Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 136-226


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…corner thereof. Thence West with South line thereof 8 chs. 10 links. Thence North 28 chs. 90 links to bank of Wilson Creek. Thence to Middle of its bed and down the Same with its Meanders to a point 2 chains west of said FILAND’S East line. Thence West 25 links. Thence South 22 chs. & 22 to South line of said Survey at a point 2 chs. & 25 links from the beginning corner valued at

20$ per acre Total $320.00

 

29 2/3 acres of land on East fork of Trinity in Collin County-Montgomery Birch Survey Beginning at a point in the N. E. Corner of GAB FITZHUGH’S Survey of 160 acres. Then North 3/3 (373?) chains. Thence West 99 chs. Thence South 3/3 (373?) chains. Thence East 89 chs. to beginning. Valued at five (5) dollars per acre Total $148.33

 

10 Acres of land Out of JOSEPH WILCOX’S Survey in Collin County being a One half undivided interest in 20acres deeded to W. F. & E. F. ELKINS by JAMES WILSON and M. E. WILSON August 24th 1870. Recorded in Book S, pages 590 & 91 C. C. Records Valued at (10) Ten dollars per acre Total $100.00

 

Personal Property

 

Name

1 Sorrel Mare (Clark ) with Mule colt, Mare 45$ colt 35$

$ 80.00

1 Sorrel Mare (Mellin) with Mule colt, Mare 60$ & colt 40

$100.00

1 bay Mare (Sallin) with Mule Colt Mare 40 Colt 40

$ 80.00

1 Bay Mare (blaze) with Mule colt Mare 65$ Colt 25$

$ 90.00

1 Roan Mare (Roan) with Mule Colt. Mare 50, colt 35

$ 85.00

1 Roan Mare (Kit) with Mule Colt. Mare 60, colt 40

$100.00

1 bck. Pony Mare with Mule Colt. Mare 40 colt 30

$ 70.00

1 Grey Mare (Fan) with Mule Colt Mare 40 colt 30

$ 90.00

1 Bay Mare with horse Colt

$ 65.00

1 Sorrel work mare (betty)

$ 80.00

1 Bay Mare (Red rose)

$ 65.00

1 Bay Mare (Puss)

$ 10.00

1 Bay Mare (Dolly)

$ 60.00

1 Roan filly 3 yrs. old

$ 60.00

1 Sorrel filly 3 yrs. old

$ 60.00

1 Bay filly 3 yrs. old

$ 60.00

1 bay filly blazed fau (?)

$ 45.00

1 Roan filly 2 yrs. Old

$ 45.00

1 Sorrel horse 5 yrs. Old

$ 50.00

 

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1 Grey Horse 4 yrs. old

$ 65.00

5 Mules 2 yrs. old 56$ per head

$280.00

Four 4 Mules 1 yr. old 50$ per hd.

$200.00

7 Cows & calves 10$ pr hd.

$ 70.00

1-6 yr. Old beef Steer

$ 16.00

16 Head of Stock Cattle 6$

$ 96.00

2 two Shovel plows 2$ each

$ 4.00

1 Small writing table

$ 1.00

4 chairs .75 cents each

$ 3.00

1 Truck

$ 3.00

1 Compass & chain

$ 30.00

1 Saddle, bridle & blanket

$ 1.00

2 Feather beds & pillows 12 ½ each

$ 25.00

3 quilts-4 blankets-2 sheets at

$ 12.00

400 feet of Lumber 2$ for 100 ft.

$ 8.00

7500 bundles Oats—1$ per 100 Lyguess (?)

Bushels Wheat 1.25 pr bu.

Bushels Rye 50 cts. Per bu.

$ 75.00

 

612 dollars in gold

6 dollars in U. S. Currency

 

Personal property—Owned in partnership with E. F. ELKINS

 

¼ interest in ULOVER (MOWER?) & REAPER Combined A. E. QUINESBERRY owns 1/2

Valued at 175$ ¼ 43.75

¼ interest in an Old Kentucky Harvester Same part Owner 5$ 1.25

½ interest in two horse Cultivator 5$ 2.50

½ interest in harvesting plow 5$ 2.50

½ interest in 2 horse wagon 75 Ea. 150$ ½ 75.00

½ interest in wagon harness 14 & 10 =25-1/2 12.50

½ interest in two chopping axes 1.00-1/2 .50

½ interest in hand axe 1.00—1/2 .50

½ interest in cooking stove & Vessels 15.00 1.2 7.50

½ interest in two Walnut bedstead 7.50 each 15.00 ½ 7.50

½ interest in One Lounge 8.00 ½ 4.00

½ interest in One for saddle bags 3.00 ½ 1.50

½ interest in Clock 8.00 ½ 4.00

½ interest in Shot Gun 10.00 ½ 5.00

½ interest in Grind Stone 50 cts. ½ .25

1 Oil Lamp 50 cts. ½ .25

 

 

Individual personal Property Continued

 

Accounts due the estate One Account

Due the estate from E. F. ELKINS on

Balance of Ulatual (?) Accts. Due July 1st/72

 

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One account due the Estate from Wm. W. BUSH

Due Aug. 1st 72 $25.27

One note date in 1871 signed by G. M.

DUNOVER (?) payable to W. F. ELKIN in

1872 by hedging or in stock $150.00

 

Horses Cattle and hogs Owned in Partnership with E. F. ELKIN Equal Owners

 

One bay Mare with Mule Colt

Mare 70$ Colt 30$ ½

50.00

One Bay Mare with Mule Colt

Mare 60$ colt 35$ ½

47.50

One sorrel Mare & one horse Colt

Mare 30$ Colt 20$ ½

25.00

One Bay Mare 75$ ½

37.50

One Grey work mare 75$ ½

37.50

One Sorrel filley 2 yrs. old 20$ ½

10.00

20 Twenty head Mules 2 yrs. old

65$ pr head 1300 ½

650.00

4 head Mules 1 yr. old 55$ pr. hd .220$ ½

110.00

1 Cow & calf 10$

5.00

2 y. Old Steer & 1 yearling heifer 11$ ½

5.50

14 hd. hogs 2 ½$ pr. head—35$ ½

17.50

10 head Shoats 1$ pr. head—10$ 1/2

5.00

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me E. F. ELKIN who say on Oath that the above and foregoing list of Real and personal property is a full and just inventory of all the property of every character whatever, bills notes books accounts books other evidences of debt belonging to the Estate of W. F. ELKIN which are now known to affiant and he is not indebted to said Estate except as mentioned herein.

Subscribed & Sworn before me E. F. ELKIN

this Aug 8th 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

 

We the appraisers say that the figures places opposite each item in this inventory is the valuation of each article as made by us in conformity to Law.

S. H. FOX

DANIEL MELTON

 

Sworn to & Subscribed

Before me this Aug 8th

1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

 

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The State of Texas

Collin County This day before me J. M. Benge clerk of the District Court of Collin County personally came DAVID MELTON, GEORGE HERNDON & S. H. FOX appointed by the district court to appraise the property belonging to the Estate of Wm. F. ELKINS Decd. who upon Oath declared that they are not interested in said Estate nor of Kin to any person who is 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.

his

DAVID X MELTON

Mark

Sworn to and Subscribed GEORGE HERNDON

before me this August S. H. FOX

J. M. Benge

By S. K. Rudolph Dty.

 

Written in margin: Notice of Final Settlement

 

Estate of Wm. H. DUNCAN Dec’d.

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of WILLIAM H. DUNCAN Decd. JAMES D. NAYLOR Administrator de bonis non of said Estate has filed an exhibit of the Condition of said Estate and an application for final Settlement 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 3rd Monday in March 1872 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my official Signature and Seal of Office This 12th day Feby. 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas.

Endorsed

Came to hand Feby. 13th 1872 and executed by causing this writ to be published in the McKinney Enquirer three weeks prior to return day, and posting three copies at three public places in the count, one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush Shff. C. C. T.

By G. R. Yantis Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Final Account (?)

 

Estate of Wm. H. DUNCAN decd. District Court March Term 1872

To the Horl. District Court of Collin County. The undersigned administrator de bonis non

 

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…of the Estate of Wm. H. DUNCAN Dec’d. begs leave to file the following Final account of the Condition of said Estate and prays that lawful notice may be given of the filing of the same and that on the hearing said account be approved and he [be] discharged from his said trust and for such other orders as he may be entitled to in the premises.


Cr.

By amt. of Sale Bill as shown by report of Sale

Filed & approved June 28th 1869 $181.84

 

Dr.

To Amt paid R. A. TAYLOR on Note Voucher No. 1 $24.38

To Amt paid THOS. J. ESTIS in lost Note Voucher No. 2 $63.00

To Amt paid THOS. J. ESTIS, H. M. MARKHAM A/C No. 3 $16.40

To Amt paid THOS. J. ESTIS, R. A. TAYLOR No. 4 $20.50

To Amt paid J. M. BENGE Clerk fee No. 5 $ 6.70

To Amt paid G. W. PATTERSON No. 6 $ 8.05

To Amt paid S. BOWLBY C. J. No. 7 $ 5.50

To Amt paid J. H. BINGHAM No. 8 $ 5.00

To Amt paid COM. No. 9 $ 9.05

To Amt paid JENKINS & GOODNER Counsel fees No. 9 $15.00

To Amt paid COMS @5% on 164.53 paid out $ 8.22

$181.80 $181.84

 

Filed Jany. 16th 1872

J. M. Benge clk.

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Decd.

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Deceased.

JAMES D. NAYLOR has filed in my office his application for the Probate of the last will and testament of said 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 all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this November 21st 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Clerk Co. Texas

Came to hand Novr. 21st 1871 and executed by posting copy of this writ at three public places. One of which was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. T.

 

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Written in margin: Will

 

State of Texas

County of Collin In the name of God Amen. Know all men that this my last will and Testament made this day September 23rd 1871 me being in Sound mind and memory do make this disposition of my personal property (to wit) First my funeral expenses after my death be paid out of my money. Secondly that all my Stock consisting of my horses four head my Cattle Some 14 head of hogs I give to JAMES HAILE and JERRY HAILE my stepsons at the same time binding them to support myself and wife during our natural lives. The remainder of my estate which will consist of money or land is to be equally divided between my own children in Indiana. My Wagon harness and farming Tools I give to my stepsons JAMES HAILE & JERRY HAILE. I hereby make constitute & appoint JAMES D. NAYLOR my executor to this my last will & testament to carry out this will as above specified done in my proper and sound mind this day and day & above written. Witness my hand and scrawl for seal and Signed in presence of the Subscribing witnesses on this 23rd day of September A. D. 1871.

Witness JOSHUA KNOY Seal

M. A. BOND

J. R. BRYAN

 

Written in margin: Probate of will

 

The State of Texas District Court

Collin County November Term 1871

In Open Court at the present term thereof after the required application made and lawful notice thereof given as appears to the Satisfaction of the Court in due time JAMES D. NAYLOR executor of the last will and testament of JOSHUA KNOY deceased and produced therein for probate—the said last will & testament and one of the subscribing witnesses thereto to wit: JAMES R. BRYAN who being duly sworn deposes and says he saw JOSHUA KNOY the Testator sign declare and publish the instrument to him now being shown bearing date the 23rd day of September A. D. 1871 as his last will and Testament freely Voluntarily and of his own accord and without any Compulsion or influence whatever—that at the time of executing said last will the said testator was of sound disposing mind and memory and more than twenty-One years of age; that said witness who signed said will in the presence of the said Testator at his Special request as a witness and that his signature thereto is genuine. And that said witness JAMES R. BRYAN and M. A. BOND the other Subscribing witness to said will were each over fourteen years of age…

 

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…when they witnessed said will. And that the said witness M. A. BOND signed said will in the presence of the affiant and said testator as a witness thereto at his special instance and request of said testator.

JAS. R. BRYAN

Sworn to & Subscribed

before me in open Court

this 2d day of Decr. 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

Pr. K. R. Craig Dy. Clk. D. C.C. C.

 

Written in margin: Bond of Exr.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Deceased.

Know all men by these present that we JAMES D. NAYLOR as principal (blank) as security are bound unto J. M. Benge clerk of the District Court of Collin County aforesaid and his successors in office in the Sum of two thousand dollars Conditioned that the Said JAMES D. NAYLOR shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him as executor of the last will of JOSHUA KNOY Deceased. Witness our hands and seals using scrawls for seal this day of December A. D. 1871.

Approved this 2d day JAMES D. NAYLOR Seal

of December 1871 R. A. TAYLOR Seal

J. M. Benge W. E. NAYLOR Seal

 

 

I do hereby solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of executor of the last will of JOSHUA KNOY deceased.

Sworn to & Subscribed

before me this day of

Decr. 1871.

Clerk

D. C. C. County

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Decd.

 

The Community property of Decedent is as follow to wit:

 

One 2 Horse wagon

$30.00

14 Head stock Cattle @ 5$ pr Head

$70.00

1 Dunn Horse about 12 yrs. old

$50.00

1 Gray Mare about 16 yrs. old

$35.00

1 Bay Horse about 9 yrs. old

$30.00

3 Plow Gear

$ 3.75

2 Plow

$10.00

1 pr. Saddle bags

$ 5.00

 

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One Note in favor of Decedent made by J. D. NAYLOR

Dated Mar 11th 1871 due 6 mos. After date $556.82

@10% Int. from date for Gold 44.84

 

One note favor Dec’d made by J. D. NAYLOR

Dated Oct. 9, 1871 due 6 mo. after date

At 10% Int. from date for gold 287.00

Int. at 10% to Jany. 1st 71 6.03

With Credit Oct. 15th/71 $15.00

One Note in favor J. D. NAYLOR Admr. of JOSHUA

KNOY Dec’d made by T. C. COULSON dated

Decr. 7th 71 due one day after date at

10% Int. for 32.50

Int. to Jany 1st 1872 .23

 

One note from Dec’d Made by GEORGE W. MARTIN

Dated Aug 12th 1871 due 12 mo. after

@ 12 ½ per cent Int. from date for gold 50.00

Int. to Jany. 1st 1872 2.34

 

One note from Dec’d Made by GEORGE W. MARTIN

Dated Aug 12th 1871 due 12 mo. after

@ 12 ½ per cent Int. from date for gold 50.00

Int. to Jany. 1st 1872 2.34

 

The following is the Separate property of

Decedent to wit

1 Small Safe Valued at 2.50

1 Frenk (?) Valued at 1.00

 

JAMES D. NAYLOR

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Before me J. A. ASTON a justice of the Peace for said County personally came JAMES D. NAYLOR executor of the Sashvile (Estate?) of JOSHUA KNOY Dec’d. who being duly sworn and sys that the above and foregoing is a true and perfect Inventory of all the real and personal property books Title papers and other evidence of debts due or to become den (debts?) belonging to the Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Decd. so far as he has been able to ascertain and that he was not bound or indebted to the deceased in any contract at the time of his death except at Stated in the foregoing Inventory.

JAMES D. NAYLOR

 

Sworn to & subscribed before

me this Jany. 22th 1872.

Jas. A. Aston

J. P. Collin Co.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Before me a justice of the…

 

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…peace for said County personally came C. E. JONES, H. T. JONES & DEUTIN HELMSTELLER all householders of said county who being duly sworn depose and say that they are not interested in the Estate of JOSHUA KNOY Dec’d. nor of Kin to any person interested therein, that they will according to the best of their abilities view and appraise the property them produced.

H. T. JONES

DEUTIN HELMSTELLER

C. E. JONES

Sworn to & Subscribed before

me this 22d day of

Jany. A. D. 1872.

Jas. A. Aston J. P.

Collin Co.

 

We the undersigned appraisers Certify that the amount set opposite each article in the foregoing Inventory is the appraised Value This Jany. 22st 1872.

H. T. JONES

C. E. JONES

 

Estate of LEVI F. CLISBEE Decd.

 

[no further information given]

 

Estate of J. J. RUSSELL Deceased

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of JOHN J. RUSSELL , Minor of J. H. BOWMAN (?)

 

Of. The Realty

1st 520 acres of Land in Dallas County—appraised at five (5$) dollar per acre total $2600.00

Description of this tract

520 acres off the West end 8 740.100/1000.000 labor surveyed lying on White Rock Creek in Dallas County patented to HENRY C. WALLACE assignee of JOHN EDMONDS No. 361. Vol. 12. Beginning at the Original South West Corner of said Survey on the E. line of JOHN BECKWELE a Stake from which a hollow cottonwood tree brs. E 1245 vrs. Thence North 2102 vrs. to Corner post. Thence East 1395 Varas the Original line of the Survey to Corner post the N. W. Corner of 50 Acres belonging to JAMES STRATTON. Thence 2102 Varas to the S. W. Corner of J. E. WAINCOTT on the Original South (?) of said Survey. Thence East at 150 vrs. Said Hollow Cottonwood in all 1395 vrs. to the place of beginning.

 

2d 298 Acres of Land in Collin County appraised at

10 Dollars per Acre Total $2980.00

Description of this tract

 

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Situated in Collin County on Rowlett Creek, a tributary of the East fork of Trinity river, Beginning 800 vrs. of JOSEPH H. WILCOX’S S. E. Corner on T. G. KENNEDY’S W. B. line. Thence North to Rowlett Creek the NE Corner of said J. H. WILCOX west survey of 160 Acres. Thence West to the S. W. Corner of Said Survey. Thence south to BADGLY’S N. B. line of a Survey of 320 acres Containing East with BADGLY’S N. B. line 455 vrs. Thence South to Russell’s branch. Thence with the meanders of said branch to JOSEPH RUSSELL’S S. E. corner. Thence West 1544 vrs. to a Stake on Rowlett’s North line. Thence South to Stake in prairie in Rowlett’s W. B. line. Thence West with A. B. PERRIN’S N. B. line 538 vrs. the S. W. corner of JOSEPH RUSSELL’S headright Survey and BADGLY’S S. E. corner to the beginning.

 

3rd 10 5/100 Acres of land in Collin County—appraised

At twenty dollar per acre total $201.00

Description of this tract

 

Situation in Collin County on Rowlett’s Creek part of a tract of 96 ½ acres patented to F. G. KENNEDY. Beginning at the most westerly Corner of the Survey made out of the same tract for J. C. FAIN, in the middle of Rowlett’s Creek from which a box elder bears South 37 West 77 links. Thence North 45 E. 12 83/100 chs. a Stake from which a Spotted Oak 8 inches in dia. brs. S. 10 W. 10link. Thence North 45 W 7 12/100 chs. a Stake from which a Spotted Oak 4 inches in dia. brs. S68 W18 links. Thence S 45 W 14 inches to the Center of Rowlett’s Creek from which a hackberry 24 in. dia. brs. N. 40 # 53 links. Thence down said Creek in middle thereof with its meanderings to beginning.

