Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1


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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of CHAS. M. MAYS [MAYES] a minor

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that I A. B. MAYS as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and

Collin County       firmly bound unto the clerk of the District Court of Collin county in the sum of Eighteen hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said clerk of the District Court of Collin County we bind ourselves our heirs and executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands and seals using scrawls for seal this (blank).

                                The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound A. B. MAYS has been appointed guardian of the Estate of CHARLES M. MAYES a minor. Now if the said A. B. MAYES shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under such appointment then this obligation shall be null and oid otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                A.B. MAYES                         seal

                                                                                NANCY MAYES                   seal

                                                                                G. S. BACCUS                     seal

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I A. B. MAYES do solemnly swear that I will faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of CHAS. M. MAYES according to the best of my ability.                                                  

A.B. MAYES

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Estate of CHARLES M. MAYES minor

                A.B. MAYES Guardian                                       District Court Collin County

The undersigned guardian of said minor begs to file the following inventory and appraisement of property that has come to his hands belonging to the Estate of his said Ward.

I have rec’d. from Mo. [Missouri] from the Estate of ROBT. B. MAYES decd. the sum of one hundred and ten dollars & 33/100 Dollars $110.33. I have rec’d. from the Estate of W. B. MAYES dec’d. on partitioning thereof among his heirs the following property---

27 acres land part of J. C. CAMPBELL (?) sur. value                                                  $  50

 

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21 head stock horses & mules branded [bar O] on right thigh valued at                    200

4 head stock cattle branded [bar O]                                                                                     20

1/6 interest in a brown stallion                                                                                              33.33

1/6 interest in a Jack 10 years old                                                                                        33.33

 

The State of Texas              This day appeared before the undersigned authority A. B. MAYES guardian of the Estate

County of Collin                   of CHAS. M. MAYES minor who being duly sworn says that the above is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers evidence of debts and of all debts due or to become debts belonging to said as far as he has been able to ascertain.

                                                                                                                                                A.B. MAYES

 

Sworn and subscribed before me the 25th day of September 1874.

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

                                                                                By. W. H. Taylor Dpy.

 

The State of Texas              Personally appeared before the undersigned authority M. HUFFMAN and N. T. DUDLEY

County of Collin                   appraisers of said Estate who being duly sworn says that the 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 guardian.

                                                                                                M. HUFFMAN

                                                                                                N. T. DUDLEY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 4th day of April 1875.

                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox

                                                                                Notary Public C. C. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of Wm. MAYES a minor

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that I A. B. MAYES as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County                       are held and firmly bound unto the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County in the sum of Eighteen hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said Clerk of the District Court of Collin County we bind ourselves our heirs our executors and administrators jointly and severally by these presents signed with our hands sealed with our seals using scrawls for seals this (blank) the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound A. B. MAYES has been appointed guardian of the Estate of WILLIAM MAYES minor. Now if the said A. B. MAYES shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment the this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                A.B. MAYES

                                                                                                NANCY MAYES

                                                                                                J. S. BACCUS

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I A. B. MAYES do solemnly swear that I will faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of WILLIAM MAYES according to the best of my ability.

                                                                                                                A.B. MAYES

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Estate of GEO. P. MAYES a minor

 

The State of Texas              District Court of said County

County of Collin

The undersigned guardian of the Estate of GEORGE P. MAYES a minor begs leave to file the following inventory and appraise much of [the] property that has come to his hand belonging to said minor to wit I have received from Missouri from the Estate if ROBT. B. MAYES Dec. the sum of one Hundred & ten & 33/100 Dollars $110.33. I have received from the Estate of W. B. MAYES decd. on partition thereof among his heirs the following property:

27 acres land part of J. C. CAMPBELL survey value at 150$

 

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20 head stock horses & mules branded [bar O] on right shoulder valued at                                           635.00

4 head of cattle                                                                                                                                                       20.00

1/6 interest in 1 Brown stallion                                                                                                                             33.33

1/6 interest in 1 Jack 10 years old                                                                                                                       33.33

 

The State of Texas              This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority A. B. MAYES Guardian

County of Collin                   of the Estate of GEORGE P MAYES a minor who being duly sworn says that the above is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal Estate books papers evidence of debt and of all debts to become due or due belonging to said estate so far as he has been able to ascertain.

A.B. MAYES

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of Sept. 1874.

                                                                J. O. Straughan Clerk

                                                                By W. H. Taylor Dpty.

 

Written in margin: Appraisement

 

The State of Texas                              Personally appeared before the undersigned authority J. M. HUFFMAN and N. T.

County of Collin                                   DUDLEY appraisers of said Estate who being duly sworn says that the 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 Guardian.

                                                                                J. M. HUFFMAN

                                                                                N. T. DUDLEY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me. Witness my official seal and signature at office in Plano this 24th day of April 1875.

                                                                                J. M. Wilcox

                                                       Notary Public Collin County Texas

 

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Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Est[ate] of SUSAN C. MARSHALL a minor

 

State of Texas      July 5th 1877 List of property belonging to the Estate of S. C. MARSHALL sold by J. L.

Collin County       LOVELADY, guardian, sold J. SPURGIN

 

1 red cow & calf                                                   15.00

1 red cow & calf                                                   15.50

1 speckled cow & calf                                         25.00

                C. M. LOVELADY

1 two year old steer                                               8.25

1 yearling heifer one year old                             5.25

                PERRY GRAYUM

1 Gray mare and Colt                                         42.00

                GEORGE WADE

1 Gray mare & colt                                              45.50

                J. SPURGIN

1 Gray filley (sic) 2 years old                             15.25

                Do

1 Black 1 year old                                                                20.00

                J. BROUMET

1 Bay mare                                                           20.00

 

                I hereby certify that the above list of property with the prices attached thereto represents truly the sales made by me and is correct.

                                                                J. L. LOVELADY Guardian

 

Sworn to before me this July 12/1877

                                                J. M. Benge

                                                Clerk Co. Court

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Est[ate] of MARY ENLOE Dec.

 

State of Texas                      Van Alstyne JULY 26, 1877

County of Grayson              We commissioners appointed by the County Court of Collin County at its July term 1877 to value the property belonging to the Estate of MARY ENLOE (Deceased) make the following reprint of the inventory & valuation of the same (?).

Notes 1. On J. L. GREER                                                                   100$

drawn & due Oct. 26, 1876

Int. to date 12 pr. ct                                                                                  9

Notes, on A. J. OSLIN drawn Aug. 18th

1876, due Dec. 1st 1876.                                                                      66

Int. to date 10pr. ct.                                                                                  6.23

W. S. DALY drawn & due Oct. 16, 1875                                            27.95

Credited Jun. 13, 1877                       10$

 

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Interest to date 10 pr.ct.                                                                        5.40

J. L. KELLEY drawn & due Sept 10/1874                                      30.00

Interest to date     10%                                                                          6.95

E. B. ROLLINS, drawn Oct 4th 1876                                                 50.00

Interest to date 10%                                                                              4.16

Cash Collected from G. A. WILSON on

since death of testator                                                                     126.25

J. L. KELLY drawn & due Dec. 6, 1874                                       125.00

Int. to date 10%                                                                                    32.98

J. L. KELLY drawn & due April 28th 1876                                    500.00

Int. to date 10%                                                                                    62.50

1 mule 4 years old valued at                                                             70.00

1 Horse 5 years old valued at                                                           50.00

1 Buggy & Harness valued at                                                            50.00

1 House & 2 ½ lots situated in Van Alstyne valued at               500.00

1 cook stove and attachments                                                            12.00

4 head (?) valued at                                                                              20.00

3 cows and two calves valued at                                                        50.00

 

State of Texas

County of Grayson              We the undersigned do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a true and correct valuation of the property of JAMES M. ENLOE and MARY ENLOE dec.

 

                                                                                                J. .L. GREER

                                                                                                D. L. LEWIS

                                                                                                J. A. McKINNEY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 25th day of July A. D. 1877.

                                                                                G. Y. McKinney Notary Public

                                                                                                G. Co.

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       We J. L. KELLY & J. A. FREEMAN Executors of the Estate of MARY ENLOE do solemnly swear that the foregoing and the attached inventory and appraisement is a full, fair and complete list of the property belonging to the Estate of MARY ENLOE.

                                                                                                J. L. KELLY

                                                                                                J. A. FREEMAN

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this July 28th 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Waltons Dpy.

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of HENRY and JOHN LONG minors

 

State of Texas      Estate of HENRY P. LONG minor.

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we LUCY ANN JACKSON joined by her husband SHADRICK JACKSON as principal and W. L. BOYD whose residence is in the County of Collin as security are bound unto T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars conditioned that the said LUCY ANN JACKSON shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon her as guardian of HENRY P. LONG a minor.

                                Witness our hands this 24th day of July A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                                                LUCY A. JACKSON

                                                                                                                                SHADRICK JACKSON

                                                                                                                                W. L. BOYD

 

Written in margin: Exhibit

 

Est[ate] of MARY and LETITA REAGAN, minors

 

S. COFFEY guardian of MARY & LETITIA REAGAN minors begs leave to make the following exhibit of the condition of their Estates.

Cash on hand as per report filed April 26/75                                                 26.70

Collected from DOWNING rent of 1875                                                         63.00

Collected from DOWNING rent of 1876                                                         75.00

Collect on money loaned to WILSON’S Estates

Report filed April 26/75                                                                                      63.00

                                                                                                                           $227.70

                                               

 

Paid Out

 

Side saddle for MARY                                                                                        17.00

Side saddle for LETITIA                                                                                     17.00

Voucher 1 x 2

Cash to LETITIA v. 3                                                                                             5.00

Paid taxes 1876 v. 4                                                                                             3.15

Thockmorton Brown & Bro. v. 5                                                                        25.00

5 % on 226, rec. report filed July 3/71                                                             11.30

                                                                                                                             $78.30

                                                               

Amt. Brot. [Brought] over                    Cr. 78.30               Dr. $227.70                                                                                                                                          

5% on 193.56 paid same rept.                                                                           9.65

5% on 25$ rec Sept. July 29/73                                                                          1.25

5% on 11.69$ paid July 29/73                                                                              .55

 

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5 % on 93 $ recd. Sept April 26/75                                                                     4.65

5 % on 15.85 paid                                                                                                    .75

5 % on 201 this report                                                                                        10.00

5 % on 67 paid this report                                                                                     3.35

Money Loaned R. B. WHISNANT & M. W. COFFEY 12%                         110.00

Money loaned M. W. COFFEY & R. B. WHISNANT @ 12                           25.00

                Total Paid                                                                                     

Com[mission & Loaned                                 $243.55

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Money Collected & on hand                                                                          $227.70                                                                    

Money paid out & ??                                                                                           243.55

                Due Guardian                                                                                      $15.85

                                                                                S. COFFEY

 

Sworn to before me this April 16th 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By Pete Malton Dpy.

 

 

Now comes S. COFFEY guardian of MARY & LETITIA REGAN minors and amended his Exhibit filed April 16th 1877, and says that he paid taxes for the year 1875 v. 6                               2.25.

                This added to 15.85--$18.10

                                due Guardian.

                                                                                S. COFFEY

 

Sworn & Subscribed to before me this April 20th 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By Pete Walton DC

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

 

Estate of MARY ENLOE Dec.

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that we AVERY FREEMAN and JOSIAH KELLY as

Collin County                       principals and THOS. A. MOUNTS as security are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successor in office in the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this

 

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…(blank) day of July 1877. The condition of the obligation is such that whereas the above bound AVERY FREEMAN & JOSIAH KELLY have been appointed executors of the last will and testament of MARY ENLOE deceased. Now if the said AVERY FREEMAN & JOSIAH KELLY shall well & truly perform all the duties required of them under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                This (blank) day of July 1877.

                                                                                J. L. KELLY

                                                                                J. A. FREEMAN

                                                                                J. L. GREER

                                                                                THOS. A. MOUNTS

Approved

                July 23rd 1877

                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                Co. Judge

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

We do solemnly swear that the writing that has been offered for probate is the last will of MARY ENLOE deceased as far as we know or believe and that we will well and truly perform all the duties of Executor of said will of the Estate of said MARY ENLOE Decd.

                                                                J. L. KELLY

                                                                J. A. FREEMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this July 23rd 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report

 

Estate of W. E. & J. B. SMOTT, minors

 

MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT Guardian of W. E. & J. B. SMOOT minors begs leave to make the following report of the condition of their Estates.

 

Amt. paid out for W. E. S.

 

State & Co. Tax    v. 1                                          18.37

Tuition                    v. 2                                            3.50

Tuition                    v. 3                                            1.40

Books                     v. 4                                            2.50

Oglesby & Co.      v. 5                                            3.90

Lovelace & H (?)  v. 6                                            3.19

 

 

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K. A. & H.               v. 7                                            2.00

                                                Total costs          $34.86

Received of W. B. BLALOCK                        $90.00

                Due ward                                           $54.46

 

Paid for J. B. SMOOT

 

Tax         v. 1                                                          23.62

Tuition    v. 2                                                            2.50

Tuition    v. 3                                                            2.05

Books     v. 4                                                            2.50

Books     v. 5                                                              .75

OK & Co.v.6                                                            4.15

L. & H.    v. 7                                                            4.44

Dr. Dye  v. 8                                                            4.00

Costo (?) v..8                                                            .67 ½

Received of W. B. BLALOCK                         90.00

                Due ward              $44.31

 

                                Recapitulation

 

Paid for W. E. SMOOT                                        $35.53 ½

Collected                                                                 90.00

                                Due him                                                  54.46 ½

Paid for J. B. SMOOT                                           46.68 ½

Collected                                                                 90.00

                Due him                                                                $44.31 ½

Paid for both                         81.22

Collected both                   180.00

                                On hand                                $98.78

 

                                                LIZZIE SMOOT

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this May 18th 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Account

 

Est[ate] of B. R. JONES a minor

 

State of Texas                      To the Judge of the Probate Count in and around said county NANNIE J. HOUGHTON

County of Collin                   Guardian of B. R. JONES begs leave to make the following report.

 

Rec’d. of Treasurer at Washington D. C. money due ward’s farther in 1874.                                           30.00

Rec’d. of CORMEL JONES Executor of WM. JONES uncle to my ward as by will in 1875.                731.92

Rec. of CORMEL JONES of Arkansas rents &c of my homestead in 1875.                                             50.00

 

 

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Rec’d of CORMEL JONES of Arkansas part sale of Homestead in 1877                                                 41.66

Rec. of CORMEL JONES at one time in 1876, $365.00 and again in 1876 %183.33

leaving balance in sale Homestead in Arkansas.                                                                                        295.80

                                                                                                                                                                           $1469.38

 

The above amount of one thousand four hundred and sixty nine dollars and thirty eight cents is now in deposit with Merchants and Planters Bank Sherman and bank of BM Childers & Bro. Terrell Texas at 8% int. per ann. I beg leave to state that seven Hundred and Eight one Dollars and ninety two cents is money received by and through the father of my ward and the balance six hundred and eighty seven dollars and fifty six cents is the amt. received for my homestead in Arkansas April 26th 1877.

                                                                                                NANNIE J. HOUGHTON

                                                                                                                Guardian

 

State of Texas

County of Kaufman            This day personally appeared before me Notary Public in and for said County MRS. NANNIE J. HOUGHTON guardian of BIRD (?) R. JONES and after being duly sworn says the within acct. or statement between her and her ward is correct and true. Given under my hand and seal of office at Terrell this the 26th day of April 1877.

                                                                R. A. Terrell

                                                Notary Public K. C. Texas

 

Recorded August 1st 1877.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By Peter Walton Deputy

 

Written in margin: Account

 

Est[ate] of WILLIAM JONES a minor

 

State of Texas                      To the Hon. Judge of Probate Court in and for said County NANNIE J. HOUGHTON

County of Collin                   Guardian of WILLIAM JONES her ward begs leave to make the following report.

A.D. 1874. Recd. of Treasurer at Washington money due his father                                           30.00

 

 

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Rec’d of CORMEL JONES Executor of WM. JONES Uncle to ward as per will                     $751.92

A.D. 1875. Rec. of R. C. JONES of Arkansas for rents &c. of Homestead in Arkansas        $150.00

A.D. 1877 Recd. of CORMEL JONES sale of Homestead in Arks.                                           $241.00

Rec. of CORMEL JONES one time in 1876 $365.00 and again in 1876 $183.35

which was bal. sale Homestead and total amount                                                                       $295.80

                                                                                                                                                             $1419.38

 

The above amount of one thousand from hundred and sixty nine dollars and thirty Eight cents is now in deposit with Merchants and Planters Bank Sherman, Texas and the Bank of BM Childers & Bro. Terrell, Texas see (?) certificates of Deposits drawing interest at 8%. I beg leave to state that seven hundred and Eighty one dollars and ninety two cents is money received from the father of my ward and balance six hundred and eighty seven dollars and forty six cents is the amt. received from my homestead in Arkansas. April 26th 1877.

                                                                                                                                                NANNIE J. HOUGHTON  Guardian

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   This day personally appeared before notary Public in and for said county MRS. NANNIE J. HOUGHTON Guardian of WILLIAM JONES and being duly sworn says that the within account or statement between her and her ward is correct and true.

Given under my hand and seal of office at Terrell this 26th day of April 1877.

 

L. S.                                                        R. A. Terrell           Notary Public K.[Kaufman] Co. Texas

 

Recorded August 1st 1877.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate] of ISAAC STIMSON, Dec.

 

D. M. STIMSON                                    In the County Court

                Extr.                                        of Collin County

Estate of I. STIMSON Decd.              July term A. D. 1877

                                To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Court.

