Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 227-290


Page 227

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s notice

 

Came to hand Febry. 10th 1874 and Executed Feby 10th 1874 by copying and posting in three public places one of which was the Court house door.

W. W. MERRITT, Sheriff

Collin County

 

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas I SAMUEL CHILDRESS do solemnly swear that I Signed the will of GARLAND R. MARTIN Decd.

Collin County filed in the office of the District Clerk as a witness in the presents (sic) of GARLAND R. MARTIN also that Said GARLAND R. MARTIN Signed Said will in my presents (sic) and that Said GARLAND R. MARTIN was over Twenty one years of age when he Signed Said will and was of Sound and disposing mind at that time and further that S. F. MORGAN who Signed Said will in the presence of the deceased as witness were both over fourteen years of age.

SAMUEL CHILDRESS

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Feb. 23rd 1874

J. O. Straughan Clerk

District Court Collin Co., Tex.

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

The State of Texas In District Court

Collin County In Vacation

I S. T. MORGAN do Solemnly swear that I signed the will of GARLAND R. MARTIN decd. filed in the office of the Dist. Clerk as a witness in the presence of said GARLAND R. MARTIN, also that Said GARLAND R. MARTIN Signed Said will in my presents (sic) and that Said GARLAND R. MARTAIN was over Twenty one years of age when he Signed Said will and was of sound and disposing mind at that time and further that Said SAMUEL CHILDENS (CHILDRESS?) who Signed Said will in the presence of the deceased as witness were both over fourteen years of age.

S. F. MORGAN

Sworn and Subscribed before me this Feb. 23rd 1874

J. O. Straughan Clerk

District Court Collin Co., Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas Estate of GARLAND R. MARTIN Dec.

Collin County Know all men by these present that we A. H. WEAVER as principal and M. ASHLOCK and (blank) ARON as Sureties are bound unto J. O. Straughan as Clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his Successors in office in the Sum of five Thousand dollars, Conditioned that the Said A. H. WEAVER will well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as Executor of the last…

 

Page 228

 

…will of GARLAND R. MARTIN deceased.

Witness our hands and Seal using scrolls for such this the 9th day of March 1874.

A.H. WEAVER seal

M. ASHLOCK seal

ARON BRYANT seal

 

Written in margin: Oath; affidavit

 

I, A. H. WEAVER do Solemnly swear that the writing which has been offered for probate is the last will of GARLAND R. MARTIN deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Executor under the Said will So help me god.

A.H. WEAVER

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the 14th day of March 1874.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

The State of Texas This the 17th day of March 1874 we the undersigned do certify that this is a true

County of Collin and correct appraisement of the property owned by GARLAND R. MARTIN Decd.

 

Name of Property appraised value

One wardrobe $8.00

One chest (clothing) 2.50

One Bed sted (sic) Feather Bed one quilt

One cover lid one Blanket one Pillow 20.00

One Bell mettal (metal) Kettle 1.50

One stew pot .25

One Bible 2.50

One Chair .50

Names of appraisers:

L. T. JONES

Mc. SMITH

J. I. ENLOE

 

Written in margin: List of claims

 

List of claims due the Estate of GARLAND R. MARTIN Decd. one promissory note for Three hundred gold dollars bearing interest at ten percent 20th day of Jany. 1872 with credit of Sixty dollars note date Jany. 20th 1872.

Signed C. S. HAGGARD

Also one promissory note for the Sum of Ninety gold or silver dollars bearing ten per cent interest date with Interior paid up to July 19th 1872 and Credit of nine dollars & fifty cents Nov. 15th 1873 bearing date July 19th 1869. A. H. WEAVER.

Signed M. ASHLOCK

 

Page 229

 

Written in margin: (Unreadable) Oath

 

State of Texas I, A. H. WEAVER do swear that the within is a full Inventory and description of all the real and

Collin County personal property, books, papers, Evidence of debt & all debts due or to become due belonging to this Estate of G. R. MARTIN deceased as far as I have be able to ascertain and that I was not bound or indebted to the deceased in any contract at the time of his death except as state in the Inventory.

A.H. WEAVER, Executor

G. R. MARTIN, Decd.

Sworn to before me this the 19th day of March 1874.

J. O. Straunghan, Clk.

D. C. C. C. Texas

We, L. T. JONES, Mc SMITH & J. I. ENLOE do swear the amount set opposite each article mentioned in the within Inventory is the appraised value.

L. T. JONES

 

Filed March 19th, 1874.

J. O. Straughan, Clerk

By. W. H. Taylor Dy.

 

 

Page 230

 

Written in margin: List of Property

 

J. M. TUCKER, Admr. of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER Dec. Report the following property belonging to said Estate sold on the 6 & 20 days of Sept. 1873, on six months time taking notes with good personal security well as otherwise Specified.

 

1873 Sept. 6, J. M. HALL, Brown Mare Mule 4 yr. old $110.10

1873 Sept. 6, J. M. HALL, Bay horse 4 yr. old 126.00

1873 Sept. 6, JNO. S. KERR Bay horse 1 yr. old 31.00

1873 Sept. 6, B. B. CARR Bay horse 3 yrs. old 65.00

1873 Sept. 6 S. A. TUCKER Bay horse 12 yr. old, cash 75.00

1873 Sept. 6 S. A. TUCKER Brown horse 2 yrs. old 30.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER Brown mare1 yr. old 65.00

1873 Sept. 6 A. S. GROVER Bay horse 2 yrs. old 60.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER Bay Mare 9 yrs. old

& sucking colt 140.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER Bay Mare 5 yrs. old

& sucking colt 84.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER Dark Bay horse 4 yrs. old 68.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER T___ gray horse 3 yrs. old 65.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. L. TUCKER Bay Filly horse 1 yr. old 10.00

1873 Sept. 6 B. F. TUCKER sorrel horse 5 yrs. old 76.00

1873 Sept. 6 B. F. TUCKER Bay horse 5 yrs. old 55.00

1873 Sept. 6 B. F. TUCKER Black mare 7 yrs old 70.00

1873 Sept. 6 J. D. TUCKER Brown mare 4 yrs. old 45.00

1873 Sept. 6 S. A. TUCKER Two horse wagon 57.00

1873 Sept. 6 DAVID DOYAL (?) Corn Mill 45.00

1873 Sept. 6 R. C. HORN Shot gun 5.00

1873 Sept. 6 W. V. S. ALLEN Enfield Rifle 3.00

1873 Sept. 6 A.W. L. TUCKER Box old Irons Cash 2.00

Sept. 20th A. J. HALL Bay horse mule 3 yrs. old 96.00

Sept. 20th A. J. HALL Brown More mule 1 yr. old 58.00

Sept. 20th A. J. HALL Mouse Col. Horse mule 3 yrs. old 35.00

Sept. 20th A. J. HALL little mule 3 yrs. old 23.00

Sept. 20th JNO. S. KERR Black horse mule 3 yrs. old 48.00

Sept. 20th JNO. S. KERR Bay horse mule 3 yrs. old 46.00

Sept. 20th B. B. SCOTT yellow horse mule 4 yrs. old 40.00

Sept. 20th A. D. BUCKEY Bay mare 5 yrs. old 60.00

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER Blk. & Wht. Steer 1 yr. old 4.80

Sept. 20th A. R. STUART wht. Heifer 1 yr. old 8.00

Sept. 20th A. R. STUART Red spotter steer 5.25

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER 5 hoes lot 2.50

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER Bay horses mule 2 yrs. old cash 36.00

Sept. 20th S. A. TUCKER sorrel horse mule 3 yrs. old cash 62.00

Sept. 20th S. A. TUCKER sorrel horse mule 4 yrs. old cash 66.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER brown horse 5 yrs. old 50.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER bay mare 6 yrs old 70.00

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER Roan horse 5 yrs. old 35.00

 

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Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER sorrel horse 5 yrs. old 52.00

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER Bay mare 5 yrs. old 74.00

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER Bull (red) 1 yr. old 3.00

Sept. 20th DAVID O’BYRAN white steer 2 yrs. old cash 2.00

Sept. 20th S. A. TUCKER Brindle cow 3 yrs. old cash 13.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER Two Red heifers 1 yrs. old cash 6.50

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER white steer 2 yr. old cash 8.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER 1 white cow 4 yrs. old cash 11.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER Red & wht. Steer 2 yrs old cash 9.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER white steer 3 yrs. old cash 9.00

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER Red heifer 1 yr. old cash 4.50

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER 5 hogs cash 8.75

Sept. 20th B. F. TUCKER 5 hogs cash 6.75

Sept. 20th W. L. TUCKER 5 hogs. Cash 2.00

$2325.25

 

Recapitulation

Sales on Six month’s time with notes & security 977.25

Sales for sale 1344.00

$2335.25

 

J. M. TUCKER, Admr.

 

Sworn to and Subscribed before me Octs. (?) 5 1873.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

Written in margin: Additional List

 

J. M. TUCKER administrator of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER decd. begs leave to return this new (?) additional inventory of the property belonging to Said Est. come to his hand Said admr. Since the return of the original inventory of said Estate.

 

Dark brown mare mule 4 years old $110.00

Bay horse mare mule 4 years old 126.00

Bay horse mare mule 1 year old 31.00

Bay horse mare mule 3 years old 65.00

Bay horse mare mule 12 years old 75.00

Dark brown horse 2 years old 30.00

Dark brown horse 4 years old 81.00

Bay horse 2 years old 66.00

Bay horse 3 years old 96.00

Mouse Col. Horse 3 years old 35.00

Bay horse 2 years old 36.00

Sorrell horse 3 years old 62.00

Sorrell horse 4 years old 66.00

Black horse 3 years old 48.00

Bay horse 3 years old 46.00

Bay mare & colt (mor?) 4 (?) years old 140.00

Bay mare & colt 5 years old 84.00

Bay horse 4 years old 68.00

Iron gray mare 3 years old 65.00

Bay Filly 1 year old 10.00

Sorrell Horse 5 years old 55.00

Bay Horse 5 years old 76.00

1465.00

 

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Amt. brot. Forward $1465.00

 

Black mare 7 years old 70.00

Yellow horse 4 years old 40.00

Black horse 5 years old 50.00

Bay horse 6 years old 70.00

Roan horse 5 years old 35.00

Sorrell horse 5 years old 52.00

Bay mare 5 years old 74.00

Bay mare 5 years old 60.00

Brown horse 5 years old 75.00

Black & white spotted steer 4.50

1995.50

J. M. TUCKER admr.

 

Sworn to and Subscribed before me Oct. 3rd 1873.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

State of Texas Personally appeared before the undersigned A. J. HALL, G. W KERR and AUSTIN HALL

Collin County appraisers who upon oath say that the appraisement and inventory is just & correct to the best of their knowledge & belief and that they are disinterested parties and not of kin to the administrator.

A.J. HALL

G. W. KERR

AUSTIN HALL

 

The appraised value is set opposite each item.

 

A.J. HALL

G. W. KERR

AUSTIN HALL

Sworn to and Subscribed before me Oct. 3rd. 1873.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

Filed for Record & Recorded March 27th 1874

J. O. Straughan Clerk

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Page 233

 

Exhibit of the Condition of the Estate of M. & C. MALLOW Dec.

 

To amt. notes annual Rept. May 27/67 $3141.00

To amt. collected Rept. May 27/67 277.50

To amt. Confederate Money May 27/67 574.00

To amt. Specie on hand May 27/67 28.45

To amt. money Collected since filing Rept.

