Probate Minutes - Volume A-1


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Last Will and Testament of MARY L. HULL, Decd.

 

In the name of God: I, MARY LAND HULL, being of sound mind knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament. I will to my beloved husband, WILLIAM EDWARD HULL, after all my debts are paid the following described property, viz: A tract of land containing about six hundred and twenty five acres situated on Rowlett’s Creek and patented to WILLIAM B. DAGLEY, assignee of JAMES LEDBETTER this land lies near Plano, Collin County, Texas. Also a tract of land situated on the East Fork of Trinity River, Collin County, Texas containing six hundred and forty acres patented to JOHN D. BLACK, assignee of LEMUEL B. HILL. Also a tract of land situated on Pilot Grove Creek, Collin County, Texas, containing three hundred and twenty acres and known as the North half of the JOHN ANGLE survey deed[ed] to ALFRED JOHNSON from JOHN ANGLE and recorded in the office of the County Clerk of the late County of Fanning (Fannin?).

Also a tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres situated in Fanning (Fannin?) County, Texas on the waters of Bois Dare (D’Arc?) creek known as the NANCY CHINSWORTH headwright (headright). Also a tract of land situated in Fanning (Fannin?) County, Texas on the water of Bois D’Arc creek and containing three hundred and twenty acres known as the DAGLEY home stead patented to THOMAS A. DAGLEY, assignee of WILLIAM E. MILLER. Also a tract of land situated in Fanning (Fannin) County, Texas containing three hundred and twenty acres and patented to WILLIAM B. DAGLEY.

This will includes all goods and chattels, all real estate and movable property that I may die seized of and I further appoint my husband, WILLIAM EDWARD HULL, executor of this will and that no further action be had in Court farther than to probate this document.

This Oct. 24th 1867.

(Signed) Mary L. Hull

 

Witness

F. J. Vance

John E. Stone

 

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State of Texas Now on this day personally appeared F. J. VANCE in open court and takes the

Collin County following oath, to wit: I, F. J. VANCE, do solemnly swear that I am 14 years of age and was at the time of signing the foregoing last will and testament of MARY L. HULL as a witness and the said MARY L. HULL signed the same in my presence and in the presence of JOHN E. STONE and that said MARY L. HULL acknowledged that the foregoing contained her last will and testament and called upon me the said F. J. VANCE and JOHN E. STONE to sign the same as witnesses.

Signed F. J. Vance

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1868.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the separate estate of MARY L. HULL, Decd.

 

320 acres of land on Pilot Grove Creek Collin

County the North half of John Angel Survey

$640.00

320 acres on Bois d’arc Creek Fannin County

patented to Thomas A. Dagley

1000.00

640 acres on the Waters of Bois d’arc creek

Fannin County, Nancy Chenewith Headright

640.00

320 acres on Willow Branch near Red River Fannin County W. B. Dagley Headright

640.00

376 acres on the waters of Boisdarc Creek

Fannin County out of John Riley Headright

640 acres

640.00

14 head of mules and horses

1400.00

2 six horse wagons and harness

200.00

1 Ambulance

50.00

Money on hand

2000.00

 

We the undersigned commissioners appointed to make inventory and appraisement of the separate property of the estate of MARY L. HULL decd. do hereby certify that the foregoing is correct to the best of our knowledge.

F. J. Vance

W. O. Short

 

Sworn to and subscribed this 28th day of April 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

List of Claims

I, the undersigned executor of the estate to MARY L. HULL, deceased, do certify that the foregoing is a correct inventory and list of claims belonging to said estate.

William E. Hull

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

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Inventory of Estate of JAMES SMARR, deceased.

 

Probate Court Collin County, Texas April Term 1868. The appraisers appointed by said Court to appraise the estate of JAMES SMARR decd. and make inventory with the executor of said estate report the following as a true inventory and appraisement of the same.

 

One yoke of Work steers valued

$30.00

One Wagon

50.00

One Iron Grey Mare

85.00

One Bay Mare and colt

50.00

One Brown Mare and colt

50.00

 

$265.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers say on oath that the foregoing is a full and fair valuation of the property named in the foregoing Inventory.

Minor McCannon

T. C. McKinney

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of April 1868.

Buford Henry, Mayor

 

Claims are as follows:

One account against G. M. WATTS & BLAKEMAN about $50.00 or 60.00 the amount not fully known and one claim against P. H. MULL secured by mortgage upon bridge $400.00.

The foregoing named property and claims of the estate of JAMES SMARR deceased is all that has come to my knowledge.

Buford Henry, Axtr. (Extr.?)

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of April 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Appraisement List of the Property [of] J. E. BRYANT, deceased.

 

We the undersigned committee of appraisers appointed at the March Term of the Honorable Probate Court of Collin County to appraise the property of JAMES E. BRYANT, deceased do make return of the following list:

 

685 ½ acres land valued at $1.25

$856.87 1/2

158 head of horses $20

3160.00

9 head of hogs 4

36.00

19 head of goats 1

19.00

5 head of cattle 7

35.00

4 stands bees 1

4.00

1 wagon 87 ½

87.50

1 wagon 50

50.00

 

 

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200 bushels of corn at 25 cts. per bushels

$50.00

Household & Kitchen furniture

100.00

 

4398.37 1/2

 

List Personal Property of JAMES E. BRYANT

 

27 ½ acres land valued a[t] $1.25

$34.37 ½

32 head horses a[t] 16

512.00

 

$546.37 ½

 

D. M. Waddill

Miles Graves

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me with seal of office impressed on this 10th day of April A. D. 1868.

(Seal) D. D. Graham, Notary Public of Collin County, Tx.

 

 

Sale Bill of Estate of W. B. SMOOT, deceased.

Sale Bill of a tract of land belonging to the estate of WALTER B. SMOOT sold according to an order of the County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates at the February Term of same 1868. Sale was made at the Court House door in the town of McKinney after giving notice as the law directs.

Thirty acres in a survey in the name of W. W. BELL, asse. (assignee) of D. M. PARMER LIZIE SMOOT $90.00

I the undersigned, one of the executors of said estate do certify that the foregoing account of sale is correct.

F. J. Vance, Exr.

 

Sworn to before me this April 28th 1868.

 

 

Inventory and appraisement of the separate estate of H. H. GOSSEM, decd.

 

One half acre lot with store house thereon in the village of Plano valued at $400 dollars. Eleven (11) acres improved land adjoining to the village of Plano and a part of JOSEPH KLEPPER’S Headright survey 640 acres valued at six hundred dollars. Two bed steds (steads), one crib and one lounge, one feather bed, one little square or round table, and two cows and calves, the whole amount valued at fifty six dollars – also one cooking stove valued at twenty dollars, one parlor stove valued at ten dollars. Eight chains (chairs?) valued at seventy five cents. Table ware valued at twenty dollars. Total amount of all valued by us Eleven Hundred and Twelve Dollars.

