Probate Minutes - Volume A-1


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Estate of SAML. BOGART, Decd.

 

The following is a true & correct sale Bill of the property sold by the undersigned Admr. belonging to the Estate of SAML. BOGART decd. on the 7th day of Sept. 1861 viz To

 

George Gates

One grindstone

$1.65

E. F. Monday

One large plow

11.00

Wm Warden

One spade

1.00

Thos. Boon

One shovel plow

1.00

Rachel Bogart

One small plow

3.50

Rachel Bogart

1 old plow irons

.80

David Williams

One sithe & snead

.60

H. Warden

3 hoes

.80

George Gates

One grubbing hoe

.65

Jno. J. Flannery

One broadax

2.60

J. C. Lowery

One iron square

.20

Dr. Lacy

One drawing knife

.50

R. F. Lewis

One sad[dle], brid[le] &

Mart[ingale?]

8.75

 

 

 

$32.55

David Williams

One pitchfork

.50

Jas. Massie

Foot Adds.

.25

Newton Foster

sundries

.85

Jno. Kenady (Kennedy)

4 chisels

.90

D. C. Rush

3 augers

.65

George Gates

sundries

.20

T. J. Davis

Cutting box

2.55

Rachel Bogart

1 pr. steelyards

2.00

Thos. Boon

1 pr. steelyards

.25

J. J. Flannery

1 harness

12.25

G. A. Wilson

1 old crosscut saw

.25

E. F. Monday

Log chain

3.50

Rachel Bogart

Double tree

1.15

Rachel Bogart

1 cooking stove

12.00

 

 

$42.85

David Williams

21 lb power a 1.45

29.00

Dr. Lacy

50 feet fuse

.50

Rachel Bogart

1 looking glass

.65

Rachel Bogart

1 yoke oxen & yoke

68.25

Monroe Hampton

1 2 year old steer

10.50

Jno. Kenady

1 yearling heifer

3.50

Wm. Maurosky

One heifer

6.75

J. C. Laury

1 2 year old heifer

6.80

T. J. Davis

1 mare

40.00

 

 

225.70

Jno. Martin

1 year filley

30.00

Rachel Bogart

1 calf

2.50

Rachel Bogart

4 beehives (2 died)

12.50

Rachel Bogart

Hire Negro man till Christ[mas]

$41.00

Rachel Bogart

Hire Negro woman 1 year

50.00

G. A. Wilson

¼ in Reaper

40.00

Wm. Marowski

50 bu barley a 45c

22.50

Rachel Bogart

44 ½ bu barley 40

17.80

Rachel Bogart

34 bu oats 28

9.52

Rachel Bogart

Hungarian Grass

16.00

 

 

241.82

Rachel Bogart

Stack of oats

3.50

Alx Thompson

50 bu of corn 40c

20.00

Rachel Bogart

160 bu of corn 38c

60.80

Rachel Bogart

39 ½ bu of wheat 52

20.54

John Martin

50 bu of wheat 60c

30.00

David Williams

40 bu of wheat 62c

24.80

Rachel Bogart

1 two horse wagon

30.00

B. M. E. Smith

One black horse

82.00

J. C. Lowry

50 bu corn 30c

15.00

Rachel Bogart

One chop[p]ing ax

1.25

 

 

$830.81

 

The undersigned admr would further state that said above named and specified property was sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months for all sums over five dollars with note and approved security and under said sum cash in hand.

 

That the cash received amounted to the sum of $7.0 That the quality of corn sold was 360 bushels as appraised on the Commissioners report but on gathering the same it fell short 100 bushels and therefore said 100 bushels could not be furnished to the purchaser that a portion of the oats reported by the Coms. Was not sold on account of the condition in which they were stacked but that since said sale the same have been thrashed and were found to be in good order. Further that the books reported by the Court were not sold they being overlooked…

 

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…during the day of the sale. Farther that all the purchasers of property above named have complied with the terms of said sale with the exception of David Garner who bought one 2 year old past stear (steer) for the sum of Eight & one half dollars & who has failed up till this date to sign his note for said sum although often requested so to do that said sales amount in the aggregate to the sum of 831-80 cents involving the property bought by said Gardner who has not executed his note therefore. Further that there is one year old heifer as shown by the appraisement which was not sold, the widow, Mrs. Rachel Bogart, having killed the same the day of sale which said heifer was appraised at $5.00 all of which is respectfully submitted to the Court.

J. H. Harberger, Admr. of the Estate of SAML. BOGART

 

Sworn to before me in open Court this 30th Sept. 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Community Property of C. & E. STELZER

 

A List of the valuation of the Community Property of CHRISTOPHER and ELIZABETH STELZER.

 

80 acres of land at $7.00

$700.00

47 head of cattle at $5.00 per head

235.00

2 head of horses

60.00

Household and kitchen furniture

112.50

1 wagon and harness

75.00

1 plow and old irons

11.00

1 cross cut saw handsaw and plane

3.00

125 bushels of corn at 40 cts per bushel

50.00

50 bushels of wheat at 50 cts per bushel

25.00

5000 shingles at $3.00 per thousand

15.00

1 lot of oats & hay

20.00

2 barrels scales and old boxes

3.00

 

$1309.00

 

We do solemnly swear that the above is a fair valuation of the Community Property of CHRISTOPHER STELZER decd and ELIZABETH STELZER so far as the same came to our sight and knowledge (?).

Wm. H. Herron

Samuel P. Brown

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

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 219

 

Inventory of THOS. ADAMSON, Decd.

 

Inventory of the Estate of THOMAS ADAMSON, Decd.

 

10 mares worth

$510.00

2 mares and coalts (colts) worth

150.00

2 2 year old bald fillies worth

160.00

4 year old coalts (colts) worth

140.00

2 stable horses worth

325.00

7 last Spring coalts (colts) worth

180.00

2 year old mules worth

150.00

4 mule coalts (colts) worth

160.00

1 jack worth

125.00

24 head stock cattle more or less

144.00

1 pare (pair) 3 year bald steers worth

30.00

1 2 horse wagon worth

30.00

1 buggy worth

25.00

3 head of sheep worth

7.50

Miscillaneous (miscellaneous) property worth

32.75

Cash notes worth

62.00

1 note for 5 cows and calves ---

$2231.25

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County One this the 30th day of Sept. A. D. 1861 personally appeared before me W. A. Brown an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County Wm. L. Wilson and Levin Routh who after being duly sworn says that the above appraisement bill of THOMAS ADAMOSN deceased is just and true.