May 19th/68 Collected D. L. PARDUE note 120.00

July 20th/68 Collected J. O. STRUGHAN note 30.00

July 30th/68 Collected Wm. FITZHUGH & ORENDUFF note 650.00

Aug.17th /68 Collected D. STIFF note 65.00

Aug. 17th/68 Collected L. T. PARDUE note 253.50

Sept. 14th/68 Collected D. STIFF note 16.85

Oct. 1st/68 Collected D. STIFF note 35.00

Jany. 15/69 Collected G. W. PATTERSON note 14.00

Nov. 10th/68 Collected W. J. HARNS ESTATE note 13.20

July 17th/67 Collected cash 22.00

Nov. 3rd/67 Collected D. T. PARDUE house rent 5.00

Nov. 28th/68 Collected H. BRINDLE 230.00

Feb. 15th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN & BOMAR note 255.00

Feb. 24th/68 Collected E. R. STIFF 100.00

May 12th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN note 150.00

May 23rd/68 Collected E. R. STIFF note 204.57

May 28th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN BRADLEY & MALLOW

Note 229.73

May 23rd/68 Collected Wm. MALLOW note 204.87

May 28th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN & BRADY note 47.00

May 23rd/68 Collected note Wm. MALLOW 20.00

May 28th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN & BARDLEY 47.00

May 18th/68 Collected LACY & WILEY rent 85.00

June 20th/68 Collected STRAUGHAN & BRADY 127.18

Nov 24/68 Collected Rent of land 46.50

June 25th/69 Collected D. T. PARDUE rent 5.00

June 13/69 Collected C. C. HEARD rent 15.82

July 27th/69 Collected E. R. STIFF rent sp 22.00

Aug. 25th/69 Collected sale of 14 Bush. Corn @40 sh 5.60

Dec. 28th/69 Collected A. L. SHIRLEY hay 5.50

Dec. 29th/69 Collected A. L. SHIRLEY corn 72.31 ½

Dec. 29th/69 Collected sale of 10 bush. Corn 10.00

Dec. 29th/69 Collected Climer (?) sale corn 66.00

Jany. 11th/70 JOHN GRAVES rent 12.00

Jany. 25/70 Collected L. J. GRAVES rent 54.00

Jany. 19th/71 Collected A. L. SHIRLEY grain 50.00

Jany. 29/71 Collected A. L. SHIRLEY note 106.00

Sept. 1/71 Collected T. E. SHIRLEY 100 bush & 11 lbs oat

@ 35 77.24

Nov. 28/71 Collected G. S. FITZHUGH note 31.81

Nov. 4/71 Collected sale 88 bush corn @50 44.00

Nov. 12/71 Collected STRAUGHAN & BRADY note negro hire 44.75

Nov. 12/71 Collected T. E. SHIRLEY 100 bush & 11 lbs. oats 35.10

Nov. 12/71 Collected STIFF WATTS & BLAKEMAN note 22.00

May 21/73 Collected A. C. LACY 186.00

 

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*WASHINGTON AARK for collection and by things (?) exchanged for other notes (worthless) note on RICHARD JAMES date April 17th/61 due one day 8% worthless $5.00

Judgt. In Court Ct. bs. Wm. FITZHUGH

Date Feby 3d/68 8% worthless 245.00

Cr. by sale of Reaper @ $41.00

Which was taken to pay cost

Judgt. In Dist. Crt. Brs. McHOLSON & BERNLEE (?)

Date April 6t/69 8% worthless 170.00

Judgt. In Justice Crt. vs. J. B. STIFF Et al

Date May 2d/68 10% 43.50

Judgt. In Justice Crt. vs. Wm. PARDUE Et al

Date July 4th/68 10% 41.48

Cr. July 11/68 cash pr STRAUGHAN

Heretofore charged $30.00

Judgt. In Dist. Crt. Vs. MARY LOUIS

Date April 6th/69 12% $298.50

Note on Wm. FITZHUGH due one

Date April 24th/62 8% worthless 31.50

This note reporter thinks was sued on in Justices crt. but can’t find note or Judgment

 

Judgt. In Dist. Crt. vs. A. J. HALL

State April 5/69 worthless $406.14

Judgt. In Dist. Crt. Vs. J. R. CUMMINS Et al

Date March 29th/73 8% 3940.00

The note on which this Judgt. Was rendered was given for 256 acres of land belonging to the Estate of M. & C. MALLOW Dec. which was upon the report of the Commissioners of partitioned among the heirs ordered by the court to be Sold and in obedience to said ordered was Sold and this noted taken with personal Security & mortgage and afterward Sued on Judgt. In Dist. Crt. Foreclosing Vendors lien and on first Tuesday in July 1873 was sold by the sheriff of Collin Count to Satisf. Said Judgt. And your Reporter being the parties Defts. to be insolvent and in the discharge of his duty to the heirs of said Estate bid therefore the sum of $3879.50 and the Same was knocked off to him which he now hold (sic) as the property of the estate the remainder of the Judgt. He collected in money heretofore charged.

 

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Exhibit of the Estate [of] M. & C. MALLOW continued Cr.

 

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Taxes V. 1 8.11

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Taxes V. 2 8.12

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Taxes V. 3 10.80

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Taxes V. 4 4.06

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Wm. MALLOW 5 741.92

July 17/67 By amt. pd. D. M. MALLOW 6 740.52

July 17/67 By amt. pd. D. M. & Wm. MALLOW 7 97.08

July 17/67 By amt. pd. CHAS. FOSTER 8 2.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. THOS. HOLEMAN 9 7.25

July 17/67 By amt. pd. THOS. BRADLY 10 151.06

July 17/67 By amt. pd. T. E. GRISHAM 11 1.50

July 17/67 By amt. pd. JOS. BLEDSOE 12 10.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. STRAUGHAM Admr. 14 13.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. W. Y. (?) SANDIFER 14 8.39 ½

July 17/67 By amt. pd. E. O. BYRD GOORD (?) 15 8.39 ½

July 17/67 By amt. pd. B. (?) M. & D. T. PARDUE 16 36.61

July 17/67 By amt. pd. L. J. GRAVES 17 1.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. GRAVES & JONES 18 57.98

July 17/67 By amt. pd. J. S. HEARD admr. 19 28.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd J. H. LOVEJOY 20 2.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. G. W. PATTERSON 21 5.50

July 17/67 By amt. pd. S. BOWLBY 22 5.25

July 17/67 By amt. pd. J. M. BENGE 23 7.40

July 17/67 By amt. pd. A. T. ROBERTSON 24 13.12

July 17/67 By amt. pd. E. O. BYRD 23 50.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. THOS. J. BROWN 26 162.88 ½

July 17/67 By amt. pd. THROCKS & BROWN 27 401.98

July 17/67 By amt. pd. THROCKS & BROWN 28 20.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. F. J. VANCE 29 6.25

July 17/67 By amt. pd. A. C. LACY 30 186.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. cost in MALLOW on J. B. C___ chal 31 139.69

July 17/67 By amt. pd. annual Rept .May 27t/67 31 250.48

July 17/67 By amt. pd. MARSHAL PULLIAM 32 3.33 1/3

July 17/67 By amt. pd. Rev. spts. Petition &c 32 3.00

July 17/67 By amt. pd. s/ on % 4383.48 (?) collect 215.17

July 17/67 By amt. pd. s/ on % 3792.68 pd. out 159.68

Total amt. credits 3567.48

 

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Recapitulation

 

Total of Dr. $4342.93

Total of Cr. 3567.48

amt. on hand $ 765.45

 

 

amt. of note & judgt. Uncollected $2357.91

amt. of crds. on Same 342.00

Total amt. due $2015.91

 

Reporter would say that Since the above was made out he has recovered sust. on $628.50--$159.86

Total due Estate $925.41

O. P. MALLOW admr.

Sworn to and subscribed before me Decr. 10t 1873

J. M. Benge Clerk

By. S. K. Rudolph Dy.

Filed Decr. 10th 1873

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

 

Page 238

 

Written in margin: NANCY A. TUCKER Bond

 

State of Texas Know all men by these present that we NANCY A. TUCKER Surviving wife of A. J. TUCKER

Collin County deceased as principal and THOS. H. MURRAY & J. R. CUMMING as sureties are held and firmly bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his Successors in office in the Sum of four Thousand four hundred and nineteen dollars.

Conditioned that the said NANCY A. TUCKER Surviving wife as aforesaid will faithfully administer the community property & Estate of herself and deceased husband and pay over the one half of the Surplus after the payment of the Debts with which the whole is properly chargeable to such person or persons as shall be entitled [to] receive it.

In witness whereof we hereinto set our hand.

This April the 18th 1874. N. A. TUCKER

THOS. H. MURRAY

J. R. CUMMINS

Approved April 18th 1874 & Filed same day.

J. O. Straugham clerk

By J. K. Page Depy.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of A. J. TUCKER Dec. and NANCY A. TUCKER his surviving wife.

Real Estate

 

T. T. BRADLEY Survey 73 acres @20 $1460

WILLIAM DAVIS Survey 3 acres 20

B. T. HAMM Survey 35 acres @ 5 75

F. L. DEFAND Survey 60 acres @ 5 300

WILLIAM DAVIS Survey 30 acres 30

3965

 

The two tract[s] first mentioned above & 3 acres in Wm. DAVIS are where the homestead is situated, 35 acres in Homestead & 60 acres in F. L. DEFANE Survey are timbered land used as a part of the homestead and the four tracts consisting the homestead of herself & decd. husband.

 

Personal property

 

2 horses $150.00 9 hogs $15.00 cattle $35.00 $200.00

1 wagon $50.00 1 clock $5.00 1 gun $10.00 1 Pistol $5.00 70.00

Household & Kitchen furniture

Claimed on Estate of H. H. TUCKER decd. 126.00

Claimed in the horse Rebel owned principally by Whtty (?) 50.00

One mans Saddle 8.00

$454.00

 

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State of Texas Personally appeared before me J. O. Straughan Clerk of the District Court of Collin County

Collin County NANCY A. TUCKER surviving wife of A. J. TUCKER decd. who being duly sworn says on oath that the above and foregoing is a true and correct list and inventory of all the community property of herself & decd. both real and personal.

N. A. TUCKER

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 18th day of April

J. O. Straughan clerk

By J. D. Page Depy.

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority W. R. SHORT and J. R. CUMMINS and W. J. HARRIS householders of the County of Collin who upon [oath] say they are not interested in the Estate of A. J. TUCKER Decd. and N. A. TUCKER his surviving wife nor of kin to any one interested therein and will to the best of their ability view and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the inventory.

W. R. SHORT

J. R. CUMMINS

W. J. HARRIS

 

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the 18th day of April 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. Tx

By w. H. Taylor Depy.

The amt. set opposite each article is its apprised value.

April the 18th A. D. 1874. W. R. SHORT

J. R. CUMMINS

W. J. HARRIS

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this the 18th day of April 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. Tx

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

Filed April 18th 1874 J. O. Straughan clerk

By J. D. Page Depy.

 

Page 240

 

Written in margin: W. A. WILSON Bond

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these present that we M. A. WILSON as principal and (blank)

County of Collin as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the District Clerk of Collin and his Successors in office in the sum of Five thousand and eight hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty-two cents ($5852.52) or the payment of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs and legal representatives jointly and Severally firmly by these present. The condition of the above is Such that whereas the above bound M. A. WILSON is the surviving wife of AD WILSON Deceased late of Said County and has filed with the clerk of said County an Inventory and appraisement of all the community property belonging to the Estate of herself and deceased husband, Now if the said W. A. WILSON shall faithfully perform all the duties required of her by law and pay over to the person entitled to received the Same one half of said Estate which shall remain in her hands after paying all debts against Said community Estate, then this bond Shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force.

Given under our hands this 22th day of June A. D. 1874.

M. A. WILSON

A. H. SHOEMAKER

M. W. SHOEMAKER

 

Written in margin; Certificate of the Clerk of Wise County

 

The State of Texas I, G. SALMON clerk of the Dist. Court of Said county hereby certify that A. H.

County of Wise SHOEMAKER and M. W. SHOEMAKER the sureties to the above and foregoing bond are solvent and worth the amount of the bond and if the same or a like bond was presented to me for approval that I would approve the Same.

Witness my hand and Seal of Said Court at office in Decatur this June 22nd A. D. 1874.

G. SALMON clerk

Approved June 25th 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C..C. C.

Filed for Record & Recorded June 25th 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. Tayler Depy.

 

Page 241

 

Written in margin: Inventory

Real Estate

 

Inventory and appraisement of property belonging to Estate of JOSEPH A. WILSON Deceased & his wife M. A. WILSON.