$1112.00

 

 

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We the undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct inventory and appraisement of the estate of H. H. GOSSEM deceased as shown to us.

L. W. Oglesby

Jno. Y. Lovelace

 

List of claims.

I, the undersigned admr. of the estate of H. H. GOSSEM, deceased, do hereby certify that the foregoing inventory and list is a correct completer Inventory and list of all the property and claims of said deceased that has come to my knowledge.

 

C. T. Mann, Admr.

 

Sworn to before me this April 28th, 1868.

S. Bowlby.

 

 

Estate of H. H. GOSSEM Dr To C. T. Mann

 

To amount paid Robb & Co. for the estate Augt. 1867 $550.00

 

State of Texas

Collin County Before me the undersigned authority personally appeared C. T. MANN and being by me duly sworn on oath states that the above account for the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars is just and correct and that all legal offsets, payments and credits know to affiant have been allowed.

C. T. Mann

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1868.

S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

State of Texas To the Honorable County Court pertaining to estates.

County of Collin The undersigned executor of the last will and testament of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD, decd. would beg leave to report the following as the result of a sale made in accordance with an order made by your court at the March Term 1868 for the purpose of raising two hundred dollars for the widow and her daughter viz on the 23rd day of April 1868 the property was sold to the highest and best bidder at the late residence of said decd. as follows:

 

One large black mare to Mrs. D. M. Crutchfield & daughter

$41.00

One roan mare & colt

27.00

One roan filley (filly)

20.00

 

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One Iron Gray Horse

$20.00

Two cows

10.00

One brown mule

42.00

 

I would also respectfully submit that the balance on hand after the examination by law for the use of the family and the above sale is as follows:

 

One Waggon (sic)

$90.00

One Mule

75.00

3 yearlings

10.00

Two notes

225.00

Act. agst. S. Bowlby

25.80

Suit pending in Court

425.00

 

All of which is respectfully submitted for your approval.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April 1868.

 

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

 

 

J. B. LEE Estate Additional Inventory

 

To the Hon. Chief Justice of Collin County

The undersigned admr. & admx. of the estate of J. B. LEE, Decd. beg leave to file the following additional inventory of property belonging to said estate and ask your Honor to appoint appraisers belonging to said estate and ask your Honor to appoint appraisers to appraise the same according to law to wit – Eighty acres of land situated in Dallas County on the water of Elm Fork of Trinity River 13 miles N W of Dallas being a part of the Wm;. Larner Headright. Beginning at the N W corner thereof Thence east ½ miles Thence South ¼ mile Thence West ½ Hence North ¼ mile to beginning. Said land is the community property of said estate.

T. J. Hall

Z. Hall

 

State of Texas We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the May Term of the Probate Collin County Court for said County to appraise the property embraced in the foregoing Inventory and report to the present term of the Court after being duly sworn do hereby certify that we have appraised the same at two dollars and fifty center per acre, the said eighty acres being appraised at the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.

R. H. Parker

J. D. Bellew

W. B. Blalock

G. E. Patterson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this May 25th 1868.

G. W. Patterson

 

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Inventory and appraisement of the estate of ABRAHAM REESER.

Inventory and appraisement of the Community Estate of ABRAHAM REESER decd. and SALLY REASER, his surviving wife, to be returned to the county Court of Collin County to wit:

 

Homestead consisting of one

hundred and forty eight and 27/100 acres of land lying in Collin County, Texas

Valued at

$1000.00

Toll Bridge on Sister Grove

Creek in Collin County, Texas

Valued at

700.00

1 horse bay

Valued at

75.00

1 mare bay

Valued at

75.00

22 head stock cattle

Valued at

100.00

5 work oxen

Valued at

125.00

60 stock hogs

Valued at

75.00

1 two horse wagon (sic)

Valued at

75.00

1 set blacksmith’s tools

Valued at

60.00

6 plows

Valued at

40.00

1 cooking stove and furniture

Valued at

30.00

1 set plates

Valued at

1.00

1 set cup & saucers

Valued at

.75

3 water buckets

Valued at

1.50

1 coffee pot

Valued at

.50

1 tin pan

Valued at

.75

1 tin cup

Valued at

.25

1 pitcher

Valued at

.75

1 bowl

Valued at

.25

Lot of towls (tools?)

Valued at

5.00

 

Total

$2410.75

 

The State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned duly appointed and lawfully authorized commissioners do hereby certify that as far as was produced to us by SALLY REASER, the surviving wife of ABRAHAM REASER the above and foregoing is a full and correct inventory and appraisement of the community estate both real and personal of ABRAHAM REASER deceased and the said SALLY REASER to the best of our judgment and understanding. This 25th day of May 1868.

A. Rice

J. W. Hestand Commissioners

J. C. Lowry

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of May 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Inventory and schedule of claims due and owing the community estate of ABRAHAM REASER decd & the undersigned SALLY REASER to wit: 1 account on R. M. RUDOPH due $5.00

 

Collin County Before me G. W. Patterson County Clerk of Collin County, Texas, personally appeared SALLY REASER surviving wife of ABRAHAM REASER deceased late of said County who being duly sworn deposes and says that the above and foregoing is a full and complete inventory of the Community Property and list of Community claims of herself and deceased husband ABRAHAM REASER that came to her knowledge.

 

her

Sally X Reaser

Mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of May 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

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Sale Bill of JOHN MARSHALL Decd.

 

To the Hon. Probate Judge of the Collin County Court pertaining to Estates,

The executor of the estate of JOHN MARSHALL, decd. would make his report of the sale of property made of said Estate on the 14 day of April 1868 on a credit of ten months.

 

Property Sold

To Whom Sold

Price

1 yoke of work oxen

To James Wetsel

$40.00

1 brown mule

To J. W. Franklin

71.50

1 sorrel mare

To G. W. Simpson

75.50

1 brown mare

To G. B. Thomas

30.00

1 black cow

To. M. J. Bayes

10.50

1 yellow cow

To J. Langonton

10.50

2 bee stands

To G. W. Simpson

6.25

 

Total

$244.25

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared W. P. MARSHALL and maid (sic) oath that the above accounts are true.

S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

Property belonging to the heirs of JOHN & SARAH MARSHALL, Decd.

Sold for the purpose of paying their portion of the debts.

 

1 yoke oxen

To Lewis McMillon

$41.25

1 prairie plow

To James Wetsel

4.50

1 two horse plow

To Andrew Wetsel

10.50

1 kettle

To Mrs. Martha Marshall

3.10

1 large glass

To Mrs. Martha Marshall

.60

1 preserve stand

To Mrs. Martha Marshall

.85

1 large bottle

To Mrs. Martha Marshall

.55

1 stand table

To Mrs. Martha Marshall

1.30

 

Total

$62.15

 

 

Inventory and appraisement of Estate of LEWIS SHIRLEY, Decd.

