Probate Minutes - Volume A-1


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To the Hon. County Court of Collin County & State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction, the undersigned of said WETSEL decd. beg leave to report that pursuance of former orders of this court he has proceeded to sell all the goods embraced in his first inventory and order of sale which remained unsold or unclaimed on the conclusion of said sale and the undersigned presents to the Court herewith as a part of this report his account of said last sale which was made at the place of storage of said goods in the town of McKinney after having posed and published notices of said sale as required by law and the orders of said Court on Thursday the 29th day of March A. D. 1860, said sale was made on a credit of 12 months from the 16th day of January last which was the date of the first sale made under the order of the Court for all sums over the sum of 10 dollars and for cash for all sums under that amount and this account of sale now reported embraces all the saleable property of said deceased now inventoried except such articles as have been taken by the widow of said deceased at it appraised value. The undersigned prays the approval of his acts in the premises.

Peter Wetsell Admr. of DAVID WETSEL, decd.

 

Statement and account of DAVID WETSEL’S goods sold on Thursday 29th March 1860 by Peter Wetsel Admr. of which the following is a true copy of original entrys (entries) made by J. W. Hanes, Clerk of said sale (viz)

 

Albert G. Graves

7 small locks .10

.70

1 small plaid shawl

.50

1 black wool hat

1.20

1 black wool hat

.90

39 ½ yds striped satinet .69

13.45

3 bund corset strings .15

.45

Recd. payment by note

17.20 17.20

 

Buford Henry

1 fine blk cloth coat

16.50

1 blk wool hat

1.15 17.65

Recd. pay note

17.65

 

Alexander Hall

5 blue flannel shirts .80

4.00

35 yds. hickry (hickory?) stripe .13

4.55

25 yds. calico .15

3.75

1 emty (empty?) box

.15

1 emty (empty?) box

.30

1 emty (empty?) box

1.10

Recd. pay note

13.65 13.85

 

48.70

 

White & Harris

1 black cloth coat 13.25

13.25 13.25

Recd. pay by note

13.25

 

James Cave

1 telescope

.50

17 ½ lb. Magnolia tobacco .45

7.87

12 pr. ladies wool hose .40

4.80

32 lb. cheese .16 ½

5.28

87 ½ lb. 1 bbl dried apples .20

17.40

2 doz. singer sewing needles .16

.32 36.18

Recd. pay by note

$36.18

 

Alexander Rice

1 tenent saw

.50

1 telescope

.50 1.00

Recd. pay in cash

1.00

 

$99.13

 

Amt. carried forward

 

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Amt. brot forward $99.13

 

James Ware

6 tin buckets .50

3.00

1 fine black coat

13.25

1 pr. fancy pants

4.00

1 gray sat. coat

6.00 26.25

Recd. pay note

26.25

 

James Wetsel

12 pr. wool mixed socks .15

1.80

1 pr. fancy pants

2.50

12 pr. child’s fancy hose .13

1.56

1 plaid shawl

.50

1 meal sifter

.40

1 meal sifter

.55

1 red striped shirts

.40

1 blue fannel shirt

.80

3 black hats 1.15

3.45

1 geo. & atlas

.75

1 pr. gray blankets

2.65

1 par. White bed blankets

6.05

12 yd. madder prints .14

1.68

33 yd. madder prints .12 ½

4.84

26 ½ yd. blue prints

4.38

1 empty box

.30

1 empty box

.10

1 empty box

.25 32.96

Recd. pay by note

$32.96

 

Lewis Wetsel

2 pr. sturrups (stirrups) .60

1.20

6 ½ pint tin cups .04

.24

2 tenents saws 1/60 1/40

1.60

1 pr. fine calf boots

5.60

1 plaid shawl 1/60 (?) 1/40 (?)

1.00

1 blue flannel shirt

.80

2 blue flannel shirts .75

1.50

1 pr. gray blankets

3.50

1 pr. gray blankets

3.40

148 lb. dried apples .20

29.60

160 lb. coffee .19

30.40

 

78.84

By error in stirrup .60

 

By 19 1 coffee 3.61

4.24 74.63

Recd. Pay by Note

74.65 $232.97

John W. Haynes

1 box ink & maddicen (?)

.90

29 ½ pint tin cups .03

.87

20 lb. 1 box stair candles .37 ½

7.50

60 lb. 3 box stair candles

22.50

12 bt peper (pepper) sauce .16

1.92

12 box brandy fruit .44

5.08

37 ½ lb 1 cheese .14 ½

5.36

2 M percussion caps .61

1.22

90 lb 1 bbl crakers (crackers) .07 ½

6.75 52.10

Recd. pay by note

$52.10

 

Wiley Duger

2 tin buckets .65

1.30 1.30

Recd. pay in cash

$1.30

 

John P. Hunter

3 tin buckets .50

1.50

1 pr. cloth pants

3.30

1 fancy velvet vest

1.65

1 telescope

.50

1 blue flannel shirt

.80

1 black wool hat

1.10 8.85

Recd. pay in cash

$8.85

 

Thomas Dugger

3 stripe shirts .50

1.50

2 stripe shirts .40

.80

2 stripe shirts .45

.90

1 black wool hat

1.10 3.20

Recd. pay in cash

$3.20

 

B. L. Holt

1 tin bucket .60

.60 .60

Recd. pay in cash

.60

 

Isam Pitman

1 box cigars

1.30 1.30

Recd. pay in cash

$1.30

 

John Marshall

1 fancy velvet vest

2.20 2.20

Recd. pay in cash

$2.20

 

R. E. Campell

1 fancy velvet vest

1.75 1.75

Recd. pay in cash

$1.75

$305.27

 

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Amt. Brot. Forward 305.27

 

Lerda Perdew

1 fancy velvet vest

1.65 1.65

Recd. pay in cash

$1.65

 

Thos. Shain

1 black wool hat

1.00 1.00

Recd. pay in cash

$1.00

 

E. Cook

1 black wool hate

1.00 1.00

Recd. pay in cash

$1.00

 

Wm. Perdew

2 10 gall. Lard standel .60

3.20 3.20

Recd. pay in cash

$3.20

 

Geo. W. Ford

1 black wool hate

1.00

36 ½ yds blue prints .10

3.65 4.65

Recd. pay in cash

$4.65

 

Mr. Bay

1 telescope

.50 .50

Recd. pay in cash

.50

 

Andrew Wetsel

1 silk handkf

.50 .50

Recd. pay in cash

.50

 

Ambros Bowen

1 goods box

.30 .30

Recd. pay in cash

.30

 

A. I. Taylor

2 emty (empty) boxes

.50 .50

Recd. pay in cash

.50

 

Harvey Bright

3 pr. wool socks .21

.63

1 black wool hat

1.00 1.63

 

John L. Lovejoy

1 pr. black cloth pants

3.25 3.25

Recd. pay in cash

$3.25

 

Wesley Page

1 fancy velvet vest

1.55 1.55

Cr. by cash

.50

Amt. brot. Forward 325.00

 

Jordan O. Straughan

6 pr. child’s fancy hose 12 ½

.75 .75

Recd pay in cash

.75

 

 

Salathiel Coffee

1 fancy velvet vest

1.55

1 meal sifter

.25 1.80

Recd. pay in cash

$1.80

 

Geo. White

1 blue flannel shirt

.85 .85

 

I. C. McGarrah

1 black wool hat

1.20 1.20

 

Henry I. Howell

1 box match

1.40 1.40

Recd. pay in cash

1.40

 

Jonas Dawson

2 stripe shirts .40

.80

2 stripe shirts .50

1.00

25 1 keg powder .42

10.50

22 1 keg Mag. Tobacco .39

8.58

11 bot brandy bruit .45

4.95

36 box tobacco .30

10.80 36.63

 

$367.63

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me 31st day of March 1860.

Buford Henry, Clk.

 

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An additional inventory and appraisement of property belonging to the Estate of DAVID WETSEL deceased.

 

15 gallons of Honey $1. per gallon

15.00

9 1/10 acres of land in Collin County, an undivided interest in tract on Sloan’s Creek valued at $5 per acre.

45.00

 

$60.00

 

We the undersigned administrator and appraisers of the Estate of DAVID WETSEL do declare under oath that the above and foregoing is a just and true additional inventory and appraisement of the Estate of said deceased that has come to our knowledge.

Peter Wetsel Admr

W. B. Benge

Appraisers

J. W. Hanes

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of May 1860.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

 

Estate of DAVID WETSEL, deceased

 

To Hon. County Court of Collin County and State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction the undersigned administrator of DAVID WETSEL deceased begs leave to report that in pursuance of the orders of this Court he proceeded to sell at the town of Belknap in the County of Young and State of Texas the property belonging to said deceased specified in the accompanying accounts of said sale filed herewith marked with the letter B which is prayed to be taken as a part of this reports and prays that his action in the premises may be approved and said account recorded as prescribed by law.

Account currect (sic) if the sale of property of the Estate of DAVID WETSEL, decd. sold at Belknap, Young County March 10th 1860, said account of sale due on the 16th day of January 1861.

 

1 lot of plank

266 ft.

4.25

G. W. Fisher

11.30

6 bunch shingles

 

3.25

G. W. Fisher

19.50

1 lot framing timbers

 

 

 

32.50 $63.30

 

And carried forward

 

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Amt. brot. Forward 63.30

 

1 widow fraim (frame) & shash (sash)

 

 

 

$4.50

2 tin buckets

 

.75

 

1.50

3 tin buckets

 

.45

 

1.35 7.35

1 lot boards

 

12.00

Joe A. Woolfork

7.30

1 hat

 

 

 

1.75

6 counter legs

 

 

 

2.25

4 bt champagne

 

1.70

 

6.80 18.60

1 window fraim (frame)

 

 

Jno. A. Goodlet

2.00

1 lot empt (empty) boxes

 

 

Thomas Hunter

2.50

1 lot plank

 

 

Thomas Hunter

.35

1 box & bottles

 

 

Thomas Hunter

.25

4 plush caps

 

.55

Arch Ratliff

2.20

1 tin bucket

 

.80

 

.80

1 bbl dried apples

215 lb.

.19

 

40.85 43.85

1 hat

 

 

R. F. Lockett

2.50 2.50

1 hot

 

 

J. L. Simpson

2.40

3 bx sardines

 

.32

J. L. Simpson

.96

42 bx sardines

 

.36

J. L. Simpson

15.12 18.48

1 hat

 

 

C. Bandy

.65

1 hat

 

 

C. Bandy

2.50

3 tin buckets

 

.75

C. Bandy

2.25 5.40

 

 

 

 

$164.58

3 tin pans

 

.45

C. Bandy

1.35

2 bed ticks

 

 

 

1.35 2.70

2 tin buckets

 

.65

I. C. Duncan

1.30 1.30

6 tin buckets

 

.55

Wm. Bohannon

3.30

1 bx champagne

 

 

Wm. Bohannon

2.20

6 box champagne

 

1.75

Wm. Bohannon

10.50 16.00

4 tin buckets

 

.50

Joe Bearman

2.00

1 qt. cup

 

 

Joe Bearman

.20 2.20

4 tin buckets

 

.50

P. Harmerson

2.00

4 tin buckets

 

.85

P. Harmerson

3.40 5.40

1 tin bucket

 

.90

A. H. Latimer

.90

1 box gum drops

 

 

A. H. Latimer

1.75 2.65

1 tin bucket

 

 

W. Hamerson

.85

1 tin bucket

 

 

W. Hamerson

.50 1.35

2 hats

 

2.00

W. Bragg

4.00 4.00

1 hat

 

 

Henry Hunter

.75

3 tin pans

 

.50

Henry Hunter

1.50 2.25

 

 

 

 

$35.05

 

 

 

 

$202.33

 

 

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Amt. Brot. Forward $202.33

6 tin pans

 

.50

John Peneler

3.00

1 tin bucket

 

 

James H. Swindella

.40

1 qt. cup

 

 

James H. Swindella

.20

2 qt. cup

 

.20

James H. Swindella

.40

4 bx sardines

 

.42

James H. Swindella

1.68

6 bx sardines

 

.35

James H. Swindella

2.10

6 bx sardines

 

.35

James H. Swindella

1.98

1 bx gum drops

 

 

James H. Swindella

2.25 9.00

3 buckets

 

.50

A. Dickman

1.50 1.50

1 qt cup

 

 

H. Carson

.20

1 gum drop

 

 

H. Carson

2.25 2.45

3 bx sardines

 

.30

J. D. Southerlin

.90 .90

12 bt champagne

 

1.70

A. McDougal

20.40

24 bx sardines

 

.35

A. McDougal

8.40

12 bx sardines

 

.36

A. McDougal

4.24 33.00

1 bt champagne

 

 

Thos. Gibbons

2.25

1 bx gum drops

 

 

 

1.80 4.05

1 bx gum drops

 

 

Jno. H. Cochran

1.80 1.80

1 bx gum drops

 

 

John Williams

1.80 1.80

House per month

2.10 9M 6 days

 

P. Murphy

19.32 19.32

1 Table

 

 

I. E. Britton

10.00

1 bedstead

 

 

I. E. Britton

10.00

1 bedstead

 

 

I. E. Britton

10.00 30.00

 

 

 

Amt. of sales

309.26

 

 

 

75 lbs at 19 difference in apples

14.25

 

 

 

 

$295.01

 

Peter Wetsel, Admr.

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of March A. D. 1860.

