Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 1-50


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State of Texas Inventory of property of Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Decd.

County of Collin

 

320 Acres of Land in the name of J. M. JENNING situated in Grayson County valued at $960.00

 

9 Acres of Land in the name of MONTGOMERY (?) BIRCH in Collin County valued at $ 45.00

 

Notes by hand due said Estate by E. G. STALLCUP of Panola County, Tex. Dated Jany.

19th 1870 for 100 dollars in Gold $100.00

 

Note on J. H. BRYSON of Panola County Texas for eighty five dollars Due Jan. 1st 1870

At 10 % per annum $ 85.00

 

Note on J. L. MILLER $85.00

 

Note on W. T. PARKER & M. E. ANDERSON $75.00

 

Note on W. H. (?) JONES Alexandria, La.

Dated March 28th 1870 $480.00

 

Notes on N. L. McGINNIS Alexandria, La.

Dated Febry. 18th 1870 payable Dec. 1st 1874 (?) $80.00 (?)

 

Note on C. P. HAMPTON Alexandria, La.

Dated March 30th 1870 at 8% interest $100.00

 

SAMUEL SEE

Dated Jany. 8th 1869 20.00

One Leather Trunk Valued at 10.00

Four 4 Usds. Homemade Jeans 3.60

One pr. Sheets and bed spread 3.50

One Derringer pistol, Razor strap 2.00

One bay Horse 4 yrs. old 60.00

One Iron grey pony 3 yrs. old 35.00

One Roan horse 3 yrs. old 40.00

One Dun horse 3 yrs. old 35.00

One Dark bay horse 3 yrs. old 40.00

One Dark bay horse 3 yrs. old 35.00

One Light bay horse 3 yrs. old 35.00

One Brown bay horse 3 yrs. old 30.00

One Sorrel horse 3 yrs. old 30.00

One pair Sorrel horses 3 yrs. old 70.00

One Dun Filly 3 yrs. old 35.00

Two Jennets @ $15 each 30.00

Two Jack Colt $15 each 30.00

A.E. QUISENBERRY

 

State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned appraisers of the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased do…

 

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…solemnly swear that the amount set opposite each article in the above inventory is its appraised value.

 

Wm. M. BUSH

Wm. F. ELKINS

E. F. ELKINS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 29th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Written in margin: Filed April 29, 1871. J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

State of Texas

Personally appeared before me J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas

Collin County Wm. F. ELKINS & E. F. ELKINS who say on oath that they are not interested in the estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased nor of kin to any person interested therein, and that they will according to the best of their ability appraise all the property real and personal to them produced and rendered in the Inventory of said Estate.

Wm. M. BUSH

Wm. T. ELKINS

E. F. ELKINS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 29th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

“Additional Inventory”

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Inventory of Property of R. J. QUISENBERRY Decd.

Before me J. M. WILCOX A Justice of the peace in and for Collin County Texas personally appeared W. T. ELKIN, W. M. BUSH and E. F. ELKIN freeholders of County and State aforesaid who state upon oath that the Inventory and appraisement of the property about to be appraised by them of the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY decd. shall be a full and complete Inventory and appraisement of all said property as shown by the admr. of said estate.

Wm. M. BUSH

Wm. T. ELKIN

E. F. ELKIN

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th (?) day of May 1871. J. M. WILCOX, J. P.

 

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One Jack five years old $40.00

 

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Before the undersigned authority personal appeared W. T. ELKIN and E. F. ELKIN who state upon oath that the above inventory and appraisement together with the Inventory and appraisement made out by them bearing date April 29th 1871 is a full and complete inventory and appraisement of all the property of R. J. QUISENBERRY decd. as shown them by the admr. A. E. QUISENBERRY.

A. E. QUISENBERRY

Wm. T. ELKIN

Wm. M. BUSH

E. F. ELKIN

 

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 13 day May 1871.

J. M. WILCOX J. P.

 

Bond of Temporary Admr.

 

Know all men by these present that we A. E. QUISENBERRY as principal and W. T. ELKIN as surety acknowledge ourselves bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas or his successors in office in the sum of Eight hundred dollars for the payment of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors & administrators, Jointly and severally. Witness our hands this Decr. 16th 1870.

The Conditions of the above obligation is such that the said A. E. QUISENBERRY has been appointed temporary administrator of the Estate of ROGER J. QUISENBERRY Decd. Now if the said A. E. QUISENBERRY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him as temporary Administrator of the estate of the said R. J. QUISENBERRY decd. by law then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Examined & approved. J. M. BENGE, Clk. C. C. Collin Co. Tex. / A. E. QUISENBERRY, Wm. T. ELKIN.

 

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Written in margin Filed Decr. 16, 1870 & approved. J. M. BENGE, Clk.

I, A. E. QUISENBERRY do solemnly swear I will well and truly perform the duties of temporary administrator of the Estate of ROGER J. QUISENBERRY Deceased.

A.E. QUISENBERRY

Sworn to and subscribed before me this December 16 1870.

J. M. BENGE, Clk.

 

Final Account

The State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin March Term 1871

To the District of Collin County A. E. QUISENBERRY Admr. of the Est. of R. J. QUISENBERRY begs leave to report the following property as having come to his hands belonging to said estate—11 Head of 3 year old colts this Spring. Also the following Notes:

One on W. H. JONES dated Alexandria, La. March 28 1870 payable one day after date for four hundred and eighty dollars 10 % from date.

One on N. L. McGINNIS dated Feb. 18, 1870. Alexandria, La. Payable Dec 1870 for eighty dollars

One on C. P. HAMPTON dated March 30, 1870 for one hundred dollars with 8% from date—the above notes all payable to R. J. QUISENBERRY.

The above notes were placed by me in the hands of R. J. A. BOWMAN at attorney at Alexandria for Collection, and his receipt (unreadable) for same.

Also the following notes came into my possession belonging to decedent—

One on E. G. STALLCUP dated Jany19/70 without (?) interest for 100$ in gold.

One note on J. H. BRYSON date Jany 1870 for the sum of 85$ in gold interest at 8 %.

One note on J. L. MILLER date Jany. 17/70 for 85$ in gold Int. at 10%.

One note on W. T. PARKER and M. E. ANDERSON for the sum of 75$ without Int.

The above notes I placed in the hands of J. M. MAYS an Attorney at Bethay La. which is in the vicinity where the obligees (sic) on said notes live.

Also another note came to my possession signed SAMUEL (his mark) LEE witnessed W. H. JONES dated Jany. 8th 1869, payable to R. J. QUISENBERRY for 20$ borrowed money. The oblige on the note your reporter has failed to find or get any intelligence of his residence.

Also:--

 

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One old trunk—and in the trunk a bed spread, a cotton sheet, beack (?) Summer coat (?), one shirt. I know of no more and I think a pair of Summer pantaloons and about 4 yds. of brown Jeans—and a derringer pistol—some daguerreotype pictures—and three deeds to land in Grayson 7 Collin Countys (sic)—I have paid out for burial expenses of decedent in U. S. currency $70.00 “Exhibit”

 

Exhibit A

 

Received of A. E. QUISENBERRY Seventy dollars for the burial expenses of R. J. QUISENBERRY. Caddo Parish Louisiana. Jan. the 28th 1871

H. S. HICKS

 

I have paid out my expenses $115

Report would further submit to the court that he kept 13 head of colts from October 1869 until the Winter of 1869 & 1870—and from that time on he kept 12 head of colts belonging to deceased for the purpose of weaning and preserving the same, feeding same first Winter and satring (?) during the Summers and feeding some subsequence

Winters for which he is reasonably entitled to $15 per head for 12 head making $180.00

For keeping a Jack $ 17.50

I received on this account before the death of R. J. QUISENBERRY $ -50.00

Balance due $147.50

 

Report further states at R. J. QUISENBERRY decd. died in Caddo Parish La.—and that Report in visiting said place to recover the claims belonging to Estate was at some expense and delay. But that other business of a private character was connected with said trip—and reporter would therefore make no charge for any expenses or time against the Estate except five days exclusively occupied by the business connected with the estate at $2 per day making 10$ which he asks be allowed in addition to the other account above stated. And that he be discharged as Temporary Administrator & He would also say that one of the 12 Colts above charged for was taken away by the deceased in the Spring of 1870, Leaving the 11 colts in my possession as shown above.