 

Of the Personally

Money

Gold $507.35

U. S. Currency 20.00

35 head of Stock horses appraised at

dollars per head—total = (blank)

10 head of Cattle appraised at

Dollars per head—total= 69.00

1 two horse buggy & harness appraised at 200.00

1 four horse buggy & harness appraised at 90.00

2 plows apprised at cultivator 20$ Dodge 7$

Dollars each total 27.00

½ interest in Reaper the other ½ owner by

R. H. BROWN appraised at 40.00

 

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½ interest in Jack the other ½ Owned by

W. N. BUSH—appraised at $100.00

300 pounds Bacon appraised at

10 cuts per pound—total 30.00

75 bushels of corn appraised at

75 cuts per bushel total 56.30

 

Due bill to J. W. RUSSELL signed by Glenn (?) per G. A. YOUNG bu (?) dated Jany. 6th 1871 for

Gold or Silver Curr. 212.50

 

The following Credits endorsed on

Said Note:

Cr. without date 105$

Cr. March 13th/71 40$

Cr. March 27/71 10$

Cr. Oct 15th/71 23 15/100

 

Calculating interest from dates at 8% these credits allowed and considered leaves due Oct 15/71 38.76

I am informed upon inquiry that J. GLENN is insolvent. GLENN lives in Dallas County near Breckenridge. There is a mutual A/C between the Estate and MATE (?) CLARK a citizen of Collin, the Status of which I am not able to give at this time. JO BEVERELY Owes the Estate Twenty five dollars don’t Know its date, whether Gold or Currency or whether bearing interest.

FRANK GAMBLE Owes the Estates for a Conv. GAMBLE lives in Collin is insolvent don’t know the amount of the debt at this time.

SANT HERRINGTON is a freedman, owes a small account to the Estate the amount of which I do not know—SANT is insolvent.

2 Bed stead & bedding appraised at 20$ ea. $40.00

1 Ward Robe appraised at 12.00

1 Safe appraised at 10.00

6 chairs appraised at 7.50

1 Small Table appraised at 4.00

1 Sett dishes and cups appraised at 1.50

1 Sett Knives & forks appraised at 1.75

1 Pitcher appraised at .75

1 Old Skillet appraised at 1.00

¼ Interest in Thrasher appraised at 20.00

1 Rife gun 5$ 1 hand axe 75¢ 1 old Saddle 1$ 6.75

1 Looking glass 1.25

4 yearling Mules 30$ ea. 120.00

4 yearling Colts 20$ Ea. 60.00

4—2 yr. Old Mules 62 ½ $ Ea. 250.00

4—3 year Old Mares 55$ ea. 220.00

2 Do. Do. (?) Horses 55$ Ea. 110.00

5 Mares with this Spring’s Colts 81$ Ea. 405.00

 

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3—4 year Old Mares & 1—4 yr. Old horses 65$ Ea. $260.00

4 Mares of all ages 85$ ea. 340.00

(30 head & 5 colts)

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared before me J. M. Benge Clerk D. C. Collin Co. Texas J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the Orphan J. J. RUSSELL and says on Oath that the annexed inventory is a full description and inventory of all the real and personal property, books, papers, evidences of debt and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the estate as far as he has been able to ascertain and that the is not bound or indebted to said orphan in any manner whatever. Witness my Official Signature this 11th day of April A. D. 1872.

J. M. Benge Clerk.

 

Written in margin: Preliminary Oath of Appraisers

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me R. M. BOARD, JOSEPH FORMAN & J. Y. LOVELACE who say on Oath that they are not interested in the estate of the orphan J. J. RUSSELL nor 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. Witness my official Signature this 30 day of April A. D. 1872. J. M. Benge Clerk

By G. W. CAMERON Dpty.

 

Written in margin: Recapitulation

 

Page 1 – 520 Acres of Land appraised at

298 acres of Do

2 10 5/100 acres of Land appraised at

3 Money Gold

“ Money U. S. Currencey

3 & 4 Personal property & notes & accounts

Filed April 30th 1872

J. M. Benge clk. by G. W. Cameron Dpty.

 

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Written in margin: Notice to Probate Will

 

Estate of L. D. DAVIDSON

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of L. D. DAVIDSON Deceased.

LEONIDAS WILSON has filed his application for Probate of the last will of L. D. DAVIDSON Dec’d. 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 3d Monday in March 1872 when all persons interested my attend and contest the same if they see proper. Witness my hand and Seal of Office This Feby. 12th 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Feby. 13th, 1872 and executed by posting a copy of this notice at three public places in Collin Co. One of which was the Court house door March 20th 1872.

W. N. Bush Shff.

 

Written in margin: Will

 

In the name of good Amen, I now make this my last will and Testament.

 

first” I resign my Soul to my god who gave it and my body to the earth whence it Came.

2d At my death I desire that my body shall have a decent and respectable burial out of any money or personal property that I may diseized (?) and possesses of.

 

3d I give and bequeath unto my Grand children JAMES A., MARGARETT B., A. E. E., J. CORNELIUS, LAURA J., ANDREW J., JOSEPH E. and LORENZO D., D. FRANKLIN the lawful heirs of the body of my Daughter JANE FRANKLIN Deceased & DANIEL J. FRANKLIN, One hundred and sixty Acres of land Out of the North west Corner of my Six Hundred & forty acre tract of land lying and being in Collin County Texas Commencing at the North West Corner of said tract of land running South East North and west to the beginning. Running equal distances for compliment, I give the above named hundred and sixty Acres of land to the lawful heirs of my Daughter JANE FRANKLIN Deceased to have and to hold forever.

 

4th I give and bequeath unto my Grand child JESSE JAMES LEACH son and only lawful heir of my Daughter MALISSA HELMS Deceased One hundred and Twenty Acres of land out of the South West Corner of my Six Hundred and forty acre tract of land lying and being in Collin County Texas commencing at he South West Corner of said Six hundred and forty acre tract above named, Running North. Thence East. Thence South. Thence West for Compliment so as to…

 

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…include my house and farm where I now live with all of its fixtures and appurtenances and also give and bequeath unto my Grand son JESSE JAMES LEACH Forty Acres of Timber land lying and being on East fork of Trinity River it being a part of the MEREDITH HEART Headright Survey & Deeded to me by THOMAS McDONALD which deed is filed away with my papers. My Wife ISABELLA DAVIDSON is to have absolute possession and control of my Homstead if she should outlive me her life time after her death then it is the absolute property of my Grand son JESSIE J. LEACH.

 

5TH I give and bequeath my unto my four Grand children VIRGINIA M., LEVINEY M., EMALINE and JOSEPHINE NEWBERRY heirs of my Daughter CATHERINE NEWBERRY Deceased all of the remainder of my Six Hundred and forty acres tract it being my Head right Survey Situated lying and being in Collin County, Tex. on Honey Creek after taking off the One Hundred and Sixty Acres which I have set apart in this will for the heirs of JANE FRANKLIN Deceased and the one hundred and Twenty Acres which I have Set apart in this will for the heir of MALISSA HELMS Deceased and a certain tract or parcel of land of One hundred twenty one acres which I bought from SALLY A. WASH lying on Honey Creek Collin County-Texas putting the one hundred and Twenty-One acres and the remainder of the Six Hundred and forty acres; being Three Hundred and Sixty Acres together it makes Four Hundred & Eighty One Acres to be equally divided among the lawful heirs of CATHERINE NEWBERRY according Valuations; and each & every One of the four Share are to be of equal Value.

 

6th I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife ISABELLA DAVIDSON all of the Horses Cattle Hogs and perishable property of all Kinds to sell and dispose of as her option together with all outstanding notes or debts of any kind & all moneys that I may diseized (?) and possessed of to have exclusive Control of and to use any amount of it that may be necessary for her Support or the Support of my Grand Children that are now living with me and at the death of my wife ISABELLA DAVIDSON all of the perishable property notes or accounts of any kind and all money that she may have if she out lives me is to be equally divided between my five Grand children JESSIE JAMES LEACH, VIRGINIA LEVINEY, EMALINE and JOSPEH NEWBERRY and in case I shall outline my wife ISABELLA DAVIDSON all my personal property including horses cattle hogs mules notes account and money that I may disseized (?) and possessed of shall be equally divided among my five grand children (to wit) JESSE JAMES LEACH, VIRGINIA LEVINNY, EMELINE & JOSEPHINE NEWBERRY that…

 

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…now living with me.

 

7th I nominate—Constitute and appoint LEONIDAS WILSON a Citizen of Collin County Texas as my executor to execute and carry out this my last will and Testament in this Spirit in which I have set forth; And that he shall have power to sell and dispose of a Sufficiency of property to pay the expenses of dividing the land as specified, and Securing each One to their rights and possession of their share set apart for them in this will.

 

8th I have made this my last will and Testament at my residence in Collin County Texas of my own free will & accord, not being under or persuaded to make it or any part of it by any person whatever. I being perfectly sensible of what I am doing, And of as rational mind as I have ever been; and have done here in this Will what I have intended to do for several years past.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name in the presence of the Subscribing witnesses This December the 5 1871. This will to take effect at my Death.

Test. L. D. DAVIDSON

G. W. KERR

L. M. TALKINGTON

Filed March 30th 1871

J. M. Benge clk.

By. S. K. Rudolph Dpty.

 

Written in the margin: Probate of Will

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin District Court Collin County

Setting in Probate

I, G. W. KERR, One of the Subscribing witnesses to the last will and Testament of LORENZO D. DAVIDSON late a citizen of Collin County and State of Texas who departed this life on or about the 10th day of January A. D. 1872 being duly sworn in Open Court do declare and State under Oath that I recognize my signature as attesting witness to the last will and said DAVIDSON now exhibited in Court that in conjuncting (?) L. M. TALKINGTON the other Subscribing witness to said Will Subscribed the Same in the presence of said L. D. DAVIDSON and at his request as attesting Witnesses that said L. D. DAVIDSON Subscribed said will in the presence of the undersigned & L. M. TALKINGTON the other attesting witness and acknowledged to attesting witness his signature so used as his signature to said Will and said L. D. DAVIDSON at that time appeared to be between sixty and seventy years of age and of Sound mind when he signed said will and the undersigned G. W. KERR and…

 

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L. M. TALKINGTON attesting Witnesses were both at that time grown men over 21 years of age.

Sworn to in open court G. W. KERR

and Subscribed this 30th

day of March A. D. 1872

 

Filed March 30th 1872

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory & annual Settlement

 

Estate of LUCY JANE, MARGARET A. M. ALWILDIN [ALEXANDERA?] S., HENRIETTA JO, MEDORA E. JONES, Minors

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin March Term 1872

The undersigned guardian of LUCY JANE, MARGARET A. M., ALWILDIN (ALEXANDERA?) S., HENRIETTA J. and MEDORA E. JONES Minors begs leave to file the following inventory of the property that has come to his hands as such Guardian belonging to said Minors, viz:

 

On the 11th day of February A. D. 1872 he received from

the estate of EZKIEL HOLLWAY Dec’d. Grandfather of

Said Minors the sum of $426.75

 

Int. @% on 426 75/100 from Feb. 6 11/70 to Mar 11/72 71.00

$497.75

 

Said Guardian has paid Out for his said wards

Accounts as follows

 

To Jenkins & Goodner attys. for cur’y $5.50

To Parson Buchannan for tuition cur’y 18.03

To W. G. Robertson for tuition cur’y 22.20

To Foote & Herndon for School books cur’y 3.30

$49.03

To Stamps on Bond 1.11

50.17

Amt. now in hands of said Guardian Cur’cy $447.58

All of which is respectfully submitted and asked that said Inventory and account be approved

Sworn to & subscribed before W. A. D. JONES

Me this March 27th 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

 

Written in margin: Final A/C with Lucy Jane

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Dist. Court

July Term A. D. 1872

To the Hon. District Court of said County—The Undersigned guardian of the Estate of LUCY JANE, MARGARET A. M., ALWILTAR [ALEXANDERA?] S., HENRIETTA J. and…

 

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MEDORA E. JONES, minor heirs of EUNICE EUCLINE (?) JONES Dec’d. begs leave to file the following account to wit: He has paid on acct. of his said wards:

To JENKINS & GOODNER atty. fu. $ 5.50

To PARSON BUCHANNAN for tuition 18.03

To W. G. ROBERTSON for tuition 22.00

To FOOTE and HERNDON for School Books 3.33

To Stamp on Bond and Tower of atty. 1.11

$50.17

 

He had cash on hand as show by Inventory

belonging to his said wards $426.75

Int. in same from Feby. 11st/70 to April 1st.70 72.88

$499.63

Leaving Cash on hand $449.46

Of this sum the share of each ward is 1/5=89.89. He report that one of his ward to wit LUCY J. has become of full age by her intermarriage with J. A. NOBLE and he has paid to her her share of said Estate as above shown to wit $89 89/100 and with herwith (?) files her and her husband receipt for the same marked voucher No. 1 wherefore he asks that the above account be received and his final Settlement with said LUCY J. be approved and he discharged from his trust as her guardian.

Sworn to and Subscribed W. A. D. JONES Guard.of Minor

before me this May 7th 1872 Heirs of EUNICE M. JONES dec’d.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

Minor heirs of Est. of Wm. LANGHAM Dec’d.

 

The State of State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of SYDNEY LANGHAM, WILLIAM JEFFERSON LANGHAM, MARCUS LAFAYETTE LANGHAM, THEODORE LANGHAM, WILEY JACKSON & PHOEBE ALICE LANGHAM, Minors.

Notice is hereby given that JAMES K. POLK LANGHAM has filed in my office his application for Guardianship 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 3d Monday in June 1872 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my official Signature and seal of office this 18th day of June A. D. 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

D. C. District Co. Tex.

 

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“Endorsed” Came to hand June 18th 1872 and executed same day by posting 3 copies of the within notices at 3 public places one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. Texas

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we JAMES K. P. LANGHAM and (blank) as sureties are held & bound unto J. M. Benge clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his Successors in Office in the sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars Conditioned that the said JAMES K. P. LANGHAM will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him as guardian of the Estate of SYDNEY LANGHAM, WILLIAM JEFFERSON LANGHAM, MARCUS LAFAYETTE LANGHAM, THEODORE LANGHAM, WILEY J. LANGHAM and PHOEBE ALICE LANGHAM, Minors, Witness our hands and seals using scrawls as such this (blank) 1872.

J. K. P. LANGHAM seal

Approved Aug. 10th 1872 M. M. LANGHAM seal

J. M. Benge clerk W. C. PRUITT seal

T. J. GROUNDS seal

Filed Aug. 10th 1872

J. M. Benge clk.

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Inventory and appraisement of the property of SYDNEY LANGHAM, WILLIAM J. LANGHAM, MARCUS L. LANGHAM, THEODORE OLANGHAM, WILEY J. LANGHAM and PHOEBE A. LANGHAM.

Personal Property

1 One wagon & harness valued at $75.00

1 One bay horse 35.00 One Bay Horse 40.00 75.00

1 One roan horse 30.00 1 One Mule colt 50.00 80.00

1 One Sorrel Mule 80.00

1 chopping Axe .25 1 One Lock chain 2.00 2.25

1 One box tools 5.00 1 One Molasses Stand 2.00 7.00

3 Three Sacks 1.50 149 lbs. Bacon 19.00 20.50

Furniture 2.00 Tobacco 3.00 5.00

1 One rife gun 10.00 1 Shot gun 2.50 12.50

 

Personally appeared before me JAMES K. P. LANGHAM who says on oath that the above and foregoing List is a complete and full inventory of all the property belonging to the minors of whatever character that has come to his possession, that the has no knowledge of any other property belonging to said minors except some household furniture in the hands of S. J. HENDIX of Grayson County, Texas and about 35 hogs in the Indian Nation, which said property he is unable now to Inventory and have appraised.

Sworn to & subscribed before me.

Aug. 10th 1872 JAMES K. P. LANGHAM

J. M. Benge clk.

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin Personally appeared before me J. T. PRICE, THOMAS L. LANGLEY and J. T. McCUSTIAN who say on Oath that they are not interested in the Estate of the within named minors nor of kin to any person interested therein that they will faithfully and fairly view and appraise the personal property to they produced and the real property described in the Inventory.

Sworn to & Subscribed his

before me this Aug. 10 1872 J. T. X PRICE

J. M. Benge mark

clerk his

THOS. L. X LANGLEY

mark

J. T. McCUSTIAN

We the appraisers Certify that the figures set opposite the items in within Inventory is our valuation of said item’s appraised.

his

J. T. X PRICE

Filed Aug. 10th 1872 mark J. M. Benge THOS. L. X LANGLEY

Clerk J. T. McCUSTIAN

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

To the District Court of Collin County.

JAMES K. P. LANGHAM, guardian of the minors Wm. J., MARCUS L., SIDNEY, THEORDORE, WILEY W. & PHOEBE A. LANGHAM would respectfully report the Sale of personal property belonging to said minors as follows:

 

To ROBERT J. LANGHAM:

One Old bay Horse for $10.00

One wagon & harness 89.00

One Bible 4.55, One Log chain 1.10 5.65

One Wash board .80

Pans 1.05 One gallon Measure 1.00 2.05

Scales 1.00 1 bucket .30 1.30

One Caster .60 One Lamp 1.05 1.65

Cotton cards .40 Scissors .85 1.25

One box .40 One Stand 4.00 4.40

One Jar & Lard 2.40

Two Hoes 1.00 One Jug .60 1.60

Augins 2.75 One Box 2.40 5.15

One Musket 1.55 One rifle gun 10.00

Three Sacks 1.75

149 pound bacon @ 10¢ 14.70

12 pounds Tobacco @ 10¢ 1.20

$154.65

To M. M. LANGHAM

 

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One pony Horse roan $26.00

One bay Mule colt 25.00

One bay pony 30.50

Knives & forks 1.50 Clivis’s 2.00 3.50

$85.00

 

To GEORGE McCURLEY

One bay mule $100.25

 

To THOMAS LANGLEY

Pot Vessels 4.00

 

To EVALINE DUNKINS

Bowls .50 Plates 1.00 1.50

Buckets .40 Axe .40 Pans 2.50 3.60

 

To FRANCIS M. LANGHAM

Plates 1.00 Pitcher 1.00 Pillow 1.15 3.05

Two hoes 1.50 Cups & Saucers 1.50 3.00

$6.00

 

In all making sum total of three hundred and fifty five 05/100 Dollars. The sale was made at my house on the 30th day of August 1872 after full notice to the highest bidder in 7 months time for gold notes and good Security taken bearing 15% interest from due many articles were sold to be found on Supplementary Inventory not having possession of them until near the day of sale and sold to avoid expense of resale. All of which is respectfully Submitted.

Sworn to & Subscribed be me J. K. P. LANGHAM

this Sept. 9th 1872

J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.

Filed Sept. 9 1872

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

Written in margin: Final A/C

 

Estate of JOHN MARTIN Dec’d.

 

State of Texas In the District Court

Collin County November Term A. D. 1871 (sic)

To the District Court of Collin county

JOHN P. ALLISON Temporary Administrator of the Estate of JOHN MARTIN Dec’d. respectfully reports as follows

Two Mules sold Sept. 18/71

One for Currency $35.50

& One for currency 56.00

$91.50

Which said Sale was fair. And for the full value of said Mules. Reporter further says that F. M. CHAPMAN of Ellis County claimed to have purchased One of the wagons in mentioned from deceased in his lifetime for 110$ gold…

 

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…and had paid thereon 25$. Reporter was convinced of the truthfulness of the representations and delivered the wagon to said CHAPMAN upon his payment to me of gold $75.00

And note with Security for Gold 10.00

$85.00

 

I have paid Out

For Lot in Pecan Grove Cemetery gold No. 1 15.00

For board & attention during last illness No. 2 11.00

For Burial garments No. 2 9.50

For Digging Grave No.3 3.00

To GEORGE CLIVE for Keeping stock for Decr. 9.00

For Coffin No. 5 15.00

For Attorney Fees 15.00

$78.40

 

Recapitulation

Rec’d. on Sale of Mules currcy. 91.50

Rec’d on wagon gold 75.00

Rec’d. Gold Note on Wagon 10.00

Rec’d Gold inventoried on hand 4.25

Paid Out in gold as pr. Vouchers 78.40

My Commissions

5% on 91.50 cr’cy 4.54

5% on 75$ 3.75

5% on 78.40 3.92

Balance on hand Coin $ .85

Balance on hand Currency 91.50

Commissions not deducted

All of which is respectfully Submitted.