Your petitioner D. M. STIMSON of Collin County and Extr. of the Estate of ISAAC STIMSON dec’d. would respectfully represent that all the debts Known to exist of all Kinds against the Estate of his decedent ISAAC STIMSON have been paid and that there remains in his hand for distribution to the legatees at law of the said ISAAC STIMSON the list of property which is included in the inventory here to fore filed in this cause. He also states that M. M. MARTIN intermarried with M. J. MARTIN formerly M. J. STIMSON and that she the said M. J. MARTIN is entitled to one share of said Estate also the J. O. HEDGECOXE intermarried with one of the legatees of this Estate viz. A. O. STIMSON and that she is entitled to one share of said Estate also that Wm. J. HOWARD married one of said legatees R. B. HOWRD and formerly R. B. STIMSON and that she is entitled to one share of said Estate also that J. L. STIMSON is a son and Legatee at law of the said ISAAC STIMSON and entitled to one share of said Estate all the above mentioned legatees are citizens of Collin County, Texas and take under the will of ISAAC STIMSON deceased. Your petitioner further alleges that J. W. STIMSON now deceased was heir at law and son of ISAAC STIMSON dec’d. and entitled to one share of said Estate that he was at his death a resident citizen of Collin County State of Kentucky and dec’d. leaving I. T. STIMSON, J. E. STIMSON & R. L. STIMSON his children heirs at law all of whom reside in the state of Kentucky also that EDWARD STIMSON who is a resident citizen of (blank) County Arkansas is a son and legatee at law of said ISAAC STIMSON

 

 

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…& entitled to one share in said Estate, that ELIZABETH CROW now deceased was formerly ELIZABETH STIMSON and daughter of said ISAAC STIMSON and that she died leaving one daughter EUGENIA CROW of Grayson County her heir who is entitled to one share in said Estate that LACY ADKINSON (sic) formerly STIMSON died leaving NANNIE PARKER formerly ADKINSON and ELIZABETH ADKINSON, J. ADKINSON, ANDREW ADKINSON and JOSEPH ADKINSON her children and heirs at law of said Estate & entitled to an interest in said Estate. And your petitioner would represent that he is entitled to one equal share in the Estate of his deceased father the said ISAAC STIMSON. He shows to the Court that there was no debts against the Estate of ISAAC STIMSON deceased and that by the terms of the will he is appointed to take charge of the interest of the children of LACY F. ADKINSON & ISAAC W. STIMSON as their guardian wherefore he prays that the court will receive his final account and distribute the Estate to the parties entitled under the will of his decedent and that the same may be partitioned among the parties interested therein. Wherefore he files this his final account and prays that the Court recognize and approve the same and that the Estate be partitioned among the heirs interested in the same.

 

                                                                                D. M. STIMSON

                                                                Executor of ISAAC STIMSON deceased

                                                                                                White & Drggett Attorneys

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority D. M. STIMSON Executor of ISAAC STIMSON deceased who after being sworn upon oath says that the acts set forth in the above petition are true and correct account of the condition of the Estate of ISAAC STIMSON deceased and that said final account above set out is true and correct in all particulars.

                                                                                D. M. STIMSON

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of June 1877.

                                                                                                                W. H. Brummitt J. P.

                                                                                                Collin Co., Texas

 

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In Estate of ISAAC STIMSON decd. in the County of Collin County July term A. D. 1877.

                                Now at this term of the Court coms. (commissioners) J. H. LANGSTON, M. L. BRIGHT and JAS. SNIDER appointed commissioners to partition the Estate of ISAAC STIMSON deceased and file this their report and say that they have carefully investigated and inspected the land belonging to the estate of ISAAC STIMSON decd. consisting of five tracts of land in Collin County Teas and described as follows 1st 170 acres of the F. DORSER survey which they value at 3400$ 2nd 70 acres out of the A. J. TUCKER survey which they value at 560$ 3rd 90 acres of the CALVIN BOALES survey which they valued at 540$ 4th 30 acres of the SAMUEL SLOAN survey which they value at 120.00 5th 5 acres of the MARTIN HART survey which they value at $20.00 and they report to the Court that the aggregate value of the land belonging to said Estates amounts to the sum of 4640$ and that they respectfully represent to the Court that in their Judgment said landed property cannot be partitioned among the legatees of said Estate in kind and is not capable of a fair and equal division among the distributes in Kind and they state to the Court that the amount set opposite and connected with each tract of land is a fair and appraised value for the same and they also state that the items of the personal Estate herewith attached and marked Exhibit A in their Judgment cannot be fairly and equally divided among the distributes of said Estate and they state that the amount set opposite each then of said personal property is a fair and just valuation of the same and is it  appraised value placed on it by these commissioners & they state that the aggregate value of said personal property amount to 90.85.

And these commissioners would represent to the Court that in their Judgment it would be more than beneficial for the interest of the distributees of said Estate that both the personal and landed property of said Estate should be sold and the…

 

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…proceeds divided among the distributes of said Estate. And they would further report that they find that D. M. STIMSON is indebted to said Estate in the sum of 250 and that J. L. STIMSON is indebted to said Estate on 2 notes for land to the amount of $809.77 and also on open account to the amount of 35.00. And they state to the court that so far as the debts to due to the said Estate as above mentioned they are unable to partitioned (sic) the same and dear (?) the matter with the court. And having reported fully all the matters and things appertaining to said Estate and directed by the Court they pray that they may be discharged.

                                                                                                                W. L. BRIGHT

                                                                                                                J. M. SNIDER

                                                                                                                J. H. LAUGHSTON

 

                                                                Exhibit A

 

1 Click (?) 1 Pot   3.00  2.50

1 Feather bed  2 quilts & 1 pillow                                                   14

1 counterpane 1 bolster & 1 pillow                                                12

1 Feather bed 2 quilts & 1 corcribed (?) 2 blan-

kets 1 sheet 1 counterpane 2 pillows                                            14

9 chains                                                                                                   3.60

2 And Irons 1 smoothing iron                                                              1.50

1 Table 1 Bucket 1 Dipper                                                                   4.00

Side board                                                                                              6.00

Bureau                                                                                                     8.00

table ware                                                                                               2.25

Lot Books                                                                                                3.00

Cross cut saw                                                                                         4.00

Frow ax  hand Saw Claw Hammer                                                    1.50

& 4 augers

3 stone Jars 1-3 gals  1-4 gal.  1-6 gal.                                             1.30

5 stone Jars                                                                                            1.20

1 large turning plow                                                                              1.00

1 wagon                                                                                                                  6.00

1 small plow 3$  1 lrg. chain 1$

 

State of Texas                      Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority W. L. BRIGHT, J. H.

Collin County                       LAUGHSTON and J. M. SNIDER commissioners and being duly sworn say that the facts set forth in the above report are true. July 17/1877.                            J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Exhibit

 

Est[ate] of G. R. MARTIN Dec.

 

Est. of G. R. MARTIN decd.               In the County Court

Amended Report                                 of Collin Co. March

term 1877.

Administration pending in the County Court of Collin County.

A.H. WEAVER Executor of said Estate  begs leave to file the following report as his annual account & Exhibit of the condition of said Estate. Amount paid to BETSY A. MARTIN as per voucher herewith filed marked X dated Jan. 22nd  1877                                                                                                                                                                                    $30.00

Which is gold amount paid G. R. YANTIS Collector of taxes as per voucher Y & Z                                                               $  6.80

                                                                                                                                Total                                                       $36.80

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Before the undersigned this day personally appeared A. H. WEAVER Executor of the Estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. who being sworn says that the foregoing is a complete and correct account of the matters to which it relates witness my official signature and seal this 31st day of March A. D. 1877.

                                                               

                                                                                                A.H. WEAVER

                                                                                Ex. G. Y. MARTIN dec’d.

 

Sworn to before me this 21st March 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Amended Exhibit

 

 

The estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. annual account of A. H. WEAVER Extr. of G. R. MARTIN

Now comes A. H. WEAVER Extr. of the Estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. and leave of the Court having been obtained amends his annual report of the condition of the Estate of said G. R. MARTIN decd. and says that 300 Gold note of C. S. HAGGARD to G. R. MARTIN as heretofore reported has been collected by this Executor from said C. S. HAGGARD and that said amount of 300$ gold is now in the possession of the Extr. and that he had paid to BETSY A. MARTIN surviving wife of said G. R. MARTIN the 30 gold interest as directed by the will of his decedent G. R. MARTIN            which 30$ is the annual interest on the said 300$...

 

 

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…gold and directed by said will to be paid to said BETSY A. MARTIN annually and said A. H. WEAVER shows to the Court that he and M. ASHLOCK were indebted to the Estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. in the sum of $90.00 which has been consumed by the payment of the debts of the Estate of the said G. R. MARTIN as will appear from his annual report and Exhibits & vouchers filed in said Estate. And he would further show to the Court that he has collected annually the interest in the 300$ in Gold left by the will of the said G. R. MARTIN decd. with directions to be loaned out at 10 per cent per annum and after collected said interest he has paid the same over to MRS. BETSY A. MARTIN as directed by the said Will and he show to the Court that at this time there only remains the sum of 300$ gold in his hands as Extr. of this Estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. and that this is a full Exhibit and showing of the conditions of said Estate.

                                                                                                A.H. WEAVER Extr. of

                                                                                                G. R. MARTIN Estate

 

Sworn to before me this me this July 3rd 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge

 

 

Written in margin: Codicil

 

 

Est[ate] [of] MARY ENLOE Dec.

 

In the name of God Amen. I MARY ENLOE of the County of Collin and State of Texas and surviving widow of JAMES M. ENLOE and his sole or only heir according to his last will being full in health but sound in mind and being anxious that my only surviving daughter NANCY E. FREEMAN and my two grand children MARY BELL CLAYTON and HUGH ORR CLAYTON might enjoy the greatest possible benefits equally out of the effects left by me at my dec. I do make this Codicil to my former will. 1st I bequeath my daughter NANCY E. FREEMAN seven hundred dollars out of notes on hand at my dec. believing the…

 

 

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…place given to my grand children with (?) that amount more than the one given to my daughter NANCY. 2nd All just debts to be paid funeral and medical expenses paid. 3rd I bequeath the one half of the remaining balance to my grand children MARY BELL CLAYTON and HUGH ORR CLAYTON to be taken charged (sic) [by] of my friends F. H. WELCH and JOSIAH KELLEY and by them managed for the good of said children without any security further than a yearly report to the probate Court of Collin County of the amount they have in hand and where and in what invested to be paid to my grandchildren only when they become of age or married and I further bequeath to my grand daughter MARY BELL CLAYTON an (sic) bed and bed clothing known to my daughter NANCY E. FREEMAN who I want to hold the same for my said grand daughter until she becomes of age or marries. 4th I nominate and constitute AVERY FREEMAN my son in law and my friends F. M. WELCH and JOSIAH KELLEY my Executors to probate this codicil to my former will and that of my deceased husband and to return to the court any inventory of my Effects as the law directs and to finally partition all the property of which I may die possessed of either by selling the same and dividing the money or dividing the property as they may deem best but equally the one half to my grand children here before named and the other half to my daughter NANCY E. FREEMAN signing the same in the presence of E. B. ROLLINS and D. L. LEWIS who are requested to sign the same as  witnesses to my last will hereby revoking all that may be found contrary to this my will this the 1st day of June A. D. 1877, the words witness to inteolimed (?) before signing also that the word bedstead the probate Court to have no further control of my Estate these herein before set forth.

 

                                                                                                                            her

                                                                                                                NANCY X ENLOE

                                                                                                                           mark

 

Witness

    E. B. ROLLINS

    D. L. LEWIS

 

 

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State of Texas     

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me J. M. Benge Clerk of the County Court of Collin County E. B. ROLLINS one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will & testament of MARY ENLOE decd. & the Codicil thereto dated respectively Febry. 8, 1876 & the 1st day of June 1877 upon oath says that he & JNO. L. LESLIE sign[ed] the original will as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of said MARY ENLOE decd. and that he and D. L. LEWIS sign[ed] the Codicil  to said will as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of said MARY ENLOE and said deceased signed said will & Codicil in the presence of himself & said LESLIE & LEWIS and that said deceased was at the time of signing said will & Codicil more than twenty one years old and of sound mind that he and said LESLIE and LEWIS t the time of the signing of the same were over fourteen years of age.

 

                                                                                                                E. B. ROLLINS

 

Sworn to before me this July 16th 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C.C.C..C. Texas

Recorded August 2nd 1877

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] [of] HARVEY MULL Minor

 

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

County of Minor                   firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two Hundred and fifty Dollars Conditioned that the said A. MULL will faithfully discharge all the duties as guardian of the Estate of HARVEY MULL a minor according to law.

                                Witness our hands this July A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                                ADA MULL

Approved Aug1/77                                                                              JONAS WHITAKER

T.C. Goodner Judge                                                                           J. A. SIMPSON

 

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I ADA MULL do swear that I will well and truly perform and discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of HARVEY MULL a minor.

A.MULL

 

Sworn to before me This August 2nd 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of NORA MULL a minor

 

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

County of Minor                   firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two Hundred and fifty Dollars Conditioned that the said A. MULL will faithfully discharge all the duties as guardian of the Estate of NORA MULL a minor according to law.

                                Witness our hands this July A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                                ADA MULL

Approved Aug1/77                                                                              JONAS WHITAKER

T.C. Goodner Judge                                                                           J. A. SIMPSON

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I ADA MULL do swear that I will well and truly perform and discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of NORA MULL a minor.

A.MULL

 

Sworn to before me This August 2nd 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Est[ate] [of] E. B. HOWARD Dec.

 

State of Texas      In County Court

Collin County       July term 1877

To the County Court of Collin County

J. P. HOWARD administrator of the Estate of MRS. E. B. HOWARD dec’d. begs leave to make the following report of the sale of perishable personal property belonging to said Estate as ordered at the last term of said Court. Your reporter…

 

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…would show that on the 9th day of June 1877 within the hours prescribed by law at the residence of the deceased he sold on a credit of six month the following articles to the parties as stated at the prices as herein stated.

 

Article                                                                     Name of Purchaser                                                            Price

 

1 cow & calf                                                          SAM REYNOLDS                                                                15.50

1 cow & calf                                                          SAM REYNOLDS                                                                14.75

1 Bed                                                                     SAM REYNOLDS                                                                12.00

1 Bed stead                                                          SAM REYNOLDS                                                                  3.00

1 Coverlid                                                             SAM REYNOLDS                                                                  2.75

1 pair Blankets                                                     SAM REYNOLDS                                                                  1.75

1 sack of Peaches                                               SAM REYNOLDS                                                                  1.50

1 Bed                                                                     A. FERRIS                                                                               5.00

1 Bed stead                                                          A. FERRIS                                                                               3.00

1 Coverlid                                                             A. FERRIS                                                                               2.50

80 # bacon                                                            A. FERRIS                                                                               7.36

1 quilt                                                                     A. FERRIS                                                                               1.50

1 Bureau                                                               JAMES PAFFORD                                                                9.50

1 coverlid                                                              JAMES PAFFORD                                                                3.75

1 Dipper                                                                                JAMES PAFFORD                                                                  .10

4 Head Cattle                                                       JAMES NEWMAN                                                               49.25

1 safe                                                                     J. P. HOWARD                                                                       6.00

A set chairs (chains?)                                         J. P. HOWARD                                                                       4.00

1 Counterpane                                                     J. P. HOWARD                                                                       3.00

2 smoothing irons                                                               J. P. HOWARD                                                                       1.75

1 clock                                                                   J. P. HOWARD                                                                       3.00

4 head of hogs                                                     CLAY STEWART                                                                 16.00

50 # bacon                                                            CLAY STEWART                                                                   4.00

20 # bacon                                                            DAVID HOWARD                                                                                    .80

20 # bacon                                                            DAVID HOWARD                                                                                  1.00

1 quilt                                                                     DAVID HOWARD                                                                                  1.75

1 quilt                                                                     DAVID HOWARD                                                                                  1.00

1 Blanket                                                               ANNIE McCORKLE                                                              1.25

8 head of hog                                                       GUNDAY LEWIS                                                                 28.58

 

Your reporter would state that he sold the above article to the parties above mentioned taking their notes for the purchase money in the manner required by the order of the Court at its last term he would further show that he sold the following articles to the parties mentioned below for cash in hand at prices as stated herein.

 

Article                                                                     Name of Purchaser                                                            Price

 

200 #                                                                      M. BRUMMITT                                                                     21.20

2 Coverlids                                                           M. BRUMMITT                                                                       5.00

 

 

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1 side saddle                                                        M. BRUMMITT                                                                       3.00

1 quilt                                                                     M. BRUMMITT                                                                       1.00

1 quilt                                                                     M. BRUMMTT                                                                        1.50

1 spinning wheel                                                 JNO. HOWARD                                                                     1.10

2 soup bowls                                                        BUCK JONES                                                                       1.00

1 coverlid                                                              MRS. A. STEWART                                                               3.00

1 set Knives & forks                                            Wm. BARKER                                                                       2.50

Pepper & salt cellar                                             D. C. FRANKIN                                                                        .40

1 Blanket                                                               MRS. ANDERSON                                                                1.00

3 head of hogs                                                     GRANDY LEWIS                                                                 10.00

 

 

Whereof report asks that this report be confirmed and otherwise dealt with as the law requires.

 

                                                                                                                JENKINS MUSE

                                                                                                                                Attys. for Reporter

 

I, P. HOWARD, being duly sworn say that the matters and thins set forth in the above report are true.

 

                                                                                IRA P. HOWARD

 

Sworn to before me this Jun 26th 1877

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Will

 

 

Est[ate] of PETER WETSEL Dec.

 

In the name of God Amen

I PETER WETSEL of sound and disposing mind and memory but of feeble and declining health do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time made first.