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

 

Page 162

 

The State of Texas

Collin County To the Hon. County Court of Collin County and the State of Texas exercising Probate Jurisdiction, the undersigned commissioners appointed to divide the 640 acres of land belonging to the estate of MARTIN HERAN deceased between the Heirs of said deceased according the Will of said deceased beg leave to report that they caused said tract of land to be divided into lots as specified in the field notes of survey of same are filed herewith marked A – and

 

To ADELINE HEARN we assigned Lot No. 1 – in the 344 acre survey and Lot No. 3 in the 296 acre survey as specified in the field notes –

 

To MARTHA HEARN we assigned Lot No. 2 in the 344 acre survey and Lot No. 5 in the 296 acre survey –

 

To KATHARINE HEARN we assigned Lot No. 3 partly in the 344 survey and partly in the 296 acre survey and Lot No. 4 in the 296 acre survey.

 

To WILLIAM HEARN we assigned Lot No. 4 in the 344 acre survey.

 

To JANE JOYCE formerly Jane Hearn we assigned Lot No. 2 in the 296 acre survey.

 

To RACHEL HEARN we assigned Lot No. 1 in the 296 acre survey.

 

Given under our hands and seals this the 29th day Sept. 1856.

 

S. E. Donaldson

his

Isaac X Herring

mark

William Murphy

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of September A. D. 1856. Given under my hand and seal of office the date above written.

Geo. H. Pegues Chief Justice C. C. Texas

 

Survey No. One. Beginning at the North East corner of a survey of 344 acres of land made for MARTIN HEARN Thence West 950 vars to the North West corner of the same Thence South 550.39 vars, Thence East 950 vrs to a post in the East line of said survey, Thence North 550.39 vars to the beginning containing 91 2/3.

 

No. 3 in a survey of 296 acres made for MARTIN HEARN Beginning at the South East corner of No. 2 in said survey Thence West 814.3 vars to stake another corner of said No. 2 Thence South with the East line of said No. 2, 178.2 vars, Thence East 814.3 to a stake in the East line of said survey Thence North 178.2 vars to the beginning containing 28 acres.

 

MARTHA JOIST

 

No. 2 in survey of 344 acres begins at the South East corner of No. 1 in said survey, Thence West 950 vars to the South West corner of said No. 1 Thence South 550.39 vars Thence East 950 vars Thence North 550.39 vars to the beginning.

 

 

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16.5 in survey of 296 acres. Begins at the South East corner of No. 4 in said survey, Thence West 814.3 vars the South West corner of said No. 4 Thence South 178.2 vars post in the South line of said 296 acre tract Thence East 814.3 vas the S E corner of the same Thence North 1/8.2 vars to the beginning containing 28 acres.

 

CATHARINE

 

No. 3 being in survey of 344 acres and partly in the survey of 296 acres Beginning at the South East corner of No. 2 Thence West 950 vars the South West corner of the same Thence South 257.84 vars a post Thence East 950 vars a post Thence South 148 vars [a] post Thence east 617.76 vars in the survey of 296 acres Thence North 423.64 vars [a] post Thence West 617 vars to the N W corner of the survey of 296 acres Thence South 17.82 vars to the beginning containing 91 acres.

No. 4 in survey of 296 acres beginning at the South east of No. 3 Thence West 814.3 vars thence West 814.3 vars the South West corner of said No. 3 Thence South 178.2 vars Thence East 814.3 vars Thence North 1/8.2 vars to the beginning containing 28 [acres].

 

JANE HEARN

 

No. 2 in the survey of 296 acres beginning on the South West corner of said survey Thence East with the South line of the same 920.7 vars to the S W corner n 5 Thence North 535 vars to the N West corner of No. 3 Thence East 814.3 vars to the N E corner of No. 3 Thence North 155.15 vars to the South East corner of No. 3 Thence West 617.76 vars [a] post in the West line of survey of 296 acres Thence South 535 varas to the beginning containing 117 acres.

 

RACHEL HEARN

 

No. 1 in the survey of 296 acres beginning at the NE corner of said survey at the N E corner of said survey Thence West 1117.24 varas [a] post in the N line of the same Thence South 267.3 vars Thence east 1117.24 varas [a] post in the East line of said survey Thence North 167.3 vars to the beginning containing 53 acres.

 

WILLIAM HEARN

 

No. 4 in survey 344 acres beginning at the S E corner of said survey. Thence north 699.73 vars Thence West 950 vars Thence South 699.73 vars Thence East 950 vars to the beginning containing 117 5/6 [acres].

 

Examined approved and ordered to be filed and recorded

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

Filed for Record 19th Sept 1856.

Attest John L. Lovejoy Clk C.C.C.C.Texas.

 

Page 164

Estate of J. J. MILLER decd. Account of Sales.

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County, Texas pertaining to Estates, the undersigned administrator of the estate of JOHN J. MILLER deceased makes the following his report of the sales made by him of the lands belonging to the Estate of said deceased in complyance (compliance) with an order of your Honor’s Court entered of record at the April Term of said Court that he proceeded to give notice of said sale as required by law in such cases and as directed in said order and did on the 5th day of June 1860, it being the first Tuesday in said month proceed to sell said lands at the Court House door in the town of McKinney at public outcry to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months, as follows to wit: 180 acres the Home place and ROBERT FITZHUGH bidding therefore the sum of six dollars per acres said bid being the last and best bid made for said tract the said ROBERT FITZHUGH became the purchaser thereof for the sum of $1090.00 – One hundred and sixty acres timbered tract out of the Calvin Bowles league survey and ROBERT R. MAYS bidding thereof the sum of 5 75/100 dollars per acre said bid being the last and highest bid for said land the said ROBERT R. MAYS became the purchaser thereof for the sum of 920 dollars. 90 acres out of said Bowles league survey and G. A. FOOTE bidding therefore the sum of one 50/100 dollars per acres said bid being the last and highest bid for said tract of land said G. A. FOOTE became the purchaser thereof for the sum of 135 dollars, and prays your honor to confirm said sales decree title to said purchasers upon their complying with the term of said sales this June 5th 1860.

James T. Fisher, Admr.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 5th day of June 1860.

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

 

Page 165

 

McKinney, June 25th, 1860.

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

The undersigned having been appointed commissioners at the last term of your court exercising probate jurisdiction to make partition and distribution of the real estate of THOMAS PHILLIPS decd. would respectfull[y] beg leave to report as follows, to wit:

 

To ANN E. JACKSON.

We do partition and set apart 105 acres in two tracts. First tract containing 50 acres being a part of the Headright of JOHNATHAN PHILLIPS and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a post the N E corner of a 100 acres tract deeded to THOMAS PHILLIPS by JONATHAN PHILLIPS, Thence West 20 chains a post on the N. B. line thereof, Thence South 25 chains a post on the S. B. line thereof, Thence South 25 chains a post o the S. B. line thereof B T Hackey mkd X North 5 ½ links Thence East 20 chains the S. E. corner thereof Thence North 25 chains to the place of beginning.

2nd tract contains 55 13/100 acres and is a part of a 11 acre tract deeded to THOMAS PHILLIPS by Joseph Wilcox and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the S E Corner of the aforesaid 111 acre tract Thence North 64.59 chains the S E corner of a 25 acre tract owned by J. Jenkins Thence West 865 chains a post Thence South 64.50 chains a post on the S B line of the aforesaid 111 acre tract Thence East 8.65 chains to the place of beginning.

 

To ALONZO ATHENA and THOMAS PHILLIPS. We do partition and set apart the remaining 50 acres of the first above described tract, the 48 ½ acre tract purchased by THOMAS PHILLIPS from Elias Alexander situated on Cottonwood and the remaining 30 78/100 acres of the 2nd above described tract making 129.37 acres in all set apart to said minors.

We would further beg leave to report that in our opinion the land set apart to said Minors is not susceptible of a further division without a material injury to the interest of the parties aforesaid. We would therefore recommend that there be no further action had in the premises at present.

 

Recapitulation and valuation

 

To ANNE E. JACKSON

105 acres valued at

$830.75

To the infant Heirs of THOS. PHILLIPS

129.37 acres

830.75

 

234.37

1661.50

 

W. H. Perkins

E. D. McCoy

A. T. Robertson

Sworn to and subscribed before me in Open Court this the 25th day of June 1860.

Buford Henry, Clk.

 

Page 166

 

[plat of partition of above described land not included here]

 

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Inventory of the Estate of GEORGE W. RADER decd. late of Collin County, Texas, made valued by the undersigned appraisers May 17th 1860.

 

One Rifle Gun Shot pouch & horn

valued at

 

$10.00

1 box carpenter’s tools consisting of:

 

 

 

5 plans (planes?)

Valued at

$3.00

 

2 plans (planes?)

Valued at

?.50

 

17 plans (planes?)

Valued at

1.75

 

1 tennant saw

Valued at

.75

 

1 tri square

Valued at

.50

 

1 tri square

Valued at

1.25

 

3 augers

 

.25

 

1 foot adz

 

1.50

 

5 chisels

 

1.25

 

7 chisels

 

1.75

 

1 brace & bit

 

1.75

 

1 screw driver & compass

 

.50

$15.75

1 oven

 

.75

 

Frying pan shovel & tongs

 

1.00

 

1 tea kettle

 

.75

 

1 pot

 

.75

 

1 skillet

 

1.00

$4.25

1 Churn

 

1.00

 

1 bedstead

 

6.00

 

1 saddle

 

2.50

 

2 quilts

 

4.00

 

2 blankets

 

4.00

 

1 feather bed

 

7.00

$23.50

 

 

 

53.50

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the Estate of GEO. W. RADER decd. appointed by the Chief Justice of Collin County at the April Term of the Probate court for said County make oath that the above is a true inventory & valuation of the above named property.

Witness our hands this 17th day of May A. D. 1860.

J. Dud Doak

James Farris

Daniel Marshall

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of May 1860.

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

Assets in favor of the Estate of GEO. W. RADER decd.

 

One promissory note J. B. Stiff maker due eleven months from date for the sum of $137.86/100 dated February 18th A. D. 1860 & payable to Geo. W. Rader of bearer

$137.86

One promissory note G. Marks for the sum of

30.

Payable three months after date with interest from date & dated Jan. 2nd 1860 payable to Geo. W. Rader with…

 

 

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…two indorsements (endorsements) one April 16th 1860 for $7.44/100 the other April 18th for $5

 

17.56

One draft payable to Geo. W. Rader or order

74.63

 

$230.69

 

 

 

I solemnly swear that the above and foregoing inventory & list of assets is a full & complete inventory & list of the property & claims of the estate of GEO. W. RADER decd. that has come to my knowledge this 11 day of June A. D. 1860.

C. R. Breedlove, Administrator of the Estate

Of Geo. W. Rader, decd.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that I DANIEL ELLIOTT of the State and County aforesaid now in the right presents (presence?) of mind make my last will and testament while here on earth of the following described tract or parcel of land and property.

I will to my wife DORCAS ELLIOTT my homestead during her lifetime or remaining my widow with all the property and household furniture thereto belonging to me and after her death, I will the homestead to my son WILLIAM H. C. ELLIOTT and the property and household furniture to WM. H. CLAY ELLIOTT & MARTHA JAN ELLIOTT equal. I further appoint Smith McGlothlin & Jacob Moore my true and lawful agents for me and in my name to transact any business for me the same as I was yet alive. I further want the said McGlothlin and Moore to sell my farm on the east Side of Pilot Grove secured to me by Coleman Watson and for them to take a part of the procede (proceed) and buy [a] black girl for the use of my wife [for] her life time and for them to pay my debts out of the residue and if there is any left after my debts is (sic) paid I want it put to use of the family.

Also one note for one hundred dollars to the same purpus (purpose) and after the death of my wife I want the negro sold and equally divided between ENOCH A. ELLIOTT and Wm. H C. ELLIOTT & MARTHA JANE ELLIOTT.

 

Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of May A. D. 1860.

 

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his

David X Elliott (seal)

mark

 

Attest Smith McGlothlin

Attest B. R. Harris

Attest her

Elizabeth X Cowen

mark

 

The State of Texas June 25th 1860.

County of Collin County Court exercising Probate Jurisdiction.

At this day comes B. R. Harris one of the attesting witnesses to the last will and testament of DANIEL ELLIOTT now exhibited for Probate and being duly sworn in Open Court says he is and was at the time of signing said will as an attesting witness over the age of fourteen years, that said will was executed by said DANIEL EILLIOTT by signing his name thereto by making his mark in his own proper person that the body of said will was not wholly written by said EILIOTT, but the same with the exception of said signature of said ELLIOTT was written by Smith McGlothin who in conjunction who in conjunction with this affiant & Elizabeth Cowen the other subscribing witness attested the same as now appears on the face of said Will by subscribing their names in the presence of said testator DANIEL ELLIOTT this affiant further says that Smith McGlothlin & Elizabeth Cowen were over the age of fourteen years at the time of their said signatures as attesting witnesses.

B. R. Harris

Sworn to subscribed in open Court this 25th day of June A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice C. D. Texas.

 

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Inventory and Appraisement

Weston, Texas Collin County

 

We the undersigned having been appointed by Court to value the property of MARY A. DAWSON have proceeded to so & have been shown the following property to it

 

One house & lot in the town of Weston valued at Two Hundred Dollars

$200.00

One sorrel mare at seventy five dollars

75.00

One bay mare at forty dollars

40.00

Three bed & beding (bedding) at one hundred dollars

100.00

One Chest one dollar & fifty cents

1.50

Two sets horse geer (gear) at twelve dollars

12.00

One side saddle at two dollars & fifty cents

2.50

One shot gun at five dollars

5.00

Small lot of kitchen furniture at

10.00

One clock at

10.00

One Wagon at

50.00

One Auger

.50

 

$506.50

 

Jas. Fulton

James M. Burke

Edward Rumsower

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me June 15th 1860.

Benj. Pierce, J. P.