JOHN P. ALLISON Temp. Admr.

Sworn to & Subscribed before JOHN MARTIN Dec’d.

me this Novr. 1871.

J. M. Benge clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

Filed Novr. 7th 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

 

Written in margin: Application for Sale of Land

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin March Term 1872

To the Honl. District Court of said County, The petition of JAMES T. COLEMAN guardian of the Estate of J. R. LEDBETTER minor heirs of J. D. LEDBETTER Dec’d., a citizen of Collin County would State that his said ward is the owner of One hundred & fifty acres of the headright survey of B. P. WORLY that said Land is all the property belonging to said ward Petitioner would further state that it is necessary for the cost of Guardianship and for the payment of Taxes…

 

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…on said land that a portion be sold to defray said expenses he would therefore ask for an order of your Honorable Court directing the sale of the following described tract of land viz: being part of the B. P. WORLEY survey situated in the County of Collin Beginning at the S. E. corner of seventy five acres sold by J. T. COLEMAN administrator of the estate of J. D. LEDBETTER dec’d. to S. L. COLEMAN. Thence East 51 ½ rods to the E. B. line of said survey. Thence North with said line 69 ½ rods to the S. E. corner of a 10 acre tract sold to J. T. COLEMAN by J. D. LEDBETTER. Thence W 40 rods to the S. W. Corner of said 10 acre tract Thence North 40 rods to the North B. line of said Original survey. Also the North west corner of said 10 acre tract, Thence W 11 ½ rods to the North East corner of said seventy five acre tract Thence south to the Beginning, Containing 25 acres more or less. Petitioner would state that it will be more advantageous to the estate of his ward to sell the above tract of land than any other portion of said 150 acres and would ask that it be sold on a credit of six months.

JAS. T. COLEMAN Guardian

Filed Feby. 23 1872 By Jenkins & Goodner

J. M. Benge clk. for Petitioner

Per S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

State of Texas

Collin County To the Honl. Judge of the District

Court of Collin County.

The undersigned Guardian of the Estate of J. R. LEDBETTER would represent to the Court that in obedience to a Decree of said Court made at the March Term 1872 thereof he did after having duly advertised the same offer for Sale to the highest bidder at the Court house door in the Town of McKinney on the first Tuesday in May 1872 the land described in said Decree and K. R CRAIG bidding $3 10/100 Three Dollars and 10 cents per acre which was the highest and best bid became the purchaser and asks the Court that the Sale be confirmed &c..The Total amount of the land sold as above is Seventy Two and 83/100 Dollars. $72 85/100

July 27th 1872 J. T. COLEMAN Guard.

Sworn to and Subscribed

before me this July 27th 1872

J. M. Benge

Clerk

Filed July 27th 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

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Written in margin: Inventory

 

Estate of ISABELLA BENNETT, Minor

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin

Inventory of the Estate of ISABELLA BENNETT, a minor returned by JOEL EATON, Guardian.

The undersigned Guardian as above begs leave to report the following Inventory to wit: I have received from the Estate of REUBEN BENNETT Dec’d. late of Perry County Alabama Grandfather of my said Ward the sum of Two Hundred and Forty & 65/100 dollars in U. S. currency.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority JOEL EATON Guardian of the Estate of ISABELLA BENNETT a minor, who after being duly sworn deposes and says that the above is a full Inventory and description of all the real & personal property, books, papers, evidences of Debt and all debts due or to become due belonging to said minor’s Estate as far as he has been able to ascertain.

Sworn to & Subscribed before JOEL EASTON Guardian of

me this April 20th 1872 ISABELLA BENNETT a Minor

J. M. Benge clk.

Filed April 20 1872

J. M. Benge clk.

 

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of THEODORE ADAMSON, a minor

 

To all persons interested in the welfare of THEODORE ADAMSON, a minor under the age of 14 years of age.

Notice is hereby given that LARKIN ADAMSON has filed his application for guardianship of the person & estate of THEODORE ADAMSON a minor under 14 years of age which will be acted upon at the next Term of the District Court of Collin Count to be held at the Court House door in the Town of McKinney on the Second Monday in November 1871 when all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my official Seal & signature this 23d Oct. 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

Pr. K. R. Craig Dy. Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

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Endorsed

Came to hand Oct. 23d 1871 and executed Oct. 25th 1871by posting 3 true copies of the within Notice at 3 public places One of which was at the Court House door.

W. N. Bush Sheriff

Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we LARKIN ADAMSON as principal and (blank) 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 Four hundred Dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs & Legal Representatives jointly and severally by these present. Witness our hands this Decr. 2nd 1871.

The Condition of the above Obligation is such that the said LARKIN ADAMSON has been appointed Guardian of the Estate of THEODORE ADAMSON a minor. Now if the said LARKIN ADAMSON shall faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent on him as said guardian then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

LARKIN ADAMSON

his

Filed & approved W. L. X WILSON

Decr. 9th 1871 mark

T. L. RUDOLPH

J. M. Benge S. H. WILSON

clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I LARKIN ADAMSON do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties as Guardian of the Estate of THEODORE ADAMSON. So help me God.

Sworn to & Subscribe before LARKIN ADAMSON

me this Decr. 27th 1871.

J. M. Benge clk.

 

Written in margin: Notice of application

Written in margin: See pp. 15

 

Estate of CYNTHIA E. ODLE, a Minor

 

The State of Texas (This Notice Recorded on page 15)

To all persons interested in the welfare of the Minor CYNTHIA E. ODLE.

Notice is hereby Given to 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. ODLE, a minor of the age of 18 years which petition will be acted upon at the present Term of the District Court of Collin County now in Session…

 

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…at the Court House in the Town of McKinney where & 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 clk.

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Endorsed:

Come to hand March 6th 1871 and executed same day by posting three copies as the Law directs, One copy on the Court House Dore, one at the Shorts Mill, the other at Shirly’s mill. This March 6th 1871.

W. N. Bush, Shff.

C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Final A/C

 

State of Texas In District Court

Collin County July Term 1871

To the District Court Collin County

J. T. VEACH Guardian of CYNTHIA ODLE would respectfully represent that his ward has married MONROE VEACH, and that all necessity for further guardianship has ceased.

No change whatever occurred in the property of my said ward since it came to hand except collection of acct. and I herewith file receipt of said ward’s husband all the property received by me. I paid to

VANCE for services as Cominploid (?) &c. $ 9.33

Attorney’s fee 10.00

Court fee 5.90

25.23

Which amount has been reimbursed to me by my ward’s husband MONROE VEACH Petitioners asks to be discharged.

Sworn to & Subscribed before J. T. VEACH

me this July 15 1871

J. M. Benge clk.

I accept Service, waive citation and express the fullest satisfaction with the accounts & business of said Guardian and willingness that he be discharged.

MONROE VEACH husband

of CYNTHIA ODELE

 

Filed July 15th 1871

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Notice for Final Settlement

 

Estate of JOHN MARSHALL Deceased

 

The State of Texas

To all persons Interested in the administration of the Estate of JOHN MARSHALL Deceased.

Whereas W. P. MARSHALL Executor of the last will of JOHN MARSHALL Deceased has filed in my office his application and account for final Settlement of said 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 2d Monday in November 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 21st day of Sept. 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Tex.

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Sept. 21st 1871 and executed Oct. 14th 1871 By having the within Notice published for four successive weeks in the McKinney Messenger a weekly newspaper published in the Town of McKinney and the Official Journal for the 11th Judicial District of Texas.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Final A/C for Settlement

 

Estate of JOHN MARSHALL Decd. District Court

Novr. Term 1871

To the Hon. District Court of Collin County

The undersigned W. P. MARSHALL executor of the last will of JOHN MARSHALL Dec’d. begs leave to file the following final account, exhibiting the condition of said Estate, And asks that it be approved, the Succession closed and he discharged from his trust. Said executor represents that on the 14th day of April 1868 under an Order of Court, he made a Sale of personal property belonging to said estate to pay debts which sale amounted to 286 40/100 dollars as shown by the report of Sale filed and approved. He further represents that afterwards on the 1st day of April 1869 he filed a petition for distribution of the remainder of said Estate among the devisees of said Estate which partition and distribution was made by commissioners duly appointed and their Report approved and confirmed on the 24th of April 1869. And the property real and personal therein named and set apart to the said devisees has been by said executor turned over and delivered to each respectively. He further states that…

 

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…the Community property of his Testator and MARTHA MARSHALL dec’d. as shown by the Inventory of this Estate was duly partitioned by Commissioners regularly appointed and their report approved and confirmed by the Court.

The following exhibit show how he has expended the money arising from said Sale, to wit:

Dr.

By amt. paid G. A. FOOTE funeral A/c Voucher No. 1 $ 8.80

By amt. paid MOSES WRIGHT A/c Voucher No. 2 6.60

By amt. paid R. H. PARKER A/c Voucher No. 3 35.06

By amt. paid CROUCH & WETSEL A/c Voucher No. 4 16.80

By amt. paid E. H. HALE A/c Voucher No. 5 4.35

By amt. paid J. W. FRANKLIN A/c Voucher No. 6 7.00

By amt. paid M. J. BOGS A/c Voucher No. 6 6.00

By amt. paid R. H. BOREAUX A/c Voucher No. 7 3.20

By amt. paid SHELBURN & DELANEY A/c Voucher No. 8 24.50

By amt. paid REUBEN SMART A/c Voucher No. 9 14.00

By amt. paid H. DYER A/c Voucher No. 10 43.37

By amt. paid W. C. ROBERTS A/c Voucher No. 11 2.00

By amt. paid W. P. MARSHALL A/c Voucher No. 12 56.00

By amt. paid G. W. PATTERSON A/c fee Voucher 13 14.70

By amt. paid S. BOWLBY A/c fee Voucher 14 12.75

By amt. paid W. P. MARSHALL EXr. com’s @ 5% m 286 40/100 14.32

By amt. paid W. P. MARSHALL EXr. com’s @ 5% m 209 19/100 pd. out 10.45

By amt. paid Jenkins & Goodner atty’s. for Vou. No. 15 10.00

$289.96

Amt. of Sale Bill 286.40

$3.56

The above account shows that said Executor has paid out 3 50/100 dollars more than he received from said Sales. He States that all the established claims against Said Estate have been paid. Wherefore he prays for an order discharging him from said trust upon payment of any court cost yet unpaid, and that said succession be closed.

 

W. P. MARSHALL

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority W. P. MARSHALL Exr. of the Est. of JOHN MARSHALL Dec’d. & made Oath that the above & foregoing A/c is correct to the best of his Knowledge & belief. This 18th day of Sept. 1871.

J. M. Benge clk.

Filed Sept. 18th 1871.

J. M. Benge clk.

 

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Written in margin: Notice of Final Account

 

Estate of ROBT. PATTERSON Dec’d.

 

The State of Texas

To all person interested in the administration of the Estate of ROBT. PATTERSON Dec’d.

Whereas C. C. DAUGHTERTY Administrator of said Estate has filed in my office an account of his administration and an application for Final Settlement of said Estate which will be acted upon at the next Term of the District Court of Collin Co. to be holden at the Court House in the Town of McKinney on the 2d Monday in November 1871 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper to do so.

Witness my hand and seal of Office this Oct. 12th 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

C. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Oct. 13th 1871 and executed by causing the within citation to be published for 3 successive weeks in the McKinney Messenger a weekly newspaper published in the Town of McKinney as an Official Journal and also posted three true copies of the within Citation at 3 public places one of which was the Court House door. This Oct. 25th 1871.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Final A/c for Settlement

 

State of Texas

County of Collin In the District Court

July Term A. D. 1871

To the District Court for Collin County

C. C. DAUGHERTY Admr. of the Estate of R. PATTERSON dec’d. presents the following account for final Settlement of the Said Estate,

Balance from last report

Amt. due the Estate $530.68

Admr’s. Credits

Paid JESSIE HELLIN’S Acct. Vol. 1 $ 7.80

Paid Taxes Vol. 2 1.08

Acct. for Extra labor allowed Vol. 2

at the April Term 1870 P. C.

See Annual Report of that date 86.25

5% Com. Receiving $803.03 40.15

%% Com. Payment 281.53 14.06

Attorneys fee 20.00

 

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Admr. is chargeable with rent rec’d. from

5 to 7 acres for 1870 15.00

Balance in money due the Estate $376.34

No Court fees have been paid

& Taxes for 1871 are yet to pay

The balance as above state less court fee & taxes and 128 2/3 acres of land in this County and sixty acres Murphy Headright in Samon Composis (?) the Estate in my hands for partition and distribution. All the debts that have been presented and allowed and all of any character known to Reporter have been paid. Petitioner asks that notice of the filing of this account shall be given by citation to all persons interested in the administration duly posted and published for three successive weeks in the Official Journal of Collin County. And that petitioner be discharged from the administration.

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me J. M. Benge clk. D. C. Collin Co. Texas C. C. DAUGHERTY who say on Oath that the above & foregoing report is Substantially and accurately true and Just & the Statements therein made are true.

Sworn to & subscribed before C. C. DAUGHERTY

me this June 30th 1871

J. M. Benge Clk.

K. R. Craig Dy. Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Notice for Sale of Land

 

Estate of JAMES STALLCUP Deceased

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of JAMES STALLCUP Dec’d.

THOMAS STALLCUP administrator of the Estate of JAMES STALLCUP Deceased has filed with the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County his application for sale of the Lands belonging to said Estate which will be acted upon at the next Term of the District Court of Collin count 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 official Signature and Seal of Office this 26 June 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

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“Endorsed”

Came to hand June 26th 1871 and causing within citation to be published in the McKinney Messenger a newspaper published in Collin County three weeks prior to return day thereof.

W. N. Bush Shff.

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale of Land

 

State of Texas In District Court

Collin County Fall Term A. D. 1871

To the District Court of Collin County

THOMAS STALLCUP Admr. of the Estate of JAMES STALLCUP Decd. would respectfully report that on the first Tuesday of September, it being the 5th day of the month, he proceeded to sell at the Court house door in the Town of McKinney at public outcry for Cash U. S. currency 320 acres of land, in 40 acre tracts in conformity with the order of your Honorable Court made at the July Term thereof 1871 said land being the same described in said order and that at said Sale JAMES STALLCUP bid 130 dollars for Lot No. 1, 117 Dollars for Lot No. 2, 122 dollars for Lot No. 3 and 121 dollars for Lot No. 4—And that said bids were the highest bids for said Lots respectively and said lots were knocked down to him. That M. A. LAWHORN (LAWHAVEN?) bid111 Dollars for Lot No. 5 and 92 Dollars for Lot No. 6 and that said bids were the highest bids for said Lots respectively and they were knocked down to him. That HENRY CAMPBELL bid 105 dollars for Lot No. 7 and 100 dollars for Lot No. 8 and said bids were the highest for said lots and they were knocked down to him. Reporter says that the said Lots above enumerated are particularly described and shown by diagram and field notes hereto attached marked “Exhibit A” and made a part of this report. Reporter further says that said Sale was fairly made and brought a reasonably good price untofore (?). Reporter asks that said Sale be Confirmed and he be directed to make Deeds to said purchasers.

“Exhibit A”

Field Notes of the Lots of a 320 Acre Survey patented to the heirs of JAMES STALLCUP asse [assignee] of BENJAMIN BREWTON (?). Situated N. 48 W from the Town of McKinney on the waters of Little Elm a tributary of the West fork of the Trinity River. Beginning at the N.E. Corner of Survey of 640 acres made in the name of HENRY BENTLY a post from which a double elm 6 & 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 16 E 273 varas. Thence…

 

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…North 20 chs. to a post in the East line of said BREWTON’S Survey thence West 20 chs. to post Thence South 20 chs. to post in the South Boundary line of the aforesaid BREWTON Survey Thence East 20 chs. to the place of beginning containing 40 acres.

Lot No. 2 Beginning at the N. W. Corner of Lot No. 1 Thence West 20 chs. to post in the West Boundary line of the BREWTON Survey Thence south 20 chs. the S. W. Corner thereof Thence East 20 chs. the S. W. Corner of Lot No. 1 Thence North 20 chs. to the place of beginning Containing 40 acres.

Lot No. 3 Beginning at the N E Corner of Lot No. 1 Thence North 20 chs. a post Thence South 20 chs. a post Thence East 20 chs. to the place of beginning Containing 40 acres.

Lot No. 4 Beginning at the NW Cor. of lot No. 1, Thence North 20 chs. to post Thence West 20 chs. to post Thence South 20 chs. to post Thence East 20 chs to the place of beginning containing 40 acres.

Lot No. 5 Beginning at the N. E. Corner of Lot No. 3 thence North 20 chs. a post Thence West 20 chs. a post Thence South 20 chs. a post. Thence East 20 chs to place of beginning Containing 40 Acres.

Lot No. 6 Beginning at the N. W. Cor. of Lot No. 3 thence North 20 chs. a post Thence West 20 chs a post Thence South 20 chs a post Thence East 20 chs. to place of beginning Containing 40 acres.

Lot No. 7 Beginning at the N. E. Corner of Lot No. 5 Thence North 20 chs. a post Thence West 20 chs. a post Thence South 20 chs to post Thence East 20 chs. to the place of beginning Containing 40 acres.

THOMAS STALLCUP Admr. of the

Est. of JAMES STALLCUP decd.

 

[map of lots, a rectangle, small ends north and south, long ends left and right. JAS. STALLCUP having top 4 lots. M. A. LAWHORN next two, side by side, lots 5 & 6 and HENRY CAMPBELL having bottom two side by side , lot 7 & 8.

 

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Lot No. 8 Beginning at the North West corner of Lot No. 5 a post Thence North 20 chs. a post Thence West 20 chs. a post, Thence South 20 chs. a post Thence East 20 chs. to the place of beginning Containing 40 acres.

1871 THOS. STALLCUP Admr.

Of Estate of JAS. STALLCUP Decd. Dr.

Aug. 7 To M. H. GARNETT for making plat & writing field notes $7.00 cur.

 

Written in margin: Notice of Final Settlement

 

THROCKMORTON, CYNTHIA A., NANCY E. & J. W., Minors, Est. of

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of CYNTHIA A., NANCY E., W. E., & J. W. THROCKMORTON—Minors.

Notice is hereby given that J. W. THROCKMORTON Guardian of said Minors has filed in my office his application and account current for final Settlement of this 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 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office this March 29th 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Tex.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand March 31st 1872 and executed by Causing the within notice to be post at three public places one of which was the Court House door, this April 19th 1872.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Final & A/c & Application for Discharge

 

J. W. THROCKMORTON Guardian

Of the Estate of Minors NANCY E., March Term D. C.