I desire that all my personal Expenses of the removal of deceased members of my family to the same place where I shall be buried and all my Just debs be paid by my Executor soon as convenient after my deceased.

Second.

I desire that all property to which my two sons ROBERT and B. FRANKLIN WETSEL shall be entitled to as surviving minors of my family be sold for cash and the proceeds…

 

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…arising there from as (blot) the rents of my home place which I desire rented (unreadable) for cash be used in the Education and maintenance of my said sons ROBERT and B. FRANKLIN and I further desire that where FRANK shall arrive at the age of twenty one years that said place be sold on a credit of 12 months and the proceeds of such sale as well as any funds that maybe on hands that shall have been received in account of the foregoing be equally divided between my said Sons ROBT. & B. FRANKLIN and further I desire that they shall keep the two colts which I have given them to do with as they may please.

Third

     I give and bequeath unto my other children to wit ANDREW and J. W. WETSEL and MATILDA LEACH all property which I have heretofore advanced to them and the sum of two Hundred Dollars to be paid to them respectively amt. of the residence of my said Estate.

Fourth.

          I nominate and appoint JOSEPH W. BARNES to be guardian of the person and Estate of my said two minor children ROBERT and B. FRNKLIN WETSEL and sole Executor of this will.

Fifth.

       I desire that no other action shall be had in the County Court in the administration of my Estate and the guardianships of my sons’ Estate there to probate and record the will and return such inventories and appraisements as required by law and I authorize and Empower my Executor to sell and dispose of all my Estate real personal or mixed at public or…

 

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…private sale and in the manner that may be best for the purpose of paying all Expenses of executing two trusts herein specified, my just debts and the legacies bequeaths. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of July A. D. 1877, in the presence of W. L. MERONY (MERONEY?) and JOE FORMAN who attest the same at my request “annually” 21st line 1st page interline

                                                                PETER WETSEL Testator

 

The above was now here subscribe in our presence by the testator PETER WETSEL and we at his request and in his presence sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses.

 

                                                                                M. L. MERONY (MERONEY?)

                                                                                JOE FORMAN

                                                                                                Witnesses

 

Written in margin: Proof of will

 

The State of Texas              In the matter of the Estate of PETER WETSEL deceased. County Court September term 

County of Collin                   A. D. 1877. Now on this day come JOSEPH FORMAN in open court and being duly sworn deposes and says that hereto fore to wit July 4th A. D. 1877 in the town of Plano Collin County Texas that PETER WETSEL made and executed  the will now on file in this Court and that he and W. L. MORNEY (MERONEY?) sign[ed] as witnesses at the request of said WETSEL.

 

                                                                                                JOE FORMAN

 

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

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we JOS. W. BAINES as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office…

 

 

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…in the sum of one thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly (?) by these present signed with our hands this 2nd day of October A. D. 1877. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JOS. W. BAINES has been appointed Executor of the last will and testament of PETER WETSEL deceased. Now if the said BAINES shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain of full force and Effect.

 

                                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

                                                                                                A.ALLEN

E. F. BROWN

J. K. ALDRIDGE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I do solemnly swear that the (unreadable) which has been offered for probate is the last will of PETER WETSEL so far as I know or believe and that I will well & truly perform all the duties of Executor of said will.

 

                                                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this Oct. 2nd 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of B. F. WETSEL a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know by all men present that we JOS. W. BAINES as principal and A. ALLEN, E. F.

County of Collin                   BROWN & J. K. ALDRIDGE as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & administrators firmly by these presents. Conditioned that said JOS. W. BAINES will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of B. FRANKLIN WETSEL a minor. Witness our hands this 2nd October A. D. 1877.

 

                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

                                                                                A.ALLEN

                                                                                E. F. BROWN

                                                                                J. K. ALDRIDGE

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I JOSEPH W. BAINES do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the person and Estate of B. FRANKLIN WETSEL a minor.

 

                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this Oct. 2nd 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By. P. Walton Deputy         

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of ROBT. WETSEL a minor                                                               

 

The State of Texas              Know by all men present that we JOS. W. BAINES as principal and A. ALLEN, E. F.

County of Collin                   BROWN & J. K. ALDRIDGE as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six hundred dollars the payment of which well and…

 

 

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…truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & administrators firmly by these presents. Conditioned that said JOS. W. BAINES will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of ROBERT WETSEL a minor. Witness our hands this 2nd October A. D. 1877.

 

                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

                                                                                A.ALLEN

                                                                                E. F. BROWN

                                                                                J. K. ALDRIDGE

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I JOSEPH W. BAINES do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the person and Estate of ROBERT WETSEL a minor.

 

                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this Oct. 2nd 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Deputy          

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of ROBERT M. SMITH a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we W. E. SMITH as principal and (blank) as sureties

County of Collin                   acknowledge ourselves bound to pay Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these present Conditioned that said bounded SMITH will faithfully perform and discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of ROBT. M. SMITH a minor. Witness our hands this 17th day of September A. D. 1876.

                                                                                                                W. E. SMITH

 

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                                                                                                                THOMAS MARSALIS

                                                                                                                S. B. MARSALIS

                                                                                                                A. F. WARD

                                                                                                                J. I. SMITH

 

Approved Sept. 25/1877

                                T. C. Goodner

                                   Co. Judge

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I W. E. SMITH do swear that I will well & truly perform & discharge all the duties of guardian of the person & Estate of ROBERT M. SMITH.

                                                                                W. E. SMITH

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 22nd 1877.

                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                J. P. Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of SALLIE E. SMITH a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present the we W. E. SMITH as principal and (blank) as sureties

County of Collin                   acknowledge ourselves bound to pay Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these present Conditioned that said bounded SMITH will faithfully perform and discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of SALLIE E. SMITH a minor. Witness our hands this 17th day of September A. D. 1876.

                                                                                                                W. E. SMITH

THOMAS MARSALIS

                                                                                                                S. B. MARSALIS

                                                                                                                A. F. WARD

                                                                                                                J. I. SMITH

 

Approved Sept. 25/1877

                                T. C. Goodner

                                   Co. Judge

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I W. E. SMITH do swear that I will well & truly perform & discharge all the duties of guardian of the person & Estate of SALLIE E. SMITH.

                                                                                W. E. SMITH

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 22nd 1877.

                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                J. P. Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Estate of C. T. SMITH a report

 

The State of Texas              County Court

County of Collin                   September term

                                                A.D. 1877

To the Hon. Co. Court of said County

JOHN M. SALMONDS guardian of the Estate of CORNELIA ISABELLA SMITH a minor respectfully submits the following and asks that the same be received as his First annual Report and Account.

J. M. SALMONDS, in a/c with Est. of C. I. SMITH 1877.

                                                                                                                Dr.                                                           Cr.

Feby 17 To amt. recd. from J. H. & W. A. MARTIN                       80.00

April 28 By amt. Paid J. M. BENGE Court Fees v. 1                                                                                     14.75

Aug. 1 By amt. Paid J. W. BAINES part atty. Fees                                                                                          5.00

Aug. 1 By amt. Paid 5% com[mission] receiving                                                                                            4.00

Aug. 1 By amt. Paid 5% com[mission] paying out                                                                                            .98

Aug. 1 By amt. on hand to balance                                                                                                                  55.29

Aug. 1 By. amt. By amt. on hand                                                      $80.00                                                $80.00                                     

That he holds a note given to him as guardian as aforesaid by J. H. & W. C. H. MARTIN with H. SMOOT and L. W. OGLESBY as sureties unto a mortgage on land to secure the balance payment which notice is credited with said Eighty dollars. The foregoing contains a correct & complete statement of the matters which it relates.

 

                                                                                                                J. M. SALMONDS

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of August A. D. 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin County Texas

 

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Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Estate of M. M. A. SMITH a minor

 

The State of Texas              County Court

County of Collin                   September term A. D. 1877

To the Hon. County Court of said County

JOHN M. SALMONDS guardian of the Estate of MARTHA MARGARET SMITH a minor respectfully submits the following and asks that the same be received as his annual report and account.

J. M. SALMONDS.  In a/c with the Est. of M. M. A. SMITH 1877

 

                                                                                                Dr.                           Cr.

Feby 17. To amt. recd. from J. H. & W. A. MARTIN      80.00

April 28 By amt. Paid J. M. BENGE Court Fees                                            14.75

Aug. 1 By amt. Paid J. W. BARRIS pat. Atty. Fees                                          5.00

Aug. 1 By amt. 5% Com[mission] rec. earning                                                4.00

Aug. 1 By amt. 5% Com[mission] paying out                                                                    .98

Aug. 1 By amt. on hand to balance                                                                  55.27

                                                                                             $80.00                   $80,00

Aug1/77 To amt. on hand                                                  455,27

 

                That he holds a note given to him as guardian as aforesaid by J. H. & W. A. MARTIN with H. SMOOT and L. W. OGLESBY as security with a mortgage on land to secure the payment which note is credited with said Eighty Dollars. The following contains a correct and complete statement of the matters to which it relates.

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. M. SALMONDS

 

                                Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13 day of August A. D. 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court of Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of JOSEPH HALL a minor

 

State of Texas      Know by all men here present that we W. P. MARSHALL as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County       acknowledge ourselves bound to pay to A. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves…

 

 

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…our heirs and legal representatives jointly and severally firmly by these present. Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas at the September term of the County Court of Collin County for the year 1877 the bounden W. P. MARSHALL was by the said Court appointed guardian of the Estate of JOSEPH HALL a minor. Now should the said W. P. MARSHALL well and faithfully discharge the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate of said minor there and in that Event this bond is to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                Witness our hand this the 20th day of September A. D. 1877.

 

                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

                                                                                R. B. WHISNANT

                                                                                J. W. CARRINGTON

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority W. P. MARSHALL who on oath says that he will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JOSEPH HALL a minor according to Law to the best of his skill and ability.

                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this 20th day of September 1877.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

Est[ate] of M. D. BALDWIN a minor

 

The State of Texas                              County Court

County of Collin                                   September term A. D.

1877. to the Hon. County Court of said County.

P. W. BALDWIN guardian of the person and Estate of MARTHA D. BALDWIN a minor hereby tenders…

 

 

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…resignation as guardian as aforesaid and says that his annual report approved at the (blank) term of this court contain a full and complete account of the condition of the Estate. That there has been no transactions since the filing of the same. Wherefore he prays that said report be taken as a part of this application that due notice be given of the application that upon trial he be permitted to resign. That  ROBT. C. WOOD be appointed in his stead and for general and special relief.

                                                                                                JOS. W. BARNES  atty.

                                                                                                For P. W. BALDWIN

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas              Now all men by these present that We ROBERT C. WOOD as principal and J. A.

County of Collin                   PEEBLES and L. W. GROVE (?) as sureties acknowledge ourselves as bound to A. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators firmly by these present. Conditioned that said R. C. WOOD will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate & person of MARTHA D. BALDWIN a minor according to Law.

                                Witness our hands this 17th day of September A. D. 1877.

 

                                                                                R. C. WOOD

                                                                                J. A. PEEBLES

                                                                                L. W. GROVE

 

The State of Texas

Waller County                      Before me W. F. Harper Clerk County Court in and for said County personal appeared L. W. GROVE & J. A. PEEBLES  who are to me known and acknowledged that they signed Executed and delivered theforegoing

 

 

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…instrument of writing for the purposes and consideration therein specified.

                                                                                Witness my official seal and signature at office in the City of Hempstead

L.S.                                                                         The 21st day of September A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                W. F. Harper Clerk

                                                                                County Court Waller County Texas

 

 

The State of Texas              I W. F. Harper Clerk of Waller County in and for said state and county do hereby certify

County of Waller                  that the securities named on the reversed side hereof are sufficient for the amount of said Bond and would be taken in this Court for that amt.

In testimony of which witness my official seal and signature at office in Hempstead This 21st day of September 1877.

                                                W. F. Harper

                                                Clerk C. C. W. C.

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, ROBERT C. WOOD do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person & Estate of MARTHA D. BALDWIN a minor according to Law.

                                                                                                R. C. WOOD

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day September A. D. 1877.

                                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                J. P. pre[cinct] No. 5 Collin Co.

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] [of] MARY B. CLAYTON a minor

 

The State of Texas              We LAWRENCE O. CLAY as principal and (blank) and (blank) and (blank) as

Collin County                       sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to T. C. Goodner and his successors in office in the sum of Nine Hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the said LAWRENCE O. CLAY will faithfully discharge all duties of guardian of the Estate of MARY BELL CLAYTON a minor according to law.

                                                                                Witness our hands this (blank) day of (blank) 1877.

 

                                                                                                L. O. CLAYTON

                                                                                                A. R. CLAYTON

                                                                                                C. M. CALHOUN

 

Approved Sept. 17th 1877.

                                A.C. Goodner

                                                Co. Judge

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of HUGH O. CLAYTON a minor

The State of Texas              In Co. Ct. Collin Co

Collin County                       We LAWRENCE O. CLAY as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of nine Hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the said LAWRENCE O. CLAY will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of HUGH O. CLAYTON a minor according to Law. Witness our hands this (blank) day of (blank) 1877.

 

                                                                                                L. O. CLAYTON

                                                                                                A. R. CLAYTON

                                                                                                C. M. CALHOUN

 

Approved Sept. 17th 1877.

A.C. Goodner Co. Judge

 

 

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Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] [of] JNO. M. FITGHUGH et al minors.

 

State of Texas                      G. W. CAMERTON

Collin County                       Guardian of JOHN M., LAURA, ELIZABETH, JENNIE, SALLIN [SALLIE?], and ALICE FITZHUGH children of ROBERT and KATIE FIRTZHUGH deceased would represent to the County Court of Collin Co. that the following described list of property embraces a true and perfect inventory of all the real & personal property Books & accounts and evidences of indebtedness belonging to said wards that has come to my possession or Knowledge and that I am in no wise indebted to said Wards or the said ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH that of said property one G. W. ARMSTAND is entitled to some interest as surviving husband of KATIE FITZHUGH and also as assignee of the interest of said JOHN M. FITZHUGH in said Estate and that the said I. W. ORMSTEAD & LENT  PURCHERD (?) by verbal sale 15 acres of the heirs in after described land including the Mill Known as the FITZHUGH Mill from G. W. CAMERON & KATIE ARMSTEAD Executors of ROBT. FITZHUGH on or about Jany. 1875 for the sum of $2500 and at different times since said purchase have paid in all about $800 dollars and that MISSOURI CAMERON [nee MISSOURI FITZHUGH?] and WILLIE & BESSIE BRASWELL [Children of MARY FRANCES FITZHUGH CAMERON?] are heirs of the said ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH and may be entitled to participate in the distribution of said Estate or a portion thereof said property supposed to be community between ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH. Said Property described as follows to wit:

164 acres land out of the CALVIN BOALES survey unimproved and Known as the JIM JOHNSON place.

324 acres out of the R. FITZHUGH HL (?)…

 

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…in the name of KATIE FITZHUGH.

185 acres Known as the Homestead out of the R. FITZHUGH & C. BOALES survey.

15 acres out of C. BOALES survey in (unreadable) mile and sold as heretofore stated to I. W. ORMSTEAD & LENT which was also a part of the R. FITZHUGH Homestead.

20 ½ acres out of the R. H. LOCK survey

25 Head of Cattle

1 Mare the property of LAURA FITZHUGH

1 Mare the property of BETTIE FITZHUGH

1 Horse the property of JENNIE FITZHUGH

 

State of Texas                      Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority G. W. CAMERON Gudr. of

Collin County                       J. M., LAURA, ELIZABETH, JENNIE, SALLIE & ALLICE FITZHUGH who being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers and other evidence of debt and of all debts due or being due belonging to the Estate of ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH deced. (sic) so far as he has been able to ascertain and that he was not bound nor indebted to any of the wards in any contract whatever.

                                                                                G. W. CAMERON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Aug. 15, 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH Deceased

 

GEO. W. CAMERON Ex.                    In the County Court

of                                            of Collin County

Est. of ROBT. & KATIE                       Septr. term 1877

FITZHUGH Decd.

                                G. W. CAMERON would represent to the Court that there is (unreadable) the Estate about seventeen hundred dollars due from I. W. ORMSTEAD & LENT in verbal sale of 15 acres of land…

 

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…together with the mill & machinery thereon situated which sale was made since time in January 1875 and that the same was community property of ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH that the attached inventory and list marked Exhibit Y is a full and complete inventory and list of the property and Claims of the Estate of ROBT.  & KATIE FITZHUGH decd. that has come to my Knowledge.

                                                                G. W. CAMERON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 17th day of Sept. 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                County Court Collin Co. Texas

                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

State of Texas                      We the undersigned appraisers of the Estate of ROBT. & KATIE FITZHUGH decd. both

Collin County                       real and personal appointed by the County Court of Collin County at (blank) Term 1876 Report the following Property----

 

164 acres of land out of the CALVIN BOALES survey unimproved and Known as the

JIM JOHNSON place and value the same at $4.00 per acre.                                                                    $ 654.00                                                               

324 acres out of the R. FITZHUGH Hd. & the property of KATIE FITZHUGH at 6.00 Dollars

per acre.                                                                                                                                                                                $1924.00

 

185 acres of Homesland 73 acres out of R. FITZHUGH hd & 127 acres out of C. BOALS

at $10.00 per acre                                                                                                                                                 1850.00

 

20 ½  acres out of R. LOCK survey at $2 per acre                                                                                             41.00

 

15 acres of the C. BOALES survey in which the FITZHUGH NULL (?) is situated the same

being the same being apart of the Homestead 100.00 per acre                                                                                 1500.00

 

 

25 Head of Cattle at 7 dollars pr. Hd.                                                                                                                   17.00

 

1 mare the property of LAURA FITZHUGH                                                                                                           50.00

 

1 Mare the property of BELLIE FITZHUGH                                                                                                           40.00

 

 

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1 Horse the property of JENNIE FITZHUGH                                                                                                       $80.00

 

                                                                                J. B. ENGLEMAN

                                                                                Wm. WARDEN

                                                                                S. FITZHUGH

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This August 15th 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Additional Inventory

 

Estate of J. M. ENLOE Deceased

 

Additional inventory & appraisement of the property of the Estate of J. M. & MARY ENLOE Dec’d.