 

I, Jonas Dawson do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory is a true and correct inventory and list of the separate property of MARY A. DAWSON Decd. so far as the same has come to my knowledge.

Jonas Dawson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 25th day of June A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County.

 

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Partition and Distribution Estate of WM. BULTER, Decd.

 

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

The undersigned have been appointed commissioners at the last term of your court to make partition and distribution of the real estate of WILLIAM BUTLER decd would respectfully beg leave to report as follows.

To Harrison Jamison Ass. [assignee] of MARY BUTLER we do set apart one half of 320 acres of a 640 acre survey known as the headright survey of WM. BUTLER situated on the waters of Wilson Creek in Collin County, said 320 acres is bounded as follows to wit: beginning at the N W corner of said headright survey Thence East 80 chains the N E corner thereof Thence South 40 chains a post on the E B line thereof Thence West 80 chains a post on the W B line thereof Thence North 40 chains to the place of beginning.

To Harrison Jamison Ass. [assignee] of W. W. BULTER, HULDA WARDEN and SARAH WARDEN 96 acres bounded as follows to wit. Beg at S W corner of the aforesaid 320 acres set apart to Harrison Jamison Ass. of WM. BUTLER Thence East 32 chains Thence South 30 chains Thence West 32 chains Thence North 30 chains to the place of beginning.

To James B. Jamison Ass. of JOAB BUTLER, CATHARINE BLEDSOE, JOHN BULTER and MARY GRINDSTAFF 128 acres composing 4 shares 32 acres each bounded as follows Beginning at a post on the S B line of the first above described tract of 320 acres 16 chains West of the S E corner thereof Thence West 32 chains Thence South 40 chains the S B line of the aforesaid 640 acre headright Thence East 32 chains a post on the S B line thereof Thence North 40 chains to the place of beginning.

To Harrison Jamison and James Jamison Ass. [assignee] of JESSE BUTLER 1 share of 32 acres bounded as follows to wit – Beginning at the S W corner of the aforesaid 640 acre survey Thence North 10 chains Thence East 32 chains Thence South 10 chains Thence West 32 chains to the place of beginning.

To ELIZABETH ARTEBERRY and GRACE IRWIN 2 shares composing 64 acres bounded as follows to wit: Beginning a post the S E corner of the aforesaid headright survey of WILLIAM BUTLER Thence North 40 chains a post on the E B line thereof Thence West 16 chains a post Thence South 49 chains a post on the S B line thereof Thence East 16 chains to the place of beginning.

Your Commissioners are unable to….

 

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Make a partition of the last described tract without material injury to the parties. We would therefore recommend a sale of the same.

 

Recapitulation and appraisement of the same.

 

To Harrison Jamison Ass. of Mary Butler 320 acres valued at 3 [an acre]

$960

To James B. Jamison Ass. of Joab Butler, C. Bledsoe, John Butler, Mary Grindstaff, 4 shares 128 acres valued at 3 [an acre]

$384

To Harrison Jamison Ass. W. W. Butler, Hulda Warden and Sarah Warden 3 shares 96 acres valued at 3 [an acre]

$288

To Harrison Jamison & James B. Jamison ass. of Jesse Butler 1 share 32 acrs valued at 3 [an acre]

$96

To Elizabeth Arteberry and Grace Irwin 64 acres valued at 3 [an acre]

$192

640 [acres]

1920

 

And for further particulars we would refer you to Plat A accompanying this report all of which is respectfully submitted.

Silas Yarnell

Tisdal Spencer Coms.

A.      T. Robertson

 

Personally appeared Silas Yarnall, Tisdal Spencer and A. T. Robertson and in due form of law made that the foregoing partition and distribution of the foregoing tract of land is just and equitable to the best of their knowledge and belief this July 30th 1860.

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

 

[Plat A-not included here]

 

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Community Property of JOHN BACUS Decd. & ANN his wife.

 

To the Hon. J. J. Harrison, Judge of the County Court of Collin County,

The undersigned commissioners appointed by order of your Court of adapt July 10th, 1860 to appraise the Community Property of the Estate of JOHN BACUS deceased beg leave to make the following report. We find the community property of JOHN BACUS and ANN BACUS his wife to be as follows viz.

 

160 acres of land part of the headright of Jacob Bacus

valued at

$1600

7 ½ acres wood land out of the Kennedy survey

valued at

$210

14 head of horses

valued at

$1035

13 head of cattle

valued

$100

bushels of wheat

valued

$82 ½

corn growing crop

valued

$80

oats

valued

$89

1 wagon

valued

$75

1 yoke oxen

valued

$50

 

 

$3312.50

 

Debts owing by the estate consists of

 

One note to Thomas Kennedy for land for $220. Drawing 10 per cent interest from day of 1860.

Amt due Dr. Dies $15

Burge and Co. about $30

Fowler and Co. $21 – 13

Fisher $17

Alfred Harrington $10

T. S. Wilson $7

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by order of the Probate Court of Collin County to appraise the Community property of the estate of JOHN BACUS deceased do certify upon oath that the above and foregoing appraisement is true and correct and made according to our best judgment as to the value of the same, this 23d day of July A. D. 1860.

Wm. H. Holliday

his

Samuel X Young

mark

his

David X Melton

mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23d of July 1860.

O. E. Bush, J. P. Collin County Precinct No. 10

 

I Ann Bacus wife of John Bacus deceased do certify on oath that the above & foregoing is a full and complete list of the Community Property of John Bacus & myself – also the debts owing by said estate & debts due to the same so far as they have come to my knowledge.

Ann Bacus.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27 day of July A. D. 1860.

Oliver E. Bush, Justice of the Peace Collin Co., Texas

 

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We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Hon. Court of Collin County to appraise the ?? belonging to the Estate of DAVID WETSEL decd. beg leave to report to your Hon. that we find a certain sorrel horse to be the community property of said Estate and fix the valuation of said horse at the sum of fifty dollars. July 30th 1860.

J. J. Howe

W. b. Burge

J. W. Haynes

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of July A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin County.

 

I, Peter Wetsel, Admr of the Estate of DAVID WETSEL decd. do solemnly swear that the above and foregoing additional inventory & appraisement is all the property belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge since the rendition of the original inventory.

Peter Wetsel, Admr.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 30th day of July A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

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Sale Bill of Personal property of VIRGINIA L. SANDERS, Minor Heir of the Estate of WILLIAM & GRACY SANDERS decd. sold by order of the County Court of Collin County pertaining to Estates on the 9th day of July 1860 on a credit of twelve months for all sums over five dollars and under for cash in hand to wit:

 

1 horse

To James Butler

$111.00

1 yoke oxen

To James Butler

80.00

1 yoke steers

To Rufus Welborn

51.00

1 cow calf & yearling

To James Holt

23.00

1 pair gears & Hatchet

To James Butler (cash)

2.25

1 jug & Lamp

To M. Williams (cash)

.25

1 sugar can

To Wm. Scott (cash)

.25

1 hand saw

To Coppage (cash)

.50

1 pitcher

To Jesse Scott (cash)

.50

1 Sett (set) glasses

To Ed Gray (cash)

.80

2 augers draw knife & hack knife

To Ed Gray

.55

1 cream mug

To George Robertson (cash)

.15

2 buckets

To John W. Butler (cash)

.50

1 set plates knives forks & spoons

To John W. Butler (cash)

.90

2 pots skillet & lid & hooks

To John W. Butler (cash)

3.00

 

Total amt. sales $9.65 cash credit $265.75

 

I J. W. Butler guardian of the person and estate of Virginia L. Sanders do solemnly swear that the above sale bill is a true and correct sale Bill of the personal property of my said guardian sold under the order of Court.

J. W. L. Butler Guardian

 

Subscribed and sworn before me this the 30th day of July 1860.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

 

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To the Honorable the Chief Justice of Collin County exercising probate jurisdiction.

The undersigned appointed appraisers the community property belonging to the Estate of THOMAS SHAIN deceased beg leave to submit the following as a true appraisement and inventory of the property shown us by HARRIET T. SHAIN the widow of the deceased.

 

On half undivided interest in Mill and five acres purchased at a sale of Saml. P. Coleman, deceased

$400.00

Lots No. 182 & 183 in Block No. 39

650.00

1 bay mare

80.00

1 buggy

100.00

1 two horse wagon

110.00

5 cows & calves

65.00

1 cow

10.00

3 oxen

60.00

1 hog

2.50

4 feather beds and beding (bedding)

64.00

3 bed steads and one trunnel bed stead

16.00

1 cooking stove and furniture

17.00

1 Clock

6.00

1 looking glass

2.00

1 set chairs

6.00

1 breakfast table

10.00

1 small table

3.50

2 chests & 2 trunks

8.50

Small articles in house & kitchen

10.00

1 Watch

40.00

2 ps double trees and whiffles

2.00

½ interest in 3 ploughs & 1 pr. harness

4.00

 

1666.50

 

Thos. Lewelling

Appraisers Geo. H. Pegues

James B. Stiff

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

A list of the notes due the estate of Thos. Shain deceased.

 

1 note on W. B. & J. M. Burge

$450.00

1 note on M. M Martin

25.00

1 note on E. T. Berry

60.00

1 note on D. & B. Stiff

89.00

1 note on G. H. Pegues

60.00

1 note on H. Brinlee

10.00

1 note on George Black

700.00

1 note on A. Johnson

100.00

1 note on J. H. Vermillion

12.00

1 note on M. M. Hazelwood

256.94

 

$1762.94

 

 

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I, Harriet T. Shain do solemly swear that the foregoing Inventory and list of claims is a true and correct inventory and list of claims as community property that has come to my knowledge.

Harriet T. Shain

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 30th day July A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison, Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

 

The Bill of Property sold by JONAS DAWSON as administrator of the Estate of MARY A. DAWSON on July 28 A. D. 1860.

 

Benj. Pierce

One pan

.25

Jesse Dawson

Three tin pans and three cups

.37 ½

Jesse Dawson

Three pans

.40

E. Cole

Three plates

.20

Benj. Pierce

One lamp

.10

Jesse Dawson

One dish one bowl and spoons

.50

E. Cole

one bucket and other tricks (sic)

.25

Jesse Dawson

One hatchet

.50

Benj. Pierce

One rope

.60

Jesse Dawson

Eight knives and nine forks

1.60

Eldridge Cole

One tea kettle

.50

J. M. Chipman

One __ful iron

1.00

Jesse Dawson

One skillet and lid

.25

Joseph Dotson

One shovel

.50

Euie Lawson

One pot

.55

J. M. Birk

One coffee mill

.35

Eldridge Cole

One coffee pot

.15

Jesse Dawson

One pitcher and harp (sic)

.30

J. M. Staydill

One hashet

.25

J. L. Hutchins

One churn

.50

Davis

One auger .50 one drawing .60

1.10

Jesse Dawson

One bag .55 one table cloth.75

1.30

Jesse Dawson

One tablecloth & Tow .70 one tablecloth .40

1.10

Jesse Dawson

One table cloth .60 one chest $1.60

2.20

Charles Cole

One Shot gun

6.25

Jesse Dawson

Three chairs

1.90

D. D. Dawson

One clock

9.00

Charles Cole

One stand

1.50

Jesse Dawson

One wagon

41.50

Zance Dawson

One set wagon harness

6.05

Jesse Dawson

One sorrel mare

100.00

E. Dawson

One bay mare

40.00

 

 

$221.17

 

Said sale was made on a credit of twelve months…

 

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For all sums over five dollars and for all of five dollars and under cash in hand.

 

Jonas Dawson, Admr.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 30th day of July A. D. 1860.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County.

 

The following is a true account of sales of perishable property belonging to the estate of PHILIP D. CRUME a minor sold by JAMES C. FORMAN his guardian in pursuance of the order of the County Court of Collin County and State of Texas made at its Term A. D. 18 to wit:

 

One wagon sold T. J. McDonald for

$125.00

One lot of harness to L. M. Martin

$ 30.00

One lot of harness to John Faires

$ 2.10

One bay mare to E. Whitely

$105.00

One lot cooking utensils to D. C. Forman

$ 4.00

One tent to T. J. McDonald

$ 10.00

 

$276.10

 

I, J. C. Forman, guardian of PHIIP D. CRUME do solemnly swear that the above and forgoing is a just and true account of sale of perishable property belonging to P. D. CRUME MY WARD this

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 30th day of July 1860.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

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To the Hon. Chief Justice Collin Co., Texas. Report of ELIZA JACKSON guardian of WILSON and ASBERRY SKAGGS, Minors.

Decb. 28th 1858. To $216.68 amount of funds received for said minors from probate court of Collin Co. $216.68.

There is still $28.25 due said minors from Mrs. Skaggs upon which execution has been issued.

The above is all belonging to said minors that has comeinto hands of Guardian.

 

Guardian credit. Decr. 1858. By amount of attorneys fees in defending interest of heirs’ estate against the claim [of] Mrs. Skaggs and in effecting partition. $33.33

 

Recapitulation

Total amount recd. for said minors

$216.68

Paid out for

33.33

 

$183.33

Interest on $183.35 at 12 per cent for 17 mo.

31.16

 

$214.51

 

Mary 20 – 60 Eliza Jackson, Gard.

 

Sworn to before me this 29th day May 1860.

Buford Henry Clerk.

 

Inventory of the Estate of DANL. ELLIOT decd.

 

To the Hon. J. J. Harrison Chief Justice of Collin County, an inventory of the Community property of the Estate of DANIEL ELLIOTT deceased.

