered by the Court that GEORGE HERNDON be and his is hereby charged with the sum of $26 as per account surrendered by himself in account with the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH Deceased. Account filed with the papers of said Estate.

 

It is ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER, administrator de Bonis Non of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH Decd., pay to JAMES HERNDON the sum of ninety Forty Dollars and forty two cents, it being the amount of his claims in account against said estate inclusive of interest.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the heirs at Law of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, as named in the petition for partition and distribution of said Estate with their guardian be summoned to appear before the Hon. County Court on Saturday the 2d day of September 1854, to draw for their respective portions of said Estate, and that citation issue from this office accordingly.

Issue

 

It is ordered by the Court that the Coms. Appointed to make partition and distribution, be allowed the further time until Saturday the 2d ay of August 1854, to make their report of the same.

 

At this day come EDWARD T. BERRY, by petition praying for Letters of guardianship upon the persons & Estate of ANNA (?) M. BERRY

 

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The said BERRY having given Bond & approved security.

It is therefore ordered that Letters of Guardianship issue to said BERRY as aforesaid Guardian.

Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that BARBARY SLATER widow of JOSEPH SLATER deceased be allowed one work animal and five cows and calves, Two Hundred and fifty Dollars in property at its appraised value or in money as she may choose, Two Hundred acres of Land including the improvements, dwelling & out houses on the same.

 

At this come JOHN M. KINCAID admr. of the Estate of JOSEPH SLATER dec’d and presented his final account in said Estate, which being made in accordance with Law is approved and ordered to be filed.

 

At this day, to which the claims for Administration on the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER deceased, on the petitions herertofore filed, was continued and assigned by Law―come the parties, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that MARTHA HUFFSTETLER, widow of the deceased, declines to accept the Administration of said Estate and given the Bond required by Law,

It is therefore ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration on said Estate issue to BARBARA CULWELL, daughter of the deceased, upon her giving Bond with approved security as required by Law for the sum of $2000 dollars for her faithful performance of her duties as administrator of said Estate.

 

It is ordered by the Court that LARKIN ADAMSON, JAMES LEADBETTER & THOMAS CULWELL be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTELLER decd. Executed.

 

It is ordered that Court be adjourned until Tomorrow morning 9 o’ck A. M.

 

Be it know that the County court of Collin county met on the 29th day of August A. d. 1854 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present : H. Jimerson, Chief Justice

J. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

 

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John L. Lovejoy, Clerk.

 

 

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. GASS, JAMES D. NAYLOR & WM. G. DEWEES be and they are hereby appointed appraises to appraise the property of the Heirs of JAMES TUMLINSON dec’d. Issued.

 

At this day come WILLIAM CULWELL administrator pro tem of the estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER decd., and presents his report which is received, approved and ordered to be filed.

And it is ordered by the Court that the said CULWELL de discharged from further administration of said Estate.

 

It is ordered that the Court be adjourned until Saturday next 10 o’clock A. M.

Harrison Jamerson,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

County Court special Term Sept 2d, A. D. 1854.

It is ordered by the Court that J. H. HARBERGER admr., of the Estate of JNO. McGARRAH decd. pay to JOHN L. LOVEJOY Clk. the sum of nineteen Dollars and fifty five cents, JAMES H. LOVEJOY, Sheriff, the sum of Twelve Dollars, H. Jamerson, Chief Justice, the sum of Thirteen Dollars and fifty cents, and to PEYTON HAMILTON the sum of Eight Dollars, MILTON WILKERSON, the sum of six dollars and ALFRED CHANDLER the sum of Eight Dollars, who served as commissioners in the division of the estate of said deceased, and to GEORGE WHITE the sum of forty three Dollars, as per account presented and allowed by said within named persons.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the report of PEYTON HAMILTON, MILTON WILKERSON & ALFRED CHANDLER Comrs. appointed at the May term of this Court 1854, for the division of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH decd., be and the same is hereby received & approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded as the Law directs.

 

It is ordered by the court that J. H. HARBERGER

 

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Admr. of the estate of JNO. McGARRAH decd. pay to JOHN J. MILLER the sum of 23 dollars on his acct. as allowed with legal interest thereon for approval.

 

It is ordered that court adjourn until the next regular times in course.

Present: H. Jamerson, Chief Justice C. C.

Jas. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

John L. Lovejoy, County Clerk

By David Stiff, Depty.

H. Jamison, Chief Justice.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin September Term, County Court, Collin County, 1854.

Be it known that the county Court of Collin County met on the Last Monday and 25th day of September, A. D., 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

J. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

By J. D. Doak, Depty.

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk

 

It is ordered and decreed by the court that an order made by this Court at the July term A. D. 1854, for letting out a building for a residence of the late widow of THOMPSON HELMS, deceased, be and the same is hereby revoked and set aside.

 

At this day come JAMES M. COPE Guardian…heirs of JAMES TOMLINSON dec’d. and filed appraisement property belonging to the heirs of said TOMLINSON decd., which is hereby ordered to be filed.

 

At this day came J. H. HARBERGER administrator of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased and made a report of the condition of said Estate up to the present time, which is approved & ordered to be filed.

 

It is ordered by the court that J. H. HARBERGER administrator De bonis Non of the Estate of JOHN McGARRAH deceased, pay an account due JOEL F. STEWART as former Clk. of the County of Collin for services ordered in said Estate as such clerk.

 

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It is ordered by the court that J. H. HARBERGER admr. de Bonis Non of the estate of JOHN McGARRAH, be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Fifty dollars for services as administrator aforesaid and as attorney as per account a[s] examined, approved and allowed.

 

It is ordered by the Court that A. J. HALL, MILTON WILKERSON and JOHN L. LOVEJOY, JR. be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of WM. M. GAMBLE, deceased.

Issued.

 

At this day come JOHN M. KINCAID by petition praying that he may be [re]leased as security of EDWARRD T. BERRY as guardian of ANN M. BERRY his child,

Therefore it is ordered by the court that said BERRY be cited at the next term to be & appear at said term to give a new Bond.

Issued.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JOHN M. KINCAID be and he is hereby required to furnish the widow of JOSEPH SLATER deceased with all necessary provisions & clothings for herself & children.

 

It is ordered by the court that one bed embodied in the appraise Bill of the property of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER, deceased, be excluded from said apprise Bill, as not the property of HUFFSTETLER deceased, but the property of one SUSAN HUFFSTETLER.

