Probate Minutes - Volume A-1


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In the name of God, Amen. I ELIZABETH L. McKINNEY of Collin County and State of Texas being in ill bodily health sound and disposable mind and memory calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, viz.

First I commend my immortal being to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner.

And Second I do hereby constitute and appoint my eldest son WILLIAM C. McKINNEY to be sole executor of this my last will directing my said executor to pay al of just debts and legacies hereinafter given out of my estate.

And third, Whereas a contract has been entered into between my husband COLLIN McKINNEY and myself on the 3d day of March A. D. 1855 by whitch (which) we jointly conveyed property to our children by deeds barring the same in which he the said COLLIN McKINNEY conveyed to me property hereinafter devised ondly (only?) retaining in himself a life estate in the same.

And fourth It is my will that he have the use and control and benefit of all the property hereinafter devised his natural life time according to the contract before alluded to but no further.

And fifth it is my will that my executor Wm. C. McKINNEY at the decease of COLLIN McKINNEY my husband to take possession of all the property the right of whitch (which) is place in me by virtue of the contract before alluded to or otherwise and dispose of it at private or publick (sic) sale on a credit or for cash in hand as he may think best except the negroes.

And sixth it is my will that my negro man Henry and Sintha his wife be kept by my two sons Wm. C. McKINNEY, Y. S. McKINNEY and my daughter E. S. Milam as they may consider best to their interest which of them it may sooth (suit?) to keepe (sic) them either or boath (both).

[no “seventh”]

And eighth it is my will that a fair valuation be placed upon the negroes herein before named after they have chosen their homes or they may have been chosen for them as hereinafter named whitch (which) valuation shal (shall) not be according to ther (their) market value but strictly according to what the refirees (sic) may consider the negroes worth to the one who has them considering the manner of treatment to negroes and the Country they are in.

And ninth It is my will that my executor Wm. C. McKINNEY sell my negro boy Dan or keepe (keep) him. If he does the latter he shall be valued to him as in the other have been provided for.

And tenth It is my will after my property has been sold and divided as hereinbefore directed and notes taken or money collected and six hundred dollars paid by executor to the heirs of ANNA SLONE my daughter deceased whitch (which) sum I assumed to pay by contract with my companion COLLIN McKINNEY provided he did not pay it in his lifetime whitch (which) obligation I assumed on the 13th day of May A. D. 1857 and whitch (which) appears in connection with a reacknowedgment to me given by COLLLIN McKINNEY my husband whitch contract I desire my executor strictly to comply with.

 

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And eleventh It is my will that either of my children to whom any of my negroes may be valid as herein before provided for shall be allowed one two or three years to pay for them by paying interest not more than eight per cent.

And twelvth (twelfth) It is my will after the preceding part of this will has been carried out and all just claims against me and my estate settled that there be made an equal division of what remains amongst all my children, that is Wm. C. McKINNEY, MARGRET JAMES ELIZA S. MILAM the heirs of ANNA SLONE dec. and Y.S. McKINNEY.

And twevth (twelfth) It is my will after the preceding part of this will has been carried out and all just claims against me and my estate settled that there be made an equal division of what remains amongst all my children that is Wm. C. McKINNEY, MARGRET JAMES ELIZA S. MILAM the heirs of ANNA SLONE dec. and Y. S. McKINNEY.

And thirteenth It is my will that the probate Court have nothing to do with this my last will except the Clerk to record the same and for the Court to see that a correct inventory of the property is returned and recorded there.

And fourteenth and lastly my express will and meaning is and I do hereby order and appoint that if any difference disputes questions or controversy shal (shall) be moved arise or happen concerning and gift bequest matter of thing in this my will given and bequeathed expressed or contained that then no suit or suites in law or equity or otherwise shall be brought commenced or prosecuted for and concerning the same but the same shall be refer[r]ed wholly to the award or (?) and determination of my friends Thomas H. Bowin Elijah Cannon Thomas Mahar Samuel Rossman and M. Tyrce and what they or a majority of them shal (shall)order direct or determine therein shall be binding and conclusive to all and every person therein concerned.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto caused my name to be signed and made my mark and using a (srall [swarl?] for) seal on this the 26th day of July A. D. 1861.

 

her

Elizabeth X L. McKinney (seal)

Mark

 

The above instrument containing four pages nearly was at the date thereof declared to us to be by the Testatrix ELIZABETH L. McKINNEY her last will and testament she then acknowledged to each of us that she had subscribed the same by her mark and we at her request signed our names hereunto as attesting witnesses.

J. R. Glover

N. B. Roberts

M. Tyreee

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County M. Tyree one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing will of Elizabeth L. McKinney deceased and took and subscribed the following oath: I do solemnly swear that I am over the age of 14 years and was at the time of subscribing my name as a witness to said foregoing Will of Elizabeth McKinney decd. and that said Elizabeth McKinney deceased signed the same in my presence and in the presence of N. B. Roberts and J. R. Glover decd and acknowledged the same to be her last will and testament.

M. Tyree

 

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

A.     T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

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Estate of E. L. McKinney, deceased

 

We the undersigned referees provided and appointed by the last item in the Will of the late ELIZABETH L. McKINNEY deceased did on the 5th day of Sept. A. D. 1862 in accordance to and by the requirements of us by said will did appraise to ELIZA S. MILAM the negroe man Henry and Smitha his wife and Sarah her daughter at $1000.00

And to Y. S. McKinney the negroe girl Loty Ann at

900.00

And to Wm. C. McKinney the negroe boy Henderson

900.00

And for the Estate a negroe man named Dan at

1100.00

 

$3900.00

 

M. Tyree

Elijah Cannon

Thomas Manar

 

And we the appraisers appointed by the County Court in and for Collin County did further appraise the following property viz:

 

17 pieces crockery ware containing 43 gallons

$7.00

Amt. Brot. forward

$448.50

Two smoothing irons

1.20

One pea dish

1.00

One pr fire irons

1.00

One small dish

.25

One skillet 11 lbs

1.00

Ten plates

1.25

One kettle 16 lbs

1.60

Four glasses

2.00

One pot 22 lbs

2.20

Butter dish and cream mug

.75

One oven 25 lbs

2.50

Eight saucers & six cups

.75

One oven lid 5 lbs

.50

One Bowl

.25

One large pot 65 lbs

6.50

One tea pot

.25

Three pr pot hooks

1.50

Pepper box

.25

One chearn (churn)

1.50

Coffey (coffee) Boiler one dish pan one bucket three small pans one pr candle molds & candle stick

3.50

One large Pail

1.00

Forty Eight lbs wool rolls

36.00

Two old tubs

.50

One table & cloth

8.00

Loom and Sundries

15.00

One clock

8.00

One wagon

60.00

Two tables

5.50

One tea kettle

1.00

One looking glass

.50

One water bucket & Stand

2.00

One low bedstead

10.00

Tin shears

8.00

One high bedstead

12.00

One rocking chear (chair)

1.50

One truck (trunk?)