 

The homestead of J. A. WILSON Dec. being part of a Survey in the name of JOHN EMBERSON Situated in Collin Co., on the East fort of the Trinity river about 5 miles N of McKinney containing one hundred acres valued at $2000.00

2d tract Situated in Collin County on the waters of Honey Creek & East Fort part of a Survey made in the name of MERDITH HART about 4 ½ miles N of McKinney containing 78 acres valued at $780.00

 

3rd tract Situated in Collin County on the waters of East Fork & Honey Creek about 4 miles N of McKinney part of the MERDITH HART Survey containing 50 acres val. $300.00

 

4th tract Situated in Wise County on the waters of Oliver Creek about 5 miles S. E. from Decatur part of a Survey in the name of CHARLES FRAZIER containing 222 acres valued at $666.00

Total $3740.00

 

Written in margin: Personal property

 

1 sorrel mule val. $100.00 1 wash pot valued $ 3.00

1 mouse col. Mule val. 75.00 1 Stove & vessels 25.00

1 Black col. Mule val. 60.00 1 cover lid 4.00

1 mouse col. Mule val. 60.00 1 feather Bed 20.00

1 sorrel col. Mule val. 35.00 2 Quilts 3.00

1 mouse col. Mule val. 40.00 2 Blankets 3.00

1 Black col. Mule val. 70.00 2 Bed steads 16.00

1 Black col. Mule val. 70.00 1 Lounge 6.00

1 sorrel col. Mule val. 60.00 8 chairs 6.00

1 suckling Mule val. 30.00 1 Stan Table 6.00

1 sorrel mare val. 35.00 Total: $92.00

1 sorrel mare val. 60.00 Partnership Property

1 Black mare val. 60.00 1 ox wagon 1/6 interest val. 15.00

1 sorrel mare val. 70.00 1 Thresher 1/3 interest val. 50.00

1 Bay mare val. 85.00 1 Jack 1/3 interest val. 66.00

1 Roan mare val. 85.00 $131.00

1 Bay horse 2 years old 25.00 Notes belonging to Estate

1 Bay horse 1 year old 15.00 1 note on R. C. MICHELL val. $16.40

1 Bay horse 1 year old 25.00 1 note on J. T. NEELY 15.00

Total Value horses $1150.00 1 note on WM. PARK 10.57

$53.52

1 milk cow & calf 10.00

10 head stock cattle 50.00 1 colt Pistol val. 5.00

60.00 2 Guns 10.00

7 Pork hogs 42.00 Farming implements Total 15.00

10 head Stock hogs 15.00 14 horse wagon val. 75.00

57.00 12 horse wagon val. 50.00

Total: 117.00 Harness val. 15.00

Plows 20.00

Log chain 2.00

162.00

 

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Written in margin: Recapitulation

 

440 acres of land valued $3740.00

21 head horses 1150.00

11 head cattle 60.00

17 head hogs 57.00

Farming Implements & ?? 554.00

House hold Property 92.00

Partnership 131.00

Note 53.52

Arms 15.00

Total $5852.52

 

J. M. BRYAN

R. C. MICHELL Appraisers

 

State of Texas Before me a Notary Public in and for Collin Co. personally appeared J. M. BRYAN and

Collin County R. C. MICHELL to me well known and being duly Sworn State that the above and foregoing list is a complete & full Inventory & appraisal of the Estate of J. A. WILSON Dec. and his Surviving wife as far as has come to our Knowledge.

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 15 the day of Nov. 1872 T. B. Wilson Notary public

Collin Co. Texas

 

I, M. A. WILSON Surviving wife of J. A. WILSON Dec. do hereby certify that the above and foregoing Inventory is a full and complete list of all the property, both real and personal also the notes belonging to the Estate of my Dec. husband as far as has come to my knowledge. M. A. WILSON

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 7th day of Decr. 1872 Thos. B. Wilson

N. P. Collin Co., Texas

 

Filed Decr. 23rd 1872.

J. M. Benge clerk

 

Page 243

 

Written in margin: Wm. R. BUSH vs. Est. of O. E. BUSH Dec.

Application

 

To the Honorable District clerk of said county—

Your applicant WM. R. BUSH would represent that OLIVER E. BUSH a resident of Collin County of the State of Texas at the time of his Death, on the 5th day of January 1874 Intestate leaving an Estate situated in said County of the Estimated value of Three Thousand dollars, that there has been no administration upon said Estate that applicant is a son of said decedent that there [are] some outstanding claims for money against said Estate that applicant is entitled to administer upon said Estate wherefore your applicant prays that legal notice be given of this application and that letters of administration upon said Estate be granted to applicant. Wm. R. BUSH

By att. F. D. PERKINS

 

Written in margin: Notice given

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of O. E. BUSH Deceased.

W. R. BUSH has filed with the clerk of the District Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the Estate of OLIVER E. BUSH Decd. which will be heard by the clerk in vacation after the expiration of ten days from the date of this notice at the office of said clerk at the court house in the Town of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of the District court of Collin County.

Given under my hand and Seal of office at McKinney this 9th day of June A. D. 1874.

J. O. Strughan clerk Dist. Clerk

Collin County Texas

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s return

 

Come to hand June 9th 1874 and executed 10th day of June by posting three copys (sic) of the within Notice one of which is on the court house door June 15th 1874.

W. W. Merritt sheriff

By William Warden Depy.

 

Written in Margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Estate of OLIVER BUSH Decd.

Collin County

Know all men by these present that W. R. BUSH is principal and WICK GRAVES, H. L. BUSH, JOHN H. FERGUSON and JAMES R. HERNDON as sureties are bound unto the clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six Thousand Dollars ($6,000).

Conditioned that the said W. R. BUSH shall well and truly and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as administrator of the Estate of OLIVER E. BUSH Decd. Witness our hands and seals using scrawls for seals this 29th day of June 1874.

W. R. BUSH seal

 

Page 244

 

Approved July 15th 1874 WICK GRAVES seal

J. O. Straughan clerk JOHN H. FERGUSON seal

Collin County Texas JAS. R. HERNDON seal

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of personal property belonging to the Community Estate of OLIVER E. BUSH Dec. and HARIETT [HARRIET] BUSH

 

$ cts.

One brown mare 50.00

One light bay mare 45.00

One Dark bay mare 40.00

One black horse 20.00

One black Filly 30.00

One sorrel horse 25.00

One brown filly 17.50

One bay mare Julie Bates 30.00

One Bay mare Sally 50.00

One brown yearling horse 10.00

5 3 year old mules @ $75 375.00

5 2 year old mules @ $60 300.00

4 yearlings mules @$40 160.00

2 sucking mules @$25 50.00

Half interest in one blue Jack 25.00

One 3 year old Roan Filly 25.00

One Brown white back cow & calf 12.50

One spotted cow & calf 12.50

One white cow & calf 10.00

One black head cow & calf 10.00

One blue speckled cow & calf 7.50

2 3 year old steers @ $12.50 25.00

5 2 year old steers @$7.00 35.00

5 2 year old heifers @$6.00 18.00

4 yearling calves 16.00

1414.00

One Grey mare 40.00

One brown mare 15.00

One white back cow 8.00

One cow & calf 10.00

$73.00

 

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Inventory of Real property belonging to the separate Estate of OLVER E. BUSH Decd.

 

40 acres of land out of the survey of THOS. PHILIPS off of the East end of said survey @ $5 200.00

 

This day personally appeared before me the undersigned authority W. R. BUSH administrator of the Estate of OLIVER E. BUSH Decd. who being duly sworn on oath says that the above and foregoing inventory is a full Inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers evidences of Debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate of OLIVER E. BUSH Decd. as 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.

W. R. BUSH

Administrator of

O. E. BUSH Deceased

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of July.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

By W. H.Taylor Depy.

 

This day personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOHNSON (sic) DOWELL and DAVID MELTON who being duly sworn on oath says that the above appraisement & Inventory is just and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief that they are disinterested parties and not of kin to the administrator.

JOHN S. DOWELL

M. E. MELTON

 

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 10th day of July 1874. J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Tex.

By. W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Page 246

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin Collin County Texas

 

The undersigned Wm. M. HOUSEWRIGHT of said County begs leave to file the following Inventory and appraisement of the Community Estate of himself and his deceased wife SUSAN R. HOUSEWRIGHT who departed this life in said co., on or about the 3rd day of Sept. 1872 to wit: one hundred acres of land in said county part of (3454) survey in the name of F. DeLaPINA valued at $1000.00

1 horse & 3 poney (sic) horses 120.00

2 yoke of oxen 80.00

House hold & kitchen furniture 30.00

$1230.00

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority Wm. M. HOUSEWRIGHT

County of Collin surviving husband of SUSAN R. HOUSEWRIGHT Decd. who being duly sworn deposes and says that the above is a full Inventory and description of all the real and personal property Books papers evidences of debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to said Community estate so far as he has been able [to] ascertain and that he was not bound or indebted to said Deceased in any contract at the time of her death.

W. M HOUSEWRIGHT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of April 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co., Texas

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Written in margin: Oath of appraisers

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority G. W. MILLER, S. P.

County of Collin BROWN & S. M. HUGHES appraisers of the above named estate who being duly sworn deposes and say that the above and foregoing appraisement and Inventory is just and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief & that they are disinterested parties and not of kin to said Wm. M. HOUSEWRIGHT.

GEO. W. MILLER

S. P. BROWN

F. M. HUGHES

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of April 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Filed August 17th A. D. 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

 

Page 247

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these present that we Wm. M HOUSEWRIGHT as principal and (blank)

County of Collin as sureties are bound unto the clerk of the District court of said county in the sum of Twelve hundred and Thirty dollars.

Conditioned that the said Wm. M HOUSEWRIGHT shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him as surviving husband of SUSAN R. HOUSWRIGHT Decd.

Witness our hand and seal this (blank) day of April 1874.

Wm M. HOUSEWRIGHT seal

J. HOUSEWRIGHT seal

A. J. SEABOURN seal

 

Written in margin: Application

 

Collin County, State of Texas

 

To the Hon. W. H. ANDREWS

Judge Eleventh Judicial District.

The undersigned would respectfully represent that JERMINA FARR late of Collin County departed this life in the County of Denton Jany. 3rd 1873. That she left a small Estate of personal property consisting principally of household furniture in value not to exceed thirty dollars and one mare & colt worth thirty five dollars which is in the county of Collin also one note S. D. CARTER of Hopkins County Texas which is in the hands of C. PAYNE an attorney at Law, is sued on in the District court of that county—sd. note calls for $376 66/00 2/3 currency or $275 gold payable 1st Jany. 1871, Decedent left some debts—That there is no will left by her – That administration of said Estate is necessary in order to collect & pay debts. Petitioner would ask to be appointed administrator of said Estate.

JOHN COLE

 

Written in margin: Notice on Admr.

 

State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin To the July term 1874

The State of Texas to the sheriff or constable of Collin Co. Greetings

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county—one of which shall be at the court house door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration upon the Estate of JERMINA FARR Deceased.

JOHN COLE has filed in the District Court of Collin County an application for letters of Administration upon the estate of JERMINA FARR Deceased which will be heard at the present term of said court now in session at the court house thereof in the city of McKinney on and after ten days service of this notice at which time all persons interested in said Administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

 

Page 248

 

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and this writ made due return.

Issued the 31st day of July 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of the said court &

the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney

this 31sth day of July 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin County

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand the 31st day of July 1874 and executed same day by posting written copies of the within in three public places in the county one of which was at the court house door.

W. W. Merritt Sherriff C. C. Tex.

By G. R. Yantis Depy.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County Estate of JEMINA FARR Deceased

Know all men by these present that we JOHN COLE as principal and THOS. B. WILSON as surety are bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Thirteen hundred dollars conditioned that the said JOHN COLE shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as Administrator of the Estate of JEMINA FARR Decd.

Witness our hands and seals using scrawls for seals this 28 day of August 1874.

JOHN COLE seal

THOS. B. WILSON seal

Approved August 28 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Affidavit

 

I, JOHN COLE do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of JEMINA FARR Deceased. JOHN COLE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of August 1874. J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of JEMINA FARR Deceased

 

1 pr. Steelyards $1.00

1 chair .50

1 clock 1.00

Cups saucers &c. .75

1 walnut chest 1.50

1 Feather bed 35 @40 (?) 14.00

1 Bed sted (sic) & clothing 5.00

1 mare & colt 40.00

60.00

 

One note on S. D. CARTER $ct 27/67 for the sum $366 66/00

 

Page 249

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority EPPY BERRY, THOS. KENDALL and J. W. THROCKMORTON appraisers of the Estate of JERMINA FARR decd. who upon oath say that they are not interested in said Estate no[r] of kin to any one interested therein and that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the personal property to they produced. J. W. TRHOCKMORTON

THOS. KENDALL

EPPA BERRY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Aug. 32st 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C. C. Texas

By James White Depy.