The following is a full fair and complete Inventory and appraisement of the Community Estate of LEWIS SHIRLEY deceased that has come to our knowledge.

 

160 acres of land Headright of J. A.

Throckmorton Collin County worth

$400.00

99 ¼ acres headright of Wm. E. Throckmorton

Collin County worth

99.25

The above tract held by deed from Wm. S.

Pinkston

 

320 acres of land headright of M. Ransom

appraised of the value of

$1600.00

90 acres of land headright of Thomas

Lindsey valued at

90.00

30 acres of land headright of Wm. E.

Throckmorton valued at the sum of

$30.00

The above 3 tracts held by deed from M. W.

Allen

 

20 acres of land headright of John Fitzhugh held by deed from said Fitzhugh & wife valued at

50.00

102 acres of land headright of D. E. W. Babb held by deed from Wm. M. Shirley valued at the sum of

$102.00

 

 

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170 acres of land Osgood Headright held by deed from Thos. P. Collins

$170.00

170 acres of land Osgood headright held by

deed from W. M. Webb assignee of R. T. Spearman valued at the sum of

$170.00

140 acres of land Osgood Headright held by deed from J. M. Robertson valued at the sum of

$140.00

320 acres of land in Young Co. patented to Tex. Em & L Co. Number 98 valued at the sum of

$240.00

320 acres of land in Young Co. patented to Tex. Em & L Co Number 2249 valued at the sum of

$240.00

The two preceeding tracts held by deed from

Tex Em & L Co.

 

320 acres of land in Throckmorton County patented to Tex Em & L Co Number 2187 held by deed from Tx Em & L. Co. valued at

$160.00

265 acres of land in Buchanan Co. patented to Tex Em & L Co. No. 3352 held by deed from Tex Em & L Co. valued at

$132.50

 

M. W. Allen

J. M. Graves

Nelson S. Gibson

 

Alex Berry Admr of Louis Shirley

 

Sworn to by one of the above appraisers J. M. Graves this 6th day of May 1868.

 

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

By S. Rudolph, Depty.

 

Sworn to by one of two of the appraisers to wit Nelson Gibson & M. W. Allen this 19th day of May 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Sworn to by Alex Berry administrator before me this 22nd day of May 1868.

 

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Report of Commissioners of the Estate of J. D. LEDBETTER, Decd.

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County.

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Hon. County Court of Collin County at the November Term, 1867 to partition and distribute the Estate of J. D. LEDBETTERSON (sic), Dec. among the heirs of said estate would respectfully state that in compliance therewith we met on the 27th April 1868 on said estate and found the same to consist of 184 32/100 acres of land being a part of a 320 acres survey made in the name of B. P. WORLEY which after careful examination we partitioned and distributed as follows: - To MARY E. LEDBETTER widow of said J. D. LEDBETTER decd. 30 acres situated in the South end of said 320 acres and marked on the end of said 320 acres and marked on the accompanying plat as tract No. 1 and bounded as follows –Beginning at the S. E. cor. of said 320 acres Thence North with E boundary thereof 11 chs & 54 links a post Thence West 26 chs a post in the E boundary of MARY E. LEDBETTER’S 42 acres or life estate Thence South 11 ch & 54 links a post the same being the S E cor. of said life estate Thence E with S….

 

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Boundary said 320 acres 26 chs to the place of beginning and valued at $52 16/100.

To ISABEL R. LEDBETTER Minor Child of said deceased the remaining 154 32/100 acres marked as No. 2 and bounded as follows:

Beginning at the N E cor of Tract No. Thence North with E boundary of said 320 acres 58 ch & 46 links the S E cor of J. T. COLEMAN 10 acres Thence West with S boundary said 10 acres 10 ch S. W. corner thereof Thence North 10 ch the N W cor thereof Thence West with N boundary said 320 acres 1 ch & 95 links the N. E. cor of S. COLEMAN 75 acre Thence S with E boundary said 75 acres 28 chs & 5 links the S. E. cor. thereof Thence West with S boundary said 75 acres 18 ch & 5 links the N E cor of MARY E. LEDBETTER 5 acre timber tracts Thence South with E boundary said 5 acres 10 ch the S W cor thereof a post in the W boundary said 32 acres Thence S with said W Boundary 16 chs & 95 links the N W corner of MARY E. LEDBETTER 42 acres. Thence East with N boundary said 42 acres 14 chs the N E cor thereof Thence South with E boundary said 42 acres 18 chs & 46 links the N W cor of Tract No. 1 Thence East with N Boundary thereof 26 chs to the place of beginning valued at $276.50.

 

Stephen Jones

W. G. Barnes

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the November Term 1867 of the County Court of Collin County setting on Probate business to partition and distribute the estate of JNO. D. LEDBETTER Decd. among the heirs thereof do certify that the foregoing report is a true and just distribution of said estate to the best of our judgment.

 

Given under our hands this 20th May 1868.

Stephen Jones

W. G. Barnes

James O. Kerr

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me by S. JONES & W. G. BARNES this 21st May 1868.

J. T. Coleman, J. P. C. C.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me by JAMES O. KERR this June 11th, 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

 

[Plat map not included here]

 

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Estate of ALFRED JOHNSON

 

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates June Term 1868.

The appraisers appointed by your Honor’s Court to make inventory and appraisement of the Community Property of ALFRED JOHNSON Deceased and his surviving wife MALISSA JOHNSON report and appraised as follows to wit:

 

821 acres of land H. D. right (headright) of W. D. Thompson valued at

$4105.00

640 acres H. D. Right Barganin (sic) Pertiff

valued at

640.00

362 acres Hd. Righ Jno. Angel valued

320.00

1476 acres Hd. Right A. D. Orr valued

1476.00

 

Town Lots in the Town of McKinney

Nos. 174-201-202 in Block No. 35 valued

75.00

No. 175-176-203-204 in Block 36 valued

100.00

No. 217-218-228 in Block 55 valued

75.00

15 head of stock horses valued

260.00

26 head of stock cattle valued

130.00

1 yoke of work steers valued

50.00

29 head of stock hogs valued

29.00

8 head of stock sheep valued

8.00

1 wagon

25.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers say on oath that the valuation affixed to the above named items of the Community Estate of ALFRED JOHNSON deceased and of his surviving wife MALISSA JOHNSON is a full and fair valuation.

David Stiff

Alferd (sic) Chandler

Isaac F. Graves

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me by the above named appraisers on the 30” day of June A. D. 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

By K. Rudolph, Deputy

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared before me S. K. RUDOLPH Deputy Clerk Collin County MALISSA JOHNSON who say on oath that the above and foregoing is a full and complete list and inventory of the Community property of her dec. husband and herself that has come to her knowledge.

her

Malissa X Johnson

mark

 

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 30” of June 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph, Deputy

 

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Community Estate of T. T. BRADLEY & Deceased wife.