CYNTHIA A., Wm. E. & J. W. THROCKMORTON Collin County 1872

To the Hon. W. H. ANDREWS Judge 11th Judicial Dist. State of Texas. Your petitioner J. W. THROCKMORTON would represent that at the December Term A. D. 1869 of the Probate Court of Collin County Texas he was appointed guardian of the Estates of the Minors NANCY C. (sic), CYNTHIA A., Wm. EDWARD & JAMES W. THROCKMORTON the children of W. A. L. & ELIZA THROCKMORTON. Petitioner would state that the Estate of said Minors consisted of about one hundred and twenty dollars in Money U. S. currency derived from the…

 

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…estate of EDWARD THROCKMORTON the holy (?) brother of their father W. A. S. THROCKMORTON. Petitioner would further state that the minors NANCY C. & ANN THROCKMORTON have become of age, that he had paid over to the said minors their portion of said 130$, and has their receipt for the Same, that the remaining Amount was paid over to the mother, now MRS. ELIZA WILSON, of Grayson County, as the Same was necessary for the education and maintenance of said Minors. The premises considered Petitioner prays the Court that he be discharged from the guardianship of said minors.

“Filed Mch. 23th 1872” J. W. THROCKMORTON

J. M. Benge Guardian

 

Written in margin: amended A/c and application to be discharged

 

J. W. THROCKMORTON Guardian

of the Minors NANCY C., ANN, July Term 1872

Wm. EDWARD & J. W. THROCKMORTON Dist. Court Collin Co.

Leave of the Court being had the guardian J. W. THROCKMORTON amends his application for final settlement and discharge and herewith reports the final disposition of the Estate of said minor. To NANCY C. & ANN THROCKMORTON he has paid the full amount to which each was entitled, and they being twenty one years of age each at date of their receipt for said money-viz. July 1st 1872 voucher herewith marked “A”—Voucher marked “B” receipt of MRS. ELIZA WILSON Mother of said Minors for the sum of sixty dollars paid to her for the schooling & maintenance of Wm. C. & J. W. THROCKMORTON, said Minors having no other means of their own—one of said Minors being about 16 years of age, and the other between 17 & 18 years of age-Voucher dated July 1st 1870. Also Voucher marked “C: a receipt from S. BENTLY & J. N. PATTERSON for Probate fus (?) note dated but which books of the County clerk show as paid $4.55 Currency-also Voucher “D” from J. M. Benge of this date July 27th 1870 $4.45 Amt. due Officers of the Court including final discharge.

Recapitulation

Guardian Dr. to $120.00 Currency Received from GEORGE WHITE Commissioners-By amt. paid Minors $120.00-By amt. Cash fees $9.00—All of which is respectfully Submitted.

J. W. THROCKMORTON

Guardian

 

Sworn to & Subscribed before me

This July 26th 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

Filed July 27/72 By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

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Written in margin: Citation

 

Estate of E. M. RICHARDSON Deceased

 

The Estate of Texas

To the Sheriff of Collin County—Greeting.

Whereas B. M. E. SMITH and J. M. FELAND have filed their petition in the district court of Collin County stating in Substance as follows to wit: That at the April Term 1867 of the Probate Court of said County SALLIE K. RICHARDSON of said County was appointed by said Court guardian of the person and estate of E. M. RICHARDSON a minor that on the 30th day of April 1867 in pursuance of the order of said Court making said appointment said SALLIE K. RICHARDSON executed a bond as Such guardian in the manner required by law which said Bond was signed by the said B. M. E. SMITH and J. M. FELAND as sureties and from said Suretyship they pray to be delivered they further state that since the execution of said bond said SALLIE K. RICHARDSON has intermarried with J. B. MARK and pray that the said SALLIE K. MARK and her husband J. B. MARK be cited according to law and for an order relieving them from their Suretyship in said bond. These are therefore to command you that you summon the said J. B. MARK to appear before the Hon. District Court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney One the 3d Monday in March 1872 and there to Show cause if any why said petition shall not be granted.

Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of the District Court of Collin and the Seal of said Court this March 1st 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

Pr. S. K. Rudolph Dept.

Endorsed

“Came to hand March 1” 1872 and executed the 2d March 1872, by delivering to each of the within named defendants J. B. MARK & SALLIE K. MARK in person a true copy of this writ.

W. M. Bush Shff. C. C. T.

By W. W. Merritt Dty.

 

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Written in margin: Disposition and Settlement of Property

 

Estate of MARTHA J. ROSS Deceased

 

State of Texas In District Court

County of Collin March Term 1871

To the District Court of Collin County F. J. VANN the executor of the Estate of MARTHA J. ROSS deceased would respectfully represent the following disposition and Settlement of said Estate to wit: I have set apart and delivered to J. T. VEACH Guardian of the property of CYNTHIA E. ODELE the following property in full of said Minor’s interest in the Estate of the Testator, To wit – 320 acres of land the headright of DOCTOR G. ODELE Situated in Collin county 4 miles East of MELLUMD [KELLUMD?] on Brushy Creek. This land I have Satisfied ascertained to belong to said Minor to right of her father DOCTOR G. ODELE being his Separate property and im-property devised in the will of Testatrix. Also an undivided One half interest in an undivided One eighth interest in the JESSIE WILLIAMS 640 acre survey Situated in Hunt Co. About 8 Miles west of Smith of Greenville on the Caddo Fork of the Sabine river also 1 yellow horse 3 years Old 1 pony mare 7 or 8 yrs. old & young colt 1 yr. Old, pony colt 2 Cows & calves 2 Bee stands & Money in lieu of her proportion of hogs $4.66. I have set apart to WILLIAM ROSS Guardian of WILLIE ANN ROSS the following property to wit—One half of 67 acres of land headright of MEGS R. FOSTER deceased 640 acre survey in Collin County on Rowlett Creek, about 15 miles Smith East from McKinney. Also One undivided One half interest in an One eight undivided interest in the JESSIE WILLIAMS 640 acre headright survey Situated in Hunt Count about 8 miles West of Smith of Greenville on the Caddo Fork of the Sabine river. Also 1 Black horse 4 years Old, 2 cows & calves, 2 bu. Stands and in Money in lieu of hogs in inventory $4.66. One bed & bedding I have set apart to WILLIAM ROSS his interest in the property in my inventory therefore rendered as follows 1 gray pony horse 5 yrs old, 2 cows & calves, 2 bu. Stands and $4.66 money in lieu of the hogs, 1 bed & bedding, 1 loom & fixtures, 2 small ovens, 1 lia (?) kettle, 1 skillet and the One half of 67 acres of land above described. The wagon returned in my inventory was improperly returned being the separate personal property of W. ROSS and never taken possession of by me. Your Reporter States that as executor he has neither received nor paid out any money upon which to charge Commissions for his Service, but that he has been to trouble about the Estate and lost time in his attentions thereto from his new private business…

 

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…worth $10 ten dollars, which he asks the Court to allow.

Reporter would further allege that the above disposition of the Estate closes the same leaving no further assets his hands, that said disposition is made by agreement with the two guardians as above stated, and the said ROSS for himself and that said parties are all the parties and their representatives who have any interest whatever in the Estate of MARTHA J. ROSS and reporter here refers to the receipt of said parties endorsed hereon as a voucher to foregoing report.

Sworn to & subscribed before me F. J. VANCE Exr.

This March 25th 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

Filed March 25th 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Citation for Admr. to file A/C

 

Estate of Minor heirs of M. B. GRAHAM Dec’d.

 

State of Texas

To the Sheriff of Collin County Greeting

Whereas A. E. GRAHAM, ANN E. FOX, JOHN M. FOX and MARGARET H. McCANTS have filed in my office their petition stating in Substance that they are the heirs at law of M. B. GRAHAM Dec’d. that B. S. SHELBOURNE on or about the day of 1867 was duly appointed & qualified as the administrator of the Estate of the said Decedent and has been acting in such capacity from that time but that he has failed to return any accounts or exhibits of the Condition of said Estate as required by law.

These are therefore to command you to summon the said B. S. SHELBOURN to be and appear at the next term of the District Court to be holden in and for Collin county on the 3d Monday in July 1872 then and there to make such exhibits of said Estate as are required by law. Herein fail not but this writ execute as the law directs.

Given under my hand and Seal of Office this 20th day of May 1872.

J. M. Benge clk.

Per S. K. Rudolph Dy.

Endorsed

Came to hand May 20th 1872 and executed the 11th day of June 1872 by delivering to the within named B. S. SHELBOURN in person a true copy of this writ.

W. N. Bush Shff.

By. G. R. Yantis Dty.

 

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Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Estate of A. J. HONAKER dec’d

 

State of Texas

County of Collin

To the Honorable District Court of Collin County. We the undersigned F. B. READ & C. D. HARLESS would respectively state to the court that on the 11th day of August 1871, we examined and appraised the following described property shown to us by J. P. BICKLEY, it being property belonging to the Minor heirs of A. J. HONAKER deceased.

One clock

Appraised at

$10.00

One Bay horse 5 years old

Appraised at

90.00

One Roan Horse 4 years old

Appraised at

90.00

One Bay horse 3 years old

Appraised at

60.00

One Mare 5 years old

Appraised at

120.00

One Bay Filley One year Old

Appraised at

75.00

OneHorse One year Old

Appraised at

50.00

One

Appraised at

40.00

 

The State of Texas

Collin County This day personally appeared before me F. D. BEAD [READ?] & C. D. HARDLESS who being sworn in due form of law says that the above valuation of the property of A. J. HORNAKER is a true valuation of the same.

Sworn to & Subscribed before F. B. READ

me this (blank) day of Aug 1871 C. D. HARLESS

J. A. Aston J. P.

C. C. Texas

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County To the District Court of Collin County the undersigned JOSEPH P. BICKLEY guardian of the Minor heirs of A. J. HONAKER deceased Respectively State to the Court that the property described in the within list of appraisement is a true list and fair Consideration of all the personal property of live Stock in my Care belonging to said heirs all of this property except Sucking Colts has been reported the Court in former reports—a portion of it has been appraised before but as the value has increased it was deemed proper by me to have that portion reappraised with the other, which is the increase Since the first appraisement.. August 11th 1871.

Sworn to & Subscribed before JOSEPH P. BICKLEY

me this 14th day of Aug’t. 1871

J. A. Aston J. P. Prct. No. 2 C. C. Texas

Filed Aug. 30 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

 

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Written in margin: Citation for Final Settlement

 

Estate of CATHARINE DIXON Deceased

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of CATHARINE DIXON Deceased.

SALATHIEL COFFEY Administrator of the Estate of CATHARINE DIXON Deceased has filed with the clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas his petition and account for final Settlement of said Estate which Petition and account will be acted upon at the next Term of the District Court of said County 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 contested the same if they see proper.

Witness my official Signature and Seal of office this January 20th 1871.

J. M. Benge clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

Endorsed

“Came to hand Jan. 20” 1871 executed by causing the within citation to be published once a week in the McKinney Messenger a weekly Newspaper published in Collin County the same being the legal Constitutional advertising newspaper of the 11th Judicial District of Texas. This Feby. 22th 1871.

W. N. Bush Shff.

C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Amended A/C for Final Settlement

 

State of Texas In District Court

Collin County Nov. Term A. D. 1871

Now comes COFFEY Executor of C. DIXON Dec’d. and amends his final report as follows—To wit:

 

Amount on hand as shown by Final Report currey. $1059.56

Gold $41.67

The amendment of Report is amt.

paid by Report in 1868 United

States Tax in C. DIXON Est. Curry. $197.00

Printers bill for Publication of Final A/C 4.50

Taxes paid Omitted to be

reported before Vou. 5 & 6 1.58

113.08

Com. on 113.08 5.65 118.73

940.83

 

Amount paid T. J. BROWN (?) of the

heirs of C. DIXON Dec’d. Vou. 7 currency 940.83

Gold 41.67

 

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Disposing of said Estate in my hands in full.

his

S. X COFFEY

mark

Sworn to & Subscribed before

me this Novr. 18th 1871

J. M. Benge clerk

For H. R. Craig Dy. Clk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Citation

 

Minor heirs of J. E. BRYANT Decd. Est. of

 

The State of Texas

To the Sheriff of Collin County Greeting

Whereas Z. T. BALLEW one of the securities on the bond of DUDLEY WADDELL Guardian Minor heirs of J. E. BRYANT Deceased has filed his petition before the Hon. District Court of Collin County stating in Substance as follows to wit—That he fears that the said Guardian is not and will not administer the Estate of said Minors as required by law—And that said WADDELL have notice by citation & that he be released from his liability on said bond.

These are therefore to Command you that you Summon the said DUDLEY WADDELL to appear immediately before the District Court of Collin County now in session at the Court House in McKinney and show [cause] if any he has why said prayer of said BALLEW shall not be granted.

Witness my hand and Seal of Office this 20th day of March A. D. 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand March 20th 1872 and executed the 4th April 1872 by delivering a true copy of this writ to DUDLEY WADDELL in person together with a certified copy of Plff. petition.

S. T. Robertson

Con. Pri. No. 2

 

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Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER, Minor

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the Estate of the ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER, Minor.

Notice is hereby given that ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER has filed in my office her application for the sale (by J. F. COLEMAN her guardian) of certain lands belonging to her the said 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 McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in November, 1872, when and where all persons may appear and contest the same if they are [see?] proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this Octo. 15th 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy. Clerk.

Endorsed

“Came to hand Oct. 15th 1872 and executed by posting 3 copies of this writ at 3 public place 3 weeks prior to return day, one of which, was the Court House door, and causing the within Notice to be advertised for 4 weeks in the McKinney Messenger, a weekly newspaper, published in the town of McKinney. This November 12th 1872.

W. N. Bush, Shff.

C. C. Texas

Issued Oct 15th 1872. J. M. Benge clk.

By L. K. Rudolph, Dy. Clk.

 

Estate of ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER, Minor District Court

The State of Texas, Collin County Fall term A. D. 1872

Sitting in Probate

To the Hon. Judge of the District Court of Collin County and State of Texas your petitioner ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER a minor now residing in Grayson county State of Texas with her mother MARY E. WRIGHT (?) formerly LEDBETTER and widow of J. D. LEDBETTER late of Collin County and State of Texas by ALEX BERRY her attorney and next friend, would represent to the court that she is now the owner of 130 32/100 acres of land part of the Headright of B. P. WORLY in Collin County and State of Texas, now under the charge and control of JAMES COLEMAN, Guardian of her Estate, this is the balance remaining after deducting 23 ½ acres sold and confirmed by order of this court at its last Term of the land set apart to your petitioner by commissioners of partition of the Estate of said J. D. LEDBETTER, Decd.

Your petitioner would further represent that with…

 

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…the exception of the benefit of the Homestead set apart for the family of said deceased by the late Probate court, there has been made no provision or allowance for the support and education of your petitioner, who has been wholly dependent on her said mother, now MARY E. WRIGHT, who now by the going to waste of said Homestead, set apart to her, is little able to support your petitioner.

It herefore, it is prayed of the court that it will make an allowance for the support of your petitioner out of her own property, the land as aforesaid, set apart to her and authorize and direct JAMES T. COLEMAN her Guardian, as aforesaid, to sell said land at private sale for cash in hand under the orders of this court—provided a sale of the same can be effected for the sum of seven dollars per acre or over that amount; but nor for a less sum, as your petitioner would prefer to remain as aforesaid dependent on her Mother for support until said land will bring at least the amount specified; and for support other relief in the premises as may be lawful and proper your petitioner will ever pray.

ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER

By her Attorney and next friend

ALEX BERRY

 

I, JAMES T. COLEMAN, Guardian of the property of ISABELLA R. LEDBETTER above named, hereby acknowledge service of the above petition; and unite with said petitioner in requesting said sale, if to the court the same shall appear proper or expedient.

JAMES T. COLEMAN

Guardian of I. R. LEDBETTER

 

Filed Oct. 15th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph

D. Clk.

 

Written in margin: Notice to Probate Will

 

Estate of HENRY L. TAYLOR Deceased

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of HENRY L. TAYLOR Dec’d.

Notice is hereby given that R. A. TAYLOR has filed in my office his application for letters testamentary upon said estate, which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court of Collin count to be held at the…

 

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…Court House in the town of McKinney on the 3rd Monday in March 1873, when and where, all person interested may appear to contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office,

this February 34d 1873.

J. M. Benge, clk.

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dy. clk.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand February 11th 18743, and executed Feb. 12th 1873 by posting three copies of this Notice in three public places in Collin County, on of which was the Court House door of said county.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

By J. L. Ramey, Dy.

 

Issued Feby. 34d 1873.

J. M. Benge clk. S. K. Rudolph, Dy.

 

Written in margin: Will

 

State of Texas

McKinney, Collin Co.

In view of the uncertainty of life, and being likely to join the army soon, I do make this instrument as my last will and testament.

To my Sister-in-law, MRS. DOROTHEA A. TAYLOR, widow of my deceased brother, JAMES TAYLOR, I give and bequeath my land and farm consisting of 155 aces, which I purchased fro her, and which adjoins her home place.

I also give and bequeath to her my two negroes, one a woman, SALLY, and a man JACOB.

I also give and bequeath to her all my cash notes and receipts from other persons for the collection of money due me, and any money I may have on hand, which is due me, or on hand in Texas, and also any money which may be due me from the Government or State for services.

To my brothers FRANCIS T., HUBBARD B., REUBEN T. & JOHN W. and to my Sisters, ANN H. DUDLEY (widow), CATHERINE E. TAYLOR, SARAH L. EQUITON, MALINDA M. TALOR and MARY T. TAYLOR and to my two nieces LUCY and MARY B. daughters of my deceased brother EDMUND TAYLOR, I give and bequeath whatever sums of money, notes, mortgages or property of any kind or character, which I now own or possess, or which I may inherit, or receive by gift, devise, descent or inheritance from the estate of my father or any other relative. That is to say to each one of my brothers or sisters that may survive me in the State of Kentucky, or that now live there, and to the child or children of any brother or sister now, or hereafter, deceased, surviving me, an equal share with a brother or sister, out of any property, money due me, or of which I die possessed, or which my descend to me by gift, devise or inheritance, in the State of Kentucky or elsewhere(except the…

 

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…property bequeathed above to DOROTHEA A. TAYLOR which is in the State of Texas.)

I desire that, in the event I should survive my sister-in-law DOROTHEA A. TAYLOR, that the money, notes etc. land and negroes bequeath in this will to her, the same shall descend and be equally divided among her children.

That is, what I possess in Texas to go to her or her children.

And what I possess in Kentucky or elsewhere out of Texas to go to my brothers and sisters or their children that were living in Kentucky at the commencement of the present war.

I appoint DR. R. A. TAYLOR of Millwood, THOMAS P. COLLINS of Collin County and JOHN M. KINCAID of same county or either one of them to act as executor of this my last will and testament in the State of Texas.

It is my desire that my said executors named above act for Texas, and that they be not required to give any bond—and that the probating and record of the will is all I desire to be done and these and the setting aside the assets of the Estate in Texas to those to whom it may belong and the filing in the court an inventory thereof.