Wm. L. Wilson

Levin Routh

 

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and date above written.

Wm. A. Brown, J. P

 

Page 220

 

Account the Estate of THOS. H. ADAMSON, Decd.

 

 

To the Hon. Chief Justice of Collin County Cunningham Adamson, Admr. of the State of THOMAS H. ADAMSON deceased submits the following report of the property of the said Estate made on the 19th day of Oct. 1861 in obedience to an order of your Hon. Court all of the following property was sold on credit of twelve months the purchaser giving approved security.

 

Property Sold

Name of purchaser

Price

1 bay 3 year old mare

T. J. Hart

$70.00

1 black 4 year old mare & colt

S. H. Wilson

65.00

1 bay 3 year old mare

Jacob Titus

47.00

1 sorrel 4 year old mare

John N. Dickson

70.00

1 black 2 year old mare

Larkin Adamson

70.00

1 bay 2 year old filly

T. J. Hart

98.00

1 large sorrel mare 6 years old

Larkin Adamson

90.50

1 bay mare

Simon H. Wilson

80.50

1 Spanish Bay Mare

Larkin Adamson

38.00?

Bay Stallion

Larkin Adamson

106.00

Large Bay Mare

Larkin Adamson

89.00

One Jack

S. H. Wilson

45.00

Roan Filly

S. H. Wilson

57.50

1 blk Filly 1 year old

Adam Stinebaugh

37.50

1 bay Filly 1 year old

Adam Stinbaugh

29.00

1 bay horse colt

S. H. Wilson

18.00

1 bay mare colt sucking

S. H. Wilson

41.50

1 bay horse colt sucking

T. J. Hart

38.00

1 sorrell horse colt sucking

Jacob Titus

21.25

1 roan horse colt sucking

Larkin Adamson

21.00

1 sorrell horse colt sucking

S. H. Wilson

36.00

1 mule colt

S. H. Wilson

17.50 $1176.75

1 mule colt

Larkin Adamson

35.00

1 mule colt

Jesse Douglas

40.00

One bay yearling mule

Steven Jones

70.50

One mule colt sucking

Jesse Douglass

47.50

1 mouse colored yearling mule

John Rowland

42.00

1 yellow mare

Dr. David Powel

20.00

1 brown 2 year old mare

Dr. David Powel

33.50

1 black horse colt

S. H. Wilson

17.25

1 set harness

John N. Dickson

8.50

2 chains

P. F. Hutchison

.50

Lot of sundries

Larkin Adamson

2.00

1 clock

Larkin Adamson

4.00

1 writing desk

T. J. Hart

5.25

1 tub

T. J. Hart

1.30

1 lot of jars

Jacob Titus

.80

2 jars

Jacob Titus

.25

1 two horse wagon

John N. Dickson

45.00 $375.35

 

 

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1 carriage

Robert Hickman

$9.00

1 cow and calf

T. J. Hart

16.25

1 yoke oxen

Adam Stinebaugh

30.00

12 year old steer

T. J. Hart

7.00

1 barren cow

S. H. Wilson

11.00

1 muly cow & calf

Benj. R. Burke

8.00

1 white face cow & calf

P. F. Hutchinson

13.25

1 large pided cow & calf

John Roland

11.00

1 small pided cow & calf

Larkin Adamson

12.00

1 red & white pided cow & calf

T. J. Hart

12.50

2 black year old steers

John Roland

11.50

1 black yearling heifer

Larkin Adamson

6.50

1 pided yearling heifer

John Rowland

6.75

1 red heifer

John Rowland

6.75

 

Total Amount of Sales on

Credit:

$1711.60

 

The following property was sold for cash:

1 Churn & Pan

B. R. Hodges

$1.00

Scales & bucket

David Powel

1.00

1 lot of Jars

C. Copenhaver

.80

 

Amount sold for Cash

$2.80

 

The said Cunningham Adamson being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a just and true return of the sale of the property of the Estate of his intestate made in compliance with an order of the Probate Court at its September Term, A. D. 1861 and asks that the same may be confirmed.

 

Cunningham Adamson

 

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

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 222

 

Sale Bill of property belonging to the Estate of THOS. SHAIN deceased, August 16th, 1861.

 

James C. Johnson

1 set of knives & forks

$1.80

2 bowls and one pan

1.35

1 side saddle

18.50

1 coffee pot

.50 $22.15

 

 

Harrison Stiff

To bed (two beds?) and beding (bedding)

$35.00

1 set plates

1.00

1 chest

.50

1 smoothing Iron & sundries

1.25

1 chest of sundries

2.00

1 clock

7.00

Sundries

.75

Tea kettle & Sundries

1.00

1 dining table

10.00

1 skillet and oven

1.00 $59.50

 

 

A.      J. Tucker

To one lot of books and tin can

$3.65

1 bed stead and one pair fire irons

4.75

1 jug vinegar

.75

1 lot sundries $1.35 1 glass $1.80

3.15

1 smoothing iron .60 boxes sundries

1.35

2 jars

.75 $14.40

 

 

A.      H. Bandy

1 watch

$12.00

 

G. Marx

2 cow[s] and calves

$28.00

 

James B. Stiff

1 cow and calf

$17.00

1 bed and bedding

35.00

1 set silver spoons

3.00

1 set chains

7.75

5 bee gums

15.00

2 pine boxes

1.00 $78.75

 

W. C. Kennedy

1 pot

$2.00

1 bed stead

4.00

1 small table

2.25 $8.25

 

David Stiff

1 bed and beding (bedding)

$35.00

 

A.      J. Taylor

Molasses stand and sugar box

1.59

1 book

.75 $2.25

 

A.      J. Hall

2 pitchers

. 75

 

$261. 15

 

Amount brot forward $261.15

 

W. H. Andrews

3 chairs

$1.25

1 box

.50 1.75

 

John Shields

1 table

1.50

 

J. J. Dickson

2 pitchers

 

 

J. L. Read

3 pitchers

1.25

 

W. Howeth

1 stove

7.00

 

Mrs. Harris

1 box

.50

 

$275.05

 

And now comes David Stiff, Admr. of the estate of THOS. SHAIN deceased and files his report of sale of the property belonging to said estate the sum being $275.05. He also reports the sume of $133.15 cents collected on accounts not included in the inventory.