1.50

Two spinning wheels at $5 each

10.00

One feather bed weighing 49 1b.

18.37

One barrel

1.50

One feather bed weighing 37 (lb.)

13.87

Two our (?) hogs

3.50

One feather bed weighing 36 (lb.)

13.50

One sow and six pigs

8.00

Five lots bedclothing $17.42 cts each

87.10

Two pork hogs

29.00

One bedstead

4.50

Two mules at $125 each

250.00

One cut reel

3.00

One cupboard

18.00

One side saddle

5.00

Six table spoons

2.50

One hack & harness

100.00

Two tablespoons

2.00

Five cows 7 calves $12 each

60.00

One seat tea spoons

5.00

Eleven dry cows $10 each

110.00

One butter knife

1.00

Eleven two year old 7 each

77.00

One set knives & forks

2.00

Six years old at 5 each

30.00

One large dish

.50

 

$1068.59

 

$448.50

 

 

 

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Amount Brot forward

$1068.59

Amount Brot forward

$1817.69

One stag

20.00

One sorrel filly

100.00

One pided steer

27.50

One half in old reaper

33.00

One broke leg steer

12.00

One old wagon (wagon)

40.00

One old dun cow

6.00

One old thresher

60.00

One yoke of work steer

25.00

One shanghigh (sic) plow

15.00

One yoke of work steer

52.50

One lot old plows

8.00

One yoke of work steer

50.00

One hoe

1.00

One yoke of work steer

40.00

One hoe

.50

One stack of oats eleven hundred and thirty bundles and appraised at two dollars pr. hund.

22.60

One hoe

.25

28 sheep appraised to $2.75 per sheep

77.00

One small shanghigh (sic) plow

8.00

Mill oxen one black pide steers and one white steer & bell

45.00

5 pair geer (gear) $1.25 each

6.25

Two white and red pide steers

55.00

One clay bank yearling colt

30.00

One ox ring & staple

1.25

One old ax hammer singletree & clevis

2.00

Fifty five lbs. chains at 12 ½ cts. pr. lb.

6.75

One chest and old tools

5.00

One ox staple

.75

One plow plain & bits

3.00

22 chains at 12 ½ cts. pr. lb.

2.75

Three clevises

1.50

One old bay mare

60.00

Two singletrees & double trees

.50

One sorrel mare pony

65.00

68 ½ bushels wheat at $1.75 per bushel

119.00

One bay filly

125.00

One dun yearling colt

35.00

 

$1817.69

20 bushels corn at $1.00 pr. bushel

20.00

 

 

 

$2306.69

 

M. Tyree

Thomas Mahar

G. Y. McKinney

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Sept. 29 – 1862.

A.     T. Robertson, C. J.

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Before me G. Y. McKinney Notary Public for Collin County personally appeared M. Tyree, Elijah Cannon and Thomas Mahar appraisers of certain negroes belonging to the estate of ELIZABETH L. McKINNEY decd. and being duly sworn by me says that the within appraisement of said negroes is true and correct to certify which I hereto sign my name and affix my seal of office on this the 5th day of September A. D. 1862.

G. Y. McKinney, Notary Public Collin Co. Texas.

 

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Community Estate of H. JAMISON decd & surviving wife.

 

Bill of appraisement of the real estate and personal property of HARRISON JAMISON deceased in the County of Collin made 15th day of April 1862 and his surviving wife as follows:

 

59 head of stock cattle at $7.00 per head

$413.00

1 tract of land containing 320 acres at $10.00 per acre

3200.00

1 tract of land containing 100 acres at $5.00 per acre

500.00

1 mule at $60.00

60.00

1 yoke of oxen at $60.00

60.00

1 wagon at $80.00

80.00

1 hack at $50.00

50.00

6 beds & beding (bedding) at $25.00

150.00

9 chairs at 75 cts.

6.75

1 table at $10.00

10.00

1 safe at $15.00

15.00

1 press at $12.00

12.00

3 trunks 2.00 each

6.00

1 lot books at 25.00

25.00

3 pair and (sic) irons 1.50

4.50

1 grind stone 3.00

3.00

1 clock at 6.00

6.00

1 harvester at 140.00

140.00

1 promissory note payable I. M. Spouse or bearer

55.00

1 promissory note payable I. M. Spouse or bearer

100.00

1 promissory note payable I. M. Spouse or bearer

100.00

1 promissory note against Saml. Wall and Marcie Snider

100.00

1 promissory note against Saml. Wall $383 credit $303.00

80.33

1 promissory note against Robert Hopkins

1000.00

1 promissory note against A. J. & Eli Witt

5.00

1 promissory note against Geo. Fisher and Eli Witt $76.00 Credit $61.00

15.00

1 promissory note against John Jamison

30.00

1 promissory note against A. A. Talkington

520.00

 

Silas Yarnall

A.     A. Talkington

 

 

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

 

I, ELENOR JAMISON do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory contains a full and

Correct list of all the community property of myself and deceased husband that have come to my knowledge so help me God this 25th day of August 1862.

 

her

Elenor X Jamison

mark

 

 

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

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

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Community Estate of W. SIMMONS decd. & surviving wife

 

We the undersigned viz Benjamin F. Hull, William Johnson and Josiah Foster are and have been duly appointed by the Court of Collin County at the April Term 1862 to appraise the Community property of Wm. SIMMONS deceased and EDITH ANN his living wife report as follows to wit:

 

Three hundred and twenty acres of land on which said widow now resides valued at ten dollars per acre

$3200.

Also eighty acres of timber valued at five dollars per acre all situated in beat

No. nine Collin Co. Texas

400.

Household and kitchen furniture at two hundred & fifty dollars

250.

One grain on hand thirty dollars

30.

Wagon and harness one hundred and forty dollars

140.

Six head of horses four hundred dollars

400.

Five of cattle fifty dollars

50.

Ten head of hogs ten dollars

10.

 

$4480.00

 

We the undersigned do solemnly swear that the above is a just and true schedule of the property and valuation of the said Wm. SIMMONS deceased to the best of our knowledge, so help us God.

 

Benjamin Hull

Josiah Foster

W. H. Johnson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 17th day of July 1862.

J. M. Chipman, J. P.

 

The following is a list of notes and claims of Community of myself and deceased husband.

 

One note on Rueben Moore of Four Hundred collars due March 1st 1862

400.00

Also one of four hundred dollars due March 1st 1863

400.00

Also one of four hundred dollars due March 1st 1864

400.00

Also one of four hundred dollars due March 1st 1865

400.00

Also one of one hundred dollars due March 1st 1866

400.00

Also one of one hundred & ninety seven dollars $197 Cr. seventy six

 

One the same due March 1st 1861 all of the above bearing six per cent also a balance of a note on A. J. Roerts (Roberts?) of one hundred dollars $100.00 due May 1st 1860 bearing ten per cent

 

 

 

I, EDITH ANN SIMMONS do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory and list of claims is a full and complete inventory and list of claims of the community property and claims of myself and deceased that have come to my knowledge.

