Probate Minutes - 1858-1870 - pp. 1-92


[First 16 pages consist of an index]

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The State of Texas

County of Collin Know All Men by these present, that we, GEO. F. LUCAS as principal and J. L. LOVEJOY and J. H. LOVEJOY as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Chief Justice of the County of Collin in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars and (?) cents for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally.

Signed and sealed with our seals being scrawls this the 22d day of February A. D. 1858.

The condition of the above obligation is such that Whereas the above bounden Geo. F. Lucas has been appointed by the County Court of said County Guardian of the person and Estate of the Minor JOHN W. CHILDERS Heir of ROBERT AND EMILY CHILDRES, decd. late of Grant County, State of Kentucky.

Now if the said Geo. F. Lucas shall well and truly perform all the duties of Guardian as required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

Attest.

J. L. Lovejoy G. F. Lucas (Seal)

Clk C. C. C. C. Texas J. L. Lovejoy (Seal)

J. H. Lovejoy (Seal)

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin

We, R. M. MUGG, ARCH WHITE and BENJAMIN WHITE, appointed by the County Court of Collin County on the 1st day of February A. D. 1858 to appraise the value and return to the Court an inventory of the Community property of FRANCIS L. BLANTON and his decd wife MARY M. BLANTON decd do solemnly swear that the following appraisement and valuation is just and true to the best of our judgment and belief this the 5th day of February A. D. 1858.

 

Eleven Head of cattle worth $7.50 per hd $82.50

One horse $75.00 75.00

Household & Kitchen furniture and farming utensils 40.00

175 acres of land about seven acres of which was sold years

ago, and pay received but no deed made, the remainer

values at $1176.00 $1176.00

Amounting in all to $1373.50

R. M. Mugg

A. C. White

Benj. White

This day R. M. Mugg, Arch White and Benjamin White personally appeared before me and made oath in due form of law that the above and foregoing appraisement and valuation of the Community Property of FRANCIS L. BLANTON and his deceased wife MARY M. BLANTON is just and true to the best of their judgment and belief.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of February 1858.

A.      R. Dickson, J. P.

I, Francis L. Blanton do certify under oath that the within list of property comprises a true and correct inventory of the community property of myself and my deceased wife MARY M. BLANTON this February 8th, 1858.

F. L. Blanton

 

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To the Honorable the County Court

The undersigned John C. Bates [guardian?] and estate of ELIZABETH CHINOWORTH a minor [?] CHINOWORTH Deceased respectfully reports that in pursuant of [the order] of your Hon. Court made on the thirty first day of March A. D. 1858 authorizing me as such Guardian to sell certain Real estate of my said ward. I did on Tuesday the first day of June A. D. 1858 at the door of the Court House in the town of McKinney between the hours of one and three o’clock in the afternoon of said day offer for sale the real estate of said Ward described as follows – In Collin County, Texas, Beginning at the South East corner of the original [headright?] of H. T. CHINOWORTH of 3325 acres lying North East of the Town of McKinney, running thence North 4½º West 31 chains and 65 links a post from which an ash 10 inches in diameter marked X bears South 16º West 1 chain & four links. Thence West 31 chains and 65 links a post from which an Elm 12 inches in diameter marked X bears South 9½º E 125 links. Thence South 4½º E 31 chains and 65 links a post in the South of said original survey. Thence East on said South line 31 chains and 65 links to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres of land.

That more than 20 day before said day of sale I caused notices to be posted in three public places in said County of the time and place of said sale one of which was upon ;the Court house door and two at places outside the Town of McKinney. That at said sale EDWARD HIGBY became the purchaser of said land at the sum of two hundred and ninety seven dollars and fifty cents that being the highest sum bidden, therefore said Higby being the highest bidder said sale was made for cash in hand, and was in all respects fair and regular and in accordance with the terms of said order.

All of which is respectfully submitted. McKinney June 1st, 1858.

John C. Bates, Guardian of Elizabeth Chinoweth.

 

Collin County SS

John C. Bates the guardian above named being duly sworn upon his oath said that the foregoing report by him signed [?] true.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 7th day of June A. D. 1858.

Geo. H. Pegues, Justice of the Peace Collin Co., Texas

 

 

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To the Hon. County Court of Collin County Exercising Probate Jurisdiction:

The undersigned executor of the Estate of ELIZABETH HENDRIX Decd. would respectfully offer the following additional inventory of moneys which have come into his hands since making and filing the last, to wit:

Amount received from J. S. M. DAVIS for Rent of land paid to me on the

6th day of Sept. 1858 $75.00

Walter Yeary, Exr.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of Sept. A. D. 1858.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

State of Texas

County of Grayson

We the undersigned being appointed by the probate Court of Collin County at the July Term of said Court to appraise a certain tract of land situated in Grayson County, Texas belonging to the heirs of P0LLY ANN CURTIS deceased wife of JOHN K. CURTIS containing two hundred and fifty acres of land & appraised the same at three dollars per acre this the 20th of Sept. A. D. 1858.

David C. Wilson

William Creager

H. C. McKinney

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

Personally appeared before me G. Y. McKinney a justice of the peace in and for Collin County William Creager, David C. Wilson and Hiram C. McKinney and makes oath that above appraisement if true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief this the 20th of Sept. A. D. 1858.

G. Y. McKinney, Justice of the Peace C. C. Texas

 

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To the Hon. J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County.

The undersigned being appointed commissioners at the August Term of your Court to make partition and distribution of the Estate of LANCEN CLARK Decd. both real and personal would respectfully beg leave to make the following report to wit:

The $301.41 cents paid into Court we partition as follows

To ELIZA J. BLACK $208.80 advancement by administrator $148.00 leave balance to her $60.80.

To M. R. CLARK $59.66 advancement by administrator $80 leaving M. R. CLARK indebted to Estate $20.34 which we recommend to be paid out of his share of the proceeds of sale of bounty land warrant or land.

To ALVIN C. CLARK $59.66 $59.66

To RICHARD CLARK $59.66 $59.66

To ELIZABETH CLARK $59.66 $59.66

To MATILDA LYLES $59.66 advancement by Administrator

$25. Balance due her $34.66

To J. F. CLARK $59.66 advancement by administrator $71, leaving $11.34 indebtedness to estate which we would recommend to be paid out of his share of the proceeds of the sale of land or bounty land warrant.

To JAMES H. CLARK $59.66 $59.66

The negro woman JULIA and her child we do appraise at $1000 and recommend the sale of the same. The arrearages of hire now due and which may become due for the hire of said negro we recommend to be adjusted when a final distribution of said estate is made.

The bounty land warrant for 320 acres we do appraise to 60 cents per acre and recommend the sale of the same.

All of which is most respectfully submitted.

Given under our hands this 25th day of October A. D. 1858

James W. Parsons

Commissioners John B. Martin

A.      T. Robertson

This day personally appeared James W. Parsons, John B. Martin and A. T. Robertson and took and subscribed the following oath, each of us do solemnly swear that the foregoing partition and distribution has been made without favor or partiality and to the best of our skill and ability, so help us God.

James W. Parsons

John B. Martin

A. T. Robertson

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Plat and field notes of partition of Headright survey of

600 acres belonging to the Estate of LANCEN CLARK

decd.

To Mathew R., Alvin C., Richard C. and

Elizabeth & Matilda LYLES, we set off 300 acres, the

South half of the aforesaid headright survey which is

Bounded as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a post 40

Chains South of the NE corner of the aforesaid head-

right survey from which an elm mkd X 20 inches

diameter S 46¼ E 104 links; Thence South with the

W. B. line of said headright 40 chains to an ash on the

N. B. line of 649 acres survey in the name of W. H. Witt.

Thence East with the N. E. line thereof seventy four

Chains and 95 links to a post in prairie the SE corner of

said original survey. Thence North the E B line thereof

40 chains to a post in said E B line. Thence West

seventy four chains and 95 links to the place of

beginning.

To Eliza Jane SLACK we set off an eighty [acre] tract including part of improvements and dwelling house and 10 acres of timbered land. The 80 acre tract is bound as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a post on the N B line of said original survey 40 chains West of the NE corner thereof. Thence South 40 chains a post on the N B line of the 360 acre tract set apart to the aforesaid heirs of Edith Clark decd. Thence East 20 chains post on said N B line. Thence North 40 chains to a post on N B line of said original survey. Thence West 20 chains to the beginning. The 10 acre tract is founded as follows to wit: BEGINNING at the NW corner of the aforesaid Three hundred acre tract a post. Thence East 17 chains a post on the N B line therof from which an elm 4 in diameter mkd X bears n 25½º E 43 lins. Thence North 5 chains and 90 links to a post from which an 3lm 12 diameter mrd X bears N 23½ E 15 links. Thence West 17 chains to a post on the W B line of said original survey. Thence South 5 chains and 95 links to the place of beginning. For a better view of the foregoing subdivisions we would refer you to the sketch map marked A accompanying this report. The remaining 210 acres after deducting the widow’s dower we are of opinion after making careful examination cannot be partitioned without material injury to the heirs. We would therefore recommend the sale of the same and do appraise said 210 acres at $7.00 per acre amounting to $1470. the 300 acres set off to the heirs of said heirs. We would therefore recommend a sale of the same and do appraise it at $7.00 per acre amounting in the aggregate to $2100.

James W. Parson

John B. Martin

A. T. Robertson

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 25th day Oct. 1858.

Buford Henry Clerk

 

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We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the probate Court of Collin Count to apprise Lots 56 & 57 in the Town of McKinney in the County of Collin in pursuance of an order of which the foregoing is a true copy have appraised the said lots at the sum of eight hundred dollars. Oct. 25th 1858.

Milton Wilkerson

Harrison Stiff

John W. Haynes

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

We, MILTON WILKERSON, HARRISON STIFF & JOHN W. HAYNES, do solemnly swear that the following is a true and correct appraisal of Lots 56 & 57 in the Town of McKinney the property of SAMUEL S. BLACKBURN deceased according to the best of our judgment which has been presented to us by JOSEPH M. BOUNDS Administrator upon said Estate.

 

Milton Wilkerson

Harrison Stiff

John W. Haynes

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of October A. D. 1858

Buford Henry, Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas

 

 

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Estate of THOS. J. ROUTH

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County exercising Probate Jurisdiction.

The undersigned commissioners who were appointed appraisers of the property of THOS. J. ROUTH Decd. beg leave to report the following as community property to wit:

553 acres of land appraised to $2212.00

3 horses 135.00

20 head of cattle 140.00

12 stock hogs 12.00

$2499.00

 

all of which is respectfully submitted.

F. J. Vance

Joseph Klepper

William Beverly

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 25th day of Oct. A. D. 1858

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

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State of Texas,

In the Name of God, Amen: I, PETER F. LUCAS, being weak and feeble of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, constitute and declare this my last will and testament to wit:

1st. I will and wish that my remains be interred in a decent manner.

2nd. I will and wish all my estate both real and personal to be divided amongst my several legatees, (to wit), my beloved wife MARY ELIZA and all our children according to the laws pf decent and distribution now in force in the State of Texas – and that the same go not further in court than the probating of this my last will & testament and to return an inventory of said estate.

34d. It is also my will and wish that my farm remain under the control of my executors hereinafter appointed for the use and benefit of my said wife and the children under his control until our youngest child becomes of lawful age.

4th. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife MARY ELIZA LUCAS Executrix in connection with GEORGE F. LUCAS and GABRIEL H. FITZHUGH Executors, and it is my will and wish that they carry out the foregoing division in accordance with existante (sic) laws and that they enter on their duties immediately after my demise.

5th. I also will and direct that whenever my said Exex. May think it expedient to dispose of any species or piece of property for the benefit or interest of the heirs of said estate that they shall do so.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and scrall (scrawl) for seal this 9th day of November A. D. 1856.

his

Peter F. X Lucas

mark

We the undersigned do hereby certify that we saw foregoing signed and sealed in our presents and that we subscribed our names as witnesses at the request of the testator.

J. B. Wilmeth

George Fitzhugh

This day personally appeared George Fitzhugh to me well known and made oath that he subscribed the foregoing instrument of writing as a witness at the request of Peter F. Lucas and that the said Lucas signed the same in his presence, this affidavit was made in open court. Novr. 29th 1858.

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas.

Filed for Record on the 29th day of Novr. A. D. 1858.

Attest Buford Henry Clerk

 

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State of Texas Know all men by these presents, that I, THOMAS F. BOREN, do make

County of Collin and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made by me, and first I direct that my body be decently interned in the burying ground in my neighborhood, and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows.

First direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come into the hands of my executor from any portion of my estate.

Also I direct that two hundred acres of land my homestead lying and being in Collin County, State of Texas on the waters of Pilott Grove Fork of Trinity River being a part of the headright survey of Reese P. Murray’s 320 and bounded as follows: BEGINNING one thousand two hundred and sixty varas South of the North East corner of Reese P. Murray’s survey running from thence West four hundred varas. Thence North a sufficient distance to make the said two hundred acres of land running thence West to the West boundary line of said original headright survey. Thence South to the South West corner of said original headright survey. Thence East to the South east corner of said original headright survey. Thence North to the place of beginning to contain the said two hundred acres with all the appurtences thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.

Also ten acres of land deeded to me by Thomas Hart on Indian Creek in Collin County, State of Texas being a tributary of Pilott Grove fork of Trinity River said ten acres of land with all the appurtences thereunto belonging and the said two hundred acres of land as above described shall be and remain the property of my beloved wife MARY by name so long as she remains my widow, but if she should marry again or when she dies in either case then the said two hundred and ten acres of land a herein bequeathed to my said wife shall be and remain the property of my beloved son THOMAS and my beloved daughter LELA ANN and beloved daughter JULY ANN and my beloved daughter FRANCIS to share and to share alike.