David Stiff, Admr. of the Estate of THOS. & HARRIET SHAIN, deceased

 

Sworn to before me this 2d day of Novr. 1861.

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

 

Page 223

 

The State of Texas I, PETER FISHER, of the County and State aforesaid of sound mind &

County of Collin memory aged seventy three years and being satisfied of the uncertainly of this life and desirous of making a lawful distribution of my property both real and personal to take effect after my death do ordain and establish this my last will and testament.

1st. I will my body to the dust to be decently interned and my spirit to the God who gave it.

2d. I will that all my just debts shall be paid.

3rd. I will to my beloved wife ELIZABETH T. FISHER seventy acres of the farm upon which I now reside and that portion that lies West of the old middle fence so as to include the houses and the orchard meaning thereby that the land West of the fence shall run from the middle fence to the middle line of the section one hundred acres of timbered land where she wants it out of the land I own in C. Boles Survey. One negro woman named Maria aged 26 years color black and her increase One bay mare called Polly and her increase one two horse waggon (sic) and one ox waggon the waggons that are at present on my place two yoke of work oxen the largest cattle two cows and calfs (sic) one third of all my household and kitchen furniture. The above enumerated property given to my wife is upon the express condition that it shall be kept by her and the increase thereof for and during her natural life and at her death to be divided out equally between the heirs of her body by the said Peter Fisher and their heirs.

I will to JAMES T. FISHER my son LAVINA TAYLOR my daughter WITSALL FISHER my son and to the heirs of NANCY LLEPER my daughter and to the heirs of CATHARINE ROBERTS my daughter five dollars each, that is to say the heirs of NANCY LEPER and CATHARINE ROBERTS five dollars only to the entire number of heirs each. The reason I make this will in this manner as to JAMES T. FISHER, LAVINA TAYLOR, WITSALL FISHER, CATHARINE ROBERTS AND NANCY LLEPER is that I gave them their portion of property when they left me and since that time and I am well satisfied that they have had full justice done them by me as to property.

I will to my son NAPOLEON B. FISHER eighty acres of land out of the South east corner of the section that I reside upon, fifty acres of timbered land out of the James Bell survey in Collin County, Texas, one sorrel mare and her increase one negro man named Pleasant. This property is his when he pays to his brother JOSOEPH S. FISHER one hundred and fifty dollars.

I will to JOSEPH S. FISHER my son eighty acres of land out of the section that I reside upon and north of the land willed to NAPOLEON B. FISHER, fifty acres of land out of the James Bell survey in Collin County, Texas one negro man named Carrell one two year old sorrel filly and her increase and two cows and calfs.

 

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I will to my son PETER M. FISHER eighty acres of land out of the section that I reside upon and North of the land willed to JOSEPH S. FISHER including the reminder of the farm not willed to my wife – fifty acres of land out of the Bell survey in Collin County. One negro boy called Lonzo one two year old roan filly and her increase.

I will to JOANNA JACKSON my daughter eighty acres of land out of the section upon which I reside beginning at the North west corner running east to the middle line of the section fifty acres out of the Bell survey in Collin County, Texas. One negro girl named Margaret and her increase one sorrel mare and her increase.

I will to PRUDY L. FISHER my daughter one hundred acres out of the section that I reside upon and South of the land willed to JOANNA JACKSON fifty acres of land out of the Bell survey in Collin County, Texas, one negro girl named Hannah and her increase one bay filly two years old past and her increase one cow and her increase.

I will to my daughter ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS ninety acres of land out of the section I reside upon and South of the land willed to PRUDY L. FISHER fifty acres of land out of the James Bell survey in Collin County, Texas one negro girl named Nancy and her increase one three year old past bay mare and her increase and one cow and her increase.

I will that the remainder of my property, that is not mentioned in this will shall be the property out of which my just debs shall be paid and after my debts are paid I will the remainder to NAPOLEAN B. FISHER, JOSEPH S. FISHER, PERTER M. FISHER, JOANNA JACKSON, PRUDY T. FISHER in equal parts the seventh part of the remainder to ELIZABETH T. FISHER to be for and during her natural life with remainder at her death to the heirs of her body by PETER FISHER her husband.

I will that the possessions of my entire farm upon which I now reside and the proceeds thereof shall remain in the hands of ELIZABETH T. FISHER my beloved wife for the benefit of the family until the youngest child becomes sixteen years old.

I will and appoint ELIZABETH T. FISHER my beloved wife and NAPOLEAN B. FISHER my son my executers to carry out this my last will and testament and I direct that no security shall be required of them as much but that they may proceed in all things pertaining to the settlement of my estate without security to all of which I most heartily subscribe my name this the 8th of January A. D. 1861.

his

Peter X Fisher

Mark

 

Page 225

 

State of Texas On this the 30th day of December 1861 personally appeared in open County of Collin Court John Faires and James S. Robinson subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of PETER FISHER deceased hereto attached both of whom are over the age of 14 years and in due form of law made oath that the said PETER FISHER deceased signed the same in their presence with all the interlineations therein and that they signed the same as witnesses in the presence of the said PETER FISHER, deceased.

James S. Robinson

John Faires

Sworn to and subscribed before me in Open Court this 30th day of Decr. 1861.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed to appraise the Estate of H. P. HORTON a lunatic would beg leave to offer the following as their report.

 

Property

Probable Value

One gray horse

$80.00

One bay Poney (sic)

35.00

One saddle & bridle

15.00

One old saddle

4.00

Dagurean apparatus & chemicals

15.00

1 old watch

5.00

 

154.00

 

The above is all the effects of the aforesaid H. P. HORTON that has come to our knowledge.

F. Tweedle

W. Yeary

Jacob Moore

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of December 1861.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Page 226

 

Estate of MOSES JONES Decd.

 

To the Honorable A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas

We the undersigned commissioners submit the following report for the partition and distribution of the Estate of MOSES JONES deceased do offer the following as our report.

Total amount of the Estate if $1700.14. Total amount of uncollected claims $338.41.

Total amount of advancements $381.00.