 

1 Feather bed 1 bolster & two pillows                             12.50

1 Counterpane (unfinished)                                                1.00

1 Quilt                                                                                      3.50

1 bed Stead                                                                            5.00

1 fea bed                                                                               14.00

1 fea bed                                                                               12.00

3 bolsters & 7 Pillows                                                         11.50

1 Quilt                                                                                       .50

1 Quilt                                                                                        .50

1 Quilt                                                                                        .50

1 Quilt                                                                                      1.00

1 Quilt                                                                                      1.50

1 Quilt                                                                                      2.50

1 Quilt                                                                                      1.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    2.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    2.50

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    2.50

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    1.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    1.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    3.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    3.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    3.00

1 Cover led (sic)                                                                    3.00

1 Counterpane                                                                       2.50

1 Counterpane                                                                       2.50

1 Counterpane                                                                       2.50

1 Counterpane                                                                       2.50

1 Counterpane                                                                       2.00

1 Counterpane                                                                       3.00

1 Blanket                                                                                   .50

3 sheets @ 50                                                                        1.50

1 Clock                                                                                    4.00

1 looking glass                                                                       1.50

8 chains @ 50                                                                        4.00

 

 

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1 sugar Box                                                                              .40

2 1 gal. Judgs (sic-Jugs)                                                        .40

1 pr. hand balances                                                                .25

½ bbl. Salt                                                                               1.50

100 # bacon                                                                           8.00

12 # Lard                                                                                 1.20

2 bed steads 3.00 @                                                             6.00

1 safe                                                                                       4.00

1 stand table                                                                           1.50

1 desk                                                                                      1.00                                                                     

1 Coffee mill                                                                            .50

1 looking glass                                                                         .50

1 pine stand tale                                                                    1.00

1 dining table                                                                         3.50

1 trundle bed stead                                                                 .50

25 gal. stone ware                                                                 3,50

1 wash pot                                                                              1.50

2 stone pitchers                                                                       .75                                                                     

1 glass pitcher                                                                          .75

1 Cream Pitcher                                                                     .25

1 sugar bowl                                                                             .30

4 dishes                                                                                   1.50

2 glass stand                                                                            .75

2 butter bowls                                                                           .50

6 glass goblets                                                                       1.00

5 silver tea spoons                                                                4.00

2 silver table spoons                                                             2.00

15 plates                                                                                 1.25

1 pickle dish                                                                             .25

10 cup and saucers                                                                .50

1 Brass Lamp                                                                           .25

5 Knives & two forks                                                               .50

1 drawing Knife                                                                       .50

1 hand ax                                                                                  .50

1 Chop ax                                                                                 ,50

Hay & oats                                                                              1.50

                                                                                           $167.00 (?)

 

 

State of Texas                                      We the undersigned do solemnly swear that the within and foregoing is a true

County of Grayson                              and correct additional inventory and appraisement of the property of JAMES M. ENLOE and MARY ENLOE deceased this 2nd day of August 1877.

 

                                                                                                J. L. GREER

                                                                                                N. TAYLOR

                                                                                                M. L. McPHERSON

 

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written

                                                                                G. Y. McKinney

                                                                                N. P. G. Co.

 

I, J. L. KELLY one of the Executors of the Estate of J. M. & MARY ENLOE dec. being sworn says on oath that the above is a correct & true inventory of the property of said Estate coming to his hands since the filing of the original inventory & appraisement in said Estate.

 

                                                                                J. L. KELLEY

 

Sworn to before me This August 4th 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate [of] SAMPSON FINLEY Dec.

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we H. H. FINLEY as principal and (blank) and (blank) as

Collin County       sureties are held firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin or his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this day of November A. D. 1877. The condition of this obligation is such that hereas the above bound H. H. FINLEY has been appointed administrator of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased by the County Judged of Collin County. Now if the said H. H. FINLEY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment…

 

 

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…then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                H. H. FINLEY

                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

                                                                                J. W. FRANKLIN

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I H. H. FINLEY do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as administrator of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased according to the best of my Skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                H. H. FINLEY

 

Sworn to before me This November 26th 1877

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

In Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY dec’d.

                                Property appraised

vs.

H. H. FINLEY admr.

                                To the Hon.

T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County November term A. D. 1877. Now comes the appraisers appointed by the Court at the present term and would respectfully show to the Court that SAMPSON FINLEY died seized of the following real property to wit, 40 acres of land in the SAMPSON FINLEY Headright survey which we value at $10.00 per acre                                                                                                                                          $400.00

Also 5 acres of timber land in THOS. KENNEDY survey valued at $7.00 per acre                                                   35.00

Also 15 acres of land and of the (blank) survey in Denton County Texas on the water of Little

Elm valued at $6.00 per acre                                                                                                                            $ 90.00

The appraisers report to the Court that the 1st mentioned tract of 40 acres is the separate property of SAMPSON FINLEY and that the five acres of timber and the…

 

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…15 acres in Denton County is the community property of said SAMPSON FINLEY and his deceased wife CLOIE (?) FINLEY and that the above list of land contains all the property of said SAMPSON FINLEY deceased both real and personal and that said appraisers state to the court that the amount placed opposite each tract of land is its fair appraised value. Signed this 26th day of November A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                                                           his

                                                                                                                                DAVID  x MELLON

                                                                                                                                           Mark

                                                                                                                                Wm. M. BUSH

                                                                                                                                W. T. (?) MARSHALL

 

Sworn to before me November 26 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas               

 

State of Texas      Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority H. H. FINLEY administrator of the Estate

Collin County       of SAMPSON FINLEY Deceased who being duly sworn says upon oath that the above inventory and list is a full complete inventory and list of the property and claims of his intestate that has come to their Knowledge.

                                                                                                H. H. FINLEY

 

Sworn to before me November 26th 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] [of] BELL & H. CLAYTON minors

 

A list of the property given to BELL & HUGH CLAYTON of the Estate of JAMES and MARY ENLOE’S Estate.

 

1 Bed                                     14.00      1 Table spoon      .50

4 Pillows                & 1 Bol (sic)            2.75     7 plates                  .75

3 Quilts                                    3.00      Cups & Saucers   .25

4 Coverlids                           10.00      Knives & forks      .50

3 Counterpanes                     3.50      1 Brass Lamp       .20

 

 

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1 sheet & 1 Blanket             1.00       Hay & oats              1.50

1 clock                                   4.00       1 cook stove         15.00

1 Jug (?)                                                   .25       2 Cows & calves  37.50

1 pr. balances                         .25       6 chairs                    3.00

1 Mule                                       .70       1 Dining table         4.00

1 bed stead                           3.00                                       63.25

1-3 gal. stone ware             2.60                                    119.75

1 safe                                     4.00                                  $183.00

2 Dishes                                                1.00

1 coffee mill                            .50

1 pine table                           1.00

1 trundle stead                        .50

1 pitcher                                                   .75

1 glass Pitcher                        .75

2 dishes                                    .75

1 butter bowl                            .25

1 glass stand                           .40

3 Goblets                                  .50

3 tea spoons                         1.00

                                          $119.75

 

The State of Texas              I LAWRENCE CLAYTON the guardian of the Estate of BELL & HUGH R. CLAYTON do 

Collin County                       swear that the foregoing is a full and true inventory of all property that has come to my hands belonging to the Estates of said minors.

                                                                                                L. O. CLAYTON

                                                                                                                Guardian

 

Sworn to before me Oct. 10, 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Community Est[ate] of JMS. & S. E. GATES

 

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

County of Collin                   (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves as bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County, Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we find ourselves our heirs our Executors and administrators by these presents. Conditioned by…

 

 

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…the above bounded GATES surviving husband of SARAH E. GATES deceased will faithfully administer the Community Estate of himself and his deceased wife and pay over one half of the surplus after the payment of the debts which is chargeable to such persons as shall be entitled to received it.  Witness our hands this 29th day of October A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                JAMES M. GATES               Principal

                                                                                                JOSEPH E. COX                 Surety

                                                                                                J. C. ENGLAND                   Surety

                                                                                                W. C. PARKER                    Surety

                                                                                                W. C. BRINSON                   Surety

                                                                                                H. H. OVERAKER for $1000.00

                                                                                                M. H. CHADDICK for $500.00

 

Written in margin: Inventory & appraisement

 

The State of Texas             

County of Collin                                   To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County the undersigned commissioners appointed to appraise the Community Estate of J. M. GATES & S. E. GATES his deceased wife would ask to make the following report as follows, viz, Lands

1st tract 240 acres in the MARTIN HEARN survey value                                                             $2940.00

2nd tract 25 in T. J. CHAMBERS survey of 1289 value                                                                                    100.00

3rd Tract 20 acres in J. RUSSELL’S survey of 98 acres value                                                         80.00

                                                                Total Real Est.                                                                      $3120.00

 

One bay mule 7 years old                                                                                                                      100.00

1 chesnut (sic) sorrel Poney (sic) horse 5 yrs. old                                                                               50.00

1 Bay horse about 7 years old                                                                                                                 75.00

1 Gray mare 3 years old                                                                                                                           85.00

Sorrel mare 12 or 13 Years old                                                                                                               20.00

1 Bay horse two years old valued at                                                                                                                       30.00

15 head of stock cattle at 6$ each                                                                                                          90.00

1 two Horse waggon (sic)                                                                                                                         70.00

Farming utensils                                                                                                                                         15.00

Household and Kitchen furniture                                                                                                          100.00

                Amounting to Personal property                                                                                           650.00

 

We the undersigned Commissioners as aforesaid do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a correct inventory and appraisement of the…

 

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…of the said Estate as aforesaid as shown to us.

                                                                                                J. M. SALMONDS

                                                                                                Wm. MURPHY

                                                                                                J. BOGGERS

 

Sworn to before me this October 26th 1877.

                                                                F. J. Vance, J. P.

 

 

List of Claims belonging to the Community Estate of J. M. GATES & S. E. GATES deceased.

 

1 Note signed by W. D. BERRY due Jan. 1/78

12 % int. from date   dated Dec 12/76                                                                             $625.00

 

1 Note signed by H. E. & M. B. REXRODE

Dated July 16/77 due one day after date 10% int.                                                          137.72

 

1 Note singed by HALEY M. T. & T. J. & W. C. BRINSON

Dated Jany. 1/76 due Jun 1/77 12% after due                                                              $126.60

 

1 note signed by E. B. HUDSON & J. C. ENGLAND dated

Aug. 1/77 due Nov. 1/77 10% int. from July 16                                                               150.00

 

1 note signed by P. J. BELLKNAP J. C. A. SACHSEN

& C. P. SIMMONS dated Dec. 1/75 due Dec. 1/76 12 ½ % from date                          50.00

                                                                                                                                            $1089.32

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Real Estate                                                                                                                           3120.00

Personal Estate                                                                                                                     640.00

Claims due Estate                                                                                                               1089.32

   Total value Estate                                                                                                        $4849.32

 

I, JAMES M. GATES surviving husband of S. E. GATES deceased do swear that the foregoing inventory & list of property and claims belonging to the Community Estate of myself and my said deceased wife.

 

                                                                                                J. M. GATES

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of October A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                                J. P. C. C. Texas

 

 

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Est[ate] of JOSEPH HALL a minor

 

Estate of                                Collin County Court

JOSEPH HALL    November Term 1877

A minor                  Now at this term of the Court comes W. P. MARSHALL guardian of the Estate of JOSEPH HALL a minor and shows to the Court that in obedience to an order of your Honorable Court made at the present term he had sold the property herein after described to C. H. WELCH for the sum of forty eight dollars in Cash at private sale. He would show that said property consists in an undivided one eight interest in the following tracts or parcels of land to int. lots nos. 156 & 157 Block No. 26 as Known and designated in the plat of the town of McKinney in which place the said property is situated. He would further state that the reason why the property sold for no more is that the interest of his said ward is an undivided interest. He would further state that the price above mentioned is as much as he can get for the property and that in its present condition is as much as it is worth and is a fair price for the same the premises considered. Your reporter asks that this report be received and confirmed and that the he authorized to make a title to the purchaser WELCH for said property and for such other relief as to the Court may seem appropriate.                             

                                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this 21st day of November 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy          

 

 

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Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Estate of JOEL TODD Dec.

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       In Collin County

Now at this term of the Court comes D. B WYLIE administrator of the Estate of JOEL TODD decd. and begs leave to file the following report of his action of the sale of a certain tract of land hereing (herein?)  after described belonging to the Estate of his intestate he would report and show that W. T. HERRON has offered the sum of One Hundred and Eighty Dollars in Cash for the following described tract of land to wit: Being a part of a survey of land made in the name of JURVIS WHITE on the waters of Pilot Grove Creek Beginning in the E line of the said WHITE survey on the S bank of branch a Spanish Oak marked X brs. South 20° West 10 lks. the same being the North East corner of SHERODS ROWLAND’S tract of land in said WHITE survey Thence with the East line of WHITE survey North 1 ½ ° West 1278 varas to the south East Corner of a tract of land belonging to Wm. I. BROWNING an Elm hacked 4 times on 4 different sides Thence West with the south line of BROWNING’S tract 329 varas to a stake from which a burr oak marked X brs. East 37 varas a pin oak marked X brs. North 44 1/2° East 9 varas Thence South 1 ½ ° East 1318 varas a stake in south bank of branch from which a bois d’arc on the North side of said branch bears North 12° West 10 varas Thence with the meanders thereof south 78 varas East about 100 varas Thence North 76° East 232 varas to the beginning containing 76 acres. Your reporter would state that the above land is rough and broken that there are (unreadable) prints (?) (unreadable) and that it is an inferior tract of land. He would also State (?) that he had diligently tried to sell…

 

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…the same and that the offer above mentioned is the best that has been made. The premises considered he asks that  the report be received and Confirmed and that he be authorized to made title to the above premises to the said HERRON (HERRIN?) and for such other relief as may be appropriate by the Court.

 

                                                                                                D. B. (?) WYLIE

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this 21st day of November 1877.

                                                                                J. B. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Est[ate] of Wm. & MARY O’GUINN Minors  [??]

 

 

Written in margin: Additional Inventory

 

 

Est[ate] [of] L. M. TUCKER a minor

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County

State of Texas.   The undersigned bound appraisers ask leave to make the following report. We have this day examined two tracts of land the first tract two Hundred and forty acres and the second tract one Hundred acres all of which is situated in Denton County and pointed out to us by J. M. TUCKER of Collin County as the property of the Estate of HENRY TUCKER deceased late of Denton County. We estimate the value of said land as follows to wit the two Hundred and forty acre tract at seven Dollars and fifty cents an acre and the one hundred acre tract at seven dollars and fifty cents an acre the total value of the two tracts of land being two thousand five hundred and fifty Dollars therefore the interest would by L. M. TUCKER a minor heir of H. H. TUCKER decd. late of Collin County being one eighth of seven thirteenths 1/8 of 7/13 of said HENRY TUCKER Estate. We estimate the said interest med (?) by said minor at about one hundred and seventy-one dollars and sixty-three cents. This July 24th 1877.

 

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…& he thinks it to be the interest of his ward that he be permitted to retain possession & control of said land until said minor shall become of age he further represents that it will not at present require more than one half the rents to defray the necessary expenses of said minor & is willing that the court making an order that he account to said LETITIA REXRODE for one half the rents annually S. COFFEY prays that this account be approved & he be discharged as to LETITIA REXRODE (ALICE’S) REAGAN.

                                                                                                                S. COFFEY Guardian

                                                                                                MARY & LETITIA REGAN Minors

                                                                                                                Per E. F. BROWN

 

Sworn to before me this Oct. 19th

1877.

                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] [of] R. M. & S. E. SMITH minors

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estates of ROBT. M. & SALLIE E. SMITH minors.

 

                                                                                Personal Estate

 

2 horses & colt     valued at                                               85.00

2 cows & calves                                                                   30.00

1 wagon 10.00 & gear 1.20                                               11.25

1 Double shovel 3.00 & 1 shovel 1.00                              4.00

2 Hoes                                                                                     1.25

1 spinning Wheel                                                                                  2.00

1 bed stead                                                                             2.25

3 feather beds 40.00 6 pillows 6.00                                                46.00

3 blankets 4.00 7 counterpanes 10.00                            14.00

4 Coverlids 5.00 12 Quilts 15.00                                      20.00

6 Sheets 3.50 4 trunks 7.00                                               40.50

1 stove 15.00 1 set plates.75                                            15.75

1 set cups & saucers .75 Knives & forks 1.00                                  1.75

1 glass .50 milk Pan .50                                                       1.00

1 Pitcher .75  Bowl .50                                                          1.25

1 set Spoons 1.00 1 table 2.00                                           3.00

2 Water Bucket .50 2 Smoothing irons  1.50                    2.00

3 tin Buckets .50 7 chains 4.00 chains 1.00                     5.50

 

Note (?) signed by T. J. HALEY, W. C. & D.

BRIMSON dated 6/30/76. Int. due 12/35/77 Int.10%

 

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I do swear that the foregoing is a full inventory and description of all Real & personal property books papers Evidence of debts and debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate as far as he has been able to ascertain except an interest in land situated in Louisiana that I am not bound or interested in my said wards in any contract.