Also I direct that forty acres of land, it being a part of the said Reese P. Murray’s headright survey of 320 acres of land lying and being in Collin County, State of Texas on the waters of Pilott Grove Fork of Trinity River and bounded as follows: BEGINNING one thousand two hundred and sixty varas South of the North East corner of said Reese P. Murray’s Headright survey the beginning corner of a two hundred acre tract of land as herein bequeathed to my said wife running from thence West four hundred varas with said two hundred acre survey. Thence North with said two hundred acre survey of land and west with aid two hundred acre survey to the North West corner of said survey. Thence North a sufficient distance. Thence East to the East boundary line of said original headright survey. Thence South to the place of beginning to …

 

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contain the forty acres of land to be and remain the property of my beloved daughter MARY MANDA BYBEE. Also I direct that the remaining acres of land of the said Reese P. Murrray headright survey that is not herein bequeathed it being more or less lying North of said Forty acres of land herein bequeathed to my said daughter MARY MANDY BYBEE. Also one yoke of oxen and one stear (steer) and one sorrel horse to be sold to pay my debts and funeral expenses and expenses of administration and after my debts are all paid should there be any of the proceeds of said sale remaining I direct that it shall be and remain my said wife’s but should the property as herein described and set apart fail to pay all my debts and expenses, I further direct that my executor shall sell a sufficient amount of other personal property belonging to my estate as he may think best to pay all my debts and expenses. Also I direct that one dark bay mare colt be and remain the property of my beloved daughter NANCY NELSON. Also I direct one three year old bay horse and saddle be and remain the property of my beloved son THOMAS. Also I direct that all my household and other personal property that is no herein bequeathed and set aside to pay my debts and expenses be and remain the property of my said wife MARY by name. Also I direct that all the property a herein set apart to pay my debts and expenses with the rest of my estate be appraised at a fair valuation by three judicious neighbors to be chosen by my executor. Also I direct that my executor shall sell at private or public sale at its current value all of said property as herein set apart to pay my debts and expenses. Also I direct that the court appoint an executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I, THOMAS F. BOREN, the testator, have to this my last will written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal using scralle (scrawl) for seal this 9th day of September A. D. 1858.

Thomas F. Boren (seal)

Signed Sealed in presents of

Joel Glover

Fielden Tweedle

Moses Jones

This day personally appeared in open Court Joel Glover and Fielden Tweedle and took and subscribed the following oath, to wit: Each of us do solemnly swear that THOMAS F. Boren signed the foregoing instrument in our presence and that he requested us to sign the same as witnesses and acknowledge the same to be his act and deed this November 39th 1858.

 

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Collin County

October the 23rd 1858

State of Texas

Inventory of the money and property of JOHN and RANDOLPH FRENCH received by the undersigned from E. Baker and J. Keeling Administrator of estates of SAMUEL and JANE FRENCH decead.

For John French $264.30 cts.

For Randolph French $264.30 cts.

Levi L. Fowler, Guardian

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 30th day of November A. D. 1858 in open Court

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

 

 

December Term County Court 1858

 

State of Texas

Collin County To the Hon. Chief Justice of said County now holding Court in the Town of McKinney for the transaction of Probate business your reporter ELI BAKER, Guardian of the minor heirs of JACKSON HARDIN deceased in his annual report charges himself as follows to wit.

Amount received of Wm. Perrin Administrator of said Estate $151.34

Interest on same at 10 per cent 15.13

$166.47

 

and said Guardian is entitled to credit for the following vouchers

1. from J. P. W. Lock $5.53

2. from S. W. Stinnett 5.77

3. from S. H. Wilson 2.84

4. from J. Keeling 1.00

$15.14

 

Balance in my hands $151.33

Eli Baker

 

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Estate of the Minor Heirs of THOMPSON & ABIGALE Helms Decd.

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County exercising Probate jurisdiction, the undersigned Guardian of the person and estates of the minor heirs of THOMPSON & ABIGALE HELMS decd. Beg leave to make this his annexed settlement to wit:

Amt Cash in my hands at last settlement $1111.04

Interest on the above from March 1857 to

December A. D. 1858 at 12 per cent 233.31

Total Amt. $1344.35

I have expended for the benefit of said Heirs as follows:

Paid Joseph H. Sellars as per voucher No. 1 $18.12

Paid Thos. Stockstill as per voucher No. 2 12.00

Paid John Choat as per voucher No. 3 9.20

Paid H. E. Flurry as per voucher No. 4 6.00

Paid Assessor & Collector as per voucher No. 5 7.20

Paid Assessor & Collector as per voucher No. 6 5.76 58.28

Balance in my hands this day 1286.07

This 27th day December A. D. 1858

THOS. KENDALL Guardian of the Heirs of Thompson and Abigale Helms, Decd.

 

State of Texas

Collin County To the Honl. County Court Collin County, Decr. Term 1858.

We the undersigned appointed appraisers of the Estate of JOHN J. MILLER Decd. beg leave to report that they appraised and valued his farm place containing 180 acres at five dollars per acre. $900.00

160 acres off the Calvin Boles League Survey at $6 per acre 960.00

80 acres off the Calvin Boles League Survey at $5 per acre 400.00

About 90 acres off the Calvin Boles League Survey at $1½ per acre 135.00

One Steer at $10 10.00

$2405.00

 

We do solemnly swear that the above is a true and correct appraisement of the property presented to us by the administrator of JOHN J. MILLER Decd. on 25th day of Decr. 1858 according to the best of our knowledge and belief so help us God.

Robert Fitzhugh

Joseph Dixon

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Estate of SAML. B. BLACKBURN, Decd.

 

To the Hon. the Probate Court of Collin County.

The undersigned administrator upon the estate of SAMUEL B. BLACKBURN late of said County deceased, respectfully reports that in pursuance of an order of sale made by the County Court of said County setting in Probate on the 26th day of October A. D. 1858 he gave public notice by posting written notices in three public places in said County more than twenty days before the day of sale hereinafter mentioned, one of which was on the Court house door and the other two at public places outside the town of McKinney. That he would on the seventh day of December 1858 between the hours of ten o’clock A. M. and four o’clock P. M of said day sell at public auction to the highest bidder the real estate in said order mentioned to wit:

Lots fifty six and fifty seven in Black Seven in the town of McKinney upon a credit of twelve months and that in pursuance of said order he did on the said 7th day of December at the outer door of the court house in said County between the hours of one and four o’clock P. M offer the said lots in one body for sale upon; the terms aforesaid. That at said sale the said lots were struck off and sold to EDWARD L. MORRIS of Kaufman County for the sum of one thousand and thirty five dollars that being the highest sum bidden therefore and the said EDWARD L. MORRIS the highest bidder. That said sale was in all respects fair and regular and at the time and place mention in said order and notices all of which is respectfully submitted.

J. M. Bounds, Administrator

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Buford Henry, Clerk of said County do hereby certify that on this 27th day of December A. D. 1858 Joseph M. Bounds appeared before me and made oath in due form of law that he foregoing report by him signed was true.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year above written.

(L.S.) Buford Henry, Clerk

 

 

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To the Hon. the Probate Court of Collin County, Texas. December Term 1858.

In pursuance of an order to us directed by the Hon. the Probate Court of Collin County bearing date the 4th day of December A. D. 1858 requiring us to make partition and distribution of the Real estate and personal property of the Estate of ROBERT SKAGGS deceased. We leave to make the following report. 1st. That we sent in pursuance of said order to divide the Real Estate among the heirs of said estate as mentioned in said order, when we found that the Real Estate was so situated that the same could not be divided in quality and quantity without material injury to all concerned. We therefore recommend to the Court that the same be sold and the proceeds thereof divided as the only means by which justice cane be done. We beg leave further to report that in pursuance of said order we did partition and set off to REBECCA SKAGGS the late consort of Robert Skaggs deceased for and during her natural life with the remainder to the heirs mentioned in said order and with the limitation hereinafter mentioned thirty four acres of land bounded as follows: BEGINNING at the nw corner of Thompson Helms survey of 640 acres. Thence South thirty nine chains a post in the West line of said survey. Thence East 14 chains & 767 links a post in the middle of the bed of Honey Creek. Thence up said creek with the meanders thereof to a point due East of the beginning. Thence West 3 chains & 13 links to the beginning. We beg leave further to report that in pursuance of said order we divided among the heirs of said estate the sum of $455.45 in the following manner, that is to say to NANCY HICKS the sum of $113.86 and to ELIZA JACKSON the sum of $113.86 and to ASBERRY SKAGGS the sum of $113.86 and to WILSON SKAGGS the sum of $113.86 and after deducting therefrom the advancements as mentioned in said order and receipts herewith filed we find the following sum advanced to each, that is to say, to NANCY HICKS the sum of $136.16, to ELIZA JACKSON the sum of $102.11, to ASBERRY SKAGGS the sum of $103.16 and to WILSON SKAGGS. These amounts advanced by the administrator making the total sum of $455.45. We beg leave further to report that in pursuance of said order we divided between the late widow of ROBERT SKAGGS deceased and the heirs of said SKAGGS deceased the sum of $455.45 in following manner, that is to say to REBECCA SKAGGS widow of ROBERT SKAGGS deceased one third of said sum to wit the sum of $151.81 and then divided the remainder into four equal parts to NANCY HICKS the sum of $50.90, to ELIZA JACKSON the sum of $50.90 and to ASBERRY SKAGGS the sum of $50.90 and to WILSON SKAGGS the sum of $50.90 making the total amount of said Estate. We beg leave further to report that we have divided said $100.00 as mentioned in said order one third to the widow and the remainder in four equal parts among the heirs aforesaid that is to say to each the sum of $16.16. We beg leave to report that we find advanced to the widow REBECCA SKAGGS the sum of $381.00 by the administrator and we find the amount of the proceeds…

 

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of the personal property that she has an interest in to be $455.45, on third of which she is entitled as by the order is manifest which is the sum of $151.81 leaving a balance due the Estate of $229.19 which was paid over the amount due her, and we find that there is yet in the hands of the administrator the sum of $33.33 due the said REBECCA SKAGGS which we apply to the payment of the debt due the Estate leaving a balance due of $195.86 and the land surveyed by us and set apart for the benefit of the said REBECCA SKAGGS to be worth the sum of three dollars per acre making in the aggregate the sum of $102.00 which we apply to the payment of the debt due the estate and still leaving a balance due the said estate of the sum of $93.86. All of which is respectfully submitted.

M. R. Parrish

Wm H. Herron

Jonas Dawson

Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 27th day of December A. D. 1858

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County

 

 

 

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To the Honorable County Court of Collin County State of Texas

This is to certify that the following is a true inventory and appraisement and list of all the property both real and personal bellowing to the Estate of THOMAS F. BOREN deceased as presented to us the undersigned appraisers of said Estate by the Executor of Said Estate to wit as follows.

320 acres of land on which said THOMAS F. BOREN deceased lived in Collin County, State of Texas, on the waters of Pilott (Pilot) Grove Creek a tributary of Trinity River and patented to Reese P. Murray valued at $1600.00

10 acres of land on the Pilott Grove Creek a tributary of Trinity River valued at $ 20.00

Three feather bed and bed clothing and three bed steads valued at $ 100.00

One Chaney press and dishes and crockery are valued at $ 15.00

One table and six chairs valued at $ 6.00

One truck valued at $ 1.50

Two pots Two skillets and one lid one oven and lid One pale (pail) one bucket

one churn one frying pan three coffee pots one pare (pair) of pot hooks two

wash tubs with sundry other articled valued at $ 15.00

One pare (pair) of fire dogs valued at $ 3.50

One musket valued at $ 1.00

Two Jugs valued at $ 1.50

Two Barrels valued at $ 1.00

One pare (pair) of saddle wallets (bags?) valued at $ .50

Four plains (planes?) and stocks valued at $ 3.00

One foot ads one hatchet and one hamer (hammer?) valued at $ 3.00

Three Augers and two Chisels valued at $ 1.00

One Sythe and cradle valued at $ 2.00

One Well bucket and rope valued at $ .50

One Grind Stone valued at $ 2.00

One Waggon (wagon) valued at $ 70.00

Three Log Chains valued at $ 6.00

One lot of corn valued at $ 65.00

Nine pigs valued at $ 4.50

Four shoats valued at $ 7.00

One Hog valued at $ 4.00

One lot of meat and part of a sack salt valued at $ 25.00

One lot of sundry iron valued at $ 6.00

One ax valued at $ .75

One hot valued at $ .25

One Bay horse valued at $ 70.00

One man’s saddle valued at $ 6.00

One Bay Mare valued at $ 95.00

One sorrel Horse valued at $ 35.00

One Yoak (yoke) of oxen and yoke valued at $ 45.00

One Yoak (yoke) of oxen and yoke valued at $ 45.00

One Steer valued at $ 20.00

__________

$2310.50

 

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Amount Brought Forward $2305.00

 

One Black White faced cow valued at $ 10.00

One Brown cow valued at $ 9.00

One black and white yearling heifer valued at $ 6.00

One red cow and one black and white heifer calf valued at $ 10.00

One due bill on H. B. Gotcher for $ 2.12½

One hamer (hammer) and two trace chains valued at $ 1.25

One pair of Stillards valued at $ 1.00

One claw hammer and old hand saw valued at $ .37½

4 Bells valued at $ 4.75

Cash $ .50

_________

Total Amt. $2350.00

 

Given under our hands this 25 day of December A. D. 1858

W. G. Robinson

T. Tweedle

Joel Glover

 

Sworn to and subscribed this 25th day of December 1858 before me.

D. D. Graham, J. Peace

Examined and approved this 27th day of Decr. A. D. 1858

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County.

Filed Decr. 27th 1858 and ordered to be recorded.

Attest Buford Henry Clerk Collin County Court, Texas

 

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To the Honorable Probate Court of Collin County exercising probate jurisdiction.

The undersigned commissioners appoint to appraise the Estate of PETER F. LUCAS at the Novr. Term of said court beg leave to make the following report to wit:

 

7 head of horses appraised to $ 500.00

30 head of stock cattle $ 225.00

33 head of sheep $ 100.00

12 Head of hogs $ 18.00

2 plows $ 6.50

household and kitchen furniture $ 125.00

360 acres of land said Lucas headright valued at $7 per acre $2520.00

45 acres of land out of F. W. Caps 640 headright valued $14 per acre $ 180.00

60 acres of land out of W. Birches 650 headright valued at $7 per acre $ 420.00

15 acres of land out of Ben Sparks 640 headright valued at $5 per acre $ 75.00

$4169.50

John M. McKinney

James M. Snider

James Lovelady

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court Decr. 27th, 1858 , before me.

Buford Henry Clerk

County Court, Collin County, Texas

Filed and ordered to be recorded 27th day of Decr. 1858

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

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To the Honl. John J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

The undersigned guardian of the Minor heirs of JANOT HOWARD deceased would respectfully state that in obedience to an order of the County Court of said County did on the 21st day of July 1858 proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of six months thirty head of cattle and one colt belonging to said Minors of which the following is a true sale bill.