 

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates, June Term, 1868.

The appraisers appointed by your Honor’s Court to make Inventory and Appraisement of the Community Estate of THOS. T. BRADLY (sic) the surviving husband of SARAH S. E. BRADLY deceased in connection with THOS. T. BRADLY, return into your Honor’s Court the following as the inventory and appraisement of said Community Estate.

 

30 head of stock of horses

Valued at

$820.00

2 mules

Valued at

200.00

1 stallion

Valued at

100.00

2 work horses

Valued at

200.00

15 head stock cattle

Valued at

15.00

1 Safe

Valued at

5.00

1 Cupboard

Valued at

5.00

1 Clock

Valued at

5.00

Household and kitchen

furniture

Valued at

150.00

20 acres of land B. Clement deeded to T. T. Bradly since his last marriage but purchased with Community Estate of self & first wife

 

150.00

6 acres land S. McFarland

 

30.00

1 wagon

 

75.00

1 old hack

 

25.00

20 head of stock hogs

 

30.00

½ reaper

 

50.00

1 rifle and six shooter $10 each

 

20.00

 

 

1975.00

Brot (Brought) forward

 

1375.00

2 bed steads & bed &

furniture

 

45.00

 

 

$2020.00

 

We find which were given by the deceased wife and agreed to by the surviving husband T. T. BRADLY to SARAH J. BRADLY, MARY E. BRADLY & MARGARET A. BRADLY children of said parties.

 

3 bed & bedsteads and furniture also to SARAH J. BRADLY 1 side saddle

 

We also find as the separate property of said deceased, 69 acres of land deeded from her father to her but deeded to the surviving husband T. T. BRADLY.

 

We also find of the separate estate of the said surviving partner of said deceased.

 

74 acres of land the Hd. Right (headright) T. T. Bradly

64 acres of land the Hd. Right F. T. Duffan

21 ½ acres of land the Hd. E. Bradly

 

Of Community Claims

1 note against J. Walsh

$75.00

1 notes against George Mallow & J. O

Straughan

100.00

 

 

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We the undersigned appraisers do on oath day that the foregoing is a full and fair appraisement of the Community Estate of SARAH S. E. BRADLY deceased and her surviving husband T. T. BRADLEY as set forth in the foregoing inventory.

 

Buford Henry

S. B. Dickerson

Harrison Stiff

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this June 1868.

S.Bowlby, Judge C. D.

 

I, T. T. BRADLY surviving husband of SARAH S. E. BRADLY deceased do say on oath that the foregoing Inventory contains a full account of all the estates of said deceased and surviving Partner at the time of this demise of said deceased that has come to my knowledge.

 

T. T. Bradly

 

 

Estate Minor Children of A. J. HONAKER, Decd.

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin To the Honorable Probate Court of County and State aforesaid.

I Respectfully submit the following inventory of Property assigned to me, on the 22nd day of last February as guardian of the estate of NANCY J. WILLIAM and SARAH B. HONAKER, Minor heirs of ANDREW J. HONAKER, deceased, by the commissioners appointed to divide the personal property of said estate.

 

One bay mare six years old

Two bay mares five years old

One Bay horse three years old

One bay horse three years old

One bay filly two years old

One chestnut sorrel filly two years old

One colt one year old

Three steers, one fours (sic) and the others three years old

One cow, one plough, one sythe (scythe) & cradle

One bell, one clock one bed comfort

Two bedsteads, One loom, nine beehives

Six chais (chairs?), one tea kettle and on note on John Fain for sixteen dollars due on the

day of division

The three year old horse has died from cartorating (sic) on of the bay mares five years

old. I have not found this spring.

 

There is one colt this years increased (sic).

 

On the 7th of March I sold the nine beehives for $18.00 in current money in hand paid on the same day. I sold on one years credit with interest from day of sale.

The two bed steads for

$8.00

The bed comfort for

5.00

The plough for

2.00

The bell for

2.00

The cow for

8.00

The sythe (scythe) and cradle for

1.00

The six chairs for

4.50

The tea kettle

.75

 

$31.25

 

The whole amount sale of time. The note of JOHN FAIN has not been collected.

 

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I have spent five days hunting the stock

$7.50

One day attending to division of property

1.50

One day attending Court

2.00

One day selling property

1.50

 

12.50

 

Cr. By the use of the gray mare ploughing 3 weeks $7.50

 

Joseph P. Bickley

 

Sworn to and subscribed this 29” day of June 1868.

Before me S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

 

J. D. NELSON, Decd. Report of Sale.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court of said County setting for probate & other like purposes, June Term A. D. 1868.To the Hon. S. Bowlby Chief Justice of said County. The undersigned administrator of the estate of J. D. NELSON Decd. respectfully shows that by virtue of an order of said Court made at the February Term thereof 1868, he the said administrator after giving due and lawfull (sic) notice, sold at the Court House door of said County on the first Tuesday in May last – the same being the 5” day of said month in legal hours of sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand the said tract of land belonging to said estate and know and described as follows to wit. An undivided one half interest in and two (sic) a tract of one hundred and fifty acres situated in Collin County, being a part of the Susannah Walker survey of 1/3 of a league a[nd] labor of land and beginning at the South West corner thereof a post from which a post oak marked X bears 10 links and a Spanish Oak marked X bears N 543 33 lks; Thence N 27 chains Thence E 57 chs to a post in Hugh Woodey’s West line Thence S 27 chs to a post in the South line of said Suannah Walkers’s survey Thence West 55 chs to the beginning. The said land was bid off by john W. Haynes for the sum of One hundred and eighteen & 87/100 dollars he being the highest and best bidder at that price and that being the amount of said Haynes claim against said estate & secured by a mortgage on said land, together with the costs of this proceeding there was no money paid except the Costs aforesaid. All of which is respectfully submitted and said Admr. that the same may be confirmed.

This day personally appeared before me A. H. NEATHERY & affirms upon oats that the above and foregoing report is a true one this 30th day of June A. D. 1868 with seal of office impressed.

D. D. Grayham, N. P. C. C. Texas

 

Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT, Decd.

 

To the Hon. Probate Court of Collin County pertaining to estates. We the undersigned commissioners beg leave to submit the following report of the division of the Community property belonging to the estate of JAMES E. BRYANT Decd. to wit: To the widow THEODOSIA BRYANT we allot 309 acres of land the West half of 618 acres out of the James Osgood survey also the South half of 40 acres of timber land out of the Jemine survey on Pilot Creek. 68 head stock horses, one wagon valued at $50, one lot of corn val. at %50, household and kitchen furniture val. at $100, one lot of stock hogs val. at $36. To the heirs of J. E. BRYANT we allot 308 acres of land the East half of 618 acres out of the James Osgood we allot 308 acres of land the east half of 618 acres out of the James Osgood survey. Also the north half of 40 acres timberland out of the Jamine Survey on Pilot Grove Creek & 55 acres of land on Sabine, out of the James E. William’s headright. Also 75 head stock horses, One road Wagon val. at $87.50/00, 19 had of goats val. at $19, four stands bees value $4, 7 head of cattle val. $49, all of which is respectfully submitted to the Court June 27, 1868.