It is also ordered by the Court that the Administratrix deliver said bed to SUSAN HUFFSTETLER.

 

At this day came BARBARY HUFFSTETLER administratrix of the estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER decd.. and filed an appraise Bill of all property come to her knowledge. Also filed an inventory of all her acts in the administration of said Estate up to this date. All of which it is ordered by the Court be…

 

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…and the same is herby approved & ordered to be filed.

 

It is ordered by the Court that BARBRA[Y] CULWELL admrx. of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER dec’d., sell at private sale the Bacon belonging tot the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER deceased at a price not less than its appraised value.

 

It is ordered by the Court that BARBARY CULWELL administratirix, of the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER decd. pay to MARTHA HUFFSTETLER widow of said deceased, the sum of fifty dollars out of any money or funds in her hands for the support and maintenance of the said widow & her child for the Term of one year.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson, Chief Justice, C. C.

 

In vacation

October 3d 1854 On motion of DAVID DUPUY (DUPREY) Administrator of the estate of MARCUS C. DUPUY, deceased,

It is ordered by the court that DAVID DUPUY administrator of the Estate of M. C. DUPUY deceased present this accounts for Final Settlement of the Estate of M. C. DUPUY Decd. at the October Term A. D. 1854 of Hon’l County Court for Probate Business and that the clerk of the County court of Collin County, Texas, give notice of the filing of said account as the Law directs. October 3d 1854,

H. Jameson,

Chief Justice, Collin Co.

Present: John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Collin County, Probate Court, October Term 1854.

Be it known that the county Court Collin County, Texas met on the Last Monday and 30th day of October A. D. 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

J. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

B[y] J. D. Doak, deputy

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

At this day came MARY GAMBLE, admx. Estate of…

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WM. M. GAMBLE deceased & filed an inventory of the property of the said Estate, duly certified according to Law.

Also, at this day came JOHN L. LOVEJOY, A. J. HALL and MILTON WILKERSON the appraisers of said Estate appointed & files an appraisement of said Estate duly certified according to Law.

The Law having been complied with in the filing of said inventory an appraisement or appraise Bill,―

Therefore it is ordered and decreed, by the Court that said Inventory & appraisement be and the same is hereby received confirmed with the action therein as being Lawful & ordered to be filed & recorded in the County Clerk’s office.

 

Upon application of JOHN L. LOVEJOY agent of MARY GAMBLE widow & relict [of] WM. M. GAMBLE deceased,

It is ordered by the Court that the sum of Two Hundred Dollars in Money or in any property of the Estate of WM. M. GAMBLE decd. or any part or parts as widow may select of said estate, and the rents, a springing (?) out of the rent of two certain Lots & Houses in the Town of McKinney County & State of Texas. Said amounts to be taken out of the first funds of the Estate or in property as the said widow may choose or in money.

It is ordered that the same be set apart to the widow and minors of said deceased for their support and maintenance for the term of one year from this date ― the amount of rents being in total one Hundred & two dollars.

 

It is ordered by tithe Court that the settlement on final account filed by DAVID DUPUY [DUPREY] Admr. Estate [of] M. E. DUPUY, Decd. be and the same is hereby continued until next Term this court on account of the absence of said administrator.

 

At this day came EDWARD T. BERRY and give a new Bond and approved security as guardian of the person and Estate of ANN M. BERRY his child, a minor.

Therefore it is ordered by the court…

 

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…that the securities to the First Bond given by the said Berry as such guardian, be therefore relieved & discharged from all liabilities under said First Bond for the future acts of said guardian. Said Bond bearing date 28th day of August 1854. The securities are namely: JOHN M. KINCAID, E. WHITELEY & L.C. SEARCY, all of which are hereby released as aforesaid.

 

At this day came J. M. McNEIL administrator of the Estate of GEORGE McNEIL asking for final settlement.

Notice having been given according to Law of the filing of said account & proof of said notice being made, ―

Therefore it [is] ordered & decreed by the Court that the said account be an the same is hereby declared lawful & is hereby received, confirmed and ordered to be filed & recorded in the clerk’s office of Collin County.

It is also ordered by the Court that the said McNEAL be and he is hereby released & discharged from all further administration of said Estate.

 

It is ordered by the Court that BARBARRY CULWELL administratrix of the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER deceased, be and she is hereby authorized to sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the residence of WILLIAM CULWELL, the late residence of the said deceased, the following described articles of property belonging to said Estate (to wit) (3) three head horses, six (6) head cattle, (5) five hoggs (sic) and certain miscellaneous articles belonging to said Estate, numbered in the inventory filed in this Court as follows, (t wit): 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48.

It is further ordered that said administratrix make said sale on a credit of six months for all sums over five dollars, & for all sums under five dollars for cash.

Wherein credit is given the administratrix is to take Bond with good security, and make report of her acts to this Court.

 

It is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin Co., November Term 1854.

Be it known that the County Court, Collin County, Texas met on the Last Monday, this 28th day of November 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Harrison Jamerson, C. J.

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk.

James H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

 

At this day came BARBARY CULWELL administratrix of the Estate of SOLOMON HUFFSTETLER Dec’d. & made report of sale of the property ordered to be sold last term of this Court belonging [to] said Estate.

The said report being examined was found in accordance with the Law in such cases made and provided for sales & report of the same.

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that the same be and is hereby confirmed and ordered to be filed.

 

The settlement on final account of DAVID DUPUY Admr. of the Estate of MARCUS C. DUPUY is hereby continued for the following reason, the absence of the said Admr. of Attorney.

 

It is ordered that court adjourn until next term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice, C. C. C.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County, December Term A. D. 1854.

Be it known that the county court of Collin County, Texas meet on Monday, the 25th day of December A. D. 1854, for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

There being no business before the Court, it adjourned until next Regular Term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County January Term, A. D. 1855.

Be it known that the County Court, Collin County, Texas met on the 29th day of January, Last Monday in said month for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Hon’l. H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk. C. C. C. C.

James H. Lovejoy, Sheriff.

 

At this day came WALTER YEARY by petition praying for letters of Administration upon the Estate of JOHN YEARY, sen., late of Collin County, Texas.