 

1 red speckled cow & calf

Appraised to

$13.00

1 White cow

Appraised to

11.00

1 cream colored filly

Appraised to

125.00

1 cream colored mare

Appraised to

30.00

1 sorrel horse

Appraised to

70.00

1 wagon & harness

Appraised to

80.00

1 Carriage

Appraised to

75.00

1 set harness

Appraised to

23.00

19 head of hogs

Appraised to

30.00

Household & Kitchen furniture

Appraised to

100.00

3 saws 2.00 1/3 e

Appraised to

8.00

1 small lot of carpenters tools

Appraised to

6.50

 

Carried forward

571.50

 

 

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Amt Brot forward

$571.50

Small lot farming tools

 

10.00

The homestead containing 100 acres at $5

 

500.00

189 acres of land part of W. B. Williams survey $8 per acre

 

1512.00

22 bushels of wheat $1.25

 

27.50

The rent of fifty five acres land

 

100.00

 

 

2721.00

 

The State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned do solemnly swear that with & foregoing inventory is true with the valuation annexed as show us by the executor of the estate of DANIEL ELLIOTT deceased to the best of our knowledge & belief this 28th day of June A. D. 1860 sworn and subscribed before me.

B. R. Houghton

D. D. Grahm, J. Peace Jacob Moore

E. A. Dobson

 

List of Notes due the estate of DANIEL ELLIOTT deceased.

 

1 note on M. B. Vanwinkle

Dated 1st March/60

$ 5.00

1 note on John R. Jones

1st April/60

22.55

1 note on Joseph Boyd

23rd Decr/58

2.50

1 note on M. B. Vanwinkle

Dated July 29th 1859

100.00

List of Accts.

 

 

1 note on James Boyd

 

5.75

 

 

$135.80

 

I, SMITH McGLOTHLIN do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory and list is a full fair and complete inventory of the common property and claims of the estate of DANIEL ELLIOTT decd. that has come to my knowledge.

Smith McGlothlin, Exr.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 4th day of July 1860.

J. J. Harrison Chief Justice Collin County, Texas

 

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Inventory of the Estate of HENRY HART decd.

 

McKinney, Texas July 10th 1860.

 

We the appraisers of the estate of HENRY HART decd. offer the following inventory and appraisement of said estate all of which is separate property viz

 

1 double cased brass watch $7.03

 

David Stiff

Wm. C. Kenedy

Sworn to & signed before me July 115h 1860.

John L. Lovejoy, J. P. C. C.

 

I the Executor of the Estate of HENRY HART decd make the following list of the claims due & owing to the said estate viz:

 

1 note for $15.00

due Jan. 30th 1858

signed Sampson Hart

1 note for 40.00

due Oct. 145h 1858

signed Sampson Hart

1 note for 100.00

on demand

signed Horace Wyatt

 

The above inventory & list are a full & complete inventory & list of the property & claims of my testator that has come to my knowledge.

D. Y Hart.

Sworn to and signed before me July 115h 1860.

Jno. L. Lovejoy J. P. C. C.

 

An Account of Sale

 

To the Hon. the Chief Justice of Collin County exercising Probate Jurisdiction.

The undersigned James T. Fisher Admr. of the Estate of JOHN J. WILLIAMS deceased would humbly respresent unto your Honor that at the May Term of your Honor’s Court he was authorized by an order of said Court to advertise and sell to the highest bidder at the Court House door in the town of McKinney the following described tract or parcel of land among other tracts belonging to the estate of said MILLER deceased. One hundred and sixty acres out of the Calvin Boles survey of one league. He further represents that he did advertise and sell said land as by law required on the first day Tuesday in June 1860 when R. R. Mays became the higest and best bidder having bid the sum of $920.00. He further represents that order of said Court required the Admr. to take a note with approved security for the purchase money for said land as well as a lien up[on] said land. He…

 

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…further states that said purchaser failed and refused to comply with the terms of said sale whereupon as by law required petitioner readvertised (sic) said land as by law required and on the first Tuesday in Sept. A. D. 1860 the said land after being duly and legally advertised was offered for sale at the Court House door in the town of McKinney between the hours of ten and two o’clock of said day when Robert Fitzhugh became the highest and best bidder, biding the sum of $320 who thereupon became the purchaser. The undersigned therefore asks that said sale be confirmed and in all things approved and petitioner ordered to make title upon the purchaser entering into note with approved security and reserving a lien upon the land and as in duty bound he will ever submit.

James T. Fisher, Admr. &c

Sworn to before me this the 4th day of September 1860.

Buford Henry Clerk.

 

 

Estate of DAVID PETRY, Decd.

 

Appraisement Bill DAVID PETRIE, decd. Sept. 10, 1860.

State of Texas We the undersigned committee submit the following as a true list of all

County of Collin the property found by us belonging to the Estate of DAVID PETRIE, deceased & valued according [to] the best of our ability.

 

On large Bx wagon

$65.99

1 yoke of oxen with yoke ring & steaple

50.00

1 yoke of oxen with yoke ring & steaple

40.00

1 yoke of oxen with yoke ring & steaple

40.00

1 odd ox

20.00

1 large ox bell

3.50

2 log chains 2.00 ea. One odd yok[e] ring & steaple

7.50

1 poney (pony) 6 years old 49.00 one silver watch 14.00

54.00

1 buffalow (buffalo) rung 1 auger ½ inch

4.00

1 account on Wm. Simmons for shot gun

15.00

1 truck 2.00 contence (contents) of which consists of 40.00 in cash 1 cloth coat 15.00

1 linen coat 2.00 1 vest 3.00 1 vest 2.00

1 pocket book 1.25 1 find bible 6.00 besides a lot of shirts & other sundries to[o] tedious to mention all of which amounts to

80.00

 

379.00

 

 

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Thos. J. Austin

Abner Franklin

Joseph Hearn

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of Sept. 1860.

A. T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

Debts due the Estate of DAVID PETRY, deceased.

 

An account against William Simmons for one shot gun $15.00

An account of money in the hands of some person in Indian Nation

the amount of which and the persons in whose hands the

same is, affiant does not know.

 

State of Texas This day personally appeared before me the undersigned J. W. Perkins

Collin County being duly sworn says that the inventory as returned to the Court together with this list of debts due the estate of DAVID PETRY deceased are a true inventory and list of all the property and claims of the estate of his intestate DAVID PETRY that have come to his knowledge.

John W. Perkins

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 24 day of Sept. 1860.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

 

Account of Sale

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates.

The undersigned administrator of the estate of MARY A. DAWSON decd. would respectfully make this his report and account of sale of real estate of said deceased made by order of said Court made and entered at the July term of said Court 1860 directing said administrator to sell lot No. 9 in Block No. 6 situated in the town of Weston, said administrator as aforesaid proceeded and gave notice of said sale as required by law and as directed in said order of sale and did on the first Tuesday in Sept. 1860 sell at the court house door in the town of McKinney at public outcry to the highest bidder and DANIEL D. DAWSON bidding the sum of one hundred and ten dollars for said lot, and that being the highest and best bid said real estate was struck off to said D. D. Dawson.

Given under my hand this the 24th day of Sept. 1860.

Jonas Daswon, Admr.

Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 24th day of Sept. 1860.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

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Inventory of the Community Property of W. H. PERKINS decd. and his wife, ALMIRA.

 

To the County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates the undersigned commissioners appointed by your Honor’s Court on the 15th day of Oct. 1860 to appraise and acct Inventory of the Community property of WM. H. PERKINS decd and ALMIRA PERKINS his surviving wife, Reporting following as a true full and complete inventory and fair valuation of the said community property to wit.

 

List

Value

List

Value

1 sorrel mare

$120

1 prairie plow & cleves

$ 7.00

Her colt

40

6 farming plows

18.00

1 bay mare (Doll)

79

6 hoes 50/100 each

3.00

Her colt

45

1 two horse harrow

5.00

1 bay mare Kate

80

1 log chain & yoke staple

1.50

Her colt

50

4 pitchforks at 50 cts. each

2.00

1 black poney (pony) mare white face

50

1 Ky Harvester

100.00

1 gray horse

70

1 bench screw

.50

1 bay mare Kit

120

About 60 bu. Wheat at $200 per bu.

120.00

1 bay filly 2 years old

50

600 doz. oats at 25 ct. pr. doz.

150.00

1 brown mule 7 years old

120

400 bushels corn

500.00

1 sorrel much 2 years old

90

1 cooking stove & furniture

5.00

18 fat hogs at 7 50/100 dollars apiece

135

3 side tables at $3 each

9.00

45 head stock hogs at 1 dollar each

45

2 looking glasses at $1 each

2.00

6 milch cows at 14 dollars each

84

1 clock

2.00

3 head cattle 2 years old $9 each

27

1 longe & bookcase

10.00

7 head cattle 1 year old $6 each

42

1 dinning (dining) table

5.00

4 sucking calves at $2 ½ each

10

596 acres land including homestead

7152.00

1 rockaway & harness

125

Mill and 14 acres land adjoining Town [of] McKinney

1800.00

3 set of harness

24

15 acres of land on Wilson’s Creek

75.00

1 new 2 horse wagon

100

25 acres on east Fort part of Wm. Davis

Survey

125.00

1 old 2 horse wagon

45

5 Rife gun[s]

10.00

2 pr. stretchers & single trees

5

 

 

 

Total:

 

11,774.00

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me P. A. Hamilton

this 29th day of October A. A. 1860. Joseph Dixon

A. T. Robertson C. J. C. C. Gabriel Phillips

 

The following is a true inventory and list of all the debts due and owning the community property of W. H. PERKINS decd. and Almira his surviving wife that has come to my knowledge.

 

Account of Squire T. Lewis $345.50

Credit 186.81 due $158-69

 

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Account of Leonedas Martin $250.00

Credit 100.00 due $150.00

 

Note on Mr. T. A. LOWRY for $1000 due Aug 11 -1858 with a ten cent interest paid on the above $300 March 1860.

Account of J. C. ROBINSON $370.07

Credit 235.00 - 135.97

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned ALMIRA PERKINS the surviving wife of WM. H. PERKINS decd. and in due form of law makes oath that the foregoing is a true inventory and list of all the community property and debts belonging to herself and deceased husband W. H. PERSINS so far as come to my knowledge.

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

 

 

To the Hon. County of Collin County and state of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction, the undersigned begs leave to report that in pursuance of the orders of this Court he had proceeded to sell in accordance with the law and said orders the following property belonging to the Estate of THOMAS FINLEY deceased of which the undersigned is administrator with the will annexed January 7th 1850 to wit:

 

One horse to James H. Lovejoy for

$102.00

Also on the sixth October 1860:

 

To Wm. Fletcher one yoke steers for

49.00

To same one yoke ring & staple

57.00

To J. W. Franklin one yoke of steers

49.50

To T. J. Baccus one yoke of steers

49.25

To J. T. Melton one yoke of steers

37.00

To H. H. Finley one yoke steers

37.00

To T. J. Bacus one yoke steers

35.50

To H. H. Finley one yoke steers

33.00

To J. Bacus one steer

13.00

To Benj. Bacus one bull

8.00

 

461.75

 

All the above sales were made on a credit of twelve months from the date of sale and notes with approved security for the sums above stated are now on hand but none as yet paid or collected.

The undersigned has also sold at private sale…

 

Page 186

 

…as authorized by the orders of the Court, the following product to wit for cash in hand paid.

 

32 bushels of corn at 75 cents per hundred

$24.00

700 bushels of oats at $3 per hundred

21.00

20 bushels of wheat at $1 per buch

20.00

 

$65.00

Also collected on note of A. E. Quisenberry

26.00

In all

$91.00

 

The above and foregoing contains a full and complete account of the acts of sale and collections pertaining to said estate up to the present time and the undersigned will a future term the expiration of 12 months from the issue of his letters report fully the claims presented, allowed and approved and all debts and expenses paid or incurred with proper vouchers to sustain the same, all of which is respectfully submitted.

Wm. H. Holliday, Admr. with the will annest (?) of

Oct. 29 – 1860 THOS. FINLEY deceased.

 

Personally appeared Wm. H. Holliday before me and in due form of oath swears that the foregoing acts of sales are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

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

 

Page 187

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Oct. 30 - 1860

 

Appraisement bill of the property of the Estate of JOSEPH P. STEWART, deceased.

 

1 dun yoke oxen

$60.00

Amt brt forward

$1182.50

1 red brindel

65.00

2 ox bells & colors $1

2.00

1 white yoke oxen

45.00

1 rifle gun

15.00

1 red & red rone (roan)

50.00

1 cross cut saw

3.00

1 red & white spotted

40.00

2 bed & stids (steads) 12 ½

25.00

1 white & red speckle

50.00

1 bed & covers

7.00

1 yellow & red yok[e] oxen

60.00

1 trunnel bed sted (stead) & beding (bedding)

5.00

1 red & black white spot[t]ed

60.00

1 loom

8.00

2 dry cows $12

24.00

1 press & ware

10.00

3 cows & calves

36.00

1 dining table

1.50

1 heffer (heifer) yearling[g]

7.00

1 Chest

1.50

1 gray mare

125.00

1 brass clock 30 hour

1.00

1 iron gray yearling filly

100.00

1 stove cookin[g] utensils

5.00

About 150 bushels of corn $1

150.00

6 chairs

3.00

A lot of oats & foder (fodder) on loft

20.00

1 hand saw

1.00

About two hundred bushels of oats in the granary 60c

120.00

8 shotes (shoats) $1

8.00

One grind Stone

2.00

60 acres land homestead $15

900.00

1 cutin (cutting) knife & box

1.50

34 acres timbered land $5

170.00

1 set plow gear

2.00

Total

$2349.50

1 horse plow & dimant

6.00

 

 

1 2 horse plow

10.00

 

 

1 shovel plow clews & singletree

3.00

 

 

 

1 shovel plow irons

1.00

 

 

8 log chains

12.00

 

 

1 shovel & spade

1.00

 

 

1 frow

1.00

 

 

1 man’s saddle

8.00

 

 

1 large wagon

125.00

 

 

 

1182.50

 

 

 

State of Texas On this day the 30th day of Oct A. D. 1860 came D. J. Franklin, Stephen

Collin County Jones and S. H. Wilson and after being duly sworn say that the above praised bill is true and correct to the best of their judgment.