Edity Ann Simmons

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3d day Sept. 1862.

 

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Community Estate of JNO. W. BURFORD and AVATINE his wife

 

To the Hon. Probate Court of Collin County we the undersigned commissioners appointed to appraise the Communitive (sic) property of J. W. BURFORD deceased and AVALINE his wife do solemnly swear that the following is a correct list of said property as shown to us together with the valuation thereof viz:

 

140 acres of prairie land 80 acres of which is a part of F. J. Vance’s survey of 320 acres the remaining 60 acres a part of Thos. Vance’s survey of 640 acres valued at $12 per acre

$1680.

115 acres timber a part of Manly S. Beck’s surv. Of 320 acres valued at $12 per acre

1380.

One mare and colt appraised at

175.

One Gold Watch appraised at

110.

17 head of stock cattle appraised at $7.50 per head

127.50

Two yoke of work cattle appraised at $50 per head

100.00

One old work ox appraised at

25.00

One pony horse appraised at

40.

One pony colt appraised at

10.

Five head of pork hogs appraised at $5 per head

25.

25 head stock hogs (?) appraised

32.

Household & kitchen furniture

183.

One wagon valued at

35.

Farming implements

33.

 

$4055.50

 

F. J. Vance

Isham Pitman

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me by F. J. Vance and Isham Pittman this 24th day of Sept. 1862.

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

 

The following is a list of claims due the community estate of myself and deceased husband JOHN W. BURFORD.

 

One note on W. F. Barnett for $40 date December 1st 1860 due on date bearing 10 per cent interest.

I AVALINE BURFORD the surviving partner of J. W. BURFORD deceased do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a full and complete list of all the community property & claims of myself & deceased husband J. W. BURFORD that has come to my knowledge and also that I have paid out of the proceeds of my own separate property one thousand dollars towards the lands named in the foregoing inventory of community property and that there is till owing on said land between eleven & twelve hundred dollars.

 

Avaline Burford

 

Sworn to before me this Sept. 26th 1862.

 

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Bill of appraisement of Community Property of JOHN A. TAYLOR and LUCINDA TAYLOR his surviving widow.

 

Read (red) cow and calf

$15.00

Upper leather 9 lb.

9.00

Brindle cow and calf

10.00

Bay Mare

25.00

Red and white cow and calf

15.00

Hack Bed

30.00

Red and white

speckled [cow and

calf?]

13.00

Blacksmith Tools

40.00

4 plows 2 clevises

2 singletrees

23.00

Wagon Maker’s Tools

20.00

Bed and Stead

23.00

2 sythes (scythes)

and cradles

5.00

Bed and Stead

18.00

Cross cut saw

6.00

Bed and Stead

20.00

Broad Axe

3.00

Bed and Stead

20.00

2 pairs of strechers

(stretchers?)

3.00

Trunk

3.00

Lot of Hoes

1.50

Mattress and cover

7.00

Pair of steelyards

2.00

Trunel (trunnel) bed stead

4.00

S tug chains

3.00

Lot of bed covers

20.00

Ground auger

3.00

Lot of fine covers

50.00

1 lot of iron

69.60

Little table

1.00

1 lot of iron axletrees (sic)

28.50

Fall leaf table

7.00

1 side of sole leather

2.00

Clock & Looking glass

7.00

2 wagon tyres (tires?)

5.40

Spining (spinning)

wheel

2.50

Sulky bed

5.00

Trunk

2.00

1 set of harness

2.00

Trunk

1.00

1 set carriage springs

3.00

13 chairs

9.75

1 sorrel mare

90.00

Loom

15.00

1 boy’s saddle

8.00

Cook Stove

10.00

1 sorrel mare

140.00

Lot of vessels

5.00

1 man’s saddle

6.00

Cubbard (cupboard) and wear

10.00

13 bee stands

32.50

20 gallons of stone weare (sic)

2.00

Bell

1.00

2 brass kettles

3.00

27 sheep

81.00

Copper kettle

2.00

Red cow with white face

12.00

Wash pot

5.00

3 choping (chopping) axes

3.00

Pair of Steelyards

.50

12 head of hogs

56.00

6 gallons stone ware

.60

White cow and calf

10.00

2 side saddles

10.00

Black cow

12.00

2 washing tubs

1.00

Black sided cow

10.00

2 kegs

2.00

Three 3 year old steers

36.00

1 pair of fire irons

3.00

1-3 years old steer

3.00

2 smoothing irons

1.00

2-3 year old heifers

20.00

Cash on hands

33.25

10 yearlings

50.00

Bay mare and colt

150.00

1 fif (?) chain

3.00

Sorrel filly

75.00

Timber of the Miller branch $3 per acre 108 acres

324.00

Bay pony horse

65.00

Timber Sloan’s Creek 25 acres $2 per acre

50.00

Sorrel filly

60.00

Home tract of land 245 acres $8 per acre

1960.00

Sorrel filly

50.00

Wheat 66 bushels $1 per bushel

66.00

Red cow and calf

10.00

Barly (barley) & oats in the stack

50.00

Wagon

50.00

 

 

Wagon harness

20.00

 

 

Harness leather 10 lb.

7.50

 

 

Harness leather 6 lb.

4.50

 

 

 

We do solemnly swear that the above….

 

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…and foregoing is a full and correct inventory of the Community property of JOHN A. TAYLOR decd. and LUCINDA TAYLOR his surviving widow so far as the same has come to our knowledge.

James Solomon

Joseph Dixson

 

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

A.     T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

Quarter Masters Receipts $188.40

 

I, LUCINDA TAYLOR do hereby certify that the foregoing inventory & claims is a full and complete list of the Community property of myself & deceased husband JOHN A. TAYLOR this 16th Sept. 1862.

 

Sworn to before me this 16th Sept. 1862.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin County, Texas

 

 

Estate of JAS. H. WILLIAMS, Decd.

 

The State of Texas

Lamar County At the November Term A. D. 1861 the following and proceedings were had and now on this 25th day of November 1861 come on this cause to be hard before E. Collins on the report of the commissioners to partition a tract of land in Collin County which reports is in the following words and figures (to wit). We the undersigned commissioners appointed the County Court of Lamar County to make partition & division of a certain tract of land in the County of Collin patented to JAMES H. WILLIAMS his heirs or assigns have proceeded to make partition of the same after [re]laying to John McMinn his locative interest to wit, one fourth or one hundred & eight acres of land we being informed to John McMinn is justly entitled to the same & proceeded to divide the remainder three hundred and twenty four acres equally between the heirs of said JAMES H. WILLIAMS Tract No. 1 of 54 acres to WILLAM T. WILLIAMS, Tract No. 2 of 54 acres to MARY J. WILLIAMS, Tract No. 3 of 54 acres to SYLVESTER WILLIAMS, Tract No. 4 of 54 acres to HUGH WILLIAMS, Tract No. 5 of 54 acres to LOUISA WILLIAMS, Tract No. 6 of 54 acres to SARAH H. WILLIAMS. We estimate the value of said land at three dollars per acres for further particular we refer the Court to plat & field notes submitted together with this report.