 

 

Advancements

Claims

Cash

To Hesser Jones

Widow

$268.99

169.20,5

412.86,1

To Margaret Yeary

33.00

24.17,2

64.26,6

To Mary McFarlin

25.00

24.17,2

72.26,6

To Eliza Day

25.00

24.17,2

72.26,6

To Abraham Jones

30.00

24.17,2

72.26,6

To Melvina Jones

 

24.17,2

72.26,6

To Simeon Jones

 

24.17,2

72.26,6

To Moses Jones

 

24.17,2

72.26,6

 

We the commissioners find that the land is situated that it cannot be divided without material injury to the parties concerned and allot to Hesse Jones one half of 159 ½ acres of land and the one seventh part of the other half to each of the above mentioned hairs and we do appraise the aforesaid 159 ½ acres of land at $1328.75 cents. The claim of $6.00 on John D. Nelson reported worthless has been collected and placed in the cash account in the above distribution.

D. D. Graham

G. B. Robinson

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this the 13th day of November A. D. 1861.

Geo. W. Howard, J. P.

 

Page 227

 

Estate of JOHN PATTERSON, Decd.

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Honorable Co. Probate Court of Collin County to appraise the property belonging to the estate of JOHN PATTESON decd. have this day made the following appraisement, to wit:

 

1 dun horse at

$130.00

1 roan mare

75.00

1 gray mare

100.00

1 roan pony horse

40.00

1 black colt ball face

65.00

1 work ox

25.00

11 head stock cattle at $6

66.00

 

$501.00

 

Signed John McMinn

Joshua Gotcher

Harrison Brummett

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority on this the 24th day of January A. D. 1862.

 

James D. Naylor, J. P. Precinct No. 7 C. C. T.

 

The following are the notes due and coming to the Estate of JOHN PATTERSON, decd.

1 note of $180 against John W. Westerman due Decr. 25 - 1861

1 note of $120 against John W. Westerman due Decr. 25 – 1861

1 note of $286 against R. S. Reed on demand dated 4th July 1861

1 note of $100 aginst G. W. Guest due 19th October 1860.

$766

 

I, JAMES PATTERSON, do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory and the above named notes are a full inventory of property and notes of the estate of JOHN PATTERSON, Dec. that have come to my knowledge this 27th day of January 1862.

 

James Patterson, Admr.

 

Sworn to before me this 27th day of Janry 1862.

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

 

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Estate of H. P. HORTON, Non Compos Mentis

 

List of Notes and accounts due H. P. HORTON as non Compos Mentis

 

One note on T. C. Sadler, J. M. Henry, D. Weddill and James Gilbert for

$68.00

1 note on Solomon Dobson

30.00

1 note on C. W. Jones

8.00

1 note on P. A. Jordon

7.50

1 note on Dan Huson

10.70

 

$144.20

 

The above inventory of notes as belonging to the Estate of H. P. HORTON sworn to before me this 27th day of Jany. 1862.

Buford Henry, Clerk

 

Estate of H. P. HORTON, Non Compos Mentis

 

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

 

Sale bill of R. A. Rike, Guardian of H. P. HORTON, viz.

 

A. J. Tucker

To one horse

$70.00

Jesse Field

To one pony

31.75

Buford Henry

One Saddle

12.75

?. S. Wilmeth

One saddle

3.00

S. McGlothlin

One Watch

1.75

T. W. Dunnway

Degarian apperattus (sic)

5.50

 

 

$124.75

 

The above account of sale sworn to before me this 27th day of Jany. 1862.

Buford Henry, Clerk

 

Page 229

 

Estate LEWIS GRAVES Non Corpus Mentis

 

County of Collin Whereas John McMin, James Harrison and Harrison Brummett were

State of Texas appointed by the Probate Court of said County to appraise or value a

Negro boy the property of one LEWIS GRAVES shown to us by WILLIE GRAVES Guardian of said Lewis, we find said negro seventeen years old and worth seven hundred and fifty dollars also one oxen worth twenty five dollars one calf Seventy five cents total amount shown us by said WILLIE GRAVES seven hundred and seventy five dollars and seventy five cents.

Given under my hand this the 11th day of February 1862.

John McMin

Jim Harris

 

Harrison Brummett

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of February 1862.

D. D. Graham, Justice Peace for Collin Co., Texas

 

Estate of the Minor Heirs of WILSON L. MURRAY, Decd.

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County the undersigned would report the following as a complete inventory of the Estate of the minor heirs of WILSON L. MURRY decd. to wit:

 

Nine Hundred & Eighty Eight 45/100 dollars

Given under my hand this 26th day of March 1862.

Richard B. Carr, Guardian

Sworn to before me this 26th day of March 1862.

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

 

Page 230

 

Estate of PETER FISHER, Deceased

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County the undersigned appraisers appointed to appraise the Estate of PETER FISHER decd. make the following the appraised value of said Estate.

 

1 negro man Sam valued

$800.00

1 negro man named Eady

$1000.00

100 acres of land in the Bell survey

$400.00

100 acres of land in the Boles survey

$250.

One Gray Stallion valued at

125.

One Bay Stallion valued at

250.

One Gray Mare valued at

90.?

One sorrel Horse valued at

50.

One old bay mare

25.

One three year old bay mare named Sungary

110.

One three year old bay mare named

100.

One two year old black horse

55

One 2 year old gray horse

40

One 3 year old bay mare sick now Medly

10

66 head of sheep at $3 per head

198

120 acres of land in the Boles Survey at $5 per acre

600

1 bay mare 10 years old named Jenny Lind

100

 

$4203

 

G. W. Estes

James Wetsel

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st day of March 1862.

A.      T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

Estate of JOHN PATTERSON, decd.

 

Additional Inventory

 

Additional property belonging to the estate of JOHN PATTERSON decd. Appraised this the 8th day of February 1862.

One saddle and bridle

$10.00

One Bell

2.50

One Bell

1.00

 

$13.50

 

Joshua Gotcher

John McMin

H. Brummett

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this day and date above written

James D. Taylor J. P. C. c. Tex.

 

Page 231

 

Inventory of the Estate of HIRAM GRAVES, decd.

 

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

The undersigned commissioners beg leave to submit the following inventory of the real and personal property of the estate of HIRAM GRAVES deceased.