It appearing that legal notice has been given and their (sic) being no objection alledged [sic-alleged] why said YEARY shall not be appointed as aforesaid by any one interested in said Estate, and the said YEARY having given a good and sufficient Bond for the faithful performance of the duties required of him as such Administrator in the sum of Twelve Thousand, ―

Therefore it is ordered by the court that Letters of Administration issue to the said WALTER YEARY upon said estate.

Issued.

(1st)

At this day come M. MISSOURI D’SPAIN by petition praying for Letters of Guardianship upon the Estate of her daughter, an infant, ALICE G. M. DAY.

It appearing that legal notice has been given of the filing of said petition and she being the natural Guardian of said infant & she having given Bond & approved security for the faithful performance of the duties required of her as legal guardian of the person and Estate of said infant in the sum of eight Thousand Dollars.

Therefore it is ordered by the court that Letters as prayed for in said petition issue to the said M. MISSOURI D’SPAIN in accordance with the law in the State in such case made and provided. Issued.

 

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2nd

It is ordered by the Court that WM. C. MCKINNEY, JAS. H. WILCOX and JOHN A. THROCKMORTON be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property belonging to ALICE G. M. DAY, a minor, and daughter of M. M. D’SPAIN and F. M. DAY decd.

Issued.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow 8 o’clock A. M.

Attest: H. Jamerson, C. J.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County January Term A. D. 1855.

Be it known that the County Court Collin County met pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of Probate Business on Tuesday, the 30th day of January 1855.

Present: Hon’l. H. Jamerson, Chief Justice.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

Jas. H. Lovejoy sheriff.

 

There being no business ready for Probate, the Court adjourned until next regular Term.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice

 

State of Texas

Collin County In vacation Febry 29th A. D. 1855.

It appearing to the satisfaction of the chief Justice that the Estate of A. G. COMER deceased, was without administration and whereas, WM. C. McKINNEY made application for Letters pro tem on said Estates,

Therefore it is ordered and decreed by the Court that Letters be granted to said WM. C. McKINNEY, and he is hereby appointed Administrator pro tem of said decedent, and that he be authorized to take charge of the same.

 

The following is a true record of said Letters of Administration pro tem.

 

State of Texas

Collin County In Probate court in…

 

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…vacation.

To all to whom it might concern: WILLIAM G. McKINNEY has been appointed by the Honorable Chief Justice of Collin County Adm. pro tem of the Estate of A. G. COMAR deceased.

And the said WM. C. McKINNEY having entered into Bond with security satisfactory to the Court―

Therefore, know ye that the said WM. C. McKINNEY is duly authorized and required to enter upon an take charge of all and singular, the rights, credits, goods, chattels and Estates of said decedent, and the same to administer in accordance with Law and make due return of his acts and doings to this Court as Administrator aforesaid.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my official signature, and cause the seat of the County Court of Collin County to be affixed, this 20th day of February A. D. 1855.

Harrison Jamison,

Chief Justice, Collin County

 

Attest; John L. Lovejoy, Clerk

County Court Collin County.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County, Texas, Feb. Term A. D. 1855.

Be it known that the County Court Collin County, Texas met on the fourth and Last Monday in February, 1855 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clk. County Court

& Effo. Clerk Prob. Court

J. H. Lovejoy Shiff.

by J. D. Doak, depty.

 

At this day the February Term of the Court, 1855, came NANCY WILSON and asked the court to grant her Letters of Guardianship upon the persons and Estates of JOEL, JAMES, CATHARINE, JOSEPH E., JULIA A., SOFIAH C., SARAH S., HARRISON & MARGARET A. HOLCOURT, minor heirs of HARRISON HALCOURT deceased, to enable her to remove the Estates of said minors Vanzanet (Van Zandt), County to this Collin County.

She the said NANCY WILSON filling her Bond with good and sufficient sureties for…

 

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…the faithful performance of her duties in the premises,―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Guardianship issue to said NANCY WILSON as guardian of the said Minors Estate & she having given Bond in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars.

Issued.

 

At this day come W. YEARY Admr. of the Estate of JOHN YEARY, deceased, and filed an inventory and appraisement of the effects belonging to said JOHN YEARY deceased, which is approved and filed with the Clerk of the County Court.

 

At this day come THOS. LEWELLING by petition praying for Letters of Administration De Bonus non, upon the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH deceased.

It appearing that Legal notice has been given according to Law, and the said LEWELLING having given bond with approved security for the faithful discharge of his duty, ―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration De Bonus Non of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH Dec., issue to sd. LEWELLING.

Issued.

 

Ordered by the Court that WALTER YEARY Admr. of the Estate of JOHN YEARY dec’d be authorized to sell at private sale the corn belonging to said decedent, and should not all the corn be sold, the same may be sold at Public auction to the highest bidder, together with some other perishable property belonging to said Estate on Friday 16 March 1855, for cash in hand giving ten days notice of said sale, due return of which must be made to this Court according to Law.

Issued.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow Morning 9 o’clock A. M.

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County Feb Term 1855.

The Court met pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

J. L. Lovejoy, Clk.

J. H. Lovejoy, Shiff.

By J. D. Doak Depty.

 

Whereas knowledge having come to the Court, that one BENJAMIN HARRIS, a minor, is unprovided with Guardian, & this Court having jurisdiction of said Minor, he being in this County, the Court issued a summons to the said Minor to appear forthwith before the Court & choose a guardian of his person and Estate, which summons was duly served and returned & the said minor appearing before the court, chose DANIEL ELLIOTT as guardian [of] his person and Estate.

Therefore know all men by theses present, that the said ELLIOTT having given Bond in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars, for the faithful performance of his duties as such, it is ordered by the said Court, he and he is hereby appoint guardian of the person and Estate of said BENJ. HARRIS, a minor of MICCAH HARRIS decd., late of the State of Missouri, and that Letters issue to said Elliott as guardian aforesaid.

Transcribed

 

Whereas it has come to the knowledge of this court that there are Collin County and State of Texas within the jurisdiction of this Court the following named persons, minors, without any legal or natural Guardian, namely, JOHN M. YEARRY (sic) and ELIZABETH YEARRY (sic) represented as over 14 years of age and AMANDA YEARY represented as under 14 years of age.

It is therefore ordered by the Court that said JOHN M. YEARY and ELIZABETH be cited, according to Law, to appear at the next Term of this court and choose a guardian. And that ten days notice be given by the Clerk of this Court as provided by Law. That at said Term of the Court a guardian for said minors will be appointed.