I further appoint as executors in the State of Kentucky to act in that State, HUBBARD M. H. TAYLOR and CHARLES EGINTON and do request them to act in that State the same as the executors in this State, without bond or security in the same manner as my executors here.

And any expenses to which my said executors may be, in carrying out this my last will and testament to be reimbursed them out of any funds on hand belonging to my estate.

And I desire that a certificate copy of this will be sent to my executors in Kentucky, which I desire to be as legal and valid as the original.

Signed and sealed by me this 8th day of January

A.     D. 1863.

HENRY L. TAYLOR

 

Signed & sealed in the presence of

JNO. C. EASTON “A”

J. W. THROCKMORTON

 

 

Written in margin: Probate of will

 

State of Texas

Collin County To the District Court

March Term 1873

Your petitioner R. A. TAYLOR of Collin County would present that on or about the day of __ 1872 , HENRY L. TAYLOR departed this life in the county of Collin, leaving a will which is made a part hereof “marked “A” that by the terms of said will your petitioner together with THOMAS P. COLLINS and JOHN M. KINCAID, or either of them, were appointed executors of said will and that said COLLINS and KINCAID refuse to…

 

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…accept letters testamentary; further, that by the terms of said will no action is to be had in the court, except the probate of said will and the returns of an inventory, the values of the real property in the said county is (blank) dollars, personal property of the value of (blank) dollars, wherefore, he prays that citation be only posted to all interested in said estate. And that said will be only probated, and letters testamentary issue to your petitioner.

R. A. TAYLOR

BY Throckmorton, Brown & Brs.

Filed Dec’r. 23rd 1872

J. M. Benge

Clk.

 

Written in margin: Proof of Will

 

On this day appeared in open Court, JOHN C. EASTON, one of the subscribing witnesses to the Last will and Testament of HENRY L. TAYLOR, Dec’d. who upon oath, says that he signed the said will as a witness in the presence of the Testator, HENRY L. TAYLOR, and that said TAYLOR signed the same, and at the time of signed said will, said TAYLOR was of sound mind and over the age of Twenty one years. And further, that at the time of signing said will, affiant and JAMES W. THROCKMORTON who also signed the same as a witness, was over the age of fourteen years.

JNO. C. EASTON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of April 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy.

Filed April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Notice for Guardianship

 

Estate of JOHN A. and MESACH B. MORSON, Minors

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of JOHN A. and MESHACH (sic) B. MORSON, Minors.

Notice is hereby given that THOMAS A. MORSON has filed in my office his application for the appointment of Guardian 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…

 

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…the 3rd Monday in March 1873 when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office,

this 7th day of February 1873.

J. M. Benge clk.

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Feb. 7th 1873, and executed Feb. 13th 1873, by posting in three public places in the county, one of which was the Court House door of said county.

W. N. Bush Sheriff

By J. L. Rainey

Dy.

Issued Feby. 7th 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas Know all men by these present that we THOMAS A. MORSON as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County are bound unto the clerk of the District court of the county, first aforesaid and his successors in office, in the sum of three hundred dollars, Conditioned that the said THOMAS A. MORSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JOHN A. MORSON a minor.

Witness our hands and seal (scrolls) this 5th day of April 1873.

T. A. MORSON Seal

his

HENRY X WOOD Seal

mark

his

HOLOMON X DOBSON Seal

mark

Approved April

5th 1873

J. M. Benge

Clerk

 

I THOMAS A. MORSON do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incoumbant on me as the guardian of the estate of JOHN A. MORSON, minor.

THOMAS A. MORSON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This April the 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge,

Clk.

Filed April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Application for guardianship

 

State of Texas In District Court March term.

County of Collin A. D. 1873.

To the Hon. District Court of Collin County.

THOMAS A. MORSON of said county shows that JOHN A. MORSON is a minor about thirteen years age and MESHACH B. MORSON is a minor of about two years of age, both residing in the county of Collin, in the custody of your petitioner and without any lawful guardian of their estate, and are entitled to an estate of the estimated value of ($250) two hundred and fifty Dollars, and that the father and mother of said minors are deceased. Wherefore, he prays that he be appointed Guardian of the Estate of said minors.

Jenkins & Goodner.

Attys. for Applicant.

Filed Fey. 6th 1873.

J. M. Benge

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we THOMAS A. MORSON as principal and (blank) as sureties are bound unto the clerk of the District Court of the county first aforesaid and his successors in office in the sum of three Hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the said THOMAS A. MORSON will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of MESHACH B. MORSON, Minor.

Witness our hands and scrolls for seals this fifth day of April 1873

THOMAS A. MORSON Seal

his

Approved April HENRY X WOOD Seal

5th 1873. mark

J. M. Benge his

Clerk SOLOMON X DOBSON Seal

mark

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I THOMAS A. MORSON do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as guardian of the Estate of M. B. MORSON, minor.

THOMAS A. MORSON

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This April 5th 1872.

J. M. Benge

Clerk

Filed April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge

Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of SANFORD BECK, Dec’d.

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of SANFORD BECK, Decd.

Notice is hereby given that JOHN M. SALMONS Executor of the Last Will and testament of SANFORD BECK Dec’d. has filed in my office his application for the sale of certain lands belonging to said 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 McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in November 1872, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my signature & seal of office,

this October 17th 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk

District Clerk C. C. Texas

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dy. Clerk

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Oct. 17th 1872, and executed by causing a publication of the within notice to be published in the McKinney Enquirer, for 4 successive weeks, prior to return day thereof, and posting a coy of at three public place in this county, on of which, was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush,

Sheriff

Issued Oct. 17th 1872.

J. M. Bush, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Application for Sale of Land

 

State of Texas

Collin County

To the District Court setting in Probate JNO. M. SALMONS, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of SANFORD BECK Dec’d. would represent there is not allowed and approved against the Estate of said BECK, Dec’d. valid and subsisting claims to the probable amount of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars, that the proceeds of province & (?) of real and personal property are insufficient to pay off & satisfy said debts; that there is no personal property, not belonging to said Estate, out of which said debts may or can [be] satisfied; and further, it is necessary that real Estate of said Estate be sold to satisfy the said debts against said Estate now subsisting against it.

Therefore, he prays and asks that an order be granted…

 

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…to sell the following described property belonging to said Estate for the payment and satisfaction of said debts to wit:

One tract or parcel land of One Hundred acres of the MARIA J. GERRING Survey, and an undivided one half interest in 20 acres out of the same survey, 33 acres out of the M. K. FOSTER Survey; 36 acres out of the same Survey and 31 acres out of the aforesaid survey as shown by the Inventory herein filed. And that a notice be given to all interested in the Administration as required by law.

JOHN M. SALMONS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This 17th day of Oct. 1872.

J. M. Benge, clerk

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dy. clk.

Filed Oct. 17th 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

State of Texas In the District Court.

Collin County March Term A. D. 1872

To the District Court of said County.

Your petitioner, JOHN M. SALMONS, Executor of SANFORD BECK’s Estate would represent that since the filing of his application to wit: Novr. 8th 1871, for Sale of Land to pay debts; it has become apparent to applicant that the order of sale asked, will be insufficient for the payment of debts, expenses, etc. Wherefore, he asks that said order may be made as prayed for heretofore, and in addition thereto, that applicant sell the undivided interest in 9 acres out of the MARY SCOTT Survey of 640 acres—Also, petitioner would report, that the Estate of GEO. H. PEGUES owns a claim of near forty five dollars against Reporter’s Estate—and that said claim grows out of a lost note given to GEO. H. PEGUES, for the purchase money of the two third interest in 6 acres of land out of the MARY SCOTT Survey –returned on Reporter’s inventory—original. Reporter asks that the court order the sale of said two third interest in said 6 acres of land to pay said claim. Reporter further says that P. D. CRUME has presented a claim to Reporter in the nature of a judgment rendered against DARRALL & BECK, in favor of said CRUME in Dallas County, on Aug. 7th 1860, and filed and Recorded in Collin County, March 28th 1867, in the Clerk’s office of said county, for one hundred and eighty-six 40/100 dollars, with 8 percent interest. Report[er] says that said judgment has been properly proved up and allowed by him, and that the record in Collin Count…

 

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…gives it a general lieu in the Real Estate of Deceased. Situated in Collin County—at least, so Reporter is informed. Reporter would ask of the court a determination of the question of law as to above judgment, and such order and decree as the law authorizes.

JOHN M. SALMONS

 

Sworn to before me this 23rd day of Feb’y.

A.D. 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Depty.

Filed Feby. 23rd 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Depty.

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

To the Hon. District Court of Collin County

JOHN M. SALMON, Executor of the Last Will of SANFORD BECK Decd. would report that Two Hundred acres of the land included in the inventory of said Estate has been by him turned over to FRANCIS HOOD—formerly BECK, the surviving widow of said Dec’d—as her homestead, being the first tract on the Inventory. He has also turned over to her all of the personal property, (except one ox wagon) belonging to said estate—for which he holds her receipt.

He would further report that the following named tracts of land, are improperly upon said Inventory, they having been sold in the lifetime of said BECK, under execution against him-viz: 80 acres out of the GEMINSY Survey, being the 3rd tract mentioned on the Inventory; 10 acres out of the M. K. FOSTER Survey, being the eighth tract on the Inventory.-(This land was sold under the execution in two tracts.)

50 acres of the J. B. ROUNDTREE Survey being the 12th tract upon the Inventory.

The above lands were sold as aforesaid in the lifetime of said BECK, and he prays that they be stricken from the Inventory.

He would further that in obedience to the order of this court he sold at private sale the following lands for the prices mentioned and for cash.

First an undivided two thirds interest in six acres of a Survey in the names of MARY SCOTT—sold to J. M. WILSON for $25.00.

Second, 50 acres out of the J. T. McCULLOCK Survey...

 

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…sold to J. M. WILCOX for $225.00; this tract is put down on the Inventory as 56 acres, but contains by estimate 50 acres.

Third, 30 acres out of the M. K. FOSTER to J. B THOMAS for $81—The deed from M. S. BECK to S. BECK was never recorded, and is lost, which renders the title to this land questionable, and injures the sale.

These lands were sold for the best prices to be had for then, after making every effort to make a sale—and he asks that the sales be confirmed.

He reports further that there was belonging(s) to said Estate not upon the Inventory, a claim for hogs, wild in the woods, number and value could not be ascertained; that he sold said hogs for $25, payable 25th day of Dec. next to FRANCIS M. HOOD.

All of which, is respectfully submitted.

JOHN M. SALMON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me

This August 3rd 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

Filed Aug. 3rd 1872

J. M. Benge

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Amended Report of Sale

 

JOHN M. SALMONS Administrator of the Estate of SANFORD BECK, would amend his report filed Aug. 3rd 1872.-

In this that the two third interest in six acres of a Survey in the name of MARY SCOTT, sold by him to J. M. WILCOX for $25.00, he has ascertained is involved in a suit now pending in the District Court of Collin County, in which EMILY PRUIT is Plaintiff and the heirs of GEORGE H. PEGUES et al. are defendants—wherefore, he prays that he be required to make no titles to the purchaser and leave the matter for the present as though no sale had been made.

And your reporter would further show that since the report made and filed as afore said, he has discovered upon actual survey, that the 30 acres reported as sold to J. M. WILCOX at $4.50 per acre, turns out to amount to 42 or 43 acres (exact number not recollected as he has not the field notes before him). Wherefore, he asks that he be required only to make a deed to said purchaser for the amount of land as shown by actual Survey.

JOHN M. SALMONS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This Dec’r. 14th 1872.

J. M. Benge Clerk.

 

Filed Dec’r 14th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

 

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Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

JOHN M. SALMONS, Administrator of the Estate of SANFORD BECK, Dec’d. would represent that in obedience to the order of the Court rendered at its November term 1872, after advertising as required by law, he as Admr. aforesaid, proceeded to sell at the Court House door in the town of McKinney, within legal hours at public auction to the highest bidder, on the 1st Tuesday in February 1873, on a credit of six months, the following described land belonging to the Estate of his interstate, as follows, to wit:

The following lot in the GEMINING Survey.

Lot No 1. 40 acres sold to H. A. DERRYBERRY

at $1.00 per acre $40.00

Lot No. 2. 32 acres sold to same party, at 50 cts.

per acre $16.00

Lot No. 3. 32 acres, sold to J. L. DOGGITT

@ 50 cts. per acre $16.00

Lot No. 4. 10 acres, sold to H. A. DERRYBERRY

@ 20 cts. per acre $2.00

The following lots in the M. K. FOSTER Survey.

Lot No. 1. 31 acres, sold to JAS. THOMAS

@ 3.50 $108.50

Lot No. 2. 33 acres sold to same party

@ 3.25 107.25

Lot No. 3. 36 acres sold to same party

@ .50 18.00

Making the sum of Three Hundred seven & 75/100 Dollars, realized from the sale of the aforesaid land.

Said Administrator would submit to the court that he does not believe that the land sold for its value, and submits to the court whether under the circumstances it will confirm the sale, and further he would ask that if the sale is not confirmed by the court that you grant him an order to sell said land at private sale.

JOHN M. SALMONS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me

This February 22nd 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph,.

Dpty.

Filed Feby. 22nd 1873

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph

Dpty.

 

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Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of H. H. TUCKER, Decd.

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of HENRY H. TUCKER, Dec’d.

Notice is hereby given that J. M. TUCKER has filed in my office his application for Letters of Administration of said Estate which will be acted upon at the next term of District Court of Collin County, to be holden at the Court House in McKinney on the 3rd Monday in March 1873, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office

This February 22nd 1873.

J. M. Benge, clerk.

By S. K. Rudolph, Dy. Clk.

Dist. Court Collin County.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Feb’y 22nd 1873 and executed by posting (the same day) a true copy of this notice in three public places in the county one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

By J. L. Rainey

Dpty.

 

Issued Feb’y 22nd 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Application for Administration

 

State of Texas The District Court

Collin County March Term 1873

To the District Court sitting in Probate your Petitioner, J. M. TUCKER, one of the heirs of HENRY H. TUCKER, Dec’d. would represent that said H. H. TUCKER departed this life in the county of Collin on the 6th day of Feb’y 1873 intestate—that his Estate is of the value of Five Thousand, three hundred dollars real estate and personal, and that your petitioner is not disqualified under section 50 of the Probate Laws, wherefore he prays that the required notice be given and that Letters of Administration be granted him.

J. M. TUCKER.

Filed Feb’y 21st 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Dpty.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we J. M. TUCKER as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. M. Benge, Clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the full and just sum of Ten Thousand, six hundred dollars, the payment of which, will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs and legal representatives jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

The conditions of the above bond are that whereas the above bonder J. M TUCKER was this day appointed Administrator of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER, Dec’d. Now if the said J. M. TUCKER shall faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as said Administrator, and faithfully and truly account for all money or property that shall come to his hands as such, then in that case this bond shall be null and void, otherwise, remain in full force and effect.

Witness our hands this the 5th day of April 1873.

J. M. TUCKER

T. C. McKINNEY

G. W. FITZHUGH

Approved April 12th 1873 THOS. H. MURRAY

J. B. Benge E. WHITE

Clerk G. H. FITZHUGH

D. B. DAVIS

P. B. CARR

W. D. KELLY

 

I, J. M. TUCKER, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on me as Administrator of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER, Dec’d. to the best of my skill and ability, so help me God.

J. M. TUCKER

Sworn to and subscribed before me,

This April 12th 1873

J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

Filed April 12th 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Notice for Guardianship

 

Estate of MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON, Minor

 

The State of Texas.

To all persons interested in the welfare of MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON, a minor.

Notice is hereby given that JOHN A. JACKSON has filed in the District Court of Collin County Texas, his petition praying the appointment as Guardian of the person of said minor which will be acted upon at the present term of the District Court of said county, now in session at the Court House in the town of McKinney, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office

This March 17th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand March 17th 1873 and executed same day by posting a coy of this writ at three public places in the county one of which was the Court House door.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

By G. R. Yantis,

Dy.

Issued March 17th 1873

J. M. Benge

Clerk.

 

Written in margin: Application for Guardianship

 

State of Texas To the District Court

Collin County March Term. A. D. 1873

To the District Court of Collin County

Petitioner JOHN A. JACKSON of Collin County, respectfully represent that MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON is an orphan living in Collin County, aged about eleven years. That said orphan has no Guardian of her person, and that petitioner is now Guardian of said orphan’s estate. Petitioner represents that the interest of said minor requires the appointment of Guardian of her person and asks that letters issue to him.

JOHN A. JACKSON

 

Filed March 17th 1873

J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Inventory and appraisement

 

Estate of MOSES MOORE, Deceased

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin March Term A. D. 1873

 

The undersigned executrix of the Last Will of MOSES MOORE Dec’d. begs leave to file the following Inventory and List of claims of said Estate, which she prays may be examined and approved-To wit:

Community Estate

 

120 acres land in Denton County Texas part of Survey in the name of R. F. HEDCOXE,

On Big elm, valued at $300.00

1 Double barrel shot gum valued at 10.00

1 Brown Horse, 4 yrs. old branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, valued at 60.00

1 Sorrel Horse, 4 yrs. old branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, valued at 50.00

1 Brown Horse, 4 yrs. old branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, valued at 30.00

1 Sorrel Mare, 4 yrs. old branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, valued at 35.00

1 Bay Mare, 3 yrs. old branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, white spot on face 35.00

1 Sorrel Horse, 5 yrs. old branded 8 on left should 2 white ft, white spot on face 75.00

1 Roan Horse, 4 yrs. old, branded [J inside a diamond] and R. J. on right hip, valued at 35.00

4500 shingles 20.00

 

 

Separate Estate of Decedent

1 4 horse wagon valued at $50.00

1 Grey mare 9 yrs. old branded [diamond] on left shoulder valued at 30.00

1 Iron mare 9 yrs. old branded [diamond] on left shoulder valued at 35.00

1 Sorrel mare 8 yrs. old branded [diamond] on left shoulder Blaze face 2 white feet valued at 30.00

1 Sorrel mare 7 yrs. old branded [upside down V & L] on left should valued at 35.00

1 Bay mare 3 yrs. old yrs. old branded [diamond] on left shoulder Blaze face 3 white feet value at 40.00

1 Bay Stallion 11 yrs. old 3 white ft. and Blind in both eyes valued at 20.00

 

List of claims, Separate Estate

 

One note on ED. CHAMBERS dated 21st day March 1865, due on the 21st day of March 1865 for Fifty Dollars with interest at 8 per cent from maturity, amounting to $82.00 (Dollars).

 

One note on FRANCIS FOX (?) for 40 Bushels corn date 22th day of November 1867, due same day.

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority, E. JANE MOORE, Executrix of the Last Will of MOSES MOORE Dec’d., who being duly sworn deposes and says, that the above and foregoing is a full Inventory and description of all the real and personal property, Books, papers, evidence of debts, and of debts due or to become due, belonging to the Estate of MOSES MOORE Dec’d. as far as she has been able to ascertain, and that she was not bound or indebted to the said Testor in any contract at the time of his death.

E. JANE MOORE.

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This 17th day of March A. D. 1873.

J. M. Wilcox, J. P.

Collin County

 

Written in margin: Preliminary Oath of Appraisers

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority C. M. CHRISTIE, SAMUEL YOUNG and HOGAN WHITT, Householders in said County, who being duly sworn, depose and say, that they are not interested in the Estate of MOSES MOORE Dec’d., nor of kin to any person interested therein, and that they will according to the best of their abilities vow and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the Inventory.