 

                                                                                W. E. SMITH

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day Oct. 1877.

                                                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                                J. P. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] [of] J. W. BARNETT minor

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we E. E. DUNCAN as principal & WILLIAM WARDEN & I.

Collin County       DOTSON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodson County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of On Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & legal representatives firmly by these present. Conditioned that the said E. E. DUNCAN who has been appointed by the County Court of Collin County guardian of the Estate of J. W. BARNETT minor shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of said minor according to law. Witness our hands Nov. 19th 1877.

                                                                                                E. E. DUNCAN

                                                                                                Wm. WARDEN

                                                                                                  his

                                                                                                I  X .DOTSON

                                                                                               mark

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before the undersigned authority E. E. DUNCAN guardian of J. W. BARNETT who upon oath says She will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of said minor according to Law.

 

 

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                                                                                                E. E. DUNCAN

 

Sworn before me November 19th

1877.                                      J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of W. S. BARNETT minor

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that we E. E. DUNCAN as principal & WILLIAM WARDEN

Collin County                       & I. DOTSON as sureties are held & firmly bound unto T. C. Goodson County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of One Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & legal representatives firmly by these present. Conditioned that the said E. E. DUNCAN who has been appointed by the County Court of Collin County guardian of the Estate of W. S. BARNETT minor shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of said minor according to law. Witness our hands Nov. 19th 1877.

                                                                                                E. E. DUNCAN

                                                                                                Wm. WARDEN

                                                                                                  his

                                                                                                I  X .DOTSON

                                                                                               mark

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before the undersigned authority E. E. DUNCAN guardian of W. S. BARNETT who upon oath says She will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of said minor according to Law.

 

Sworn before me November 19th

1877.                                      J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Report

 

Estate of H. H. TUCKER Dec.

 

To the Hon. County Court Collin Co.

 

J. M. TUCKER admr. of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER dec. begs leave to make the following report of the condition of said Estate.

Cash on hand      Rect. Filed                                                             4809.83

July 17,1876

Collected of C. H. WYSON on note                                                   117.50

Collected of E. R. STIFF on note                                                        709.90

Collect of J. M. HALE on note                                                             106.40

Amt. on hand & collected                                                                $5710.63

 

Paid Tax v. 1                                                                                                7.35

Paid Tax v. 2                                                                                             26.46

Paid McMILLIAN v. 3                                                                          1363.45

Paid H. & F. C. R. R. v. 4                                                                        75.90

Paid T. B. WILSON v. 5                                                                              .50

Paid T. B. & BRO. v. 6                                                                              8.60

Paid Cash v. 7                                                                                            5.00

5% com[mission] on $930.80 collected                                              46.54

5% com[mission} 1487.26 paid                                                           74.36

                Paid int. & com[mission]                                                $1608.16

Amt. on hand and collected

Since last report                                                                                   5740.63

Amt. paid out & com[mission]                                                           1608.16

                                                                                                             $4132.47

 

                                                                J. M. TUCKER Admr.

 

Sworn to before me this July 31st 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] of HARVEY &                         In the County of Court of Collin Count Summer Term A. D.

NORA MULL minors                           1877.

                vs.                                           Inventory of property belonging to HARVEY and NORA MULL

A.MULL Guardian                               minors.

                HARVEY MULL has one third of one half of a lot of land in the city of McKinney Known as the west half of Block no. 76, valued at $125.00. NORA MULL has 1/3 of ½ of Lot of land in the City of McKinney Known…

 

 

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…as the West ½ of Block no. 76 valued at                                                                                     $126.00

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority ADA MULL guardian of the Estates of HARVEY & NORA MULL who being duly sworn says that the above and foregoing is a full & perfect inventory of all the real & personal Estates debts and evidences of debts owned by said mentioned minors. Given under my hand this 9th day of Aug. 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

In the Estates of HARVEY &                              County Court

NORA MULL minors                                           of Collin

County December Term A. D. 1877.

                To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County.

Your respondent ADA MULL guardian of the Estate of HARVEY & NORA MULL minors would report to the court that in pursuance of an order of your honor’s court interest in the day of September A. D. 1877 she has sold for cash to BETTIE A. DOGGETT for the sum of fifty dollars the undivided interest of the two minors HARVEY and NORA MULL in 100 feet of land in the City of McKinney Known as the North half of the west  half of Block No. 76 in the City of McKinney. The interest of said minors being 1/3 Each or together 2/3 of ½ of said 100 feet equal and she shows to the court that said amount of fifty dollars is a fair price for said minors interest in said lot and she asks the court to confirm the sale and order her to make a deed to said purchaser.

               

                                                                                                ADA MULL

 

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State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority ADA MULL guardian of the person and Estate of HARVEY & NORA MULL who being duly sworn upon oath states that the above statement of account of sales is true and correct.

Given under my hand this 4th day of (blank) A. D. 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Est[ate] of STEPHEN DUPEY a minor

 

Estate of STEPHEN DUPEY             Now comes GEO.

a minor                                                  W. COFFMAN

Guardian of said minor and files an inventory of said Estate

June 15, 1876.

Received of the South Western Life

Insurance Co.                                                                                       $545.00

Interest at 12% ten months                                                                                     54.50

                                                                                                                   599.50

5% com[mission] on 545$                                                                      27.25

                                                                                                                   572.25

To R. C White Attorney                                                                              5.00

                                                                                                                 $567.25

 

G. W. COFFMAN being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a full and correct account of all the moneys in his hands belonging to said minors.

                                                                                                                GEO. W. COFFMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 15th day of June A. D. 1877.

                                                                                                W. R. H. Mack

                                                                                J. P. and Ex officio Notary Public

                                                                                                Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] of ELDORA HUNTER minor

 

Estate of ELDORA HUNTER            In County

                A minor                                  Court July

Term 1876

                                Now comes JNO. COX guardian of the Estate of ELDORA HUNTER a minor and files this inventory of…

 

 

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…the property coming into his hands as guardian aforesaid to wit:

Amt. of money rec’d from K. R. CRAIG commissioner appointed to sell the land belonging

to the heirs of JOHN HUNTER dec’d.                                                                                                                             $110.00

 

One note on U. C. HARLESS for rent of land dated Decr. 30, 1874 Int. at 10 per cent for                                     100.00

                                                                                                                                                                Total                       $210.00

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JNO. COX who says that the above is a full inventory and description of all the property real & personal books papers evidences of debt and of all debts due or to become due belonging to said Estate as far as he has been able to ascertain.

 

                                                                                                                JOHN COX

 

                Sworn & subscribed to before me this 18th day of July 1876.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

JOHN M. FITZHUGH Et al minors

 

The State of Texas                              In County Court

Collin County                                       of said Co. November

Term A. D. 1877

Your petitioner GEORGE W. CAMERON guardian of LAURA, BETTIE, SALLIE, ALLICE (sic), JENNIE and JOHN FITZHUGH minors of ROBT. FITZHUGH would represent and show that in obedience to the former order of this court that he has sold and conveyed to (blank) LEIGH at private sale all the interest of the heirs of ROBT. FITZHUGH dec’d. in the Fitzhugh Mill & 15 acres of land on which the same is located Known as the mill tract in said county for the sum of seventeen Hundred dollars payable in monthly installments of One Hundred dollars Each month the last to become due within the next seventeen…

 

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…months the said payments secured by mortgage on property. Also one made the property of LAURA FITZHUGH for $36.00 & one Horse the property of BETTY FITZHUGH for $31.50 cash said property all selling for a fair price. Wherefore the petitioner prays the Court to in all things confirm said sale.

 

                                                                                                G. W. CAMERON

                                                                                                                Guardian

Sworn to before me Nov. 24th 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] [of] JACOB VANWINKLE a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. J. WAMBLE as principle and Wm. WARDEN

Collin County                       and G. W. CAMERON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifty dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said J. J. WAMBLE was by the County Court of Collin Co. appointed guardian of the person of JACOB VANWINKLE a minor. Now if the said J. J. WAMBLE shall well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the person of said minor then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. Witness our hands this (blank) day of (blank) 1877.

 

                                                                                                                J. J. WAMBLE

                                                                                                                Wm. WARDEN

                                                                                                                G. W. CAMERON

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. J. WAMBLE do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties as guardian of the person of JACOB VANWINKLE a minor to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                                                                J. J. WAMBLE

 

Sworn to before me.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Annual Report & Final Settlement

 

Minor Heirs of ELLI JONES

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County

Collin County                       Court September term

1877.     

                To the County Court of Collin County Texas. Now comes W. A. D. JONES guardian of the Estates of MARGARET A. M., ALMDDIE S., HENRITTA J. and MEDORA E. JONES and show to the Court that on the (blank) day July 1872 he filed in the District Court of Collin County his annual account and report for final settlement in said Estates that from said report which was duly received and confirmed it appeared that he had in his hands as guardian aforesaid the sum of four hundred and forty nine and 46/100 dollars that in pursuance of the order of the court made at the time of the confirmation of above report he paid over to  one of his wards the sum of Eighty nine and 89/100 Dollars as her full share of said Estate leaving in hand money belonging to above named wards amounting to the sum of three hundred & fifty nine & 57/100 Dollars he would further show that the interest on the said sum of three hundred and fifty nine& 51/100 dollars at 12% per annum from the confirmation of said report to the present time would amount to the sum of two hundred and twenty dollars or about that…

 

 

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…and that this sum and the principal added would make in the aggregate the sum of five hundred & seventy nine & 57/100 dollars as the amount of money principal & interest that has come to his hands since the filing and approval of the report heretofore allowed to. Your reporter would show that the Estates of the said Wards is indebted to him in the sum of two hundred and seventy five dollars for the bound maintenance support clothing tuition fees and medical bill of the said wards from the time of the filing of his last report to the present time, that he has paid to Jenkins and Muse the sum of five dollars attorneys fees in said Estate making in the aggregate the sum of two hundred and thirty dollars as the amount of money paid out by him since his last report that this sum of money deducted from the sum of five hundred & seventy nine & 57/100 would leave a sum of three hundred & forty nine & 57/100 dollars money belonging to said wards. Your reporter would also state that MARGARET A. M. JONES has intermarried with J. P. DOYLE and that ALMLDIE (?) S. JONES has intermarried with J. R. SHORTRIDGE. The premises considered your reporter asks that this court be taken as a final account so far as the two wards who have married are concerned that he required to pay over to them whatever money be their portion of said Estate and he be discharged from the guardianship of the two said wards and this be taken as an annual report of the condition of the Estate of the remaining Wards that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this report and for such other relief as may seen fit to the court.

                                                                                W. A. D. JONES

 

 

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Personally appeared before the undersigned authority W. A. D. JONES who on oath says that the above report contains a true and correct statement of the matters and thins set forth to the best of his Knowledge and belief.

                                                                Witness my official signature this the 19th day of August 1877.

                                                               

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of Commissioners

 

Estate of J. M. and MARY ENLOE Deceased

 

State of Texas                     

County of Collin                   We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the Hon. County Court of Collin County to divide & partition the Estate of JAMES & MARY ENLOE deceased between NANCY E. FREEMAN & MARY BELL & HUGH ORR CLAYTON beg leave to report that we this day (Oct. 8th A. D. 1877) have divided & partitioned the personal property as follows.

 

                NANCY E. FREEMAN                                                                        MARY BELL & HUGH ORR CLAYTON

1 bed Stead                            3.00                                                                      1 Bed                                     14.00                     

1 bed Stead                          12.00                                                                      4 pillows & bolsters               2.75

2 bol. & 3 pillows                   6.00                                                                      3 Quilts                                    3.00

4 Quilts                                    4.00                                                                      4 coverlids                            10.00

3 coverlids                            10.00                                                                      3 counterpanes                      7.50

1 coverlids                              1.00                                                                      1 sheet & 1 blanket               1.00

3 counterpanes                      7.50                                                                      1 clock                                     4.00

2 sheets                                   1.00                                                                      1 Jug                                          .25

1 looking glass                       1.50                                                                      1 pr. balances                          .25

2 chairs                                    1.00                                                                      1 mule                                   70.00

1 sugar box                               .40                                                                      1 bed stead                             3.00

1 Jug                                          .25                                                                      13 gal. stone ware                 2.60

½ Bbl. Salt                               1.50                                                                      1 safe                                       4.00

12 # Lard                                 1.20                                                                      1 Dish                                      1.00

100 # bacon                           8.00                                                                      1 coffee mill                             .50

4 hogs                                    20.00                                                                      1 pine table                             1.00

1 horse                                  50.00                                                                      1 trundle bed stead                 .50        

13 gal. Stone ware                2.40                                                                      1 pitcher                                                    .75

1 stand table                           1.50                                                                      1 glass                                       .75

1 chop ax                                  .50                                                                      2 Dishes                                                    .75

 

 

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1 looking glass                         .50                                                                      1 butter bowl                             .25

1 wash pot                              1.50                                                                      1 glass stand                            .40

1 pitcher                                                    .75                                                                      3 goblets                                   .50

1 butter dish                              .25                                                                      3 spoons                                 1.00

1 cream Pitcher                       .25                                                                      1 table spoon                           .50

1 sugar dish                              .25                                                                      7 plates                                      .75

2 dishes                                     .75                                                                      cups & saucers                        .25

1 butter bowl                             .25                                                                      Knives & forks                          .50

1 glass stand                            .40                                                                      1 brass lamp                            .25

3 Goblets                                   .50                                                                      Hay & Oats                              1.50

3 spoons                                 1.00                                                                      1 cook stove                         15.00

1 table spoon                           .50                                                                      2 cows & calves                   37.50

6 plates                                      .75                                                                      6 chairs                                    3.00

Cups & saucers                       .25                                                                      1 dining table                         4.00

1 draw Knife                             .50                                                                                                                 $193.00

1 Hand ax                                 .50

1 cow                                     15.00

1 Buggy                                 37.50

                                           $194.25

 

We the commissioners solemnly swear that the above list is a correct list & valuation of the property shown to us as belonging to sd. Estate.

                                                                                J. L. GREER

                                                                                T. A. BILES

                                                                                W. TAYLOR

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of October 1877.

                                                                                G. Y. McKinney

                                                                                N. P. G. C.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Estate [of] JOSEPH HALL a minor

 

Estate of                                In County Court

JOSEPH HALL                    Collin County Texas

a minor

The undersigned guardian of the Estate of JOSEPH HALL a minor begs leave to file this as inventory of all the property belonging to said minor that has come to his Knowledge. He would show that all the property that has come to his Knowledge that belongs to said minor is an undivided one eighth interest in the following described real property situated in Collin County in the town of McKinney and Known…

 

 

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On the plat of said town as lots Nos. 156 & 157 in Block No. 26.             

                                                                                                                                Personally appeared before the undersigned authority PERRY MARSHALL who under oath says that the above and foregoing is a full and complete inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers evidences of debt and of all debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate of JOSEPH HALL a minor as far as affiant has been able to ascertain and that he was not bound or indebted to the said JOSEPH HALL a minor in any contract.

                                               

                                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 1st day of October 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory and appraisement

 

Est[ate] of PETER WETSEL, Dec.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of PETER WETSEL Dec’d.

 

                                                                Real Estate

 

37 acres home place valued at                        $500.00

28 acres timber on East Fork valued at            400.00

Lot in Plano valued at                                           100.00

                                                                                $640.00

 

                                                                Personal Estate

 

1 Large Sow         valued at                                                               $15.00  

2 Hogs                   valued at                                                                 16.00

2 Hogs                   valued at                                                                 12.00

4 Shoats                                valued at                                                                 12.00

2 Shoats                                valued at                                                                   6.00

5 Shoats                                valued at                                                                 10.00

7 Pigs                     valued at                                                                   7.00

1 set sleepers       valued at                                                                   3.00

1 champion Reaper & mower (unreadable)  valued at                 50.00

3 Bee Gums                         valued at                                                  1.50

4 Bee Gums Patent             valued at                                                   4.00

1 Baird Cultivator                 valued at                                                   2.00

2 turning plows                    valued at                                                   5.00

1 shovel                                 valued at                                                   1.00

1 set carpenter’s tools        valued at                                                   5.00

1 carpenter’s Bench            valued at                                                   5.00

 

 

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1 set waggon (sic) harness                                                                                 5.00

1 spinning Wheel                                                                                                    .25

1 set Harness & Traces                                                                        1.00

1 wash Pot                                                                                              2.50

1 Wagon Yoke                                                                                          .25

1 Log chain                                                                                               .50

10 Chairs                                                                                                5.00

1 Rocking Chair                                                                                     2.50

1 safe                                                                                                       3.00

1 set plates 7 Dishes                                                                              .75

1 Dinning table valued at                                                                    3.00

1 Small table  valued at                                                                     1.00

1 Wash stand  valued at                                                                       .50

1 table & book case  valued at                                                            6.00

2 bed steads valued at                                                                         8.00

1 Lounge  valued at                                                                              1.50

1 Feather bed  valued at                                                                  10.00

1 Feather bed Lounge  valued at                                                    1.00

3 straw ticks  valued at                                                                       1.00

1 Lot Bedding  valued at                                                                    2.00

2 Lamps (?)  valued at                                                                          .50

1 pr. And Irons  valued at                                                                      .50

1 Rifle  valued at                                                                                    4.00                                                                     

1 shot gun valued at                                                                             2.50

1 Looking glass valued at                                                                      .25

1 cook stove  valued at                                                                         1.00

1 Bucket & Dipper  valued at                                                                .25

16 Fruit Jars  valued at                                                                         2.00

1 Eight day Clock  valued at                                                                5.00

1 Common sense sewing machine                valued at                                  .25

1 Half bushel (of what?)  valued at                                                      .25

1 Wagon  valued at                                                                             40.00

1 Rake  valued at                                                                                     .25

1 Lot Bois d’arc Logs  valued at                                                       10.00

2 sorrel mares  valued at                                                                   90.00

1 Bay 2 yr. old Horse  valued at                                                        30.00

1 sorrel 1 yr. old Mare  valued at                                                      30.00

1 sorrel 1 yr. old Mare  valued at                                                      25.00

1 Black Poney (sic)  valued at                                                             7.00

4 cows & calves  valued at                                                                                56.00   

2 cows & calves  valued at                                                                                25.00

Stock cattle  valued at                                                                         20.00

5-1 gal. Jars  valued at                                                                           .50

1-5 gal. Jars  valued at                                                                           .50

1-2 gal. Jar valued at                                                                              .20

8 glass Jars  valued at                                                                          2.00

1 vinegar Keg  valued at                                                                        .50

1 Hoe  valued at                                                                                      .50

 

 

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1 Hoe grubbing  valued at                                                                   1.00

3 skillets &c.                                                                                            1.75

                                                Total Personal Estate                   $571.95

 

                                                                                HOMER SMOOT

                                                                                JOE FORMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3d day October A. D. 1877.