 

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Whereas J. H. WILSON admr. of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE deceased and Executor of the estate of McKENZIE WILHITE deceased has filed his petitions and accounts for final settlement.

Wherefore it is ordered by the Court that notice be given of such final settlement as by Law provided.

 

Application having been made by the admr. De Bonus non of the Estate of JOSHUA E. HEATH for the sale of a Land Certificate for 320 acres belonging to said Estate.

Whereupon it was ordered that said Admr. be authorized to sell the same on the second Tuesday in April 1855 for cash in hand, notice having been given according to Law in such cases provided.

 

Ordered by the Court that Court adjourn until Court in course.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

At this day come JAMES G. HIX and ABIGAIL HOWARD by petition, praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of JARETT HOWARD deceased late of Collin County & it appearing that legal notice has been given of the filing of said petition, and the said JAMES G. HIX and ABIGAIL HOWARD having given Bond with good and sufficient security, therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration upon the estate of said Decd. Be and the same is hereby granted to them & ordered to be issued.

Issued.

 

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It is ordered by the Court that SILAS HARRINGTON, BENJ. F. MATTHEWS and ROBERT W. CARPENTER be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property & effects of JARROTT HOWARD, deceased.

Issue.

 

Whereas as petition having been filed by A. F. SMITH guardian of the Property of WILLIAM S. McNEIL for partition of Three Hundred and twenty (320) acres of Land situate[d] in Collin County and belonging to said heirs, together with ELIZABETH SMITH, the widow of GEORGE McNEIL deceased, and whereas citation has been issued to the Sheriff of Denton County against said ELIZABETH SMITH dated February 25tth 1855 and return to this Court executed March 5th, 1855, signed F. H. WILLIAMS, Sheriff by R. M. THROCKMORTON deputy.

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by this court that JOSEPH ROGERS, CLAYTON ROGERS & WM. ROGERS be and are appointed commissioners for the purpose of dividing and partitioning said tract of Land between the said minors WILLIAM S. McNEIL and ELIZABETH SMITH, alias ELIZABETH McNEIL, giving ELIZABETH SMITH her dower interest.

It is further ordered adjudged and decreed that said above named commissioners take with them a competent surveyor to run dividing lines, and that they make a full return of their acts and doings as Commissioners at the next Term of this Court.

Be it further ordered that said Land shall be partitioned, divided and set apart according to quantity and quality.

Issued.

At this day come WILLIAM PERRIN, a citizen of Collin County, Texas by petition praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of JACKSON HARDIN, and whereas, notice has been given of the filing of said petition as required by Law & the said WILLIAM PERRIN having given Bond with good & sufficient security for the faithful performance of the duties required of him in the premises.

It is ordered that Letters of Administration be issued to said PERRIN as Admr. aforesaid.

Issued.

 

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It is ordered that WILLIAM BROWN, ENOCH YANTIS, and DAVID G. THOMAS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers tot appraise the property & effects of JACKSON HARDIN Dec’d.

Issued.

 

It is ordered and decreed by the court that the Letters Protem (sic) granted to WM. C. MCKINNEY at the last Term of the Probate Court as Administrator of Estate of A. G. COMAR deceased be continued until the next term of the Probate Court.

 

At this day came W. G. STROTHER, a citizen of Collin County, Texas, by petition, praying for Letters of Administration on the Estate of B. C. STROTHER, and whereas notice has been given of the filing of said petition as required by Law, and the said W. G. STROTHER having given bon with good and lawful security for the faithful performance of the duties required of him in the premises,―

It is therefore ordered that Letters of Administration be issued to the said W. G. STROTHER as admr. aforesaid, so soon as he may come forward and qualify.

 

It is ordered that J. O. STRAUGHAN, JOHN FITZHUGH and JAMES GRAVES be and are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property and Effects belonging to the Estate of B. C. STROTHER, deceased.

Issued.

 

At this day come JEREMIAH A. WILSON, Admr. of the Estate of WILLIAM WILHITE & executor of the Estate of McKENZIE WILHITE Dec’d by petition praying that said Estates be closed as per final account filed. And whereas it appears that legal notice has been given as required by Law in such case made and provided, and the same not being contested as required by Law of those interested in said Estate,―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that the final act. Which has been examined by the Court, be and the same is hereby confirmed as a full and fair exhibit of said Estate & the said WILSON is hereby…

 

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…release from said Executor & Administrationship.

 

Ordered by the Court that ELIZABETH YEARY widow and late relic of JOHN YEARY decd., be allowed to keep and retain in her own possession for her benefit the Homestead as a place of residence, until the 1st day of November A. D. 1855.

2d. she retain one lot of bacon valued at 30$, one lot of sugnar (sugar?) Value at 3 ½, one lot of coffee valued at 4 ½$, one lot of salt $2 ½ , one lot of Pine Lumber valued at $5 ½, cash 80$, Eighty dollars, eight (8) hogs valued at $20, twenty dollars, (7) seven choats (shoats?) valued at $5 ¼, Five 25/100 dollars, the above being the bounty taken by said widow in lieu of customary & legal allowance usually made by the Probate Court and in full satisfaction of all claims or rights against said Estate.

It is further ordered by the Court that WILLIAM YEARY, administrator of said Estate pay over the several above specified articles to said widow of JOHN YEARY dec’d.

Issued.

Ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow Morning 8 o’clock A. M.

 

The Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

Jas. H. Lovejoy, Shiff.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

3d.

At this day came the guardians of the Estate of ALICE G. M. DAY and filed with the Court an inventory and appraise Bill of the Effects of said ALICE G. M. DAY, a minor, which being examined by the Court, is hereby approved and ordered to be filed.

 

4th.

Ordered by the Court that the Guardian of the Estate of ALICE G. M. DAY, a minor, have permission to use for the Term of Twelve Months ($332.65) Three Hundred and Thirty two & 65/100 dollars, money in their hands belonging to said Estate for the use and benefit of said Estate. Issued.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until next Saturday the 31st of March 12 o’clock M.

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County, March 31st 1855, Special Term.

Be it know that the County court of Collin County met pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of special Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

J. H. Lovejoy, Shiff.

J. L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came the sheriff of Collin County & returned the summons & verdict of a Jury upon the insanity of LUCY COMER widow of A. J. COMER deceased, which is received by the Court and ordered to be filed.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until next Regular Term.

Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County April Term A. D. 1855.

Be it remembered that on the 30th day of April A. D. 1855, the County Court of Collin County met for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present and Acting: Harrison Jamerson, Chief J.

Jas. H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

 

At this day came J. B. WILMETH, Guardian of the minor heirs of HIRAM BLACKWELL Dec’d (to wit): SARAH E. BLACKWELL and NANCY A. BLACKWELL and makes an annual report, which has been examined and approved, ordered to be filed.

 

At this day came WM. PERRIN administrator of the estate of JACKSON HARDIN deceased and presented to the Court an inventory and appraise Bill of the property of said deceased, duly sworn to, which has been examined and approved by the court, and ordered to be filed in the Clerk’s office.

 

At this [day] came W. G. STROTHER Admr. of the Estate of B. C. STROTHER deceased and filed an in-…

 

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ventory and appraise Bill of the property & effects of said Estate which has been examined & approved and ordered to be filed in county Clerk’s office.

 

Whereas WILLIAM PERRIN admr. of the Estate of JACKSON HARDIN Dec., has filed a petition in the court praying for sale of all property belonging to said estate as returned in the appraisement of said Estate. Therefore it is ordered, adjudge & decreed by the Court that said admr. Sell at Public Out cry at said Admr’s. Residence, after giving ten days notice thereof, to the highest bidder on a six months credit. Said admr. to sell said property on the 19th day of May A. D. 1855, & make report thereof to this court of his action in the premises.

 

At this day came NANCY WILSON, Admr. of the estate of H. HARCOURT decd. and filed a transcript of all orders made in relation to said Estate in….County from which county the administration of said Estate has been removed.

 

At this day came MARTIN HAWICK by petition, praying for Letters of Guardianship on the person and Estate of JOHN S., MARY, NANCY R., MANDA E. & CASSANDRA HAWICK his minor children, and heirs at Law of the estate of JOHN YEARY decd., and said MARTIN HAWICK having given Bond with approved security for the faithful performance of the duties of Guardian as aforesaid. Therefore it is ordered, adjudged & decreed, that said Letters of guardianship issue to him on the person & Estate of said above named minors.

Issued.

 

At this day come the Admr. & Admx. Of the Estate of JARRET HOWARD Dec. & filed inventory, apprise Bill & sale of the property of said Estate, which has been examined and are approved & ordered to be filed.

 

At this day came WM. C. McKINNEY by petition praying for Letters of administration upon the Estate of A. G. COMER decd., and having given bond with approved security for the faithful performance of the duties devolving upon him,―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters issue to said McKINNEY

 

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…as guardian aforesaid.

Issued.

 

It is decreed by the Court that THOS. WATSON, THOS. MAHAR and THOS. ROBERT be appointed appraisers of the Estate of A. G. COMAR decd. to appraise the property & effects thereof.

Issued.

 

At this day came LOUCINDA YEARY by petition praying for Letters of Guardianship upon the Estate of THOAS W. YEARY, minor heirs of JAMES YEARY & heir at Law of JOHN YEARY, SER. deceased late of Collin County.

 

She having given Bond with surety approved by the Court for the faithful performance, therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters issue to said LOUCINDA YEARY as aforesaid.

Issued.

 

Ordered by the Court that the sale made on the 13th of March A. D. 1855 of Personal Property belonging to the Estate of JARRETT HOWARD decd., be valid, it being shown to the Court that thee property sold for it is full value & that there was an abundance of bidders at said sale the property having been advertised lawful time.

 

Ordered, adjudged & decreed by the Court that the widow of JARRETT HOWARD deceased keep provisions of all the property not disposed of together with Lands & Negroes on which there has been no sale together with the House Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, farming tools, work animals, belonging to said Estate, free of hire or rent for the maintenance of herself and minor children for a term of twelve months & that the widow build and furnished a dwelling house commenced in the life…

 

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…time of said deceased, on the Land and premises where the Widow now lives.

 

It is ordered by the Court that W. G. STROTHER administrator of the Estate of B. C. STROTHER decd. proceed to sell all the perishable property belonging to said Estate on a credit of 12 months, at the late residence of the deceased on Saturday 26th day of May next, giving ten day notice thereof.

 

It is ordered by the Court that FELDIN TWEEDLE, MOSES JONES and HOSEY STANFORD be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to divide all the personal property and all the Real Estate, slaves, land, cash belonging to the Estate of JOHN YEARY dec’d., and that said Commissioners make full report of their proceedings in the premises to the next Term of the Court. Also it [is] ordered, adjudged & decreed that said Commissioners be authorized to call to their assistance a competent Surveyor if necessary to run dividing lines in the partition & division of the landed part of said Estate & Establish corners to the several Lots or parcels of land. Further ordered, decreed & adjudged that the said land be divided according to quality and quantity. Issue.

 

Ordered, adjudged and decreed that the administrator of the Estate of JOHN YEARY Decd., retain in his hands Five hundred dollars cash (from being partitioned and distributed at this time) for the purpose of satisfying & praying for the total expense of Administration on said Estate, also commission, costs & debts against the same. Issued.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until Tomorrow morning 8 o’ck. A. M.

 

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice

 

The County Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present as on Yesterday.

 

 

At this day came WALTER YEARY praying for Letters of Guardianship on the persons & Estate of ELIZABETH YEARY by petition. She being an heir of the State of JOHN YEARY Dec’d.

It appearing that legal notice has…

 

 

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…been given of the filing of said petition & said WALTER YEARY having given Bond & approved security for the faithful performances of his duties as such, ―

Therefore it is ordered that Letters of Guardianship be issued to said W. YEARY as guardian as aforesaid.

Issued.

 

At this day came DAVID YEARY by petition praying for Letters of Guardianship upon the Estate & persons of JOHN YEARY, JR., WM. P. YEARY, SYNTHIA O. YEARY (JOHN YEARY being an heir of JOHN YEARY dec’d. & WM. P. & SYNTHIA O. YEARY heirs of JAMES W. YEARY Decd.

It appearing that legal notice has been given of the filing of said petition & the said DAVID YEARY having given Bond with approved security for the faithful performance of his duties as such, ―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Guardianship issue as prayed for on said heirs above named.

 

Issued.