Granville Stinebaugh

John McMiner, H. Bunnet

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me with seal of office impressed 27t of June 1868.

D. D. Graham Notary Public Collin County

 

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The State of Texas

Collin County In the County Court of Collin County for probate business. And here comes SARAH DAVIS Administratrix of WM. DAVIS Decd. and files your inventory of the property belonging to said estate of the said WM. DAVIS decd. and would also state that she has not been able to ascertain the exact amount of land belonging to said estate and cannot do so until the same is surveyed. That it is in tracts and scraps in different portions of the origin survey of two thirds of a league and labor of the said WM. DAVIS, but not from the best information she can gather the estates has the following in real and personal property.

 

400 acres of land being the part of the headright survey of WM. DAVIS, Decd.

 

Personal Property

 

3 work oxen

1 wagon

13 head of hogs

1 horse

1 rifle gun & shot pouch & powder horn

1 bed (feather) and bedstead

2 skillet & lids

1 table

1 loom

 

All the foregoing is respectfully submitted and that the different tracts of land will be specified more particularly when the same is surveyed.

her

Sarah X Davis

mark

 

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16” day of June A. D. 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph, Deputy

 

 

Estate of H. H. GOSSOM

 

Now here comes C. T. MANN Admr. of the estate of H. H. GOSSOM and returned this his additional Inventory which is submitted to the judgment of the Court as follows.

Received for the rent of the store house in his former Inventory named for the year 1867.

From Stone and Flack

$114.00

From Pool for the year 1868

150.00

Total

$264.00

 

And that he has expended in and about the repairing of the said house the following.

To building a flue for stove

$19.50

To stove pipe furnished

2.25

To shelving said store house

13.50

 

$35.25

Amount for repairing storehouse

$35.25

 

And further that he has had the charge of maintaining, supporting and educating of NANNIE GOSSOM a minor and daughter of H. H. GOSSOM decd. and has incurred the following expenses.

 

To merchandising for clothing

$48.75

To tuition & School books

22.75

Board of said NANNIE GOSSOM for the period of 28 months the time she has in affiants charged &c $ 5.00 per mo.

$140.00

Total amount expended affiant

$247.00

Bal. due estate

$17.00

 

 

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All the foregoing is respectfully submitted.

C. T. Mann, Admr.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29” day of June 1868.

 

S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

 

Estate of JAMES MODE, Decd. Inventorys

 

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of JAMES MODE deceased made by administrator and the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Clerk County Court pertaining to Estates.

 

102 ½ “ rope valued at 30 cts per lb

30.75

1 lot of cigars valued at

5.00

1 lot candies considered worthless being damaged

 

1 Tacit (?) valued at

1.00

9 doz 3 in woos (wood?) srews more of less

25c

2.25

2 counterpanes valued at

5.00

2 blankets valued at

5.00

2 pillow ticks valued at

2.00

1 bed quilt valued at

1.50

1 man’s saddle

3.00

1 stove and ten stove joints

9.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers say upon oath that the valuation affixed to the property named in the foregoing inventory is a full and fair valuation to the best of our knowledge and belief, So help me God.

W. B. Seargent

J. M. Benge

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of July 1868.

Buford Henry, Mayor, T. McKinney

 

The following is a list of claims against

 

A. J. Tucker

$4.53

Frank Brown

18.10

John Watts

10.00

Frank Gamble

1.75

Dutch

3.50

Hugh Thockmorton

2.75

Frank James

.65

Almire Perkins

11.90

Con McGarrow

1.10

A. Wheeler

3.50

George Cameron

.55

Eli Berry (Freedman)

9.05

Frank Scott

6.40

Dick Finney & Ben

Jackson (Freedmen)

7.05

George Portman

5.40

Dr. Wiley

5.45

J. E. Moore

1.53

G. W. Patterson

9.58

Wm. Farris

.75

John Osward (?)

Freeman

.75

Jacob Faukner

1.00

Richard Riddle G B

62.80

Lewis Wetsel

15.00

Tucker

2.00

John Murray

3.55

Isaac Mode

23.80

R. M. Riddle

17.07

Dana Williams

33.50

Bump Smith

1.00

James Faries

22.85

C. P. Henry

2.40

Wash Freedman

2.60

David Stiff

10.00

Sam Rudolph

1.30

W. R. Anderson

1.45

 

 

 

 

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S. Procker to be

Settled by James

Faries

5.20

Largent & Bros

3.18

John Brown

.90

Jeff Freedman

.75

Cal Patterson

1.00

 

 

County Scrip

15.00

One Note on Gullet

Date Feb 27/-68-

14.00

County Scrip

$12.00

 

 

 

I BUFORD HENRY Administrator of JAMES MODE deceased do hereby sate upon oath that the foregoing inventory and list of claims is a full list of property & claims that have come to my knowledge upon to this date of said deceased of the firm of Williamson & Co. this July 28th, 1868.

Buford Henry, Admr.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of July 1868.

S. Bowlby J. C. C.

 

 

W. B. SMOOT, Decd. Sale Bill.

 

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

The undersigned Exrs. of the Estate of WALTER B. SMOOT would ask to make additional report of sale vis:

 

51 bushels of wheat sold to Flack and Lovelace

at $2 per bushels

102.00

92 bus. corn J. Housewright 40c

37.00

20 bus. corn Wm. Housewright

8.00

50 bus. corn John Skelton 50c

25.00

18 bus. oats Martin 50

9.00

 

181.00

 

We the undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing account of sale is correct.

 

F. J. Vance

Exrs.

W. H. Smoot

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of July 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Examined and approved this 27th day of July 1868.

S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

Estate of JOSHUA B. LEE, Decd. Report of Sale.

 

State of Texas

Collin County County Court of said County sitting for probate & other like purposes.

To the Hon. S. Bowlby Chief Justice of said County presiding. T. J. HALL and GERITHA HALL Admr. and Admx. of the Estate of JOSHUA B. LEE decd., would report that at the Court House door of said County in McKinney on the first Tuesday of June A. D. 1868 the same being the 7th day of said month by virtue of an order of said Court passed at the May Term last they after due and legal notice given sold upon a credit of….

 

Page 549

 

…twelve months to the highest bidder at public auction a certain tract of Land lying in Dallas County containing eighty acres and particularly described in said order of this Court passed at said May term belonging to the estate of said deceased and that A. W. PERRY became the purchaser at the price of one hundred dollars he being the highest and best bidder and they would report further that said A. W. PERRY is ready and willing [to] pay said purchase money upon the execution of good and sufficient deed of conveyance of said land. They ask therefore that this report be approved and confirmed and that they be ordered to make conveyance of said land to said PERRY upon the payment of said purchase money. All of which is respectfully submitted this July 27th, 1868.