 

One negro Giles color black age 28 years valued at

$1100.00

One negro woman Ann Color Black Age 30 years valued at

700.00

One negro Harriet color Black Age 25 years valued at

800.00

One Child Fan color Mulatto Age 4 years valued at

350.00

One Child Chany color Mulatto Age 2 years valued at

200.00

106 acres of land homestead appraised at $7.00

742.00

100 acres of land timber tract appraised at

300.00

One Mantle Clock

7.00

2 bee gums $2.00

4.00

300 lb. bacon (subject to actual weight) 15c

45.00

100 bu. wheat (subject to actual measurement) $1

100.00

200 bu. corn (subject to actual measurement) 50c

100.00

2 stacks sheaf oats 12c

24.00

2 chairs 75c

1.50

10 gal. lard 1.50

15.00

Bucket & Seive

.75

Pot & Hooks

3.00

Plow chain & 2 clevis

4.50

1 old wagon

35.00

Interest in an old wagon

4.00

1 yoke of oxen

60.00

9 head stock hogs

30.00

1 gray colt 2 years old

60.00

1 bay colt 1 year old

35.00

20 head stock cattle $6 1/4

125.00

1 beef steer

16.00

1 yoke oxen (one brown & one pided)

50.00

1 bed with tick & one counterpin

15.00

1 bed striped & one comfort

15.00

1 bed stead appraised at

6.00

1 chest

.75

1 table

3.00

1 grind stone

4.00

1 lot of old irons

10.00

Churn & tray

3.00

50 lb. castings at 10c

5.00

16 lb. cotton 10c

1.60

1 sack salt

12.00

 

$4927.10

 

This 14th day of April A. D. 1862.

B. R. Houghton

John McMin

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of April A. D. 1862.

D. D. Graham, J. Peace

 

Page 232

 

List of Notes due the foregoing Estate.

 

1 note on Wm. Fitzhugh due April 1st, 1862 for

$81.75

1 note on H. R. Lyday & Lewis Glass due Dec. 25, 1861 for

96.00

In Confederate Bonds

40.00

 

$217.75

For taking care of Lewis Graves non compos mentis for 6 years

$1320.00

 

R. T. Graves, Admr.

 

Sworn to before me in open Court this 28th day of April 1862.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

Community Estate of A. & M. S. HARRINGTON

 

An inventory and appraisement of the Community Property of MARTHA S. HARRINGTON and her deceased husband, ALFRED HARRINGTON.

 

75 head of Spanish horses at thirty dollars per head

$2250.00

7 head American stock horses at 60 dollars per head

420.00

2 head of American Stock horses 80 dollars per head

160.00

1 horse worth

100.00

135 bushels wheat more or less 75 cents per bushels

101.25

8 head of hogs at 5 dollars per head

40.00

26 shoats at $1.25 per head

32.50

3 hogs at $2.66 2/3 cts per head

8.00

1 grindstone

2.50

9 ½ work steers at $20 per head

190.00

34 head of stock cattle at $7 per head

238.00

1 stallion worth

100.00

80 head of sheep at $3 per head

240.00

8 head of goats $2 per head

16.00

1 ox wagon worth

75.00

1 half of reaper

85.00

1 three year old horse

75.00

½ Jersey wagon

50.00

5 log chains

12.50

1 two horse plowe

10.00

3 old plow irons

3.00

4 beds, bedsteads 7 clothing

130.00

3 blankets

9.00

12 chairs

9.00

27 gallons lard $1 per gallon

27.00

 

 

Page 233

 

1 Clock

$6.00

600 lbs bacon more or less at 15 cts per

90.00

2 horses at $50 each

100.00

1 negro woman Matilda

700.00

1 negro girl Mary Ann

400.00

1 boy Joe

350.00

1 Girl Jennie Bell

225.00

1 boy Dock

150.00

1 man Gilbert

900.00

½ sewing machine

50.00

222 ½ acres of land West survey at $5 per acre

1112.50

97 ½ of same at $3 per acre

292.50

640 acres of Massie Survey at $3 per acre

1920.00

150 acres Bounds survey at $3

450.00

160 Cook survey at $2

320.00

151 ½ McCants survey at $2.50 cts

378.75

93 Emmons survey at $2 per acre

186.00

160 Herrin survey at $2 per acre

320.00

78 ¾ Pegues survey at $3

236.25

80 Williams survey at $2

160.00

45 Gough survey at $10

450.00

149 Huffman survey at $10

1490.00

450 S. Williams survey at $1.50

675.00

1100 Mary Miller survey at $2

2200.00

1 note on Joseph Pattent (Patton?)

13.50

1 note of C. M. Fox

175.00

1 note of Eli Witt

90.00

1 note of R. P. Thompson

35.00

1 note of Henry Hatcher

39.50

1 note of Henry Sherley

150.00

1 note of Silas Herrington

363.00

 

 

We the undersigned surviving wife and appraisers of the Community Property of MARTHA S. and her deceased husband ALFRED HERRINGTON do hereby certify under oath that the above and foregoing is a full fair and complete inventory and appraisement of all the Community of said MARTHA S. HERRINGTON and her deceased husband ALFRED HERRINGTON that has come to our knowledge.

Martha S. Herrington

B. F. Mathews

S. A. Elkins

Robt W. Carpenter

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of April 1862.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

 

Page 234

 

 

Estate of the Minor Heirs of A. Harrington, Dec.

 

An inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the Minor heirs of ALFRED HARRINGTON deceased to wit: SILAS L., MARY L., JOHN H. and MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON.

 

1 negro man Jim

$1000.00

1 negro woman Luticia

600.00

1 negro girl Irene

450.00

1 negro girl Maria

500.00

1 negro boy Henry

350.00

1 negro boy Lewis

450.00

1 negro boy George

200.00

1 negro boy Prue

75.00

320 acres of land Hatfield survey at $5 per acre

1600.00

160 acres Harrington survey at $3 per acre

480.00

320 acres Newby Survey at $3 per acre

960.00

1 note of John C. Mathews

939.81

 

We the undersigned guardian and appraisers of the Estate of the Minor Heirs of ALFRED HARRINGTON deceased to wit, SILAS L., MARY L. JOHN H. and MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON do hereby state under oath that the foregoing is a full fair and complete inventory and appraisement of the property and Estate of said minors that has come to our knowledge. The value attached to the above property by us are their gross value without any deductions for the life interest of MARTHA S. HARRINGTON the widow.