 

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Written in margin: Filed March 5 (?) 1871. J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

R. J. QUISENBERRY

 

A.E. QUISENBERRY

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this March 4 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

3 Citations

The State of Texas

 

To all persons interested in the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased---

Notice is hereby given that A. E. QUISENBERRY has filed his petition for letters of Administration on the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased which will be acted on at the next Term of the District Court of Collin County Texas, to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871, when all persons interested in said Estate may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this March 1st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Issued Mar. 1st 1871 J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Shff. Return

Know all men by these present that A. E. QUISENBERRY as principal and W. N. BUSH and G. R. YANTIS as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas or his successors in office in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars. For the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, heirs, executors and administrators Jointly and severally.

Witness our hands, this the --- day of ---A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that the said A. E. QUINSENBERRY was at the March Term of the District Court of Collin County 1871 appointed Administrator of the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased. Now if the said A. E. QUISENBERRY shall well and truly perform the duties required of him as said Administrator by law, then this obligation to be null and void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

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A.E. QUISENBERRY

W. N. BUSH

G. R. YANTIS

 

Filed and approved April 1st 1871

J. M. Benge

 

Oath

I, A. E. QUISENBERRY, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased.

A.E. QUISENBERRY

Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 1st 1871.

J. M. Benge

Clerk

 

Report of sale

 

List of sale of Personal property of Estate of R. J. QUISENBERRY Deceased. On the 13th May 1871.

 

To J. S. DOWELL

U. S. Cur.

$. 13. 50

“ Wm. SINGLETANG

$ 2.00

“ GEORGE HERNDON

$ 2.25

“ J. P. DOWELL

$ .75

“ MAJ. BUSH

$ .50

“ WM. SINGLETANG

$ 2.50

“ J. P. DOWELL

$65.00

“ TOM FINLY

$30.00

“ JOHN JACKSON

$30.00

“ MAJ. BUSH

$45.00

“ HENRY BUSH

$30.00

“ Wm. SINGLETANG

$31.00

“ MAJ. BUSH

$35.00

“ JOHN JACKSON

$25.50

“ “ “

$20.50

“ JOHN HEDGCOXE

$30.00

“ J. P. DOWELL

$45.50 (?)

“ “ “ “

$35.00

“ J. S. DOWELL

$30.00

A.E. QUINSENBERRY (as Administrator.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this May 15 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

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Estate of T. H. CHANDLER

 

Report of Sale.

 

State of Texas In District Court March Term 1871.

Collin County To the District Court of said County.

E. CHAMBERS, Administrator of the Estate of T. H. CHANDLER, deceased would respectfully report that by virtue of an order of the Probate Court of Collin County he sold the following personal property belonging to intestate, after advertising as the law directs at public sale on the premises of reporter in Collin County on the 4th day of June 1870. To wit:--

 

One Cow & Calf

To FULLER CHAMBERS

For $14.00

One 2 yr. old heifer

“ JAMES DOYE

“ $7.00

One Yearling heifer

“ Z. T. CHAMBERS

“ 2.50

 

This sale was made on 12 mos. Time on Notes of purchasers with good personal security as said order directed.

 

Reporter says that 1 two yr. old steer mentioned in Inventory has strayed or been stolen or otherwise disappeared and Reporter has been unable after diligent search to find or hear anything of said steer and that this Report has been delayed in order that said steer might be searched for and sold if found, under the order heretofore mentioned.

All of which is respectfully submitted, and Reporter asks that said sale be confirmed.

ED. CHAMBERS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 31st 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Written in margin: Issued Febry. 10th 1871. J.M. Benge Clk.:

 

Estate of FANNIE SEARCY (A Minor)

 

State of Texas

To FANNY SEARCY a minor over the age of fourteen years:--

Citation to F. SEARCY:--

You are hereby notified that ALFRED CHANDLER has filed his petition praying for letters of guardianship of your Estate, which will be acted on at the next Term of the District Court of Collin County Texas to be held at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871 where you may attend and contest the same if you see proper. Witness my hand and seal of office Feby. 10th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

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Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand Feby. 10th and executed same day by delivering to FANNIE SEARCY in person a true copy of this Citation.

S. K. RUDOLPH Depty.

Sheff. Collin Co. Tex.

Citation

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of FANNY SEARCY a minor over the age of fourteen.

Notice is given to all persons interested in the welfare of said Minor that ALFRED CHANDLER has filed his application for letters of guardianship of the Estate of said FANNY SEARCY which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court of Collin County Texas, to be held at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871 when all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this Feby. 10th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk.

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Sheriff Return

 

Came to hand Feb. 10th 1871 Executed the same day by posting 3 notices, one on the Court House door, one on Sherley’s Mill & the other on Short’s mill.

W. N. BUSH Sheff.

C. Co. Texas

 

Bond of Gurdn.

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all me by these present that ALFRED CHANDLER as principal and W. R. SHORT as surety are firmly bound unto the District Clerk of County Collin in the sum of Six Hundred dollars, For the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said clerk of the Dist. Court as aforesaid we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators Jointly and severally, firmly by these present this March 11 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said ALFRED CHANDLER has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of FANNIE SEARCY a minor. Now if the said ALFRED CHANDLER shall well and truly perform all the duties required…

 

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…by the law under said appointment then this obligation shall become void and null, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

ALFRED CHANDLER

W. R. SHORT

 

Oath

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of guardian of the Estate of FANNIE SEARCY, a minor, to the best of my skill and ability, So help me God.

ALFRED CHANDLER

Sworn to and subscribe before me this March 11th 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Estate of MRS. M. B. GRAHAM Decd.


Return of sale of Real Estate

 

The State of Texas In the County Court of Collin County.

Collin County To the Hon. S. Bowlby County Judge of said Court.

B. S. SHELBURNE Admr. of M. B. GRAHAM decd., would represent by his attorney JOSEPH BLEDSOE, that in pursuance of an order of the County Court of Collin County rendered at the March term 1870 directing him to sell the real estate of the said estate in the Inventory mentioned, that he did after did [sic] advertise the same at the public place in the County of Collin for more then twenty days prior to sale day by posting up notices of the time and place and terms of said sale one of which was in the Court House of Collin County and on the 1st Tuesday in May 1870,--the day appointed in said order for said sale,--he did at public (unreadable) at the Court House door of said County offer the said property at public outcry for sale on a credit of 12 months required the purchaser to note and approved security and a mortgage on the land to secure the purchase money thereof. When and where for the tract of 163 acres and the tract of ten acres they being offered together NATHAN CLARK (?) bid the sum of twenty five hundred and fifteen dollars, which being the highest and best bid, the same was stuck of [off?] to him.

And for the 20 acre tract in said Inventory mentioned, GEORGE T. ARMSTRONG bid the sum of One Hundred and Eighty Dollars which being the best and highest bid there for the same was struck off to him.

And that said sale of 173 and 20 acres are…

 

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…the land in said Inventory described and compose all of the real estate owned or by (?) the Estate of the said M. B. GRAHAM Decd.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

JOSEPH BEDSOE attorney

B. S. SHELBURNE admr. (?)

Before me the undersigned personally appeared JOSEPH BEDSOE and on oath states that the facts set forth in the foregoing return of the sale are true and that said sale was made by him as the Atty. for B. S. SHELBURNE Administrator of the Estate of M. B. GRAHAM.

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 14th day of May 1870.

J. M. Benge

Dist. Clk.

Written in margin: [Issue]ed May 14th 1870, J. M. Benge Dist. Clk.

 

 

J. M. & V. E.

Estate of T. E. & A. D. BONE Minors

 

Written in margin: Issued Feby. 18th 1871 J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Citation to parties

 

The State of Texas

To THERISA ELLA BONE and A. DeRETZ BONE, Minors over the age of 14 years.

You are hereby notified that J. W. BONE has filed his petition in my office for letters of guardianship of your Estate which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court of Collin County Texas to be held at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871, when you may attend and contest the same if you see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office.

Feby. 18th 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

C. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Sheriff’s Return

Came to hand Feb. 18th 1871 and executed same day by delivering to THERESA E. BONE and DeRETZ BONE in person a true copy of this writ.

W. N. BUSH Sheff.

C. C. Texas

 

Citation Public

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of the minors THERISA ELLA BONE and A. DeRETA BONE, JOHN M. BONE & VIRGINIA ELIZABETH BONE:--

Notice is hereby given that J. W. BONE has filed his petition for Letters of Guardianship…

 

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…of the Estate of said Minors, which will be acted on at the next Term of the District Court of Collin County to be held at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871, when all persons interested in the welfare of said Minors may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this Feby. 18th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

C. C. Collin Co. Texas

Written in margin: Issued Feby. 18th 1871 J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Sheriffs Return Leave to hand Feby. 18th 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this write in three public places in Collin County one of which was the Court House.