T. J. Hall, Admr. J. E. Lee deceased

Zeritha Lee Admrx of said estate by J. T. Hall

 

Approved this July Term, 1868.

S. Bowlby, J. C. C.

 

 

Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT Decd. Additional division.

 

To the Hon. S. Bowlby County Court of Collin County, Texas.

The following is an additional division of the property of the Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT deceased to wit:

To the heirs of the said BRYANT we allot 7 head of stock horses.

To the widow of said BRYANT we allot 8 head of stock horses.

G. Stinebaugh

H. Brummett

John M. Minor

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me with seal of office impressed this 24th dau. day of July A. D. 1868.

(Seal) D. D. Graham, J. P. C. C. Texas.

 

 

Estate of DANL. S. BRADLEY decd. Division of Estate.

 

The State of Texas To the Hon. County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates.

County of Collin The undersigned commissioners appointed to make partition and distribution of the Community estate of DANIEL S. BRADLEY, Decd. and the surviving wife now CATHERINE FALKNER. Said division to be make between the said CATHERINE FALKNER and GEORGE S. BRADLEY, Minor, they being the only heirs represented in said order of partition and distribution.

We find one hundred and ten acres of land in homestead tract valued at $5.50 improvements on the same 184.00 10 acres of land in brush & timber 50 8 head pony horses 300.00 3 cows 2 yearlings one calf and one 3 year old steer 42.00.

1st. we set apart to said surviving wife CATHERINE FALKNER the following property vis 53 acres of land together with all the improvements thereon. One half of said improvements being here as community estate. Beginning the N W corner of said homestead tracts and Aaron Snider’s S W corner Thence East 21 chains & 86 links post in the North line of said homestead tract from which a mulberry marked X 4 in. in diam. Bears S 75 ¼ E 19 links and an elm 10 in. in diam. mkd. X on the west side brs. S 14 ½ E 44 links Thence South 24 chains & 89 links post in the South line of said tract from which a small bois d arc mkd. X brs. N 59º E 9 links and an elm 10 in. in diam. Mkd X brs. 64 ½ W 7 links Thence West 21 chains and 86 links the N W….

 

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…Thence North 23 chains 57 links to the beginning and is represented as Lot No. One in plat No. One which map is made a part of this report valued at 357.00. One bay mare 7 years old 60.00 one bay horse 3 years old Pony 25.00

One yellow horse 2 years old

40.00

1 bay horse 1 year old

25.00

Cow & calf

10.00

 

And to GEO. F. BRADLEY as follows: 57 acres of land Beginning at the N E corner of the tract set apart to said CATHERINE FALKNER. Thence West 47 chains and 36 links to CATHERINE FALKNER’S S E corner Thence North 24 chains * 87 links to the beginning valued at $285.00

Also 10 acres out of Montgomery P. Birch survey beginning at the N W corner of a 20 acre tract sold by Geo. F. Lucas to John McKinney from which an elm mkd. X brs. N 54 ½ E t19 links to an ash same mark brs. S 21º E 20 links to a post from which a bois d arc marked X brs. N 28 ½ W 12 llinks Thence East 76 chains & 76 links post in the East line of said Birch Survey from which a hackberry mkd. X brs. S 20 ½ W 25 links and an ash same mark brs. N 34 ½ E 5 links to said McKinney’s N E corner Thence West 76 chains & 76 links to the beginning valued at 50.00

One sorrel pony mare 9 or 10 years old

40.00

One sorrel pony mare 9 or 10 years old

60.00

One sorrel filly one year old

25.00

One bay horse 2 years old

25.00

2 cows & 2 yearlings

22.00

1 three year old steer

10.00

Recapituation

To Catherine Falkner

53 acres of land $5 per acre

$265.00

 

½ improvements

92.00

 

Horses

150.00

 

Cattle

10.00

 

Total

$517.00

 

To Geo. F. Bradley

67 acres of land

335.00

 

Horses

150.00

 

Cattle

42.00

 

 

517.00

 

[Plat maps not included here]

 

All of which is respectfully submitted.

F. J. Vance

J. D. Bellew

J. McKinney

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of June 1868.

G. W. Patterson

 

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R. T. SPEARMAN, Decd. Sale Bill

 

State of Texas County Court of Collin county setting for probate and other like purposes.

Collin Count August Term 1868

 

To the Hon. S. Bowlby Chief Justice of said County, Presiding.

The undersigned administrator of the Estate of R. T. SPEARMAN decd. begs leave to report that at the Court house door of said County on the first Tuesday of August 1868 by virtue of an order of said Court passed at term of said Court held in December 1867, he the said administrator after due and legal notice given, sold for cash in hand to the highest bidder at public auction the undivided one half interest of R. T. SPEARMAN decd. in and to the following tract of land to wit lying in the S. E. Corner of Collin County on the waters of Sabine River being a part of the Osgood Survey in the N. E. Corner of said survey commencing at the N. E. corner of said survey running South 316 3/3 poles to Chism’s corner of said survey Thence West 243 poles Thence North to the North boundary of said survey Thence East to the beginning when Addison Wilson became the purchaser at the price of thirty dollars that being the highest bid and he being the highest and best bidder and the said Addison Wilson being the judgment oredeter of said estate for the sum of 406 55/100 dollars no money was paid but the amount of said bid was credited on his said claim of 706 55/100 dollars.

 

Estate of THOMAS BRUCE deceased Sale Bill

 

State of Texas In the Probate Court, August Term 1868.

County of Collin To the Hon. Judge of Collin County, JAMINA FARR Administratrix of THOMAS BRUCE decd would respectfully show that in obedience to the order heretofore granted by your Honor she exposed for sale on the first Tuesday in September 1868 the following described tracts of land belonging to the estate of THOMAS BRUCE to wit:

Tract No. 1 Situated in Collin County a part of Abs. No. 74 in name of T. BRUCE BEGINNING at the N W corner of 22 acres sold to L. Adamson a post a double elm 8 & 12 in. dia. mkd X brs. South 73 links Thence East 22 chs. 30 links in W line of homestead of 200 acres Thence North 13 chs. 77 lks. a post in inner corner of a double elm 4 * 8 in. dia. mkd. X brs West 45 lks. Thence West 22 chs 30 lks a post in the W line of T. Bruce an elm 4 in dia. mkd. X brs South 138 lks Thence South 13 chs 77 lks to the place of beginning containing 30 7/10 acres.