 

1 cow & calf to M. Ashlock for $13.50

1 cow & calf $12.00

1 cow & calf $11.00

1 cow & calf $15.00

1 cow & calf $15.50

1 cow & calf $11.50

1 cow & calf $14.00

1 Dry Cow $10.50

1 Bull $ 3.50

1 Cow & yearling to W. Weaver $16.25

1 Cow & calf $14.25

3 heifers $18.95

1 Bull $ 6.50

2 Steers to James Foreman $17.00

1 Cow & Calf $10.00

1 Bull $ 7.25

1 Steer to R. M. Brown $ 4.00

1 Colt $ 4.00

$47.00

$247.70

 

J. O. Straughan, Guardian

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of December 1858.

Burford Henry, Clerk

Approved this 27th Decr. 1858

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice, Collin Co.

Filed Decr. 27th 1858 and ordered to be recorded.

Attest Buford Henry Clerk.

 

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The following is a list of the Community Property held and possessed by PETER WETSEL and his wife ELIZA A. WETSEL at the time of the death of said ELIZA A. WETSEL as rendered by the said PETER WETSEL on the 15th day of October 1858.

 

340 acres of land the headright of (blank) and located on the East Fork of Trinity River

estimated at $ 452.00

320 acres said Peter Wetsel’s own headright located on Cottonwood

estimated at $1600.00

25 acres out of Wm. Davis’ headright estimated at $ 200.00

1 house and lot in McKinney estimated at $ 400.00

3 cows and calves estimated at $ 45.00

1 Yearling $ 5.00

1 Two horse carriage estimated at $ 50.00

1 Pony estimated at $ 40.00

household and kitchen furniture estimated at $ 250.00

$3092.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers appointed by Hon. Probate Court of Collin County hereby certify that the above contains a correct list of the community property as rendered to us by said PETER WETSEL on the 15th day of October 1858.

J. B. Wilmeth

M. R. Parrish

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of October 1858.

Buford Henry Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas.

 

The following is a true inventory of the debts owing by me PETER WETSEL and ELIZA A WETSEL, my former wife as community debts at the time of the death of said ELIZA A WETSEL on May 16th 1855. To wit:

To H. Rhine & Bros, Store Act. $28.00

R. L. Waddill Note $30.00

Peyton Smith Note $16.00

Skidmore & Wilkerson store act. $14.51

Making the sum of $88.51

 

There were also due and coming to said parties at the time of the death of the said ELIZA A. WETSEL as above stated. To Wit from David Wetsel on act. $ 9.25

 

This day personally appeared PETER WETSEL and took and subscribed the following oath that the foregoing is a true and correct inventory of the community and indebtedness of himself and his said wife ELIZA ANN at the time of her death as hereinabove stated, to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God.

Peter Wetsel

 

This day personally appeared PETER WETSEL and took and subscribed the following oath that the foregoing is a true and correct inventory of the community and indebtedness of himself and his said wife ELIZA ANN at the time of her death hereinabove stated, to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God.

Peter Wetsel

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 16th day of October 1858

Buford Henry Clerk, County Court Collin County

 

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The State of Texas

Collin County

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County and State of Texas, the undersigned M. ASHLOCK survivor of the marriage with SARAH ASHLOCK deceased begs leave to file in court the annexed and accompanying full fair and completer inventory and appraisal of all community property of himself and his deceased (?) wife SARAH ASHLOCK for record as required by law.

M. Ashlock

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court this 26th day of January 1858.

Geo. H. Pegues, Chief Justice

 

The State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the County Court of Collin County & State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction to inventory and appraise the community property of MERIDA ASHLOCK and SARAH ASHLOCK deceased beg leave to report that the following is a correct inventory and appraisement of said property as exhibited to us by MERIDA ASHLOCK the survivor of said marriage namely:

 

232 acres of land the homestead of the deceased in Collin County valued at 12 dollars per acre

298 acres of timbered land on Wilson’s Creek in same county valued at 12 dollars per acre

320 acres of land in said County prairie adjoining homestead valued at 5 dollars per acre

5 head of horses valued at 540 dollars

54 head of stock cattle valued at 405 dollars

3 yoke of oxen valued at 150 dollars

40 head of sheep valued at 120 dollars

20 head of hogs valued at 40 dollars

One wagon valued at 80 dollars

Household furniture valued at 50 dollars

Blacksmith’s tools and wheat fan valued at 25 dollars

Godfrey S. Bacus

His

David X Melton

Mark

Charles T. Fox

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court January 26th 1858

Geo. H. Pegues, Chief Justice C. C.

Examined and approved January 26th 1858

Geo. H. Pegues, Chief Justice C. C.

Filed January 26th 1858

Attest Jno. L. Lovejoy, C. C. C. C.

 

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State of Texas

January Term of County Court 1859

County of Collin

To the Honorable J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of the County Court, the undersigned

Commissioners appointed at the October Term of your Honors Court A. D. 1858, to sell the lands and slaves belonging to the Estate of LANSON CLARK deceased, beg leave to make the following report to wit, in obedience to an order of your Honors Court I proceeded to sell the land and slaves belong to said estate before the Court House door in the Town of McKinney on the first Tuesday in January A. D. 1859 to the highest bidder, one fourth part of the purchase money case in hand, being seven hundred & seventy five dollars and 25 cents, the balance on a credit of Twelve months. The South half of the homestead containing three hundred acres sold for three dollars and thirty cents per acre $990.00 to L. W. SHEPARD, the North half of said homestead tract here hundred acres subject to a life time estate of said Clark’s widow now Mrs. Slack sold for three dollars per acres to L. W. SHEPART $900.00. JULIA and her child sold for twelve hundred and eleven dollars to A. J. TUCKER $1211.99 cts.

 

Whole amount of said sails (sic) $990.00

900.00

1211.00

Total Amt. $3101.00

 

They the above named L. W. SHEPARD and A. J. TUCKER being the highest and best bidders for the property sold all of which is submitted to your Honor for approval. January 31st, A. D. 1859

Harrison Jamison, Commissioner.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of January A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County

Examined approved and confirmed this 31st January 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County

Filed January 31st 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk County Court Collin County, Texas

 

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Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of the Estate of DANIEL HERRING and his deceased wife POLLY HERRING.

 

400 acres of land Colony Headright of said parties $2480.00

200 acres of land out of a survey made for (blank) Howard

on Rowlett’s Creek in Dallas County $ 800.00

30 head of stock cattle & 3 yoke of oxen $ 360.00

12 head of stock cattle $ 100.00

9 head of horses $ 500.00

1 Wagon $ 80.00

1 Threshing Machine $ 200.00

Total Valuation $4880.00

 

We the undersigned Geo H. Pegues and William Beverly a mority (moiety?) of the appraisers appointed by the County Court of Collin County to appraise the above mentioned estate do solemnly swear that the above is a true inventory and appraisement of all the property belonging to said estate so far as has come to our light and knowledge.

Given under our hands this 31st of January A. D. 1859

Geo. H. Pegues

William Beverly

Sworn to and subscribed before me January 31st 1859

Buford Henry, County Clerk Collin County, Texas

 

I, DANIEL HERRING, do solemnly swear that the proceeding is a full fair and complete inventory and appraisement of all the community property of myself and my deceased wife POLLY HERRING and it is prayed to be taken and recorded as in cases of administration.

Daniel Herring

Subscribed and sworn to before me in open Court this 1st day of Feby. 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas

Filed Feby. 1st, 1859

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas

 

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An inventory and appraisement of personal property.

 

Grown Sheep 64 head at $3.00 per head $192

9 lambs 1.50 each 13.50

Seven cows & calves at $15 each 105

Six two year old cattle at $6 36

1 yoke of oxen at $60 60

1 do at $40 40

1 Bull at $12 12

1 dry cow at $12 12

1 do at $13 13

1 do at $13 13

1 do at $13 13

2 fat hogs at $24 24

11 grone (grown) hogs at 2.50 each 27.50

25 shoats .50 each 12.50

1 sorrel horse “ 80. 80

2 rone (roan) coalts (colts) “ 35 each 70

1 bay do 20 20

1 grey do 20 20

1 grey mare 20 20

1 bay mare do (colt?) 20 20

1 do filley 40 40

1 do 90 90

1 do mare 75 75

1 do 80 80

1 do horse 65 65

1 sorrel poney (pony) mare 45 45 $1198.50

Supposed to be about 1/5 bushels of corn at 60 cts pr bu 105

Sheaf Oats $20 20

Supposed to be 125 bu wheat 75 cts per bu 93.75

Five beds & beding (bedding) at 100 100

2 bed steads at 20 20

2 do 14 14

1 yoak (yoke) oxen “ $50 50

2 do 45 each 90

1 do 40 40

5 dry cows 13 each 65

5 calves 5 each 25

2 steers 7 each 14

1 bull 7 7

6 log chains 12 12

12 cultivator teeth 10 10

1 pair wagon hounds 5 5

1 grinding stone 3 3

4 beehives 8 8

4 sythes & cradles 12 12

1 shovel 1.50 1.50

1 half bushel 1.25 1.25

sundry articles of farming tinsels 12 12

 

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1 prairie plow 15 15

2 plow irons 5 5

2 guns 8 8

1 table falling leaf 10 10

1 stan table 2 2

1 pair fire irons 2.50 2.50

1 iron wedge 1.00 1

1 clock & looking glass 2.50 2.50

Cupboard ware & stove & kitchen

utensils 80 80

1 trunk & chest 2.50 2.50

53 books & large map 70 70

200 feet walnut & Chittim plank 8 8

2 plows 15 15

1 wagon & harnice (harness) 50 50

1000 feet fencing pine lumber 30 30

1 side saddle 15 15

Valuation of Real Estate 928

acres of land at $8 pr acre $7424

Amount due the Estate by note

1 note on James M. Spencer $ 6.80 680 (sic)

1 do $ 3.20 320 (sic)

1 do Mary Stilley $ 50 50

1 obligation against the Baptist

Church at Weston $150 150

Doubtful Notes

1 note on J. M. Jackson $41.25 41.25

1 do H. H. Porter 24 24

1 do Henry Trotter 20.40 20.40

Good Notes 1 on R. & L. Gibsons 10.34 10.34

1 John F. Draggers 52.23 52.23

3 saddles at 23 23

Total Amt--- $11039.72

 

State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned appraisers of the R. M. MUGG [estate] do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete appraisement of all the effects of said estate that has come under our notice up to date, January 14th 1859.

Pleasant Wilson

Jonas Dawson

The above certificate was duly sworn to before me a Justice of the Peace on the 14th day of January A. D. 1858.

J. M. Chipman, J. P.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Elisha Chambers administrator of the Estate of R. M. MUGG do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a full and complete inventory and list of the property and claims of the Estate of R. M. MUGG decd. That has come to my knowledge up to this date January 17th, 1859.

 

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Elisha Chambers

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 17th day of January A. D. 1859.

Filed January 28th 1859

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk Co. Court, Collin County, Texas

 

 

An Appraisement of the property of PHILIP D. CROOM’s as shown to us by Jas. C. Forman, Guardian of said Minor.

 

1 mare $100.00 cts

1 wagon & harness 130.00

1 negro James man 1200.00

1 Do Felix 1200.00

1 Do Harden 1200.00

1 Do Edmond “ 1200.00

George 1200.00

Henson 400.00

Woman Ann 800.00

Margaret 1000.00

Lewis Boy 600.00

Elizabeth Girl 550.00

Susan 400.00

Cash 11258.50

21258.50

 

We and each of us do solemnly swear that the above appraisement is a full fare (fair) & complete appraisement of the property herein described to the best of our judgment so help us God.

William Beverly

Robert Carpenter

Ben F. Mathews

Sworn and subscribed to before me on the first day of February A. D. 1859.

John M. Salmons, J. P.

I, James C. Forman do solemnly swear that the proceeding is full fair and complete inventory of my ward PHILIP D. CRUME now in the State of Texas.

James C. Forman, Guardian

Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 34d day of February A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice, Collin County, Texas

Filed February 3d day A. D. 1859

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk Co. Ct., Collin Co., Texas

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County exercising Probate Jurisdiction.

The undersigned guardian of the person and Estate of RACHEL E. MANN, minor heir at law of the estate of STEPHEN G. and ELLENDER MANN.

Would report as follows to wit: That there came into my hands as per inventory filed in this Court on the 7th day of March 1857 of the Estate of said Minor $ 995.66

Which said amount has been out at ten percent interest to this

date amounting to the sum of $ 199.96

$1195.62

Paid for said minor for store goods board and schooling and

Other necessary expenses 140.31

Leaving on hand this day $1055.31

 

Said Guardian would further state that $250 of the above named $999.66 is the amount received by the said Guardian from the Estate of JOSEPH ROUTH deceased coming to said Minor heir from said Estate this 31st day of January 1859.

 

Jacob Routh

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st of January A. D. 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk, Court Collin Co., Texas

Examined and approved by me this 31st day of January A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin Co. Texas

Filed January 31st day A. D. 1859.

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk County Court Collin County, Texas

 

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To the Hon. County Court of Collin County exercising probate jurisdiction.

January Term 1859

 

The undersigned guardian of the minor PEACH E. FRENCH heir of SAMUEL and JANE FRENCH decd. beg leave to make the following annual report.

To amount received from James Keeling and Eli Baker Administrators of said Estate.

The Amt. apportioned to PEACHY E. FRENCH $264.30

 

CR.

By amt. paid L. Adamson’s Act $5.30

M. French acp 9.00

Wm. J. Norman acp 3.15

John Thorckmort on act 12.00

Court Fee 6.50 36.95

Bal. on hand for said heir P. E. French $227.35

 

January 31st, 1859

his

James X Keeling

Mark

Guardian of PEACHY E. FRENCH

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 31st Jany. A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

 

Filed January 31st A. D. 1859

Attest Buford Henry Clerk

 

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To the Honorable County Court of Collin County, State of Texas.

I the undersigned executor of the Estate of THOMAS F. BOREN deceased do hereby certify that the following is a true statement and list of the personal property sold by said Executor that was set apart in the will of said BOREN deceased to be sold. Said property was sold on the 7th day of January A. D. 1859 to wit: on nine months credit.