W. N. BUSH

Sheff. C. C. Texas

 

Bond of Guardian [of] J. E. BONE

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we JOHN W. BONE as principal and FRANCIS EMERSON as surety are held firmly bound unto the District Clerk of the County of Collin in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Clerk of the District Court as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these present. This March—A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said JOHN W. BONE has been appointed by the District Court of said County Guardian of the Estate of THOMAS E. BOND. Now if the said JOHN W. BONE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment the this obligation shall become null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

J. W. BONE

FRANCIS EMERSON

Oath

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th Mch.

J. M. Benge

Clk. D. C. Col. Co.

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Guardian of the Estate of THERESA E. BONE the best of my ability So help me God.

J. W. BONE

 

Bond of Guardn. [of] A. D. BONE

 

State of Texas Know all men by these present that we JOHN W. BONE as principal and FRANCIS

County of Collin EMERSON as surety are held…

 

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…firmly bound into the District Clerk of the County of Collin in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which well and truly is be made unto the said Clerk of the District Court as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. This March – A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said JOHN W. BONE has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of A. DE RETZ BONE. Now if the said JOHN W. BONE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by the law under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

J. P. (sic) BONE

FRANCIS EMERSON

 

Written in margin: Filed and Approved March 11 1871. J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Oath

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th Mch. 1871.

J. M. Benge

Clk. D. C. C. Co. Tex.

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Guardian of the Estate of A. DE RETZ BONE to the best of my will and ability. So help me God.

J. P. BONE

 

 

Bond of Gdrn. [of] J. M. BONE

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we JOHN W. BONE as principal and FRANCIS EMERSON as surety are held firmly unto the District Clerk of the County of Collin in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the Clerk of the District Court of aforesaid Court we bind ourselves our heirs, executors, heirs, administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this March—A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said JOHN W. BONE has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of JOHN M. BONE. Now if the said JOHN W. BONE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by the law under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

JOHN W. BONE

 

Written in margin: Filed and Approved March 11 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

 

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Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Guardian of the estate of JOHN M. BONE to the best of my ability. So help me God.

JOHN W. BONE

Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 11 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Bond of Gdrn. of V. E. BONE

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we JOHN W. BONE as principal and FRANCIS EMERSON as surety are held firmly bound unto the District Clerk of the County of Collin the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Clerk of the District Court as aforesaid we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this March—A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said JOHN W. BONE has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the estate of VIRGINIA E. BONE. Now if the said JOHN W. BONE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by the law under said appointed then this obligation shall become null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

J. W. BONE

FRANCIS EMERSON

 

Written in margin: Filed and Approved March 11th 1871 J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Guardian of the estate of VIRGINIA E. BONE to the best of my skill and ability. So help be God.

J. W. BONE

Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 11th 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

D. C. Collin Co., Tex.

 

Estate of CYNTHIA E. ODELL

 

On the basis of the Application is entered as follows to wit:

 

I accept service on the within and waive Citation. The applicant J. T. VECICH being my selection and choice for the guardianship of my property this March 7 1871.

SINITHA E. ODELL

 

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Citation to the Public

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of the minor CYNTHIA E. ODELL.

Notice is hereby given that all persons interested in the welfare of the estate of said minor that J. T. VEACH has this day filed his petition for letters of guardianship of the estate of CYNTHIA E. ODELL minor of the age of 18 years—which petition will be acted on at the present term of the District Court of Collin Court now in session at the Court House in the town of McKinney where and when all persons interested in said estate may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this March 6th 1871

J. M. Benge

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Issued March 6th March 1871. J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Sheriff’s Return

Came to hand March 6th 1871 and executed the same day by posting three copies as the law directs one copy on the Court House door one copy at Shurl’s Mill, the other at Shirley’s Mill this March 6th 1871.

M. N.BUSH Sheff.

C. C. Texas

 

Bond of Guardian

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know by all men present that we J. T. VEACH and C. H. WYSONG as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE clerk of the District court of Collin County in the sum of two thousand five hundred and thirty six dollars, for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns—witness our hands this tu (?) ---day of ---A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above bond is such that whereas the principal herein J. T. VEACH has been appointed Guardian of the estate of CYNTHIA E. ODELL a minor. Now if the said J. T. VEACH shall faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of said minor according to Law, then this bond to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

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W. B. USING (?) P. H. HALL J. T. VEACH

M A. HALL JOHN KINSEY JAS. ODELL M. S. PULLIAM

C. H. WYSONG C. M. POSTON C. S. BROWN

 

Oath

 

I, J. T. VEACH, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of CYNTHIA O. DALE, Minor, according to law.

 

Citation

 

Estate of CELIA A. WILEY, a Minor

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of CELIA A. WILEY, a minor—

Notice is hereby given to all person interested in the welfare of said minor that VIOLA A. J. WILEY has filed with the clerk of the District Court of Collin County her petition for Letters of Guardianship of the person and estate of CELIA A. WILEY which will be acted on at he March term of the District Court of said County when all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and Seal of office.

This Feby. 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

Written in margin: Issued Feby. 21 1871 J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Sheriff’s return:

Came to hand Feby. 21st 1871 and executed same by post a true copy of this notice in three public places on of which was the Court house door.

S. H. RUDOLPH Depty.

Shff. Collin Co. Texas

 

Bond of Gdn.

State of Texas Know all men by these present that we VIOLA A. J. WYLEY (WILEY) surviving wife of JOHN N. Collin County WYLIE, deceased, as principal and J. B. FIELDS as surety acknowledge ourselves bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas or his successors in office in the sum of ($275.00) two hundred and seventy five dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs and legal representative jointly and severally. Witness our hands this February the 16th A. D. 1871.

 

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The Condition of the above obligation is such that the said VIOLA A. J. WYLIE surviving wife of JOHN N. WYLIE, decd. has this day filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas an Inventory of All community property of herself and deceased husband. Now if the said VIOLA A. J. WYLIE shall faithfully administer said estate and pay over one half of the same after the payment of the debts which the whole is properly chargeable, to such person or persons as may be entitled to receive the same, then and in that case this bond to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

VIOLIA A. J. WYLIE

J. B. FIELDS

Written in margin: Filed Febry. 21st 1871 J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the estate JOHN WILIE (sic) deceased, all of which is community property, to wit:

 

4 Head of Horses

$105.00

3 Head of Cattle

10.00

15 Head of Hogs

30.00

1 Wagon

75.00

Farming tools

12.00

1 Spencer Riffle (sic)

15.00

1/6 Part of Reaper

5.00

1 Prairie Plow

15.00

Kitchen Furniture

8.00

 

$275.00

 

VIOLA A. J. WYLIE

I hereby certify that VIOLA A. J. WYLIE personally appeared before me and after being directly sworn certified that the above Inventory is true and correct.

J. M. ENLOE, J. P.

 

The State of Texas Before me the undersigned, duly appointed and antevesed (?) Commissioners do hereby

Collin County certify that as far (?) as was produced to us by the administratrix or executrix, the above and foregoing is a full and correct Inventory and appraisement of the personal property of JOHN WILY (WILEY) deceased to the best of our judgment and under……..

 

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….standing this the 16th day of February A. D.1871.

Appraisers

A.L. MARTIN

J. A. (his mark) McMENNANY

 

Written in margin: Filed on Feby. 21, 1971: J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 16th day of February A. D. 1871.

 

Estate of MARY E. STUBBLEFIELD

 

Written in margin: Issued March 7th 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Citation:

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of said minor, that JOHN A. FEKER has filed his petition for the Guardianship of the person and estate of MARY E. STUBBLEFIELD which will be acted on at the present term of the District Court of Collin County Texas to be held at the Courthouse in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in March 1871 when all persons interested in the welfare of said minor may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this March 7th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand March 7th 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this notice in three public place in Collin County on of which was the court House door.

W. N. BUSH Sheff. C. C. Tex.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Deputy

 

Bond of Guardian

State of Texas Know all men by these present that JOHN A. FELKER as principal and J. A. JACKSON

Collin County and A. E. QUINSENBERRY as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County in the sum of one thousand dollars for the payment of which bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators Jointly & severally firmly by these present Signed & sealed this March 25th 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound JOHN A FELKER has been appointed Guardian of the Estate of MARY E. STUBBLEFIELD, a minor by the District…

 

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…Court of said County. Now if the said JOHN A. FELKER shall well and truly perform the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this appointment then this obligation shall be void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

Written in margin: Issued March 25 1871 J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Oath:

 

I, JOHN A. FELKER, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Estate of MARY E. STUBBLEFIELD Minor, to the best of my ability so help my God.