Tract No. 2 Situated in Collin County a part of Abs. No. 74 in name of THOS. BURCE BEGINNING at the S W corner of 22 acres sold to L. Adamson a post an elm 8 in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 45 E 4 lks. Thence South 20 chs. A post in the N. line of John Emerson Thence east 22 chs. 70 lks. a post an elm 10 in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 15 W 100 lks. Thence North 34 chs 83 lks a post Thence west 7 chs 47 lks. the N E corner of said 22 acres a post an elm 10 in dia. mkd. X…

 

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…brs. S 82 W 20 links Thence South 14 chs. 82 lks the S E Corner of said 22 acres a post en elm 3 in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 32 W 14 lks. Thence West 14 chs. 83 lks. to the beginning containing 56 ½ acres.

No. 3 Situated in Collin County a part of Abstract 74 in the name of THOS. BURCE, BEGINNING at the S E corner a post from which 3 pecans 12, 12 & 14 in. dia. mkd. XXX brs. West 50 lks Thence North 20 chs. a post an elm 10 in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 15 W 100 lks Thence East 20 chs to beginning containing 40 acres.

Tract No. 4 Situated in Collin County a part of abs. No. 393 in the name of Thos. Linsay beginning at a post in said Linsey’s W line Thence North 5 chs. 28 lks the N W corner of 40 acres sold to T. BRUCE by Jonas Dawson a post an elm 12 in. dia. mkd X brs. N 55 W 142 lks. Thence East 64 chs. a post on the bank of East fork a elm 12 in. dia. mkd X brs. S 61 ½ W 44 lks. Thence down east Fork with its meanders in Westing 10 chs. and in Southings 5 chs 28 lks to a post an elm 4 in. dia. mkd X brs. S 87 W 37 lks and an 6 in. dia. mkd X brs. N 84 W 65 like containing 31 acres all of said land was sold on 12 mo. credit for notes for purchase money at 12 mo. with good security and retaining lien on said lands as additional security A. B. Burkley purchased Tract No. 1 30 7/10 acres at $1.35 per acres. N. W. Stinnett purchased tract No. 2 56 ½ at $1.40 per acres. A. C. Lacy purchased Tract No. 3 40 acres at $1.30 per acre and tract No. 4 31 acres at $1.50 per acre.

her

Jemima X Farr Admrx

Mark

 

Estate of Wm. DAVIS deceased.

 

The State of Texas In the County Court of said County doing probate business. And now

Collin County comes SALLIE (blank) Administratrix of the Estate of WILLIAM DAVIS deceased and makes this her return of the land sold in pursuance to an order of the Court on the first Tuesday in September A. D. 1868 and for said return she says That she did on the first Tuesday in September A. D. 1868 within legal hours after advertising the same at three public places in Collin County one of which was at the Court House by posting up notices at said places of the time and place and terms of said sale offer the following described lots of land at public outcry to the highest and best bidder as in said order of the Court directed. 1st a small strip of land lying between five acres sold by WM. DAVIS to J. B. Stiff and five acres sold to Joseph Bledsoe being immediately west of said Bledsoe’s five acre tract and that of J. B. Stiff and that J. B. Stiff bid for this tract the sum of five dollars which was the best and highest bid therefore…

 

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…and the same was knocked off to him. 2nd A tract of about two acres East of the above described tract of Joseph Bledsoe Beginning at the N E corner of said Bledsoe’s tract Thence East to the West line of the tract of Stiff & Swann Thence South to the North line of the town donation and to the S W corner of lot sold to Reader Thence West to said Bledsoe’s S E corner Thence North to the beginning. This tract was knocked off to Joseph Bledsoe for the sum of twenty five dollars which was the highest and best bid for the same 3d A tract of about one (acre?) lying East of tract No. 2 so as to include all that portion of land lying East of said tract and west of the following boundary line on the East side viz Beginning on the North line of the town donation at the S W corner of a lot in the name of J. S. Robinson Thence North to the S W corner of a small lot of G. W. Staggs Thence East to the N E corner of said Staggs Thence North to the South boundary line of a lot in the name of T. Rhine was knocked off to Thomas H. Emerson for the sum of sixteen dollars which was the best and highest bid therefor. 4th a tract of about two acres Beginning at the N E corner of the last described tract No. 3 and the South boundary line of the T. Rhine lot Thence South to the S E corner of G. W. Staggs lot Thence East to the N E corner of J. S. Robinson’s lot Thence North to the South line of a lot in the name of Jenkins & Goodner Thence West to the beginning was knocked off to B. M. E. Smith for the sum of thirty one dollars which was the best and highest bid therefore. 5th A tract of about four acres beginning in the South line of said Jenkins & Goodner lot being the N E corner of Lot No. 4 Thence South to the North line of the town donation the S E corner of the lot of J. S. Robinson Thence East to a point in the town donation line South of the S E corner of a tract sold to Stiff & Swann Thence North to said S E corner of Stiff & Swann Thence West to the beginning was knocked off to B. M. E. Smith for the sum of forty one dollars which was the highest and best bid therefore said lots of land are all a part of the Augmentation survey of WM. DAVIS and situated in Collin County, Texas, all of which is respectfully submitted.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2d day of Sept. A. D. 1868.

 

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

Page 554

 

Last Will & Testament of MARTHA MARSHALL Decd.

 

The State of Texas I MARTHA MARSHALL of said County being of sound and disposing

County of Collin memory and being desireous (sic) to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength so to do do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made.

Item 1st I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and conditions in life.

Item 2. I desire and direct that my just debts be paid without delay by my executor to be hereafter appointed out of any money I may now have.

Item 3. & if it is not sufficient then out of any personal property. I give, bequeath and demise (devise?) to my daughter CHRISTINE MARSHALL after the payment of my debts all my right title and interest in and two (to?) the Community property of myself and my late husband JOHN MARSHALL decd. together with all the rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging free from all charges and limitations whatever to dispose of in any manner she may wish.

Item 4th. I give, bequeath and demise (devise?) to my children by my first husband EDWARD WILKS Decd. to wit: MARY J. LOVELADY, BARBARY E. SCOTT, CELIA SCOTT, JULIA ANN MARSHALL, MARTHA PHILLIPS, EMELINE WILKS and LYDIA MARGARET WILKS share and share alike all my right title and interest in and (an?) tract of land lying in Collin County on the waters of East Fork adjoining the Kitchen Survey being the place on which WILLIAM SCOTT my son in law now resides and containing about sixty acres.

Item 5th. I give and bequeath any and all other property of mine not heretofore demised (devised?) share and share alike to all my said children and I hereby appoint my worthy son in law J. L. LOVELADY and my daughter MARY J. LOVELADY his wife guardians of the persons and estates of my two minor daughters to wit: CHRISTINA MARSHALL and LYDIA M. WILKS and I hereby appoint said J. L. LOVELADY sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my land this 12th day of August A. D. 1868.