 

Cornelius Buie bought one steer for $25.00

William Thorn bought one horse for $33.50

John C. Pendleton bought one yoke of oxen for $48.00

Total Amount $108.50

 

Given under my hand this 7th day of January A. D. 1859.

Moses Jones Executor of the estate of THOMAS F. BOREN, deceased.

Filed Febry 1st 1859

Buford Henry Clerk

 

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Inventory and appraised value of the Estate of JOHN HAGGARD Decd.

 

One Negro Man Barnett supposed age 30 years $250.00

Jack 25 625.00

Woman Milly 40

Child Harrison 1 600.00 [both]

Woman Louisa 38

Child George 10 months 700.00 [both]

Boy Archy 14 years 800.00

Henry 12 750.00

Tucker 10 700.00

Nelson 8 600.00

Isham 6 450.00

Girl Sarah 6 400.00

Boy Cliff 4 375.00

Tillman 4 350.00

540 acres of land including homestead at $3.50 per acre 1890.00

200 acres of land known as the Parsons tract at $3.00 per acre 600.00

One Ox Wagon 125.00

One Large Horse Wagon 90.00

One Small Horse Wagon 75.00

One Buggy $30.00 3 plows 40.00

6 Log Chains $10.00 1 prairie plow $12 22.00

6 pair Gear at $5 pr pair 30.00

1 Sythe and cradle 2.50 1 hoe .50 3.00

2 axes 2.00 Tools $1.00 3.00

2 bee hives $1.50 each 3.00

15 bu wheat 40¢ per bush. 6.00

2000 feet lumber $4.00 per hundred 80.00

1 grindstone $1.00 5 head work steers at $110.00 110.00

9 cows and 9 calves at $15 per pair 135.00 $9812

15 head hogs 12.00

One bay mare 112.00

One bay mare 112.00

One bay mare 90.00

One black mare 90.00

One sorrel horse 50.00

3 mules 310.00

One bay filly 65.00

One bay colt 30.00

½ of a jack Ass 400.00

½ of Stallion Wester 50.00

½ of Stallion Crusader 75.00

½ of Stallion Highlander 100.00

Spanish Stock horses at $22.00 per head 1067.00

¼ of a Kentucky Harvester 30.00 $2593

Amt. carried forward $12405

 

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Amount brought forward $12405.00

300 lbs. bacon at 12c per lb. 36.00

2 stands lard $5.00 Kitchen furniture $15 20.00

2 buckets & tub .50 Bedding $100 100.50

1 bed stead $10 1 beareau (bureau) 15.00 25.00

1 Clock $15 6 chairs $3 2 L. Glasses $2.00 20.00

2 watches 30.00 1 shot gun $15 45.00

Silver Ware 27.00 1 saddle bag $3.00 30.00

1 pistol $12 Fly brush $1.50 13.50

Cubbard Ware 5.00 1 dog iron $3.00 8.00

Shovel & tons 2.00 Lantern & jug .75 2.75

Keg & Brandy $3.00 3.00

500 boards at 75 ct per hundred 3.75

All of which is submitted $12712.50

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin The undersigned appraisers appointed to appraise the property of JOHN HAGGARD, SEN. Deceased have appraised the same as presented to us by said adms and solemnly swear that appraisement is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.

his

John X Huffman

mark

J. M. Huffman

Silas Harrington

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 2nd day of March A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County, Texas.

 

A list of claims due said estate

Balance of claims on G. Igoes Note $2.65

Watts Note 200.00

Balance on P. Huffman Note 30.00

A. C. Portman’s & C. M Foxes note 20.00

A. E. Quisenberry 30.00

John Huffman’s 150.00

Balance on J. C. Cotons 10.00

A. E. Quisenberry’s act. 20.00

J. Parson’s 15.00

$627.65

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin I. S. A. Elkins, adms. of the estate of JOHN HAGGARD SEN., deceased do hereby certify that the above is a true inventory of the property belonging to said estate so far as the same had come to my knowledge and the claims is a true account of claims so far as I know of the same.

Smallwood A. Elkins, Administrator

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of March A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas.

Approved this 20th day of March

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

Filed March 20th 1859 Attest Buford Henry, Clerk County Court Collin County, Texas

 

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Partition and distribution of the Estate of JOHN HAGGARD, Decd.

To the Hon. Chief Justice of Collin County State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction:

The undersigned having been appointed commissioners to divide the property and Estate belonging to JOHN HAGGARD SEN. Deceased, have proceeded to divide and partition the same and it appearing to said Commissions that there are nine heirs of said Estate and the same being partitioned by us into nine shares and the said shares having been drawn the lot opposite to his or her name we have assigned to each heir the following amount of property belonging to said estate. Of the negro property we have given

John Haggard Lot No. 1 Jack Negro Boy $625 in cash $225 $850

George Fox & wife Lot. No. 2 Milly & child $600 in cash 250 $850

Clifton Haggard Lot No. 3 Lousey & child $700 in cash 150 $850

Johnathan Hunt & wife Lot No. 4 Archy $800 in cash 50 $850

Lewis Haggard Lot. No. 5 Henry $750 in cash 100 $850

Carsons Heirs Lot No. 6 Tucker $700 in cash 150 $850

James Haggard Lot. No. 7 Nelson 600 Barnett $250 in cash $850

James Owns & wife Lot. No. 8 Isam 450 Tilman 35 in cash 50 $850

Clinton Haggard Lot. No. 9 Sarah 400 Cliff 375 in cash 75 $850

$7650

There is on deposit in cash in the hands of the said adms. the sum of $890.10

Leaving a balance due on said division about $159.90

They further also that there is the sum of $627.65 due said estate by notes and accounts in the hands of said Adms.

In addition we find five hundred and forty acres of land in one lot worth the sum of 3.50 per acre amounting to $1890.00

Another tract of 200 acres at $3.00 600.00

The two tracts as above specified we find incapable of a proper division among said heirs and we recommend the sale of the same one half payable on the 25th day of December A. D. 1859 and the other half payable twelve months from that date. We also find the sum of $3665 dollars as per inventory and appraisement heretofore returned which we find incapable of division it being in personal property and we therefore recommend a sale of the same on a credit until the first of January A. D. 1860.

They recommend to the Hon. The County Court exercising probate jurisdiction that said available means be partitioned and divided among said legatees as the legal heirs of said John Haggard Sen., deceased, and that the balance of said property as belonging to said estate be divided and partitioned among said heirs and legatees so soon as the same shall be sold and the proceeds collected.

John Huffman

Silas Harrington

J M. Huffman

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 2nd day of March A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas.

 

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Filed March 2d 1859

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

Examined and approved by me this 2d day of March A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

 

Estate of JOHN J. MILLER Deceased

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

To the Hon. J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin exercising Probate Jurisdiction:

The Undersigned administrator of the Estate of JOHN J. MILLER beg leave to report the

Following as a sale bill made by a previous order of the Probate Court of said County after giving ten days notice of the same posting written notice one on the Court House door in said County, and one at two other public places not in said town proceeded to sell at public out cry on the 15th day of February 1859 for cash in hand the following property belonging to said estate to wit:

Names of Article Names of Purchasers Amount

3 books Fitzhugh .70

1 keg Peter E. Roberts 1.00

1 Fro John R. Fisher .80

1 plow & 2 axes H. C. Hearst 2.00

1 small pough John R. Fisher 1.00

1 ring and steeple George Herndon 1.00

1 log chane (chain) John R. Fisher 2.15

1 log chane (chain) John R. Fisher 2.05

3 pieces chain John R. Fisher 1.05

1 wagon sheet John R. Fisher 1.30

1 old wagon Robt. Fitzhugh 25.00

1 yoke oxen John R. Fisher 40.00

2 sheep Elijah Roberts 8.00

1 brindle Steer yearling John R. Fisher 3.10

1 heifer yearling John R. Fisher 3.65

1 bro. steer John R. Fisher 17.80

1 old cow John R. Fisher 5.00

1 white yearling John R. Fisher 4.25

1 yoke steers John R. Fisher 20.00

1 red heifer R. T. Quisenberry 12.00

1 red pided cow Calvin Wyatt 16.00

1 black pided cow John R. Fisher 10.05

771 rails John R. Fisher 9.63

$187.53

 

Also at the same time in obedience to an order of the Probate Court of said County after giving notice as required by law he proceeded to rent to the highest bidder at public out cry 23 acres of land belonging to said estate on a credit until the 1st day of October 1859, and Robert Fitzhugh being the highest and best…

 

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bidder the same was struck off to him at fifty dollars, all of which respectfully submitted.

James T. Fisher

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th day of February A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County.

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County and State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction the undersigned James T. Fisher Admr. of J. J. MILLER deceased, begs leave to represent (?) that the proceeding account of sales made by me the undersigned under the former order of this Court does not embrance (embrace) all of the property of said estate embraced in said order of sale, because some of the stock therein designated was scattered and could not be collected in time for said sale. Wherefore it is prayed of the Court that it will make an order extending the time wherein the undersigned can proceed to sell at another day designated – all the property of said estate heretofore ordered to be sold.

James T. Fisher

Examined approved and confirmed this the 28th day of Feby 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County.

Filed Feby. 28 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

Estate of THOS. F. BOREN, deceased.

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County State of Texas.

This is to certify that the following is a true statement and account of the sale of a certain tract of land that was set aside in the will of THOMAS F. BOREN deceased to be sold to pay the debts of said BOREN estate to wit: One hundred and 67 9/10 acres of land a part of the headright survey of Reese P. Murray’s for 320 acres known on the map as No. 22 lying and being in Collin County State of Texas on the waters of Pilot Grove Creek, a tributary of [the] Trinity River and bounded as follows, BEGINNING on the North East corner of said original headright survey running from thence West forty four 44 chains and thirty nine 39 links to the NW corner thereof. Thence South Forty 40 chains and nine links to the North West corner of a Forty 40 acre tract of land willed by said Boren deceased to Mary Mandy Bybee. Thence East thirty nine 39 chains and thirty nine 39 links the NE corner of said forty acre tract. Thence East Forty 40 chains and nine 9 links to the place of beginning, said described one hundred and 67 9/10 acres of land after due notice according to law and the order of said Court was sold by the undersigned executor of said Estate to the highest bidder on twelve months credit at the Court House door in Colllin County, State of Texas on Tuesday the first day of February…

 

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A. D. 1859 as follows to wit, Jordon O. Straughan bought the said described one hundred and seventy acres of land for two dollars per acre. Total amount $340.00

Given under my hand this 1st day of February A. D. 1859.

Moses Jones, Executor of the Estate of THOMAS F. BOREN deceased.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of February A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County

Filed Feby. 28th 1859.

Buford Henry Clerk, Collin County, Texas

Examined and approved and confirmed this 28th Feby. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice

 

Estate of ROBERT SKAGGS, deceased

 

McKinney, February 28th 1859.

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County, exercising probate jurisdiction.

The undersigned administrator of the estate of ROBERT SKAGGS deceased respectfully represents and show that according to a decree of your Hon. Body he proceeded to advertise and sell on the 1st Tuesday in February inst. Before the door of the Court House in the town of McKinney to the highest bidder 424 acres of land being all real estate of ROBERT SKAGGS decd. that came to my sight and knowledge. He further begs leave to report that said 424 acres was divided into two tracts of 212 acres each, that W. A. Brown having bid the sum of $11.00 per acre for the West half of said tract and there being no higher or better bidder for the same he became the purchaser and that Alvis H. Jackson having bid the sum of $7.25 per acre for the second tract and there being no higher or better bidder he became the purchaser of the same that he proceeded to take the parties’ notes with what he considers good personal security also a mortgage on the premises as a further security which said notes and mortgage accompany this report, he further begs leave to report that upon a careful resurvey of the said land it has fallen short of the Commissioners report 46 acres which deduction by consent of parties are made in the 2nd tract reducing it to 166.17 acres, all of which is most respectfully submitted.

A.      T. Robertson, Admrs. R. Skaggs decd.

Sworn and subscribed before me this the 28 day of Feby. A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County

Filed February 29th 1859

Examined approved and confirmed this 25th day Febry A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County

 

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Estate of G. W. GUNNELS and POLLY GUNNELS Community Property

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of GEORGE W. GUNNELS and POLLY GUNNELS now deceased as shown and exhibited to us by said GEORGE W. GUNNELS the survivor of said marriage.

1st a tract of 640 acres of land in Collin County, Texas the headright of said parties valued at 3 dollars per acre $1920.00

2d one cow and calf valued at 15.00

3d one wagon valued at 25.00

4th 5 head of hogs valued at $1.50 cents each 7.50

1967.50

 

We the undersigned do solemnly swear that the above and foregoing is a full, fair and complete inventory and appraisement of the community of GEORGE W. GUNNELS and his wife POLLY GUNNELS deceased as the same existed at the time of her death.

C. A. McMillen

J. W. Maxwell

W. S. Sachse

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th day of February A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County

I, GEORGE W. GUNNELS do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a true inventory of all the community property of myself and deceased wife POLLY GUNNELS this 28th day of February 1859.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of February 1859.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

Filed Feby. 28th, 1859

Buford Henry Clerk

 

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Community Property of JAS. KELLING & NANCY KEELING his decd. wife.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of JAMES KEELILNG and his deceased wife NANCY KEELING made by the undersigned appraisers appointed by the County Court of Collin County this the 10th day of March 1858.

 

Description of Property

 

394 acres of land at 8 per acre $3152.00

Three head of horses at 80 dollars each 240.00

6 yoke of oxen at 43 1/3 per yoke 260.00

17 head of cattle at 7½ per head 127.50

1 wagon and 5 chains 75.00

11 head of hogs at 30.00

1 carriage at 85.00

Farming utensils at 40.00

Household and kitchen furniture at 200.00

$4209.50

 

We certify that the within is a just and true valuation of the community property belonging to JAMES KEELING and his deceased wife NANCY KEELING according to the best of our judgment and belief, so help us God.

J. M. Miller

A. J. McAneir

Appraisers

Sworn and subscribed before me March 10th day A. D. 1858

A. R. Dickson, J. P. Collin Co.

I, JAMES KEELING do solemnly swear that the within is a true list and inventory of all the community property belonging to me and my deceased wife NANCY KEELING to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God.

his

James X Keeling

mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th march 1858

A.R. Dickson J. P. Collin Co.