Martha S. Harrington

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1862.

 

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

B. F. Mathews

S. A. Elkin

Robt. W. Carpenter.

 

Page 235

 

Estate of JOHN B. HARRIS, deceased

 

Inventory and appraisement of the property of J. B. HARRIS decd. late of the County of Collin, State of Texas.

One sorrel horse appraised at

$65.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers do solemnly swear that the above is the true and correct inventory of the property of J. W. Harris decd. that has come to our knowledge

 

Thomas Mahan

M. Tyree

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1862.

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

The following is a list of claims in favor of the Estate of J. B. HARRIS, decd.

 

One note on J. L. Kelly due 25th December 1860 for

$140

One note on J. B. Kelly due Sept 31st 1861

66.48

For amount against W. C. McKinney

10.00

 

I do solemnly swear that the above inventory and list is a full and complete inventory and list of the property of J. B. HARRIS decd.

Wm. C. McKinney, Admr.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day [of] April 1862

 

A.      T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Additional Inventory of the Estate of JOHN PATTERSON decd.

 

The State of Texas We the undersigned do certify that the following is a true list and

County of LAMAR inventory of the tenements of JOHN PATTERSON of said County as follows to wit: 285 acres of land valued at $4.00 per acre and 175 bushels of corn valued at 40 cents per bushel.

 

The State of Texas We the undersigned do solemnly affirm that the above valuation is just

County of LAMAR and true to the best of our knowledge.

Appraisers R. S. Reed

M. Harman

John Harman

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 22nd day of April 1862.

L. H. Harris Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 1

 

Page 236

 

State of Texas Know All Men By These Present: that I MANLY S. BECK of said County

County of Collin and state do by these present while I am fully in my natural and right mind make this my last will and testament.

 

First, I appoint FRANCIS L. my wife my executor. Secondly, I desire all my just debts to be paid according to contract and Thirdly for the love and affection I have for my wife FRANCIS L. I bequeath all my personal property to my said wife and to have and to hold the same with all the rents and profits arising therefrom. Also I bequeath to my said wife FRANCIS L. all my real estate property to have and to hold the same with all the rents and profits arising therefrom so long as FARANCIS L. my wife remains my widow this the 28th January 1862 and signed in my presence of.

Joseph Clymer

Wm. T. Olinger

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared Joseph Clymer is open Court one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing Will of MANLEY S. BECK deceased and took and subscribed the following oath. I do solemnly swear that I am over the age of fourteen years and was at the time of subscribing my name as a witness to said foregoing Will of MANLEY S. BECK deceased and that the said MANLEY S. BECK deceased sign[ed] the same in my presence and in the presence of W. T. Olinger and acknowledged the same his last will and testament tyis (sic) May 26 1862.

 

Joseph Clymer

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 26th day of May 1862 in Open Court.

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

 

Page 237

 

Inventory of the Estate comprised of Community Property belonging to W. P. SHORT and LAURA SHORT both of Collin County Texas owned and possessed at the time of the death of said LAURA SHORT.

 

Item 223 ½ acres of land situated in Kaufman County on the waters of the East Fork of the Trinity River one mile South of the Town of Rockwall out of the Headright of Wiley B. Gran & sold to said Short by Wm. Pruett as attorney in fact valued at $4 per acre

$894.00

Item 66 2/3 acres of land situate[d] in said Kaufman County adjoining the tow tract of the town of Rockwall and out of the Headright of B. F. Boydson & sold to said Short by said Boydston valued at

$333.33 1/3

Item Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 7, also two other lots (nos. not known) all in the town of Rockwall valued at

$800.00

Item Eight head of horses & one mule

$675.00

Item One thousand bu what

$750.00

Item Tobacco

$200.00

Item About 300 bu corn

$150.00

Item One reaper

$175.00

 

3977.33 1/3

Item About fifty hogs

50.00

Item Oats & hay in value about

75.00

Item Two horse wagon & harness

100.00

Item Harness, wagon & Plough

50.00

Item Farming Utensils in value

40.00

Aggregate

$4292.33 1/3

 

The above appraisement made by us this day & is true to the best of our knowledge & belief.

B.      R. Breedlove

J. M. McReynolds

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th May 1862.

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

 

The Community Assets of said estate amounts to about

$928.00

The Community Indebtedness of said Estate

825.00

 

103.00

 

The above list and inventory is a full & complete inventory & list of the property & claims of the Community estate owned & possessed conjointly by myself & the said LAURA SHORT at the time of the death of my said wife so far as the same have come to my knowledge to the best of my recollection & belief.

W. R. Short

 

Sworn to before me this 20th day of May 1862.

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

 

Page 238

 

Know All Men That I, LEONARD SEARCY of the County of Collin State of Texas do make and publish this my last will and testament, to wit:

In as much as I have heretofore given to my other children except my son Thomas all that I desire to give them I give and bequeath to my said son THOMAS H. SEARCY all of my property real and personal with the following charges upon the same to wit: I will and require my said son THOMAS to give and pay to my grand Son LEONARD HARRISON SEARCY son of said THOMAS five hundred dollar to be appropriated to the education of said LEONARD by said THOMAS as to him may seem beat. I hereby will and appoint my son THOMAS H. SEARCY my sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and I do not desire that any bond or security shall be required of him for the discharge of his duties as such executor. I do finally will and direct that the Probate or County Courts of this State shall have or take no action upon my will or in regard to my estate except to probate my will and return and inventory my property.

Given under my hand and seal this the 1st day of March A. D. 1862

 

Leonard Searcy (seal)

 

In the presence of

R. B. Carr

S. Bowlby

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County, S. Bowlby one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing Will of LEONARD SEARCY deceased and that said LEONARD SEARCY deceased signed the same in my presence and in the presence of R. B. Carr and acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament.

S. Bowlby

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of June 1862.

A.      T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

Page 238

 

Will of J. J. DICKSON

 

The undersigned being about to leave our home for a trip to the North do leave this memorandum or last request as to the distribution of our worldly effects in case either of us should never return or both should not.

 

1st. We wish our liabilities all paid by our executor just as he would settle his own affairs out of Court.

2d. In case of the death of one of us all of our joint estate shall go to the survivor absolutely and without remainder of reversion to any one.