                                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                J. P. Pr. No. 5 Collin Co. Texas

 

List of claims belonging to the Estate of PETER WETSEL deceased.

 

A.C. COCHRAN                                                   acct.                                          7.08

JIM CREMES (?)                                                 acct.                                          6.00

POLY JACKSON                                                 acct.                                          2.50

P. L. McLARY                                                       acct.                                          3.00

GREEN                                                                  acct.                                          1.37

JOHNSON, ANN                                                 acct.                                          1.00

LEWIS , J. J.                                                         acct.                                          1.08

RICE, C. M.                                                           acct                                           2.55

COOPER, CHAS.                                                acct.                                            .83

S. KETTON                                                           acct.                                        28.00

SIMPSON, G. W.                                                  acct.                                          5.59

WETSEL, JAMES                                                note                                        13.81

HEAD, J. B.                                                          acct.                                        21.72

SOUTHWOOD, Wm. & JNO.                             Note                                       15.00

LEACH, C. M.                                                       acct.                                        25.14

WETSEL, J. W.                                                     acct.                                        72.44

BARNETT, JOHN                                                acct.                                        12.85

MARSHALL, J. H. & R. G. (?)                            acct.                                          4.80

                                                                                                                           $224.76

 

I do swear that the foregoing is a complete inventory and list of all the property & claims of Estate of PETER WETSEL dec. that has come to my Knowledge except an interest in a tract of land situated Cop. Co. Indianna (sic) such for which is now pending in said Co.

                                                                                                JAS. W. BAINES Executor

                                                                                                of the Will of

                                                                                                                PETER WETSEL dec.

 

Sworn and subscribed before me This 3rd day of September A. D. 1877.

                                                                                F. J. Vance

                                                                                J. P. C. C. Texas

 

Page 559

 

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Personal Estate                                                                                   571.95

Real                                                                                                        640.00

Claims                                                                                                   224.76

Interest in Land in Ind.                                                                       

Estimated                                                                                              350.00

                                                Total values                                     $1786.71

 

 

Written in margin: Report of sale

 

Estate of M. W. ALLEN Dec.

 

Mrs. V. H. ALLEN admrx. of the Estate of M. W. ALLEN Dec’d. would represent that in obedience to an order of your Hon. Court she has sold to T. J. ROSS the following described tract of land in Tarrant County for three dollars per acre cash to wit 320 acres patented to M. W. ALLEN assignee of C. BROWN. Beginning at a stake & mound the sw corner of Wm. DOZIER’S 320 acres Thence S 1344 varas to a stone in prairie marked X Thence E 1344 varas to a stake & stone in prairie Thence N 1344 varas to a stone marked SC Thence W 1344 varas passing the SE corner of said DOZIER’S survey at 394 vars (sic) a stake to the place of beginning. She states from what she can learn that price rec. (received?) is a reasonable price for said land and prays the sale be confirmed.

 

                                                                                                V. H. ALLEN

 

Sworn to before me Nov. 22nd 1877.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                               

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

To the County Court of Collin County

 

MRS. V. H. ALLEN admrx. of the Estate of M. W. ALLEN dec’d. would represent that in Obedience to an order of your Hon. Court at its last term she has sold to ELI SMITH at private sale on a credit of twelve months taking note bearing ten per cent interest with approved security with mortgage in land the following…

 

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…described tract of land at three dollars per acre to wit an undivided One fourth interest of a survey of 240 acres in the name of JOHN C. YATES in Tarrant County. Beginning at sw corner of Wm. L. MANN 640 acres Thence S 950 varas SE cor. of J. M. GREGORY Survey & NW W. W. WALLACE cor. of survey Thence E with N line of said WALLACE survey at 1475 vars the sw cor. of W. H. COCK survey Thence N 950 varas. A stake Thence w 1475 vrs to the beginning. Admrx. would represent that from what she is able to learn the sum of three dollars is a reasonable price for the same & asks that the sale be approved.

                                                                                                                V. H. ALLEN

 

Sworn to before me This Sept. 29th 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of EDITH M. STEWART, minor

 

State of Texas                      Estate of EDITH M.

County of Collin                   STEWARD, minor

                Know all men by these present that we JOSEPH M. STEWART as principal and (blank) whose residence is in the county of (blank) as security are bound unto Judge Thomas C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars. Conditioned that the said JOSEPH M. STEWART shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the person and Estate of  EDITH M. STEWART (minor).

                Witness our hand this 26 day of May 1876.

                                                                                                JOSEPH M. STEWART

                                                                                                JOHN W. LEWIS SR.

                                                                                                A.C. WHITE

                                                                                               

Approved July 10/1876.

                                T. C. Goodner

                                                Co. Judge

 

 

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Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of the Real Property of the minor EDITH M. STEWART

 

                66 acres of land out of the ZACHARIAH ROBERTS Hd. Right deeded to her by JOSEPH STEWART in 1873, valued at five dollars an acre. Personal property belonging to said minor, One mare valued at sixty five Dollars. Also One fifth interest as heir in the estate of JAMES STEWART decd. valued the whole estate at about 1800$ administration of which is now pending in the County Court of Collin County.

                                                Personally appearing before me the undersigned authority JOSEPH M. STEWART, who says that the above and foregoing writing is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers and evidence debts due and to become due belonging to the Estate of said minor EDITH M. STEWART as far as he has been able to ascertain and that is not bound to said minor in any contract or indebted to her in any manner.

 

                                                                                                JOSEPH M. STEWART

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of May 1876.

                                                                                F. M. Bounds J. P.

                                                                                Precinct No. 4 C. Co.

 

State of Texas

Collin County       We the undersigned appraisers do hereby certify that that the within and foregoing appraisement and inventory is just and correct to the best of our Knowledge and belief that we are disinterested parties and not of Kin to the guardian.

                                                                                                ROBERT WATTS

                                                                                                ALEXANDER WILSON

                                                                                               

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 26th day of May A. D. 1876.

                                                                                F. M. Bounds J. P.

                                                                                Precint No. 4 C. Co.

 

Page 562

 

 

Written in margin: Final account

 

J. M. STEWART Guardian

             vs.                                                              No. 13

EDITH M. STEWART ward                                Now comes J. M. STEWART guardian and files the following Report and a/c for final settlement in the above entitled Estate and Respectfully represents that his said ward EDITH M. STEWART has become the lawful wife of GEORGE WHITE a citizen of Collin County and no further necessity exists for the continence of the guardianship.

Reporter has paid taxes v. 1 & 2                                                         7.68

Reporter has paid court cash v. 3                                                       8.00

Reporter has paid appraisers v. 4 & 5 & 6                                        3.00

Reporter has paid JAS. G___ store a/c for 1876                             3.50

Reporter has paid JAS. G___ store a/c for 1877 v. 8                   10.00

Reporter has paid attorneys fees vol. 9                                          10.00

Paid over to my ward for her own use  

at sundry times in money                                                                  85.00

                                                                                                            $127.18

 

(Paid over to my ward)

Also turned over to my ward the mare, on inventory valued at $65.00 together with all the land on the inventory money and other property Received by me for her from the Estate of JAMES STEWARD Dec. see Receipt in full marked voucher W (?)

 

I received from JAMES STEWART’S Est. for my ward cash                      73.15

And for hogs sold set

apart for her                                                                                                          54.03

                Charge noting for guardianship                                                    127.18

 

                                                                                                J. M. STEWART

                                                                                                    Guardian

 

Sworn to before me Decr. 24 1877

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk                               

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of JAMES STEWART Dec’d

 

State of Texas                      Est[ate] of JAMES STEWART

County of Collin                   deceased

Know all men by these present that we JOSEPH M. STEWART as principal and (blank) whose residence is in the County of Collin as security are bound unto the Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in Court in the sum of Two thousand Dollars. Conditioned that the said JOSEPH M. STEWART shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as administrator of the Estate of JAMES STEWART deceased.

Witness our hands this (blank) day of May A. D. 1876.

                                                                                                                JOSEPH M. STEWART

                                                                                                                Wm. B. CARRUTH

                                                                                                                J. DYSART

                                                                                                                GEO. W. COFFMAN

Approved July 19/76.

                T. C. Goodner       County Judge

                                                Collin County Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of the Real property belonging to the Estate of JAMES STEWART deceased.

 

                                                                The Homestead

 

66 2/3 acres of land on the waters of the E. Fork of Trinity river in Collin County out of the ZACHARIAH ROBERTS survey valued at fifteen Dollars per acre. 35 acres out of the CAOTER [CARTER?] BOWLAND survey in Collin County valued at. Droped [Dropped] out of inventory. both (sic) of the above described tract of land constitute the homestead and is the same land described in the deed of JOSEPH M. STEWART to JAMES STEWART dated Nov. 11, 1873, and recorded in Book W page 791 of Collin County records of deeds.

 

                                                                Personal Property

 

37 Bu. Wheat valued at 75 cts. per Bush.                      

3 Cows valued at Forty Dollars

2 yearlings valued at          10.00

1 two year old (what?) valued at      8.00

 

 

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1 yearling colt  valued at                                                    20.00

10 head of hogs  valued at                                                                50.00

8 bush. Corn  valued at 30 cts. bush.                                                             

Part of stock of oats  valued at                                            3.00

1 two horse wagon  valued at                                           60.00

1 set of old harness  valued at                                            5.00

1 old saddle  valued at                                                         1.00

3 carpenters planes  valued at                                           3.50

1 brace & bit (old)  valued at                                                 .75

2 augers  valued at                                                                 .75

2 plows  valued at                                                                 5.00

300 pounds of bacon (greased) 15 cts. lb.

1 cooking stove                                                                    20.00

1 Heating stove                                                                    12.00

2 feather beds & bedding                                                  15.00 each

2 bed steads                                                                           4.00

1 Lounge                                                                                 5.00

1 dining table                                                                         1.00

1 dining table                                                                         1.00

1 Dish safe                                                                             4.00

160 feet of Ceiling plank                                                     4.00

1 Webster’s Dictionary                                                         3.00

1 Bible & old school book                                                  fifty-cents

Four hundred and Eleven dollars in currency

Debts due the Estate and to become due.

JOSEPH M. STEWART by verbal contract with deceased agreed to pay him (?) in fall of 1876 for money borrowed of him Mch. 20/76 the sum of $47.00 no interest contract for.

PHILIP DROMGOOLE owes the Estate balance due on rent of 6 acres of land and some oats brought of deceased all verbal contract the sum of $18.50.

 

State of Texas

County of Collin                   Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JAMES M. STEWART who says that the above and foregoing writing is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers evidences of debt and of all debts due and to become due belonging to the Estate as far as he has been able to ascertain and…

 

 

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…that he was not bound or indebted to the deceased in any contract at the time of his death except as stated in the inventory.

                                                                                JOSEPH M. STEWART

 

Sworn to before me this May 10th 1876.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

State of Texas                      We the appraisers do hereby certify that the within and foregoing appraisement and

County of Collin                   inventory is just and correct to the best of our knowledge and belief that we are disinterested parties and not of Kin to the administrator,

                                                                                                                ROBERT WATTS

                                                                                                                ALEXANDER WILSON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 26th day of May A. D. 1876.

                                                                                                F. M. Bounds

                                                                                J. P. Precinct No. 4 C. C.

 

Written in margin: Will

 

Estate of PETER R. WALLIS Dec.

 

State of Texas                      I, PETER R. WALLACE (sic) of the County and State above mentioned being of sound mind

Collin County                       and disposing memory do hereby make, declare and publish this may last will and testament.

1st. It is my desire that my wife MARTHA C. WALLACE shall have Block No. 1 in T. A. RHOADS survey which contains sixty one acres as shown by a survey and division of the said tract of land which survey is in possession of T. B. WILSON. Lot No. 1 of the JOWELL survey which is sixty acres and one half of the JOHN W. BONNER survey which is Eighty acres.

 

2nd. It is my desire that my son W. U. WALLACE have seventy six acres and 7/10 in the T. H. ROADS survey which is deeded to him and Lot No. 2 in the JOWETT survey which is twenty acres.

 

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3rd. It is my desire that my son H. O. WALLACE have lot no. 3 in the JOWETT survey which is 20 acres and forty six and one fourth acres in the RHODES survey which are deeded to him.

 

4th. It is my desire that my daughter LAURA N. WALLACE have eighty acres in the RHODES survey which is lot no. 6 which is deeded to her.

 

5th. It is my desire that my daughter BELLE WALLACE have lot no. 2, as shown on the plat in the ROADS (sic) survey which contains seventy nine acres and one half and Lot no. 4 in the JOWETT survey which is shown on the plat which twenty acres.

 

5th. (sic) It is my desire that my daughter ORAH H. WALLACE have lot  no 3 on the plat which contains seventy nine acres one half acres and Lot no. 5 on the JOWETT survey which is twenty acres.

 

6th. It is my desire that my son ELMORE T. WALLACE shall remain with his mother MARTHA C. WALLACE and that he shall eventually [be] heir [to] the homeplace, but in the event that he should not get it, that in that case the other heirs shall pay him one thousand dollars.

 

7th. It is my desire that my daughter LOU ETTA WALLACE have Eighty acres in the J. W. BONNER survey and Lots Nos. 67 & 8 [68?] in the JEWETT survey, which is sixty acres.

 

8th. It is my desire that all my perishable property be sold and after paying my just debts that the proceeds be equally divided between my heirs except LAURA N. OWNSBY, she having got her part. And it is understood that the said MILE is partnership property. One half of which is my own. Such may be sold privately or publicly as may be thought best.

 

9th. It is my desire that the horses & rails which are now in Lotts (sic) No. 2 x 3 on the RHODES survey be reserved and belong to the homestead.

 

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my name the day and date above written.

 

                                                                                                PETER B. WALLIS

 

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Supplement to the above will the same day and date.

 

It is my desire that my wife MARTHA C. and Wm. N. and HENRY O. WALLIS be appointed guardian of my infant heirs and that they be appointed administrators of this my last will and testament.

 

                                                                                                PETER R. WALLIS

 

We whose name are hereto affixed certify that the above will was signed and acknowledged by PETER R. WALLIS in our present [presence?] this 25th day of Mch. 1876.

                                                                                                Wm. D. LAIR

                                                                                                G. R. GALES

                                                                                                JOHN MARTIN

 

The State of Texas                              In the matter of

Collin County                                       the Estate of PETER

R. WALLIS deceased IN County Court Collin Co. January Term 1878.

Now on this day comes W. D. LAIR in open court and being duly sworn deposes and says that heretofore on the 25th of March 1876 in Collin County Texas that PETER R. WALLIS made and executed the will now on file in this court and that he and G. R. GATES and JOHN MARTIN signed the same as witnesses at the request of the said PETER R. WALLIS and that the said PETER R. WALLIS signed and acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament and that each of said witnesses were on the 25th day of March 1876 above the age of Fourteen years.

 

                                                                                                Wm. D. LAIR

 

Sworn to before me This January 22nd

1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

State of Texas

Collin County

I do solemnly swear that the writing (unreadable) as been offered for probate is the last will of PETER R. WILLIS so far as I know or believe, that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Executor…

 

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..of said will so help me God.

                                                                WILL N. WALLIS

 

Sworn to before me March 23rd 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of L. M. BAXTER et al minors

 

W. P. BAXTER Gdn. [Guardian]                                        In Co. Court

       Ests. [Estates]                                                                Collin Co.

L. M., L. E., J. M. & W. C. BAXTER                   Know all men by these present that we W. P. BAXTER as principal and V. L. MORRISS and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to the Co. Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of seven hundred dollars Conditioned that the said W. R. BAXTER shall faithfully discharge the duties devaluing [devolving?] upon him as guardian of the Estates of LUCY M., L. E., J. M., and W. C. BAXTER minors.

                Witness our hands this 22nd day of January A. D. 1878.

 

                                                                                                W. P. BAXTER

                                                                                                V. L. MORRISS

                                                                                                G. W. FITZHUGH

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, W. P. BAXTER do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially perform and discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estates of L. M., L. E., J. M. and W. C. BAXTER minors to the best of my ability.

 

                                                                                W. P. BAXTER

 

Sworn and Subscribed before me this January 28th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Depy.

 

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Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Est[ate] [of] W. A. DOAK Dec.

 

RORY MURCHISON administrator of Estate of W. A. DOAK Deceased in Court with said Estate Dr.