Approved March 29th, 1858

Geo. H. Pegues Chief Justice C. C.

Filed March 29th 1858 for record

Attest Jno. L. Lovejoy, C. C. C. C.

 

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WM. PHILLIPS Guardian of JOHN PHILLIPS

1857                                                                                  Paid out the following amts.

Decr. Paid for port in the year 1851 $22.58

Paid for appraising property 9.00

6 ½ bushels corn at 6p 4.87

Tobacco 2.00

Coffee 3.00

1 pair pants 3.00

Paid David Wetsel 2.50

45 lb. beef at 3½ 1.57

20 “ pork 7 1.40

Paid Lovejoy 4.00

Cash paid taxes .40

Cutting and making coat 1.50

2½ bushels of corn at 6p 1.87

Washing 1.00

Beef .50

Paid to J. D. Newsom & Co. 13.59

Paid taxes 1855 1.80

do 1856 1.80

Paid 2 bushel meal 1.00 2.00

Paid 20 lb. mealing (milling?) flour .50

Paid 3 lb. Nails .30

Paid plank for flooring house 2.50

May 10 1 cow & calf 15.00

15 coffee 2.25

July 3 2 bushels meal at 1.00 2.00

Tobacco 2.00

2 papers ground coffee .50

To 1 big wheel 4.50

17 1 bushels wheat at 6p 1.50

Paid taxes for 1858 2.16

July 2 To 5 lb. coffee 1.00

Aug. 20 5 “ salt at 4 .20

26 “ beef at 3½ .91

24 “ 3 .72

Sept. 2 5 “ coffee 1.00

8 60 “ beef 3 1.80

3 “ salt 4 .12

Oct. 10 4 wheat 6p 3.00

coffee 1.00

tobacco .50

4 plug tobacco 1.00

60 lb. beef 2.10

Oct. 20 40 “ pork 7 3.36

10 “ salt 4 .40

Oct. 24 2 bushels of wheat 6p 1.50

1 lb. salerattus .35

5 “ coffee 1.00

Amt. Carried forward

 

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Oct. 24 To 4 plugs tobacco 2p 1.00

Nov. 5 To 1 pr. Shoes .75

18 To 18 lb. pork 7 1.26

To 145 lb. beef 3 4.35

11 lb. salt 4 .44

2 bushels wheat 1.50

Decr. 10 5 lb. coffee 20 1.00

286 lb. pork 7 20.00

15 salt 4 .60

2 plugs tobacco 2 p .50

$163.87

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Wm. A. Phillips do solemnly swear that the within and foregoing account of $167.87 against John Phillips is just and true and that all legal offsets payments and credits known to me have been allowed this 3d January A. D. 1859.

William A. Phillips

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of January A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

Examined approved and allowed by me this 1st day March A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

Filed Feby 28th 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

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To the Hon. County Court of Collin County exercising probate jurisdication.

The undersigned administrators of the Estate of SAMUEL and JANE FRENCH decd. beg leave to offer the following as their final account and ask to be discharged from further duties as administrators in said estate.

Amt. of sale of land sold by order of the Court $801.00

Rent of 21¼ acres of land at $4.30 per acre 91.38

$892.38

There are no debts outstanding against said estate except such court fees as may have accrued and commissions for attending to such business and as may be allowed. All of which is respectfully submitted this the 31st day of January A. D. 1859.

Eli Baker

his

James X Keeling

Administrators

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 31st day of January A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

Filed January 31st, 1859

Attest. Buford Henry Clerk County Court Collin County, Texas

 

 

Estate of JAMES STALLCUP, decd.

 

February 28th 1859

 

To the Honorable County Court of Collin Co. exercising Probate Jurisdiction, the undersigned who were appointed by the Court to appraise the property both real and personal belonging to the Estate of JAMES STALLCUP deceased beg leave to make the following report to wit:

We find 320 acres of land in Collin Co., Texas valued at $3.50 per acre $1120.00

Another tract of 25 acres of land in Denton County, Texas valued at

$3.50 per acre 87.50

 

Wm. A. Brown

J. P. Stewart

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court this 1st day of March 1859

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin County, Texas.

 

Thomas Stallcup says there is community property.

The above is all of the property of JAMES STALLCUP [that] has come to my knowledge.

Thomas Stallcup

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 2nd day of March A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin Co, Texas

Filed March 2nd 1859

Attest Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

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Community Property of WM. PATTERSON & ELIZA A. PATTERSON his decd. wife

State of Texas

Probate Court said County Mch. Term 1859

Collin County

We the undersigned appointed at said term to appraise the Community Property belonging to WM. & ELIZA A. PATTERSON decd at the time of her death in October A. D. 1853 would report the following as community property of the said WM. PATTERSON and ELIZA A. dec. who was his wife, to wit:

 

2 acres a part of Wm. Davis 3129 acres situated at the N W corner of the town of McKinney valued at $300.00

330 acres a part of said Wm. Patterson’s 640 acres on

Muddy in the South part of Collin County valued at 330.00

3 cattle valued at 40.00

2 horses valued at 150.00

household furniture old wagon tools &c valued at 75.00

$895.00

 

We certify that above to be a true valuation of the above described property in October A. D. 1853 to the best of our knowledge & belief.

Geo. White

Jas. M. Dunlap

his Leroy X Farmer

mark

I certify the above to be true and correct inventory of the Community [property] owned by myself and my wife ELIZA at the time of her death in October A. D. 1853.

his

Wm. X Patterson

mark

The foregoing appraisement of the inventory of the Community property of WILLIAM PATTERSON & ELIZA A. PATTERSON his deceased wife sworn to before me.

Buford Henry County Clerk Collin County, Texas this 28th day of March 1859.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

By the commissioners appointed to appraise the same also the said WILLIAM PATTERSON that it is a true inventory of said Community property.

Buford Henry, Clerk

Filed March 28th, 1859

Buford Henry Clerk

 

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List of the Community Property both real and personal

Of the estate of ALEXANDER CAROUTH

Value in dollars

160 acres the preemption claim of James McCoy $1280.00

160 acres headright of Wm. Lakin in Collin County $ 640.00

160 acres headright of Wm Lakin in Grayson County $ 650.00

1 sythe and cradle $ 3.00

2 mares $ 150.00

1 Colt $ 50.00

1 horse $ 100.00

1 yoke of oxen $ 55.00

1 Clock $ 7.00

5 beds & bed Clothing $ 125.00

2 bed steads $ 6.00

1 sugar chest $ 5.00

1 rifle gun $ 6.00

2 wagons $ 170.00

1 lot of cooking utensils $ 78.00

2 plows $ 7.00

2 pair harness $ 8.00

$3330.00

In addition to the above a crop of wheat has been raised but after paying the expenses of the same there is not more than sufficient to bread the family and sum (some) cooking utensils worth not more than seven or eight dollars.

Elizabeth X Carouth

 

County of Collin

State of Texas Before me as acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State personally appeared Elizabeth Carouth to me well known who being duly sworn declares the above inventory to be a true and correct inventory of all the community property of herself & deceased husband this 12th day of March A. D. 1859.

S. McFarland, J. P.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared before me the undersigned as acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County & State Wm. H. Herron, Walter Carruth & John Nixon who being duly sworn say that the value set opposite the each item mentioned in said inventory as made out by Elizabeth Carouth is the true value of the same as appraised by them acting by authority of an order of the Hon. Probate Court of said County. This the 12th day of March A. D. 1859.

Filed March 28th 1859

Buford Henry Clerk County Court, Collin County

 

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Sale Account of the personal property of JOHN HAGGARD, Decd.

 

To the Honl. County Court of Collin County, exercising probate jurisdiction, the undersigned administrator of the Estate of JOHN HAGGARD, decd., presents and reports the following as a true account of sale of the personal property of said estate on page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 on the 15th of March 1859.

 

Names Articles

Haggard, Clint Clock $15.00

Do Berow 15.00

2 looking glasses 2.00

6 chairs 3.00

Bedstead 10.00

Haggard, Louis Buggy 30.00

Do Boots 5.00

Haggard, James Saddle Bags 3.00

Divided Among the Heirs Silver Ware 27.00

Bush, W. M. comfort & Blanket 2.50

Shelbourn, M. D. Countipe & Do 4.00

Collier, P. W. Comfort 2.80

Bush, W. M. 2 blankets 4.50

Collier, P. W. 2 sheets 1.00

Eps, C. James 8 2/3 at 105 9.50

Bush, W. M. Do 10 ½ 10.50

Shelbourn, M. D. Lincy 9 4.50

Dudly, Wm. Gun 18.00 $178.75

Ceemore, J. S. Pistol 17.50

Miller, Henry Fly Brush 1.60

Martin, John Lantern & Jug 1.60

Haggard, Clint Cubard (Cupboard) ware 5.00

Martin, John Bed & Beding (Bedding) 28.50

McQuirter, O. C. Do 26.50

Shelborn, M. D. Dog Irons 3.25

Huffman, J. M. Old Irons .75

Do Swingle (Single?) Trees 1.30

Huffman, E. L. Strechers 1.50

Herington, Silas Log Chain 1.00

Do Do .75

3.75

Haggard, Clint 1.25

Huffman, P. A. .60

Shelborn, M. D. 1.80

Huffman, J. M. Haw & Auger .75

Thompson, W. Kettle 4.00

Epps, O. Plow 3.80

Huffman, E. L. Do 1.20

Haggard, Clint 2.10

$290.25

 

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Amount forward $290.25

Eps O Prair[ie] Plow 10.00

Eps, R. C. 2 ose [ox?] yokes .50

Emberson, George Do .37

Haggard, Clint Grind Stone .50

How, John Lines & Halter 1.40

Harrington, Silas 2 pair Britchen 6.00

Haggard, Clint Do 6.50

Quisenberry, R. T. 1 pair Geer (gear?) 2.10

Huffman, J. M. Do 1.60

Huffman, E. L. Do 1.60

Huffman, John 2 collars 3.00

Huffman, E. L. 1 pair geer (gear?) 2.30

Epps, R. C. Sythe & Craddle (cradle) 2.10

Huffman, P. A. Barel (barrel) & Vinegar 2.35

Pegee, Hatchet .25

Brown, A. 10 bus (bushels) wheat 5.00

Franklin, wheat at 45 9.90

Haggard, Clint bacon 113 at 12 ½ 14.12 ½

Huffman, E. L. Do 106 at 13 13.78

Haggard, Clint Lard Stand 1.50

Do Do 3.10

Huffman, P. A. Lard 2.00 $372.42

Herndon, George Horse Wagon 100.25

Brant, D. Do Do 186.00

Haggard, Clint Horse 85.00

Mase, Wm ¼ reaper 35.00

Huffman, E. L. fencing lumber 613 a 4 ½ 27.58

Witt, P. Do 27.58

Huffman, John plank 1.17

Do sealing 326 a 3.10 10.10

Huffman, E. L. Inch Do 392 a 5.30 20.77

Do Do 481 a 25.71

Do Boards 1300 a 95 12.35

Beger, Silver Watch 6.90

Brow, A. Gold Do 5.50

Huffman, P. A. Sugar Mill 5.02

Tuler, C. Yoke Cattle 58.00

Quisenberry, A. E. Do 55.00

Franklin, J. W. Ax 24.00

Cantral, J. M. Cow & calf 37.00

Prewit, J. F. Do 17.00

Cantral, J. M. Do 19.70

Clark, M. Cow & yearling 17.50

Huffman, J. M. “ calf 15.00

Eps, R. C. Yearling Heffer (heifer) 6.45

Do Two year old Steer 7.00

Do One Do 5.25

Coon, C. H. 10 head of cattle if found at 7 ½ per head 75.00

$1236.96

 

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Brought forward $1236.96

Haggard, Clint ½ Jack 381.00

Do ½ Horse Crusade 95.00

Do Hilander (Highlander?) 75.00

Tuler, R. S. Do Wester 50.00

Maise, Wm Bay Mare 121.00

Mathis, P. Black Mare 87.50

Quisenberry, A. E. Bay Mare 126.00

Do Bay Mare 116.00

Barnes, Th. Sorl (sorrel?) horse 42.00

Herrington, Silas Brown Filly 94.50

Leater, J. Horse Colt 23.50

Haggard, L. Mare Mule 135.00

Scribener, S. Horse Mule 136.00

Anderson, J. Do 95.00

Fields, J. 7 shotes (shoats?) 18.20

Mais, Wm. 7 second chois Do 16.10

Do 8 Do 14.00

Haggard, Clint Kettle 4.00

Do Oven & lid 1.10

Do Pot .50

Do Tea Kettle .50

Do scellett (skillet?) 1.50

Witt, P. Work bench 5.00

Do ½ bed 12.00

Haggard, Clint ½ bed 12.00

Do ½ of the Spanish stock a $26 1261.00

Per head being 48 ½ head 2899.28

1261.

$4180.28

The amount of the Spanish stock is not here reported as they are not all yet found only the price per head for which they sold is here given which said amount will be reported as soon as the number is ascertained.

Smallwood A. Elkins, Admr.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of March 1859.

Buford Henry Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas

Filed March 26th 1859

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court, Collin County, Texas

 

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Sale Bill of Personal property belonging to the Estate of J. J. MILLER sold by order of the Probate Court on Friday, the 4th day of March 1859 for cash in hand.

 

1 sorrel mare John R. Fisher Amt. $100.00

1 sorrel filly John R. Fisher 78.00

1 sorrel mare John R. Fisher 90.00

1 grey filly Elijah Roberts 80.00

1 mule colt Stanley Cooper 37.00

1 gray mare McCoy 34.00

1 brown horse A. W. Jackson 76.00

Total amt sales cash in hand $495.00

 

James C. Fisher

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 7th day of March A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

Filed March 7th, 1859

Attest Buford Henry Clerk.