D. J. Franklin

Stephen Jones

S. H. Wilson

 

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and date above written

W. A. Brown, J. P.

 

 

One note on Ambrose Bourne due August 18 0 1857 Inst[erest] 10

$13.90

One on A. J. Weatherford due Feb 10 – 1855 10 per inst[erest]

1.60

One on John Lockridge due Sept. 16-1857 10 per [cent]

9.20

One on R. H. Searcy due Oct 6-1857 10 per

4.60

One on W. P. Fisher due Nov 6 - 1857

12.45

One on W. P. Fisher due April 18 -1857

7.71

One on A. P. Wright due Jan 13 -1857 10 per

4.75

One on E. F. Bruton due June 1 -1857

6.20

One on Randolph McGarrah due Jan. 9-1856 10 per

5.85

Cr. by $5.75 Sep 6-1856

 

 

 

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One on W. B. Tucker due Decr 1 -1856 10 per

$7.15

Cr. By $5.00 Feby 19-1859

 

One on W. C. Lewis due Decr 27-1856 10 per

 

Cr. by $5.40 July 3 - 1857

 

 

 

The foregoing inventory and claims are community property.

A.      Newman Ad.

 

Oct. 31 -1860

 

Personally appeared A. Newman and in due form of law makes oath that the foregoing is a true inventory and list of the claims belonging to the Estate of J. P. STEWART decd that has come to my knowledge.

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

 

 

Account Sale Estate HENRY HART Decd.

State of Texas

Collin County To the Hon. County Court of said County for probate business B. Y. Hart Ex. Of HENRY HART decd asks leave to make the following report of sale made the 23 of Oct. 1860 on nine months credit: wit

 

One brass watch to F. S. Clark for $7.50

Also the following additional List of Claims due the estate of his testator viz: One note for $65.00 due April 2nd 1857 bearing ten per cent from maturity signed M. E. Wilson.

B. Y Hart

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 26th Oct. 1860.

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

 

Page 189

 

Inventory of the Estate of JAS. E. MEREDITH, Decd.

 

October 27, 1860. Inventory made by Abraham Enloe, Abraham Reser & Aaron Stephens of JAMES E. MEREDITH Estate viz:

 

One horse saddle & bridle

$60.00

One five shooter pistol

10.00

One Rifle Gun

8.00

One pocket knife

.50

 

78.50

 

Abraham Enlow

Abraham Reser

Aaron Stephens

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of October A. D. 1860.

A.      T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

I, John Kennedy Admrs of the Estate of JAMES E. MEREDITH decd. do solemnly swear

That the above exhibit is a true inventory of all the property of said deceased that has come to my knowledge.

John Kennedy.

 

 

Account of Sale of the Estate of DAVID PETRE decd.

 

The State of Texas To the Honorable County Court of Collin Cty. Exercising probate

Collin County jurisdiction in & for said Cty your petitioner JOHN W. PERKINS administrator of the estate of DAVID PETRE deceased respectfully represents that the following is a correct return of all the property of said PETRE sold on the 6th day of October 1860 in the Town of Weston at public outcry all sums under $5 for cash all over a twelve months credit the purchaser giving bond and approved security.

List of Items Sold

J. B. Harbert

Cr.

T. J. Austin

$ Cr.

To 1 yoke oxen

$51.50

To 1 testament & pocket book

.87 ½

To 1 yoke oxen

67.50

To 1 sundries

.25

William Garnett

 

To a summer coat

1.00

To 1 yoke oxen

50.00

To a bible

4.00

To 1 wagon

66.00

Berry Skaggs

 

To 1 ox yoke

1.37 ½

To 10 shirts

2.50

To 1 buffalo hide

2.00

To 1 Vest

1.00

To 1 Sundries

1.00

To 2 Vest

.25

William Perkins

 

A. T. Robertson

 

To 1 Blk stear (steer)

20.00

To 1 Vest

2.30

To 1 mare

44.00

To 1 Watch

9.50

James Hilton

 

 

21.67 ½

To Sundries

1.25

 

304.62 ½

 

304.62 ½

 

326.30

 

 

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Amt. Brot forward

 

$326.30

William Warden

To 1 cloth coat

9.00

J. M. Stogsdill

To 1 trunk

.50

Garrett Vantine

To Sundries

4.75

 

To 1 saddle

2.12 ½

John Brown

To 3 log chains & one bell

7.00

 

 

351.32 ½

 

J. M. Edwards, Clerk

John W. Perkins, Admr.

 

Personally appeared John W. Perkins Admr. of the Estate of DAVID PETRE decd and in due form of law makes oath that the foregoing account of sale made by him is true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

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

Filed Oct 22d 1860.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

Community Property of B. M. & S. E. Bell

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of B. M. Bell and his first deceased wife Sarah E. Bell made this November 27th 1860, to wit.

 

One lot number 74 in Block Number 10 in the Town of McKinney, Collin Co. Texas valued at

$500.00

The North half of Block Number 82 in McKinney Collin Co. Texas valued at

220.00

One cooking stove valued at

15.00

One Franklin stove valued at

33.00

One Safe

20.00

Three beds with steads and clothing valued at

90.00

One bureau valued at

25.00

One dining table valued at

3.00

One small table valued at

4.00

Ten chairs valued at

10.00

Cupboard wear &c

25.00

One set of carpenter’s tools valued at

50.00

 

$995.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the Community property of B. M. BELL and his deceased wife SARAH E. BELL…

 

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…solemnly swear that the foregoing appraisement of the property specified in the above inventory is a fair, just and impartial appraisement thereof to the best of our knowledge and belief, so help us God.

M. R. Parriah

John Shields

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Novr. 27th day 1860.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

A full and complete list of all claims due or owing

B. M. BELL and his deceased wife SARAH E. BELL, to wit.

 

1 claim on Breedlove & Brown for

$100.00

1 claim on Geo. R. Yantis

30.00

1 claim on Wm. Pelham

12.00

1 claim on Wm. Fitzhugh (Note)

40.00

Total Amount

$182.00

 

I, B. M. Bell surviving husband of SARAH E. BELL decd. do solemnly swear that the within and foregoing Inventory and list is a full, fair and complete inventory and list of the community property and claims belonging to me and the said SARAH E. BELL to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God.

Bill Bell.

Sworn to and subscribed me this Novr. 28 – 1860

Attest Buford Henry Clerk C. C. C. C. Tex.

 

Sale Bill of the personal property belonging to the Estate of J. E. MEREDITH sold by me at the Court House door in the Town of McKinney on the 17th day of November 1860.

 

One horse, saddle and bridle

To Robt. Fitzhugh

$41.00

One Pistol five shooter

To John Hall

8.00

One Rifle Gun

To B. M. Bell

5.15

 

 

$54.15

 

All of the above described property was sold on a credit of twelve months in obedience to an order of the County Court of Collin County.

 

State of Texas I, John Kennedy administrator of the Estate of JAMES E. MEREDITH do swear

Collin County that the above is a true and correct sale bill of the property belonging to the estate of JAMES E. MEREDITH.

John Kennedy

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of November 1860.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 192

 

Novr. 12th 1860

 

The list of the sale of property of J. P. STEUART [JOSEPH P. STEWART] Decd. on a credit of 12 months

 

Names

Property

Amount

L. T. Morris

One yoke of oxen

$59.00

L. T. Morris

One yoke of oxen

46.00

J. B. Robinson

One yoke of oxen

46.50

J. D. Graham

One yoke of oxen

65.50

David Powel

One yoke of oxen

52.50

S. H. Wilson

One yoke of oxen

42.00

J. S. Robinson

One yoke of oxen

50.00

L. T. Morris

One yoke of oxen

60.00

Lydia Steuart [Stewart]

Three calves

16.00

John Caldwell

Twenty five bus. Oats 60¢

15.00

Jno. Noble

2 choice 59

14.75

F. Boatman

3 choice 59

14.75

S. P. Brown

4 choice 59

14.75

A. T. Robertson

5 choice 55

13.75

J. S. Robinson

6 choice 56

14.00

John Culwell

7 choice 57

14.25

Thomas Stallcup

8 choice 57

14.25

& the balance of an at

57

 

L. T. Morris

Ox bell & collar

2.30

Wm. Horn

One shovel paid

.75

S. M. Dysart

One Frowe paid

1.10

S. P. Brown

One shovel plow irons

1.20

John Culwell

One lot of irons

1.35

G. A. Downing

Fire pan paid

.25

Lydia Steuart [Stewart]

One filly

76.00

S. P. Brown

One ox wagon

123.00

David Powel

One cross cut saw

7.00

J. W. Powell

One cuting (cutting) box & knife

1.00

Thomas Stallcup

One ox wagon

138.00

L. T. Morris

2 log chains

4.50

T. J. Hart

One log chain paid

2.05

S. P. Brown

One log chain

1.50

W. P. Brown

One log chain

1.75

J. F. Powl

One log chain

2.00

S. H. Wilson

Boy hire & clothing to Christmas

12.50

 

A.      Newman

This 24th day of November 1860 personally appeared before me A. Newman Admr. of the estate of J. P. STEUART decd. and after being first duly sworn says that the above and foregoing Bill of Sale of the personal property of J. P. Steuart [Stewart] decd. is a true and just report.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 193

 

Additional Inventory of the Estate of J. P. STEUART [JOSEPH P. STEWART], decd.

 

Additional inventory and appraisement of the property of J. P. STEUART [STEWART], decd.

 

One ox wagon

$140.00

One Barrel & about 10 gallons molasses

5.00

10 bushels of wheat at $2.00 per bu.

20.00

2 ten gallon kettle[s]

1.00

1 w[ash?] Tub & W[ater?] Barrel

1.00

3 smoothing irons

1.00

1 pair wedges

1.00

1 shove[l?]

.25

1 pair saddle pockets

2.00

 

$171.75

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the property of J. P. STEUART [STEWART] decd. do solemnly swear that the above additional inventory of the property of J. P. STEUART [STEWART] embraces all the property that has come to our hands.

S. H. Wilson

D. J. Franklin

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of November 1860.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Account sale Estate DANL. ELLIOTT, decd.

 

To the Hon. A. T. Robison [Robertson] Chief Justice of Collin County Sale Bill of the Community property of DANL. ELLIOTT deceases.

 

1 sorrel horse

J. F. Ben

$76.25

1 set harness

W. D. Chapman

20.75

1 plow

W. W. Butler

5.00

2 pricks

Hiram Standford

.87

Rented 35 ½ acres of land to John Ham at $3 per acre

 

$106.50

 

 

209.37

 

The above sale & rent was on a credit of twelve months this 10th day of Nov. 1860.

B.      R. Houghton, Adm. Of the Estate of D. ELLIOTT, Dec.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of November 1860.

 

Page 194

 

Report.

Of Commissioners appointed to divide the partnership lands owned by WALTER YEARY & Estate of MOSES JONES deceased.

The undersigned commissions appointed by the Probate Court of Collin County to divide the partnership lands belonging to the estate of MOSES JONES deceased, proceeded to divide said land equally between WALTER YEARY & the heirs of said estate & have set apart the following parcels or tracts to said heirs.

Situated in Collin County on Pilot Grove Creek a branch of Trinity river it being one half of the one hundred & fifty acre tract deeded by ELIZABETH WALTERS to WALTER YEARY on the 17th day of December 1858 & recorded on the 185h day of January 1859 in Book M pages 82 & 83 Collin Co. Records the undivided half of said one hundred & fifty acre tract being deeded to WALTER YEARLY & his wife YEARY to MOSES JONES on the 19th of February A. D. 1859 & recorded on the 21st day of March A. D. 1859 in Book M pages 133 & 189 Collin Co. Records. Beginning at the South West corner of said one hundred & fifty are tract a locust from which an elm marked X bears S 40º W 3 varas & another elm marked X bears S 75º E 3 varas Thence East with South boundary line of said 150 acre tract five hundred & sixty five varas to a post at Southwest corner of Hogues Survey Thence North five hundred & thirty varas to an Elm from which a boisdarc bear N 30º W 11 ft. Thence West five hundred & sixty five varas to a post from which an ash bears S 20º W 12 ft. Thence South five hundred & thirty varas with west boundary line of said 150 acre tract to the place of beginning containing fifty acres. [plat shown but not included here]

 

Also another tract situated on the water of Pilot Grave a branch of the Trinity River it being one half of a twenty acre tract deeded as the undivided half of said tract by MOSES JONES & his wife HEESA JONES to WALTER YEARY on the 19th day of February 1859 & recorded in Book M pages 219 & 220 Collin Co. Records. Beginning one thousand varas west of Coleman Bean’s North East corner of a 640 acres survey a post at the mouth of a drain on the North bank of a branch of the North boundary line of said Bean’s survey Thence west one hundred & sixty eight varas with South boundary line of said twenty acre tract to a post Thence North three hundred & thirty six varas to a post in North boundary line of said 20 acre tract Thence east one hundred & sixty eight varas to North East corner of said 20 acre tract Thence South three hundred & thirty six varas to the place of beginning containing ten acres. [plat shown but not included here]

 

Also twenty five acres of the first named one hundred & fifty acre tract bounded as follows. Beginning at Hogue’s North West…

 

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…corner Thence North two hundred and seventy five varas to a post from which a boisdark bears S 22º E 11 ft & another boisdark bears N 77 W 4 ft dist. Thence East five hundred & ten varas to an elm from which an elm bears E 6 ft. Dest. Thence South two hundred & seventy five varas to North East corner of Hogue’s tract Thence West five hundred & ten varas with Hogue’s North boundary line to the place of beginning and value each of the 10 acres at $20 & each of the 75 acre tracts at $318.75.