Martha Marshall (Seal)

 

Signed, sealed, declared and published by MARTHA MARSHALL as her last will and testament in the presence of us the attesting witnesses who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of the said MARTHA MARSHALL at her special instance and request this 12th day of August A. D. 1868.

John Spurgeon

his

Henry X Southwood

mark

 

The State of Texas In Open Court at the present term thereof. After the required application

County of Collin made and lawful notice given as appears to the satisfaction of the Court came in due time J. L. LOVELADY sole executor of the last will and testament of MARTHA MARSHALL deceased and produced therein for probate the said last will and testament and…

 

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…one of the subscribing witnesses thereto to wit John Spurgin who being duly sworn deposed and says that he saw MARTHA MARSHALL the testatrix sign, declare and publish the instrument to him now being shown bearing date August 12th A. D. 1868 as her last will and testament freely, voluntarily and of her own accord and without any compulsion or influence whatever; that at the time of executory said will the said testratrix was of sound disposing mind and memory that deponent signed said will as witness thereto in the presence of said testatrix at her special instance and request.

John Spurgin

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court this Sept. 28t 1868

S. Bowlby, Judge C. C.

 

 

Estate of JOHN PEW, deceased Sale Bill

 

To the Honorable County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates. Sept. Term 1868.

The undersigned would make the following his account of sale made on the 24th day of Sept. 1868 on a credit of six months in compliance with an order of your Honor’s Court at the August Term of your Honor’s Court.

 

List of Property

Price

Names of Purchasers

One red & white cow

$6.00

Andrew Boyd

One red & white cow

8.00

Harrison Brummett

7 head of stock cattle

27.25

J. D. Bedingfield

2 white & black steers

10.50

J. E. Jones

6 head of stock cattle

10.00

Jane Pew

9 head of stock cattle

26.50

Jane Pew

13 head of stock cattle

18.50

Jane Pew

 

$106.75

 

 

Joshua Gotcher, Admr.

John Pew, decd.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Sept. 28, 1868.

Buford Henry, Mayor

 

 

Estate of JOHN PEW, decd. Sale Bill

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County pertaining to Estates the undersigned administration of the Estate of JOHN PEW deceased would report the following account of sale made on the 25th day of June A. D. 1868 on a credit of eight months interest from date.

 

List of Property Sold

Price $ cts.

Name of purchasers

One Bro. 4 year old cow & calf

4.50

Deet Robinson

One while muly cow & calf

3.25

Mart Pew

One white cow black head

3.25

Mart Pew

One speckled cow

7.50

John Patterson

One Dun cow

9.00

John Patterson

 

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One red cow

4.00

Jane Patterson

One yellow cow

5.25

Deet Robinson

One red cow

5.00

J. L. Fowler

One blk. & white pie cow

5.00

J. L. Fowler

One Blue & white Cow

10.00

John Patterson

One Red cow

8.25

Deet Robinson

One Blk cow

9.25

Horace Lunsford

One brindle cow

6.00

J. L. Fowler

2 white and red cows

10.50

Jane Pew

One Blk cow white face

6.50

John Duff

One red & white cow

8.50

J. E. Jones

One fine brindle cow

10.50

Wm. Stanford

One plae red cow

8.50

Jane Pew

One red cow

8.50

Jane Pew

One small brindle cow

6.00

Beddingfield

One work steer

24.50

Jane Pew

One work steer

22.00

Jim Patterson

Two beef steers Red & Blk

34.00

J. J. Rude

Four beef steers for

28.00

John Gardenheir

Four beef steers for

32.00

Beddingfield

9 head stock cattle for

20.50

John Pew

10 head stock cattle for

33.99

John Pew

One lot bal in heard (herd?) per head 23 head 10

230.00

John Guardenhier

One cow

5.00

Jane Pew

10 head stock cattle

20.50

Jane Pew

1 bay mare and colt

37.50

Jane Pew

1 yearling colt

19.50

Hart Pue (Pew)

20 head cattle

71.50

Jno. Duff

 

$688.25

 

 

Joshua Gotcher

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of August 1868.

Buford Henry, Mayor

 

 

 

Estate of CHARLES T. FOX, decd. & wife Community

 

 

Inventory and appraisement of Community estate of CHARLES T. FOX and his surviving wife, FRANCES FOX.

The following described tract of land N 1 320 acres headright of (?) Roberts lying on the waters of Rowlets Creek $640.00

____acres of land headright of A. S. young lying on the waters of Rowlets Creek

960.00

1600.00

 

I certify that the foregoing is a true and correct inventory of part of the Community Property belonging to the estate of myself [and] deceased husband C. T. FOX.

 

Francis Fox

 

Page 557

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of October 1868.

James T. Coleman, J. P. C. C.

 

The undersigned appraisers appointed by the County Court of Collin County pertaining to estates at its September Term 1868 to appraise the Community property of CHAS. T. FOX deceased and his surviving wife FRANCES FOX do certify that the foregoing is a true and correct valuation of said estate to the best of our judgment.

G. S. Baccus

W. G. Barnes

J. T. Coleman

 

Sworn to by G. S. Baccus and W. G. Barnes before me this 24 October 1868.

j. T. Coleman, J. P. C. C.

 

Before me undersigned personally appeared J. T. Coleman who being duly sworn say the above inventory and appraisement is true as he verily believes.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.

 

 

Inventory and appraisement MARTHA MARSHALL Decd.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of MARTHA MARSHALL late of Collin County deceased. The individual or separate property of deceased is as follows to wit.

 

One bay horse mule

valued at

85.00

One pair check lines

3.00

One two year old

sorrel filly

20.00

One stack oats

15.00

Four cows

40.00

70 bushels corn

24.00

Nine hogs

27.00

1 cup board

5.00

Two bee stands

6.00

1 chest

2.00

Seven geese

3.50

 

$257.75

Seven Gals stone

ware

1.75

 

 

The community property of deceased and her first husband is all follows. Sixty acres of land with improvement thereon on East Fort near mouth of White Rock Creek and known as the Walker’s place valued at $300.00

 

The State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned duly appointed and lawfully authorized commissioners do hereby certify as far as was produced to us by the executor the above and foregoing is a full and correct inventory and appraisement of the estate both real and personal of MARTHA MARSHALL decd. to the best of our judgment and understanding this 19th day of Oct. 1868.

M. J. Boyse

J. W. Franklin

J. Stimpson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me 27th day of October A. D. 1868. This is J. W. Franklin & J. Stimpson.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk C. C. C. C. Texas

 

State of Texas

Collin County This day personally appeared before me G. W. Patterson Clerk of the Court for Collin County J. L. Lovelady Executor of the Estate of MARTHA MARSHALL decd. who being duly sworn deposes and says that the above and foregoing is a full and complete inventory of the property of said estate that has come to his knowledge.

J. L. Lovelady

 

Sworn to before me this 26t day of October 1868.

G. W. Patterson, Clerk.





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