 

The amount set opposite each article is it appraisal.

J. W. TRHOCKMORTON

THOS. KENDALL

EPPA BERRY

 

Filed August 31st A. D. 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By. W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Page 250

 

Written in margin: the State of Texas

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of MARY E. MALLOW Deceased.

Notice is hereby given that D. M. MALLOW has filed in my office his application for letters of Administration upon the Estate of said Decedent which will be acted upon by the clerk of the District court on and after ten days from the date of this notice when all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my hand and seal of office this 25th day of May 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. taylor Depy

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s Return

 

Come to hand Mary 25th 1874 and executed same day by posting three copies of the written notice at public places in this county—one of which is on the court house door.

W. W. Merritt sheriff

By Wm. Warden Depy.

 

Written in margin: Petition

 

State of Texas Proceeding before J. O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of Collin County.

Collin County The Petition of D. M. MALLOW a citizen of the county of Collin would State that MARY E. MALLOW late of the state and county aforesaid departed this life intestate on the 26th day of January 1873, in Collin County—that she left and [an?] Estate of Personal property of the probable value of Twelve hundred dollars and that there is no administration on said Estate petitioner asks that he be appointed Administrator of said Estate after due notice. his

DAVID X MALLOW

mark

 

Filed May 25th 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. h. Taylor Depy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory of Separate Property

 

Inventory of the separate property of MARY E. MALLOW Decd.

 

Money on hand $71.50

One note on C. A. GATES dated June 4th 1873 140.00

One sorrel mare mule 3 years old 35.00

One sorrel mare mule 3 years old 20.00

2 cows sold at $11

1 Feather Bed & stead & Bead [Bed?] Clothing 45.00

1 side saddle 10.00

1 chest 2.50

1 cooking stove 30.00

 

The State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned appraisers of the Estate of MARY E. MALLOW Decd. so solemnly swear that the amount set opposite each article is its appraised value.

Sworn to & subscribed before me T. W. SHEPPARD

this 7th day of August 1874 J. H. SMITH

J. O. Straughan clerk N. J. McCORKLE (?)

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

 

Page 251

 

Inventory of Community Property of D. M. MALLOW & MARY E. MALLOW Deceased.

 

One black mare mule 2 years old $30.00

One balck horse mule 2 years old 20.00

One black mare mule 3 years old 80.00

One bay mare mule 8 years old 65.00

One bay horse mule 10 years old 65.00

One white cow & clf. 2200

One white cow & clf. 10.00

One Brown cow & clf. 7.00

One Red cow & clf. 7.00

One heifer killen (?) 7.00

One steer 8.00

4 Plows & 2 single trees 8.00

1 set wagon harness 10.00

1 set Plow harness 3.00

1 Dinning Table 3.50

1 Lot Cupbord [cupboard?] ware & Kitchen utensils 2.00

1 bed stead 5.00

1 Crib 5.00

1 larriss (?) gluss Trunk 1.50

1 Feather bed 23.00

5 quilts & 2 Blankets 22.00

2 Boxes 1.00

1 gold watch 50.00

Money on hand 35.00

$470.00

 

The State of Texas We the undersigned appraisers of the community property of D. M. MALLOW and

County of Collin MARY E. MALLOW Decd. do solemnly swear that the amount set opposite [each] article in the above inventory is it appraised value.

T. W. SHEPPARD

J. H. SMITH

N. J. McCORKLE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of August 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C. C. C. Texas

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Filed August 7th 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Page 252

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Estate of MARY E. MALLOW Decd.

Know all men by these present that we DAVID M. MALLOW as principal and T. T. BRADLY as sureties are bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the Dist. Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Twenty four hundred.

Conditioned that the said DAVID M. MALLOW shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as Administrator of the Estate of MARY E. MALLOW Decd.

Witness our hands and seals using scrawls for seals.

This 27th day of June A. D. 1874 DAVID M. MALLOW seal

T. T. BRADLY seal

Filed and approved by me 27th July 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. Taylor Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these present that we DAVID M. MALLOW as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin sureties are bound unto the clerk of the District court of said county in the sum of seventeen hundred and fifty four dollars, Conditioned that the said DAVID M. MALLOW shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him surviving husband of MARY E. MALLOW Deceased. Witness our hands and seals this the 8th day of September A. D. 187r. D. M. MALLOW seal

A.J. MASSIE seal

J. H. SMITH seal

Approved and Filed Sept. 11th A. D. 1879.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By W. H. Taylor Dpy.

 

 

Page 253

 

Written in margin: Application for letters of Admrs. JESSE STIFF

 

State of Texas To the clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas

Collin County

Your petitioner JOHN MARTIN a citizen of Collin County would represent that JESSE STIFF departed this life in said Collin County state of Texas on or about the 15th day of August 1874 leaving an Estate of the probable value of nine hundred dollars he would further show that there are debts against said Estate and that it is necessary for an Administrator to be appointed. Your petitioner is a grand son of the Deceased the said Deceased having left no child surviving him except one son a minor about six years of age he therefore prays that letters of administration be granted to him & that citation issue according to law.

JOHN MARTIN

 

Filed 20th August 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk Dist. Court Collin Co. Tex.

 

Written in margin: Notice

 

State of Texas In District Court

County of Collin

The State of Texas to the sheriff or constable of Collin County Greeting

Your are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county—one of which shall be at the court house door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas.

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of JESSE STIFF Deceased.

JOHN MARTIN has filed in the District Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the Estate of JESSE STIFF Deceased which will be heard in vacation at the court house thereof on and after ten days after service of this notice in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 22nd day of August 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 22 day of August 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court of Collin Court

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand the 28th day of August 1874 and executed same day by posting written copies of the within in the public places in the county—one of which was at the court house door.

W. W. Merritt sherriff C. C. T.

By. J. W. Waddill Dept. Sheff.

 

Page 254

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these present that we JOHN MARTIN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin sureties are held and bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Twenty (sic) hundred ($2000) dollars.

Conditioned that the said JOHN MARTIN shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent on him as Administrator of the Estate of JESSE STIFF Deceased. Witness our hands and seals scrawls being used for seal(s) this 4th day of September 1874.

JOHN MARTIN seal

his

P. X FARLEY seal

mark

JESSE MARTIN seal

 

Written in margin: Affidavit

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator of the Estate of JESSE STIFF Deceased. JOHN MARTIN

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of September 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Approved & filed Sept. 4th 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Application for letters

 

State of Texas In District Court

Collin County Summer Term 1874

To The District Court of Collin County.

The undersigned a citizen of Collin County and said State would respectfully represent that SPENCER P. LEWIS departed this life at the residence of this applicant in the said County of Collin and State of Texas on the 19th day of May 1874, intestate seized and possessed of a small amount of Property to wit: Two head of horses, Two pistoles Known as six shooters, one Derringers Pistole, one Saddle and bridle, all of the probable value of one hundred and fifty dollars. Applicant further represents that deceased had no relatives in this County and that he was justly indebted to applicant in the sum of fifty five dollars due for nursing in last Sickness, burial expenses &c. that deceased was a transient man and had no permanent domicile, he therefore prays that letters of administration be granted to him upon said estate.

B. S. KING

 

Filed 29 July 1871 (sic) J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C. C. C. Texas

 

Page 255

 

Written in margin: Notice given

 

State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin To the July Term 1874

The State of Texas To the sheriff or constable of Collin County

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in the of (sic) the most public places in your County, one of which shall be at the court house door copies of the following notice.

 

State of Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of S. P. LEWIS Deceased

B. S. KING has filed in the District court of Collin County an application for letters of administration of the Estate of S. P. LEWIS deceased which will be heard at the present term of the said [term?] now in session at the court house thereof in the city of McKinney on or after the expiration of service of this notice at which time all persons interested in the administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and this writ make due return.

Issued the 31st day of July 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of said court and the seal thereof at office in the city of

McKinney this 31st day of July 1874. J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Sheriff Return

 

Come to hand the 31st day of July 1874, and executed same day by posting written copies of the within in three public places in the county, one of which was at the court house door.

W. W. Merritt sheriff

C. C. Tx.

By G. R. Yantis Depy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Written in margin: filed Sept. 8th 1874 J. O. Straughan clk.

 

Inventory of the property of the Estate of S. P. LEWIS Decd.

 

One gray horse $75.00

One sorrel horse 50.00

One saddle 5.00

One pr. saddle Pockets 4.00

One six shooting pistol 3.00

One derringer 5.00

One bone knife .50

$142.50

 

The State of Texas We the undersigned having been solicited to appraise the property do solemnly

Collin County swear that the above and foregoing is a fair and full valuation of the property of said Estate as shown to us and that we are uninterested and unbiased in the valuation thereof [and] of no kin to the said decedent and that the valuation thereof are just full & correct to the best of our knowledge and belief. Sept 8th 1874.

J. W. STEET (?)

B. F. KING

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Sept 8th 1874.

J. A. Acton, J. P.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Know all me by these present that I BENJ. KING as principal and (blank) as securities are

Collin County held and firmly bound unto the District Clerk of Collin County in the sum of three hundred dollars good and lawful money for the payment of which well and truly to be make unto the said District clerk, we bind ourselves heirs and legal representative Jointly, and severally firmly by these present. Witness our hands this 31st day of August 1874.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound BENJ. S. KING has been appointed administrator of the Estate of S. P. LEWIS Decd. Now is the Said BENJ. S. KING shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under such appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force of effect.

B. S. KING

A. JONES

E. H. PENDLETON

 

Written in margin: Affidavit

 

The State of Texas I BENJ. S. KING do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties

Collin County incumbent upon me as administrator of the Estate of S. P. LEWIS Decd. to the best of my skill & ability so help me God. B. S. KING

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of August 1874. J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

The State of Texas Before me this day personally appeared B. S. KING, A. JONES & E. H. PENDLETON

Collin County whose names appear to the above and foregoing Bond who are personally known to me and acknowledged that they signed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.

Witness my hand and seal of office at Farmersville, Texas this Sept. 8th 1874.

G. A. Aston Notary Public

Co. Co. Tex.

Approved & filed Sept. 8th 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C..C.C. Texas

 

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Written in margin: Application

Ella Witt

Jane Peters

 

State of Texas In District Court

Collin County Summer Session 1874

To the Hon. W. H. ANDREWS

Judge of the 11th Judicial District of said state your petitioner JANE PETERS a resident of Collin County and State of Texas would represent that her Daughter ELLA WITT who resides with her is a minor of the age of 5 years entitled to an undivided interest in her grand father’s Estate of the estate value of one hundred dollars, that said minor has no lawful guardian of her estate. Wherefore she prays that she be appointed guardian of the estate of said minor.

JANE PETERS

Filed July 28th 1874 J. O. Straughan clerk

 

The State of Texas

To all persons interested in the welfare of ELLA WITT.

JANE PETERS has filed in the District court of Collin County an application for the guardianship of the estate of ELLA WITT a minor about five years of age which will be heard at the next Term of the said Court commencing on the fourth Monday in July 1874 at the court house in the Town of McKinney at which time all person interested in the welfare of said minor may appear and contest the said application if they see proper.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of the District court of Collin County.

Given under my hand and seal of office at McKinney this 25th day of July 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk Dist.

Court Collin co. Texas

Written in margin: Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand July 25th 1874 and executed by posting written notices copies of the within in three public places in the county one of which was the court house door July 31st, 1874. W. W. Merritt sheriff

By G. R. Yantis Depy.

 

Issued July 25th 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. C. Tex.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Estate of ELLA WITT a minor

Collin County Know all men the these present that JANE PETERS as principal and G. W. CAMERON as surety are bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the District court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Two hundred dollars conditioned that the said JANE PETERS will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of ELLA WITT a minor. Witness our hands and seal, scrawls being used for seal(s) this 28th day of August 1874. JANE PETERS seal

G. W. CAMERON seal

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of ELLA WITT a minor according to law. JANE PETERS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of August 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Application to probate will

 

The Estate of S. J. STIMSON

 

The State of Texas District Court

Collin County July Term 1874

 

To the Hon. District Court of said County—

Your applicant JOHN COX would represent that S. J. STIMSON died on the (blank) day of (blank) A. D. 1874 in Collin County leaving Real and personal property of the value of Eight hundred dollars and a will duly executed as petitioner believes that said S. J. STIMSON at the time of her death resided in the county aforesaid, that your petitioner was named executor in said will and is capable of receiving letters Testamentary. Therefore he prays that notice of this application be given by citation duly posted and that said Will be probated and for letters Testamentary.