 

W. G. Barnes

James D. Naylor

Miles Graves

 

I hereby certify that W. G. Barnes & Miles Graves was (sic) legally sworn to the above by me the undersigned Justice of the Peace this 15th day of August 1861.

J. D. Naylor, J. P., Collin County, Tex.

 

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I hereby certify that James D. Naylor was legally sworn to the above by me the undersigned Justice of the Peace on the day and date above written.

Miles Graves, J. P. Collin County, Texas Precinct No. ?

 

State of Texas

County of Collin I, Buford Henry Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that James D. Naylor & Miles Graves whose names appear to the foregoing certificate now are and were at the time of signing the same acting Justices of the Peace in and for Collin County, Texas duly elected and qualified and full credit and faith are due their official acts that their signatures are genuine.

Witness my hand and seal of office at McKinny this 11th day of September A. D. 1861.

Buford Henry, Clerk.

 

[Plat not included]

 

Plat and field notes of 324 acres of land belonging to the Heirs of JAMES H. WILLIAMS divided into six equal shares (54 acres each) Beginning at Tract No. 1 which begins at a post in the East boundary of said Williams survey it being also the N E corner of John McMinn’s 108 acres from which the S E corner of said James H. Williams brs South 19 chains and 92 links and a boisdarc (sic) mark X brs S 40º W 250 links Thence West with the N boundary of said McMinn’s 108 acres 54 ch & 20 links to a post on the East boundary of a survey in the name of Ambrose Douthet Assee Thence North with said Douthet’s E B line 9 ch & 96 links a post Thence East 54 ch & 20 links a post on E B of said Williams from which an ash mkd X brs N 61 ½ W 350 links Thence South 9 chains & 96 links to the place of beginning.

 

Tract No. 2

 

Beginning at the N E corner of No. 1 a post on E B said Williams from which an ash marked X brs N 61 ½ W 350 links Thence North 9 ch & 96 links a post from which a double elm mkd X brs West 555 links Thence West 54 ch and 20 links a post on the E B said Douthet Thence South 9 ch & 96 links a post on Douthet’s E B Thence East 54 ch & 20 links to the place of beginning.

 

Tract No. 3

 

Beginning at the N E corner of No. 2 a post on E B said Williams farm a double elm mkd X brs West 555 links Thence North 9 ch & 96 links to a post Thence West 54 ch & 20 links a post on the E B said Douthit Thence South 9 ch & 96 links to a post it being the N W cor. Of No. 2 Thence East 54 ch & 20 links with N B No. 2 to the place of beginning.

 

Tract No. 4

 

Beginning at the N E corner of No. 3 a po[st] on E B said Williams survey Thence North with said E B 9 ch & 96 links a post Thence West 54 ch & 20 links a post on the E B said Douthit Thence South 9 ch and 96 links to N W corner of Tract No. 3 a post 54 ch and 20 links to the place of beginning.

 

 

 

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Tract No. 5

 

Beginning at the N E corner of Tract No. 4 a post on the E B of said Williams Survey Thence North 9 ch & 96 links a post of E B said Williams Thence West 54 ch & 20 links a post on E B said Douthet from which a hackberry 6 inches in diameter mkd X brs N 45 ½ E 175 links Thence South 9 chains & 96 links to the N W corner of Tract No. 4 Thence East 54 ch & 20 links with N B No. 4 to the place of beginning.

 

Tract No. 6

 

Beginning at the N E corner of Tract No. 5 a post on the E boundary of said Williams Survey from which the N E corner thereof brs North 9 ch & 96 links Thence North 9 ch and 96 links to the N E corner of said Williams Survey a post in prairie on the east side of the Sabine River Thence West with the N boundary of said Williams 54 ch & 20 links to the N W corner thereof a post on the West side of the Sabine River from which a hackberry mkd X brs 57 ½ E 9.10 links Thence South 9 ch & 9 links to N W corner of No. 5 Thence East 54 ch & 20 links to the place of beginning.

 

Field notes of Jno. McMinn’s locative interest in the JAMES H. WILLIAMS survey Beginning at the S E corner of said survey a post from which 3 haws bears S 47º W 4 links and an elm mkd J M brs S 21 East 28 links Thence North 19 chains and 92 links to a post on the E Boundary of said Williams survey it being also the S E corner of Tract No. 1 allotted to WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS from which a boisdarc makd brs S 40 W 250 links Thence West 54 ch and 20 links to a post on E Boundary of a Southets survey Thence South 19 ch and 92 links to the S W corner of said Williams a post in prairie Thence East 54 chains and 20 links with the S boundary of said survey to the place of beginning containing 108 acres of land.

 

I W. G. Barnes County Surveyor of Collin County do hereby certify that the limits boundaries and corners of the seven foregoing tracts of land are truly and correctly described.

Given under my hand this the 15th day of August A. D. 1861.

W. G. Barnes

 

Surveyor’s fee $10

J. D. Naylor’s fee 5.00

W. G. Barnes’ Coms fee 5.00

Miles Graves’ fee 5.00

 

And there being no objections made or files the cause and said report having been examined by the Court from which it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that distribution was made in strict accordance with the decree of the Court it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said report be & the same hereby in all things…

 

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…confirmed & approved and the distribution & allotments made by said commissioners as set forth in their report and hereby decreed as their portion and allotment of each heirs of said Estate so partitioned and it is further ordered and decreed by the Court that the title to the heirs fully vest in said distributees as allotted by said Coms. And the title be made absolute and the Costs be paid by Admr. of the Estate of JAMES H. WILLIMAS decd out of the money now in their hands and a senopsis (synopsis) of this report and decree be certified to be records in the County Clerk’s office of Collin County Texas.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Hon. County Court exercising Probate jurisdiction, We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the court at the July Term a. D. 1962 to make partition and distribution of the Estate of MIREAM GRAVES , decd. beg leave to submit the following report upon an examination of the property belonging the said estate we find it impossible to divide the property into nine parts but upon consultation with six of the heirs to wit: MILES GRAVES, R. L. GRAVES, W. M. GRAVES, JOHN D. GRAVES, REBECCA REAVIS AND M. J. SHAW agreed to have their interest therein into two parts representing 6/9 of the property of said estate we thereupon set apart the following described to the first part viz to MARTIN GRAVES, R. T. GRAVES and REBECCA REAVIS, one negro man named GILES valued at $1100.00, 1 negro woman named HARRIET valued a[t] $800.00, 1 bay colt at $35.00, 1 table a[t] $3.00 and cash 43 cents amounting in the aggregate the sum of nineteen hundred & thirty eight dollars & 43 cts $1938.43 covering their interest in said estate 2d Part to wit to JOHN D. GRAVES, W. M. GRAVES and M. J. SHAW 1 negro girl Fanny valued a[t 350.00, 1 ditto Chenay a[t] $200.00, 106 acres of land a[t] $742.00, 300 lbs. bacon $45.00, 100 bu[shels] wheat a[t] $100.00, 200 bus[hels] corn a[t] $100.00, 2 stacks of wheat a[t] $600.00, 1 ¼ stks barley a[t] $26.25, 1 shoat a[t] $10.00, 80 1/3 bu[shels] corn a[t] $80.33, 1 sack salt a[t] $12.00, 1 gray colt a[t] $60.00, 2 sks (?) a[t] $24.00, 1 wagon a[t] $35.00, interest in old wagon a[t] $4.00, 9 head hogs a[t] $30.00, 1 bed stead a[t] $15.00, 1 bed stead a[t] $6.00, 1 busket (?) & seve (?) a[t] 75 cents, 1 pot & hooks a[t] $3.00, 1 plow & chain &c a[t] $44.50, 1 chess? A[t] 75 cents, 1 lot iron a[t] $10.00, 10 gals. lard a[t] $15.00, 2 chairs a[t] $1.50, 1 grind stone a[t] $4.00, ? castings $5.00, 1 churn and tray a[t] $3.00, 1 beef steer $16.00…