 

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Collin County, Texas Feb. 17th 1859

A bill of sale of personal property of R. M. MUGG deceased is as follows:

 

1 Lot Farming untencals (utensils) paid $3.75

To Benjamin Pierce $3.75

1 Saddle By Note 7.00

Dr. W. H. Pierce 7.00

1 Saddle Tree By Note 1.25

George Downing 1.25

1 side saddle Note 10.00

Catharine Mugg 10.00

34 1/3 bus. Wheat a 75¢ By Note 25.75

Dr. Powell 25.75

1 sythe & cradle Paid .30

Thos. Austin .30

1 lot walnut & chittim plank By note 4.25

Dr. Powell 4.25

1 lot sows & shoats 14 By note 14.20

J. M. Burke

1 Mair (mare?) coat By note 25.00

William Chambers 25.00

1 sorrel hosre By note 59.00

John A. Mugg 59.00

1 horse colt By note 25.00

Griffin Trotter 25.00

1 sorrel mair (mare?) By note 46.00

To James Mugg 46.00

1 bay mare colt By note 31.50

S. H. Wilson 31.50

1 gray horse colt By note 26.00

William Chambers 26.00

1 bay horse colt By note 30.00

Griffin Trotter 30.00

1 gray horse colt By note 55.50

To Will Mugg 55.50

1 bay mare colt By note 79.00

George Downing 79.00

1 bay horse By note 60.50

Will Colwell 60.50

1 bay mare By note 91.00

W. H. Bean 91.00

1 prairie plow By note 16.25

Pleasant Wilson 16.25

1 yoke oxen By note 60.50

W. B. Turner 60.50

1 yoke oxen By note 53.00

James Fulton 53.00

 

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1 yoke oxen By Note 46.00

Jacob Locke 46.00

1 yoke oxen By note 54.00

J. J. Huchings 54.00

1 lot sheep 5 head 2d lot By note 32.50

Granderson Showever (Shawver?) 32.50

1 lot sheep 5 head 3 lot By note 23.75

J. M. Spencer 475 E 23.75

1 lot sheep 5 head 4 lot By Note 21.25

Granderson Showver (Shawver?) 21.25

1 lot sheep 5 head 5 lot By Note 19.50

Martin Stelcer (Stelzer?) 390 19.50

1 lot sheep 5 head 6 lot By Note 19.00

Martin Stelcer (Stelzer?) 380 19.00

1 lot sheep 5 head 7 lot By Note 18.00

William Showever (Shawver?) 360 18.00

1 lot sheep 5 head 8 lot By Note 17.50

Robt. B. Hayns 350 17.50

1 lot sheep 5 head 9 lot By Note 18.25

Robt. B. Hayns 18.25

1 lot sheep 5 head 10 lot By Note 16.25

To J. M. Spencer 325 16.25

1 lot sheep 8 head more or less

James Courtney 350 28.00

1 cow & calf By Note 20.00

Dr. Powell 20.00

1 cow & calf By Note 23.50

Mrs. Mary W. Jackson 23.50

1 cow & calf By Note 17.00

Dr. Powell 20.00

1 Bull By Note 9.75

Sam P. Brown 9.75

1 Bull By Note 10.50

S. H. Wilson 10.50

1 Bull By Note 13.00

S. H. Wilson 13.00

1 Dry Cow By Note 18.25

Charles Roberts 18.25

1 Dry Cow By Note 17.50

Jacob T. Alexander 17.50

1 Dry Cow By Note 16.50

Dr. Powell 16.50

1 cow & calf By Note 15.25

Jacob Alexander 15.25

1 dry cow By Note 14.50

Dr. W. H. Pearce 14.50

1 dry cow By Note 12.50

W. H. Herron 12.50

 

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1 dry cow By Note 12.25

W. H. Gerron (Herron?) 12.25

1 two year old heffer By Note 15.25

Dr. Powell 15.25

1 dry cow By Note 13.25 Dr. Powell 13.25

1 two year old By Note 12.25

William Brown 12.25

1 yearling By Note 7.75

W. H. Herron 7.75

1 yearling By Note 6.00

To W. H. Herron 6.00

1 yearling By Note 8.00

S. H. Wilson 8.00

1 yearling By Note 8.00

Jacob Alexander 8.00

1 steer By Note 6.50

John G. Douglas 6.50

1 steer By Note 8.05

J. M. Burk 8.05

1 steer By Note 6.50

J. M. Burk 6.50

1 two year steer By Note 11.50

Dr. Powell 11.50

1 two year steer By Note 6.25

John Pettet 6.25

1 yearling By Note 5.00

John G. Douglas 5.00

1 log chain 160 1 Do 200 1 Do 260 By Note 6.20

Jese (Jesse?) Woods 6.20

1 log chain 160 1 Do 200 1 Do 260 By Note 3.00

Jacob Alexander 3.00

1 pr. Wagon hounds By Note 3.00

Jesse Woods 3.00

1 lot fencing plank 500 feet By Note 20.25

Joseph Hearn 20.25

1 lot fencing plank 413 feet By Note 16.74

Joseph Hearn 16.74

1 lot fencing plank 336 feet more or less By Note 14.22

Joseph Hearn 14.22

1 bucket By Note 1.00

To David Begs 1.00

1 rife gun By Note 5.75

Avis Jackson 5.75

4 Bee Stands By Note 5.00

Catharine Mugg 5.00

 

I, Elisha Chambers, administrator of the Estate of Richard M. Mugg…

 

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Deceased do hereby state that the foregoing account of sale of the personal property of said decedent as hereunto attached is a true and correct account of sale of said property this 15th day of March 1859.

Elisha Chambers

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of March 1859.

Buford Henry Clerk County Court Collin County, Texas

Filed March 15th 1859

Attest Buford Henry Clerk County Court, Collin County, Texas.

 

State of Texas

March the 22nd 1859

Collin County

A list of VIRGINIA L. SANDERS property a minor heir of WM. and GRACY SANDERS of Upsher Co. deceased

1 yoke of steers $55

1 horse 65

1 lot cattle 60

1 lot queen’s ware 7.55

1 scillet (skillet) and lid 2.

2 pots 3.

2 jugs 1.25

1 stove crock .25

2 augers .60

3 buckets and foot bole 2.00

1 shuggar stand 1.00

4 chairs 3.00

1 par (pair) of pothooks .50

2 saws 3.50

1 hatchet and drawing knife 1.25

1 meet (meat?) axe .25

1 set of horse gearing 2.25

208.40

Appased (appraised) by Daniel Morgan, Stephen Marshall and James W. Butler this day and date above mentioned.

Daniel Morgan

Stephen Marshall

James W. Butler

This is to certify that the above was sworn to and subscribed before me this day and date above written.

A.H. Shoemaker, J. P.

I, J. W. L. Butler, do solemnly swear that the above inventory is a full inventory of all the property which has come into my hands as Guardian of VIRGINIA L. SANDERS except two head of cattle which could not be found at the time consequently are not included in the above inventory and I further swear that there is no debts or claims due my said ward nor no debts heretofore received by me except sixty dollar which was set apart to her by the administrator of the Estate of WM. & GRACY SANDERS decd. for the first year’s support of my said ward which said sum I expended in moving the cattle & horses the property of said ward from Upsher County to Collin County.

Subscribed and sworn before me this the 28th day of March…

 

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We, Robert Patterson, John Butram & James D. Naylor, Commissioners appointed by the Probate Court of Collin County to make partition of the landed Estate of M. C. DUPEY Decd. have proceeded to the same to make a division of one tract of land known as common property of the Estate headright of M.C. DUPREY divided as follows, one five hundred acre tract BEGINNING 500 varas E. of the SE corner of C. A. Davis Survey a rock corner. Thence East 300 varas a post in prairie. Thence North 1180 varas a post in prairie. Thence East 300 varas a post in prairie. Thence South 19.70 varas a post in Fannin & Nacogdoches District line. Thence West with said district line 1630 varas a post in prairie. Thence North 840 to the beginning

Beginning at the beginning corner of sd. Survey. Thence East running due east to the Eastern boundary of sd. Survey 1630 varas a post in East line sd. Survey. Thence South 790 varas to South East corner of said survey. Thence West with the South boundary line of sd. Survey to its South West corner. Thence North to the beginning corner of sd. Survey containing by estimation 242 acres and another tract of 120 same headright situated about 2 miles North beginning at the South east corner of S. M. Rainer’s survey of 2/3 of league and labor of land. Thence North with said Rainer’s East coundary line 1355 varas a rock in prairie. Thence East 500 varas a rock corner in prairie. Thence south 1355 varas a post in the North line of A. Horton’s Survey of 640. Thence West 500 varas to the beginning. These two tracts set apart for the widow. In finding the boundarys (sic) of said survey we called to our assistance W. G. Dewees as surveyor. We valued said land at seventy five cents per acre in make said division we gave to the widow the advantage as we thing the widow has the advantage about fifteen dollars in sd. Division all of which is respectfully submitted this 8 of April 1854.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me William G. Dewees, a justice of the peace for said County J. D. Naylor, J. H. Birtram and Robert Patterson and after being duly sworn in accordance to law said upon their oaths that the above report was made agreeable to the best of their judgment.

Given under my hand this the 8th day of April A. D. 1854

William G. Dewees, J. P.

Filed Nunc Pro Tunc this 1 March 1859

Buford Henry, Clerk

Examined & approved by me this 1st day of March 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

 

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We the commissions appointed by the County Court of Collin to make partition of the landed estate of MARCUS C. DUPEY deceased have this day proceeded to the same as follows.

First tract headright of S. F. Roberts of three hundred and twenty acres as separate of the estate in which the widow has a life time estate of one third to be divided according to quality and quantity have proceeded to divide the land by laying off to the widow ninety five acres including one third of the improved land. BEGINNING at the North West corner of said survey thence running East with the North boundary line of said survey 928 varas from which a water oak bears N 44º D W. Thence South 578 varas a burr oak from which a chainy bears S 27’ W. Thence West 938 varas to the West boundary line of sd. Survey a post from which a water oak bears south 13º E ?stant 30 varas. Thence North to the place of beginning. In finding the lines and corners we called to our aid William G. Dewees as surveyor. We the commissioners value said surey of land with improvements at eight hundred and ninety five dollars. We consider the ninety five acres laid off to the widow equal to one third in value all of which is respectfully submitted this 30th day of March 1854.

J. D. Naylor

J. H. Bertram

Robert Patterson

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared J. D. Naylor, J. H. Birtram & Robert Patteson and being by me the undersigned a justice of the peace duly seorn stated on their oath that the statements set forth in the above report are true to the best of their knowledge and belief.

Given under my hand this the 20th day of March one thousand with hundred and fifty four.

William G. Dewees, J. P.

Filed Nunc Pro tunc March 1st 1859

Buford Henry Clk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

Examined & approved by me this 1st day of March A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

 

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To the Hon. J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of the County Court of Collin County, Texas.

The undersigned administrator of the Estate of JOHN HAGGARD SEN., deceased would most respectfully beg leave to report that in obedience to an order from the county Court of Collin County Texas exercising probate jurisdiction at the February Term of said Court, to sell the lands belonging to said estate he did proceed and advertise the lands belong to said estate and had the said land appraised, the said lands being in two tracts, one tract of five hundred acres, a part of the headright of Maria Valalina Vela, and one tract of forty acres part of the tract of land secured S. H. Blount assignee by patent No. 644, Vol. 11, and that he did expose to public sale at the court house door in the town of McKinney County of Collin, State of Texas on the 5th day of April A. d. 1859 the same being the first Tuesday in said month when and where one CLINTON S. HAGGARD became the purchaser of the said tracts of lands, he being the highest and last bidder for the sum of four dollars and five cents per acre making in the aggregate two thousand one hundred and ninety seven dollars, which said sum is secured by the promissory notes of the said CLINTO S. HAGGARD and WILLIAM N. BUSH, ONE HALD OF SAID PURCHASE MONEY ON OR BEFORE THE 25TH DAY OF December 1859, the other half of said purchase money payable the 25th day of December A. D. 1860, all of which is respectfully submitted. And he further begs leave to report that in obedience to said last order mentioned he did proceed and advertise one hundred and sixty acres of land as by law he was required to do the property of the Estate of JOHN HAGGARD SEN. decease3d and at the time aforesaid and on the day aforesaid he did expose to public sale the 160 acres of land as well as 40 acres of land in the same manner as the last the said land being known. The first tract situation in Collin County on the waters of White Rock about 16 miles S 46º West of McKinney be the whole of a survey one hundred and sixty acres of land surveyed in the name of JAMES W. PARSON assignee of DAVID M. TUCKER and known as the S E quarter of section No. 3 North of the 1st base line Range 1 East of the first meridian, the second tract situated in Denton County on the waters of Elm about eighteen miles from McKinney being part of a survey made in the name of JOHN B. MARTIN.

Beginning at S W corner of said survey. Thence E 20 chains a post from which a double oak ten and 14 inches dia. Mk. X bears N 67º E 130 lks. Thence N 20 chains a post from which an elm 7 inches in dia. Mk X bears South 38º # 130 lks. Thence…

 

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West 20 chains a post from which an elm 6 inches ia. mk. X bears N 67½º E 10 lks. Thence S 20 chains to the place of beginning containing forty acres of land and that he did expose to public ale the said one hundred and sixty acres of land and the said forty acres of land at the door of the Court house in the town of McKinney, County of Collin, State of Texas when and where one JAMES H. WOODS became the purchaser for the price of three dollars and ten cents per acre the same being in the aggregate the sum of six hundred and twenty dollars, he being the highest last and best bidder, which said sum is secured by the promissory notes of James H. Woods, and A. H. Martin, one half of the purchase money payable on the 25th day of December next 1859 the other half payable on or before the 25th day of December A. D. all of which is respectfully submitted. Mary 3rd 1859.

Smallwood A. Elkins, Admr.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 3rd day of May A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

 

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List of the Community Property of JOHN MccANTS deceased and PERMELA McCANTS his wife.

VALUE

Land 160 acres preemption $3 per acre 480.00

Land 135 acres headright of SAML. NOBLETT $4 per acre 500.00

Horse 1 20.00

Cattle 20 head (stock) 146.00

Two beds $10 each 20.00

Cupboard 1 10.00

Chairs 6 – 50 cts. Each 3.00

$1179.00

One table $3 3.00

$1182.00

 

Debts owed by deceased

To Thomas Finley (Note) $40.00

To H. Witt Store acpt 7.00

To Dr. Slack, Medical Bill 25.00

$72.00

 

The above and foregoing is a just and true inventory of the community property of myself & deceased husband JOHN McCANTS, and a true statement of the Community debts owing at the time of his decease there being no separate property.

Permela McCants

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for Collin County, State of Texas, PERMELIA McCANTS, widow of JOHN McCANTS, to me well known who being duly sworn declares the above to be a true inventory of the Community property and debts of her & her deceased husband this 26th day of May A. D. 1859.