 

1st. It is ordered and decreed by the Court that whereas it appears that WALTER YEARY one of the Heirs of the Estate of JOHN YEARY deceased has received one horse, worth One Hundred ($100) dollars, (1) one saddle worth ($25) twenty five dollars, (1) one cow & calf ($10) ten Dollars, making in all one Hundred & thirty five $135.00.

 

2nd. MALVINA HANCOCK deceased heir to the above named Estate has received in her life time in various Articles amounting to the sum of $120.00.

 

3rd. DAVID YEARY heir as above stated has received of said Estate in various articles amounting to the sum of $100.00.

 

4th. JAMES YEARY has received various Articles amounting to $225.00.

 

5th. CASSANDRA BAILEY heirs as above has received various Articles to the amount….

 

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…of $140.00

 

6th. The commissioners are hereby notified that WALTER YEARY, a citizen of Collin County, an heir to a Distributee share in the Estate of JOHN YEARY dec’d.

 

7th. MALVINA HOWICH decd. Now her heirs minors children JOHN S. HOWICK, MARY HOWICK, NANCY R. HOWICK, MAUD E. HOWICK, CASSANDER HOWICK, MARTHA HOWICK of the County & State above named, guardian for said Minors.

 

8th DAVID YEARY heir as above stated, who resides in Hopkins County & State of Texas.

 

9th. JAMES W. YEARRY (sic) dec’d his minor children SYNTHIA O., & WM. P. YEARRY, heirs to said Estate (DAVID YEARY of Hopkins County Guardian.

 

10th. THOS. W. YEARRY minor heir JAS. W. YEARRY decd. LOUCINDA YEARY, Collin County, Texas, Guardian.

 

11th. CASSANDRA BAILY of HOPKINS county, Texas heirs as above stated.

 

12th. JOHN M. YEARY, a minor, his residence not Known (DAVID YEARY guardian of Hopkins Co., Texas)

 

13th. ELIZABETH YEARY, minor heir as above resides in Collin County, Texas (WALTER YEARRY guardian on her Estate.

 

14th. MANDA YEARRY, minor heir, resides in Hopkins County, Texas, T. K. BAILLEY resides in Hopkins County, Guardian.

 

15th. And it is ordered by the Court that the Commissioners make a full report of their proceedings in the premises at the next regular term of this Court.

 

16th. It is ordered by the Court that WALTER YEARRY the administrator of the Estate of JOHN YEARRY, decd. be authorized to sell any wild hogs, any cow beast or any stray young stock that he may find belonging to said Estate at Public Sale when the expenses might be considerable and equal to the value thereof in getting up said stock, the same regularly appraised as the Law directs. Also sold as the Law points out. Issued.

 

Thereas the Commissioners appointed to make par-……….

 

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tition and distribution of Three Hundred and Twenty acres of Land between the heirs of GEORGE McNEIL decd. (to wit:) ELIZABETH SMITH alias EIZABETH McNEIL), and WILLIAM T. McNEIL appear this day before the Court and makes (sic) their report in accordance with the former orders of this Court & whereas said division and partition appears to be just, true and correct and in due form of Law,

Therefore it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said report is established and confirmed as being valid & in accordance with the Laws of said state in such case made and provide & the same is ordered to be filed and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County Court.

 

At this [time] came JOHN McCABE, a citizen of Collin County by petitions praying for Letters of Guardianship upon the person of JOHN G. M. McCABE and WM. B. MCCABE, minor heirs of WILLIAM B. McCABE deceased & it appearing that legal notice has been given of the filing of said petition & said McCABE having given Bond in the sum of five Hundred dollars for the due performance of the duties devolving upon him as such guardian

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters issue to said JOHN M. McCABE as such guardian.

Issued.

 

At this day came CATHARINE ROBERTS Admtrix. Of the Estate of JAMES T. ROBERTS decd. & presented a final account & settlement of said Estate & all the heirs of said estate being present & concurring & agreeing upon the settlement presented & filed and sufficient notice having been given thereof, ―

Therefore it is ordered by the court that said admrix. be released of said administration & fully discharged of further responsibility thereof.

 

It is ordered by the Court that the Real Estate belonging to the Estate of WM. M. GAMBLE….

 

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…deceased as described in the Appraise Bill returned to this Court (to wit): Consisting of 50 acres of Land and several Town Lots in the Town of McKinney be sold by the Administratrix of said Estate, on a credit of twelve months, to the highest bidder on the first Tuesday in June giving at least 20 days notice of the time and place of sale by public advertisement posted upon, writing as directed by Law, taking Bond and good security for the purchase money.

 

It is ordered that Court adjourn until next Regular Term.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County, May term A. D. 1855.

Be it remembered that the County Court, Collin County, Texas met on Monday the 28th May A. D. 1855 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Effo. Clk.

Jas. H.; Lovejoy, Sheff.

By J. D. Doak, depty.

 

At this day came JAMES DAWSON administrator of the Estate of THOS. HELMS decd. and filed a report of the present standing of said Estate which report has been examined & is hereby approved and ordered to be filed in the papers of said Estate.

 

Ordered and decreed by the Court that FIELDEN TWEEDLE, JOEL GLOVER and H. STANIFER be & they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property of the heirs, child of A. DANIEL Decd.

Issued.

 

At this day was presented the report of MOSES JONES, FIELDEN TWEEDLE & HARRISON STANIFER commissioners appointed last term of the Court to make a petition & distribution of the Estate of JOHN YEARRY, deceased, and it appearing that legal notice has been given the heirs thereof according to Law and there being no objection to the report & partition by the heirs or representatives and said report…

 

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…being due form of Law, ―

Therefore it is ordered, decreed and adjudged by the Court, that said report be and the same is hereby confirmed & ordered to be filed & recorded. Also ordered that the administrator deliver to the heirs their share as set apart in said report taking receipts therefore.

Issued.

 

At this day come ANN E. PHILLIPS and WM. PERRIN by petition praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of THOMAS PHILLIPS deceased, and the said ANN E. PHILLIPS and WM. PERRIN having given Bond with approved security & notice having been given accordance with the Laws:

Therefore it is ordered that Letters be issued to the said ANN E. PHILLLIPS as administratrix and WM. PERRIN as administrator. Issued.

 

Ordered by the Court that G. HIX, HENRY MAXWELL & D. G. THOMAS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property & effects of THOS. PHILLIPS, deceased.