C. M. CHRISTIE

Sworn to and subscribed before me. HOGAN WHITT

This the 17th day of March, 1873 his

J. M. Wilcox, J. P. SAMUEL X YOUNG

Collin County mark

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin We the undersigned appraisers do certify that the amounts set opposite the Real and personal property in the foregoing Inventory is the appraised value thereof.

Witness our hand this the 17th day of March, 1878.

(A.D.) C. M. CHRISTIE

HOGAN WHITT

his

SAMUEL X YOUNG

mark

 

Filed March 17 1873

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dy.

 

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Written in margin: Citation

 

Estate of NANNIE H. GOSSUM, Minor

 

The State of Texas

To the Sheriff of Collin County. Greetings:

Whereas L. W. OGLESBY, L. B. M. FOWLER, JOE FOREMAN, W. B. BEALACK and L. BULTER has filed in my office his (sic) application in substance as follow:

That they are the sureties on the bond of C. F. MANN, heretofore given as Guardian of the Estate of NANNIE H. GOSSUM, Minor, and that they desire to be released from any further liability as surety on said bond-that said MANN be cited to appear and than and there be required to give a new bond. You are therefore commanded to summons the said C. T. MANN to be and appear at the present Term of the District Court of Collin County, now in session at the Court House in the town of McKinney, then and there to answer said petition. Herein fail not but this writ execute as the law requires.

Witness my and hand and seal office.

This March 24th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

D. C. Collin County, Texas

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand March 24th 1873 and executed March 26th 1873, by delivering to the within named defendant T. C. MANN in person a true copy of this writ.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

Collin County, Texas

 

Issued March 24th 1873

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

 

Plano, Texas. Mar. 22nd 1873.

To His Honor W. H. Andrews

Judge th Judicial District,

At McKinney, Collin County

Texas. Presiding:

We the undersigned sureties of C. T. MANN upon his Bond as Guardian of NANNIE H. GOSSUM, would respectfully request that C. T. MANN be notified to give new bond and us be released from said bond.

Our reason for said request is that said C. T. MANN has and is using and appropriating to his individual use and benefit the money or funds of said NANNIE H. GOSSUM and without securing us (?) for the same, we request that he be notified as soon as possible.

 

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Respectfully yours,

L. W. OGLESBY

S. B. M. FOWLER

JOE FOREMAN

W. B. BEALACK

L. BUTLER

 

Filed March 24th 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Estate of M. B. GRAHAM, Dec’d.

 

To the Honorable District Court of Collin County March Term.

The undersigned would represent that in pursuance of an order issued at the November Term of court, that after due and legal time advertising a certain tract of Timber land, containing 20 acres, and belonging to the Estate of M. B. GRAHAM, Dec’d. the said land was sold at the Court House door in the town of McKinney, on the 1st Tuesday in January 1873, to the highest bidder, at the following bid, at $1.75 per acre, to J. M. Fox--$35.00-

All of which is most respectfully submitted, this 5th day of April, 1873.

B.S. SHELBURNE, Admr.

of M. B. GRAHAM, Dec’d.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

Filed April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE, Deceased

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE Dec’d.

Notice is hereby given that MARY E. STOGSDALE has filed in my office, her application for letters of Administration upon said estate, which will be acted upon at the next term of the District court of Collin County to be holden at the Court House thereof, in McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in November 1872…

 

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…when and where all persons interested may appear, and contest the same, if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office,, this October 31st, 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

By S. M. Rudolph Dpty.

 

Issued October 31st 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dpty.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Octo. 31st 1872 and executed same day by posting copies of this notice in three public places one of which was the court House door.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

By G. R. Yantis,

Dpty.

 

Written in margin: Bond of Administration

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we M. E. STOGSDALE as Principal and JOHN CHOATE, GEORGE KENNEDY and R. H. GILLERSON (blank space) as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto J. M. Benge, Clerk of the District Court of Collin County, and his successors in office, in the sum of Eight Thousand ________Dollars; now if the said M. E. STOGSDALE will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon her as Administratrix of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE Deceased then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Witness our hands and seals, this November 30th 1872.

M. E. STOGSDALE Seal

JOHN CHOATE Seal

Approved November GEORGE KENNEDY Seal

30th 1872 R. H. GILLERSON Seal

J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, M. E. STOGSDALE, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me administratrix of the estate of J. M. STOGSDALE, Dec’d, so help me God.

M. E. STOGSDALE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this Novr. 30, 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk,

D. C. Collin County, Texas

Filed Novr. 30th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

To the District Court, Collin County

March Term, 1873

MRS. MARY E. STOGSDALE, Administratrix of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE, Dec’d. would represent to the court, that on the 10th day of January 1873, they proceeded to sell in the town of Weston, the Drugs belonging to said Estate, private sale to Dr. HARRIS more particularly set forth as follows.

 

34 oz. Tue carb. Iron 50 cts.

1 ½ lbs. Buchu Save. 45

34 lbs. Uvs Urse 10

2 lbs. 6 oz. Senna. 62 ½

1 lbs. Ext. Licorice. 40

2 oz. Sunar Caustic. 2.20

¼ lbs. Magnesia .95

1 lb. Calcuied Do. 1.40

1 oz. Morphine 4.00

5 oz. Oil anise .50

4 oz. Oil Cassia. 1.75

4 oz. Oil Cloves. .95

4 oz. Oil Croton. .55

1 Book Sabel. 3.00

3 ½ lbs. cram Tartar 1.45

2 oz. Chinese Musk. 1.50

10 ½ oz Dover’s Powders 1.25

½ lb. acetic acid. .10

2 lbs. Carb. Acid. 1.50

2 lbs. Citric Acid 2.50

8 lbs Spanish Brown .50

¾ lbs. Tartaric Acid .60

3 ½ oz. Alum .10

1 lb. Aq. Amuia & bottle .45

1 ½ lb. Arsenic .12 ½

2 ½ lbs Copavia & bottle 2.50

½ lbs. Creosote & bottle .65

60 oz. lub. Uit. Bismuth 1.50

3 ½ lbs. Borax 1.40

1 ¾ lbs. Calomel 2.90

10 oz. Pulv. Eluo. .30

5 oz. Chalk. .20

1 lb. Hyd. Chlorate 3.25

1 lb. Comrs. Subline 1.13

4 ½ lbs. Chlorine Sine. .80

¼ lb. Oil pepper .40

1 ¼ lbs. Arrowroot .65

1 ¼ lbs. Red Cinchona 1.50

Paint & var. Brushes 8.25

Varatren Verids 1.10

 

 

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2 lbs. Sulphate Iron and bottle 40 cts.

2 lbs asclepine root .80

1 ½ lbs. Balsam Tur. 1.40

2 lbs pulv. Licorice 1.00

1 ½ oz. Tooolphycin .90

4 ½ lbs. codbran 1.80

1 oz. Seplandin .60

1 oz. Tiperine .85

2 lbs leopt Aloes .36

1 ½ lbs. Digitalis .60

1 lb. Confec Rose .85

4 lbs. Oxfy. Lead. .36

2 ½ lbs. Muriate Auionia .45

¾ lb. Jalap. .67 ½

9 bottles Ayres’ Pectoral 6.00

4 lbs. Bull’s Sarsaparilla 2.65

44 boxes Braudreth’s Pills 5.50

45 boxes Jayres’ Pills 6.05

40 boxes McLean’s Pills 4.50

24 boxes Wright’s Pill 2.00

2 ½ qts. Port Wine 2.00

3 bed pans 3.00

2 lbs. Bospudy p .32

1 Doz. Ayers’ Sarsp. 8.00

2 Spatolas. .50

9 Fenale Syringes 1.00

2 lbs. Merc. Ointment 1.40

2 ½ papers pin boxes .30

½ lbs. Sponge toilet .70

2 lbs. bicarb. Potash .90

1 ¼ lbs. Brom. Potash 1.80

1 lbs. Chlorate Potash .70

1 lb. Iodide Potash 7.50

3 lbs. Nitrate Potash .60

2 lbs. Colunnbo Potash .90

10 Black Brushes 2.90

5 Doz. Blacking 3.25

3 ½ lbs. Copperas .15

4 lbs. Blue Vitriol .64

½ lb. Cauthanrodise .60

5 lbs. Logwood 1.50

5 lbs. Indigo 6.25

10 lbs. Madder 1.80

1 lb. Anoline 2.45

4 lbs. Chrome Green .72

2 lbs. Chrome Yellow .30

3 lbs. Drop blk. .60

2 lbs. Prus. Blue 1.01 (?)

 

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8 lbs. Borret amber $1.44

2 lbs Vermillion .60

20 lbs. Red Lead 2.00

9 lbs. Lithrope 1.30

½ gal. Japan Varn. .70

1 gal. Asphalt 1.75

10 bottles Jasper’s encort 4.00

6 bottles Jasper’s Buchan 3.25

5 cakes Jasper’s Soap 1.10

6 cakes Buchus Soap 1.25

1 box Phalon’s Soap .25

3 boxes McK soap .63

½ doz. Phalon’s Soap 1.13

½ doz. Phalon’s small Soap .60

1 doz. Medicated soap .85

2 cakes soap .25

10 Trous Tablet soap .50

10 Bazius T soap .63

3 M. Pearl Powders .40

½ Doz. Versailles Powders .40

11 Bots. Hair Oil .80

1 Bots. Weatherly Ent. .55

8 Bot. Soo Hair Oil 1.30

1 Bot. Golden Star Oil .50

½ Doz. 2 Blanley Oil .94

½ Doz. B. Ent. Roots .75

11 bots. Can can Ext. 1.60

½ Doz. Sponges. .50

2 2/3 Seidlitz 8.75

23 vials Bateman’s Salts 1.40

13 vials Goofries Cordial .85

Tooth Forceps 6.25

2 Glass Forceps 1.50

1 Breast Pump .62 1/2

1 Bot. Smiths Ton. .66 2/3

½ Bot.Brown’s Giner 1.75

6 Bots. P. Bitters 3.30

9 Bots.Trilch Bitters (?) 4.04

11 Bots. McLean’s Cordial 7.75

14 Bots.Y. A. Liniment 1.75

2 Doz. A & B Linimnet 3.00

1 Doz. Bots. Mustard 1,90

Filtering Paper 1.40

16 oz. Groovale Grease 1.10

5 Glass Pessles .55

1 lb. Lint 2.00

2 Doz. Stove polish 1.30

16 lbs. paper 2.56

 

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3 Doz Pager, Fly 90cts

4 Thermometer $1.84

2 Springsaucets 1.50

Hyperemic Syringe 4.00

5 Syringes .85

3 Finale Syringe .37 ½

8 Syrin. In cases 1.00

Nitric acid .50

Oil Lavender .62

Oil Bergamot 1.68

Oil Peppermint 1.05

Oil Sassafras .60

Basilican Ointment .60

Citrius Ointment 1.50

1 ½ lbs. Elix. Vol. ain. 1.25

1 ½ lbs. H. E. Buchu. 3.00

1 ½ lbs. H. E. Ergot. 4.20

½ lb. H. E. Senna .50

¼ lb. Ext. Jalap 1.90

1 lb. Est. Gentian 1.25

¾ lb. Ext. Butternut 1.75

¼ lb. Ext. Dandelion 1.50

12 lbs. Spbs. Nitre & Denn. 6.30

1 lb. Sulphate Ether .78

1 lbs. Arnica flowers .40

2 lbs. Chamomile flowers .70

2 ½ lbs. Glycerin 1.15

1 lb. Soc. Aloes 1.75

1 lb. Assafoetida 1.25

1 ½ lb. Gum Arabic .75

2 ¾ lbs Myrrh 1.90

1 lb. Hoffman’s An. .65

½ lb. Ironby Hyd. 1.08

1 ½ lbs. Guaiacum .75

1 lb. Gum bolt 1.40

4 oz. gum Camphor .50

44 met Syringes .35

1 lb. press chalk .20

½ lb. mt. gall .20

3 cupping Glasses .65

¾ oz. Zinc .50

Kiaro .25

13 oz. Opium 6.90

30 oz. cochineal 1.70

¾ lbs. vaeinian .40

¾ seringo .45

 

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1 lb. S. S. maquena .25 cts

2 lbs. Gentian .30

3.4 lb. Ipecac Pulv. 1.00

4 lbs. Epsom Salts .25

9 lbs. Bi. carb. Soda .90

1 lb. Spermaceta .50

2 lbs. acid Lead .90

25 lbs. Sulphur 1.00

1 ¾ lbs. Syr leo Iron 2.10

6 lbs. Sulph. Rhubarb 3.50

Additional course 2.98

2 ½ lbs. Finch Iron and bottle 1.25

3 ¾ lbs. Allspice .65

4 ½ lbs. Cloves .90

3 ½ lbs. Cinnamon 1.60

3 ½ lbs. Ginger .90

Bloodroot .30

1 ½ lbs. mace 1.80

9 boxes mustard 1.22

2 ¼ lbs. morx 1.70

1 ¼ lbs. Sulph. Zinc .15

1 ½ lbs. Ext. Collocynth .50

¾ lbs. Canthor root .90

1 ½ Colchicum seed .45

¾ lb. Sobelia seed .45

1 ½ lbs. .55

Golden seed .70

Bayberry .25

4 ½ oz. Iannin 1.00

3 bottles Castor Oil 5.90

7 ½ Tung. Oil 7.85

2 ½ bottles Olive Oil 4.40

4 (?) bottles Olive Oil 3.20

1 lb. Drip Oil 1.20

5 lb. Ani Sullph. Acid 3.20

26 ½ gals. Spir. Jars 11.97

30 qts. Spir. Jars 15.50

21 gals. Salt in Jars 11.97

3 Doz. Qts. Salt in Jars 15.50

1 ¼ Doz. Pts. Salt in Jars 4.50

3 Glass vials 5.00

½ Glass oil vials 2.40

4 Glass Cooks (corks?) 2.50

4 qts. Spt. Jars 2.50

3 pt. Spt. Jars .45

1 ½ Chloroform .75

 

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3 Doz. Qt spt. Jars $6.00

3 Doz. ½ gal. spt. Jars 9.75

23 1 gal. spt. Jars 12.35

Jars .70

1 gal. Jar .30

Col Liver Oil 2.00

Tincture 20.00

2 ½ Gals. Alcohol 4.90

Cases & co. 5.00

2 books 17.00

Case Instruments 30.00

Scales 7.50

Stethoscope .50

Proportion Carriage 33.00

Drugs

Jars Additional 4.10

1 Pr. Pill bags 14.00

1 Colt to Boarland 20.00

Total $567.02

The Administrator would further say, that the sold was made and note taken, bearing 10 pr. cent. Int. due the first day of Novr. 1873.

M, E. STOGSDILL

Admr. of Est. J. M. STOGSDILL, Dec’d.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This Feb’y 19th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

D. C. Collin County, Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Estate of J. M STOGSDILL, Deceased

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Real and personal Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE (sic) Decd. The same being Community Est. of himself and MARY E. STOGSDALE, his surviving wife.

 

1st Real Estate

 

Homestead situated in Collin County part of Wm. CUTWEN__(?)

Valued at $600.00

 

Part Sob. (?) No. 1 B. No. 2 Weston and

Improvements on same. valued at $750.00 Total value $1350.00

2nd Personal Property

 

Drugs, Medicine and Glassware val. at $600.00

1 Show case val. at 20.00

1 Buggy val. at 40.00

 

 

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1 Saddle Horse valued at 100.00

1 mare and colt valued at 100.00

Stock Cattle valued at 25.00

Hogs valued at 10.00

Household and Kitchen Furniture valued at 100.00

Total value $995.00

 

3rd Notes due the Estate

 

Note on J. W. KING, date Jan’y 25th 1871 val. 5.50

Bearing 10 % int. to date. In. 1.00

 

Note on R. W. TARPEY, DATE Jan’y 19th 1871 5.00

10 % int. Int. to date .90

 

Note on H. M. DICKEY, date JANY 1871 va. 8% 2.00

Interest to date .28

 

Note on J. H. SIMPSON date Jan. 1st 1871 val. 10% 5.50

Interest to date 1.00

 

Note on JONAS WHITAKER, date Sept. 9th 1871, 10% 46.20

Interest to date 5.00

 

Note on J.J. HUTCHINGS, date Jan. 1st/72 val. 10% 25.00

Interest to date 2.08

 

Note on S. HIFER date Jan. 1st/72 val. 17.50

Two notes on Wm. ROOTER one dated Nov. 20th/72 10% 10.00

Interest to day 2.00

Sec. date Novr. 20th/71, 10% 10.00

Interest .90

Total amount $167.05

 

4th Accounts (good)

Acct. on DREW O’BRYAN $30.05

Acct. on Wm. GROWER 16.25

Acct. on JESSE BROILS 11.90

Acct. on HENRY CAMPBELL 18.50

Acct. on A. J. CULWELL, SR. 18.25

Acct. on BERRY HAMILTON 54.50

Acct. on JOHN THOMPSON 11.00

Acct. on A. T. ROBERTSON 43.85

Acct. on A. J. CULWELL JR. 6.50

Acct. on J. S. HELMS 19.00

Acct. on ANDREW ADAMS 52.25

Acct. on DANIEL ALEXANDER 25.00

Acct. on LEWIS HIFER 7.00

Acct. on WILLIAM PULLEN 8.00

Acct. on HOOT ORENDORF 3.00

Acct. on JAMES POFFARD 19.50

Acct. on F. M. BOUNDS 10.00

Acct. on JAMES CARROUTH 2.00

Acct. on WILSON S. RAGGS 3.00

 

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Acct. on JOB PHILLIPS $35.00

Acct. on JAMES BATSEL 3.80

Acct. on J.J. BOWIE 5.00

Acct. on LEONIDAS WILSON 12.75

Acct. on ELIZABETH CARROUTH 1.50

Acct. on ______ DILLINGHAM 7.50

Acct. on GEORGE KENNEDY 47.98

Acct. on THOMAS MILLER 15.50

Acct. on ALEXANDER NEWMAN 12.00

Acct. on COLOWAY WILSON 6.00

Acct. on ________ CALAHAN 4.50

Acct. on ________ STEWART 4.00

Acct. on WILLIAM MARTIN 5.50

Acct. on CATHARINE MUGG 3.00

Acct. on JOSEPH BURK 23.25

Acct. on ROBERT AGEE 1.00

Acct. on JAMES ALEXANDER, Sr. 3.00

Acct. on G. MULLENIX 1.85

Acct. on ARCHIE THOMPSON 22.75

Acct. on _________ CHANDLER 1.75

Acct. on JOSEPH BRITTON 12.50

Acct. on JACOB HOWARD 12.00

Acct. on GUSS BROWN 3.50

Acct. on MORIAN DICKEY 6.50

Acct. on JACKSON McAINER 21.00

Acct. on WILLIAM GAEBRIATH 13.25

Acct. on TAYLOR CHAMBERS 3.50

Acct. on WASHINGTON ELLER 5.25

Acct. on WILLIAM JOHNSON 8.30

Acct. on ROBERT MUGG 2.50

Acct. on I. J. AUSTIN 13.00

Acct. on _______ALDRIDGE 12.25

Acct. on _______ BALTON 3.50

Acct. on JAMES MARTIN 21.75

Acct. on JAMES BURKE 11.00

Acct. on JAMES BROWN 5.50

Acct. on BIRD SMITH 3.75

Acct. on ISAAC SMITH 16.17

Acct. on JOHN CHIPMAN 5.00

Acct. on JONAS WHITAKER 4.00

Acct. on Wm. McWHISTER 3.00

Acct. on Wm. McKEE 1.50

Acct. on KERRY WATSON 2.00

Acct. on ______COMBS 8.00

Acct. on JOHN EADOMS 6.00

Acct. on ________ FLETCHER 5.00

Acct. on VIRGIL MORRIS 9.00

Acct. on GREEN CULWELL 5.00

 