C. M. Fox, J. P.

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the probate court of Collin County in vacation to appraise the Community property of the Estate of JOHN McCANTS deceased declare the value set opposite each item on the reverse side of this sheet is the apprisement made by us.

John F. Purcell

J. K. Fox

L. F. Cook

 

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May the 21st day A. D. 1859

An inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the Estate of MOSES SPARKS, deceased, as follows:

 

1 box of tools $14.00

4 cows & calves 48.00

2 two year old steers 18.00

2 One year old steers 10.00

1 two year old heifer 8.00

Farming Utensils 7.00

Household and citchen (kitchen) furniture 45.50

30 acres of land 240.00 $390.50

 

Notes & Acts due the Estate

1 account on A. Z. Seabourn for $33.75

1 Note on J. Smith for 130.00

Cr. By $43.40

1 note on J. Smith for 140.00

1 note on Richard Sparks for 30.75

3 notes on Wm. B. Stepherson amounting to 360.00

1 note on Wm. B. Stepherson for 149.35

1 note on J. W. Halley for 5.00 $685.10

 

We & each of us do solemnly swear that the above & foregoing list & epasement (appraisement) is a full fare (fair) & complete list of all the property & claims that came to our notice belonging to the Estate of MOSES SPARKS decd., so help me God.

J. M Dunlap

James Strain

J. Smithe

Sworn & subscribed to before me on the 21 day of May A. D. 1859.

John M. Salmons, J. P.

 

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A List of CALEB PHILLIP’S property with it valuation June 16th/59.

 

1 feather bed and bed clothing $9.00

1 lot of wearing cloths 3.00

1 saddle & saddle pockets 3.00

To (two) pistol combs knife &c .50

1 pair shoes 1.50

1 box and fiddle 1.50

Bacon edge tools skillet &c 5.55

1 Clock 6.00

1 horse 50.00

1 lot of cattle 25.00

1 Ax .25

1 lot of wheat in shock 18.00

1 carry plow 2.00

½ of a craws (cross) cut saw 3.00

1 sack with 100 lbs shorts & flour 1.00

80 acres of land with some improvements being

the homestead at $10 per acre $ 800.00

930.05

12 ½ acres of timbered land on East Fork

$3 per acre 37.50

$967.55

 

We the undersigned appraisers do hereby certify that the above & foregoing is a true and full valuation of the above named property belonging to the Estate of CALEB PHILLIPS, deceased.

Saml. L. Jenkins

Grafton Williams

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of June 1859.

Buford Henry, Clerk Co., Court, Collin Co., Texas

I, William A. Phillips, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true inventory of all the personal & real estate of Caleb Phillips deceased that has come to my knowledge this 27th day of June 1859.

William Phillips

 

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June 27th, 1859

 

A list of the appraisement of the property of MARY C. ROBERTS

 

1 bay mule a $75 $75.00

1 brown mule a $75 75.00

85 acres of land in James T. Roberts

headright at 5 per acre 425.00

1 bay mare a $65 65.00

1 bed stid (stead) a $8 8.00

1 loom a $8 8.00

1 band axe a $2 2.00

1 wagon a $40 40.00

1 black mar[e] a $75 75.00

1 two year old sorrel filly a 75 75.00

1 year old sorrel filly a 75 75.00

1 bay horse a 80 80.00

24 head of sheep at $3 per head 72.00

1 red cow and yearlen (yearling) 17.00

1 read cow & black yearlen (yearling) 15.00

1 pided heifer & calf 12.00

1 brown horse 5 years old 100.00

1 brown horse 4 years old 100.00

1 jannett and colt 60.00

1 spinning wheel 40.00

1 lot of wood supposed to be 75 lbs. at

25 per lb 18.75

Acres of land B. L. Ham $10 per acre

98 acres of land B. L. Ham $10 per acre 980.00

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed to appraise the property of MARY C. ROBERTS do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and full valuation of the foregoing named property this 27th day of June 1859.

G. F. Lucas

Joseph Dixon

Gabriel Philips

 

I, PETER E. ROBERTS, do hereby certify that the within & foregoing named property is a full account of all the property belonging to MARY C. ROBERTS minor that has come to my knowledge this 27th day of June 1859.

Peter E. Roberts

 

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State of Texas To the Honorable the County Court of said County

Collin County Probate Session

We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the last December Term of said Court to make partition and division of the estate of JARROT HOWARD dec. late of said County would beg leave to make the following report.

 

1st

We proceeded to make an examination of the negroes belonging to said estate one of whom named Ike was affected in his eyes and we proceeded to advise with two physicians Drs. Wilson and Smith as to how far his eyes were affected, and their bills for said service are recommended to you for approval.

We then proceeded to divide them into two portions. One portion consisting of CYNTHIA, SOPHIA and ANN, we allotted and set apart to ABIGALE FORMAN late the wife of JARROTT HOWARD, dec. to be held by her during her natural life, then to be held by the seven children of the said JARROT HOWARD the other heirs of said estate; said three negros valued at $1750.00.

The portion of two thirds we allotted and set apart to the said seven children as property in their own right, said portion of two thirds consisting of IKE, HARRIETT, BETSEY, HANNAH, ADALINE, ZACH, SARAH JANE and HARDIN and valued at $3500.00.

 

2nd

We next proceeded to make an examination of the lands and personal property belonging to said estate, with the exception of 320 acres of land in Collin County on Rowletts Creek in the name of MARY STANDERER and have valued said lands and personal property at $11701.00 of which the said ABAGAIL FORMAN would be entitled in her own right to a portion of the value of $5850.50 and the said seven children would be entitled to the remaining portion of the value of $5850.50.

Adding the portion of negros to the land and personal property to which they the said seven children are entitled including the tract of 320 acres in the name of MARY STANDEFER to which the said ABIGAIL FORMAN has relinquished her life time interest and it gives to them a portion of the value of $10630.00.

But upon examination of the land in Dallas County consisting of 343 acres in the name of ROBERT SCURLOCK lying in the prairie and of 37 acres in the name of HIRAM BURNETT and about 8 acres in the name of ROBERT SCURLOCK lying in the timer; We have found same incapable of division without very materially injuring its value.

 

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We would therefore recommend that these tracts of land in Dallas County be take by the said ABIGAIL FORMAN or some other of said heirs and that obligations be given so as to make the portions hereinafter described the legal amount to which each heir is entitled, said tracts valued at $2725.00.

3d

We have allotted and set apart to the said heirs as property to be held in their own rights portions described as follows to wit: To ABIGAIL FORMAN 320 acres of land in Collin County on Rowlett’s Creek in the name of JAMES W. PARSONS and fully described in the patent recorded in Book H, page 139, also 106 acres of land in Collin County on Rowlett’s Creek in the name of JOSEPH H. WILCOX and fully described in a deed recorded in Gook G, Page 133 said two tracts valued at $4900.00

Also one yoke of steers and log chain $45.00. 10 shoats valued at $8.36 and two colts running at Wm Forman’s valued at $55.00. In all valued at $5008. 36. Leaving her an interest in said land incapable of division in Dallas County valued at $842.14.

To WILLIAM HOWARD, a tract of 140 acres in Collin County on Rowlett’s Creek a part of GEORGE PERRIN’S 320 acres and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the NE corner thereof a post, Thence South 35 chains a post, Thence West 40 chains to the place of beginning valued at $980.00. One negro named IKE valued at $450.00. And other personal property as follows to wit: One two horse plow, 2 pair strechers, 2 pair of plow gear, good singletrees, collars, old harness &c doubletree & chains, wagon (wagon), grindstone, 10 shoats, cradle, sythe, old tools &c. valued at $75.64. Also one cow an advancement $13.00. In all a portion valued at $1518.64.

To MARY, wife of DEWITT C. FORMAN, a tract of 98 acres of land in Collin County on the waters of Rowletts’s Creek a part of a survey of 196 acres in the name of MICHAEL SEE and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the NE corner thereof, Thence East 40 chains to the place of beginning, valued at $460.00. One negro HANNAH valued at $780.00 A gray mare & two plows valued at $85.00 and a cotton advancement $100.00, in all a portion of the value of $1425.00. Leaving her interest in said land in Dallas Co. $153.64.

To JARROT HOWARD a tract of land in Collin County in on the…

 

 

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Waters of Rowlett’s Creek 60 acres more or less a part of a survey of 320 acres in the name of MARY STANDERFER and bounded as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a post in the East line thereof from the SE corner thereof bears South 20 chains, Thence West 80 chains a post in the W line thereof from which a hackberry 12 in. dia. md. X brs N 39 ½ W 177 links and a cluster of mulberrys md. X bears N 39 ½ W 143 links, Thence North 20 chains the NW corner thereof, thence East 80 chains the NE corner thereof, Thence South 20 chains to the place of beginning valued at $600.00. Two negros ZACH & Betsey 520.00, a one third interest in 25 or 30 cattle more or less 58.00. In all a portion valued at $1178.00 Leaving an interest in said land in Dallas County valued at $340.64.

 

To SAMUEL HOWARD a tract of land in Collin County on the waters of Rowlett’s Creek 98 acres more or less a part of a survey of 1906 acres in the name of MICHAEL SEE and beginning at the SW corner thereof a post from which a pecan 12 in. dia. md. X brs S 82 ½ W 310 links, Thence East 40 chains the SE corner thereof a post from which a hackberry md. X by Peters Colony Surveyors brs S 41 W 21 links, Thence North 24 chains 50 links a post in the E line thereof, Thence West 40 chains a post in the West line thereof, Thence South 24 chains 50 links to the beginning valued at $520.00

One Negro ADALINE valued at 650.00

One colt valued at 30.00

In All a portion of the value of $1200.00

Leaving an interest in said land in Dallas Co. valued at 318.64

To CYNTHIA HOWARD a tract of land in Collin County on the waters of Spring Creek being 10 acres a part of GEO. PERRIN’S 320 acres and 120 acres a part of ROBERT H. BROWN’S 283 acres and bounded as follows to wit: BEGINNING at the NE corner of the said Brown’s 283 acres the SE corner of said Perrin’s 320 acres, thence North 5 chains a post, Thence West 40 chains a post, Thence South chains a rock, Thence East 5 chains 60 links said Brown’s NW corner Thence South 34 chains 80 links to a post, Thence East 34 chains 40 links a post in the East line thereof, Thence North 34 chains 80 links to the beginning valued at $700.00

A negro HARRIET valued at 350.00

A one third interest in 25 or 30 cattle more or less valued at 58.00

In all a portion valued at $1108.00

Leaving an interest in said land in Dallas Co. valued at 410.64

 

To HARMON HOWARD, a tract of 160 acres of land more or less a part of a survey of 320 acres of land on Rowlett’s Creek in Collin County in the name of MARY…

 

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STANDEFER and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the SE corner thereof a post in prairie, Thence North 20 chains a post, Thence West 80 chains a post in the W line thereof from which a hackberry 10 in. dia. md. X brs N 39 ½ W 177 lks. And a cluster of mulberrys md. X bears N 39 ½ W 143 links, Thence South 20 chians the SE corner thereof a post from which a hackberry md. X brs. N 54 W 20 links another same mark brs. N 9 W 40 links, Thence N 9 W 40 links, Thence East with the S line thereof 80 chains to the place of beginning valued at $680.00

A Negro HARDIN valued at 400.00

A one third interest 25 or 30 cattle more or less valued at 58.00

1138.00

Leaving an interest in said land in Dallas County valued at 380.64

 

To JAMES HOWARD a tract of 160 acres of land more or less a part of GEO. PERRINS 320 of land on Spring Creek in Collin County and beginning at the NW corner thereof, Thence East 40 chains a post, Thence South 40 chains a post in the S line thereof, Thence West 40 chains the SW corner thereof, Thence North 40 chains to the beginning valued at

$800.00

A negro SARAH JANE valued at 350.00

Indian pony 30.00

In all a portion 1180.00

Leaving an interest in said land in Dallas County valued at 335.64

 

All which is respectfully submitted.

Geo. White

J. O. Straughan Commissioners

Ben F. Mathews

State of Texas

Collin County Before me personally appeared Geo. White, J. O. Straughan and Benj. F. Mathews and signed the above report and testified that the facts therein specified are true and correct. Witness my hand and seal of office this 24th Feby. 1858.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk. C. C. C. C. Texas

 

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To the Hon. J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin Co., Texas.

The undersigned, LYDIA GRAYUM, widow (widow) of JOHN GRAYUM, citizen of Collin County and State of Texas would respectfully represent that her late husband JOHN GRAYUM departed this life on the eleventh day of June A. D. 1859 and the time of his decease left the following described community property, which property has been valued and appraised by JACOB FAULNER & JOHN WAGES & JNO. M. McKINNEY, said property consisting of 160 acres of land out of JAMES LOVELADY’S headright valued at

$800.00

1 Mare valued at $ 80.00

4 cows and calves valued at $ 50.00

6 head of young cattle valued at $ 45.00

14 head of hogs valued at $ 30.00

1 double barrel (barrel) shot gun valued at $ 15.00

Household furniture valued at $ 45.00

1 cross cut saw & other tools $ 10.00

$1075.00

 

The Estate owes Dr. G. A. Foote two promissory notes for about $130.00

Dr. Barnett of Rockwall, Kaufman Co. 12.50

And to G. W. Grayum an account of 17.50

And to John Spurgen 5.00

$165.00

Your petitioner would represent that the above & foregoing is a list of all the community property and a true statement of all the debts that is owing except a bill to J. W. HAYNES for $107.25, also a judgment of about thirty dollars in favor of JOHN C. EASTON.

The debts due the estate as far as known consists of a claim on the estate of JOHN J. MILLER for $86.50 which has been rejected by the administrator of said estate and which your petitioner does not know as to the probability of being collected and also a claim on JAMES GRAYUM for one Jenney and one jack colt valued at $100.00

her

Lydia X Grayum

mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned this 25th day of July A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas.

 

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Estate of THOS. F. BOREN, decd.

State of Texas

July 18th A. D. 1859

County of Collin

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County, Texas.