 

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…35 cents in cash making the total amount nineteen hundred and sixty three dollars & 43 cents 1963.43 covering their entire inst[erest] in said estate. 3d part to wit: To WILLIAM L. GRAVES the following described property viz 20 head of cattle a[t] $125.00, 2 yoke oxen a[t] $110.00, 1 bed & beding (bedding) a[t] $15.00, 1 mantle clock $7.00, 2 bee gums a[t] $4.00, 161 lb. cotton a[t] $1.60 and $16,87 in cash making when added up the sum of $279.47 covering his interest in said Estate leaving the following property for distribution between the heirs of ELIZABETH WHITFIELD and LEWIS GRAVES non compos mentis to wit 1 negro woman (ANN) valued a[t] $700.00, 100 acres land a[t] $300.00, Wm Fitzhugh’s note interest added to the 15th of August $83.92, E. R. Lyons note interest added to the 15th of August $100.67, Miles graves indebted to the Estate in the sum of Fifty six dollars $56.00, A. B. Reavis indebted in the sum of $6.00 and $22.34 in cash amting in aggregate to the sum of $1308.95 the amt due them jointly from said estate. An equal distribution cannot be affected between the above mentioned heirs we therefore recommend to the Hon. Court an order for the sale of said negro woman (ANN) fro the prupose of making a partition between said heirs.

 

Recapitulation amt. of property

 

$5490.29

 

 

610.03 2/9

Wm. L. Graves

Deducting advt. (advance)

$279.47 6/9

R. T. Graves

Deducting advt.

629.47 6/9

Miles Graves

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

Rebecca Reavis

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

John D. Graves

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

Heirs E. Whitfield

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

Mary J. Shaw

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

W. M. Graves

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

Lewis Graves

Deducting advt.

654.47 6/9

 

September 26th/62 C. Beale

B. R. Hougton

W. P. Chapman

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Before me D. D. Graham Notary Public of Collin County appeared W. P. Chapman, C. Beal and b. R. Hougton Commissioners & being duly sworn by me according to law says on oath that the within partition & distribution was made by them & is correct & that they signed the same for the purposes therein expressed & stated. To certify which I hereto sign my name & affix my seal of office at Farmersville on the 27th day of Sept. A. D. 1862.

 

D.     D. Graham Notary Public Collin County, Texas.

 

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This is a valuation of the property of ROBERT ROBINSON Decd. by Elisha Chambers, L. T. Morris and Charles Cole. 1 horse $150, 1 Mare $55, 1 colt $20 281 ½ bus[hels] of corn $122.25, 30 (?) bus[sels] of oats $22.50, 1 prairie plow $3.50. Amt. $677.25.

 

Elish Chambers

Chas. Cole

 

We do solemnly swear that the above is a full and fair inventory and appraisement of the property of ROBERT ROBINSON Oct. 29th 1862.

A.     T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

There are no claims due or owing the estate except for services rendered the

Confederate States amount not known at this time.

Addison Wilson

 

A.     T. Robertson C. J. C. C.

 

 

In the Name of God, Amen. I JOSHUA SMITH of the County of Collin and State of Texas being of sound mind, and memory and considering the uncertainty of human life, so therefore make and ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

1st. That after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate both personal and real I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows (to wit) to my beloved wife during her natural life or widowhood, all of my estate both personal and real of every description except three head of horses described as follows (to wit) one iron gray mare 3 years old, also one bay mare two years old, also one chestnut sorrel mare one year old. Two hundred acres of land described as follows situated in Collin County, Texas it being the same that I now reside on, and adjoining the lands of Walter Snoot and Pickney Bozarth and others, also one lot of timbered land lying in the East fork bottom of the same County and State it being the same purchased of Michael Biland ten acres adjoining the land of William Spurgeon and others with all the appurtenances that are situated thereon – And after the death or marriage of my beloved wife I bequeath to my beloved children equally the estate both personal and real that I now possess. I give to my beloved daughter ANGELINA one bay mare 2 years old, also to my daughter ELIZABETH one iron grey mare three years old, also to my daughter LUCINDA one chestnut sorrel mare one year old to have at my demise and then after the death of my beloved wife the three daughters above named to share with the others equally in my estate with the following children (to wit) SARAH ANN BROWN, CATHERINE J. FOSTER, MARY ANN FOSTER, HANNAH ISABEL TURNER, WILLIAM N. R. SMITH, ANDREW J. SMITH. Likewise I constitute and appoint my beloved wife administratrix of this my last will and testament thereby revoking…

 

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…all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have herein subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the 18th day of May eighteen hundred and sixty two.

Joshua Smith Seal

 

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said JOSHUA SMITH in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument is subscribed to be his last will & testament and we at the testator’s request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.

W. P. Poindexter Collin Cty Texas

Eliza A. Poindexter Collin Cty Texas

James Ballard Collin Cty Texas

P. A. Bozarth Collin Cty Texas

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County P. A. Bozarth and James Ballard subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing Will of JOSHUA SMITH decd. and took and subscribed the following oath do solemnly swear that [I was] over the age of 14 years and was at the time of subscribing our names as witnesses to the foregoing will of JOSHUA SMITH decd. and that said JOSHUA SMITH decd. signed the same in our presence and acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament.

P. A. Bozarth

James Ballard

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Oct. 27th 1862.