JOHN COX

By J. D. PAGE atty.

Written in margin: Notice given

 

The State of Texas In District Court

County of Collin To the July Term 1874

To State of Texas to the sheriff or constable of Collin Co. Greetings

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of most public places in your county—one of which shall be the court house door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the Administration of the Estate of S. J. STIMSON Deceased.

JOHN COX has filed in the District Court of Collin County an application for probate of last Will and Testament of S. J. STIMSON Deceased which will be heard at the next Term of said court commencing on the 4th Monday in July 1874 at the court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said administration may appear and contest the said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 26th day of July 1874. Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of said court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 26th day of July 1874. J. O. Straughan, clerk.

 

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Written in margin: Sheriff’s return

 

Came to hand the 24th day of July and executed same day by posting written copies of the within in three public place in the county one of which was at the court house door.

W. W. Merritt sheriff C. C. T.

By. J. B. Board Depty.

 

Written in margin: S. J. Stimson Will

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these present that I SUSAN J. STIMSON being of sound mind and

Collin County memory in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and seventy four do constitute this my last Will and Testament for the love and regard I have for all of my children WM. M HUNTER, M. A. E. BAUMMETT, L. V. COOK, M. A. HUNTER, S. G. HUNTER, E. J. HUNTER and I. R. STIMSON.

Item 1st. I give and devise the following parcels or tracts of Lands to my youngest Daughter ELDORA J. HUNTER viz: in the southern East part of the JOHN HUNTER tract of land in County and State above named bounded on the south by the Rains line, West by R. D. McLEROY, north by ELBERT THOMPSON and DR. J. L. BROCKMAN; East by Road between sd. BROCKMAN and H. HARLESS containing forty four acres more or less also a ten acre block of woodland on Prices Creek Joining H. HARLESS, East, J. WARREN on the S., ELBERT THOMPSON on the west and MILES GRAVES on the north, to have and to hold for the maintenance and benefit during her life time (she being a cripple) and at her death to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between all my children above mentioned the legal heirs of my body.

Item 2nd, I further more devise, after the payment of my just debts that whatever of my effects in debts due or otherwise to be appropriated equally between all of my children after my death, I further more devise and appoint JOHN COX of County and State above mentioned my Executor to this my last Will and Testament and devise him to act as guardian to my minor children.

I hereunto set my hand and seal Jany. 5th 1874.

Attest J. L. BROCKMAN S. J. STIMSON

R. D. McLEROY

Filed July 24th 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Affidavit of Witness, will

 

The State of Texas

Collin County In District Court in Vacation

I, R. D. McLEROY do solemnly swear that I signed the will of S. J. STIMSON Deceased filed in the office of Dist. Clerk, as a witness in the presents [presence?] of said S. J. STIMSON also that said S. J. STIMSON signed said Will in my presents [presence?] and that said S. J. STIMSON was over Twenty one years of age when she signed said Will and was of sound and disposing mind at that time and further that said…

 

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JAS. L. BROCKMAN who signed said will in the presents [presence?] of the Deceased as Witness and affiant were both over the age of fourteen years of age at the time of signing said will.

R. D. McLEROY

 

Sworn and subscribe before me this the 21st today of September 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co., Texas

By. W. H. Taylor Depy. Clerk

Filed Sept. 21st A. D. 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

By. W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Written in margin: Petition for letter of Guardianship

 

State of Texas District Court

Collin County July Term A. D. 1874

To the Hon. District court of Collin County

Your petitioner JOHN COX would represent that S. J. STIMSON by her last Will appointed petitioned [petitioner?] Guardian of the person and Estate of her children MARTHA A. HUNTER, SERELDA HUNTER and ELDORA HUNTER; that said MARTHA A. HUNTER is over fourteen years of age and has chosen petitioner as her Guardian; that the said SERELDA HUNTER and ELDORA HUNTER are both under fourteen years of age that said minors are entitled to no Estate other than that derived from said Testatrix and that said S. J. STIMSON at the time of her death resided in Collin county; Wherefore he prays that he be appointed Guardian of the persons and Estate of said Minors in accordance with the provisions of said Will. JOHN COX

By J. D. PAGE atty

 

Filed July 24th 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. C. Texas

By W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

 

Written in margin: Notice for letters of Guardianship

 

The State of Texas In District Court

County of Collin To July Term 1874

The State of Texas: To the Sheriff or constable of Collin County, Greetings.

Your are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county one of which shall be at the court house door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas: To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of S. J. STIMSON Deceased.

JOHN COX has filed in the District Court of Collin County an application for Guardianship of persons and Estate of MARTHA A., SERELDA, and ELDORA HUNTER, minors which will be heard at the next term of said Court, commencing on the 4th Monday in July 1874 at which time all persons interested in said administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

 

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Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

Issued 24th day of July 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of said court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this

24th day of July 1874. J. O. Straughan clerk.

Dist. Clerk Collin County

By. W. H. Taylor Depy.

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand the 24th day of July 1874 and executed the same day by posting written copies of the within in three public places in the county one of which was the court house door. W. W. Merritt sheriff

C. C. T.

By J. B. Board Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Application for letters of Administration

 

Estate of J. A. & T. C. STINNETT

 

State of Texas To the clerk of the District Court of said county

County of Collin

Your petitioner JOEL STINNETT of said county represents that JAMES A. STINNETT departed this life in said county about the (blank) day of November 1873 leaving a community Estate of himself & his wife TOBITHA C. STINNETT of the value of about 10,000 $. That afterwards to wit about 21 Feby/74 said TOBITHA C. STINNETT departed this life in said County—she having filed an Inventory of the community property of herself & deceased husband. Petitioner shows that there are debts against said Community Estate and that it is necessary for an administrator to be appointed. Petitioner is a son of said deceased and prays that he be appointed the administrator for citation according to law.

By Jenkins & Goodner

Attys.

 

Filed June 16th 1874

J. O. Straughan clk.

By W. H. Taylor Dpy.

 

Written in margin: amended Petition

 

State of Texas To the clerk of the

County of Collin District Court of said County

Your Petitioner JOEL STINNET begs leave to amend his application filed heretofore praying for his appointment as administrator of the Estate of J. A. & T. C. STINNETT Decd. and in announcement of his said application prays the he be appointed administrator of the Estate of JAMES A. STINNET Decd. and that he be allowed to qualify as Such.

JOEL STINNET

By Jenkins & Goodner

Attys.

Filed 21st Sept. 1874

J. O. Straughan clk.

D. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Notice in Administration

 

State of Texas In District Court

County of Collin in Vacation

The State of Texas to the sheriff or constable of Collin Co., Greeting. l you are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county one of which shall be at the court house door notice of the following notice:

The State of Texas: to all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of JAMES A. STINNET& TOBITHA C. STINNET Deceased JOEL STINNETT has filed with the clerk of the District court of Collin County….

 

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…an application for letters of Administration on the Estate of JAMES A. & TOBITAHA C. STINNETT Deceased which will be heard in vacation after the expiration of ten days from the date of this notice at the court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under the penalty of the law and of this writ make due return make due return.

Issued the 16th day of June 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of

said court and the seal thereof at office

in the city of McKinney this 16th day of June 1874

J. O. Staughan clerk

D. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s return

 

Came to hand the 16th day of June 1874 and execute the same day by posting written copies of the within in three public places in the county—one of which was at the court house door.

W. W. Merritt

Sheriff C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

State of Texas In District Court of said County

County Collin

Inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the Estate of JAMES A. STINNETT Decd. all of which is Community property.

 

152 acres of land Collin Co. sur. in the name of S. R. ROBERTS No. 619 700.00

320 acres of land Collin Co. sur. in the name of ELI W. WITT 3000.00

505 (?)acres of land Collin Co. sur. in the name of ELI W. WITT 1500.00

20 acres of land Collin Co. sur. in the name of BERRY WHITE 60.00

20 acres of land in Grayson Co. sur. in the name of W. CREAGER 50.00

48 acres of land Collin Co. sur. in the name of J. C. BENGE 1440.00

8 Town Lot in Block No. 48 in McKinney 100.00

1 sorrel Mare about 13 years old 15 hand high 30.00

1 Bay Mare about 7 years old 7 hand high 40.00

1 Bay Mare about 12 years old 14 ½ hand high 25.00

1 Bay Mare about 3 years old 13 hand high 30.00

1 Bay Mare about 2 years old 12 hand high 25.00

1 Bay Mare about 12 years old 14 hand high 20.00

1 Bay Mare about 5 years old 14 hand high 25.00

1 Bay Mare about 2 years old 12 hand high 25.00

1 Black horse about 3 years old 12 hand high 15.00

1 Bay horse about 2 years old 12 hand high 20.00

11 head mill oxen 165.00

5 Head milk cows 60.00

1 steer 2 years old 8.50 (?)

 

Amt. over $7388.50

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Amt. brot. forward $7388.50

 

1 heifer 2 years old 6.50

3 calves (?) 7.50

15 head Stock hogs 37.50

1 ox wagon 25.00

7 Plows 30.00

5 hoses (?) 2.50

1 Bale cotton 30.00

1-2 Horse Hack 50.00

House hold & Kitchen furniture 175.00

2 head young colts (?) 20.00

5 head sucking colts 7.50

1 cestnut [chestnut?] sorrel mare 34.00

$7810.00

 

Notes one day after date 10 % Interest

Dr. Cr.

 

1865 Jany 1st 1 note on J. W. WALTERS 145.64

1870 Feby. 8th Cr. by. amt. paid 27.00

1870 Augt 1st Cr. by. amt. paid 40.00

1871 July 9th Cr. by. amt. paid 13.20

1872 March 10 Cr. by. amt. paid 5.00 60.00

 

Jany 2nd 1872 One note on C. C. MORRISON 12.17

Jany. 1st 1872 One note on HARVY 14.35 26.52

May 1st 1869 One note on G. R. & N. H. BRINLEE 192.50

Augst. 15 1873 Cr. by. amt. paid 85.15 107.37

Mrch. 29 1869 one note on D. F. BRINLEE 23.10

Jany. 1st 1870 one note on Wm. HARPER 33.75

Jany. 1st 1870 one note on Wm. McBRIDE 15.58

April 1870 one note on MARTIN McBRIDE 115.27

April 27 1870 one note on G. R. BRINLEE 27.11

Decr. 12 1872 one note on J. R. YOUNG 17.00

July 20 1870 one note on JAMES M. BROCKMAN 17.10

Augt. 1st 1870 one note on G. Y. McKINNEY 14.12

Augt. 1st 1870 one note on COL. SLATEN 48.87

Mrch. 14th 1871 one note on W. E. McWHORTER 76.86

Cr. By amt. paid 25.00

Oct. 25 1871 Cr. By amt. paid 21.45

Nov. 12 1872 Cr. By amt. paid 20.00

Jany. 6. 1873 Cr. By amt. paid 7.60 2.81

Jany. 1st 1870 one note on S. L. THOMPSON 34.25

Feby. 9th 1871 one note on L. W. SAUAGE 40.25

Feby. 1st 1871 one note on S. C. WATSON 35.38

Feby. 15th 1872 cr. By amt. paid 2.00

Feby. 21 1872 cr. By. amt. paid 7.38

Feby. 23 1873 cr. By amt. paid 15.75 10.25

amt. forward $8413.80

 

J. M. ENLOE Notary Public

Collin Co., Texas

 

Filed Oct 3rd 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

 

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Amt. brot. forward $8413.89

Jany. 15 1871 One Note on JEFF McKINNEY 3.85

Jany. 15 1871 One Note on JERRY McKINNEY 28.11

July 5th 1871 One note on SAM WHITE 7.50

July 15 1872 One note on HARRIS McKINNEY 11.78

Nov. 27 1871 One note on J. L. SMITH 44.09

Feb. 19 1872 cr. by amt. paid 7.50

Feb. 8 1873 cr. by amt. paid 24.76 12.03

Feb. l8 1872 one note on C. R. PORTMAN 29.00

Jany. 15 1868 One note on C. C. STERN (?) 52.85

Feb. 21 1871 cr. by amt paid 2860 24.25

Dec. 27th 1871 one note on J. T. ECHOLDER (?) 100.00

Jan. 15 1872 one acct on LOUIS BALLINGER 24.00

Oct 1st 1874 one note on J. M. COFFMAN 100.00

Dec. 1st 1874 one note on JOHN WILLBOURN 20.00

Oct. 15 1874 one account on JOHN COLWELL 100.00

Oct. 15 1874 one account on JEFF HENRY 106.00 200.00

Nov. 1st 1870 one note on JEFFEE COFFY Written in margin: JOEL M. STINNETT affidavit

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority, JOEL M. STINNET

County of Collin administrator of the Estate of J. A. STINNETT Decd. who being duly sworn depose and says that the above and foregoing is a full inventory and description of all real and personal property, books papers evidence debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the community Estate of J. A. STINNETT decd. as far as he has been able to ascertain. JOEL M. STINNETT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Oct. 2nd A. D. 1874.