3d. In case of death of both of us J. J. DICKSON’S property shall go to his nephew, J. A. BRYON & niece SALLIE BRYON in equal portions except two hundred and fifty acres of land in Cass County which is devised by him to his mother SARAH MOORE.

4th. In case of death of both SALLIE DICKSON give her estate to her two sisters JANE & ANNA EPPERSON in equal portions but if said ANNA dies before marriage or without issue and during the life of said JANE the whole goes to said JANE.

5th. We do appoint our brother B. H. EPPERSON to execute this our last request and do not wish him to give bond or take any steps in the probate court in regard to the same.

Given under our hands this 18th day of June 1857.

J. J. Dickson (L. S.)

Sallie Dickson (L. S.)

 

R. S. Moral

Ann Darnell

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me in open Court A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County, Texas, James M. Throckmorton and Matthew R. Parrish who being duly sworn took and subscribed the following oath. We do solemnly swear that we are acquainted with the hand writing of Joseph J. Dickson who wrote and subscribed the within will and to the best of our knowledge and belief we believe that the body of the will was written by him an that his signature to the same is genuine.

M. R. Parrish

J. W. Throckmorton

 

Witness my official seal and signature at McKinney this last day of July 1862.

A.      T. Robertson

Filed June 10th 1862

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

 

Page 240

 

Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of MANLY S. BECK deceased made by the undersigned appraisers appointed by the County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates at the May Term 1862.

 

Separate Estate of MANLY BECK.

Item 80 acres of land the headright of said Beck sold at $10 per acre

$800.00

Item 80 acres out of said Beck’s headright still unsold valued at

800.00

 

1600.00

 

Community Estate of said BECK & FRANCIS L. BECK his wife owned at the time of the death of said MANLEY.

 

Item 1s 102 acres of land out of the Ben Sparks survey

$714.00

Item 2 180 acres of land out of Peter F. Lucas headright

1260.00

Item 3 50 acres of land out of the M. Burch Survey 250.00

250.00

Item 4 59 acres land out of the Geo. White Assigne Survey

413.00

Item 5 213 acres land out of the C. Douglass Survey

630.00

Item 6 46 head of stock cattle at $5 per head

230.00

Item 7 One third of a stallion

100.00

Item 8 36 head of horses consisting of every variety of stock horses

2700.00

Item 9 One work box

20.00

Item 10 One negro man Mat about thirty years old

1000.00

Item 11 One negro woman & child Jane & Jess woman 30 years old

1000.00

Item 12 18 head of sheep

54.00

Item 13 24 head of hogs

24.00

Item 14 1 wagon & harness

100.00

Item 15 3 plows

15.00

Item 16 household furniture

200.00

 

5710.00

 

The above list is full & the appraisement correct of all the property of the above estate so far as the same has come to our knowledge.

 

G. T. Lucas

James M. Snider

 

Sworn to before me this June 20th 1862. Buford Henry Clerk Co. Ct. Collin Co. Texas.

 

List of Claims due the Estate of MANLY BECK, decd.

 

Item 1st one note on J. W. Buford & John Ragan dated May 10th 1860 payable on the first day of March 1861 to said Beck for

$1600.00

 

Item 2d One note on J. H. Lovejoy & Geo. H. Pegues dated Sept. 24th 1861

150.00

Item 3 One note on A. H. Snider dated Marach 16th 1862 payable 6 mo. For

150.00

Item 4 One Quarter Master’s receipt

100.00

Item 5 note on Solomon Fitzhugh

54.00

 

FRANCES L. BECK, Executrix of the last Will of MANLY BECK upon oath states that the above inventory & list is a full & complete inventory & list of the property & claims of said Manly Beck & his estate that have come to my knowledge.

Frances L. Beck Executrix

 

Page 241

 

Sworn to before me this 30th day of June 1862

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

 

To the County Court of Collin County pertaining to Estates of deceased persons.

We the undersigned commissioners appointed to the County Court at May term have this day made partitions and distributions of the personal property and notes of the Estate of JOHN PATTERSON deceased and do a lot to JAMES POTTTERS one pony horse and saddle $55.00 on notes 254.75 Corn 42 ¼ bushels.

John Pew one horse $65. Notes 244.75 Corn 42 ¾ bushels

B. S. Sloan one mair (mare) $75 Notes $234.75 Corm 42 ¾ bushels

Robert Patterson one mair (mare) one work ox seven head of stock cattle $167 Notes $142.75 Corn 42 3/3 bushels

And make this our report to the Court leaving the land in Lamar [County, Texas?] undivided.

 

John McMin

R. T. Graves

H. Brummett

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of June 1862.

Miles Graves J P in Precinct No. 7 Collin County

 

State of Texas Collin County June 21st 1862. A list of the property of HENRY T. BUCHANAN deceased and valuation of the same. One three year old horse worth one hundred dollars One two year old horse worth sixty dollars Fourteen head of stock cattle worth one hundred dollars. Given under our hands this 21st day of June 1862.

M. C. Talkington

A. J. Gililand

 

State of Texas This day came M. C. Talkington and A. J. Gililland personally before me

Collin County J. W. Smith a justice of the Peace and made oaths in due form of law that the above list of property and valuation is a true list and valuation to the best of our knowledge this 21st day of June 1862.

J. W. Smith, J. P.

 

Cash on hand $5.00

I Uriah Smith hereby certify the foregoing inventory is a correct list of all the Estate of HENRY F. BUCHANAN deceased that have come to my knowledge this June 30th 1862.

Uriah Smith, Admr.

Sworn to before me this June 30th 1862.

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

 

Page 242

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County pertaining to Estates the undersigned appraisers appointed at the June Term of said Court to appraise the Estate of LEONARD SEARCY deceased make the following report to wit:

 

 

Value

265 acres of land original grantee L. Searcy

$1590

160 acres of land preemption S. E. Searcy

800

20 head of stock cattle

100

5 heads of horses

390

18 head of hogs

45

13 bee stands

26

½ of a reaper

75

½ of a wagon

20

Farming implements consisting of 2 plows one pr of stretchers 2 hoes & 2 axes & some auger &c &c

10

One double barrel shot gun

30

One saddle bridle & blanket

20

1 common dinner table

1.00

1 feather bed & cloths & stead

20

60 bushels of wheat

60

30 bushels of barley

15

13 acres of corn in the field

32.50

1 Sausage mill

4.00

Cash on hand

93.50

1 par (pair) saddle bags

2.00

 

James Herndon

E. B. Scott

J. I. Chastain

 

Sworn to and subscribed this 28th day of July 1862.