JOHN A. FELKER

Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 25th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Minor Heirs of ELIZABETH A. BONE Decd.

The State of Texas District Court Summer Term A. D. 1871

County of Collin The undersigned J. W. BONE Guardian of the minor heirs of ELIZABETH A. M. BONE Decd. begs leave to file the following __ven copy (?) of property that has come to his hands as such Guardian to wit:

Cash (curry) (?) rec. from the estate of JOHN BERNARD Decd. late of Virginia………………………………..$130.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority J. W. BONE Guardian &c. and

Collin County being duly sworn says that the above and foregoing is a full Inventory and description of all the real and personal property, books papers, evidences of debts and of all debts due or to come due belonging to the estate of said minors, so far as his has been able to ascertain.

 

Written in margin: Filed July 14 1871 J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Sworn to and Prescribed before me this July 14, 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written margin: Inventory

 

FANNY SEARCY, Minor

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin To the District Court of said County, The undersigned Guardian of the Estate of…

 

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…FANNY SEARCY, a minor, begs leave to return the following Inventory of all the real and personal property belong to the estate of this said ward to wit:

One tract of Twenty seven & one half acres prairie in Collin County, part of a survey in the name of JACOB DUNBARUGH……………Valued…………………………………………………………………………………$275.00

One tract of 6 2/3 acres timber in said County part of a survey in name of W. D. THOMPSON valued at...$ 66.00

Both of above named tract 2 miles West of McKinney on waters of Wilson creek.

ALFRED CHANDLER

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority ALFRED CHANDER and being sworn says the above and foregoing is a full Inventory and description of all the real and personal property, books, papers, evidence of debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the estate of his said ward as far as he is able to ascertain.

ALFRED CHANDLER

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Oath of Appraisers

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the unsigned authority JOHN FAIRES, T. T.

County of Collin BRADLEY, and L. J. GRAVES who being duly sworn depose and say they are not interested in the estate of FANNY SEARCH a minor, nor of kin to her, and that they with according to the best of their ability run (?) and appraise the personal property to them produce, and the real property described in the foregoing inventory.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me July 20th 1871. JOHN FAIRIES

J. M. Benge Clrk. T. T. BARLEY

L. J. GRAVES

 

Appraisement:

We the said appraisers state that the amount set opposite the two tracts of land in the foregoing Inventory is the appraised value of each.

JOHN FAIRIES

T. T. BARLEY

L. J. GRAVES

Filed July 24th 1871 J. M. Benge Clk. For K. R. CRAIG

 

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Estate of ISABELLA BENNETT, Minor

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of ISABELLA BENNETT, a minor.

Whereas L. W. OGLESBY has filed his application with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas for letters of Guardianship of the Estate of ISABELLA BENNETT which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this June 23th 1871.

J. M. Benge

 

Came to hand June 23rd 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this notice in three public places in Collin county one which was the door of the Court House.

W. N. BUSH Shff. C. C. T.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Dupty.

 

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Estate of W. L., J. C., M. R., S. S. & E. R. ROBERSON, Minors

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interesting in the welfare of WILLIAM L. ROBERSON, JOHN C. ROBERSON, MATHEW ROBERSON, SIDNEY S. ROBERSON, SOLOMON ROBERSON and ELIZABETH ROBERSON Minors.

Whereas L. W. OGLESBY has filed his application for the Guardianship of the Estate of said minors which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this day July 28 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

Written in margin: Issued June 2nd of 1871, J.M. Benge, Clerk.

 

 

Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand June 24 1871 and Duly executed same day by posting a true copy of this writ in three public places in Collin County one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. BUSH Shff. C.C. T.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Dept.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of SIDNEY S. ROBERSON. Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and approved July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of SIDNEY S. ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of MARTHA ROBERSON. Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties…

 

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…required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and Approved July 1871

J. M. Benge Clerk

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of MARTHA ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of WILLIAM L. ROBINSON (ROBERSON) Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and approved July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of WILLIAM L. ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which sum well and truly to be…

 

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…made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of SOLOMON ROBERSON. Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and approved July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of SOLOMON ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of ELIZABETH J. ROBERSON, minor. Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and approved July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of ELIZABETH J. ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that that I, L. W. OGLESBY, as principal and JOSEPH FOREMAN as surety are held and firmly bound to J. M. BURGE Clerk of the District Court or his successor in office in the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five (225) dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors, administrators Jointly severally, firmly by these present this July 2nd A. D. 1871,.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said L. W. OGLESBY has been appointed by the District Court of Collin County Guardian of the Estate of JOHN C. ROBERSON. Now if the said L. W. OGLELSBY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null & void otherwise remain in full force and effect.

L. W. OGLESBY

JOSEPH FOREMAN

Filed and approved July 24th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as Guardian of the Estate of JOHN C. ROBERSON to the best of my ability so help me God.

L. W. OGLESBY

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 2nd A. D. 1871

J. M. Benge

By G. N. CAMERON Dpt.

 

 

Estate of NANCY E. JAMES, Minor

 

Written in margin: Notice of Application for Guardianship; Issued June 26th 1871.

J. M. Benge

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of NANCY E. JAMES minor:

Whereas JOHN M. KINCAID has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County his application for letters of Guardianship of the Estate of NANCY E. JAMES, minor which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal office on this June 20, 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

 

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Sheff’s Return:

 

Came to hand June 20th 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this notice in three public place in Collin County on of which was on the Course House door. W. N. BUSH Shff.

By S. K. RUDOLPH

 

Bond:

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we J. M. KINCAID, as principal and _______ as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. Benge Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas or his successors in office in the sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars for the payment of which sum were and truly to be made unto J. m. Benge Clk. as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors our administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present witness signatures this 28 day of July.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said J. M. KINCAID was by the District Court of Collin County appointed Guardian of the Estate of NANCY E. JAMES, Minor. Now if the said J. M. KINCAID shall well and truly perform all the duties devaluing upon him by law under said appointment then this obligation to be null void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

JOHN M. KINCAID

JAMES FARIES

GALLATIN SEARCY

W. R. SHORT

 

Filed and approved July 28th 1871

J. M. Benge

 

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties devolving upon me by law as the Guardian of the Estate of NANCY E. JAMES, minor, to the best of my skill and ability so help my God.

JOHN M. KINCAID

Sworn to and subscribe before me this July 28th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

By G. N. Cameron Dpt.

 

 

Estate of W. C., A., D. M. and A. FORMAN, Minors

The State of Texas

 

Written in margin: Notice of Application for Guardianship

 

To all person interested in the welfare of WESLEY C. FORMAN, ARABELL FORMAN, DONNA M. FORMAN and ABIGAIL FORMAN, minors, D. C. FORMAN has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County his application for letters…

 

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…of Guardianship of said minors which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be held at the Court house in the town of McKinney on the first Monday in July 1871 where and when the persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness J. M. Benge Clerk District Court Collin County

(Unreadable) my hand and seal of office at McKinney this 28th day of June A. D. 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Tex.

Sheff. Return:

Came to hand June 28 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this notice in three public places in this County one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. BUSH Shff. C. C. T.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Dupty.

 

 

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that I, D. C. FORMAN, as principal and J. B. THOMAS as surety are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his successor in office in the sum of One Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clk. As aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this July 21 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said D. C. FORMAN has been appointed by the District Court of said County Guardian of the Estate of DONA M. FORMAN. Now is the said D. C. FORMAN shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him by the law, under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

D. C. FORMAN

J. B. THOMAS

Filed and Approved July 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as Guardian of the Estate of DONA M. FORMAN to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

D. C. FORMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 21
st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

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State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that I, D. C. FORMAN, as principal and J. B. THOMAS as surety are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his successor in office in the sum of One Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clk. As aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this July 21 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said D. C. FORMAN has been appointed by the District Court of said County Guardian of the Estate of ARIBELLA FORMAN. Now is the said D. C. FORMAN shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him by the law, under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

D. C. FORMAN

J. B. THOMAS

Filed and Approved July 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as Guardian of the Estate of ARIBELLA FORMAN to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

D. C. FORMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 21
st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that I, D. C. FORMAN, as principal and J. B. THOMAS as surety are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his successor in office in the sum of One Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clk. As aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this July 21 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said D. C. FORMAN has been appointed by the District Court of said County Guardian of the Estate of WESLEY C. FORMAN. Now is the said D. C. FORMAN shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him by the law, under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

D. C. FORMAN

 

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J. B. THOMAS

Filed and Approved July 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as Guardian of the Estate of WESLEY C. FORMAN to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

D. C. FORMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 21
st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that I, D. C. FORMAN, as principal and J. B. THOMAS as surety are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his successor in office in the sum of One Hundred Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. BENGE Clk. As aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present this July 21 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said D. C. FORMAN has been appointed by the District Court of said County Guardian of the Estate of ABIGAIL FORMAN. Now is the said D. C. FORMAN shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him by the law, under said appointment then this obligation shall become null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

D. C. FORMAN

J. B. THOMAS

Filed and Approved July 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as Guardian of the Estate of ABIGAIL FORMAN to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

D. C. FORMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 21
st 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Notice of Application for Guardianship Issued June 13 1871, J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Estate of WM. P., MARIA A. and JNO. B. LAIR, Minors

 

State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of minors WM. P. LAIR, MARIA H. LAIR and JOHN B. LAIR.