 

I, J. A. Clark, surveyor appointed to survey the partnership land of the Estate of MOSES JONES deceased hereby certify that the line were correctly run and measured as specified in the above field notes & plats & the lines plainly marked & and the corners duly established. Decr. 29, 1860.

J. A. Clark, Surveyor

J. A. Clark

T. Weedle

Wm. C. Robinson

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 31st day of Decr. 1860.

Filed Jany. 1, 1861.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

State of Texas To the Honorable County Court of Collin County exercising probate jurisdiction.

Collin County The undersigned James Thompson, George Smith and Daniel D. Holt commissioners appointed at the last term of said court to partition certain lands mentioned in the order to them directed among the Heirs of HENRY D. EAKLE, deceased, have discharged the duties assigned them and submit the following as their report. They find that the tract of land mentined in said order subject to division contained by actual measurement Nineteen hundred and seventy eight acres and in accordance with said order that have set apart to CRESSY GRIFFITH formerly CRISSEY D. EAKEL widow and one of the heirs of HENRY D. EAKLE, deceased the one half of said nineteen hundred and seventy acres of land. Bounded and described as follows, beginning in the center of Pilot grove Creek and S W corner of a 160 acre tract of land sold by said HENRY D. EAKLE to Isaac Dotson, Thence 80 chains and 83 links the S W corner of said 160 acre tract and W B line of a 85 acre tract deeded by said EAKLE to Robert McCarley B T. double elm marked X br S 13 ¼ W 486 links Thence A 19 1/4º W to the S W corner said McCarley’s 85 acre tract in the enter (center?) of branch, Thence down said branch in a S E direction to its intersection with the E B line of the Mathias Mowery Survey, Thence…

 

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…with said E B line 120 chains and 96 links the S E Corner thereof a post in the edge of prairie B T elm 14 inches in diameter mark X bears S 34 ½ W 30 links Thence west 27 chains and 78 links post on the S B of said Mowery’s Survey B T Boisdarc 18 inches in diameter marked X bears N 11º W 6 links Thence North 67 chains Desert Creek 69 chains and 7 links post B T Bois darc marked X bears S 68º E 19 links Thence West 51 chains and 74 links the S E corner of a one hundred acre tract sold by said H. D. EAKLE to T. A. Hall, Thence up Pilot Grove Creek with its meanders to the place of beginning containing nine hundred and eighty nine acres valued at $2.50 per acre and designed on a map or plan of said survey hereto attached as part of this report as Lot. No. 1.

And to JESSE EAKLE one of the heirs of said H. D. EAKLE we have set apart one fifth of the remaining half of said nineteen hundred and seventy eight acres of land beginning at the S W corner of a 100 acre tract sold to T. A. Hall by said H. D. EAKLE the West boundary of said Mowery survey Thence E 91 chains and 44 links the S E corner of said 1—acre tract at 143 chains and 18 links an inner corner of Lot No. 1. Thence South 13 chains and 81 links post of W B line thereof a B T pin Oak 14 inches in diameter marked N N 71 E 24 links Thence West 143 chains and 18 links a post in the W line of said Mowery’s survey Thence N with said W B line 13 chains and 81 links the place of beginning containing one hundred and ninety seven 1/10 acres and designated on said map or plan as Lot No. 2 and we value said tract at $2.50 per acre.

And to JULIANN EAKLE one of the said heirs they have set apart one fifth of said half of nineteen hundred and seventy eight acres of land beginning at the S E corner of the tract allotted to Jesse Eakle Thence West 143 chains and 83 links the S W corner thereof Thence South 13 chains and 81 links post in the W B line of said Mowery’s Survey Thence East 143 C (?) and 83 links a post in the W B line of a tract set apart Cressey Griffith a boisdarc 10 & 6 inches bears X 37º E 11 links Thence North to the beginning containing one hundred and ninety seven & 8/10 acres & designated on said map or plan as Lot No. 3.

And JOHN EAKLE one of the said heirs they have set one fifth of said half of nineteen hundred and seventy sight acres of land, Beginning at the SE corner of the tract set apart to Juliann Eakle…

 

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Thence South 13 chains and 81 links post in the W B line of said Mowery survey B T marked X (blank space) Thence E 143 chains and 18 links a post in the W B line of the tract allotted to Chessey Griffith B T a boisdarc 18 inches diameter marked X N 64º E 34 Thence North to the beginning containing one hundred and ninety seven and 8/10 acres and designated on said map or plan as Lot No. 4 and we value said tract at $2.50 per acre.

And to BENJAMIN EAKLE one of the said heirs they have set apart one fifth of said remaining half of nineteen hundred and seventy eight acres of land. Beginning at the S E corner of the tract allot to John Eakle Thence West 143 chains and 18 links the S W corner thereof Thence South 13 chains and 81 links a post in the W B line of said Mowery’s Survey B. T. Thence east 143 chains and 18 links a post line the W B line of a tract allotted to Crissey Griffith B T Spanish Oak 10 mkd X S 35 ½ W 17 links Thence North 13 chainds and 81 links to the place of beginning containing one hundred and ninety seven and 8/10 acres and assigned on said map or plan as Lot No. 5 and we value said tract at $2.50 per acre.

And to Elmira Brian one of said heirs they set apart one fifth of said remaining half of said nineteen hundred and seventy eight acres of land. Beginning at the S E corner of the tract se apart to Benjamin Eakle Thence West 143 chains and 18 links the S E corner thereof Thence North 13 chains and 81 links to the S W corner of the said Mowrey’s a post B. T. Thence East 143 chains and 18 links with the W B line of said Mowrey’s survey the S W corner of the tract set apart to Cressey Griffith Thence North 13 chains and 83 links to the place of beginning containing one hundred and ninety seve and 8/10 acres and designated on said map or plan as Lot. No. 6 and we value said tract at $2.50 per acre of which is respectfully submitted.

 

James Thompson

Commissioners Geo. Smith

C.      L. Holt

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21 day of December 1860.

A.      T. Robertson Chief Justice Collin Co.

 

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[plat shown not included here]

 

I hereby certify that the above plat represents correctly the partition of the real estate of H. D. EAKLE decd between the heirs of said decd.

A. T. Robertson, Sur.

 

December Term of Court 1860.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Honorable A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of the County Court of Collin County exercising Probate Jurisdiction the undersigned administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM BUTLER deceased beg leave to make the following report to wit: In obedience to an order made by your Honor at the September Term of Court 1860 & I give notice for the sale of said lands as required by law I proceeded to sell before the Court House door in the town of McKinney on the first Tuesday of November last that being the 6th day of said month the entire interest in the landed estate of the said deceased of MARY HENDERSON & GRACY ERWIN legal heirs and representatives in said estate consisting of thirty two acres each and the same was bid by JAMES B. JAMISON of Collin County for one dollar and thirty cents per acre amounting in the hole (whole) to eighty three dollars and twenty cents $83.20 (blank space) the said Jamison being the last and best bidder for the same.

Harrison Jamison, Administrator

W. B. V.

 

Page 199

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of January 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

 

Account of Sale

 

Additional Sale bill of the property and effects of D. WETSEL decd. made in the Town of McKinney January 22nd 1861.

 

Names of Purchers (sic)

Names of Property

$ Amt.

C. R. Breedlove

121 lb. dried aps (apples?) 20 1/3 c per lb.

24.60

C. R. Breedlove

50 lb. dried aps 9 ¾ c per lb.

4.87

C. R. Breedlove

1 churn

.35

A. J. Tucker

13 lb. peper (pepper?) at 5 cts. per lb.

.65

M. R. Parrish

1 churn

.40

James Wetsel

1 churn

.40

James Wetsel

1 churn

.40

James Wetsel

1 churn

.30

James Stewart

1 churn

.20

J. H. Jenkins

Sundries

.20

Sarah M. Bandy

12 lb. dried ap 20 1/3 per lb.

.40

 

 

32.77

 

The above sale was made upon a credit of 12 months the purchaser giving note with approved security the undersigned would further state that he has rented the house known as the Stewart Grocery to JAMES H. BANDY for the term of 12 months for the sum of $35.00

I also sold 2 churns at private sale for the sum of 2.00

$37.00

all of which is submitted.

Peter Wetsel, Admr.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of January 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 200

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County and State of Texas exercising probate jurisdiction, the undersigned begs leave to report that in pursuance of the order of the November Term of this Court A. D. 1860. He has proceeded to sell as then directed the land therein described as the property of JOHN PHILIPS at the Court House door in the Town of McKinney on the first Tuesday in January A. D. 1861 after having posted and published notice of said sale as required by law and the order of this Court and Mereday Ashlock became the purchaser by bidding therefore the sum of ($3) three dollars per acre being the highest and best bid. Therefore it is prayed that said sale be confirmed and conveyance to said purchaser ordered to be made as required by law, all of which is respectfully submitted.

Williams A. Phillips, Guardian of John Phillips.

 

Sworn to before me this the 19th day January A. D. 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

Inventory of the Estate of JOHN HENRY, Decd.

 

A list of real estate & personal property belonging to the estate of JOHN HENRY, deceased.

 

Three hundred & forty six acres of land lieing (lying) in Collin Co. Texas valued at Three Thousand and four hundred and sixty dollars.

$3460

One Half of Lot 251 in Block 83 in the Town of McKinney, Texas valued at Three Hundred & fifty dollars

$350

Five head of horses valued at five hundred dollars

500.00

One Wagon valued at seventy dollars

70 -

 

$4380

 

All of the above property is believed to be community property.

Wm. H. Horn

L. D. Davidson

Thos. J. McDonald

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 8th day of January 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 201

 

One note on Wm. H. Horn of thousand and one hundred dollars dated Oct. 18th 1858 due Oct 19th 1860 with interest at 10 per cent from date with the following Cr[edit] on it: Decr. 30, 1859 one hundred and ten dol[lar]. $110.00

Nov. 3rd 1860 one hundred & ten dol. $110.00

 

One note of James S. Caruth [Carruth] of one hundred forty dollars dated Jan. 5th 1859 with interest at the rate of ten per cent from date.

 

One note on James S. Caruth of two hundred & fifty dollars dated 19th of Oct 1858 due first day of April 1859 with interest at the rate of ten per cent per annum from date with following credits on it.

April 185th 1859

Eighty Dollars

$80.00

Nov. 28th 1859

Seventy Dollars

$70.00

Jan. 16th 1860

Fifty Dollars

$50.00

Nov. 17th 1860

Fifty Dollars

$50.00

 

One note on S. E. Skidmore of Five Hundred Dollars dated Oct. 28th 1858 due first of Apr. 1859 10 per [cent] interest from date with credits of the following amts.

 

Feb. 25th 1860

One hundred Dollars

$100.00

June 9, 1860

Three Hundred & eight doll. & 35/100

$308.35

 

One note on Wm. Brown of thirty five dollars given Nov. first 1858 due one day after date with 10 per cent interest from date.

 

An Acct. against J. H. Henry of ninety eight dollars & forty five cents $98.45

 

J. H. Henry

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court this 28th day of January A. D. 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 202

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of the Estate of JACOB M. KIRKPATRICK deceased and his surviving wife SARAH JANE KIRKPATRICK.

 

2 three year old stears (steers)

28.00

2 bedstead & beding (bedding)

45.00

3 cows

39.00

1 trunnel bedstead & beding (bedding)

8.00

1 two year old stear (steer)

8.00

2 bed steads & beding (bedding)

46.00

1 two year old heifer

8.00

1 ladys (ladies) saddle

12.00

8 shoats

10.00

2 jugs & one Box

1.00

3 cows 7 calf

45.00

1 rifle 2 double barrels (barrels) shotguns

30.00

4 yearling calfs (calves)

16.00

2 shots

.25

1 clay bank mare

75.00

1 loom Hines & Co.

10.00

1 yearlin[g] coalt (colt)

35.00

1 pare (pair) of sadel (saddle) pockets

1.50

1 sorrel mare

140.00

Lot of Sundreys (sundries)

4.00

1 bay mare

85.00

1 lot of kitchen furniture

4.00

1 caredg (?) & harness[s]

75.00

1 pare (pair) dog irons, shovel & tongs

2.00

1 wageon (wagon) & harness[s]

100.00

1 lot of pot vessels 7 kitchen fur.

7.00

2 pare (pair) of old gearen (?)

4.00

1 oil can and oven

2.00

1 old man’s sadel (saddle)

4.00

Sundreys (sundries) lot of small tools

4.00

1 pare (pair) stilyard

1.00

Lot of nails

2.00

1 lot of sundrys (sundries)

1.50

1 broad ax & 2 chop[p]ing axes

3.50

12 bushels of wh[e]at

12.00

One note on A. J. Gorman for $49. & 41 cts. Dew (due) the 2d of December A. D. 1854 credited $10. the 10 of July 1856 also cr. of $5.00. Also cr. of $2.50 cts. September 1857

 

1 sith & craddel (scythe & cradle)

2.50

One note on David Stiff and Harrison Stiff for $300. dew (due) the 20th of March 1856 on 10 per cent interest and credited with ninety four dollars and 75 cts. The 12 of February 1857

 

1 mowing sith (scythe)

1.00

Account on S. L. Jenkins

20.02

1 hand saw & 2 hatchets

1.00

Account on Baxter Bell

9.15

1 log chain & iron wedge

3.00

Account on _____ Boidson

5.68

2 shovels plows & 2 singletrees 1 clevis and 4 hoes

4.00

Land Homestead 170 acres at Twelve Dollars per acre

2040.00

One lot of corn 60 bushels

45.00

Two pieces of timber land at $4 per acre 96 1/5 acres

384.80

10 bushels of oats

5.00

One tract of land joining W. Kerby’s land 160 acres at $2.50 per acre

400.00

1 plow stretcher 2 singal & chain

8.00

5 old sheep & 3 lambs

18.00

1 grind rock

2.00

 

 

1 barl (barrel) pickle[ed] pork

15.00

 

 

1 lot of bacon about 1000 lbs

100.00

 

 

2 jars of lard

10.00

 

 

2 boxes soap & 1 jare (?)