A.     T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

 

Inventory & Appraisement of the Community Property belonging to the estate of DANIEL

C. WRIGHT decd & to his surviving widow MARTHA JAN WRIGHT (viz)

 

Five head of horses worth

$340.00

Eight head of sheep worth

24.00

Twelve head of hogs worth

24.00

Twenty head of cattle worth

140.00

Household & kitchen furniture worth

50.00

Farming utensils

5.60

About forty bushels of wheat

60.00

Ten bushels of corn

10.00

One yearling steer

6.00

 

$649.60

 

Upon oath we the undersigned appraisers of said estate do say that the above is a full & complete list & appraisement of the property of the above named Estate.

Witness our hands this 27th day of Oct. A. D. 1862.

W. C. Pruet

G. E. Wright

Jas. Thompson

 

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Sworn to & subscribed before me this 27th day of Oct. A. D. 1862.

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

 

 

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

We the undersigned commissioners beg leave to submit the following report of the undivided property of the Estate of LEWIS GLASS deceased & S. B. GLASS & J. T. GLASS yet living viz

 

Sixty acres more or less of land in Collin County valued at 4.00

$240.00

205 acres of land in Hopkins County valued at 4.00

20.00 (sic)

1 two horse wagon valued at

50.00

The undivided half of 26 head of stock hogs 2.00

26.00

One yellow work oxen

25.00

One black work oxen

18.00

 

1179.00

 

Green & Enos Higgins valuing the 205 acres of land in Hopkins County separate & then with the other Commissioners valuing the balance of the property this Oct. 18th, 1862.

 

A.     D. Graham

his

Harrison X Stanford

mark

Nathaniel Green

Enos Higgins

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of Oct. 1862.

 

List of Notes & accounts due the estate of LEWIS GLASS deced. & S. B. & J. T. GLASS (viz)

 

One note against W. A. Gotcher for 153.21 due March 11-1862

Cr. by $25 Mar. 12-1862 bearing 10 percent interest

$128.21

One note on James L. Farmer for $82.40 due 1st Sept. 1861

82.40

One note on Joel Glover for $15 due 25th Decr. 1861

15.00

One note on Chas. Whitmore for 1.85 due Sept. 10-1860

1.85

One due bill on Martha T. Shethman for 50.00 due 19th Jany. 1862

50.00

One note on Enos Higgins for $500 due 1st day of July 1862

500.00

One note on Enos Higgins for $500 due 1st day of July 1862 (sic)

500.00

One note on Enos Higgins for $500 due 1st day of Jany. 1863

500.00

 

 

I, S. B. Glass do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory contains a full list of claims and property belonging to the Estate of LEWIS GLASS decd. except one work ox and one saddle that could not be got hold of this 27th day Oct. 1862.

 

S. B. Glass, Admr.

 

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

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

 

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We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Court of Collin County Texas to appraise the Estate of WILLIAM FLETCHER deceased do hereby certify that we have on the 28th day of Oct. 1862 appraised all of said property shown to us of which the following is a list.

 

Cash in the hands of Mr. John Fletcher

$869.90

2 cows at $10 each

20.00

4 two year olds $8 each

32.00

3 yearlings $5 each

15.00

1 one year old Spanish colt

25.00

2 ox bells at $2 each

4.00

5 acres of fire wood timber on Rowlett’s Creek at $10 per acre

50.00

 

$1015.90

 

Given under my hand this the 28th day of Oct. 1862.

O. Hedgcoxe

A. E. Quesenberry

 

Sworn to before me Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas Oct. 28th 1862.

Buford Henry, Clerk

 

 

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

We the undersigned appraisers beg leave to submit the following Inventory and appraisement of the property of W. H. CAIN deceased and his surviving wife and partner it being the community property of the aforesaid W. H. CAIN and MARY CAIN his surviving wife and partner to wit:

 

88 acres of land valued at

300.00

1 gray mare valued at

10.00

1 sorrel mare valued at

140.00

10 head of stock cattle value at $5

50.00

1 yoak (yoke) of oxen

65.00

25 head of hogs valued at $3

25.00

6 bells valued at $1

6.00

2 yoaks (yokes) & 3 log chains

8.00

1 saddle & bridle

10.00

Household & kitchen furniture

68.00

 

$682.00

 

John Hendrix

G. B. Robinson

W. C. Robinson

 

State of Texas Before me D. D. Graham Notary Public of Collin County personally appeared

Collin County John Hendrix & W. C. Robinson & C. S. Robinson & swore to & subscribed to the foregoing inventory & appraisement of property of the Estate of W. H. CAIN deceased.

 

To certify which I hereto sign my name & affix my seal of office on this the 12th day of October A. D. 1862.

B.     D. Graham, Notary Public Collin County, Texas.

 

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Collin County

State of Texas To All Whom These Present May Com Greeting, I JESSE TURNER of said State and County aforesaid being old and inform but of sound mind do hereby make this instrument my last will and testament revoking all others. First I will that all my debts be speedily and punctually paid. Second I will to my dearly beloved wife MARY S. TURNER so long as [she] lives and remains my widow the use of the farm where we now live with plow, too (two) mules and one saddle Nag, Five milk cows, also as many hogs and sheep as her actual needs require I furthermore will her the use [of] two negroes to wit HARRIET and SCOT and the annual interest of one thousand dollars which is now in the hands of Newsom and Company, also all of her household and kitchen furniture. Now when my wife shall die or marry again then the property and money be divided amongst all my children equally. I will that MARIAH, ANN, ELIZA and TAYLOR be privately hired out until my children can get together and make some division of them and what money there may be left from the sales of property and otherwise.

I also bequeath to my son THOMAS P. TURNER one hundred and five acres of the tract of land I now live on beginning at the North East corner of said survey running west and South so as to include the number of acres given this I give to him to make him equal with his brother and sisters. I also give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM W. TURNER one hundred and five acres out of the same survey beginning at the South east corner and running West and North so as to include the quantity given this I give in order to make him equal to his other brother and sisters. I also give and bequeath to my son MILTON T. TURNER one hundred and twenty acres laying North West of me it being a part of Sparks survey this donation I give to make him equal with his older brother and sisters. I also give and bequeath to my daughter ANN ALBINA BLALOCK a negro girl named ALLICE this I do in order to make her equal with her brothers and sisters. Finally after the death of my wife all of the property bequeath to her be divided equally amongst all of my children namely ELIZA WELDONS Heirs, JAMES TURNER, MARILDA CLEMMONS Heirs, MARY SHEFLET, AFFARILY ARMSTRONG’S Heirs and JESSE TURNER, THOMAS P. TURNER, WILLIAM W. TURNER, MELTON T. TURNER, ANN ALBINA BLALOCK. I give under my hand this the 24 day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen and Sixty two 1862. I do also appoint William Murphy my executor in this my last will and testament.

 

Attest: W. B. Stephenson Jesse Turner

W. B. Smoot

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before me A. T. Robertson Chief Justice of Collin County William B. Stephenson one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing will of JESSE TURNER decd and took and subscribed the following oath, I do solemnly swear that I am over the age of 14 years and was at the time of subscribing my name as a witness to the foregoing will of JESSE TURNER decd. and that said JESSE TURNED decd signed…

 

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…the same in my presence and in the presence of W. B. Smoot and acknowledge the same to the be his last will and testament.