A.      T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

I, THOMAS H. SEARCY executor of the last will and testament of LEONARD SEARCY decd. do solemnly swear that the foregoing list is a full and complete inventory of the property of LEONARD SEARCY decd. and that there are no claims due or owing said estate according to the best of my belief and knowledge.

 

his

Thomas H. X Searcy

mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of July 1862

A.      T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

Page 243

 

HENRY COOK

 

In view of increasing age and infirmity and for the future welfare of my family I now proceed to make this my last will and testament.

To ELIZABETH COOK the eldest of my unmarried daughters not living at home with me I bequeath one hundred acres of prairie land to be taken off of the South end of the East half of my own headright also sixty acres off the South end of the west half of my headright being mostly timbered land.

To SARAH JANE COOK the youngest of my daughters I bequeath one hundred and sixty acres of land lying East of and adjoining John Martin’s headright including what is known as the Cottonwood Spring and surveyed as a part of the certificate of _________ Barrow.

To MARTHA MARTIN wife of John Martin my eldest daughter by my present wife I bequeath eighty acres of land to be taken off of a survey made by virtue of Daniel Cook’s headright.

To RACHEL BRIDGES wife of William Bridges my third daughter by my present wife I bequeath eighty acres of land to be taken off of a survey make by virtue of Daniel Cook’s headright. In case I can procure a title to one hundred and sixty acres the residue of Daniel Cook’s headright, or in the event of my making such arrangement with M. W. Allen as will still vest the title of the said 160 acres of land in me, I desire that it shall be divided into four tracts of forty acres each and that one tract of 40 acres I bequeath to my son JACOB COOK and one tract of 50 acres I bequeath to my son LEWIS COOK and the two other tracts of 40 acres each I bequeath one to my daughter ELIZABETH COOK and one to my daughter SARAH JANE.

To my three grand children the children of HENRY MILLER and of MARY ANN MILLER an only daughter by a former wife, ELIZA MILLER, JOHN MILLER and JAMES MILLER, I bequeath to each of them one cow.

To my son LEWIS now living with me I bequeath the residue of my own headright (480 acres) including the farm and improvements together with the farming apparatus and tools wagon the necessary horses & oxen for working the same together with an equal portion of all the loose livestock, his mother and sisters SARAH JANE & ELIZABETH sharing equally with him in the division of such stock – the above bequest to my son LEWIS being coupled with the condition that he maintains his mother and myself in comfort and respectability during our lives and with the further condition that LEWIS, pays to my son JONH COOK the sum of five dollars which I bequeath to him and the further sum of five dollars which I bequeath to my son WILLIAM COOK and five dollars which I bequeath to my son JACOB COOK in the event he does not obtain the bequest of 40 acres of land mentioned in a former part of this will and the still further sum of five dollars which I bequeath to my son DAVID COOK.

I bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH one equal portion or one fourth of the loose horses & cattle besides a mare and colt (which is hers) that she claims – and to SARAH JANE I bequeath one fourth or an equal portion of such stock and to SARAH COOK my wife I bequeath an equal portion or one fourth of the loose stock of horses & cattle –and the other fourth or residue to my son LEWIS as mentioned before in this will. This divis. of stock not to include three mare on the…

 

Page 244

 

…premises which are the property of my son LEWIS COOK.

The above being my last will and testament not to take effect until my death and subject to such alterations and amendments as I may see fit to make hereafter. To carry out my desires as expressed in the foregoing testament I appoint my friends Jacob Bacus & James Parsons of Collin County my executors with full powers to make such divisions of property and land where it may be necessary as well as equal justice to the parties interested and desire that my son LEWIS shall pay them such monies as may be necessary for the probating and carrying into effect this will and such further sums as will reimburse them for their trouble in attending to the same –signed and sealed by me this the 15th day of November A. D. 1856.

Henry Cook (seal)

 

Witnessed by

James M. Throckmorton

John M. Kincaid

 

N. B. The interlineations and erasure of the words “of” in the last line of 1st page and the words “I bequeath” and the work “Cook” in the 7th line 2nd page words “to be” in the 8th line same page and word “conditioned” in 21st line same page and “Cook” last line same page and words “on fourth” in 11th line 3d page and date of this will made before signing & sealing of the same in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.

J. W. T. J. M. K.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County James W. Throckmorton one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing attached Will of HENRY COOK decd. and took and subscribed the following oath to wit: I do solemnly swear that I am over the age of 14 years and was at the time subscribing my name as a witness to said foregoing attached Will of HENRY COOK decd. and that said Cook decd. signed the same in my presence and in the presence of John M. Kincaid and acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament.

J. W. Throckmorton

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of July 1862.

 

T. Throckmorton, C. J. C. C.

 

 

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List and appraisement of the Community Property of WILLIAM M. PHILIPS, decd. and ELIZABETH M. PHILIPS the surviving wife of said Wm. M. Philips decd as shown to us the undersigned appraisers.

 

One sorrel mare & colt at

$150

One black mare at

140

One Bay filly one year old

75

One bay horse colt one year old

60

One roan mare two years old

125

One sorrel mare two years old

110

One black mare & colt

180

 

Cattle

 

One pided cow and calf

18

One yellow cow & calf

20

One red cow & calf

15

One yellow cow & calf

18

One black cow & calf

15

One cow & yearling

20

One steer yearling

5

One steer yearling

6

Five yearling heifers

30

One blue heifer two years old

8

One speckle white & black cow & calf

15

Three young calfs (calves)

9

One fall calf

4

One red & white spotted 2 [year] old steer

12

One yellow calf

3

One red yearling heifer

6

One wagon two horse

110

One log chain

3

85 bushels wheat

85

One plow & gear &c

10

One sythe (scythe) & cradle

5

Part in cooking stove

8

Three feather beds

40

One bed sted (stead)

10

Bed clothing

150

One man saddle

15

One side saddle

30

One trunk

3

One small chest

3

Three chairs

3

Money on hand (Confederate & Treasury)

110

 

$1647

 

All of which is respectfully submitted July ___ A. D. 1862

 

his

E. D. X Cleary

mark

Joseph Dixon

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of July 1862

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





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