We the undersigned appraisers of the estate of THOMAS F. BOREN deceased, do hereby certify that the following additional inventory is a true inventory and list and appraisement of all the property as presented to us belonging to said estate by the Executor of said Estate ( to wit as follows)

One brown with motly (motley) face cow and calf valued at $11.00

One white and red spotted cow and calf valued at $12.50

One Black and white spotted cow and calf valued at $12.50

One yearling yellow heifer valued at $ 6.50

One account on JOSHUA GOTCHER for $ .58

One account on LEWIS COZINE for $ 2.50

One account on JAMES LANE for $ 3.00

One account on JOHN MARTIAL for $ 3.00

One note of hand on C. BEALE for $37.75

Cash in hand of the Executor $17.92 ½

One pitch fork valued at 1.00

$108.25 ½

Given under our hands this 18th day of July A. D. 1859.

Fielden Tweedle

W. C. Robinson

Joel Glover

Sworn to & subscribed before me on this the 23d day of July A. D. 1859

D. D. Graham, J. Peace

Filed July 26th, 1859.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing additional inventory and list of debts due the Estate of THOMAS F. BOREN decd. is a full and complete inventory and list that has come to my knowledge.

Moses Jones Executor of the Estate of THOMAS F. BOREN

 

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Inventory and appraisement of the property and effects of the Estate of WILLIAM BOUNDS, deceased.

 

First 1 black horse valued $ 85.00

1 sorrel horse valued 65.00

1 gray horse mare valued 65.00

1 colt 35.00

1 pair wagon harness valued 25.00

1 two horse wagon valued 75.00

1 rifle gun & shot pouch valued 12.00

1 saddle 8.00

Cash on hand 1115.00

Total 1485.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true inventory and appraisement of the property and effects of the Estate of WILLIAM BOUNDS deceased as far as has been shown to us by the Admr. of said estate or is known to us to exist. July 25th 1859.

Geor. E. Pegues

Appraisers

L. M. Martin

Sworn to before me this the 25th day of July A. D. 1859.

Buford Henry, Clerk C. court, Collin Co., Texas

State of Texas

County of Collin

JOESPH M BOUNDS, Admr. of the Estate of WILLIAM BOUNDS deceased being duly sworn upon his oath saith that the foregoing is a correct and true inventory of all the property both real and personal belonging to the estate of the said WILLIAM BOUNDS at the time of his death so far as the same has come to his knowledge.

J. M. Bounds

Sworn & subscribed before me this 25th day of July A. D. 1859

Buford Henry, County Clerk

 

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State of Texas In the County Court for the transaction of Probate Business

Collin County July Term 1859

To the Hon. J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin County.

The undersigned commissioner appointed at the May Term 1859 of your Honor’s Court to sell certain property belonging to the heirs of B. C. STROTHER deceased, would respectfully state that on the 27th day of June 1859, he after advertising the same according to law proceeded to sell at the Court House in the Town of McKinney, one horse belonging to said heirs and that WILLIAM B. KENDEL became the purchaser thereof by bidding the sum of Ninety Dollars and fifty cents, the highest and best bid offered, for which sum the said Kendel executed to the undersigned his promissory note with approved security payable six months after date.

Respectfully submitted

J. O. Straughan, Commissioners

Sworn to and subscribed this the 25th day of July A. D. 1859.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin Co.

 

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Estate of J. J. MILLER, Decd.

 

To the Hon. Chief Justice of Collin County exercising Probate Jurisdiction, the undersigned administrator of the Estate of J. J. MILLER, Decd. beg leave to make the following report.

That in pursuance of an order of the court to me directed I did after giving notice as required by law, offer for sale at the Court House in said County of Collin on the 5th day of July 1859, it being the first Tuesday in the month, a tract of 80 acres of land belonging to the Estate of J. J. MILLER, decd. on a credit of twelve months, and JOHN R. FISHER bid the sum of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, making in the aggregate the sum of Two Hundred Dollars and it being the highest and best bid, the sale was struck off to the said JOHN R. FISHER, he giving his note for the purchase money secured by ANDREW C. FISHER and JOHN M. McKINNEY, all of which is respectfully submitted.

James F. Fisher, Administrator of the Estate of J. J. MILLER

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 25th day of July A. D. 1859

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice of Collin Court, Texas

 

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State of Texas

June 1st A. D. 1859

Collin County

To the Hon. the County Court of said County in Probate Session

We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the last March Term of said Court to make partition and distribution of the Estate of EDWARD BRADLEY dec. would beg leave to make the following report.

That in accordance with said order as amended at the present term of said Court we have proceeded to divide all the property of said estate real and personal into two portions of equal value and allotted one of said portions to NANCY BRADLY, the widow of said Edward Bradly, and proceeded to divide the other portion in five parts of equal value and allotted one of said parts to each of the other five distributes of said estate.

The portions set apart to each of the distributees are particularly described as follows to wit.

To NANCY BRADLY we have allotted and set apart a tract of land a part of a survey of 320 acres in the name of EDWARD BRADLEY adjoining the town of McKinney and beginning in the N line thereof at the NE corner of James Bradley’s 98 acres, Thence South with his west line 31 chains 18 links a post from which an elm 12 in. dia. med. X S 9 ½ E 284 links, Thence East 27 chains 40lks. a post, Thence North 12 chains 84 lks. the SW corner of THOMAS T. BRADLEY’s 29 acres in all 24 chains 22 links the SE corner of DANIEL HOWELL’S tract, Thence West 27 chains 40 links the SW corner of JOHN C. EASTON’S 6 acres, Thence North 6 chains 36 links his NW corner, thence West 3 chains, 20 links the beginning containing 70 acres more or less valued at $1700.00

Also one cow and calf a bed and bedstead household furniture valued at 50.00

In all a portion valued at $1750.00

 

To MARY HOWELL we have allotted and set apart the following tract of land, a part of EDWARD BRADLEY’S 320 acres SW and adjoining the town of McKinney and beginning in the S lline thereof at a post in thicket from which the SE corner thereof bears East 25 chains and an Elm 6 in. dia. md. X brs S 64 W 20 links, Thence North 14 chains a post from which a pecan 10 in dia. md. X brs. S 49 W 12 links, Thence West 19 chains 40 links a post from which an elm 6 in. in dia. md. S brs. S 29 W 18 links, Thence South with the E line of JAMES S. BRADLYS 98 acres 14 chains his SE corner, Thence East with the N line of SAMUEL McFARLAND’S 640 acres 19 chains 40 links to the place of beginning 27 acres of land be the same more of less.

Valued at $350.00

 

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To SARAH T. (?) LUCAS we allotted and set apart the following tract of land a part of EDWARD BRADLEY’S 320 acres and beginning in the East line thereof a post from which the SE corner thereof brs South 6 chains and 30 (?) links and honey locust 2 in dia md X brs N 72 E 13 links, Thence North 7 chains 5- links a post, Thence West 25 chains a post from which a pecan 10 in dia md X brs 8 49 W 12 links, Thence South 7 chains 50 links a post from which a haw 3 in dia md X brs N 50 W 89 links, Thence East 25 chains to the place of beginning containing 18 ¼ acres of land more or less valued at $350.00

 

To THOMAS BRADLEY we have set apart and allotted the following tracts of land a part of the EDWARD BRADLEY’S 320 acres SE and adjoining the town of McKinney and beginning at a post in the S line of a tract of 29 acres belonging to the said THOMAS BRADLEY from which the SW corner thereof brs West 260 links an elm 10 in dim mkd X brs West 20 lines, Thence South 19 chains 14 links a post from which an elm 10 in dia md X brs N 7 S 177 links, Thence East 13 chains 73 links a post in the line of said 320 acres, Thence North therewith 19 chains 38 links the SE corner of a tract of 7 acres sold by said EDWARD BRADLEY to DAVIS and JAMES WETSEL, Thence West 13 chains 73 links to the place of beginning containing 26 ½ acres of land more or less valued at $350.00

 

To JAMES S. BRADLEY we have allotted and set apart the following tract of land a part of EDWARD BRADLEY’S 420 acres beginning at the SE corner thereof, Thence West 25 chains a post from which an elm 6 in dim mk X brs S 64 W 20 links, Thence North 6 chains 50 links a post from which a saw 3 in dia md X brs W 50 W 80 links, thence East 25 chains a post from a honey locust 2 in dia md X brs N 72 E 13 links, Thence South 6 chains 50 links to the beginning 16 ½ acres of land more or less valued at $350.00

 

To DANIEL BRADLEY we have set apart and allotted the following tracts of land a part of EDWARD BRADLEY’S 320 acres beginning in the E line of a tract of 98 acres sold to JAS. S. BRADLEY at a post from which the NE corner thereof bears North 31 chains 18 links and an elm 12 in dia md X brs 89 ½ E 284 links. Thence East 27 chains 40 links a post, Thence North 12 chains 84 links the SW corner of THOS. BRADLEY’S 29 acres, Thence East 260 links a post from which an elm 10 in dim md X brs West 20 links, Thence South 19 chains 14 links a post from which an elm 6 in dim md X brs N 7 E 137 links, Thence West 30 chains (?) links a post from which an elms 6 in dim md X brs S 30 (?) W 18 links a post from which an Elm 6 in dia mk X brs s 20 W 18 links, Thence north 6 chains 30 links to the place of beginning containing 22 ¼ acres of land more or less valued $300.00

 

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Also a cow and calf two two year old steers, two yearlings, a sow and

A few tools valued at $50 in all a portion valued at $350.00

The map gives a correct plan of the foregoing division all of which is respectflyy submitted.

Geo. White

M. R. Parrish

Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court June 1st 1858

 

WALTER YEARY, Act of Sale

 

In Pursuance of an order of sale to me directed bearing date on the (?) day of A. D. 185?, I sold at private sale the following property of the minor heirs of JAMES W. YEARY, deceased as Guardian of said minors at private sale on the 26th day of November A. D. 1856 said order of sale from the County Court of Collin County exercising probate jurisdiction.

Sold to Cain two beef steers at $17.00 $34.00

Sold to Moses Jones two beef steers at 17.00 each 34.00

Sold on the 1st day of May A. D. 1857 to W. P. Honaker

four beer steers 70.00

Sold on October 30th 1858 to Sherwood and Stanford

three four year old at 18.00 each 54.00

Sold same date three three year old steers two at $15 each and

one at 14.50 44.50

Sold one four year steer to Harrison Stanford in June 1855 at 18.00

Total amt Sales 255.50

 

I, WALTER YEARY, do solemnly swear that the above and foregoing sale bill is a true and correct return of said sail (sale) to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Walter Years, Guardian

 

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Inventory and Appraisement of the Property of the Estate of

GEORGE S. MORRIS, to wit:

1 truck valued at $12.00

1 saddle valued at 25.00

1 Ditto valued at 6.00

1 pr. Saddle Bags 3.50

1 sorrel Mare 100.00

1 Gold watch ______

Aggregate $621.50

 

State of Texas We, the undersigned having been appointed by the County Court of the

County of Texas aforesaid County exercising Probate jurisdiction to appraise the Estate of GEO S. MORRIS to hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct Inventory and appraisement of the property of said estate so far as has been shown to us by the Guardian of said MORRIS and now to us to exist to which we hereby certify under oath August 30th 1859.

Chas. Stuart

L. M. Martin

Geo. H. Pegnes

 

I, R. L. Waddill, Guardian of GEORGE S. MORRIS, hereby state that the foregoing Inventory contains a true and correct list of all the property of my said ward, that has come to my knowledge in the State of Texas.

Given under my hand this 30th August 1859.

R. L. Waddill, Guardian

 

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Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of C. B. TALKINGTON

 

2 tracts of land, one a part of 640 acres in the name of H. JAMISON and one a part of 320 acres in the name of L. J. JAMISON both valued at $2924.00

1 Negro Jim McLane valued at 1800.00

2 mares valued at 270.00

2 colts valued 50.00

Plow, harness & double tree 30.00

Hedge Shears 1.00

2 beds and beding (bedding) 65.00

1 bedstead 8.00

$4588.00

 

We, Maxwell C. Talkington, guardian of C. B. Talkington & Wm. B. Wear & George White appraisers do hereby certify that the above is a correct inventory and appraisement of all property belonging to said war that has com to our knowledge.

M. C. Talkington, Guardian

Wm. B. Wear Appraisers

Geo. White

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of Sept. 1857

John L. Lovejoy, Clk. Co. Collin Co., Texas

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of ELISABETH J. TALKINGTON

1 Negro Bet (?) & two children valued at $1490.00

1 Mare valued at 150.00

2 beds & beding (bedding) valued at 65.00

1 bed stead valued at 12.00

1677.00

 

We, Leonidas M. Talkington, Guardian of Elisabeth J. Talkington and Wm. B. Wear & Geo. White, appraisers, do hereby certify that the above is a correct inventory and appraisement of all property belonging to the said ward that has come to our knowledge.

Leonidas M. Talkington, Guardian

Wm. B. Wear Appraisers

Geo. White

State of Texas

Collin County

Sworn to and signed by the above parties on the 19th of Sept 1857.

John L. Lovejoy, Clk. Co. Court, Collin Co., Texas

 

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To the Honorable County Court exercising Probate Jurisdiction,

The following is a full account of sale made according to an order of said Court, of personal property belonging to the Estate of MARY C. ROBERTS on the 15th day of August 1859 on 12 months credit:

1 Wagon To Jas. T. Fisher at $30.00

1 Broad Ax To. Jas. A. Wilmeth at 2.00

1 Bed Stead To Jas. A. Wilmeth at 10.00

1 Spinning Wheel To David Davis at 3.00

1 Loom To Jas. A. Wilmeth at 11.00

Black Jinney & Colt To Wilson Littlefield at 76.00

1 Jack To A. J. Robertson at 15.00

1 Black Jinney To Wilson Littlefield at 50.00

1 horse mule To Peter Wetsel at 89.75

1 mare mule To Peter Wetsel at 76.00

1 bay horse To A. J. Lewis at 79.00

1 black mare To Peter Wetsel at 130.00

1 brown mare To Peter Wetsel at 131.50

1 lot wool 401 lb. To David Davis at 8.00

1 lot wool 20 lb. To Peter Wetsel at 4.40

1 lot wool 40 lb To David Davis at 2.60

1 lot wool 30 lb. To David Davis at 12.00

1 lot sheep 19 head To Gustavas Marx at 76.00

 

Peter E. Roberts

Guardian Mary C. Roberts, Minor

Sworn and subscribed before me this the 10th day of Sept. 1859.

Buford Henry, Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas





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