J. M. ENLOE Notary Public

Collin Co. Texas

 

The State of Texas this day personally appeared before the undersigned authority N. TAYLOR, MARTIN

County of Collin LEWIS & SAMUEL BROWN appraisers of the Community Estate of J. A. STINNETT Decd. who being duly sworn deposed that the above and foregoing appraisement and inventory is just and correct to the best of their knowledge & belief and that they are disinterested parties and not of kin to said JOEL M. STINNETT.

JOEL M. STINNET, N. TAYLOR, M. LEWIS & SAMUEL BROWN.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 2 1874.

J. M. Enloe Notary Public

Collin Co., Texas

 

Filed Oct. 3rd 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: JOEL STINNETT Bond

 

The State of Texas Estate of J. A. STINNETT Decd.

County of Collin

Know all men by these present that we JOEL M. STINNET as principal and JOHN COFFMAN, J. F. STINNETT, L. W. STINNETT, Wm. HAMPTON & A. L. PATTERSON as sureties are firmly bound unto the clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Twenty Thousand dollars.

Conditioned that the said JOEL M. STINNETT shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent on him as administrator of the Estate of J. A. STINNET Decd.

Witness our hands and seal using scrawls for seals this 26th day of Sept. A. D. 1874.

J. M. STINNETT seal

JOHN C. COFFMAN seal

J. F. STINNETT seal

L. W. STINNETT seal

Wm. HAMPTON seal

A.L. PATTERSON seal

J. R. McBRIDE seal

Wm. M. DERRICK seal

J. W. ORENDUFF seal

W. J. HARRIS seal

 

I, JOEL M. STINNETT do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the Estate of J. A. STINNETT Decd.

JOEL M. STINNETT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of September 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

Approved and filed Sept. 26 1874

J. O. Straughan clk.

D. C. C. C. Texas

 

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[Nothing written on this page]

 

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[Nothing written on this page]

 

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Estate of JESSE STIFF Sale Bill

 

Sale Bill of the personal property Sold by me belonging to the Estate of JESSE STIFF deceased on the 29th day of September 1874.

 

1 Red cow & calf LEWIS STIFF $6.00

1 speckled calf LEWIS STIFF 5.75

1 Red heifer LEWIS STIFF 5.60

1 Saddle Bridle & Blanket LEWIS STIFF 2.50

1 Lot of old tools & Bed stead LEWIS STIFF 2.50

$22.35

 

1 tin can & 1 Table Dr. PERDEW* $2.20

1 Blankett Dr. PERDEW 1.00

12 Bushels Wheat Dr. PERDEW 9.00

265 lb. seed cotton Dr. PERDEW 6.621/2

66 ¾ Bushels corn Dr. PERDEW 22.30 = 44.12 ½

 

*Dr. Duncan Pardue

 

70 Bushels corn J. O. STRAUGHAN 25.60

1 Bead [Bed?] J. O. STRAUGHAN 9.25 = 34.85

 

1 white cow & calf JESSE MARTIN 8.20

2 saws JESSE MARTIN 3.40 = 11.60

 

4 head of hogs [JESSE] COFFER 5.60

1 Quilt & coverlid JESSE COFFER 2.80 2.80

1 yearling heifer GEO. A. WILSON 4.00

1 Lot of old Irons & 1 auger LOT FARLEY $1.00

1 old Plow Stack of hay & cupboard & Table 6.35 7.35

2 chairs S. BEAN .25

$120.02 ½

 

State of Texas I, JOHN MARTIN Administrator of the Estate of JESSE STIFF deceased do swear that

Collin County the foregoing is a true and correct Sale Bill of the personal property belonging to said estate Sold by me on the 29th day of September 1874 after advertising said sale as required by law and that said Sale was made for cash.

JOHN MARTIN administrator

of the Estate of Jesse Stiff Decd.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of Oct. 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

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State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin Nov. Term A. D. 1874

To the District Court of Collin County.

Now comes J. K. P. LANGHAM Guardian of SIDNEY, Wm J., MARCUS L., THEODORE, WILEY Y. and PHOEBE A. LANGHAM to Submit the following report of the condition of his said wards’ Estate since his last report he has collected the balance of principal & Interest of GEORGE McCARLEY’S note: $20.00

Also the bal. principal & Int. in full of FRANCIS M. LANGHAM (?) 5.40

Balance to my debit shoes [shows?] by Nov. Report 1872 305.60 (?)

330.97

No debts to pay (?) recedected (?) any further Expenses

Incurred in Support of Minors in way of

Board & clothing reservered (reserved?) for further report

My com. [commission] 5 % on $25.40 collected 127 leaving balance

On hand at this date $329.70

All of which is respectfully Submitted.

J. K. P. LANGHAM Guardian

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Oct 26 1874

J. O. Straughan clerk

By. W. H. Taylor Dpty.

 

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Written in margin: Estate of ISHAM PITMAN Decd.

 

Written in margin: Application for letters of administration

 

The State of Texas To the District Court of said County of Collin. Your Petitioner I. D. NEWSOME of said

County of Collin County & state would show that ISHAM PITMAN departed this life on or about the day of (blank) 1874 Intestate seized and possessed of an estate nal (?) and personal of about one thousand dollars that there are claims in favor of and against said estate and that surviving wife of said deceased declines to administer upon said estate and requests your petitioner who is a creditor of said Estate to apply for letters of administration. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed administrator of said estate and for such legal orders as may be necessary in the premises.

I.D. NEWSOME

Filed Decr. 12th 1874 J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. C.

 

 

Notice in Administration

State of Texas In the District Court

County of Collin To the Novr. Term 1874

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County. Greetings.

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public place in our County one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of ISHAM PITMAN deceased.

I.D. NEWSOME has filed in the District Court of Collin County an application for letters of Administration on the Estate of ISHAM PITMAN deceased, which will be heard at the Present term of said Court at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said administration may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 12th day of December 1874.

Witness J. O. Straughan clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 12th day of Decr. 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

D. C. C. C.

 

Written in margin: Sheriff’s return

 

Came to hand the 12th day of December and executed same day by posting written copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was at the Court House door.

W. W. Merritt sheriff C. C. Tex.

By. J. W. Waddill S. S.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas Estate of ISHAM PITMAN

Collin County Know all men by these present that we I. D. NEWSOME as principal and W. R. SHORT as surety are bound unto J. O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars Conditioned that the said I. D. NEWSOME shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent on him as administrator of the Estate of ISHAM PITMAN Decd.

Witness our hands and seal(s) using scrawls for seals this 26 day of December 1874.

I.D. NEWSOME seal

W. R. SHORT seal

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas I, I. D. NEWSOME do swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the

Collin County estate of ISHAM PITAMAN decd. I. D. NEWSOME

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of December 1874.

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

Approved & filed Decr. 26th 1874.

J. O. Staughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

The State of Texas In Dist. Court of Collin County

County of Collin Inventory and appraisement of the property community of the Estate of ISHAM PITMAN deceased.

 

27 acres of land in M. S. BECK survey 320 acres on Rowlett’s Creek val. $5 per acre. $135.00

1 Bay mare about 14 years olf valued at 30.00

1 small colt sucking 18.00

1 mare 9 or 12 years old 30.00

1 Sucking colt filly Bay colt 15.00

1 Small horse 3 years old 35.00

1 Brown mare 9 or 10 yrs. old 40.00

1 Sorrel mare 5 yrs. old 60.00

1 Brown mare 10 yrs. old 75.00

1 Sorrel mare 10 yrs. old 75.00

1 old mule Black 20.00

1 Bay mule 2 yrs. old 60.00

1 Bay mule 1 yr. old 45.00

1 Brown mule 4 yrs. old 50.00

1 Bay mule 1 yr. old 50.00

1 sorrel mare Sucking 25.00

4 cows & calves $12 each 48.00

2 Dry Cow $10 each 20.00

 

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4 two years old heifers 8 $ each $32.00

938.00

 

Written in margin: Oaths

 

The State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority administrator of the

County of Collin Estate of ISHAM PITMAN deceased who being duly sworn deposes that the foregoing is a full inventory and description of the real and personal property books papers and evidences of debts and of all debts due or to become due belonging to said Estate as far as has come to his knowledge and that he was not bound or indebted to said deceased in any contract at the time of his death. I. D. NEWSOME

 

Sworn to before me this 29th day of Jany. 1875 witness my official signature and seal of office at McKinney the date above written. J. O. Straughan clerk D. C. C. C. Tex.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority P. H. LYLES, J. C. KLEPPER & F. J. VANCE who being duly sworn depose and say that they are not interested in the estate of ISHAM PITMAN nor of kin to any person interested therein & have according to the best of our ability viewed and appraised the property both real and personal to them produced in the foregoing inventory.

Sworn to before me this 7th day P. H. LYLES

of December 1874. J. M. Wilcox Notary Public J. C. KLEEPER

Collin County, Texas F. J. VANCE

 

We the undersigned appraisers certify that the amount set opposite the item set forth in the inventory is the appraised value thereof.

P. H. LYLES

J. C. KLEEPER

F. J. VANCE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal and signature, this 7the day of December A. D. 1874.

J. M. Wilcox Notary Public C. c. Tex.

 

Written in margin: Community Est[ate] of THOS. W. & SUSAN E. WILEY

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community Property of THOS. W. WILEY & SUSAN E. WILEY his deceased wife owned by them at her death in April 1871.

 

Lot 1000 part of 101 & 104. Block 15 McKinney Collin Co. and improvements

thereon at the date of her death $800.00

219 acres land in said co. part of J. HOWARD survey 1095.00

2 horses 220.00

3 cows & calves 45.00

Money on hand 1000.00

$3160.00

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas Personally appeared THOS. W. WILEY and upon oath says the above is a full inventory

Collin County & description of real & personal property of the community property of himself and deceased wife SUSAN E. WILEY as he has been able to ascertain.

THOS. W. WILEY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Jany. 14th 1875.

J. O. Straughan clk.

By. Jas. White Dpty.

 

State of Texas Personally appeared before the undersigned authority J. E. MOORE, D. D. NEWSOME

Collin County (sic) and W. S. CLOYD appraisers of the within Est. of THOS. W. & SUSAN E. WILEY who upon oath say that they are not interested in said Estate nor of…

 

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…kin to any person interested therein and that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the inventory.

J. D. NEWSOME

J. E. MOORE

Sworn to and subscribed before me W. S. CLOYD

this Jany. 14th 1875 J. O. Straughan clerk Dist. Court Collin Co. Tex.

By. J. L. White Dpty.

 

The amount set opposite each article is its appraised value. Jany. 14 1875.

J. D. NEWSOME

J. E. MOORE

W. S. CLOYD

Filed 20th Jany. 1875

J. O. Straughan clerk Dist. Court

Collin Co. Texas

 

State of Texas Know all men by these present that We THOS. W. WILEY as principal and EROM F.

Collin County BROWN and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Jordan O. Straughan clerk of the Dist. Court of Collin County in the full and Just sum of thirty one hundred & sixty dollars payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs and legal representatives firmly by these present. Conditioned that the said THOS. W. WILEY will faithfully administer the Community Estate of himself and his deceased wife SUSAN E. WILEY and pay over one half of the surplus after payment of the debts with which the whole is properly chargeable to such person or persons as shall be entitled to receive it.