W. B. Stephenson

 

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

 

A.     T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

 

Estate of JOSHUA SMITH decd.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of JOSHUA SMITH decd. the same being all community property the appraisement being made by the undersigned by virtue of an order of the Probate Court of said County at its Oct. Term 1862.

 

Item

12 head of stock cattle worth

$90.00

 

1 mare 12 years old & Sucking colt

75.00

 

4 pork hogs

42.00

 

1 2 horse wagon & harness

50.00

 

Farming utensils

25.00

 

Household & kitchen furniture

25.00

 

30 bu wheat

75.00

 

100 acres of land homestead

600.00

 

10 acres of timbered land

50.00

 

7 bee gums

10.00

 

 

$1048.50

 

The above is a full & complete inventory list & appraisement of said Estate as made by us Novr. 22’ 1862.

Richard Sparks

James E. Ballard

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of Novr. 1862.

 

I do solemnly swear that the above inventory is a correct exhibit of the Community property of JOSHUA SMITH decd. that there is no separate property belonging to said estate and no claims due or owning to said estate so far as I know.

 

her Margaret S. X Smith

mark

 

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November the 24 1862

 

To the Honorable Probate Court of Collin County the undersigned wood (would) beg leave to submit the following report to wit:

I sold to the highest bidder upon a credit of 12 months the negro woman ANN on the first Tuesday in November 1862 according to the order of said Courts for $890 Eight hundred and ninety dollars to John Camron and Tuck Doctor Markeram and John McMinn for security also tunke (took?) mortgage on the sam[e] for the purchase money.

 

R. T. Graves, Administrator

Sworn to and subscribed before me Novr. 24th day 1862.

 

 

Inventory of the Estate of G. H. COPENNY, Decd.

 

We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the County of Collin County (sic) pertaining to Estates at the Sept. Term 1862 to appraise the Estate of G. H. COPENNY make the following report to wit:

 

33 head of hogs valued at

$49.00

18 head of cattle valued at

108.00

1 black horse valued at

90.00

1 yellow horse valued at

50.00

1 sorrel colt valued at

100.00

1 wagon valued at

50.00

2 plows valued at

4.00

1 set of harness valued at

10.00

Household & kitchen furniture

50.00

1 sythe (scythe) and cradle

3.00

500 acres of land

1250.00

1 saddle

3.00

1 side saddle

15.00

 

$1782.50

 

We the undersigned do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a full and fair valuation of the above articles.

Given under our hands this 27th day of Oct. 1862.

J. W. Smith

James Thompson

G. E. Bowen

 

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

 

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Inventory & appraisement of the community property belonging to the estate of AMBROSE BOURN & MARY ANN BOURN possessed by them at the time of the death of said AMBROSE made in obedience to an order of the probate Court of Collin County in the Oct. Term A. D. 1862.

 

321 acres of land worth 12 dollars per acre

$3852.00

1 horse worth

100.00

3 mares & 1 mule colt worth

500.00

3 oxen worth

70.00

3 oxen worth

60.00

4 cows & calves worth

60.00

22 hogs worth

80.00

1 negro girl Emily worth

1000.00

1 woman Lucy worth

700.00

1 boy Melton worth

1000.00

1 girl Martha worth

500.00

1 girl Caroline worth

500.00

1 girl Angeline worth

300.00

1 boy Lafayett worth

300.00

Household & kitchen furniture & farming utensils

200.00

2 wagons

150.00

 

$9372.00

 

 

The above list is complete of said property & the appraisement fair & full of all the said property that came to our knowledge made by us Novr 10th 1862.

T. T. Bradley

A. J. Tucker

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Nov. 10th 1862.

B.     R. Breedlove, Notary Public Collin County.

 

List of claims due the estate of AMBROSE BOURN decd.

 

1 note due by Crow & Marshall for $9.600 (sic)

Amount due by James Cave 6.00

 

List of Claims against sd (said) estate

 

Amount due by said Bourn to Frank Romels 40.00

 

MARY ANN BOURN upon oath states that the above & foregoing is a full & complete list & inventory of the property & claims of the Community estate of herself and her deceased husband AMBROSE BOURN that have come to her knowledge.

her

Mary Ann Bourn X

mark

 

The above affidavit was made before me this Nov. 12th 1862

C.     R. Breedlove, Notary Public Collin County.

 

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An inventory of the personal property of the Estate of WM. C. CHAMBERS decd. made Novr. 21st 1862.

 

1 lot of nails at 50 cts per pound

$

1 lot of Cupboard ware

12.00

1 lot of Wall paper

5.00

1 lot of books

2.00

1 flat iron

.75

7 ½ boxes window lites

37.50

1 water bucket

.50

1 stove & furniture

45.00

1 10 gallon pot

5.00

1 washing tub & board

1.50

1 spinning wheel

6.00

1 lot of stove ware

6.00

1 plow gearing

10.00

2 choping (chopping) axes

1.50

1 weeding hoe

1.00

1 steel square

2.00

1 meal sifter

.50

1 par (pair) andirons

1.50

1 wagon

80.00

2 mattress bed & beding (bedding)

20.00

1 feather bed

25.00

1 clay bank mar (mare)

10.00

1 sorrel mar (mare)

25.00

1 clay bank filly

40.00

1 bay yearling filly

50.00

1 bay two year old

80.00

4 cows & calves

60.00

4 pars door buts & screws

6.00

3 gimblets

.75

50 bushels wheat

100.00

Sundry quarter masters receipts

671.40

1 receipt from Capt. James Read

13.00

5 bee stands

10.00

Money on hands confederate

142.14

1 two horse plow

10.00

1 one horse plow

7.00

1 lot of flooring plank at $ pr. hundred

 

1 lot of weatherboarding at 3 pr. hundred

 

1 lot of plank 1 ½ inches tick 6 pr hundred

 

1 lot of sealing [plank?] at 3.50 per hundred

 

1 lot of scantling (?) $4 pr board measure

 

1 lot of joint $4.50

 

1 lot of shingles $7 per thousand

 

One lot of fraim (frame?) timbers square and round

25.00

1 table fraim (frame?) & lumber to finish

 

 

Real Estate

 

Page 269

 

1 tract of land containing 160 acres $360.00

1 tract of land containing 60 acres 360.00

 

We Adison Wilson and Charles Cole appraisers to appraise the estate of W. C. CHAMBERS deceased certify that the foregoing is a fair and full valuation of said estate.

Given under our hands this 23d day of Novr 1862.

 

Addison Wilson

Charles Cole

 

Sworn to before me this 23d day of Novr 1862.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas.

 

I, ELISHA CHAMBERS Admr of the Estate of WM. C. CHAMBERS decd certify that the foregoing is a full and fair inventory of the Estate of WM. C. CHAMBERS deceased that have come to my knowledge and that all of said estate is community property except ;the land therein named which is the separate property of said deceased.