To amount received in Judgment in the year A. D. 1877 & 8 against H. H. PATTERSON                   $130.00

To amt. Recd. for Pistol 1877                                                                                                                                   2.50

To amt. Recd. for Gun                                                                                                                                             10.00

To amt. Recd. for Horse                                                                                                                                           47.50

                Total amount received                                                                                                                         $190.00

By amt. paid R. MATTBIE for service

as per voucher No. 1                                                                                                                                                49.32

Judgment against H. H. PATTERSON 250.00                                                                                                    25.00

By amt. paid said MATTBIE since

in Probate Court of Collin Co. prior to

this settlement as per vo. No. 2                                                                                                                              10.00

By amt. paid court fees as per vo. No. 3                                                                                                               14.32

                                                                                                                                                                                     $49.35

Balance on hand due said estate

 

The State of Texas              In the County Court

Collin County                       of said County

January Term A. D. 1878

RORY MURCHISON administrator of the Estate of W. A. DORK deceased would represent that the above account is a true and Just exhibit of the Estate of W. A. DOAK deceased and prays that the same be received approved and recorded as an annual settlement with said estate.

                                                                                                Richard Maltbie

                                                                                                Atty. for RORY MURCHISON

                                                                                                Admr. OF THE Est. of W. A. DOAK

 

The State of Texas                              Before me the undersigned authority personally appeared RORY MUCHISON

Collin County                                       administrator of the Estate of W. A. DOAK deceased who being duly sworn says that the foregoing account is a true Exhibit of the amount received and paid out by him on account of said Estate this Feby 19th A. D. 1878.

 

                                                                                R. MURCHISON

                                                                         Admr. of W. A. DOAK

 

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Sworn to before me This 19th day Feby. 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] N. J. ELKIN a minor

 

Now comes E. F. ELKIN guardian of the Estate of NANCY ELKIN minor and files this his final settlement of said Estate.

 

                                                                                Money Rec’d.

 

Amt. on hand Rept. Filed Oct. 28/76                                                                2274.46

Rec. of THOS. BUSH bal. note                                                             66.00

Rec. of J. L. DAVIS rent 76 X 77                                                         296.00

Rec. of W. C. GILLESPIE bal. note                                                         2.00

                                                Total                                                    $2605.44 

                                Recd. of J. L. DAVIS                                                50.00

                                                                                                             $2655.44

 

                                                                                Money Paid

 

To W. T. MOORE v. 1                                                                                 4.50

To H. W. ARDINGER & CO. v. 2                                                            36.13

To J. R. BLACK v. 3                                                                                 17.00

To J. A. CLARK v. 4                                                                                 72.00

To J. A. CLARK v. 5                                                                                 11.00

To J. L. DAVIS v. 6                                                                                   12.00

To B. S. SHELBURNE v. 7                                                                       3.00

To W. U. BUSH v. 8                                                                                  15.00

To W. U. BUSH v. 9                                                                                  12.25

To H. W. ARDINGER & CO. v. 10                                                          26,90

To H. W. ARDINGER & CO. v. 11                                                          24.70

To DR. W. C. McCAULEY v. 12                                                               2.00

To J. P. COFFEY v. 13                                                                              1.65

To J. M. COLEMAN v. 14                                                                        10.00

 

The above voucher is for 65$ but 55$ is reported in Rept. Filed Oct. 28th 1876.

Amt. due Guardian Sept. filed July 13/1875.

 

Paid taxes                                                             v. 15

Paid taxes                                                             v. 16

Paid J. S TRATT                                                  v. 17

Paid S. B. NEWBILE                                           v. 18

Paid H. W. ARDRINGER                                    v. 19

Paid H. W. ARDRINGER                                    v. 20

Paid H. W. ARDRINGER                                    v. 21

Paid THROCKMORTON BROWN & BRO.    v. 22

 

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5% on 314% collect                                                                               15.70

5% on 733$ Paid out                                                                            36.60

                                                                                                                $785.41

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Received                                                                                               $2665.44

Paid out and com[mission]                                                                                    785.41

     Amt. on hand                                                                                   $1870.03

Some court fee due & Judges commissions. Reporter would further represent that his ward NANCY J. ELKIN has intermarried with W. C. HARRIS & said NANNIE (?) are hereby made parties defts. & prays that the guardianship be declared closed & he discharged from his trust as said guardian and he files their receipt in full here with.

 

                                                                                E. F. ELKIN guardian

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This March 23rd 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

We hereby accept since on the within petition and waive notice & time & agree and agree (sic) that the court may enter the order closure the guardianship & discharge E. F. ELKIN guardian at the present term of court March 1878.

 

                                                                                                W. C. HARRIS

                                                                                                N. J. HARRIS

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Community Estate [of] W. L. and M. I. NELSON

 

Inventory & appraisement of the community Estate of W. L. NELSON & his deceased wife

M. I. NELSON. 103 ½ acres in JAMES FISHER survey in Collin Co. the same occupied by

said NELSON & wife                                                                                                                                          $1500   

 

69 ½ acres in the H. BRINLIE survey in Collin Co. appraised                                                                       700

 

40 acres of timber land in the JOHNATHAN (sic) DOUTHET survey in Collin Co. appraised           

 

One half of block of land & improvement whereon said NELSON & wife reside at the time of

her death appraised at                                                                                                                                            600

 

 

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The State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority W. L. NELSON who being duly sworn deposes and says that the above and foregoing is a full complete & perfect inventory of the community Estate of himself & his deceased wife M. I. NELSON and that she departed this life on or about the 27th day of June A. D. 1873 in Collin County. Sworn to & subscribed this Decr. 24th A. D. 1877.                            W. L. NELSON

 

                Sworn to before me Decr. 24th 1877.

                                                                J. M. Benge clerk

 

 

The State of Texas              Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority A. J. SCRIBNER & R. N.

County of Collin                   COFFEY appraisers of the foregoing Estate who being duly sworn say that the amount set opposite the property named in the foregoing Inventory is a fair and correct valuation of the same to the best of their Knowledge & belief.

A.J. SCRIBNER

R. N. COFFEY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Jan. 21st 1878.

                                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       Know all men by these present that we W. T. NELSON as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound to T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. The condition of the above bond is such that whereas the above bound W. T. NELSON has filed…

 

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…in the county court of Collin County an Inventory & appraisement of the community Estate of himself & his deceased wife M. I. NELSON Now should the said W. T. NELSON faithfully minister the same and pay over half of the surplus after the payment of the debts with which the whole property is chargeable to such person or persons as may be entitled by law to receive it then this bond to be void else to remain in full force. Witness our hands this the 21st day of January A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                W. L. NELSON

                                                                                                A.J. SCRIBNER

                                                                                                R. N. COFFEY

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of E. E. LOYD et als minors

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       Know all men by these present that we G. E. SMITH principal & W. A. SMITH & O. C. McWHORTER sureties acknowledge ourselves bound to pay T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin Co. & his successors in office the sum of four thousand dollars. The condition of the above bond is such that whereas the above bound G. E. SMITH has this day been appoint guardian of the Estate of ELIZA E., SAMANTHA J. & JOHN W. LOYD minors now should the said G. E. SMITH well & truly account for all property that has been heretofore or that may here after come to his hands as guardian of said minors or any one of them then this bond to be void else to remain in full force This Jany. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                G. E. SMITH

                                                                                                O. C. McWHORTER

                                                                                                W. A. SMITH

 

I, G. E. SMITH do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estates of ELIZA

 

 

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E., C. J. and JOHN W. LOYD minors to the best of my skill and ability.

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                G. E. SMITH

                                                                                                Guardian

 

Sworn to before me January 28th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

 

Est[ate] [of] SAMPSON FINLEY Dec.

 

In the Estate of                                     In the County

SAMPSON FINLEY Decd.                 Court of Collin

County Febry. Term A. D. 1878

                                Now comes H. H. FINLY [sic] administrator of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY decd. and respectfully reports to the court that in pursuance of an order of your Honorable Court entered at the present term thereof he sold on the 21st of January 1878 to W. M. BUSH the 40 acres of land belonging to the estate of SAMPSON (sic) Deceased for the sum of 15.65 per acre making total for the said 40 acres of land the sum of $626.00 said land was sold for cash and he would further represent that said sum of 15.60 per acre is a full and fair value and price for said 40 acres of land out of the SAMPSON FINLY preemption survey.

                                                                                                                H. H. FINLY administrator

                                                                                                of SAMPSON FINLY Deceased

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority H. H. FINLY administrator of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLY deceased who being duly sworn says that the facts set out in the above report of sale are true.

                                Give under my hand this 2nd of Febry. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

Page 575

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] [of] SALLIE E. SMITH a minor

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   Know all men by these present that we W. H. CHADDICK as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this 25th day of January A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is that if the said W. H. CADDICK shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of SALLIE E. SMITH a minor according to law then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                W. H. CHADDICK                Principal

                                                                                                H. C. OVERAKE                  (for ½ amt.) surety

                                                                                                JAMES S. CHADDICK

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, W. H. CHADDICK do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of SALLIE E. SMITH a minor according to law.

                                                                                                W. H. CADDICK

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This Feby. 5th 1878.

                                                                                F. J. Vance J. P. and

                                                                Ex officio Notary Public Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] ROBT. M. SMITH a minor

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   Know all men by these present that we W. H. CHADDICK as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of six Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made…

 

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… we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this 25th day of January A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is that if the said W. H. CADDICK shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estates of ROBERT M. SMITH a minor according to law then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                W. H. CHADDICK                Principal

                                                                                H. C. OVERAKER (for 1/3 amt.)       surety

                                                                                      JAMES S. CHADDICK

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, W. H. CHADDICK do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of ROBERT M. SMITH a minor according to law.

                                                                                                W. H. CADDICK

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This Feby. 5th 1878.

                                                                                F. J. Vance J. P. and

                                                                Ex officio Notary Public Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Estate of MARY and WILLIAM O’GOUIN

 

To T. C. Goodner County Judge B. W. HAMPTON guardian of the Estate of Wm. O’GUIN a minor would report that he has just Received from sale of land for said minor                                                                                       $73.50

seventy Three 50/00 Dollars five percent

commission $3.67 attorneys fee $2.50 leaving

a balance in my hands                                                                                                                                       $67.23

All of which is respectfully submitted.

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this Febry. 4th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By. P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

To T. C. Goodner County Judge

B. W. HAMPTON Guardian of the Estate of MARY O’GOUIN a minor would respectfully report that he has just….

 

 

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…received on sale of land to the amount of $73.50 seventy Three 50/100 Dollars.

                5% commissions                                                 $3.67

                Attorneys fee                                                        2.50       $6.17

leaving a balance of $67.23

which is respectfully submitted

                                                B. W. HAMPTON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this Febry. 4th 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

Written in margin: Final Report

 

Estates of M. W. and O. SULLIVAN minors

 

State of Texas                      Guardianship of O. and

Collin County                       M. W. SULLIVAN minors.

                                To the Honorable County of Collin County Texas. M. ASHLOCK guardian of the Estate of O. and M. W. SULLIVAN minors would respectfully submit the following report of the condition of said Estate on this the 15th day of January A. D. 1878. To wit.

                                                                                Receipts.

I have received in Cash from

M. W. SULLIVAN                                                                                                 $50.00

Received cash for sale of one mule

Belonging to said Estate                                                                                      45.00

                                                                                Disbursements

Paid state & County taxes for 1876                                                                   $7.51

Paid state & County taxes for 1877                                                                                     5.89

Paid School tax in Dist. # 22 1877                                                                         .36

Paid DR. J. S. HARTIN for medical services                                                     1.50

Paid M. S. ASHLOCK for delivery of mare                                                        7.00

Paid Wm. HUTTON appraiser                                                                              1.00

Paid JNO. McKINNEY appraiser                                                                         1.00

                                                                                                                                $24.26

Paid myself for season of 20 catts (?)

from Horse & Jack 5.00 each                                                                           105.00

Paid myself for attending to stock

from Nov. 1873 to date                                                                                      150.00

 

                                                                                I advanced to M. W. SULLIVAN one bay horse 5 years old worth $75.00 advanced M. W. SULLIVAN 1 sorrel horse 4 years old valued at 50.00 both horses belong to said Estate. Two 2 year old mules and one 1 year old mule were sold by M. W. SULLIVAN for $82.00 and one sorrel horse also sold…

 

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…by M. W. SULLIVAN for 20.00 One bay horse also sold by M. W. SULLIVAN for 60.00 he said three head of mule and three head of horses were the property of the Estate. Part of said proceeds were invested in farming utensils for the use and benefit of said O. and M. W. SULLIVAN the balance of said proceeds were used to defray medical bills and to purchase clothing for said O and M. W. SULLIVAN. There was also sold by O. SULLIVAN one black horse was sold for $40.00 and one sorrel mare for $30.00 and the proceeds of both said sales applied by said O. SULLIVAN to his own use and benefit. I have no money on hand belonging to said Estate. The foregoing statement contains a full and complete statement of the present condition of said Estate.               

 

                                                                                                                                                N. C. ASHLOCK

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me This January 15th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Deputy

 

Written in margin: Supplemental Report

 

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County, Texas. Whereas L. W. PRIGMORE, JNO. R. BLACK and MACK SMITH we [were] appointed by the County Court of Collin County at its regular March term A. D. 1878 Commissioners to set apart and divide the property belonging to the personal Estate of M. W. and O. SULLIVAN minors between said minors being duly sworn beg leave to make the following report viz: It appearing that M. W. SULLIVAN had heretofore recd. the amount of seventy five Dollars more than said O. SULLIVAN we the undersigned commissioners proceeded to set apart to M. ASHLOCK guardian of the said O. SULLIVAN the following described property viz: One roan mare and sucking colt and one brown mare with star on forehead and sucking colt valuing the said four head of stock at the sum of seventy five Dollars we then proceeded to divided the remaining personal property equally between the said…

 

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M. W. SULLIVAN and M. ASHLOCK guardian of the Estate of the said O. SULLIVAN according to quantity and quality as follows:

 

One mouse colored mule 8 years

One Bay mare 4 years old

One Strawberry roan mare 10 years old

One dun mare and colt

One bay horse colt 2 years old

One sorrel mare stripe on nose 6 years old

One Bay horse 3 years old on white rock creek (?)

One black mare 7 years old & colt on white rock creek (?)

One sorrel horse colt 2 years old (star on forehead)

One yellow horse colt 2 years old

 

To M. ASHLOCK guardian of the Estate of O. SULLIVAN we set apart the following described stock:

 

One Mouse colored mule 9 years old

One bay mare 3 years old

One blaze f___d sorrel mare 12 years old

One gray mare & colt

One gray mare & colt

One sorrel mare 2 years old

One sorrel mare 2 years old

One brown mare stripe on nose white hind feet & colt

One brown horse star on forehead 3 years old

One sorrel mare star on forehead 7 years old

One gray mare & colt

One Iron gray horse colt 2 years old

 

The undersigned commissioners would further report that the above is a fair and Just partition of the personal property of said Estate and that neither the said undersigned commissioners are in anyway interested in said Estate all of which is respectfully submitted.

                                                                                                JNO. R. BLACK

                                                                                                L. W. PRIGMORE

 

Sworn to before me March 30th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we M. ASHLOCK as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County       ourselves bound unto J. M. Benge Clerk of the District Court of Collin Co. Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Three Hundred and twenty five dollars. Conditioned that the said M. ASHLOCK will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate of MEREDITH W. SULLIVAN a minor. Witness our hand and Seals for scralls (sic-scrawls) This Oct (blank) 1873.

 

                                                                                                                M. ASHLOCK       seal

                                                                                                                JOHN MAGNER  seal

                                                                                                                GEORGE HORN  seal

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, M. ASHLOCK do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of MEREDITH W. SULLIVAN a minor to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                                M. ASHLOCK

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 18, 1873.              J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we M. ASKLOCK as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County       ourselves bound unto J. M. Benge Clerk of the District Court of Collin Co. Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Three Hundred and twenty five dollars. Conditioned that the said M. ASHLOCK will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate of OBEDIAH SULLIVAN a minor. Witness our hand and Seals for scralls (sic-scrawls) This Oct (blank) 1873.

 

                                                                                                                M. ASHLOCK       seal

                                                                                                                JOHN MAGNER  seal

                                                                                                                GEORGE HORN  seal

 

Page 581

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, M. ASHLOCK do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of OBEDIAH SULLIVAN a minor to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                                M. ASHLOCK

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 18, 1873.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of ELDORA HUNTER a minor

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we JOHN COX as principal and JOHN Y. BOWER and

Collin County       JAMES. PATTERSON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Clerk of the District Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Fourteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these present given under our hands this 28th day of September A. D. 1874. The condition of the above obligation is such that the above bound JOHN COX has been appointed by the last will of MRS. S. J. STIMSON deceased guardian of the person & Estate of the minor EDORA HUNTER. Now if the said JOHN COX well and truly performs the duties required of him by law under said appointment then the obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                JOHN COX                           L.S.

                                                                                                JOHN Y. BOWER                L.S.

                                                                                                JAS. PATTERSON              L.S.

 

I, JOHN COX do solemnly swear that I will and truly discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of ELDORA HUNTER a minor.

                                                                JOHN COX

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This 28th day of September 1874.