GEORGE NIPP has filed his petition for letters of Guardianship of the Estate of said minors which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871, where and when all persons interested may attend and contest the same if the see proper. Witness my hand and seal of office this June 13th 1871. J. M. Benge Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas.

 

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Sheff’s Return:

 

Came to hand June 13th 1871, and executed same day by posting a true copy of this citation in three public places in this County, one of which was the door of the County Court House.

W. N. BUSH Sheff. C. C. T.

By G. R. YANTIS Dpty.

 

Written in Margin: Citation to W. P. & M. N. LAIR

 

The State of Texas To W. P. LAIR and MARIA N. LAIR Minors: -- You are hereby notified that GEORGE NIPP has filed his petition with the clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas praying for letters of Guardianship of your Estate, which will be acted upon at the next Term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871, when and where you may attend and contest the same if you see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this June 13th 1871. J. M. Benge Clerk

Shffs. Return:

 

Came to hand June 13th 1871 and executed June 23rd 1871 by reading this notice to each of within named person W. P. LAIR and MARIA A. LAIR.

W. N. BUSH Shff.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Dpty.

 

Bond

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we GEORGE NIPP as principal and M. S. PULLIAM as sureties are held and are firmly bound unto the clerk of the District Court of Collin County in the sum of two hundred dollars payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by theses present, signed and dated this 24 day of July A. D. 1871.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound GEORGE NIPP has been appointed Guardian of the Estate of JOHN B. LAIR a minor, now if the said GEORGE NIPP shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. GEORGE NIPP

M. S. PULLIAM

P. M. BOARD

Filed and Approved July 25 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

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The State of Texas

County of Collin

 

Oath

 

I, GEORGE NIPP, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties devolving on me as guardian of the Estate of JOHN B. LAIR a minor. GEORGE NIPP

 


Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 24
th 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By K. R. CRAIG Dpty. Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Bond:

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin District Court Summer Term 1871

Know all men by these present that GEORGE NIPP principal and ______ as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Clerk of the District Clerk of said County the sum of Two Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said clerk we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. Signed with our hand and sealed with our seals this 24th day of July 1871.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound GEORGE NIPP has been appointed Guardian of the estate of MARIA N. LAIR minor if the said GEORGE NIPP shall well and truly perform(s) all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

GEORGE NIPP

J. H. LOVEJOY

R. M. BOARD

 

Approved July 25 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Oath:

 

The State of Texas I, GEORGE NIPP, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all duties devolving

County of Collin upon me as Guardian of the Estate of MARIA N. LAIR, a minor.

GEORGE NIPP

 

Sworn to and subscribe before me this July 24, 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By K. R. CRAIG Dpty. Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Bond:

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we GEORGE NIPP as principal and __________ as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Clerk of the District Clerk of said County the sum of Two Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said clerk we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. Signed with our hand and sealed with our seals this 24th day of July 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such…

 

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…that whereas the above bound GEORGE NIPP has been appointed Guardian of the estate of W. P. LAIR. Now if the said GEORGE NIPP shall well and truly perform(s) all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

GEORGE NIPP

WM. H. PORTMAN

THADDEUS PARIS

 

Filed and approved July 25, 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Oath:

 

Oath:

 

The State of Texas I, GEORGE NIPP, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all duties devolving

County of Collin upon me as Guardian of the Estate of W. P. LAIR, a minor.

GEORGE NIPP

 

Sworn to and subscribe before me this July 24, 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By K. R. CRAIG Dpty. Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas

Written in Margin: Notice of Application for Guardianship; Issued July 10th 1871, J. M. Benge, Clerk.

 

Estate of MINNIE MAY & JNO H. HERRINGTON, Minors

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of MINNIE MARY and JOHN H. HERRINGTON, minors:

J. A. JACKSON has filed with the clerk of the District Court of Collin Court his application for letters of Guardianship of the Estate of said minors which will be acted upon at the present term of the District Court of Collin County now in session at the Court House in the town of McKinney where all person interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this July 10 1871 J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Sheriff’s Return:

 

Came to hand July 10th 1871 and executed same day by posting a copy of this write at three public places one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. BUSH

By G. R. YANTIS Dpty.

 

Bond:

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we J. A. JACKSON as principal and JOHN A. FELKER, A. E. QUISENBERRY & WILLIAM ROE as sureties are held and firmly found unto J. M. Benge clerk of…

 

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…the District Court of Collin Court or his successors in office in the sum of twelve thousand dollars for the payment of which sum well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. Benge Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents this July 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that where as the said JOHN A. JACKSON has been appointed Guardian of the estate of JOHN H. HARRINGTON minor heir of ALFORD HERRINGTON deceased by the District Court of Collin County. Now if the said JOHN A. JACKSON shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law as such guardian then this obligation shall become null and void; otherwise to remain in full power and effect. J. A. JACKSON

A.E. QUISENBERRY

JOHN A. FELKER

WILLIAM ROE

Filed and Approved July 24 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Oath:

 

I do solemnly swear that I will sell and truly perform all the duties of guardian of the estate of JOHN H. HERRINGTON to the best of my ability So help me God. J. A. JACKSON

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 24th day of July 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk.

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

J. M. Benge Clerk.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we J. A. JACKSON as principal and JOHN A. FELKER, A. E. QUISENBERRY & WILLIAM ROE as sureties are held and firmly found unto J. M. Benge clerk of the District Court of Collin Court or his successors in office in the sum of twelve thousand dollars for the payment of which sum well and truly to be made unto the said J. M. Benge Clerk as aforesaid we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents this July 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that where as the said JOHN A. JACKSON has been appointed Guardian of the estate of MIMMIE MAY HARRINGTON minor heir of ALFORD HERRINGTON deceased by the District Court of Collin County. Now if the said JOHN A. JACKSON shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law as such guardian then this obligation shall become null and void; otherwise to remain in full power and effect. J. A. JACKSON

A.E. QUISENBERRY

JOHN A. FELKER

WILLIAM ROE

 

Filed and Approved July 24 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

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Oath:

 

I do solemnly swear that I will sell and truly perform all the duties of guardian of the estate of MIMMIE MAY HERRINGTON to the best of my ability So help me God. J. A. JACKSON

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 24th day of July 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk.

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

J. M. Benge Clerk.

 

 

Community Estate of E. S. WHITE and surv. Wife

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

List of Community property belonging to ELIJAH S. WHITE Deceased and his surviving wife LOUISA JANE WHITE.

 

Land.

60 Sixty acres of land in Denton County about four miles East of Pilot Point on Pecan, it being the East end from Pecan, the bend of the course (cruse?) being the line of the South quarter of a third of a League of land patented to W. W. HILL assignee of J. W. SIMPSON and deeded to WM. H. HUNT by JOHN D. BLACK attorney for said HILL and deeded to JAMES HAMMONS by WMS. L. HUNT the 18 Dec. 1856. Said last deed record in Book E page 542 Denton County Records. Value at 2$ per acre…………………………………………………………..$120.00

Personal Property

1 Bay horse Valued at

70.00

1 Sorrel horse Valued at

45.00

1 Mare Valued at

37.50

2 Filleys (sic) Valued at

55.00

1 Yearling Valued

20.00

4 Cows &c. clf. Valued at

35.00

3 Two year old cattle Valued at

15.00

3 Yearlings Valued at

5.00

Oath:

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared before me LOUISA JANE WHITE who says on oath that this (unreadable) is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property, books, papers, evidences of debt and of all debts due and to accrue due belong to said Estate as fare as she have been able to ascertain.

LOUISA JANE WHITE

Sworn to and subscribe before me this Sept. 28 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personal appeared before me wholly under oath __________that they are not interested in the estate of ELIJAH S. WHITE dec….

 

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…nor of kin to any person interested therein—that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the person (unreadable) & to the produced and the real property described in the inventory.