 

At this day came R. F. CAMPBELL & JOSPEH ROUTH witness and by their oaths and as witnesses to a Will made by THOS. J. ROUTH proved the same up in accordance with Law.

 

At this day came WM. PERRIN who filed report or sale bill of property belonging to the Estate of JACKSON HARDIN deceased, sold 19th May 1855 which sale Bill is approved.

 

Whereas sit has come to the knowledge of the Court that there are now in Collin County, & State of Texas two minor children named MILES and REUBEN WILLIAMS children of ……WILLIAMS deceased with property derived from heir said father and without any lawful appointed Guardian or any security for the faithful management of their said property by their mother and Natural guardian now the wife of E. P. CHISHOLM

 

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…it is therefore ordered by the Court that the necessary notice required by Law issue from this Court to said Mother and children by leaving with them a copy of this order and all the persons interested at the next Term of this court, a guardian of said infant will be appointed unless children over fourteen shall choose a suitable Guardian or said mother shall qualify by giving Bond as required by Law.

 

It is ordered by the Court that JONAS DAWSON administrator of the Estate of THOMPSON HELM [HELMS] deceased have built on the premises of the deceased’s Estate a good comfortable Cabin for the residence of the late widow and minor children of the Estate of the said Decedent.

 

Ordered by the Court that JANE FRENCH who petitioned the Court for letters of Administration on the Estate of SAMUEL FRENCH deceased by continued to the June Term of the Court, 1855.

 

It is ordered by the Court that W. G. STROTHER Administrator of the Estate of B. C. STROTHER deceased have to the next Regular Term of this Court to file his Sale Bill and other papers in his hands ordered to be filed with the Court at this Term.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until next time.

H. Jamison,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court Collin County June Term, 1855.

Be it remembered that the Probate Court Collin County, Texas met for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamison, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

James H. Lovejoy, Sheff. Collin Co., Tex.

 

At this day came JONAS DAWSON administrator of the Estate of THOS. HELMS deceased and made report which has been examined and approved.

It is ordered that said report be filed in the papers of said Estate.

 

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At this day came G. W. STROTHER administrator of the Estate of B. C. STROTHER deceased and made report of sales of property belonging to said Estate on the 26 day of May 1855. Also filed an had approved a list of property taken by J. M. DODSON, one of the heirs of said Estate.

 

It is ordered by thee Court that JONAS DAWSON administrator of the Estate of THOMPSON HELMS Decd. Make to ROBERT SKAGS [SKAGGS] a deed to certain Lands belonging to the Estate of the deceased in accordance with a Title Bond made by the deceased in his life time to said SKAGS [SKAGGS] as the law directs.

 

It is ordered by the Court that ROBERT SCAGS [SKAGGS] make a deed to certain Lands belonging to the Estate of THOMPSON HELMS deceased in accordance with a Title Bond made by said SCAGS [SKAGGS] to THOMPSON HELMS in his said HELMS life time in accordance with Law.

 

Ordered by the Court that JONAS DAWSON Admr. of the Estate of THOS. HELMS Decd. keep in his possession the minor children of said Decd. and that he send them to school until the next Term of the Court.

 

This day W. G. STROTHER presented to the Court a deed of relinquishment from SARAH STROTHER to the children of B. C. STROTHER the deceased of all her interest in the Estate of said B. C. STROTHER as his surviving widow, which deed is ordered to be recorded in the records of Collin County and filed with the papers and vouchers belonging to said Estate.

 

It is ordered by the Court that WM. C. McKINNEY Administrator of the Estate of A. J. COMAR deceased proceed to sell all the perishable property belonging to the Estate of A. J. COMAR deceased aforesaid, on a credit of twelve months. Sail (Sale) to be made on Friday the 13tth day of July next, he the administrator taking Bond with approved security for the payment of the debts made by the purchaser. The sale to…

 

Page 507

 

..be made at the late residence of the said deceased. He the administrator giving at best ten days notice of the time and place of said sale, the advertisements put up in the County.

Two Hundred Dollars out of the sale money to be reserved in the hands of the Administrator subject to the further order of the Court.

 

Court adjourned until tomorrow.

 

Court met and adjourned until tomorrow Morning.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin County, June Term 1855, June 28th 1855.

Be it remembered that he County Court of Collin County met in session on the 28th day A. D. 1855, June for the transaction oaf Probate Business.

Present: H. Jamerson, C. J.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

James H. Lovejoy, sheriff.

 

At this day came JANE FRENCH by petition, praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of SAMUEL FRENCH Decd., late of Collin County, and it appearing that there has been legal notice given of the filing of said petition and the said JANE FRENCH being the widow of said dec’d., and she having given Bond with approved security for the faithful discharge of the duties devolving on her as such Adrx.,―

Therefore it is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration be issued to said JANE FRENCH as aforesaid.

Issued.

 

Ordered by the Court that R. M. MUGG, JAMES KEETING & ELI BAKER be and they are hereby appointed to appraise the property & effects of SAMUEL FRENCH, dec’d.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until next Term in course.

H. Jamerson,

C. J.

 

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State of Texas

Collin County County Court, Collin co, July Term A. D. 1855.

Be it remembered that the County Court of Collin County, Texas met on the 30th day of July A. D. 1855 for the transaction of Probate Business.

Present: Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clerk

James H. Lovejoy, Sheriff Collin Co.

 

At this day came JANE FRENCH Admrx. of Estate of SAMUEL FRENCH Decd. together with the appraisers of said Estate and certified and filed with the Court an Inventory and appraise Bill of all property belonging to said Estate.

 

Ordered by the Court that JANE FRENCH widow of SAMUEL FRENCH Dec’d be allowed all the corn and wheat grown on Farm of the deceased for their support for the present year A. D. 1855.

 

Ordered by the Court that the widow of SAMUEL FRENCH dec’d and her minor children by the said FRENCH be allowed one hundred and Thirty acres of Land belonging to said Estate as a Homestead together with the use of the improvements thereon.

 

Ordered by the Court that the widow and her minor children by SAMUEL FRENCH Decd. be allowed the sum of two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, either in cash out of the first funds that comes into the hands of the Admrx. or in any property belonging to said Estate at its appraised value as she may choose.

 

It is further ordered by the Court that said widow be allowed one work animal, also five cows and calves, beds, Bed Clothing, furniture &c for herself and minor children, House hold and Kitchen Furniture & farming tools for the support of herself and children. Issue.