4.00

 

 

1 dry beefs hide

1.00

 

 

1 large pot & barel (barrel)

6.00

 

 

1 lot of plunder

1.00

 

 

1 safe

15.00

 

 

1 lot of hardware

5.00

 

 

1 clock

6.00

 

 

1 small table

2.50

 

 

1 lot of books

5.00

 

 

15 chairs

10.00

 

 

1 pr. dog irons & fire shovel

2.00

 

 

 

Lantern shears & diper (dipper)

1.00

 

 

1 wheal & real (?)

7.00

 

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

We the undersigned having been appointed…

 

Page 203

 

…by the County Court of said Court exercising Probate jurisdiction to appraise the community property of JACOB M. KIRKPATRICK deceased and his surviving wife SARAH JANE KIRKPATRICK, do solemnly swear that [this] is a true inventory and appraisement of said property shown to us by said SARAH J. KIRKPATRICK to the best of our knowledge and belief, so help us God.

Joseph Dixon

Saml. L. Jenkins

his

Grafton X Williams

mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court February 22d 1858.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I SARAH JANE KIRKPATRICK surviving wife of the late JACOB M. KIRKPATRICK deceased of said County do solemnly swear that the within is a true and correct inventory of all the community property of the said JACOB M. KIRKPATRICK deceased and myself as his surviving wife to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God.

Sarah J. Kirkpatrick

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court February 22d 1858.

Geo. H. Pegues, Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas.

 

March the 23d 1861.

 

Inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of EDWARD WILKS, deceased, viz:

One horse valued to

$10.00

One wagon

25.00

Twenty head of cattle

140.00

Seventeen head of hogs

15.00

One Rifle Gun

10.00

Sundry articles

15.00

 

$215.00

 

This is to certify that we the undersigned being appointed by the Honorable County Court of Collin County in vacation have proceeded to view and value all the communion property belonging the Estate of EDWARD WILKS decd. as shown to us by the surviving wife & family.

Given under our hands this day & date above.

D. S. Bradley

G. F. Lucas

William Snider

Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day April 1861.

W. R. Bellew J. P.

 

I MARTHA WILKS do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a full and complete inventory of the community property of myself and EDWARD WILKS deceased that has come to my knowledge.

Given under my hand this the 29th day of April 1861. Martha Wilks

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Page 204

 

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

The undersigned having been appointed at the February Term of your Court commissioners to make partition and distribution of the Estate real and personal of GEORGE PHILLIPS, decd. would submit the following as the result of their labors.

To MARGARET PHILLIPS, widow of George Phillips decd. we do partition and set apart the following tracts of land to wit 106 1/3 acres of the headright survey of GEORGE PHILLIPS with the following boundary. Beg. At a post on the S B line of the aforesaid headright survey 29.83 chains west of the S E corner thereof. Thence West 26.57 chains a post on said S B line. Thence North 40 chains a post on N B line thereof. Thence East 26.57 chains a post on said W B line. Thence South 40 chains to the beginning. One other tract containing 23 acres being a part of a 106 acre tract deed to GEORGE PHILLIPS by Joseph Wilcox. Beginning at the S E corner thereof a post from which a burr oak marked X bears North 60º W 2 ½ varas. Thence West 1456 chains a post from which an ash marked y bears N 64 W 10 ½ links. Thence North 16.38 chains a post from which a slip elm 6 in. dia[meter] mkd (marked) X bears N 74 ¾ E 4 links do same mark bears S 15 E 8 links. Thence East to Wilson Creek. Thence down the channel of said creek to the beginning and the following personal property to wit:

 

One cow valued at

$9.00

1 churn

$1.00

4 sheep

12.00

Cooking ware &c

5.00

12 geese

6.00

1 clock

4.12

1 hoe

1.00

Beding (bedding)

12.00

1 small kettle

4.00

Spin[n]ing wheel

2.50

1 half bushel

.50

 

$57.12

The real estate 106 1/3 acres homestead we value at $10. per acre

 

 

$1060.00

23 acres timbered tract we value at $10

 

 

230

 

 

 

$1347.12

 

The remainder of the real estate and personal property we set apart to CATHERINE, JULIANN and COLUMBUS PHILLIPS infant heirs of GEORGE PHILLIPS decd. We think it inexpedient that the property be divided between the heirs. We would recommend therefore that it remain in the hands of the Guardian for the future use of said heirs. The real estate 204 acres homestead we value at $2040.00

 

The timbered land 68 acres we value at $540. 540.

$2580.00

 

The following is a list of the personal property set apart to….

 

Page 205

 

…the aforesaid heirs.

 

2 cows valued at

$18..00

1 loom & harness

12.00

7 sheep

21.00

5 chairs

2.00

1 Ox

1.00

1 pickling tub

2.50

1 pair steelyards

1.00

 

16.50

 

41.00

 

41.00

 

 

 

$57.50

 

For further information in relation to the partition of said lands we would refer you to the accompanying plat marked A.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Joseph Dixon

Gabriel Philips

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29 day of April 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C.

 

[Plat A not included]

 

Page 206

 

A list of the property of THOMAS and HARRIET SHAIN, Decd. appraised by W. D. Snapp, J. M. Bounds & W. B. Benge.

 

2 lots in McKinney

$750.00

Amt. brot. forward

$795.80

2 bee stands 1.50

3.00

1 jug vinegar

.50

1 stove and furniture

18.00

15 gal. jar pickels (pickles)

1.00

2 ovens 6/

1.50

12 do do

.50

1 coffee mill pan & strainer

.40

1 coffee pot bucket & cup

.50

1 paint bucket

.10

2 pr. andirons 8/

2.00

1 white pitcher .50

1.00

3 bed steads $5

15.00

1 cream pitcher

.25

1 trunk

1.00

1 sugar bole (bowl)

1 tea pot

.25

1 dining table

2.00

5 cups & saucers

.25

1 small table

.25

1 salt sellar (cellar)

.20

8 chairs

3.00

1 stake (stack?) dishes 2/

.50

1 sack cotton

.25

7 plates

.25

2 barrels

.25

1 candle stick

.10

1 cradle

.25

1 lot knives & forks

.10

1 side saddle

12.50

1 Ax

.50

1 clock

5.00

1 syringe

.75

2 feather bed & pillows

16.00

1 churn

.75

4 comforts

3.50

3 boxes

.20

1 blanket

2.00

1 large box

.50

4 sheets

3.00

1 looking glass

1.50

1 quilt

3.00

2 picture frames .50

1.00

1 table cloth

.75

1 lot of candles

.15

1 counter pin

3.00

1 cloth brush

.10

2 straw ticks 8/

2.00

1 chest

.50

1 3 years old cow & calf

10.00

1 chain & padlock

.75

1 feather bed

12.00

2 stone jars 2/

.50

1 coverlid

3.50

1 gal. jug

.25

1 counter pin

3.00

1 axe

.15

1 quilt

2.50

2 small picture frames .20

.40

2 do (quilts)

1.00

1 Co Co dipper

.25

1 comfort

2.00

1 pr. spring balances

.20

1 blanket

2.00

1 hatchet

.05

3 sheets 6/

2.25

½ doz. silver spoons

2.50

1 comfort

1.50

1 set knives & forks

1.00

1 straw tick

1.00

1 preserve dish

1.00

2 table cloths

.75

1 molasses stand

.50

1 horse bell

.75

1 hunting knife & sissers (scissors)

.25

1 yoke oxen

35.00

1 trunk

.75

1 feather bed

12.00

5 jars 7 bottles

.15

1 straw tick

1.00

2 soap dishes 3/

.75

4 sheets

3.00

12 plates

.75

2 quilts

2.00

1 pie pan

.10

1 do (quilts)

3.50

1 box & coffee

.05

1 coverlid

3.50

10 books

2.50

1 counterpin

3.00

1 chest

1.00

2 blankets

3.50

1 box salt

.25

1 quilt

1.00

 

795.80

 

989.30

 

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Amt brot. forward

$989.30

1 table cloth

.75

1 dining table

8.00

1 trunk

4.00

1 man’s saddle

8.00

1 pot

2.00

2 axes

.50

1 cow 8 years old & yearling

12.00

1 cow 5 years old & calf

15.00

 

$1037.55

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin We whose names are hereto subscribed appraisers of the property belonging to the estate of THOS. SHAIN decd. do solemnly swear that the above is a true and just appraisement of the property shown us by the administrator of said estate belonging to said estate.

Wm. B. Benge

J. M. Bounds

Sworn and subscribed before me this 27th day of April A. D. 1861.

W. R. Bellew J. P.

 

The following is a true and correct list of the money on hand and notes belonging to the Estate of THOS. SHAIN deceased, some accounts not reports as the same are unsettled and some in litigation having been returned by HARRIET SHAIN in a list of property and sue upon but not determined.

 

Amount of property inventoried

$1037.55

Cash on hand

652.25

Balance on note on Geo. Black

307.00

One Note on WB & JM Benge Balance due

286.18

One Note on WL & JL Nelson

25.00

Balance due on note WW Hazlewood (Hazelwood)

206.49

One Note on D & B Stiff

89.00

One Note on Henry Stiff

61.00

One Note on John Martin

10.55

One Note on Sanford Crow Balden

10.00

One Note on E. R. Stiff

25.00

One Note on Alfred Johnson

100.00

One Note on George Pegues

60.00

One Note on Henry Stiff

100.00

 

$2970.02

 

There are some claims against said Estate which have been presented and allowed which are not presented herewith but will be presented in the next report.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin I, David Stiff, Adms. of the Estate of THOS. SHAIN deceased do solemnly swear that the amount of the inventory of property returned and appraised by the appraisers of the Estate of THOS SHAIN deceased is just and true and that the list of notes hereto attached is full and complete list of claims belonging to said estate except the claims mentioned in the heading of this report.

David Stiff, Adm. of the Estate of THOMAS & HARRIETT SHAIN.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of April, 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 208

 

Inventory of Estate of Z. ROBERTS, Decd.

 

Money on hand

2056.85

 

93

1 note on J. M.

Howard

6.35

One yearling

4.00

1 (note) on J. Spencer

25.00

1 dun steer

10.00

1 (note) on A. J.

Culwell & J. W. Brown

$257.50 2 credits

balance due

80.00

1 yoke of oxen

40.00

1 note on A. J.

Culwell

13.32

1 Old yoke of oxen

30.00

Horses appraised Bill of said Estate:

 

1 calf

2.00

1 bay mare name

Jane

125.00

1 cutting machine

17.00

1 sorrel (name) Kit

80.00

1 wagon & harness

100.00

1 horse (name) Jim

50.00

1 old wagon

25.00

1 brown filly

100.00

1 prairie plow

10.00

1 sorrel filly large one

100.00

3 plows single tree &

lines

18.00

1 sorrel filly small one

85.00

3 hoes

3.00

1 sorrel filly (name)

Mary Blane

100.00

3 plows

10.00

1 bay (name) Nell

60.00

Lightning Rods &

points

20.00

1 bay colt

50.00

1 set blacksmith tools

75.00

1 sorrel horse colt

50.00

Lot of tool & grind

stone

15.00

1 mare sucking colt

50.00

Rifle Gun

10.00

1 mare sucking colt

50.00

Shot Gun

10.00

1 mare sucking colt

40.00

2 old guns

2.00

 

3121.52

1 saddle tree &

leathers

10.00

Inventory of Cattle:

 

1 watch

20.00

1 muly cow

12.00

437 feet pine lumber

13.11

1 cow named Rose

12.00

Household & Kitchen

Fur.

200.00

1 small cow

8.00

 

637.11

1 steer

12.00

Real Estate 526 acres

land

4668.00

1 black heifer

5.00

Entire personal

property & money

3964.63

1 pided

5.00

Total:

8632.65

1 pided

5.00

 

 

1 white cow

10.00

 

 

4 2 year old steers

24.00

 

 

 

93.00

 

 

 

We the undersigned appointed to appraise the community property of Z. ROBERTS decd. and NAOMI ROBERTS his wife and surviving partner certify that the foregoing is a full and complete appraisement of said community property which have come to our knowledge to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Stephen Jones

Pleasant Wilson

William Creager

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of June 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

I, NAOMI ROBERTS, certify that the foregoing inventory contains a full list of community property of myself and Z. ROBERTS decd that has come to my knowledge this June 24th, 1861.

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this June 245h 1861.

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

 

Page 209

 

Field notes of 3 tracts of land out of a survey of 136 acres it being a part of A. J. Culwell’s headright survey.

Tract No. 1 falls to MARY ROBERTS. Beginning at a post in the N boundary line of said Culwells survey Thence E 30º 36 chains to the N E corner thereof it being also the N W corner of a survey in the name of Jas. Wilson Thence S 14 chains a post Thence West 33 chains & 48 links a post on W side of branch from which a willow 4 in. in diameter marked X bears S 79º E 48 links Thence N 11º E 14 chains and 27 links to the place of beginning containing 46 acres more or less.