In testimony whereof we hereunto set out hands this Jany. 14 1875. THOS. W. WILEY

EROM F. BROWN

W. W. MERRITT

F. M. FELAND

Approved Jany. 20th 1875

J. O. Straughan clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Estate of ELIZA A. WILKINS-Will

 

In the name of God-amen I ELIZA ANN WILKINS being of sound mind and disposing memory for which I feel grateful to God and Knowing that life is uncertain do make this my last will and testament and dispose of the property which God has blessed me with in the manner following and first if my husband S. M. WILKINS lives longer than…

 

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…myself than I give to him all my property both Real and personal, 2nd I constitute and appoint S. M. WILKINS the Executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand this the 3rd day of April 1867.

ELIZA ANN WILKINS

Test Filed Jany. 25th 1875

S. J. WILKINS

E. M. WILKINS

 

Written in margin: Proof of Will

 

State of Texas Dist. Court In Vacation

Collin County We S. J. WILKINS &. E. M. WILKINS do solemnly swear that we signed the will of ELIZA ANN WILKINS decd. decd. April 3rd 1867 filed in the office of the District Clerk of Collin Co. as witness at her request and that the said ELIZA ANN WILKINS signed the said will in our presence and that she was over the age of twenty one years and also that the said ELIZA ANN WILKINS was at the time she signed the said will of sound & deposing mind and further that we were at that time both over fourteen years of age.

E. M. WILKINS

S. JOSEPH WILKINS

 

Subscribed & sworn to before me this 25 day of Jany. A. D. 1875. J. O. Straughan

Clerk Dist. Court Collin Co.

Filed Jany. 25 1875. J. O. Straughan clerk. D. C. C. C.

 

The following is a list of Community property belonging to myself and my Deceased wife L. E. HOCKER Together with the appraisements of the same.

 

Town Lots No. 164, 191, 192 Block 29 600

2/3 Town Lots No. 171, 172, Block 34 350

1 Bed Stead & Bedding 50

1 Lounge & Bedding 20

1 Stand Table 750 1 Kitchen Table 10

1 Bureau 30.00 Munk 6.00 6 Chairs 7.50 43.50

7 Pictures & Frames 7.00 1 Clock 3.00 10.00

1 Valias 3.00 4 Wood Baskets 1.50 4.50

3 Table cloths 6.00 1 Doz. Towels 6.00 12.00

21 Books various Kind 20.00

1 Chest 4.00 1 Small Tin trunk1.00 5.00

1 set Knives & Forks 5.00

2 set spoon 4.00 2 Flower vases 2.00 6.00

1 Doz. Plates 2.50 2 Muggs 1.50 4.00

2 Pusive (?) Stands 3.00 1 Pitcher 1.25 4.25

1 Doz. Jar Pickles & Preserves 9.00

1 Sugar Bowl .50 Glass Tumblers 2.00 2.50

 

 

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2 Candle sticks .50 1 Pr. Balances .75 1.25

1 Buckets 2.50 1 skillet 2.00 1 Wash Pot 4.00 8.50

1 Fry Pan.50 1 Lua (?) Pan .50 1 Stew (?) Kettle .75 1.75

1 Garden Hose & Rake 1.50 2 Smooth Irons 1.00 2.50

1 Rifle Gun 20.00 1 six shooter 10.00 30.00

1 six (?) Cabinet Tools 40.00

3 (unreadable) Benches (?) 8.00 24.00

1 Lathes &Turning Tools 30.00

½ of Out (?) Mortise Machine 10.00

40 lb. (?) Sugar 6.50

5 lbs. (?) Coffee 1.50

55 Bushels Corn 35.75

500 Bushes Oats 10.00

1 Horse 50.00 6 Head Cattle 30.00 80.00


List of money on hand & accounts due (unreadable)

Money 3000

J. W. KALFUS account 1000

JOHN DARNALL 800

JAS. FAIRES 400

MRS. MALISSIA JOHNSON 750

ALEX. MORMAN (?) 500

LUCKER & BROWN (?) 625

SALTHEAL COFFER 200

H. H. TUCKER 300

 

We the undersigned certify that the foregoing appraisement is a full and fair appraisement of the community Estate of P. S. HOCKER and his Decd. wife LEWIS WETSEL

Sworn to and Subscribed J. FAIRES

before me this the 26 day

of Feby. 1866.

M. R. Parish J. P.

Collin Co.

I certify that the forgoing inventory contained a full list and appraisement of all the Community Estate of myself and my Decd. wife L. E. HOCKER that has come to my Knowledge.

Sworn to and subscribed

before me this the 26th day P. S. HOCKER

of Feb. A. D. 1866

M. R. Parish J. P.

Collin Co.

 

Examined and approved. Feb. 27 1866

F. J. Vance

C. J. C. C.

 

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Written in margin: Estate of HENRY O. HEDGCOXE; Bond

 

The State of Texas

Collin County Est. of HENRY O. HEDGCOXE deceased

Know all men by these present that we ANDREW J. ATKINSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) are bound unto J. O. Straughan Clerk of the District Court of the county first aforesaid and successors in office in the sum of Two thousand dollars conditioned that the said ANDREW J. ATKINSON shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as administrator of the Estate of HENRY O HEDGCOXE deceased.

Witness our hands and scrawls for seals this 21st day of October A. D. 1874.

ANDREW J. ATKINSON seal

S. O. HEDGECOXE (sic) seal

J. J. ATKINSON seal

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I ANDREW J. ATKINSON do swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as administrator of the Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE (sic) deceased

ANDREW J. ATKINSON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before this 21st day of Oct 1874.

J. O. Straughan Clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of the Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE

 

320 acres of land situated in Young County near Belknap an undivided half interest in house and lot situated in lot No. 521 block No. 57 in the Town of McKinney

One bay mule 4 years old $25.00

One black mule 20.00

One Brown yearling Colt 15.00

One watch & chain 5.00

One bunk 2.00

One pr. saddle (unreadable) 1.00

Claim due on note for 200 gold Dollars dated McKinney March 18th 1873 by A. J. (unreadable)

Debts owning

One note to T. H. EMERSON & CO. for $440 with 2 per cent interest per month signed jointly H. O. HEDGE-

 

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…-COXE & S. C. ANDERSON account due MARY GOODNER for funeral expenses $76.00 seventy six dollars one coffin for H. O. HEDGECOXE amt.$125.00 ISAAC CROUCH.

We R. T. QUISENBERRY, T. J. MELTON & J. S. DOWELL do swear that the above is a correct inventory of the personal property of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE decd. to the best of our Knowledge and belief.

R. T. QUISENBERRY

T. J. MELTON

J. S. DOWELL

Subscribed & sworn to before me this 19th day of November 1874

J. O. Straughan Clerk D. C. C. C.

By J. D. Page Deputy

 

Written in margin: Appraisers oath

 

The State of Texas Before the undersigned authority personally appeared T. J. MELTON & J. S. DOWELL

Collin Texas appraisers of the Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE late of Collin County deceased who being duly sworn say they are house holders and residents of said County and have no interest in said Estate and that they are not of Kin to any person interested in said Estate and that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the personal property to them produced and the real property described in the inventory.

R. T. QUISENBERRY

T. J. MELTON

J. S. DOWELL

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th

day of November 1874.

J. O. Straughan Clerk D. C. C. C. Texas

By J. D. Page Deputy

 

Inventory of the Real Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE deceased

 

320 acres of land situated in Young County Texas near Belknap $160.00

Undivided one half interest in house & lot situated on lot No. 52 Block No. 57 in

Town of McKinney $250.00

& J. S. DOWELL do (?) W. (?) & R. T. QUISBERRY T. J. MELTON swear that the above is a correct inventory of the Real estate of HENRY O. HEDGCOXE deceased to the best of our…

 

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…Knowledge and belief.

R. T. QUISENBERRY

T. J. MELTON

J. S. DOWELL

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th

day of November 1874

J. O. Straughan Clerk D. C. C. C. Texas

By. J. D. Page Deputy

 

Written in margin: Appraisers Oath

 

The State of Texas Before the undersigned personally appeared J. S. HELMS, A. S. CALDWELL & J. S.

Collin County DOWELL appraisers of the within described property belonging to the Estate of H. O. HEDGECOXE deceased pointed out to them by the administrator of said Estate who being duly sworn says that they are not interested in said Estate nor of kin to any person interested therein and that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the property described in the within inventory.

J. S. HELMS

J. S. CALDWELL (sic)

J. S. HEDGECOXE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of April A. D. 1876

J. O. Straughan Clerk D. C. Collin Co. Texas

By. J. M. Benge Deputy

 

And said appraisers being again duly sworn by me say the within is a true and correct appraisement of the property therein described according to the best of their knowledge and belief.

J. S. HELMS

J. S. CALDWELL (sic)

J. S. HEDGECOXE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of April A. D. 1876

J. O. Straughan Clerk

D. C. Collin Co. Texas

By J. M. Benge Deputy

 

 

The State of Texas Inventory and appraisement of the following property belonging to the Estate of

Collin County HENRY O. HEDGECOXE deceased to wit one undivided half of contain (sic) tract on parcel of land situated in the City of McKinney Collin County Texas and bounded this, Beginning at the S. W. corner…

 

 

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…of a lot of land deeded by BUFORD HENRY and wife to S. M. BENGE on the North side of Louisanna (sic) Street thence North 40 feet thence East one foot Thence south 40 feet thence West one foot to the beginning as appears by the deed of J. M. BENGE & wife to S. C. ANDERSON & H. O. HEDGCOXE of date Dec. 30th 1873.

The appraised value of the half (undivided) of the above described property is six Dollars $6.00.

J. S. HELMS

J. S. CALDWELL

 

Written in margin: Report of sale of land

 

Report of sale of property of Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE Decd.

To the Hon. County Court Collin County in probate July Term 1876.

The petition of A. J. ATKINSON Administrator of the Estate of H. O. HEDGECOXE deceased known to the court that on 22nd Dec. 1874 in the District Court of Collin County Texas there was ordered a Judgment in for (favor?) of the plffs. in the case in said Court then pending entitled THOS. H. EMERSON & BRO. vs. S. C. ANDERSON Et. Al for the sum of $574.24 with interest at 2 per ct. per month until paid and cost of court. That said estate of H. O. HEDGECOXE represented by your petition as administrator’s a party defendant in said suit and Judgment that said Judgment ordered a foreclosure of the vendor’s lien in behalf of the plaintiff therein upon the property herein after described that the interest of said ANDERSON in said property was sold under an order of sale by the Sheriff in June 1870 for $300 and afterwards to wit on 1st Tuesday in May 1876 the interest of the Estate of said HEDGECOXE in said property the same being an undivided part was after due advertisement sold at public outcry at the Door of the Court House in McKinney and THOS. H. EMERSON & BRO. plaintiffs being the highest and best bidders became the purchasers thereof for $325.00 said property is situated in the City of McKinney Collin County Texas and is described as follows part of lot No. 52 in Block No. 7 the plot of McKinney. Beginning at the SE cor. of said lot No. 52 in said Block No. 7…

 

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…Thence North 40 feet its NE corner thence west 16 7/12 feet a stake in the North boundary line of said lot Thence south 40 feet a stake in the south boundary line of lot Thence east with said line 16 7/12 feet to the beginning, petitioner in his administrative capacity now here reports said sale of said property of said Estate to the court and says the same was duly and fairly made in conformity with law and prays that the said sale be approved and confirmed by the court and an order be made directed deed to be made to the said purchasers in conformity to law and as in duty bound petitioner ever prayer.

A.J. ATKINSON

Administrator Est. of H. O.

HEDGCOX Deceased

By his Atty. J. R. BURNS

Sworn to before me This July 17th 1876.