JNO. M. LILLARD

F. M. BOUNDS

C. V. BOUNDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed fore me this the 28th day of September 1874 J. M. Bounds Clerk.

 

Appraisement:

 

The amount set opposite each article in within inventory is its appraised value no.

JNO. M. LILLARD

F. M. BOUNDS

C. V. BOUNDS

 

Filed September 28th 1871

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that LOUISA JANE WHITE surviving wife of ELIJAH S. WHITE as principal and J. C. KLUTTS and C. W. BOUNDS as sureties acknowledge ourselves in debts to J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of four hundred and two 50/100 dollars, which said sum well and truly to be paid we bind ourselves our heirs and assignees. Witness our hands this the 28th day of September 1871.

The Condition of the above bond is such that whereas the said LOUISA JANE WHITE has this day filed in office of said clerk an inventory and appraisement of the community property of herself and deceased husband amounting to four hundred and two 60/100 dollars. Now if said LAURA (sic) JANE WHITE shall faithfully administer said estate and pay over one half of the same plus after the payment of the debts with which the whole property is chargeable to such person or persons as shall be entitled to received it, then this bond to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. LOUISA JANE WHITE

J. C. KLUTTS.

C. W. BOUNDS

 

Filed and approved Septr. 28th 1871.

J. M. Benge Clk.

 

Written in margin: Notice of Application for Probate of Will

 

Estate of SILAS HARRINGTON Decd.

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of SILAS HERRINGTON Deceased.

Whereas MARY E. HERRINGTON has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County her application for the Probate of the last will and Testament of SILAS…

 

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…HARRINGTON deceased which will be acted upon at the present term of the District Court of Collin county now in session at the Court House in the town of McKinney when and where all person interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this July 10th 1871 J. M. Benge Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Issued July 10 1871

J. M. Benge

 

Shff’s Return: Came to hand July 10th 1871 and executed same day by posting a copies (sic) of the within writ at three public places in the County, one of which is at the Court house door. W. N. BUSH Shff. C. C. T.

By G. R. YANTIS Dpty.

 

In view of the uncertainty of life – being very sick & being desirous that my property shall be disposed of in such manner as to be of the greatest benefit to my wife & children, I do order & establish this day my last will & testament, viz. I will all my property personal & real to my beloved wife MARY E. HERRINGTON to have and to have & to control during her natural life. I desire that my property shall be finally divided equally among my children& that my wife shall have power to sell & make a valid title to any portion of my real estate if, for the education of my children or the maintenance of the family or other good reason, it become necessary. Prior to final division of any real estate I desire that my wife shall have power to advance to any of my children as they become of age a reasonable portion of my real estate if in her Judgment their interest would thereby be promoted. I desire that three competent commissioners be appointed to value any such property thus advanced to any of my children. I desire that my wife shall select some one to settle up my business as Guardian for the heirs of ALFRED HERRINGTON dec.

I hereby appoint my beloved wife MARY E. HARRINGTON my executrix & having full faith in her integrity honesty & disposition to do with what is right. I request that the Court shall not require any bond of her for the execution of this will.

Lebanon Texas June 17 1871 SILAS HERRINGTON

 

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Attest: J. E. DULANY E. L. HUFFMAN F. W. DUNAWAY

C. V. QUISENBERRY J. A. JACKSON

 

Written in margin: Oath of Attesting Witnesses

 

State of Texas

Collin County J. A. JACKSON to me well known says on oath that his signature appears to the above instrument, that he signed the will as a witness in the presence of the deceased and that the deceased signed the will in his presence, that the deceased was more than twenty one years of Age and of sound mind when he signed said will—and that the witnesses to said will were more than fourteen years of age at the time of signing. J. A. JACKSON

 

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 22nd day of July 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the separate property of SILAS HERRINGTON deceased and the Community property of said SILAS HERRINGTON and his wife MARY E. HERRINGTON.

 

No. of acres

Separate Property

Abs. No.

Value

320 acres

S. HERRINGTON Collin Co.

316

4800.00

 

Community Property

120 acres

G. A. MARTIN Collin Co.

466

600.00

200 acres

G. A. MARTIN Collin Co.

465

1600.00

11 acres

T. G. KENNEDY Collin Co.

374

110.00

146 acres

ALFRED HERRINGTON

Collin Co.

314

1752.00

14 acres

G. W. MASSIE Collin Co.

461

70.00

35 acres

Z. MASSIE Collin Co.

46

420.00

305 acres

JNO. ALLEN Collin Co.

12

3050.00

320 acres

S. HERRINGTON asse. BEN BREWSTER Collin Co.

 

1280.00

320 acres

D. B. HEARN Collin Co.

318

960.00

101 acres

CLAYTON ROGERS

Collin Co.

594

1515.00

160 acres

ADAM MILLER Denton Co.

 

480.00

445 acres

THOS. A. WEST Denton Co.

 

1335.00

 

Personal Property

 

Raper & mower combined

150.00

Double seated buggy

25.00

4 horse wagon

60.00

2 horse wagon & harness

90.00

2 horse wagon & harness

115.00

set buggy irons

5.00

Sulky cultivator

30.00

Farming Utensils

18.00

15.00 lbs. Bacon

187.50

 

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26 Bales of Cotton 40$ per bale

1040.00

26252 of Pine lumber at Mills

328.15

4 Feather beds & bedding $25.00 each

100.00

1 Cook Stove

5.00

Amt. carried forward $20125.00

Amt. Brot. Forward $20125.00 (?)

10 chains 50 cts. Each

5.00

1 Dining table

3.00

2 Sofas 5 each

10.00

1 Clock

8.00

1 Sewing Machine

25.00

1 Looking (?) Glass

2.50

14 hd. Of Hogs 3$ each

42.00

7 Mules 70$ each

490.00

1 Sorrel Stallion

60.00

9 Saddle Ponies 35$ each

315.00

8 head of 2 year old Mules 70$ each

560.00

6 head yearling Mules 45$ each

270.00

50 head Stock Horses 30$ each

1500.00

15 Cattle 8$ each

120.00

Total Val. Real & personal property $23535.50

 

List of debts due and to become due to the Estate of S. HERRINGTON

 

W. G. MATTHEWS & R. W. CARPENTER

Note date Aug. 25/70 Int. at 10% from date……………………………………………………………………..51.00

Interest to date………………………………………………………………………………….13.21

 

H. BUTCHER

Note dated March 15/70 Int. 8% from due……………………………………………………………………….28.30

Int. due………………………………………………………………………………………………56

 

J. F. SHERWOOD & C. ROGERS

Note dated Sept/70 Int. 8% from due……………………………………………………………………………..17.75

Int. due…………………………………………………………………………………………….1.14

 

POLY PORTER

Note dated Nov 26/70 Int. 8% from due…………………………………………………………………………...33.07

Int……………………………………………………………………………………………………4.37

 

Amt. of debts carried over $249.40

Amt. of debts brot. forward $249.40

 

ELIAS ALEXANDER

Note dated Jany 24/70 Int. 8% from due $22.14

Credit by $13.20

Pr. the ___ day of ___A. D. 18__ Balance due…………………………………………………………………….8.94

 

JNO. R & JAS. F. GANIBELL

Note dated March 20/70—Int.—10% Gold 80.00

Over due Int. due 10.33

 

ABRAM ALLE

Note dated Mar. 6/71 Int. at 8% from due Gold 155.00

Int. due Gold 6.54 (?)

 

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P. R. BROWN

Note dated Dec. 31/70 Int. at 10% from date Gold…………………………………………………………………..615.00

Int. Due Gold………………………………………………………………….....13.28

D. C. HAND (?) & L. W. WARD

Note dated May 17/71 Int. at 8 (?) % from due…………………………………………………………………………45.60

Int. due……………………………………………………………………………….69

MILDRED HUFFMAN Admrx. of M. L. HUFFMAN dec.

Note dated Aug 3/70 Int. at 8 % due………….Issued. (?)……………………………………………………………258.50

Int. due……………………………………………………………………………19.19

H. L. ALLE

Note date 1869 Nov. 22 Int. at 8 % from due……………………………………………………………………………5.00

Int. due……………………………………………………………………………….66

G.W. GALLUP

Note dated Aug. 20/70 Int. at 8 % from due $79.00

Credit on $52.66

Int. to date $ 4.46

Balance Due……………………………………………………………………………………………………..30.80

Total debts Gold & Currency………………………………………………………………………………$1498.98

 

Recapitulation

Real Estate Separate Property……………………………………………………………………………...…$4800.00

Real Estate Common Property………………………………………………………………………………..$13172.00

Personal Property

Debts Due & to become Due

Currency $258.34……………………………………………………………………...$1498.98

Gold 1240.64

Total Value of Estate………………………………………………………………………………………………... $25934.48

 

List of Papers belonging to said Estate

Patent 1158 Vol. 9 to G. A. MARTIN for 200 acres of land in Collin County.