 

Further ordered that JANE FRENCH Admrx. Of the Estate of SAMUEL FRENCH Dec’d loan at interest One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars…

 

Page 5l09

 

…of the money on hands belonging to said Estate at ten per cent interest for twelve months requiring good security for the payment of the same.

Issued.

 

Ordered by the Court that DAVID G. THOMAS, JR., JOSEPH RUSSELL and GEORGE YANTS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of THOMAS PHILLIPS deceased.

Issued.

 

At this day came WM. C. McKINNEY, Admr. of the Estate of A. G. COMAR and filed Sale Bill of property sold by order of this court, which sale is hereby confirmed and th account filed.

 

At this day came THOMAS KENDALL by petition, praying for Letters of Guardianship upon the person and Estate of A.—A. HELMS, JOHN HELMS, JAMEES HELMS, WILLIAM HELMS, GEORGE W. HELMS, SARAH FRANCIS HELMS, MARION HJELMS and MARY THOOMPSOON HELMS, heirs of THOMPSON HELMS deceased late of Collin County. It appearing that legal notice of the filing of said petition has been given, therefore it is ordered that upon the said KENDALL giving Bond and approved security, Letters of Guardianship issue to said KENDALL upon said heirs.

Issued.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow Morning, 8 o’clock A. M.

 

The Court met pursuant to Adjournment.

Present and presiding: Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, Clk.

James H. Lovejoy, Sheriff.

 

At this day came W. YEARY Admr. of the Estate of JOHN YEARY deceased and filed a report with the Court, which is hereby approved.

 

Ordered by the Court that LEE WILSON, R. M. MUGG and JOHN CHOAT be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the property belonging to the Estate of THOMPSON HELMS decd. now in the hands of JONAS DAWSON, Admr.

Issued.

 

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Ordered that court adjourn until Saturday next 8 o’clock A. M.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

In pursuance to adjournment the Honorable County Court of Collin county met August 4th, 1855.

Present: Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice

John L. Lovejoy, clk. co. court

By Buford Henry, deputy Clk.

James H. Lovejoy, Sheriff

 

It is ordered by the Court that ANN ELIZA PHILLIPS Administratrix and WILLIAM PERRIN administrator proceed to sell the Estate of THOMAS PHILLIPS deceased, at the residence of WILLIAM PERRIN in the County of Collin, State of Texas, commencing on the 22d day of August, 1855 giving at least ten days previous notice of the time and place of sale by advertisement posted up in the most public places in the County.

The property to be sold on a credit of twelve months, the purchaser giving Bond and approved security.

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until the next Term in course.

H. Jamerson,

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Probate Court in vacation Aug. 20th, 1855.

It appearing to thee Court that necessity demands that Letters of Admr. Pro tem be granted to JNO. H. COOPER upon the Estate of N. B. COOPER, Decd.

It is ordered upon his giving Bond that Letters issue to said J. H. COOPER as such.

Issued.

 

State of Texas

Collin County In vacation August 20th, 1855.

Know all men by these present that we, JOHN H. COOPER as principal and WILLIAM CHENSHAW and ALLEN W. BROWN as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the Court of Collin in the sum of six Hundred dollars, forty dollars for the payment of which well….

 

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…and truly to be made unto the said Chief Justice we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrator, jointly and severally, firmly by these present signed with our hands and sealed with our seals, the seals being scrawls, the 20th day of August A. D. 1855.

 

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound JOHN H. COOPER has been appointed administrator pro tem of the Estate of NICHOLS B. COOPER deceased.

Now if the above bound JOHN H. COPER should well and truly discharge all the duties of Administrator pro tem according to Law of said Estate then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

his

Attest: John H. X Brown

Mark

John L. Lovejoy his

Clk. Co. Court Allin W. X Brown

Collin Co., Texas mark

William Crenshaw

 

State of Texas

Collin County I, JOHN H. COOPER do solemnly swear that NICHOLAS B. COOPER deceased, died without having any lawful Will so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Admr. of the Estate of NICHOLAS B. COOPER deceased, so help me God.

his

John H. X Cooper

Mark

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me, H. Jamierson, Chief Justice Collin Co. t.

Harrison Jamison

Chief Justice C. C. T.

 

Approved Aug. 20th, 1855

H. Jamerson, Chief Just.

Filed for record Aug. 20th, 1855.

John Lovejoy, C. C. Tex.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin County Court in vacation, Aug. 20th 12855. Probate Business.

It appearing that it well be to the interest of the Estate of NICHOLAS B. COOPER Decd. that there be immediately appointed an administrator pro tem.

It is ordered by the court that JOHN H. COOPER of Fannin Co., Tex be and he is hereby appointed Administrator pro tem with the following powers conferred on him (to wit:)To apply to…

 

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…the Honorable Court of Collin County, Texas, and if proof be sufficient too take out a certificate in the name of the heirs of said Decedent. The said administrator to make application for such certificate by virtue of Emigration & settlement of said decedent in his life time in the Colony granted to Wm. S. Peters and others. Said Administrator to do and perform all things necessary to obtain the same legally.

Attest: Given under my hand and

John L. Lovejoy seal this Aug. 20th 1855.

Clk. Co. Court, H. Jamerson,

Collin Co., Tex. Chief Justice C. C.

 

Filed for record August 20th 1855.

 

At the regular August Term of the Honorable Probate Court of Collin County, Texas, present, Harrison Jamison, Chief Justice, Buford Henry, depty. Clk., J. D. Doak Depty. Sheirff.

MOSES JONES, Administrator of the Estate of ALLEN DANIEL deceased prays to be discharged from any further administrationship of said Estate.

It is ordered by the Court that MOSES JONES be discharged from any further administratorship of the Estate of ALLEN DANIEL deceased.

 

State of Texas

Collin County This sixteenth day of July, one Thousand and Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, I make my last will & testament Anni (?)― After my decease, it is my will and desire that all my funeral expenses be paid. What is remaining of my actual cash present, and all my cash due or owning tot me in the State of Illinois by note &c. become and be the property of my beloved Brother GEORGE FINDLEY. Secondly. It is my will and desire that my brother BENJAMIN FINLEY have a certain tract of Land on which my father & mother were residing when I left the State of Illinois and likely now residing on the same.

Said Land mentioned above is situated in said State, after the death of my Father and Mother, when after that he BENJAMIN

 

 





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