Elisha Chambers

Sworn to before me this 24th day of Novr. 1862.

Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court.

 

 

Inventory of the estate of J. J. HOWE, decd.

 

Inventory of the property of the Estate of J. J. HOWE decd.

 

221 acres of land in Collin Co.

$1326.00

320 acres of land in Cooke Co.

320.00

500 acres of land in Cooke Co.

500.00

1 linning (linen?) coat

3.00

1 pr linnin (linen?) pants

1.50

1 satin vest

3.00

1 silk vest

4.00

1 marseilles vest

3.00

1 under shirt

1.00

4 prs drawers

3.00

5 shirts & collars

10.00

1 striped cravat

2.50

1 white satin cravat

1.00

2 prs cotton socks

.50

1 clothes brush

1.00

1 pr scissors

.50

1 pr overshoes

3.00

1 sugar can

1.00

1 powder flask

2.00

 

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1 pistol

.75

1 trunk

8.00

1 shot pouch

1.00

Barnes Notes 6 vols.

5.50

 

We the undersigned appraisers do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct appraisement of the property therein described to the best of our judgment and belief.

 

Wolf Estricher

M. R. Parrish

 

Claims due the above named estate.

 

From Abram Rhine supposed to be from $80.00 to $100.00

From Thos. Linsey supposed to be from $45.00 to $45.00

From Geo. White, agent appointed by the Maj. Of the 16th Regmt. Of Texas Volunteers to sell the property of the said dec. & settle funeral expenses, physician’s bills and debts contracted in the Army. Said agent has not settled all of said bills & debts & is not now prepared to report.

I hereby certify that the above is a full and complete inventory of the property and claims of the intestate that has come to my knowledge.

Geo. White, Admr.

 

Personally appeared Wolf Estricher, M. R. Parrish and George White and in due form of law made oath that the certificates to which their names appear signed are true.

Attest Buford Henry Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

 

Sale Bill personal property ROBERT ROBERTSON decd. December 1862.

 

Name of person

Name of Property

Price

C. S. Government

269 ½ bushels corn at $1.50 per bu

$404.25

C. S. Government

30 bu oats [at] 75 ct per bu

22.50

McDuffie

12 bu corn [at] 1.50 per bu

18.00

A. Hale

Dun Horse

130.00

A. Merril

Mare & Colt

30.00

G. A. Foote

1 pr plow gears

5.00

 

 

$609.75

 

Addison Wilson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Decr. 29 – 1862.

A.     T. Robertson, C. J. C. C.

 

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A Bill of Sale of the personal property of WM. C. CHAMBERS, decd. made the 9th Decr. A. D. 1862, as follows, viz.

 

Jas. Wilmeth

1 red roan

cow

$12.00

Mrs. P. Brown

1 cookstove & furniture

$64.00

Stephen Jones

1 chop ax

1.00

Mrs. Mugg

1 two horse

wagon

62.00

Per Brown

1 chop ax

2.25

Jess Woods

1 sorrel mare

46.00

Susan Wood

1 squar[e]

2.00

Mr. Culwell

1 pony mare

25.50

Susan Wood

1 small bell

2.00

T. B. Wilson

1 yearling filly C[lay] Bank

75.00

G. W. Kerr

1 large bell

.50

Wm. Watson

1 cow & calf

15.50

J. Kimball

1 par (pair)

plow harness

10.00

A. L. Shirley

340 ft. ceiling plank $4.75 pr h[undred]

15.15

J. Kimball

1 collar

4.00

A. L. Shirley

120 ft. rafter

scantling

4.75 pr h

5.94

J. Kimball

1 par (pair)

harness

1.50

A. L. Shirley

330 ft.

scantling 6.10

20.13

Mrs. Mugg

1 large collar

6.00

A. L. Shirley

288 ft. joint

7.10

24.44

Susan Wood

1 crock & jar

.60

A. L. Shirley

350 ft.

sheeting 3.50

12.25

Mrs. Baxter

1 crock & jar

1.00

A. L. Shirley

175 ft. 1 ½

inplank 7.30

12.77

Woods

1 crock & jar

.60

James L.

Reed

400 feet joist 1 ½ X 6 in.

8.33

33.28

Mrs. Mugg

1 large jar

1.25

S. H. Wilson

360 feet joist

6.65

23.94

J. Kimball

1 large jar

1.50

J. Chipman

1 two horse

plow & clevis

14.25

A. Wilson

Small auger & Gimblets

1.25

J. Chipman

1 one horse

plow & clevis

11.75

J. Shirley

2 pars (pairs)

buts & screws

2.00

J. Kimball

1 box glass

5.55

P. Brown

1 pars buts &

screws

.50

J. H.

Chambers

1 box glass

6.00

G. W. Kerr

1 pars small

screws

.50

J. H.

Chambers

1 box glass

6.50

S. P. Brown

1 pars small

screws

.50

J. H.

Chambers

1 box glass

7.00

Permelia

Brown

1 pars small

screws

.50

J. H.

Chambers

1 box glass

6.00

James Reed

1 lot large

nails

.75

Mrs. Age

½ box glass

3.10

G. W. Kerr

1 lot 3 penny

50 pr lb

3.75

 

Total

573.28

Jno. Coffman

1 box glass

window lights

14.28

 

 

 

 

Elisha Chambers, Admr of said decest.

 

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

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

 

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To the Probate Court of Collin County.

 

The State of Texas We the undersigned appraisers at (blank) Term of the Probate Court

County of Collin of Collin County to appraise and return a correct inventory of the

Community Property of JESSE TURNER deceased and MARY S. TURNER wife of said deceased do solemnly swear that the following is a correct list of said property together with the valuation thereof as show or represented to us (viz)

 

465 acres of land valued at $9 per acre

$4185.

3 notes principal and interest

1385.49

1 negro woman Mariah

1000.00

1 negro girl Alis

400.

1 negro woman Ann

1000.

1 negro child James

250.

1 negro woman Harriet and child

1250

1 negro boy Taylor

1000

1 negro boy Scott

500

1 yoke oxen

50

12 head of stock cattle $7.50 per head

90

1 reaper

120

1 wheat fan

15

Farming utensils

40

2 mules $125 each

250

1 mare

125

1 wagon

80

1 grind stone

2

1 saddle

2

1 wagon

40

6 bee gums $2.50 each

15

1 threshing machine

200

14 head of stock hogs

20

Household and kitchen furniture

250

16 head of sheep $3 per head

48

 

$11317.49

 

John M. Salmons

Enoch E. Pegues

L. D. Emberton

 

Sworn to before the undersigned authority this Decr. 27 – 1862.

C.     J. Vance Justice of the Peace in and for Collin Co. Texas.

I certify that the foregoing is a full list and Inventory of the Estate of JESSE TURNER decd that have come to my knowledge this 29th day of Decr. 1862.

William Murphy, Ex.

Sworn to before me this 29th day of Decr. 1862.

Buford Henry, Clerk.





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