 

 

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                                                                J. O. Straughan Clerk

                                                                Dist. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County

Collin County                       Court November

Term 1877.   To the County Court of Collin County Texas. The undersigned guardian of the person and Estate of ELDORA HUNDTER a minor begs leave to file the following annual exhibit of the condition of his said ward’s Estate. Your reporter would state that according to his last annual Report filed ad approved on the 2nd day of October 1875 he had money and property in his hands belonging to his said ward amounting to the sum of $711.03 that since that time he received from the Executor of S. J. STIMSON as his ward’s distribute share of said Estate the sum of Thirty dollars that he received for rent of his ward’s property for the year 1876, the sum of ninety–one & 25/00 Dollars that he received a note for the sum of 100$ reported on the inventory filed in your honorable court on the 18th day of July 1876, making in the aggregate the sum of nine Hundred & thirty two & 28/100dollars worth of property in the hands of your reporter belonging to his ward, he would show that he has paid for the benefit of his ward the following sum of money:

 

To amt. pd. SMITH for taxes voucher no. 1                    $7.10

To amt. pd. NAYLOR voucher no. 2                                                  2.75

To amt. pd. Shffs. & clerks Cost voucher no. 3                7.15

To amt. pd. YANTIS Taxes voucher no. 4                         7.10

To amt. pd. YANTIS Taxes voucher no. 5                         6.61

To amt. pd. NAYLOR voucher no. 6                                                11.97

To amt. pd. self voucher no. 7                                          66.10

To amt. pd. self voucher no. 8                                          50.60

                                                                                            $159.38

 

                Your reporter would show that this would leave money and property in his hands belonging to said Estate in the sum of $772.98 That it will probably amt. to something more than…

 

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…this amount as the $100 note on U. C. HARTES is drawing interest at the rate of 10 % ann. And he would further state that there has been no changes in the condition of the Estate of his said ward since the filing of his last Exhibit other than as herein shown the premises considered he asks that the notice required by law be given of this application and that this report be confirmed.

                                                                                                Jenkins & Muse attys.

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOHN COX who being sworn says that the above report contain a true and correct statement of the matters and things which it relates.

 

                                                                                JOHN COX

 

Sworn and Subscribed to before me This Oct. 5th 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Est[ate of]  JOHN DERR Deceased

 

Est. of JOHN DEER            In County Court of Collin

        dec’d.                             County Texas

March Term 1878

W. R. SHORT admr. of the estate of JOHN DERR Dec’d. would file this his annual report of the condition of said Estate to wit:  He would represent that he received from sales of property tofore approved by this court seventy Eight 12/100 Dollars. That he has paid out for burial Expenses twelve Dollars to ISAAC CROUCH as appears from voucher no. 2 hereto attached and made apart (sic) of this report that he had paid to W. L. BOYD sixteen 75/100 dollars as appears from voucher no. 1 hereto attached and made apart of this report which said sum was apart of the burial expenses of said DERR, that he paid to PHEBE J. MYERS the sum of twenty six 10/100 Dollars…

 

Page 584

 

…as expenses incurred in last illness of said DERR as appears from voucher no. 3 hereto attached and prays that the same be regarded  as part of this report that he paid M. H. GARNETT Esq. ten dollars as appears from voucher no. 4 hereto attached and made a part of this report. In all he has paid out the sum of sixty four 85/100 Dollars, leaving in his hands the sum of Thirteen 27/100 Dollars All of which he respectfully submits to the court.

               

                                                                                W. R. SHORT admr. of

                                                                Estate of JNO. DERR dec’d.

 

Sworn and subscribed before me this Feby. 5th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Report

 

Estate of H. H. TUCKER Deceased

 

Now comes J. M. TUCKER admr. of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER dec’d. and begs leave to make the following report. The land on the inventory yet remains indisposed of, all the personal property has been sold as will appear by report filed. There is 34 1/10 acres of land not in the inventory in the HENRY WETSEL survey no debts against the Estate Except court fees the claims in favor of the Estate have not all been  (disposed of) [this marked out?] Collected yet. C. H. WYSONG still owes his note and some other insolvent claims.

Money on hand & collected:

Money on hand Rept. Filed July 3/ /1877--     $4132.4_

Collected E. R. STIFF                                              150.00             

Collected  W. L. TUCKER                                       264.05

Collected S. A. TUCKER int. on 100$                    40.00

Collected L. WETSEL in. on note                            41.95

Collected  E. R. STIFF                                               40.00

                                                Total                        $4668.47

 

                Money Paid

 

Paid T. B. & Bro.                 v. 1                                 15.00

Paid G. R. YANTIS              v. 2                                   8.93

Paid G. R. YANTIS              v. 3                                   6.27

 

 

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Paid A. S. GRAVES guard v. 4                                 40.00

Paid T. B. WILSON              v. 5                                   2.00

Paid T. B. & BRO.               v. 6                               100.00

Paid T. B. WILSON              v. 7                                     .50

Paid Taxes                            v. 8                                 36.32

Paid Recording deed                                                     .75

Paid T. B. & BRO.               v. 9                                   4.00

5% Com[mission] 536$ Col.                                    26.80

5% Com[mission] 213$ Paid                                   10.65

                                                                                $251.25

 

                                Recapitulation

 

Money on hand & Col.                                        $4668.47

Money paid & Com[mission]                                 251.22

                                Total on hand                       $4417.25

 

Reporter would represent that the money on hand & land is ready for partition giving to the surviving widow one half and the children or their representatives equally. Reporter would further represent that he has paid to the heirs of said Estate money as follows.

 

E. TUCKER widow              v. 1 x 2                                   $404.05

W. L. TUCKER                     v. 3 to 5                                     379.05

N. E. GRAVES                      v. 6 to 8                                     382.14

G. H. TUCKER                     v. 9 to 12                                   342.50

J. D. TUCKER                      v. 13 to 21                                667.14

I. G. T. TUCKER                   v. 22 to 26                                739.07

S. A. TUCKER                      v. 27 to 33                                433.25

                                                                                        $3347.20

 

Vouchers 3 x 4 reported as money paid is to be taken against L. M. TUCKER as paid to him           $46.27

And reporter has an interest in said Estate of 1/8 of ½ or 1/16 of the whole all equal shares with the other heirs.

 

                                                                                                                J. M. TUCKER     admr.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me March 30th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Est[ate of] M. W. ALLEN Dec’d.

 

MRS. V. H. ALLEN admrx.                 In Co. Court

            vs.                                               Collin County

Est. of M. W. ALLEN dec’d.                MRS. V. H. ALLEN

Admrx. of the Estate of M. W. ALLEN dec’d would represent that in obedience to an order of your Hon. Court made & entered on the 18th day of March 1878…

 

 

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…she has sold the land described in said order at private sale the first tract to wit 320 acres C. BROWN survey in Tarrant Count T. J. ROSS for the sum of three Dollars per acre cash and the second tract to wit ¼ interest in 240 acres in the JOHN C. YATES survey in said county to ELI SMITH for the sum of three dollars per acre on a credit of twelve months taking note with personal security & mortgage on land to secure the payment of the purchase money, the land being in a different county she is compelled to rely on the Judgment of others but from her best information she believes and so charges that the same is its reasonable cash value and asks that the sale be confirmed.

 

                                                                                                V. H. ALLEN

                                                                                Admrx. Est. of M. A. ALLEN

 

Sworn to before me This March 18th 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of SAMUEL FINLEY a minor

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       Know all men by these present that we J. P. DOWELL as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of five hundred dollars conditioned that the said J. P. DAVIS will faithfully discharge all the duties as guardian of the Estate and person of SAMUEL FINLEY a minor according to law. Witness our hands this day of March A. D. 1878.

 

                                                                                J. P. DOWELL

                                                                                CAROLINE DOWELL

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. P. DOWELL do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all…

 

 

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…the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Person and Estate of SAMUEL FINLEY a minor to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                J. P. DOWELL

 

Sworn to before me March 26th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] WILLIS O. GARRETT a minor

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       Know all men by these present that we G. W. GARRETT as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Three Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & administrators Jointly and severally the condition of the above obligation is such that the said G. W. GARRETT has been appointed guardian of the person and Estate of WILLIS O. GARRETT a minor now if the said G. W. GARRETT shall well and truly perform all the duties upon him as guardian of said minor then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. Witness our hands this March 18th 1878.

                                                                                                                G. W. GARRETT

                                                                                                                JOHN A. WHITE

                                                                                                                J. T. MURPHY

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, G. W. GARRETT do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the person and Estate of WILLIS O. GARRETT a minor to the best of my skill and ability.

 

                                                                                G. W. GARRETT

 

Sworn to before me This March 18th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

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Written in margin: Final report

 

Est[ate] of NANNIE H. GOSSUM a minor

 

State of Texas                      In County Court

Collin County                       of Collin County

sitting in Probate January term 1878.

                                To the County Court of Collin County Texas

C. T. MANN guardian of the Estate of NANNIE GOSSUM a minor would represent that his ward has intermarried with GEORGE HAMILTON of Collin County Texas and it is the desire of said ward that she have a final settlement of said Estate wherefore your reporter begs leave to submit the following account for final settlement in said Estate.

He would state that at the filing of his last annual account in said Estate he had the sum of six Hundred & fourteen & 14/100 Dollars in his hands belonging to said ward, he would further show that he has rec’d. the sum of sixty & 73/100 dollars as interest in the above amount which two sums of money added together make in the aggregate the sum of six Hundred & seventy four & 90/100 Dollars. He would further show that he has paid out the following sums of money for said ward to wit:

 

To JENKINS & MUSE per voucher no. 1                                       $ 10.00

To OGLESBY KIRKPATRICK per voucher no. 2                          108.08

To MISS JENNIE LATHAN (?) per voucher no. 3                            13.30

To E. S. DOUGLASS per voucher no. 4                                               4.50

To BAKER & HARRIS per voucher no. 5                                            1.50

To J. P. COFFEY per voucher no. 6                                                      7.50

To L. BULTER & CO. per voucher no. 7                                            29.29

To KENDRICKS & HONAKER per voucher no. 8                           66.09

To J. M. BENGE per voucher no. 9                                                     13.85

To Y. R. YANTIS taxes per voucher no. 10                                          7.50

                                Making in the aggregate                                  $261.61

 

He would show that he is entitled to 5% com[mission] on the above which is $13.08 he would also show that he paid to said ward the sum…

 


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…of twenty dollars in cash these two (?) sums of money added together make thirty three & 08/100 dollars which added to the amt. of $261.61 would make two hundred & ninety & 69/100 as the total amt. of disbursements since the filing of his last annual account. He would state that this last named amount subtracted from $674 90/100 would leave $380 21/ as the amount of money now in his hands belonging to said ward and ready to be turned over to her whenever the court shall so order the premises considered Your reporter asks that notice required by law be given of the filing of account and that this report be received and confirmed that he be relieved of his trusts as guardian of said ward and for such other (?) and further relief as to the court may seen just & equitable.

 

                                                                                                C. T. MANN

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority C. T. MANN who on oath says that the above and foregoing account contains a true and correct statement of the matters and things to which it relates.

                                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Est[ate] of MARY S. SIMPSON Dec’d.

 

The State of Texas              County Court

County of Collin                   Jan. Term A. D. 1878

To the Hon. County Court of said county.      

                                JAS. W. BAINES admr. d. b. n. [of the] Estate of MARY S. SIMPSON dec’d respectfully represents that he has in accordance with an order of said court made at the July term A. D. 1877 sold the following described property to CHARLES LAMM (?) a part of the SIMPSON place situated in Plano Collin Co. Texas Beginning at the…

 

 

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sw cor[ner] of a lot sold by S. B. M. FENLER & wife on the 28th day of A. D. 1872 Thence East two and 25/100 chains SE cor. of said lot Thence North two and 85/100 chains Thence West two and 25/100 chains Thence south two & 85/100 chains to the beginning which lot was sold for the sum of one Hundred twenty eight and 25/100 Dollars to W. A. HINAKER all the residue of said lot described in said order as follows to wit: Beginning at the NE cor. of ANDREW WETSEL’S lot in Plano Thence North with McKinney and Dallas Road to NE corner of lot sold by LOVELACE et al to G. W. SIMPSON thence west with Plano & Denton Road to NE cor. of CHARLES LANIER (?) lot Thence South to NW cor. of lot sold by JAS. W. BARNES admr. d. b. n. M. S. SIMPSON et al. to CHARLES LAU___’S Thence East with NB line thereof two and 25/100 chains Thence South to WETSEL’S lot Thence East to the beginning which said lot was sold for the sum of six Hundred seventy one & 75/100 Dollars administrator represents that said sale was made for a fair price wherefore he prays that the same may be confirmed & approved and that he be directed to make deeds to said venders & for___  relief.

 

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Report for sale

 

Estate of E. B. HOWARD Decd.

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County

Collin County                       January term 1878.

To the undersigned administrator of the Estate of E. B. HOWARD Deceased begs leave to submit to the court the altered (?) report of his action in the sale of the personal property belonging to the Estate of his intestate. He would…

 

 

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…show that in obedience to the order of your honorable court he proceeded to sell said property on the 5th day of December 1877, that he sold the deferered [deferred?] articles mentioned in the attached report marked exhibit (A) and made a part here of to the persons therein named, and for the amounts therein specified. He would show that he took the notes of the purchasers with good and sufficient security at said sale for the amt. of their bids payable in six months from date. The premises considered he asks that this report be received and confirmed and for such other relief as the court may seem appropriate.

 

                                                                                IRA P. HOWARD

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority I. P. HOWARD administrator of the Estate of E. B. HOWARD dec’d. who on oath says that the above and foregoing report contains a true and correct statement of the matters and things to which it relates.                 Decr. 22nd 1877

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas               

 

 

December the 5th A. D. 1877

Sold to MR. JAMES 1 Plow                                               $  .50     

Sold to MR. BARGER 1 Pitchfork                                        .80

Sold to MR. JAMES 2 Plows                                                 .25

Sold to DAN HOWARD 2 Hoes                                            .25

Sold to MR. A. HARRIS Harness Cash                             1.95

Sold to MR. H. MASE  Harness Cash                                  .40

Sold to MR. BARGER Axle                                                    .60

Sold to MR. T. KERR Iron Wedge                                        .30

Sold to MR. FOX SMITH Swingle & Sif (?)                       1.00

Sold to MR. BARGER Brush & Comb                                 .10

Sold to MR. JAMES 1 Box irons                                           .25

Sold to MR. BUCK HUNTER 1 Reaper                            2.25

Sold to MR. DAN HOWARD 1 wagon                               2.25

Sold to MR. TRUMP KERR crocks & Jars                          .60

Sold to MR. DON HOWARD cooking utensils                   .35

Sold to LIZZIE ANDERSON 1 churn cash                          .10

Sold to MR. BARGER sausage grinder                            1.10

Sold to MR. THOMPSON 1 grind stone                              .20

 

 

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sold to MR. BARGER 1 saw                                                  .50

sold to MR. BARGER 1 Drawer Knife                                 .25

sold to MR. JAMES 1 Keg                                                     .20

sold to LIZZIE ANDERSON Kegs                                         .05

sold to MR. DAW HOWARD Soap Gruse (?)                     .05

sold to MR. W. WILES stone & vessel                               2.00

sold to MR. A. FAIRES 1 Kettle                                           3.50

sold to MR. BARGER 1 coffee mill                                      .25

sold to MR. H. MASE stew Kilttle [kettle]                             .30

1 coffe (?) & pans                                                                                    .25

2 Barrels                                                                                    .10

sold to LIZZIE ANDERSON 1 tray                                        .25

sold to MR. A. FAIRES 1 auger & churl                             1.10

sold to MR. M. A. FAIRES 1 tub                                            .75

sold to MR. BARGER 2 barrels                                            .25

sold to MR. A. FARIES 1 pr. shoes                                       .05

sold to MR. SAM RUNNELS 1 tabe [table?]                     3.50

sold to MR. A. FARIES 1 washboard                                   .05

sold to LIZZIE ANDERSON 1 bed                                      4.75

sold to MR. DAN HOWARD 2 Pillows                                  .50

sold to MR. ALLEN BELL 1 Blanket                                   1.00

sold to MR. H. MASE 1 quilt                                                   .20

sold to MR. DAN HOWARD 1 sheet                                                     .15

sold to MR. A. BELL 2 sleighs                                               .05

sold to MRS. HONING 2 window blinds                               .15

sold to MRS. HONING 2 window blinds                               .10

sold to MR. DAN HOWARD 1 bed stead                             .35

sold to MR. JAMES 1 wagon                                            25.25

sold to MR. BUCK HUNTER 1 horse                              25.00

sold to MR. A. FARIS 1 Mare & Colt                 49.75

sold to MR. SAM RUNNELS 1 Mare & Colt                    51.00

sold to MR. BARGER 1 Horse                                          82.00

sold to MR. BARGER 14 bu. Barley at 20 cts pr. bu.       2.80

sold to MR. JOHNSON MUNCY 1 half bushel                   .35

sold to MR. JAMES  7 chickens                                             .70

sold to MR. A. FAIRES first lot of corn                             12.50

sold to MR. FOX SMITH second lot of corn                    14.50

sold to MR. DAN HOWARD third lot of corn                   15.00

sold to MR. FOX SMITH 4th lot of corn                             14.00

sold to MR. BARGER oats                                                    1.05

sold to MR. BARGER 1 pr. tongs [?]                                     .25

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of R. S. x A. A. RIKE minors

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we JOHN S. RIKE as principal and (blank) …

Collin County

 

 

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…and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Four Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators firmly by these present conditioned that the said JOHN S. RIKE will faithfully perform the duties of guardian of the Estate and person of ADA A. RIKE a minor. Witness our hand this the 21st day of Febry. 1878.

                                                                                                JOHN S. RIKE

                                                                                                C. D. HARLESS

                                                                                                R. MUCHISON

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, JOHN S. RIKE do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the person and Estate of ADA A. RIKE a minor.

                                                                                                JOHN S. RIKE

 

Sworn to before me this 21st day of Febry. 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

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

Collin County                       (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Four Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators firmly by these present conditioned that the said JOHN S. RIKE will faithfully perform the duties of guardian of the Estate and person of ROBT. S. RIKE a minor. Witness our hand this the 21st day of Febry. 1878.

                                                                                                JOHN S. RIKE

                                                                                                C. D. HARLESS

                                                                                                R. MUCHISON



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