Patent No 835 Vol. 12 to S. HERRINGTON ap. of BENJ. BREWSTER for 320 in Collin

Patent No. 221 Vol. 10 to G. A. MARTIN for 120 acres in Collin Co.

Patent No. 162 Vol. 10 to SILAS HERRINGTON for 320 acres in Collin Co.

Patent No.227 Vo. 10 to THOS. A. WEST for 445 acres in Denton Co.

Patent No. 320 Vol. 18 to ADAM MILLER for 160 acres in Denton Co.

Deed M. L. HUFFMAN & wife to SILAS HERRINGTON for 320 acres

Deed MILDRED HUFFMAN to SILAS HERRINGTON for 320 acres

Deed P. G. KENNEDY to SILAS HERRINGTON for 11 acres

Deed JOHN HUFFMAN to SILAS HERRINGTON for 39 acres

Deed THOMAS H. WEST to A. (or H.?) & S. HERRINGTON for 445 acres

Deed J. F. SHERWOOD to S. HERRINGTON for 101 acres

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Before me J. M. WILCOX Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 5 Collin County personal came MARY S. HERRINGTON who being duly says that…

 

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…attached and foregoing inventory is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property, books, papers, evidences of debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate as far as she has been ale to ascertain and that she was not bound or indebted to the deceased in any contract at the time of his death.

 

MARY E. HERRINGTON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of July A. D. 1871. J. W. WILCOX, J. P.

Collin County, Texas

 

State of Texas

Collin County B. S. SHELBURN, A. E. QUISENBERRY and WM. T. ELKINS selected as appraisers of the Estate of S. HERRINGTON decd. being duly sworn says that they are not interested in said Estate not of kin to any person interested therein and that they will according to the best of their abilities view and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the Inventory.

B. S. SHELBURNE

A. E. QUISENBERRY

WM. T. ELKIN

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this July 25 1871. J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

Written in margin: Notice of Application for Probate

 

Estate of M. G. BENGE

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of M. G. BENGE Deceased.

Whereas THOMAS J. BROWN has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas his petition for the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of the M. G. BENGE, Decedent which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court house in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday of July 1871 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this 15th June 1871.

J. M. Benge Clerk

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Issued June 1871 J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Sheff’s Return

 

Came to hand June 15th 1871 and executed same day by posting a true copy of this citation in three public places in Collin County one of which was the door of the Court House. W. H. BUSH Shff.

By S. K. RUDOLPH Depty.

 

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In the name of God I, MINERVA G. BENGE, being of sound mind and disposing memory feeling that the time of my dissolution is approaching (?) desiring to dispose of my worldly estate effects so as to secure the greatest advantage to my children do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all others:

After the payment of my funeral expenses and bequeath all of my Estate both real & personal of every character & description whatever to my four beloved daughters to be held managed and disposed of herein after provided. And for the purpose of carrying this will into effect I hereto nominated constitute and appoint THOMAS J. BROWN my sole executor and desire that no other action upon my estate be had except the probating and recording of this will and giving the necessary bond. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint THOMAS J. BROWN as Guardian of the property of my minor daughters, to wit: ELLA VIRGINIA, MIRTLE (?) UDORA, FLORA Mc. & WILLIE EMMA BENGE.

And it is my will and desire that all of the property belonging to my estate shall be kept together and held by said THOMAS J. BROWN as Guardian of my said daughters until all of said children all come to majority or marry and that the said property shall be used for the maintenance and education of all the children who shall be minors or unmarried—and after the youngest child shall become of age or marry, the property which shall remain shall be equally divided between my said children—ELLA VIRGINIA, MAUDE UDORA, FLORA Mc. & WILLIE EMMA. Witness my hand this 25th day of March 1871.

Signed in presence of M. G. BENGE

E. J. WILKINSON

M. S. CHASTAIN

 

Affidavit: Attesting Witness

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me J. M. BENGE Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas E. J. WLKERSON who says on oath that her signature to the last will and testament of M. G. BENGE date March 25 1872 and here exhibited to him is genuine—it at (?) she signed the will as witness in the presence of the deceased M. G. BENGE and that said M. G. BENGE signed the will—that…

 

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Written in margin: Filed 27th July 1871

J. M. BENGE Clerk

 

…said M. B. BENGE was more than twenty-one years of age and of sound mind when she signed said will and that affiant and the other witness to said will, M. T. CHASTAIN, were both over the age of fourteen years of age at the time they signed said will as witnesses. E. J. WILKERSON

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of July 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Pr. K. R. Craig, Dp. Clk.

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond of Executor

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we THOMAS J. BROWN as principal and _________ as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court or his successors in office in the sum of seven thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. Witness our hands this 17th day of August A. D. 1871.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound THOMAS J. BROWN was at the July Term 1871 of the District Court of Collin County appointed Executor of the last will and testament of M. G. BENGE Deceased. Now if the said THOMAS J. BROWN shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Filed and approved Aug. 17th 1871. THOS. J. BROWN

J. M. BENGE Clerk BEN ESTES

D. S. (?) LOWELL

GEO. WHITE

 

Written in margin: Oath of Executor


I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me by law as executor of the last will and testament of M. G. BENGE decd. to the best of my skill and ability. So help me God. THOS. J. BROWN.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this ___ day of Aug. 1871.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

Pr. K. R. Craig Dy. Clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

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Written in margin: Notice of Application for Guardianship

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of the Estate of ELLA V. BENGE, MANDE U. BENGE, FLORA Mc. BENGE and WILLIE EMMA BENGE, minor heirs of M. G. BENGE Deceased.

Whereas THOMAS J. BROWN has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County his petition praying for the appointment of Guardian of the Estate of said minors, which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin county to be holden at the court House in the town of McKinney on the 1st Monday in July 1871 when and where all persons interest may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my official signature and seal

of office this June 20th A. D. 1871

J. D. Benge Clerk D. C. Collin Co. Texas.

 

Written in margin: Issued June 20th 1871 J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond of Guardian

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present, we THOMAS J. BROWN as principal and as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District County or his successors in office in the sum of two thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrator jointly and severally firmly by these present signed and dated this the 17th day of August A. D.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said above bound THOMAS J. BROWN was at the July Term 1871 of the District Court of Collin County appointed Guardian of the Estate of ELLA V. BENGE, MANDE U. BENGE, FLORA Mc. BENGE and WILLIE EMMA BENGE, minor heirs of M. G. BENGE decd. Now if the said THOMAS J. BROWN shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him by law under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. THOS. J. BROWN

Filed and Approved Aug. 17th BEN ESTES

J. M. BENGE Clerk D. HOWELL

GEO. WHITE

 

 

OATH

Sworn to and subscribed before me this ___day of Aug. 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

[unreadable]

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties devolving upon me as Guardian of the Estate of ELLA V., MAUD U., FLORA Mc., and WILLIE EMMA BENGE minor heirs of M. G. BENGE and to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

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Community Estate of LEVI F. CLISBEE and Sur. Wife

Inventory of property belonging to the Estate of LEVI F. CLISBEE deceased April 1st 1871.

 

5 mules 2 years old

@50.00

$250

1 mare & colt

@50.00

$100

6 colts

@15.00

$90.00

1 colt 3 years old

 

$100.00

1 mare 3 years old

 

$6.00

1 mare 3 years old

 

$75.00

3 mare 4 years old

 

$75.00

3 Set Harness

@25.00

75.00

4 Thimbleskin wagons

@90.00

350.00

7 work steins

@25.00

175.00

30 Head Stock Cattle

@8.00

240.00

40 Head Hogs

@4.50

18.00

1 Saddle

 

2.00

1

 

5.00

6 Buggy Plows

@40.00

240.00

1 Pair Buggy Shafts

 

10.00

1 Prairie Plow

 

30.00

2 Pumps

@15.00

30.00

1 Hay Fork

 

15.00

17 Old Ground Plows

@12.00

324.00

1 Spring seat

 

5.00

200 acres land in Collin Co.