J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Report of sale of land

 

To the County Court of Collin County Texas

The petition of A. J. ATKINSON administrator of the Estate of HENRY O. HEDGECOXE deceased report sale of the following tract of land situated in McKinney Collin County Texas to wit Beginning at the SW corner of a lot of land by BUFORD HENRY & wife to S. M. BENGE on the North side of Louisanne Street thence North 40 feet Thence east one foot Thence South 40 feet Thence West one foot to the beginning as shown by the deed of said BENGE and wife to said H. O. HEDGECOXE of the date December 30 1873 with respect informs the court that petitioner has sold the interest of said Estate in above described property at private sale for cash to pay debt as authorized by the order of this above (?) Court and that THOS. H. EMBERSON & BRO. became the purchasers thereof for the sum of ($83.00) Eighty three dollars to be credited upon and in full satisfaction of balance of a Judgment in favor of said purchasers against said Estate rendered in the District Court of Collin County Texas 22nd Dec. 1874 petitioners avers that said sale was really about double the marketable value of the interest of the Estate in said property was fair made and that it is decidedly to the interest of said Estate that it be confirmed of which fact petitioner will give ample proof at the…

 

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…hearing hereof wherefore the premises considered petitioners prays that the report of said sale be accepted and approved and that said sale be confirmed and that the court order a deed to be made to said purchasers upon complying with the terms of sale

J. R. BURNS

Attorney for the Administrator

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est. [of] SUSAN WILEY Community Property

 

State of Texas Know all men that we THOS. W. WILEY as principal and ERWIN F. BROWN and (blank)

Collin County as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Jordan O. Straughan Clerk of the District Court of Collin County in the full and Just sum of thirty one hundred and sixty dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made by (unreadable) ourselves our heirs and legal representatives firmly by these presents.

Conditioned that the said THOS. W. WILEY will faithfully administer the community Estate of himself and his deceased wife SUSAN E. WILEY and pay over one half of the surplus after paying the debts with which the whole is probably chargeable to such person or persons who shall be entitled to receive it

In Witness whereof we hereunto set our hands this Jan. 14/1875.

 

THOS. W. WILEY

ERWIN F. BROWN

W. W. MERRITT

J. M. FELAND

Approved

Jan. 20th 1875

J. O. Straughan Clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of THOS. W. WILEY & SUSAN E. WILEY his deceased wife owned by them at her death in April 1871.

Lot 100 part of 101 & 102 in Block 15 (?) McKinney Collin co. and improvements thereon at the date of her death 800

219 acres of said (?) in said county—part of Howard survey 1095 two horses 220

 

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3 cows & calves 45.00

Cash on hand 1000.00

$3160.00 (sic)

 

State of Texas Personally appeared THOS. W. WILEY and upon oaths says the above is a full inventory &

Collin County description of real and personal property of the community property of himself and deceased wife SUSAN E. WILEY as far as he has been able to ascertain.

THOS. W. WILEY

Sworn to and subscribed before me this July14th 75

J. O. Straughan Clerk

By Jas. S. White Deputy

 

State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before the undersigned authority J. E. MOORE, I. D. NEWSOME, and W. S. CLOYD appraisers of the within Estate of THOS. W. WILEY and SUSAN E. WILEY who upon oath say that they are not interested in said Estate nor of Kin to any person interested therein and that they will according to the best of their ability view and appraise the personable property to them produced and the real property described in the inventory.

I. D. NEWSOME

J. E. MOORE

W. S CLOYD

 

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Jan. 14th 1875

J. O. Straughan Clerk

Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

By J. L. White Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

The Amount set Opposite Each article is its appraised value January 14th 1875.

I. D. NEWSOME

J. E. MOORE

W. S CLOYD

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of CORNELIA I. & MARTHA M. A. SMITH Minors

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin In Vacation March A. D. 1876

Know all men by these present that we JOHN M. SALMONDS as principal and G. W. WEAVER and R. H. BROWN as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto Jordon O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of said County and his successors in office in the sum of four hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the above bounden SALMONDS will well and faithfully perform and discharge the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate [of] CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH a minor. Witness our hands this day of March 1876.

 

JOHN M. SALMONDS Principal

G. W. WEAVER surety

R. H. BROWN

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I JOHN M. SALMONDS do solemnly swear that I will well and faithfully perform the duties incumbent upon as guardian of the estate of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH a minor.

JOHN M. SAMONDS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 18th day of March A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Written in margin: Oath and B[ond]

 

 

The State of Texas District Court

County of Collin In Vacation March A. D. 1876

Now all men by these present that we JOHN M. SALMONDS as principal and G. W. WEAVER and R. H. BROWN as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto Jordon O. Straughan clerk of the District Court of said County and his successors in office in the sum of four hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the above bounden SALMONDS will well and faithfully perform and discharge the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate of MARTHA MARGARET AMANDA SMITH a minor. Witness our hands this day of March 1876.

 

JOHN M. SALMONDS Principal

G. W. WEAVER surety

R. H. BROWN

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I JOHN M. SALMONDS do solemnly swear that I will well and faithfully perform the duties incumbent upon as guardian of the estate of MARTHA MARGARET AMANDA SMITH a minor.

JOHN M. SAMONDS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 18th day of March A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of MISS CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH a minor

36 1/8 acres of land in RICHARD SPARKS survey valued at $5.00 per acre $180.27 ½

1 2/3 acres of land part of 10 acres of timber 6.66 2/3

sold by MICHAEL BOYLAND to JOSHUA SMITH

valued at $180.94

 

I JOHN M SOLMONDS guardian of the Estate of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH do swear that the foregoing is a fully inventory and description of all property Real Personal and mixed belonging to said Estate as far as I have been able to ascertain, that I am not bound or indebted to said Estate.

J. M. SALMOND (sic)

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Written in margin: Appraisement

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the Estate of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH do swear that we are not interested in said Estate nor kin to any person interested therein and that we will according to the best of our abilities view and appraise the personal property to us produced and the real property described in the inventory.

E. M. WILKENS

WILLIAM McCLEARY

H. L. WILLAFORD

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 10 day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P. C. C.

 

The undersigned having appraised the foregoing Estate of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH do swear that the appraisement and inventory is Just and correct that we are not interested parties not of kin to the guardian of said Estate.

 

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E. M. WILKENS

WILLIAM McCLEARY

H. L. WILLAFORD

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 10th day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Written in margin: Appraisement

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of MISS MARTHA MARGARITE AMANDA SMITH

 

36 1/8 Acres of land in RICHARD SPARKS survey

Valued at $5.00 per Acre unreadable

1 1/3 (sic) acres of land part of Ten acres of

Timber sold by M. BOYLAND to JOSHUA SMITH

valued at unreadable

Total value $186.9_

 

I JOHN M. SALMONDS guardian of the Estate of MARTHA MARGARITE (sic) AMANDA SMITH a minor do swear that the foregoing is a full inventory and description of all property Real, Personal or mixed belonging to said Estate so far as I have been able to ascertain that I am not bound or indebted to said Estate.

JOHN M. SALMONDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the foregoing Estate do swear that we are not interested in said Estate nor kin to any person interested therein and that we will according to the best of our abilities view and appraise the personal property to us produced and the Real property described in the inventory.

E. M. WILKENS

WILLIAM McCLEARY

H. L. WILLAFORD

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Having appraised the foregoing Estate of MARTHA MARGARITE AMANDA SMITH we the undersigned do swear that the appraisement and inventory is just & correct to the best of our Knowledge and belief and that we are…

 

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…not of Kin to the guardian of said Estate.

 

E. M. WILKENS

WILLIAM McCLEARY

H. L. WILLAFORD

 

Sworn to and subscribe before [me] this 10th day of April A. D. 1876.

John C. White J. P.

 

Written in margin: Report of sale of land

 

The State of Texas County Court

County of Collin July Term A. D. 1876

To the Hon. County Court of said County. JOHN M. SALMOND guardian of the Estate of MARTHA MARGARITE AMANDA SMITH a minor respectfully represents that in accordance with an order of the Hon. County Court made on the 26th day of July A. D. 1876 he had this day sold to J. H. & W. A. MARTIN 36 1/18 acres of land in the RICHARD SPARKS survey in said County it being an undivided interest belonging to said Estate at ($5) Five dollars per acres would further represent that said sale was made at private sale and that the price to be paid by the purchasers is a full fair price for said land, that said sale was made on a credit of six months. The premises considered he asks that said sale be confirmed and that he directed to make deed to purchasers taking security as required by law.

JOHN M. SALMONDS guardian

Est. M. M. A. SMITH minor

Per JOS. W. BURRIS atty.

 

The State of Texas Before the undersigned authority personally came JNO. M. SALMONDS to me known

County of Collin well & says upon oath that the facts set forth in the foregoing report are to the best of his Knowledge & belief. J. M. SALMONDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 28th

1876.

F. J. Vance J. P.

And Ex office Notary Public Collin

County Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of sale of land

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin County Court

July Term A. D. 1876

To The Hon. County Court of said County

J. M. SALMONDS guardian of the Estate of…

 

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…of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH a minor respectfully represents that in accordance with an order of the Hon. County court of said County at it present term he has this day sold to J. H. & W. A. MARTIN 36 1/18 acres of land in the RICHARD SPARKS survey in said County it being an undivided interest belonging to said Estate at ($5) Five dollars per acres would further represent that said sale was made at private sale and that the price to be paid by the purchasers is a full fair price for said land, that said sale was made on a credit of six months.

The premises considered he asks that said sale be confirmed and that he be directed to make deed to said purchasers taking security required by law.

JOHN M. SALMONDS guardian

Est. CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH

a minor

per JOS. W. BURRIS atty.

 

The State of Texas Before the undersigned authority personally came JNO. M. SALMONDS to me known

County of Collin well & says upon oath that the facts set forth in the foregoing report are to the best of his Knowledge & belief. J. M. SALMONDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 28th

1876.

F. J. Vance J. P.

And Ex office Notary Public Collin

County Texas

 

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Est. CLAUDIUS and MARGARET E. PEGUS Minors

 

Whereas SELY TAPP has filed a full and complete transcript from the records of the county court of Madina County State of Illinois a court of couthtent (?) Jurisdiction in the office of the District Clerk of Collin County Texas showing that she has been appointed guardian of the Estates of CLAUDIUS and MARGARET E. PEGUESS minors and wherever said transcript has been recorded as required by law now therefore we SELY TAPP as principal and JAMES M. TAPP and GEORGE M. CRAWFORD as sureties are bound to the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of one thousand Dollars conditioned that said SELY TAPP shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of said minors according to law. In testimony whereof. Witness our hands this the 11th day of December 1875.

SEALY TAPP seal

JAMES M. TAPP seal

GEORGE M. CRAWFORD seal

 

Written in margin: Report of sale of Land

 

State of Illinois

Estate of

CLAUDIUS & MARGARET E. PEGUSS minors

In the county court July Term

A.       D. 1876 Friday 21st

Now comes SELY TAPP guardian of CLAUDIUS & MARGARET E. PEGUES and makes the following report of sale of land heretofore directed by an order of this Court at the present term to wit:

She has sold to J. C. WHITE one half cas (?) and the remainder on sic month’s time the one half interest owned by her wards’ in the following described two tracts of land to wit: Situated in Collin County—Beginning at the NE corner of the GEORGE H. PEGUES 471 acre tract, Thence West on the…

 

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…boundary line of said survey 25 chs. to the NE corner of 46 3/10 acres sold to W. H. CHADDICK a bois d’arc stake Thence South 16 chs. Chaddick SE corner Thence East 25 chs. to the East boundary line of the said PEGUESS survey Thence North with the East boundary line thereof 16 chs. to the beginning containing 40 acres of land more or less at 60 dollars per acre. Also situated in same county and state being part of a 114 acre tract surveyed in the name of the heirs of L. R. PEGUESS. Beginning at the NW corner of said survey, Thence east 7 chs. and 50 lks. to a post from a bois d’arc marked X brs. S 24 E 4 links and another bois d’arc mkd x brs. S 71 W30 links Thence South 53 chains to the south line of said survey to a post from which an Elm mkd. X brs N 51 ½ E 12 lks. another Elm mkd. X brs. N 25 W 38 lks. Thence West 7 chs & 50 lks to East line of said survey Thence North 53 chains to the place of beginning containing 38 acres sold at five dollars an acres, whole amount sold to WHITE as the interest of said minors amounting to ten hundred and ninety five Dollars.

Report represents that these sale have been fairly made and for a price and asks that said sale be confirmed and reporter ordered to make title to the purchasers upon their complying with the terms of the sale.

Respectfully submitted

 

SELY TAPP

Guardian





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