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Acct. on R. M TARPEY $21.00

Acct. on ARCHIE WHITE 3.00

Acct. on SAM’L BECK 10.00

Acct. on JAMES ALEXANDER 5.00

Acct. on SCOTT CLATON 40.50

Acct. on A. L. PATTERSON 11.00

Acct. on EUOCH DORSONS 1.00

Acct. on GRANT SHOWER 17.00

Acct. on Wm. BAXTER 16.00

Acct. on RICHARD O’BRYAN 11.25

Acct. on MORIAN BOARLAND 2.00

Acct. on ISAAC FRANKLIN 10.00

Acct. on SAMUEL WALKER 19.00

Acct. on LETTLE CHIPMAN 16.17

Acct. on WILLIAM SIMATE 9.50

Acct. on THOMAS O’BRYAN 24.00

Acct. on JOHN W. WILSON 6.00

Acct. on JAMES HELMS 3.00

Acct. on CLINT JONES 2.00

Acct. on JOSEPH ELLIOT 40.00

Acct. on STEPHEN SAID 16.65

Acct. on JOB ALEXANDER 8.00

Acct. on JACK DOUGLASS 2.00

Acct. on JACOB BRYANT 1.00

Acct. on DAVID O’BYRAN 15.00

Acct. on JOHN DICKEY 5.00

Acct. on JESSE HUTCHINGS 1.00

Acct. on _____ WALKER 6.00

Acct. on SAM’L WATSON 4.00

Acct. on T. J. GAMBELL 4.00

Acct. on H. C. SMITH 22.00

Acct. on JAMES MILLER 4.00

Acct. on FRANK MORRELL 2.00

Acct. on _____ WEBB 8.00

Acct. on JOHN BLAKELY 10.00

Acct. on PRICE AUSTIN 2.00

Acct. on Dr. GREER 8.75

Acct. on G. L. ROBERTS 10.00

Acct. on JOHN ELLER 2.20

Acct. on DON DAVIDSON 29.25

Acct. on JOHN CULWELL 1.00

Acct. on ROBT. CARRUTH 14.00

Acct. on JOSEPH HEARN 3.75

Acct. on JACOB CULWELL 4.50

Acct. on _______ BAYER 4.00

Acct. on S. W. STINNETT .50

 

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Acct. on J. J. SMITH 2.95

Acct. on Dr. HUBBARD 1.00

Acct. on JOHN RUPELL 12.35

Acct. on SOLOMON BURK 16.00

Acct. on FRANK DOUGLASS 1.65

Acct. on _______ INGRAM 12.80

Acct. on JOSEPH BRENION 6.75

Acct. on JAMES WILSON 20.95

Acct. on SAM’L BLOSSINGAUM (?) 4.00

Acct. on ________ BAYER 4.00

Amt. good Accts. $1357.10

 

Doubtful

Acct. on E. HOLMES 1.50

Acct. on ______ BOATMANS 10.00

Acct. on JOSEPH PHILLIPS 3.00

Acct. on THOMAS ELLIOT 22.60

Acct. on _______ JACKSON 2.00

Acct. on HARRISON MASSEY 7.50

Acct. on _______ MANLEY 5.00

Acct. on WILLIS TUCKER (Colored) 10.00

Acct. on Wm. GAMMOTT 34.50

Acct. on CHANDLER CHIPMAN 30.00

Acct. on PATRICK STONE 1.00

Acct. on HENRY HAININIG 16.00

Acct. on HOP TATHAM 18.50

Acct. on Wm. BURK 10.00

Acct. on JAMES BECK 5.00

Acct. on MARION SAILING 3.50

Acct. on ______ FAIN 5.00

Acct. on THOMAS CAMPBELL 14.25

Acct. on _______ COLLION 1.50

Acct. on ARMSTRONG PRIS 9.00

Acct. on _______ JAMES 5.50

Acct. on PATTON CARTER 17.50

Acct. on JOHN SIMPSON 7.50

Acct. on Wm. ROBERTS 25.75

Acct. on MONROE SILE 7.75

Acct. on SAM’L LITTERAL 10.00

Acct. on _______ MITCHELL 11.00

Acct. on ROBT. GARNETT 12.00

Acct. on POMP STEWART 2.50

Acct. on _____ LACY 21.50

Acct. on NEWTON WELTON 31.50

Acct. on ________ WAGNER 5.50

Acct. on ABE RIGGLE 3.00

Acct. on GILFORD CHOATE 20.75

Acct. on JNO. ROBERTS 11.50

Acct. on MRS. JANE WHITE 8.00

 

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Acct. on _______ SCOTT 4.00

Acct. on JACOB GARNETT 14.00

Acct. on _______ SNIDER 5.00

Acct. on HENRY PATTERSON (Colored) 3.50

Acct. on ELIAS SHOWER 24.25

Acct. on DOCK BECK 1.00

Acct. on TOBIAS BECK 3.00

Acct. on WILLIAM HUTTON 6.50

Acct. on JOHN LOONCAN 11.50

Acct. on WILLIAM DOWEY 1.50

Acct. on JOSEPH HUBBARD 8.50

Acct. on ______ THOMAS 1.50

Acct. on JACK KAYSOR 27.50

Acct. on SAMUEL PHILLIPS 1.50

Acct. on EUOCH JAMES 2.00

Acct. on _____ JAMES 5.50

Acct. on H. C. SMITH 21.00

Acct. on H. CAMPBELL 9.00

Acct. on _______ BUCHANAN 6.00

Acct. on SAM’L NICHOLSON 7.75

Acct. on NICK WELDON 10.00

$576.60

 

Worthless

 

Acct. on HIRAM AUSTIN 8.00

Acct. on ______ BURGUSS 4.50

Acct. on CLEVE TROTTER 26.00

Acct. on G. W. SIMPSON 6.85

Acct. on WILLIAM BOWIE 23.50

Acct. on ______ GIBSON 15.75

Acct. on GREEN TROTTER 20.50

Acct. on JAMES PHILLIPS 31.50

Acct. on THOMAS CARROUTH 18.00

Acct. on ________ YOUNG 2.50

Acct. on WILLIAM PAYTON 1.00

Acct. on JAMES DRIPERS (?) 1.50

Acct. on WHIT MORRIS 6.50

Acct. on MITCH GARRISON 15.00

Acct. on SELBORN BRUEL 9.50

Acct. on WILLIAM SIMPSON 18.00

Acct. on JOHN VAUGHAN 16.00

Acct. on _____ WALTON 4.00

Acct. on EZEHIAL RICHARDSON 35.15

Acct. on LEWIS SHIRER 2.50

Acct. on CHRISTOPHER SEARCY (?) 16.11

Acct. on CHARLES HALL .50

Acct. on ______ CONWAY .80

Acct. on JOHN COLO (?) 10.00

Acct. on _____MATTHEWS 3.50

 

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Acct. on _____ JOHNSTON $ 4.00

Acct. on THOMAS CORTY 1.50

Acct. on TUCK JOHNSTON 4.50

Acct. on JESSE MORRIS 10.00

Acct. on JOHN KNOX 8.00

Acct. on _____ McCARTY 2.50

Acct. on IRA ZIGLER 25.45

Amount Worthless Accts. $353.60

Half interest in the following

Accounts (Good)

Acct. on JACOB HOWARD 3.50

Acct. on GUSS BROWN 3.50

Acct. on _____ McGINITY 21.75

Acct. on A. J. CULWELL 2.50

Acct. on Wm. JOHNSON 12.00

Acct. on MARIAN DICKEY 11.70

Acct. on THOS. MOLLENIX 1.50

Acct. on ANDREW ADAMS 6.00

Acct. on BIRD SMITH 1.50

Acct. on A. DILLINGHAM 10.75

Acct. on RICHARD TERRILL 3.50

Acct. on GEAR KENNEDY 34.57

Acct. on CLINT JONES 9.00

Acct. on WILLIAM GRONER 3.50

Acct. on JOHNSON DYSORT 5.25

Acct. on JAMES BABSELL (?) 3.00

Acct. on JOSEPH BRITTON 3.50

Acct. on JOB PHILLIPS 1.50

Acct. on Wm. SUMATE 3.50

Acct. on FRANKLIN BOARLAND 10.00

Acct. on _______ BARNETT 2.00

Acct. on ISAAC SMITH 22.50

Acct. on WIROM (sic) ALDRIDGE 3.50

Acct. on D. S. BLANTON 1.50

Acct. on STEPHUS LOYD .50

Acct. on JAMES MILLER, SR. 1.50

Acct. on MRS. WHITAKER 7.00

Acct. on JOHN S. DICKEY 1.50

Doubtful

Acct. on MR. MITCHELL 10.00

Acct. on MR. CARRAWAY 10.00

Acct. on MR. DAVIS 1.50

Acct. on MR. AUSTIN 2.00

Acct. on MRS. STRATTON 1.50

Acct. on JAMES GREEN 7.50

Acct. on _____ ROGERS 11.50

Acct. on _____ FAGG 3.75

Acct. on REUBEN MARKS 2.50

 

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Acct. on JAMES BECK $ 3.00

Acct. on HOP THOMPSON 1.50

Acct. on LARKIN ADAMSON 3.00

Worthless

Acct. on JOHN BROWN 7.90

Acct. on WILLIAM BROWN 21.00

Acct. on JOHN KENNEDY 1.00

Acct. on TORSONS SEVIERS 1.50

Acct. on ______ GIBSON 2.50

Acct. on CHARLES CHIPMAN 5.00

Acct. on BUCK PIERCE 1.50

Acct. on MRS. STIGALL 4.50

Total Amount of partnership Accts 2)295.72

$147.86

 

Recapitulation.

 

Total value of Real Estate. $1350.00

Total value of Personal Estate 995.00

Total value of Notes 167.05

Total value of Accounts (Good) 1357.10

Total value of Accounts (Doubtful) 576.60

Total value of Accounts (Worthless) 353.60

Total value of half int. in Accounts (good, doubtful & worthless) 147.86

Total value of Estate $4947.21

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before J. M. Benge Clerk of the Dist. Court of Collin County MRS. MARY E. STOGSDALE, Administratarix of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE, Dec’d. who upon oath, says that the within is a full Inventory and description of the Real and Personal property, books, papers, evidences of debts and all debts due and to become due, belonging to said Estate as far as she has been able to ascertain, and that she is not bound or indebted to the Dec’d. in any contract at the time of his death.

M. E. STOGSDALE

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th Decr. 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

D. C. Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Preliminary Oath of Appraisers

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before J. M. BENGE Clerk of the Dist. Court of Collin Co. (blank) and (blank) and (blank) appraisers of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDALE Dec’d. who upon oath say that they are householders in the County of Collin; that they are not interested in the Estate nor of kin to any person interested therein, and that they will according to…

 

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…the best of their abilities, visit and appraise the personal property to them produced, and the real property described in the Inventory.

G. S. ROBERTS

J. T. SMITH

S. C. S. DURHAM

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec’r. 11th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

The Amount set opposite each article is its appraised value.

G. S. ROBERTS

J. T. SMITH

S. C. S. DURHAM

 

 

Written in margin: Notice for Final Settlement

 

Estate of MARGARET JENKINS, Dec’d.

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of MARGARET JENKINS, Deceased.

Notice is hereby given that HENRY SHIELDS Administrator of said Estate has filed in the Office of the District Clerk of Collin county, his Petition and accounts for Final Settlement of said Estate. Which will be acted upon at the next term of the Dist. Court of Collin County to be holden at the court House in the town of McKinney on the 3rd Monday in November 1872, when and where all person interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office,

This Octo. 19th, 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Issued Octo. 10th 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clk.

 

“”Endorsed”

Came to hand Oct. 10th 1872, and executed by posting 3 copies of the writ at 3 public places in Collin Co. one of which, was the Court House door, and causing the within Notice to be published in the McKinney Messenger a news-paper published weekly in Collin County, four weeks prior to return day.

This 12th November 1872.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff,

Collin Co.

Texas

 

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Written in margin: Final Account

 

State of Texas District Court

Collin County Nov. Term A. D. 1872

 

To the Hon. Dist. Court of said county.

The undersigned Administrator of the Estate of MARGARET JENKINS Dec’d. begs leave to file the following final account of said Estate, and prays that the same be approved, the succession closed and he discharged from his trust,

To Wit:

Dr.

To amt. of sale as shown by Report thereof file May 6th 1871 $88.05

 

Cr.

By cash to 3 appraisers as per voucher No. 1 $3.00

By cash to J. H. LOVEJOY, Auctioneer voucher No. 2 2.50

By cash to J. M. BENGE, fees, voucher No. 3 15.00

By cash to I. J. THOMAS, fees. voucher No. 4 3.00

By cash to JENKINS & JENKINS, fees, voucher No. 5 15.00

By cash to Tax Collection, fees, voucher No. 6 4.17

By cash to retained as com @ 5cp on $88.05 collected 4.40

By cash retained as com @ 5cp on $42.67 paid out 2.13

By cash for 4 days service in gathering & securing stock &c 4.00

By cash held by self as Guardian of an heir JULIA A. PHILLIPS, minor 8.71

voucher 7

By cash held by self as Guardian of an heir COLUMBUS PHILLIPS, 8.71

minor voucher 8

By cash paid SARAH C. WILLIAMS an heir as per voucher 9 8.71

By cash on hand due to ISAAC N. JENKINS an heir 8.71

$88.05

 

Said Admr. represents that all the property that has come to his hands as such has been disposed of shown in the foregoing account, leaving nothing remaining in his hands as Administrator.

That he is Guardian of two of the heirs at law of said Estate and holds their shares as such, and the other shares he had paid to SARAH C. WILLIAMS wife of DAVID WILLIAMS, for which their voucher is within filed. He also holds the share of the only other heir ISSAC N. JENKINS, who is a minor and has no Guardian.

HENRY SHIELDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This Octo. 7th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

Filed Octo. 10th 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

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Written in Margin: Notice

 

Estate of E. M. RICHARDSON, Minor

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of the minor E. M. RICHARDSON.

Notice is hereby given that J. H. JENKINS has filed in my Office his application for letters of Guardianship of said 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 McKinney, Texas, on the 3rd Monday in November 1872, when and where, all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand & seal of Office,

This November 12th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dpty.

Issued Nov. 12th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dy.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Novr. 12th 1872, and executed same day by posting true copies of the within notice at three public places in the county, one of which was the court House door.

W. N. Bush,

Sheriff

 

Written in margin: Bond of Guardianship

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we JAMES H. JENKINS as principal and (blank) as securities are bound unto J. M. Benge, Clerk of the Dist. Court of the count, first aforesaid, and his successors in office, in the sum of Six Hundred Dollars, conditioned that the said JAMES H. JENKINS will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of E. M. RICHARDSON, a minor

Witness our hands & seals, scrawls being used as such, this 3rd day of Dec’r A. D. 1872.

J. H. JENKINS seal

J. O. STRAUGHAN seal

Approved Decr. 3rd. 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clk.

 

I, JAMES H. JENKINS do solemnly that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Estate of…

 

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E. M. RICHARDSON, a minor to the best of my ability so help me God!

J. H. JENKINS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, Decr. 3rd 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk.

Filed Decr. 3rd. 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

Estate of ANN, SURILDA and ELDORA HUNTER, Minors

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of the minors ANN, SURILDA and ELDORA HUNTER.

Notice is hereby given that MRS. S. J. STIMSON filed her petition, praying to be appointed Guardian of the person and estate of said minors. Which will be acted upon at the next term of the District Court, to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 3rd Monday in March 1872, when and where, all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office,

This March 5th A. D. 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph, Depty.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

I accept service of the within and waive all notice, and ask that S. J. STIMSON be appointed my Guardian. This March 29th 1872.

M. A. HUNTER

 

Issued March 5th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dpty.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand March 5th 1872 and executed by posting copies of this notice in three public places in the county one of which was the court House door.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff

Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these present that we SARAH J. STIMSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) and securities are bound unto J. M. Benge, Clerk of the District Court of the County, first aforesaid in the sum of One Hundred…

 

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…Fifty Dollars, condition that the said S. J. STIMSON will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the person and Estate of ANN HUNTER, a minor.

Witness our hands and scrolls for seals, this 24th day of March 1873.

S. J. STIMSON, seal

JOHN COX, seal

D. M. STIMSON, seal

D. M. STIMSON (sic)

Husband of S. J. STIMSON

Approved This March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas.

 

Written in Margin: Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the person and Estate of ANN HUNTER, a minor.

S. J. STIMSON

Sworn to and subscribed before me, March 29th 1873.

J. m. Benge, Clerk

Filed March 29th 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we SUSAN J. STIMSON as principal and (blank) as security are bound unto the Clerk of the District Court of the county first aforesaid and his successors in Office, in the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, conditioned that the said S. J. STIMSON will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the person and estate of SURILDA HUNTER, a minor.

Witness our hands and seals (scrolls).

This 24th day of March 1873.

S. J. STIMSON seal

JOHN COX seal

D. M. STIMSON seal

D. M. STIMSON seal

Husband of S. J. STIMSON

Approved March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the person and Estate of SURILDA HUNTER, a minor.

S. J. STIMSON

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me.

Witness my hand, this March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Filed March 29, 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these present that we SUSAN J. STIMSON as principal and (blank) as security are bound unto the Clerk of the District Court of the county first aforesaid and his successors in Office, in the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, conditioned that the said S. J. STIMSON will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the person and estate of ELDORA HUNTER, a minor.

Witness our hands and seals (scrolls).

This 24th day of March, 1873.

S. J. STIMSON seal

JOHN COX seal

D. M. STIMSON seal

D. M. STIMSON seal

Husband of S. J. STIMSON

Approved March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of Guardian of the person and Estate of ELDORA HUNTER, a minor.

S. J. STIMSON

 

Sworn to and subscribe before me

Witness my hand this March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

Filed March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge.

Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Report of the condition of Estate

 

Estate of MINNIE MAY HERRINGTON, Minor

 

State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin Novr. Term 1872

To the District Court of said County.

JOHN A. JACKSON, Guardian of the minor, MINNIE MAY HERRINGTON, asks leave to submit the attached Report of the condition of said Minor’s Estate in his hands, and asks that the same be received.

 

Received as Guardian of MINNIE MAY HARRINGTON, the following property, (real and personal) viz:

A tract of land in Grayson County, containing 275 acres, a tract in Denton County, of 320, and one of 195 acres; a tract in Collin county of 157 ½ (?) acres and a tract of 150 12/100 acres—for a more particular description of these lands, reference is here made to the report of the commissioners, who set them apart now on file in the county clerk’s office.