@6.00

1200.00

83 acres land in Denton County

@

500.00

244 ½ acres land in Denton County

@

500.00

Amt. comes over $4469.00

Amt. brot. forward $4469.00

Cash on hand………………………………………………………………………………………………………200.00

1 Note on JAS. R ROGERS……………………………………………………………………………………….160.00

1 Due Bill on THOS. FIELD……………………………………………………………………………………….100.00

1 Note on W. R. ROBERTSON due 15 Feb 1871……………………………………………………………….75.00

1 Note on W. F. PETERS, S. T. & L. C. WORD and due 1 day of March 1871 for………………………..100.00

Goods on hand & in Store………………………………………………………………………………………..125.00

$5479.00

I, RACHEL E. CLISBEE, do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a full and completer Inventory of all the community Estate of myself and deceased husband real & personal, books, papers, evidence of debt so far as she has been…

 

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…able to ascertain.

RACHEL E. CLISBEE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this August 20/71.

J. M. Benge

 

Filed Aug. 22, 1871. J. M. Benge Clk.

 

State of Texas

Collin, Texas Know all men by these present that RACHEL E. CLISBEE as principal and B. S. SHELBOURNE, SAML. YOUNG & THOS. B. CLISBEE as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his successors in office in the sum of Eleven Thousand Dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. Witness our hand and seal. This August 24 1871.

The condition of the above obligation is such that the above bound ______ has this day filed an Inventory of the community property of herself and deceased husband now if the said _________ will faithfully administer the same and pay over one half of the surplus after the payment of the debts with which the whole is properly charge to such person or persons as shall be entitled to receive it, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain full force and effect.

RACHEL E. CHISBEE Seal

Filed & Approved August 24 1871 B. S. SHELBURNE Seal

J. M. BENGE Clerk SAMUEL YOUNG Seal

THOS. B. CLISBEE

 

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Estate of THADDIUS PARRISH

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that W. F. LAIR as principal and___________________________ as sureties are held and Jointly bound unto J. M. BENGE Clerk of the District Court of Collin County or his Successors in office in the Sum of Ten thousand Dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs and legal Representatives Jointly and severally Witness our hands and seals Scrolls being used for Seals this Jany. 8rd (?) 1872. The considerations of the above obligations being that the above bond W. D. LAIR was this day appointed Temporary Administrator of the Estate of THADDIUS PARRIS Deceased. Now if the said W. D. LAIR Shall will and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him as said Temporary Administrator then this bond to be well and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

Approved WM. D. LAIR Seal

J. M. BENGE T. B. McCEISBE Seal

Clerk HANNAH PARRISH Seal

 

I, W. D. LAIR, do Solemnly Swear that I will faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent on me as Temporary Administrator of the Estate of THADDIUS PARRISH Decd.

Wm. D. LAIR

 

Sworn to and Subscribed to before me.

J. M. BENGE Clk.

 

Filed Jan. 3rd 1872.

J. M. BENGE Clk.

 

 

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Inventory and appraisement of the Real and Personal Property of the Estate of THADIUS PARRISH deceased as Shown by the Administration of the Estate This 16th day of March 1872.

2/3 of 212 acres of Land Part of JOHN STATENS (?) headright with dwellings & Cotton Prefs (?)

$528.00

2/3rds of 3 96/100 acres of land part of R. C. INGRAM Headright with MITT & STEVE HOUSE

3666.00

2/3rds of 23 Head of Mill Steers

300.00

2/3rds of 20 Stock Hogs

50.00

2/3rds of 1 Wagon

50.00

20 acres of land part of G. STORKS Headright

400.00

20 acres of land part of G. MORRISON Headright Survey

160.00

22 acres of land part of G. STORKS Headright

300.00

10 Head Stock Cattle

75.00

2 Mules

200.00

1 Gray Mare 13 yrs. old

35.00

1 Brown Mare 5 yrs. old

75.00

1 Sorrel Horse 14 yrs. old

30.00

1 Iron Gray Mare 4 yrs. old

50.00

1 Iron Gray Pony 14 yrs. old

15.00

1 Yearling Colt

20.00

3 Bid [Bed?] Steads

18.00

4 Feather Beds & Clothing

120.00

1 Clock & Glass

10.00

1 Stove & Table

32.00

1 Clothes press & 8 chairs

15.00

1 Sewing machine

16.00

3 plows & 4 pr. Geors. (?)

35.00

2 Kettles

14.00

Miscellaneous Furniture

5.00

The foregoing are special (?) prices

$6217.00

 

We the undersigned Commissioners for the Estate of THADIUS PARRISH deceased certify that the foregoing is a correct Inventory and valuation of all the property Real & Personal as shown and described to us by the Administrator of Said Estate.

F. M. WELCH

Wm. A. PORTMAN

J. H. STRATERN

 

Sworn to and subscribed fore me this March the 16th A. D. 1872.

 

J. M. EULVE, J. P.

 

 

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List of Accounts

 

 

Dr.

Cr.

C.H. WYSONG to

$196.37

 

G. A. PATTERSON by

 

.98

Wm. B. POWELL To

160.99

 

Wm. A. PORTMAN

32.29

 

SAM PIERCE To

1.55

 

Wm. CERAIN To

.20

 

GEORGE CORROLL To

1.50

 

GEORGE A. THORNTON To

18.25

 

Wm H. HUMPHREYS To

44.52

 

DAVID SUNDAY To

40.36

 

JOHN HUMPHREYS

7.12

 

JOHN GOLSTON To

73.64

 

Wm. F. WILKS To

.20

 

Wm. BALDWIN To

3.75

 

GEORGE NIPP To

27.86

 

GEORGE HENDRIX To

4.00

 

VENIE LAIN by (FRED)

 

.69

I. N. COX To

21.96

 

J. C. SLAUGHTER To

90.79

 

ISAAC WALTERS To

7.43

 

Wm. PARRIS To

95.50

 

A. J. SLAUGHTER To

27.83

 

R. N. COFFIN

179.45

 

Wm. L. RIFEY To

8.56

 

I.P. VARDAMAN To

185.75

 

MILTIN STROTHEN To

9.72

 

LOUIS STIFF To

4.35

 

HENRY STIFF

11.70

 

JACK GILSEATH To

20.95

 

T. C. LAIR To

81.85

 

J. H. SLAUGHTER To

19.22

 

D. P. HALTER To

3.85

 

GEORGE COFFEE To

19.60

 

W. D. LOKHORT To

3.32

 

M. S. PULLICAM To

20.68

 

A. SCRIBNER To

.40

 

MAT COFFER To

31.62

 

JASI POCI To

8.40

 

T. B. McCOURT To

69.93

 

W. G. SROTHER To

5.55

 

S. ROLAND by

 

9.50

GEORGE CORLER to

.75

 

C. W. HALTER to

1.50

 

FANNIE MALLOW to

2.00

 

Wm. ARSBUM (?) to

.90

 

 

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Continued

 

 

Dr.

Cr.

A.C. LACY To

3.72

 

Wm. SANDERS

[unreadable]

 

H. VERMLEAN To

3.00

 

KNOX GREER To

4.88

 

JAS. L. GREER To

39.20

 

JNO. GREER To

14.20

 

I.N. FOSTER By

 

53.70

JORDAN JUDD To

5.84

 

J. W. GROVES To

2.50

 

JOHNSON DYSERT To

10.41

 

J. H. STRANTTEN To

19.15

 

E. D. BUSK by

 

2.00

JOHN PRATER by

 

4.18

J. J. SMITH by

 

204.07

T. A. MOUNTS To

10.00

 

LARKIN HENDRICKS To

87.52

 

C. GARLINHANS To

76.90

 

Wm. BOYER To

2.87

 

MRG. (?) CURY To

16.61

 

W. P. SLAUGHTER To

4.34

 

JOHN DAVISON To

17.61

 

CURT RIFE To

5.42

 

SAMUEL TARRANT To

6.48

 

J. L. LESLIE To

12.00

 

W. J. SLATER To

40.05

 

JNO. GROVES To

9.00

 

TY WEST To

2.00

 

TOM MEEKS To

14.25

 

Wm. P. LAIR To

4.45

 

MAT SLAUGHTER To

7.25

 

L. C. MALLOW To

1.52

 

A.L. SHIRLEY To

3.50

 

JACOB MIRE [MORE?] To

 

12.50

THOS. RALLOW To

17.78

 

J. B. NORE To

23.40

 

JACOB HENDRIX To

23.40

 

T. M. SCOTT To

2.40

 

J. D. WALLACE To

2.00

 

J. W. MAYS To

6.00

 

C. W. COFFEE To

9.47

 

DOCK DEMICK To

.85

 

A.L. FORD To

.90

 

A.N. BROWN To

1.95

 

GEORGE COFMAN To

.25

 

JACOB CASTLE To

1.00

 

W. W. HOLMAN By

25.82

 

Wm D. LAIR to 1000

159.82

100





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