 

215 acres divided into 6 parts, said 215 acres apart of 320 acres granted to Carter Bourland situated on the E Fork of Trinity. Lot No. 5 falls to MARY ROBERTS. Beginning at a post on the W boundary of said 320 acres from which the S W corner of 50 acres now owned by A. J. Dixon bears North 7 cha[in] & 63 links Thence East to a point in the middle of East Fork from which a mulberry 5 in[ches] in diameter marked X bears W 75 links Thence down said East Fork with the meanders to the N E corner of No. 4 which lot falls to H. CALWELL Thence West with the N boundary of No 4 to the N W corner thereof a post in the middle of Wilson’s branch from which a cottonwood 30 in[ches] in diameter marked X bears North 85 W 20 links Thence up said branch 87 lin[ks] to a china marked E Thence South 72 W 5 chains & 72 lin[ks] a post in road from which an Elm marked E bears S 73 E 25 links Thence S 46 W 1 chain & 55 lin[ks] a post Thence West to a post in W boundary of said 320 acres Thence N 7 chains & 63 lin[ks] to the place of beginning 35 acres.

 

Lot No. 1 appraised

$376

Lot No. 5 appraised to

280

1 brown filly

100

1 white cow

10

1 oats cutter

17

1 note on Spencer

25

Account on P. Wilson

8.50

Received in money

271.35

Total to MARY ROBERTS

$1087.85

 

 

Tract No. 2 to HARRIET ROBERTS Minor.

Beginning at the N W corner of Joe Wilson’s survey Thence South 40 chains & 50 the S W Corner thereof Thence East 13 ch[ains] & 20 lin[ks] a post from which a hackberry 4 in…

 

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…in diameter marked X bears N 80 ½ W 26 lin[ks] Thence North 31 chs & 50 lin a post from which [a] hackberry 3 in in diameter marked X bears S 3 lin Thence east crossing Spring branch 3 chains a post from which an Elm 12 in in diameter markd X bears S 31 ½ W 89 links Thence N 9 chains & 11 links the North W corner of No. 1 which falls to C. Roberts Thence West with N boundary of said Wilson’s to the N W corner thereof 16 chains & 20 clin to the beginning containing 56 acres of land (Timbered land).

 

Lot No. 3 Beginning at the N E corner of No. 2 (which lot falls to CHARLES ROBERTS) Thence up East Fork with its meanders to a point in the middle of the same from which a pin oak 24 in in diameter mark X bears S 85 W 80 lin Thence West to an Elm in Wilson branch on Fuller’s boundary from which an oak marked X bears N 23½ W 20 lin Thence up said branch with its meanders to the N W corner of No. 2 Thence East with N boundary of No. 2 to the place of beginning containing 35 acres more or less.

 

Lot No. 2 appraised

$291.40

Lot No. 3 appraised Timber

280.00

1 note on Brown and Calwell

80.00

1 sorrel mare

100.00

1 colt

40.00

1 cow & calf

10.00

1 yearling steer

4.00

1 note on Howard

6.35

An account on P. Wilson

4.46

Recd in money

271.35

Total to HARRIET ROBERTS

$1087.56

 

Lot No. 3 is a part of the 136 acres part of headright of A. J. Calwell.

Beginning at the S E corner of Tract No. 2 (which is H. Calwell’s piece) Thence South 3 chains and 95 links the S W corner of James Wilson’s 20 acre survey continuing South in all 10 ch & 85 lin to South E corner of said 136 acres a stake in the bed of branch from which a hackberry 5 in in diameter marked XX bears S 45º W 80 links Thence down said branch with its meanders to Caudde’s N E corner Thence N 31 ch and 69 links to the S W corner of tract No. 2 a post from which a hackberry 10 in in diameter marked X bears S 62 ½ E 40 links and a honey locust 5 in in diameter marked X bears N 72 ½ º E 32 links Thence East with the South boundary of tract No. 2 to place of beginning containing 46 acres (more or less).

 

Lot No. 6 Beginning at the S E corner of A. J. Dixon’s 50 acres thence down East fork with it meanders to the N E corner….

 

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…of No. 5 Thence West with the N boundary of No. 5 to the N W corner thereof Thence N with the W boundary of said 320 acres 6 63/100 to A. J. Dixon’s S W corner a post from which a double elm marked X bears S 57 ½ E 38 links Thence E with said Dixon’s South boundary to the place of beginning containing 35 acres.

 

Lot No. 3 appraised to

$326.00

Lot No. 6 appraised to

280.00

1 sorrel filly

85.00

Sucking colt

50.00

Dun steer

10.00

1 plow & clives

5.00

2 2 year old heifers

10.00

Recd in money

271.35

Total to C. Searcy

$1087.35

 

Lot No. 1 on E side of the Survey. The partition among the heirs of Z. ROBERTS are as follows. Field notes of 197 acres of land divided into 3 parts it being 197 acres of land out of 320 acres of land granted to Jas. Wilson as a settler in Peters Colony. Tract No. 1 to CHARLEY ROBERTS. Beginning at a post on the boundary line of said Jas. Wilson’s survey from which the N W corner there bears West 16 ch and 20 links Thence South 9 ch and 11 lin a post on N side of Spring branch from which an Elm 12 in in diameter marked X bears S 31 ½ W 98 lin Thence down said Spring with its meanders to a post; in the N boundary of said Wilson’s Survey Thence West 46 chs & 80 links to the place of beginning containing 79 acres (more or less).

 

Field notes of timbered land 215 acres divided into 6 parts said 215 is a part of 320 acres granted to Carter Bourland situated on the East Fork of Trinity & tract No. 2 to CHARLEY ROBERTS Beginning at the N W cor of No. 1 which falls to the widow a post from which an Oak marked X bears S 2 E 23 lin Thence North 1 chain & 60 lin to the S W corner of 18 ¾ acres of land purchased by Fuller out of the said 215 acres a post on it bank of Wilson’s branch from which a pin oak marked X brs South Thence down said branch from which a forked elm mark[ed] X bears N 83 E 39 lin Thence East to a point in mid[dle] E fork Thence down E fork with meanders to the N E corner of No. 1 which lot falls to the widow Thence West with N boundary of No. 1 the place of beginning containing 35 acres more or less.

 

Lot No. 1 prairie appraise to

$376

Lot No. 2 timber land to

230

 

 

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Nell and her colt

$110.00

1 yoke of oxen

40.00

1 plow & clev & singletree

2.50

1 par (pair) of saddle bags

3.00

1 shot gun

10.00

1 rifle

24.00

4 2 year old steer

24.00

2 saddles

11.00

Recd. in money

271.25

Total to C. Roberts

$1087.85

 

 

Lot No. 2 a part of 136 acres A. J. Culwell’s headright. Beginning at a post in the East boundary of said 136 acres it being also the S E corner of tract No. 1 Thence West with the boundary of No. 1 33 chains & 48 links to the South W corner thereof a post from which a willow 4 in in diameter marked X bears S 79º E 48 links Thence S 11 W 1 chain & 20 lin to a stake at intersection of two branches Thence S 71 E 15 chains a stake it being an inner corner on the W boundary of said 136 acres Thence S 17 chains and 67 lin a stake from which a hackberry 10 in in diameter marked X bears S 62 ½ E 40 lin and a Honey Locust 5 in in marked X bears N 72 ½ E 32 liln Thence E 19 chains and 58 links a post from which the W corner of said James Wilson’s Survey bears 53 chains and 95 links Thence N 22 chains and 55 links to the beginning containing 46 acres more or less.

 

Lot No. 4 timber land Beginning at the N E corner of No. 3 Thence up E fork with its meanders to a point from which a pin oak 10 in in diameter markd X bears W 1 chain and 40 lin Thence W to Wilson’s branch post on E boundary of Fuller’s from which a cotton wood 30 in in diameter marked X bears N 85 W 20 links Thence down said branch with meanders to the N W of No. 3 Thence East with N boundary to place of beginning containing 35 acres.

 

No. 2 appraised to

$326.00

No. 4 appraised to

230.00

1 sorrel filly

100.00

1 wagon & harness

100.00

1 yearling heifer

5.00

1 calf

2.50

1 plow

2.00

1 hoe

1.00

Recd. in money

271.35

1 bay 2 year old colt

50.00

 

$1087.85

 

Each of us do certify that the foregoing partition is a just and fair distribution of the foregoing named…

 

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…Estate of Z. ROBERTS decd and of his surviving wife NAOMIA ROBERTS.

Stephen Jones

Pleasant Wilson

William Creager

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of June 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of SAML. BOGART, decd.

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Honorable County court of Collin County pertaining to estates to appraise the property and estate of SAML. BOGART deceased beg leave to submit the following as a true and correct inventory of property so far as we know or are informed relative to the same viz

 

150 acres of land, late homestead of said decd

$2700.00

369 acres of land, Madison County & headright of J. W. Holman

738.00

133 ½ acres of land in Denton County & headright of A. E. Norwood

133.50

One negro man named Rance

1000.00

One negro woman named Till

800.00

One negro boy child named Charley

200.00

One sorrel horse named Jim

60.00

One black horse

75.00

One mare & colt named Pup

110.00

One roan mare colt 18 months old

30.00

One yoke of work oxen

50.00

4 cows

40.00

4 two year old cattle

36.00

4 one year old cattle

20.00

One calf

2.50

17 head of hogs $2.50 each

42.50

One two horse wagon & harness

72.00

One large two horse plow

8.00

One one horse plow

4.00

Two shove plow

4.00

One set plow harness

2.00

One man’s saddle & bridle & martingales

12.00

A lot of books

35.00

One broad ax

2.50

One handsaw

2.75

One Ax & one Iron wedge

1.75

One fourth interest in McCormac’s

(McCormick’s) reaper

30.00

6 bee hives

12.00

One cross cut saw

1.00

One foot adds

.75

One Iron square

.25

2 pair steelyards

2.00

1 cooking stove & utensils

10.00

1 spade

.25

 

 

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3 weeding hoes

1.20

1 grubbing hoe

.50

4 chisels

1.00

3 augers

1.00

1 large iron kettle

3.00

One cutting box

5.00

2 mowing blades & Sneads (?)

3.00

2 singletrees & strechers

1.50

1 grindstone

1.00

1 drawing knife

.50

2 log chains

3.00

1 Ox yoke

1.50

1 clock

5.00

50 feet of fuse

1.00

20 lb powder

15.00

Acct on L. Clement for one yoke of oxen $50 and 12 bushels of oats at 50c per bushel $6

56.00

One note on Wm. Fitzhugh dated Aprl 25th 1860 and bearing 10 per cent interest from date and far

100.00

One note on W. M. Hampton, Wm. J. Harris & W. Hampton for $110, dated June 24th 1861 and payable in 12 months after date

110.00

One note on Wm. Broughton for $95, dated Jany. 9-1861 and due June 1st 1861.

95.00

 

$6641.95

 

 

One note on David Garner & Leroy Clement for $120 dated 30th Oct. 1860 due May 1st 1861

120.00

One Beaureau (bureau?)

25.00

3 bed steads

24.00

3 feather beds & underticks

50.00

10 quilts

50.00

3 blankets

5.00

One walnut table

8.00

One stained table

5.00

10 chairs

8.00

One pitchfork

.50

One try square

.37

One stand looking glass

1.00

Cooking utensils

4.00

Cupboard

10.00

3 trunks

6.00

Cupboard ware

7.00

 

321.87

Cash left at death of intestate

120.00

Cash received by widow since the death of

Intestate on a State draft

140.00

 

 

We the undersigned appraisers appointed to appraise…

 

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…the estate of SAML. BOGART decd do certify that the following is a fair and just appraisement of the same as shown by the admr. of said estate this June 29th 1861.

George A. Wilson

John M. Kincaid

David Wylie

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this June 29th 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk C. C. C. C. Texas.

 

I, J. H. Harberger do certify that the foregoing contains a full and complete inventory of the Estate of SAML. BOGARD decd. that has come to my knowledge this June 29th 1861.

J. H. Harberger

Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of June 1861.

Buford Henry Clk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

To the Hon. A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County.

The undersigned would respectfully submit the following additional inventory of Cash funds which has come into his hands since the filing of the original to wit:

 

Cash received for Mill

$32.15

Sold one steer to P. A. Honaker

18.50

Cash from Dr. Markham

19.70

Cash from Corzine & Wood

5.82

Cash from Exect (executor) of Finley’s Estate

20.44

 

95.61

 

B. R. Houghton, Admr of Estate of MOSES JONES, Decd.

Sworn to before me this 30th July 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

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Estate of SAML. BOGART Decd.

 

We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the County Court of Collin Co. pertaining to Estates make this an additional inventory and appraisement of the estate of SAML. BOGART decd. as follows to wit:

 

139 ½ bushels of wheat a 50c per bu

$68.75

94 ½ bushels of barley a 40c per bu

57.80

34 bushels of oats a 25c per bu

8.50

Hungarian Grass

20.00

Oats in stacks supposed 235 bu a 25c

58.75

About 12 acres corn 360 bu at 25c

90.00

Land certificate 26 acres at 50c

13.00

 

$297.80

 

John M. Kincaid

David Wylie

George A. Wilson

 

Personally appeared John M. Kincaid, David Wylie and George A. Wilson and made oath in due form of law that the foregoing is a fair valuation of the property above appraised by them.

 

Attest Buford Henry, Clerk

August 31st 1861

 

Personally appeared J. H. Harberger Admr of the Estate of SAML BOGART decd. and in due form of law made oath that the above is a true inventory of the property belonging to said estate which has come to his knowledge.

Witness my hand this 31st Aug. 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court





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