I also received the sum of $690.95 in U. S. Currency. Ten head of stock cattle are on former Guardian’s report, but none were turned over to me, they have been stolen or died.

A lot of stock horses were turned over to me, which have been advertised by me as the law directs. I offered for sale on the 12th day of Sept. 1871, on the remises of JOHN HUFFMAN in Collin County, on a credit of six month and coming to the conclusion from the manner of bidders, and other circumstances, that the property would be sacrifices, and would not bring its value, I stopped the sale after selling one mare for the price of $34.50, which sum I report now; as being in my hands; afterward to wit: on the 15th day of Sept. 1872, I again offered the herd of horses with their increase for sale, on a credit of six months, (requiring bonds with good security,) on the premises of JOHN HUFFMAN, and sold them at the prices named in the following account of the sale.

1 bay mare at the price of $37—a mare, colt and yearling mule, $30--mare and yearling $30—1 mare, yearling & colt $82.50

1 mare $51—1 mare $34—1 mare & colt, $48—1 mare $20

1 horse $29—1 mare, 2 yearlings & colt, $68—1 mare $19

1 mare & colt, $44—1 mare & yearling $25—1 mare & yearling $58 (?)

1 horse, $63—1 mare & yearling $41—1 mare & colt $37

1 filley $25—1 mare $16—1 horse $22.25—1 mare $6

1 mare $29—3 mule colts $63-& 1 mare $35—

The total proceeds of the sale amounted to $1025.75 and the bonds of the different purchasers for that amt. with security are now in my possession.

 

I have paid out to defray expenses of Keeping the stock and for the board, clothing other necessary wants of my ward.

 

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MIMMIE MAY HARRINGTON (see receipts showing the items, herein filed) the following sums, viz:--

 

Oct. 4th 1871—Tax on 152 acres of land to W. N. Bush, Sheriff of Collin County $6.43-see receipt marked No. 1 herewith filed.

Sept. 1st 1871-Paid to JOS. W. BAINES, tuition, see receipt marked No. 2 $1.00

April 1st 1871-Paid to C. V. QUISENBERRY tuition, see receipt marked No. 3 $37.40

Oct. 1871-Paid to C. C. DEWEY tuition, see receipt marked No. 4 4.40

Mar. 25th 1872-Paid to Newcomb & Co. tuition, see receipt marked No. 5 15.06

Oct. 14, 1872- Paid Tax to Sheriff C. C. see receipt marked No. 6 11.53

Oct. 14. 1872-Paid Tax to Sheriff C. C. see receipt marked No. 7 4.96

Oct. 14, 1872-Paid Tax to Sheriff C. C. see receipt marked No. 8 19.38

Jan. 22, 1872- Paid to C. V. QUISENBERRY tuition, see receipt marked No. 9 55.50

Sept. 14th, 1871- Paid to C. V. QUISENBERRY tuition, see receipt marked No. 10 38.88

Feby. 9th, 1871- Paid tax to Sheriff C. C. see receipt marked No. 11 3.50

May 11th, 1871-Paid tax to Sheriff C. C., see receipt marked No. 12 1.25

July 20th, 1871-Paid to G. A. M. STARKS tuition, see receipt marked No. 13 51.75

Sept. 7th 1872- Paid Tax Sheriff H. F. Eagan, see receipt marked No. 14 12.50

1871-Paid Tax Sheriff H. F. Eagan see receipt marked No. 15 11.96

Oct. 4th 1871-Paid to W. N. Bush, S. C. C. see receipt marked No. 16 11.25

Dec. 5th 1871-The above is one half the tax on the property of

M. M. & J. H. HARRINGTON assessed together

Dec. 5th 1871-Tax Jno. W. Hunter S. Grayson Co. see receipt marked No. 17 10.75

Oct. 28th 1872-The above amt. is M. M. HARRINGTON’S part of tax in 8th receipt

Oct. 28th 1872-McKinney Enquirer printing-M. M. HARRINGTON’S part of above No. 18 1.00

April 3rd 1872-J. M. Benge, Clk, for M. M. & J. H. HARRINGTON $1-half of which is here

Chgd. To M. M. HARRINGTON & receipt marked No. 19 .50

May 11th 1872-S. Collin co. Tax for M. M. & J. H. HARRINGTON $4.50 half charged to M. M.

HARRINGTON See receipts marked No. 20 2.25

Feby. 9th 1872-S. Collin co. Tax J. H. & M. M. HARRINGTON, $12.60 half charged here to

M. M. HARRINGTON see receipt marked No. 21 6.30

Nov. 30th 1872-Tax receipt for 1871 No. 22 9.13

Mary 26th 1872-Paid Z. E. RAINEY No. 23 16.42

Nov. 30th 1872-Paid B. W. RHEM’S acct. No. 24 39.85

(Broat forward $372.65) $372.65

J. A. JACKSON

Guardian of the foregoing

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me

This Nov. 30th 1872. J. M. Benge, Clerk

Filed Nov. 30th, 1872. J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

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Written in margin: Acct. of Sale of Personal Property

 

State of Texas The District Court.

Collin County Fall Term A. D. 1872

In the Dist. Court of said County,

JOHN A. JACKSON, Guardian of the minor MINNIE MAY HERRINGTON, would respectfully report, that on the 12th day of September 1871, he sold at public outcry, after due notice, on JOHN HUFFMAN’S place one three year old filley (sorrel) the property of my said Ward, and BEN MATTHEW became the purchaser for the sum of thirty four 50/100 dollars, which he executed his note with good security, payable in six months from date of purchase—which said note has been promptly paid to me upon its maturity.

That on the 13th day of September 1872, after due notice, he sold at public outcry on JOHN HUFFMAN’S place, the following personal property of said minor, to the person and for the price named, on a credit of six months, without interest until due, and with 12% interest after due.

 

To E. L. BUSH—(1) one mare $37.00

One mare colt & yearling for 65.00

One yearling mule 30.00

One mare & yearling 55.00

One mule 34.00

One mare and colt 20.00

One horse 29.00

One mare, two yearlings and colt 68.00

One mare and colt 44.00

One mare and yearling 41.00

Three mule colts 63.00

$486.00

 

To S. L. HERRINGTON

One mare & colt $30.00

One mare, yearling and colt 82.50

One mare & her yearlings 23.00

One mare 16.00

$151.50

 

To Wm. F. SCOTT—one mare 51.00

To J. M. WILCOX—One mare colt 43.00

To JAMES WELL

One mare 19.00

One mare 29.00

$48.00

 

To A. L. BALL, one mare & yearling 58.00

To BERRY PATTERON, one horse 63.00

To E. C. QUISENBERRY, one mare colt 37.00

To S. P. LANSFORD, one filley 25.00

 

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To JOHN COLLIER,

One horse $22.25

One old mare 6.00

28.25

 

To R. W. COLLIER, Jr., one mare 35.00

 

All of which, is respectfully submitted—

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing statement is a true account of the sales made by me at the time specified.

J. A. JACKSON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This the 30th day of November, A. D. 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

Filed Novr. 30th 1872.

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Community Estate of Wm. T. HORN Dec’d. and MARGARET HORN, his surviving wife.

 

The State of Texas Community Estate of Wm. T. HORN, Dec’d. and MARGARET HORN, his surviving wife.

Collin County

 

Know all men by these present that we MARGARET HORN principal and A. T. ROBERTSON, DAVID E. LONDON, L. M. TALKINGTON & J. L. NOBLE Sureties, are hereby firmly bound unto J. M. Benge, Clerk of the Dist. Court of said County and his successors in Office in the sum of Forty one hundred and Eighty eight Dollars, conditioned that the MARGARET HORN will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on her as surviving wife of WM. T. HORN, Dec’d.

Witness our hands and seals, using scrolls for seals. This 29th day of March A. D. 1873.

MARGARET HORN seal

Approved April 5th A. T. ROBERTSON seal

1873 DAVID E. LONDON seal

J. M. Benge L. M. TALKINGTON seal

Clerk J. S. NOBLE seal

Filed April 5th 1873.

J. M. Benge

Clk.

 

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority MARGARET HORN,

County of Collin surviving wife of Wm. T. HORN Dec’d. and made oath that the foregoing and annexed List

 

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…contains 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 the Community Estate of the said Wm. T. HORN, Dec’d, and herself as far as she has been able to ascertain, and that she was not bound or indebted to the deceased in an contract at the time of his death.

her

MARGARET X HORN

mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

March 29th 1873.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph,

Dpty.

 

State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority JAMES T. COLEMAN, D. J.

Collin County JOHNSON, D. J. FRANKLIN and JEFFERSON ROBERTSON, appraisers of the Community property of Wm. T. HORN, deceased and his surviving wife, MARGARET HORN, and made oath that they were not interested in said estate, nor of kin any person interested therein, and that they would to the best of their ability, view and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the Inventory.

JEFFERSON ROBERTSON

JAMES T. COLEMAN

 

State of Texas Personally appeared before the undersigned authority (blank) appraisers of the Estate of Wm. T.

Collin County HORN Dec’d., and made oath that the articles of property in above & foregoing Inventory have been appraised by them and the amount set opposite each article is its appraised value in currency of the U. S.

JEFFERSON ROBERTSON

JAMES T. COLEMAN

D. J. FRANKLIN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This April 3rd 1873.

Jas. M. Benge,

Clerk.

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Te State of Texas In Dist. Court

County of Collin Spring Term 1873

In the Hon. Dist. Court of said County, Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of Wm. T. HORN, Dec’d. late of said County, as rendered by…

 

 

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MARGARET HORN, surviving widow of said HORN, to wit:

475 acres of land of the Wm. T. HORN Survey

including residence valued at $2375.00

20 acres of land of the GEO. HORN Survey

in cultivation and valued at 200.00

 

Head of stock horses as follows,

5 work horses (mares) 250.00

8 Stock horses 160.00

$2985.00

2 yoke work cattle 80.00

1 Jack valued at 200.00

38 head of Stock cattle valued at 190.00

90 head of Sheep valued at 135.00

7 head of Hogs valued at 14.00

6 bedsteads valued at 20.00

6 feather beds & bedding valued at 180.00

1 glass valued at .50

1 safe valued at 3.50

7 chairs valued at 5.00

3 plows & 2 prs. Gear valued at 30.00

1 Kettle valued at 5.00

53 Geese valued at 25.00

Miscellaneous furniture valued at 10.00

1 horse wagon valued at 60.00

1 ox wagon valued at 75.00

1 Loom valued at 6.00

2 spinning wheels valued at 5.00

1 braking plow 10.00

4 ox chains & yokes 12.00

Cash on hand 97.00

$4188.00

 

Written in margin: Notice for Probate of Will

 

Estate of MOSES MOORE Deceased

 

The State of Texas:

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of MOSES MOORE Deceased.

Notice is hereby given that BETTY JANE MOORE has filed in my office her application for the probate of the last will and Testament of MOSES MOORE Dec’d. which will be acted upon at the next term of the Dist. Court of Collin County, to be holden at the Court House in the town of McKinney on the 3rd Monday in November 1872, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of Office.

 

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This 18th Oct, 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk

D. C. Collin Co., Texas.

Issued Oct. 18th 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

 

“Endorsed”

Came to hand Oct. 18th 1872, & executed by causing three copies of the within notice to be posted at 3 public places in Collin County, one of which, was the Court House door.

This Nov. 12th, 1872.

W. N. Bush, Sheriff C. C.

Texas

 

Written in margin: Will

 

The State of Texas, S. S.

Collin County In the name of God; Amen.

I MOSES MOORE, a resident of the County and State knowing the uncertainty of this life & the certainty of Death, do make, execute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills made by me.

Item 1st.

I give my soul back to God who gave it to me, praying for salvation through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Item 2.

I will that all my just debts shall be paid by my Executorix herein after named, for which purpose, she may dispose of such of my property—not otherwise disposed of in this Will, as she may think best.

 

Item 3.

I give and bequeath to my son JONES C. MOORE my four horse wagon, which he now has in his possession, also my double barreled shot gun.

 

Item 4.

I give and bequeath to my daughter JOSEPHINE GUITAN five head of horses, sunning near MR. GEORGE HERNDON’S in said County of Collin; viz: one grey mare, one bay mare, one roan colt, one brown filley and one bay or brown colt. The said JOSEPHINE taking the risk of finding said horses.

 

Item 5.

I will and bequeath to my son JONES C. MOORE, and my daughter JOSEPHINE GUITAN—each of them, Ten acres of land out of what is Known as the TOM HEDGECOX headright, in the County of Denton and state of Texas and lying on the water of Elm Fork.

 

Item 6.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, for the use of herself and our child, JOHN M. MOORE, all of my property both real and personal, all debts, dues, claims…

 

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…monies, choses (?) in action and all effects of whatever nature to which I have any right or title, together with all increase interest, arising from the same. and it is my will further, that my said Wife, shall buy and sell property, real or personal as she may deem but for the interest of herself and our said child; give and receive titles in her own name, and which shall be as good and lawful, as though made by myself. And I hereby declare, that the property bequeathed in Items 3rd 4th & 5th are not included in this Item 6th.

 

Item 7th

I will that my third interest in the Steam saw & grist mill, now known as Moore & Huey’s Mill, shall revert back to J. W. and J. H. HUEY, for value received.

 

Item 8th

I hereby appoint my beloved wife BETTY JANE MOORE as Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I will further that my said executrix shall not be required to give any bond whatever, for the faithful performance of her duties as said Executrix.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal, This the 19th day of July A. D. 1872.

MOSES MOORE

Signed by MOSES MOORE and declared by

him to be his last Will and Testament in

presence of

W. H. MOORE

R. B. ANDERSON

 

Filed Oct 18th 1872

J. M. Benge, Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Probate of Will

 

The State of Texas In open court at the present time thereof after the required application made and lawful

County of Collin notice thereof given as appears to satisfaction of the court, came in due time, BETTY JANE MOOORE, Executrix of the last will and Testament of MOSES MOORE, Dec’d. and produced therein, for Probate, the said last Will and Testament, and the subscribing witnesses thereto, to wit: W. H. MOORE and R. B. ANDERSON, who being duly sworn and say that they saw MOSES MOORE, the Testator, sign, declare and publish the instrument to them now being shown, bearing date July the 19th A. D. 1872, as his last Will and Testament, freely, voluntarily, and of his own accord, and without any compulsion or influence whatever; that at the time of executing said Will, the said Testator was of sound, disposing mind and memory, and over Twenty one years of age, that depoments (?) signed said will as witnesses thereto, in the presence…

 

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…of the said testator at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other, and that they were both over the age of fourteen years of age when they signed the said will, as witness thereto.

W. H. MOORE

R. B. ANDERSON

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This Novr. 30th 1872.

J. M. Benge, Clerk.

By S. K. Rudolph.

Dy.

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, BETTY JANE MOORE, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as the Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of MOSES MOORE Dec’d., so help me God.

E. JANE MOORE.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

This Jany 6th 1873

J. M. Benge,

Clerk

 

Written in margin: Will

 

The State of Texas In the Name

Collin County of God Amen

 

I GARLAND R. MARTIN of the State of Texas and County of Collin being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking any former will or wills made by me.

 

Item 1st My will is that my property Shall be disposed of as follows to wit: to my beloved wife, BETSY ANN MARTIN. Give and bequeath to Said wife the Sum of Thirty Dollars annually that being the Interest of Three hundred Dollars of gold which I, Said MARTIN have loaned out.

 

Item 2nd I give to my Daughter ANNE T. BROWN five dollars.

I give ISABLAN THOMPSON five dollars.

I give to my son JOHN B. MARTIN five dollars.

I give to my Daughter BETSY ANN ASHLOCK five dollars.

 

Item 3rd I also give to my Daughter BETSY ANN ASHLOCK one wardrobe, one small chest, one bell mettle Kettle, one stew pot, on chair, one book Fleetswood history.

 

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Item 4th I give to my Daughter MARGARET B. BROWN five dollars.

Item 5th I give to my Three Grandchildren MENENVY M. BACUS, RUFUS R. MARTIN, JOHN R. MARTIN, JUN. five dollars equally dived (sic-divided) between them.

 

Item 6th My will is that these Special Sums be paid out of Three hundred of Money above named when Called in.

 

Item 7th I will give to my Grandson ASARIAH H. WEAVER the Sum of four hundred Dollars out of a legacy that is due me and which I will probably will receive in my lifetime provided the Said WEAVER pays to me in my lifetime the ninety Dollars he is owing me if not in my lifetime the ninety Dollars must be deducted out of the four hundred dollars that I give him.

 

Item 7th I also give to my Grandson W. WEAVER the Sum of hundred dollars those two legacy to be payd (sic-paid) out of my legacy which is due me from birginid (?) provided there be that amount, if not it must be taken from the Two hundred and forty of loaned money not yet disposed of.

 

Item 10th (sic) My will is provided there should be more of my birginid (?) legacy than will pay the eight hundred dollars that I bequeath to my two Grandson A. H. WEAVER and ROBERT W. WEAVER that the over fees on balance of my legacy with the Two hundred and forty Dollars above named be and constitute a Sum out of which the burying expenses of myself and wife are to be paid.

 

Item 11th (sic) I also will that if there be an over plus or more than what I have disposes of in this my will that the balance be disposed of as follows:

 

Item 12th (sic) My will is that should there be more than what I have disposed of that the Same be equally divided between my Five Children whose names are in this will.

 

Item 13th (sic) I also give to my Grand Daughter MARRIAH THOMPSON my feather bed—headstead and furniture.

 

Item 14th (sic) I also give to my Grand Daughter MARYJ. THOMPSON my family Bible.

 

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Item 15th (sic) I lastly anominate (sic) Constitute and appoint my Grand Son ASARIAH A. WEAVER my Executor to this my last will and testament.

GARLAND R. MARTIN

Signed Seal and delivered by GARLAND R. MARTIN to be his last will and testament in our presence this Nov. the 19th A. D. 1873.

SAMUEL CHILDRESS

S. T. MORGAN

Written in margin: Certificate

 

This is to certify that I have written this will according to the dictation of MR. GARLAND R. MARTIN who undoubtedly has a Sound and disposing mind and memory this the 19th day of November A. D. 1873.

SAMUEL CHILDRESS.

 

 

Written in margin: Petition

 

The State of Texas Estate of G. R. MARTIN

County of Collin deceased

To the district Clerk of Collin County

Your petitioner AZARIAH H. WEAVER would present that GARLAND R. MARTIN decd. on or about the 3rd day of February 1874 leaving personal property of the estimate balance of (blank). That Said GARLAND R. MARTIN died in Collin County leaving a will, and that your petitioner was named in Said will as Executor and is capable of receiving letters testamentary wherefore your petitioner prays that notice of this application be given as the law requires, that said will be probated and letters testamentary be granted. A. H. WEAVER

 

Written in margin: Notice of Probate of will

 

State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of GARLAND R. MARTIN Decd.

Notice is hereby given that A. H. WEAVER has filed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County his application for the Probate of the last will and testament of GARLAND R. MARTIN Decd. which will be acted upon by the Clerk in vacation on and after ten days from the date of this notice at the Court house in the Town of McKinney when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand & seal of office this Febry. 9th 1874.

J. O. Straughan Clerk

By J. D. Page Dpy.





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